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I've just started on Understanding the Brain: From Cells to Behavior to Cognition, by John E. Dowling, professor emeritus at Harvard University.

I guess this is an updating of his book from 20 years ago, Creating Mind. I read that when it came out. Not that I recall all that much from it. But anyway, I got interested in picking up this new one from an Ars Technica post about it:

Understanding the Brain is a catalog of all we don’t know about the brain
 
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Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America, by David O. Stewart.
 

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I just read Crazy Rich Asians.. I laughed a lot... its just so amazingly spot on .. I don't think I can watch the movie now.. it will spoil things for me.
 
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I have an interest in Buddhism. It isn't really a religion with a primary text like the Bible or the Quran. There are overviews from a particular perspective such as some of the books by Thich Nhat Hanh. However, a book that tries to be comprehensive about the history and meaning of Buddhism is hard to find. I was given the 700 page book below. It is excellent. I'm 1/2 way through it. A picture of the cover, then a scan I made of two pages to give an idea of the book's style.




 
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I've been slowly reading Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston and it helps that I like the character, because the tale (and writing to a degree) is plodding.
 

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Tim Dorsey's "No Sunscreen for the Dead" and totally LMAO. If you love weird stories about Florida and crazy retirees, this is the book for you.