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Old 10.06.2012, 14:31
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"Leaving Microsoft to Change the World" by John Woods, is how the author changed his life after a chance visit to a school library in Nepal. He quit his job and started the very successful Room to Read, which has now set up school libraries in over 5,000 schools in developing countries around the world. Inspiring!
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Old 10.06.2012, 15:20
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just finished the sequel... Stones into Schools. Liked it even more that Three Cups of Tea. Better written and more background stories/history about Pakistan/Afghanistan.

Regarding the misuse of funds, my understanding is that the Montana courts determined that Greg Mortensen was hopelessly unable to manage a non-profit, but they found no basis for ill intent. He was asked to repay 1million US$ to the non-profit, leave the Board of Directors and put together a new, professional BOD that can do the job correctly.

Shame on Jon Krakauer for creating such a stink. Seems to me that there was more than a little professional jealousy and a mean spirited need to get back in the limelight.

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Received this book for Christmas : yes, it is an inspiring story and hopefully the women of the region will continue to become educated in the fashion which GM strove so hard to achieve. But as to the funds, well, this is sadly an on-going debate.
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Old 10.06.2012, 18:50
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Re: What are you currently reading?

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What is the deal with the new book out called" 50 shas of grey"

I not a big reader but I've not heard what the big deal is, what is so great or what's it about
It's porn. S&M. Very badly written (surely there are other options for expressing surprise than "Holy crap!", which is pretty much all the ..um..heroine seems to say). I tried to read it to find out what all the fuss is about, but could not get more than half way through. I think you can get an idea from here:
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Old 10.06.2012, 19:25
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Reading an old book ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, a reprint of the 1894 version ... the bizarre part? It has the word "co÷peration", several times, printed the same way each time ...
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Old 10.06.2012, 19:52
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Re: What are you currently reading?

a very strange crime novel titled "the Malaspiga exit" written by Evelyn Anthony. Realistic in so far as a lot of the "inner Toscana" is well shown. Not the Toscana of Pisa and Lucca and Viareggio and all the areas along the coast, but the rather conservative world up in places like Firenze and Siena.
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Old 10.06.2012, 20:37
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Despite lurking too much on EF, I've read today an interesting novel by Rosendorfer: Der Meister. His stories are always original, clever and with humour. I don't know what was translated into English, but it's a name to remember. His German is also a pleasure to read, he is a great stylist of the language.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Autograph Man By Zanie Smith. So far so good
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C.G. Jung's Map of the Soul.
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Old 13.07.2012, 14:44
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It has the word "co÷peration", several times, printed the same way each time ...
I think the old convention for signifying two adjacent vowels making two syllables was to use the umlaut-like accent, much like na´ve. Never seen it used for co-operation though.
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Old 13.07.2012, 14:59
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Figures of speech in every day communication,syllogisms,idiolects,etc...it's fun.

I can't really afford to read for fun,time-wise,byt thankfully had to fly through some Kureishi,Albom,McInarney for werk.
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Old 13.07.2012, 22:51
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Reading "Grouped" by Paul Adams,interesting book about social media.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just finished 'I don't know how she does it'. A book that talks about the daily struggles of a working mom. There is a film done starring Sarah Jessica Parker.
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Old 17.07.2012, 07:36
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Old 17.07.2012, 09:46
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Because I saw the movie few days ago, I read Fahrenheit 451 again. I've read it about 2 years ago, I like this type of books
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Old 17.07.2012, 22:42
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Re: What are you currently reading?

History of Art, E.H. Gombrich
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Old 17.07.2012, 23:12
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Pol Pot: Anatomy of a nightmare, by Philip Short.
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Old 17.07.2012, 23:21
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Must have picked up someone's ancient child psychiatry textbooks from the brocki today: and 1960's Anna Freud, 1970's Winnicott, and another classic 'The Interpersonal World of the Infant' by Daniel N. Stern. Shall spend my summer vacation delving into the world of past theorists...

oh, and I also got a copy of 'I can jump puddles'. Shall have a re-read before deciding whether to introduce my almost 13 year old...
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I am reading CAD books
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Just finished 'The Thread' by Victoria Hislop, and now reading her 'The Return'. Last week read 'Iris and Ruby' by Rosie Thomas.
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