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comoncents
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11/21/2009 3:16:05 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Not as we speak but what book are you currently reading?

Is it any good?

I am reading
"On the Line"~ Eric Ripert
"Going Rogue: An American Life"~ Sarah Palin
"The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal (The Politically Incorrect Guides)"~ Robert Murphy
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11/21/2009 4:20:38 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I have to read 1984 for school so I'm reading about that.
For pleasure, I'm reading On Liberty. John Stuart Mill.
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11/21/2009 4:22:16 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/21/2009 4:20:38 PM, wjmelements wrote:
I have to read 1984 for school so I'm reading about that.
For pleasure, I'm reading On Liberty. John Stuart Mill.

Why out of all things out there would you read that for pleasure?
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11/21/2009 4:22:43 PM
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A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
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11/21/2009 4:28:27 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/21/2009 4:20:38 PM, wjmelements wrote:
I have to read 1984 for school so I'm reading about that.
For pleasure, I'm reading On Liberty. John Stuart Mill.

how is Liberty. John Stuart Mill... i heard some good things.. but sum up why i should read it...
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11/21/2009 4:34:31 PM
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how is Liberty. John Stuart Mill... i heard some good things.. but sum up why i should read it...

It's a very influential philosophical work that deals with things such as the harm principle, utilitarianism (or at least it's relevant to it), and really just describes Mill's thought on liberty.
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11/21/2009 4:42:04 PM
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No wonder why everyone on this site is so bizarre. I mean seriously this is the kind of stuff you guys read for leisure?
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11/21/2009 4:59:13 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/21/2009 3:16:05 PM, comoncents wrote:
"Going Rogue: An American Life"~ Sarah Palin
Why would you read that?
"The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal (The Politically Incorrect Guides)"~ Robert Murphy
Those are great. I love them. PIG's are great and I buy them when I see them.
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11/21/2009 5:00:57 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
1984 (again)
Where the Red Fern Grows (for like the 8th time)
White Fang (for like the 5th time)
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11/21/2009 5:02:24 PM
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The Evolution of God - Robert Wright
Just Watch Me: Biography of Pierre Elliott Trudeau 1968-2000 - John English
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11/21/2009 5:03:50 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/21/2009 4:42:04 PM, johngriswald wrote:
No wonder why everyone on this site is so bizarre. I mean seriously this is the kind of stuff you guys read for leisure?

I highly doubt that they are. They just think that it makes them sound cool and intelligent.

Personally, I'm reading a book called This Is Your Country on Drugs (started awhile ago but put it down for school -- back to reading it again) which is about drug legalization in America, and the history of drugs in America along with other facts about the industry. I like it because it's historical and political which I enjoy. I've said a few times on here that the truth is I just CAN'T get into fiction anymore; it just no longer peaks my interest. Unless of course it has obvious philosophical undertones like The Fountainhead or something. A whole crap ton of books I ordered off Amazon just came in, all about space, time, space time and other boring physics stuff :P
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11/21/2009 5:06:25 PM
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There are three types of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics"
-Mark Twain

"If at first you don't succeed, redefine success"

"Therefore love moderately. Long love doth so.
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow."
- William Shakespeare

"There must be no majority decisions, but only responsible persons, and the word 'council' must be restored to its original meaning. Surely every man will have advisers by his side, but the decision will be made by one man."
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11/21/2009 5:19:21 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
The Ultimate Encyclopedia Of Mythology. It was a birthday present, which probably says a lot about the kind of person I come off as irl. It's a great find for fans of mythology outside of the standard Greek and Roman (i.e. East Asian, Celtic).
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11/21/2009 7:09:08 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/21/2009 4:59:13 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 11/21/2009 3:16:05 PM, comoncents wrote:
"Going Rogue: An American Life"~ Sarah Palin
Why would you read that?

Just for a read... i do not pick up one book and just read it straight through.. not my style.

I pick like 4-5 books and read little by little everyday

"The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal (The Politically Incorrect Guides)"~ Robert Murphy
Those are great. I love them. PIG's are great and I buy them when I see them.

Yeah, this one is great as well and i am having fun reading it.
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11/21/2009 7:11:31 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/21/2009 5:03:50 PM, theLwerd wrote:
At 11/21/2009 4:42:04 PM, johngriswald wrote:
No wonder why everyone on this site is so bizarre. I mean seriously this is the kind of stuff you guys read for leisure?

I highly doubt that they are. They just think that it makes them sound cool and intelligent.

Personally, I'm reading a book called This Is Your Country on Drugs (started awhile ago but put it down for school -- back to reading it again) which is about drug legalization in America, and the history of drugs in America along with other facts about the industry. I like it because it's historical and political which I enjoy. I've said a few times on here that the truth is I just CAN'T get into fiction anymore; it just no longer peaks my interest. Unless of course it has obvious philosophical undertones like The Fountainhead or something. A whole crap ton of books I ordered off Amazon just came in, all about space, time, space time and other boring physics stuff :P

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I just read the george washington picture book to my little girl... she loves GW, mostly b/c he is on a bunch of money, so she identifies with him the most.
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11/21/2009 10:13:10 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Don Quixote, by Cervantes.

And, for school, I am about to begin reading the Inferno.

I read a lot but not enough. I have a traffic-jam-like mental queu of books that I plan on reading.
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11/21/2009 10:17:29 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/21/2009 10:13:10 PM, Harlan wrote:
Don Quixote, by Cervantes.

And, for school, I am about to begin reading the Inferno.

I read a lot but not enough. I have a traffic-jam-like mental queu of books that I plan on reading.

You've only started Inferno? What a shame. :( I hope you plan on reading Purgatorio and Paradiso.
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11/21/2009 10:19:29 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/21/2009 7:11:31 PM, comoncents wrote:

I just read the george washington picture book to my little girl... she loves GW, mostly b/c he is on a bunch of money, so she identifies with him the most.

Wait til she finds out he owned slaves and embezzled money :)
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11/21/2009 10:24:01 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/21/2009 10:17:29 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 11/21/2009 10:13:10 PM, Harlan wrote:
Don Quixote, by Cervantes.

And, for school, I am about to begin reading the Inferno.

I read a lot but not enough. I have a traffic-jam-like mental queu of books that I plan on reading.

You've only started Inferno? What a shame. :( I hope you plan on reading Purgatorio and Paradiso.

Well, of course, high school english classes take an incredibly long time to read books as a class. Everything is extremely rushed and so we are only going to study the inferno. And even that fairly short read will take several weeks for the class to read.

And yeah, good idea. I just stacked those two books on my mental queu.
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11/22/2009 12:22:43 AM
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At 11/21/2009 5:00:57 PM, crackofdawn_Jr wrote:
1984 (again)
Where the Red Fern Grows (for like the 8th time)
White Fang (for like the 5th time)

The red fern is one f my favorite books.

I am currently reading "The inferno", Meditations on First Philosophy Rene Descartes, te republic Plato, and all h.g. wells;. within the end of the year. rereading some of these.
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11/22/2009 4:51:29 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/21/2009 4:20:38 PM, wjmelements wrote:
I have to read 1984 for school so I'm reading about that.
For pleasure, I'm reading On Liberty. John Stuart Mill.

Surely that's backwards. Maybe you're pleasure circuits are wired incorrectly?
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11/22/2009 8:48:10 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At the moment, reading "The Road to Eleusis" by R. Gordon Wasson, Albert Hofmann, and Carl A. P. Ruck

I can't wait to get to "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown next. It's been sitting on my shelf (gift from wifey) and I haven't been able to read it because of all of the school reading I have been bombarded with this semester.

Just finished reading "The Doors of Perception" by Aldous Huxley.
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11/22/2009 9:13:33 AM
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For pleasure, The Gargoyle, by Andrew Davidson, which is a hella good read.

To expand my literary horizons, Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace, which I've started, stopped, and restarted an obscene number of times. This time I'll make it all the way through, I'm tellin ya.
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