What are we reading lately?

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  1. Oct 30, 2018 #91

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    Read this in college, gave me a lot to think about. Seems to give some insight into a Stoic mindset. Stoic as in the way of thinking, not the pejorative remark. Gave me tools to think about the issues right in front of me, not get carried away mentally with things I can't control. Curious to know how you take it.

     
  3. Oct 31, 2018 #93

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    If you want to read more stoic literature, I highly recommend Marcus Aurelius' Meditations.
     
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    It's funny you say that - I have a coffee date with coworker to read some together tomorrow morning. I tried once, couldn't get into it (translation maybe?). She's taken to it, and is going to share her favorite bits.
     
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  6. Nov 6, 2018 #96

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    For me it put things in perspective. Minimized the draining mentality of endless progress. Or at least helps me slow down and enjoy things.

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    It tolls for thee.
     
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    The late Christopher Lasch published a book in the early 1990s titled The True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics that I remember (it has been a long time since I read it) as being a very worthwhile read. Lasch was very willing to advocate for unpopular opinions and the book is likely to challenge both conventional "liberal" and "conservative" preconceptions. Admirers of Wendell Berry's essays might find some common ground with Lasch.
     
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    And also try Memoirs of Hadrian by Yourcenar.
     
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    The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz:
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    Almost finished with The Stalin Front. Good companion piece to Storm of Steel.

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    Man, just finished Dan Carlin’s 15hours of WW1 and Storm of Steel is probably one of the most cited books on the whole thing. Adding this to my list
     
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    Stalin Front is of course WWII east front, but if you liked Storm of Steel, it's a must read.
     
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    Started on this.
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    Halfway through Voices from Chernobyl. Gut churning sadness in this book.
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    Finished Voices from Chernobyl. I highly recommend it. Started on this today.
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    The movie by the Coen brothers is well worth watching, too.
     
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    I've seen it a few times. 2007 was a good year for film.
     
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    Finished No Country for Old Men and just started on this.
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    Started this yesterday.

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    A great book consisting of a collection of his articles. He died recently partly due to complications from being paralyzed which happened when he dove into a pool. He was attending Harvard Medical School at the time and one of the books he was reading before he decided to cool down was "The Anatomy of the Spinal Cord" Creepy.
     
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    A great book consisting of a collection of his articles. He died recently partly due to complications from being paralyzed which happened when he dove into a pool. He was attending Harvard Medical School at the time and one of the books he was reading before he decided to cool down was "The Anatomy of the Spinal Cord" Creepy.
     
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    I'm illiterate but this last year i've been listening to audiobooks on youtube and tokybook.com, quite good selection for being free. and since these are my sleeping pills. i cant really complain. i'm a mass consumer kinda.
     

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