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ShitpostingSoftly
Apr 22, 2015


Most of the threads here seem overwhelmingly focused on fiction. Who here reads mostly non-fiction? I've tried to pick up reportedly enjoyable books like Dune and Neuromancer, for example, however I just found them boring to read through despite being alright literature. I do, however, love me some Chomsky, Bookchin, Marx, etc. If you predominantly read non-fiction, what's your favourite subject?

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julesguise
Apr 22, 2015

I like books and book-related accessories.

I find anything about the Israeli-Palestine conflict to be really interesting, or pretty much anything that documents how to Middle East got to the way it was, though a lot of history is up to debate, especially regarding an ongoing conflict. Sometimes reality is more interesting than fiction.

A dense primer.

http://www.amazon.com/Israel-Palest...s/dp/1405175389

This one is lighter and a compelling story of T.E. Lawrence in the region.

http://www.amazon.com/Lawrence-Arab...k/dp/B00BH0VSPI

ShitpostingSoftly
Apr 22, 2015


julesguise posted:

I find anything about the Israeli-Palestine conflict to be really interesting, or pretty much anything that documents how to Middle East got to the way it was, though a lot of history is up to debate, especially regarding an ongoing conflict. Sometimes reality is more interesting than fiction.

A dense primer.

http://www.amazon.com/Israel-Palest...s/dp/1405175389

This one is lighter and a compelling story of T.E. Lawrence in the region.

http://www.amazon.com/Lawrence-Arab...k/dp/B00BH0VSPI

Those look like really interesting reads. If you haven't checked them out already, you might find both Ilap Pappe or Chomsky's The Fateful Triangle interesting.

Enhydra lutris
Apr 27, 2015

by FactsAreUseless


I read Articles on Wikipedia; described as "The Free Encyclopaedia"; right now I am reading this Article on Homosexual Behaviour in Animals; I have read it seven (7) times. It is here. I was interested to find that one of my favourite Mammals; the Sea Otter [Enhydra Lutris]; has been recorded to participate in such Behaviours; as has the Orca [Orcinus Orca] or Killer Whale, which is a Toothed Whale; Toothed Whales are not Whales as the name suggests; they are Dolphins.

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