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What are you reading, now?

Postby Babbler » Mon 08 Mar 2010 6:25 am

Okay so here is where you post the books that you have read or are reading. To cut down on any spam, try and give a short description and what you think of the book, if you got an opinion to share.

To start:

Beyond Walden - A neat book on the various Kettle Farms of the USA.
Vesuvius - History of the most famous and best recorded volcano in history.
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Re: What are you reading, now?

Postby formiko » Mon 08 Mar 2010 7:12 am

Simple Church - Tony & Felicity Dale About Christ's desire for fellowship
The Starfish Manifesto (Das Seesternmanifest)- Wolfgang Simson How the Holy Spirit is moving during this decade.
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Re: What are you reading, now?

Postby linguoboy » Mon 08 Mar 2010 2:15 pm

I just finished an English translation of Zhang Wei's The ancient ship (張煒 《古船》))--highly recommended, by the way--and started on Nuala O'Faolain's part-historical novel My dream of you. It's been criticised for being too much a retreat of her autobiography Are you somebody? but I enjoyed that so much I wouldn't mind reading another version of it.
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Re: What are you reading, now?

Postby Delodephius » Mon 08 Mar 2010 3:53 pm

Marcus Aurelius: Meditations (this one actually I read all the time, like some people do with the Bible)
John Mearsheimer: The Tragedy of Great Power Politics
Nicholas Ostler: Empires of the Word - A Language History of the World

I recently finished Global Economy by Erik Reinert.
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Re: What are you reading, now?

Postby Talib » Mon 08 Mar 2010 6:04 pm

Aside from my latest issue of Foreign Policy, I've been picking my way through The Clash of Civilizations and Human Rights Watch's 2010 World Report.
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Re: What are you reading, now?

Postby Declan » Mon 08 Mar 2010 7:42 pm

I'm listening to "Red Mars", "Green Mars" and "Blue Mars" again by Kim Stanley Robinson, read by Richard Ferrone. It's a science-fiction series about Mars colonisation.
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Re: What are you reading, now?

Postby Delodephius » Mon 08 Mar 2010 8:07 pm

Talib wrote:Aside from my latest issue of Foreign Policy, I've been picking my way through The Clash of Civilizations and Human Rights Watch's 2010 World Report.

I've read The Clash of Civilizations. I could advise you to after reading it also see this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boBzrqF4vmo
It's part 1, on the right you have the rest. :-)
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Re: What are you reading, now?

Postby rickardspaghetti » Mon 08 Mar 2010 9:17 pm

I've just started reading American Psycho in English. It's for school.
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Re: What are you reading, now?

Postby Talib » Mon 08 Mar 2010 9:57 pm

I'm familiar with Edward Saïd's theory of Orientalism. Thanks for the video.
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Re: What are you reading, now?

Postby formiko » Tue 09 Mar 2010 6:12 am

Besides the Bible, I'm reading the Starfish Manifesto by Wolfgang Simson
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