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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #1890 on: June 07, 2011, 12:59:03 am »
i have repeatedly attempted to muddle through the English translation of Macchiavelli's "Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livy" but always seem to get distracted and wind up reading webcomics instead.

There's this one really good webcomic called "Goats" that I'm reading  through now (having already finished Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Something Happens, Jack, Twokinds, Slightly Damned, Guinea Tech, Ballerina Mafia, One Small Step, Chainroaker on a Budget, Cuore Voodoo, Hard-Boiled Horror Tales, and the Goats spinoff "Scenes From A Multiverse")
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #1891 on: June 11, 2011, 07:41:34 am »
I just finished with Mason & Dixon, and now I'm onto either Burr by Gore Vidal, or Nova Express by W. Burroughs.

Probably both.

Well, it'll take me a week or so to pick up Burr in earnest, but I'll be done with it shortly thereafter.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #1892 on: June 15, 2011, 03:27:16 am »
Now I'm reading through the archive of Housepets
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #1893 on: June 15, 2011, 08:47:47 am »
Finished 'The Scarlet Letter,' which is fairly readable and tightly paced as far as classics go.

Reading Old Testement and I'm sure that any time now there's going to be something more interesting than excessive details of what the church should look like. But, they just gave instructions of how to sacrifice doves, so we're getting to it.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #1894 on: June 15, 2011, 10:44:19 am »
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #1895 on: June 15, 2011, 12:44:12 pm »
I only ever read Magic:The Gathering novels.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #1896 on: June 15, 2011, 01:10:56 pm »
I only ever read Magic:The Gathering novels.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #1897 on: June 15, 2011, 11:28:39 pm »
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #1898 on: June 16, 2011, 11:04:05 am »
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #1899 on: June 16, 2011, 03:08:46 pm »
I only ever read Magic:The Gathering novels.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #1900 on: June 16, 2011, 05:18:49 pm »
Finally finished Henry Kissinger's Does America Need a Foreign Policy?: Toward a Diplomacy for the 21st Century. and while I disagree with a lot of his conclusions, he definitely presents them clearly and thoroughly.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #1901 on: June 21, 2011, 11:12:58 am »
Finally finished Henry Kissinger's Does America Need a Foreign Policy?: Toward a Diplomacy for the 21st Century. and while I disagree with a lot of his conclusions, he definitely presents them clearly and thoroughly.

That tends to be Kissinger all over.  He's wrong, but he's wrong comprehensively and with clarity.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #1902 on: June 21, 2011, 09:37:07 pm »
Colbert interviewed Kissinger this week. Colbert's shtick was that he was a huge fan of Kissinger and loved everything he did. You could tell that Colbert was actually pretty humbled to talk to the guy though - he kept asking real interview questions, not joke questions.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #1903 on: June 22, 2011, 04:40:59 am »
Finished "Religion Explained" by Pascal Boyer not too long ago. Good summary of religion from the anthropological point of view. Spent too long on inferences and native religions though. There were some gems in the latter half of the book.

Also read "Fight Club" in less than a week. Tyler's words were coming out of my mouth. It was a trip.

Currently flipping through too many book. (CURSE YOU, KINDLE!!!  :argh!:) About a quarter of the way through The Handmaid's Tale. Interesting but I can guess how it will end. Probably going to try and reread "Chaos: Making a New Science" by James Gleick since I only made it about halfway through the first time.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #1904 on: June 22, 2011, 08:34:39 am »
I've been burning through the free book collection for kindle, but I'd particularly recommend The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare.