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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3960 on: June 22, 2014, 04:35:14 PM »
'A Double Death on the Black Isle,' by A.D. Scott. :)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3961 on: June 22, 2014, 04:45:03 PM »
I dust this one off on occasion.  Good selections, though for an intermediate student (not suggesting you are), the lack of more copious notes can be a hindrance to building up more confidence.

I thought that the selections were too easy either, but I had to read it for a class. Still, the book is quite nice. Most genres and periods are represented.

The selection from Longus' Daphnis and Chloe, on the other hand, is quite difficult. It has some words that you wouldn't normally come across. At least now I got to know what 'grasshopper' and 'to play the panflute' is in Greek.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3962 on: June 24, 2014, 07:20:14 PM »
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It always seems to make those 'best novels in English' lists... I'm not sure why I've never read it before.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3963 on: June 24, 2014, 08:53:04 PM »
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It always seems to make those 'best novels in English' lists... I'm not sure why I've never read it before.

Ugh.
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« Reply #3964 on: June 24, 2014, 08:55:57 PM »
Lol, ugh to the lists, or the book, or both? I bought it for 25 cents at the ilbrary months ago, so I figured I'd might as well read it. Now you're making me wary...  :angel:

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« Reply #3965 on: June 24, 2014, 09:09:12 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3966 on: June 24, 2014, 09:38:21 PM »
Lol, ugh to the lists, or the book, or both? I bought it for 25 cents at the ilbrary months ago, so I figured I'd might as well read it. Now you're making me wary...  :angel:

I just didn't like The Great Gatsby.  I read it twice, trying to like it because people made me feel as if I should, but I didn't enjoy it at all.  I much preferred This Side of Paradise, which those same people made me feel I shouldn't prefer or even like. 
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3967 on: June 24, 2014, 10:10:53 PM »
Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax.  Intriguing read so far.


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« Reply #3968 on: June 24, 2014, 10:14:02 PM »
Lol, ugh to the lists, or the book, or both? I bought it for 25 cents at the ilbrary months ago, so I figured I'd might as well read it. Now you're making me wary...  :angel:

I just didn't like The Great Gatsby.  I read it twice, trying to like it because people made me feel as if I should, but I didn't enjoy it at all. 

Did you see the movie? I've yet to read the book but I did like the movie.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3969 on: June 24, 2014, 10:42:00 PM »
Lol, ugh to the lists, or the book, or both? I bought it for 25 cents at the ilbrary months ago, so I figured I'd might as well read it. Now you're making me wary...  :angel:

I just didn't like The Great Gatsby.  I read it twice, trying to like it because people made me feel as if I should, but I didn't enjoy it at all. 

Did you see the movie? I've yet to read the book but I did like the movie.

There are no fewer than 8 movie adaptations of the book.  ALl of them are bad because the book is bad.

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« Reply #3970 on: June 24, 2014, 10:58:01 PM »
Lol, ugh to the lists, or the book, or both? I bought it for 25 cents at the ilbrary months ago, so I figured I'd might as well read it. Now you're making me wary...  :angel:

I just didn't like The Great Gatsby.  I read it twice, trying to like it because people made me feel as if I should, but I didn't enjoy it at all. 

Did you see the movie? I've yet to read the book but I did like the movie.

There are no fewer than 8 movie adaptations of the book. 

But since one of the adaptations is fairly recent it was fairly obvious to which of them I was referring to. :P
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3971 on: June 24, 2014, 11:11:51 PM »
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It always seems to make those 'best novels in English' lists... I'm not sure why I've never read it before.

I've honestly never read many, if any, of those "best novels," The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, anything by Jane Austen, etc. etc. included.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3972 on: June 24, 2014, 11:52:07 PM »
Lol, ugh to the lists, or the book, or both? I bought it for 25 cents at the ilbrary months ago, so I figured I'd might as well read it. Now you're making me wary...  :angel:

I just didn't like The Great Gatsby.  I read it twice, trying to like it because people made me feel as if I should, but I didn't enjoy it at all. 



Did you see the movie? I've yet to read the book but I did like the movie.

There are no fewer than 8 movie adaptations of the book. 

But since one of the adaptations is fairly recent it was fairly obvious to which of them I was referring to. :P

YOu can get the Robert Redford version on Netflix as well as one other.  Quit assuming things.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3973 on: June 24, 2014, 11:53:07 PM »
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It always seems to make those 'best novels in English' lists... I'm not sure why I've never read it before.

I've honestly never read many, if any, of those "best novels," The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, anything by Jane Austen, etc. etc. included.

DO NOT read anything by Jane Austen or the Bronte Sisters.  British Literature really took fifty steps backwards with those three.  Absolutely, read Dickens.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3974 on: June 25, 2014, 12:03:05 AM »
DO NOT read anything by Jane Austen or the Bronte Sisters.  British Literature really took fifty steps backwards with those three.  Absolutely, read Dickens.

Backwards from Dickens?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3975 on: June 25, 2014, 01:35:02 PM »
Joseph de Maistre - Les Soirées de Saint-Pétersbourg

This guy must have had at least some mental problems since he's every bit as bloodthirsty as his guillotine-handling enemies. But he does make very good points every now and then. Even where I disagree with me he at least makes me think.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3976 on: June 25, 2014, 01:50:12 PM »
You disagree with him?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3977 on: June 25, 2014, 03:45:36 PM »
1/ 30 steps to heaven. Vassilios Papavassiliou.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3978 on: June 25, 2014, 05:25:48 PM »


Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction - Edward Feser

I like the approach this book takes, as it answers the objections which come from contemporary analytic philosophy.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3979 on: June 25, 2014, 05:34:47 PM »
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It always seems to make those 'best novels in English' lists... I'm not sure why I've never read it before.

I've honestly never read many, if any, of those "best novels," The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, anything by Jane Austen, etc. etc. included.

DO NOT read anything by Jane Austen or the Bronte Sisters.  British Literature really took fifty steps backwards with those three.  Absolutely, read Dickens.

I love the Brontes :( "Wuthering Heights" is my favorite novel of all time.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3980 on: June 25, 2014, 05:38:25 PM »
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It always seems to make those 'best novels in English' lists... I'm not sure why I've never read it before.

I've honestly never read many, if any, of those "best novels," The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, anything by Jane Austen, etc. etc. included.

DO NOT read anything by Jane Austen or the Bronte Sisters.  British Literature really took fifty steps backwards with those three.  Absolutely, read Dickens.

I love the Brontes :( "Wuthering Heights" is my favorite novel of all time.

Four, actually. Three Brontes and Jane, and all of them are my kind of girls. But we're dames, what do we know? ;)

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3981 on: June 25, 2014, 05:46:47 PM »
You disagree with him?

I've never come across a writer or a philosopher I completely agree with.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3982 on: June 25, 2014, 05:48:28 PM »
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It always seems to make those 'best novels in English' lists... I'm not sure why I've never read it before.

I've honestly never read many, if any, of those "best novels," The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, anything by Jane Austen, etc. etc. included.

DO NOT read anything by Jane Austen or the Bronte Sisters.  British Literature really took fifty steps backwards with those three.  Absolutely, read Dickens.

I love the Brontes :( "Wuthering Heights" is my favorite novel of all time.

Four, actually. Three Brontes and Jane, and all of them are my kind of girls. But we're dames, what do we know? ;)

http://whitepaintedwoman.wordpress.com/2009/08/01/it-must-be-rubbish-its-by-a-lady/

But what I really want to know, Arachne and Kelly, is how you feel about The Great Gatsby
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3983 on: June 25, 2014, 05:49:45 PM »
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It always seems to make those 'best novels in English' lists... I'm not sure why I've never read it before.

I've honestly never read many, if any, of those "best novels," The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, anything by Jane Austen, etc. etc. included.

DO NOT read anything by Jane Austen or the Bronte Sisters.  British Literature really took fifty steps backwards with those three.  Absolutely, read Dickens.

I love the Brontes :( "Wuthering Heights" is my favorite novel of all time.

Four, actually. Three Brontes and Jane, and all of them are my kind of girls. But we're dames, what do we know? ;)

http://whitepaintedwoman.wordpress.com/2009/08/01/it-must-be-rubbish-its-by-a-lady/

But what I really want to know, Arachne and Kelly, is how you feel about The Great Gatsby

Never read it. The plot doesn't interest me.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3984 on: June 25, 2014, 05:50:47 PM »
But what I really want to know, Arachne and Kelly, is how you feel about The Great Gatsby

Never read it. The plot doesn't interest me.

Keep it that way.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3985 on: June 25, 2014, 05:51:55 PM »
But what I really want to know, Arachne and Kelly, is how you feel about The Great Gatsby

Never read it. The plot doesn't interest me.

Keep it that way.
Highly overrated book.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3986 on: June 25, 2014, 05:52:49 PM »
But what I really want to know, Arachne and Kelly, is how you feel about The Great Gatsby

Never read it. The plot doesn't interest me.

Keep it that way.
Highly overrated book.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3987 on: June 25, 2014, 05:53:07 PM »
After a few multi-ingenious pages of apolemical contrivances I can most assuredly tell you, if you will but listen, that reading the book will henceforth bring you multitudinous amounts of the most intensist of enjoyments heretofore unexperienced in your life. Also, you will read sentences like the previous one.  :P

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3988 on: June 25, 2014, 05:54:26 PM »
But what I really want to know, Arachne and Kelly, is how you feel about The Great Gatsby

Never read it. The plot doesn't interest me.

Keep it that way.

I haven't read it either. In university it was sidelined in favour of Their Eyes Were Watching God. Telling, I thought.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3989 on: June 25, 2014, 05:56:44 PM »
But what I really want to know, Arachne and Kelly, is how you feel about The Great Gatsby

Never read it. The plot doesn't interest me.

Keep it that way.

I haven't read it either. In university it was sidelined in favour of Their Eyes Were Watching God. Telling, I thought.

This is wonderful news, really. 
Quote from: Fr Alexander Schmemann
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3990 on: June 26, 2014, 11:08:38 AM »
"Heavenly Wisdom from God-Illumined Teachers on Conquering Depression"  . . . wooo hooo  :laugh:

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3991 on: June 26, 2014, 12:29:19 PM »
I am currently reading "The Proper Distinction between Law and Gospel" by C. F. W. Walther
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3992 on: June 26, 2014, 12:31:26 PM »
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It always seems to make those 'best novels in English' lists... I'm not sure why I've never read it before.

I've honestly never read many, if any, of those "best novels," The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, anything by Jane Austen, etc. etc. included.

DO NOT read anything by Jane Austen or the Bronte Sisters.  British Literature really took fifty steps backwards with those three.  Absolutely, read Dickens.

I love the Brontes :( "Wuthering Heights" is my favorite novel of all time.

Four, actually. Three Brontes and Jane, and all of them are my kind of girls. But we're dames, what do we know? ;)

http://whitepaintedwoman.wordpress.com/2009/08/01/it-must-be-rubbish-its-by-a-lady/

No it's not a dame thing. They're wonderful literature, if too different from our sensibilities for some.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3993 on: June 28, 2014, 09:33:14 PM »
Revelation / edited by William C. Weinrich, from the series Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3994 on: June 28, 2014, 10:54:20 PM »
For the third time, I'm reading Mere Christianity by C.S.Lewis.


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3995 on: June 29, 2014, 09:22:34 PM »
Sophie Scholl and The White Rose
http://www.amazon.com/Sophie-Scholl-White-Rose-Newborn/dp/1851685367

Excellent read.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3996 on: June 29, 2014, 11:06:59 PM »
For the third time, I'm reading Mere Christianity by C.S.Lewis.




I re-read this about a year ago. Great book. I think this was the first book I read that opened me up to Christianity.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3997 on: June 29, 2014, 11:08:32 PM »
"Heavenly Wisdom from God-Illumined Teachers on Conquering Depression"  . . . wooo hooo  :laugh:

Need to switch-up to more light-hearted reading next go-round.

This book helped me tremendously when my my mother died. Heavenly wisdom indeed! And lots of it.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3998 on: June 30, 2014, 12:15:27 AM »
The Antonines: The Roman Empire in Transition by Michael Grant.



The Thought of Cicero which is a collection of philosophical excerpts from the Roman statesman.


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3999 on: June 30, 2014, 02:26:32 AM »
For the third time, I'm reading Mere Christianity by C.S.Lewis.




I re-read this about a year ago. Great book. I think this was the first book I read that opened me up to Christianity.

Me too, this book and plus another one opened my heart to Christianity, it made Christianity make sense to me.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4000 on: June 30, 2014, 05:20:32 PM »
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming, by Mike Brown

First time I've done a library ebook rental. The county library system is participating in some kind of program/thing in June in which they try to reach a certain threshold of requests/circulation for ebooks and eaudiobooks. If they can do it the local libraries gets $1500 worth of free ebooks. They still had about 99 to go when I 'borrowed' mine at about 5pm, but any request in the county before midnight counts towards the total.

Oh, and about the book:

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The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of adding one more planet to our solar system, Brown’s find ignited a firestorm of controversy that culminated in the demotion of Pluto from real planet to the newly coined category of “dwarf” planet. Suddenly Brown was receiving hate mail from schoolchildren and being bombarded by TV reporters—all because of the discovery he had spent years searching for and a lifetime dreaming about.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4001 on: June 30, 2014, 05:28:08 PM »
The Sworn Sword by George R. R. Martin.
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4002 on: June 30, 2014, 05:32:34 PM »
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming, by Mike Brown

First time I've done a library ebook rental. The county library system is participating in some kind of program/thing in June in which they try to reach a certain threshold of requests/circulation for ebooks and eaudiobooks. If they can do it the local libraries gets $1500 worth of free ebooks. They still had about 99 to go when I 'borrowed' mine at about 5pm, but any request in the county before midnight counts towards the total.

Oh, and about the book:

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The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of adding one more planet to our solar system, Brown’s find ignited a firestorm of controversy that culminated in the demotion of Pluto from real planet to the newly coined category of “dwarf” planet. Suddenly Brown was receiving hate mail from schoolchildren and being bombarded by TV reporters—all because of the discovery he had spent years searching for and a lifetime dreaming about.
Ah, Pluto did not even get to defend itself yet.  I don't think it had it coming on purpose. :-X

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4003 on: June 30, 2014, 05:41:39 PM »
Being a planet isn't easy, and if Pluto isn't tough enough to handle things then maybe it should stick to something easier. They probably just let it be a 'dwarf planet' for a while so as not to embarrass it, and to let it keep some semblance of dignity, and to give it some time to find a new role within the solar system. I wish Pluto the best, but a fine CV and lots of work experience doesn't cover for the fact that we simply want certain things from planets these days, and Pluto can't deliver. This isn't personal, I'm sure Pluto is a great rock once you get to know it.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4004 on: June 30, 2014, 05:42:18 PM »
PS. I haven't read the book yet, but based on what I read on Amazon, that title sounds like something the publisher would have come up with.