What are you currently reading?

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by LarryShone » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:57 pm

Animals Without Backbones volume 1 by Ralph Bauschbaum (1934)
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:20 am

“Cold Service,” by Robert Parker. The eighties TV show, “Spenser: For Hire,” starring Robert Urick, was based on these novels, and I read and chuckle a bit. I couldn’t remember who played Hawk, so I looked it up......Avery Brooks.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by brians » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:23 pm

A History of the World by Andrew Marr. A world history that includes all areas of the globe. Easy to read and interesting.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by davebones » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:25 pm

Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide - by Tony Horwitz. Horwitz retraced the 1840's journey of Frederick Law Olmstead, interviewing the people who live today in the places Olmstead visited. Very compelling reporting on the worldview of the folks in places like Louisiana and Texas. Interesting insights into the man who created landscape architecture and was responsible for Central Park in NYC.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Kl3tz » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:24 am

The musical mind - the cognitive psychology of music by John A Sloboda, just coming off The music instinct by Philip Ball. I am currently exploring the relationship between psychology and musical performance and perception. Both books are highly illuminating in the sense that they have deepened my understanding of the processes apparent in myself in regards to music, but also in widening my knowledge of music styles across the world in aspects of harmony, rhythm melody, purpose and meaning of music. It also gave me a quick glimpse into the topics of musicology and its challenges of defining pretty much anything around the topic of music. One particularly interesting aspect is the similarity of music and language in their phonetic, syntactic and semantic aspects. It seems that we perceive and produce both in similar fashion. And, of course the emotional aspects of music, which are probably the most difficult ones to explain.
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