Sunday, December 6, 2015

Book Haul #11

Previously known as Showcase Sunday, this is my (ir)regular post showing off my new books!

It hasn't been so long and BOY have I got a haul for you!

I've been discussing a lot of personal philosophy with my caduceus set and was recommended this:


Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
A great collection of essays the ceasar wrote to himself. They can be a bit dense, and repetitive (one really gets the sense that M.A. was struggling with certain things) but are overall fabulous, thought-provoking and inspiring.
Take them with a grain of salt as they do contain a strong aversion to sex and females.

My set also decided to do an impromptu book club:



The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
I will admit I'm still only three chapters in. Not because it's boring! I am a little confused about the nature of these ravens though...



You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
A must have.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
I didn't know what this book was about for a long time. I remember when it came out, then the buzz for the movie, but only recently, when it was recommended on Powell's did I get what it was actually about.
A Game of Thrones by G. R. R. Martin
I'm watching the first season (s l o w l y) but want to have it on hand when I finish ep 10.



The Complete Idiot's Guide to The Art of Songwriting
I have a character who wants to be a songwriter. 9/10 not bad so far.
Edge of the Empire
Nerd, here.



Star Trek Novels...
Just filling out my collection.



アンドロイドは電気羊の夢を見るか? [Andoroido wa denkihitsuji no yume o miruka?]
I'm honestly a big fan of the fact that Japanese books have dust covers for the dustcovers, and books aren't very expensive over there...



Lonely Planet Korean Phrasebook and Dictionary
Recommended!
6000 Korean Essential Vocabulary
Essential!
Become a Hangeul Master
MASTERFUL!
A Writing Guide for Lerners of German
Accidental acquisition: jury is still out.
English Grammar for Students of German
Does what it says on the cover. Less exciting than my Korean books.



Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
There's a popular concept that you are become a master by doing something for 10,000 hours. That concept became well known here.
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Recommended to me by my 11th grade Physics teacher. About getting into the flow of things.
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
You can do anything, all you need is to get into the right mindset.
A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley
To expand upon and accompany her course: Learning How to Learn.
Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner
POSSIBLY THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER PURCHASED???!!??!?!

That's enough for now... Christmas is coming.

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