What books are you all reading this weekend? Any topic counts!
Diamond Age - by Neal Stephenson
You plebs can expect a summary sometime next month, much like my summaries here:
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Loved diamond age!
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The Fourth Turning Is Here: What the Seasons of History Tell Us
Going through this one these days, it's an author's recent update on the original (no need to read the original one as this one is written for those who haven't read it)
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I'd be interested in whether he actually states the obvious this time. Which is that war is inevitable. The only way debt on this scale gets settled.
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Fiction- Augustus, by John Williams. Only if you're interested in ancient Rome. More accurate than typical historical fiction. Won 1973 National Book Award.
Non- fiction Hidden Repression by Alex Gladstein. I have learned so much by reading his books.
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No, I never did. I got interested when I started collecting ancient roman coins about 10 years ago. I have read 2 Augustus biographies and now this fictionalized one. I'm obviously just focused on him. I'll check them out.
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I've been starting and stopping The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner for a few months now. afaik the first book to hypothesize a computer virus.
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Made in America by Sam Walton
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Added to my reading list!
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Great book.
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Digital Minimalism
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Money: Free and Unfree by George Selgin
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Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Interesting so far…
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Does manga count? I love Berserk so much that I purchase manga set of it and re-reading it! (It's a Dark fantasy related, I wanted to add describe it more but don't want to give any spoilers!)
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Chipping away at a couple:
  • The Creature from Jekyll Island
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things
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Another one I forgot to mention, have neglected it recently, but really enjoyed it so far:
  • Tesla: Man Out of Time
Pretty wild stuff,
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I haven't read this book this weekend and I haven't even finished this book myself. I think I stopped at some point in the center because life got in the way. And then I never started reading again. This must have been at least 5 years ago.
But I really need to finish this book. It contemplates how life can arise from dead things like stones. The book continuously uses the concept of loops for that.
For example, life may arise when things start to react to their environment. However, by reacting, they change their environment and thus they need to react to this new environment again. And so on. According to this book, this might be all there is to life, lol :)
Or not sure, it's been some time :)
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Dune - Frank Herbert.
Or non fiction : Atomic Habits - James Clear.
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Dune is so good. That's a strong recommend from me, as well.
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"Democracy: The God That Failed" by Hans-Hermann Hoppe
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The Square and the Tower - Niall Ferguson
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The Age of Wonder - Richard Holmes
Loving it so far
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The Red Book

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Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Brothers Karamazov
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A chill weekend read... that's my bedtime story actually
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The Circadian Code, by Satchin Panda
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Critical Path by Buckminster Fuller
half way through it, already my favorite book ahead of Sovereign Individual
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How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff (just finished it) and now L'urgence climatique est un leurre by François Gervais (sorry it is in French). I just bought a book also on Yahoo auctions 「続 コロナは概念」. The first one is a way to get a better grasp at how statistics are used to lie and put forward biaised narratives. The second one is about the climate narrative. For example it explains things such as in 100 years the CO2 in the air increased very modestly from 0.03 to 0.04%, how important CO2 is for life on earth, etc. And the last one I just bought it and didn't receive it so I don't know but it is the continuation of a Japanese comics called "The corona virus is a concept" (that I have read), which was very funny, about all the corona virus nonsense.
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"Banyan Moon" by Thao Thai
Nothing at all to do with anything in this sphere, just a beautiful book by a beautiful writer. https://www.amazon.com/Banyan-Moon-Novel-Thao-Thai/dp/0063267101
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Ella Minnow Pea
Apparently they are making a movie about it now.
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Lightbringer by Pierce Brown
Part of the Red Rising series. Awesome sci-fi
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Feels like we’ve reached podcast and need to get my knowledge from elsewhere. Reading ‘Inventing bitcoin by Yan Pritzker’
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Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M Miller Flashman series, George MacDonald Fraser
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The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Kitabut Tauhid
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This book is in russian, still good:
ПРОГРАММИРОВАНИЕ: ВВЕДЕНИЕ В ПРОФЕССИЮ by Андрей Викторович Столяров
Right now I'm in assembler part.
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