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Old 02-15-2019, 07:42 PM   #121
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I started LeGuin's "the dispossessed" but just cant' get into it.

Is it supposed to be obtuse at the beginning? Like we're in the character's shoes and don't really know what's going on?

Only on ch. 3

Also is this leading up to be some huge morality tale about how humans mistreat one another?

 
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:49 PM   #122
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it's about anarchy and the overthrow of the patriarchy. not sure about the obtuse beginning.


anyways, i told you to do left hand of darkness first!

 
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:52 PM   #123
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oh wait yeah i do remember the beginning is confusing. never fear all will be made plain.

it's a really, really good book. just hang in there.

 
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:53 PM   #124
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I think I'm just going to go back to my cheap cyberpunk novels



more suited for a dummy like me

 
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:56 PM   #125
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it's a really, really good book. just hang in there.
ok, i will.

after years of reading dumb rock bios and pastoral fiction i sometimes forget that its good to have to "work" on a book

 
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Old 02-15-2019, 08:05 PM   #126
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man you just need a little patience. if i, the densest dunce on this board, could get into it anyone can.

 
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:40 PM   #127
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I'm in need of book recommendations.

Preferably in the .epub format, thanks.

 
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Old 02-15-2019, 11:47 PM   #128
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who the fuck reads??????

 
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Old 02-15-2019, 11:48 PM   #129
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nerds

 
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Old 02-15-2019, 11:48 PM   #130
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nerds read, that's who

i made this whole thread so i can take note of the nerds

 
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:30 AM   #131
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:47 AM   #132
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I'm in need of book recommendations.

Preferably in the .epub format, thanks.









These are the best I read in the last year.

 
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:14 PM   #133
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who the fuck reads??????


get some

 
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Old 02-18-2019, 01:22 PM   #134
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need to get my kid that shirt tbh

 
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:13 PM   #135
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i respect reading 2 much 2 wear it on a shirt

 
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:13 PM   #136
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THIS IS MY COSTUME

 
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:14 PM   #137
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i read excerpts of old diaries today. i laughed a little until nothing was funny. apparently i've always hated writing with blue ink.

 
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:52 PM   #138
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Writing with blue ink is never ok

 
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:56 PM   #139
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fuckin'

why

 
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:46 PM   #140
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I don't make the rules Mals

 
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:55 PM   #141
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at the risk of sounding arrogant, god makes the rules through me

 
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:17 PM   #142
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FUCK. I HATE BLUE PENS

 
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:22 PM   #143
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Started a short story collection by Mexican author Sandra Cisneros called Woman Hollering Creek. They're like a few pages each and I am really getting into it. I read her more popular book, House On Mango Street years ago and also enjoyed that.

Oh, also reading Matilda with the kid before bed.

 
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Old 02-20-2019, 12:21 AM   #144
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atomic habits by james clear
measure what matters by john doerr
hard landing by thomas petzinger
educated by tara westover

i need to just finish these up because i have dozens waiting to be read

also im splitting time btwn 2 cities and so i have a different stack of books waiting to be read in each place :/

 
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Old 02-20-2019, 12:33 AM   #145
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Old 02-20-2019, 03:45 AM   #146
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How do you like this so far? A friend gave it to me for Christmas but I haven't started it yet. I don't really know anything about it and have a feeling of general skepticism toward it

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Old 02-20-2019, 12:44 PM   #147
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How do you like this so far? A friend gave it to me for Christmas but I haven't started it yet. I don't really know anything about it and have an feeling of general skepticism toward it

overall, quite good. not sure if you're already familiar with the author but he's maintained a blog for many years on the topic of habits and systems.

his writing is super clear and organized, plus well researched and thought out, so it's very easy to get through because he makes it pretty effortless to read. and the ideas are useful and practical.

but like any sort of book where the premise is 'here's a set of information you can use to improve your own life,' how useful it is depends on the person reading it. if you're reading it because you want to, and because you're already motivated to do some things differently, it's an excellent tool. if you're reading it just because some other people said it's good and you're not that motivated to do anything differently, than it doesn't matter how good it might be.

and like all nonfiction, it could benefit from being more brief. i'd say this book is far leaner and more efficient than most nonfiction generally, so this dynamic isn't bad here, but all the same.. it could lose at least 10% and be slightly better for it

 
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Old 02-20-2019, 12:52 PM   #148
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recents:

the grapes of wrath
the heart is a lonely hunter
the sun also rises
play it as it lays

np:

light in august

 
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:24 PM   #149
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but like any sort of book where the premise is 'here's a set of information you can use to improve your own life,' how useful it is depends on the person reading it. if you're reading it because you want to, and because you're already motivated to do some things differently, it's an excellent tool. if you're reading it just because some other people said it's good and you're not that motivated to do anything differently, than it doesn't matter how good it might be.
Motivation is a major struggle for me but hopefully I stay in category 1. That story in the introduction about getting hit in the face with a baseball bat hurt to read. I'm liking it so far though

 
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:53 PM   #150
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"Narrow minds devoid of imagination. Intolerance, theories cut off from reality, empty terminology, usurped ideals, inflexible systems. Those are the things that really frighten me. What I absolutely fear and loathe. Of course it’s important to know what’s right and what’s wrong. Individual errors in judgment can usually be corrected. As long as you have the courage to admit mistakes, things can be turned around. But intolerant, narrow minds with no imagination are like parasites that transform the host, change form, and continue to thrive."
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