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SuperFreakonomics. I like the way it has been written.

 

I've never read the Freakonomics books, how would you describe them? Is it pretty simple reading or something really profound?

 

It's written in a prose that could be understood by the common folk, not just students of Economics. In other words, the lack of esoteric language makes it an easy read for the masses.

 

There's a lot of tongue in cheek humour, especially in the metaphors they use, and it goes about illustrating their points without the mundane repetition that exists in far too many books. You could also argue that it gives you a different perspective by viewing Economics as a process as opposed to an academic discipline.

 

It introduces you to Economics through a discussion about patriotic prostitutes, suicide bombers, and 'global cooling'. I believe, since it's an international bestseller, that you can pick one up at the library. It may or may not appeal to you, but I know that it appeals to me.

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SuperFreakonomics. I like the way it has been written.

 

I've never read the Freakonomics books, how would you describe them? Is it pretty simple reading or something really profound?

 

It's written in a prose that could be understood by the common folk, not just students of Economics. In other words, the lack of esoteric language makes it an easy read for the masses.

 

There's a lot of tongue in cheek humour, especially in the metaphors they use, and it goes about illustrating their points without the mundane repetition that exists in far too many books. You could also argue that it gives you a different perspective by viewing Economics as a process as opposed to an academic discipline.

 

It introduces you to Economics through a discussion about patriotic prostitutes, suicide bombers, and 'global cooling'. I believe, since it's an international bestseller, that you can pick one up at the library. It may or may not appeal to you, but I know that it appeals to me.

 

All right, so it isn't what I thought it was. I'll probably end up reading it anyway. Thanks for the help!

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I have the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy from a friend for about a month now, and I really should start reading it already. I've heard very good things about it so I look forward to it. :)

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I have the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy from a friend for about a month now, and I really should start reading it already. I've heard very good things about it so I look forward to it. :)

It's really good. I didn't expect much but it's awesome. :)

Reading Ptolemy's Gate at the moment. The other books in the trilogy were entertaining, so this should be pretty good. :D

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I have the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy from a friend for about a month now, and I really should start reading it already. I've heard very good things about it so I look forward to it. :)

 

It's about 50/50 with the action and the teenage girl fanservice. If you ignore the parts that endlessly describe irrelevant details then the book is actually quite good in itself. Catching Fire isn't as good because of a greater amount of the fanservice, but I thought it was decent. I haven't read the third book but plan to.

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I just finished reading The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know by Gelvin. He's probably the most impartial American scholar on the Middle East. I didn't learn anything substantial from this particular book, but it was refreshing as it was essentially a concise summary of all events necessary to understand the current status of the Middle East. This book was also extremely up-to-date, as I'm pretty sure it was released this month.

 

Now I'd like to focus on finishing Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room which I never finished. It's an interesting read about the events of the Enron scandal.

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Recently finished reading Winning Through Intimidation

 

Currently reading The E-Myth Revisited

I take it your into books about business, human understanding and sociology?

 

Self-help books are the only books that don't put me to sleep lol.

 

But those two books are both about business since I'm going to start my own business after I graduate. Independent studying > college, as far as business goes.

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I have the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy from a friend for about a month now, and I really should start reading it already. I've heard very good things about it so I look forward to it. :)

It's really good. I didn't expect much but it's awesome. :)

 

 

I have the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy from a friend for about a month now, and I really should start reading it already. I've heard very good things about it so I look forward to it. :)

 

It's about 50/50 with the action and the teenage girl fanservice. If you ignore the parts that endlessly describe irrelevant details then the book is actually quite good in itself. Catching Fire isn't as good because of a greater amount of the fanservice, but I thought it was decent. I haven't read the third book but plan to.

 

 

Thanks for that, I'll keep it in mind. :thumbup:

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Reading Ptolemy's Gate at the moment. The other books in the trilogy were entertaining, so this should be pretty good. :D

 

I really enjoyed the Bartimaus Trilogy. A unique approach to 'magic', and I really like the way the books themselves are written, with different styles for the characters (or at least for Bartimaus). Part novel, part one of the charecters talking to you.

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I have the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy from a friend for about a month now, and I really should start reading it already. I've heard very good things about it so I look forward to it. :)

It's really good. I didn't expect much but it's awesome. :)

 

 

I have the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy from a friend for about a month now, and I really should start reading it already. I've heard very good things about it so I look forward to it. :)

 

It's about 50/50 with the action and the teenage girl fanservice. If you ignore the parts that endlessly describe irrelevant details then the book is actually quite good in itself. Catching Fire isn't as good because of a greater amount of the fanservice, but I thought it was decent. I haven't read the third book but plan to.

 

 

Thanks for that, I'll keep it in mind. :thumbup:

You could always just read Battle Royale. 100% action.

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I recently got a kindle, now looking for a book to buy, any suggestions? Should be a single book, no series please. Preferably Fantasy but open to suggestions :)

Trying to think of good single books I have read.

 

I don't think I have ever read a standalone Fantasy. The closest I can get you is a standalone as part of a, I guess meta series (like the forgotten realms, or dragonlance, which are both collections of books and series based in specific D&D settings). In this case, the Diablo novel (warcraft, starcraft, and Diablo all have their own collections) Legacy of Blood, which is standalone, as is Moon of the Spider. Both great books, though I favor the former. Their also both by Richard A. Knaak. Richard has written many of the Dragonlance, Dragonrealm, Diablo and Warcraft books.

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