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« on: September 23, 2010, 01:51:11 PM »

Ok!

Since I started the jealousy topic, I need some help from you guys.
Recently, I have stopped reading books. I know it's shameful.

Please recommend some books that I can read and make me smart or intelligent.
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 05:12:28 PM »

reading any book makes you smarter Smiley  Because, well, you are reading a book!
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reading books to make you more intelligent is actually a futile excesize - the only reason to read a book is because you are actually interested in the contet.  What interests you?  Read that - but then let it take you places, that is be open to other ideas.  If you see something mentioned then pursue it.  That kind of 'contextural' learning gives you a body of knowledge rather than just little holes of it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 05:18:53 PM »


reading books to make you more intelligent is actually a futile excesize - the only reason to read a book is because you are actually interested in the contet.  What interests you?  Read that - but then let it take you places, that is be open to other ideas.  If you see something mentioned then pursue it.  That kind of 'contextural' learning gives you a body of knowledge rather than just little holes of it.

Really? I sometimes read books in the contents that are not interesting for me. That probably is the reason I ask you guys recommend some books for me. Because I feel like just reading subjects that I am interested limits myself into certain things and will never find what my real abilities are.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2010, 06:24:25 AM »

Ooops - sorry, you are totally right.  Its obviously also terrific to read out of your comfort zone. 
So what do you normally read?
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2010, 08:26:59 AM »

I loved "The brain that changes itself" by Norman Doidge. It reads very well, and is very fascinating.

Look it up on Amazon. It has a lot of good reviews Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2010, 09:41:55 AM »

Wish i could help, but all i've been reading all this year has been text books, which become very tedious and boring very quickly!

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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2010, 09:50:45 AM »

Oh snap.

I've found a love of history through reading historical fiction, though. Sure, it's not all entirely accurate, but it's fun to read, and when it's done well, it's so, so vivid.

I'm definitely a fiction person though...I'm ashamed to admit that the only non-fiction books I read for pleasure are grammar and style manuals.
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2010, 04:58:21 AM »

I am guilty of not reading too much either. my life is such I just dont have the time to read. Emotional intelligence is a good book to brouse through by Daniel Goldman
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2010, 08:18:02 AM »

Molecular Biology of the Cell  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2010, 09:23:32 AM »

Molecular Biology of the Cell  Roll Eyes

I loved that book! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2010, 09:45:53 PM »

Molecular Biology of the Cell  Roll Eyes

I loved that book! Roll Eyes

Great vocabulary, but the plot line was a bit broken up... it should be a bit more nuclear
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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2010, 05:43:25 AM »

http://www.seussville.com/#/books

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2010, 10:56:29 PM »

The Bear Comes Home by Rafi Zabor

http://www.amazon.com/Bear-Comes-Home-Novel/dp/039331863X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1289879717&sr=1-1
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2010, 11:45:01 PM »

Molecular Biology of the Cell  Roll Eyes

I loved that book! Roll Eyes

You bet, I keep that one on my bedside table.
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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2010, 04:03:30 AM »

ED you'll love this..Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius, okay the science is failry basic, but did you know that women have/get more oxytocin than men. Its not fair.
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