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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #1300 on: February 01, 2019, 03:24:28 PM »
I just had the weird experience of reading How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan (not done yet, but enjoying so far) about emerging research on valuable uses of psychedelics, while listening to Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty, which is about a psychedelic "experiment" at a wellness resort gone very far awry.  I've loved Liane Moriarty for a long time - perfect potato chip novels - but she's getting a bit formulaic and I couldn't stop thinking about how much Michael Pollan and all the experts and researchers he talks to for the book would disapprove of the plot in Nine Perfect Strangers.  As if psychedelics didn't already have a bad enough name after the 60s!

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #1301 on: February 01, 2019, 04:19:19 PM »
I just had the weird experience of reading How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan (not done yet, but enjoying so far) about emerging research on valuable uses of psychedelics, while listening to Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty, which is about a psychedelic "experiment" at a wellness resort gone very far awry.  I've loved Liane Moriarty for a long time - perfect potato chip novels - but she's getting a bit formulaic and I couldn't stop thinking about how much Michael Pollan and all the experts and researchers he talks to for the book would disapprove of the plot in Nine Perfect Strangers.  As if psychedelics didn't already have a bad enough name after the 60s!

I've heard Pollan interviewed a couple of times in podcasts (Kevin Rose, I think was most recent) re: this book. Very interesting.   

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #1302 on: February 01, 2019, 04:33:21 PM »
I'm reading "Daring Greatly" by Brene Brown. Just getting started on it.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #1303 on: February 02, 2019, 01:03:31 PM »
I just finished The Library Book by Susan Orlean, and loved it. Currently trying to get into a book group selection of Milkman by Anna Burns. It's a slog.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #1304 on: February 02, 2019, 01:44:43 PM »
Currently working on I Heart My Little A-Holes. A book about being a parent...

I'm also reading All.Creatures Great and Small to DS.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #1305 on: February 02, 2019, 03:10:19 PM »
The latest books I've read:-

1. Investing Demystified - a great concept but way too big for what it actually states.
2. Pharoah - Wilbur Smith - pretty ordinary. I wouldn't read this.
3. Vicious - V.E. Schwab - this was good.
4. Charm City/Baltimore Blues - Laura Lippman - these are both good. The same character in both stories. They are detective novels based on normal stuff.
5. Mind Prey/Winter Prey - John Sandford - these are good as well. The same character in both stories. They are detective novels focused on psychopaths.
6. Leviathan Wakes - this is good but I struggled to really get into it. I will try and read the series but I hope it gets a little more engrossing.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #1306 on: February 03, 2019, 02:23:33 PM »
Currently working on I Heart My Little A-Holes. A book about being a parent...

I'm also reading All.Creatures Great and Small to DS.

Very cool.  I was raised on the Herriot books.  When I was little I thought every veterinarian I met must be so cool... but mostly they just stuck their hands up our cows backsides....haha

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #1307 on: February 04, 2019, 04:40:05 AM »
Currently working on I Heart My Little A-Holes. A book about being a parent...

I'm also reading All.Creatures Great and Small to DS.

Very cool.  I was raised on the Herriot books.  When I was little I thought every veterinarian I met must be so cool... but mostly they just stuck their hands up our cows backsides....haha



Yeah....I had kinda forgotten about that when we started it.  He's only 5, so I've been kind of sanitizing it as I go.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #1308 on: February 04, 2019, 01:03:09 PM »
Ron Chernow's 'Washington'

S.A. Chakrobaty's 'Kingdom of Copper'

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #1309 on: February 04, 2019, 04:24:08 PM »
Ron Chernow's 'Washington'

S.A. Chakrobaty's 'Kingdom of Copper'

I really enjoyed Chernow's Alexander Hamilton bio.  How's the Washington one? 

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #1310 on: February 07, 2019, 05:44:40 AM »
"Bullshit Jobs" by David Gaeber

A must read for Mustachians, you can see why everyone being mustachian would not be a problem.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #1311 on: February 08, 2019, 07:30:24 AM »
Ron Chernow's 'Washington'

S.A. Chakrobaty's 'Kingdom of Copper'

I really enjoyed Chernow's Alexander Hamilton bio.  How's the Washington one?

Very readable and interesting! I really feel sorry for the man, and grateful for all he went through during the Rev.  War.