What are you reading?

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  1. kakemono

    kakemono Senior member

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    I think since my last update about 6 weeks ago, I have read...

    Radicals for Capitalism : A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement - Brian Doherty

    A Game as Old as Empire - Steven Hiatt (this is the sequal to Confession of an Economic Hitman)

    Deluxe : How Luxury Lost its Luster - Dana Thomas

    Greenspan's Bubbles - Fleckenstien



    Currently reading:
    What Does China Think - Mark Leonard
    This so far is a really good book. It is about the great economic thinkers inside China who refuted and turned back the neoliberal multinational corporations, but instead slowly let in the free market sector by sector.
     


  2. Pelikan2

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    Between law school readings (of which there are many and with which I won't bore you), I'm working slowly through The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell. She's a great writer and brings enjoyable wit and commentary to historical narratives.
     


  3. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Just picked up Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H.W. Brands. I saw Tom Meacham on the Daily Show last night talking about his new A.J. book and it piqued my interest. Sadly, my local library didn't have it, and I don't feel like going all the way to the downtown Chicago branch to get it.

    Also picked up The Great Gatsby.
     


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    I'm rereading Wuthering Heights....
     


  5. Hard2Fit

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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Has anyone read this?
    I want to know if its worth the effort as I'm about to give up and donate it to my local library.
     


  6. dkzzzz

    dkzzzz Senior member

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    Alice in Wonderland Annotated edition including articles by scientists mathematicians and philologists.

    Before that Anna Karenina (I skipped it at school).
     


  7. kakemono

    kakemono Senior member

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  8. AntiHero84

    AntiHero84 Senior member

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    Class, Status, and Parties from Essays in Sociology by Max Weber...

    Classic Sociological Theory be damned. Though, to be honest, this is probably one of the best texts we've read for the class.
     


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    Albert Camus - The Just Assassins
    Stephen Fry - The Liar
     


  11. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    I'm rereading Wuthering Heights....
    I've read that at least three times and hated it each time.
    I've set aside Pale Fire for Calvino's Baron in the Trees. I'd like something lighter for the moment.

    Wow, if you were going to put Pale Fire down for something, that's a great choice. Baron in the Trees and If On A Winter's Night a Traveler are my two favorite Calvinos.
     


  12. james_timothy

    james_timothy Senior member

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    The Architecture of Happiness - Alain de Botton

    Picked up at the wonderful little bookstore across the street from the Cucinelli
    store on Queens street in Sydney.
     


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    Nil Senior member

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    William Vollmann - The Royal Family
     


  14. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    William Vollmann - The Royal Family

    You folks are reading some good stuff these days. I read this ^ when it came out and really enjoyed it.
    I recently finished Ian Rankin's Exit Music, am sporadically making my way through The Omnivore's Dilemna, and am about to either start reading Faust in Copenhagen or re-reading In Dubious Battle (although Thomas's post makes me want to re-read The Baron In The Trees).
    I'm also reading a chapter a night of Carl Hiassen's Flush with my daughter.
     


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    howard zinn - a people's history of the united states
    roberto bolano - the savage detectives
     


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