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A Gripe Perhaps About E-Books?

For the last several weeks, I have been reading Aristotle’s The Metaphysics on my Kindle.  Even though there were a couple of freebies available on Amazon for this particular title, I decided to go ahead and download the Penguin Classics version of this work so I could get a decent introduction and perhaps some great insights […]

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Reading Outside My Comfort Zone

Recently I’ve been doing some thinking about authors that I’ve been required to read, mostly when I was in school, that I really didn’t like and/or was outside of my comfort zone.  Why have I been thinking about authors out of my comfort zone this week?  It’s because I’ve been debating whether or not to […]

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A Week of Fun Reading

As I mentioned last week, I completed my reading of Karl Marx’s Capital.  This week, I resumed my reading of William Shirer’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.  I must say, after completing such a challenging piece of work that Capital is, it’s certainly nice that I’m reading some “lighter” fare. Reading Capital […]

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Marx Revisited

Good Sunday Afternoon!  What a week for reading, or lack thereof!  Early last week, I mentioned that I’ve resumed my “Marx Reading Challenge.”  As I also mentioned, it is the final book of the challenge with me reading Capital Volume III.  Throughout the course of last week, I managed to get through around 150 pages […]

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Current Events and Reading Choices

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m reading Broke, by Glenn Beck.  I also mentioned in that post, that the topic of Broke definitely has something to do with current events as our political leaders are arguing about what to do about our nation’s debt ceiling. That got me to thinking how current events may dictate my […]

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The Harry Potter Effect On Reading

This weekend, with the final movie of the Harry Potter series out in theaters, it got me to thinking about what effect Harry Potter has had with reading, especially with our younger generation.  When Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was originally published in 1997, I had no idea.  I was well into my undergraduate […]

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Encouraging Book Reading In The Age of Technology

Late last night, I came across this article on The Huffington Post Education section by Charles London, Boys Don’t Read, Except When They Do, and it got me to thinking about technology and reading.  Now granted, this article does mention technology, such as video games, but it deals mostly with what people are reading and […]

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Deciding When To Quit On A Book

With my post yesterday, Capital Volume II – A Difficult Part, I got to thinking about some of the books I’ve quit reading, whether it was because of the difficulty, or if I just wasn’t really all that into the book.  For starters, I don’t plan on giving up on my “Marx Reading Challenge” nor […]

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