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Re: Book Journal
« Reply #45 on: September 08, 2020, 10:19:08 am »
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Happy National Read A Book Day, everybody! These are the books I've read so far this year, including two in progress:

1. The Mother Tongue, by Bill Bryson
2. The Mushroom at the End of the World, by Anna Tsing
3. The Anarchy, by William Dalrymple
4. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
5. Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino
6. The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu
7. The Dark Forest, by Cixin Liu
8. Death's End, by Cixin Liu
9. West With the Night, by Beryl Markham
10. Passing, by Nella Larsen
11. Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler
12. On Anarchism, by Noam Chomsky
13. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel
14. The Underground Village, by Kang Kyeong-ae
15. Decolonizing Wealth, by Edgar Villanueva
16. Fifth Business, by Robertson Davies
17. What Terrorists Want, by Louise Richardson
18. In the Heart of the Sea, by Nathaniel Philbrick
19. Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
20. The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, by Daniel Pinkwater
21. Possibilities, by David Graeber
22. The Veiled One, by Ruth Rendell
23. Faithful Place, by Tana French
24. The Participation Reader, edited by Andrea Cornwall
25. The Secret Place, by Tana French
26. The Fifth Season, by NK Jemisin
27. The Obelisk Gate, by NK Jemisin
28. The Stone Sky, by NK Jemisin
29. Are Prisons Obsolete?, by Angela Davis
30. The Black Count, by Tom Reiss
31. Get Shorty, by Elmore Leonard
32. The Fire This Time, edited by Jesmyn Ward
33. 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami

I loved both of the trilogies in there. A few other gems as well. Pretty good hit rate so far this year, really.
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Re: Book Journal
« Reply #46 on: September 08, 2020, 08:04:54 pm »
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Solid list! I'm slightly embarrassed to post mine. I advise pre-dads to get their reading in now because time to read books simply vanishes. I have switched to short story compilations just to feel like I'm reading more than one or two books every three months  :wowthatwasnutswtf:

1. Major American Short Stories
2. The Australian Short Story (ignore the review score on this one, small sample size)

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Re: Book Journal
« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2020, 09:11:04 pm »
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This was a great read. It gave an insight into the historical background of Sudan and why South Sudan was created.



Female perspective of the Liberian civil war.



A book about Somalia



A book about living below your means and property investment.
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Re: Book Journal
« Reply #48 on: December 12, 2020, 11:37:11 am »
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Happy National Read A Book Day, everybody! These are the books I've read so far this year, including two in progress:

1. The Mother Tongue, by Bill Bryson
2. The Mushroom at the End of the World, by Anna Tsing
3. The Anarchy, by William Dalrymple
4. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
5. Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino
6. The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu
7. The Dark Forest, by Cixin Liu
8. Death's End, by Cixin Liu
9. West With the Night, by Beryl Markham
10. Passing, by Nella Larsen
11. Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler
12. On Anarchism, by Noam Chomsky
13. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel
14. The Underground Village, by Kang Kyeong-ae
15. Decolonizing Wealth, by Edgar Villanueva
16. Fifth Business, by Robertson Davies
17. What Terrorists Want, by Louise Richardson
18. In the Heart of the Sea, by Nathaniel Philbrick
19. Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
20. The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, by Daniel Pinkwater
21. Possibilities, by David Graeber
22. The Veiled One, by Ruth Rendell
23. Faithful Place, by Tana French
24. The Participation Reader, edited by Andrea Cornwall
25. The Secret Place, by Tana French
26. The Fifth Season, by NK Jemisin
27. The Obelisk Gate, by NK Jemisin
28. The Stone Sky, by NK Jemisin
29. Are Prisons Obsolete?, by Angela Davis
30. The Black Count, by Tom Reiss
31. Get Shorty, by Elmore Leonard
32. The Fire This Time, edited by Jesmyn Ward
33. 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami

I loved both of the trilogies in there. A few other gems as well. Pretty good hit rate so far this year, really.

Really enjoyed never let me go (and basically anything by ishiguro).

1Q84 is one of my favourites too, pretty much went through murukamis back catalogue in a year after reading that.

If you haven't already read it murukami has whats basically an autobiography called 'What I talk about when I talk about running' which is a interesting short little read. He's big time into his endurance running.

Have a copy of The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu which I'll be starting soon too!

About to start Naked Lunch by William S Burroughs.

Currently slowly working my way through The Mind Illuminated by John Yates - basically an encyclopedia on meditation, by far the best all around resource I've come across and highly reccomend to anybody who wants to get into meditation.


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Re: Book Journal
« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2022, 05:22:03 pm »
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Had time to enjoy some books recently

Fiction - really enjoyed Ruth Ozeki - The Book on form and emptiness, currently reading her 'Tale for the time being'. Alsor read a few of the coffee shop series by Toshikazu Kawaguchi which were nice albeit short reads. Have also just got a copy of the deaths end (final book kn cixin Liu trilogy)

Non fiction - anything by gabor mate, currently reading myth of normal. Also reading seeing that frees by Rob Burbea - pretty niche but trying to bring more insight into my meditation practice and this books seems one of the best for it it.
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Re: Book Journal
« Reply #50 on: January 12, 2023, 09:43:18 am »
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hurray books! a few i've read recently and enjoyed:

1. football in sun and shadow, by eduardo galeano
2. the story of my teeth, by valeria luiselli
3. beyond a boundary, by c.l.r. james
4. my name is red, by orhan pamuk (second time, it's so great)
5. having and being had, by eula biss
6. gangsters of capitalism, by jonathan katz
7. red harvest, by dashiell hammett
8. dune, by frank herbert
9. free: a child and a country at the end of history, by lea ypi
10. saturday night, by susan orlean
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https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/documents/Inform2010-thearmstrongworkout_Enclosure15_5-2-10.pdf

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Re: Book Journal
« Reply #51 on: January 13, 2023, 02:12:00 am »
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hurray books! a few i've read recently and enjoyed:

1. football in sun and shadow, by eduardo galeano
2. the story of my teeth, by valeria luiselli
3. beyond a boundary, by c.l.r. james
4. my name is red, by orhan pamuk (second time, it's so great)
5. having and being had, by eula biss
6. gangsters of capitalism, by jonathan katz
7. red harvest, by dashiell hammett
8. dune, by frank herbert
9. free: a child and a country at the end of history, by lea ypi
10. saturday night, by susan orlean

Dune <3

Will check some of the others out. Currently reading deaths end by cixin Liu which I think you have read.




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Re: Book Journal
« Reply #52 on: January 13, 2023, 09:04:39 am »
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i couldn't believe how good dune was. i'd tried and failed to start reading it several times and in retrospect have no idea why it didn't take. it rules.

remembrance of earth's past trilogy i enjoyed, although it's pretty sexist. but yeah holy shit cixin liu's imagination is on fire. extremely cool weapons and other tech in the later books.

if you're into spec fic, another brilliant one i read relatively recently is a canticle for liebowitz.
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Re: Book Journal
« Reply #53 on: January 18, 2023, 10:30:18 pm »
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i couldn't believe how good dune was. i'd tried and failed to start reading it several times and in retrospect have no idea why it didn't take. it rules.

remembrance of earth's past trilogy i enjoyed, although it's pretty sexist. but yeah holy shit cixin liu's imagination is on fire. extremely cool weapons and other tech in the later books.

if you're into spec fic, another brilliant one i read relatively recently is a canticle for liebowitz.

Agreed, dune is awesome. Found the new film surprisingly good if you haven't seen it, excited for the second.

Yeah I gather earths past trilogy has been called out quite a bit for its sexism.

Cool I'll check the recommendation out!