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« Reply #625 on: November 29, 2012, 05:49:43 pm »
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I'm sure such a thread already exists.. but currently just starting Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism
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« Reply #626 on: December 01, 2012, 04:49:11 pm »
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Jameson's a pretty cool guy, I'll grant you that.
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« Reply #627 on: December 02, 2012, 08:39:46 am »
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I have read it before, but that was ages ago.
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« Reply #628 on: December 02, 2012, 01:28:02 pm »
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I have read it before, but that was ages ago.

I have to say I didn't quite 'get' it. There were bits, especially at the beginning, which were brilliant (The Scene where the library is burnt down is almost cinematically placed in my mind). But the book as a whole... meh..
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« Reply #629 on: December 02, 2012, 03:43:39 pm »
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I have read it before, but that was ages ago.

Oh, I love Peake. Especially--not 'even'--the endless description.
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« Reply #630 on: December 02, 2012, 04:31:20 pm »
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The Machinery of Freedom by David D. Friedman
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« Reply #631 on: December 02, 2012, 05:30:04 pm »
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I have to say I didn't quite 'get' it. There were bits, especially at the beginning, which were brilliant (The Scene where the library is burnt down is almost cinematically placed in my mind). But the book as a whole... meh..

I like it a lot, but that it isn't likely to be everyone's cup of camomile is... quite clear, yes.
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« Reply #632 on: December 02, 2012, 05:31:49 pm »
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Oh, I love Peake. Especially--not 'even'--the endless description.

This may well be the single least surprising thing ever posted in this thread.
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« Reply #633 on: December 03, 2012, 05:36:51 pm »
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The Machinery of Freedom by David D. Friedman

probably one of the best written arguments for libertarianism.
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« Reply #634 on: December 06, 2012, 06:36:17 am »
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Does nobody else ever read for pleasure? I reckon about 80% of the books in here are academic, intellectual, or technical. What's so bad about sayng you're reading Twilight?

Well, OK, bad example. But maybe some Tom Clancy? Bridget Jones' Diary? Jeffrey Archer?
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« Reply #635 on: December 06, 2012, 09:25:22 am »
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Does nobody else ever read for pleasure?

See above!
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« Reply #636 on: December 06, 2012, 09:27:03 am »
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Does nobody else ever read for pleasure? I reckon about 80% of the books in here are academic, intellectual, or technical. What's so bad about sayng you're reading Twilight?

Well, OK, bad example. But maybe some Tom Clancy? Bridget Jones' Diary? Jeffrey Archer?

Too busy to do so right now. But do often.

As for what I'm reading - a variety of books for papers but at the moment: Transatlantic Encounters: Americans Indians in Britain, 1500-1776 by Alden Vaughan.
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« Reply #637 on: December 06, 2012, 09:31:19 am »
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Does nobody else ever read for pleasure? I reckon about 80% of the books in here are academic, intellectual, or technical.

Ah, but those are the books I read for pleasure.
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« Reply #638 on: December 15, 2012, 02:46:37 pm »
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« Reply #639 on: December 15, 2012, 02:49:13 pm »

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois

Does nobody else ever read for pleasure? I reckon about 80% of the books in here are academic, intellectual, or technical. What's so bad about sayng you're reading Twilight?

Well, OK, bad example. But maybe some Tom Clancy? Bridget Jones' Diary? Jeffrey Archer?

Well I read Wolverine #5, #6-9: Wolverine vs. the X-Men last night.
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« Reply #640 on: December 15, 2012, 02:57:44 pm »
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The Odyssey for college. I had all summer to read it and with six days left I've read about 60 pages.

Little did I know what I was about to experience. What a naive little twat I was.
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« Reply #641 on: December 17, 2012, 11:10:17 am »
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« Reply #642 on: December 17, 2012, 04:45:56 pm »
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In the week and half prior to last Tuesday, I read two books:

Taking Heat: The President, The Press and My Years in the White House by Ari Fleischer
The New American Story by Bill Bradley

Since then I have picked up the pace because I want to be free to read what I get for Christmas.

Since Tuesday I have read:
Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned the Political Establishment Upside Down by Kaylene Johnson
Legerdemain: The President's Secret Plan, The Bomb, and What the French Never Knew by James J. Heaphey - a great book about some US Cold War medling in the Arab World.
A Night of Long Knives: A Hannah Vogel Story by Rebecca Cantrell
Biography of the Dollar: How the Mighty Buck Conquered the World and Why It's Under Siege by Craig Karmin

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« Reply #643 on: December 17, 2012, 06:27:25 pm »
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None right now; I'm a skimmer and don't usually read books from cover to cover.  But if I do read one, I'll have to let you know.
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« Reply #644 on: December 17, 2012, 06:46:10 pm »
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Finally finished "Thomas Jefferson: A Life" by Willard Sterne Randall! Wonder what my next reading project will be.
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« Reply #645 on: December 17, 2012, 08:12:12 pm »
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Does nobody else ever read for pleasure? I reckon about 80% of the books in here are academic, intellectual, or technical. What's so bad about sayng you're reading Twilight?

Well, OK, bad example. But maybe some Tom Clancy? Bridget Jones' Diary? Jeffrey Archer?

I stopped reading those type of books when I turned...16? Something like that. I honestly don't enjoy poor literature all that much. I get a lot more out of good books so I mostly read those.

Last book I read was The Satanic Verses. Brilliant. Now I'm reading Dead Souls by Gogol.
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« Reply #646 on: December 17, 2012, 08:19:26 pm »
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Now I'm reading Dead Souls by Gogol.

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« Reply #647 on: December 20, 2012, 04:47:33 pm »
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Yesterday I completed All the Tea In China: How to Buy, Sell and Make Money on the Mainland by Jeremy Haft

Today, I read Imperial Cities and the Reformation: Three Essays by Bernd Moeller. Translated into English of course.
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« Reply #648 on: December 20, 2012, 05:18:05 pm »
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Finished The Fountainhead the other day, now I am reading Fear and Loathing on the Trail of '72.
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« Reply #649 on: December 20, 2012, 05:24:51 pm »
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The Chosen, by Chaim Potok.
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