What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

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Very different way to tell the tale and very enjoyable. Unique meme. Second book in the series is a long one .....yay :pop:
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Post by Sean Hayden » Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:15 am

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This was a good read with some interesting insights. It is repetitive though, and some of the evidence used to support his reasoning is likely subject to serious debate eg in a few places early on he brings up fmri and suggests the imaging reveals something of what a voter actually wants.

There are several interesting attempts to refute common ie known to me a layperson arguments for democracy, as well as the more sophisticated defenses put up by political scientists and philosophers which make it worth reading.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

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Blight of Blackwings ...Book 2 in the Bone Giant series....crazy imginative ..very unique.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by JimC » Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:31 am

I'm re-reading the Virgil Flowers crime novels by John Sanford, set in rural Minnesota...
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Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:38 pm

Bullshit Jobs, David Graeber. Grim, funny, and ridiculous in equal measure. Really well written though.
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Post by Tero » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:53 pm

My books on the night stand and a few coming are on Estonia and the Baltics. Hoping to visit Tallinn and Riga in a year or two.

I even got a used book teaching Estonian. It sounds like Finnish but a good third of the words have no resemblance to each other, the words for the same thing. Sounds like this:



The title is that the world is ringing (in music) but in Finnish heliseb sounds like rattling. The words are related in that manner, "false friends."

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The whole country seems to be obsessed with singing. And fucking, it seems.



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Post by Tero » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:39 pm

I'm reading some song lyrics, and the verbs and nouns take the same form as in Finnish. We use cases in nouns instead of prepositions. The endings are all the same.

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I picked this pipedream bullshit up on Peacock's recommendation. :hehe: I'll start it later today.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:26 pm

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

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

Post by JimC » Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:41 am

Not showing, Sean...
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:53 am

'Entangled Life' Jim, by Merlin Sheldrake (good druid name there). It's about fungi.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by JimC » Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:29 pm

Might see if they have it in our Library...
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

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noumenom trilogy.

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