What book are you currently reading?



This is a question I have asked before elsewhere. Always neat to hear the answers.

Currently I am reading "Whoever Fights Monsters" by Ressler.
The Babel Effect by David Hecht, Effortless Combat Throws by Tim Cartmell, The Two Towers -[again, before the movie comes out - do i have to mention the author by name??], and whatever i find next to the garry.

yep, i always read many books at once.
The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

Hapkido: Tradition, Philosophy & Technique by Mark Tedeschi

The Secrets of Cabales Serrada Escrima by Mark V. Wiley
I'm going to try to finish Harry Potter 2 now that my son is finished and then the Hobbit, Fellowship and Towers before the movie comes out and follow quickly with Return of the King.

I am also constantly referring to Infinite Insights for class material etc. I look through them once a week or so, but I can't say I'm "reading" them cover to cover. I tried that once and bogged down in book 3 somewhere.

I'm also doing a Bible study so I have assignments related to that and I need to be reading it daily.
Originally posted by jfarnsworth
Kenpo 201.
Lee Wedlake,

I have 101 and have read it and liked it. How is 201? What's it consist of? Did you like it? can you compare it to 101? Thanx.
Arnisador - I see u are reading Dawkins - i can recommend Hecht's "The Babel Effect" - it is fiction, but hard-science based fiction bearing on the social effects of many meme's surrounding selfish gene theory (and other things).

Its a truly excellent book.


Thanks, I'll look it over at the bookstore. My wife reads a great deal of sci-fi and she may be interested too.
The Silmarillion, by Tolkien of course.
I am going to read The Two Towers again, as well, before the movie comes out.
Originally posted by GouRonin

I have 101 and have read it and liked it. How is 201? What's it consist of? Did you like it? can you compare it to 101? Thanx.

It's a good book to read. It goes over some history of the forms and gives examples of breakdowns of short/long 1 & 2. Pretty informative if this is what your looking for. Eventually I want to get out to start teaching on my own. I could use all the help I can get. :asian: Kenpo101 gives a good base for 201. 201 Just goes a lot farther indepth.
Hamlet - That famous english guy ;-)

The Republic - Plato

Yes both of those are for school.
"Timequake", Kurt Vonnegut
"The Koran: A Very Short Introduction", Michael Cook
"Cherry: A Memoir", Marry Karr
"when I was a kid this was a free country": by G. Gordon Liddy. easy read, and very interesting. also very right wing.
Just got done reading The Two Towers and Return of the King a week ago. Haven't had a chance to swing by my library lately.

How the mind works By steven plinker(or somthing like that). He is a professor of Psych at MIT. It goes into how we think, learn and process information. really good so far but it is kind of heavy reading.

Originally posted by tmanifold

How the mind works By steven plinker

I've read a few review of his "The Blank Slate" recently and am interested in reading more about Evolutionary Psychology in general. Sounds like a fascinating and useful thesis.
Currently Im reading:

Akido and the Dynamic Sphere by A. Westerbrook and O. Ratti

Children of Hastur by Marrion Zimmer Bradley

How to Argue and Win Every Time By Gerry Spence

Relativity by Albert Einstien Authorised Translation by Robert W. Lawson
Not that Im understanding much in this last one but maybe something will sink in

Recently Finished:
The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman

Learn to Play Go vol. 1 by Janice Kim and Jeong Soo-hyun

Currently Reading:
The Deer and the Cauldron by Louis Cha (Jing Yong)

A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

Jeet Kun Do - Bruce Lee's Commentaries on the Martial Way (vol. 3) edited by John Little

Next on my list:
Modern Kung Fu Karate: Iron Poison Hand Training, Book 1 by James Yimm Lee

Game over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry, Captured Your Dollars, & Enslaved Your Children by David Sheff

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