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What book are you reading right now?

Olorgando

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Close to the end now. I may have to go offline … :eek:

Nah. I'm too old and cynical for that. But the NSA may be prowling this thread since my posting the words "Edward Snowden" above. Psychopaths.

Do we have a thingy appropriate for my comment? Not with fingers (one - US - or two - UK) - so I'll go with 💩
 

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Finished Dune, it was excellent. Before I start anything big I'm going through my kindle library and reading some of the older, free books I found on Amazon that are in the public domain. Currently reading The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood, it's < 100 pages and isn't bad so far.
 

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Starting The Martian by Anthony Weir tomorrow.
Well be careful -- "they" are watching:
lol they can watch all they want, I'll read what I want.
*GROAN*
Read stuff on wood-pulp-based "media", people, it is absolutely hacker- and spy-proof!!!!! :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
I do read on paper. I think out of my last 10 books, 1 was digital. I prefer to either borrow from the library or buy at my local bookshop.
Good thing, imo. But you must remember that I am an Internet troglodyte (or Australopithecus or whatever). S-eS's above post got my alarm bells ringing ...
(so, as has become tradition - at least I've tried to establish it as a tradition for myself - it's S-eS's fault! 😁 )
 

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I'm reading Fantasy, Myth and the Measure of Truth by William gray (sections on MacDonald, Tolkien, Lewis and Pullman)

Also for fiction: Maigret and the Calame Report
 

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If you want paranoia, just keep in mind "they" can also track your purchases. 😧
An, nope! Just like 99% plus of my reading is wood-pulp based (the longest thing I have ever read online was the essay by Northrop Frye that you were so kind as to provide a link to in another thread), same goes for my purchases: 99% plus cash. And the monotonous drone of a question by all cashiers "do you have a payback card?" gets my at least equally hardheaded drone of an answer "no!".
 

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