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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    I prefer to listen. Right now I'm about 40% into Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett and narrated by Richard Ferrone. Pretty good stuff.
    That book was a huge influence on a lot of other books and movies that followed. (Including the fake working title of "Return of the Jedi")

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    I'm reading fiction, Dean Koontz (Strangers, my third time) and non-fiction, two books about gladiators and the Roman games.
    The book about gladiators is very good, especially when the writer discusses all the mistakes in Ridley Scott's movie. It's "Monty Python level", the way he corrects Scott.
    I never go anywhere without a book, as I'm always on a bus or train...

    And just finished a script myself, writing it yourself is even more fun....
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    Just finished

    influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
    by Robert B Cialdini

    It's something everyone should read, we get persuaded to do things because we're not thinking.

    Also read:

    How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don't Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up
    by Emilie Wapnick

    This is where a book just intrigued by its cover and it was less than 200 pages, so I gave it a whirl. I found it enjoyable and credible, I'd recommend it if you have college aged kids who have trouble with what they want to be in life.

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    We do a bedtime read at our house and I recently started pulling from a box of my childhood paperbacks. I picked up 'Sword and the Stone' and found this lovely coupon for a whole 7c off of delectable Cookie Crisp cereal dated 1978 that I must have used as a bookmark. sword stone cookie crisp.small.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by palitoy View Post

    Also read:

    How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don't Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up
    by Emilie Wapnick

    This is where a book just intrigued by its cover and it was less than 200 pages, so I gave it a whirl. I found it enjoyable and credible, I'd recommend it if you have college aged kids who have trouble with what they want to be in life.
    I stumbled onto an article by Emilie Wapnick last year sometime and found her thoughts and points very interesting. I wound up reading some from her blog and watching a TED Talk she gave. I think I'll check out her book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makernaut View Post
    I stumbled onto an article by Emilie Wapnick last year sometime and found her thoughts and points very interesting. I wound up reading some from her blog and watching a TED Talk she gave. I think I'll check out her book.
    I think it's a good stepping stone to the material, it made me seek out other publications on the subject and I recently picked up:

    Refuse to Choose! by Barbara Sher

    A lot of people deem Sher the superior book on the subject but I'd have never even heard of it without the prior publication.

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    Just finished Girl on a Train. OK

    Rereading Han Solo's Revenge.

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    Book-Wise: Reading Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Astrophysics for People in a Hurry'

    Comic-Wise: Reading TPB 'GodHead' (Green Lantern/New Gods).
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    I just finished "How to fail at almost everything and still win big" by Scott Adams.

    Really interesting read, hypnosis is my latest kick and some of his concepts resonated with me. Not all of it, mind you.

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    Listened to Jon Ronson's The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry. Humorous, engagingly written and most informative. Fascinatiing stuff.
    My book reading is still mostly in the form of comix collections: I'm on the final volume of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's Y: The Last Man; finally made my way through the most of Grant Morrison's take on the Batman mythos (Spectacular stuff, man!); reread Miller and Darrow's Hard Boiled for the first time since the '90s; and I've been catching up on a South African cartoonist whom I managed to miss until recently - Joe Daly. More, I think, but I'll end my report here.
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