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Anyone on OffTopic read books?

Some of the books I'm going to read this month: . The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris . A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss . A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson . Mortality by Christopher Hitchens(currently reading) If anyone has any suggestions on what to read tell me. I like history, philosophy, and science books mainly. And some fantasy every now and then.

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    I try, but I usually end up falling asleep.

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  • I wish I read more. I have a terrible tendency to get halfway through a book & then stop. . . . Ugh, I still need to finish At the Mounrains of Madness..

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    • Communist Manifesto

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      • I can’t read, so I post on OffTopic instead. [spoiler]baited[/spoiler]

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      • [i]The Song of the Dodo[/i] by David Quammen and [i]Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness[/i] by Peter Godfrey-Smith are both delightful reads in your areas of interest.

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      • Do you like mystery? Agatha Christie books are some of my favorites. •And Then There Were None •Murder on the Orient Express •The ABC Murders I used to read a lot before my head injury. Now it hurts to read

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      • Edited by Agent Smith: 12/18/2018 11:04:13 PM
        [b][u]1984 by George Orwell[/u][/b] Liking this book is a thought-crime so forget I said anything. [u][b]Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis[/b][/u] Lewis might not be your cup of tea judging by your current selection, but this is one of his more secular novels. It's a retro sci-fi tale that is surprisingly philosophical. Lewis does a great job exploring the nature of man. [b][u]World War Z by Max Brooks[/u][/b] Not "deep," but a fun read and probably the most plausible interpretation of a worldwide zombie apocalypse I've ever seen. It also explores the idea of how humans handle crisis.

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        • I don’t read much anymore in terms of literature, but One of my favorites is Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter.

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        • You should read the original halo books next.

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        • A few books that I have read, begun reading that are quite deep are: The Qu'ran Communist Manifesto Origin of Species The top 3 biggest things that stand against what I believe it as a Christian who is pro capitalism.

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          • Pffft only losers who can’t afford an iPhone read books

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          • Edited by RandyDaGod: 12/19/2018 12:29:57 AM
            2 really fun history books both by Giles Milton When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lennon Lost His Brains When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank Both are really fun and have good nuggets of history Fantasy My favorites are Stormlight Archive(3 of 10 books done) Kingkiller Chronicles (2 of 3 done) Wheel of Time (15 books all done) Iron Druid Chronicles if you want something that isn't high fantasy. It's set in modern times. Really good and some parts where I couldn't stop laughing. Business Books Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki Sales Dogs - Blair Singer Code of Honor - Blair Singer

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          • I started to read 1984, but could never find time to finish it. I asked for it for Christmas.

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          • Unintended Consequences. Read it, learn it, love it.

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          • Edited by Organic Machine: 12/18/2018 4:35:12 PM
            Some of my favorites include: Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons. The Witcher novels. Robopocalypse and Robogenesis by Daniel Wilson. Quiet by Susan Cain. (about introversion) God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens.

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            • Mostly Lovecraft and Lovecraft inspired books along with a few webcomics like Romantically Apocalyptic, and Gone With The Blastwave. Still hunting down At The Mountain Of Madness. And Shadows Over Innsmouth. Those are two I really want to read.

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              • Edited by Davy Timns: 12/18/2018 11:42:14 PM
                Yeah, Asteriks V2, totally a real book. Pretty good though. Enjoying it so far.

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                There’s a lot of people here saying the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. I have a copy of it, got it from a used bookstore. Actually have the whole series. I kinda want a Don't Panic sticker to put on the case of my kindle. (it’s a kindle paperwhite, can only run books and sometimes cleverbot.com if the WiFi’s good)

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              • The only book worth reading.

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                • "Like computers, but wish they had less space? Try books!"

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                • I've read this school year (cuz it's the only time I read): Rainbow 6 by Tom Clancy The Golden Compass The Subtle Knife The Amber Spyglass By Philip Pullman The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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                  • I like of Mice and Men [spoiler]Beep[/spoiler]

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                  • Some Good -blam!-ing Names Up There [spoiler]i should really read Christopher Hitchens' work. ~ R . I . P ~[/spoiler]

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                  • I'm reading the Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy. It's very strange.

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                  • Book of Five Rings. Miyamoto Musashi.

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                  • Edited by ZARDOZ: 12/18/2018 1:18:25 PM
                    I’ve read [i]A Universe From Nothing[/i]. It’s not bad but I’ve read better books on cosmology and quantum physics. If you like Sam Harris you should listen to his podcast “waking up with Sam Harris”. It covers some quite controversial topics and it’s sometimes worth a listen. I do find I disagree with a lot of what he says though. If you’re into popular science I would recommend the following: [i]Guns, Germs and Steel[/i] by Jared Diamond - A book everyone should read. It’s about the reasons civilisation developed in some paces and not others. How climate and local plant/animal life in a region can radically change how a culture develops. Also check out [i]The Third Chimpanzee[/i] by the same author. It’s about human evolution. [i]The Selfish Gene [/i]by Richard Dawkins - About how our genes drive our behaviours to ensure their own survival and replication. [i]The Elegant Universe[/i] by Brian Greene. An easy to understand book about string theory and quantum mechanics. Written for people that don’t know much about the subject. But it’s about 10 years old now so the science is probably out of date.

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