Time 4 "What R U Reading these Days?"

by patio34 24 Replies latest social entertainment

  • patio34

    Hi One,

    This board is good reading, as you said! Plus, it's like going to a coffee shop and discussing issues of the day. I did see Matrix and Total Recall. Matrix, especially it seems to me, to relate well to our collective experience in the JWs. The Truman Show also did.


  • VeniceIT

    hmmm not sure if I can remember my last 5 books!!!

    I'm currently reading 'A Clear Path to Healing' by Dr. Barry Wsometingcan'tthinkofit.

    I just finshed Jackdaws by Ken Follet, good book takes place during WWII.

    Before that was 'Outlander' by Dine G.

    and before that Sigma Protocal by Robert Ludlum

    hmmmmmm what did I read before that??? I'll think about it


  • Reborn2002

    I have most recently read:

    The Art of War - by Sun Tzu (war strategy.. an excellent choice to apply to living life IMHO)

    Machiavelli: The Prince (Italian war strategist - way cool Expatbrit that we read the same book recently)

    StarWars: The New Jedi Order- Star by Star (Book 9 of a 19 Book Series) by Troy Denning (what can I say I am a StarWars freak )

    Stupid White Men... and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation! by Michael Moore {a very liberally inclined political satire)

    Tears of Rage : From Grieving Father to Crusader for Justice : The Untold Story of the Adam Walsh Case
    by John Walsh (the host of America's Most Wanted for those who do not recognize the name)

    The Anatomy of Motive : The Fbi's Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals
    by John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker (another excellent book)

    I LOVE to read. I would highly recommend ANY of the above.

    It is not religious persecution for an informed person to expose publicly a certain religion as being false, thus allowing persons to see the difference between false religion and true religion.
    WT 11/15/1963 page 688 paragraph 3

  • SEAKEN2001

    Uhh, let's see...

    "Fireplace Decorating and Planning Ideas"

    "Solid Fuels Encyclopedia"

    "Wood Energy"

    "Wood Heat"

    and a dash of the NFPA 211.

    What can I say? I've been busy cramming for my business. I read mostly technical stuff and non-fiction anyway. Some times I read a Sherlock Homes short story or two and I love Calvin and Hobbes.

    It's been a while since I've had the time to read on the subjects of religion and philosphy, which are some of my favorite topics. I am currently on break from "Why Do People People Believe Weird Things". I'll get back and finish that book after my foray into all these technical manuals.

    I love History and Politics also and am currently also reading an autobiography of Thomas Paine, although it's been sitting next to my chair untouched for awhile.


  • clash_city_rockers

    Secular books
    1. Neil Postman--Amusing Ourselves to Death
    2. Neil Postman--Technopoly
    3. Harold Bloom--The American Religion
    4. Alan Bloom --The Closing of the American Mind
    5. James Davidson Hunter--Culture Wars
    6. Kim Stanley Robinson--Mars Trilligy
    7. C.S.Lewis--Space Trilligy

    Latest Christian Books that came in last couple monthes
    1. David Callhoun--The History of Princeton Seminary 2 Vol.
    2. Nathan O'Hatch--The Democratzsation of American Christianity
    3. Edwin Rian--The Presbyterian Conflict
    4. Robert Reymond--Systematic Theology
    5. D.G. Hart--Defending the Faith, J. Greshem Machen and the Crisis of Conservitive Protistantism in Modern America
    6. D.G. Hart--Fight the Good Fight, History of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church

  • SPAZnik

    Finally got around to reading for entertainment again!!!:

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
    What an awesome book. Very entertaining.
    I laughed out loud every page of the way.

    Then I laughed out loud again at each person that looked at me funny for laughing out loud in the first place. hehe

    This book is now my all-time second favorite!
    I can hardly wait to read the rest of the trilogy of five.


  • Pierced Angel
    Pierced Angel

    I like The Artist's Way, great book.
    I love cookbooks with little side stories (and great photos, drool).

    I'm reading a very inspirational little book by Neville called The Power of Awareness.

  • Seeker4

    Thanks for the initial list. Sounds like some good recomendations.

    I'm reading American Gods by Neil Gaimon. Great stuff. If you like Douglas Adams you'll like Gaimon. Also recommend Gaimon's Small Gods, which he wrote with Terry Pratchett.

    Reading Ursula LaGuin, The Telling.

    Non fiction by Ken Wilber - just one of the most interesting minds of our time, and provides a lot of answers for people leaving the JWs.


  • VeniceIT

    Hey Angel I bet you luv the 'Beautiful Cookbook' series. I have the Tuscany one and it's is wonderful!!!!


  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee

    Just finished reading

    Tiger's child by Torey Hayden - about a teacher of abused kids

    Working on

    The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses by Mark & Heather Botting.

    Trauma and Addiction by Tian Dayton - work related but the info on how trauma affects people is excellent and applicable to being in the borg

    First Person Plural by Cameron West about a man with Dissociative Identity dosorder

    Snapping by Flo Conway and Jim Sielgelman about cultic mind control

    along with an assortment of journals and articles on abuse and ... computers :)

    Aspire to inspire before you expire

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