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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5850 on: August 05, 2018, 07:31:07 AM »
What is Dostoevsky's worst book and why? Or rather your least favorite of his?

The Brothers Karamazov

The quintessential Dostoevsky--interesting insights interspersed with heavy-handed philosophy/theology, sensationalized psychological states, obnoxious (and usually hypocritical) moralizing, and many very long and boring passages.
[vulgarism removed] That is by far his best book

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5851 on: August 05, 2018, 12:12:15 PM »
I just finished "The Obesity Code" by Dr. Jason Fung. Why would I put this here one might ask? I was dealing with weight issues and an inability to take it off. Worse, and most importantly, I struggled every lent and generally with the Church's recommended fasts. I could not even fast for 24 hours, let alone cut meat, sugar, etc. A nurse practitioner recently clearly explained dietary intermittent fasting to us while my wife was getting some medical treatment lately. After considering all the evidence, I knew this was something I had to explore and she recommended this book by Dr. Fung as well as his "Complete Guide to Fasting." This has been a life changer for me as I have taken on intermittent fasting. The weight loss was not dramatic, but sure does feel good. I wore some pants to church today I bought brand new and could never actually fit into. I have been able to be responsive to the fasts recommended by the Church and I am looking forward to being able to faithfully participate this next lent.

I am now on to "The Cosmic Mystery of Christ" by St. Maximus the Confessor and "On the Incarnation" by St. Athanasius. I listened to an audio version of On The Incarnation, but I wanted to have the print version.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5852 on: August 05, 2018, 02:29:51 PM »
I just finished "The Obesity Code" by Dr. Jason Fung. Why would I put this here one might ask? I was dealing with weight issues and an inability to take it off. Worse, and most importantly, I struggled every lent and generally with the Church's recommended fasts. I could not even fast for 24 hours, let alone cut meat, sugar, etc. A nurse practitioner recently clearly explained dietary intermittent fasting to us while my wife was getting some medical treatment lately. After considering all the evidence, I knew this was something I had to explore and she recommended this book by Dr. Fung as well as his "Complete Guide to Fasting." This has been a life changer for me as I have taken on intermittent fasting. The weight loss was not dramatic, but sure does feel good. I wore some pants to church today I bought brand new and could never actually fit into. I have been able to be responsive to the fasts recommended by the Church and I am looking forward to being able to faithfully participate this next lent.

I am now on to "The Cosmic Mystery of Christ" by St. Maximus the Confessor and "On the Incarnation" by St. Athanasius. I listened to an audio version of On The Incarnation, but I wanted to have the print version.

Interesting. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5853 on: August 05, 2018, 02:40:47 PM »
A nurse practitioner recently clearly explained dietary intermittent fasting to us while my wife was getting some medical treatment lately. After considering all the evidence, I knew this was something I had to explore and she recommended this book by Dr. Fung as well as his "Complete Guide to Fasting." This has been a life changer for me as I have taken on intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting, of the 5:2 format, is popular enough here that recipe collections appear on a quarterly basis. You can see their archive here for things to try.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5854 on: August 06, 2018, 11:06:25 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5855 on: August 18, 2018, 02:31:17 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5856 on: August 18, 2018, 02:54:21 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5857 on: August 18, 2018, 03:16:21 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5858 on: August 19, 2018, 11:09:16 PM »
Just finished Hercule Poirot's Christmas / Agatha Christie.  Another page turner.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5859 on: Yesterday at 09:46:55 AM »
Neil Gaiman's, "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" on audio during a long car drive over the weekend.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5860 on: Yesterday at 11:28:55 AM »
Reading Dune for the first time. Already thoroughly spoiled for me via the movie and related youtube videos. Still enjoying it as technical storytelling excellence, though.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5861 on: Yesterday at 04:19:29 PM »
Reading Dune for the first time. Already thoroughly spoiled for me via the movie and related youtube videos. Still enjoying it as technical storytelling excellence, though.
I thought you had already read it from what you told me about what you write yourself.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5862 on: Yesterday at 04:43:20 PM »
Reading Dune for the first time. Already thoroughly spoiled for me via the movie and related youtube videos. Still enjoying it as technical storytelling excellence, though.
I thought you had already read it from what you told me about what you write yourself.

I'm very influenced by the film lol (though I always knew the book was better, it's just taken me until now to get to it. I'm about a third of the way through).
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