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Golden Oldies out there...what books are you reading right now?

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I recently finished The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and now I'm reading through it again with a pen and paper to take notes

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Guest Jetsun Milarepa

Not been here for ages. Having devoured the White Spider (wow!) and a few more (mostly documented on the just for fun thread), I'm at a loose end, awaiting the two volumes of the GCHQ puzzle book...I hear it's a real tough job and my old brain needs a workout.

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Coily the Spring Sprite

I recently found the podcast My Dad Wrote A Porno and it is probably the funniest thing I have listened to in years. Of course I got the book they are discussing (Belinda Blinks). As a wannabe writer reading it is an education.

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Guest Jetsun Milarepa

Working away through a book of short stories by Tom Hanks (yes-the actor!) and a long distance cycling book by Doughty.

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what the face

"Standing at the Edge"  by Joan Halifax

 

The entire book really, but the section on Compassion at the end,

 

Mind-blowing, spirit-altering stuff

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daveb

Just finished The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

Next I will probably read another Saint/Simon Templar book by Leslie Charteris.

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Sally

Somebody asked me way back there if Nomads was good; yes, it is.  Depressing, but very informative.

 

I had to take a Howard Zinn book back to the library because it was already overdue before I read it, but I'm going to take it out again -- A People's History of the United States.

 

I'm reading The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.  Everyone else would probably think it's depressing; since I've had cancer, I'm fascinated with it.  

 

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GoneForGood

currently

 

Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky

Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman

Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu

365 Daily Tao Meditations - Ming-Dao Deng

 

(I cycle through books a few chapters then next book and rotate back, I am in a reading list of "Books everyone should read" and I read research books plus I have two that I keep cycling through. 3 Chapters of a classic, 1-3 chapters of a research book, then chapters in the Tao books which are consistent) 

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Spotastic

@MakeLoveNotWar My wife is a Zen Buddhist and a Taoist. She has a book called The Tao of Pooh that I read that explains Taoism through the world of Winnie the Pooh. It's an interesting philosophy.

 

Currently, I am rereading some Dungeons & Dragons books by Ed Greenwood about the mage Elminster. The books I'm reading now cover the time when the Goddess of Magic was killed and so the very structure of how magic worked in the universe was changed, including swaths of spellfire that destroyed places and even shifted some areas to other planes of existence. 

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GoneForGood

@Spotastic I have The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet, both are interesting. I play D&D but have not read any of the fiction books around the universe (I started playing in 1979)

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Gone Boy

I am reading "Jesus for the Non-Religious" by John Shely Spong.  Doing a bit of research into the Historical Jesus at the moment. Fascinating reading for those who interested in that type of things.

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Sleepy Otter
On 1/17/2019 at 5:35 AM, Gone Boy said:

I am reading "Jesus for the Non-Religious" by John Shely Spong.  Doing a bit of research into the Historical Jesus at the moment. Fascinating reading for those who interested in that type of things.

That sounds interesting.  I may have to look that up.  Made me think of a Christopher Moore book (which is totally fiction, but I found interesting nonetheless) I read a while ago, Lamb:  The gospel according to Biff, Christ's childhood pal.  Not reading it now, but still a good read, as are his Dirty Jobs and Secondhand Souls.

 

Currently reading a Frazz comics compilation (Jef Mallet) and GuRu (RuPaul).  I have found some interesting reads here - perusing The Invisible Orientation and have gotten some Wodehouse too.

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Spotastic
3 hours ago, Sleepy Otter said:

GuRu (RuPaul).

My wife and I have Workin' It by RuPaul and my wife especially loved that book. How is GuRu?

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Sleepy Otter

I am finding it very inspirational @Spotastic.  And the pictures are fabulous!  Now I have another book to go look up : )  And I believe you quoted one of my favorite RuPaul lines in another topic about "other people's opinions of me being none of my business" (paraphrase because I don't remember it exactly).  I heard that on Drag Race and started really embracing that...

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Guest Jetsun Milarepa

Presently read I g 'The Woman in the Window'...can't remember the author offhand.

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imnotafreakofnature!

Just finished Yoga for Daily Living (an oldie but goodie). Now reading The Rescue of the Danish Jews: Moral Courage Under Stress, edited by Leo Goldberger. Fascinating! 

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imnotafreakofnature!

I've been immersing myself in Rilke again lately, particularly The Duino Elegies (several different translations). Recently read The Poet and the Princess, a biography of Rilke by one of his long-time friends, Princess Marie von Thurn und Taxis. I've also just purchased Rilke and Andreas-Salome: A Love Story in Letters; and The Dark Interval: Letters on Loss, Grief and Transformation. I'm having a hard time deciding which one to read next!

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Gentle Giant

I just finished Quiet by Susan Cain. Very interesting book on being an introvert in an extroverted society.

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