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« Reply #1700 on: May 02, 2019, 01:45:25 AM »

I finished the Quixote a couple of days ago.

I'm the converted. GOAT-tier novel. Fully deserves its reputation.

Currently reading the seminal (pun intended since there's lots of weird psychosexual stuff) cyberpunk novel Neuromancer.
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« Reply #1701 on: May 02, 2019, 01:50:31 AM »

Finished up: Crazy Rich Asians

Current: Apple Turnover Murder
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« Reply #1702 on: May 02, 2019, 11:15:21 AM »

Recently finished: Gibbon's Decline and Fall, Blood Meridian

Working on: Team of Rivals, Kotkin's Stalin series, Paris 1919, Holmes's The Common Law, The Rebel

Add my voice to the praises for Don Quixote. Looking to find a good copy in the original Spanish.
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« Reply #1703 on: May 12, 2019, 12:10:28 AM »

Finished Up: Apple Turnover Murder

Current: Lemon Meringue Pie Murder, The Apprentice: Trump, Russia, and the Subversion of American Democracy

Coming Up: China Rich Girlfriend (part 2 in the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy)
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« Reply #1704 on: May 12, 2019, 12:15:51 AM »

Currently reading The Black Dog of Fate by Peter Balakian. Moving personal portrait of the Armenian-American experience and the authors discovery of his familys terrible fate during the genocide
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« Reply #1705 on: May 12, 2019, 01:31:41 AM »

Che Guevara - The Motorcycle Diaries
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« Reply #1706 on: May 12, 2019, 05:21:18 AM »

I bought James Patterson's & Bill Clinton's "The President is missing" and will read it on vacation later this month.
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« Reply #1707 on: May 31, 2019, 12:33:49 PM »



International Politics and Warfare in the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great, by William Young.
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« Reply #1708 on: June 14, 2019, 09:18:02 PM »

Playing With Fire by Lawrence O'Donnell, this makes me wonder what if Rocky didn't run or if Reagan ran earlier and if Bobby ran earlier.
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« Reply #1709 on: June 14, 2019, 11:42:42 PM »

Presidents of War
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« Reply #1710 on: June 15, 2019, 08:08:45 PM »

I've been trying to slog through Moby Dick for a few months. I enjoy it, but it's very long and I've been busy. Featured moment: A Spanish sailor says something incredibly racist to a black harpooner and follows it up with "no offense."
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« Reply #1711 on: August 06, 2019, 09:20:26 PM »

Finished Up:
The Case for God by Karen Armstrong (reread)
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

Currently Reading: The Kingdom of God is Within You by Leo Tolstoy

Coming Up: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
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« Reply #1712 on: August 07, 2019, 12:07:27 AM »

I've found myself in the position of reading no fewer than seven books at once:

Some medieval Japanese biwa player or other, The Tale of the Heike
George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four
Christopher Hitchens, Why Orwell Matters
Rachel Held Evans (RIP), Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again
Oscar Romero, A Shepherd's Diary
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Thing Around Your Neck
Yukio Mishima, Death in Midsummer

I'm enjoying all of these books a lot so far, although Evans's persistent inability to grok why the Old Testament is the way it is has been getting on my nerves for a while now. A close friend informs me that I am probably not the intended audience for a book about the Bible by a WASPy ex-Evangelical with no known Jewish ancestry, even a really bighearted and perceptive one like RHE.
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« Reply #1713 on: August 07, 2019, 04:07:04 AM »

I have recently finished reading Solovyov and Larionov (Eugene Vodolazkin) and re-reading The Mimic Men (V.S. Naipaul). The latter is a classic, the former doubtless will be in time. I cannot recommend either highly enough. The books complement each other nicely, and in more ways than one.

I have just started reading Vasily Grossman's Stalingrad, the publication of the English translation of which has been, of course, one of the literary highlights of the year. I usually have more than one novel on the go at any given time, so doubtless this will soon be accompanied by something else.
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« Reply #1714 on: August 08, 2019, 01:05:04 AM »

I'm trying to read Frank Herbert's Dune, but it's reminding me why I don't read sci-fi. So many proper nouns to remember... my poor brain can't handle it.
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« Reply #1715 on: August 08, 2019, 03:01:22 AM »

All the Kremlin's Men, Mikhail Zygar;
A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin;
The Global Cold War, Odd Arne Westad;
Anatomy of Revolution, Crane Brinton.

Thinking of ordering some Marvel Omnibus collections for Spider-Man, Daredevil, or X-Force when the post-vacation paycheck comes in.
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« Reply #1716 on: October 04, 2019, 04:58:16 PM »



Came in the post today. Excited. And also a little bit nostalgic as the originals were my absolutel favourite books as a kid
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« Reply #1717 on: October 16, 2019, 02:19:40 AM »

Remnants of Partition: 21 Objects from a Continent Divided by Aanchal Malhotra

I had known about its making for like a couple years now and I read the chapter (somehow my grandmother's younger brother got his own chapter in it) that most peaked my interest like a few weeks ago, but now the whole thing is in so I can read it.

and I usually hate books and reading, and only do it for school almost always exclusively
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« Reply #1718 on: October 16, 2019, 04:55:52 PM »

Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino.
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