Nexus Book Club


Nexus Book Club

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

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Latest Activity: Mar 4

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
The Internet Archive
Project Gutenburg

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


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


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 Aiden on August 12, 2009 at 9:43am
Michael E. O’Reilly reviews Annals of Gullibility: Why We Get Duped and How to Avoid it by Stephen Greenspan.
Comment by Aiden on August 12, 2009 at 9:41am
FREE AUDIO DOWNLOAD: a Chapter from Denying History by Dr. Michael Shermer

In Denying History, Dr. Michael Shermer takes on the darkest subject of his career — Holocaust denial — and exposes it for the pseudohistory that it is. In this free audio download from the first chapter, Dr. Shermer recounts how he and his co-author, Dr. Alex Grobman, went to visit Canadian Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel, which subsequently took them on a journey that included Auschwitz, Majdanek, Mathausen, Treblinka, Sobibor, and the killing machinery of the Third Reich. Shermer then discusses the free speech issues and why Holocaust denial is primarily an American phenomenon (where it is not illegal as in most other countries), and what it is that Holocaust deniers are denying. He then closes with a dramatic reading from the Scopes Monkey Trial, quoting Clarence Darrow on the importance of freedom of speech, even and especially for points of view that we find distasteful.
Comment by Brian Sperger on August 7, 2009 at 12:39pm
See, that’s terrible and fascinating; the kind of thing the world could benefit from hearing about. I’m afraid my own story would be more fictional with lots of imaginary characters, like my imaginary bicycle club. That’s one reason I’ve always loved fantasy, sci-fi, and other world type stories but I find human condition stories to be more powerful for addressing social issues (no offence to Bradbury).
Comment by Brian Sperger on August 7, 2009 at 7:27am
Thanks for the insight. It looks like I'm going to have to pick up a copy. Of course, now I’m curious about these South American dictatorship experiences you mentioned. Could there be a book of your own coming someday?
Comment by Brian Sperger on August 6, 2009 at 7:52am
Hello. I just joined the group and wanted to jump right in. I was wondering if anyone had read Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine. She is on Democracy Now a lot promoting her thesis of how disasters prompt rushed legislation that wouldn’t normally be passed. The post below made me think of it and I wanted to get some skeptics opinions of it before buying. Thanks.
Comment by Aiden on August 4, 2009 at 3:19pm
Comment by Crazy Cat Lady on August 2, 2009 at 8:40pm
Don't look if your a Terry Goodkind Fan

Hitler finds out plot of new Goodkind Book
Comment by Cupcake on July 28, 2009 at 9:27pm
Lydia, I hope you will let me know what you think of it.

Sarah, Thanks for that link!
Comment by lydia z. on July 28, 2009 at 3:33pm
I just realized that he is the author of "Thunderbolt Kid". I love him. I just reserved it at the library.
Comment by Cupcake on July 28, 2009 at 2:22pm
It is very interesting! I especially like the audio version as the author reads it himself. He has a great voice that grabs & holds your attention. He describes general sciences like paleontology, astronomy, chemistry, geology & particle physics in a way that anyone can understand.

I barely passed my science classes as a kid, because I thought it was boring & way over my head. (I always thought I was too stupid for science.) From the first moment my husband turned on this audiobook I was entranced. My children reacted the same way and they were only 4 & 6 at the time. We have listened to it many times since. It's a "must have" for long road trips and a great way to introduce children to science.

I can't praise this audiobook enough!

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