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What book are you currently reading??

vanblue

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I'm mostly a fiction lover. Presently reading The Forgotten Girls, by a Vancouver author named Owen Laukkanen. It is dedicated to the memory of the missing and murdered women of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
 

newtothis

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Just finished The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck

Now working on -
The Great Influenza by John Barry
Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales
Grit by Angela Duckworth
The Alchemist

Have Thinking, Fast and Slow up next on the list
 

Fullhouse

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Nov 6, 2007
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"Sex during a virus pandemic" by Dr. I.M. Ajerk

It points out 3 easy steps to get fucked......

1. Don't wear a face mask when out in public.
2. Don't wash your hands.
3. Don't adhere to the 2 meter separation.
 

Amuse0ne

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On vacation during this Pandemic I read Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge by Anthony Beevor… total war, war is hell> a Pandemic not so bad. After that book I picked up The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe for something a little lighter.
 

Miss Hunter

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Aug 30, 2013
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Just finished The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck

Now working on -
The Great Influenza by John Barry
Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales
Grit by Angela Duckworth
The Alchemist

Have Thinking, Fast and Slow up next on the list
Thinking, Fast and Slow is a great book :thumb::thumb:

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is decent too.
 

80watts

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May 20, 2004
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Who We Are and How We Got Here. Ancient DNA and the new science of the human past by David Reich.

Interesting book on the science of DNA. Talks about the new tests developed (in the last 25-30 years) for DNA. The Comparison of modern humans to past humans using new DNA tests. Goes into migration of ancient humans, language connections with the basis of using ancient DNA found in skeletons in various part of the world to see where human population originated from.
 

rgm

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Oct 31, 2013
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Oath of Fealty by Larry Niven.

Need a break from my usual rotation of non-fiction.

**/5

Interesting premise yet sorta boring after a while.

For a sex work related book I enjoyed "My name is Jennie" by Jennie Ketcham

She was formerly Penny Flame and I came to the book through watching Sex Rehab with Dr Drew.

Incredible story and not too preachy
 

furball8

Honi soit qui mal y pense
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The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire.
William Dalrymple

The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam.
Barbara Tuchman

Bad, foolish, and counterproductive behavior by governments and corporations. Things haven't improved much since 1200 B.C.
 

Stamkos

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Dec 9, 2015
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“The Room Where It Happened“ - John Bolton

it’s about a moronic, self absorbed, narcissistic lunatic.......
 

Cock Throppled

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Oct 1, 2003
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Just finished "Lost Girls" - About the unsolved, possible serial killings of 10 prostitutes in New York. Also recently made into an excrutiatingly bad Netflix movie.
 

wickedlicker49

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Alan Watts can always take complex ideas and reduce them to their essence. I love his writing so much. A friend loaned this to me at the beginning of the pandemic and there’s wisdom there for certain. It was written in the early 1950’s but is relevant now as ever.

I’ll also add that I wrote a book during the three months of isolation. I’ve long thought I had one but time hadn’t allowed the space. It was very easy once I got started, my unconscious mind actually knew everything and I even wrote in my sleep many times. After it was done, I realized it was the story of my life, including childhood trauma and overcoming that through imagination and the arts. That was a major shocker. I’m adapting the book into a modern musical/opera and hiring for lots of positions so if the theatre interests you, if you’re a dancer, if you have crew experience, or if you just want to lend a hand send me a PM. I’ll make a proper help wanted post soon.
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hungus

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The Art of War, and essays discussing it.

This book completely changed my approach to conflict and problem solving.

I dare say this may be one of the most important books ever written.