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Just finished Murakami's Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. Beautiful book. Now onto some of his other works... not sure what I'll pick up next. I've already read A Wild Sheep Chase, so I'll see what looks good at the store tomorrow.
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I'm currently reading Huraki Murakami's IQ84.
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David Cay Johnston's Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You with the Bill)

http://www.amazon.com/Free-Lunch-Wealthiest-Themselves-Government/dp/1591841917
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I just finished reading "The Fault In Our Stars by John Green" .Excellent story. I still get emotional thinking about it.

 

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Started this the other day, pretty good so far.

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Just today read Superfreakonomics. Kind of lame, really. plain.gif

Now on to Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow, which is already much better.

http://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0374275637
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Just today read Superfreakonomics. Kind of lame, really. plain.gif
Now on to Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow, which is already much better.
http://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0374275637

My favorite part about superfreakonomics is that I was a test subject in many of the studies that they talk about List and Levitt performing. Those guys always had the best paid studies--I'd much rather play a $50 ultimatum game or do SAT math questions for $2 per correct answer than sit through some hour long psych study for $10 where they intentionally make you feel bad about yourself to gauge your reaction (and at the end just say "just kidding, that personality test was fake and the results were intentionally degrading").
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Read the Hunger Games series. The whole thing REALLY fell apart after the first book. The third is just a complete mess.
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Just finished Murakami's Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. Beautiful book. Now onto some of his other works... not sure what I'll pick up next. I've already read A Wild Sheep Chase, so I'll see what looks good at the store tomorrow.

Dance Dance Dance was a sort of sequel to Wild Sheep Chase, though I don't recall it being as good. Then again it's been a while.
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Just today read Superfreakonomics. Kind of lame, really. plain.gif
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Nearly got that one, but passed.,
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Read the Hunger Games series. The whole thing REALLY fell apart after the first book. The third is just a complete mess.

I read the first chapter to our son to get him interested, I don't know why it didn't take.

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Currently: Breakfast with Socrates - I'm enjoying it quite a bit for its simple / relevant approach.
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So Blood Meridian was one of the greatest things I've ever read, what McCarthy book should I read next? I'm thinking the Road.
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^ cool you say that, I started Bood Meridian a few days ago.
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Read Suttree next while you're locked in to his denser early prose.
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Read the Hunger Games series. The whole thing REALLY fell apart after the first book. The third is just a complete mess.

I read the first book recently. I found it enjoyable fluff that is not particularly well written, which seems to be par for the course for these mega-hits (Harry Potter, Twilight, etc). I felt like the author was beating me over the head with the subtext.
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