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Bill Bill said: " So far i am still in the early stages of life for the bastard queen. Well written as it goes...but i am way overdue so it has to go back for a while. "

 
An Autumn of War
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The Essays by Francis Bacon
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Bacon just sort of chatting about how invented the scientific method while he wanders around lots of other topics. A little dry but so logical that it falls somewhere between boring and meditative.
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The Hungry Clothes and Other Jewish Folktales by Peninnah Schram
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A collection of Jewish folktales almost all of which i have heard in my lifetime but without the Jewish part attached. Some of the stories, like most old folktales, are preposterous. But some of them are clever and perfect if you want to read for 4 m ...more
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The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
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Lots of intertwined conspiracy theories mixed with ridiculously short chapters and textbook Arthur Conan Doyle/Alexander Dumas "cliffhangers" which amount to starting one sentence in one chapter and ending it at the beginning of the next chapter. The ...more
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On Old Age, On Friendship & On Divination by Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Cicero is a sweet old man who just wants to ramble at you for awhile. Lots of well thought out, timeless ideas of what it means to grow old and to die. All from a guy who has been dead for over two thousand years. By the end of it you will want to di ...more
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First as Tragedy, Then as Farce by Slavoj Žižek
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This book mostly acts as an economic and political muckracker that is infused with a good sense of humor and a clever pop cultural sensibility. Towards the end it starts to become a more overt call for marxism, which isn't wrong per se, but it tended ...more
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The Image by Daniel J. Boorstin
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Awesome. A really sharp breakdown of a notion called Pseudo-events. Which is essentially like watching the news where everything is a story but nothing has context or any sort of logical progression. Something always seems to be happening but none of ...more
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Empire of Illusion by Chris Hedges
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I nice and depressing step by step breakdown of how most of the pillars of American society are only illusions or based on shallow imagery and manipulation. Well thought out, but overkills it. Sort of has the tinge of adolescence because while i agre ...more
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Heretics by G.K. Chesterton
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I really like Chesterton and i like to read him write chapter after chapter dedicated each to some of my favorite people. He is a Christian apologist and I like to hear him eloquently craft arguments against some of the foremost minds of the time. I ...more
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God's Troubadour, the Story of Saint Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
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I wish it were a book about Van Morrison because St Francis comes across as a one dimensional brat turned trust fund college peace corp douchebag. After reading letters of St Patrick and now this, it seems the prerequisite to becoming a saint is to b ...more
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