What nonfiction book are you currently reading?

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  1. Jacky Zuki

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    Books on the reading pile at the moment...

    The Empty Mirror by Janwillem Van De Wetering - the diary of a young Dutch student's eighteen months learning Zen in a Japanese monastery. Very much like the predecessor to Angry White Pyjamas with more Zen and no martial arts.

    A Natural History of Latin by Tore Janson - just to brush up on my basic grammar.

    The Bartitsu Compendium Vol.2 by Tony Wolf - found in a charity shop, wish I could trace the previous owner as I have long been interested in Bartitsu.

    And a load of odds and sods of archaeological papers that I keep in a rack by the lavatory for bog-browsing.
     
  2. KenpoDave

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    Japanese Yoga, by H.E. Davey.
     
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    These two arrived today:

    Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski.

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    PIMO's Guide to Pipe Crafting at Home from VermontFreehand.

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    DIG YOUR WELL BEFORE YOU'RE THIRSTY by Harvey Mackay
     
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    Currently working through 'How to Defend Yourself Against Armed Assault', Imi Sde-Or and Eyal Yanilov's book depicting Krav Maga techniques.

    Honestly I'd recommend it, it's simple and easy at explaining actions, and most of the techniques shown can be easily performed by someone of any martial arts experience.
     
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    With a quick glance at my current books:
    • Highly Paid Expert (Debbie Allen)
    • A Client a Day, the Coffee Shop Way (Tonya Hoffman)
    • The Emotions of Normal People (William Marston)
    I think that's all of them at the moment.
     
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    If you make too many pipes, let me know.:D
     
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    THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ROMANTIC LOVE by Nathaniel Branden
     
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    I have that one on a shelf downstairs. I haven't read it in many years - might be time to break it out.
     
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    Real Time Operating System by Jane W. Lieu

    Tao of Jeet June Do by Bruc e Lee

    Sent from my Karbonn A2+ using Tapatalk
     
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    Just finished Secrets & Lies: Elite Fighting Units by Howard Watson and Beyond Self-Defense by Barry Broughton

    Just started Krav Maga: Real Solutions to Real World Violence by Gershon Ben Keren
     
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    I know you will all be jealous and likely run right out and buy these books, but these are the non-fiction books I am reading at the moment

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    Reading one of Neil Degrasse Tyson's books. Can't remember the title at the moment.
     
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    THE DISOWNED SELF by Nathaniel Branden.
     
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    I'm reading the Dover Thrift Edition of the Bhagavad Gita during my morning commute. In the evenings, I'm proofreading and editing one of my own books.
     
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    Just finished Near-Earth Objects, Finding Them Before They Find Us by Donald Yoemans.
     
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    I just finished this a week ago 1477670593059-1470016071.jpg
     
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    Just getting started with Galileo's Telescope, a European Story, by Massimo Bucciantini, Michele Camerota, and Franco Guidice.
     
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