last couple of weeks - i can recommnd any of these
the man in the picture (another ghost story) by susan hill
the host stephanie meyer
behind the masks jean bond - a 'self help' book which does not go for the feel good factor - its brutally honest and i can only read in short bursts
the declaration by jennifer malley - heart breaking young adult book (i read all my daughters recommendations and theyv ben some of my favourits this year) about the world after medically created immortality has made childbirth almost illegal
Thread: What'cha Reading?
11-16-2008, 08:45 AM #401I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
11-16-2008, 09:38 AM #402
"Man in the Dark" (Paul Auster)Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas
11-17-2008, 08:13 PM #403SnifflesGuest
Eric Voegelin's Science, Politics and Gnosticism.
This is my first reading of Eric Voegelin, who is commonly considered one of the greatest political theorists of the 20th century. Within this work, Voegelin Voegelin contends that certain movements of Modern thought are connected to the Gnostic tradition. He connects them to Gnosticism both in the direct sense of literally being inspired by it, and also indirectly in that their goals and ideals parallel those of the ancient Gnostics.
Overall, Voegelin sees Gnosticism as a dangerous threat to the fabric of Western civilization, and can only be countered through the revitalization of geniune philosophy - built on the foundations of Classical and Christian insights.
Heart would probably enjoy this.
11-17-2008, 08:30 PM #404
Well if it counts, reading my own mind
If it doesn't. I'm reading the Dark Tower series by Stephen King (Currently on Song of Susanna
King's other novels are more entertaining on the short term, but I'm hooked on the plot and characters of the Dark Tower series.'Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and its better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.' - Marilyn Monroe
This is who I am, escapist, paradise-seeker.
Anthropology Major out of Hamline University. St. Paul, Minnesota.
11-17-2008, 09:52 PM #405
The Art of Veterinary Practice: The Art of Client Communication, by D. V. M. Myrna Milani
Research project for school, but a good read filled with some great points provided by a practicing veterinarian. I'd recommend this to anybody interested in animals.
11-17-2008, 10:27 PM #406
11-17-2008, 10:28 PM #407
Managerial Accounting 12th edition...My cold, snide, intellectual life is just a veneer, behind which lies the plywood of loneliness.
11-19-2008, 12:18 AM #408
Just started in on another Gregory Maguire novel [I totally him!!!].
A Lion Among Men: The Wicked Years, Book 3
It's the third companion book to Wicked and Son of a Witch...I adore both of those, I'm hoping this one does not disappoint.
11-19-2008, 12:18 AM #409
11-19-2008, 12:34 AM #410
The Idiot By Dostoevsky. Really good book. It was much better in the first quarter, I thought, but I'm only about 2/3 of the way through, so it still has time to improve. That said, even it's boring parts are pretty great. I like how someone else put it, saying that Dostoevsky is very honest with the human psyche.
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