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Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2016, 05:33 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

Looks good I'm going to pick that up for my nook. I wonder what it's like to spend that much time with Hofstadter? I don't know if I'd get smarter by osmosis or if I'd burn out what little brain I do...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2015, 06:22 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

Just finished "Catching Fire: How Cooking made us Human" by Richard Wrangham.

The book presents the theory that it was cooking, more than speech or tool making, that accounts for the transition...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 07:16 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

Benn using a Nook E-Ink reader for a few years. I own the glowlight model now. Love it.
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2015, 09:59 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

"The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio: The True Story of a Convent in Scandal" by Hubert Wolf.

A non-fiction account of murder, heresy, and lesbian initiation rites at a Roman convent in the mid 1800s. The...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2015, 09:56 AM
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Re: What are you reading?

Looks interesting - maybe a little specialized for me though. Especially with the sticker shock associated with university presses :). Are you a student or a professor?
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2015, 09:48 AM
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Re: What are you reading?

I'm thinking of trying something from Ben Witherrington. He also seems to write for the layman. Have you read any of his work?
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2015, 08:24 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

"The First Paul" by John Crossman and Marcus Borg.
It's biblical scholarship written for the layman. Talks about the view you get of Paul when you look only at the letters that are universally...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 08:12 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

Just finished "The 6th Extinction" - excellent read BTW about the extinction event we seem to be living in right now.

I'm just a few pages in to "The Zero Marginal Cost Society" by Jeremy Rifkin....
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2014, 10:57 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

Just finished "God and Empire: Jesus against Rome, then and now"
Next up is "The Sixth Extinction"
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2014, 03:59 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

"Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?: And Other Reflections on Being Human" by Jesse Bering
Series of essays on evolutionary physiology and psychology. Easy read with some interesting facts about...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2014, 10:26 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

"Life at the Speed of Light" by J Craig Venter. A review of the history and some current trends in genetic engineering. His description of the creation of the first synthetic cell offers an in depth...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2013, 04:02 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

"On Saudi Arabia" by Karen Elliot House. Good read it told me a lot about current conditions in the country. Now I'm rereading "The Structure of Evolutionary Theory" by Stephen Jay Gould
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2013, 07:19 AM
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Re: What are you reading?

This sounds interesting. How hard a read would it be for the non math/physics layman?
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2013, 07:16 AM
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Re: What are you reading?

"The World Until Yesterday" by Jared Diamond. A study of traditional societies. His book "Guns Germs and Steel'" is a must-read and so far this one is just as well written.
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2013, 07:03 AM
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Re: What are you reading?

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 training guide. It's not as exciting as it sounds.
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2012, 08:12 AM
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Re: What are you reading?

The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-generals-thomas-e-ricks/1110929793?ean=9781594204043) by Thomas E. Ricks

Got it for...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2012, 11:40 AM
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Re: What are you reading?

That looks good. I think I'll give it a shot.
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2012, 03:04 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

Good for you. That's one of only two books in my life that I just could never get through.
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2012, 10:38 AM
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Re: What are you reading?

"Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" by journalist Barbara Demick.
Descriptions of life in North Korea obtained through interviews with defectors. Just started yesterday but so far so...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2012, 09:19 AM
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Posted By timj219
Re: What are you reading?

Ignatious!! I love this book
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2012, 11:15 AM
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Re: What are you reading?

LOL sounds as exciting as "Introducing Windows Server 2012 (RTM Edition)" which is my current assignment. If I see the words "cloud computing" one more time I may hurl the thing right through the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2012, 02:16 PM
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Posted By timj219
Re: What are you reading?

"The Swerve, How the World Became Modern" by Stephen Greenblatt
Describes the "discovery" in the 1500s of ancient pagan roman and greek texts - and specifically the rational humanist philosophy -...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2012, 12:16 PM
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Posted By timj219
Re: What are you reading?

"Lone Survivors: How we came to be the only humans on earth" by Chris Stringer an anthropologist/paleontologist from England's Natural History museum. The latest developments in the study of human...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2012, 05:34 PM
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Posted By timj219
Re: What are you reading?

1493
Charles Mann's followup to 1491. Covers the effects seen even today of the Columbian revolution that intertwined Europe with America, China, and Africa. About half way through and excellent so...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2012, 08:38 AM
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Posted By timj219
Re: What are you reading?

Yes. Very well written. Because Hitler was the Reich in many ways, it covers his life and his actions in great detail. Written from the point of view of a journalist who was on the spot up until US...
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