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  • #16
    Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber. Fantastic. An anarchist anthropologist, he takes to task both left and right, undermines the idea of the "barter system" (it basically never existed) and shows that credit came before money. That Adam Smith ripped off a Persian writer from several hundred years earlier. Recommended.

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    • #17
      The only one of those I haven't read is Why is Sex Fun, but I haven't been able to find a free copy yet. I'll keep looking.
      Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.

      My Primal Journal

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      • #18
        Before the Dawn - Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors.

        -- This author adds our growing knowledge and understanding of DNA to what we know about history and applies it to the evolution of modern man. Regardless of what you think of his conclusions, the evidence is fascinating.

        The Poisoner's Handbook - a History of Forensics Medicine in Jazz Age NY

        -- A series of 'whodunnits'. This was such an interesting read despite the dry title. The story follows the deveopment of the office of the Chief Medical Examiner as it goes from appointed relatives to an actual medical professional. It then illustrates the development of modern forensics methodology through the focus on solving deaths caused by poison (extremely hard to prove without modern chemistry and good crime scene processing).

        Happy Reading!

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Boneidle24seven View Post
          Into the Wild!
          Good book, good movie.

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          • #20
            I just finished reading Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn), I choose this because it's something I would never read. It was OK.

            I'm about 1/3rd of the way through The Dark Tower, for some reason, the book/series just doesn't hold my interest anymore.

            I just started the Story of Edgar Sawtelle (book the wife liked), although I have had my eye on Game of Thrones which will be my next Kindle purchase.
            "The problem with quoting someone on the Internet is, you never know if it's legit" - Abraham Lincoln

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            • #21
              The War on Art, and Turning Pro, both by Steven Pressfield. If you've ever had a creative endeavor or desire to take the road less traveled, I seriously recommend these books. They are all about the internal resistance that we place on ourselves when attempting to achieve dreams, artistic or otherwise, that may go against the normal grain of society.

              He relates our resistance to our primal roots in having immense fear about unknowns and social rejection, which is somewhat relevant to the PB and this forum. We definitely live in a strange time... where it's often within our best interest to contradict our own mental tendencies that are totally outdated for our modern environment.

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              • #22
                At the moment I'm reading A Feast For Crows, one of the reasons my post rate is dropping
                You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                • #23
                  The Stand

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                  • #24
                    I have a lot of books I'm in the middle of, but the two I'm concentrating most on are A Clash of Kings and The Night Circus.
                    >> Current Stats: 90% Primal / 143 lbs / ~25% BF
                    >> Goal (by 1 Jan 2014): 90% Primal / 135-ish pounds / 20-22% BF

                    >> Upcoming Fitness Feats: Tough Mudder, June 2013
                    >> Check out my super-exciting journal by clicking these words.

                    Weight does NOT equal health -- ditch the scale, don't be a slave to it!

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                    • #25
                      Just finished The Castings Trilogy by Pamela Freeman. Very good.

                      Now reading The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. So slow. Soooo slooooow.
                      Steph
                      My Primal Meanderings

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                      • #26
                        I'm reading 'The Rain Before it Falls' by Jonathan Coe, who's from my home city, and is a very talented writer.

                        Jonathan Coe - writer
                        F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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                        • #27
                          The Pressfields sound intriguing. I've read a few of his in the past and enjoyed them.

                          I'm into

                          (audio) The Yard by Alex Grecian
                          (health) The Art & Science of Low Carbohydrate Living by Drs Phinney & Volek
                          (non-fiction) The greater journey : Americans in Paris by David McCullough and The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
                          and (my page-turning Victorian Sensation novel on the Nook) - The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins

                          Yeah, I'm nuts.
                          5' 9" 47 YO F
                          PB start June 2, 2012
                          Pre PB SW = 180 (no scale at home, Mom's scale January - 153lbs!)
                          Current deadlift 245 lbs, squat 165 lbs, bench press 135 lbs


                          PB Journal

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                          • #28
                            The Primal Blueprint. No seriously I am! I'm rereading it as I originally read it a couple of years ago.
                            “You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of bacon and eggs, but what I said was: Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.” - Ron Swanson

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                            • #29
                              the book of riley by mark tufo. Its a zombie book from a dog's perspective.

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                              • #30
                                A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin

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