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Last post Author Topic: What books are you reading?  (Read 201355 times)

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #475 on: August 06, 2013, 02:54:06 AM »

... read the front page of the January 2nd, 1945 New York Times. :P (I'm not kidding.)

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Just asking : how to you get to read that edition ? Might not be easy...
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #476 on: August 06, 2013, 04:39:36 AM »
Not sure how trustworthy this version is (it's transcribed)
http://ufoupdateslis...98/jul/m15-022.shtml
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #477 on: August 06, 2013, 04:42:29 AM »
Not sure how trustworthy this version is (it's transcribed)
http://ufoupdateslis...98/jul/m15-022.shtml

Thanks.  I fail to see how I could get to jail by reading this.  Unless it's an alien jail and I get abducted...
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #478 on: August 06, 2013, 05:02:31 AM »
Bagus: The Tragedy of the Euro
Pdf version is free: http://mises.org/document/6045/

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #479 on: August 06, 2013, 05:22:24 AM »
Not sure how trustworthy this version is (it's transcribed)
http://ufoupdateslis...98/jul/m15-022.shtml

That's not it.

Thanks.  I fail to see how I could get to jail by reading this.  Unless it's an alien jail and I get abducted...

That's not what I was referring to.

I'll confirm if someone posts, but I won't post it myself. Yes. It's that likely to start fights and quickly degenerate into complete chaos and name calling. It's impossible to look at the facts and reconcile them with popular belief.
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #480 on: August 06, 2013, 05:28:06 AM »
Bagus: The Tragedy of the Euro
Pdf version is free: http://mises.org/document/6045/

thanks for that.
FWIW I've tried to understand economics - mainly Keynesian vs. Austrian - a little better, but people seem to believe one or that other 100% and that's it. Make's it difficult for the noob ;-) Anyways, looking forward to reading that :up:
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #481 on: August 06, 2013, 06:34:52 AM »
Bagus: The Tragedy of the Euro
Pdf version is free: http://mises.org/document/6045/

Do post back your thoughts on that. I'd like to hear. My reading load is a bit heavy at the moment. (Tragedy and Hope is my "fun" reading.)
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #482 on: August 07, 2013, 03:29:18 AM »
Bagus: The Tragedy of the Euro
Pdf version is free: http://mises.org/document/6045/

Do post back your thoughts on that. I'd like to hear. My reading load is a bit heavy at the moment. (Tragedy and Hope is my "fun" reading.)



I liked it. No nonsense included - less than 200 pages. Explains why Euro was created in the first place and why the current system is flawed.
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #483 on: August 07, 2013, 03:40:07 AM »
Bagus: The Tragedy of the Euro
Pdf version is free: http://mises.org/document/6045/

thanks for that.
FWIW I've tried to understand economics - mainly Keynesian vs. Austrian - a little better, but people seem to believe one or that other 100% and that's it. Make's it difficult for the noob ;-) Anyways, looking forward to reading that :up:

If I would have to choose, I would go for Austrian School.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #484 on: August 07, 2013, 04:17:47 AM »
I liked it. No nonsense included - less than 200 pages.

Ah! That's good! Far too many books just blather on with complete nonsense that just wastes your time. I really like when they just cut to the chase and get to the point.

I might just take a detour to browse through it.

Explains why Euro was created in the first place and why the current system is flawed.

Heheehe! ;D I'm tempted, but I'll keep the cynicism out. ;)  (I've got a rather dim/dark/cynical view of the Euro and the motivations/justifications/rationalisations for it.)
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #485 on: August 13, 2013, 03:26:38 AM »
Bandulet: Last years of the Euro
Short book about how it came that the Germans were dupped (and by whom) to gave up the D-Mark.
http://www.amazon.de...mp;keywords=bandulet

Deutsch: The Silver Conspiracy
What you should know about trading with the silver in the past and present.
http://www.amazon.de...BCcher/dp/3938516267

Carter: The Education of Little Tree
Excellent book about young Indian, who lost both his parents. He was adopted by his grandparents, which taught him about the Indian way of life and how they perceive it. Highly recommended. (It was thought that this book was an autobiography, but it was later revealed that it was written by a Ku Klux Klan leader. Bizarre or what?)
http://www.amazon.co...Carter/dp/0826328091
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #486 on: September 09, 2013, 05:23:11 AM »
Kaiser: Interventionism and misery: 1929-2008
How governments and central banks ruined the world and why the worst is still to come

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #487 on: September 09, 2013, 05:38:38 AM »
I liked it. No nonsense included - less than 200 pages.

Ah! That's good! Far too many books just blather on with complete nonsense that just wastes your time. I really like when they just cut to the chase and get to the point.

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Heh I often like to go the other way, because sometimes short books glaze over the stuff "without doing any work". I made a small joke I called the "500 page club" - if the author has to fill much more space, then it's more likely there are some nice juicy details in there!


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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #488 on: September 09, 2013, 07:50:02 AM »
Last few books I've read:

Return of the Damned, by T. H. Lain
Tower of Glass, by Robert Silverberg
The Death Ray, by T. H. Lain
1 and 11 Corinthians
Making great ebooks with Jutoh, br Dr. Julian Smart
Smashwords Publishing Guide, by Mark Coker
The Embedding,  by Ian Watson
The Ogre's Pact, by Troy Denning
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Let's Get Digital: How to Self-Publish, and Why You Should, by David Gaughran
Colossians
Secrets To E-book Publishing Success,  by Mark Coker
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
Smashwords Book Marketing Guide,  by Mark Coker
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Facebook Marketing for Ebook Authors,  by John Kremer
Titus
Philemon
The Giant Among Us, by Troy Denning
Knightfall,  by Robert Jackson-Lawrence
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
Darkest Before Dawn, by Robert Jackson-Lawrence
2 Peter
Kevin Adams -- Serial Killer,  by Clifton Goetzee
Titan of Twilight, by Troy Denning
1 John
Colony Earth, by Regina M. Joseph
2 John
3 John
Jude
Ill-Fated, by Evelyn Ink
Hero for Hire, by C. B. Pratt

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #489 on: September 12, 2013, 07:38:51 PM »
Just finished a highly entertaining novel that felt a lot like a Robert Asprin fantasy novel: "The Road to Magic (Book One of The Way of the Demon)" by Alexey Glushanovsky.

It's $2.99 for the Kindle e-book.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #490 on: September 17, 2013, 07:08:12 AM »
Krugman: End This Depression Now!
Craig, Elliot: The Great European Rip-off: How the Corrupt, Wasteful EU is Taking Control of
Our Lives
Taleb: The Black Swan
Beckett: The Chemistry of Death
Sirico: Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #491 on: September 17, 2013, 10:51:07 AM »
Finished David Drake's "Northworld". Now reading the 2nd novel in the trilogy, "Vengeance". Good sci-fi written in the early 90s.
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #492 on: September 21, 2013, 12:41:47 AM »

Interesting things result from reading Galatians 4:24 followed by Ezekiel 23:20!
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #493 on: September 21, 2013, 12:48:02 AM »
Meanwhile I am reading Great Moments in Modern Chess by Reuben Fine ... from 1948! That was when chess was fresh and new, and WWII was an important recent concluding episode.

It is also early enough that some of the games actually played out the tropes that are unstated in "today's" games.

Edit: For example, Reuben Fine really pays Dr. Max Euwe much greater respect than he is usually given in current chess circles. 1948 was just early enough before Botvinnik pulverized the chess world, so R. Fine reports "from the time" that Euwe was well respected in his day as a solid GM. (Today too many authors take the cheapo shot that he was the "junk champion" between Alekhine and Botvinnik.)

It was also just before how stunning the rise of the USSR would be in chess - for various reasons the Russians were not around for a lot of events in the 1930's, and the US was the "second best country" winning all the events. Alekhine was what he was, but Botvinnik signalled that the Soviet govt support of chess was going to have an effect, and it wasn't until Fischer that anyone else was in the same league.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #494 on: September 21, 2013, 10:15:49 AM »
Reading the concluding book, "Justice", in David Drake's "Northworld" trilogy.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #495 on: September 21, 2013, 02:08:09 PM »
Currently I'm going through the following:

  • Introductory R: A Beginner's Guide to Data Visualisation and Analysis Using R
  • Beyond Bullet Points, 3rd Edition

I'm hopping to follow up with R in a Nutshell and R Cookbook.

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #496 on: December 02, 2013, 10:33:51 AM »
Margrit Kennedy: Interest and Inflation Free Money:
http://userpage.fu-b...ation-free-money.pdf

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #497 on: December 02, 2013, 12:47:59 PM »
Terry Maggert's "The Forest Bull"

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #498 on: December 03, 2013, 02:46:31 PM »
Lovecraft Unbound - an anthology of deliberately modern treatments of Lovecraftian themes, selected and edited by Ellen Datlow.

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A 'not bad' collection of new (as in 'inspired by') Lovecraft tales - with some real gems mixed in.

If you're looking for classic Lovecraft, you won't find it here. These are Lovecraft themed stories. Not pastiches or attempts to write a Mythos tale as Lovecraft himself might have written it.

Especially good were Leng by Marc Laidlow; The Crevasse by Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud; Cold Water Survival by Holly Phillips; the absolutely brilliant Houses Under the Sea by (no surprise) Caitlin R. Kiernan. Best however was Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear's Mongoose, which is easily the cleverest and most original story in the collection.

Unexpectedly disappointing was long-time Lovecraft admirer Joyce Carol Oates' blatant reworking of the twist in her famous story The Lottery. Ms. Joyce (who we know can write extremely well) provides us only a lame and overly obvious piece called: Commencement.

All in all...not bad.

But I still think the original works of Lovecraft (and some of his circle of contemporaries) were far better.

Cthulhu-Office-Space.jpgWhat books are you reading?

(So does Cthulhu!)
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #499 on: December 03, 2013, 03:09:46 PM »
ok...40hz...what is the source of that awesome Cthulhu illustration?