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    James Infamy, infamy.. they've all got it infamy
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    Hi all,
    I read an article earlier entitled;

    Yale Study: People Who Read Live Longer Than Those Who Dont

    http://bigthink.com/laurie-vazquez/...cial&utm_source=Facebook#link_time=1476200978

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    So my question is what was the last book you read (since books seem to confer health benefits that article and news items dont) ?

    My last was the brilliant "The amazing adventures of Kavalier & Clay" by Michael Chabon, recommended to me by a member here. I am about to start reading Two Caravans by Marina Lewycka. I am glad reading is so apparently good for us. It seems a lot less painful than weight training or jogging...

     
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    :mclap:I have 7 books open, reading 3...I've been reading too much, lol. I should be working. However, I ran into the name "Sophia" in one of my books that hinted she may just be Gods female. The carrier of Wisdom. This has begun a fine adventure with twists and turns aplenty. I had not entertained the thought that God had feminine influence...:m096: :p
     
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    I think it's called Portnoy (I've just lent it to someone so I cant remember exactly. It's very funny. It's the first book I've real that actually has no chapters. It just starts and carries on with no breaks at all.... because of that quite hard to put down. But also very readable anyway, written in the first person voice, like a long monologue. Reminds me of Charles Bukowski, who I also like, he wrote about his childhood ludicrously, darkly, and very amusingly in 'Ham on Rye'. I like a lot of American writers.
     
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    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

    It's a vivid description of working class life and the necessary changes which pertain to it.
     
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    Currently reading A random walk through wall street to up the game on my financial knowledge.
    Expected dry content, but so far it's pretty interesting, it's more narrative than expected.
     
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    1) "The Minimalist Mindset: The Practical Path to Making Your Passions a Priority and to Retaking Your Freedom"
    by Danny Dover

    a very helpful book for getting my crap together and challenges the way I see my life and the road to happiness in a very comprehensive, practical, and inspiring way. Totally recommend it for anyone looking to do a "revise" of their current life course.

    Also, as of this week completed:

    2) "What Is the Name of This Book?: The Riddle of Dracula and Other Logical Puzzles"
    by: Raymond M. Smullyan

    A fun and challenging read of riddles to solve ~ it helps to sharpen your thinking cap by going through some riddles to solve.
     
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    Reading books is a good mental exercise and the last book I was read End of times, a great book that reflects our current situation. worth reading!
     
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    Pernambuco, Ivan Wernisch: psychedelic dream magic compressed to illogically placed short stories, poems, ponderings, and rhymes. Like a whirlwind, like a distant melody, like a contagious laugh. It can't be described actually, must be read. Sadly I think it doesn't have any translations yet.
     
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    That sounds amazing. What language is it in @Fluffball ?
     
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    I'm now reading again "The Book of Disquiet" and "The Artist's Way".
    The last I've finished is "Grit".
     
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    The Mist of Avalon. . just started the Artists Way
     
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    In Czech, my mother tongue. :) Incredibly beautiful but complex and complicated language. Depth and shades of emotions in words that English just simply doesn't have (or that I have not experienced the same way). And this one book is not that renown to even need a translation, I suppose.

    example of Czech emotional tinge in words:
    frog= žába (neutral term), žabička (still a frog, you're just really affectionate towards that frog), žabka (cute and affectionate term), ropucha (term used for specific genus of frogs but could be used as negative term too, you're disgusted by this one frog, ew) :D
    or
    baby= dítě, děťátko, děcko, fracek, mimino, miminko, robátko... (all the terms vary in emotional shading but still pertain to one term, one are more negatively tinged, one are more loving...)

    sorry to hijack...

    Now I'm reading Sophie's world.
     
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