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Old 12-27-2010, 06:33 AM   #1186
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Im addicted to purchasing books.. I have a whole shelf full of novels that are half read or I havent even cracked open yet. Its the concept of a good or new book that entices me, yet I find it hard to focus enough to read all the ones Ive bought.
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:52 AM   #1187
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On a big classical literature kick lately, as I got Gullivers Travels, David Copperfield, Treasure Island, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for Christmas.
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:56 AM   #1188
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Im addicted to purchasing books.. I have a whole shelf full of novels that are half read or I havent even cracked open yet. Its the concept of a good or new book that entices me, yet I find it hard to focus enough to read all the ones Ive bought.

kindle may be a good investment for you. Books can be expensive. My grandfather collects first edition of texts. I personally don't see reason to keep books after reading them, I usually donate my books afterward so other people get a chance to read them. I myself have found a lot of good books at random book stand near colleges so I want to keep contributing to that pool.

What I'm reading now
I'm on a real philosophy kick. Since taking some higher level logic courses for my major, I've gained a better appreciation of philosophical reasoning. In particular epistemology.

Kant - Critique of Pure Reason

and Berkeley's Three dialogues between Hylas and Philonous,

I'm also getting Pig who wants to be eaten for a more pop-philosophy text for light reading.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:07 AM   #1189
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Im the same way with buying books but I limit myself occasionally so I can catch up before I restock again. Ill probably end up spending 40-50 bucks today at the local used book store since nobody got me any books for christmas.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:33 AM   #1190
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Im the same way with buying books but I limit myself occasionally so I can catch up before I restock again. Ill probably end up spending 40-50 bucks today at the local used book store since nobody got me any books for christmas.
I love stores that have used books.. they are filled with treasures that are purchased for cheap.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:35 AM   #1191
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I got Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain for Christmas. Super excited.

Fantastic book. I got this one for Christmas:

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Old 12-27-2010, 10:39 AM   #1192
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kindle may be a good investment for you. Books can be expensive. My grandfather collects first edition of texts. I personally don't see reason to keep books after reading them, I usually donate my books afterward so other people get a chance to read them. I myself have found a lot of good books at random book stand near colleges so I want to keep contributing to that pool.

I see what your saying about kindle, but thats not really the issue. My problem is compulsive shopping. I download ebook torrents all the time. I read these ebooks on my phones frequently. Despite that non-costing and easy way to read books, I still have the obsessive notion of wanting to buy a book. I have been working on keeping that compulsion in check and trying to keep in mind that utilizing ebooks is a less expensive, great alternative.
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:12 PM   #1193
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kindle may be a good investment for you. Books can be expensive. My grandfather collects first edition of texts. I personally don't see reason to keep books after reading them, I usually donate my books afterward so other people get a chance to read them. I myself have found a lot of good books at random book stand near colleges so I want to keep contributing to that pool.

I keep my books and generally try to buy new ones instead of borrowing from friends or the public library, I'm actually thinking of setting up a separate room as a in-house library, with comfy armchairs and some wooden, classical-style furnishing. I love books, love reading them and would like to have as many full bookshelves as I can. I often go back to certain books, where I've underlined the more interesting quotes and put a bookmark there, many books I've read 6-7 times, so it's pointless to give them away.
Reading from electronic devices is rather unpleasant for me. I need to feel the texture of the pages with my fingers, smell the paper, feel it's weight etc. Skimming through the books is also faster with a physical copy (unless we're talking about searching for certain phrases). But that's just a matter of preference, I guess. Also, most e-books get castrated of illustrations, which really annoys me.

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What I'm reading now
I'm on a real philosophy kick. Since taking some higher level logic courses for my major, I've gained a better appreciation of philosophical reasoning. In particular epistemology.

Kant - Critique of Pure Reason

Very good choice, worthy of approval. The whole logical reasoning theory part of my philosophy of law class made a rather big impact on me, big enough to give philosophy in general a second chance (wasn't to fond of it before). Kant was superb.

Currently I'm reading "The Prince" by Machiavelli


"Sinuhe the Egyptian" by Mika Waltari


and "House of the Dead" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:14 PM   #1194
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:41 PM   #1195
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Anyone read this?

awesome book, highly recommended
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:59 PM   #1196
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Just started The Picture of Dorian Gray and I'm ****ing mesmorized.

That's a great one

probably Wilde's best work along with the poem Ballad of Raeding Gaol
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:47 PM   #1197
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http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_fKW1f5y0_d...f_darkness.jpg

i can't post pictures for some reason.

its Heart of Darkness by Conrad. Amazingly, english was not his first language.

Great Book. Great Movie. Great themes applicable to today.
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:18 PM   #1198
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Lee Child-Worth Dying For

This book will be done in a day or 2....
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:44 PM   #1199
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Day of the Dead by JA Nance
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:12 PM   #1200
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So my mother got my some third rate e-reader for Christmas. It's a Literatti, from the Sharper Image. I've never really wanted any of these e-readers. I for some reason like having an actual book in my hands. I was gonna return it, but I found out she got it with a bunch of cupons, and during some huge sale, so I'm only gonna get like 70 bucks for it. At that rate, I sorta feel like I'm better off just keeping the thing. How bad could it be? Anyone know anything about it?

I've always wanted to read Dorian Gray.
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