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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Winton » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:11 am

I just finished a bowl of cereal, followed by coffee.

last night, I smoked a bowl of 1/2 Autumn Evening & 1/2 MC Red Cake.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:13 am

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Winton wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:11 am
I just finished A Bowl of Cereal, followed by Coffee.
Fixed it for ya.




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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by SteveH » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:31 am

Young Men in Spats, by P.G.Wodehouse - short stories about members of the Drones Club.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:35 am

wosbald wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:13 am
+JMJ+
Winton wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:11 am
I just finished A Bowl of Cereal, followed by Coffee.
Fixed it for ya.
Both appear to be good reads.
As thus we sat in darkness
Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

O love the Lord, all ye His saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful. Psalm 31:23

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Dlibbon » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:51 pm

The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition. By Pelekin

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by JudgeRusty » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:43 am

short stories of Flannery O'Connor
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by michigander » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:14 pm

UncleBob wrote:
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michigander wrote:
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"Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" by Neil deGrasse Tyson
How is that? I was thinking of adding that to the pile.
I'm only about 1/3 the way through (I haven't had much reading time lately), but I can recommend it.

It may be a bit of a review for someone of your caliber, but he does a nice job of making things accessible to those that are either not familiar with or have limited knowledge on the subject. It is fairly concise (208 pages).

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:05 pm

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Documentality: Why It Is Necessary to Leave Traces by Maurizio Ferraris




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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Dlibbon » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:09 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:short stories of Flannery O'Connor
On my list.


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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:55 pm

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Heron Hill Chronicles, by George Reiger. It's a light read; I'm looking for a good book/commentary on the Psalms.
Went back and forth from the Heron Hill Chronicles to various periodicals, but finally finished it.

Ordered, and just received The Adventures of Henry Thoreau, by Michael Sims. It was recommended by a friend and former co-worker, who says that Thoreau was born 200 years ago (July, 1817), and so "is popular this year".
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:28 pm

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Where Are You?: An Ontology of the Cell Phone by Maurizio Ferraris




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Re: What book are you reading?

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"Twas much, that man was made like God before, but that God should be made like man, much more". John Donne

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:34 pm

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Why the World Does Not Exist by Markus Gabriel




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Post by Fainn » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:59 pm

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Del » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:27 pm

A Parliament of Monsters
https://www.amazon.com/Parliament-Monst ... 0615517935

Just started this. It promises to the sort of book that Dan Brown could have written -- if he had known anything about history, Christianity, or how to develop interesting characters.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Skip » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:24 pm

Del wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:27 pm
A Parliament of Monsters
https://www.amazon.com/Parliament-Monst ... 0615517935

Just started this. It promises to the sort of book that Dan Brown could have written -- if he had known anything about history, Christianity, or how to develop interesting characters.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Del » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:09 am

Skip wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:24 pm
Del wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:27 pm
A Parliament of Monsters
https://www.amazon.com/Parliament-Monst ... 0615517935

Just started this. It promises to the sort of book that Dan Brown could have written -- if he had known anything about history, Christianity, or how to develop interesting characters.
I often forget how gracious you can be; thanks for the reminder.
Fun fact: At least two books were written to blast the bunk of Brown's The Da Vinci Code.

And the two that I know of are both entitled The Da Vinci Deception.
- by Erwin Lutzer, a prominent Bible Christian pastor in Chicago
- by Ted Sri, Mark Shea, and the Editors of Catholic Exchange.

Recall that Brown's main offense was hyping his fiction as though it were based on authentic historical research. His thesis was that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married, had children, and their descendants were married into the French nobility. This line of descendants was hidden by shenanigans in the early Church. Certain monks of Opus Dei were the enforcers of this secret. (Blunder #1: Opus Dei was founded in 1928. It is a spiritual movement of lay people; there are no monks, robes, ancient secrets, etc.)

The secular media were puffing this story with unusual glee. Even made a Big Movie out of it.
Why has The Da Vinci Code sold tens of millions of copies worldwide? Is the book’s phenomenal success due to its compelling characters, thrilling plot points, or impeccable research? No. The Da Vinci Code has become an international hit because of its lurid prose and its sensationalistic—even blasphemous—claims regarding the “true” history of Christianity. In the end, it is nothing more than a thinly veiled assault on the person of Jesus Christ and His Church. Millions of people, who are not experts in history, art, theology, or archeology, are being led astray by The Da Vinci Code’s fraudulent assertions and invented history.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by vwdeano » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:12 am

The Road to Little Dribbling-Bill Bryson...

Looks like it could be entertaining.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:36 am

Skip wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:24 pm
Del wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:27 pm
A Parliament of Monsters
https://www.amazon.com/Parliament-Monst ... 0615517935

Just started this. It promises to the sort of book that Dan Brown could have written -- if he had known anything about history, Christianity, or how to develop interesting characters.
I often forget how gracious you can be; thanks for the reminder.
Del's remark appears to be one that pretty much writes itself, actually.
As thus we sat in darkness
Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

O love the Lord, all ye His saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful. Psalm 31:23

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