What book are you currently reading?

I've been reading Moby Dick off and on for about a year now. I've been reading today and am finally down to 100 pages, so my goal is to finish it tonight or tomorrow

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  • Just finished reading, "Asia's Reckoning: China, Japan and the Fate of U. S. power in the Pacific Century" by Richard McGregor. Great book!

    Just literally started, "Grand Improvisation: America confronts the British Superpower, 1945 to 1957" by Derek Leebaert.

    Have not gotten far but is a study of a pivotal moment in history as Britain was in the "Indian Summer of the Empire" - decolonization really does not begin till after Harold Macmillan's "Winds of Change" speech in 1960 - and the United States was emerging as the dominant Western power in the early days of the Cold War. A fascinating period.

    Yes, by the way, as my girlfriend will tell you, I am a nerd. Hey! It's what I do.

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      Well that's some heavy reading material you have there, but good for you for liking it because somebody needs to appreciate their research. I enjoy watching documentaries with that subject material, but I'm not sure I could read a whole book on it

      Nothing wrong with being a nerd. I'm sure your girlfriend friend your intelligence attractive

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      ROFLMAO! That's a ton of books... like literally. I wish I had that many, but couldn't bring them all with me when I loved. One day I will have as many books as you, sir

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      Ha! I have had a lot of years to acquire and read that many. I have no doubt you'll get there. All the best.

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  • I've been reading the secret and the power about how you can change your reality by being positive and grateful and relaxed about your life.

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    • Haven't heard of that one, but I definitely agree with that message. My life growing up sucked, but I worked hard to change it. I make it a point to be grateful of something I've achieved or seen everyday because that is a huge key to happiness

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What Guys Said 10

  • I am reading... Or trying to read the Dune prequels
    I love Dune but since the franchise fell into the hands of the son who writes them together with another author based on his fathers notes and... It just isn't the same
    The stories have plenty of potential but they are poorly written

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    • Never read them myself, but my uncle was a fan of the first book

    • The first 4 books written by Frank Herbert is really worth reading
      It is usually referred to as sci fi but it isn't really
      It is a messianic sociology story it deals heavily with some human issues that are still relevant to this day like religious fundamentalism reliance on machines hierarchical power structures economic divides and the crucible effect on human cultures
      The last two books of his are ok but not essential
      His son as said inherited the franchise rights and is together with Kevin J. Anderson a mediocre writer is putting out a lot of not very good books based on his fathers notes
      It is very sad really because I am certain those notes could have been great stories in the hands of a better author

  • I am about to reread "The Power" by Naomi Alderman.
    An excellent book that is considered "a modern classic".
    What book are you currently reading?

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    • This is a pretty good description / review...
      scroll.in/.../a-world-where-women-are-the-dominant-sex-this-timely-novel-imagines-it-5000-years-from-now
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      A world where women are the dominant sex? This timely novel imagines it, 5,000 years from now
      In a women-ruled country, the men struggle for power into a literal battle of the sexes
      ...
      The time: 5,000 years from now. A writer sends his manuscript to his mentor, asking for her opinion. In his new work, he presents what he calls “a sort of ‘novelisation’ of what archaeologists agree is the most plausible narrative” of how the contemporary world order came to be.

      This “novelisation” is the meat of Naomi Alderman’s novel, The Power. Shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, it is a masterpiece of speculative fiction that explores a world in which women are the dominant sex, blessed with a superhuman ability to generate a sort of electrical current that places them, for perhaps the first time in history, on a physical level unmatched, never mind surpassed, by men.

      On “the day of the girls”, the world changes. Young women across the world suddenly find themselves no longer at the mercy of men. Reports filter in of teenage girls being able to generate an electrical current, much like eels, that they can turn against those who seek to harm them.

      At first, few people believe these disparate stories, which connect places as far apart as India, Nigeria, the UK and the US. It’s only when Tunde, an intrepid, fledgling reporter from Lagos, puts up a video of a young woman repelling a harasser with an electric shock the international community acknowledges the development.

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    • Never heard of it, but I'll have to read it if Margaret Atwood approves. She's my favorite author. The way she can completely change your own view of her characters from the beginning to the end is impressive characterization I haven't seen very often

    • Yes, Margaret Atwood mentored Naomi Alderman on this book. It should be read by everyone and especially men.

      www.barnesandnoble.com/.../

  • I picked this up recently I might read a little of it
    What book are you currently reading?

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  • I just started the catcher in the rye, I feel like it’s one you have to read, but I never did for some reason

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    • Personally wasn't a huge fan since I felt let down by all the hubbub of it being on a banned book list. Basically it's about a normal kid who doesn't know what to do with his life. Yet it was written well and still worth the read

    • Yeah I’m like 20 pages in, I’ve heard that about it, but just felt I had to read it myself

  • Well I'm reading birdbox cause I don't have Netflix, I'm also reading science of the impossible by Michio Kaku

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  • I've been neglecting my books. I need to read them. I plan on buying some Edgar Allen Poe as well as some Friedrich Nietzsche.

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  • Reading a true story on a Mount Everest climb... a disaster that occurred

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    • Those can be interesting to read. My neighbor gave me one about the mine collapse (I think in Chile or some other South American country) that I'll probably read next

    • Oh yes love
      I have another one right after about a person getting lost at sea and his boat sinking. He survived for like 45 days in the open water with a tiny emergency raft lol
      Crazy. Imagine being in a storm in the middle of the ocean at night! With no lights anywhere. Waves huge tons of noise

      Scary af

    • Scary! I'm addicted to survivalist shows like that, especially Naked And Afraid. I would die of hypothermia or sunburn pretty quickly if I couldn't find shelter, but think I'd have a decent shot if I was lost with someone else who had basic knowledge of survival skills. But I know I would die if I was lost at sea

      Did you see the movie Unbroken? It's about an Olympic athlete who crash landed in the ocean and was captured by the Japanese during WWII and taken to a POW camp. I can't fathom how he survived everything he went through

  • At the moment
    Circe by Madeline Miller
    Coda by Emma Trevayne
    And I am re-reading The Hunt for the Red October by Tom Clancy

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  • I never read

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  • An autobiography

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What Girls Said 8

  • Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson

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  • good for you! I'm currently preparing for my exams, so I'm not reading any books, but the last one I read was the memoirs of a geisha. pretty cool, I recommend it, if you're into realistic, dramatic sad stories.

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    • Excellent choice! Arthur Golden truly created a masterpiece with that one. And the cinematic adaptation was phenomenal as well, keeping the integrity of the book and not being too pornographafic

  • Just recently finished reading Sick City by Tony O'Neill. It was so fucking good, I highly reccomend it.

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  • Me, Earl, and the dying girl

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  • Do polar bears get lonely

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  • I don’t read books, I read algorithms

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  • Pfft who reads

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  • I don't really read books 😂 I like listening to people read them.

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    • What books do you like to listen to and who is your favorite audiobook narrator?

    • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen is my favorite audio, it's about a 13-year-old boy who gets stuck on an island when the pilot has a heart attack on the way to his dad's and the only thing he had was that Hatchet and his clothes of course. 😂

    • I know that one! I read it in elementary school. Good choice

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