What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

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

Post by Clinton Huxley » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:34 pm

I'm now reading The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell, another of those women.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by DRSB » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:50 pm

Michelle Obama's "Becoming", very entertaining, funny, hilarious at times!

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

Post by Sean Hayden » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:22 am

I took a break from slogging through a book on Russian dependence on oil to read Full House by Stephen Jay Gould. It's a much better book. :hehe:
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Post by pErvinalia » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:28 am

I'm obsessed with India at the mo. Just finished Shantaram (a fantastic 900 page book), and now reading A Fine Balance. Started reading The Age of Kali, but it was too depressing.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by trdsf » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:57 pm

Ian wrote:
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I recently read The Martian. A truly excellent book for any science geek. I can't wait to see the movie. Hopefully they left a lot of the humorous stuff in. It was a lot of fun.
The movie was better than most SF offerings, they did leave a lot of the humor in -- but the book was better. However, the movie didn't lag as far behind the book as most movies do their books. I saw the movie first (they showed it on the bus trip back home after failing to see the eclipse by ninety fucking seconds), and then the audiobook so I could "read" it at work. I do like Andy Weir's style; I should pick up some of his other work.
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Post by DRSB » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:57 am

pErvinalia wrote:
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I'm obsessed with India at the mo. Just finished Shantaram (a fantastic 900 page book), and now reading A Fine Balance. Started reading The Age of Kali, but it was too depressing.
I am with you buddy! India really has the potential to be a super-power! I keep gravitating towards the Indians in Zurich, there are so many of them here, all with top education!
My husband studied Indian Studies (Linguistics) but focused on the Dravidian minority languages in the South. He went there for months on end to interview nomads about languages that have only 6000 speakers. There is no application for this kind of studies outside universities, and Europe is also not the best place for this either, compared to US, so useless studies overall, but oh, so fascinating!

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

Post by JimC » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:34 am

I'm re-reading some of the detective novels by Reginald Hill.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Tero » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:08 pm

A book on mass extinctions. I will give a class, maybe, in Sep. It will be just two sessions. My talk and slides, second session the movie on dinosaurs and the asteroid. I think it was a US outfit, not BBC. It's in the mail, have not reviewed it for usability.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Jason » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:51 pm

Mythology by Scott Lewis

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

Post by Sean Hayden » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:59 pm

I just finished The Turn of the Screw by Henry James for a studies in fiction course I'm taking. Dear god, what is wrong with people! How is this considered necessary reading? My poor mind, my poor, poor mind.


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

Post by Clinton Huxley » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:10 pm

I'm on The Three Musketeers, The Moonstone and Patrick O' Brian's The Yellow Admiral.

All novels by dead fellows.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Sean Hayden » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:15 pm

Amazon sent me a free audible credit so I picked up Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert Sapolsky.

I don't know if I'll like listening to a book, but it was free so I'm going to find out.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Svartalf » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:19 pm

I recently started Throy, by Jack Vance... wondering if that was not a mistake because I read the first two books of the trilogy so long ago that I don"t really remember what went on before.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Sean Hayden » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:11 am

--torture, I'd give up my country's most sensitive secrets to make it stop.
The existence of the story is thus assured only through the constitution of a narrative chain, in which the narrators relay the story from one to the other. The story's origin is therefore not assigned to any one voice which would assume responsibility for the tale, but to the deferred action of a sort of echoing effect, produced--"after the fact"--by voices which themselves re-produce previous voices. It is as though the frame itself could only multiply itself, repeat itself: as though, in its infinite reproduction of the very act of narration, the frame could only be its own self-repetition, its own self-framing.
Felman, S. (1977). Turning the Screw of Interpretation. Yale French Studies, (55/56), 94.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by JimC » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:41 am

Sounds very, very post-modern...
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