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April 3, 2015, 9:05 a.m.
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_The Almost nearly Perfect People. _One writers observations of Nordic society

April 3, 2015, 12:24 p.m.
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I Am Pilgrim was decent. Way too much foreshadowing! The number of times the protagonist says he made a mistake, which then turns out to be an inconsequential plot twist 10 pages later, is ridiculous. Overall, well plotted and paced, much more Ludlum than LeCarre.

Finished it yesterday, am reading too many books at the same time. Have to agree, the end was really sort of bummer, not really well done imho in comparison the rest of the plot. And the end of the book with him sailing into the night on the Mediterranean sea, well, corny and definitely not in the same style and tone as the first few chapters.

Still better than most of what is out there in this department, Lee Child coming to my mind - what a waste of paper.

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

April 5, 2015, 7:47 p.m.
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Okay, I'm Netflixed out. Starting Sir Terry Pratchett's _Discworld _series. See you next year…

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April 7, 2015, 11:23 a.m.
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I'm going through my second pass of Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert. Far from a self help book, it delves into the science and psychology of happiness and the perception of. I'll be finished it soon and will be looking through this thread again for something else interesting to pick up.

April 7, 2015, 12:09 p.m.
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Okay, I'm Netflixed out. Starting Sir Terry Pratchett's _Discworld _series. See you next year…

I did 48 of them in a row. The man was brilliant.

May 15, 2015, 7:25 p.m.
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Surface Detail was fucking excellent. So glad this wasn't my first book for the Culture series however.

May 17, 2015, 11:27 p.m.
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Game of Thrones is killing me…..

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

June 3, 2015, 10:06 p.m.
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Picked this up today, quite the page turner so far.

June 5, 2015, 7:25 a.m.
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Picked up Left of Bang simply because of the what and why, not the who.

Got Starting Strength from Rippetoe as well, as a translation (makes it easier for me to get my students reading it). Incredibly detailed and at times rather dry, but definitely a keeper.

Still reading Storm of Swords, book three of GoT….

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

June 11, 2015, 9:36 a.m.
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read this shit…

A complex interaction between sterics and electronics…

June 17, 2015, 3:24 a.m.
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Finished A Storm of Swords from Song of Ice and Fire a/k/a Game of Thrones last night - too bad I have to work, otherwise I would start with number 4 right away……

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

June 17, 2015, 9:06 a.m.
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Not exactly exciting, but very interesting.

Now I am "reading" this one…

I admit to cheating. Audiobooks make the commute much more enjoyable.

June 17, 2015, 9:21 a.m.
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Not exactly exciting, but very interesting.

I have it, but it's still in the waiting queue. Reading Naomi Klein's "This changes everything" and Paul Wells' "The longer I'm Prime Minister" first.

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

June 17, 2015, 9:28 a.m.
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I have it, but it's still in the waiting queue. Reading Naomi Klein's "This changes everything" and Paul Wells' "The longer I'm Prime Minister" first.

"This Changes Everything" is probably next on my list. I was really impressed by how well researched "The Shock Doctrine" was.

June 17, 2015, 11:17 a.m.
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As much as the book is (or should be) a seminal work that defines our climate problem and maps some possible futures, it's a much harder read than Shock Doctrine. I've been finding it more detail-oriented, so it doesn't just flow from one section to the next as much as her previous books.

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

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