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Amph What book are you reading right now?

Discussion in 'Community' started by droideka27, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    That was a great and quick read. I never read the first book in the series but I was able to catch on just fine.

    Going to start Busted in Bollywood by Nicola Marsh today.
     
  2. emilsson

    emilsson Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Ian Mortimer's books are great, both the Time Traveller's guides and his more academic works.

    I've finished A gathering storm, which is now my favourite of the Wheel of Time-series. But before I borrow the next book I'll read Mikkel Birkegaard's The Library of Shadows. I've never read anything by this author and so it will be quite interesting.
     
  3. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    i started The Psychopath Test last night and im burning through it. i should be done by the end of the day

    its a new investigative journalism joint by jon ronson, the dude who wrote The Men Who Stare at Goats. 'bout as brisk a read you can find without making you feel like an idiot. touches on such diverse topics as the history of scientology and psychiatry, organized around a central theme of the idea that psychopaths are more common than you'd think and become increasingly more common "at the top", with their inability to feel making them uniquely qualified to succeed in our ****** society. ultimately he sort of suggests that civilization itself arose and has evolved in part to serve the needs of charismatic psychopaths, and he makes a decent case for this hypothesis. the oft quoted figure in the book is that 1 percent of all people are psychopaths. very interesting, very funny, very scary.

    reads sort of like if Jabbadabbado wrote a book, so if you like his posts id say deffo give this a looksee
     
  4. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I read this last year. Fun read, and I do like Ronson's style.
     
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  5. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    there you have it, folks
     
  6. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I enjoyed the Ronson 'Psychopath' book as well when I read it last year. Haven't read the 'Goats' book though. It didn't really interest me when I saw it in the bookstore. (Nor did I see the film).
     
  7. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    That sounds like a fun read. :D
     
  8. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm going to have to check out the last couple books on that list... eventually. And naturally, I've read the first three already :p

    I downloaded Sanderson's Legion on my Kindle the other day. Interesting, so far. Very unusual.
     
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  9. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    reading the psychopath test is already more than worth it because i learned about toto constant's apartment full of cartoon figurines, which, despite having spent a lot of time reading up on US involvement in haiti, i did not know about before today

    **** me
     
  10. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    okay, all finished. the second half of the book muddies the waters a bit and talks at length about the messiness of psychiatric diagnosis in general which is an interesting topic but one ive already read and heard a lot about so i was a little disappointed to be jerked out of the world of psychopathy for such long periods. still, a good book overall and i would recommend it to anyone for a quick, engaging read
     
  11. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    The past couple of books kinda makes mine pale in comparison, but I've been reading a book called "Blind Man's Bluff," about the USA's use of submarines to spy on various targets, like the former USSR. It covers the cold war era and is very interesting.
     
  12. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Busted in Bollywood as great. What a fun read :D

    Still reading the Card novel at work. For home, I'm on Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich.
     
  13. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Just finished the novel a few days ago. Well done and am looking forward to what's coming next. Now I'm in between books. Taking a week or two off before I either continue one of my books I stopped reading when I started the Song of Fire and Ice series or read Deathtroopers.
     
  14. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Just finished reading the Bible. I decided two or three years ago to read it cover to cover and now it's been done. :)
     
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  15. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    I read it a couple years ago and almost got it done.
     
  16. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    What stopped you from finishing it?
     
  17. Zane the Reaper

    Zane the Reaper Jedi Knight star 1

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    Amazing narrative exploration of race relations in the early 20th century. Illustrates the fear, anger, and hopelessness that racism and segregation creates. As I read of it I find myself thinking of Crime and Punishment.

    Incredibly moving but heavy.
     
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  18. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I did that a few years ago as well, though I'll admit to skipping the books with all the 'person A begat person B' information . Life is too short...
     
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  19. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I skimmed those sections.
     
  20. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    The last section of the Old Testament (Prophets I Think) and the letters section of the New Testament
     
  21. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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  22. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Reading this one right now...

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    It's pretty good so far. Very engaging and moves quickly. It would be hard to give a plot summary without potentially giving too much away, so I'll leave it at that... but I recommend it.
     
  23. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Vector Prime.
     
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  24. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Is this your first time or a re-read?
     
  25. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I read it many years ago and don't remember any of it other than one major plot point so I'm counting it as a first read.
     
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