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The History of My Life by Casanova.
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Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano
Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (Michael Hulse translation; love his translations of Sebald)
Poems of the Late T'ang (edited by A. C. Graham)
Bruno Schulz, The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories

And for work:

Archon Fung and Erik Olin Wright (with others), Deepening Democracy
Leonard Sax, Boys Adrift
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Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics, by John Bell, of Bell's inequalities fame. His attitude is great. At one point he's talking about observables, recasting them as "beables" (be-ables), but takes time to consider and dismiss the terms "being" and "beer". Beer. I'm sure he did that colloquiums, too. Gotta love that man.
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WTF!!?!

How can you read this shit? I couldn't make it past 25 pages
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Tom Watson has reduced the fundamentals of golf to a coffee table book. Probably the clearest, and most helpful golf instruction book I've ever read.




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Because I'm a masochist.
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Currently reading Mistborn: The Final Empire. It's the first book in Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series. He's the author who took over writing the Wheel of Time series after Robert Jordan's death, so I was a little hesitant, but Sanderson is a much better writer and so far it's been a pretty enjoyable read.
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Currently reading Mistborn: The Final Empire. It's the first book in Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series. He's the author who took over writing the Wheel of Time series after Robert Jordan's death, so I was a little hesitant, but Sanderson is a much better writer and so far it's been a pretty enjoyable read.

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Yeah. Wheel of Time sucks.
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Because I'm a masochist.

I loved the book.
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I loved the book.

Challenging stuff to read though I have to say, but I did enjoy much of it. The Judgment is pretty intense. In the Penal Colony is . As is A Country Doctor. The Rejection is worth a chuckle. The Trees, The Sudden Walk and Children on the Country Road got me into a little bit of a reflective mood.

Anyway new book!
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blahman have you read the DFW essay "On Kafka's Funniness?"

Just finished my class reading for the semester so I get to read for pleasure again, gonna go back over Siddhartha and then finish the new DFW hopefully in the short term.
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What a strange book. Enjoying it so far.
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What a strange book. Enjoying it so far.

Calvino:

Have you read any Borges?
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Calvino:

Have you read any Borges?

I've picked through a few of the short stories in Labyrinths while still in college. Really liked them. I have to go find a few of his books - can't believe I am so woefully under-read when it comes to Borges.
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