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BulkingBookie

BulkingBookie

Joined July 2019

Portuguese Medical Dentist and Polymath
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Just thought I'd let everyone know about bookdepository.com, because... You can find find some amazing cheap books there 🥺
After getting Rich Dad Poor Dad for 7eur, and seeing 12 Rules for Life for 9eur, I think I'm gonna start buying a non fiction a month 💸 Seems like a life changing goal ✨

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The Time Machine | H.g.wells
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Near the end of this book, which was becoming an exploration on what mankind could evolve toward, I get blasted with time travelling again. And this time, I truly get a sense of the size of Time, and the void sensation it creates for us humans, with regards both to a single lifetime and to the span of our existence as a species.

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Master in Dental Medicine
Thesis (rough translation):
"Oral Health Effects of Cannabis"

thereadingowlvina Congrats!!! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Congratulations 🎊🍾! 2mo
Lynnsoprano Congratulations!🎉🎈 2mo
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Just thought I'd share the reason for my absence.
Statistics exam tomorrow, these are the different parts of the coursework.
Feel free to encourage the hell out of me.

TheSpineView I loved Stats! It was one of my favorite subjects! I know you got this! 😉 2mo
Bookwormjillk Good luck 🍀 2mo
princesspeanutsmommy You got this! 2mo
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Stacypatrice Go girl (shaking my Pom Pons), Go Girl (doing a leap), (“Woot-Woot” Wiggle Wiggle) ◀️ Encouraging dance of greatness!! You‘ll do amazing 💛 2mo
BulkingBookie @TheSpineView There's a charm to it, for sure! Thank you for the pump up 😎 2mo
BulkingBookie @Bookwormjillk I think I used some :b thank you 👌 2mo
BulkingBookie @Stacypatrice Very visual, very funny, VERY encouraging ahaha Thank you 💚 2mo
BulkingBookie This was my Master's final exam (if all goes well, which I think it will 🤘). Monday I'm defending my thesis. Thank you so much for the support, such wonderful people one finds here 💕 2mo
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The Time Machine | H. G. Wells

5 pages in, and I must warn y'all Sci fi intellectuals: this book looks fu**in lit 🔥

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Blindsight | Robin Cook
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Panpan

Predictable and boring. The characters all communicate and think with the same high level of speech; it's like they're all authors. Descriptions are lacking or non fluid/uncreative. The plot is pretty straightforward, with the obstacles to development being a simple matter of back and forth on evidence for the crimes.
I feel compelled to finish the books I start, but struggled with this one. Only read if there's not much else :/

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Uitwaaien:
- (Dutch) to take a refreshing break outdoors, in windy weather

From statistics, in this case 🧮📊📈📉
Viseu, inner Portugal

Lady_jacks89 Pronunciation? 4mo
BulkingBookie @Lady_jacks89
Best answer I could find:
“There's one enormous problem: the “ui“ sound. In official phonetic symbols it would be: e(upside down) and Y together.

I'll try to explain the process: begin saying a silent “e“(like in “eh“), than try to say the German ö. Than put the two together and you have the “ui“.

The rest is easy. w like in English. aa very clear “a“(in phonetic: a:) “ien“ is like yen, but the “e“ is silent.(...)
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BulkingBookie (...) Put together and we have something like:
eYtwa:yen (the two “e“ are silent)“

So good luck with that xD
Made me learn though ;)
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Mehso-so

It's not the most philosophically tight book you'll ever read, but it does reframe some things you might be stuck on, through suprising bolts of wisdom and fun. He forgets he's already said stuff and going with the flow makes him sound contradictory at times, so don't expect a lot of systematic reasoning or scientific accurateness. It's like your slightly enlightened uncle, who still gets annoyed, decided to tell you hard things about life.

BulkingBookie Haven't finished yet btw! I do find it annoying at times, as in "how is this guy qualified to write a book?" You get disappointed at the lazyness, you feel like Manson wrote the book in a weekend, and just yelled "f*ck it!" at his editor. OR MAYBE it's deliberate and geniously written for a wider public, a culture sick of what's fake, politically correct and insanely positive. You DO have moments of 'Holy sh*t, this is so true, I need this' ? 4mo
BulkingBookie Very ambivalent, still swinging between So-so and Pan 🤔 4mo
Andrea4 😂😂 you must know my Tio!😂😂 4mo
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BulkingBookie @Andrea4 Depends, does he swear a lot when saying something wise? 😂😂 3mo
Andrea4 @BulkingBookie is the Pope Catholic? Lol 3mo
BulkingBookie @Andrea4 ??? is he? (check out "The Young Pope" when you can) 3mo
Andrea4 @BulkingBookie lol I somehow knew you'd come back with a response to that. 3mo
BulkingBookie Thank you for expecting wit of me. 3mo
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"Life seems to speed up as we get older because life gets less memorable as we get older"
Back in my hometown, changing up the art.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow! I really had to think about that one. It‘s true...there are very few “firsts” by a certain age, but maybe that‘s the key...keeping up the “firsts”. Thank you for posting that quote. I must ponder it further. I guess that‘s the great thing about books..there‘s thousands and reading a new one to you is a first🤙🏽 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Cool pencil art. 3mo
BulkingBookie Good point about the love of reading 👉 Since a new book is basically a new universe, it feels like you live so much each time 👁️ Thanks 🙂 I used to collect the pencils I used, but decided to clear the old drawers 3mo
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One of my reading corners
Might as well be reading 'A Clockwork Orange' 🍊

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If anyone is familiar with Thomas Frank (first of all, congrats for being a self-improvement nerd 😎🤝), you might have heard of his friend Martin, who reads non-fiction in the mornings and fiction in the evenings.
So I tried this. Knowledge and inspiration earlier, to get my brain going. A story is dreamier and more pleasurable, and fits well at nighttime.
Plus, you look smarter, when you tell people you're reading two books 😅
Am I insane?

wanderinglynn Nope, that sounds like great advice. I know I‘m much more likely to ingest info in the morning, so it would make sense to read non-fic then. And then relax and escape in a fictional world in the evening when my brain is tired. 4mo
BulkingBookie Exactly 👉 I found I get through the fictions much slower, due to tiredness, but when trying to prioritize learning, you have to leave sweet escapism for later 4mo
BulkingBookie Brain juicing with non fic on a sofa, in the morning light, near some plants, might of gotten me through my finals 4mo
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"Man is a rope tied between beast and the Superhuman - a rope over an abyss. What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end."

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Really digging this book, it's like a game changer for reading other books 💯

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Mehso-so

Altered traits is a thorough investigation on the current science of meditation. Goleman ("Emotional Intelligence") and Davidson, two lifelong friends, share stories of studying brains, enlightened hermits, and their own peace of mind. They present facts and dispell hype. Being accurate means more exposition, and entertainment comes the autobiographic bits. It's not a self-help book, but a compelling meditative one.

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Descartes Error | A Damasio
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This journey into the brain will challenge your intuitions about rationality, emotion and decision making. Damásio is a brilliant Portuguese neurologist, and through his medical practice, he's had the opportunity to study some truly remarkable cases. From these, he extrapolates hypothesis to explain how a 'normal' brain works. This book has a few dense, confusing bits, but if you make it through, you'll never see the mind-body dilemma the same.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
BulkingBookie @rather_be_reading Cheers 📖🍷 4mo
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