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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:17 am

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Postby Bacopa » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:23 pm

From the Silent Earth - A Report on the Greek Bronze Age by Joseph Alsop
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Postby OOFainia » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:52 am

The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel

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Postby Montbellia » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:56 am

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.

I'm enjoying it so far, although her Egoist message is hard to agree with given how big of an asshole Howard Roark is. My friend never ceases to point out how much she hates Rand and her books.
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Postby The Macabees » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:41 am

The Macabees wrote:Now reading Harvard Business Review's On Managing People.


This was an excellent book.

Now reading On Emotional Intelligence by the same publisher.
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Postby Yohannes » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:48 am

I'm currently reading The Lion Wakes: A Modern History of HSBC by Richard Roberts and David Kynaston Image
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Postby Hanafuridake » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:17 pm

Kūkai: Major Works by Kūkai (obviously) and ‎Yoshito S. Hakeda
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Postby Bombadil » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:40 am

Yohannes wrote:I'm currently reading The Lion Wakes: A Modern History of HSBC by Richard Roberts and David Kynaston (Image)


Oh, would like to hear if it's any good,
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Postby El-Amin Caliphate » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:24 pm

Hak Yolculugu/The Journey of Seeking the Truth by Osman Nuri Topbaş. I have a habit of taking long breaks between reading books :( I have to get out of that lol
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Postby Luminesa » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:09 pm

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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:01 am

I just finished an anthology of Ray Bradbury short stories.
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Postby West Aurelia » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:42 am

Crashed by Adam Tooze. Covers a lot of ground and has been an excellent book so far.

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Postby Barboneia » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:29 am

Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy.
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Postby Barboneia » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:22 am

Oh, I’m also reading Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer for English class.
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:45 am

Barboneia wrote:Oh, I’m also reading Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer for English class.

Into Thin Air, another of his books, is a great read. I should reread it...
Patriotic centrist American, who is right leaning. I support the Bill of Rights. I have no loyalty to any party. Expand or die. That's how humanity works. Science fiction is the best genre. The solar system is ours for the taking. I am a male. You can't spell team without "me". I support the troops.
Call me Pax. I take things literally, being a literal person.
Copy and paste this into your sig if you think we should colonize other planets.
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The country is the people, not the gov't
Doomsday is inevitable. Learn to survive.
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Postby The Macabees » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:51 pm

Robert J. Gordon's The Rise and Fall of American Growth

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What is the What, a somewhat fictionalized account of the life of one of the Somali Lost Boys. Could have used a good editor; as it happens the author was also the publisher so.
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Slekomania wrote:I finished the Iliad by Homer a few days ago. The Finnish translation is brilliant. It maintains the original dactylic hexameter, doesn't sacrifice understandability at all, and stays true to the original work.
Started Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre after I finished the Iliad. Enjoying it so far!


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