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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:58 am

Perusing Asimov on Chemistry. Waiting for a couple of John Graves and Wodehouse books to arrive.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by coco » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:27 am

wosbald wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:45 pm
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Limited Inc by Jacques Derrida

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I've read a bit on speech acts, so I would love to know what you think of this.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by gaining_age » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:36 am

Craft wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:40 pm
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was it good?
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:20 am

gaining_age wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:36 am
Craft wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:40 pm
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was it good?
Ha! I was going to ask if it had pictures. Whatever it was, it must have been good.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Craft » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:48 pm

gaining_age wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:36 am
Craft wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:40 pm
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was it good?
It didn't have any pictures (I was looking for a book which was e***** in content, but considered actual literature rather than p***). But that makes some feel uncomfortable, so c'est la vie I guess...
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by gaining_age » Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:31 pm

Craft wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:48 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:36 am
Craft wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:40 pm
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was it good?
It didn't have any pictures (I was looking for a book which was e***** in content, but considered actual literature rather than p***). But that makes some feel uncomfortable, so c'est la vie I guess...
Out of control odd rare old man (or possibly an hobbyist). -- Label by The Big R.
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2:6 Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus walked
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Craft » Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:47 pm

gaining_age wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:31 pm
Craft wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:48 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:36 am
Craft wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:40 pm
<zederated>
was it good?
It didn't have any pictures (I was looking for a book which was e***** in content, but considered actual literature rather than p***). But that makes some feel uncomfortable, so c'est la vie I guess...
As in the author?
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Hovannes » Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:28 pm

Nothing.
I just finished St Augustine's The City of God
Now I need to rest my eyes :lol:
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by coco » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:01 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:28 pm
Nothing.
I just finished St Augustine's The City of God
Now I need to rest my eyes :lol:
When did you start that one?
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Fainn » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:08 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:28 pm
Nothing.
I just finished St Augustine's The City of God
Now I need to rest my eyes :lol:
I read it a long time when I had too many other things going on and I don't feel I gave it the attention it deserves.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Hovannes » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:50 am

Fainn wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:08 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:28 pm
Nothing.
I just finished St Augustine's The City of God
Now I need to rest my eyes :lol:
I read it a long time when I had too many other things going on and I don't feel I gave it the attention it deserves.
It's an amazing book!
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Hovannes » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:51 am

coco wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:01 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:28 pm
Nothing.
I just finished St Augustine's The City of God
Now I need to rest my eyes :lol:
When did you start that one?
I think two years ago, but easily over a year. There is a lot to ponder.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by hugodrax » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:53 am

A biography of R.E. Lee by Douglas Southall Freeman.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by coco » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:36 am

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Craft » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:46 am

coco wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:36 am
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Sounds interesting.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by coco » Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:25 am

Craft wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:46 am
coco wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:36 am
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Sounds interesting.
It was delightfully Japanese and the author did a good job with his unreliable narrator. While I don't think that it should be a Nobel Prize winner, it was a pretty good book.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by durangopipe » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:37 pm

A favorite S. J. Perelman quote:

"The dubious privilege of a freelance writer is he’s given the freedom to starve anywhere."

A freelance writer (among other things) friend originally from Michigan- now starving in Denver (not really) - just sent me this pipe related snippet from Perleman. I thought others here might enjoy it:
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They then suggest to me the things you must have in order to be a writer now. Most often, a laptop, wireless headphones, a supply of PBR and weed are suggested.

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Post by WSerad » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:48 pm

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:17 pm

+JMJ+

The Splendor of the Church by Henri de Lubac

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