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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2475 on: July 11, 2012, 01:05:05 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2476 on: July 12, 2012, 05:00:48 PM »
The War Diaries of Sartre, by Jean-Paul Sartre
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2477 on: July 18, 2012, 05:20:28 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2478 on: July 18, 2012, 05:23:13 PM »
^Haven't read it but I saw 2/3rds of the movie  ;D


Now reading:



...except mine isn't the revised edition. Got it from the public library, close as I can figure it's from 1981...
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2479 on: July 21, 2012, 04:21:26 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2480 on: July 23, 2012, 12:06:36 AM »
Another one from the library...



I requested a couple Orthodox books through interlibrary loan, but they hadn't got here yet...
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2481 on: July 23, 2012, 12:36:09 AM »
Tell me you have read "The Man Who Was Thursday" by Chesterton
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2482 on: July 23, 2012, 12:45:45 AM »
Tell me you have read "The Man Who Was Thursday" by Chesterton

I've not read any of Chesterton's fiction. My wife enjoyed the Father Brown stories, but I never got into those.
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« Reply #2483 on: July 23, 2012, 12:59:06 AM »
Tell me you have read "The Man Who Was Thursday" by Chesterton

I've not read any of Chesterton's fiction. My wife enjoyed the Father Brown stories, but I never got into those.
Do read that story, it is simply outstanding fiction.

I love Heretics, Orthodoxy, Everlasting Man, Charles Dickens, Intro to Book of Job, etc.

http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~mward/gkc/books/

That link has all his works avaialble online for you to read. Let me also note that when he writes about people like Thomas Aquinas he goes off in so many different tangents so its not only about who is talking about but so much more. I really liked the Aquinas work at that.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2484 on: July 23, 2012, 01:07:40 AM »
Liturgy of the Hours in East and West / Robert Taft

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« Reply #2485 on: July 23, 2012, 01:08:17 AM »
Tell me you have read "The Man Who Was Thursday" by Chesterton

I've not read any of Chesterton's fiction. My wife enjoyed the Father Brown stories, but I never got into those.
Do read that story, it is simply outstanding fiction.

I love Heretics, Orthodoxy, Everlasting Man, Charles Dickens, Intro to Book of Job, etc.

http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~mward/gkc/books/

That link has all his works avaialble online for you to read. Let me also note that when he writes about people like Thomas Aquinas he goes off in so many different tangents so its not only about who is talking about but so much more. I really liked the Aquinas work at that.
Thank you kindly for this link.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2486 on: July 27, 2012, 09:58:10 AM »
A little piece of edifying Christian fiction, none other than High School Sweethearts.

And by reading, I mean read.

So what was high-school like for Mary and Joseph?

Always wondered?

You need no longer. (Language and some adult themes. Rated for "young teens" or older, 13+)

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8021174/1/High_School_Sweet_Hearts

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2487 on: July 27, 2012, 10:00:01 AM »
-Gospel of St John
-"Assassination Vacation"
-St Cyril of Alexandria's "On the Unity of Christ"
-Will be starting "Unseen Warfare"
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« Reply #2488 on: July 27, 2012, 10:02:11 AM »
-Gospel of St John
-"Assassination Vacation"
-St Cyril of Alexandria's "On the Unity of Christ"
-Will be starting "Unseen Warfare"

High School Sweethearts a little daunting at the moment?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2489 on: July 27, 2012, 10:06:27 AM »
^Are you referring to my reading of Assassination Vacation? I plan on reading the first 100 pages then just skimming through the rest of it and getting some background info about the historical events described therein.
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« Reply #2490 on: July 27, 2012, 10:23:05 AM »
^Are you referring to my reading of Assassination Vacation? I plan on reading the first 100 pages then just skimming through the rest of it and getting some background info about the historical events described therein.

No, my silly post above yours, but let me know if it is any good as I have a buddy who might love it, if it is. He probably knows everything about the events contained in the text, but he might like if it is a decent read.

Thanks.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2491 on: July 27, 2012, 11:01:26 AM »
^Will do then. :)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2492 on: July 28, 2012, 04:47:32 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2493 on: July 30, 2012, 06:50:30 PM »
The last name of your friend is Apocalypse?  ??? ;D
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2494 on: July 30, 2012, 06:51:40 PM »
The Ignatian Way to God, by Alexandre Brou (trans. William J. Young)
Byzantine Theology: Historical Trends and Doctrinal Themes, by Fr. John Meyendorff
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2495 on: August 01, 2012, 03:12:12 AM »
Too many books and not enough time to read. Just picked up Gogol's Dead Souls but will wait until if Dante is a go.

Itching for some Tolstoy. I have been completely biased towards the Russians whom I have an immediate kinship with.

Need to read more of the Old Testament. One day I will read Genesis in one sitting without closing the book and saying this is a load of crap!
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2496 on: August 01, 2012, 11:26:41 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2497 on: August 01, 2012, 06:20:56 PM »
Russian Minstrels, a short history of the skomorokhi. Not a terribly exciting or well-written read but informative enough for my purposes. This book traces the history of the skomorokhi from their murky origins as possible pagan priests to their eventual proscription by Tsar Alexei and their enduring cultural legacy in Russian folklore, music, dance, and theatre.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2499 on: August 02, 2012, 01:33:00 PM »
H. G. Wells: A Short History of the World.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2500 on: August 02, 2012, 03:24:20 PM »
'What the Buddha taught'..

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2501 on: August 02, 2012, 03:48:50 PM »
Magic Words: The Tale of a Jewish Boy-Interpreter, the World's Most Estimable Magician, a Murderous Harlot, and America's Greatest Indian Chief

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Young Jewish immigrant Julius comes of age surrounded by the wild world of 1867 Nebraska. He befriends the mysterious Prophet John, who saves his life when the two are captured by the Ponca Indian tribe. Living as a slave, Julius meets the noble chief Standing Bear and his young daughter,Prairie Flower, with whom he falls in love. Becoming the tribe’s interpreter—its “speaker”—his life seems safe and settled.

But Julius has reckoned without the arrival of his older cousin, Alexander—who, as the Great Herrmann, is the most famous young magician in America. Nor does he suspect the ultimate consequences of Alex’s affair with Lady-Jane Little Feather, a glamorous—and murderous—prostitute destined to become the most scandalous woman on two continents.

Filled with adventure, humor, and colorful characters, Magic Words is a riveting adventure about the nature of prejudice,the horror of genocide, and a courageous young man who straddles two worlds to fight for love and freedom.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2502 on: August 03, 2012, 06:14:24 AM »
Hello Paul,
I read John 1:12 too, it had witchcraft, demonic activity, things floating in the air... you get the gist but church members and evangelist prevail at the end. I was satisfied with it.


Is this book based on historical events, or is it fiction? It sounds interesting.



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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2503 on: August 03, 2012, 06:50:48 AM »
Couple of short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. They were nice and all but annoyingly short. Just when one gets into proper mood with a cup of coffee on one hand and a pipe on the other the story ends and one has to start yet another story. Also, it seems that I'm subconsciously comparing them to H.P. Lovecraft's stories and compared to them Poe's stories seem lack climax or something. Maybe I'm just missing something or spoiled my literate taste by reading too much bad Fantasy literature.
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« Reply #2504 on: August 03, 2012, 07:11:34 AM »
Couple of short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. They were nice and all but annoyingly short. Just when one gets into proper mood with a cup of coffee on one hand and a pipe on the other the story ends and one has to start yet another story. Also, it seems that I'm subconsciously comparing them to H.P. Lovecraft's stories and compared to them Poe's stories seem lack climax or something. Maybe I'm just missing something or spoiled my literate taste by reading too much bad Fantasy literature.


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« Reply #2505 on: August 03, 2012, 07:33:26 AM »
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« Reply #2506 on: August 03, 2012, 09:04:02 AM »
???

My mistake! I was confusing Poe with Freud. Deepest apologies for falsely maligning the poor man in such a way. Poe battled alcoholism, but not narcotics.


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« Reply #2507 on: August 03, 2012, 09:33:30 AM »
???

My mistake! I was confusing Poe with Freud. Deepest apologies for falsely maligning the poor man in such a way. Poe battled alcoholism, but not narcotics.


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It's always bothered me when people lump coke in with narcotics. I can state unequivocally that coke doesn't make one sleepy. Well, I did fall asleep while having to put up with some step on nonsense now and then, but you get my point.

So please apologize to poor cocaine for maligning it.

And to Freud as well for implying he had a cocaine problem. Now his morphine addled friend, Freud gave him a terrible cocaine problem and a strong argument can be made he killed him due the general ignorance about the drug at the time.

But this was the advent of cocaine's reputation as a wonder drug.

And really they were using some low level solutions.
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« Reply #2508 on: August 03, 2012, 09:35:15 AM »
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« Reply #2509 on: August 03, 2012, 11:11:00 AM »
It's been a year since I've read this one, but still think about it.





I recommend it, especially while listening some "melancholic" music (like the one from "The Thin Red Line") which gives it even more mood in a twisted way, it's brilliant, but I warn you that some things cannot be "un-read". Very, very dark book.
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« Reply #2510 on: August 03, 2012, 12:07:08 PM »
Cicero, De Amicitia sive Laelius
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« Reply #2511 on: August 03, 2012, 04:46:07 PM »


I loaned this from local library maybe two or three days ago. This must be a sign.

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« Reply #2512 on: August 03, 2012, 05:26:16 PM »


I loaned this from local library maybe two or three days ago. This must be a sign.

In what language? I've been trying to take it easy this week after some insane weeks of work, so this has been my method of winding down a little before getting early and decent sleep all week.

Eco is a genius. The intro is pure brilliance.

Enjoy!

And Alpo, you seem like someone who wouldn't mind a little ESL help, although you hardly require it as your English is quite good.

In American English for the most part at least, we borrow books from a library which lends them to use.

Let me know what you think of the book!
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2513 on: August 03, 2012, 05:33:09 PM »
Re-reading my favourite novel (and a #1 New York Times Best Seller): Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

If you don't like this book, well I'm sorry you have horrible taste.

Forgive my sins.

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« Reply #2514 on: August 03, 2012, 06:34:09 PM »

In what language? I've been trying to take it easy this week after some insane weeks of work, so this has been my method of winding down a little before getting early and decent sleep all week.

Eco is a genius. The intro is pure brilliance.

Enjoy!

And Alpo, you seem like someone who wouldn't mind a little ESL help, although you hardly require it as your English is quite good.

In American English for the most part at least, we borrow books from a library which lends them to use.

Let me know what you think of the book!



Do'h! I should have noticed that. Thanks. I try not to think of grammar while writing or speaking in English since being a perfectionist I could spend ages polishing everything but the method has it's downsides.

My copy is in Finnish. I try to remember write something if I actually end up reading it.
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« Reply #2515 on: August 03, 2012, 06:41:38 PM »

In what language? I've been trying to take it easy this week after some insane weeks of work, so this has been my method of winding down a little before getting early and decent sleep all week.

Eco is a genius. The intro is pure brilliance.

Enjoy!

And Alpo, you seem like someone who wouldn't mind a little ESL help, although you hardly require it as your English is quite good.

In American English for the most part at least, we borrow books from a library which lends them to use.

Let me know what you think of the book!



Do'h! I should have noticed that. Thanks. I try not to think of grammar while writing or speaking in English since being a perfectionist I could spend ages polishing everything but the method has it's downsides.

My copy is in Finnish. I try to remember write something if I actually end up reading it.

No you are correct in your method. It is one I should've adopted when learning the languages I did.

It was just a friendly correction.

Let me know if the Finnish translator followed Eco's own intentionally left untranslated passages or fragments in everything that is not in Italian.

I liked the English translator's decision not to offer an English translation for the parts of the text within the text or in foot or endnotes.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2516 on: August 03, 2012, 08:18:26 PM »


Been a few years since I read it. I'm looking forward to certain chapters which I'd like to make some posts about (Tradition and traditions in particular).
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2517 on: August 03, 2012, 09:33:28 PM »
Re-reading my favourite novel (and a #1 New York Times Best Seller): Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

If you don't like this book, well I'm sorry you have horrible taste.



I loved that book... in fourth grade.
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« Reply #2518 on: August 04, 2012, 12:29:12 AM »
Re-reading my favourite novel (and a #1 New York Times Best Seller): Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

If you don't like this book, well I'm sorry you have horrible taste.



I loved that book... in fourth grade.

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« Reply #2519 on: August 04, 2012, 03:10:44 AM »

In what language? I've been trying to take it easy this week after some insane weeks of work, so this has been my method of winding down a little before getting early and decent sleep all week.

Eco is a genius. The intro is pure brilliance.

Enjoy!

And Alpo, you seem like someone who wouldn't mind a little ESL help, although you hardly require it as your English is quite good.

In American English for the most part at least, we borrow books from a library which lends them to use.

Let me know what you think of the book!



Do'h! I should have noticed that. Thanks. I try not to think of grammar while writing or speaking in English since being a perfectionist I could spend ages polishing everything but the method has it's downsides.

My copy is in Finnish. I try to remember write something if I actually end up reading it.

No you are correct in your method. It is one I should've adopted when learning the languages I did.

It was just a friendly correction.

Let me know if the Finnish translator followed Eco's own intentionally left untranslated passages or fragments in everything that is not in Italian.

I liked the English translator's decision not to offer an English translation for the parts of the text within the text or in foot or endnotes.
Did you skip over the Latin parts or ?
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