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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3105 on: July 01, 2013, 01:50:01 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3106 on: July 03, 2013, 11:16:56 AM »
Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I'd been looking for it for years, and found it on the bargain shelf today, after my Kindle fell asleep on me. The perfect timing.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3107 on: July 05, 2013, 12:16:41 PM »
Outlines of Pyrrhonism, by Sextus Empiricus
Madrigal's Magic Key To Spanish, by Margarita Madrigal

It's magical, that's how I know it'll work. Also, the previous owner left two, small, unused post-it notes in there. Score!
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3108 on: July 05, 2013, 12:21:08 PM »
The description of this book caught my eye.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3109 on: July 06, 2013, 08:38:18 AM »
Seriously how the heck can Harold Bloom read so many books?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3110 on: July 06, 2013, 10:25:41 AM »
Finished Dickens' Great Expectations, now halfway through Clive Barker's Cabal.

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« Reply #3111 on: July 06, 2013, 11:46:49 AM »
The description of this book caught my eye.

If you read it and post your thoughts I will say 'thank you' :)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3112 on: July 09, 2013, 07:13:28 AM »
St. Athanasius - Contra Gentes and De Incarnatione

Thucydides - History of the Peloponessian War
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3113 on: July 09, 2013, 07:15:14 AM »
Just reread Arch. Lazar Puhalo's Gender as Prophecy and Revelation. Excellent article.

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« Reply #3114 on: July 10, 2013, 02:14:01 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3115 on: July 10, 2013, 02:42:43 PM »
St. Athanasius - Contra Gentes and De Incarnatione

Thucydides - History of the Peloponessian War

What did you think of De Incarnatione?
But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3116 on: July 10, 2013, 02:44:11 PM »
St. Athanasius - Contra Gentes and De Incarnatione

Thucydides - History of the Peloponessian War

In their original Greek, right? ;D

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3117 on: July 10, 2013, 04:37:59 PM »
Finished Dickens' Great Expectations, now halfway through Clive Barker's Cabal.

Finished Cabal. For some reason I was expecting some sort of gothic tour de force; unfortunately Barker isn't a very good writer here, though he does have a few good ideas.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3118 on: July 10, 2013, 05:04:13 PM »
St. Athanasius - Contra Gentes and De Incarnatione

Thucydides - History of the Peloponessian War

In their original Greek, right? ;D

Why would he when Dutch is such a beautiful language!   :P
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3119 on: July 10, 2013, 05:21:41 PM »
The Prince by Machiavelli.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3120 on: July 10, 2013, 05:57:01 PM »
"For, by its immensity, the divine substance surpasses every form that our intellect reaches. Thus we are unable to apprehend it by knowing what it is. Yet we are able to have some knowledge of it by knowing what it is not." - St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa contra gentiles, I, 14.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3121 on: July 10, 2013, 06:58:21 PM »
the book of Acts

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« Reply #3122 on: July 12, 2013, 11:03:15 AM »
AWESOMENESS!!!

The only problem is that it's from the early 90s, so there have been 20+ years of finds/thoughts not covered. Not sure if there is a more recent edition, that's just what the library had. Still, it's fairly interesting thus far. But then, like any kid, maybe I just think it's fun looking at bones n stuff.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3123 on: July 12, 2013, 12:01:52 PM »
What did you think of De Incarnatione?

Kinda nice, but it got a little repetitive at the end.

St. Athanasius - Contra Gentes and De Incarnatione

Thucydides - History of the Peloponessian War

In their original Greek, right? ;D

Greek on the left, English on the right  :)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3124 on: July 12, 2013, 12:02:41 PM »
Isocrates - Orations
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3125 on: July 12, 2013, 12:22:06 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3126 on: July 12, 2013, 12:27:22 PM »
Thucydides - History of the Peloponessian War

In their original Greek, right? ;D

Greek on the left, English on the right  :)

There's actually a free recording of the first 6 books read out in (ancient) Greek on Librivox. The reader is a native Greek speaker and uses the modern pronunciation.
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« Reply #3127 on: July 12, 2013, 12:27:53 PM »
Great! Thanks!
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3128 on: July 14, 2013, 12:19:15 PM »
I just picked up a copy of Elder Paisios of Mt. Athos, by Hieromonk Isaac. And I'm all excited and giddy about it... which maybe isn't the right frame of mind to be in when beginning to read it. So I think I'll wait to start it.  :D

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3129 on: July 16, 2013, 05:58:32 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3130 on: July 16, 2013, 06:01:56 AM »
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« Reply #3131 on: July 16, 2013, 06:06:33 AM »
Nuclear 2.0 Why a green future needs nuclear power by Mark Lynas

Would that green be a glowing green?   :laugh:

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« Reply #3132 on: July 16, 2013, 06:09:31 AM »
Nuclear 2.0 Why a green future needs nuclear power by Mark Lynas

Would that green be a glowing green?   :laugh:

Thank you, it made an overtired old fart laugh......

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3133 on: July 16, 2013, 02:27:21 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3134 on: July 18, 2013, 03:48:34 PM »
Demosthenes - De Falsa Legatione
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« Reply #3135 on: July 18, 2013, 04:26:35 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3136 on: July 18, 2013, 05:04:21 PM »
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It's really about how “I like big, strong, intelligent, resilient grids."


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3137 on: July 18, 2013, 05:12:03 PM »
Kiddie books. Lastly Dogbird, by Paul Stewart (the same PS behind The Edge Chronicles).
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« Reply #3138 on: July 18, 2013, 05:40:02 PM »
The Prince by Machiavelli.

I'm ready to take on the world!

Machiavelli style?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3139 on: July 22, 2013, 12:05:27 PM »
The Snakebite Letters:Devilishly Devious Secrets for Subverting Society as Taught in Tempter's Training School by Peter Kreeft

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3140 on: July 22, 2013, 02:59:50 PM »
Anyone know where I can find St. John Chrysostom's "On Marriage and Family Life" online for free? I have to read it for an assignment my Priest gave me.
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« Reply #3141 on: July 22, 2013, 04:32:39 PM »
The best I could find was the GoogleBooks preview, with one missing chapter. :-\
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« Reply #3142 on: July 22, 2013, 04:46:28 PM »
The best I could find was the GoogleBooks preview, with one missing chapter. :-\
There's only one chapter missing? That doesn't seem so bad. I'll look into it.

Thanks for the link, btw.
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« Reply #3143 on: July 22, 2013, 04:49:14 PM »
The best I could find was the GoogleBooks preview, with one missing chapter. :-\
There's only one chapter missing? That doesn't seem so bad. Is everything else available, though?

Thanks for the link, btw.

I'm afraid 97 out of 121 pages are missing.  :(
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« Reply #3144 on: July 22, 2013, 05:14:22 PM »
The best I could find was the GoogleBooks preview, with one missing chapter. :-\
There's only one chapter missing? That doesn't seem so bad. Is everything else available, though?

Thanks for the link, btw.

I'm afraid 97 out of 121 pages are missing.  :(
I see. NVM! then.
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« Reply #3145 on: July 22, 2013, 05:38:29 PM »
'The Redbreast,' by Jo Nesbö. I have read most of his books, and I got this in paperback instead of from the library, so I could have more time to finish it. :)

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« Reply #3146 on: July 22, 2013, 05:40:08 PM »
St. Gregory Palamas - Dialogue between an Orthodox and a Barlaamite

I found it in a bookstore in town. I was pleasantly surprised.
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« Reply #3147 on: July 22, 2013, 07:27:16 PM »
The Christian East and the Rise of the Papacy
The Church AD 1071-1453
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« Reply #3148 on: July 22, 2013, 08:30:17 PM »
I actually started reading a book about the Catholic Church and what it teaches.

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« Reply #3149 on: July 22, 2013, 08:33:04 PM »
I actually started reading a book about the Catholic Church and what it teaches.

What's the name? It's not called the Bible is it?  ;D
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