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Post by mont974x4 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:38 pm

I just finished Chess Not Checkers.


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Post by Goose55 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:04 pm

I just ordered a used hardbound edition of The Endurance, by Caroline Alexander, the account of the 1st exploratory expedition to Antarctica in 1914, one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. Very much looking forward to this book.
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Post by wosbald » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:00 pm

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Amoris Laetitia by Pope Francis

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Post by artsygeek » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:23 pm

"My Jesus Year: A Rabbi's Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith" by Benyamin Cohen and "Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream" by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

I'm also working on "Commentary on the Torah" by Richard Elliot Friedman because my Sunday school class's quarterly lesson series is on creation and the early chapters of Genesis.
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This is better than I was expectingImage

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Goose55 wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:04 pm
I just ordered a used hardbound edition of The Endurance, by Caroline Alexander, the account of the 1st exploratory expedition to Antarctica in 1914, one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. Very much looking forward to this book.
Tracking shows this book will arrive on Tuesday. Can hardly wait.
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Post by wosbald » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:30 pm

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Christ and the Catholic Priesthood: Ecclesial Hierarchy and the Pattern of the Trinity by Matthew Levering

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Post by ReverendThom » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:43 am

Tried reading this years ago. Round 2.Image

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Last night I reread the US Constitution.


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Post by artsygeek » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:51 pm

ReverendThom wrote:Tried reading this years ago. Round 2.Image

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Read that one well over a decade ago. I probably need to give it another read with the evolution of my perspective.

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Re: What book are you reading?

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Goose55 wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:04 pm
I just ordered a used hardbound edition of The Endurance, by Caroline Alexander, the account of the 1st exploratory expedition to Antarctica in 1914, one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. Very much looking forward to this book.
Been enjoying this book a lot. Small fonts and many pages with photography. I'll savor this one awhile
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Adam Z » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:29 pm

Got a couple books going at the moment.

For enrichment purposes:
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For pleasure:
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I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books.... I believe that many who find that "nothing happens" when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a rough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:34 pm

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Engaging the Doctrine of Revelation: The Mediation of the Gospel through Church and Scripture by Matthew Levering

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by John-Boy » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:34 am

Goose55 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:51 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:04 pm
I just ordered a used hardbound edition of The Endurance, by Caroline Alexander, the account of the 1st exploratory expedition to Antarctica in 1914, one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. Very much looking forward to this book.
Been enjoying this book a lot. Small fonts and many pages with photography. I'll savor this one awhile
IIRC, each man had to cut his personal gear down to 2 pounds, or something like that, but pipe tobacco appeared to not count against their weight.
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Post by Hovannes » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:53 am

The Road to Santiago by Walter Starkie. A classic!
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Re: What book are you reading?

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:44 am

John-Boy wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:34 am
Goose55 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:51 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:04 pm
I just ordered a used hardbound edition of The Endurance, by Caroline Alexander, the account of the 1st exploratory expedition to Antarctica in 1914, one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. Very much looking forward to this book.
Been enjoying this book a lot. Small fonts and many pages with photography. I'll savor this one awhile
IIRC, each man had to cut his personal gear down to 2 pounds, or something like that, but pipe tobacco appeared to not count against their weight.
Nor the whiskey. Is this the expedition that went off and left a case of scotch stowed beneath the floor of the cabin? And then a century later it was found, sampled, and then left there? sheez!!! And all in the name of science, of course? I may need to find a copy of this book.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by UncleBob » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:12 pm

Maigret and the Man on the Bench
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