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7/24/2016 2:00:42 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

Elements of Acoustic Phonetics
Elementary Linear Algebra
An Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis
Elements of Discrete Mathematics
The Languages of Australia
Goedel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
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I have a habit of reading many books at the same time, as you can see :P
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7/24/2016 2:03:46 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

The Mortal Instruments Series
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7/24/2016 3:23:18 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

I'm rereading Weekends at Bellevue. It's written by a psychiatrist and it's somewhat about her life but also tales of craziness, and I really enjoy it. 9/11 happens partway through and it's interesting to hear her experience with that.
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7/24/2016 4:50:46 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

I'm planning on reading "Understanding Power" sometime this week.
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7/24/2016 4:51:20 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/24/2016 4:50:46 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

I'm planning on reading "Understanding Power" sometime this week.

That will probably take you more than a week to get through, but it's good.
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7/24/2016 4:52:39 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/24/2016 4:51:20 AM, YYW wrote:
At 7/24/2016 4:50:46 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

I'm planning on reading "Understanding Power" sometime this week.

That will probably take you more than a week to get through, but it's good.

Because of the size, or because of the content?
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7/24/2016 4:55:59 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
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7/24/2016 4:57:25 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/24/2016 4:52:39 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/24/2016 4:51:20 AM, YYW wrote:
At 7/24/2016 4:50:46 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

I'm planning on reading "Understanding Power" sometime this week.

That will probably take you more than a week to get through, but it's good.

Because of the size, or because of the content?

Both.
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7/24/2016 5:57:26 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
Meditations (Marcus Aurelius)
The Prince (Machiavelli)
2nd reading of the Art of War (Sunzi)
Whig Interpretation of History (Hubert Butterfield)
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7/24/2016 7:16:17 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/24/2016 5:57:26 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
Meditations (Marcus Aurelius)
The Prince (Machiavelli)
2nd reading of the Art of War (Sunzi)
Whig Interpretation of History (Hubert Butterfield)

Yes, these are all beautiful.

I'm reading a complete collection of G. K. Chesterton works, and I'm working my way through 'Heretics' at the moment.

I'm also reading a scattering of Belloc, and continuing my longstanding plod through an immense H. P. Lovecraft collection.
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7/24/2016 8:25:04 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

The Wealth of Nations
Democracy In America
Infinite Jest
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7/24/2016 11:58:59 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
Y'all motherf*ckers need to read more fiction.

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7/24/2016 11:59:04 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/24/2016 4:50:46 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

I'm planning on reading "Understanding Power" sometime this week.

Nice. I'm going to start "Manufacturing consent" sometime in the future.
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7/25/2016 1:19:54 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

Walden
Civil Disobedience
The Prince
Rights of Man
The Histories
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7/25/2016 1:27:24 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
The Aeneid
The Diary of Lady Murasaki
Sei Shonagon's Pillowbook
The Rise and Fall of House d'Medici
On Liberty
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Live Long and Prosper

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7/25/2016 2:03:40 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/25/2016 1:19:54 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

Walden
Civil Disobedience
The Prince
Rights of Man
The Histories

The Prince is worthwhile reading for anyone. If you like it, the 48 Laws of Power is a good supplement.
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7/25/2016 2:09:44 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/24/2016 5:57:26 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
Meditations (Marcus Aurelius)

I think there is a lot to be said for stoicism, and it's wildly underrated. Follow up with Seneca's letters.

If there is one true benefit to stoicism, for me at least, is that it's taught me to keep myself entirely under control even in the most difficult or trying situations, and act towards the purpose I desire to bring about.

The Prince (Machiavelli)

Also essential reading, though sort of mystified with more lore than it deserves.

2nd reading of the Art of War (Sunzi)
Whig Interpretation of History (Hubert Butterfield)
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7/25/2016 2:11:21 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/24/2016 8:25:04 PM, MrVindication wrote:
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

The Wealth of Nations
Democracy In America
Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest is a long read, and there are more people who claim to have read it than have actually read it. But the length, really, is the only hurdle. It's very accessible, and DFW is as brilliant as he is hilarious.
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7/25/2016 2:13:52 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
Currently making my way through something called "MEE-MPT Bar Points." Scintillating stuff.
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7/25/2016 2:54:26 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/25/2016 1:27:24 AM, bsh1 wrote:
The Aeneid

Virgil is stunning. Which translation are you using?
"See now Oblivion shimmering all around us, its very tranquility deadlier than tempest. How little all our keels have troubled it. Time in its deeps swims like a monstrous whale; and, like a whale, feeds on the littlest things -- small tunes and little unskilled songs of the olden, golden evenings -- and anon turneth whale-like to overthrow whole ships."
- Lord Dunsany -

"We enjoy, we see nothing by direct vision; but only by reflection, and in anatomical dismemberment."
- Thomas Carlyle -
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7/25/2016 2:55:49 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/25/2016 1:19:54 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

Walden
Civil Disobedience

Have you read Emerson at all?
"See now Oblivion shimmering all around us, its very tranquility deadlier than tempest. How little all our keels have troubled it. Time in its deeps swims like a monstrous whale; and, like a whale, feeds on the littlest things -- small tunes and little unskilled songs of the olden, golden evenings -- and anon turneth whale-like to overthrow whole ships."
- Lord Dunsany -

"We enjoy, we see nothing by direct vision; but only by reflection, and in anatomical dismemberment."
- Thomas Carlyle -
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7/25/2016 2:58:36 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/24/2016 11:59:04 PM, n7 wrote:
At 7/24/2016 4:50:46 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

I'm planning on reading "Understanding Power" sometime this week.

Nice. I'm going to start "Manufacturing consent" sometime in the future.

It's the best dissection of modern media that I've ever read, and it completely changed how I view any news story. The five filters are great analytical tools.
"See now Oblivion shimmering all around us, its very tranquility deadlier than tempest. How little all our keels have troubled it. Time in its deeps swims like a monstrous whale; and, like a whale, feeds on the littlest things -- small tunes and little unskilled songs of the olden, golden evenings -- and anon turneth whale-like to overthrow whole ships."
- Lord Dunsany -

"We enjoy, we see nothing by direct vision; but only by reflection, and in anatomical dismemberment."
- Thomas Carlyle -
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7/25/2016 3:23:42 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/24/2016 4:50:46 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

I'm planning on reading "Understanding Power" sometime this week.

Ayy my copy is coming in the mail Tuesday.
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7/25/2016 3:50:02 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/25/2016 3:23:42 AM, MrVindication wrote:
At 7/24/2016 4:50:46 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

I'm planning on reading "Understanding Power" sometime this week.

Ayy my copy is coming in the mail Tuesday.

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Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. - Friedman

Society will never be free until the last Democrat is strangled with the entrails of the last Communist.
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7/25/2016 4:05:59 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
I'm not reading anything right now. I can't buy anything.
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7/25/2016 5:01:04 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/25/2016 3:50:02 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 7/25/2016 3:23:42 AM, MrVindication wrote:
At 7/24/2016 4:50:46 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

I'm planning on reading "Understanding Power" sometime this week.

Ayy my copy is coming in the mail Tuesday.

cuck book

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7/25/2016 5:22:34 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/25/2016 3:50:02 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 7/25/2016 3:23:42 AM, MrVindication wrote:
At 7/24/2016 4:50:46 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/24/2016 1:54:24 AM, YYW wrote:
What books are you reading right now?

I'm planning on reading "Understanding Power" sometime this week.

Ayy my copy is coming in the mail Tuesday.

cuck book

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