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PostSubject: The Book Thread   Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:04 pm

I love to read and am somewhat of a "book nerd." So, I'm curious, what are you reading right now? What would you recommend? What kind of stuff do you like to read? Or, do you despise the very idea of reading?

Right now, I'm reading A Persistent Peace: One Man's Struggle for a Nonviolent World by John Dear, S. J. It's an autobiography and is a very good read -- challenging, inspiring, and, at times, controversial. I also really enjoy books on history (especially of the Church), theology, philosophy and ethics. And, I have always loved fantasy ... not so much science fiction though, but that's just me.

So, feel free to toss in your two cents worth. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:19 pm

I like to read books, but I rarely do because I can't make it through more than a couple of pages without falling asleep.

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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:17 pm

Here's what I'm reading . . . real technical stuff


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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:42 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:47 pm

Portal (by Gothus Arcane) was pretty good.
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:29 pm

Matt wrote:
Portal (by Gothus Arcane) was pretty good.

Really? I've been thinking about checking it out, but I'm a little intimidated by the price. Are you saying it's worth it?
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:32 pm

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One of my favorite subjects! bounce If I weren't a pastor, I'd teach English Grammar and Literature.... (Did I mention I'm a nerd? geek )
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:40 pm

metalmennonite wrote:
Matt wrote:
Portal (by Gothus Arcane) was pretty good.

Really? I've been thinking about checking it out, but I'm a little intimidated by the price. Are you saying it's worth it?
I got a copy for free to review it, and I enjoyed it,
since I never buy books I'm not sure if it's ''expensive'', but I realy enjoyed the story.
What is the price?
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:44 pm

Matt wrote:
metalmennonite wrote:
Matt wrote:
Portal (by Gothus Arcane) was pretty good.

Really? I've been thinking about checking it out, but I'm a little intimidated by the price. Are you saying it's worth it?
I got a copy for free to review it, and I enjoyed it,
since I never buy books I'm not sure if it's ''expensive'', but I realy enjoyed the story.
What is the price?

The hardback edition is $29.95, and I try to buy all of my books in hardback. So, you can see the problem. That price is equivalent to 3 CD's plus shipping from DMD! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:49 pm

Ah, yes, $30 isn't nothing.
Hmmm, it's very difficult to say if it's worth the price, I can only say that I enjoyed it, it's not the next LOTR or Narnia, but there were times I was impressed. It reminded me a lot about both books btw.
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:59 pm

been working through my Thompson Chain Reference Bible
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:11 pm

Reading a C.S. Lewis biography for school right now.

I have to say my favorite book ever is A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken. If you like C.S. Lewis and really deep stuff check it out.

Blue Like Jazz is my other favorite.
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:19 pm

laurenwrites wrote:
Reading a C.S. Lewis biography for school right now.

I have to say my favorite book ever is A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken. If you like C.S. Lewis and really deep stuff check it out.

Blue Like Jazz is my other favorite.

Lewis is my favorite author and one of my heroes!

Thanks for the tip. I will check out A Severe Mercy.

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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:28 pm

metalmennonite wrote:
laurenwrites wrote:
Reading a C.S. Lewis biography for school right now.

I have to say my favorite book ever is A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken. If you like C.S. Lewis and really deep stuff check it out.

Blue Like Jazz is my other favorite.

Lewis is my favorite author and one of my heroes!

Thanks for the tip. I will check out A Severe Mercy.

lol!

It can be hard to find but it is completely worth it!
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:38 am

I've been reading C.S. Lewis as of late myself. Right now I'm reading the last book of the space triogy series called "That hideous strength."
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:01 pm

I'm a book nerd too! I literally always have a book to read.

Right now I'm reading "The Halfling's Gem" by R. A. Salvatore, the third book in the Icewind Dale Trilogy. I am a huge fantasy nut.

I'm also reading "Blue Like Jazz". It's a fantastic book!
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:32 pm

Gorlim (OMW) wrote:
I'm a book nerd too! I literally always have a book to read.

Right now I'm reading "The Halfling's Gem" by R. A. Salvatore, the third book in the Icewind Dale Trilogy. I am a huge fantasy nut.

I'm also reading "Blue Like Jazz". It's a fantastic book!

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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:42 pm

riverrat wrote:
I've been reading C.S. Lewis as of late myself. Right now I'm reading the last book of the space triogy series called "That hideous strength."

Really good song too. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:38 pm

right now i'm reading many books at once. Mostly for school like "Issues in Media", some workbook for video editing programs, televison production book....and I am currently reading "Son Of Witch" (sequel to Wicked) for enjoyment. I really love Gregory Maguire's stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:01 pm

well....i work for scholastic bookfairs, so i'm reading a new children's book every day hahahaha...
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:31 pm

Gorlim (OMW) wrote:
I'm also reading "Blue Like Jazz". It's a fantastic book!

Maybe I should check out "Blue Like Jazz." You're the second person to mention it already! scratch
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:04 pm

Mikey Erasmus wrote:
well....i work for scholastic bookfairs, so i'm reading a new children's book every day hahahaha...

Smile Haha, very nice. Goodnight Moon is still my favorite.


Yes, Gorlim, you should definitely read "Blue Like Jazz". It's a great book. And it's not really actually about jazz Razz
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:34 pm

metalmennonite wrote:
I love to read and am somewhat of a "book nerd." So, I'm curious, what are you reading right now? What would you recommend? What kind of stuff do you like to read? Or, do you despise the very idea of reading?

Right now, I'm reading A Persistent Peace: One Man's Struggle for a Nonviolent World by John Dear, S. J. It's an autobiography and is a very good read -- challenging, inspiring, and, at times, controversial. I also really enjoy books on history (especially of the Church), theology, philosophy and ethics. And, I have always loved fantasy ... not so much science fiction though, but that's just me.

So, feel free to toss in your two cents worth. Very Happy

I find myself not too big a reader of works of fiction, but voracious on books dealing with history (especially of the Church), theology, philosophy and ethics aswell Very Happy .

I can think up a title right away that would be up your alley that covers all the above. A great read, but quite controversial is "pagan Cristianity?" by Frank Viola and Geoge Barna that first came out in 2002. It looks at a lot of common day practices that believers do in church and looks at their historicity and how they mimic paganism more than the New Testament practices. It will anger you, entertain you, educate you, and perhaps even create a paradigm shift in your life. I guarantee you have probably never read a book like this ( as I had never in all my years of reading Church history), as their research brings forth a lot of startling realities of the origin of practices such as the order of worship, sermons, baptisms and the Lord's Supper and much, much more. Tons of research went into this book evidenced by the extensive footnotes. I would recommend this book to all who enjoy reading books on history and how those past events still impact us today.
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:08 pm

metalmennonite wrote:
Gorlim (OMW) wrote:
I'm also reading "Blue Like Jazz". It's a fantastic book!

Maybe I should check out "Blue Like Jazz." You're the second person to mention it already! scratch

Yes do!
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PostSubject: Re: The Book Thread   Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:37 pm

I've been reading a lot of books by Charles Stross........and just got done reading 1984 by Orwell......only because I never did read it when I was in high school.
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