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Re: Books for 2011 - List Thread
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2011, 11:10:46 PM »
1. Blindsight--Peter Watts
2. A Visit from the Goon Squad--Jennifer Egan
3. The Keep--Jennifer Egan
4. Chasm City--Alastair Reynolds
5. Child of a Rainless Year--Jane Lindskold
6. Jubilee--Margaret Walker
7. Sins of the Fathers--Susan Howatch
8. The Age of Zeus--James Lovegrove
9. The Bolter--Frances Osborne
10. The Greatest Game Ever Played--Mark Frost
11. The Sirens of Titan--Kurt Vonnegut
12. All the Pretty Horses--Cormac McCarthy
13. Tar Baby--Toni Morrison
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Re: Books for 2011 - List Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2011, 05:57:30 PM »

1. Bad Science - Ben Goldacre (this book is awesome)
2. Thief of Time - Terry Prachett


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Re: Books for 2011 - List Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2011, 10:37:23 PM »
Read
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This entire stupid trilogy set in the Eberron universe of Dungeons and Dragons, written by the guy who created that universe. WHY
The Pessimist's Guide To History (I mean, not all the way through because it's in the time-honored Bathroom Reader format but a lot of it)
The first two books in the Claymore manga series
The first two books in this retarded manga series about this girl who like fights really well and is a doppleganger and apparently killed this teenager's mom who is a computer programmer or something (the teenager, not the mom) but they're all cool with that because if they weren't the plot would pretty much stop dead in its tracks where the fuck iare the first couple books of Fullmetal Alchemist!?

Currently Open
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This book by the guy who wrote Everything Bad Is Good For You about cholera
A fourth book set in the Eberron universe WHY WHY WHY WHY
Bad Science by that Ben Goldacre
This book about World War I which I read when I decide to take a bath and am in a certain mood
Some book by Anthony Bourdain where, amazingly, he comes off as a conceited prick. Who knew?
A book published by SI about the evolution of American football offenses

On My List
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NO MORE EBERRON BOOKS I MEAN IT omg they are only like $6 oops I just bought another one FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU
I should probably get to the latest Aimee Bender (An Invisible Sign of My Own) novel, which features cake and which I bought like a year ago
This book on influenza, which should be a GREAT bookend to the one about cholera DISEASE RULES
The Ball Is Round (which is about football, and by the name I think you can guess which kind of football)
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Re: Books for 2011 - List Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2011, 02:23:00 AM »
Read
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This entire stupid trilogy set in the Eberron universe of Dungeons and Dragons, written by the guy who created that universe. WHY
The Pessimist's Guide To History (I mean, not all the way through because it's in the time-honored Bathroom Reader format but a lot of it)
The first two books in the Claymore manga series
The first two books in this retarded manga series about this girl who like fights really well and is a doppleganger and apparently killed this teenager's mom who is a computer programmer or something (the teenager, not the mom) but they're all cool with that because if they weren't the plot would pretty much stop dead in its tracks where the fuck iare the first couple books of Fullmetal Alchemist!?

Currently Open
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This book by the guy who wrote Everything Bad Is Good For You about cholera
A fourth book set in the Eberron universe WHY WHY WHY WHY
Bad Science by that Ben Goldacre
This book about World War I which I read when I decide to take a bath and am in a certain mood
Some book by Anthony Bourdain where, amazingly, he comes off as a conceited prick. Who knew?
A book published by SI about the evolution of American football offenses

On My List
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NO MORE EBERRON BOOKS I MEAN IT omg they are only like $6 oops I just bought another one FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU
I should probably get to the latest Aimee Bender (An Invisible Sign of My Own) novel, which features cake and which I bought like a year ago
This book on influenza, which should be a GREAT bookend to the one about cholera DISEASE RULES
The Ball Is Round (which is about football, and by the name I think you can guess which kind of football)
Best list ever :D

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Re: Books for 2011 - List Thread
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2011, 03:36:37 PM »


1. Bad Science - Ben Goldacre (this book is awesome)
2. Thief of Time - Terry Prachett
3. Eric Faust - Terry Prachett

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Re: Books for 2011 - List Thread
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2011, 04:12:47 PM »
Lets see- I might see how I go this year.

Reading (or rereading):
The Greatest Show On Earth - Richard Dawkins
Sword of God - Chris Kuzneski

Have read (or reread)
1) Interesting times - Terry Pratchett
2) HitchHikers Guide (all 5 books) - Douglas Adams
3) Guards! Guards! - Terry Pratchett

AudioBooks:
1) Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions - Edwin Abbott Abbott

To Read:
* Dirk Gentry's Holistic Detective Agency - Douglas Adams
* long dark teatime of the soul - Douglas Adams
* Dragons of Autumn Twilight - Weis & Hickman (Have been meaning to reread this for years)
* The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins
 
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Re: Books for 2011 - List Thread
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2011, 04:34:46 PM »



1. Bad Science - Ben Goldacre (this book is awesome)
2. Thief of Time - Terry Prachett
3. Eric Faust - Terry Prachett
4. Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris

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Re: Books for 2011 - List Thread
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2011, 08:48:13 PM »
I've just been converted to skepticism a few months ago, so I have plenty of skeptical books to read along with all the others that I want to read out of other general interests:

Finished:
One Shot by Lee Child
The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
World War Z by Max Brooks

Reading:
Combat Sports in the Ancient World by Michael Poliakoff
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
How to Beat up Anybody by Judah Friedland

To Read (already purchased):
The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan
Flim Flam! by James Randi
Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris
Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
A Short History of WWII by James L. Stokesbury
In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks by Adam Carolla
Zombie Spaceship Wasteland by Patton Oswalt
The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
The Fighter's Mind by Sam Sheridan
Becoming The Natural by Randy Couture
Why I Fight by BJ Penn
Total MMA by Jonathan Snowden
The First Mixed Martial Art by Jim Arvanitis

My Amazon wish list of books keeps growing. I plan on getting books from Richard Dawkins, Carl Sagan, Ben Goldacre, Phil Plait and Simon Singh. Also, I have a bunch of books on my ever-growing wish list about World War II, Nikola Tesla, Einstein, Al Capone (and other criminals) and books authored by various comedians.

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Just ordered Cosa Nostra, The Greatest Show on Earth, Death From the Skies! and a book called Nonsense about logical fallacies.
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Re: Books for 2011 - List Thread
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2011, 08:25:00 AM »
1.  From Colony to Superpower: American Foreign Policy since 1776, by George C. Herring
2.  Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia, by Robert Lacey
3.  Making Globalization Work, by George Stiglitz
4.  Sergio, by Samantha Power
5.  A History of the Modern Middle East, by William L. Cleveland
6.  Obama's Wars, by Bob Woodward
7.  The Drunkard's Walk, by Leonard Mlodinow
8.  Guns, Germs and Steel, by Jared Diamond
9.  The Demon-Haunted World, by Carl Sagan
10.  The Bin Ladens, by Steve Coll
11.  Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, by John Lee Anderson
12.  Moral Minds, by Marc D. Hauser
13.  The Ideas that Conquered the World, by Michael Mandelbaum
14.  Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex (and How Complex Things Can Be Made Simple), by Jeffrey Kluger

Completed this year so far:

1.  The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature, by Steven Pinker
2.  The Predictioneer's Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See & Shape the Future, by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
3.  Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, by Tim Weiner
4.  Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight; by Robert Mnookin
5.  The War Within: A Secret White House History, 2006-2008; by Bob Woodward
6.  Expert Political Judgment: How good is it?  How can we know?, by Philip E. Tetlock


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Re: Books for 2011 - List Thread
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2011, 03:21:28 PM »



1. Bad Science - Ben Goldacre (this book is awesome)
2. Thief of Time - Terry Prachett
3. Eric Faust - Terry Prachett
4. Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
5. Trick or Treatment? Alternative medicine on trial - Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst (really entertaining and informative)
6. Rough Guide to Istanbul
7. Real Murders - Charlaine Harris
8. A Bone to Pick - Charlaine Harris
9. Three Bedrooms, One Corpse - Charlaine Harris
10. The Julius House - Charlaine Harris
11. Weight - Jeanette Winterson
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Re: Books for 2011 - List Thread
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2011, 10:48:09 AM »
A Dance With Dragons - George R.R. Martin

According to George it will be on shelves July 12th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2011, 08:51:09 PM »
Good year for poets and non-fiction.

Legend: book title - author - mark out of ten
1.  Pseudo - Émile Ajar - 7.5
2.  Ghost Pine - Jeff Miller - 6
3.  Infinity Blues - Ryan Adams - 8.5
4.  Downtown Owl - Chuck Klosterman - 7.5
5.  Dance, Dance, Dance - Haruki Murakami - 9.5
6.  Illuminations - Arthur Rimbaud - 9
7.  Rememberer - Yorodeo - 6.5
8.  The Cosmological Eye - Henry Miller - 8
9.  2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke - 8
10. 2010: Odyssey Two - Arthur C. Clarke - 8
11. 2061: Odyssey Three - Arthur C. Clarke - 8
12. Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami - 9
13. One Bloody Thing After Another - Joey Comeau - 8
14. Samson Agonistes and shorter poems - John Milton - 8.5
15. Les déesses de la Main - Louis Carmel - 5
16. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway - 8.5
17. La folle de Chaillot- Jean Giraudoux - 7
18. Coming up for Air - George Orwell - 7.5
19. Living to Tell the Tale - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - 8.5
20. Au plexus - Marjolaine Beauchamp - 9.5
21. Racines - collective (le festicourt) - 7.5
22. Carnaval divers - Jean-Phillipe Tremblay - 8.5
23. Carnet - Véronique Bachand - 8
24. Joshua Then and Now - Mordecai Richler - 8.5
25. Mortadel et Philémon: La bande des vise-en-biais - F. Ibanez - 6
26. Achile Talon a un gros nez - Greg - 8
27. Quick et Flupke : Haute tension - Hergé - 6
28. fais gaffe à tes os - San Antonio - 7
29. Hard Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World - Haruki Murakami - 8.5
30. The Female Man - Joanna Truss - 8
31. The Great Gatzby - F. Scott Fitzgerald - 8
32. Hitch 22 - Christopher Hitchens - 8.5
33. Chasseur de tornades - Norman Nawrocki - 7
34. Fun Home - Alison Bechdel - 8
35. Welcome to the Monkey House - Kurt Vonnegut - 8.5
36. Flim-Flam! - James Randi - 7.5
37. Knulp - Herman Hesse - 7
38. Saint-Urbain's Horseman - Mordecai Richler - 8
39. Hommes et chiens confondus - Rose Eliceiry - 8
40. Le mots de toutes celles - Sophie Jeukens - 9.5
41. Partir de rien - Maude Nepveu-Villeneuve - 5
42. Plays and Longer Poems - Percy Bysshe Shelley - 8
43. Who Is Ana Mendieta? - Christine Redfern, Caro Caron - 7.5
44. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour, an Introduction - J. D. Salinger - 7.5
45. Balades pour Ai Wei Wei - Catherine Cormier-Larose - 7
46. Four Minutes to Midnight: Expozine Edition - Collective - 7
47. Les cheveux mouillés - Patrick Nicol - 8
48. Prison de poupées - Edouard H. Bond - 7.5
49. Poems - Langston Hughes - 8
50. Not hipster for the fair - Front d'action stupide - 8.5
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« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2011, 08:03:18 PM »
Finished:
One Shot by Lee Child
The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
World War Z by Max Brooks
Zombie Spaceship Wasteland by Patton Oswalt
Why I Fight by BJ Penn
Combat Sports in the Ancient World by Michael Poliakoff
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
How to Beat up Anybody by Judah Friedland
The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan
The End of Faith by Sam Harris
Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
Trick or Treatment by Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst
Why We Fight edited by Simon van Booy
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut

Reading:
The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer
The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster by Bobby Henderson
Total MMA by Jonathan Snowden
Watchmen and Philosophy

To Read (already purchased):
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
Flim Flam! by James Randi
Death From the Skies! by Phil Plait
Big Bang by Simon Singh
The End of Faith by Sam Harris
The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris
The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins
Terminator and Philosophy
Harry Potter and Philosophy
Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin
A lot of Douglas Adams (The Salmon of Doubt, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Hitchhiker's series)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Philosophy
The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
god Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens
Darwin's Dangerous Idea by Dan Dennett
Breaking the Spell by Dan Dennett
The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Nonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men, and Sacred Cows by Robert J. Gula
Cosa Nostra by John Dickie
I Am America (And So Can You) by Stephen Colbert
Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris
Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
A Short History of WWII by James L. Stokesbury
In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks by Adam Carolla
The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
The Fighter's Mind by Sam Sheridan

Audiobooks:
Finished:
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

Currently listening to:
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

To listen to:

Forged by Bart Ehrman
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Re: Books for 2011 - List Thread
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2011, 12:25:31 AM »
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11.  Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, by John Lee Anderson
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That Anderson book ain't half as interesting as you might think.
It's dry and a whole bunch of it doesn't really have a lot to do with Ernesto.
So much filler. So damn dull. Also it's big! You've been warned.

Anyway, my list:

Reading: -
Rocket Men - ?
Twinkie Deconstructed - ?

Bought:
Carrying the fire - Mike Collins
Necronomicon - Lovecraft stories
The Eerie silence - Paul Davies (Autographed).
Them - Jon Ronson
Guns Germs and Steed - Jared Diamond

There are more, but my mind fails me.

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Re: Books for 2011 - List Thread
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2011, 01:12:13 AM »
Read:

1. The Foundation Series- Isaac Assimov (10/10!)
2. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister- Gregory Macguire (5/10)
3. Philosophy of Mind- Jaegwon Kim (7/10)
4. The Conscious Mind- David Chalmers (6/10)
5. End the Fed- Ron Paul (4/10)
6. Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain- Portia de Rossi (5/10)
7. Macbeth- Shakespeare (8/10)
8. Heart of Darkness- Joseph Conrad (4/10)
9. Cryptonomicon- Neal Stephenson (9.5/10)
10. Galileo's Dream- Kim Stanley Robinson (8/10)
11. Heavy Time- C.J. Cherryh (7/10)
12. Good Omens- Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (9/10)
13-15. Jingo, Nightwatch, The Color of Magic- Terry Pratchett (7/10)
16. The Conquest of Happiness- Bertrand Russell (6/10)


i know theres more but i can't remember. sad :(

currently reading:

1. Going Postal- Terry Pratchett
2. 100 years of Solitude- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
3. Slaugherhouse 5- Kurt Vonnegut
4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas- Hunter S. Thompson (rereading actually, because i need to write a paper on it)

 

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