What book(s) are you currently reading?

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10 May 2017, 7:10 am

Animal Liberation by Peter Singer.


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10 May 2017, 8:55 am

I am reading Interpreter of Maladies, which is a book of short stories by Jhumpa Lahiri.

...Also for school.


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10 May 2017, 11:43 am

Latest read of mine is 'The Greatest Show On Earth', by Richard Dawkins.


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13 May 2017, 6:47 am

For the last several years, I have been interested in books about:

1. Men and women exonerated [often because of DNA innocence] and released from US prisons, and falsely accused/abused people (false rape accusations against Duke lacrosse players in 2006 or people abused by priests or Jerry Sandusky).
2. Escapees from North Korea, who often make it to South Korea.

A few hours ago, I ordered "The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists" from Amazon. I am on the autism spectrum. But during the last few years, I have realized that part of my personality was also shaped by an overbearing, narcissistic mother. "Why did you do the task that way", "Why did you do the tasks in that order", and "Why did you drive that route to get where you were going" have been asked for the last 35+ years. Despite years of explanations and defense of my actions and decisions, she ALWAYS thinks her way is better; she will never treat me as an equal/adult. Maybe some books will help me heal my life and our relationship.


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13 May 2017, 9:03 pm

Noah_Antrim_Lottick wrote:
For the last several years, I have been interested in books about:

1. Men and women exonerated [often because of DNA innocence] and released from US prisons, and falsely accused/abused people (false rape accusations against Duke lacrosse players in 2006 or people abused by priests or Jerry Sandusky).
2. Escapees from North Korea, who often make it to South Korea.

Have you read 'The Girl With Seven Names', by Hyeonseo Lee? Recently read it a few months ago. One of the North Korean defector stories. A really sad but brave account.


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05 Jun 2017, 2:38 am

I always have my nose in multiple books that i switch between, unless it captures me so much I have to read it all in one sitting/within a few days. The one my focus is currently on is 'The Plutonium Files' by Eileen Welcome.



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05 Jun 2017, 12:40 pm

Presently reading the novel Publieke werken ('Public works') by Dutch author Thomas Rosenboom. It's a period piece set in the late nineteenth century and revolves around two Jewish cousins, one of which is a pharmacist in Groningen, whilst the other is a violin manufacturer in Amsterdam.

As for non-fiction, I just started in an illustrated history of the House of Orange, which is the royal family of the Netherlands. In the first chapters, I came across a picture of the tomb of René of Chalon, who was Prince of Orange in the first half of the 16th century, and his final resting place in Bar-le-Duc France has been decorated with a so-called 'transi', which is a depiction of the deceased person in the form of a decaying body. This sounds very macabre, but the sculpture is gorgeously crafted by sculptor Ligier Richier:
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19 Jul 2017, 6:23 pm

Just finished The Return, last night by Victoria Hislop, about the civil Spanish Franco War pre second and post second world war. She typewrites in other languages too, so some are probably just as good.
I've read all of them now, The Thread being the best IMO; The Last Dance and other stories, I haven't read though.
Now, I'm back on the older paperbacks by D Steel.

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26 Jul 2017, 7:49 am

thissssss:

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i need to start working hardcore on my 2017/2018german. doyou want to study with me? xD




page 1: ( deutsche literatur von ihren anfaengen bis zum ende des fruehen mittelalters ) :|

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26 Jul 2017, 3:09 pm

The Reader/Der Vorleser

what a shoddy book. from a moral standpoint this is just despicable.



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26 Jul 2017, 9:42 pm

Just got done with book The Artist's Way, a spiritual path to higher creativity, by Julia Cameron.
A friend who is moving across town had loaned it to me a couple weeks ago then last night said it was mine to keep, "call it Christmas in July". :D


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26 Jul 2017, 10:52 pm

The audio book version of A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick.

Read very well by Paul Giamatti.

I have a driving job and listen to Audiobooks or Podcasts.

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29 Jul 2017, 11:00 pm

kitesandtrainsandcats wrote:
Just got done with book The Artist's Way, a spiritual path to higher creativity, by Julia Cameron.
A friend who is moving across town had loaned it to me a couple weeks ago then last night said it was mine to keep, "call it Christmas in July". :D


^What a nice gift. A very good book!

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30 Jul 2017, 1:04 am

Investing Through The Looking Glass by Tim Price



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30 Jul 2017, 2:00 pm

Crime and Punishment by G. F. Newman
The Book of Chuang Tzu (a Taoist classic)