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Leukeh
12-16-2007, 09:35 AM
Sorry if there's already one of these. I don't remember seeing one, I did a quick search and didn't see one so thought I may as well.

I guess a good way to do this would be to mention the genre as well, since I'm looking out for some new books to read...

Title: The Redemption of Althalus
Author: David and Leigh Eddings
Genre: Fantasy

louishen
12-16-2007, 10:07 AM
The Amber Spyglass
Philip Pullman
Genre: hard to say, fantasy, science fiction, novel

TopDog
12-16-2007, 10:34 AM
I'm reading a book about project planning (I just accepted an offer on a job as project manager).

lifeafter2am
12-16-2007, 11:12 AM
The Varieties of Religious Experience by Willam James

and


Integral Psychology : Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy by Ken Wilber

Shinji
12-17-2007, 12:44 AM
Now The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
non-fiction

Before was reading The Adventures of English: The Biography of a Language by Melvyn Bragg
another non-fiction book and if you like linguistics (cos I certainly do) I recommend it

Cheers
Billy

mathogre
12-17-2007, 01:09 AM
Gatekeeper by John Sullivan. CIA polygrapher, retired.

scooter
12-17-2007, 01:49 AM
The Truth: with Jokes by Al Franken.

Ghostshadow
12-17-2007, 02:04 AM
Taming the beast by Edward George
1337 H@x0r Handb00k
Xhtml book, php5 book
Jane goodall's harvest for hope
Ip telephony

Feynman Lectures on Computation
Levitating trains and Kamikaze genes
art of deception (again)
Digital designers bible
a few 2600's
There are a few more too! remember, I said I usually start more than one book... well, there ya go! I'm also reading various ebooks as well.

Kash
12-17-2007, 02:12 AM
Writing some papers, so currently reading:

On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
Second Treatise on Government by John Locke

But for fun, I have yet to finish

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Broken Government by John W. Dean

and a bunch of others ;P

powermacj7
12-17-2007, 06:18 AM
The essential of Buddhism.

TenderSurrender
12-17-2007, 06:27 AM
Cell by Stephen King

And

The Dark by James Herbert

^_^

~~ TS ~~

vxd
12-17-2007, 06:30 AM
The God Delusion Richard Dawkins

Kash
12-17-2007, 06:38 AM
The essential of Buddhism.

I have a book on eastern religions that's been sitting on my shelf for months. Hopefully I'll be able to get to it over winter break. Gotta finish all those other books I bought months ago too.

:sigh: So much reading to do, so little time to do it. :(

lifeafter2am
12-17-2007, 09:08 AM
The essential of Buddhism.

Have you read "Old Path, White Clouds" by Thich Nhat Hanh? Great book if you are really into Buddhism. I have been a practicing buddhist for close to five years now.

rman
12-17-2007, 12:24 PM
God's Armor Bearer - Terry Nance
Working at God's Altar - Don Nordin

Zoolook
12-17-2007, 12:38 PM
"Man for Himself" - Erich Fromm

It's pretty much about Ethics, comparing subjectivism and objectivism as well as humanistic/authoritarian ethics.

I just read Blink by Malcolm Gladwell and also just finished Rise and Fall of the British Empire by James Lawrence.

Brown Study
12-17-2007, 02:13 PM
In the past two or three months Churchill, a Biography by Roy Jenkins; The Meaning of Night, a novel by Michael Cox; New York, An Illustrated History; Quantum, A Guide for the Perplexed, by Jim Al-Khalili; Nonzero, The Logic of Human Destiny, by Robert Wright; London, a short history from Roman times by A.N. Wilson, and currently Two Cheers for Democracy, by E.M. Forster.

There are a couple of others in there somewhere or other, including Chaucer's Canturbury Tales that I'm slowly ploughing through (Middle English on the left, modern English on the right), though it's a tough slog and taking forever. I don't care what anyone says it's boring.

Migraine
12-17-2007, 07:39 PM
Just finished:

Post Office by Charles Bukowski - fiction/ Dark Humor, very good

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson - Audiobook, very good, The movie however is not, only average

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - fiction, audiobook, good.

Still reading:
The Secret History of American Empire by John Perkins - Audiobook, Non-Fiction, very interesting sequel.

One Bullet Away by Nathaniel C. Fick - Audiobook, Non-Fiction, average

Just Starting:

The Forgotten 500 by Gregory A. Freeman - Non-Fiction.

Leukeh
12-17-2007, 08:00 PM
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

You guys should read The Dawkins Delusion by Alister McGrath and Joanna Collicutt McGrath...

baggss
12-17-2007, 10:15 PM
Sorry if there's already one of these. I don't remember seeing one, I did a quick search and didn't see one so thought I may as well.


You searched too quickly:

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53191&highlight=Book+reading

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71S8TCGPQRL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.gif (http://www.amazon.com/Polish-Way-Thousand-Year-History-Culture/dp/0781802008/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197943993&sr=8-1)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GHFA0FP4L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/Dictators-Hitlers-Germany-Stalins-Russia/dp/0393327973/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197944200&sr=1-1)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510JM768CZL._AA240_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/USS-Constellation-Frigate-Sloop-War/dp/1557502846/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197944306&sr=1-1)

I finished this a few weeks back:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514N-OV%2BVDL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/1945-War-That-Never-Ended/dp/0300119887/ref=pd_bbs_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197944489&sr=1-3)

Shinji
12-18-2007, 05:34 AM
You guys should read The Dawkins Delusion by Alister McGrath and Joanna Collicutt McGrath...

Sounds a like a good suggestion Leukeh :)

powermacj7
12-18-2007, 06:19 AM
Have you read "Old Path, White Clouds" by Thich Nhat Hanh? Great book if you are really into Buddhism. I have been a practicing buddhist for close to five years now.

No, but I will definitely get that book next. They have a bunch of buddhist classes here in NYC, at the start of the new year I plan to attend some. Thanks for the book recommendation.

Kash
12-18-2007, 06:39 AM
Chaucer's Canturbury Tales that I'm slowly ploughing through (Middle English on the left, modern English on the right), though it's a tough slog and taking forever. I don't care what anyone says it's boring.

Yes, yes it is ;P



You guys should read The Dawkins Delusion by Alister McGrath and Joanna Collicutt McGrath...

I'm actually going to move on to God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens once I finish Dawkins' book. I'll look into that suggestion though. It can be interesting to hear the other side if it's well presented and not just a vilification piece.

Village Idiot
12-18-2007, 12:08 PM
Light Science and Magic, almost like a lighting bible for photographers and the B & H photo video catalogue.