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Old 06-12-2023, 10:24 PM
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Default What are you reading?

There use to be a thread on what looks people were reading. Can't find it, so might as well start one.

Just finished a biography of John Haitt, "Have a Little Faith." Pretty good. Deep into "The Second World Wars." by Victor Davis Hanson. Good analysis of why, not just a reiteration of how.
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The Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks.
Great series with a nice twist on magic/adventure.
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The" Laws of Brainjo" and "The Muscians Way"
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I'm rereading "Westering Man". It's the life of Joseph Walker. A north American explorer in the early 1800s. It starts out going over the Scots Irish and early American growth. That in itself is an amazing story. Next up is "Early Jazz"
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I recently finished and highly recommend Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma by Claire Dederer, who talks through really thoughtfully the question of how and should we separate the art from the artist. So much great art has come from people who are/were awfully imperfect, to put it mildly: Picasso, Woody Allen, Polanski, Miles Davis, etc., that it's hard to avoid grappling with that question. No answers in the book, but the questions evoked are really compelling.
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Right now mostly text books and some local and national court records in what might be reading a novel or book for entertainment time. Resent jury duty in a really challenging case kicked that off.

I'm also enjoying deeper dives into my News+ subscription. I think it is one of Apple's least appreciated products. Beyond the enhanced main news page if you are paid subscriber you have access to hundreds of journals, magazines and papers.

Tangents from the AI and security discussions here are the text book or new learning reading. Going passwordless, and early release Google and Microsoft tennants stuff.
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+1 on the "Laws of Brainjo".

Just finished a re-read of Zen Guitar.

Also working on "The Inner Game of Music".
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Iím currently reading Thunderstruck, by Erik Larson. Itís not a new book, but Iím finally getting around to it, and itís excellent. Itís nonfiction, but it reads like a mystery novel. Itís actually a tale of 2 separate stories and the strange way in which they became involved with each other: one story is about a famous murder and the other is about Marconiís development of wireless radio transmissions.
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I'm reading Herman Wouk's "Inside, Outside." The guy is a master of the English language.

His "Winds of War" and "War and Remembrance" are masterpieces. I just reread them recently and was blown away once again. Always sad when that last page comes around.
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I recently finished and highly recommend Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma by Claire Dederer, who talks through really thoughtfully the question of how and should we separate the art from the artist. So much great art has come from people who are/were awfully imperfect, to put it mildly: Picasso, Woody Allen, Polanski, Miles Davis, etc., that it's hard to avoid grappling with that question. No answers in the book, but the questions evoked are really compelling.
I may look for that one. It is amazing how much great art has been created by damaged people.
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I may look for that one. It is amazing how much great art has been created by damaged people.
You should and I hope you'll appreciate the book. One of the things I liked about it is that the author allows (or maybe encourages) people to work out their ideas on this topic and to feel ambivalence/conflict, because she's open to her own. While I truly believe the #MeToo movement has brought about a long overdue reckoning, I know I've felt a lot of fear about saying out loud my true feelings on things because of my ambivalence about some art, some people. The book shows how complicated these situations can be.
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This thread?

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=638113
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