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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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

Kindle Unlimited Dirty Dealing

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

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 Joan Denoo on November 2, 2017 at 4:07am

Today's encore selection -- from "Mind of the Meditator" by Matthie...

"Brain imaging shows that when we master a task such as playing an instrument or the advanced performance in a sport, specific parts of the brain are transformed -- certain neural pathways grow and strengthen. Neuroscientists have now shown that the same could be true for mastery of meditation, with direct benefits for improving focus, overcoming depression, dealing with pain and cultivating emotional well-being."

Comment by Randall Smith on October 6, 2017 at 7:24am

Thanks Bertold and Donald. I'll look for those books.

Comment by Donald R Barbera on October 5, 2017 at 11:15am

I have been a Franken fan since he wrote since "Parliment of Whores," which I think applies so well today even though the book was written nearly 20 years ago;

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 5, 2017 at 9:45am

I enjoyed Franken's book as well. Minnesotans are lucky to have such a great senator. Another excellent recent book is Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 5, 2017 at 7:59am

Just finished Al Franken's "Giant of the Senate", a humorous, yet serious, book about his becoming elected and being in the senate. He's pretty disparaging toward Mitch McC, Ted Cruz, Trump, and others. If you despise Republicans like I do, you'll love this book.

Comment by Don on September 18, 2017 at 8:13pm

Yes.  Expressions of gratitude need not have a defined object.  A person can simply be thankful, knowing that good fortune and the random influences of happenstance have, this time, favored that person.  The reasons may well be unknown and unknowable--and that hardly matters.

Comment by Patricia on September 18, 2017 at 7:09pm

Personally, I have gratitude for the medical profession, & the scientific research that got me through cancer 12 years ago.

I have gratitude for the agriculturalists/farmers/ranchers who perfected their growing of our daily foods.

I have gratitude for the purification systems developed to give us clean water.

Everyone who has provided means for us to have shelter.

This year, I am grateful for firefighters, volunteers, Red Cross, & towns people who provided us safety.

Not one iota of this involves invisible beings, clergy, places of worship, or prayer!

Comment by tom sarbeck on September 18, 2017 at 6:24pm

I just now bought Teresa's book too.

The chapter on gratitude intrigues me. A friend tells me he has gratitude all the time. I ask him "To whom?" and "For what?" and he refuses to answer.

I have gratitude too, but I can always answer those questions.

Incidentally, several years ago when I told him I'm an atheist, he laughed and said I would come back. I told him to not wait. He's a bit more concerned now.

Comment by Don on September 18, 2017 at 2:55pm

Oh, you're quite welcome, Joan.  Likewise, I am always pleased to see your unfailingly kind, generous, and engaging posts. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2017 at 2:39pm

Don, I feel priveleged to have you and now Teresa as friends. Both of you inspire me to learn how to write clearly with a good story line.

Thank you, dear friend, for your splendid photos of your garden, trees and mountains. 


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