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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Jester » Tue May 09, 2017 10:30 am

A LITTLE BOOK ON THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
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So Trump is right that this is a witch hunt. And he’s right that there’s no underlying crime, at least based on the evidence we’ve seen. The big problem is that Trump insisted on putting on a witch’s hat and dancing around the fire shouting incantations while maintaining, correctly, that witches aren’t real. -Ben Shapiro

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Jocose » Tue May 09, 2017 10:34 am

The Orthodox Veneration of Mary The Birthgiver of God by Saint John Maximovitch

This concise work is a classic exposition of how the Christian Church has venerated the Mother of God throughout the ages, and the chief errors which have attacked this veneration. It clearly tells why the Virgin Mary should be honored by all generations, but not considered a co-redemptress along with Jesus Christ, the only Savior of the world
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by UncleBob » Sat May 13, 2017 8:13 pm

Killing Titan - Greg Bear
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by dennisthemenace » Wed May 17, 2017 8:47 am

The Passionate Elopement by Sir Compton MacKenzie. The third MacKenzie novel I've read now thanks to A. Morley Jacques for his recommendation. I had never heard of this author.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Jocose » Thu May 18, 2017 1:46 am

The Place of 'Blessed Augustine in the Orthodox Church by FR. Seraphim Rose

ISBN 0-938635-12-3
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by JMG » Thu May 18, 2017 2:27 am

Just finished the first "Age of Myth" book. The writing is a bit elementary, but the story is really good. Looking forward to getting to the next one. First though, I'm about the start the last of the "One Second After" trilogy. I think the name of it is "The Final Day". Pretty excited about as the first two were great.
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Post by GaryInVA » Thu May 18, 2017 9:18 am

The Sign of The Four, Sherlock Holmes book. Thanks JB for the book.
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Re: What book are you reading?

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Heidegger Explained: From Phenomenon to Thing by Graham Harman




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Goodbye, Kant!: What Still Stands of the 'Critique of Pure Reason' by Maurizio Ferraris




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Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects by Graham Harman




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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by coco » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:39 pm

War and Peace

"Denisov took the lighted pipe that was handed to him, gripped it in his fist, and scattering sparks, he tapped it on the floor, still shouting." (pg. 139, Modern Library 1994 ed.)
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by philofumo » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:34 am

Just began reading Bodies in a Bookshop by R.T. Campbell, and it's going to be a fast read -- I was thrust deeply into it from the get-go,
great opening:
"I don't know what came over me. It wasn't as if there were not enough books in the house to begin with. There were books on the floor, books on all the tables, books on the beds..."
Then our man Max goes out to make the rounds at many different booksellers in search of yet more books!

I picked it up thanks to a tip from an old issue of TPSE mentioning that it contained a pipe-smoking character,
and indeed, by p.18 we have the narrator telling us:
"He took out his beastly little pipe...and dug a piece of thick dark brown twist which he proceeded to shred into his hand with a tiny lady-like pearl-handled knife he kept for the purpose. He rubbed the grains and fragments of tobacco between his hands and tilted them into the pipe. He tamped the load down with a square thumb and put a light to it with an immense petrol-lighter which flared like a volcano."

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by sweetandsour » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:45 pm

Finally completed Wanderer of my Native Shore by Reiger. Now starting The Greater Journey, Americans in Paris by McCullough.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by durangopipe » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:22 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:45 pm
Finally completed Wanderer of my Native Shore by Reiger. Now starting The Greater Journey, Americans in Paris by McCullough.
I have it but haven't gotten to it yet.
Must read it!
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:16 am

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Guerrilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things by Graham Harman




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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Jester » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:46 am

The wife got me a copy of The Pilgrim's Progress for Fathers Day. That will be the next on the list.
So Trump is right that this is a witch hunt. And he’s right that there’s no underlying crime, at least based on the evidence we’ve seen. The big problem is that Trump insisted on putting on a witch’s hat and dancing around the fire shouting incantations while maintaining, correctly, that witches aren’t real. -Ben Shapiro

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