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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 Erik_ » 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
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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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You have to be like the pebble in the stream, keeping the grain and rolling along without being dissolved or dissolving anything else.
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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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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:43 pm

The Great Courses

The Story of Human Language
Parts 2 and 3
Professor John McWhorter

Unfortunately I have to wait for Part I but I shall begin with 2 and 3.

I so look forward to them.
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You have to be like the pebble in the stream, keeping the grain and rolling along without being dissolved or dissolving anything else.
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby gib » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:02 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:The Great Courses


Hey! You too, huh? Those are great courses, aren't they (hence the name :lol:)? They really do pick professors who know how to keep an audience gripped.

Right now, I'm working my way through a bit of Roman history:

Famous Romans

Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity

The World of Byzantium

^ Really interesting stuff. I'm currently obsessed with emperor Constantine.

Arcturus Descending wrote:The Story of Human Language
Parts 2 and 3
Professor John McWhorter

Unfortunately I have to wait for Part I but I shall begin with 2 and 3. Did you order them through the mail?

I so look forward to them.


Let us know if they're worth it.
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Arcturus Descending » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:30 pm

Pandora wrote:Romancing the Shadow, by Connie Zweig.


I love to romance my own shadow. I come to know myself better. Just me and my shadow...da da da da da da da....
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby Meno_ » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:05 pm

Strange Angel by George pendle the story of , the co founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, .ca Johns Parsons.

Here is a verse he wrote, (an excerpt) :


I height Don Quixote, I live in peyote,
marijuana, morphine and cocaine,
I never knew sadness, but only a madness
That burns at the heart and the brain.

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

Postby WendyDarling » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:31 pm

Anne Rice's, The Vampire Armand. Whenever I read Anne's works, I feel as though I'm overindulging on beautiful writing.
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby unknowing » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:24 am

A natural history of language, The Power Of Babel, by John McWorter
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Re: So, what books are you reading right now?

Postby surreptitious75 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:06 pm


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

Postby surreptitious75 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:14 pm

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

It is about music precisely said : about music history

Yes although I never finished it as I started something else instead

However he is absolutely right about it being the best year for music
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