Some recent books posts from the community.

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Curious Kyle
@curiouskyle

Finished reading: Tokyo Decadence by R. Murakami ๐Ÿ“š

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Jarrod Blundy
@jarrod

Finished reading: Down by Andy Kirkpatrick ๐Ÿ“š

Getting down from a mountain is often more complicated and riskier than climbing it in the first place. Andy wrote the essential book of techniques to do so safely. I learned more than a few new things, and will review it regularly to stay up to speed.

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Robert Breen
@robertbreen

Finished reading: Stories of Books and Libraries by Jane Holloway (ed.) ๐Ÿ“š

A book of short stories, excerpts and essays about the love of reading and libraries? Of course Iโ€™m going to love it. A good fatherโ€™s day gift for a dad who loves books. โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

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Paul McCafferty
@paulmccafferty

Finished reading: The Communist Manifesto by Karl. Marx ๐Ÿ“š

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Kimberly Hirsh, PhD
@KimberlyHirsh

Currently reading: The Best There is at what He Does: Examining Chris Claremontโ€™s X-Men by Jason Powell ๐Ÿ“š

Started watching X-Men 97 ๐Ÿ“บ which reminded me that I love the X-Men, so now Iโ€™m reading this and reading the comics mentioned alongside. Super fun.

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David Pasco
@davidpasco

Finished reading: Fifth Sun by Camilla Townsend ๐Ÿ“š

3/5, A detailed history of the Aztecs encompassing the terrors of the Spanish conquest of their homelands.

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Michael Wayne Arnold
@marmanold

Currently reading: The Pilgrimโ€™s Progress by John Bunyan ๐Ÿ“š โ€” New books arriving Monday, so Iโ€™m powering through. 1/2 way through part two. Still some good bits, but hidden in a slough of tedious reading.

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Jaymy
@jaymy

DNF: You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney ๐Ÿ“š

Meh. Iโ€™ve been on Reddit too

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Jedda
@jedda

๐Ÿ“š Book 15 of 2024 โ€“ Finished: Meet Me on the Bridge by Sarah J Harris (โญ4/5)

Thoughts: This was very Time Travelerโ€™s Wife-esque. I actually really enjoyed it.

Highlighted quote:

โ€œWhen you meet that person, everything falls into place. They feel like home. Itโ€™s like returning to your favourite painting and loving each brush stroke all over again.โ€

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Sam Davies
@mrbeefy

Finished reading: Indian Burial Ground by Nick Medina ๐Ÿ“š

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Chris Hubbs
@cjhubbs

2024 Reads: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse ๐Ÿ“š

Simple, interesting, beautiful expression of Buddhism.

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Fool Errand
@narrator

Finished reading: A Life Discarded by Alexander Masters ๐Ÿ“š

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Kyle Essary
@KyleEssary

This remains the best defence of complementarianism. Wolters and Kรถstenberger remain persuasive (even after Hรผbnerโ€™s critique). Burkโ€™s chapter was unpersuasive. The rest were good but leave questions to be answered.

Finished Reading: Women in the Church (Third Edition) by Andreas J. Kรถstenberger ๐Ÿ“š

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รlex Sรกez
@alexsaezm

Finished reading: The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov ๐Ÿ“š

I loved it. Itโ€™s an awesome time travel story. Canโ€™t recommend enough.

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Pratik
@pratik

Read in 2024: The Fund by Rob Copeland ๐Ÿ“šโ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

What a brilliant takedown.

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Kimberly Hirsh, PhD
@KimberlyHirsh

Want to read: A Web of Our Own Making by Antรณn Barba-Kay ๐Ÿ“š

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Jason Heppler
@jaheppler

Finished reading: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner ๐Ÿ“š

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Kimberly Hirsh, PhD
@KimberlyHirsh

Finished reading: No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean ๐Ÿ“š

I love every Sarah MacLean heroine.

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Phil Olin
@sgtstretch

Finished reading: The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke ๐Ÿ“š

Reading sci-fi about the future of the earth as written in the โ€˜70s is both interesting and humorous. I did enjoy this though.

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Manton Reece
@manton

Finished reading: Bookshops & Bonedust by Travis Baldree. Iโ€™ll read almost any book about books. Something was missing in this one compared to Legends & Lattes, through. ๐Ÿ“š

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Jaymy
@jaymy

Currently reading: The Radium Girls by Kate Moore ๐Ÿ“š

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Sean Peters
@snptrs

Finished reading: Went to London, Took the Dog by Nina Stibbe ๐Ÿ“š

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Sean Peters
@snptrs

Finished reading: Magic Pill by Johann Hari ๐Ÿ“š

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Jason Heppler
@jaheppler

Currently reading: The Need to Be Whole by Wendell Berry ๐Ÿ“š

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Kimberly Hirsh, PhD
@KimberlyHirsh

Finished reading: One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean ๐Ÿ“š

Lady Phillipa Marbury is a refreshing take on a bluestocking.

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Donny C
@tinyroofnail

Finished reading: The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andrรญc ๐Ÿ“š

A fascinating tale of the long life of a bridge and the centuries of lives and change that surround it.

But the bridge still stood, the same as it had always been, with the eternal youth of a perfect conception, one of the great and good works of man, which do not know what it means to change and grow old and which, or so it seemed, do not share the fate of the transient things of this world.

(Iโ€™ll get around to putting up a few more quotes from the book, but this one is a doozy.)

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Annie Mueller
@Annie

Knowing is a great strength and also a form of pleasure.

Currently reading: Getting Lost by Annie Ernaux ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Buried by Alice Roberts ๐Ÿ“š

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John Chandler
@johnchandler

Finished reading: Dopamine Nation by Dr. Anna Lembke ๐Ÿ“š

I thought this might be similar to The Hacking of the American Mind, which I really enjoyed. This was similar subject matter, but more personal and practical.

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Annie Mueller
@Annie

Finished reading: As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto ๐Ÿ“š

This one will stay with me. True story. Heartbreaking. An infant boyโ€™s botched circumcision leads to him being raised as a girl, alongside his twin brother. The medical gaslighting is infuriating. Turns out forcing a gender on someone is bad.

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Kyle Essary
@KyleEssary

This is a good collection of ideas. His sections on kids were helpful.

Finished Reading: Indistractable by Nir Eyal ๐Ÿ“š

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Lisa Sieverts
@agilelisa

Currently reading: Thelma by Marie Corelli ๐Ÿ“š

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Lisa Sieverts
@agilelisa

Finished reading: Reader, Come Home by Maryanne Wolf ๐Ÿ“šI love this book. I learned stuff about the science of reading and the brain that I had never imagined. Also useful for its advice about mediating our digital culture and maintaining our deep reading skills.

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Lisa Sieverts
@agilelisa

Finished reading: Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart ๐Ÿ“šWe read this for our Library book group. An interesting meditation on culture, bad behavior, generational trauma, and growing up as an immigrant. Worth reading.

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Lisa Sieverts
@agilelisa

Currently reading: This Other Eden by Paul Harding ๐Ÿ“š

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Joรฃo Pinheiro
@joaopinheiro

Currently reading: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume ๐Ÿ“š Another first for me!

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Joรฃo Pinheiro
@joaopinheiro

Finished reading: The Antichrist by Friedrich Nietzsche ๐Ÿ“š Superb thoughts about religion, specially Christianity! Donโ€™t read it or listen to it unless youโ€™re willing to do it with an open and questioning mind.

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Christopher Wilson
@ChrisJWilson

Finished reading: Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon ๐Ÿ“š Read it again for some creative inspiration (and to help juice my reading numbers for the year).

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Brady Bowman
@bbowman

Currently reading: Them by Ben Sasse ๐Ÿ“š

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Chris Hubbs
@cjhubbs

2024 Reads: The Future by Naomi Alderman ๐Ÿ“š

Not subtle, but imaginative and entertaining. Worth a read. Four stars.

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blog.davidmckeitch.com
@blog.davidmckeitch.com

Currently reading: Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert ๐Ÿ“š

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blog.davidmckeitch.com
@blog.davidmckeitch.com

Finished reading: Dune by Frank Herbert ๐Ÿ“š

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Leslie Camacho
@camacho

Finished reading: Resurrection Walk by Michael Connelly ๐Ÿ“š

A fun relaxing weekend read for me.

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Josh Dawson
@josh_____d

Finished reading Leviathan Falls yesterday. Honestly feel a little sad to get to the end of the series, Iโ€™ve been reading these for a while. On the plus side, I can watch the TV show now.

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Peeter Sรคllstrรถm Randsalu
@peeter

Finished reading: House of Odysseus by Claire North ๐Ÿ“š

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Chet.micro.blog
@Chet.micro.blog

Finished reading: Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon by Michael Lewis ๐Ÿ“š

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Aaron Williams
@mindofaaronw

Finished reading ๐Ÿ“š: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

This is a thought-provoking look at what social media has done to us in the 21st century. I donโ€™t think all the advice is sound for all people, itโ€™s a good reminder to take a step back every once in a while and use social media less.

Finished reading: The Frugal Wizardโ€™s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England by Brandon Sanderson ๐Ÿ“š

Not bad, but certainly not my favorite one of Sandersonโ€˜s.

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Jefferson Burson
@7robots

Finished reading: The Magicians by Lev Grossman ๐Ÿ“š

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Tiago Verรงosa
@tiagovercosa

Currently reading: O problema dos trรชs corpos by Cixin Liu ๐Ÿ“š

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Chad Kohalyk
@chadkoh

Started the second volume of The First Law series Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie ๐Ÿ“š

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Jordan Hall
@jordanellishall

Currently reading: Brother to a Dragonfly by Will D. Campbell ๐Ÿ“š

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Ross Catrow
@rosscatrow

Finished reading: The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff ๐Ÿ“š

Like Hatchet but sad and beautiful.

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Pratik
@pratik

Read in 2024: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed ๐Ÿ“šโ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

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Jedda
@jedda

๐Ÿ“š Book 14 of 2024 โ€“ Finished: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (โญ4/5)

Highlighted quote:

โ€œThere are good days and hard days for meโ€”even now. Donโ€™t let the hard days win.โ€

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Kimberly Hirsh, PhD
@KimberlyHirsh

Finished reading: A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean ๐Ÿ“š

I do love a good 19th Century casino. Thank goodness for the romance-guaranteed happily ever after, because there was a lot of this book that made me sad when the two main characters had huge misunderstandings.

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Simon DH
@SimonDH

Finished reading: Verlichting by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š

Goed genoeg om in een vliegtuig je even bezig te houden.

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Chris Hubbs
@cjhubbs

2024 Reads: NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman ๐Ÿ“š

A moving and empathetic history of modern grappling with neurodiversity.

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Randy Reed
@Changeling

Want to read: You Like It Darker by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š Itโ€™s already pre-ordered. Will maybe try to rer Cujo before it comes out.