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Nexus Book Club

A group for those of us who like reading and books. Fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry... everything goes.

Members: 812
Latest Activity: Apr 9

Welcome to the Nexus Book Club!

Hello to all our new (and old) members! We'd love to hear from you; please take the time to introduce yourself either on the forum or the wall.

Feel free to discuss the books you're reading at the moment, your favorite authors or works, and so on. I'm sure everyone has a book they think others here might find interesting!

Also, don't forget to check out the page Books by A|N Members Who are Published Authors, located just under the members section on your right.


Books of Interest to Atheists and Skeptics
Breaking The Spell by Daniel Dennett
A Devil's Chaplain, by Richard Dawkins
The End of Faith, by Sam Harris
The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins
God is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens
Godless, by Dan Barker
Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris
Why I am not a Christian, by Bertrand Russell

Sites for Bibliotaphs
Audible.com
BookCrossing.com
BookMooch.com
The Internet Archive
LibraryThing.com
LibriVox.org
Project Gutenburg
Shelfari.com

Discussion Forum

Atheism books (beyond Hitchens, Dawkins, & Harris)

Started by Dr. Thoss. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 19, 2018. 55 Replies

Kindle Unlimited Dirty Dealing

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loam Gnome Aug 28, 2018. 6 Replies

Question about The Dresden Files.

Started by Joseph P Oct 11, 2016. 0 Replies

Top 5 Books on Atheism

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Gerald Payne Apr 30, 2015. 5 Replies

Why do they all have "happy endings"

Started by Cory D Wells. Last reply by sk8eycat Jan 22, 2015. 5 Replies

New books on the secular life

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Randall Smith Oct 23, 2014. 1 Reply

POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Sep 13, 2014. 1 Reply

Haruki Murakami

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Michael Mann Sep 7, 2014. 1 Reply

"Cli-fi"

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 31, 2014. 4 Replies

top 10

Started by Jeffrey. Last reply by Nick Bottom Aug 23, 2014. 17 Replies

book recommendations?

Started by Fester75. Last reply by Joseph P Jan 11, 2014. 5 Replies

Robert Jordan "Wheel of Time" fans?

Started by Jenn Wiffen. Last reply by Joseph P Sep 10, 2012. 1 Reply

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Comment by Grinning Cat on April 9, 2019 at 12:28pm

Mayor Pete is also a veteran (who didn't fake bone spurs) and a Christian who talks honestly about his faith when appropriate. Those will carry a lot of weight with many voters.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 9, 2019 at 7:43am

I was born in South Bend, Indiana, and spent my first 9 years there. So, I read Mayor Pete Buttigeig's book (Shortest Way Home). Good insight to a potential front runner. I would vote for him. But, being gay, what are his chances in this divided country?  

Comment by Plinius on January 19, 2019 at 12:16am

Thanks, Bertold. Apart from that I think capitalism has been out of hand for a long time..

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 18, 2019 at 12:08pm

In the LA Review of Books Nicholas Carr wrote an excellent review of a new book by Shoshana Zuboff.

Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism

 

By Nicholas Carr

 

When databases displace goods as the engine of the economy, our own interests, as consumers but also as citizens, cease to be part of the negotiation. We are no longer one of the forces guiding the market’s invisible hand. We are the objects of surveillance and control.

. . . Combining rich information on individuals’ behavioral triggers with the ability to deliver precisely tailored and timed messages turns out to be a recipe for behavior modification on an unprecedented scale.

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(I do kind of get the feeling that if you read Carr's review, you might not really need to read the book.)

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 29, 2018 at 2:56am

We just need to make sure Congress doesn't pass yet another copyright term extension, a followup to the "Mickey Mouse Protection Act"!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 28, 2018 at 4:29am

Daniel, thank you for the Public Domain sites. 

Comment by Randall Smith on December 12, 2018 at 7:33am

Been there! Beautiful area worth visiting someday. Might check out the book, although I'm not into "thrillers".

Comment by Randall Smith on November 1, 2018 at 7:39am

And I'm reading a book about the "Big Fella", Babe Ruth. I learned the truth about Baby Ruth candy bars. They really were named after him, not, as the company lied about, from Pres. Rutherford's daughter, Ruth. They avoided being sued.

Comment by Patricia on October 31, 2018 at 1:20pm

I have read many of those too.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 19, 2018 at 3:15pm

Loam Gnome, I have not read Frankenstein: Prodigal Son but did read Mary Shelley's book. It was a page-turner. When we first moved to Spokane in 1974, we lived in our camping tent behind the old, run-down house we bought until we got rid of all the mice and other vermin that occupied it. Winter came on us, we huddled under many blankets and quilts my grandmother had used when she raised her family. With a flashlight held by one of my three kids, I read Frankenstein to them and we not only survived the cold winter but enjoyed it. 

I put Frankenstein: Prodigal Son on my reading list. 

 

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