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Old January 28 2013, 04:55 AM   #256
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Re: What are you reading?

You know what I mean.

But yeah, now I'm going to have to pick this up so thanks for popping in here and mentioning it. It wasn't all that long ago I read a book on Freud and I haven't picked up a tome on psychological or neurochemical theory in a while. I used to be an even bigger science nerd than I am now.
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Old January 28 2013, 04:59 AM   #257
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^I know

It was actually on Rob Maxwell's recommendation I started reading it, definitely second his rec!
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Old January 28 2013, 05:00 AM   #258
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My tastes in books aren't quite that deep. Here is the next one I plan to read...
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Old January 28 2013, 05:01 AM   #259
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I'm reading The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. It's a fascinating hypothesis, if somewhat outlandish. The text is a little dated, as far as the neurological literature is concerned, but so far only minor pieces of evidence are made moot by modern research, and I can't think of any good reason why the theory couldn't hold up.
Robert J. Sawyer used that book a lot in developing the story for his WWW trilogy (Wake, Watch and Wonder), in which the Internet gains sentience. I've considered finding a copy and checking it out, but my "to read" list is still way too long as it is.
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Old January 28 2013, 05:04 AM   #260
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My taste in books is all over the place, ranging from science, religion and politics all the way over to graphic novels and humor/joke books. I own about twenty years' worth of the Almanac of American Politics with dogeared pages if that tells you anything about me.

I've also watched a lot of C-SPAN Booknotes and always rushed to see Christopher Hitchens whenever he was on the program. I'm not an atheist but Hitch's books are some of the most interesting and even fun reads I've had in recent years and I miss the man. We won't be able to enjoy more of his writings and that's a real loss.
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Old January 28 2013, 05:07 AM   #261
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Museum of Antiquity by George Brown.
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Old January 28 2013, 05:08 AM   #262
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^I know

It was actually on Rob Maxwell's recommendation I started reading it, definitely second his rec!
RobMax usually has good recommendations. His opinion is one that I really respect around here.
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Old January 28 2013, 05:09 AM   #263
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The book I most recently did read (not all at once, just a little bit each time): the King James Bible. I used to just use my iPad app but somehow I enjoy reading the actual book more.
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Old January 28 2013, 04:05 PM   #264
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I'm reading The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. It's a fascinating hypothesis, if somewhat outlandish. The text is a little dated, as far as the neurological literature is concerned, but so far only minor pieces of evidence are made moot by modern research, and I can't think of any good reason why the theory couldn't hold up.
Robert J. Sawyer used that book a lot in developing the story for his WWW trilogy (Wake, Watch and Wonder), in which the Internet gains sentience. I've considered finding a copy and checking it out, but my "to read" list is still way too long as it is.
Now that will be interesting to read after this! Was the trilogy good?
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Old January 29 2013, 07:17 PM   #265
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Finished the first compendium of The Walking Dead. Moved on to the second now, but I'm not savouring this one. I've blown through half of it today.
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Old January 29 2013, 11:44 PM   #266
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I'm currently proofreading novels by a couple of friends of mine and having a great time. I hope to see both of them published in the near future.
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Old January 29 2013, 11:56 PM   #267
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I just finished rereading The Tell-Tale Heart by Poe. I can't get enough of Edgar.
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Old January 30 2013, 11:30 AM   #268
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I also finished the Bogart biography so today I started reading volume four of Philip K. Dick's short stories.
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Old January 30 2013, 03:23 PM   #269
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George R.R. Martin's "A Game of Thrones". Haven't read any of them and I'm eagerly awaiting the 3rd season.
I haven't watched any of the series, but I'm halfway through the fourth book on the Kindle now. I've taken an occasional week-long break from the books, but overall I'm enjoying them. I love to lose myself in historical fantasy novels.

Also on the bedside table is Bully for Brontosaurus by Steven Jay Gould. An old anthropology professor had Gould's Ever Since Darwin as mandatory reading, and I've been a Gould fan ever since. I don't read his books in one go, but read an essay or two when the mood hits.

Over the past few days I've also read the two DS9 books The Left Hand of Destiny by J.G. Hertzler and Jeffrey Lang, Hertzler being the actor who played Martok (should I admit I didn't recognise the name when I purchased the books? Probably not ). I've enjoyed them. The story wasn't brilliant, but the characterisations were good, the writing style flowed, and it was good for a few laughs as well. Definitely books I'm keeping to reread.
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Old January 30 2013, 03:25 PM   #270
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I'm reading a technical manual in preparation for a professional certification exam.

Stormwater management, just riveting stuff...
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