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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4995 on: September 06, 2016, 01:34:45 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4996 on: September 12, 2016, 07:55:53 PM »
Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4997 on: September 12, 2016, 08:33:00 PM »
The Werewolf of Bamberg, by Oliver Pötzsch. My job's dull sometimes, so I listen to audiobooks as well as music to help kill time.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4998 on: September 14, 2016, 02:32:39 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4999 on: September 14, 2016, 09:58:40 AM »
The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5000 on: September 14, 2016, 02:06:28 PM »
Finished Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited last night.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5001 on: September 14, 2016, 02:25:30 PM »
Going through Jeffrey Brown's Jedi Academy series of semi-graphic novels, ahead of the young one reading them. Much hilarity, and so on.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5002 on: September 14, 2016, 05:29:53 PM »
Sun-Tzu's "The Art of War".
From Ch. 12, "Attacking with Fire":
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Rage can change back into joy.
A nation once destroyed cannot be brought back to life.
Dead men do not return to the living."
"Mouth make trouble, mouth make no trouble." - Sun Tzu

"Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil. Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few." - Ecclesiastes (NASB)

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5003 on: September 21, 2016, 05:24:17 PM »
Sun-Tzu's "The Art of War".
From Ch. 12, "Attacking with Fire":
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"Anger can change back into happiness.
Rage can change back into joy.
A nation once destroyed cannot be brought back to life.
Dead men do not return to the living."

Tell that to Poland.  They've been dismembered and annexed so many times and they keep coming back.  Pretty much the zombie country.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5004 on: September 23, 2016, 11:25:13 AM »
Sun-Tzu's "The Art of War".
From Ch. 12, "Attacking with Fire":
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"Anger can change back into happiness.
Rage can change back into joy.
A nation once destroyed cannot be brought back to life.
Dead men do not return to the living."

Tell that to Poland.  They've been dismembered and annexed so many times and they keep coming back.  Pretty much the zombie country.
What do you mean by this? ;>
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5005 on: September 23, 2016, 06:35:32 PM »
Dominika, I think what he means is that Poland is a country that you CAN'T make disappear no matter how hard you try. A zombie is a being that comes back to life long after it should be truly and fairly dead.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5006 on: September 24, 2016, 04:21:44 AM »
Dominika, I think what he means is that Poland is a country that you CAN'T make disappear no matter how hard you try. A zombie is a being that comes back to life long after it should be truly and fairly dead.

Like cockroaches.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5007 on: September 24, 2016, 07:49:15 AM »
Dominika, I think what he means is that Poland is a country that you CAN'T make disappear no matter how hard you try. A zombie is a being that comes back to life long after it should be truly and fairly dead.

Like cockroaches.
I don't like neither zombie nor cockroach metaphor in this case ;P
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5008 on: September 24, 2016, 09:55:19 AM »
Dominika, I don't either. But I don't think that the zombie example was intended to be nasty. I think it was just a bit thoughtless. The cockroach example, now that may have been intended as nasty. I don't know. Both are nasty, whether intended or not.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5009 on: September 24, 2016, 09:54:19 PM »
"Shark Skin Suite" by Tim Dorsey. My favorite of the Sergio Storms series, so far, due to the pronounced absence of gratuitous sex, which just became tacky.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5010 on: September 25, 2016, 12:09:40 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5011 on: September 25, 2016, 10:48:36 PM »
Chapter 3 entitled "The Blessings of Madness" from E.R. Dodds' book, The Greeks and the Irrational.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5012 on: October 14, 2016, 12:16:55 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5013 on: October 22, 2016, 08:51:08 PM »
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« Reply #5014 on: October 22, 2016, 09:40:34 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5015 on: October 22, 2016, 09:48:57 PM »
Acts: An Exegetical Commentary: Introduction and 1:1-2:47 / Craig S. Keener.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5016 on: October 28, 2016, 12:24:41 AM »
Just finished Demian. It's interesting how all characters are clearly built as manifestations of Sinclair's Self, makes me wonder how far this can apply to the average novel.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5017 on: October 28, 2016, 06:29:13 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5018 on: October 28, 2016, 09:28:49 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5019 on: October 28, 2016, 02:22:28 PM »
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« Reply #5020 on: October 29, 2016, 10:03:57 PM »
The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss, by David Bentley Hart 

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« Reply #5021 on: October 29, 2016, 10:29:32 PM »
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« Reply #5022 on: October 29, 2016, 11:00:33 PM »
@RaphaCam is reading "tao te ching" prior to Sun-Tzu's "The Art of Warfare", in a very obvious and transparent attempt at one-up'smanship.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5023 on: October 30, 2016, 02:17:03 AM »
... a book by a John D. MacDonald, "Bright Orange for the Shroud", including an introduction by a Mr. Carl Hiaasen. It better be grrreat! :)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5024 on: October 30, 2016, 07:05:51 AM »
@RaphaCam is reading "tao te ching" prior to Sun-Tzu's "The Art of Warfare", in a very obvious and transparent attempt at one-up'smanship.
Not really.  :laugh:
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5025 on: October 30, 2016, 10:19:01 PM »
Not really.  :laugh:
Maybe you should [read that book], for penance.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
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Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism; changed my major from History to Economics so...
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5027 on: October 31, 2016, 06:17:06 AM »
A bunch of papers on the Eleusinian Mysteries.
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« Reply #5028 on: October 31, 2016, 07:08:38 AM »
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« Reply #5029 on: October 31, 2016, 04:02:10 PM »
Not really.  :laugh:
Maybe you should [read that book], for penance.
I may have read it when I was younger, since it's short and my father always kept it with his other favourite books... But I surely need to re-read it.

Right now I'm reading Invasão Vertical dos Bárbaros ("Vertical Invasion of the Barbarians"), by Mário Ferreira dos Santos, our best philosopher in history. It's a manifesto about the destruction of Western culture by the creation of an anti-intellectual, negativist, scientifist, misanthropian elite. Really good, some guy has translated some chapters into English. Barbaros intra muros!
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5030 on: October 31, 2016, 04:47:21 PM »
Read "The Cursed Child". I'm really disappointed with what Rowling is doing to Ron.
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« Reply #5031 on: October 31, 2016, 11:36:21 PM »
Read "The Cursed Child". I'm really disappointed with what Rowling is doing to Ron.
J. K. Rowling is the worst thing that ever happened to Harry Potter.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5032 on: November 02, 2016, 07:00:48 AM »
Iliad.
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« Reply #5033 on: November 02, 2016, 07:02:46 AM »
Started "The Northern Thebaid" last night.

I'm going through it myself.
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« Reply #5034 on: November 04, 2016, 11:41:16 AM »
Listening to an audiobook version of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5035 on: November 04, 2016, 12:41:54 PM »
I just reread The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Heresy of Orthodoxy. The latter gave me a lot to think about, and as I result I found unlikely the hypothesis that heresy preceded proto-Orthodoxy in early Christianity. The large-scale distribution of Christianity by Paul and the early Church would've required that there was a huge centralizing force capable of forcing 'orthodoxy' upon the 'original' heretical Christians. And no such thing was possible until Constantine, and even under Constantine these esoteric heretics are scantly mentioned, instead new heretical movements such as Arianism and Nestorianism are introduced, as clear successors of proto-orthodoxy, and not of heresy. Furthermore, the book shows why it's likely that in every single region of the Empire that Christianity took hold, Orthodoxy preceded heresy. The only possible way to make the 'heresy preceded orthodoxy' argument stick in order to account for the large-scale nature of Christianity would be a way to connect Marcionism to primitive Christianity. I don't think that's possible however, Marcionism is a rejection of the Jewish origins of Christianity.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5036 on: November 06, 2016, 06:55:43 PM »
I read all four American Demon Hunters companion novellas over the weekend. I don't feel like reading the actual novel now.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5037 on: November 06, 2016, 09:40:54 PM »
CASH: The Autobiography

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5038 on: November 07, 2016, 03:01:18 PM »
Aladdin's Lamp: How Greek Science Came to Europe Through the Islamic World, by John Freely
Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome, by Robert Harris

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5039 on: November 07, 2016, 03:11:21 PM »
Pirunkehto (~Devil"s cradle) by Tero Ikäheimonen

It's a kind of history of Finnish BM. Filled with all kinds of priceless anecdotes and stories from the world of a very tiny subculture of a subculture. Should be a lot of fun
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