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Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:11 am
by Winton
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.

Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:13 am
by wosbald
+JMJ+
Winton wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:11 am
I just finished A Bowl of Cereal, followed by Coffee.
Fixed it for ya.

Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:31 am
by SteveH
Young Men in Spats, by P.G.Wodehouse - short stories about members of the Drones Club.

Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:35 am
by sweetandsour
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.

Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:51 pm
by Dlibbon
The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition. By Pelekin

Just got to Augustin
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Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:43 am
by JudgeRusty
short stories of Flannery O'Connor

Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:14 pm
by michigander
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:47 pm
michigander wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:21 pm
"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).

Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:05 pm
by wosbald
+JMJ+

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

Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:54 am
by A_Morley
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Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:09 pm
by Dlibbon
JudgeRusty wrote:short stories of Flannery O'Connor
On my list.


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Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:55 pm
by sweetandsour
sweetandsour wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:13 pm
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".

Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:28 pm
by wosbald
+JMJ+

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

Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:01 am
by StatHaldol

Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:34 pm
by wosbald
+JMJ+

Why the World Does Not Exist by Markus Gabriel

Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:59 pm
by Fainn
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers.

Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:27 pm
by Del
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.

Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:24 pm
by Skip
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.

Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:09 am
by Del
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.

Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:12 am
by vwdeano
The Road to Little Dribbling-Bill Bryson...

Looks like it could be entertaining.

Re: What book are you reading?

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:36 am
by sweetandsour
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.