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    I like to read japanese novels. I am college student and my major is japanese language. So such kinds of books are interesting to me. Now I working on literature review. I will write about Ryo Murakami. But I want to get some help with it. For example, I found article about definition essay on h which i need to write in the near future

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    Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, Dr. Matthew P. Walker (2017).

    Another book that changed my life (the first being Gary Taubes' Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It). Being diagnosed with sleep apnea back in June of 2018, I've been focused on sleep. This book reveals the recently learned importance of sleep; to memory, cleaning house in the brain, organ health, etc. He identifies the drawbacks of not getting your 7-9 hours of sleep nightly (he allots 9 hours a night himself) and that you can never make up for lost sleep. Naps? Does not make up for lack of sleep. Covers the animal world in that nearly every living creature sleeps. Some birds sleep with only half their brain, and if they are at the end of a line of birds on a branch, they can keep the outer eye / that half of the brain awake - keeping watch. I have the kindle ebook and got me a hard copy for reference.

    More resources:

    Dr. Matthew Walker on Sleep for Enhancing Learning, Creativity, Immunity, and Glymphatic System 2-28-19

    #47 – Matthew Walker, Ph.D., on sleep – Part I of III: Dangers of poor sleep, Alzheimer’s risk, mental health, memory consolidation, and more

    deep, slow-wave sleep is vital Dr. Rhonda Patrick ig
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    The name of the wind!

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    Sailing Alone Around the World.

    First person to do this, 1896! Written by a sea captain who restored a small boat and sailed around the world. This was during a time when some still thought the world was flat. A spectacular portrait of times in the late 1800s.

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    Very well researched telling of this outrageous So Cal bank robbery/shootout that preceded and probably exceeded the North Hollywood shootout. I remember following this when it happened only a few miles away, but wasn't privy to the motivation and planning. First major use of "assault-type" rifles that I recall in a bank robbery. Since it occured in a rural somewhat remote area it never that much attention at the time.
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    Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky.

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    A Dangerous Man (Elvis Cole #18 / Joe Pike #7), Robert Crais 2019.

    One of a few series I follow religiously. Elvis Cole or Joe Pike, and Crais has at least a couple more (one is a German Sheppard - Maggie series).
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    Unintended Consequences by John Ross. Published in 1996 and the writer wrote it to warn of coming times and to prevent what the book is about. Very powerful and The ATF even attempted to prevent the book from being published. In addition it was banned in Canada from what I found doing research.
    John Ross was from St Louis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usdiver View Post
    Unintended Consequences by John Ross. Published in 1996 and the writer wrote it to warn of coming times and to prevent what the book is about. Very powerful and The ATF even attempted to prevent the book from being published. In addition it was banned in Canada from what I found doing research.
    John Ross was from St Louis.
    Yes, a truly excellent novel. I still have my early edition of it. It literally changed policy. But of course there will never be open admission of that fact. After the book was published, all of a sudden there were no more heavily armed Federal raids on compounds full of Americans who simply wanted to be left alone. (Apparently that's a crime, or at least it was.) Enough years have gone by that we can now see that was the case.

    Like Upton Sinclair's book "The Jungle," "Unintended Consequences" is one of the most influential books in American history. Having literally changed policy and how things are done in America. Though nowadays the powers that be are content to never mention it, and are happy that it has mainly fallen into obscurity.
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    +

    Mainly logic & common sense,
    SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition
    is a good refresher/hone your skills read.

    For some reason it's stayed on my nightstand for several years,,,, maybe it's the orange lol

    You can get a good used copy for about $10

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    Love that manual. Have both the standard length and compact cover version. The latter I bought at Borders as they were having a massive going out of business sale.
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    Same procedure as every year, James:

    Dad´s wishlist on 300 pages, to be released by end of this month...

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    Can't go wrong with the classics.

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    Touching the Dragon: And Other Techniques for Surviving Life's Wars

    Wow. What a great read.
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...ing-the-dragon

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    The Art Forger, B.A. Shapiro (2012).

    The backdrop for this is a real Boston art theft in the 90s. I've always liked art / artist / painter movies (Lust for Life (1956), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Portrait of Jennie (1948), Mr. Turner (2014), Museum Hours (2012), and of course Art and Craft (2014) and Tim's Vermeer (2013) - also looking forward to Mrs. Lowry and Son (2019)). This one ended up as my #3 book for the year to date.
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    Okay Boomer


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    Thanks to CPF member Kitchen Panda,
    I sought out, and obtained a used copy of the (no longer in print)
    book " Landslide ! " by Veronique Day (circa 1966).

    If *EVER* there was a story to convince people
    to ALWAYS carry a flashlight in their pocket,
    or in their knapsack, THIS is certainly it ! ! !



    Very interesting, captivating read.
    Sadly, not available in electronic form.


    Perhaps available in yer' local library.

    Flashaholics will enjoy this one !



    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2078253.Landslide_

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    jumped the gun
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    I know this isn't a book review topic.
    Simply a book recommendation one.
    However, with respect; perhaps everyone could include just a few words as to why they're recommending a certain book. That would genuinely be appreciate.
    Happy Holidays to everyone on CPF.
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    Monocrom's recommendation is spot on.

    It would be prudent for all participants in the thread to reread Star's opening post. He outlines the thread's purpose and some worthwhile suggestions on offering your recommendations.

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    My all-time favorite is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and I also recommend The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. Both books are to read and re-read, in my opinion, at least.

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