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What book are you reading now?

daughteroftheKing

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You will love this book. Sad and funny. All his own writing. He always kept journals. Thought been rich and famous would cure his anxiety / panic attacks. Found that was not the case. He coped using drink and drugs. Easy book to read.
I will have to check it out! Thank you.
 

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One of the most personally influential books I've read this year was Marcus Aurelius's Meditations, all 12 of them. You do not have to be a stoic to find his philosophy of use for dealing with anxiety.

He has a lot of great thoughts that I carry with me..
I read Marcus Aurelius about 15 years ago.. and I quote his thought from time to time: (paraphrasing) What is bad for the hive, is bad for the bee.

A great summation of our social reality..
 

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City of God by Augustine. Well, not reading but listening to the audio version
 

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I just finished Foundation, by Isaac Asimov. Thought I owed it to myself as an avowed fan of science fiction to read one of the classics. I liked it fine, but the grammar and phraseology seem so stilted to my modern ears. The characters and plot development are amazing though. I'm also reading The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran. My parents had "On Children" framed in our house growing up, and its been a very influential part of my general philosophy.
 

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Just finished reading a book called Hope in the Dark last night. Now I'm going to get back on reading To Kill A Mockingbird. Got it last year but never really got around to finishing it.
 

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A cool, quick read. Published in 1979, it's the series premiere of the Bill Bixby' Hulk converted in to a soft cover, captioned picture book.. I saw it on eBay and couldn't resist..
 

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I'm reading Solaris now, which I understand has been made into a movie more than once. Apparently it must be hard to transition the story from the page to the screen, because I don't think I heard of either one (so I assume they weren't very good). The book is very weird, so I'm getting a feel for why that might be the case.
 

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I'm not a big fiction reader - Agatha Christie is usually about it. But I am recently on a mission to read more fiction books, so I dabbled in Wilbur A Smith (historical with violence and some interesting parallels), before focusing on australian novels by Norman Lindsay and then Robbery Under Arms which was one of the best books I've ever read. The main character had so many opportunities to straighten out, but continually misses or ignores or puts things off. The fact I could see these missed opportunities though they were not firmly spelled out I thought was amazing and shows how far I've come as a person.
 
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Currently re-reading "Shadow and Bone" by Leigh Bardugo .
I really love a good witchy fantasy, and I am really into young adult books. It's light, easy read, and it's a trilogy so it's gonna relax my mind for a few weeks
 

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Now reading "Three Days at the Brink: FDR's Daring Gamble to Win World War II". Really enjoying it so far.
 

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I just finished The Institute by Stephen King and Permanent Record by Edward Snowden.
Both were very good reads.
 

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Account of Christopher Columbus' son (Hernando) who compiled one of the greatest libraries of his era. Starts with how Columbus' exploits shaped his young son (and his book collecting habits). I'm about 50 pages in, interesting so far..
 

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Now I'm reading a book about cockatiels, although I'm mostly looking at the cute pictures of cockatiels that they have in this book.
 

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Now I'm reading a book about cockatiels, although I'm mostly looking at the cute pictures of cockatiels..
I relate; I did something similar recently.. I picked up a large hard cover on astronomy. It had text (that I selectively read), but I was mostly in to the photos & diagrams of the planets & stars. The photos were basically entertaining and informative enough on their own..
 
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Reinventing Your Life: The Breakthrough Program to End Negative Behavior and Feel Great by Jeffrey Young
It's a book about why you have problems that you do ( anxiety, depression, social anxiety, picking the wrong partners, being in bad relationship ...) reasons you have these problems, and steps how to overcome it. It's like a work book
 

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Graphic novel on the life of Edvard Munch, artist who created the iconic Scream..
Just started reading last night, so I haven't formed an opinion on it yet. I assume it'll cover Munch's lifelong mental health struggles..
 

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He Man have you read Livy’s History of Rome? It’s one of my favorite books, but nothing beats Jawaharlal Nehru’s Glimpses of World History. That book changed my perspective on everything, not just history.
Regarding the actual question, I’ve recently been reading some of Oscar Wilde’s poems and essays. And revisiting HP Lovecraft
 

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He Man have you read Livy’s History of Rome? It’s one of my favorite books..
no, I haven't.. But I know it's a famous, well respected account of Rome. I'll have to see if they have it in my public library.
Most of my history reading is American Civil War (& Reconstruction). I've also really gotten in to Columbus (& the age of European exploration/colonization). peace
 

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Hi everyone,
I was just checking my kindle and you know how this is... I have loads of books but nothing to read! Well that’s a lie, I’m reading Stephen Kings -IT, which i think everyone knows one way or the other.

What are you reading right now?
rereading clan of the cave bears. when am anxious it helps if it is a book i read before..easier to focus
 
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