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What are you reading now? I just finished reading "Hiroshima In America" by Lifton and Mitchell. Excellent read about the moral, spiritual and technological implications of using the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I am currently reading "Betrayed" by Joseph D. Douglass, JR. This book deals with how the Communists since WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War and the Cold War captured American prisoners and used them for medical experiments in furtherance of studying radiological and mind control drugs.
I would very much like to know what you guys are reading at the moment.
I just bought an ereader that I'm quite excited about because I think its going to rekindle (no pun intended, its not a kindle!) my love for reading. I used to be a voracious reader but in recent years have not really done much. Going electronic is the way for me.
Right now I'm reading a therapeutic meditation book which is the book behind an 8 week therapeutic meditation course that I'm taking.
I just downloaded Steve Volk's Fringeology - which I haven't started yet but plan to shortly.
I'm also reading Getting Things Done by David Allen which is basically an time management organizational guide.
No doubt a pioneer, Arouet. What do you think of Steven Jobs? Is his book worth reading and on what level of understanding did you take away with it? Yes, I own a Mac. Very happy with it.
The book is a great read. Slows down near the end, but the beginning is pretty fascinating. You'll feel completely inadequate about your accomplishments when you see how he went about stuff. He's not a model for others IMO meaning unless you are Steve Jobs or someone very similar to him you're unlikely to be able to mimic anything he does, including his management style, but truly an interesting story.
I think you get a pretty good insight into hiim. I listen to a tech podcast TWIT and Leo Laporte talked about it when it first came out and he seemed to think it was reasonably accurate. If you enjoyed the movie the Social Network then you'll enjoy this book. If you hated the Social Network then I wouldn't bother. If you haven't yet watched the social network, go see it, and then you'll know if its worth getting this book!
I recently got myself a Nook and was reading like crazy . Then things got busy for me so I haven't read anything in the past 2 weeks. The last couple of e-books that I read were by Hans Holzer and the last paper book that I read was back in October.... "Growing Up Psychic" by Chip Coffey.
I have about 5 books locked and loaded on the Nook. Now I just need to find some quiet time. I'm looking forward to reading "Women May Be from Venus, But Men Are Really from Uranus" by Katherine Black. Here's an overview:
This one has been specifically chosen for my trip up north. I'll be up in your slice of the world in a few weeks Misha.
I'm reading this page right now!
I've noticed I read very few books from beginning to end these days, I used to read more. There are lots of reasons for this, but one is that I have become increassingly involved in politics and political advising and tend to have to keep up with current events and snippets and short-attention span stuff to keep abreast of the issues. There are other reasons such as that the internet provides a lot of useful bite-sized pieces of information. I would almost have to say I am reading wikipedia! Despite questions over its accuracy in the case of some entries, I like reading the history entries, both modern and ancient. I also did degree studies in psychology, sociology and anthropology a while back, along with evolutionary psychobiology etc, and in many ways it's therefore 'the end of history' and there is nothing more to read!
Thanks, SydneyPSider. If you or any of the forum members read something you think is of value please feel free to elaborate on it. Syd, I find your background fascinating. Especially in lieu and in conjunction with some of the controversial subjects you have delved in.
By the way, if I didn't mention it already, I am absolutely LOVING my new Kobo Glo Ereader. The page turning is responsive, you have some customization of how wide the swipe area is. The light works great is adjustable and very pleasing to the eyes. It is very easy to purchase books or to move your own epub books onto it. All in all a very nice reading experience.
I'll see your Kobo Glo and raise you my Nook that is now resting on my new treadmill. I decided that if I'm going to up my brain by reading, I also will need to up my body motion by walking. Of course now I don't have to feel guilty watching all of SCEPCOP's YouTube videos as I can do it while exercising.
A fast-growing political party with good ideals.
But does it play Flash?
Cool, I have political experience myself, though not for about a decade though. Might get back into it at some point but not just now,
No: I specifically wanted an ereader, not a tablet. I wanted the whole e-ink thing. I won't be using it for anything other than reading books.
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