I don't get all the fuss over Notes from the Underground. I enjoyed reading it, but I much preferred what I've read of the mentioned novels. I understand its importance as one of the founding documents of existentialism...but still.No Notes From Underground?
It was a great book, and I thought Tony Horwitz to be more fair that I had initially expected. He generally keept the perspective as that of an outsider looking in, rarely being openly hostile to southern and confederate culture. Well, that's at least how I remember the book, though it's been years since I read it.dantxny said:Currently Reading,
Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz
It's a very interesting book. Although, I think the author sometimes underines the viewpoint of some of the pro-Southern people (which I am sympathetic to) it is an entertaining book and interesting to read how people remember the War between the States.
No you are definitly right, and it's hard to put it down. I mean it is obvious he is a Unionist with said perspective, but he at least tries to understand. I also found it interesting how he took the comparison to the Irish, Sebia, Palestine, etc. Of course, I don't totally buy his conclusion, but he is afterall a Yank.greekischristian said:It was a great book, and I thought Tony Horwitz to be more fair that I had initially expected. He generally keept the perspective as that of an outsider looking in, rarely being openly hostile to southern and confederate culture. Well, that's at least how I remember the book, though it's been years since I read it.
Just finished "Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony"; an enjoyable read.aserb said:Just picked up Rasputin's Daughter
You read all 3 in one week! I am having feelings of book envy right now. What a luxury to have the time to read that much. I am usually reading 4 or 5 books at one time but never seem to make much headway. That's the problem with working - it just seems to get in the way of my personal life. Reading bit-by-bit right now - The 2006 Best American Non-Required Reading Series; Here, Bullet (poetry); Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire (rereading the series before Book 7); City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology; and The Mountain of Silence.aurelia said:In the last week I have re-read Eragon and Eldest, as well as Shogun
I was really sick with the flu... :-[TinaG said:You read all 3 in one week! I am having feelings of book envy right now. What a luxury to have the time to read that much.
I don't want to sound like a total geek, but I have never been so excited about a book release - ever. I have this total plan already mapped out for the weekend that Harry Potter Book 7 is released. Pick up book at midnight July 21st. Do not begin reading it. Wake up Saturday and drive 1 1/2 hours north of San Antonio to the little Hill Country German town of Fredericksburg (aka the Bed & Breakfast capital of Texas). Check into the Hoffman Haus Inn, lock myself into the beautiful Ivy Cottage w/ sunken tub and private patio and read for 2 1/2 days, only emerging for meals at a few local upscale restaurants and massages at a day spa. No husband, no kids. I repeat - no husband and no kids. Just a good book. Ahhhh, heaven on earth.aurelia said:I will probably do the HP books again right before the release, I already have my copies on order.
It's kinda funny because my mother is almost scandalized - she can't understand why I would want to go off for a weekend away and she keeps asking what my husband thinks of this. I know it's not the right Christian attitude towards marriage, but after 23 years and never a girl's weekend away, I really don't care what he thinks of it! I wish I'd started this tradition with the first Harry Potter book instead of the last.aurelia said:Oh can I please come with you Tina? That sounds fantastic.
History major eh? Moi aussi! What are your research interests?Trudy said:This is a great thread! ;D I can see I'll have to read all 26 pages to pick out some new things to read...after I read the pile that is beside my chair!
Currently I am reading We Shall See Him As He Is by Blessed Fr. Sophrony. I just finished reading Herbert Hoover's The Challenge to Liberty. I'm a history major. (7 page paper is due tomorrow morning!)
On deck is St. Silouan the Athonite, also by Blessed Fr. Sophrony.
George, that book is sooooooooooooo 1990's, you gotta get with the program...ozgeorge said:I'm reading Christ the Eternal Tao.
I thought it was about time I read it.
It seems to be one of those "everyone's read it" books in contemporary Orthodoxy.
LOLJustinian said:George, that book is sooooooooooooo 1990's, you gotta get with the program...
I correct myself.ozgeorge said:LOL
The publishing info says: "First edition 1999"....Goodness! I'm reading a book from last century! It almost qualifies as an ancient Patristic work!
Hi Justinian,Justinian said:History major eh? Moi aussi! What are your research interests?