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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #400 on: March 15, 2015, 10:43:53 AM »
Travels in Alaska- John Muir. One of my favorite books. It's like Walden, without the author being an unauthentic asshole.

OMG thank you.  I was wondering if I was the only person who felt that way about Walden.  I started reading it a couple of weeks ago because I saw it free for the kindle.

Nearly sprained my eyes from all the eye-rolling it induced.  It read like a smug 20-something's self-indulgent blog about how broken everyone else is, especially boring old people who obviously live small unimportant lives, and how he has amazingly unlocked the key to vibrant living  (which seemed to mostly involve having the means and opportunity to do whatever the hell he wanted with his time, with no obligations to anyone else, except those he chose to accept in the moment).  Then proceeds to patronise you with his generously shared knowledge.

I did not finish the book.

Reminded me of a PhD student I worked with once who 'knew what hard work was', because he'd spent one summer sanding and refinishing his Daddy's yacht.

I might have laughed out loud when that PhD student said that. Not sure I could help myself.

I read Walden because it was my college boyfriend's favorite book (and is supposed to be SO GOOD, and I've tried to read most of the american classics). I really should have taken it as a sign that the author struck me as immature and self-indulgent. Took me a couple of years to catch up with that observation re: the boyfriend.

Yeah, I think Thoreau was the original whiny and yet self-congratulatory millenial blog ;) Ahead of his time!
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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #401 on: March 31, 2015, 04:50:50 PM »
"Moondust: In Search of the Men who Fell to Earth"

Not a technical book about the Apollo program by any means. The author goes around finding and interviewing all the surviving moonwalkers as of the time he was writing it (9) about the effect the event had on their lives. Some report massive changes in perspective about the Earth. Some feel massively betrayed by NASA, having taken part in something they felt was the first step in a direction and which was then not followed up on (be the reasons for that good or bad). There's pretty much as many reactions as there are moonwalkers.

But then, most fascinating to me was the difference between living the history and watching the history. Armstrong and Aldrin on Apollo 11 didn't really appreciate how much importance was projected on their mission and how much mythologization of the event was going on back home, with half a billion people watching them live (and indeed it was the first huge live media event of this type). They were just doing their jobs - and then the president gets on the line with them on the surface of the moon and they scramble to not make asses of themselves talking extemporaneously while lugging around hundreds of kg of equipment on their backs. And when they get back and are in isolation (as all the first moonwalkers were in case of living microbes on the moon) and are dealing with a constant parade of dignitaries outside their little window, eventually they gather the gravitas that the event had for the world at large. Aldrin turns to Armstrong and says "Neil, we missed it!"

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #402 on: April 01, 2015, 12:31:43 AM »
"As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride" by Cary Elwes (aka Westley)

"Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Diseasy" by Robert H. Lustig, M.D.

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« Reply #403 on: April 01, 2015, 07:25:08 AM »
"Pioneer Girl" by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  As a long-time Little House geek I've been waiting to see this published--I put my order on Amazon literally the second I saw a publication date--and so far I have not been disappointed.   
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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #404 on: April 01, 2015, 07:46:57 AM »
Just picked up "Buddha's Brain" from the library yesterday.


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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #405 on: April 01, 2015, 08:08:53 AM »
I just finished watching(reading?) Brian Herbert rape the legacy of his fathers Dune saga.

I literally burned the book. I've rarely read such unimaginative, poorly written crap. I bet Frank is rolling in his grave.

So, now I'm reading Dune again, in the hopes that reading the whole series start to finish will purge my mind.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #406 on: April 13, 2015, 02:44:53 AM »
This thread, obviously

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #407 on: April 15, 2015, 07:00:11 AM »
Lapham's Quarterly "Foreigners" issue. so good.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #408 on: April 15, 2015, 08:39:09 AM »
Nearly sprained my eyes from all the eye-rolling it induced.  It read like a smug 20-something's self-indulgent blog about how broken everyone else is, especially boring old people who obviously live small unimportant lives, and how he has amazingly unlocked the key to vibrant living  (which seemed to mostly involve having the means and opportunity to do whatever the hell he wanted with his time, with no obligations to anyone else, except those he chose to accept in the moment).  Then proceeds to patronise you with his generously shared knowledge.

Ha ha, captures many of my own feelings. Once I became aware of it (rather than just seeing it) I'm surprised how much our culture worships the lack of obligations to other people as the key to happiness.

I'm reading The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu, terrific Kim Stanley Robinson-esque sf that starts in China during the Cultural Revolution. Wish I could find the review that prompted me to read it, it was something like Engadget or Wired but I don't want to google too much and get spoilers.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #409 on: April 15, 2015, 10:00:18 AM »
Nearly sprained my eyes from all the eye-rolling it induced.  It read like a smug 20-something's self-indulgent blog about how broken everyone else is, especially boring old people who obviously live small unimportant lives, and how he has amazingly unlocked the key to vibrant living  (which seemed to mostly involve having the means and opportunity to do whatever the hell he wanted with his time, with no obligations to anyone else, except those he chose to accept in the moment).  Then proceeds to patronise you with his generously shared knowledge.

Ha ha, captures many of my own feelings. Once I became aware of it (rather than just seeing it) I'm surprised how much our culture worships the lack of obligations to other people as the key to happiness.

I'm reading The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu, terrific Kim Stanley Robinson-esque sf that starts in China during the Cultural Revolution. Wish I could find the review that prompted me to read it, it was something like Engadget or Wired but I don't want to google too much and get spoilers.

Likely the exact review you're referring to: http://gizmodo.com/if-you-love-computers-this-novel-should-be-next-on-you-1686656889

After skimming that I added the link to my Evernote "Books to Read" file, so I had it already handy.  :)
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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #410 on: April 15, 2015, 10:37:42 AM »
Nearly sprained my eyes from all the eye-rolling it induced.  It read like a smug 20-something's self-indulgent blog about how broken everyone else is, especially boring old people who obviously live small unimportant lives, and how he has amazingly unlocked the key to vibrant living  (which seemed to mostly involve having the means and opportunity to do whatever the hell he wanted with his time, with no obligations to anyone else, except those he chose to accept in the moment).  Then proceeds to patronise you with his generously shared knowledge.

Ha ha, captures many of my own feelings. Once I became aware of it (rather than just seeing it) I'm surprised how much our culture worships the lack of obligations to other people as the key to happiness.

I'm reading The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu, terrific Kim Stanley Robinson-esque sf that starts in China during the Cultural Revolution. Wish I could find the review that prompted me to read it, it was something like Engadget or Wired but I don't want to google too much and get spoilers.

Likely the exact review you're referring to: http://gizmodo.com/if-you-love-computers-this-novel-should-be-next-on-you-1686656889

After skimming that I added the link to my Evernote "Books to Read" file, so I had it already handy.  :)

Ah ha ha, indeed! How clever of you.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #411 on: April 15, 2015, 11:12:42 AM »
I just finished "Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity" by Emily Matchar.  (http://www.amazon.com/Homeward-Bound-Women-Embracing-Domesticity/dp/1451665458
It was really good, but in some ways I wish she had delved even more deeply into the economic problems that women still face in the workplace and how that can make staying home seem like the most liberal, enlightened thing to do.  She focused more on the social aspects of it, which is also important, but left me wanting a bit more about the other side.
She never touched on the concept of early retirement, though she mentions financial independence as being important for women in particular quite a few times.  I did like that message.

Now re-reading "Anne of Green Gables" (love those books!) and "Cooked" by Michael Pollan.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #412 on: April 18, 2015, 08:46:55 AM »
"Dad is Fat" by Jim Gaffigan
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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #413 on: April 18, 2015, 09:09:54 AM »
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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #414 on: August 07, 2015, 09:42:25 PM »
I'm a little sad this thread got buried for a months here. Earlier today I finally finished Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air by David Mackay, as recommended in this thread by velocistar and others. It was truly exceptional. I think back of the envelope math is very important, and so just as I had a reference for a million people or a billion dollars I now have references for a gigaton of CO2 and a gigawatt-hour. When it comes to generation it makes a very persuasive case for nuclear and solar power even with back-of-the-envelope math. On the usage side of the equation it gave me better background to understand where we can blithely wave our hands and say "efficiency improvements are coming down the pike" and where we have very real problems even in the long term.

Then I read Orson Scott Card's Ender's Shadow. I LOVED the Ender's Game movie and so I read the book shortly afterwards. I have some downtime right now so I was going to read Children of the Mind but the library didn't have it, so I got Shadow instead. Man, I'm glad I did - it's a brilliant book and I like it at least as much as I enjoyed Ender's Game. I think I'm going to read the rest of the Shadow quintet within a week or so!

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« Reply #415 on: August 07, 2015, 09:49:41 PM »
Then I read Orson Scott Card's Ender's Shadow. I LOVED the Ender's Game movie and so I read the book shortly afterwards. I have some downtime right now so I was going to read Children of the Mind but the library didn't have it, so I got Shadow instead. Man, I'm glad I did - it's a brilliant book and I like it at least as much as I enjoyed Ender's Game. I think I'm going to read the rest of the Shadow quintet within a week or so!

Maaaaan you haven't read that storyline? Personally, I think it's better than the Speaker/Xenocide/Children grouping.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #416 on: August 07, 2015, 09:50:56 PM »
@Grantmeaname,

Thanks for resurrecting this thread! It used to be one of my go-to threads for great book recommendations!

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"The Primal Blueprint" by Mark Sisson (I've lost 11 lbs so far -- lots more to go)
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« Reply #417 on: August 08, 2015, 03:19:14 AM »
I finally read The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins, it was very readable although a very familiar storyline. I guessed the so-called twist early on.




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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #418 on: August 08, 2015, 07:12:18 AM »
Woo! Glad this thread came back.

I'm reading: The Simple Living Guide by Janet Luehrs (Luhers?)
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"The Happiness of Pursuit" by Chris Guillabeau

(Bonus points: the top one I bought at a Goodwill for $3, the bottom I got for free from my local Buy Nothing Group).
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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #419 on: August 08, 2015, 08:46:20 AM »
Just finishing up "Watchmen" by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons.

Also, see the 50 Books thread for great reading suggestions.

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« Reply #420 on: August 08, 2015, 08:50:34 AM »
just finished The Rocks by Peter Nichols, very good

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« Reply #421 on: August 08, 2015, 05:08:28 PM »
The Mistborn trilogy! Writing is patchy in parts, but it's very enjoyable.

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« Reply #422 on: August 10, 2015, 09:45:18 AM »
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

It's fascinating so far.

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« Reply #423 on: August 10, 2015, 09:32:48 PM »
Lessons from the Mouse by Dennis Snow

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« Reply #424 on: August 11, 2015, 03:34:20 AM »
The Warren Buffet Portfolio via audiobook from library
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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #425 on: August 11, 2015, 06:13:28 AM »
My friend's YA novel (draft only), which is SO GOOD. Which will make feedback easy :-)

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« Reply #426 on: August 11, 2015, 07:27:52 AM »
I just got a gig writing about 1970s stuff for a new website, so I'm re-reading a bunch of 70s-era YA novels that blew my fragile little mind at the time. Just finished Farmer Boy and am in the middle of My Side of the Mountain, where a kid runs away and lives on his own in the forest. Next up is From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler, where two kids run away and live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a time.

As a child, I guess I really got into the kids-running-away-from-home-and-having-adventures genre.
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« Reply #427 on: August 11, 2015, 07:30:05 AM »
Two very different books: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. I knew nothing about this book when I picked it up other than that it was recommended by a book blog I liked. It is about the fourth and neglected son of the Elvish Emperor who suddenly inherits the throne when his father and three older brothers die in an airship accident (yes, these are steampunk elves). Normally I am not a fan of court intrigue books (historical or fantasy) but I loved this and read it in one day. Maia, the protagonist, is one of the most likable and sympathetic characters I have read in recent memory.

Also, Dancers Among Us by Jordan Matter. This is a photography book in which the photographer worked with professional dancers to pose in street clothes and everyday settings, but using their bodies in ways that would be completely impossible for regular people. It's hard to explain but magical to see.

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« Reply #428 on: August 11, 2015, 08:08:01 AM »
I just got a gig writing about 1970s stuff for a new website, so I'm re-reading a bunch of 70s-era YA novels that blew my fragile little mind at the time. Just finished Farmer Boy and am in the middle of My Side of the Mountain, where a kid runs away and lives on his own in the forest. Next up is From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler, where two kids run away and live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a time.

As a child, I guess I really got into the kids-running-away-from-home-and-having-adventures genre.

Oh man, me too! In some ways that's what my adult life feels like. I finally get to have adventures!

This came out in '66, not the 70s, but I read it several times as a kid. Not sure where I got the copy.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17451229-children-in-hiding?from_search=true&search_version=service

Oh here's another one I remember and it was published in '76 is The Toothpaste Millionaire. Not about run-aways but about children using the free market :) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3201426-the-toothpaste-millionaire

Except what I was trying to find was one from the same period where some kids had a treehouse that they got to fly. And then they kind of hold themselves hostage to get their demands met by their parents. By the end they ask for world peace.

Anyway, not relevant to the thread, or, probably, missmadge's work. As you were.

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« Reply #430 on: August 11, 2015, 08:47:20 AM »
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/mustachian-book-club/the-martian/

Read it over the weekend. Enjoyed it a lot.

Great book. A little terrified of the film adaptation, though. I'm concerned they won't be able to carry the dark humor of the book, which seems to almost completely derive from the journal, first-person narrative.

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« Reply #431 on: August 11, 2015, 08:54:23 AM »
I just got a gig writing about 1970s stuff for a new website, so I'm re-reading a bunch of 70s-era YA novels that blew my fragile little mind at the time. Just finished Farmer Boy and am in the middle of My Side of the Mountain, where a kid runs away and lives on his own in the forest. Next up is From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler, where two kids run away and live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a time.

As a child, I guess I really got into the kids-running-away-from-home-and-having-adventures genre.

Oh man, me too! In some ways that's what my adult life feels like. I finally get to have adventures!

This came out in '66, not the 70s, but I read it several times as a kid. Not sure where I got the copy.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17451229-children-in-hiding?from_search=true&search_version=service

Oh here's another one I remember and it was published in '76 is The Toothpaste Millionaire. Not about run-aways but about children using the free market :) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3201426-the-toothpaste-millionaire

Except what I was trying to find was one from the same period where some kids had a treehouse that they got to fly. And then they kind of hold themselves hostage to get their demands met by their parents. By the end they ask for world peace.

Anyway, not relevant to the thread, or, probably, missmadge's work. As you were.

Ooh! I'm going to look these up!

The books I'm writing about came out pre-1970, but my reading of them took place in the 70s, so I guess they are close enough :)
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« Reply #432 on: August 12, 2015, 11:09:21 AM »

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« Reply #433 on: August 12, 2015, 11:24:03 AM »
The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyangar

Too many choices can make you miserable. Great TED talk that covers some of the key points:
http://www.ted.com/talks/sheena_iyengar_on_the_art_of_choosing?language=en

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« Reply #434 on: August 12, 2015, 11:25:50 AM »
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.

Good book and puts the history of scientific understanding into perspective.  Entertaining as well. 

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« Reply #435 on: August 12, 2015, 03:44:49 PM »
Then I read Orson Scott Card's Ender's Shadow. I LOVED the Ender's Game movie and so I read the book shortly afterwards. I have some downtime right now so I was going to read Children of the Mind but the library didn't have it, so I got Shadow instead. Man, I'm glad I did - it's a brilliant book and I like it at least as much as I enjoyed Ender's Game. I think I'm going to read the rest of the Shadow quintet within a week or so!

Maaaaan you haven't read that storyline? Personally, I think it's better than the Speaker/Xenocide/Children grouping.
I've now read the first three of the Ender quintet, the first three of the Bean quintet, and the first two of the first Formic War trilogy. I agree, the Shadow quintet is the better one. I thought Speaker for the Dead was the worst book of the eight I've read - I have no idea how it deserved a Hugo and Nebula, and I say that as a HUGE card fan. But the Bean books, Ender's Exile, and Earth Unaware/Afire are all really nice science fiction.

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« Reply #436 on: August 12, 2015, 04:25:37 PM »
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.

Good book and puts the history of scientific understanding into perspective.  Entertaining as well.

That's such a great book! I read it several years ago and still use many of his analogies for teaching! Very good at putting extremely complex ideas into lay mans terms.

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« Reply #437 on: August 12, 2015, 05:06:13 PM »
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.

Good book and puts the history of scientific understanding into perspective.  Entertaining as well.

That's such a great book! I read it several years ago and still use many of his analogies for teaching! Very good at putting extremely complex ideas into lay mans terms.

It is really good...the sad thing is that sometimes after his analogies I'm still like, "I don't get it."  Ha!  But yes, he does a great job of explaining the complex. 

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #438 on: August 13, 2015, 08:22:29 AM »
The Moral Animal: Why We Are, The Way We Are

It's about evolutionary psychology. Very good.

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« Reply #439 on: August 13, 2015, 09:23:04 AM »
Some recent ones:

Stephen King's Dark Tower series - on the 2nd one now, I'm not sure what genre it is, I'm listening to the audiobooks though and the narrator makes it awesome. I listen to it before I go to bed and it's like a wise old man telling you a kickass story. Like Deckard Cain but more badass.
Dave Duncan's Seventh Sword series - mindless entertainment, I really enjoyed this.
Ernest Cline: Ready Player One and Armada - more mindless entertainment, I enjoyed them.
Neal Stephenson: Snow Crash - I had heard he does a ton of research on topics he writes about (in this one, digital logic, hacking, linguistics and neurology I guess?) so that it's more realistic, but the plot still came across as extremely far fetched to me and the characters weren't believable so it was just a silly story and not super entertaining.
What to expect - the first year - haven't quite finished it yet, it's a bit of a slog since not everything applies (lots of details about specific problems you may encounter)
Healthy sleep habits, happy babies - just starting this, hopefully I can teach the little guy to sleep well!
Henry Hazlitt's Economics in one lesson - Austrian economics. Makes a lot of sense to me, it's somewhat repetitive though, the same principles applied to a bunch of different situations.
Jacob Lund Fisker - Early Retirement Extreme - enjoyed the first couple chapters the most, where he basically destroys the typical north american life of being a silly consumer. The book got very philosophical in the middle. I think he has an interesting mind, very pure in a way.
Steven Erikson - Malazan series - I got 2 books into this one, and can't handle it. Too much unexplained, things don't make much sense and it seems like there are very few rules to the magic system. I guess I don't have the patience for it.

About Ender's game, I noticed some folks mentioned those - yeah they're awesome! I have read most of the series except for the more recent "first formic war" series I think.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #440 on: August 17, 2015, 05:23:59 PM »
Radiant Angel..Nelson DeMille (Me)
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All Creatures Great and Small....James Herriot (Reading to kid #2)

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #441 on: August 17, 2015, 07:01:11 PM »
Radical Homemakers by Shannon Hayes. Recommended by our very own The Goblin Chief. And borrowed from my library. MMM away!
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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #442 on: August 17, 2015, 07:28:00 PM »
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson. It is straight-up depressing, but in a "we can still band together as a society and fix this" way, not a "there's no hope, let's cry ourselves to sleep" way (most of the time). Highly recommended.

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #443 on: August 18, 2015, 03:20:03 PM »
Choose Yourself by James Altucher

Love Yourself Like Your LIfe Depends on It by Kamal Ravikant

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #444 on: August 18, 2015, 03:28:55 PM »
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.

Good book and puts the history of scientific understanding into perspective.  Entertaining as well.
For a real mustachian thrill, check out the Audiobook from your library. Easier to enjoy in a car/bus/train than a bike, but it can be done. Cool to listen to the Author's own voice. I also really liked "At Home".
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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #445 on: August 20, 2015, 11:18:19 PM »
+1 to the Bill Bryson "At Home" and "Short History..." recommendations.

Am going to have to check out Radical Homemakers
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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #446 on: August 21, 2015, 10:58:26 AM »
+1 to the Bill Bryson "At Home" and "Short History..." recommendations.

Am going to have to check out Radical Homemakers

I'm halfway through now. It's set up in two sections- the first is the ideological implications and history. WAY more interesting than I thought it would be. I am NOT a social scientist, but I still really enjoy the content. Gearing up for reading part 2, which is the interviews with the Radical Homemakers.

I like the idea of thrift, home conservation efforts, and building an "urban tribe" (like the latest MMM post so perfectly put it) being radical social acts with major political implications.
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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #447 on: August 23, 2015, 09:42:31 PM »
Reading this (from the library, of course)
"There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means." -Calvin Coolidge

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #448 on: August 24, 2015, 01:16:45 AM »
How is it?

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Re: What are you READING right now?
« Reply #449 on: August 24, 2015, 08:34:13 AM »
How is it?

So far, nothing I didn't already know. Some good ideas about a daily "hit sheet" to get stuff done, but mostly, it's Mustachianism. Covers budget, lifestyle, work/life balance, decluttering, time management, etc.

Pretty solid.
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