Welcome to INTJ Forum

This is a community where INTJs can meet others with similar personalities and discuss a wide variety of both serious and casual topics. If you aren't an INTJ, you're welcome to join anyway if you would like to learn more about this personality type or participate in our discussions. Registration is free and will allow you to post messages, see hidden subforums, customize your account and use other features only available to our members.

notoppings

What book are you reading right now?

5,128 posts in this topic

101 ways to tell your sweetheart I love you.

I realize I don't really need a book such as that! I'm writing one instead for my bf. :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

i adore hannah arendt, her wit and sarcasm.

i read boccacio's decameron and the arabian nights last month, both of which were incredibly entertaining.

i tried reading atlas shrugged since so many of you here seemed to recommend it. a few pages in and it went straight back into my bookshelf...low priority.

 
 
...... added to this post 35 minutes later:
 
On 10/15/2016 at 8:43 AM, Kirsanov said:

I just finished Griboedov's Woe from Wit along with some secondary sources. Moving on to more early 19 c. Russian poetry. 

 

 

Christianity is a major element in Dostoevsky, but I believe you can appreciate his works without an extensive knowledge of the area. He tends to combine psychology, history, philosophy, aesthetics, and religion with the contemporary issues of his time. What is it in particular that you felt you didn't understand when you read him? I can recommend a secondary source or two which may aid your comprehension and increase your enjoyment next time. I am specializing in 20 c. and medieval Russian literature, but psychology and Christian theology in literature are the two main intersections I research. 

 

If I can find the time I want to read The StrangerThe PlagueThe TrialMetamorphosis, and maybe "The Myth of Sisyphus."

ooh that's fascinating. i'd love to ask you questions (educate me!!), but i don't want to ask until i've reread them. it's been 4 years since i've read crime and punishment and the brothers karamazov, so i can't precisely recall which scenes i had difficulty in understanding.

 

like the metamorphosis, the trial is weird. 'disorienting' might be the right word to describe the feeling i got while reading those two. as for the myth of sysyphus, i'll read it in my deepest depressions.

Edited by Knox

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ken Wilber - Sex, Ecology, Spirituality

Neil Gaiman - Trigger Warning

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance - Angela Duckworth

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/18/2016 at 11:59 PM, innerspaceboy said:

My newly-and-proudly-acquired copy of Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles & There Will Come Soft Rains read by Leonard Nimoy. Favorite tales of my childhood.

bMD2SoNl.jpg 

 

Partly prompted by innerspaceboy, rereading selections from 100 of Bradbury's Most Celebrated Tales.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just ordered like-new hardcover copies of Joseph Campbell's A Hero with a Thousand Faces and The Power of Myth for pennies on Amazon. The incredible buyer's market of used books online never ceases to amaze me. 

hxkzWy5l.jpg

SqTqZJul.jpg

It's a crime that I've gone this long without reading those two books. After reading these I plan to order The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan.

Carl-Sagan-book-cover.jpg

And starting today I'm diving into the original Cosmos series which for some insane reason I've never sat down and digested.

No time like the present!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, innerspaceboy said:

After reading these I plan to order The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan.

I greatly enjoyed this, though while reading it I thought it was a bit outdated and the world had moved on to more rational ways of thinking. After the recent election results, I think it's, sadly, more relevant than ever.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm thinking about reading "On The Road."  I read the first half of the book a few years ago, but I never finished it.  Damn my Pness.  I'm feeling rather drunk and philosophical at the moment.  Kerouac is a great author for this mood.  But, should I start at the beginning or skip ahead to the middle?  I really like the beginning scene when they're smoking the cigarette butts out of the ashtray after a night of heavy ddrinking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I read The Stranger by Camus over winter break. Absolutely fantastic and it was a nice break from required readings. 

I'll be reading an assortment of poetry and prose from 18th century Russian literature.

For the 19th century I'll be reading OblomovCrime and PunishmentAnna KareninaWhat is to be Done?Notes from Underground all in Russian :) along with a slew of literary theory and criticism (esp. Georg Lukacs-Theory of the Novel, Auerbach-Mimesis, and my buddy Bakhtin).

*n.b. For those of you who don't know, I'm a graduate student specializing in Russian literature. If you think my reading lists are too narrow, well this is how you become a specialist/academic in Slavistics. Yes, I have interests and hobbies outside of literature; no, I don't actively post about them as often on this forum.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Character Analysis 3rd Edition by Wilhelm Reich (incredibly difficult to put down, but thankfully the vast wealth of information contained in these pages is going to force me to read it several times through)

Just starting An Occult Physiology by Rudolf Steiner (unsure what to expect as of yet) http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA128/English/RSPC1951/OccPhy_index.html

Also, started Israel Regardie's One Year Manual on January 1st, and have since been diligently working with the material. https://archive.org/details/IsraelRegardie-TheOneYearManual-1990

Edited by Digital Avatar
Typo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Arrived in the post today as foretold in the prophecy. It's inspiring wonderful discussions of mythology, dreams, Freudian and Jungian psychoanalysis, cultural ritual and tradition, legend, and lore.

An excerpt shared by the J.C. Foundation to FB last night:

"You can tell what's informing a society by what the tallest building is. When you approach a medieval town, the cathedral is the tallest thing in the place. When you approach an eighteenth-century town, it is the political palace that's the tallest thing in the place. And when you approach a modern city, the tallest places are the office buildings, the center of economic life."

UEV42r2l.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

About to start My Struggle (Book 1) by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought it said What Are You DOING RIGHT NOW? :p 

I moved on, back to Loom of History for a break from outdated computer manuals.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Children+of+the+Beast%252C+1.jpg

Great book....lots of typos and repeated sentences.  But, it gives much more detail, research, and insight than anything else about or relating to the subject matter.  It's much, much better than the biography I read about him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back to Escape From Freedom by Erich Fromm. I read The Murderer Next Door, most of it but some was just too bloody much; I prefer Erich Fromm's kind of "reasoning" and theories.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I recently completed "The Alchemist". I thought it was interesting but a little forced.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mean Girls Grown Up by Cheryl Dellasega, need to read to learn about the happenings out there :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now