what are you reading right now?

Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
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Cloning while they're multiplying
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Postby reversemigraine » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:10 pm

TRFWIS is great, imo.

The OG text pushing back on the Dunning School interpretation of Reconstruction is WEB Du Bois's Black Reconstruction in America.

Hahn's A Nation Under Our Feet is a good one.
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Postby reversemigraine » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:11 pm

And yeah, assuming that you haven't read Foner, Foner is the right first choice.
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Postby The Emperor's Son » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:21 pm

thanks so much love you both
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Postby G_S » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:21 pm

reversemigraine wrote:TRFWIS is great, imo.


my usual quick test for history books, one star Amazon reviews, tells me it will definitely be worth my time
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Postby The Emperor's Son » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:26 pm

yup, that's what I'm looking for!

But I'll start with the Foner. This is a subject I plan to read a lot about so excited for more when I get there.
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Postby mondays » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:08 pm

Just finished:
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Don carpenter, hard rain falling

This was fantastic, blasted through a third of it the day I got it. Very readable and gripping crime novel. Minor gripes with some occasional :? writing of the only black character

Just started:
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Tibor dery, niki

Based on chowder's goodreads review
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Postby incoherent grunting » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:18 pm

Just finished Night Boat to Tangier (i liked it)
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just started The Factory by Hiroko Oyamada (and so far really like it)
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Postby Ferrous Bueller » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:23 pm

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very dry, and not even that informative

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Postby G_S » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:08 pm

finished up Reconstruction and now into this
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Postby cooly » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:36 pm

that book looks cool g_s. let us know how it is
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Postby chowder julius » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:37 pm

aw yay mondays! that was a completely unexpected book for me. i picked it up because it was hungarian and nyrb and i had never heard of it
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Postby speakers » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:44 pm

hey chowder, i'm into the second section of independent people and it is not going as well as the first, which was a pleasure and a breeze, really feeling bogged down... help!
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Postby chowder julius » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:54 pm

it helps to realize it's supposed to be funny, i think. like obviously it's a serious book in many ways but its overall tone is supposed to be unserious, wry, making fun of itself. i don't remember much of the middle of the book but if it helps i burst into tears when i finished it. the last like two pages are a perfect ending to a book like that
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Postby mudd » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:30 pm

The middle gets pretty brutal. Definitely worth the battle.

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Postby i_am_agriculture » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:10 am

just finished this:
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Postby chowder julius » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:23 am

oh cool free day was the last book I read in 2019! love a female psychopath protagonist. see also jelinek's piano teacher
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Postby tiger » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:48 pm

i'm on a bit of a calvino kick so i'm gonna post each page out of this short story 'Moon and GNAC' which seems to be a parallel dimension successor to 'hedgehog in the fog' which i would not have found without theta's post in the wifi thread and each have cut me pretty deep

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Postby guy forget » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:01 pm

G_S wrote:I didn't check out Republic For Which It Stands just because it wasn't available thru my library, but I look forward to doubling back to it a few years from now


Republic for Which it Stands is really really great, read it
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Postby i_am_agriculture » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:30 pm

chowder julius wrote:oh cool free day was the last book I read in 2019! love a female psychopath protagonist. see also jelinek's piano teacher

Galla as a psychopath was not how I read it, so that's an interesting way to look at it. She certainly checks the boxes for psychopathy .
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Postby Sobieski » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:17 pm

Still reading
Sometimes her prose is really infuriating but other times it works and you can see what she is trying to do with the language
It kind of helps to read the lectures too cause it’s a little easier to follow and is nominally intended to convey information I guess


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Somebody was reading this on the train and it looked interesting so I’m stealing it

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Postby water, sunbeams » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:38 pm

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Postby guy forget » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:40 pm

i just finished

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which was unsurprisingly incredible, and started

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which after ~100 pages is ok-to-good so far
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Postby Kenny » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:12 pm

I'm reading Neuromancer which I thought I'd read before but I dont' remember any of it. But at any rate I'm loving it.

I think I'm going through a mid-life crisis at 35 because I just read the Desiderata and wanted to cry
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Postby Grendel » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:39 pm

Haven't read a book in a while. Finally getting started up again with this one I pulled off the shelf today:

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Postby Grendel » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:40 pm

Pretty cool that Aristoxenus is the main authority for both the life of Pythagoras and ancient Greek music.
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Postby speakers » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:42 pm

has anyone read Circe?

I almost pulled the trigger yesterday
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Postby vivian darko » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:01 pm

anyone into hilda hilst? have been burning through everything available in english and hungry for more, revisiting lispector not gonna do it i think
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Postby abs » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:50 pm

haven't updated here in a minute.

since the new year:

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Postby Eyeball Kid » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:56 pm

The Molly Ringwald?
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