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NVR - What are you reading right now? (Fiction or non-fiction)

I'm reading 'Raising Vegan Children in a Non-vegan World' by Erin Pavlina.
I'm curious what everyone else has their nose in at the moment!  :)

Sense And Sensability  Jane Austen
Naturally Thin  Bethanny Frankel
The People That History Forgot  Ernest L. Martin

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Getting More by Stuart Diamond. For negotiation techniques taught at business schools.

Basic Economics: Citizen's Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell. I just started it and so far I'm not liking it as much as Economic Facts and Fallacies which was nicely substantively dense.

I'm also rereading Meditations by Marcus Aurelius to remind myself not to be so mopey and serious. For some reasons, the part where he points out there's no use in getting angry over a smelly armpit and foul smelling mouth when these things just ARE cracked me up.

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* Sensibility

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American Communal Utopias. It's an old book, from the late 1800's, and some of the communities examined were already dying. I'm interested to see the viewpoint of a more-or-less contemporary author. He seems to admire them (the author wanted communism in the philosophical sense, not the KGB sense, to flourish in America) but is aware of the impossibility of some of them surviving. He was also open to the idea that philosophical communism might not be workable in the longterm, either.

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Choosing a Jewish Life  by Anita Diamant
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

It's nice to know I'm not the only one who has two or three books I'm reading at the same time.

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I do that all the time, Risueña! Often I have one book to read during the day and another at night.
Concurrent to American Communal Utopias, I am also reading Isabella Bird's Unbeaten Tracks in Japan.
She cracks me up. A Victorian Englishwoman (who else?) who travels alone all over the world "for her health" and yet consistently chooses the most "primitive" areas to travel in. I guess so she can complain about how terrible the food is and how scandalously everyone behaves. She is really obsessed with the fact that Japanese women are "shirtless to the waist" (ie wear kimonos with overlapped tops and no underwear.) And that men in the rice fields only wear basically shorts or a loincloth...well, how much do you wear when you're up to your knees in water and mud?
She reminds me of some of my students who go far and wide in search of "authentic" places to have their summer vacation in--basically, from what I hear later, so they can talk about how uncomfortable they were and how sick they got. And they've never seen anything of their own country!!

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Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh  :)

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Finally got my hands on a copy of the Millenium Trilogy. Now to see what all the fuss is about.

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hey people who reads books,

i want to read more books. fiction-like ones (or less fictional, just stories or whatever in general).

requirements:
it must be interesting.

thoughts?

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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.
and
The History of Witchcraft and Demonology by Montague Summers

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hey people who reads books,

i want to read more books. fiction-like ones (or less fictional, just stories or whatever in general).

requirements:
it must be interesting.

thoughts?

Reread this thread. Take notes.
Go to library/online. Checkout/download books.
Read, read, read.

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The History of Witchcraft and Demonology by Montague Summers

You like stuff like that?? That's awesome! I love things about the history of witches, demons, hell, etc..

I went to the bookstore once and found this old encyclopedia full of Witch history. It was beat up but I wanted to buy it. I went up to the counter and asked the price. They checked their inventory and couldn't find it listed. The manager came over, put the book in a bag and said, "Have a nice day." I got a free book.......was it possessed?!?  >:D

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hey people who reads books,

i want to read more books. fiction-like ones (or less fictional, just stories or whatever in general).

requirements:
it must be interesting.

thoughts?

Reread this thread. Take notes.
Go to library/online. Checkout/download books.
Read, read, read.

i see what you did there.

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James Weldon Johnson: The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man.
Apparently he didn't realise he was "coloured" until he was nine or ten.

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Everything I Never Wanted to Be by Dina Kucera. 
AC, I think you(and everyone!)  would like this book, a true story about a stand up comic that has an unemployed husband, his twin unemployed brother, her mother with Parkinson's, her 2 grown daughters(one is a herion addict) and her grandson with cerebral palsy all living with her. 

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The History of Witchcraft and Demonology by Montague Summers

You like stuff like that?? That's awesome! I love things about the history of witches, demons, hell, etc..

I went to the bookstore once and found this old encyclopedia full of Witch history. It was beat up but I wanted to buy it. I went up to the counter and asked the price. They checked their inventory and couldn't find it listed. The manager came over, put the book in a bag and said, "Have a nice day." I got a free book.......was it possessed?!?  >:D

Of course it was possessed...by you! After they gave it to you.

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The History of Witchcraft and Demonology by Montague Summers

You like stuff like that?? That's awesome! I love things about the history of witches, demons, hell, etc..

I went to the bookstore once and found this old encyclopedia full of Witch history. It was beat up but I wanted to buy it. I went up to the counter and asked the price. They checked their inventory and couldn't find it listed. The manager came over, put the book in a bag and said, "Have a nice day." I got a free book.......was it possessed?!?  >:D

Of course it was possessed...by you! After they gave it to you.

:-D A wonderful play on words, Yabbit!! :)

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thoughts?

Don't read anything that Oprah says.

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thoughts?

Don't read anything that Oprah says.

This.

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Finished the Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man. It was OK-ish until halfway through I realised it was fiction, not a real autobiography. It just kind of fell apart into wierd impossibility. Disappointing.
Currently reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo which started slow but is better now. I usually fight shy of any fiction with a family tree in the front, but so far it's OK and a good translation.

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