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Unread 07-09-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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I'm reading Jesus outside the Gospels by Hoffmann, R. Joseph. He's definitely not an Evangelical. More a Bart Erhman-type. I'm having a difficult time focusing and getting into the book though. Not sure why. He has another book that I checked out - Biblical v. Secular Ethics: the Conflict, which is a series of debates or arguments broken up by chapter. My husband started it and liked it. It's my next one.
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Unread 07-11-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I have a few books on the go at the moment. Re-reading Jack London's "Tales of Adventure" which I love, "Lost Languages" by Andrew Robinson ( fascinating), "Clochemerle" in French by Gabriel Chevalier ( excellent social satire), " The troubled Man" by Henning Mankell ( the final of his "Wallander" series- absolutely superb writing) and for sheer fun and relaxation some of my "Paddington Bear" books ( and enjoying my DVD set of the TV series - I always loved Children's books) just before bed . And about to start a "India : a History " by John Keay.
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Unread 07-11-2011, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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I'm re-reading Isaac Asimov's Foundation series...Just started book four of the series.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: around the 44th parallel
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I'm reading Anger by Thich Nhat Hanh, and also starting Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain
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Unread 07-12-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: kind of North of the middle of nowhere, FL
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Some assorted Plato analysis and commentariies
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Unread 07-12-2011, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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An old article on Fusion Power...... in Scientific American Magazine.
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Unread 07-13-2011, 01:03 AM
 
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Usually I buy my books in bulk online. I am currently reading Midnight's Children by Rushdie but my next shopping list which is still a work in progress for another few days is as follows (a couple of them I have read already but my copy has been misplaced and I want them on my shelf):

Religious Topics:

The Good Book: A Secular Bible A. C. Grayling
Why People Believe Weird Things Micheal Shermer
Godless Dan Barker
Infedel Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Why We Believe What We Believe Andrew Newberg
The Missionary Position Christopher Hitchens

Philosophy and Morality topics:

The Moral Landscape Sam Harris
The Philosopher and the Wolf Mark Rowlands
Consciousness Explained Daniel Dennett
Tricks of the Mind Derren Brown

Science Topics:

The Demon-haunted World Carl Sagan
The Beginning of Infinity David Deutsch
The Science Of Discworld Terry Prattchett
The Tell-Tale Brain V.S. Ramachandran
Why Evolution is True Jerry Coyne
Darwin’s Dangerous Idea Daniel Dennett
Ascent of Man Jacob Bronowski
Inside Jokes Daniel Dennett et al

Other Non Fiction Interests:

Finn McCool's Football Club Stephen Rea
Hitch-22 Chrisopher Hitchens

Fiction:

Contact Carl Sagan
Bright's Passage Josh Ritter
Transition Ian Banks
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
Star Maker Olaf Stapledon
Coelestis Paul Park
Soliders of Paradise Paul Park
Enders Game Orson Scott Card
Lensman series E. E. Smith.
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe

Vispassana:

Mindfulness in Plain English Bhante Gunaratana
The Experience of Insight Joseph Goldstein
Wherever You Go, There You Are Jon Kabat-Zinn.
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Unread 07-13-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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June's started working her way through Dostoevsky, once again. "Notes From Underground," "Crime and Punishment" and then on to "The Brothers Karamozov."
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Unread 07-19-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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Some assorted Plato analysis and commentariies
that's what i was reading a couple of months ago too
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