Whatcha Reading? (Picking it up again)

I think the previous threads fell to the wayside, but let’s try again.

Let’s start with a FREE BOOK:

I have read this book. It’s fantastic (in many definitions of the word). I gain nothing from this except that if the publisher is encouraged to keep the series going further than it has already expanded, I get more amazing books. I just finished the latest one and can’t wait for more.

Free. That’s a great way to find out if you like it or not.

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the philosophy of history by hegel

the institute by king

moog grandmother instruction manual compiled by moog music company

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11/22/63 - Stephen King

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Just finished The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher (there are at least a couple of books by that title) and it possibly wasn’t the best idea while running a mild fever.

Better than right before going to bed, but… any kind of rapping and tapping will freak me out for the next bit. Hopefully no one knocks on my door.

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A sceptical (and occasionally sarcastic) look at transhumanism.

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More free stuff:

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McMindfulness

I’m almost done reading this one, sadly.

It took me a bit of gear switching to find the cadence of the author’s voice for me to dig in to it. It offers context for Helen throughout the ancient, medieval, Renaissance, Modern, and contemporary world. Great work by the author.

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A re-read:

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I’m continually amazed at the awful shit done by my government and also that I somehow continue find it amazing.

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I’m going through Agency by William Gibson at the moment! I kinda agree with the one here who said it’s not quite as much of a grabber as some of Bill G’s earlier work, but it’s still interesting.

Also, increeeeeedibly slowly chewing my way through Yotsuba&!. People recommended it to me (because it’s funny and cute, which is true) but it was probably a bit ambitious for my first text in Japanese.

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I think that except for things that you have already read in your native language, Yotsuba might be the best text to read first in Japanese.
All you have to remember is that it just takes a while to get used to reading a foreign language, even with a strong vocabulary and grammar it is still a different skill, and soon you will be able to develop a good pace and enjoy reading as in your native language.

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