I just finished "Diamond Age" by Neal Stephenson for the second time. I started Michael Shermer's "Why People Believe Weird Things" this morning.
And my to read list keeps growing:
Missionary Position - Hitchens
Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Reamde - Neal Stephenson
Glory Road - Heinlein
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
If you liked Miss Peregrine, you should read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. . .it's in the same vein but I dare say even better. . .
On the last 2 chapters on Carl Sagan's last written book before he passed away: "Billions & Billions"
I'd recommend everyone puts that on their "must read" list! Great book.
I just finished the Tea Party Guide To Being a Real American. Very funny book and I love the way the author, Roland Boyle, presented the story from the view of 'this book feels' 'this book thinks'.
"Teabaggers are the opposite of poets: they're made, not born. Sure, there may be a genetic predisposition toward anti-government sentiment, conspiracy theories, and misspelled protest signs, but we can't depend on even the shallowest gene pool to do all the work in producing junior members of the Tea Party. That's like asking our ancestors for a handout. We have to work to put the fear of God and hatred of liberals into kids."
Recently, I saw a documentary about Gene Sharp's 'From Dictatorship to Democracy' but haven't been able to find it for my iPad. I would really like to read this.
That sounds like a fun read.
Ugh..I need to read faster. To many books jumping on my list.
I just read
"The Lucky Arrow" by Karlmir Stonewain
It's a very good LOTR fan fiction!
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn. Great book. A must read for any freethinker.
I got my book from Amazon Today -- here's the website for the book http://www.thegodvirus.net/ The God Virus:How Religion Infects Our Lives and CultureBy Darrel W. Ray, Ed.D. So excited -- can't wait to read it.
and now this LOTR fan fiction story
Green Fletching by Karlmir Stonewain
reading "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand at the moment
Interestingly enough I don't read a lot of books about atheism or religion. I am an atheist and I don't need convincing so I tend to ignore them. I read a lot of science and that takes care of religion as far as I am concerned.
I just finished The Demon Haunted World by Sagan.
Hacking: The art of exploitation
Joomla Bible (for work)
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why violence has declined by Pinker.
MYSQL in a Nutshell.
The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A math-free exploration of the science that made our modern world.