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    What books etc. etc. are you reading or have read or are going to be reading? Why are you reading what you are reading -pleasure, to understand and develop something, because you have to? etc.etc. If you are not reading why not? What should I be reading and what is the importance of reading books?

    Take the questions as they are, I am not trying to prove anything. I just like to know what everyone is reading- maybe someone will actually learn something other than what they think they know.

    I am reading Emile by Rousseau translated by Allan Bloom. I should not be reading only what interests me but what contributes to understand myself and what is around me. When I doubt a book can contribute to that, I examine it to see for myself. If you look at this as a whole, what is the importance of education, what does it mean to be educated and how can I become educated in a democratic society where anything goes as an education. I have the answers but I want to know your reasons. Please elborate. I am looking for what you read.

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    Just finished Invisiible Monsters a few days ago by Chuck P.

    I thought it was hallarious. Like some defigured transgendered Fight Club with a dash of day time soap added.



    Not getting paid right now so I can't order anything new from Amazon so in the mean time I'm catching up on all the M&M I never get around to actually reading.
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    YOU'RE WRONG.

    READ OLD M&M ARTICLES.

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    I am reading Bulk Nutrition's new magazine--coming soon to a mailbox near you.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Scivation' date='Aug 13 2004, 03:09 PM
    I am reading Bulk Nutrition's new magazine--coming soon to a mailbox near you.





    How do I get one???

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    I am reading Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov.

    Reasons:



    1) I am an english major and i feel i've neglected Russian literature up to this point.



    2) Someone (maybe Loki) referenced it as a profound work



    3) I just has my first real experience with death, my best freind from high school past away, and im searching for answers to the universe and looking for insdight into humanity.



    4) The language and syntax is more comprehendable than the last thing i read, Thomas Pynchon's V. A novel, Which was terribly frustrating and rewarding at the same time

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    I always read 3-4 books concurrently, 1-2 for fun, 1 training related, 1 general science/non-fiction.

    currently:

    fun: catcher in the rye and a Meir Shalev book

    training: science and practice of strength training by zatisyorsky

    non-fiction: the seven habits of highly effective people
    Man on a mission

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    "Soldiers of Destruction.

    The SS's Death Head Division, 1933-1945." I'm almost done with that book.



    I have read "White terror, Red Acropolis" (about the three rounds of the Greek Civil War between 1943-1949)

    and "The Illusion of Safety. The story of the Greek Jews during the Second World War" so far during my summer break.

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    Right now I'm reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (the fifth, and most recent one). I read the second, third, and fourth book as well this summer.



    When I'm done, I have to finish reading Dr. Phil's book for school.

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    Reading Richard Price's The Breaks right now,kinda like a 70's update of Catcher In The Rye,turning out to be a really good read.I'm glazing over the newest Juxtapoz mag that I just got in yesterday's mail,that shit is pure eye candy.

    I'm going to pick up Stuart Wilde's Infinite Self next.
    Pile of data cannot be equated to the irrefutable truth, no more than a mountain of shit can be scaled to bring one closer to enlightenment.

    No bro-science at Purus because we heart Pubmed and all its peer reviewed studies just too damn much to cheat you with overblown hype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGNBUFF' date='Aug 15 2004, 08:37 AM
    When I'm done, I have to finish reading Dr. Phil's book for school.
    You read Dr. Phil for school!?



    Anyway, I just finished Brighton Rock (Graham Greene) about 5 minutes ago. It could have been excellent but fell pretty flat, unfortunately.

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    Reading "Survival of the Prettiest - The Science of Beauty" by Nancy Etcoff (think I spelled that right)
    <span style='color:green'>“Never mind the hiatus and dispel the myth. I can’t hide from it. You can smell the rich.”</span>

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    Finished "The Fortress of Solitude" by Jonathon Lethem last week. A little slow in the beginning, but it definitely reminded me of what it was like being a kid in the 70s.



    Read "And then there were none" by Agatha Christie over the weekend. This story has been ripped off so many times, I just wanted to read the original. Decent, but the resolution is bit of a stretch.



    Next up is "Falconer" by John Cheever or possibly "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler.
    Words are hypnotic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delphinus' date='Aug 15 2004, 07:38 PM
    [quote name='BIGNBUFF' date='Aug 15 2004, 08:37 AM'] When I'm done, I have to finish reading Dr. Phil's book for school.
    You read Dr. Phil for school!?



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    Well we had to read a self-help book for summer reading and my mom picked it up at the store so that's what I'm reading. I really don't like it personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L8 Apex' date='Aug 13 2004, 12:56 PM
    Why are you reading what you are reading -pleasure, to understand and develop something, because you have to? etc.etc.
    I read mostly for pleasure.In bed before sleeping,while taking a bath etc.





    Right now I'm reading some Yukio Mishima.
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    http://forum.avantlabs.com/?act=ST&f=5&t=11938 The books in this thread deserve to be read - which I am in going to do after Emile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blanit' date='Aug 14 2004, 09:36 AM
    I am reading Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov.

    Reasons:
    You'll enjoy. This is an amazing piece in my opinion. I just recently finished it and a few others of his...currently onto a small piece by Tolstoy.



    There is some rather great literature that isn't neccessarily English. Since Ive explored those other avenues, many works regarded as classic seem rather mundane.
    "Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies."

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    I'm reading Philosophical Investigations (2nd time) although over the next 3 days I'll need to start and finish the Screwtape Letters and Tale of Two Cities.

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    Ninja Mind Control... Don't ask me who wrote it; I would have to kill you...

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    Am I the only one who doesn't have the attention span to read a book cover to cover?

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