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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Destinychild263(m): 6:20pm On Feb 06
pls I am much interested in writing ...but don't Know how to go about it.. pls I need help
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Faxole: 11:09pm On Feb 09
@Misswrite, what kind of books do you read?
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by MissWrite(f): 11:52pm On Feb 09
Faxole:
@Miss.write, what kind of books do you read?


I like fiction. And I'm not very selective. There's a long eclectic list. ......I don't do a lot of non-fiction..

What's your preference?
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by ahkmed(m): 5:34pm On Feb 10
proud of you guys.. i love writers but i prefer to read.. if anyone would help share any interesting book from John Grisham pdf format
i will be happy thanks in advance.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Faxole: 6:08pm On Feb 10
MissWrite:



I like fiction. And I'm not very selective. There's a long eclectic list. ......I don't do a lot of non-fiction..

What's your preference?

Edited.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by MissWrite(f): 6:10pm On Feb 10
Faxole:


I like fiction as well. My reading list is assorted. I enjoy crime thrillers under the authorship of writers like Patricia Cornwell, Richard North Peterson, Jeffrey Archer, and Sidney Sheldon.

I also enjoy reading authors like Dan brown, John Grisham, Robin Cook, Stephen King, Harold Robbins, Jacky Collins, William Blatty, Judith Krantz and Chimamanda.

I have had memorable one-offs like Shogun, Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged(this one was such a drag) and Madame Bovary.

I also enjoy the classics: Charles Dickens, Tolstoy, George Bernard Shaw and Shakespeare.

I don't do much of non fiction but when I do I read Nietzsche and Machiavelli.



Lol! grin grin


Okay, you saw that. What kind of books do you really read?
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by ahkmed(m): 6:24pm On Feb 10
Faxole:


I like fiction as well. My reading list is assorted. I enjoy crime thrillers under the authorship of writers like Patricia Cornwell, Richard North Peterson, Jeffrey Archer, and Sidney Sheldon.

I also enjoy reading authors like Dan brown, John Grisham, Robin Cook, Stephen King, Harold Robbins, Jacky Collins, William Blatty, Judith Krantz and Chimamanda.

I have had memorable one-offs like Shogun, Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged(this one was such a drag) and Madame Bovary.

I also enjoy the classics: Charles Dickens, Tolstoy, George Bernard Shaw and Shakespeare.

I don't do much of non fiction but when I do I read Nietzsche and Machiavelli.



extraordinary!

wish to be like you sha..

can you share any Sidney Sheldon or John Grisham please

thanks in advance
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Faxole: 6:44pm On Feb 10
MissWrite:




Lol! grin grin


Okay, you saw that. What kind of books do you really read?

George Orwell, Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche, Albert Camus, Emile Cioran, Arthur Schopenhauer, Carl Sagan, Noam Chomsky, Solzhenitsyn, Plato, Robert Greene, Thomas Sowell, Graham Hancock, Dean Radin, Steven Pinker, Jared Diamond, Hannah Arendt, Carl Jung, Naomi Klein, Daniel Kahnman, Robert Hare and everything History.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Faxole: 6:48pm On Feb 10
ahkmed:




extraordinary!

wish to be like you sha..

can you share any Sidney Sheldon or John Grisham please

thanks in advance

This is actually Misswrite's reading list. She originally posted it and then deleted the comment. I reposted for the purpose of humor.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by ahkmed(m): 7:01pm On Feb 10
Faxole:


This is actually Misswrite's reading list. She originally posted it and then deleted the comment. I reposted for the purpose of humor.

still anybody can help..

i need books
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by MissWrite(f): 7:10pm On Feb 10
Faxole:


George Orwell, Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche, Albert Camus, Emile Cioran, Arthur Schopenhauer, Carl Sagan, Noam Chomsky, Solzhenitsyn, Plato, Robert Greene, Thomas Sowell, Graham Hancock, Dean Radin, Steven Pinker, Jared Diamond, Hannah Arendt, Carl Jung, Naomi Klein, Daniel Kahnman, Robert Hare and everything History.


Hmmm....that's impressive. Very distinguished. cheesy But I'm guessing you don't read for fun or entertainment........you're clearly on a mission. That's mostly philosophy, history and.......psychology? What are you looking for?


By the way, I agree that Atlas shrugged was a drag, but only because she had made her point in the first two hundred pages. It didn't have to be over a thousand pages. Figures that you would check it out; Rand's objectivism was actually influenced by existentialism.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Faxole: 8:50pm On Feb 10
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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by MissWrite(f): 9:45pm On Feb 10
Faxole:


I don't read for fun. I used to, but not anymore. There is no time to be reading for fun. I read to expand my knowledge and seek answers to serious questions. You can say that I am continuously searching for the truth.

If you noticed, I read lots of existential philosophers, the likes of Camus, Cioran, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. This is because they seem to be the most honest in their examination of the reality of human existence, even though their apparatus is couched in a materialist and atheist world view which I no longer subscribe to. I don't read them that much anymore anyway, but they've been influential in shaping my thinking.

I read George Orwell because of the political significance of his books. 1984 really made me think and reevaluate the current sociopolitical system and how our behaviors and belief systems could actually lead to the dystopia that constituted the setting of his book. I read Solzhenitsyn for the same reason but for a non fictional account of the quasi-dystopia that has been created in the past.

I read Dostoyevsky because of his remarkable ability to ask difficult moral questions.

I read Carl Sagan because of my fascination with cosmology. I've also read the likes of Hawkings and Krauss, but I love Sagan's prose and the way he simplifies supposedly arcane knowledge.

Robert Greene speaks the truth about the forces that control human behavior and how to meddle with them.

I'm more interested in Chomsky's political side than his Linguistic side. He's been a devastating critique of Western foreign policy and Imperialism and the wealth of knowledge in his books is just outstanding. His ideas are mainly left winged, but there is a lot of truth in them.

Thomas Sowell is just an exceptionally brilliant and articulate political, cultural and economical analyst. And he says the fuçking truth. It also helps that he isn't left leaning. He is like the opposite if Chomsky, but opposite in a good way. You can say Chomsky speaks the truth from the left side of the political spectrum while Sowell speaks the truth from the right side of the political spectrum.

I read David Kahman, Steven Pinker and Carl Jung for the same reasons: To have a better understanding of the dynamics of human behavior.

I read Robert Hare as a result of my interest in human Psychopathology, Psychopathy in particular. I find it fascinating.

My interest in Jared Diamond actually has an interesting background. I've always questioned why certain societies tend to be more successful than others, especially why most parts of Africa were underdeveloped compared to the rest of the world at the time time the Europeans first arrived here. Jared Diamond presented an answer that was very plausible and convincing and this made me delve into his other books. Though, currently, my conviction in his proposition has sort of lessened.

Plato's theory of forms and the corollary materials on this theory are what I actually care about his writing. His ideas on the subject resonate deeply with me because his conclusions bear strong similarity to the conclusions that I reached even before exploring his work.

Dean Radin's books have a metaphysical bend to them. He explores paranormal events and parapsychological occurrences that don't fit into the paradigm of orthodox science. And he lays out arguments for their validity with convincing evidence and tries to make sense of them in ways most scientists don't.

Graham Hancock is my go-to guy for history that's been systematically hidden from the public by the powers that be.



That's very well thought out; you're obviously someone who takes himself very seriously and uses his time judiciously. For me books are like movies (I do a lot of both) they entertain me and help me relax. For laughs, tears, and sometimes a few lessons. I like puzzles, I don't like to be told things directly (superficial plots), so I look for metaphors, symbolism and concepts that have a wider application in books and movies......it's fun figuring things like that out.

I could tell you were different from that first comment. Respects!
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Sezioha(m): 11:03pm On Feb 14
Please can anyone tell me how I can download the book: 'Courtesan' by Diane Haeger?
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Sam32(m): 3:23pm On Feb 16
Destinychild263:
pls I am much interested in writing ...but don't Know how to go about it..
pls I need help

Aspiring to write a self-published piece. It doesn't get EASIER than this!

Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by SamsonJohn743(m): 4:04pm On Feb 21
ShyCypher:


Sent.
Enjoy.
Bro do you have the 48 laws of power?
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Jasmineflash(f): 9:19pm On Feb 21
hey guys am a new writer on nairaland you can check out my work if you wish
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Jasmineflash(f): 9:19pm On Feb 21
SamsonJohn743:
Bro do you have the 48 laws of power?


interesting what type of book is that
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Missnande(f): 10:52pm On Feb 22
Jasmineflash:
hey guys am a new writer on nairaland you can check out my work if you wish

You're welcome dear!
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kingokoh(m): 1:06pm On Feb 23
Hello fams am new here and a writer hope am welcome
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by SamsonJohn743(m): 4:23pm On Feb 23
Jasmineflash:




interesting what type of book is that

Some call it cunning,ruthless...to
some,it's amoral while to millions,it's a
lifesaver.... That's how controversial Robert
Greene's classic: The 48 Laws Of Power actually
turns out to become. But in my own
opinion A masterstroke.#copied.


It's a book on how to interact and majorly use people to your own advantage. its actually a good read

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Adezy112(m): 10:45pm On Feb 23
Hi every one
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Jasmineflash(f): 12:26am On Feb 24
Adezy112:
Hi every one


Hi
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by zudoteku(m): 8:52am On Feb 24
Hello guys,

I once tried my hands on writing stories but I often gets stuck, but when I do poetry I just flow like am floating. Thing is, Is there a thread where poetry is majorly followed and always trending here on nairaland? I don't mind sharing some of my works with them.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by hadow(m): 5:24pm On Mar 07
Divepen1:
Welcome to gist zone. Please except from those requested from people, there should be no internal or external link. This initiative was restored by Debbietiyan




Hi






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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by hadow(m): 5:27pm On Mar 07
SamsonJohn743:


Some call it cunning,ruthless...to
some,it's amoral while to millions,it's a
lifesaver.... That's how controversial Robert
Greene's classic: The 48 Laws Of Power actually
turns out to become. But in my own
opinion A masterstroke.#copied.


It's a book on how to interact and majorly use people to your own advantage. its actually a good read


the anecdotes in the book are what pricked my interest, it shows years of timeless research on the writer's part
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by hadow(m): 5:27pm On Mar 07
SamsonJohn743:


Some call it cunning,ruthless...to
some,it's amoral while to millions,it's a
lifesaver.... That's how controversial Robert
Greene's classic: The 48 Laws Of Power actually
turns out to become. But in my own
opinion A masterstroke.#copied.


It's a book on how to interact and majorly use people to your own advantage. its actually a good read


the anecdotes in the book are what pricked my interest, it shows years of timeless research on the writer's part.

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by meneski: 8:18pm On Mar 07
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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Sholaye04: 8:38pm On Mar 08
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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Wisdollar: 8:42pm On Mar 25
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