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  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,074
    Ms. Haiku said:
    First book of the Guido Brunetti series by Donna Leon - Death at La Fenice 
    I finished the second volume in the series. Pretty intense at the end. I don't have #3, but I started #4.
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 33,047
    The Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy. About 3/4 of the way done with it & it's been a good read so far.
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  • Glorified KCGlorified KC KCMO NativePosts: 1,682

    Folded over, forced in a choke hold
    Outnumbered and held down
    All of this talk of rapture
    Look around at the promise NOW,...
    Here and now
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,074
    Yay, book form!
    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
  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,591


    Free on Amazon Prime.
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 33,047
    mfc2006 said:
    The Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy. About 3/4 of the way done with it & it's been a good read so far.
    Finished this on Tuesday & read Election by Tom Perotta right after. Both great. 

    I started Jon Krakauer's "Missoula" last night.
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 13,929
    el asesinato de pitagoras marcos chicot
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    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,935
    Ms. Haiku said:
    Yay, book form!
    Brave soul, reading all that!
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,935
    edited May 2019
    Tom Petty fans, this one is a must.  Only have had time for a few chapters but loving it already:


    And here is what could be considered Zane's postscript or  last chapter for that book:


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    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 2,147

    The idea is....eating meat is not inherently wrong, but the way we treat the animals we raise for food is horrible.
    I eat meat, but am working it out of my diet. 
    Meat eaters should read even if it doesn't change your mind.



    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
    even if I look and act really crazy.
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 33,047
    The Fifth Risk
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  • xavier mcdanielxavier mcdaniel Somewhere in NYCPosts: 8,416
    sopranos sessions.
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  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 29,003
    a book on the knights templar 
    hear my name
    take a good look
    this could be the day
    hold my hand
    lie beside me
    i just need to say
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,321

    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 15,165
    I just finished reading Kim Gordon's Girl In a Band and Danny Goldberg's Serving the Servant. Both great reads.

    Has anyone read any Philip K. Dick or Nietzsche? I am interested in giving books by these authors a go.
    I found a copy of The Antichrist by Nietzsche on a university website and will give that a go. I read the wikipedia page about it and it interests me. 
    I've been listening to Sister by Sonic Youth and read that the album was based loosely on the works of Philip K. Dick.
    He has so many titles I don't know what I'd like. Counter-clock world seems interesting. 
    Any recommendations? 
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 13,929
    I just finished reading Kim Gordon's Girl In a Band and Danny Goldberg's Serving the Servant. Both great reads.

    Has anyone read any Philip K. Dick or Nietzsche? I am interested in giving books by these authors a go.
    I found a copy of The Antichrist by Nietzsche on a university website and will give that a go. I read the wikipedia page about it and it interests me. 
    I've been listening to Sister by Sonic Youth and read that the album was based loosely on the works of Philip K. Dick.
    He has so many titles I don't know what I'd like. Counter-clock world seems interesting. 
    Any recommendations? 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VALIS_trilogy
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018.
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 15,165
    Thanks
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  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,440

  • MissPennyLaneMissPennyLane Redondo Beach, CAPosts: 677
    Sean and David's Long Drive.

    I would say it's like that movie Sideways.

    Hands down funniest book. Sean Condon use to write books and he's such a smart ass and has a very good sense of humor. Hes Australian but lives in Amsterdam now with his wife and daughter. I would say a mix between Larry David and Anthony bourdain sense of humor.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,935
    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:


    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 15,165
    I saw a pop up book store today selling all books for $5.
    I bought these four titles, not sure I will even have time to read one seeing I am back to studying next week.
    Has anyone read any of these? I am glad I found a Philip K. Dick and a Nietzsche book. These are the only books of theirs on shelf.


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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,047
    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.
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  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,886
    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.
    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

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

    I AM MINE
  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,886

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

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

    I AM MINE
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon I'm from Winnipeg, you idiot! (Chris Jericho)Posts: 22,098
    Russell Brand Mentor. Meh. 
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 10,497
    Howard Stern Comes Again

    great book...transcripts of interviews with some commentary
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 15,165

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



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  • PureandEasyPureandEasy Posts: 5,504
    Recently been slamming through Winston Graham's Poldark novels.  Love the PBS series, now reading the books, I can't get enough.  Going to miss the series when it's over this year.  
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  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,440
    Just finished Fight Club.
  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,440
    The Stranger, Albert Camus. Translated by Matthew Ward (1989).
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