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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
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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 Plinius on Saturday

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

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Friday

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 Loam Gnome on December 26, 2018 at 8:06pm

A massive number of books and even some movies are about to enter the public domain.

Mental Floss

This includes some works by Aldous Huxley, Charlie Chaplin, DH Lawrence  and, oh boy!, HG Wells!

According to The Atlantic, Google books, for one, is geared up and ready to publish these works. 

Public Domain Review is also a great site for perusing some wonderful works.  And Project Gutenberg has 57,000 public domain  works for free.

Meanwhile,  Im still on my Agathat Chrisrie kick.  The public library has lots of her works. It's ibteresting reading her, through modern brains.  She uses the word "queer", a lot, meaning "strange".  She also says sone rather sexist things regarding women.  It makes for interesting reading. 

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 Loam Gnome on December 11, 2018 at 12:10pm

Just finished "So Cold The River" by Michael Koryta.  It takes place in the mineral springs area of Indiana, West Baden and French Lick. It's an adventure/thriller with some supernatural stuff, but I also learned some cool things about the turn of century 1800s1900s mineral springs spas of the area.  

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 Loam Gnome on October 31, 2018 at 12:13pm

Another book.  A standard mystery by Jonathan Kellerman, "Night Moves".  I thought I read all of his, but found this on the library app.   It was a good book, in his "Alex Delaware" mystery series.  The main character is a psychologist who, along with this friend a police detective, solve mysteries in Los Angeles.  The city is also a character, in a sense, in the books. 

I have been reading short mysteries by Agatha Christie as well.  She wrote a LOT of books.

 

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