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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6030 on: November 23, 2018, 08:43:09 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6031 on: November 24, 2018, 08:22:54 PM »
The young one's teacher has started a Writer of the Month focus for their reading material. The current one is Michael Morpurgo. We read War Horse last year, so now we're dipping into his short stories. Young one is usually in tears by the end of each one; he doesn't cope well with character death, even if it's temporary. :D
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6032 on: November 24, 2018, 09:50:31 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6033 on: November 24, 2018, 11:16:17 PM »
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King / E. T. A. Hoffmann.  I was curious what the original story was like.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6035 on: December 03, 2018, 06:35:02 AM »
I have just finished Frank Herbert's Dune and started to read Asimov's I Robot.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6036 on: December 03, 2018, 09:53:04 PM »
I'm working on Cancer Ward by Alexander Solzhenitsyn right now. I started it a while back but couldn't get into it. This time I'm really enjoying it.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6037 on: December 05, 2018, 05:52:11 PM »
Interesting that they would have a book like this, about a Roman Catholic saint, on an Orthodox website.

Seeing as how Roman Catholics are not Christian, and all.    /s

https://www.svspress.com/all-is-grace-a-biography-of-dorothy-day/
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6038 on: December 05, 2018, 05:56:29 PM »
Currently reading Way of the Pilgrim (again), Unseen Warfare and the Ladder of Divine accent (which I read every year because it's my name saint)

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6039 on: December 05, 2018, 09:39:03 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6040 on: December 05, 2018, 09:50:07 PM »
Interesting that they would have a book like this, about a Roman Catholic saint, on an Orthodox website.

Seeing as how Roman Catholics are not Christian, and all.    /s

https://www.svspress.com/all-is-grace-a-biography-of-dorothy-day/

Dorothy Day is not a Roman Catholic saint.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6041 on: December 05, 2018, 10:15:31 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6042 on: December 05, 2018, 10:19:07 PM »
All right. Her cause was recommended.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6043 on: December 07, 2018, 01:15:05 AM »
Lately I've been drawn to a lot of Philip K. Dick's books. Right now I'm reading "Counter-Clock World," where something has caused the normal sequence of life to reverse itself.

The life cycle now runs from the grave to the cradle, instead of the opposite. You greet people with "Goodbye" * and bid them farewell with "Hello." Books are being unwritten, page by page.

And it's interesting how he starts virtually every chapter with a religious quotation, primarily from St. Thomas Aquinas.

A very interesting and thought-provoking writer!

* Which reminds of the old "Seinfeld" episode where Elaine wondered why, in Bizarro World where everything's the opposite, they didn't say "Badbye."  ;D
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6044 on: December 07, 2018, 04:31:44 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6045 on: December 07, 2018, 05:18:38 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6046 on: December 07, 2018, 06:25:26 PM »
Interesting that they would have a book like this, about a Roman Catholic saint, on an Orthodox website.

Seeing as how Roman Catholics are not Christian, and all.    /s

https://www.svspress.com/all-is-grace-a-biography-of-dorothy-day/

Dorothy Day is not a Roman Catholic saint.

She's on her way.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6047 on: December 07, 2018, 06:35:30 PM »
Interesting that they would have a book like this, about a Roman Catholic saint, on an Orthodox website.

Seeing as how Roman Catholics are not Christian, and all.    /s

https://www.svspress.com/all-is-grace-a-biography-of-dorothy-day/

Dorothy Day is not a Roman Catholic saint.

She's on her way.

Selam

Also, not surprising at all to see something like that on sale through the SVS Press Website (even though SVS did not publish it).
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6048 on: December 07, 2018, 07:20:45 PM »
Interesting that they would have a book like this, about a Roman Catholic saint, on an Orthodox website.

Seeing as how Roman Catholics are not Christian, and all.    /s

https://www.svspress.com/all-is-grace-a-biography-of-dorothy-day/

Dorothy Day is not a Roman Catholic saint.

She's on her way.

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Perhaps.  They’ll canonize anything these days.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6049 on: December 07, 2018, 07:26:10 PM »
Interesting that they would have a book like this, about a Roman Catholic saint, on an Orthodox website.

Seeing as how Roman Catholics are not Christian, and all.    /s

https://www.svspress.com/all-is-grace-a-biography-of-dorothy-day/

Dorothy Day is not a Roman Catholic saint.

She's on her way.

Selam

Perhaps.  They’ll canonize anything these days.

What's your problem with Dorothy?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6050 on: December 07, 2018, 07:55:19 PM »
Interesting that they would have a book like this, about a Roman Catholic saint, on an Orthodox website.

Seeing as how Roman Catholics are not Christian, and all.    /s

https://www.svspress.com/all-is-grace-a-biography-of-dorothy-day/

Dorothy Day is not a Roman Catholic saint.

She's on her way.

Selam

Perhaps.  They’ll canonize anything these days.

What's your problem with Dorothy?

I don’t have a problem with her.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6051 on: December 07, 2018, 07:58:35 PM »
I have a copy of 'The Long Loneliness' somewhere.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6052 on: December 08, 2018, 01:48:36 AM »
I have a copy of 'The Long Loneliness' somewhere.

Great book!

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6053 on: December 11, 2018, 01:27:12 PM »
Just finished When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought / Dr. John Mark Reynolds.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6054 on: December 11, 2018, 01:43:06 PM »
Super slowly:
The Sweetness of Grace
The Holy Fire
The Ways of Orthodox Theology in the West
Feminism and Tradition
Raised Row Gardening


How much I'll retain is an entirely different matter, though.

And I have a newer Gaunt's Ghosts book sitting on my shelf I should really read, you know, for fun...   :P
Rotating through chapters proved too complicated for my poor brain.  :P I finished Feminism and Tradition, and am now focusing on the The Sweetness of Grace.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6055 on: December 11, 2018, 01:51:47 PM »
Super slowly:
The Sweetness of Grace
The Holy Fire
The Ways of Orthodox Theology in the West
Feminism and Tradition
Raised Row Gardening


How much I'll retain is an entirely different matter, though.

And I have a newer Gaunt's Ghosts book sitting on my shelf I should really read, you know, for fun...   :P
Rotating through chapters proved too complicated for my poor brain.  :P I finished Feminism and Tradition, and am now focusing on the The Sweetness of Grace.

I jump between books as well, but holy hell, I don't know how anyone, much less me, could possibly juggle five at a time! (I think three is my limit.)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6056 on: December 11, 2018, 02:07:13 PM »
Super slowly:
The Sweetness of Grace
The Holy Fire
The Ways of Orthodox Theology in the West
Feminism and Tradition
Raised Row Gardening


How much I'll retain is an entirely different matter, though.

And I have a newer Gaunt's Ghosts book sitting on my shelf I should really read, you know, for fun...   :P
Rotating through chapters proved too complicated for my poor brain.  :P I finished Feminism and Tradition, and am now focusing on the The Sweetness of Grace.

I jump between books as well, but holy hell, I don't know how anyone, much less me, could possibly juggle five at a time! (I think three is my limit.)
I had to try.  :laugh:
Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no clue, so there's that.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6057 on: December 12, 2018, 04:54:32 PM »
A friend pointed me towards the series of Style Guides for WoD games (short supplements with tips for creating content for campaigns in each setting). I can see a lot of mayhem-plotting over the holidays. Just as someone has been prodding me to GM for them again.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6058 on: December 13, 2018, 08:24:42 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6059 on: December 16, 2018, 06:33:31 PM »


Certainly jargony, but not as incomprehensible dense as I expected

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6060 on: December 16, 2018, 07:17:55 PM »
'The Phantom Menace,' by Terry Brooks.

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