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John Smith 18/03/24(Sat)07:08 No. 46460

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So...read any good books lately?

John Smith 18/03/24(Sat)11:14 No. 46461

No. I'd like to read but I lose concentration easily.

John Smith 18/03/24(Sat)12:43 No. 46463


I picked up brothers karamazov and find myself quite enjoying Russian/American Authors. Prior to this I was reading the Stoics and some Japanese Mishima and Murakami.
What have you read friend?

John Smith 18/04/01(Sun)07:05 No. 46487

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I am reading The Three Kingdoms, 120 sizzling chapters of Chinese history. I can't say that I'm captivated by it, but it is an important book in Asian culture, so I ought to read it

John Smith 18/04/01(Sun)19:53 No. 46492

Hello John

I can't say I'm as cultured as my fellow Johns above me, but I'm reading the monogatari books. I also have a book about some sort of pagan business called the secret of the she-bear that a friend got me so I'll be reading that for his sake as well.

John Smith

John Smith 18/04/28(Sat)16:13 No. 46553


John Smith 18/04/29(Sun)14:28 No. 46555

I have very recently read (most of anyways) Purple Cow. It is a marketing book that explains in a very good way what it means to be remarkable, and how important it is for products to be remarkable to succeed now. Don't you think it would be remarkable if you saw a purple cow? You would tell everyone, until it becomes stale then you need another "purple cow". That is the gist of it, I found it very interesting

John Smith 18/05/04(Fri)18:18 No. 46573

Dear John,

Yes I've recently finished reading The Martian but I personally thought the end was a bit anticlimatic. Maybe it's just me but the way the main character was rescued was too boring.

I'm now reading Frankenstein and thus far it's been pretty good. Only 18 pages in though so who am I to say huh. Thanks for asking John.

John Smith 18/05/11(Fri)22:06 No. 46575

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Hey John,
Do math books count? I've been reading Logic: The Laws of Truth by Nicholas Smith.
It's... interesting so far. I've learned how to use logic and truth tables to determine if an argument is valid or not as I'm only on page 67.
Don't know how I would apply this to the real world except for math.

John Smith 18/05/20(Sun)06:58 No. 46580

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the half=life is debated on book


John Smith 18/06/03(Sun)01:25 No. 46590

Hello John.

To answer your question: yes, in fact, I have.

I picked up a book that I had been reading last year which, because of the bad habit of mine to nearly-never finish a book that I start to read, had not read to completion and decided to make this particular book into one of the few that I do indeed finish.
The book in question is written by japanese author Haruki Murakami and is named "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running".
In it the author writes about his hobby of running and training for marathons, and expressing his thoughts and experiences regarding it.
It is written with quite a casual, near mundane mindset that reads much like an ordinary running diary (which it practically was for him) and is by no means an exciting book in my book.
He tells about his somewhat impressive running feats and his diligence to his training, which in itself could be deemed interesting to read about, but it all comes off as really.. eh.. and I quite liked it for that.

It even got me interested in running myself and have for the last week been running instead of bicycling and have noticed an increase in my overall level of energy, which I don't mind.

The thing that makes this a good book-experience is the fact that I actually finished it.

Next one to re-pickup is Fellowship of the Rings..

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