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#126 2016-01-29 15:05:49

twoion
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Re: What are you reading right now?

ratcheer wrote:

Yay! I finally finished Infinite Jest after only two months and six days.

Being a non-native speaker, I had to reread the novel immediately because I didn't know much of the more uncommon words (had to look them up and sometimes take notes during the first pass) and then a third time for all the footnotes I did not have the patience to read through the first time.

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#127 2016-01-30 13:34:10

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Re: What are you reading right now?

ratcheer wrote:

Next up will be something by Bernard Cornwell; I will have to decide exactly what.

So, I'm now reading Waterloo by Bernard Cornwell (non-fiction). My wife gave it to me for Christmas.

Tim

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#128 2016-01-30 17:00:25

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Re: What are you reading right now?

ratcheer wrote:
ratcheer wrote:

Next up will be something by Bernard Cornwell; I will have to decide exactly what.

So, I'm now reading Waterloo by Bernard Cornwell (non-fiction). My wife gave it to me for Christmas.

Tim

I've always found Napoleon to be quite an intriguing figure. His rise and fall (and brief rise again) always captivated me. Any good recommendations on a book about Napoleon in general, not just the battle of Waterloo?


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#129 2016-01-30 23:10:01

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Re: What are you reading right now?

@Horizon_Brave, no, sorry. Napoleon is not someone I have studied in depth. I just really like reading things by Cornwell.

Tim

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#130 2016-01-31 15:56:19

nore
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Finishing Samarkand by Amin Maalouf. A well written novel beats ten copies of dry nonfiction, if you want to get inside a new subject, like history of Iran in this case.

I was omarized in my tender years: I bought a copy of a 1920's translation of Rubaiyat in clearance sale when I was 18. I was fascinated both by the poems, despite the outdated language in translation, and the character of their writer, a multitalented medieval scientist. "A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, a Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread—and Thou" was not the worst pick-up line on Mayday picnics.

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#131 2016-02-06 05:55:44

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Re: What are you reading right now?

The VanDweller's Guide: A simple, straight-forward guide to the necessities of living in a van  ops

Edit:  Finished most of the book in one sitting on 02/07/2016.  Very informative, but the last part of the book was a bit over the edge IMO and I thought there was too much information about solar panels.  In the last part of the book, the author talked about homelessness, tips regarding homelessness, tips on being employed, etc.  They weren't bad, but it just didn't fit the title of the book IMO.  The book did launch me into further exploration of mobile living and living with less.  The more I think about it, the more appealing it becomes.

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#132 2016-02-06 08:01:48

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Re: What are you reading right now?

yikes
Choice or necessity?


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#133 2016-02-06 08:24:48

nore
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Finished Terry Pratchett's Going Postal, started Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones.

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#134 2016-02-06 10:09:25

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America by Ioan Grillo. Halfway in, entertaining read and solid groundwork for further research. As expected by that author.

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#135 2016-02-06 12:36:54

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Re: What are you reading right now?

pvsage wrote:

yikes
Choice or necessity?

i think the signature answers that.  wink


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#136 2016-02-08 02:50:48

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Re: What are you reading right now?

pvsage wrote:

yikes
Choice or necessity?

Just interest and knowing my options just in case.  wink

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#137 2016-02-08 04:38:31

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Re: What are you reading right now?

^ Prudent.  I was just a bit concerned, considering your posts a few months ago about your state of unemployment.


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#138 2016-02-08 08:03:30

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Re: What are you reading right now?

pvsage wrote:

I was just a bit concerned, considering your posts a few months ago about your state of unemployment.

i try not to be smug about it, but it's less of a problem in most european countries, compared to the US of A.
i mean, people still don't want to be unemployed, and maybe you'd have to sell your beamer and eventually also your house, but it's releaving to know that there's some significant social security in place.

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#139 2016-02-09 01:08:44

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Culture Shift: The Battle for the Moral Heart of America - Dr. R. Albert Mohler

#140 2016-02-09 12:43:59

dot|not
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Re: What are you reading right now?

A shit-ton of sources for the Bunsenlabs security guide. My head is spinning.

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#141 2016-02-13 08:19:38

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Joe R. Lansdale's Cold in July

Joe is also going to be in town on Monday for a book signing. Not going to miss this one.

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#142 2016-02-14 00:17:03

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Re: What are you reading right now?

twoion wrote:
ratcheer wrote:

Yay! I finally finished Infinite Jest after only two months and six days.

Being a non-native speaker, I had to reread the novel immediately because I didn't know much of the more uncommon words (had to look them up and sometimes take notes during the first pass) and then a third time for all the footnotes I did not have the patience to read through the first time.

Have you read No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai? It's looking like a thing I'd very much like to read.

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#143 2016-02-14 06:54:50

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Re: What are you reading right now?

I'm starting this tonight:

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#144 2016-02-14 10:50:25

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Read this one in a single take
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs_(book)
Reading this two slowly
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1077 … out-people < design
https://pragprog.com/book/dnvim2/practi … nd-edition < vim

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#145 2016-02-14 14:03:30

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Dobbie03 wrote:

Nice! While I personally am not a big Richard Dawkins fan, the idea of his work I like.


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#146 2016-02-15 04:50:46

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Horizon_Brave wrote:
Dobbie03 wrote:

Nice! While I personally am not a big Richard Dawkins fan, the idea of his work I like.

It should be a good read.


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#147 2016-02-24 16:09:21

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#148 2016-02-25 06:25:06

ohnonot
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Re: What are you reading right now?

incidentally i visited a mediaeval museum last weekend - actually they have excavated the remains of ~ 6-800 years ago. for some reason they are a few meters below current street level. it was quite fascinating.

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#149 2016-02-25 14:09:52

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Re: What are you reading right now?

"The Shock of History: Religion, Memory, Identity" by Dominique Venner. Sweet mother of jesus, that guy was so full of shit.

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#150 2016-02-25 16:00:06

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Re: What are you reading right now?

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, which was on the bookshelf for far too long. Kingsolver is a gifted novelist whose narrative is often wonderfully poetic.


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