Nexus Book Club


Nexus Book Club

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

Members: 815
Latest Activity: Apr 13

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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Idaho Spud on November 22, 2016 at 11:28am

Daniel, I don't think my library gives access to Overdrive.  Here is the library site:

I found kindle editions of my two books on Amazon, but they want $12.50 and $16 for them.  That price hurts my wallet a lot.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 19, 2016 at 7:23am

Thanks, Daniel, for the "overdrive" info and the book report. Sounds interesting.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 18, 2016 at 12:08pm

I just checked-out 2 Mac computer books from my local library because they don't have them available on any other format.

With so many floaters in my eyes, reading books is quite annoying, but I'm slogging through them, and hoping the library will get more books I want to read on other formats.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 15, 2016 at 4:53pm
Comment by Plinius on October 21, 2016 at 8:41am

Looks great, Randall! As if I had no stacks of to-be-read books everywhere!

The subject reminds me of my favorite Englishman, Redmond O'Hanlon, who made a beautiful TV series on his 19th century heroes, among them Catherwood.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 21, 2016 at 7:37am

Book recommendation: Jungle of Stone, "The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey and The Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya", by William Carlsen. 

Occuring around 1840, American diplomat John Lloyd Stephens and British artist Frederick Catherwood joined on an expedition into the forests of Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. They fought heat, mosquitoes, ticks, the jungle, and most of all, malaria, to discover ancient Mayan cities with all their glorious temples, pyramids, and hieroglyphs.

I had a hard time putting the book down. And, of course, I now want to visit some of these ruins.  

Comment by Joseph P on October 11, 2016 at 12:44am

I just posted a discussion about The Dresden Files.  I rambled on for multiple times the character allotment of this comment section, as should be expected of me.

Anyway, if anyone here has read the series, I was wondering a few things, since I couldn't make it through the second book.  If you can make it through my over-long screed, could you let me know what you think?

Comment by Ian Mason on September 26, 2016 at 11:11pm

I'd like to recommend "The Hydrogen Sonata" by Iain M Banks. All of his SF/Space Opera books are good but this one stands out. Written partly because 'religion has virtually nothing reliable to teach us about reality'.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 9, 2016 at 7:03am

The title says it all: Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism, by Chris Jennings. Five major utopian communities are analyzed from the 19th century. They are The Shakers, New Harmony (in my home state of Indiana), The Fourierist Phalanxes, Icaria, and Oneida. Very interesting book about the ascent and decline of social experiments in the United States.

Comment by Aiden on May 31, 2016 at 7:53am

My local skeptics' group, SEVA Skeptics just hosted a lecture this past weekend with Dr. Wynne LeGrow, MD, an open atheist who for ran for Congress in southern Virginia's 4th district in 2010. He discussed his experience running as an open atheist to unseat Republican Congressman Randy Forbes, the founder and chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus.

Dr. LeGrow has written a book about his experience titled "Last Leper in the Colony" ( In it he writes, "There is no way to tell a believer from a nonbeliever by the way he or she acts. No amount of dishonesty, malfeasance, antisocial behavior, racial or homophobic prejudice, misappropriation of funds, substance abuse, sexual indiscretion or perversion disqualifies one from being considered a true believer. The one transgression that cannot be forgiven is that of thinking for oneself and coming to an unacceptable conclusion concerning the existence of a deity."


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