So, what books are you reading right now?

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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Orbie » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:34 pm

Tennyson's 'Rizpa' an epic poem
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In answer to your prayer
sincere, the centre of
your circle here,
i stand ; and , without
taking thought,-
i know nothing. But i can

Full well your need-as
you be men
This: Re-Creation. With a
bow,
Then, your obedient

servant now.
One gift is all i find in me,
And that is faithful
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby mafdet » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:18 am

The Sacred Stones, by William Sarabande -excellent novel.

Reading some of the reviews for this novel, people seem to either love this book or hate it. I think I know why this is. If you start with the premise that all our fools (Young or old, great or small, ugly or beautiful, man or woman, good or bad), then this is a story that more or less confirms that premise, and the few who do obtain true wisdom share a fate similar to Socrates. As to why people either love this novel or hate it, I think its because we can all identify with at least one of the characters in this story, even though the novel is set in prehistoric times. Those who cannot accept that humanity is a race of fools would probably hate this novel. Those who have accepted this and can recognize their own foolishness would probably enjoy this novel.
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Arcturus Descending » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:14 pm

Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
Jostein Gaarder

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie%27s_World
I loved this book, being that I'm kind of in the basement as a philosopher, it was wonderful. It's like my bible.


Paris The Novel
Edward Rutherfurd

http://h-france.net/fffh/maybe-missed/e ... the-novel/
I so love historical novels. This one at times was a bit confusing insofar as the chronology is concerned.
You really have to re-adjust your mind to the chronological changes and characters. It gets a bit disorienting like traveling back and forth in time without any notice. But it was so highly interested. I don't think that I would have given it the ending that Rutherfurd did either but I guess it worked.



The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Graveyard_Book

A children's book but I so enjoyed it. Wasn't bored for an instant. More delicious read at night in the silence when all are asleep but yourself. Loved the character Bod Owens.


The Eight
Katherine Neville

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eight_(novel)

Reading this now. Am enjoying it. This book also goes back and forth in time but easier to follow. I love this stuff. lol


Existentialism- for and against
Paul Roubiczek

http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/su ... nd-against

Just beginning to read this. Maybe I should finish The Eight first and then devote my undivided attention to it.
Looking forward to it. I eat this stuff up though I have to ruminate quite some time.
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Leyla » Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:32 am

John Bunyan: "The Pilgrim's Progress"
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Erikos » Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:27 pm

You are quite the reader there, Arc.
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:23 am

Max Stirner 1844

The Ego and Its Own
The man that walks his own road, walks alone

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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:23 am

Did Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Plagiarise from Max Stirner (1806—56)?
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Meno_ » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:52 pm

Marietta, Nietzche, Metaphor and Cognitive Science

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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Stephen C Pedersen » Mon May 02, 2016 11:15 pm

I'm reading Dante's Inferno. The translation is by Esolen. It's very good. He doesn't write in poetry, but he uses poetic devices such as end rhyme and alliteration. It's powerful prose. This book reminds me of when passions trump reason, and the prices we pay when we let it so. I'm half way through, but I must say, it is getting tiresome watching so many people burning in hell for eternity. What about the Christan virtue of mercy? Dante's hell is a dark place indeed.

On a side note, I'm sad that I had to look so far down to resurrect this thread.
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:12 pm

Jung to Live By
A Guide to the Practical Application of Jungian Principals for Everyday Life
~~Eugene Pascal, Ph. L

http://souvenirpress.co.uk/product/jung-to-live-by/




The Face of the Deep: The Religious Ideas of C.G. Jung
~~ Charles B. Hanna

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-revi ... as-of-c-g/
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby surreptitious57 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:00 pm


I Am Reading Two Books / Revelation Space : Alastair Reynolds

Nineteen Seventy One Never A Dull Moment : David Hepworth
A MIND IS LIKE A PARACHUTE : IT DOES NOT WORK UNLESS IT IS OPEN
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby shellytrokan » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:43 pm

I wrote a book myself, three years ago, called The Representative; since then I haven't read fiction, although I did read some Asimov shortly after finishing writing my own book.
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby jurowichuro » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:44 pm

I am going through Shantaram right now -quite an interesting read
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Arminius » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:41 pm

surreptitious57 wrote:Nineteen Seventy One Never A Dull Moment : David Hepworth

It is about music, precisely said: about mucic history. Right?
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Meno_ » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:03 pm

Re reading Arthur Miller's Cruciable, well actually, I bought it, and looking for time to start it. It is time, that is the killer.
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:45 pm

jerkey wrote:Re reading Arthur Miller's Cruciable, well actually, I bought it, and looking for time to start it. It is time, that is the killer.


Time flows. It isn't a killer but if we're not prepared to jump on that wave and be in harmony with the ocean of our life, we lose out.
Time doesn't kill. Time creates. #-o
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby MagsJ » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:44 am

Finally getting round to reading Machiavelli The Prince, after buying it a couple of years back.

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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Stephen C Pedersen » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:01 pm

Orbie wrote:Tennyson's 'Rizpa' an epic poem

I loved his In Memoriam. Here's my favorite poem in that work:

I trust I have not wasted breath:
I think we are not wholly brain,
Magnetic mockeries; not in vain,
Like Paul with beasts, I fought with Death;
Not only cunning casts in clay:
Let Science prove we are, and then
What matters Science unto men,
At least to me? I would not stay.
Let him, the wiser man who springs
Hereafter, up from childhood shape
His action like the greater ape,
But I was born to other things.
- Tennyson
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Stephen C Pedersen » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:03 pm

Wow this thread has died down.

I just wrote a book and Now I'm going to read Thomas Reid's Inquiry into the Human Mind. I've read it before but I didn't really do a critical study. I want to do this for my own book which is kind of a philosophical odyssey. For pleasure I just read Name of the WInd. It's a fantasy novel. It was brilliant. :)
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Stephen C Pedersen » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:05 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
Jostein Gaarder

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie%27s_World
I loved this book, being that I'm kind of in the basement as a philosopher, it was wonderful. It's like my bible.


I attempted to write my own version of Sophie's World but part one didn't get good enough reviews for me to make part two even though I was 30% done with it. :( I still play with my book every once in a while. I've moved on to a sci fi dystopian now. Here's my project:

https://www.researchgate.net/project/The-Storm-and-Stress

If you see any chapters you might be interested in I could send you them.
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