What book are you reading now? (books)

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The author writes passionately about the first issue. His arguments are well made but given the geopolitical realities, there is very little that will change in the near future.

Yes, i remember this books title, damn thats been 8 years?? wtf
 

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Plutarch's Parallel Lives

1,200 pages... of size 9 font...

please have mercy upon my soul.
I Love it! It was incredible 🙂! Pericles and Lycurgus of Sparta are must read biographies. This book is a five star read.
 

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Let's get a bit scholarly here. Just tell us the name of the book you just finished reading or is currently reading now. School book text included.

Just finished last nite: All the President's Men (about Watergate scandal)
Just starting : Casino (made into movie with De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci, directed by Martin Scorsese, i guess you know that).

What about the rest here? Magazines regularly read not included :D
Loved the movie never got around to reading the book until now.
The details thst book goes into both about what was shown in the movie and not shown were great. Lots of back story here on Frank and Tony which made for some good reading.
If you are a fan of the movie you'll love this book
 

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I recently started reading Carl Jung's Red Book off a friends recommendation. The book consists of Jung's metaphysical exploration of his unconscious self compared to his conscious self and expressed through hundreds of pages of gothic calligraphy and his own paintings to compliment his insights. The book had remained unpublished until 2009 and without even considering the material inside the book is a great feat of artistry. It's a good asset to anyone looking to dive deep into their own mind though be warned, the book is massive in size if you go for the hardcover. Its not a normal textbook to which I assumed upon purchase. though the full scale scans of the calligraphy and paintings makes it well worth to study.

Attached is a size comparison to Arabian Nights, a standard leather bound hardcover book.
 

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I recently started reading Carl Jung's Red Book off a friends recommendation. The book consists of Jung's metaphysical exploration of his unconscious self compared to his conscious self and expressed through hundreds of pages of gothic calligraphy and his own paintings to compliment his insights. The book had remained unpublished until 2009 and without even considering the material inside the book is a great feat of artistry. It's a good asset to anyone looking to dive deep into their own mind though be warned, the book is massive in size if you go for the hardcover. Its not a normal textbook to which I assumed upon purchase. though the full scale scans of the calligraphy and paintings makes it well worth to study.

Attached is a size comparison to Arabian Nights, a standard leather bound hardcover book.

Big Carl GustaveJung enthousiast here.

Try to delve deeper into his lucid dreaming stuff. It’s been a life changer for me. The awakening you get, is the same as described like taking ayahusca.
It’s positive on all fronts.

He is probably one of the most underrated philosophers (life coaches or whatever you call them) evers. At the level of Ibn Khaldun, Nietzsche…

If you like this book, try his Memories, Dreams and reflections.
 

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I picked up this book in Bangalore long time
What a marvelous book . Walter Isaac son’s book is puff piece compared to this. He is writing one for Elon. This was Pulitzer in 1939. I recommend every youngster to read it even if they don’t like America


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I read this one before I came to America. I didn’t know there was a series by name

Last few pages is just whatever

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I already read the second.

Highly recommend it.


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New version of histories and peloponnesian war.

only reason is I couldn’t get a proper map. Easier to follow through if you are not completely familiar with Old Greece, Aegean Sea and Old Persia.
 

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Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
Absolutely great book.

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I try to read it once every year. It is insanely great I mean changing your point of view kind of book. Read it please even if you think Author thinks highly of himself.

Amazon link:


You can use second hand. Abebooks

Thriftbooks
all-editions

You can you also download a shitty version in pdf

 

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If you don't have some compassion you should skip this. This is absolutely insane but simple evolutionary biology book written by great E O Wilson.

Trigger warning:

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Gives a simplistic but I think effective outline for many of human nature. Book was written in 1979.


I have read all or most of his major books and owns them
1. Consilience : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consilience_(book) : Only in schools there is a boundary between subjects in real world it maps over each other. Good book if you have a middle school kid in your house.
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2. Sociobiology: The New Synthesis : Deeper book, I couldn't delve into it much or too much raw information should be consumes in bits
3. Ants: His Magnus Opum, read it out of respect. Sheer amount of effort put into it blows your mind.

On Human Nature is tiny but excellent excellent book.
 

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Big Carl GustaveJung enthousiast here.

Try to delve deeper into his lucid dreaming stuff. It’s been a life changer for me. The awakening you get, is the same as described like taking ayahusca.
It’s positive on all fronts.

He is probably one of the most underrated philosophers (life coaches or whatever you call them) evers. At the level of Ibn Khaldun, Nietzsche…

If you like this book, try his Memories, Dreams and reflections.

Hey man , iv done 2 ayahuasca ceremonies.. life changing experiences :)

Im interested in seeing what lucid dreaming is about .. do you actively practice it after reading this book ? Is it easy to do ?

Thanks
 

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Hey man , iv done 2 ayahuasca ceremonies.. life changing experiences :)

Im interested in seeing what lucid dreaming is about .. do you actively practice it after reading this book ? Is it easy to do ?

Thanks

What did you envisage on ayahusca?
I want to try Salvia so bad lol i'm not finding a reliable seller nor time for it. I heard it's a very short but strong kit and it feels like ages.

I started LD a long time ago, this book helped a lot to put into perspective.
It's easy but takes patience before you can get the grip in a dream.
There are several techniques for it, i use the WILD technique.
Here's a link with some more info.
 

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Solid book.

Read it if you can remember something from the high school.
Third chapter was hard on my visualization but I reread it. But it is the source of all energy.

Nick Lane is a wonderful science writer. Life Ascending is little hard book but author is adept to make you understand something. Like Einstein said

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Some hypothesis but very good read.

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I just finished this:


I really recommend, apparently Scorsese and DiCaprio have landed the rights to make this into a major movie.

Currently reading:


Next up:

 

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I love that book. I bought two other books of Andrew Robert

Storms of war
Churchill
I've read the Churchill one twice. My favourite human ever. Have fun :)
 

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I am waiting eagerly for the third and final instalment of Stephen Kotkins Stalin biography - Stalin at War.

Second one ended on the night of the start of Barbarossa.

Kotkin is my favourite living intellect.
 

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I am waiting eagerly for the third and final instalment of Stephen Kotkins Stalin biography - Stalin at War.

Second one ended on the night of the start of Barbarossa.

Kotkin is my favourite living intellect.
I have that too I read gulag I want to take few years off on Russians.

Human depravity man :lol:
 

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I have that too I read gulag I want to take few years off on Russians.

Human depravity man :lol:
Yeah, my step gets heavier when I read those. Darkness for as long as the eye can see.
 

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Insane offer on audible.

I have 5 of these books


3 I use as my monitor stand but I an completing my series from Audible.

It’s totally worth it.

The Story of Civilization​

11 books in series

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Our Oriental Heritage Publisher's summary​

The first volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize-winning series, Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization, Volume I chronicles the early history of Egypt, the Middle East, and Asia. In this masterful work, readers will encounter:
  • Sumeria, birthplace of the first cities and written laws
  • the Egyptians, who perfected monumental architecture, medicine, and mummification more than 3,500 years ago
  • the Babylonians, who developed astronomy and physics, and planted the seeds of Western mythology
  • the Judeans, who preserved their culture forever in the immortal books of the Old Testament
  • the Persians, who ruled the largest empire in recorded history before Rome
  • Indian philosophy, Chinese philosophers, and Japanese Samurais
 

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An American classic.

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Starred reading first because I got 2 and 3 volumes from the local thrift store. Anybody interested in America should read this.

When I read it I ready it in Shelby Foote’s voice.







 

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Smil is an insane author. Energy and Civilization is still my favorite book for him.

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These two books are fantastic.

Scale I read few years ago but opened up recently because I saw the dosage of kid medicine and the scale is not usually linear.

If you cant read the book just skim this article.
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