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post #331 of 5638
Almost done with "Stumbling on Happiness" by Daniel Gilbert.

Also slowly digesting "Change Your Life, Change Your Thoughts" by Dr. Wayne Dyer.

Looking for my next good read any suggestions.
post #332 of 5638
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Spring Fever by P.G. Wodehouse
The Industrial Revolutionaries by Gavin Weightman
Imbibe! From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar. by David Wondrich

I think that's all I have on the go right now.
post #333 of 5638
Miss Manners' (sic) Guide to Excrutiatingly Correct Behavior

The Driver

Abridgement of Churchill's history of WWII
post #334 of 5638
God is Not Great - Hitchens
Step Across This Line - Rushdie

On-deck:

Michaelangelo and the Pope's ceiling
Never Let Me Go - Ishiguro
post #335 of 5638
The Happiness Hypothesis - Haidt

- very interesting so far. I recommend anyone interested in the psychology of "happiness" take a look at it.
post #336 of 5638
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The Happiness Hypothesis - Haidt

- very interesting so far. I recommend anyone interested in the psychology of "happiness" take a look at it.

I have read it-- a fascinating book.
post #337 of 5638
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Spring Fever by P.G. Wodehouse

post #338 of 5638
"David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens.
post #339 of 5638
Thought I had posted in here recently, but apparently not. Just finished DeLillo's Libra and starting Mann's Magic Mountain.
post #340 of 5638
What is the What, by Dave Eggers.
post #341 of 5638
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Thought I had posted in here recently, but apparently not.

Just finished DeLillo's Libra and starting Mann's Magic Mountain.

Diddy, how was Libra? I've read White Noise, Underworld, and a few others, and Libra is actually on my shelf... but I never seem to get around to it.
post #342 of 5638
Been too unfocused to read anything new so I'm digging into Gravity's Rainbow again.
post #343 of 5638
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Diddy, how was Libra? I've read White Noise, Underworld, and a few others, and Libra is actually on my shelf... but I never seem to get around to it.
Underworld > Libra > White Noise > Cosmopolis Quite good! I gave up on it on my first attempt, but I am glad I gave it a second go. There are quite a few characters to keep track of, but it is interesting how their paths converge.
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Been too unfocused to read anything new so I'm digging into Gravity's Rainbow again.
Yes! I have been wanting to read that one again. One of those books that would reward a second reading, methinks.
post #344 of 5638
I re-read David Farland's Runelords series over winter break. The premise is your standard, oft recycled "Evil guy wants to take over the world but is waylayed by some dude with the powers of an ancient hero". However, Farland manages to make this take on the classic theme unique by introducing the morally suspect system of "endowments." Basically, commoners are enticed to give up their brawn (leaving them weak), grace (unable to walk around), wit (think of a drooling idiot), stamina (fall into a coma), etc. for gold and a pampered lifestyle in their lords's keeps and castles. It makes one think of the ethical implications and by extension makes the story a lot more interesting.
post #345 of 5638
Currently reading: The Road, Cormac McCarthy.
As compared to his other work, I find this more accessible, more in-your-face, more gut-felt emotional, and a faster read. Loving it so far.
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