Book reccomendations?

Started by Goldy, Jun 5, 2018, in Life Add to Reading List

  1. Goldy
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    haven't read a book in years lol i need some reccomendations
    any genre, leaning towards non fiction but willing to try anything out really
     
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  2. marshmallow
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    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    Lord of the Flies - William Golding
     
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  3. Charlie Work
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    Louis-Ferdinand Céline's Journey to the End of Night

    It's what I'm reading at the moment. Great anti-war novel so far.

     
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    What’s your top 5 books of all time?
     
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  5. Charlie Work
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    lol, Idk. Prob some basic s---. I don't read as much I should unfortunately.

    Richard Yates' The Easter Parade
    Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
    Philip K d----s' Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake
    Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar
     
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  6. joeyp363
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    Donald trump- the art of the war
     
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    do you have any sort of preferences beyond that? But I totally get that statement cuz I'm not really that picky about what I read as long as it's good.

    I'll assume you wouldn't be opposed to a book on music considering the site you're on. I've recommended this book a few times here already but I'll go ahead and recommend it again cuz it's one of my favorite books I've ever read (I know @Dew just bought it). Essays mostly on music (a solid amount of rap, but of all genres) that piece together a picture of the author's life and ends up kinda being a memoir.

    Parable of the Sower is another favorite of mine. Honestly all the descriptions of it I've read make it sound like s--- so just read it if you have any interest dystopian/post-apocalyptic lit.
     
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    eddie313 MUSIC TO BE MURDERED BY

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    Bible
     
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    River God by Wilbur Smith
    The hobbit and Lord of the rings trilogy
    Dark materials trilogy by Philip pullman

    Some of the best books I've read
     
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    He's not looking for fairy tales
     
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    honestly don't know my preference because i never read, but want to start more. just ordered superintelligence by bostrom, but i think i'm gonna look into that first one you mentioned for sure
     
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    I started reading a lot more a few years ago and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. You won't regret it. I also got in the habit of putting my phone in airplane mode when I get in bed so I'll be less tempted to f--- around on the internet instead of reading (and also so I never get woken up by a text or call again) and I feel like it's improved my sleep as well.
     
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    like i pretty much never regret reading a book. i regret reading things on the internet literally every day lol. @Goldy
     
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    this sounds like a really good habit to get into, honestly i waste way too much time getting into the depths of youtube every night before bed, recently started listening to podcasts more too and have been loving it. idk if that's your thing or not but if so and if you haven't heard of it, check out "dissect", it dives into hip hop albums like MBDTF and dissects each song.
     
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    I like dissect -- it gets a bit too rap geniusy with its reaches sometimes and I also think dude has a pretty bad voice for radio and he mispronounces words (like I'm pretty sure he called grand puba "grand puma" on one of the frank eps), but there's enough good info to make it worthwhile. I'm also not too picky with podcasts cuz I go through them so fast cuz sometimes I listen to them for 8-10 hrs a day when working and don't pay 100% attention to all of them unless they're ones I really like. But they're a nice change of pace from music sometimes when you got a computer job. Makes you feel a bit more productive somehow.
     
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    any podcast recs? other than dissect and freakonomics haven't checked much out
     
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    @Goldy "mogul" from gimlet media is definitely worth checking out for rap podcasts. Unfortunately the host (combat jack) passed away recently so I'm not sure if there will be a season 2 but it tells the story of chris lighty, an a&r who had a hand in managing a lot of artists like 50 cent and nas.

    https://www.gimletmedia.com/mogul
     
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    Oh man there's so many. Number one general rec would be replyall. Most things from gimlet media are good IMO. I can recommend some eps if you like but when I discovered it I just started at the beginning and listened to them all. It's kinda like a less antiquated This American Life where they find interesting stories spanning a huge variety of topics and do a lot of investigative journalism.

    There's a lot of s-----y sensationalist murder podcasts out there but there's some really good ones too. Serial season 1 you probably heard of when it blew up a few years ago. In the Dark is also good, they're just finishing up their second season (these generally follow a case throughout multiple eps so start from the beginning). Stranglers, A Killing on the Cape, Empire on Blood.

    Crimetown tells the story of a Rhode Island mob boss who became mayor.

    Heaven's Gate tells the story of the cult by the same name.

    S-Town and Missing Richard Simmons are unique and tell a story over 6-7 eps.

    Hannibal Buress's handsome rambler podcast is also good, he interviews a lot of rappers (esp Chicago ones). I generally hate "my friends and I think we're funny so we record ourselves talking" type podcasts but Hannibal and his cohost tony trim have good chemistry and are actually funny so it works.

    I also have a few fiction podcasts if you're interested. Mostly paranormal bs lol.
     
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    Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse is fantastic.
     
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