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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Books

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One of my goals this year was to read 5 books by the end of the year. Four months in and i've read 4 and am almost done with 5. I've read:
 
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
I have an hour before class every M/W/F so I go to the library. I picked this book up and read half of it in that time so I figured I may as well check it out. I really liked it. It was nice and straightforward. Terse, and easy to read.

 
Steppenwolf - Herman Hesse
My Psychology teacher from high school let me borrow this. Really weird ending. There were alot of philosophical concepts that took me a while to wrap my head around. But I liked the overall message of it.

 
The Abide Guide: Living Like Lebowski - Oliver Benjamin & Dwayne Eutsey
Yes, the guide book written by the founders of the Church of the Latter Day Dude. Yes, that's Dudeism, the religion "founded" by these guys. It's essentially modern day Taoism, and the book is able to hilariously relate instances taken from the movie to real life. I've been overusing the words 'dude' and 'man' ever since I read it. It explains how the Dude's beliefs are similar to that of the Buddha, Jesus, Laozi, and a bunch of other people throughout history. I thought it was really awesome because I agree with alot of eastern thought similar to it. It's funny to read even if you don't like religion.

 
Religions - Philip Wilkinson
This was essentially a reference guide to all of the religions of the world. I love reading about religion and spirituality. I learned some more things, refreshed my memory on other things, and already got to use some of the information in discussions with my religious friends. It was organized nicely and stayed objective.
 
I'm currently reading On the Road by Jack Kerouac. 50 pages in and it's pretty cool. I like soul-searching novels, things dealing with finding yourself, experiencing life, etc. After that I have Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. lined up, and hopefully i'll find some time to read The Dark Knight Returns before the new Batman movie comes out.
 
So yeah, nobody will probably read this because I never read anybody's blogs. But, if you find yourself reading this, feel free to suggest me books to read. I like the soul-searchy stuff as mentioned. I also like what I assume is called historical fiction. As in alot of Orwell's stuff. Animal Farm is my favorite book. Will I end up reading any of them? I dunno, I have a short attention span and it's been difficult getting myself to read what I have so far. But hit me with whatever.
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guitarxo wrote on Apr 4th, 2012 3:14am

I haven't read any of those. Added to my list :)

I'd recommend something but I suck at recommending things that people like so I won't :c

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WCPhils wrote on Apr 4th, 2012 3:43am

I don't have anything to suggest, but good for you for reading more.

I have to get back into it. I used to read all the time, but I think the only thing I've read since new year are the Walking Dead comics :haha:

Actually, if you liked The Old Man and The Sea, I would recommend other Hemingway works. For Whom the Bells Tolls and The Garden of Eden are both good.

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bradulatora wrote on Apr 4th, 2012 4:01am

The Old Man and the Sea seriously can be finished in like an hour, Nan (is that a way to shorten your name(is that a weird way to shorten your name(you aren't my grandmother))) no cat books?

Yeah man, I got to the 20th WD comic but I haven't read any more than that. I'll see if I can get interested in reading some more Hemingway.

Thanks guise!

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