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Old 09-26-2011, 09:11 PM
 
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Recently, I finished 'Lies My Teacher Told Me' and '1491'. I have several titles on my amazon wish list that I need to order including, if I remember the title correctly, 'A People's History of the United States' and I want to read about early migration into the Americas.
I read the former and thought it was great. The latter bored me since I learned most of it in college.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I read mostly for pleasure, although that can migrate past novels sometimes.
This weeks list included "Stiff:The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" and "The Girl in the Green Sweater" and pertinent to the R&P forum, "Eat,PrayLove"
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:25 AM
 
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I'm reading Children of War: Voices of Iraqi Refugees by Deborah Ellis and Nickel and Dimed: on (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich. The former is a book for children/youth, but I'm not reading it very quickly. It's terribly sad and disturbing. The latter is on the top ten challenged books list for 2010. This Banned Books Week so I grabbed it.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:45 PM
 
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I'm reading Children of War: Voices of Iraqi Refugees by Deborah Ellis and Nickel and Dimed: on (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich. The former is a book for children/youth, but I'm not reading it very quickly. It's terribly sad and disturbing. The latter is on the top ten challenged books list for 2010. This Banned Books Week so I grabbed it.
I don't know what I was thinking, grabbing these two books together. I'm so depressed I can hardly get through them. Ehrenreich's is a bit lighter, but the one by the refugees. . . . I'm gonna take a break from the downers in the next few weeks and focus on banned books like The Giver and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I need a break from the gut-wrenching stuff for a little while.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:27 PM
 
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Genesis: A Commentary - Claus Westermann
Foklore in the Old Testament - James Frazer
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I'm currently re-reading Random Harvest. It has nothing whatever to do with atheism, agnosticism, philosophy, religion, or science, and some might call it a sappy romance novel, but I don't care.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:02 AM
 
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I really don't want this thread to die.

Right now I'm reading Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them) by Bart Ehrman. He's a NT scholar and agnostic, and this book is, in general, about what the NT actually teaches, which is different from what most people think it teaches. I'm also reading The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails by John Loftus. It's a collection of essays, specifically written for this book, dealing the issues of Christianity.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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Finally finished up Dawkins' God Delusion, excellent book, he has got to be one of the most intelligent people on the planet, workin on Hitchens' God Is Not Great now, another great book by a very intelligent and eloquent author. Too bad there are so many people that, through their own ignorance and silly hang-ups, blind themselves to such great works.
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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I just bought The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir.
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