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ApexMirageApexMirage Registered User regular
edited May 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
After skimming through (TBH I only read the first few pages so far but felt I needed to type this out while it was fresh in my mind) Kate of Lokys's sociology thesis I found myself intellectually stimulated in ways I could only vaguely remember from days long gone. Everything just clicks and makes sense, and it's simply thrilling - I feel enlightened after spending so long dumbing myself down to accommodate my surroundings. It's not so much the subject matter as it is the way everything is articulated with intricately accurate wording and thought out sentences. I grew up having to learn 2 languages all the while forgetting a 3rd, having no father and struggling with depression, therefore missing out on what seems to be alot of 'duh" stuff being as my mother had to learn the same two languages while stuggling to keep us afloat.

Anything educational is more what I'm after. Novels aren't really my bag, but I'm more than happy to oblige if they seem to be the bulk of suggestions forthcoming (do by all means suggest them, I'm a sucker for a good story).

What I'm looking for is stuff (for lack of a better word) to read that rivals this kind of quality. I dont 'read' per se and find myself easily distracted, yet felt a marvelout sense of accomplishment and excitement in reading the aformentionned thesis. It enabled me to reclaim (if only part) of my long lost intellect, which I distinctly remember being praised for as a teen.

Normally I'd apologize for what seems to me like overwhelming(or rather, unnecessary) information, but I believe it's helpful both as part of this explanation, and to myself as a means to rationalize... myself. I know I've omitted something trying to get this out into a coherent post, so forgive me if it seems like i've lost my train of though at some point, as I probably did.



TLDR: Reccomend me some intellectual reading material, preferably online and educational.

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    Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2008
    This probably isn't what you are looking for, but do you use firefox? If you do and you do not have the stumbleupon addon then you should definitely get it. Whenever I am bored I click it and usually get taken to a really good article on something that it picked from my interests.

    The way it works is you check which types of sites interest you and then it will randomly go through those when you click the button. Within ten clicks I found this.

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    WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Michael Crichton tends to back up his novels with some good solid research. I'd recommend picking up one of his books from the library that interests you, and look into the extensive bibliography that he lists in the back.

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