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On forum: 07/04/2007
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I do read books.|
Not necessarily books of particular interest to others, but...
'finished reading' "Meditations", by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, which is not so much a book, as... a personal diary of sorts, whereas he expresses his thoughts and such... it's one of those books that you can (and preferably should), just pick up and open at a random page and read... I'll post a link to an on-line version, it might clear things out:
also I am reading through "Tibetan Book of the Dead" (badly translated since it's not so much a 'book', as a 'guide' on how to guide a person after they have died), or as Wikipedia would translate it: "Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State"
going through Plato's "The Republic" (one of few texts I read on-line, due to... laziness and an add-on I'm trying out, called Spritzlet, more on that... at the bottom of this post)
also (casually) reading through The Illyad (hardcover, so it's not something I can be bother lugging around)
and whenever I've a few minutes to spare on the subway, I'll glance through "Parkinson's Law (or The Pursuit of Progress)"
apart from that, I (of course) also read... novels... such as, just finished reading Jeff Noon "Pixel Juice", a collection of short-stories in a strange, yet familiar future, with very... bizarre elements, due to his form of writing and the context in which the events all take place... one of the short-stories is that of a man, carrying letters in a box (alphabetical letters, A, B, C and so on), another one is about androids who need to 'drug themselves' using feathers in order to dream, so that they may be more 'Human'... and so on...
last but not least, I'm (finally) reading through The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Read Tom Sawyer back when I was a kid, but never got around to reading Huckleberry Finn, so it seem as good a time as ever
Spritlzlet being an add-on for your browser that I personally use to read, since I am a rather fast reader, it helps me determine at what speeds I wish to enjoy, whatever I'm reading on-line (I only use it for large quantities of text), by posting a 'piece of text' in the middle of the screen and then highlighting the middle-most-letter in red and then quickly advancing to the next piece of text, letting you decide at what pace you'd like to read:
Immortal until proven otherwise