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Old March 14, 2009, 01:03 PM
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Im reading "The Diamond of Darkhold" .

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Old March 14, 2009, 01:25 PM
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whats the book about?
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Old March 14, 2009, 01:28 PM
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whats the book about?
It is about an underground city called the City of amber.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diamond_of_Darkhold
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Old March 14, 2009, 01:31 PM
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sounds like a good book
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Old March 14, 2009, 01:32 PM
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sounds like a good book
Yeah, its good. They just had 2 of these books remaining in the library, I was pretty lucky lolz.
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Old March 16, 2009, 06:05 PM
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Introducing Fractal Geometry from the Introducing series...

must read for science tools.
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Old March 26, 2009, 07:03 PM
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I just finished my book of Tinkerbell .
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Old October 31, 2009, 08:36 PM
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Just recently finished reading Eragon (I know I'm late, but cant wait to get a hold of the 2 other books after it) And currently reading The Beast Of Noor .

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A fighters heart, really good book.
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Old October 31, 2009, 09:12 PM
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A book on algebraic geometry.
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Old October 31, 2009, 10:13 PM
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Why Does E=mc2?: (And Why Should We Care?)
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My 2009 reading list (so far):

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Old October 31, 2009, 10:16 PM
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Excellent list Blah - lots in common with mine. Good to see Strunk and White along with Hawkins and the OReilly Python book. Anthony Robbins seems to be an outlier to me.
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Old October 31, 2009, 10:30 PM
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Excellent list Blah - lots in common with mine. Good to see Strunk and White along with Hawkins and the OReilly Python book. Anthony Robbins seems to be an outlier to me.
This is the first and last book I will ever read from Robbins, he is a chalk full of BS; hardly anything original. I read it because it was a gift and heard a lot about him before. I have a thing about incomplete books. I have to finish it even if I don't like it.

Original goal at the beginning of the year was 3 books per month, hopefully I will have better numbers next year.
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Old October 31, 2009, 10:38 PM
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ATMR - I know what your job is all about
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"Midnight's Children" and "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie ... time to find out what the fuss is about regarding the latter.
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Old October 31, 2009, 11:17 PM
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"Midnight's Children" and "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie ... time to find out what the fuss is about regarding the latter.
You are about 20 years late. Midnight's children is outstanding.
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Old October 31, 2009, 11:57 PM
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You are about 20 years late. Midnight's children is outstanding.
Better late than never, eh? ... I am actually looking forward to MC ... the premise sounds fantastic.
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Old November 1, 2009, 07:27 PM
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This is the first and last book I will ever read from Robbins, he is a chalk full of BS; hardly anything original. I read it because it was a gift and heard a lot about him before. I have a thing about incomplete books. I have to finish it even if I don't like it.

Original goal at the beginning of the year was 3 books per month, hopefully I will have better numbers next year.
Great list Blah! Although typical atheistic, Michael Shermer clannish, type of dismissal of Robbin's work as bs from you. I have purchased his course once and yes it was not money's worth; however, when I read his book, there is a reason why this man is a life coach for some high cannons. And I think we can pretty much rule out the fact, that these guys are not idiots to pay such huge amounts of money to him. I am guessing you have also the same anti sentimental wrath against New Age books/authors? Each and every person in this world have their own niche. Every one doesn't have to be strict, left brained logical doctors and engineers. Robbins' work has touched and shaped many people's lives and he himself mentioned how he was doing dishes in the bathtub and was flat broke.

In a nutshell, I don't think he's full of bs.

On topic: Just bought a book called Buddha's Brain by two phds in neuroscience. I was looking for something like this for a lawwwwwng time and hopefully it won't disappoint me. Should be a good fix!
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Old November 1, 2009, 07:43 PM
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I have some recommendations for some neuroscience books I have and read:

IN search of memory: The emergence of a New Science of Mind
by Eric R Kandel (Noble prize winning scientist)

Two books by VS Ramachandran:
A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness
Phantoms in the brain

The pig that wants to be eaten
by Julian Bagini

The seven sins of memory
by Daniel Schacter
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Old November 1, 2009, 08:08 PM
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Great list Blah! Although typical atheistic, Michael Shermer clannish, type of dismissal of Robbin's work as bs from you. I have purchased his course once and yes it was not money's worth; however, when I read his book, there is a reason why this man is a life coach for some high cannons. And I think we can pretty much rule out the fact, that these guys are not idiots to pay such huge amounts of money to him. I am guessing you have also the same anti sentimental wrath against New Age books/authors? Each and every person in this world have their own niche. Every one doesn't have to be strict, left brained logical doctors and engineers. Robbins' work has touched and shaped many people's lives and he himself mentioned how he was doing dishes in the bathtub and was flat broke.

In a nutshell, I don't think he's full of bs.

On topic: Just bought a book called Buddha's Brain by two phds in neuroscience. I was looking for something like this for a lawwwwwng time and hopefully it won't disappoint me. Should be a good fix!
I think you choose the part "he is a chalk full of BS" and ignored the part right after it "hardly anything original" because you probably think it has something to do with my atheistic view point.

Actually it doesn't. My problem with Robbins is not so much that his ideas in general are BS, but rather his ideas have been around for a long time. He took those ideas, re-branded those ideas by slapping some new-edge type name, and market them as his own. I never called him idiot. He is smart, the kind of smart, who knows how to make money out of smart people. Even smart people can be fooled.

I have nothing against self-help. I am a big GTD junky myself.

I don't usually consider religious belief of the author, before picking up a book.

Another personal development guru Stephen R. Covey, whose book "The 7 Habits of highly effective People" is one of my all time favorite. He is a Mormon and a very religious person.

Steve Pavlina's book, "personal development for smart people" is also a good book if you can get past his spiritual beliefs.

Also, one of my favorite fictional book, "Pillars of Earth", the whole premise of the book (1000 pages and all) is about building church and religion.

So, you see, I dislike Robbins not purely because of my atheistic views; but because he steals other people's ideas and calls them his own. To put it mildly, he is a scam artist; and very good at it.
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Old November 4, 2009, 09:04 AM
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Just finished "Why Does E=mc2?: (And Why Should We Care?)".

Recommended. Only thing I didn't like about this book is that despite stating clearly that the book was written for general public, the authors goes way out of their way to not only explain e=mc2 in the form of equations but also goes as far as trying to explain the "Standard model of Particle Physics" (one step behind "Theory of Everything") in the form of a mixture of equations
*facepalm* and analogues. For obvious reasons, most of that went over my head. They encouraged you to skip the equations even though it was a big part of the whole book with multiple references back to it. Otherwise it was a good quick read of ~260 pages. Since it was written by Brian Cox, an unofficial spokesman of LHC, I thought the book would eventually lead to some form of reference to the Large Hadron Collider and he didn't disappoint me.

Next up:
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen. Should be an interesting read, highly recommended by many friends. Since I know very little about American history, should be a learning experience.
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Old November 4, 2009, 03:03 PM
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1. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
2. Art of War by Sun Tzu
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Multigate transistors by J.P.Colinge

His Dark Materials by P. Pullmann.

The lost Symbol by D. Brown

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