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QuickTwist

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three ancient colonies by sidney mintz

europe and the people without history by eric wolf

considerations on the rise and fall of the romans and their greatness by montesqeau

psychological types, psychology and religion, the zolfinga lectures.... by carl jung

odu ifa the ethical teachings by maulana karenga

marx and marxism by peter worsley

alienation marx's concept of man in society by bertell oleman

towards an understanding of karl marx by sidney hook


and one fiction: the last harmattan of alustine dunbar by syl cheney coker
Takes glasses off.. Someone is def a reader.

Currently reading:

Psychological Types - Jung
Maps of Meaning - JP
Online Electronics Textbook
Brains for Instinct - How stuff works.com
Clinical Psychology - Wikipedia
 

Kuu

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Halfway through Ready Player One by Ernest Cline at the moment. A movie version is about to be released and I felt I had to get through it. I must say the beginning was amusing but now the Marty Stuness of the main character is seriously grating...
 
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Currently reading Principles by Ray Dalio. This guy is the best. Even has a short chapter on how to manage HR with mbti (he’s an ENTP)... I also love the idea of an idea meritocracy.
 

jbar

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I've been reading a shit-ton of Stephen King the last year or more and I've got to get my non-fiction groove back on. I'm reading...

A Brief History of Thought by Luc Ferry now, and occasionally I'm picking up The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality by André Comte-Sponville (though I'm repelled by the title). Oh, and I'm 33% of the way through my first read of IT, because I'm still hooked on most anything he's written...
 

Pizzabeak

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Doors of Perception - Aldous Huxley

3rd or 4th attempt at getting through this essay. Never liked Huxley's style although he's, obviously, recognized as an important figure in Psychedelic literature and history. This book is about mescaline, peyote, the psychedelic cactus Mexicans & Indians would use to get inebriated and go on vision quests - see the desert scene in Beavis & Butthead Do America. Peyote hasn't been my psychedelic of choice - it's chemically similar to MDMA (which is 3,4,methylenedioxymethamphetamine and is good for couples therapy. Mescaline is 3,4,5-methoxyphenethylamine - amphetamine is just a phenethylamine with a methyl group on the alpha carbon). I haven't tried it yet but must. I heard it shits on LSD and everything else, so to speak, and you're stoned for at least two days. Acid can last 12 hours (if you smoke weed you're stoned for ~2-4 hours, edibles can get you way more stoned for longer) or if you can redose properly, which can be tricky, you can successfully be stoned off acid for at least 36 hours - granted you're smoking pot the whole time! There's a really strange synergy between LSD and weed. When the acid is starting to look and feel like it's wearing off, you take a hit of some cannabis - boom, it brings it back a little, colors jump and get more vibrant again and everything starts to swirl more, and you might even get more "hallucinations" or visuals, or however it would work.
 

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I recently bought Frederick Copleston's monumental 9 volume A History of Philosophy so I'm taking the entire summer to try and get through them. With the pace I'm going it'll probably take a lot long though.. Starting with Fichte at the moment.
 

redbaron

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obligatory annual 'this thread' comment
 

Serac

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Recently bought a book I have intended to read for a long time: Gödel, Escher, Bach: an eternal golden braid.

On the face of it seems a bit woo-woo, but we'll see how it turns out
 

Pyropyro

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I'm currently playing with Spyder and reading Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional
 

Pyropyro

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Finished the theoretical book, now to play with The Python Workbook: A Brief Introduction with Exercises and Solutions
 

travelnjones

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Recently bought a book I have intended to read for a long time: Gödel, Escher, Bach: an eternal golden braid.

On the face of it seems a bit woo-woo, but we'll see how it turns out
That is supposed to be pretty good

I'm always exhausted and reading seems the last thing on my mind. I picked up "The Man of Gold" by MAR Barker out of my bookshelf then set it down after a few pages and went to bed.
 
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