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04 Mar 2016, 3:25 am

Beyond Celts, Germans, and Scythians, by Peter Wells.

Anthropology/archaeology book on the prehistoric populations written about by the classical civilizations of Greeks and Romans. But rather than accepting that each group could be clearly delineated in the eyes of classical writers, the artifacts of these preliterate people's material culture are examined to perhaps better define notions of how they identified themselves, and how identity was not fixed among these European tribes, but often fluctuated. So far, an interesting read.


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08 Mar 2016, 5:51 pm

To Fetch A Thief by Spencer Quinn.

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Joyland by Stephen King

Strangers {a Nameless Detective novel} by Bill Prozani


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09 Mar 2016, 12:22 am

President Nixon: Alone in the White House by Richard Reeves


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09 Mar 2016, 2:39 pm

I'm reading a book I thought I would never really enjoy reading, out of the knowledge. A history book, that's not in my top topics. Esp. middle age, castle etc.. Stuff. About The Tudors. It's like The young and the restless my grand mother would watch on TV.


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13 Mar 2016, 10:49 am

Just began reading History of The Catholic Church by James Hitchcock.

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It's written from the perspective of a devout Catholic, so it will likely present the church in a somewhat positive light. But I'm used to handling such literature, and the reviews of Hitchcock's book are generally favourable, even from mainstream historians.


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16 Mar 2016, 6:17 pm

The Fall Of The House Of Usher, and others.

I decided to pick up an anthology of some of Edgar Allen Poe's fiction.


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17 Mar 2016, 7:32 am

After my diagnosis, I am reviving my old passion to learn (instead of wasting away playing video games.) I have recently purchased 10 books, which I am juggling... reading each book little by little.

My course load for this "semester":

William Lane Craig-
Reasonable Faith
On Guard
The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology

Thomas Merton-
The Seven Storey Mountain

G.K. Chesterton-
Orthodoxy

Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Shobo Genzo
Edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Alfred North Whitehead-
Process and Reality

Ludwig Wittgenstein-
Major Works: Selected Philosophical Writings

James Joyce-
Finnegan's Wake

Tony Attwood-
The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome


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18 Mar 2016, 4:03 pm

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Dipping back into this comic collection, which I started a few months ago but sort of forgot about.



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18 Mar 2016, 11:49 pm

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I don't have much time for reading and this book is huge, but it's convenient for nibbling because it's not plot-driven - it's American history and we know the basic story.



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19 Mar 2016, 3:46 pm

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Supposed to be one of the better TV tie-in books. Bought a cheap old copy to give it a try.



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21 Mar 2016, 2:02 am

Art's Cello, by James N. McKean



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21 Mar 2016, 8:34 am

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Well, I finished Flowers for Algernon in two days. I want to tell the whole world how great it is!
I don't know what made me read it, given some of the mawkish stuff I've come across before about people with mental difficulties.

Btw, I heard a while back of a novel about a bunch of people who become "voluntary autistics" as a way of withdrawing from society, but I can't remember what it's called.
Anyone know?

Now I'm reading "The Grip of Death: A Study of Modern Money, Debt Slavery & Destructive Economics" 8)



I am not a huge fan of fiction, and I have not read many fiction books, but my favorite fiction book of all time is Flowers for Algernon. I absolutely loved the writing and the descriptions of consciousness.


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22 Mar 2016, 8:00 am

Do digital comics count?

I've been reading Deadpool.

Catching back up on Deadpool Classic vol. 1, as I lost my place from last time I started reading Deadpool comics.


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04 Apr 2016, 12:09 am

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs.


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