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KevinV1990

What is the last book you read?

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For me reading was a great way to withstand the temptations of playing videogames. Now reading has become a real hobby, and I try to read many different books.

Bacause I know that many people start to read when they stop gaming, I thought it is fun to talk about the last book you read, and recommend it (or not) to other readers. Maybe you can give other people an idea of what to read next.

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The last book I read, was Casino Royale by Ian Fleming. This is the first James Bond book, the one which the first Daniel Craig movie is based off. It is nice a nice thing to read, how well the movie stayed true to the book, the movie only has been adjusted to the 21st century.

The book starts off slowly, but after the first baccarat game, the story got so intense, which made me not want to put the book away. A must read for everyone!

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Buddhism for Beginners by Thubten Chodron.

It is a book that is basically a "FAQ". Each chapter poses a question about Buddhism and their beliefs or concepts, then spends the rest of the chapter explaining it in basic terms that anyone can understand. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and it could be a good read for even non-Buddhists if you are curious about what they believe in. All it did for me was cause me to want to know more and study more about it. It talks about meditation and calming techniques which might be useful for people in this forum.

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Buddhism for Beginners by Thubten Chodron.

It is a book that is basically a "FAQ". Each chapter poses a question about Buddhism and their beliefs or concepts, then spends the rest of the chapter explaining it in basic terms that anyone can understand. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and it could be a good read for even non-Buddhists if you are curious about what they believe in. All it did for me was cause me to want to know more and study more about it. It talks about meditation and calming techniques which might be useful for people in this forum.

I always wanted to learn more about Buddhism, but never knew where to start. Maybe I should start with that book.

The last book I read was Fuck It by John Parkin. It is a book about letting go, relaxing, and be happy. I can recommend this book to every game quitter out there, as you will learn a lot about accepting who you are, accepting your feelings, and also accepting your bad sides.

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Hilarious title! I'll add it to my list.

You should, it learns you many things about yourself and about life, but in a funny way. That is something what I miss in many self development books, they sometimes can be written in such a boring way.

Read another book: Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy. Another funny title, but again a very helpful book about how to stop procrastinating.

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The last book I read is "How to Talk to Anyone" by Leil Lowndes. I think it is a good book to read if you have already read "How to Win Friends and Influence People" and want to read another book on the same subject that gives a bit more specific advice.

I have also read "Eat that Frog". Concerning books about how to stop procrastinating, I can also recommend "Procrastination, Why You Do It, What to Do about It Now" by Burka and Yuen.

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Previously reading The Art of Not Giving a Fuck, put the book on hold but I enjoyed the content. Much different than the generic self-help nonsense you get. The concepts discussed in the book are applicable, like have a value system and holding yourself accountable. Currently reading The Slight Edge after various recommendations, not far in yet.  

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Guys, just finnishing up the Dune series. It is amazing! As @KevinV1990 said, it is a great alternative to gaming. Especially if there are compelling stories!

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I have recently read Lion by Saroo Brierley, and what a great book it was. I now started reading A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, and I think this book will make it to my all-time favorites list.

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