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Old 22-Feb-2017, 05:27 PM
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The Tunnel by William H. Gass
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Old 13-Mar-2017, 11:37 AM
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I'm currently rereading Stone of Farewell by Tad Williams, and also dipping into Myths & Legends of the Celtic Race by TW Rolleston (free on Kindle)
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The Faith Healers - James Randi

Actually read it before but rereading it makes me shake my head at the criminality some of the US Churches are allowed to get away with because they hide behind religion
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Old 12-Apr-2017, 05:51 PM
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I'm reading "Notorious - The Life and Fights of Conor Mcgregor" by Jack Slack. Good so far. Nice little asides into technique, stances, combative concepts, etc.
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Molloy/Malone Dies/The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett

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Old 20-Apr-2017, 10:42 AM
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Reading Seige by Tad Williams, Scott Rodell's translation of Cheng Zong You's Long Sabre Techniques Anthology and The 360 Degree leader as I have a job interview next week.
Inspired by my earlier reading on Celtic mythology I binged on a couple of Slaine trade collections too.
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Old 20-Apr-2017, 10:52 AM
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Old 20-Apr-2017, 12:44 PM
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Fareed Zakaria's The Post-American World. Seems blindingly optimistic and outdated and only nine years old at that. Sigh :[
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"The Dream of Reason: A History of Philosophy From the Greeks to the Renaissance" by Anthony Gottlieb.

Have to balance the "Percy Jackson" series that I was reading earlier in the year.
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Old 20-Apr-2017, 03:24 PM
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"The Dream of Reason: A History of Philosophy From the Greeks to the Renaissance" by Anthony Gottlieb.

Have to balance the "Percy Jackson" series that I was reading earlier in the year.
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https://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Min.../dp/0486242641
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Old 20-Apr-2017, 03:32 PM
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LOL! Maybe in a few years! I've actually been collecting, from used books stores, a set of philosophy books that in total would equate to more than a bachelor degree in philosophy. As of this week I pretty much have it now. My intent is to read them in chronological order, and thus effectively homeschool myself.
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Old 20-Apr-2017, 03:34 PM
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LOL! Maybe in a few years! I've actually been collecting, from used books stores, a set of philosophy books that in total would equate to more than a bachelor degree in philosophy. As of this week I pretty much have it now. My intent is to read them in chronological order, and thus effectively homeschool myself.
I've been trying to look up the book syllabi for different classes for the same reason. This was one of the one's my favorite philosophy prof issued for PHIL101. Oh, when you're ready, I have a book by another professor I loved that is a radical reconceptualizing of Plato that makes a TON of sense when you very closely read it. We should make a thread about The Republic :P

Edit: Thinking about it, that first professor, Michael McCarthy, had a great book comparing Plato to Arendt.
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Rereading "Relentless" by Tim Grover, pretty good book
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I'm reading "Extinction" by Kazuaki Takano.
Compared to the other books I listed here, at least it sounds like a smart book

Well, it's only a thriller, but I think it's pretty good.
It makes me keep reading and I have a tough time putting it aside.
It's a rather easy writing stlyle (some of the pharmaceutic infos are rather difficult, but you don't have to understand them entirely), which had some people complain, but I don't mind.

It has an interesting topic and some nice ways to connect the people in the book, so it actually makes sense.
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