What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by cronus » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:06 pm

Nah, not gonna read Churchill. He's made out to be the hero he wasn't. Like Hitler quite a failed artist. :bored:
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Joe » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:20 pm

Yet they blew up their world, and it's useful to know their thinking for when you see it again. At least Churchill writes better than Hitler.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Clinton Huxley » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:32 pm

Just finished The Beautiful Cure by Daniel Davis which, despite the woo-ish title, is actually very good. If you want to poke a stick into the moist crannies of the immune system, this is the book for you. Dendritic cells for the win.

Just started Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. There's not been a single wolf or a hall in it so far, which is why I rarely give female authors the time of day.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by cronus » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:46 am

The Borgias by Mary Hollingsworth. Learning new things I didn't know. This week.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Hermit » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:44 am

My local phone book. The plot is underdeveloped. In an attempt to make up for that weakness it has a cast of thousands. Not working. I don't think I'll finish reading it.

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by JimC » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:11 pm

:lol:
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Svartalf » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:38 pm

currently, nothing serious, just Role Playing Game rule books, I can't concentrate on real literature
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Post by JimC » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:43 pm

I'm actually re-reading the "Bony" books by Arthur Upfield, about a half caste detective who solves crimes in the outback using his skills at tracking...
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:53 pm

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"It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice.
There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia."

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"This is how humanity ends; bickering over the irrelevant."
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:39 pm

Just finished Darwin's 'The Voyage Of The Beagle' (Gutenberg) - or as it was originally entitled: Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the countries visited during the voyage round the world of H.M.S. Beagle under the command of Captain Fitz Roy, R.N.

Fascinating, insightful, detailed, and in parts quite amusing.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:57 am

Cptn Robert Fitzroy was also a fascinating character. An expert navigator and a deeply devout man, he was greatly troubled by TOS, the publication of which he said had given him "acute pain". He attended the infamous Huxley-Wilberforce debate in 1860 and during the discussion was shouted down after raising a Bible above his head and imploring the attendees to "believe God rather than man." Some say that his reaction to TOS was a significant contributory factor to his suicide in 1865.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Sean Hayden » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:48 am

I wish I was reading The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales. The bits of it I read in the store were really good. But, I told myself no, read this Chomsky guy instead.

--bleh, bad idea.

I think he may have invented the gish gallop. :cry:

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by laklak » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:54 am

It's no coincidence that "Noam" is an anagram of "moan".

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Sean Hayden » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:09 am

:lol:

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Śiva » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:34 pm

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