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Eruvande said:
I've been given a copy of the Shack, with the comment that it's an amazing book and i will love it. I haven't started reading it yet, just dipping in and out but the prose looks utterly turgid. Is there something of worth in it, because i am not really inclined to wade through the writing if not.
It is not worth it.
 

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The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath by HP Lovecraft
 

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William M Shirer: Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

A sentimental favorite.  I probably read this whole thing two or three times over the years at my grandparents house, so I ordered a copy for five bucks on Amazon.  This still might be the WW2 I enjoy reading most.  It's probably the one most responsible and formative for the I generally think of that war...that and the History Channel documentary I saw about how Hitler was using alien tech from Mars and occult magic.
 

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Jetavan said:
William T said:
the History Channel documentary I saw about how Hitler was using alien tech from Mars and occult magic.
There's no evidence that Hitler was using occult magic.
I know there is a stronger case he was using Martian tech, but I still say he was more influenced by the Occult.  After all there is no evidence he wasn't using occult magic.  And I think if you know how to read the true signs of Real History correctly; Hitler left a lot of clues he was all about magic and not just Martian technology.
 

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Stories of Your Life and Others, by Ted Chiang
 

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The first seven ecumenical councils (325 - 787) : their history and theology / Leo Donald Davis.
 

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As part of research for the novel I'm currently writing...



A novel set during the Japanese rout in the Philippines in WWII (the author himself was a veteran who survived it). It was also made into an infamously grim film in 1959 by Kon Ichikawa.
 

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Has anyone read The Field: Cultivating Salvation by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov, and if so how was it, and how does it compare (topic/content-wise) to other books like Journey to Heaven by St. Tikhon or The Path to Salvation by St. Theophan?
 

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I very briefly flipped through the Field at St Tikhon's bookstore a few weeks ago. Content-wise it looked like Path of Salvation but I can't get more specific than that.
 

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Silence / Shusaku Endo.  I originally did not plan to read this, but an acquaintance gave me a copy.
 

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Iconodule said:
I very briefly flipped through the Field at St Tikhon's bookstore a few weeks ago. Content-wise it looked like Path of Salvation but I can't get more specific than that.
Thanks for that bit, anyway; I'll probably get it eventually and find out I suppose.
 

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Bulgakov, S. (2002). The Bride of the Lamb. (B. Jakim, Trans.). Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

 

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Jetavan said:
Bulgakov, S. (2002). The Bride of the Lamb. (B. Jakim, Trans.). Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

Did you read the first two volumes in the trilogy? I ask because I just finished The Lamb of God and kind of feel like jumping to this one.
 

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Iconodule said:
Jetavan said:
Bulgakov, S. (2002). The Bride of the Lamb. (B. Jakim, Trans.). Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

Did you read the first two volumes in the trilogy? I ask because I just finished The Lamb of God and kind of feel like jumping to this one.
Not yet. Unfading Light is the next Bulgakov on my list.
 

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Hudson, Anastasios -  Metropolitan Petros of Astoria: A Microcosm of Old Calendarist Movement in America

Based on the first chapter I'm going to need a mindmap in order to understand the alphabet soup of Greek names, abbreviations and schism of schism of schisms that Old Calendarists are. Kudos for our Webdespota for lack of apologetics or attempts of making it anyhow less crazy than it seems to have been.
 

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Helmet for My Pillow, a beautifully written WWII memoir, by Robert Leckie
 

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Just finished reading Silence of the Lambs.  I haven't seen the movie in years, but if I remember right, it follows the book pretty well - more like cuts than changing anything.  The book developed Buffalo Bill a bit better, I think.
 

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Modern Linux Administration, by Sam R. Alapati. It's a preview, but a pretty great book even so.
 

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"Entry Island," Peter May.
 

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biro said:
"Entry Island," Peter May.
Just finished that a couple of weeks ago!!  I love May's books!!!  He really knows how to spin a tale and evoke atmosphere.
 

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Tabletop gaming materials. There's a good chance of me GMing a new campaign over summer break.
 

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Arachne said:
Tabletop gaming materials. There's a good chance of me GMing a new campaign over summer break.
Which game(s)?

I haven't GM'ed anything in years. I heard though there's a Glorantha sourcebook coming out for 13th Age, which is seriously tempting to me. 
 

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Iconodule said:
Arachne said:
Tabletop gaming materials. There's a good chance of me GMing a new campaign over summer break.
Which game(s)?

I haven't GM'ed anything in years. I heard though there's a Glorantha sourcebook coming out for 13th Age, which is seriously tempting to me.
D&D Dragonlance. I have a couple of rank beginners that I plan to transition to Ars Magica soon after.
 

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Just got the new Beren and Luthien by Tolkien. It's going to be beautiful.
 

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Just finished The Wind in the Willows with the kids.

I'd love to say I'm actually reading something for me, but I'm not.  I have about a dozen books started and none finished.  8)

ETA: Actually, my daughter just lent me a Nancy Drew book because she had been reading it to us earlier today, so maybe I can manage to finish that one.  :D 
 

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Hersey, M. D. (2011). My Work Is That of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver. Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press.
 

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Forgot to say I'm enjoying the NLT, CEV, GNT used bibles I got recently. These unusual translations make me think about these texts in a different way.
 

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nothing said:
Forgot to say I'm enjoying the NLT, CEV, GNT used bibles I got recently. These unusual translations make me think about these texts in a different way.
How is the CEV? I've only flipped through the preview pages available online.

BTW, if you like the GNT, get a copy of the "God's Word" translation. I recently rescued one from someone's junk pile that would have gone to the curb and have enjoyed reading its renderings of the OT historical passages.
 

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Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar.

 

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Agabus said:
nothing said:
Forgot to say I'm enjoying the NLT, CEV, GNT used bibles I got recently. These unusual translations make me think about these texts in a different way.
How is the CEV? I've only flipped through the preview pages available online.

BTW, if you like the GNT, get a copy of the "God's Word" translation. I recently rescued one from someone's junk pile that would have gone to the curb and have enjoyed reading its renderings of the OT historical passages.
I'm looking at the God's Word translation on BibleGateway right now. I always start off with my favorite book in the Bible, Ecclesiastes, and so far it's very enjoyable. I'll see if I can get a cheap used copy somewhere, thanks for the recommendation.

As to the CEV, I like its simplicity, its something you would read to children. I prefer simple texts for daily reading.
 
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