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« Reply #1800 on: July 31, 2011, 11:59:45 PM »
Cicero - On Academic Scepticism (again)

There's a book being published at the end of August on Potamo of Alexandria and the Emergence of Eclecticism in Late Hellenistic Philosophy, but it's over $90... anyone with some extra money want to contribute to the education of poor old Asteriktos?  :P
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« Reply #1801 on: August 03, 2011, 12:57:29 PM »
William James: Writings, 1902-1910

Got this from the library today. At more than 1350 pages it should hold me over for a while  :angel:
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« Reply #1802 on: August 03, 2011, 01:14:59 PM »
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea - Barbara Demick


I have a love hate relationship with my Kindle. I love the thrill of the hunt at bookstores, and I love lying in bed, flipping through the pages of the book. But when I find a book that I want, and there's an e-book version of it, I have the "WANT IT NEED IT MUST HAVE IT NOW" mentality. And then I click "Order."  :-\ It feels too easy.
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« Reply #1803 on: August 03, 2011, 01:41:28 PM »
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« Reply #1804 on: August 03, 2011, 02:06:52 PM »
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« Reply #1805 on: August 08, 2011, 07:20:30 AM »
Just read Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History by Robert Kaplan again and that got me on another Balkan history kick.  So now I'm finally ready to tackle Rebecca West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia.  At 1150 pages, I've got my work cut out for me.  In addition to that, I'm also reading Armenian Golgotha: A Memoir Of The Armenian Genocide, 1915 - 1918 by Fr. Grigoris Balakian.  This is a personal, first-hand account of what the author, a priest in the Armenian Apostolic Church, went through.  It's been compared to Night by Elie Wiesel (which I read last month and was amazing- I highly recommend it!).

Next month, I plan on reading:

 1. The Caucasus: An Introduction by Thomas de Waal.
 2. The Balkans: Nationaism, War, and The Great Powers, 1804 - 1999 by Misha Glenny

How were the two books on Balkan history?

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« Reply #1806 on: August 08, 2011, 09:31:30 PM »
Re-reading an old book, M. E. Kerr's Deliver Us From Evie. Her writing is just so honest and straightforward. I think I've read this book about 15 times since I first read it at 17.

Starting Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich - Alison Owings
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« Reply #1807 on: August 08, 2011, 09:38:46 PM »
Re-reading manual of AS/400 system operation, CL and RPG. Interview tomorrow. :P
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1808 on: August 08, 2011, 09:44:46 PM »
The Brothers Karamazov, again. I find something new in each reading, and can pull something deep from each page.
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« Reply #1809 on: August 11, 2011, 01:44:01 PM »
North of the DMZ: Essays on Daily Life in North Korea - Andrei Lankov
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« Reply #1810 on: August 11, 2011, 02:20:17 PM »
I just finished "The Inspector and Silence," by Hakan Nesser. Man, was it scary.

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« Reply #1811 on: August 11, 2011, 05:37:39 PM »
I just got a Kindle from my beautiful wife as a birthday present.  Needless to say, I've packed it up with as much free stuff as I can get. 

Kindle:
Beethoven's Letters: 1796-1820 Volume 1
Haydn by J. Runciman
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Homilies on the Gospel of St. Matthew by St. John Chrysostom

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The End of Prosperity by Arthur Laffer, Steven Moore and Peter Tanous
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« Reply #1812 on: August 11, 2011, 06:52:31 PM »
I just got a Kindle from my beautiful wife as a birthday present.  Needless to say, I've packed it up with as much free stuff as I can get. 
They're addictive, aren't they!

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« Reply #1813 on: August 11, 2011, 08:22:40 PM »
I just got a Kindle from my beautiful wife as a birthday present.  Needless to say, I've packed it up with as much free stuff as I can get. 
Isn't that the best! A lot of my favorite books are free -- and some that I've wanted to read! I'm trying to read more Russian Lit., since I've read quite a bit of nonfiction already.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1814 on: August 11, 2011, 08:49:49 PM »
Today I'm on "End in Tears" by Ruth Rendell. It's pretty good so far.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1815 on: August 11, 2011, 09:04:40 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1816 on: August 11, 2011, 09:38:46 PM »
The Brothers Karamazov, again. I find something new in each reading, and can pull something deep from each page.
In the midst of reading this in Russian, second time overall (First time in English). It's gonna take a while. Get back to me next year, or later.

Also reading a book on wine, and one on entry-level Ancient Greek, in preparation for a course in a few weeks.
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« Reply #1817 on: August 11, 2011, 09:41:48 PM »
The Brothers Karamazov, again. I find something new in each reading, and can pull something deep from each page.
In the midst of reading this in Russian, second time overall (First time in English). It's gonna take a while. Get back to me next year, or later.
Sounds good Jim, look forward to hearing your opinion on it in Russian.

I think the P&V is extremely outstanding and the annotations are superb.
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« Reply #1818 on: August 11, 2011, 09:44:20 PM »
The Brothers Karamazov, again. I find something new in each reading, and can pull something deep from each page.
In the midst of reading this in Russian, second time overall (First time in English). It's gonna take a while. Get back to me next year, or later.
Sounds good Jim, look forward to hearing your opinion on it in Russian.

I think the P&V is extremely outstanding and the annotations are superb.
Calling Pevear & Volokhonsky "P&V". Next level s***.  :laugh:

I met a priest in NYC last month who is well acquainted with them. I gotta get my in...
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1819 on: August 11, 2011, 09:58:28 PM »
LOL thanks. :D

BTW if you can get P&V to autograph a copy of TBK for me I'll pay you. It's my favorite book.
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« Reply #1820 on: August 13, 2011, 03:22:08 AM »
LOL thanks. :D

BTW if you can get P&V to autograph a copy of TBK for me I'll pay you. It's my favorite book.
In the midst of all this, and prompted by an article I read, I decide to re-read the epilogue tonight in English, just 'cause. I sat with it for a while, and then my wife told me that my son had woken up and wanted me to say goodnight again. I went in, and he, unprompted, kissed me on the forehead.
As you are obviously very familiar with this epilogue, you might imagine how this chain of events affected me.
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« Reply #1821 on: August 18, 2011, 01:20:06 PM »
LOL thanks. :D

BTW if you can get P&V to autograph a copy of TBK for me I'll pay you. It's my favorite book.
In the midst of all this, and prompted by an article I read, I decide to re-read the epilogue tonight in English, just 'cause. I sat with it for a while, and then my wife told me that my son had woken up and wanted me to say goodnight again. I went in, and he, unprompted, kissed me on the forehead.
As you are obviously very familiar with this epilogue, you might imagine how this chain of events affected me.
God is good.
Wow that is amazing! Thank you for sharing this.

Fr. Andrew sent me a copy of Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy. I hope to provide a full review complete with footnotes and references in the near future once I have completed it. Father if you are reading this, thank you again for the quick shipment and the book. :)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1822 on: August 18, 2011, 01:23:17 PM »
I have Clash of Civilizations and 1491 on order from Amazon.
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« Reply #1823 on: August 18, 2011, 03:26:29 PM »
I'm about to start "The Caller," by Karin Fossum.   :)

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« Reply #1824 on: August 18, 2011, 03:39:18 PM »
At this point, I have a new Cosmo magazine that I haven't read yet. I know that life is bad when all I want to do is read trashy women's magazines. ;)
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« Reply #1825 on: August 18, 2011, 04:34:15 PM »
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s "Bluebeard."
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« Reply #1826 on: August 18, 2011, 04:36:42 PM »
Next I'm going to read "Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire that Rescued Western Civilization" by  Lars Brownworth.    :)

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« Reply #1827 on: August 18, 2011, 05:02:45 PM »
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Next I'm going to read "Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire that Rescued Western Civilization" by Lars Brownworth.

Wow. Never heard of that one - but with a title like that I think I know what the next book I read will be!
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1828 on: August 18, 2011, 07:53:20 PM »
Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
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« Reply #1829 on: August 18, 2011, 07:55:35 PM »
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

Could you let me know what you think of this once you finish it?

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« Reply #1830 on: August 18, 2011, 08:03:12 PM »
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

Could you let me know what you think of this once you finish it?

Thanks.

Don't waste your time.

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« Reply #1831 on: August 18, 2011, 08:05:19 PM »
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

Could you let me know what you think of this once you finish it?

Thanks.

Don't waste your time.

Garbage. It can go into the mulch bin with all the banana peels.

You are too smart for it.
I was actually hoping for a scathing review from scamandrius  :)
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« Reply #1832 on: August 18, 2011, 08:10:10 PM »
At this point, I have a new Cosmo magazine that I haven't read yet. I know that life is bad when all I want to do is read trashy women's gay men's magazines. ;)

Fixed.

That is worst thing I believe gay men have done in this country, create media that have made the minds of women sick about many things, especially their relationship with their bodies.

Big disconnect between the gay male understanding of the beauty of the female form and the straight male, exceptions of course.

At least Michelangelo was honest about his antipathy toward having to deal with the female form and tried to discourage have to present it by doing a horrible job and making them basically transvestites:



  

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« Reply #1833 on: August 18, 2011, 10:03:27 PM »
LOL very true about gay men and the fashion industry. They definitely do not make clothes for MY body type!

I'd explain why I read it, but the main point is that I read it, ironically or not.  8) And as a comedian said, it's like the cooler best friend that makes you feel like **** after talking to her for an hour. It's true. Despite my defenses, my insecurities go through the roof. And I totally need that.

Only a therapist could pontificate on why I actually read the magazine.

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« Reply #1834 on: August 18, 2011, 10:29:29 PM »
LOL very true about gay men and the fashion industry. They definitely do not make clothes for MY body type!

I'd explain why I read it, but the main point is that I read it, ironically or not.  8) And as a comedian said, it's like the cooler best friend that makes you feel like **** after talking to her for an hour. It's true. Despite my defenses, my insecurities go through the roof. And I totally need that.

Only a therapist could pontificate on why I actually read the magazine.



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« Reply #1835 on: August 18, 2011, 10:37:18 PM »
I'm going to go with yeah. Check out the thighs!
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« Reply #1836 on: August 18, 2011, 11:00:33 PM »
I'm going to go with yeah. Check out the thighs!

Check out the bad implants.

Well the entire male form with a slightly feminine face and breast implants.
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« Reply #1837 on: August 18, 2011, 11:05:38 PM »
Those are some wonky breast implants.
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« Reply #1838 on: August 18, 2011, 11:21:12 PM »
Oh crap.  I thought she was kinda cute...
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« Reply #1839 on: August 18, 2011, 11:27:40 PM »
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« Reply #1840 on: August 18, 2011, 11:39:13 PM »
I'm going to go with yeah. Check out the thighs!

Check out the bad implants.

Well the entire male form with a slightly feminine face and breast implants.
Those toes are busted too
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1841 on: August 19, 2011, 12:01:22 AM »
The Devil's Horsemen: The Mongol Invasion of Europe This was a really entertaining and fascinating read.

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« Reply #1842 on: August 19, 2011, 12:03:38 AM »
The Devil's Horsemen: The Mongol Invasion of Europe This was a really entertaining and fascinating read.
One that topic, what do you think of Charles Halperin's Russia and the Golden Horde?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1843 on: August 19, 2011, 12:10:23 AM »
The Devil's Horsemen: The Mongol Invasion of Europe This was a really entertaining and fascinating read.
One that topic, what do you think of Charles Halperin's Russia and the Golden Horde?

I'm getting that in the mail, probably tomorrow. I'll let you know after I read it.  :)

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« Reply #1844 on: August 19, 2011, 12:13:54 AM »
Cool  :).