Announcement
Collapse
No announcement yet.

i have finally joined the previous decade

Collapse



X
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • i have finally joined the previous decade

    i got a kindle. still not really enthused about paying money for non-subscription digital content, so i'm starting with the classics because they're free. but suggest awesome books anyway. i like music autobiographies, eastern religious texts, and science books for the common man.
    There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Asimov, Newsweek (21 January 1980)

  • #2
    Which Kindle didja get? We are updating my mom's original kindle to the new paperwhite one for her bday.
    Brian

    "it aint nothin' but a jam"
    -Jimi Hendrix 10-10-68

    Comment


    • #3






      Quote Originally Posted by tiger roach
      View Post

      Which Kindle didja get? We are updating my mom's original kindle to the new paperwhite one for her bday.




      i got the cheapest one. my iPhone takes care of all my internet/music needs and i don't watch movies on handheld screens.
      There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Asimov, Newsweek (21 January 1980)

      Comment


      • #4
        Science:



        Richard Holmes - The Age of Wonder

        James Gleick - The Information

        Jon Gertner - The Idea Factory

        George Dyson - Turing's Cathedral

        Daniel Kahneman - Thinking, Fast and Slow



        If you are down to read something a little older, Richard Rhodes's The Making of the Atomic Bomb is an epic in the best sense of the word and one of those books that, ideally, everyone would read.



        I can recommend a lot of good music bios but there are very few good music autobiographies (Zappa, Richards, Patti Smith, John Adams...) so is that a deal-breaker?

        Comment


        • #5
          Science: anything by EO Wilson or one my favourite pop science books - Prime Mover: A Natural History of Muscle by Steven Vogel.
          "You ill mannered sack of ****************e."

          Kylie Minogue

          Comment


          • #6
            One of my favorite free e-books is a semi-autobiographical book about World War I aces called "Diary of An Unknown Aviator."



            Its a fun, first-person account of a World War I pilot at the dawn of aviation -- the training, the parties, the zany characters who go in and out of the pilot's life. Eventually they get to the war in France itself. The book was written by a pilot and became a hit after the war, but it is not actually a real diary.



            See "Grider, John" on this list for the link to text or .zip

            Comment


            • #7
              Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

              Link by Walt Becker

              Comment


              • #8
                Have you read Siddhartha by Herman Hesse?

                Comment


                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by Help!I'maRock!
                  View Post

                  i got the cheapest one. my iPhone takes care of all my internet/music needs and i don't watch movies on handheld screens.




                  do you need a kindle if you already have an iPhone? or do you find the iPhone screen too small/harsh for reading books? i read Moby Dick (free) on my iPod and i'm pretty sure it gave me stage IV face cancer.
                  Originally Posted by Jimmy James


                  Dolls are almost always much larger than figurines and action figures and will often come with clothing that can be removed almost completely. They should also possess a certain amount of posability.

                  Dolls will often have removable clothing, down to the figures "skin" and will possibly have other interchangeable outfits that can be purchased separately.

                  Dolls may be smaller than 12 inches, but as long as they still have clothing that can be completely removed.

                  Comment


                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by Tikka
                    View Post

                    Have you read Siddhartha by Herman Hesse?




                    One of my favorite books of all time. Might be my favorite.
                    My Last FM
                    My Youtube page
                    BobNod # 11

                    Comment


                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by Tikka
                      View Post

                      Have you read Siddhartha by Herman Hesse?




                      I actually read that because I was looking for free Kindle books.
                      We were just trying to write songs about prostitutes and lesbians, that's all. - Paul McCartney

                      Comment


                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by StratoSlacker
                        View Post

                        do you need a kindle if you already have an iPhone? or do you find the iPhone screen too small/harsh for reading books? i read Moby Dick (free) on my iPod and i'm pretty sure it gave me stage IV face cancer.




                        Yeah, phone screens are just too small.
                        There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Asimov, Newsweek (21 January 1980)

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          For free:



                          Theodore Roosevelt: An Intimate Biography by William Roscoe Thayer (Fascinating biography, though written by a close friend with expected bias)



                          Socialism: Utopian and Scientific - By: Friedrich Engels, Edward Aveling



                          Utopia - By: Sir Saint Thomas More



                          Ten Days That Shook the World - By: John Reed



                          Thomas Jefferson: A Character Sketch - By: Edward S. (Sylvester) Ellis
                          __________________________
                          Gary Blanchard
                          www.garyblanchard.info

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Science books for the common man: Charles Seife
                            You're welcome here if you're of the spirit to make a sound.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              http://www.gutenberg.org/

                              Comment













                              Working...
                              X