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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Roland Deschain on Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:27 am

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Only took me a day to read... :whistle: :haha: Okay, so i've not read it.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Griffin on Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:20 pm

Be reedin' 'Science - the very idea'. It be unreedable. Cant understand a word o' it. Must be too klevver fer me. h'unlikely h'as that seems.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart on Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:56 am

Still reading about Spain. Blimey the whole country is a tottering heap of corruption...only marginally less corrupt than Italy. It's all built on corrupt property deals, golf courses, dodgy fascists, dodgy left wingers, dodgy right wingers and the bikini.

There are 300,000 British people living in the Costa Del Sol!
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:06 am

...and about 50,000 of them are wanted by The Met.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart on Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:39 am

Roy Hunter wrote:...and about 50,000 of them are wanted by The Met.


Apparently the British Criminals have been superseded by nastier gun toting Russian and Eastern European Mafia.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff on Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:28 pm

Still reading Leviticus, slowly but surely.

Earlier in the book, God says you're "unclean" for seven days if you have sex with a woman on her period. Then you wash your skin, change your clothes, and you're good to go.

Now, later in the book, you and the woman in question must be stoned to death.

All the goofy rules are funny, but I really want more narrative. How much longer until there's more narrative? I'm almost at the end of Leviticus, and next is Numbers. "Numbers" doesn't sound like the title of a narrative text. :bored:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart on Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:33 am

Almighty Doer of Stuff wrote:Still reading Leviticus, slowly but surely.

Earlier in the book, God says you're "unclean" for seven days if you have sex with a woman on her period. Then you wash your skin, change your clothes, and you're good to go.

Now, later in the book, you and the woman in question must be stoned to death.

All the goofy rules are funny, but I really want more narrative. How much longer until there's more narrative? I'm almost at the end of Leviticus, and next is Numbers. "Numbers" doesn't sound like the title of a narrative text. :bored:


I seem to remember you must be stoned to death by members of your own family...or it doesn't count.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby la la on Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:38 pm

black bart wrote:
I seem to remember you must be stoned to death by members of your own family... or it doesn't count.

So, do you get, like, a do-over? What if you're an orphan? What if your family is away on holiday up the coast? Do you have to wait and see if any other distant family members can be rounded up in the meantime? If there are going to be ridiculous rules they should at least be accompanied by some ridiculous provisos.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:32 pm

I'm reading Roberts Rules of Order, In Brief. Though I do have the full text with me as well, but I'll save that for the parts I might actually need.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby pieces o'nine on Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:37 pm

Qwertyuiopasd wrote:I'm reading Roberts Rules of Order, In Brief.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby gronank on Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:16 pm

The Athoritarians. It is a good, suprisingly easy and a bit scary read. I hope the author won't see the point of writing an "I told you so" book in the next few years.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:33 pm

Finally getting through some of my Karen Armstrong books from Christmas. I've decided to go in chronological order, so I'm starting with A history of God. Only just in the first chapter, but that means it's been a lot about pre-christian, even pre-monotheist conceptions of God, gods, religion, etc. Very interested in this book and her book on religious fundamentalism in particular.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:36 pm

I am going over my SAS book . It's a survivorman manual.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart on Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:00 am

I am reading "The Philosopher's Beach Book". Philosophy on the beach. How many grains of sand denotes a heap?
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:33 am

I am reading the National Gypsum Plaster Resource Manual. Ah, the things that happen when you buy an old house...
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