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What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by NeoPhile, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. CyborgSpaceKitten

    CyborgSpaceKitten Well-Known Member

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    I'm reading two books currently. One Bloody Thing After Another by Joey Comeau and the graphic novel The Filth
     
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    I'm currently reading The Women's Room by Marilyn French.
     
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    Recently read Brain Matters by a female American Nuero Surgeon about her training and life, easy to read, funny and educational.

    Also Admissions by a British male Neuro Surgeon, same as first book, I think he's got traits of Aspergers himself if not fully.
     
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    Aeolienne Well-Known Member

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    I'm currently reading Cooked: A natural history of transformation by Michael Pollan.
     
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    I'm reading "Brave New World," by Aldous Huxley.
     
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    Enjoy!!

    I'm currently reading Coordinating Low Carbon Technology Innovation Support: The LCICG's strategic framework by the Low Carbon Innovation Co-ordination Group.
     
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    The Goblet of Fire (again)
     
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    Sabrina Gentle & brave earthling

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    IMG_8405.JPG A novel that was one of the most voted ones in Goodreads 2016 and also has 4.44/5 stars: It Ends With Us, by Colleen Hoover.
    So far, so good. Apparently (I'm half way) what 'ends' is the story of physical and emotional abuse of the protagonists.
     

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    spaceman I hear radio waves. .. in my head

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    StarWars: Thrawn.

    I love star wars books. Especially from the empire and/or sith side. The Bane trilogy was the best books I've read.
     
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    Just finished this:

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    Some interesting little gems:

    - Coal power emits up to 100 times as much radiation (through "fly ash") as nuclear power per unit of energy produced
    - Tobacco causes cancer partially because the smoke is highly radioactive (polonium-210)
     
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    Aeolienne Well-Known Member

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    Energy Alternatives: Surveying the territory by Larry Lohmann and Nicholas Hildyard, available to download here
     
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    Currently I'm reading the posts in this thread.
     
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    'It' to prepare for the movie!
     
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    I'm reading The Missing Link which presents Richard Cassaro´s paradigm-shifting archaeological discovery, and builds on the theory he advanced in his 2011 book, Written in Stone. Cassaro argues persuasively that the Old World symbol known as Master of Animals, is the very same symbol that scholars of New World cultures call the Staff God. He explains that this symbol is the central icon of an ancient wisdom tradition shared by the pyramid cultures across the world.
     
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    Do No Harm , Henry Marsh, a retired British Consultant Neuro Surgeon, nearly finished
    Admissions, also by Henry Marsh, finished that, I would say he has traits of Aspergers, highly amusing.
    Brain Matters, by a Female American young Consultant Neuro Surgeon, finished that

    A different approach to the brain, easy for me to read and funny sad etc

    I am bored of all the self help crap I've tried in the past which have Neuro Typical written all over them. There's been some good ones tho I should say.
     
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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    Author: Mark Haddon
     
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    I'm reading Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur
     
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    The Wolverine Way by Douglas H Chadwick
     
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    Sabrina Gentle & brave earthling

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    :D IMG_8648.JPG This paragraph (I'd attended...) reminds me of the 'Introduce yourself' posts from AspiesCentral :) IMG_8646.JPG
     
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    Sabrina Gentle & brave earthling

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    00E721FE-02F4-4ED2-B333-FACE7C15CC50.jpeg Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by Rick Riordan.

    The protagonist, Percy Jackson, was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. One of the campers in Half-Blood Camp explains the reality:
    « The letters float off the page when you read, right? That’s because your mind is hardwired for ancient Greek. And the ADHD -you’re impulsive, can’t sit still in the clasdroom. That’s your battlefield reflexes. In a real fight, they’d keep you alive. And for the attention problems, that’s because you see too much Percy, not too little. Your senses are better than a regular mortal’s. Of course the teachers want you medicated ».
    Percy is a half-blood (half god, half human).
    This is just beautiful.
     
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