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« Reply #575 on: September 01, 2012, 07:25:09 am »

Why is the penis shaped like that? ... and other reflections on being human, by someone by the name of Jesse Bering.

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With a keen enough eye, presumably one could master the art of "reading" testicle alignment, using the scrotum as a room thermometer.
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« Reply #576 on: September 04, 2012, 04:56:26 am »

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Didn't know you were an emo girl.
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« Reply #577 on: September 04, 2012, 04:58:45 am »

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« Reply #578 on: September 04, 2012, 02:02:14 pm »

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Just got this in the mail, starting it today.
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« Reply #579 on: September 04, 2012, 02:48:48 pm »

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Didn't know you were an emo girl.

Neverwhere is actually a good book, Mr North American Literature.
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« Reply #580 on: September 04, 2012, 11:26:33 pm »

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Didn't know you were an emo girl.

Neverwhere is actually a good book, Mr North American Literature.

lol, read more Morrison or Moore and less Gaiman.
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« Reply #581 on: September 04, 2012, 11:50:25 pm »

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It's very good so far. I've always been a fan of Minxin Pei.
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« Reply #582 on: September 05, 2012, 12:39:42 am »

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Didn't know you were an emo girl.

Neverwhere is actually a good book, Mr North American Literature.

lol, read more Morrison or Moore and less Gaiman.

You don't want to start an argument with me about this type of writing. You seriously don't.
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« Reply #583 on: September 18, 2012, 03:48:52 pm »

Finally, finally, finally got round to Austerlitz (by W.G. Sebald, that is)
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« Reply #584 on: September 18, 2012, 05:20:49 pm »

Burma by Benedict Rogers.
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« Reply #585 on: September 20, 2012, 08:17:07 pm »

Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson. I have enjoyed this so far.
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« Reply #586 on: September 21, 2012, 07:46:05 pm »

Finally started reading The English Patient, but I don't like it much.
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« Reply #587 on: September 21, 2012, 10:56:36 pm »

Going Bovine by Libba Bray...very different from what I usually read, and I like it very much.
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« Reply #588 on: September 22, 2012, 04:16:59 am »

C.P. Snow, Corridors of Power. The things you find at fleamarkets... first Penguin imprint, 1966. Prize marked as 6 Shillings on the backcover.
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« Reply #589 on: September 22, 2012, 03:23:05 pm »
« Edited: September 22, 2012, 05:42:15 pm by Insula Dei »

C.P. Snow, Corridors of Power. The things you find at fleamarkets... first Penguin imprint, 1966. Prize marked as 6 Shillings on the backcover.

I have found that the likes of Snow and Anthony Powell make great escapist reading.

EDIT: Where did you find the picture in your sig? I believe it's from a Flemish Television show (Man Bijt Hond), no?
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« Reply #590 on: September 22, 2012, 05:36:30 pm »

Bah, I've got you guys beat. The book I'm reading right now is quite literally the epitome of escapism/wish fulfillment. I don't even know why I'm reading it.

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« Reply #591 on: September 22, 2012, 05:40:21 pm »

Currently reading The Odyssey (Fagles), Parallel Lives (Dryden), A History of Our Time (Chafe, Sitkoff, Bailey)
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« Reply #592 on: September 23, 2012, 04:52:42 am »

C.P. Snow, Corridors of Power. The things you find at fleamarkets... first Penguin imprint, 1966. Prize marked as 6 Shillings on the backcover.

I have found that the likes of Snow and Anthony Powell make great escapist reading.

EDIT: Where did you find the picture in your sig? I believe it's from a Flemish Television show (Man Bijt Hond), no?
Slinkachu.

Been aware of his work for a while, but got the idea of sigging him from... uh... some noob (now who was that? Red avatar IIRC) ... having another one of his in their sig.
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« Reply #593 on: September 24, 2012, 06:03:15 am »

Ouch, just noticed whose sig that is. Tik's. Not a noob by any stretch of the imagination.
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« Reply #594 on: September 24, 2012, 08:19:44 am »

White Power: the Rise and Fall of the National Party by Christi van der Westhuizen.
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« Reply #595 on: September 24, 2012, 10:26:04 am »

Frondizi and the Politics of Developmentalism in Argentina, 1955-62 by Celia Szusterman
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« Reply #596 on: September 25, 2012, 11:10:16 pm »

Frondizi and the Politics of Developmentalism in Argentina, 1955-62 by Celia Szusterman

Dear god why? Argentinean politics in the 1950s is probably the least accessible subject ever.
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« Reply #597 on: September 28, 2012, 04:49:42 am »

in an attempt to simultaneously display the best and worst of tastes, I'm approaching 50% done with War & Peace (P/V translation) and poking around a pdf of Fifty Shades of Grey.
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« Reply #598 on: September 28, 2012, 02:10:35 pm »

Frondizi and the Politics of Developmentalism in Argentina, 1955-62 by Celia Szusterman

Dear god why? Argentinean politics in the 1950s is probably the least accessible subject ever.

That's what makes it fascinating! I don't understand Peronism even a little bit.
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« Reply #599 on: September 28, 2012, 05:12:55 pm »

Frondizi and the Politics of Developmentalism in Argentina, 1955-62 by Celia Szusterman

Dear god why? Argentinean politics in the 1950s is probably the least accessible subject ever.

That's what makes it fascinating! I don't understand Peronism even a little bit.

Argentina is also a wonderful example of everything not to do with a developed nation.

Anyways, I'm going through this.

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