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    1984
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    nice

    #1209270
    MisterDuck
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    @joshd96320 358238 wrote:

    I dont read during weekdays much unless its a holiday because im busy… in half terms etc (like the coming week) i shall be reading..

    on my ‘to read’ list –
    Mein Kampf – Adolf Hitler
    The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx
    The War Of The Worlds – HG Wells
    The Invisible Man – HG Wells
    The Time Machine – HG Wells
    The Shape of Things to Come – HG Wells
    A Modern Utopia – HG Wells
    A Short History of the World – HG Wells
    The New World Order – HG Wells
    The Open Conspiracy – HG Wells
    Capitalism And Freedom – Milton Friedman
    Trotsky: A Biography – Robert Service
    The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin

    If anyone can also recommend me any works paralleling or reflecting situations of the time of writing such as War Of The Worlds, or predictions (war of the worlds too), or views on the world (mein kampf), decent mindfuck books, or stuff like 1984, it would be appreciated :love:

    Have fun mate. Read a few light-hearted fictional books at the same time otherwise you’re going to go onto political overload.

    I recommend:

    Tony Benn: A Political Life, David Powell
    This book doesn’t actually focus on Tony Benn as a person, but rather on upholding true democracy and regaining it in this country… as Benn was greatly committed to this, he is relevant in a lot of it – but in general the book is an excellent insight into how and why certain political decisions are made and how democracy is flawed in British and world politics. It also explains shifts in modern politics, and has a lot to say about why and how Blairites (preceded by Kinnock) hijacked the Labour party and created this fallacy of New Labour.

    Power and Terror, Noam Chomsky
    I’m sure Chomsky needs no introduction for you – this book is a fantastic read, in which Chomsky explains some of the lesser known (as well as facts about the well known!) atrocities and corruption throughout history and the modern era. What makes this book a bearable read, what with all the despair, lies, war crimes in it’s core subject, is the complete optimism and commitment to change that Chomsky has, and how he wholeheartedly believes it will change.

    #1209292
    joshd96320
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    cheers matey ol pal raaa raaa raaa

    #1209278
    amyberthelet
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    I read for several hours before going to sleep – currently reading The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun

    #1209306
    1984
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    @amyberthelet 361081 wrote:

    I read for several hours before going to sleep – currently reading The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun

    do you read normal books? any fav authors?

    #1209280
    amyberthelet
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    I read everything from Christian romance to horror to Ayn Rand….check me out @ Shelfari (but the majority of the books are Christian). I also luv Jane Austen.

    #1209308
    1984
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    I have never read any Jane Austin, I am determined to give it a go one day though. I am currently reading John Peals autobiography. I read far too much trash fiction eg Ian Rankin

    #1209310
    1984
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    I am quite tempted to join Shelfari but I just worry that the site will end up closing down, it seems like quite a time investment to put all the books up their I have read

    #1209281
    amyberthelet
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    I write all mine down in a book, so I just went down the list…..but yes it does take time lol

    You can just start with a recent few.

    #1209312
    1984
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    @amyberthelet 361101 wrote:

    I write all mine down in a book, so I just went down the list…..but yes it does take time lol

    You can just start with a recent few.

    I did just join but then I lost interest ๐Ÿ™

    I always have to own a book before I read it and refuse to throw anything other than the very worst. Its like a physical record. I really want a reading room when I am older. Well, reading room come gentlemen’s study complete with leather backed arm chair and a nice selection of single malts and cigars.

    #1209282
    amyberthelet
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    Mine are in bookshelves my hubby made and I also have a bunch in a cedar chest. Chris’ mom has THOUSANDS all over their house – shelves that go up to the ceiling!!!! Plus many plastic totes full in storage!

    #1209293
    joshd96320
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    @1984 361094 wrote:

    I have never read any Jane Austin, I am determined to give it a go one day though. I am currently reading John Peals autobiography. I read far too much trash fiction eg Ian Rankin

    i was forced to read jane austen for english exam. cant stand the shit now.

    @1984 361106 wrote:

    I did just join but then I lost interest ๐Ÿ™

    I always have to own a book before I read it and refuse to throw anything other than the very worst. Its like a physical record. I really want a reading room when I am older. Well, reading room come gentlemen’s study complete with leather backed arm chair and a nice selection of single malts and cigars.

    and a big fat soundsystem :love:

    #1209314
    1984
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    @amyberthelet 361107 wrote:

    Mine are in bookshelves my hubby made and I also have a bunch in a cedar chest. Chris’ mom has THOUSANDS all over their house – shelves that go up to the ceiling!!!! Plus many plastic totes full in storage!

    nice, I would love to be able to make such things. But not enough to learn. Perhaps I can get my girlfriend to learn

    #1209263
    PhilKmorgan
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    Never read novels, but my personal collection is massive

    #1209316
    1984
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    @PhilKmorgan 361125 wrote:

    Never read novels, but my personal collection is massive

    how so Mr?

    #1209264
    PhilKmorgan
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    @1984 361126 wrote:

    how so Mr?

    mainly text books, pretty impressive collection

    #1209318
    1984
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    @PhilKmorgan 361127 wrote:

    mainly text books, pretty impressive collection

    nice! gotta be better than my shelf of modern crime fiction lol

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