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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5220 on: May 18, 2017, 08:30:37 PM »
Bulgakov, S. (2002). The Bride of the Lamb. (B. Jakim, Trans.). Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.



Did you read the first two volumes in the trilogy? I ask because I just finished The Lamb of God and kind of feel like jumping to this one.
Not yet. Unfading Light is the next Bulgakov on my list.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5222 on: May 30, 2017, 03:53:06 PM »
Hudson, Anastasios -  Metropolitan Petros of Astoria: A Microcosm of Old Calendarist Movement in America

Based on the first chapter I'm going to need a mindmap in order to understand the alphabet soup of Greek names, abbreviations and schism of schism of schisms that Old Calendarists are. Kudos for our Webdespota for lack of apologetics or attempts of making it anyhow less crazy than it seems to have been.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5223 on: May 30, 2017, 04:02:29 PM »
Helmet for My Pillow, a beautifully written WWII memoir, by Robert Leckie
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5224 on: May 31, 2017, 10:15:01 PM »
Just finished reading Silence of the Lambs.  I haven't seen the movie in years, but if I remember right, it follows the book pretty well - more like cuts than changing anything.  The book developed Buffalo Bill a bit better, I think.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5225 on: May 31, 2017, 10:21:31 PM »
Modern Linux Administration, by Sam R. Alapati. It's a preview, but a pretty great book even so.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5226 on: May 31, 2017, 11:09:38 PM »
"Entry Island," Peter May.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5227 on: June 01, 2017, 02:13:04 PM »
"Entry Island," Peter May.

Just finished that a couple of weeks ago!!  I love May's books!!!  He really knows how to spin a tale and evoke atmosphere.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5228 on: June 01, 2017, 02:33:20 PM »
Tabletop gaming materials. There's a good chance of me GMing a new campaign over summer break.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5229 on: June 01, 2017, 02:57:10 PM »
Tabletop gaming materials. There's a good chance of me GMing a new campaign over summer break.

Which game(s)?

I haven't GM'ed anything in years. I heard though there's a Glorantha sourcebook coming out for 13th Age, which is seriously tempting to me. 
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5230 on: June 01, 2017, 03:13:46 PM »
Tabletop gaming materials. There's a good chance of me GMing a new campaign over summer break.

Which game(s)?

I haven't GM'ed anything in years. I heard though there's a Glorantha sourcebook coming out for 13th Age, which is seriously tempting to me.

D&D Dragonlance. I have a couple of rank beginners that I plan to transition to Ars Magica soon after.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5231 on: June 01, 2017, 03:55:18 PM »
Just got the new Beren and Luthien by Tolkien. It's going to be beautiful.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5232 on: June 04, 2017, 08:47:09 PM »
"The business of the Christian is nothing else than to be ever preparing for death (μελεπᾷν ἀποθνήσκειν)."

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5233 on: June 04, 2017, 09:24:05 PM »
Just finished The Wind in the Willows with the kids.

I'd love to say I'm actually reading something for me, but I'm not.  I have about a dozen books started and none finished.   8)

ETA: Actually, my daughter just lent me a Nancy Drew book because she had been reading it to us earlier today, so maybe I can manage to finish that one.  :D 
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5234 on: June 04, 2017, 10:09:55 PM »
Hersey, M. D. (2011). My Work Is That of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver. Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5235 on: June 04, 2017, 10:58:24 PM »
Forgot to say I'm enjoying the NLT, CEV, GNT used bibles I got recently. These unusual translations make me think about these texts in a different way.
"The business of the Christian is nothing else than to be ever preparing for death (μελεπᾷν ἀποθνήσκειν)."

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5236 on: June 04, 2017, 11:06:23 PM »
Forgot to say I'm enjoying the NLT, CEV, GNT used bibles I got recently. These unusual translations make me think about these texts in a different way.

How is the CEV? I've only flipped through the preview pages available online.

BTW, if you like the GNT, get a copy of the "God's Word" translation. I recently rescued one from someone's junk pile that would have gone to the curb and have enjoyed reading its renderings of the OT historical passages.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5237 on: June 04, 2017, 11:07:07 PM »
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5238 on: June 04, 2017, 11:39:55 PM »
Forgot to say I'm enjoying the NLT, CEV, GNT used bibles I got recently. These unusual translations make me think about these texts in a different way.

How is the CEV? I've only flipped through the preview pages available online.

BTW, if you like the GNT, get a copy of the "God's Word" translation. I recently rescued one from someone's junk pile that would have gone to the curb and have enjoyed reading its renderings of the OT historical passages.

I'm looking at the God's Word translation on BibleGateway right now. I always start off with my favorite book in the Bible, Ecclesiastes, and so far it's very enjoyable. I'll see if I can get a cheap used copy somewhere, thanks for the recommendation.

As to the CEV, I like its simplicity, its something you would read to children. I prefer simple texts for daily reading.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5239 on: June 05, 2017, 12:19:42 AM »
Prior Analytics, by Aristotle.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5240 on: June 06, 2017, 05:17:08 PM »
Right now I am reading a book series called "A Certain Magical Index" which I got from Library Genesis.
There are 50 books and right now I am on book 2.
Needless to say, the books are not very good.
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« Reply #5241 on: June 09, 2017, 10:26:53 PM »
Currently reading Memory in Augustine's Theological Anthropology by Paige E. Hochschild. The writing style is wooden and boring, and so I hope to finish it as quickly as possible.
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« Reply #5242 on: June 09, 2017, 10:32:55 PM »
Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes (Complete Collection)

Got it for the Kindle, and I just noticed it says "Doyles" on the front cover. Not a great way to start...

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« Reply #5243 on: June 10, 2017, 07:47:51 AM »
Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes (Complete Collection)

Got it for the Kindle, and I just noticed it says "Doyles" on the front cover. Not a great way to start...

There are several editions available (or at least there were when I got my copy). It can take a bit of effort to decide which one to go for.
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« Reply #5244 on: June 12, 2017, 12:47:17 AM »
Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft / Allen C. Lunch

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« Reply #5245 on: June 12, 2017, 01:45:27 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5246 on: June 12, 2017, 01:56:47 AM »
beer labels.
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« Reply #5247 on: June 12, 2017, 07:11:42 AM »
Trent, J. D. (2013). Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk. Nashville, Tennessee: Fresh Air Books.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5248 on: June 12, 2017, 01:58:02 PM »


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5249 on: June 12, 2017, 02:25:02 PM »
Instruction manuals on how to build a retaining wall.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5250 on: June 12, 2017, 06:57:46 PM »
Instruction manuals on how to build a retaining wall.

Good luck!



Welsh Fairy Tales by William Elliot Griffis (my oldest chose it as our next read aloud).  I'm not sure what to think of it, honestly.   :laugh:
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« Reply #5251 on: June 12, 2017, 11:42:25 PM »
Instruction manuals on how to build a retaining wall.

Good luck!


Yeah, tell me about it.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5252 on: June 13, 2017, 12:12:29 AM »
Instruction manuals on how to build a retaining wall.
Herod the Great did it 2,000 years ago.  You can do it.

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« Reply #5253 on: June 13, 2017, 12:36:37 AM »
Herod the Great did it 2,000 years ago.  You can do it.
true story, lol
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« Reply #5254 on: June 13, 2017, 03:01:16 PM »
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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« Reply #5255 on: June 13, 2017, 03:32:47 PM »
St. Justinian's novels Novellae, in English and annotated

Fixed, just in case any casual browser thinks the Emperor was penning monogatari in Koine.
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« Reply #5256 on: June 13, 2017, 03:49:02 PM »
St. Justinian's novels Novellae, in English and annotated

Fixed, just in case any casual browser thinks the Emperor was penning monogatari in Koine.

You can't fix what's really broken here.
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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« Reply #5257 on: June 13, 2017, 04:34:07 PM »
Instruction manuals on how to build a retaining wall.
Herod the Great did it 2,000 years ago.  You can do it.

I think Herod hired contractors. I dont have that kind of cash flow.
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« Reply #5258 on: June 13, 2017, 05:12:23 PM »
I gather Herod's wall was a little bigger?  -- Maybe.  May the Lord be with your project.

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« Reply #5259 on: June 13, 2017, 05:19:12 PM »
Instruction manuals on how to build a retaining wall.
Herod the Great did it 2,000 years ago.  You can do it.

I think Herod hired contractors. I dont have that kind of cash flow.

I've heard that Mexico will pay for walls if you're a good negotiator, just something to think about :)

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« Reply #5260 on: June 13, 2017, 05:28:00 PM »
Instruction manuals on how to build a retaining wall.
Herod the Great did it 2,000 years ago.  You can do it.

I think Herod hired contractors. I dont have that kind of cash flow.

I've heard that Mexico will pay for walls if you're a good negotiator, just something to think about :)

This is a common misconception. In point of fact, you have to be the best negotiator.
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"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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Yes we who are far from sainthood we can recognize a living saint and I'm talking from personal experience.Yes they are gentle soo gentle it can not be described it is like gentleness and humility in one and also they have this light this energy it's beyond words...and when you are near them you feel ecstatic and very happy

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« Reply #5261 on: June 13, 2017, 09:54:44 PM »
Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty

How much of the evilness of Ty Cobb is a myth and based mostly off the opportunistic  journalist Al Stump mixed with some old tall tales?  The thesis of this book is: a lot.  I hope the thesis is more true than not, I always appreciated Ty Cobb as a player.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5262 on: June 17, 2017, 05:32:57 PM »
A page or two a day of someone I read in college and never suspected how very close to home I was.  Now find out she was writing about my family, not specifically named characters, but in shared tribal experience.  At least one of my cousins tied our families together, the Gourneaus to the Pelletier / Peltier. 

So starting her trilogy

The Plague of Doves

Will continue with The Roundhouse and then LaRose.  I started there then backed up to start at the beginning.  LaRose is the story of when a neighbor accidentally shoots the neighbor (also family) boy.  This is how my great uncle died Ernest died as a boy of 10, accidental shooting by a neighbor. 

After I read everything I might write her to ask about the actual history of it and from where she drew the story. 





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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5263 on: June 17, 2017, 11:03:19 PM »
McPhee, J. (1967). Oranges. New York, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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Because of a combination of new artistic techniques and some apparently reasonable, but mistaken, assumptions about the history of citrus, oranges appeared frequently in paintings by any number of the great masters of the Italian Renaissance. In making the break from Byzantine scholasticism to the new humanism of the Renaissance, artists began setting their religious figures against naturalistic backgrounds. Not having seen the Holy Land, they glibly set their Annunciations and Resurrections in Italian villas and on Italian hills. Crusaders, among others, had long since reported that orange trees flourished in Palestine, so, as a kind of hallmark of authenticity, the painters slipped orange trees into masterpiece after masterpiece, remaining ignorant to their deaths that in the time of Christ there were no orange trees in or near the Holy Land. (McPhee, 78-79)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5264 on: June 18, 2017, 07:22:42 AM »
A page or two a day of someone I read in college and never suspected how very close to home I was.  Now find out she was writing about my family, not specifically named characters, but in shared tribal experience.  At least one of my cousins tied our families together, the Gourneaus to the Pelletier / Peltier.

Louise Erdrich is awesome, even for us that don't share tribal ties. So is Sherman Alexie.
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