conskeptical is not currently reading any books.
I’ve been a DailyLit member since May 23, 2007.
- The Intellectual Devotional finished
- Seth Godin: Unboxed finished
- The Man Who Was Thursday, a nightmare finished
- The Murders in the Rue Morgue finished
- Poems of William Blake finished
- Through the Looking-Glass finished
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland finished
- Tao Te Ching finished
- Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions finished
- How to Live on 24 Hours a Day finished
- The Art of War finished
- Common Sense suspended
- Dream Psychology suspended
i'm still reading along with the schedule :) It is tempting to go on faster though! But whenever I get that feeling I think... well, I still have all that other stuff that I want to read, I'll just read some of that instead. It's turning into a great read, a lot less heavy than I thought and seemed like it might be at first. I guess it gets heavier at some point, but perhaps more in a delicious way than a 'dry bread heavy' sort of way...
dreamdust, you are RIGHT. That is an awesome quote cresswga. blogged.
thanks cresswga! Now I've read the second installment, it does seem to have got much easier to read. But still a little bit peculiar, although the hope of that is what caused me to chose it...
I haven't read any GKC before (if you interested, his wikipedia entry has a link to the entire set of Father Brown stories...). The snippets in Deus Ex were sufficient recommendation for me :)
ECB has a small entry in wikipedia... Haven't searched elsewhere on the web for him.
I like the style so far too. But a cursory reading wasn't enough to get anything out of it. I had to sit down and really immerse myself in it. Which is a good thing I guess!
I'm British too :) As are a couple of the others on this read along. I think this is just the introduction blurb, not sure what the rest of the book will be like...
The social, religious and philosophical commentary is pretty much what I'm looking forward to!
There's so many references to things I don't know (Paumanok, Green Carnation, Tusitala, Dunedin, Samoa, God and the good Republic, City of Mansoul), tt makes this stanza pretty hard to understand. Is there a simple gist for it, or do I have to look up each reference? :)
dreamdust: I like that it's the Ides of March too. A historical reference I had not noticed or really known about until you pointed it out...
ok you guys. It's time to begin :) http://tumble.conskeptical.net/post/451802927
Let's have fun! :)
(sign below with some sort of message so we can get an idea of the group :)
check out my blog post: http://tumble.conskeptical.net/post/428237187
Perhaps we can get more enjoyment by reading together? Join us :)
Otherwise we have to check each forum we're interested in for new activity...
I don't know what your policy on what books to add is, but I've been reading a guy called Ivan Illich lately, and he's amazing! It's a bit politically out there though, which is why I'm not sure about your policy.
Anyway, I'm not sure what the copyright situation is, but some of his work is already on the internet, namely:
- energy and equity: http://reactor-core.org/energy-and-equity.html
- tools for conviviality: http://opencollector.org/history/homebrew/tools.html
- deschooling society: http://reactor-core.org/deschooling.html
But certain other texts, like Medical Nemesis don't seem to be available on the net.
There is a good list of things he's written here: http://www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk/~ira/illich/
Is this too special interest, or copyrighted, for DailyLit?
Thanks for a cool service anyway, neat work!