Some recent books posts from the community.

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cozyHousecat
@cozyHousecat

“Although superstring theory says the bulk has six more dimensions than our universe, there is reason to suspect that, for practical purposes, the number of extra dimensions is really only one.”

Currently reading: The Science of Interstellar by Kip Thorne 📚

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Jess Nickelsen
@herself

Currently reading: Bluets by Maggie Nelson 📚

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cozyHousecat
@cozyHousecat

gravity is a myth, the Earth sucks.

Not actually a quote from the book I’m reading but it was something I read in a fortune cookie one time.

Currently reading: The Science of Interstellar by Kip Thorne 📚

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cozyHousecat
@cozyHousecat

Just read the first chapter, genuinely smiling at parts.

Currently reading: The Science of Interstellar by Kip Thorne 📚

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Peeter Sällström Randsalu
@peeter

Finished reading: Translation State by Ann Leckie 📚

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Bill Harrison
@billharrison

Finished reading: My Guru and His Disciple by Christopher Isherwood 📚I found this to be a surprisingly engaging spiritual memoir. Isherwood’s devotion to Vedanta is sincere, as his attraction to the world.

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Pratik
@pratik

Read in 2024: The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny 📚★★★★★

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Luke M. Perez
@lukemperez

Finished reading: The Civic Bargain by Brook Manville 📚

I actually finished this in May, but have been very slow to get back to MicroBlog until now.

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Larry Anderson
@larand

Currently reading: A Death in Cornwall by Daniel Silva 📚

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heyloura.com
@heyloura.com

Finished Reading 2024: Kitty Cat Kill Sat by Argus 📚

This book was an enjoyable read. It was pretty slow in the middle which suited my frame of mind just fine.

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Jaymy
@jaymy

Currently reading: Wastelands by John Joseph Adams 📚

Gonna try and slowly make my way through these stories. Been ages since I’ve read an ‘apocalypse’ type story

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Alan Jacobs
@ayjay

In the Dictionary of National Biography, Davidson is identified as “Church of England clergyman and circus performer.” The account of his adventures in Ronald Blythe’s The Age of Illusion is brilliant.

Finished reading: The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll 📚

Ryder Carroll put together a comprehensive yet minimalist enough journaling system which I am giving a try right now. Especially the idea of being able to use it as a reflection of past decisions and emotions makes this intriguing.

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Joseph Aleo
@josephaleo

Finished reading: Tentacles Longer Than Night by Eugene Thacker 📚

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João Pinheiro
@joaopinheiro

Fotografia e testemunho absolutamente extraordinários! Currently reading: Sebastião Salgado. Amazônia by TASCHEN 📚

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Daniel Wentsch
@klickreflex

Do not demand to be appreciated, but let your satisfaction be the pleasure of others

The Yoga of Eating by Charles Eisenstein 📚

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Kimberly Hirsh, PhD
@KimberlyHirsh

Finished reading: Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean 📚

I love this one. The hero is so dreamy.

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Bryan
@bryan

Finished reading: Guts: A Graphic Novel by Raina Telgemeier 📚

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Ross Karchner
@rossk

Currently listening: Slow Productivity by Cal Newport 📚

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João Pinheiro
@joaopinheiro

Currently reading: A grande arte by Rubem Fonseca 📚

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Matt Kaul
@mjkaul

Currently reading: Middlemarch by George Eliot.

An old favorite. Profound from the first paragraph. 📚

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Kyle Essary
@KyleEssary

This was a fun read. It only took three hours, because it has a conversational tone. It’s not complex, but leans heavily (but not overtly) on Calvin, Bavinck, Spykman, and Newbigin.

Finished Reading: God Speaks Science by John Van Sloten 📚

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Jordan Kay
@_Jordan

Currently reading: More, Please by Emma Specter 📚

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Gunnar
@g

Finished reading: Den sista boken om mordet på Olof Palme by Jon Jordås 📚

Troligen inte den sista boken i ämnet.

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Ross Karchner
@rossk

Finished Listening: Moonbound by Robin Sloan 📚

It’s been a while since I’ve had the sensation of being sad when a book ends. I want to spend more time with these characters and places.

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Jefferson Burson
@7robots

Finished reading: Natural Magic by Renée Bergland 📚

3 stars

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João Pinheiro
@joaopinheiro

Currently reading: What Is Property? by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon 📚

If you haven’t read this work, you should! It should be compulsory at school!

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Emma Cragg
@ekcragg

Finished reading: Sisters by Daisy Johnson 📚

Unsettling. Daisy Johnson creates such atmospheric worlds. Now I want to re-read Everything Under.

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Matt Erickson
@mwerickson

Currently reading: Hope Against Hope by Nadezhda Mandelstam 📚

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Matt Erickson
@mwerickson

Just finished reading Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay 📚

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Christopher DeLuca
@chrisd

Started reading (again): Be Here Now by Ram Dass 📚

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John Chandler
@johnchandler

Finished reading: Let Your Life Speak by Parker J. Palmer 📚

First read this right about 20 years ago, and I’ve recommended it to others countless times since. After reading it again, I still feel good about recommending it to others.

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Matt Kaul
@mjkaul

Finished reading: Moonbound by Robin Sloan.

So great! Handed it off to my daughter—she’s 11; I’m sure she’ll enjoy it just as much. 📚

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Kyle Essary
@KyleEssary

Despite the positive recommendations, I didn’t enjoy this book. I disagreed with much of its exegesis and theological implications.

Finished Reading: Anatomy of the Soul by Curt Thompson 📚

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Joseph Aleo
@josephaleo

Currently reading: Tentacles Longer Than Night by Eugene Thacker 📚

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Thaddeus Hunt
@thaddeushunt

Currently reading: thaddeushunt.com
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Todd Grooms
@groomsy

Finished reading: The Perfect Thing by Steven Levy 📚

Loved the nostalgia. My iPod Mini was my first Apple product and I still occasionally use it. It’s such a fun device and living through this time period was such a fun experience. I just wish I had kept my iPod 5th Gen.

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Patrick Berry
@pberry

Currently reading: Radical Respect by Kim Scott 📚

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Patrick Berry
@pberry

Finished reading: The Engineering Executive’s Primer by Will Larson 📚

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Chris Miller
@ctmiller

Currently reading: All Tomorrow’s Parties by William Gibson 📚

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Chris Miller
@ctmiller

Finished reading: Idoru by William Gibson 📚

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John Chandler
@johnchandler

Finished reading: I Cheerfully Refuse by Leif Enger 📚

As writing sentences goes, Enger is among my favorites. But that’s the only reason I stuck with this one – I didn’t enjoy the story as much as his previous books.

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Alan Jacobs
@ayjay

Currently reading: History of England (6 volumes) by David Hume 📚

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Jefferson Burson
@7robots

Finished reading: To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers 📚

3 stars

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Joseph Aleo
@josephaleo

Finished reading: Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky 📚

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Michael Miller Jr.
@michaelmillerjr

Finished reading: The Contagion of Liberty by Andrew M. Wehrman 📚

This was a great read! Wehrman helped me understand how the defense against smallpox was so intertwined with the American Revolution.

Unfortunately, we’ve largely forgotten how important inoculation is to our independence.

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Anne Sturdivant
@anniegreens

Currently reading: The Viral Underclass by Steven W. Thrasher 📚

The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide

Having spent a ground-breaking career studying the racialization, policing, and criminalization of HIV, Dr. Thrasher has come to understand a deeper truth at the heart of our society: that there are vast inequalities in who is able to survive viruses and that the ways in which viruses spread, kill, and take their toll are much more dependent on social structures than they are on biology alone.

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Ross Karchner
@rossk

Currently reading: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville 📚

Not my first time starting, but maybe recording it here will motivate me to finish.

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Ross Karchner
@rossk

Finished reading: Further Explorations: 50 Years of Text Games by Aaron A Reed 📚

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Lee Sondeno
@LSON

Currently reading: Poustinia by Catherine de Hueck Doherty 📚

Started a few weeks ago - this is my first read from Canada’s Madonna House/Catherine Doherty, and so far is absolutely captivating.

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Simon DH
@SimonDH

Finished reading: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín 📚

Mooi verhaal over een Ierse die in de jaren vijftig naar Brooklyn gaat om te werken.
Zeker een aanrader.

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Zak Brown
@zakb

Finished reading: Revenge by James Patterson 📚 ⭐⭐⭐ Patterson is not really my type but it was on my shelf from god knows where. It was a quick easy action romp which was what I was after, if a little silly at times.

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b.loftin2
@bloftin2

Finished Reading 2024: Icerigger by Alan Dean Foster 📚

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Phil Olin
@sgtstretch

Finished reading: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb 📚

This started off a bit slow, but it picked up and I didn’t want to put it down. Looking forward to the rest of the trilogy.

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Fool Errand
@narrator

Finished reading: Tsalmoth by Steven Brust 📚

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Jerry Towler
@jatowler

Finished reading: Bookshops & Bonedust by Travis Baldree.

Fun prequel to Legends and Lattes, but missing some of the magic of the original. Still worth reading. Would be a great children’s/YA book with some light inessential cleaning up. 📚

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Kyle Essary
@KyleEssary

This book exemplifies quality biblical studies and biblical theology. More importantly, interwoven throughout are helpful applications of its content. It even includes a “How to Take Action” section at the end. This was a brilliant read.

Finished Reading: Stewards of Eden by Sandra L. Richter 📚