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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby sergio » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:36 pm

- The Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges. Hypnotic. Spanish language at its best.
- Rain without thunder, Gary L. Francione. Finally got a copy of this book after years without reading anything related to animal rights. Started it today, I've been thinking a lot lately about the subject so I think it's going to be food for thought.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby Prime » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:58 am

Eat & Run by Scott Jurek. Excellent book, really inspiring. Got me running further, faster and more frequently! Got some great recipes too.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby blinki » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:45 pm

Fifty Shades of Grey
Don't judge me :P all the middle aged women I work with loved it so I got curious. But I can confirm it is utter crap but oddly readable
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby kallefs » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:55 pm

[quote="Prime"]Eat & Run by Scott Jurek. Excellent book, really inspiring. Got me running further, faster and more frequently! Got some great recipes too.

Got my hands on this today. Will hopefully have the same effect on me :)
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby kallefs » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:02 pm

[quote="kallefs"][quote="Prime"]Eat & Run by Scott Jurek. Excellent book, really inspiring. Got me running further, faster and more frequently! Got some great recipes too.

Got my hands on this today. Will hopefully have the same effect on me :)

Just finished it. Bit of a hippie that Scott eh?
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby Prime » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:15 am

[quote="kallefs"]Just finished it. Bit of a hippie that Scott eh?


Yeah, especially all that vegan stuff.... :lol:
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby thestoatyone » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:03 pm

Anyone else reading the Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) books? Just finished the second one. It is "Rape culture Disneyland" as one lefty I read put it, but expertly crafted, and thrillingly compelling to read.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby Konstantin » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:14 am

I've just finished 'Is that it?', autobiography of Bob Geldof. Very thought provoking, I loved the Boomtown Rats as a kid, and the Band Aid/Live Aid thing happened when I was about 13 and it was amazing to see something positive come out of the Thatcher years. The book ends with him broke and wondering what happens next, unaware that his girlfriend's going to run off with Michael Hutchence before they both die, and he's going to make millions out of TV. Great read.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby loveliberate » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:52 pm

[quote="thestoatyone"]Anyone else reading the Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) books? Just finished the second one. It is "Rape culture Disneyland" as one lefty I read put it, but expertly crafted, and thrillingly compelling to read.


I've made my way through all of the currently available books - and also the HBO episodes. I like it pretty well but mostly just find it addictive...
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby Konstantin » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:14 am

Just read 'Diary of Jack the Ripper' by Shirley Harrison. It's about a handwritten book discovered in 1993 that is claimed to be the diary of the famous murderer. No conclusive evidence has come out yet and the experts are split on authenticity, but it's either a damn good fake, or genuine. I wan't interested in Ripperology and ended up with it by chance but it was intriguing and I really enjoyed it.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby ORLYLOL » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:41 pm

Just finished re-reading The Time Machine and now starting in on War of the Worlds
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby penguin » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:28 am

Night train to Lisbon
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby Koa » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:52 am

Rich Roll "Finding Ultra".

Probably enjoyed it more than Scott Jurek's book.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby sergio » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:58 pm

Unemployment = + Books.

Foster Wallace - Extinction
Michel Onfray - Hedonist Manifesto
Run Or Die - Killian Jornet. Not english version yet. This guy is nuts. Endurance athletes are nuts.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby sergio » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:16 am

Starting Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture by Marvin Harris

"This text explains the diversity of the world's gastronomic customs, demonstrating that what appears to be irrational food tastes turn out really to have been shaped by practical, or economic, or political necessity."

It seems the book it's kind of controversial for some vegans. Anyone has read it?
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