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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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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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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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05 Apr 2016, 2:53 pm

These are my recent acquisitions:
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“In the same way that you see a flower in a field, it’s really the whole field that is flowering, because the flower couldn’t exist in that particular place without the special surroundings of the field; you only find flowers in surroundings that will support them. So in the same way, you only find human beings on a planet of this kind, with an atmosphere of this kind, with a temperature of this kind- supplied by a convenient neighboring star. And so, as the flower is a flowering of the field, I feel myself as a personing- a manning- a peopling of the whole universe. –In other words, I, like everything else in the universe, seem to be a center… a sort of vortex, at which the whole energy of the universe realizes itself- comes alive… an aperture through which the whole universe is conscious of itself. In other words, I go with it as a center to a circumference.”~ Alan Watts


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13 Apr 2016, 1:40 pm

Swag by Elmore Leonard



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14 Apr 2016, 2:56 am

Just got done with my 5th book inJames Patterson's Women's Murder Club series. I need a break before going to the 6th book. So.....

Now I got a message on my kindle about trying Nora Robert's new scary romance novel - The Obsession. Just read the first page and I'm getting "strange scary feelings" already. If it draws me in that quick, is gotta be a goody. I guess I'll see. :)


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15 Apr 2016, 3:24 pm

Just finished with Richard Pryor's autobiography, and Norman Schwartzkopf's. Next I'll be jumping into "The Decline and fall of the Roman Empire"



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15 Apr 2016, 7:42 pm

The Island Of Dr. Moreau by HG Wells


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15 Apr 2016, 7:46 pm

I'm reading The Neverending Story, for probably the sixth time or more.


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15 Apr 2016, 9:02 pm

That is awesome! I grew up on the movie... I would love to read the book sometime!


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16 Apr 2016, 7:21 am

Just finished this:

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Not an easy read, as Jain theology and practice is very complex (and, contrary to some misconceptions, quite distinct from Buddhism).

Jainism is, however - beyond a shred of doubt - the most peaceful religion in the world... which is tragically likely also a major contribution to its marginalization by other religious groups in India, as it is very difficult to translate Jain doctrine into a mechanism for political action... Gandhi could, but that was likely due to unique historical circumstances which cannot be easily replicated...

... it's probably also less physically and emotionally taxing to become a Navy SEAL than to become a Jain ascetic (pictured above).


... now, onwards to Sikhism...


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