Robert’s Massive Reading List

As mentioned in my previous video, part of my push for self improvement is reading more. To aid with that, I’ve put together this list of what other people say are good books. This list has been compiled from dozens of “best books” articles and scholarly lists of great literature to present a massive list of good books. This is by no means a comprehensive list of every great book ever written, but it should serve as a good place to start if you’re looking for your next read. There’s a pretty wide selection here, though the fiction section may be a bit sci-fi heavy because that’s what I like. If you want to take the massive reading list challenge, print this list and check off each book after you read it. I’d say if you can get even half checked off, you’ll be extremely well-read.

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2012: A Year Of Change – Week 1: Resolutions

They say you know you’re getting old when people you went to high school with are having children intentionally. If that’s the major classifier, then I’ve been old for a few years now. There’s other things too, like hearing songs I remember on the “classic hits” station, and realizing this year’s high school graduates can’t remember a time when Jim Carey was still funny.

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The Alliance of Independent American States

I’ve been paying only the most minimal amount of attention to the upcoming presidential election (I usually don’t bother until the general election heats up), but I think it’s fairly obvious that our country is sharply divided politically. I think it’s also becoming fairly obvious that political policies aimed at New York City aren’t always well suited to Cheyenne, Wyoming. That is why I propose the United States be broken up into several smaller nations whose governments are better suited to the political leanings of each region. The former United States would be renamed “The Alliance of Independent American States”, and would consist of nine separate countries, each having independent militaries, economies, and governments, though as an alliance, they would occasionally assist each other for mutual benefit. One of the key provisions in the articles of alliance would be that citizens of any nation are free to come and go as they wish in the other nations, and can freely immigrate to any of the other nations without the same scrutiny applied to a foreign immigrant. Therefore, if you don’t like the strongly conservative leanings of Texas, you’re free to move to New York.

Here’s the breakdown:

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Religious Discussion – I guess this is my Easter post?

I made some good points in my closing comment in this Facebook conversation, so I felt like I should post this somewhere where it won’t disappear in a few weeks from people posting mafia wars requests on my wall. To protect the innocent and/or guilty, I’ve changed the names of the commenters. For context, “A” is the recent Muslim-convert with a tattoo, referenced in the opening post, who quoted the bible to show disapproval.

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