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DoctorStupid

Inhouser

Postby DoctorStupid » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:35 am

I tend to stick to non fiction when it comes to book. I really have no idea why. Perhaps I prefer a break from fiction since most tv/movies I watch are fictional. Here are the last three books I read.

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Great book! I'm working on a business plan to open a brewery which is why I bought this one, but it turns out that it's an awesome book on it's own! A must read for any aspiring entrepreneur, or anyone with an interest in craft beer.

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This is a very light and east to read book. George has a talent for speaking to you like you're actually hanging out with him at a bar. The book is basically a mix of short stories about his life and all sorts of interesting facts about beer. There are a lot of really funny and interesting stories about different celebrities in there as well. Super fun read!

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I have never been affected by a book more than this one. Absolutely outstanding! It is a social science textbook. Sounds boring right? Hell no it isn't! Plous goes through the history of major social science experiments and shows you the frightening reality of human behavior and how easily affected by EVERYTHING it really is. Be warned...after reading these studies, you will have far less faith in just about every survey, statistic, poll, eyewitness account, personal description, and recalled memory that you or anyone else has (or will) ever done, said, or written. I know...sounds super conspiracy theory-ish. It really isn't. We are all just very biased and easily manipulated by the most subtle of things. The greatest part about the book is the questionnaire at the beginning. You answer a whole bunch of seemingly pointless questions on paper before reading, and throughout the book Plous has you reference your responses and you get to see how you do compared to the people in the actual experiments. You will fail a lot. Really cool.

Anyway, that last one is like $80 or something, unfortunately, but if you can manage to get your hands on it, I highly recommend it.
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Kat_Rocha

Whale Castrato

Postby Kat_Rocha » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:38 pm

Lately I've been reading a lot on the Spiritualist movement of the late 1800's and all the con artists that made a MINT making people believe they were seeing ghosts. No specific books. Just lots of free history texts online.

-kat
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DoctorStupid

Inhouser

Postby DoctorStupid » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:11 pm

That sounds super interesting!! Got any links?
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:23 pm

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bkthomson

Rain Partier

Postby bkthomson » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:52 pm

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Now is this a sequel or a stand alone. I just read Horns by Joe Hill first exposure of his writing and I liked it a lot.
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bkthomson

Rain Partier

Postby bkthomson » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:52 pm

Kat_Rocha wrote:Lately I've been reading a lot on the Spiritualist movement of the late 1800's and all the con artists that made a MINT making people believe they were seeing ghosts. No specific books. Just lots of free history texts online.

-kat

That does sound interesting.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:24 pm

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HNutz

Rain Partier

Postby HNutz » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:46 pm

I'm listening to the Casual Vacancy.

It's... interesting, but not what I expected.
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bkthomson

Rain Partier

Postby bkthomson » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:40 pm

Still plodding through book three of game of thrones. Very discouraging when ive been reading if for two weeks and it only shows 30% and 342 pages read.
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DoctorStupid

Inhouser

Postby DoctorStupid » Wed May 01, 2013 8:31 am

Holy hell that's a big book! I don't have the patience or focus to read a book that big.
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bkthomson

Rain Partier

Postby bkthomson » Wed May 01, 2013 9:00 am

DoctorStupid wrote:Holy hell that's a big book! I don't have the patience or focus to read a book that big.


Book Three is over a 1000 pages. I'll admit I'm a slow reader, but I feel like this is one book I may put down around 500 read another book and then pick this one back up to read the last 500.
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Midas

cheese

Postby Midas » Wed May 01, 2013 10:16 am

bkthomson wrote:
Book Three is over a 1000 pages. I'll admit I'm a slow reader, but I feel like this is one book I may put down around 500 read another book and then pick this one back up to read the last 500.


You're going to want to put it down at about the half way point...for other reasons.
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misac

Outhouse Editor

Postby misac » Wed May 01, 2013 11:16 am

bkthomson wrote:Still plodding through book three of game of thrones. Very discouraging when ive been reading if for two weeks and it only shows 30% and 342 pages read.


:-D I love how the Kindle keeps track of your progress. With small books it feels like you’re breezing through it.

When I was reading The Stand on my lunch breaks that damned percentage would barely move sometimes. :) :oops:
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bkthomson

Rain Partier

Postby bkthomson » Wed May 01, 2013 11:35 am

Midas wrote:
You're going to want to put it down at about the half way point...for other reasons.


:lol: Oh, gawd. Trying to figure out which Stark is going to die this time.
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bkthomson

Rain Partier

Postby bkthomson » Wed May 01, 2013 11:36 am

misac wrote:
:-D I love how the Kindle keeps track of your progress. With small books it feels like you’re breezing through it.

When I was reading The Stand on my lunch breaks that damned percentage would barely move sometimes. :) :oops:


I KNOW! Even worse we you set it how much time you have left in a chapter and your going, damn I really do read slow.

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