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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There was a thread about Game Theory I few days back, and I got interested. So I'm reading Game Theory: An Introduction by Steven Tadelis. Not much calculus so far, which I thank God for.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Picrel is the exercise I'm doing rn.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Awesome! Look at the draft chapters of "Algorithmic Economics" by Parkes & Seuken for inspiration, especially the latter ones that build upon the contents of a standard game theory course. You can download the chapters here: https://sites.google.com/g.harvard.edu/cs136/course-materials

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bleak House. Binging Dickens lately. Read Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities last couple weeks. I’m only 120 pages into BH and I don’t really have an opinion on it yet. I heard the second half is where it’s at. I loved GE and AToTC so I’m optimistic. Also reading some shorter stuff like Poe’s short stories, Davenport essays, and probably going to reread either Tao Te Ching or one of the ancient Indian spiritual texts tomorrow

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Absalom, Absalom!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Whats it about?

      https://i.imgur.com/ncolUHp.jpg

      what are you reading right now?

      The illiad, dosto's short stories (approaching notes), walden, and beren and luthian. And k-on! I guess

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Seat of the soul by Gary Zukav(zukov?)

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Three things
    >Caesar's Gallic war in Latin
    >The Age of Alexander (Penguin's Plutarch)
    >Tudor England, a History
    Tudor England is a lot of fun and I'll pick it up seriously once I've finished with Diodorus and Edward the Confessor.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Book of the New Sun. It's my first book in some while.
    I love his writing style and how one mystery always spawns 2 more once the previous one gets resolved.
    There's very clearly some stuff that is going over my head, but I don't care and just read on since the plot is so enticing.
    Reminds me of Perdido Street Station in some strange way

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your thread

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the city and the city

    only a few chapters in... a little too much exposition and depth that i'm not too excited by and the characters aren't as likeable as you'd expect for the genre-- but the unique concept and worldbuilding is thoroughly woven into the story from early on, so it's looking to be cool.

    also went in blind but it was immediately apparent that this heavily influenced disco elysium. which i've just seen confirmed by the developers discussing their influences online

    also about to start the 3rd book of horus heresy (galaxy in flames). each book is written by a different author, and the first book was better than the second, but they're short and the plot (and worldbuilding/established ip) carries it well enough.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Have 15 pages + afterword left of Master and Margarita, not sure yet what I'm gonna read next

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Observer by Robert Lanza. It is shit. His non fiction books are great and I recommend them but his first foray into genre fiction is total garbage. Although I understand that the only reason he wrote Observer was to reach more normies but still... is a bad book.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Emile by Rousseau. I like it, especially passages like these:

    >Cities are the abyss of the human species. At the end of a few generations the races perish or degenerate. They must be renewed, and it is always the country which provides for this renewal. Send your children, then, to renew themselves, as it were, and to regain in the midst of the fields the vigor that is lost in the unhealthy air of overpopulated places. Pregnant women who are in the country rush to return to the city for their confinement. They ought to do exactly the opposite, particularly those who want to nurse their children. They would have less to regret than they think; and in an abode more natural to the species, the pleasures connected with the duties of nature would soon efface the taste for the pleasures not related to those duties.

    >Society has made man weaker not only in taking from him the right he had over his own strength but, above all, in making his strength insufficient for him. That is why his desires are multiplied along with his weakness, and that is what constitutes the weakness of childhood compared to manhood. If the man is a strong being and the child is a weak being, this is not because the former can naturally be sufficient unto himself and the latter cannot. The man should, hence, have more will and the child more whim, a word by which I mean all desires which are not true needs and which can only be satisfied with another’s help.

    I only just started book 2, but so far his advice is generally agreeable.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
    What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff
    Outlive by Peter Attia

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    awful posts by a bunch of morons

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just finished reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    I liked it. I think the prose was a little clunky in places and he has a habit of over explaining themes, but the world building was great and it was a really fun read. I dunno what to read next out of my current stack though

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty good. I’m a very big fan of Stone’s Dog Soldiers and A Flag for Sunrise. Though to be honest I didn’t enjoy his later novels quite as much.
    Anyway, he lead an interesting life

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The iliad. Anyone who got filtered by the second chapter is not fit for this world

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Divine Comedy, sort of shit tbh but I’m reading in translation so won’t cast any judgements.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Rousseau - Emile
    Emile is great, it made me decide to stop eating meat. It's amazingly written, no wonder he was an inspiration to many great minds and writers. Book 5 is kinda shit.
    >Proust - In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower
    It makes me want to go back to Paris again
    >Spinoza - ethics
    Just finished on God, don't know what to think about it, just that God is (everything, because things are something and they can only exist because of god otherwise they don't be).

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm reading the books of the IQfy recommendation list. Got curious.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm reading the Sumerian Mythology

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Magic Mountain. 100 pages in and I'm not exactly convinced it's a masterpiece. It's not boring, but "mildly amusing" is the best I can really say about it so far. I don't know how much more "lol look how much of a pseud the main character is" I can take. I liked the conversation with the Italian cousin though.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Finished The Blade Itself earlier today, thankfully I already had the next in the trilogy from my local library.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your post, OP.
    Oh and my writing of this post, OP

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dosto's The Idiot. In the middle of the second part, love it so far.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    history of philosophy by wil durant
    livro do desassossego by fernando pessoa

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nausea by Sarte.

    I'll be honest, it's really dull so far.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Runaway Horses. I didn't read the first book in the tetralogy, do I have to or can this book stand on its own?

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >a frickload of excerpts and letters from a Japanese guy
    >Moral letters to Lucilius
    >The Monks of Kubilai Khan, the Emperor of China
    >Familia Romana
    >Some random A2 German readers
    >A few 20-30 page things about Shinto, after which I'll move on to a proper book about either early Japanese history or one specifically about Shinto
    As you may have surmised I am greatly overscretched.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Black Rednecks and White Liberals, it's been pretty interesting so far. I'm currently on The Real History of Slavery.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Middlemarch by George Eliot. Recently finished Pride and Prejudice and it gave me the confidence to pick up a longer novel from the Victorian era. (Yes I know P&P is regency period, not Victorian). Anyway I'm about two "books" into the novel and I'm really enjoying it.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll be listening to The Turner Diaries on my long drive tomorrow

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just started Vineland, it's average so far, hope it will get better.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Childe Harold's pilgrimage.
    An introduction to the study of the hindu doctrine.
    The Iliad.
    Keats' love poems.
    The metamorphosis

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    O-dizzy

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All the off-topic threads on this board that the moronic jannies refuse to clean up

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Swan's Way and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    history book about an often overlooked Swedish king

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