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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 21, 2017

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 Bertold Brautigan on December 21, 2017 at 10:59am

I'm totally addicted to Crais' novels; it's an automatic purchase every time a new one comes out. He has a whole string of them with a regular character named Elvis Cole who's the quintessential LA detective.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 16, 2017 at 7:40am

Just finished a true story book called The Lost City of the Monkey God, by Douglas Preston. Within the last 5 years an ancient civilization was discovered in the Mosquitia area of Honduras. For years, there were rumors of a mysterious "White City" buried in the jungle. New techniques (lidar) indicated that the rumors were true. The discoveries were written about in National Geographic back in 2015. (I missed it.) 

Since my daughter and her family lives in Honduras, and I plan to visit them and go to the ruins of Copan this spring, the book was especially interesting to me.  

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 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.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 21, 2017 at 8:07am

Just posted a comment in the group "Books--Nonfiction" if interested.

 

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