What book are you reading?

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by hugodrax » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:17 pm

coco wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:56 pm
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Rereading Il Gattopardo, by Lampidusa. One of my favorites.
In English or Italian?
Italian now, although I have both. Much recourse to the dictionary. I spoke much more as a child but have let it lapse. When my middle child remarked the other day that she was surprised English people liked Italian food, I realized how much I've failed to pass on. Time for a tune up before I start teaching them.

Also, reading a swell book on medieval/renaissance manners, Il Galateo, by della Casa. There's a real exercise in what the eff. I'd compare it to a seventh or eighth grader reading Beowulf or Early Modern English. But hey, at least I know not to throw the bones on the floor now.
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Post by colton » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:25 pm

Just finished Antifragile by Nassim Taleb (scattered, but highly recommended) and about to start The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf.


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Post by jruegg » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:07 pm

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by dennisthemenace » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:17 am

Afraid, Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare In America by Dr. Robert H. Bennett

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27782439-afraid
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by infidel » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:26 am

hugodrax wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:17 pm
When my middle child remarked the other day that she was surprised English people liked Italian food, I realized how much I've failed to pass on.
Silly child, it's far more surprising when Italian people like English food.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by A_Morley » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:50 pm

Thank You For Smoking by Christopher Buckley.

It's the first time that I've read a novel by a living writer in quite a score.

It's alright.
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Post by UncleBob » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:41 pm

The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Goose55 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:12 am

A technical book, Mastering the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1. This is a great book that demystifies the Owners Manual. Thoughtful & generous CPSer sent it to me.
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Post by Pepik » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:34 am

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Post by wosbald » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:12 pm

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Circus Philosophicus by Graham Harman




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Post by durangopipe » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:18 pm

New Mexico's Crypto-Jews, Image and Memory

My wife bought it for me while she was down in New Mexico visiting her sister.
Fascinating history and photographs.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Tatanka » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:22 pm

Geogre Whitefield - GOD's Anointed Servant in the Great Revival of the Eighteenth Century, by Arnold A. Dallimore.

Just finished Christian music star's auto-biography for up to now in his life; Steven Curtis Chapman's "Between Heaven and the Real World."
Very fascinating!
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Jocose » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:04 pm

Practical Blacksmithing

A collection of articles contributed at different times by skilled workmen to the columns of "The Blacksmith and Wheelwright" and covering nearly the whole range of blacksmithing from the simplest job of work to some of the most complex forgings.

Compiled and edited by
M. T. Richardson

Illustrated

Four volumes in one, originally published in separate volumes in 1889, 1890 and 1891
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:59 pm

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The Quadruple Object by Graham Harman




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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by sweetandsour » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:30 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:45 pm
Finally completed Wanderer of my Native Shore by Reiger. Now starting The Greater Journey, Americans in Paris by McCullough.
Finished McCullough's The Greater Journey this afternoon. One of the best reads I've had in a good while, although it took me all summer. I was constantly looking up names and places and subjects throughout, and even took some notes. It's appropriate to finish it essentially at the beginning of August. I share Haig-Brown's view that in a sense, August is the year's passing. The summer vacation is ending, and the grandkids will be returning to school in ~3 weeks. Whatever plans/goals I had for 2017, I'd better get with it.

But my stack of "to-read" books has grown since June, and I need to select one.
As thus we sat in darkness
Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:11 pm

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Immaterialism: Objects and Social Theory by Graham Harman




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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by sweetandsour » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:13 pm

Heron Hill Chronicles, by George Reiger. It's a light read; I'm looking for a good book/commentary on the Psalms.
As thus we sat in darkness
Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

O love the Lord, all ye His saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful. Psalm 31:23

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by TwoXseveN » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:24 pm

The Unwanteds

It's my 14y/o goddaughter's favorite series (besides Harry Potter of course) so I've been reading it as a bonding exercise.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Dlibbon » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:35 am

Just finished James Smith book "How Not To Be Secular" on Charles Taylors work. A challenging and short read.


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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by UncleBob » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:46 pm

The Engines of God by McDevitt
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