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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: 819
Latest Activity: Dec 2

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

Question about The Dresden Files.

Started by Joseph P Oct 11, 2016. 0 Replies

The Last Blade of Grass

Started by Robert Brown May 7, 2015. 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 Daniel W on December 2, 2017 at 10:10am

Chris you are right about the need for a room without electronics.  Peaceful!

Comment by Daniel W on December 2, 2017 at 10:09am

Interesting about those old authors. 

In the intro to the collection of classic science fiction that I bought, are bios of the authors.  It seems most of them had socialist ideals. 

Im reading the first story, "The diamond lens" by Fitz James Obrien, born in 1828 and killed in a civil war battle.  About an aspiring microbiologist who channels Leeuwenhoek to create a microscope using a diamond for a lens.  Really good reading!  Published in 1858, and an inspiration to HP Lovecraft!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 1, 2017 at 7:15am

Spud, mentioning Louisa May Alcott reminds me of when I went to Concord, Mass a few years ago. I saw the homes and graves of several of the great "authors"--Emerson, Thoreau, Alcott, etc. I couldn't help but think about the card game.

Comment by Plinius on November 30, 2017 at 10:43am

Reading is best in a room without electronics. The curious sense of calmness when the electricity fails...

I never saw a game "Authors" but I'd probably have liked it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 30, 2017 at 10:38am

I do remember Louisa May Alcott from that game, although I don't remember any of her books and when looking for her on Wikipedia, find that I've not read any of her books.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 30, 2017 at 10:33am

Randy, now you mentioned it, I remember playing "Authors".  Sorry to say, not much of it stuck in my grey matter.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 30, 2017 at 7:29am

Daniel, I know what those books look like. Every now and then, I'll check one out from the library. It's fun to read "the classics".

Did you (or anyone) ever play the card game, "Authors"? I loved it! As a child, I became informed about who they were and what they wrote. It stuck with me all my life.

Comment by Daniel W on November 29, 2017 at 8:25pm

Today I was at Costco and saw they have reprints of some old classics, bound to look like old books with "gold" edges to the paper and the paper with an "old paper" color and stiffness.  They were compilations of books by authors such as HG Wells, HP Lovecraft, Mark Twain, classic sci fi, and others.  I've been struggling to un-internet myself when it comes to reading.  Maybe the look and feel of old books, can classic ones at that, will help me re-learn the pleasure of really reading. 

Comment by Plinius on November 25, 2017 at 4:20am

I liked the first Dan Brown novel, but when reading the second one the pattern from the first novel shone through. I stopped reading them then. 

Re-reading one of my old favourites; the Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. After that I'll continue the Matthew Shardlake series by C.J. Sansom.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 23, 2017 at 7:18am

There's nothing like a great book! Glad you're enjoying it, Daniel. 

I picked up four more at the lib. yest. First, I need to finish "Inferno" by Dan Brown. I hardly read fiction anymore, but because the setting is mostly in Florence, I thought I might like it, since I was there last April.

 

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