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Luck of the devil:the story of operation valkyrie

Niccolo's Smile: A biography of Niccolo Machiavelli

A Mighty Fortress: A New history of the German people

Testimony (by the French President).

Facing Athens

plus a whole list to get to

Does anyone else have a problem with picking up new books when they have quite a few they have yet to finish and are halfway through? I always do that. No amount of telling myself "wait until you've finished the other one" seems to help, and I find it harder to remember what I'm reading when i do it this way too.
 

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I recently read "The Orthodox Church" (Ware) and just finished "The Orthodox Way" (Kallistos). The two best intro books, so I've heard.
 

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Pilgrim said:
Luck of the devil:the story of operation valkyrie

Niccolo's Smile: A biography of Niccolo Machiavelli

A Mighty Fortress: A New history of the German people

Testimony (by the French President).

Facing Athens

plus a whole list to get to

Does anyone else have a problem with picking up new books when they have quite a few they have yet to finish and are halfway through? I always do that. No amount of telling myself "wait until you've finished the other one" seems to help, and I find it harder to remember what I'm reading when i do it this way too.
I have the same problem as well. I also have two other major problems with my reading habits:

1. I avoid fiction to a fault. I feel that somehow I'm wasting time if I'm reading fiction. Even with the classics, I still feel inclined to read nonfiction. I realize this is not healthy, but I just can't break out of this mindset. This is why I'm gonna try to read another Dostoevsky novel soon.

2. I am a slow reader because I am always underlining and making notes in the margins. I could never remember all that I read, so I make copious notes in my books so I can refer back to them when I need to do so. This slows me down a lot.

Selam
 

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Orthodox Prayer Life: The Interior Way by Matthew the Poor
published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press

after that, I hope to move on to reading:

The Spiritual Life and How to Be Attuned To It by St. Theophan the Recluse
 

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Celtic Myths and Legends by Peter Berresford Ellis.  It contains 6 or so stories from each of the various Celtic traditions of the British Isles as retold by Mr. Ellis, who does a superb job in both retelling the stories and naming his sources.  I only have time to read one story or so a night before bed, but it's well worth it.  This has sat on my shelf for a very long time without being read.  It's now getting the reading it deserves.
 

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Pilgrim said:
Luck of the devil:the story of operation valkyrie

Niccolo's Smile: A biography of Niccolo Machiavelli

A Mighty Fortress: A New history of the German people

Testimony (by the French President).

Facing Athens

plus a whole list to get to

Does anyone else have a problem with picking up new books when they have quite a few they have yet to finish and are halfway through? I always do that. No amount of telling myself "wait until you've finished the other one" seems to help, and I find it harder to remember what I'm reading when i do it this way too.
I have the same problem as well. I also have two other major problems with my reading habits:

1. I avoid fiction to a fault. I feel that somehow I'm wasting time if I'm reading fiction. Even with the classics, I still feel inclined to read nonfiction. I realize this is not healthy, but I just can't break out of this mindset. This is why I'm gonna try to read another Dostoevsky novel soon.

2. I am a slow reader because I am always underlining and making notes in the margins. I could never remember all that I read, so I make copious notes in my books so I can refer back to them when I need to do so. This slows me down a lot.

Selam
That happens to me as well. I always find it hard to retain what i read (which explains my biology grades :p). and I
 

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Presently finishing, "Shepherd of Souls" about Elder Cleopa of Sihastria.


After that, probably "Notes from Underground" by Dostoyevsky.
 

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I'm very slowly working on Life of Pi by Yann Martel.  It's a fantastic, engaging read but it's hard to get through even a page or two with a toddler running around.
 

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Orthodox Dogmatic Theology by Protopresbetyr Michael Pomazansky
 

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Partakers of Divine Nature, by Archimandrite Fr. Christoforos Stavropoulos (transl. by Fr. Stanley Harakas).
 

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EofK said:
I'm very slowly working on Life of Pi by Yann Martel.  It's a fantastic, engaging read but it's hard to get through even a page or two with a toddler running around.
Have you reached the part with the rabbi, priest, and imam? ;D
 

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Just read "The Way" by Carlton, and am now reading "The Faith" by the same author.
 

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Jetavan said:
EofK said:
I'm very slowly working on Life of Pi by Yann Martel.  It's a fantastic, engaging read but it's hard to get through even a page or two with a toddler running around.
Have you reached the part with the rabbi, priest, and imam? ;D
I'm just now getting to that chapter!  Sounds like the set up to a joke. :)
 

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I'm reading "Beyond the Grave: An Orthodox Theology of Eschatology" by Constantine Callinicos. So far it seems to be a very interesting read.
 

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Finished Life of Pi and am currently working on Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.  Somehow I missed reading this in elementary school.
 

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I'm now reading: Man of God; the story of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco.
 
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