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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4770 on: December 15, 2015, 11:13:48 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4771 on: December 16, 2015, 07:41:51 PM »
Captain Horatio Hornblower: Flying Colours, by C.S. Forester

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4772 on: December 16, 2015, 07:46:03 PM »
Captain Horatio Hornblower: Flying Colours, by C.S. Forester

I remember those books! :)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4773 on: December 17, 2015, 01:22:05 AM »
The Return of Tarzan.

Found out my dad had been reading Edgar Rice Burroughs lately, so I found a free copy of the original Tarzan of the Apes to try to get a glimpse into his mind since we come from a long line of reserved men. Enjoyed it. It's just pulp fiction, but I like it. Probably why he read it and nothing more.

I'm assuming the movie that comes out next year will gloss over the racism and misogyny inherent in a nineteen-teens publication.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4774 on: December 17, 2015, 06:26:15 AM »
A bit dry in places, but overall a very important work.




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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4775 on: December 17, 2015, 09:52:23 AM »
That really needs some better cover art.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4776 on: December 17, 2015, 12:02:59 PM »
A bit dry in places, but overall a very important work.




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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4777 on: December 17, 2015, 12:42:27 PM »
A bit dry in places, but overall a very important work.




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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4778 on: December 17, 2015, 12:45:44 PM »
I loled.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4779 on: December 17, 2015, 03:06:36 PM »
I loled.
I wept that it is not a real book as it means that the real issues of our time have remained unexplored.  :P
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4780 on: December 17, 2015, 03:31:46 PM »
A bit dry in places, but overall a very important work.




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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4781 on: December 17, 2015, 03:35:29 PM »

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4782 on: December 17, 2015, 04:04:14 PM »
A bit dry in places, but overall a very important work.




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That's not a proto-Hyperdox Hermanesque spoof?

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Gosh, I love it when you do this.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4783 on: December 18, 2015, 10:23:16 AM »
Finishing The Orthodox Way today then gonna read The Giver real quick since ive never read it.

After finishing The Brothers Karamasov and now The Orthodox Way as my last two reads, some easier childrens books seem nice.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4784 on: December 25, 2015, 08:40:17 PM »
Just finished "Anne Boleyn’s Letter from the Tower: A New Assessment" by Sandra Vasoli. Highly recommended for anyone interested in her or Tudor history in general.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4785 on: December 25, 2015, 09:04:09 PM »
Life Together by Bonhoeffer

Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke

I try to keep a balance of fiction/non-fiction and sacred/secular at any one time.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4786 on: December 25, 2015, 09:09:50 PM »
I read Animal Farm. Good short story.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4787 on: December 25, 2015, 09:15:06 PM »
Today's present.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4788 on: December 25, 2015, 09:22:22 PM »
A bit dry in places, but overall a very important work.




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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4789 on: December 25, 2015, 09:47:40 PM »
^For some reason that guy reminded me of this guy...


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4790 on: December 25, 2015, 10:01:10 PM »
Today's present.



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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4791 on: December 25, 2015, 10:09:30 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4792 on: December 25, 2015, 10:19:57 PM »
Backgrounds of Early Christianity, by Everett Ferguson

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4793 on: December 26, 2015, 06:15:26 PM »
Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4794 on: December 26, 2015, 07:27:42 PM »
Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin

I really need to get this soon.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4795 on: December 26, 2015, 08:06:30 PM »
Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin

I really need to get this soon.

It's beyond fantastic. It's easily my favorite novel now.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4796 on: December 26, 2015, 08:08:40 PM »
Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin

How is it so far? Rod Dreher can't stop praising it, what your opinion? I need new books.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4797 on: December 27, 2015, 12:50:17 PM »
Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin

How is it so far? Rod Dreher can't stop praising it, what your opinion? I need new books.

I just finished it yesterday, and I absolutely loved it.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4798 on: December 27, 2015, 02:51:09 PM »
It's that time of the year again!

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4799 on: December 28, 2015, 10:36:35 AM »
Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin

This seems to be on every Orthodox person's radar that I know. Including mine. I saw Fr. Stephen Freeman recommend it and I had to get it. Havent read it yet.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4800 on: December 28, 2015, 10:37:54 AM »
The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen. Love it so far.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4801 on: December 28, 2015, 11:47:18 AM »
Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin

This seems to be on every Orthodox person's radar that I know. Including mine. I saw Fr. Stephen Freeman recommend it and I had to get it. Havent read it yet.

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,66704.0.html
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« Reply #4802 on: December 28, 2015, 04:03:22 PM »
Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin

This seems to be on every Orthodox person's radar that I know. Including mine. I saw Fr. Stephen Freeman recommend it and I had to get it. Havent read it yet.

Haven't heard of it.  :o
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4803 on: December 30, 2015, 06:20:57 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4804 on: December 31, 2015, 05:49:57 AM »
David Hume.  One of the few philosophers whose thoughts and prose I enjoy and read for pleasure.  The man can write, a very rare gift for philosophers.
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« Reply #4805 on: December 31, 2015, 08:14:42 AM »
Elegy for a Broken Machine - Patrick Phillips
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4806 on: December 31, 2015, 08:59:01 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4807 on: December 31, 2015, 09:02:53 AM »
Well I just picked up V.C. samuel book on Chalcedon, and also Laurus, one is fiction and E.O, the other is O.O. and non-fiction. I thought I would have a balance. I also need to pick up Rhinosour book out she promoted on oc.net a while back, I promised I would buy it, it just I expected more cash this year.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4808 on: December 31, 2015, 09:58:29 AM »
On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears, by Stephen T. Asma

Have you ever read anything by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen?
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« Reply #4809 on: December 31, 2015, 10:32:40 AM »
Cataclysm, 90 B.C.:  The Forgotten War that Almost Destroyed Rome by Philip Matyszak.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4810 on: January 02, 2016, 10:53:25 PM »
I can't find Laurus in any libraries in my state so I guess I have an excuse to buy yet another book. I set a goal of reading 50 books in 2015 but only read 27.   :-\
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4811 on: January 03, 2016, 02:06:43 AM »
The Enduring Chill by Flannery O'Connor.  This was the second time I read this short story.  The last time was probably in college, so about 8 years ago.  She never liked this story, I did.  I'm not sure why Flannery thought it was a failure at writing.
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« Reply #4812 on: January 03, 2016, 03:42:38 PM »
Great poem for January - just love it and many don't know it.  Enjoy.

No Possum, No Sop, No Taters
by Wallace Stevens

He is not here, the old sun,
As absent as if we were asleep.

The field is frozen. The leaves are dry.
Bad is final in this light.

In this bleak air the broken stalks
Have arms without hands. They have trunks

Without legs or, for that, without heads.
They have heads in which a captive cry

Is merely the moving of a tongue.
Snow sparkles like eyesight falling to earth,

Like seeing fallen brightly away.
The leaves hop, scraping on the ground.

It is deep January. The sky is hard.
The stalks are firmly rooted in ice.

It is in this solitude, a syllable,
Out of these gawky flitterings,

Intones its single emptiness,
The savagest hollow of winter-sound.

It is here, in this bad, that we reach
The last purity of the knowledge of good.

The crow looks rusty as he rises up.
Bright is the malice in his eye...

One joins him there for company,
But at a distance, in another tree.
I was in the spirit on the Lords day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4813 on: January 03, 2016, 04:47:44 PM »
The Enduring Chill by Flannery O'Connor.  This was the second time I read this short story.  The last time was probably in college, so about 8 years ago.  She never liked this story, I did.  I'm not sure why Flannery thought it was a failure at writing.

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« Reply #4814 on: January 09, 2016, 02:56:41 PM »
Russia and the English church during the last fifty years; Vol. I. Containing a correspondence between Mr. William Palmer, fellow of Magdalen college, Oxford, and M. Khomiakoff, in the years 1844-1854

Title seems a bit wordy, but what can you do?