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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Goodbye, Kant!: What Still Stands of the 'Critique of Pure Reason' by Maurizio Ferraris
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read Trevor Noah's Born A Crime on Saturday...not too bad, somewhat amusing.

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. Finally...
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Reading one of Bill Bryson's books on etymology (The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got that Way) inspired me to reread The Canterbury Tales.


I do tend to like his books.

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I read Mother Tongue years ago and loved it. Which of his others are to be recommended, Av?
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, Notes From A Small Island, Notes From A Big Country, and A Short History Of Nearly Everything were my favourites. Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid was ok, but not his best I felt.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects by Graham Harman
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Hmmm, Notes From A Small Island, Notes From A Big Country, and A Short History Of Nearly Everything were my favourites. Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid was ok, but not his best I felt.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Walk in the Woods is pretty good too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't read that one. Will keep an eye out for it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inside Star Trek: The Real Story by Herbert F. Solow and Robert H. Justman.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Guerrilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things by Graham Harman
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guerrilla Metaphysics is a pretty cool title. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk.

Sorta weird novel made up of short stories. Not very far yet, but some gruesome. Very Happy

(First time I've ever opened a book and thought "wow, the type is small." Must be getting old. Very Happy )

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

watching Julie's mom for three days. so I can go to the
Richmond, Texas public library to read whatever graphic
novels I have not read. a fairly large selection.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porno by Irvine Walsh. Having just watched T2, the sequel to Trainspotting, thought I'd re-read the book to remind me of how different it was.

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Philosophies of Nature after Schelling by Iain Hamilton Grant
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been reading a book on leadership:
"A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix" by Edwin H. Friedman.
It is intriguing, unnerving, and I've been... well, applying stuff out of it.
His analysis of emotional triangles is... I dunno, revolutionizing.

Also been nibbling away at bits of "Bold Love" by Dan B Allender and Tremper Longman III
(When I first encountered that book, I was like, "here is the non-fiction version of TCoTC!")

One thing I'm amused by is that I read one book, and the author hates the word "empathy," and I read the other and they love it.
And yet each has much of value to offer.

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Guerrilla Metaphysics is a pretty cool title. Very Happy
I had the same thought... and then "Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things" made me do a double-take...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not reading right now. I think I have a tendency to mimic a writing style that I like. I believe you have to be well read in order to write decently but while I am writing I avoid books. I have a list for wanna reads for my next break.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Guerrilla Metaphysics is a pretty cool title. Very Happy


I had the same thought... and then "Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things" made me do a double-take...


Laughing

He has very whimsical, though not frivolous, style. His writing can be a welcome change-of-pace from the more rigorous, and occasionally stolid, style currently prevalent in much of academia.
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Circus Philosophicus by Graham Harman
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