what are you reading right now?

Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
You're all fakes
Run to your mansions
Come around
We'll kick your ass in

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Postby incoherent grunting » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:17 am

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Postby shizaam » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:28 am

just started The Uninhabitable Earth
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Postby Marza » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:10 am

I'm usually a bit embarrassed posting in here because everyone else's books seem so rarefied, but I just finished:

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And really loved it. It was thrilling reading someone challenge the sacredness of 'hard work makes you a good person'. A lot of his deconstruction as to why this phenomenon is occurring was quite compelling, too.

I also started a new thing where I was actively taking notes and writing down quotes each chapter. It was a little tiring at times, especially because I can't type very quickly on my phone, but I think it made me engage with the content a lot more. I think I'll retain the ideas of the book a lot better, and even if I don't, I'll now have notes to check. Gonna keep doing this for fiction and non-fiction.
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Postby Getbetter » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:18 am

I'm about halfway through the We Got the Neutron Bomb and it's a good read. Yet part of me is starting to feel like some of the punk stuff is stupid. Like i'm not a huge fan of the Runaways yet in the book it talk about how they paved a way for other bands. The Quick are a great band learn from the book so far.
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Postby i_am_agriculture » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:38 pm

Dra— sounds interesting. I might check it out.
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Postby chimp » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:33 pm

Recently finished Robert Peston's WTF? which is more or less an account of Brexit in the context of recent British political and economic history from a liberal-left perspective. He describes the ways in which London is really a separate society to the rest of the country, the development of austerity as a political idea and economic doctrine, skyrocketing inequality, the difference between Englishness and Britishness and the ignorance of the political and media class to the perspective of much of the country - particularly on the matters of economic growth and immigration. There are a few sideswipes at both Labour an be the Tories. He finishes up with a few Keynesian, worker-engagement type proposals to paint over the rot. Quite standard stuff. What renders this book a little unsatisfying for me is the absence of class analysis and the role of global capital. It's very safe, don't-be-extreme type stuff. Will likely not bring much new to most readers here
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Postby abs » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:32 pm

Had to add another bookcase to the house today. Immediately filled with the spillage from various rooms/other bookcases. Shit is out of control.
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Postby Mr Spaceship » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:39 pm

goal is to read more books this summer

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Postby shacky » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:18 am

abs wrote:Had to add another bookcase to the house today. Immediately filled with the spillage from various rooms/other bookcases. Shit is out of control.


have you posted pix? luvvv seeing boarder's collexxx
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Postby Kenny » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:26 am

I'm reading The Small House at Allington by Trollope (5th in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series) and it's soooooo good.

The Warden was a fun page turner and Barchester Towers was realllllly good, but then Doctor Thorne was sort of "good but forgettable" and while Framley Parsonage was better I was a little worried that it was just gonna be Barchester Towers that was Great but man this one is good.

i wonder if I should read the Palliser novels... it's a lot of Trollope
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Postby abs » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:51 am

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abs wrote:Had to add another bookcase to the house today. Immediately filled with the spillage from various rooms/other bookcases. Shit is out of control.


have you posted pix? luvvv seeing boarder's collexxx



will do at some point!

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Postby galactagogue » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:54 am

oh have not seem that edition but i love mishima
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Postby abs » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:56 am

it's barely 70 pages, slim little novella. def enjoyable.
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Postby reversemigraine » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:07 am

Inspired by ripersnifle's The End of the Myth and Gonz0's comment in the POTUS thread about rural whites who have encountered <10 Hispanic people in their entire lives but hate "illegals" and want a wall: are there any Perlstein-y / Kevin Kruse-ish kinda books out there about the ways in which modern immigration (late '80s / early '90s to present, I guess?) was pushed as a wedge issue?
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Postby Kenny » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:06 am

Kenny wrote:I'm reading The Small House at Allington by Trollope (5th in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series) and it's soooooo good.

The Warden was a fun page turner and Barchester Towers was realllllly good, but then Doctor Thorne was sort of "good but forgettable" and while Framley Parsonage was better I was a little worried that it was just gonna be Barchester Towers that was Great but man this one is good.

i wonder if I should read the Palliser novels... it's a lot of Trollope


Finished this, really fun book, if a slightly trailing at the ending. Definitely makes me want to read the last one soon. Loved it.
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Postby mystery meat » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:15 am

vibing on your Trollope reads Kenny, highly recommend Orley Farm i back-to-backed it with Middlemarch last year and it was aces
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Postby Kenny » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:17 am

Just saw that Last Chronicle of Barset is 800 pages long :o

Victorian writers sure could pump it out
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Plowing through this short story collection. Never read Block, but these are a lot of fun in a Tales-From-The-Crypt dark-ironic-twist-ending way.
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Postby HotFingersClub » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:41 am

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David Foster Wallace - Girl With Curious Hair
This was the first time I've found DFW quite annoying. But have I changed or has he? Still lots of amazing parts

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Gene Wolfe - The Urth of the New Sun
Also still good but not as enjoyable as the first four books. I feel like Wolfe's catholicism is showing a bit here in a way that makes the story less interesting
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Postby alaska » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:34 am

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very good!!!!

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not all of this was totally for me but it was still very very good!

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Cixin Liu - The Three-Body Problem

This was pretty fun. I'm not accustomed to reading a lot of hard science fiction, but I thought this did a good job of making its concepts fairly accessible to someone with a non-STEM brain. The only part that felt like a slog was that cluster of chapters toward the end which detailed the Trisolaran society. In addition to being a little dry, the society didn't feel particularly "alien" outside of their problems particular to the make-up of their solar system and the "dehyrdration" stuff. I was reminded of Kubrick's decision not to reveal the aliens in 2001 and wished the mystery had been prolonged at least a little longerToggle Spoiler. I'm curious what the sequels are like. I may switch gears before diving into The Dark Forest.
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Postby virile » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:56 pm

Marza wrote:I'm usually a bit embarrassed posting in here because everyone else's books seem so rarefied, but I just finished:

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And really loved it. It was thrilling reading someone challenge the sacredness of 'hard work makes you a good person'. A lot of his deconstruction as to why this phenomenon is occurring was quite compelling, too.

I also started a new thing where I was actively taking notes and writing down quotes each chapter. It was a little tiring at times, especially because I can't type very quickly on my phone, but I think it made me engage with the content a lot more. I think I'll retain the ideas of the book a lot better, and even if I don't, I'll now have notes to check. Gonna keep doing this for fiction and non-fiction.


awesome! i loved this book. it has really helped me come to terms with my bullshit job. i bought another one of his right after (debt: the first 5000 years) but haven't started it yet. this is a good reminder!
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Why do so many white people feel they have something to say artistically?
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