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Re: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #795 on: January 05, 2019, 03:16:17 pm »
Me too!

For Christmas, though, I was given: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman so will be starting that soon.

Still about halfway through Hogfather as I write (and haven't made any more progress on Burning Woman as have been off work so not taking the train & doing that stretch of reading for the past couple of weeks).

Have not read much Fiction in a while. I perused my old copy of "Lord of the Rings" a few weeks ago. I mainly read Non-Fiction. I am looking at a book that I have read before- "The Geography of Nowhere", by James Howard Kuntsler. It is basically a criticism of the construction of suburbia. It is a good read if you are interested in Urban Planning and Related Stuff.

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Re: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #796 on: January 05, 2019, 03:34:54 pm »
Have not read much Fiction in a while. I perused my old copy of "Lord of the Rings" a few weeks ago. I mainly read Non-Fiction. I am looking at a book that I have read before- "The Geography of Nowhere", by James Howard Kuntsler. It is basically a criticism of the construction of suburbia. It is a good read if you are interested in Urban Planning and Related Stuff.

LOTR is one of my all time favorites, I reread it around September. I usually read more non-fiction too but I got really into YA fantasy this past year. I am currently reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I read the Shadow and Bone series by the same author over the summer.
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Re: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #797 on: January 05, 2019, 05:17:01 pm »
I got really into YA fantasy this past year.

YA = young adult?
"If I get on, Susan thought, it'll all start again.  I'll be out of the light and into the world beyond this one.  I'll fall off the tightrope.
But a voice inside her said, You want to, though...don't you...?
Ten seconds later, there was only the snow."
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Re: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #798 on: January 05, 2019, 06:55:30 pm »
"Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people."

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Re: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #799 on: July 12, 2019, 05:22:51 pm »
Have not read much Fiction in a while. I perused my old copy of "Lord of the Rings" a few weeks ago. I mainly read Non-Fiction. I am looking at a book that I have read before- "The Geography of Nowhere", by James Howard Kuntsler. It is basically a criticism of the construction of suburbia. It is a good read if you are interested in Urban Planning and Related Stuff.

Again, more Nonfiction. I am reading a book on Self Publishing. I have a few writing projects and might want to publish them as e-books if I ever finish them.

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Re: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #800 on: July 12, 2019, 06:18:10 pm »
Again, more Nonfiction. I am reading a book on Self Publishing. I have a few writing projects and might want to publish them as e-books if I ever finish them.

I just finished a book on epistemological and moral nihilism, Nothing & Everything, by Val N. Tine.  It's not a long or difficult read, but I plan on reading it again to absorb the arguments.  It refers to the quote that also appears in the Principia Discordia, "Nothing is True. Everything is Permitted."
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Re: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #801 on: July 13, 2019, 05:16:21 pm »
I just finished a book on epistemological and moral nihilism, Nothing & Everything, by Val N. Tine.  It's not a long or difficult read, but I plan on reading it again to absorb the arguments.  It refers to the quote that also appears in the Principia Discordia, "Nothing is True. Everything is Permitted."

Have been reading Projection and Re-collection in Jungian Psychology: Reflections of the Soul by Marie-Louise von Franz. Picked up some of her other books on psychological interpretations of mythology and fairy tales, look forward to reading those.

While I do find the author's style and observations interesting, it can be kind of clunky to get through sometimes. Find that I need to take a break with something less esoteric.
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Re: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #802 on: July 13, 2019, 05:41:37 pm »
Have been reading Projection and Re-collection in Jungian Psychology: Reflections of the Soul by Marie-Louise von Franz. Picked up some of her other books on psychological interpretations of mythology and fairy tales, look forward to reading those.

While I do find the author's style and observations interesting, it can be kind of clunky to get through sometimes. Find that I need to take a break with something less esoteric.

I'm also reading Neurobiology of the Gods, by Erik D. Goodwyn, and it can be quite esoteric as well.  There were some cross cultural comparisons I doubted, but overall I find it a useful framework for various reported experiences.
My personal moral code:

Love wisely, and do what thou wilt.

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