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Discussion in 'The STAGE48 Lobby' started by Tatami Mats, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. MuhdNurHidayat

    MuhdNurHidayat Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    I'm reading this forum

    What I recently read is....
    not a book :fp:
    but a local monthly manga... :lol:

    I read Kakoii 4th issue!
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    Malaysian Chinese Monthly Manga - 4th issue - March 2014 - RM5.80

    Recommendations?
    How about read your textbooks?? :^^;:
     
  2. fael_c00l

    fael_c00l Kenkyuusei

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    reading The Amazing Spiderman #26 now :) :)
     
  3. rka

    rka Upcoming Girls Stage48 Donor

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    I just finished Hokkaido Highway Blues by Will Ferguson.

    That guy worked as a english teacher in Amakusa for like 5 years during the 90ies, and he finished his stay in Japan with a hitchhiking trip from Cape Sata to Cape Soya, following the Sakura Blossom front on all four main islands.
    As someone who has never been to Japan, but is planning to do in the near future, it was quite an enjoyable read, as it mixes typical tour descriptions as a gaijin in Japan with some melancholic coming-of-age-stories. Many stereotypes are explained, and Japan gets praised, debunked, laughed at, and condemned, sometimes simulteanously.
    It was recommended by my Japanese colleague and he even borrowed me his copy. I found that interesting, as the book touches some delicate topics (the role in the war, and the existence of social outcasts). But he said it was pretty matching.
     
  4. oniqlo

    oniqlo Kenkyuusei

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    Krieg Ohne Hass english translation, just in form of PDF.
     
  5. ajeossi76

    ajeossi76 Kenkyuusei

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    Usually I have always some book under way, but nothing right now. Main reason is, that I have this urge to read some H.P.Lovecraft book next, but I don't have any in my possession. Have to wait a little while to get some spare cash and order a book or two.
     
  6. Sônnenschein

    Sônnenschein Kenkyuusei

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  7. ponsaya0388

    ponsaya0388 Kenkyuusei

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    A pretty dense book.

    Diagnostic Criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder
    A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
    1. Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements).
    2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love.
    3. Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions).
    4. Requires excessive admiration.
    5. Has a sense of entitlement (i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations).
    6. Is interpersonally exploitative (i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends).
    7. Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others.
    8. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her.
    9. Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.
     
  8. hrs0722

    hrs0722 Kenkyuusei

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    You study psychology or just have interest in psychology?

    I studied public administration but I think I dislike it, wanted to re-enroll college to study astronomy because I realize this is my actual interest but I need to leave Indonesia to as close as Australia or New Zealand or Japan because I'm overaged for the only university in Indonesia even Southeast Asia that offers astronomy as study major.

    I think I need to go to a library to find books from Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, or Neil deGrasse Tyson.
    Books about science other than astronomy/cosmolgy that I'd like to read: books by Richard Dawkins.
    Non science book I'd like to read. Books by Noam Chomsky, Karl Marx (don't worry, I won't become a communist).
    Biography I'd like to read: Johan Cruyff's autobiography that was released posthumously.
     
  9. Yukitie

    Yukitie Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    OH MY GOD WE HAVE A READING THREAD
    My degree is in Literature and I have read over 90 books this year (this includes manga... a lot of manga) so this is amazing. <3 I am currently reading:

    The Girls by Emma Cline - which arrived the day Manson died and is based off of those horrific events; I will be giving it away once I have finished it, because it is very airy and seems to glamourise the cult, even though the author claimed that wasn't what she wanted to do;
    Catch-22 by Joseph Heller - this is my second attempt at reading it, and it still seems to suck. Will persevere this time and (hopefully) finish it.
    The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber - this book is so heavy you could knock someone out with it. Very, very detailed and sensory, it has taken me ages but it's really enjoyable.
     
  10. rka

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    I am currently reading:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gödel,_Escher,_Bach

    It is an interesting book; it was praised as one of the best non-fiction book ever written, and it is about mathematics, logic, cognition, formation of intelligence and other related topics. It draws from the artwork of MC Escher, Kurt Goedel's Incompleteness Theorems, and Johann Sebastian Bach. It also skims through Zen.
    I thought i had to read it because narcissism.^^
    However, it is quite challenging; most of the exercises and thought experiments you should follow yourself with pen & paper. I find it particularily demanding that the book uses a lot of terms, of which i dont know if the author has made them up for the book or if they are consistent with mathematics.

    So, i am halfway through, but i cannot promise if i will finish it.
     
  11. ponsaya0388

    ponsaya0388 Kenkyuusei

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    Nope, i'm just a casual reader :^^;:, and actually it's been a while since the last time i read a psychology book (the last one is T&T)

    iirc, (since you live in JKT) maybe you can go to Freedom Institute, they got some Sagan and Hawkings book, and... a complete collection(?) of Dawkins. (but if you still haven't read God Delusion, there's a Bahasa version published by Banana).
     
  12. hrs0722

    hrs0722 Kenkyuusei

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    Oh that's in Menteng. Do I need to join the club, probably paying monthly dues needed?

    Well. I studied in UI and we have a large library but if I'm looking for books I desire to, the librarian would ask why a political studies faculty looks for cosmology books? Well, I've been graduated. I'm still unemployed, what I want know I want to study undergraduate again in astronomy/astrophysics. I just began to aspire Tohoku University in Sendai. Wanted Hokkaido University in Sapporo but such university doesn't offer astronomy, meanwhile Tokyo University is too hard to catch, and Tokyo is a city with expensive cost of living too.
     
  13. Trinu

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    Ohmy, I didn't know we had a book thread after 7 years here!

    Well, I'm reading a lot at the same time at the moment.

    - The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
    2013 Pulitzer winner and my gosh it's good. Already bought The Secret History because this woman's prose has he elated.

    - The Burning Ground, by Adam O'Riordan
    Got this because he teaches a master on Creative Writing I want to do in Manchester, so i was curious. Short stories. Not bad.

    - Fortune Smiles, by Adam Johnson
    More short stories. Johnson won the Pulitzer in 2012 for his novel The Orphan Master's Son (if you're into North Korea stuff, that's the novel to go) and his writing is just amazing.

    - A Hundred Years of Solitude, by gabriel García Márquez
    Sort of disliked him when I was forced to read Love in the Time of Cholera in high school, but so much fuss about 100 years and seeing the beautiful edition they published for the 50th anniversary made me go in. Just read a couple of pages and it's quite funny for now.

    I should really focus on finishing The Goldfinch. I've been reading it for weeks now and it gets tiring to carry it around all the time.


    Ha! I read this one in high school when I was crazy about math and physics and science in general (went on to study Physics in uni... for two years) and I found it an interesting read even though I probably understood nothing of it.



    How is it?
    It appeared in every Best of 2016 list with The Underground Railroad, but the theme doesn't really tell me YASS BUY ME!
     
  14. ponsaya0388

    ponsaya0388 Kenkyuusei

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  15. gocchisama

    gocchisama Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    very interesting book, to broaden your way of thinking.
     
  16. ponsaya0388

    ponsaya0388 Kenkyuusei

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  17. hrs0722

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  18. Trinu

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    Quite good!
    And I've only read 2 stories for now.
     
  19. Yukitie

    Yukitie Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Reading Update:

    Yesterday I finished my 100th book for the year. 30 novels, 70 volumes of manga in total so far. Still have five more volumes of manga to read and at least two novels to finish by the end of the year (doable...)

    Currently reading:

    Perfume by Patrick Suskind - a sensory trip into France a couple of hundred years ago, most people I've spoken to don't like it but I am enjoying it so far. It has opened the world of smell to me...
    The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase - not a novel, but more of a textbook/guide to the elements of eloquence, and truly fascinating.
    Catch-22... still... - it sucks. I really don't like it. I have to finish it but I don't want to.
    The Stand by Stephen King - I really am a glutton for punishment. I could brain someone with this book, it is so big, but it is enjoyable because the plague has started and all hell is breaking loose...
     
  20. ponsaya0388

    ponsaya0388 Kenkyuusei

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    A wizened youth, Chilean's literary critics, Neruda, Junger, falconry, Opus Dei, Pinochet, the Judas Tree, torture chamber, told in one single paragraph(+one line).

    It's only 130 pages, but it's more exhausting than reading Savage Detectives.
    ...but, it's my fav Bolano's now.
     

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