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Post by Smyg » 22:32:37 Friday, 31 July, 2015

Finally gotten an actual book to actually read. First one in The Witcher series, The Last Wish.

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Post by Rising Phoenix » 21:21:33 Monday, 21 September, 2015

Finished "Dark Hollow" by John Connolly some time ago. Definitely worth of praise.

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Post by CWestfall » 18:18:55 Sunday, 13 December, 2015

Fun fact #1: Renowned* diplomat** Henry Kissinger is still alive somehow.

Fun fact #2: He wrote a new book last year, World Order.

Since there's people who love it and hate it on both sides of the aisle (I've heard it called "required reading" and "over 300 pages of washed-up Realpolitik"), I thought I ought to check it out. I'm only about 20 pages in, but I'll let y'all know how it goes.
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Post by Maddox » 06:31:51 Thursday, 10 March, 2016

CWestfall wrote:Fun fact #1: Renowned* diplomat** Henry Kissinger is still alive somehow.

Fun fact #2: He wrote a new book last year, World Order.

Since there's people who love it and hate it on both sides of the aisle (I've heard it called "required reading" and "over 300 pages of washed-up Realpolitik"), I thought I ought to check it out. I'm only about 20 pages in, but I'll let y'all know how it goes.
Would love an update on this.

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Post by Huojin » 15:14:50 Thursday, 10 March, 2016

Maddox wrote:
CWestfall wrote:Fun fact #1: Renowned* diplomat** Henry Kissinger is still alive somehow.

Fun fact #2: He wrote a new book last year, World Order.

Since there's people who love it and hate it on both sides of the aisle (I've heard it called "required reading" and "over 300 pages of washed-up Realpolitik"), I thought I ought to check it out. I'm only about 20 pages in, but I'll let y'all know how it goes.
Would love an update on this.

I just started The Summer Book by Tove Jansson. I'm also working on The Souls of Black Folk, the seminal collection of W.E.B. Du Bois essays, and Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity by Lawrence Lessig.
Speaking of follow ups, how'd your mountain of free Buddhist materials go?

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Re: What are you reading? Books & Literature Thread

Post by Maddox » 17:10:02 Monday, 25 July, 2016

I've managed to get through five books. The aforementioned Bodhinyana, which was excellent. The Five Pure Land Sutras and The Diamond and the Heart Sutras, which were both interesting as core texts of the Buddhist faith but made pretty dry reads by the translations, which were technically sound but done in very formal English (all "thou" and "forsooth" and shit). Mindfulness in Plain English and The Tree of Enlightenment are an in-depth guide to meditation and a history of Buddhism written by an outsider, respectably, and both solid reads.

On an unrelated note, I'm currently reading A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 by Alistair Horne. It's a hefty but well-written piece of military history that does well in making sense of a really complicated conflict. I've also just started Essays in Idleness (Tsurezuregusa) by Yoshida Kenkō, which was recommended to me by Rinkou some time ago and that I just ordered off Amazon for my birthday.
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