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What are you guys & gals reading?

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posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:17 PM
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Hello fellow travelers of lifes highways.
I'm a man of simple tastes and hobbies and one of those is reading.
My whole life i've loved words and have found the feel of a book in my hand comforting.
I have a fairly decent sized library of a variety subjects includeing fiction.
The last books i've read are A Peoples History of America by Howard Zinn, The Miseducation of The Negro by Carter G Woodson, The Isis Papers by Francis Cress Welsing, and for a break from the the heavy stuff my favorite grafic novel series Y: The Last Man.
I think next i'll reread R.A. Salvatores Drizzt series.
So what great literature are you guys and gals feeding your brains?




posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:20 PM
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Margaret George's "The Autobiography of King Henry VIII". I've read it multiple times but it gets better each time.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:25 PM
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I often get asked what books I read so I keep a list. these are books that make you wake up to real life, in my eyes anyway. I'm sure people who have read any of these books will agre.

The Awakening Of Intelligence
They Came Before Columbus
Think and Grow Rich
The Law Of Success in 16 Lessons
Rich Dad Poor Dad
The Secret Life Of Plants
Empire Of Illusion
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:27 PM
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Anti-hate threads hating on other people.

...and yes, I do have a life.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:28 PM
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I recently finished Frederic Bastiat's "The Law", and now I am just starting on Ludwig von Mises', "Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis."

To supplement my reading and studies on economics, I am watching khan academy's Macro and Microeconomics videos, along with a standard text or two that leans towards the Keynesian approach (not particularly because I agree with the Keynesian approach, but because I like to get a well rounded education from all the schools of economics).
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posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:32 PM
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Michael Newtons Destiny of Souls, and it amazing.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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I have been working on the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series. I end up reading a lot of random manga and graphic novels as well as random conspiracy theory stuff in between the books though so its taking me forever to finish that series.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:37 PM
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I've begun reading The Warlord by Malcom Bosse. It is about China in 1927 and a collection of multinational characters who end up working with one the the generals fighting over China. It is pretty good so far.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:43 PM
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I am reading a pile of books and reports by Dean Graziosi. Dean is a real estate guru that has some intensely awesome ideas on acquiring real estate from uber-creative financial sources



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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I'm currently reading Benjamin Franklin - His Autobiography
You can read it here...

www.bartleby.com...

I've been going back and forth in reading and finishing

Plato. (427?–347 B.C.). The Apology, Phædo and Crito.
aka Apology of Socrates

Next...

The New Atlantis - Francis Bacon

Here my friends is one of the greatest links of all times...

The Harvard Classics
The Shelf of Fiction
www.bartleby.com...

I've been hooked ever since I found it...



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:51 PM
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New physics (actually re-discovered ancient physics, apparently), also cosmology and astronomy and new energy (again, actually ancient) are some favorite topics of mine. Here are some titles I've read, or am currently reading:

The Big Bang Never Happened- Eric J. Lerner

Dark Matter, Missing Planets, and New Comets- Tom Van Flandern

The Ether and it's Vortices- Carl Frederick Krafft

The Cosmic Pulse of Life- Trevor James Constable

Energy from the Vacuum- Tom Bearden

Seeing Red- Halton Arp

Genesis of the Cosmos- Paul La Violette

Sub Quantum Kinetics- Paul La Violette

Secrets of Anti-Gravity Propulsion- Paul La Violette

The Electric Universe- Wallace Thornhill and David Talbott

The Electric Sky- Donald E. Scott

Thunderbolts of the Gods- David Talbott and Wallace Thornhill

Free Energy Generation- John Bedini and Tom Bearden

And for the last 30 years, a continuous study of the Bible.

Also, a great magazine that follows new developments in physics and alt. energy called "Infinite Energy".

I love to keep my brain engaged with pursuits of study that require contemplation. The brain is like a muscle. It needs exercise, or it will atrophy. I'm trying my best to avoid that!


DENY IGNORANCE!!!!! READ!!!!



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:51 PM
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I'm reading For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway. First Hemingway book I read, so far it's great, just past the middle. But I like science fiction more. I have a Kindle e-reader, It's awesome to be able to buy new books anytime I finish one.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:58 PM
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So what great literature are you guys and gals feeding your brains?


I almost didn't reply when I read that line... I've recently finished one of Brian Greene's books. (ebook, can't think of the title) and of course the Hawking books.

But right now?

An old star trek TNG ebook lol.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 01:16 PM
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David Talbott! That man is something else, I tell ya...

I consider half of what that man says as plausible, and the other half as pure fantasy. His ideas behind plasma cosmology are spot on IMO. I'd just be careful in believing much of what he has to say.

Do you have any suggestions as to literature that covers super-bubbles or local-bubbles? I'm sure one of the books you listed covers it...

question for the rest...

If there are any links to the books, please provide them, especially if they allow for free reading online or download.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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at the moment im reading a very interesting factual book about The Unexplained Powers of Animals by Rupert Sheldrake...
if you like interesting alternative books and also love animals, this book is fascinating..!

www.sheldrake.org...

for years ive had animals, and always wondered how all them knew i was coming home, or going away or feeling ill or warning me about strange people etc.. like a sixth sense almost...

its a good read..



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 01:54 PM
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Originally posted by MESSAGEFROMTHESTARS
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David Talbott! That man is something else, I tell ya...

I consider half of what that man says as plausible, and the other half as pure fantasy. His ideas behind plasma cosmology are spot on IMO. I'd just be careful in believing much of what he has to say.

Do you have any suggestions as to literature that covers super-bubbles or local-bubbles? I'm sure one of the books you listed covers it...

question for the rest...

If there are any links to the books, please provide them, especially if they allow for free reading online or download.



Yes! Very cool stuff on Plasma Physics and it's application to astronomy and cosmology from Dave Talbott. As with anything I read, I can't say I agree with all he says. I do however keep an open mind. If you have not yet seen it, go to youtube and watch "The Lightning-Scarred Plant Mars". Very interesting, with some applications to some Earth-bound features as well.

Some links to obtain some of said books follow. Most available at Amazon BTW.

Paul La Violette books: Paul La Violette Books and CDs/DVDs

Borderland Sciences Research Foundation Catalog ( Tons of alt science resources): Borderland Sciences Research Foundation Catalog

Plasma Cosmology resources online store (Dave Talbott, Wallace Thornhill, Don Scott and others): Plasma Cosmology/Astronomy

Books and DVDs by Tom Bearden (Alt energy, and other topics): Tom Bearden Books and DVDs

Infinite Energy Magazine: Infinite Energy Magazine

I don't think any of these can be downloaded for free, but they may be out there somewhere. The magazine above does post a few articles for free reading.

So there's a few links to help track down some of this stuff. Have fun!



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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Awesome stuff!~ Thanks for the links, I will definitely be checking all of them out now.

You might just find this to be amazingly interesting...



There's obviously some rhetoric that can be written off, and the entire Nibiru talk is a joke... but he also address' that. Regardless, this stuff is gold... for real.

The creation of Venus, a comet captured by Jupiter and its introduction as a planet, including electrical discharge patterns. Venus has always fascinated me, with the whole supposed Jesus and Mayan connections, as to its importance.

Venus was born of Jupiter and such, the Genealogy of planets.

since we're, or I am on the topic of fringe science... and to keep with the thread... how about History,

A Short History Of The World - HG Wells




THE STORY of our world is a story that is still very imperfectly known. A couple of hundred years ago men possessed the history of little more than the last three thousand years. What happened before that time was a matter of legend and speculation. Over a large part of the civilized world it was believed and taught that the world had been created suddenly in 4004 B.C., though authorities differed as to whether this had occurred in the spring or autumn of that year. This fantastically precise misconception was based upon a too literal interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, and upon rather arbitrary theological assumptions connected therewith.


You can read the entire thing here:
www.bartleby.com...

again, the greatest website of all time.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:06 AM
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I also own They Came before the MayFlower & Confessions of a Econmic HitMan.
You should check out Lies my Teachers told Me, or The Isis Papers.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:19 AM
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Thanks for the many replies.
I've added a mess of books to my must have list thanks to you all.
But what about theological and ancient culture stuff like the Nag Hammadi or Science of the Dogon?
Also if you had to recommend one book for pure lessure reading what would it be?
I would say The House of Leaves.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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I'm reading the Song Of Fire & Ice series (Game Of Thrones).

On the third book right now, VERY good stuff.

Just finished up Dragon Lance before that



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