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#13961
Finishing books has never been a real accomplishment imo because I read really fast and I love reading. But I'm proud of myself for finishing a book I've been reading on and off for the past few months. I definitely need to schedule some reading for fun time every week instead of assuming I'll have enough time to read before bed every night.
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#13962
The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold

So far it's a bit more like the main character in Sour Grapes than I initially expected based on the title alone.
#13963
finally started reading some Theodore Sturgeon stuff after having my father always go on about him being the greatest sci fi writer to him.

Started with More than Human. was a wonderful book that I think I'm going to start recommending to everyone into sci-fi read once, I only universally recommend Arthur C Clarke books.

right now I'm on Godbody which is pretty good so far, my father handed me his 1st edition copy to borrow when we were chatting about it which has a nice foreward by Robert Heinlein. kinda wished I had read some more of his earlier stuff first though as Godbody being his last work, it feels like it will be odd when I go back to his earlier material.
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~ Bill Watterson


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#13964
1984 has been sitting on my shelf since before I left high school 11 years ago and I just finished it. For all the talk I've heard about it I didn't realise it was so fucking dark. I knew it wasn't a happy story but I wasn't prepared for that third part.
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#13965
I'd like to revisit 1984 at some point -- I read it when I was in high school -- last spring I read contingency, irony, and solidatiy by richard rorty & he talks about orwell & 1984 in it -- also I just realized there is an edition of 1984 with a foreward by thomas pynchon so I want to see what he has to say about it.

and actually I've always meant to read orwell's essays & homage to catalonia -- maybe now's the time to become an orwellian?

anyway, I used my barnes & noble coupon to buy the underground railroad (nat'l book award winner -- & apparently oprah book club pick), planning on diving into that this week. I'll report back, maybe.
#13967
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also I just realized there is an edition of 1984 with a foreward by thomas pynchon


well that's interesting

I'm still working my way through the Silmarillion lol

It's my before-bed book
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#13968
school is done, so now I can maybe read through some more research for my thesis or do my hobby research in anthropology. I've really sank to a new level. I have hobby research.

I think I have some novels sitting around to read too. I need to finish my book on cannibalism and maybe order one on human sacrifice
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#13969
I'm going to start The Cuckoo's Calling after finals and before I feel like I need to start doing thesis research. But I'm not gonna do research while I'm visiting my parents so maybe I'll hold off of light reading until I'm traveling.

I read a book about smallpox while I was on a plane recently and I had the most disturbing dreams fueled by the pictures from the book and the noise of the engines so I will try to keep my travel reading cheerful and disease-free.
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#13970
neidnarb11890

someone nominated the wondrous life of oscar wao for that class i talked about and it's gonna be on the course now haha

found it in a second hand book shop today. Along with Americanah, which i'm looking forward to read
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#13971
I really enjoyed the wondrous life of oscar wao
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#13972
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I'm going to start The Cuckoo's Calling after finals and before I feel like I need to start doing thesis research. But I'm not gonna do research while I'm visiting my parents so maybe I'll hold off of light reading until I'm traveling.

I read a book about smallpox while I was on a plane recently and I had the most disturbing dreams fueled by the pictures from the book and the noise of the engines so I will try to keep my travel reading cheerful and disease-free.
I've really been more interested in kind of esoteric nonfiction recently. Like, I just really dig delving into a subject that isn't talked about as much because I'm getting more interested in what subjects are purposefully not discussed as seriously as others. Researching cannibalism has kind of got me interested in that because I've started noticing the reactions I get when I mention it. It's weird how some subjects are socially off limits by proxy somehow. Like, I'm obviously not going to eat people, but I am very interested in the act of doing so in relation to history and culture.

I'm also kind of wondering about depictions of sex acts and how those often get brushed under the rug for the wider public. I guess I'm getting into constructed history and identity.
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#13973
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I've really been more interested in kind of esoteric nonfiction recently. Like, I just really dig delving into a subject that isn't talked about as much because I'm getting more interested in what subjects are purposefully not discussed as seriously as others. Researching cannibalism has kind of got me interested in that because I've started noticing the reactions I get when I mention it. It's weird how some subjects are socially off limits by proxy somehow. Like, I'm obviously not going to eat people, but I am very interested in the act of doing so in relation to history and culture.

I'm also kind of wondering about depictions of sex acts and how those often get brushed under the rug for the wider public. I guess I'm getting into constructed history and identity.


I have some interests that typically get similar responses. Mostly conspiratorial attitudes--I don't believe the content of conspiracies, but daaamn it's fascinating how/why people believe outlandish things. Social power seems to be another topic that rankles people that way.
#13974
^you could say, you're interested in conspiracy theories about conspiracy theories
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He made them an offer they couldn't understand.
#13975
(((JFK))) faked his own death and paid people to blame it on a thousand different conspiratorial groups. The (((assassination))) occurred on Stanley Kubrick's sound stage.
#13976
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(((JFK))) faked his own death and paid people to blame it on a thousand different conspiratorial groups. The (((assassination))) occurred on Stanley Kubrick's sound stage.

confirmed by podesta emails
#13978
I've also been getting interested in conspiracy theories. I might grab in Icke book or two
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#13980
This came in yesterday



And it's 🔥🔥🔥
But we little know until tried how much of the uncontrollable there is in us, urging across glaciers and torrents, and up dangerous heights, let the judgment forbid as it may.
#13981
how did you ever find a wife
“Just to sum up: I would do various things very quickly.” - Donald Trump
#13982
awesome penis
But we little know until tried how much of the uncontrollable there is in us, urging across glaciers and torrents, and up dangerous heights, let the judgment forbid as it may.
#13983
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I've also been getting interested in conspiracy theories. I might grab in Icke book or two

I dunno about books but check out the entire filmography of Oliver Stone including interviews. Will properly satiate all and every appetite you could possibly have.
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#13984
he steve-o I picked up a copy of Americanah huu.
I am gonna read Marilynne Robinson's Gilead before I start it though, because it is Obama's favorite book & I want to read it before he stops being our president & we are stuck with a guy who has probably never read a book. Decline of Western Civilization, smfh.
#13985
I don't know if you guys are into nonfiction but Michael Pollan's books are 🔥 🔥 🔥

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#13986
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I don't know if you guys are into nonfiction but Michael Pollan's books are 🔥 🔥 🔥


The Omnivore's Dilemma is what made me care about food beyond just cooking and eating it

Also I'm about halfway through All The Light We Cannot See, really liking it so far!
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#13987
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The Omnivore's Dilemma is what made me care about food beyond just cooking and eating it

Also I'm about halfway through All The Light We Cannot See, really liking it so far!


I got into h him through The Botany of Desire and my gf is currently reading Omnivores Dilemma so I'm getting second hand Pollan.

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#13988
The Better Angels of our Nature is very good so far
But we little know until tried how much of the uncontrollable there is in us, urging across glaciers and torrents, and up dangerous heights, let the judgment forbid as it may.
#13989
Quote by neidnarb11890
he steve-o I picked up a copy of Americanah huu.
I am gonna read Marilynne Robinson's Gilead before I start it though, because it is Obama's favorite book & I want to read it before he stops being our president & we are stuck with a guy who has probably never read a book. Decline of Western Civilization, smfh.


americanah makes plenty of references to obama so there's that too

I'm reading the brief and wondrous life of oscar wao right now, it's really great
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He made them an offer they couldn't understand.
#13992
I hope he writes a book of fiction one day. Novel, short stories, whatever. I want to see what he'd do in that area. That'd be raaad.
#13993
cool interivew.


also, damn, oscar wao is a tough read. Not because of bad writing, the content obvs. i've been googling Trujillato to make sure he's a real person
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Did you hear about the cockney Godfather?

He made them an offer they couldn't understand.
#13994
I'm planning to read 45 books in 2017. Which makes almost 1 book per week when I deduct the midterms and finals.

I've so far read;

- Slaughterhouse 5, Kurt Vonnegut: I've really liked this one. Amazing writing style. Made me giggle to many things that I shouldn't have giggled to. Which shows how good he is with satiric/dark humour.
- The Garden of Eden, Ernest Hemingway: My first Hemingway book. It was VERY different than how I expected "A Hemingway". The writing was amazing. I expected mostly strong man figures with very manly qualities and almost macho acting. Turns out this book is exact opposite of it. It's amazing how he could capture woman characters. Lingering between feminism and sexism, very strange and tasteful read.
- Ask the Dust, John Fante: I think this book was well structured. It delivers the life in great depression and banality and fakeness of "American Dream" without really pushing it as a concept. As in, it is not only a book about how shit American culture is. It explores much deeper about arrogance, indifference and love. Great book. Plus points for introduction of Bukowski.

Just Started:

- The Sirens of Titan, Kurt Vonnegut

Bought/Gonna Read:

- Good Soldier, Ford Madox Ford
- Fiesta: Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
- Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami

I'm open to more suggestions. I would really like to read some East German literature that can reflect the life within East Germany that doesn't really focus on socialism and state police. Ofcourse if there is such book...
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#13995
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be still my heart


I've been praying for that for some time now......
#13996
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I'm open to more suggestions. I would really like to read some East German literature that can reflect the life within East Germany that doesn't really focus on socialism and state police. Ofcourse if there is such book...


The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig. 👍👍
But we little know until tried how much of the uncontrollable there is in us, urging across glaciers and torrents, and up dangerous heights, let the judgment forbid as it may.
#13997
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I hope he writes a book of fiction one day. Novel, short stories, whatever. I want to see what he'd do in that area. That'd be raaad.

Yaaaas.


I was never aware of Dreams From My Father and Of Thee I Sing until this year and I very badly wanna read em.
She was born in 1898 in a barn. She died on the thirty-seventh floor of a skyscraper. She's an astronaut.
#13998
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The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig. 👍👍


Previously I've read The Royal Game and Letter from an Unknown Woman from Zweig. I'll add The World of Yesterday to my list. I'll prolly get down to it next month

Thanks! Do you know any books that would be placed around 1960-1990 Germany? Zweig is more of a pre WWII and WWII writer...
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#13999
arcanom oopsie poopsie I totally missed that part. No I don't think I have any recommendations for that 🤔
But we little know until tried how much of the uncontrollable there is in us, urging across glaciers and torrents, and up dangerous heights, let the judgment forbid as it may.