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Postby Locke » Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:09 pm

uc pseudonym wrote:Lies Your Teacher Told You was a great book



*ahem* "was"?
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Postby Link Antilles » Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:22 pm

Right, eh? nothing.... I've been really busy as always.... Anyways, I was in the middle of Tom Clancy's "The Bear and The Dragon" and "Shadows of the Empire", by Steve Perry for my third time.
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Postby blue elf » Thu Feb 19, 2004 11:10 pm

Right now:
books: I try to read a little from the Bible about every day and I'm also reading The Thousand Orcs by R.A. Salvatore

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Postby uc pseudonym » Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:16 am

Locke wrote:*ahem* "was"?


It shifts to past tense because I have finished reading it. Were I reading it now I would say "is."

And cbwing0, I will definitely look up that second book. I have some athiestic friends who I frequently argue with on the subject, and this could be useful.
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Postby Kokhiri Sojourn » Fri Feb 20, 2004 8:52 am

Finished Cannery Row last night. Now startingon Steinbeck's next novel, "Sweet Thursday." Also, I'm reading different essays Flannery O'Connor wrote, collected in a book called "Mystery and Manners" - and I think there is wonderful content for all the fiction writers out there. In addition to that, also Flannery O'Connor's short stories (it's an extensive class), and for Lit. class Luigi Pirandello's "Six characters in Search of an Author" -interesting so far. It's a play, but very existential and post-modern from as far as I've read.
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Postby mechana2015 » Sun Feb 22, 2004 12:13 pm

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Postby Spencer » Mon Feb 23, 2004 2:18 pm

Onto A Painted House by John Grisham. So far so good, but then again I'm not too far yet. Everyone I know says it's really good, so I'm readin it.
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Postby ThaKladd » Tue Feb 24, 2004 3:52 am

Yesterday I read a book named "Historical Criticism of the Bible Methodology and Ideology - Refections of a Bultmannian turned evangelical" By Eta Linnemann, and it was really intresting....
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Postby RefractedAhav » Tue Feb 24, 2004 2:35 pm

I've recently finnish The Shadow Risingby Robert Jorden. TSR is actually the fourth book of the Wheel of Time series. I am currently waiting to read The Fires of Heaven (bk 5 of WoT) untill I am done with the majority of my school work.
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Postby Htom Sirveaux » Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:26 pm

The Odyssey by Homer. The non-verse-form version. Surprisingly, it's relatively easy to read and really good, too.
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Postby Knives » Wed Feb 25, 2004 4:33 am

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Postby Inferno » Wed Feb 25, 2004 4:41 am

Knives wrote:Mattimeo

what's Mattimeo? well I'm reading the Bible and.............*thinks really hard* oh ya that's pretty much it.:sweat:
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Postby uc pseudonym » Wed Feb 25, 2004 5:24 am

It's one of the first books in the "Redwall" series. Think intelligent small animals with weapons. I've read most of it (the series), but grew disinterested. In my mind they're too similar.
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Postby Spirit_Wolf8356 » Thu Feb 26, 2004 4:13 pm

Spirit Fox by Mickey Zucker Reichert and Jennifer Wingert. Read it before, but it's really awesome, so I checked it out of the library again.


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Postby ShiroiHikari » Thu Feb 26, 2004 4:21 pm

I just read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (when I say "just read", I mean it-- short book). It was pretty good...
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Postby Six » Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:48 pm

im reading,

The Bible NKJV Redletter
Cybershock
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Plato's Republic (just started please dont ask any questions :P)
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Postby uc pseudonym » Tue Mar 02, 2004 6:16 pm

I've never actually read CS Lewis's space trilogy, and I figured that I may as well. So on top of everything else I'm reading, I'm adding this. Ah well.
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Postby Six » Wed Mar 03, 2004 1:08 pm

i tell ya i just couldnt get into the space trilogy
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Postby Technomancer » Wed Mar 03, 2004 1:43 pm

"Ameriika" by M.G. Vassanji at the moment, although I also want to get my hands on "Reading Lolita in Tehran".
The scientific method," Thomas Henry Huxley once wrote, "is nothing but the normal working of the human mind." That is to say, when the mind is working; that is to say further, when it is engaged in corrrecting its mistakes. Taking this point of view, we may conclude that science is not physics, biology, or chemistry—is not even a "subject"—but a moral imperative drawn from a larger narrative whose purpose is to give perspective, balance, and humility to learning.

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Postby Locke » Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:59 pm

the da vincicode code again and currently on psalms
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Postby Technomancer » Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:52 pm

"Jesus Saves" by Darcy Seinke

"..a suburban gothic that explores the sources of evil, confronts the dynamic shifts within theology, and traces the consequences of suburban alienation. Set in the modern launchpads of adolsecent ritual, the stripmalls and duplexes on the backside of suburbia, it's the story of two girls: Ginger, a troubled minister's daughter; and Sandy Patrick, who has been abducted from summer camp and now smiles from missing-child posters all over town."
The scientific method," Thomas Henry Huxley once wrote, "is nothing but the normal working of the human mind." That is to say, when the mind is working; that is to say further, when it is engaged in corrrecting its mistakes. Taking this point of view, we may conclude that science is not physics, biology, or chemistry—is not even a "subject"—but a moral imperative drawn from a larger narrative whose purpose is to give perspective, balance, and humility to learning.

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Postby uc pseudonym » Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:11 pm

I'm on the third book of CS Lewis's space trilogy, not enjoying it as much as the others. At the moment I'm only about half way compete, so I'll withhold judgement for a later date (and another thread).
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Postby cbwing0 » Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:42 pm

I just started "Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview," by J.P. Moreland and William Lane Craig. As you might guess from the title, the book covers the basics of philosophy from a Christian perspective, including Logic, Epistemology, Metaphysics, etc.
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Postby Locke » Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:19 pm

finishing Redwall
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Postby ThaKladd » Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:28 pm

3 days ago I read Francis Rivers - The Shoe Box. It's a really nice little story :) loved it... gave me tears in the end ;)
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Postby uc pseudonym » Tue Mar 16, 2004 5:21 am

If I'm ever in a suicidal mood, I will read Orthodoxy by an author I cannot remember. Probably an informative but terribly dull read. Then again, I doubt I will ever have that much time on my hands.
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Postby Technomancer » Tue Mar 16, 2004 5:43 am

G.K. Chesterton maybe? He has a book by the same name (although the parts that I've read weren't dull).
The scientific method," Thomas Henry Huxley once wrote, "is nothing but the normal working of the human mind." That is to say, when the mind is working; that is to say further, when it is engaged in corrrecting its mistakes. Taking this point of view, we may conclude that science is not physics, biology, or chemistry—is not even a "subject"—but a moral imperative drawn from a larger narrative whose purpose is to give perspective, balance, and humility to learning.

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Postby Door Nob » Tue Mar 16, 2004 12:52 pm

I am reading a Map Of The World
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Postby uc pseudonym » Tue Mar 16, 2004 1:09 pm

Technomancer wrote:G.K. Chesterton maybe? He has a book by the same name (although the parts that I've read weren't dull).


Hm. I am inclined to say it is a different book, as I remember the author was one I was not familiar with. Then again, I might prefer to read Chesterton's, if you recommend it.
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Postby Mave » Tue Mar 16, 2004 5:09 pm

To dispell the myth that I don't read at all ;) , I'm currently digging into Philip Yancey's "What's So Amazing about Grace?"
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