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What are you reading these days?
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Omg I love this thread it's so nice and interesting to see what y'all are reading paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

I'm currently rereading The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch: Volume Two. It's a good book and I'm excited to get to the part where the protagonist finds himself involved in the counter-culture of the '60s, but its so so so long. Wish me luck, though I won't get much done this week bc I have to study and read 100+ pages of my AP U.S. History textbook for the next three days ahdn_paul_01 

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^oh my goodness that sounds awful, do you have a cumulative final? 

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@CakeMaestor said
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Have a look at this guide:

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P.s.s: Would anyone else be interesting in me sharing the rest of my haul?

  

Yes, please do!

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50yearslate said
^oh my goodness that sounds awful, do you have a cumulative final? 

  

No, it's just our teacher makes us do the reading for the next Unit literally right after we have taken the previous Unit's exam and then BAM! he gives us a reading check quiz. And since there are 3 chapters in a Unit and each chapter of our textbook is like 25+ pages long, it takes forever to read. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14 APUSH is a really difficult class, and the only good news is that we don't have to take a final because our final is technically the AP test which is also really hard but I do well I get college credit so I guess that's also a plus lol

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Oh weird... I’m in APUSH too but I’ve never had to read 100 pages at once... to be fair we do have to read like 10 pages each night but it’s not that bad. Also, what?!??!? You don’t have to take a first-semester final?????? I’m quite jealous. Not only do we have to take a winter final, we have to take one in the spring, but *extra early* so it’s before the AP test. If it weren’t an interesting class I’d be rather upset.

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Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman's 'Manufacturing Consent' just arrived in the post for me, and I'm itching to get into it again (I had started reading it once before). I feel like it will be even more relevant given how much the UK and US mass media are manufacturing consent for the political establishment right now..

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Here is my recent new haul of books, which I do hope to finish them all by the end of next February:

1) Book of Seven Rings - Miyamoto Musashi, translated by Thomas Cleary

2) Notes from the Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

3) Left Hand Guitar Chords - Jake Jackson (I am learning how to play the guitar left-handed, though lately I do not have much time to practice)

4) Reading Music Made Easy - Jake Jackson

5) Will - Christopher Ruoh

6) Skyfaring - Mark Vanhoenacker

7) 101 Bets You Will Always Win - Richard Wiseman

8) Black Belt Healing - David Nelson (I am currently a 1st Keok in Taekwondo, hoping to pass my Black Belt examination next spring)

9) Egg - Michael Ruhlman, Photographs by Donna Turner Ruhlman

10) Madness - Roald Dahl

11) Trickery - Roald Dahl

12) War - Roald Dahl

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I don't have a lot of time on my hands at the moment, but I've recently checked out a huge poetry anthology from my school's library (I'm fairly sure that I'm the only one at my school who actually reads poetry in their free time, but what can I say, I'm geekya-hard-days-night-john-6). I'm hoping to read some of it over winter break, as I'm too caught up with school assignments at the moment.

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Don't know if you've discovered it yet, @TangerineTrees, but you might enjoy our Poetry thread -- it's a mix of Forumpudlians favourite poems along with poems written by Forumpudlians (including some of mine).

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For AP Language and Composition, I started reading In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, and I'm actually really excited to read it over the break. I mean, annotating it will be a drag, but it's about a real-life true crime story which sounds pretty cool. 

Also, the cover kind of reminds me of the cover of Imagine :

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I'm just about to start Dear Boy : The Life of Keith Moon

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Not currently reading anything new, but I started and finished this since last posting in this thread:

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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1605-1615)

 

Picked this back up today after letting it sit since October.

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The Parade's Gone By by Kevin Brownlow (1968)

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It's that time of year again. Here are the books I read in 2019:

-7 Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin by James Sullivan (2010, continued from 2018)
-Batman: Facts and Stats from the Classic TV Show by Y.Y. Flurch (2016, continued from 2018)
-The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun by Robert Greenfield (2011)
-Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll's Legendary Neighborhood by Michael Walker (2007)
-The Google Story: Inside the Hottest Business, Media, and Technology Success of Our Time by David A. Vise (2008)
-Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks (2012)
-Call Me Burroughs: A Life by Barry Miles (2013)
-Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler (2006)
-Stuff Every American Should Know by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese (2012)

-Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (1957)
-The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits by Eric Sass and Steve Wiegand (2008)

-The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (1943)
-The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War by Richard Rubin (2013)
-Temples, Tombs & Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt by Barbara Mertz (1964, updated 2007)
-Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville (1851)
-Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt (2016)
-Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1605-1615)
-The Parade's Gone By by Kevin Brownlow (1968, currently reading)
-The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan (1997, currently reading)
-The Chicago White Sox by Warren Brown (1952, continued from 2016, currently reading)

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Mark Manson - Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope. 

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Just bought Slavoj Žižek's Violence, which I'm looking forward to getting into. It's the first book of his I've bought, but I've enjoyed watching his speeches on youtube for a while. One of the most consistently entertaining and challenging figures on the academic left, to be sure. 

I also bought Mark Fisher's Capitalist Realism and James Joyce's Dubliners, since I thought it was probably time to get around to reading some Joyce. 

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I found a copy of Outlander, that book that inspired the show, in the attic and so I'm reading it now because eh, why not.

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I just requested Tune In by Mark Lewisohn from my local library. I so cannot wait to read 1000 pages all just about early Beatles histoire 

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Elementary Penguin said
Mark Manson - Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope. 

  

I saw that in a bookstore

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Just started Holy George-Warren's new Janis Joplin bio...

...but I'm gonna have to set it aside for a few days, because my aunt just loaned me her orginal copy of "Spaniard In the Works"!  (And "Skywriting By Word of Mouth.") It was originally a Christmas gift from my great-grandmother; and the notion of someone born in the 1800s BUYING BEATLES STUFF is kinda blowing my mind...

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I had to read "I Am The Cheese" by Robert Cormier for school, and the book is extremely messed up. 

I kind of like it though. a-hard-days-night-george-10

I've had to read some extremely disturbing books for school lately (including a book about how someone's insane father faked a nuclear holocaust to see how far his family would go to survive), but "I Am The Cheese" is probably the strangest book I've had to read for school so far.

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