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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4635 on: August 07, 2015, 10:27:10 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4636 on: August 07, 2015, 10:53:57 AM »
"The Call of Cthulhu", by H.P. Lovecraft

I like his writing style.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4637 on: August 07, 2015, 11:34:09 AM »
"Midwinter Blood" by Mons Kallentoft. The first in a series. Two sequels have already come out. I need to catch up. :)

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4638 on: August 07, 2015, 12:45:49 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4639 on: August 11, 2015, 10:55:18 AM »
27 Fiction Writing Blunders — And How Not To Make Them!, by James Scott Bell
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4640 on: August 11, 2015, 05:29:13 PM »
I briefly met the author once.

I'm not going to be posting as much on OC.Net as before. I might stop in once in a while though. But I've come to realize that real life is more important.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4641 on: August 12, 2015, 12:50:16 PM »
Just got this today!

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4642 on: August 12, 2015, 05:43:55 PM »
"The Call of Cthulhu", by H.P. Lovecraft

I like his writing style.

You will also (probably) like Clark Ashton Smith, Lord Dunsany, and Arthur Machen.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4643 on: August 15, 2015, 02:10:10 PM »
"The Treatment," Mo Hayder.

"The Eye of the World," Robert Jordan.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4644 on: August 18, 2015, 11:39:14 AM »
Just finished "The Rule of Four" by I an Caldwell & Dustin Thomason. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rule_of_Four

I was hoping there was a sequel because I feel I was left hanging.  But I went online & there is no sequel.  But the two authors have a new book out: The Fifth Gospel   which I am going to get because of the quest for the Diatessaron a second century harmony of the 4 Gospels by Tatian connected with the Syriac Orthodox Church.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4645 on: August 18, 2015, 12:59:27 PM »
Just finished "The Rule of Four" by I an Caldwell & Dustin Thomason. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rule_of_Four

I was hoping there was a sequel because I feel I was left hanging.  But I went online & there is no sequel.  But the two authors have a new book out: The Fifth Gospel   which I am going to get because of the quest for the Diatessaron a second century harmony of the 4 Gospels by Tatian connected with the Syriac Orthodox Church.

I too read The Rule of Four and was left flat; don't recall all of it but it did not satisfy. As I cannot recall well anymore, wasn't there a theme in that book that few could hold four issues,most only two and some three?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4646 on: August 18, 2015, 03:24:07 PM »
Christian Tradition vol. 1 - Jaroslav Pelikan.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4647 on: August 18, 2015, 04:01:57 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4648 on: August 18, 2015, 04:28:01 PM »


You are not far from the Kingdom of God.

As for me:
Catherine Barnard, Steve Peers - European Union Law
Rafik Schami - The Dark Side of Love,
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4649 on: August 18, 2015, 07:05:21 PM »
SABAN: The Making of a Coach by Monte Burke

Posted my review on the Sports Thread.
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,10910.msg1325881.html#msg1325881


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4650 on: August 18, 2015, 09:51:48 PM »
"The Mountain of Silence" by Kyriacos C. Markides
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4651 on: August 18, 2015, 11:11:14 PM »
"The Mountain of Silence" by Kyriacos C. Markides

Great book!


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4652 on: August 19, 2015, 03:07:49 PM »
Just finished "The Rule of Four" by I an Caldwell & Dustin Thomason. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rule_of_Four

I was hoping there was a sequel because I feel I was left hanging.  But I went online & there is no sequel.  But the two authors have a new book out: The Fifth Gospel   which I am going to get because of the quest for the Diatessaron a second century harmony of the 4 Gospels by Tatian connected with the Syriac Orthodox Church.

I too read The Rule of Four and was left flat; don't recall all of it but it did not satisfy. As I cannot recall well anymore, wasn't there a theme in that book that few could hold four issues,most only two and some three?
Ah, I think you are right about the symbolism of Four.  I thought it was because there were 4 main characters & they all chose different paths in life.  I read that the 2 authors took 10 years to write this book.  It was way too long and I think a good editor could have trimmed it down.  I felt that I had invested so much time in it that I had to finish it and then I was left unsatisfied.  I was expecting a solution after all the research and solving of the riddles in the medieval book under study.  But I guess I learned a lot about the history of humanism and the ties between art & literature.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4653 on: August 19, 2015, 03:08:40 PM »
Christian Tradition vol. 1 - Jaroslav Pelikan.
I like his second volume better on the Eastern Orthodox Church.  It is peerless.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4654 on: August 19, 2015, 03:13:32 PM »


Bloody depressing, but at least it's going fast.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4655 on: August 19, 2015, 03:31:27 PM »
My second reading of Nietzsche Contra Wagner, Nietzsche had Wagner pegged.  Seriously who would rather  listen to 4 hours of a prodding, ponderous, and heavy laden Wagner opera with kooky New Age Vikings and gods prancing around  justifying Wagner's fetishes over Bizet's Carmen?  Brilliant critique
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4656 on: August 19, 2015, 05:06:38 PM »
My second reading of Nietzsche Contra Wagner, Nietzsche had Wagner pegged.  Seriously who would rather  listen to 4 hours of a prodding, ponderous, and heavy laden Wagner opera with kooky New Age Vikings and gods prancing around  justifying Wagner's fetishes over Bizet's Carmen?  Brilliant critique

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4657 on: August 19, 2015, 05:15:12 PM »
To Kill A Mockingbird

Re-reading before I read the authors new book
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4658 on: August 21, 2015, 08:11:37 PM »
Television Criticism, by Victoria J. O'Donnell
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4659 on: August 22, 2015, 12:41:59 AM »
Just finished Andrew Louth, Modern Orthodox Thinkers: From the Philokalia to the present. I'd recommend it to anyone new to Eastern Orthodoxy who wants to know a bit about the life and work of the many professional and lay theologians whose names keep cropping up. Like any introductory survey, it whets the appetite for more. There is an extensive bibliography of works by each of the thinkers mentioned available in English or French to make deeper exploration possible.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4660 on: August 22, 2015, 01:11:22 AM »
To Kill A Mockingbird

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After you read the new book, please let us know how it is!

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4661 on: August 24, 2015, 07:17:34 PM »
Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto, by Steve Almond

Before the NFL regular season starts I'd also like to read: League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth by Mark Fainaru-Wada.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4662 on: August 25, 2015, 11:05:10 AM »
To Kill A Mockingbird

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After you read the new book, please let us know how it is!

Will do!
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4663 on: August 25, 2015, 11:23:50 AM »
To Kill A Mockingbird

Re-reading before I read the authors new book

After you read the new book, please let us know how it is!

I just started the new book the other day. :) I think I'm going to like it.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4664 on: August 25, 2015, 12:26:17 PM »
To Kill A Mockingbird

Re-reading before I read the authors new book

After you read the new book, please let us know how it is!

I just started the new book the other day. :) I think I'm going to like it.

I still havent started it yet. I have gotten into cycling lately, and I started nerding out with a book about cycling instead. Im about halfway done and will read Go Set A Watchman next. Ive heard plenty of mixed reviews about it. I personally dont get too attached to fictional characters, so regardless of how this turns out I'm confident I will survive just fine.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4665 on: August 25, 2015, 12:38:41 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4666 on: August 29, 2015, 12:55:23 PM »
Three days away from home = one book finished off, a second read in full, a third started.



Gotta love long drives.
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« Reply #4667 on: August 29, 2015, 05:07:32 PM »
Just finished Andrew Louth, Modern Orthodox Thinkers: From the Philokalia to the present. I'd recommend it to anyone new to Eastern Orthodoxy who wants to know a bit about the life and work of the many professional and lay theologians whose names keep cropping up. Like any introductory survey, it whets the appetite for more. There is an extensive bibliography of works by each of the thinkers mentioned available in English or French to make deeper exploration possible.
Interesting: what does he say about Florovsky's thesis of the "Scholastic Captivity"?  Is that now considered passe by current theologians or not?