What are you reading now?

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  1. Zeno

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    That was actually required reading for an organized crime class I took years ago, I had seen the movie several times before reading the book but I did enjoy it.
     
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    • Shibumi By: Trevanian

    Publisher's Summary
    Nicholai Hel, born in the ravages of World War I China to an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German father, raised in the spiritual gardens of a Japanese Go Master, survives the destruction of Hiroshima to emerge as the world's most artful lover and its most accomplished and highly paid assassin. Genius, mystic, master of language and culture, Hel's secret is his determination to attain a rare kind of personal excellence, a state of effortless perfection: shibumi.

    Now living in an isolated mountain fortress with his magnificent Eurasian mistress, Hel faces his most sinister enemy, a super-monolith of espionage and monopoly. The battle lines are drawn: ruthless power and corruption on one side and on the other, shibumi.
     
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    Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance



    This is fantastic.
     
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    It’s everything everybody said it was....EPIC

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    She's a bit of a quack, but I like to devour pretty much anything related to health and fitness whether I agree with it or not.
     
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    How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius


    I like reading stuff from the stoics.
     
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    The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer
     
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    Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
    by Adam Higginbotham

    The definitive, dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research.
     
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    Nice! I just started the HBO show Chernobyl. I'm definitely going to do some reading on this subject when I'm done watching. I was 12 when it happened, so I'm surprised I don't remember more about it.
     
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    Definitely watch the HBO series first. The events about what happened at this place is unreal and almost comical if it wasn't so dire and deadly.
     
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    This book was completed before Kobe's untimely death so it is not a "he is dead, he was perfect, say nothing negative about him" book. Jeff Pearlman, again writes a great book about sports. It is raw, with everyone. If you think Kobe walked on water, you will hate it. If you think Kobe was a flawed superstar, you will love it.

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