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  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,186
    The Stranger, Albert Camus. Translated by Matthew Ward (1989).
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,295
    dankind said:
    brianlux said:
    I rarely re-read books ("so many books, so little time"), but this one is proving to be WELL worth the second go-around!  One of my favorites from Henry:


    Ha! I'm always re-reading books! 

    Presently, I'm re-reading a new-to-me translation of this one.



    Great translation so far. I must check out some of their other Dostoevsky translations.
    Dostoevsky is badass! I haven't read Demons.  Will have to give it a go.
    Hobbes said:
    Just finished Fight Club.
    Great writing but it really left me depressed.  That wasn't the kind of thing I needed- especially at that time.

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    I'm always game for a good adventure book, haha!

    No, seriously, keep up the good work with the studies!
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • PureandEasyPureandEasy Posts: 5,300
    Hobbes said:
    The Stranger, Albert Camus. Translated by Matthew Ward (1989).
    I read that years ago for a sociology class.  Should probably read it again since I can't remember it, lol.
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,153
    Hobbes said:
    The Stranger, Albert Camus. Translated by Matthew Ward (1989).
    I read that years ago for a sociology class.  Should probably read it again since I can't remember it, lol.
    Here are the Cliff Notes. 

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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 13,742
    brianlux said:
    dankind said:
    brianlux said:
    I rarely re-read books ("so many books, so little time"), but this one is proving to be WELL worth the second go-around!  One of my favorites from Henry:


    Ha! I'm always re-reading books! 

    Presently, I'm re-reading a new-to-me translation of this one.



    Great translation so far. I must check out some of their other Dostoevsky translations.
    Dostoevsky is badass! I haven't read Demons.  Will have to give it a go.
    Hobbes said:
    Just finished Fight Club.
    Great writing but it really left me depressed.  That wasn't the kind of thing I needed- especially at that time.

    Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues (8th ed.)



    I'm always game for a good adventure book, haha!

    No, seriously, keep up the good work with the studies!
    Thanks dude. So many chapters in this book to read for this subject. 
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 13,742
    RIP Toni Morrison. I had to read The Bluest Eye for a literature unit at university. Was a good read.
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  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,242
    riotgrl said:
    Enkidu said:
    Two great books.  
    How is Midnight in Chernobyl?  It's on my to-read list but after watching the Chernobyl series on HBO I wasn't ready to dive into a book quite yet.
    I read Bad Blood recently; hell of a story.  I'm interested to see how Elizabeth Holmes fares in the court system. 
    Just checked out Midnight in Chernobyl and looking forward to reading it.
    "The stars are all connected to the brain."
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    I'm currently reading Jon Ronson - So you've been publically shamed. 
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  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,029
    brianlux said:
    Ms. Haiku said:
    Yay, book form!
    Brave soul, reading all that!
    I think the size is intimidating people. It is written for the general public and it patiently develops the plot lines. I like it. I'm only on 160ish, but so far so good. 
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,029
    riotgrl said:

    Probably the most important book I've read in a long while.  Great look at how baked into our society racism really is and how it's not just the banks and realtors that denied people of color opportunities but the US government's role as well.  He also discusses how current segregation patterns are linked to these original abuses and the role of the 2008 housing crisis in the lives of people of color.  Very eye-opening, and in today's climate, a very necessary look at systemic racism.
    I agree.

    Behind the stats fought the heroes, and I wish the trials had more coverage, but that would be a different book. 
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,029
    a book on the knights templar 
    Is Dan Jones the author?
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,029
    Happy Book Lovers Day!
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • ponytdponytd NashvillePosts: 557


    This book is so damn good. You can learn a lot about the world, things that were never available, through what people type intonhe search bar and internet behavior in general 
    I just started reading this. I'm like 2 chapters in and it's fascinating. I've been getting into and studying data science the last 1.5-2 years, so it's cool to see real world examples like this. And kind of scary too lol
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,295
    Next to Warren Zanes' Petty, this is the best book I've read this year:

    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,872

    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

    I AM MINE
  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,186

  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 13,742
    Hobbes said:

    Great book.
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,153

    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 1,928
    A racial satire.
    One of the funniest books I've read.
    I can't in good conscience describe any of the scenes in this book to you.





    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
    even if I look and act really crazy.

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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,153

    I SAW PEARL JAM

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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,828
    utu book
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  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,186
    Revisiting this gem. Hello, old friend.


  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,022

    One of the best. I couldn't put it down.
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