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Postby Pissnisse on Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:09 pm

I'm reading Deception Point by Dan Brown.

And also, How to think like Leonardo Da Vinci by Michel J Gelb.
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Postby The Meromorph on Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:31 pm

Origins of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes. (15th time, I think.).
This is a three-day book, most are 3 a day or 2 a day books.
Last one was "Predator" by Patricia Cornwell.
Before that was "The Ancestor's Tale" by Richard Dawkins. That's another three-day book! Tis site has me doing my 'mental gym work'. :lol:
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Postby Omnieiunium on Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:49 pm

Pissnisse wrote:I'm reading Deception Point by Dan Brown.

And also, How to think like Leonardo Da Vinci by Michel J Gelb.


I read that one. Okay book.

The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer for english. We just read Macbeth. I just finished reading The Penultimate Peril. I am also reading a ton of history books.
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:51 pm

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Postby Pissnisse on Sat Oct 29, 2005 6:06 pm

Omnieiunium wrote:
I read that one. Okay book.


Whitch one of them?

I'm soon done with deception point and I like it.
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Postby kaioshin00 on Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:56 pm

I'm reading Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter and I must say the book is splendid.
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Postby aquazoo on Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:41 pm

_don't think of an elephant: know your values and frame the debate_ by George Lakoff.

"The definitive handboook for understanding how conservatives think, what their moral values really are, and how to articulate the progressive moral vision to reframe -- and reclaim -- political discourse. Read it, take action -- and help take America back."
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Postby fusiontortellini on Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:13 pm

Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison.
Who really might actually be back this time . . .

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Postby Omnieiunium on Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:39 pm

Pissnisse wrote:
Omnieiunium wrote:
I read that one. Okay book.


Whitch one of them?

I'm soon done with deception point and I like it.


Deception point. It was okay. I liked Digital Fortress thebest.
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Postby The Meromorph on Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:48 pm

kaioshin00 wrote:I'm reading Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter and I must say the book is splendid.

Let me know if you ever finish it. I own a copy, and I haven't ever.
I personally know of 47 people (we're keeping track) who've tried and failed to finish it.
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Postby Tatiana on Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:05 am

The Meromorph wrote:
kaioshin00 wrote:I'm reading Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter and I must say the book is splendid.

Let me know if you ever finish it. I own a copy, and I haven't ever.
I personally know of 47 people (we're keeping track) who've tried and failed to finish it.


I've read it all about 5 times. But I never read it all in sequential order. I jump around a lot. The first time through I remember I started reading just the dialogues somewhere in the middle and read them all first, then went back and read the chapters.
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Postby Long Gone McGruff on Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:41 am

Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecure, Martin Fowler. It's the programmer's bible, the kind of book you're constantly dipping into.

For light relief (!) I just finished "Stalingrad" and "Berlin" by Anthony Beevor.
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Postby wokka on Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:13 am

im readin (and enjoying) you are here by RoryBremner, John Bird, And John Fortune, a interesting Dossier/Policical Satire Book, and I Thouraly Recomend it.
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Postby The Meromorph on Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:00 pm

Tatiana wrote:
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kaioshin00 wrote:I'm reading Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter and I must say the book is splendid.

Let me know if you ever finish it. I own a copy, and I haven't ever.
I personally know of 47 people (we're keeping track) who've tried and failed to finish it.


I've read it all about 5 times. But I never read it all in sequential order. I jump around a lot. The first time through I remember I started reading just the dialogues somewhere in the middle and read them all first, then went back and read the chapters.


DAYUM!

One of my most treasured beliefs is dead!
I even believed the publisher's editors had not read the whole thing, but broken it up between several of them, just like the proof readers!
I even believed Douglas Hofstadter actually had Multiple Personality Disorder, and he hadn't read it all in any one Personality!

DAYUM! OH! DAYUM!
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Postby Tatiana on Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:59 pm

It's reading it in order that's so hard. Just jump around more and you can get to it all. The dialogues are my favorite parts, anyway. The chapters only exist to fully explicate the dialogues.

I doubt I've found all the clever hidden codes and surprises, though. Each time I read it I notice something new. Did you find the true end of the book that he demarcates somewhere in the middle? That was a sweet find! He did sort of strongly hint that the search for it was guaranteed to terminate. :fsm_cool:

The Metamagical Themas book is more fun, even, if not about as profound or important stuff, in general. Have you read that one? The self-referential sentences are delicious.
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