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#1 2021-03-24 13:49:02

dice
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What are you reading/want to read ?

As in books, physical paper books or digital ebooks etc. If you share here please post a short synopsis as i have done.

Reading: Endgame V1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endgame_(Jensen_books)

Endgame is a two-volume work by Derrick Jensen, published in 2006, which argues that civilization is inherently unsustainable and addresses the resulting question of what to do about it. Volume 1, The Problem of Civilization, spells out the need to immediately and systematically destroy civilization. Volume 2, Resistance, is about the challenging physical task that dismantling civilization presents.

Want to read: Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon
https://www.amazon.com/Weird-Scenes-Ins … 1909394122

Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and early 1970s was a magical place where a dizzying array of musical artists congregated to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times. Members of bands like the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, the Monkees, the Beach Boys, the Mamas and the Papas, the Turtles, the Eagles, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Steppenwolf, Captain Beefheart, CSN, Three Dog Night, Alice Cooper, the Doors, and Love with Arthur Lee, along with such singer/songwriters as Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, James Taylor, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Judi Sill and David Blue, lived together and jammed together in the bucolic community nestled in the Hollywood Hills.

But there was a dark side to that scene as well.

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#2 2021-03-24 16:43:20

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

Now i am reading     Karl Marx "Capital. A Critique of Political Economy".

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#3 2021-03-24 23:10:26

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

The Body Keeps the Score – Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Bessel Van der Kolk, M.D.

...is a 2014 book by Bessel van der Kolk about the effects of psychological trauma, also known as traumatic stress.[1][2] The book describes van der Kolk's research and experiences, on how individuals are affected by traumatic stress, and its effects on the mind and body.
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In The Body Keeps the Score, van Der Kolk focuses on survivors of psychological trauma, giving an account of how trauma has affected them.[1] He also discusses some possible routes to healing (including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, yoga, and limbic system therapy).[3] The book has five parts: Rediscovery of Trauma, This is Your Brain on Trauma, The Minds of Children, The Imprint of Trauma and Paths to Recovery.[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Body_Keeps_the_Score

Opening my mind to other recovery methods... one day at a time.

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#4 2021-03-25 00:38:39

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

I share my materials on Goodreads... I generally read a pile of books per year (and review almost all of them). I have 41 so far this year, they are here:  https://www.goodreads.com/manyroads


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#5 2021-03-25 14:22:56

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

I enjoy seeing what others are reading.

@ Ogis, must give that a read someday.

@ GlennW, hope you are successful in your recovery, that title looks like an interesting read.

@ manyroads, i often check with goodreads for reviews. I mostly read non fiction though or least i believe it to be non fiction.Nonetheless you have quite an extensive library at good reads.

thanks for sharing


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#6 2021-03-25 18:11:04

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

I've had a copy of Legacies of the Sword: The Kashima-Shinryu and Samurai Martial Culture by Karl Friday on order since just before the current lockdown but I can't pick it up...

Bloody COVID.


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#7 2021-03-25 20:44:09

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

Currently reading the collected verse of Rudyard Kipling. Good stuff!

"...We know that the tail must wag the dog, as the horse is drawn by the cart;   
But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old: "It's clever, but is it Art?"...."


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#8 2021-04-02 16:18:47

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I finished my degree about 25 years ago.(Anglo-American Analytic philosophy (basically the study of logic as applied to language and science)) Before I did that degree I absolutely loved reading books but, man, I read so much, I...just read too much... that degree killed my whole enjoyment of reading for pleasure or intellectual stimulation. these days I can only read technical manuals. So I have been going over some old stuff and am reading one of the O'Reilly books "Linux Network Servers"

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