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I re-read a bit of The Last Wild because I want to review it. It's not as boring as I remembered.
 
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Picked up Murasaki-iro no Qualia by Ueo Hisamitsu.
We've just finished learning about metaphysics of mind in class, so I'm hoping this will be a fun way to get myself thinking about it. Based on the synopsis, it looks like philosophical zombies are going to be involved somehow...

On the other hand, the first few chapters are your average anime slice-of-life, so it's not very interesting at the moment. :/
 
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Started reading a book I got for Christmas called How To Read Nature by Tristan Gooley. Near as I can tell, it's supposed to be a handbook on how to become Aragorn, which I'm on board with. Unfortunately, the first couple chapters appear to be mostly waxing philosophic on vague, tangentially related concepts, all in the name of "laying the groundwork" or something. If nothing else, it has given me the line, "That is not a pretty flower you are looking at; it's a sex machine, whoring itself to the bees. How can something so pretty be so wanton!"

So it's got that going for it.
 
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Started reading a book I got for Christmas called How To Read Nature by Tristan Gooley. Near as I can tell, it's supposed to be a handbook on how to become Aragorn, which I'm on board with. Unfortunately, the first couple chapters appear to be mostly waxing philosophic on vague, tangentially related concepts, all in the name of "laying the groundwork" or something. If nothing else, it has given me the line, "That is not a pretty flower you are looking at; it's a sex machine, whoring itself to the bees. How can something so pretty be so wanton!"

So it's got that going for it.
I tried that one. I suspect you'll find it even more annoying than I did - I can't quite believe Gooley teaches this for a living, because he does seem terribly pleased with himself for knowing such gems as "Most plants grow towards sunlight"

As for me - Henry VIII And The Men Who Made Him, Tracey Borman, and Titanicus, Dan Abnett
 
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Just binged Doe of Deadwood, which is a comic about a cursed deer hosted on deviantART, of all things. It was good stuff, honestly. A really messed-up premise and plenty of macabre content. The ideas from it will be sitting in my head for some time to come, I'm sure.
 
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Henry VIII And The Men Who Made Him, Tracey Borman, Titanicus, Dan Abnett, Honour Guard, Dan Abnett
 
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Currently reading a proof copy of book called Feathertide, for my book club thing. Just a chapter a day on average. It's okay, but the protagonist is extraordinarily perceptive and insightful for a girl who spent her whole life being raised in a brothel's basement. Also, most of her problems are solved for her, which is never any fun.
 
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Yesterday now, but let's see ... finished Leviathan Wakes, James S. A. Corey (Fine for what it is, author doesn't know the difference between ordnance and ordinance), Thief of Time, Terry Pratchett, and The Wood For the Trees, Richard Fortey
 
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