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DarkScribe
11-08-2008, 10:43 AM
It's been a while...so what's everyone readin'?

I finished a short story collection by Peter Straub called Magic Terror and just started Odd Hours by Dean Koontz.

LogansPapa
11-08-2008, 10:49 AM
Just started reading 'Desert Queen', by Janet Wallach. This one is about the extraordinary life of Gertrude Bell - adventurer, adviser to kings and ally of Lawrence of Arabia.

FlaGator
11-08-2008, 10:55 AM
'Signs of the Spirit' by Sam Storms and 'The Spirit of Revival - the Wisdom of Jonathan Edwards' by R.C. Sproul and Archie Parrish.

linda22003
11-08-2008, 10:56 AM
I'm finishing "The Genius of the System", about the studio system in Hollywood from the 1920s to the 1950s. Next I'll do v. 3 of Churchill's "The World in Crisis", his history of the first World War.

jendf
11-08-2008, 11:01 AM
Gomorrah by Robert Saviano (trans. by Virginia Jewiss)

The author infiltrated the Camora, the mafia in Naples. The author is now under 24-hour police protection since he has a hit out against him for writing this book.

bijou
11-08-2008, 12:53 PM
Gomorrah by Robert Saviano (trans. by Virginia Jewiss)

The author infiltrated the Camora, the mafia in Naples. The author is now under 24-hour police protection since he has a hit out against him for writing this book.

That is such a good book. I'll never look at high fashion in quite the same way again.

I have just finished Ted Dekker's Adam.

Troll
11-08-2008, 03:08 PM
As it happens, Oxford University Press just finished up their semi-annual book sale. Here's a list of what I picked up:

Science/History/Reference

Our Documents: 100 Milestone Documents from the National Archives
A History of Us: Making Thirteen Colonies
Science for All Americans
The European Union: A Very Short Introduction
Living With Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith
The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
Surviving Armageddon
Riddles of Existence
Astronomy Encyclopedia
A dictionary

Fiction

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
Sense and Sensibility
The House of the Seven Gables
Frankenstein
The Black Tulip
Gulliver's Travels
Leviathan
Uncle Tom's Cabin
A Christmas Carol
Oliver Twist
Robinson Crusoe
Anna Karenina
The Major Works (Oscar Wilde)

$450 worth of books for $15 - you can't beat that.

I just finished reading Mort by Terry Pratchett, and I'm trying to decide which of the above to read first. :eek:

Shannon
11-08-2008, 03:35 PM
I'm going to give King one last chance. I didn't read Dumas Key but DS brought home King's latest. It's a short story collection so I'm hoping there is something in there worth reading.

megimoo
11-08-2008, 03:52 PM
For my 'fun reading' I Just finished Baldacci's 'the Collectors and starting his 'Stone Cold .My history reading is 'The Last Lion' by Manchester and 'Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan' by H.P Bix !

megimoo
11-08-2008, 03:54 PM
It's been a while...so what's everyone readin'?

I finished a short story collection by Peter Straub called Magic Terror and just started Odd Hours by Dean Koontz.Bi or Tri ?

DarkScribe
11-08-2008, 04:54 PM
Bi or Tri ?

I own both. Straub's Magic Terror was excellent. He's such a masterful storyteller, much more "literary" than your usual fare, but a nice change of pace. His story, "Mr. Clubb & Mr. Cuff" was one of the most disturbing things I've read in a while. I'm only 40 pages into Odd's latest adventure but it is good so far.

Bubba Dawg
11-08-2008, 04:56 PM
'Signs of the Spirit' by Sam Storms and 'The Spirit of Revival - the Wisdom of Jonathan Edwards' by R.C. Sproul and Archie Parrish.

Have you ever met R.C. Sproul?

patriot45
11-08-2008, 05:36 PM
That is such a good book. I'll never look at high fashion in quite the same way again.

I have just finished Ted Dekker's Adam.


I like all of Dekkers books. I just finished Phillip Margolins Wild Justice, It was good.

megimoo
11-08-2008, 05:43 PM
I own both. Straub's Magic Terror was excellent. He's such a masterful storyteller, much more "literary" than your usual fare, but a nice change of pace. His story, "Mr. Clubb & Mr. Cuff" was one of the most disturbing things I've read in a while. I'm only 40 pages into Odd's latest adventure but it is good so far.
Tri Focals or Bi Focals ?With all of your reading you must use them !I also enjoy Patrick O'brien's navel adventures.His 'Wine Dark Sea ' was most enjoyable.Another I have just finished is 'The Great Mutiny '.I generally read several books at the same time putting them down when they go temporally dry and return to them later.

FlaGator
11-08-2008, 06:50 PM
Have you ever met R.C. Sproul?

No but I would like to. I would like to study at Ligonier down in Orlando. I've watched several of his video series and read many of his books.

Bubba Dawg
11-08-2008, 06:59 PM
No but I would like to. I would like to study at Ligonier down in Orlando. I've watched several of his video series and read many of his books.

He's an excellent instructor. I believe he is still teaching at RTS in Orlando, well, Oviedo, so he's close by. RTS is generally very receptive to visitors or prospective students sitting in on a class or two.

I sat in on one of his classes on the Westminster Confession. Really good.

Dr. Frank James is also a marvelous instrctor if he's still there. His particular field of study is church history. I think he focuses on the Reformation since it is Reformed Theological Seminary.

They also have distance learning classes. They are a fine seminary with three campuses and some satellite facilities as well. Oviedo may not be that far from where you are.

http://www.rts.edu/site/about/campuses/orlando/index.aspx