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15-01-2013, 11:28 AM
RE: What Are You Currently Reading?
Nothing, I don't read.

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15-01-2013, 12:51 PM
RE: What Are You Currently Reading?
I have to put my other readings on hold for the moment since I just started back to school. The books that I will be reading for classes are:

* Our Origins: Discovering Physical Anthropology (2011) by Clark Spencer Larsen

* A Photographic Atlas for Physical Anthropology (2005) by Paul F. Whitehead et. all

* Speech Play and Verbal Art (2002) by Joel Sherzer

* Archaeology: Theory, Methods, and Practice (2012) by Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn

* Ancient Cahokia and the Mississippians (2004) by Timothy R. Pauketat
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15-01-2013, 02:57 PM
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(15-01-2013 11:28 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  Nothing, I don't read.


That explains a lot. Drinking Beverage

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15-01-2013, 03:13 PM
RE: What Are You Currently Reading?
About to start "Power, Sex, Suicide. Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life.
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16-01-2013, 03:29 PM
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I'm currently re-reading Marilyn Manson's book "The Long Hard Road Out of Hell". I read it about 3 years ago, but I recently found it stashed away on a bookshelf and decided to give it another go. I'm about half-way through it.

It still fascinates me to witness his bizarre experiences and unsettling transformation from a child (what he calls a "worm") to adulthood and his rise to fame. Some of his experiences I can relate to personally, because they're simply a part of growing up for some; but hearing them detailed from someone else gives me a kind of outside perspective, and makes me realize just how fucked up this world really is.

I wish he'd publish another book, though. This one was published in '98, and a lot's happened in 15 years. Re-release it in an updated, extended version, perhaps. Because it goes into vivid detail about everything from his first sexual encounter to his (depraved) backstage antics, but then it just sort of stops. He doesn't wrap anything up; he doesn't hint that things might get bigger and better in the future. It just stops all of a sudden. I think a Part 2 is in order.

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16-01-2013, 05:11 PM
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I'm reading a scifi book called Fleet of Worlds, by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner. Good read so far, but I'm not that far into it, I suppose.
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16-01-2013, 05:34 PM
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I also like to keep up with what's going on in light literature... I'm about to start, Killing Time by Caleb Carr - a novel set in the Mid-21st Century. I'd read a couple of Carr's earlier novels and this one is very much a departure. He's more famous for writing historical crime thrillers set in the Victorian era and his characters infrequently run across historical figures like Theodore Roosevelt when he was the Chief of Police of NYC. Fun stuff. Smile

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17-01-2013, 01:40 PM
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I've been rereading Leviathan by Scott Westerfield.


Otherwise I've been working through:
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Nonsense from the Bible by Brian Baker

And catching up on the new Hawkeye comic book series.
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17-01-2013, 01:41 PM
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(15-01-2013 03:13 PM)Ape_Linkin Wrote:  About to start "Power, Sex, Suicide. Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life.
Ooooooh! That sounds interesting. I'd like to know if you think it's any good!
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22-01-2013, 06:57 PM
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The Mask Of Sanity - Hervey Cleckley, M.D. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

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