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I couldn't find any book threads and I don't want to lose any recommendations

Next, I would love to read "The Clear Quran: A thematic translation." 

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36 minutes ago, Breeze said:

Rhymes can take away from the words. 

I'd like to see your poetry or rhyming skills. 

How about you show us how it's done :)

wow wat r u on about 

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1 hour ago, superman said:

wow wat r u on about 

Such laddish behaviour. Much wow.

 

I said why don't you write a rhyme then

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49 minutes ago, Breeze said:

Such laddish behaviour. Much wow.

 

I said why don't you write a rhyme then

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

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6 minutes ago, superman said:

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Maya Angelou? I knew I heard those lines before. Too bad, try harder Spud.

If you wrote that yourself, I would've been impressed. 

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2 hours ago, Breeze said:

Maya Angelou? I knew I heard those lines before. Too bad, try harder Spud.

If you wrote that yourself, I would've been impressed. 

To write a poem you first must rhyme,

But I can see you pouting,

I realise you don't know that much,

As you studied writing

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, superman said:

To write a poem you first must rhyme,

But I can see you pouting,

I realise you don't know that much,

As you studied writing

 

 

 

That's good. Well done you 

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I'm still reading Leviathan by Hobbes. Haven't had much time for leisure reading if I am being honest. 

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I have a weird way of reading. That is, I don't read from front to end of a book as most people do. I read the first chapter or two, and then I start to read by just opening the book and reading from wherever I feel like, in a more random fashion. For some reason reading that way makes it easier for me to stay focused and interested in what I'm reading. And I can also understand everything as I read, since I read non-fiction only, unlike fiction which has to be read from beginning to end without skipping.

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11 hours ago, Spider said:

I have a weird way of reading. That is, I don't read from front to end of a book as most people do. I read the first chapter or two, and then I start to read by just opening the book and reading from wherever I feel like, in a more random fashion. For some reason reading that way makes it easier for me to stay focused and interested in what I'm reading. And I can also understand everything as I read, since I read non-fiction only, unlike fiction which has to be read from beginning to end without skipping.

 

That's fair enough - but don't you feel like you get a worse experience as the book is designed to be read in order?

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10 hours ago, Spider said:

I have a weird way of reading. That is, I don't read from front to end of a book as most people do. I read the first chapter or two, and then I start to read by just opening the book and reading from wherever I feel like, in a more random fashion. For some reason reading that way makes it easier for me to stay focused and interested in what I'm reading. And I can also understand everything as I read, since I read non-fiction only, unlike fiction which has to be read from beginning to end without skipping.

That is how I read the Qu'ran translation. 

With other books when I do get dragged on - I would skim read but not randomly as it wouldn't make sense. 

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11 hours ago, superman said:

That's fair enough - but don't you feel like you get a worse experience as the book is designed to be read in order?

 

Well, sometimes I do wish I could read a book in order, just the way it should be, but once I start reading this way it feels like there is more of a demand and pressure on myself now. And then it reduces my comprehension somewhat (or it feels like that a little bit). So, then my brain tells me to read in a different way, in a more relaxed and care-free manner: to start reading from wherever I want to.

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6 minutes ago, Spider said:

 

Well, sometimes I do wish I could read a book in order, just the way it should be, but once I start reading this way it feels like there is more of a demand and pressure on myself now. And then it reduces my comprehension somewhat (or it feels like that a little bit). So, then my brain tells me to read in a different way, in a more relaxed and care-free manner: to start reading from wherever I want to.

Haha this is how I read MM threads. Very randomly. 

 

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I started reading a book titled Trying Not to Try, by Edward Slingerland.

 

The book elucidates on a Chinese philosophical concept called "wu-wei" (pronounced oo way), which has been given a paradoxical meaning, roughly translated as "doing through non-doing" or "effortless action." I was specifically looking for a book on this subject because it piqued my interested while I was reading articles about wu-wei on the internet.

 

Essentially, the author talks in length about the counter-intuitive effects of trying too hard or striving too much in life, and explains that instead there is a 'right' way to try, a kind of trying which is more natural, spontaneous, and effortless - or, in short, a matter of commitment vs. manipulation.

 

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