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Devac  ·  906 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's Hubski Reading?

Trying to read through the 1st volume of Durant's The Story of Civilisation. I'm about to get to the middle of it. From time to time I return and read a few pages from the 19th part of the Horus Heresy series Know no Fear. It's pretty good.

Those are pretty much the only things I have any time for that aren't maths or work.

am_Unition  ·  905 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm also going to try and trudge through Durant soon. Especially if I pass my quals next week.

I also might make an attempt on Piketty's Capital, but I expect to have some trouble chewing.


OftenBen  ·  905 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Capital is less chewy than it looks. I thought it was enjoyable.

Devac  ·  905 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Durant isn't a trudge, though. At least as far as I read it. It's long, daunting, a bit too polite when it comes to euphemisms, but I can't say it's hard to read.

Though I am more than aware how funny those words will seem once I get to the French Revolution. Authors are honest-to-god fans of France. It's volume 1 and remarks about French archaeologist/museum/historian/linguist/discovery would almost make you think that other countries had been just sitting on their arses while le France! was doing everything.