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4 minutes ago, Katarina said:

I just started reading Arthur C. Clarke's "Childhood's End". Seems promising so far. ^_^

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Good to know that the job as support boring enough to start read a book xD😘

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16 minutes ago, Snike said:

Good to know that the job as support boring enough to start read a book xD😘

Hehehh not boring but, believe it or not, we are human beings with some spare time during the day so we can actually read a book or two from time to time. :P 😀

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Just finished A Critique of the New Commonplaces by Jacques Ellul, a french philosopher and sociologist who also he authored 58 books and more than a thousand articles over his lifetime, many of which discussed propaganda, the impact of technology on society, and the interaction between religion and politics.

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This is my favorite topic on Stake Forum! lol 

Kargai - u gonna open a book club website? I'll sign up gladly!

A couple days ago, I got out an old favorite of mine. W.B. Yeats - A Celtic Twilight

If you have interest in old/ancient celtic culture as it's been passed along in family lines, this is a great read.

It touches on the fae type folklore of Ireland.  But not cutesy glitter fairies like we see so often in media. 

These fae are powerful, protective, and even menacing at times. 

Not a book of fictional stories, but rather Yeats' accounting of stories he acquired from fellow Irishman. 

One of my favorite books ever. :)

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i read the percy jackson series from lightning thief to mark of athena, got too busy in school and ended up reading school engineering textbooks lol but ofc i would love to go back to the time i can read fiction novels to get out of this world and experience new things that i can only imagine.

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Currently engrossed in reading "Digital Fortress" by Dan Brown.

"Digital Fortress is a techno-thriller novel. The book explores the theme of government surveillance of electronically stored information on the private lives of citizens, and the possible civil liberties and ethical implications of using such technology."

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i can tell ya all kinds of cool manga to read but no idea about books xD 
only book i did read was ''the eye of the world'' by robert jordan 


i did more books but i dunno what they was 

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Confessions of a Mask, by Yukio Mishima.

The everyday story of a young Japanese guy whose creepy controlling grandmother gets a weird fixation on him and makes him live with her, in preference to his mother, and rub her feet. (This bit is autobiographical.)

He then discovers that he’s turned on by images of handsome unclothed young men getting stabbed or otherwise impaled, as in St. Sebastian. (This bit is also autobiographical.)

He then discovers that he’s attracted to tough young men and has fantasies about them suffering violent deaths, and indeed of himself suffering a violent death. (This bit is also autobiographical.)

Despite longing to serve in the military during WW2, when he’s called for his medical to see if he’s fit for military service he plays up all the symptoms of the fever that he’s genuinely suffering from, and is assigned to labour duty instead. (This bit is also autobiographical.)

Eventually he falls in love with a sweet and demure girl and tries to figure out if he really wants to be married to her or if he’s just fascinated by something about her. He lets the relationship die and she marries someone else. But he still has a lingering fascination with her and clearly regards her as the person he ought to have ended up with. (This bit is entirely fictional.)

Interesting and powerful book. I find Mishima’s fetishization of violent death to be more than a bit icky but nobody can say he didn’t live the dream—he committed seppuku after a failed coup attempt in 1970. I read it mainly because I find his writing interesting, and it’s considered to be his most essential book.

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Currentky reading about Pblo esco bar the kind of cocaine xD . My friend recommended it to me and its great !

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Sapiens: A Brief History Of Human Kind by Yuval Noah Harari, trying to educate myself a bit. 

Since I haven't commented here for a veeeery long time, I would also like to recommend all books by Milan Kundera (most famous novel - 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being'), incredible writer with unique writing style. If you like novels that focus more on the essential and morality rather than on plot. you will love his books. ;)

 

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just finished reading BEAUTIFUL DISASTER by Jamie McGuire. read it in less than a day. and half of it was in the office. so if i lose my job, it's gonna be @Irena's fault hihihi:P 

thank you for recommending it to me! :)

onto the next two books of the series! ♥

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Now I'm reading articles on how best to make a cv . I want to send my resume to several large companies , but I'm not sure that I can cope with writing a good and unusual resume. 
On the Internet, I offer to order the writing of a resume from specialists. Services like this - https://craftresumes.com/write-my-resume/ . Do you think that's a good idea or not ? What if they are not too responsible for their work?

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What a nice topic !  Books !  How is something as fragile as paper can be kept for hundreds of years because there is an idea shown in ink!  Paper & Ink... the pair !  I love reading, and became a book collector.  My personal library is full of treasures (treasures because I like my books).  This author, Harold Bloom, was the one who show me how important is the reading.  I`m always reading something, specially history if my country.  I like rare editions and first editions.  I do not do novels as  I think a novel writer is a liar; everything they write is lies, nothing exists, everything is invented.

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On 12/8/2018 at 6:11 AM, Katarina said:

Currently engrossed in reading "Digital Fortress" by Dan Brown.

"Digital Fortress is a techno-thriller novel. The book explores the theme of government surveillance of electronically stored information on the private lives of citizens, and the possible civil liberties and ethical implications of using such technology."

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This is one of my favorite books. I think the best book in Dan Brown's collection. 

 

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I have in my hands right now the book "Genius" by Harold Bloom.  

He is one of the most important literature critics. Reading it is not easy at first, but as you progress it becomes a very interesting one.

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