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  • Jrbrownie00
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    Finished 10% happier, audio version. I don't think i would have made it through the text but great to listen too. On some lighter Harry Potter fair now. I really want to finish this series.

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  • thedrake
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    Agency by William Gibson. Pre ordered the book because I really like the author and surprisingly got a signed copy! Nice little surprise when I cracked it open. The book is really good so far.
    https://www.amazon.com/Agency-Willia.../dp/110198693X

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  • JBarwick
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    [MENTION=10629]Mr. Charles[/MENTION] and [MENTION=4069]JBarwick[/MENTION] without derailing the thread too much how do you like using an app for meditation? The two seem kind of counter-intuitive for me. Thx.
    I like using an app for the guiding portion. There are timers if you do not want to have someone directing you.

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  • Mr. Charles
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    [MENTION=10629]Mr. Charles[/MENTION] and [MENTION=4069]JBarwick[/MENTION] without derailing the thread too much how do you like using an app for meditation? The two seem kind of counter-intuitive for me. Thx.
    Since I'm a total noob at it I find the app helpful. The guidance prompts me to notice when my mind is wandering which allows me to notice sooner than I do without the prompting. As I get better at it maybe it won't be as helpful, but for now I like it.

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk

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  • Sideswipe
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    I also just finished Say Nothing and thought it was mostly well done ("mostly" because the author's tone in covering the Price sisters seemed a little off at times). I wasn't expecting quite as much background/historical info but I thought those sections ended up being a pretty solid overview of the history of the Troubles, and I guess there's only so many pages you can dedicate to the McConnville case itself when there wasn't much of an investigation to begin with. Sad stuff but a worthwhile read.

    In much lighter (but still a little melancholic) Ireland-related reading, I also read A Pint of Plain: Tradition, Change, and the Fate of the Irish Pub by Bill Barich. The history and culture parts dealing with post-Celtic Tiger Ireland and how that's impacting pub culture are really interesting, Barich's personal travelogue parts are more hit & miss, but recommended overall.

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  • DocDave
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    [MENTION=10629]Mr. Charles[/MENTION] and [MENTION=4069]JBarwick[/MENTION] without derailing the thread too much how do you like using an app for meditation? The two seem kind of counter-intuitive for me. Thx.

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  • Mr. Charles
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    Originally posted by JBarwick View Post
    Adding that Dan Harris book to my roster...his book helped my meditation practice quite a bit though I prefer the Sam Harris app...maybe because I committed almost a year to it before learning about the Dan Harris app.
    Funny you should mention Sam Harris' app. I signed up for it when it was released on Android a year or so ago for the intro pricing. I used it for like a week and fell off of that wagon. I just started using it again and reading Dan's book. They seem to compliment each other pretty well. Like you, I'm hesitant to try Dan's app because I'm already invested in Sam's Waking Up app.

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  • JBarwick
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    Originally posted by Mr. Charles View Post
    I finally finished Edmund Morris' Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. It was a very good read and I'm looking forward to the next two volumes in the trilogy.

    Currently rereading The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien - one of my all time favorite books. The man created and wrote a mythology and created multiple cultures and languages and histories... one man did what usually takes hundreds or thousands of people over man generations to create.

    Also reading Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris
    Adding that Dan Harris book to my roster...his book helped my meditation practice quite a bit though I prefer the Sam Harris app...maybe because I committed almost a year to it before learning about the Dan Harris app.

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  • Mr. Charles
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    I finally finished Edmund Morris' Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. It was a very good read and I'm looking forward to the next two volumes in the trilogy.

    Currently rereading The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien - one of my all time favorite books. The man created and wrote a mythology and created multiple cultures and languages and histories... one man did what usually takes hundreds or thousands of people over man generations to create.

    Also reading Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris

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  • DocDave
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    I have been reading Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe. I agree with [MENTION=11125]burban[/MENTION]. Great book. I am really getting in to it. What I really enjoy about the book is I recognize many of the names from when I was a kid. In reading the book I am getting a much clearer picture of the history of the violence in Northern Ireland. I highly recommend this book.

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  • jonATL
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    Finishing the final pages of John Updike's 4.5-book Rabbit series, which I figured I should read. Some parts of it are a little much.

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  • JBarwick
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    Finished 'Mistakes Were Made But Not By Me'. I could sum the book up with the phrase "Cognitive Dissonance." Find some random blog post on that and you would be good.

    I have 20 pages left of Bad Blood by John Carryrou. Quick read and makes me want to read Super Pumped about Uber but have a few others I want to read first.

    I can't believe I have read almost 3 books so far this year. Less time scrolling through my phone and more time with books I guess.

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  • DocDave
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    [MENTION=11125]burban[/MENTION] I have this book on hold at the library. Definitely looking forward to giving it a read.

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  • burban
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    Just finished Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe. Its mostly a history of the Troubles between the republicans and loyalists/unionists in Northern Ireland, with more specifics about a particular murder case of an Irish woman thought to be informing to the British about IRA movements.

    GREAT book. Couldn't recommend it more highly, especially if you have an interest in the region. I listened to the audio book, which had an Irish narrator, so that made it even more enjoyable.

    https://www.amazon.com/Say-Nothing-M...s%2C190&sr=1-1

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  • JBarwick
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    Originally posted by burban View Post
    Heard good things about the first two. How did you like them?
    10% Happier really helped my personal Mindfulness if that is something you practice. It was also a fun read so it went by quickly. Talking to Strangers was pretty good but would suggest the audiobook if you listen to podcasts. MG gave a taste of it on his podcast and it is engaging vs. the usual audiobook.

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