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    Amsterdam - Ian M.

    This is one that I've just picked at random from the bookcase. I'm not far into it yet, but it is written brilliantly and it is proficient in keeping me curious and interested. I can't really say much else for it yet, though, I'm only thirty so pages in, or so.
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    oh babe, I wish I could say when I'll finally graduate. it's taking me FOREVER, dammit. the bachelor is in the pocket, but that was never really the problem in the first place. but you know how I lost two years, right? so, with a study that normally takes 6 years.. that means it'll at least take 8 years for me. argh, it's stupid. I'm stupid. I messed up my first two years & now I'm hurrying the entire way through my studies to remotely fix something I can't fix anyway, because it's impossible to catch up with the time I lost.

    yup, working on my thesis. almost got that part of the research done, though. I chose not to have a vacation this winter, I only get 2 days off on Christmas & 1 on new year's day. the rest of the time I will burry myself in articles, research, stress tests, interviews, home visits, questionnaires..
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoY View Post
    oh babe, I wish I could say when I'll finally graduate. it's taking me FOREVER, dammit. the bachelor is in the pocket, but that was never really the problem in the first place. but you know how I lost two years, right? so, with a study that normally takes 6 years.. that means it'll at least take 8 years for me. argh, it's stupid. I'm stupid. I messed up my first two years & now I'm hurrying the entire way through my studies to remotely fix something I can't fix anyway, because it's impossible to catch up with the time I lost.

    yup, working on my thesis. almost got that part of the research done, though. I chose not to have a vacation this winter, I only get 2 days off on Christmas & 1 on new year's day. the rest of the time I will burry myself in articles, research, stress tests, interviews, home visits, questionnaires..
    Wait, I don't think I know about you losing two years? What happened?

    What is the topic of your thesis? Sounds like you're in the midst of having no life, huh. I guess it will just feel that much better when you finish, right? I know you smart, girl, so you just keep kickin' ass. And then maybe you can finally read a book!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovellamas View Post
    Wait, I don't think I know about you losing two years? What happened?

    What is the topic of your thesis? Sounds like you're in the midst of having no life, huh. I guess it will just feel that much better when you finish, right? I know you smart, girl, so you just keep kickin' ass. And then maybe you can finally read a book!
    when I just started medicine 5 years ago, I broke my leg in like, the third month or so. because I was drunk & retarded, so it wasn't even anything spectacular, or else I at least would've gotten a good story out of it (although it not being spectacular, makes the story quite interesting according to some people, hahaha). anyway, there were two complicated fractures, one in my ankle, one in my leg, & I was out of the running for 4 months. completely out of the running for three, but with the time it takes to walk again & get from one place to another & back, it was altogether around 4 months.

    after that it was impossible to proceed to the second year, so I redid my first year, basically chose to do so, passed absolutely everything, but flunked the course that I missed due to my broken leg in my first year. seeing I should have successfully finished my first year after two years, because the Bachelor-Master system was introduced that year in my university in medicine, & I flunked one course, I had to redo my first year AGAIN, for a third time, but this time in the Bachelor-Master system. do you still follow? it was basically bureaucratic bullshit that I got caught up in.

    anyway; eek, long story.

    hahaha, I'm totally in the midst of having no life. that's very well put. that's kind of the way I like it, though. with all the delays & stuff, I was incredibly fed up with free time in which I didn't have a goal, or a purpose, or anything to do. so this is good, it's healthy. but it's frustrating not to have a life next to it whatsoever.

    the research I'm doing my research in is about heartfrequence, cortisol & testosterone levels in delinquent boys with disruptive behavior disorders, that were first arrested around the time they were 12-14. now it's 4 years later & the boys are 16-18. we're trying to track them down for some more testing, to see if there's a difference between then & now in their neurobiology/neuropsychiatry & if they recidivised. so if they're still keeping up their immoral behavior. ;p

    thanks for the heads up, you're a doll.<3
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    I haven't had the time to do any 'reading for pleasure' recently, and yet the amount of books in my possession keeps growing and growing...

    So as I leave to vacation, I intend to take with me the following:

    .Statistics and Econometrics: methods and applications, by Ashenfelter, Levine, Zimmerman.
    My econ prof lent the book to me. Apparently the writers are really good and it'll be useful to me too.

    .The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber.
    I have studied of Max Weber, but now I want to read his own work first-hand! I got this particular edition recommended to me by someone who speaks German so this is supposed to be a very good translation too!

    ...And I know I'll get more books while vacationing because my uncle always pushes me to read his older books. Here's how he sells his books to me: Imagine me sitting and talking to my cousin or to my aunt when my uncle rushes to the room from the bathroom and he has the giddiest face in the world; he says, "you absolutely have to hear this"! So we shut up and listen as he reads an excerpt from the book he was reading and then follows up with his own commentary on the text.
    All I can hear, I me mine
    I me mine, I me mine

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    1.The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
    2.Kill Your Friends
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    I usually read a lot of stuff simultaneously, and my favorites are Douglas Adams, and a hungarian novelist, Rejtő Jenő (alias P. Howard), i usually read their stuff
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    Franz Kafka -a compilation a publisher made in my country, I'm reading Metamorphosis -sorry if the english names are wrong
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    So you're choosing pornstars because you assume they'll be the ones least repulsed by the thought of having sex with you?

    This is the only reason I can think of. Man it must suck to be a fjeldabe.

    Me? My answer is the virgin mary, preferably pre-birth although that would ruin the mythos.

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    I've started reading Catch 22. It's ok, a bit repetitive, which makes it a bit annoying. But it's a classic so I thought I'd give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacknife737
    Andrew Roberts - What Might Have Been
    -It's a work of counterfactual history that examines 12 "what if's...", ie if Napoleon won in Russia, or the Brits won the American War of Independence.
    I read that. It honestly wasn't nearly as interesting as I'd hoped it would be. The situations the historians came up with were mildly interesting, but inevitably trailed off into tenuous assumptions.

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    I read Ishmael, it was a great book. Made me think about the world, but not near enough to do anything about it.
    Ishmael and My Ishmael are both great books, but in the Daniel Quinn category I'd honestly say that you have to pick up Story of B. It's the most fantastic thing he's written. I also enjoy After Dachau, but that one's different in tone and message.

    Recently I finished Ray Bradbury's Golden Apples of the Sun and Breat Easton Ellis' Less Than Zero. I've always had a love/hate relationship with Bret Easton Ellis - I thought Lunar Park was a fantastic, fantastic novel, and I plan on reading it again someday soon. Possibly many times. That's where I started, and then I moved on to American Psycho, which, although gruesome, left me feeling literarily unfulfilled - and then there's Glamorama, which I couldn't even finish. It's rare for me not to be able to find the willingness to finish a book. However, I really did enjoy Less Than Zero. It's quite good, although I still think Lunar Park is far better.

    Tomorrow I start another readthrough of Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes. Looking forward to it.
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