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Old 08-04-2011, 08:37 AM
 
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Recently finished The End of Faith and about to start The Moral Landscape both by Sam Harris.
Both are on my list! What did you think of The End of Faith?
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Dallas: Oak Cliff
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Both are on my list! What did you think of The End of Faith?
I enjoyed it and found it to be a pretty fast read. I appreciate his plea for people to be less tolerant of the religious but that is much more complicated in certain places.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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The Lone Drow: book 2 of the Hunter's Blade Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore. I like to keep it light sometimes.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:28 PM
 
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Or maybe just finished up reading? Now that I have more free time I'd like to dedicate time back to extracurricular reading. Just finished reading a compilation of writings by Thomas Paine. Really good stuff.

Please share your recommendations.
The Essential Chomsky, and Law 101. I just finished The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Englewood, FL
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The Bible. I hear it's got a smashing ending!
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Old 08-09-2011, 06:06 PM
 
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*Poul Anderson's Trader To The Stars
*Christopher Hitchens' God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (yeah, somehow I just never got around to reading this until I happened upon a pristine hardcover for $5 in a bookstore a week ago and bought it)
*various instructional tomes on canning and preserving

I like to be reading several things at once. As it is, I have to keep restraining myself from adding another work or two to the current works I'm juggling...

I'm also listening to Ken Follett's Hornet Flight, but only in the car. It's light and pure story, but I alternate those with history for my commutes. Our local library has a nice selection of books on CD.
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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OP here, just started on "Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate" by Juan Williams....My god this is a must read. He gives an account of what happened between him and NPR and reasons as to why we are in the political vice that currently exists. VERY educated and well rounded guy.
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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"The and Hammer and the Cross" series.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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I'm reading The Jesus Legend by George Albert Wells and R. Joseph Hoffman. I'm not very far into it, but it's pretty conversational in tone. We'll see how it goes.

I'm listening to Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink. It is very, very interesting.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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I'm reading The Testament by John Grisham.......it's too much about god/jesus/praying (especially from a smart writer like grisham) but the story is interesting enough for me to ignore that stuff.....
on the final few chapters......i'm getting to the interesting parts :-)
I've finished Grisham's "The Brethren", and am almost half way through "The Testament"...No God/Jesus/praying so far...None of the former has even been mentioned....The book is about a billionaire who royally screws his family in his will (testament).

Are you sure you are referring to the right book?
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