Nexus Book Club

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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: 826
Latest Activity: Mar 31

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

top 10

Started by Jeffrey. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jan 8. 15 Replies

Top 5 Books on Atheism

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Kosak Grabovsky Dec 15, 2013. 1 Reply

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, by Leonard Mlodinow

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Keith Brian Johnson Jun 16, 2013. 5 Replies

Atheism books (beyond Hitchens, Dawkins, & Harris)

Started by Dr. Thoss. Last reply by Kelli Evans Nov 24, 2012. 52 Replies

Robert Jordan "Wheel of Time" fans?

Started by Jenn Wiffen. Last reply by Joseph P Sep 10, 2012. 1 Reply

Why do they all have "happy endings"

Started by Cory D Wells. Last reply by Kosak Grabovsky Jul 24, 2012. 3 Replies

Currently Reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Started by The Big Blue Frog. Last reply by Cory D Wells Jul 24, 2012. 8 Replies

Raven’s Gate, by Anthony Horowitz

Started by A Former Member May 18, 2012. 0 Replies

The Atheist Book Club @GoodReads.com

Started by Donegal. Last reply by Jessica Mar 28, 2012. 8 Replies

To all Lovecraftians

Started by Fabio. Last reply by A Former Member Mar 3, 2012. 11 Replies

I Don't Believe in Atheists, by Chris Hedges

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by D.O.S Jan 7, 2012. 7 Replies

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Comment by A Former Member on November 13, 2009 at 9:06am
I recently read Wuthering Heights

Good novel in many ways. There are some great movie adaptations as well.
Comment by Carrie on November 13, 2009 at 2:09am
Hello atheists who love to read! I read mostly general fiction, I have really been into the classics lately (I recently read Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, and Tale of Two Cities) I just finished reading Stiff by Mary Roach. It was a very good book, easy to read, funny and informative and I just started The Color Purple by Alice Walker! And I just got a new book shelf and in the water cooler forum I have a post requesting suggestions on where I should put my bibles if anyone has suggestions!
Comment by AtheistsAreUs on November 12, 2009 at 8:10pm
ItsJustMatt: I read that book in Jr. High some thirty+ years ago. I believe its well known and publicised not only for its human rights history, but its challange to personal biases in ways that your average student never faces.
Comment by Stephen Goldin on November 8, 2009 at 1:28pm
There's a very nice review of my book Polly! here (in addition to the ones within the Nexus Book Club itself). I might point out that the site's "Headmaster," Frank Vevle, lives in Norway, so his English might appear a bit broken--but it's infinitely better than my Norse, so I'm not criticizing.

BTW, if you like reading or writing reviews of SFF, you might consider joining his site and becoming a member of his community.
Comment by Friend of Dorothy on November 1, 2009 at 4:56pm
I admire all you heavy readers, but as I find the years passing I am more into the themes that get the blood racing, action, adventure etc. such as James Patterson and James Rollins. Cliff hangers at the end of each chapter, surprise villains and mysterious objects to find and explore. I find I set aside less and less time to ponder the deep hidden meanings of anything except whats for lunch. Still....thanks for the site where I can jot a note or two now and then.
Comment by A Former Member on October 25, 2009 at 7:44pm
Matt, thanks for posting that, but you've never read that book, or heard of it? We had to read it in high school. In fact, I graduated from the town where this man lived (Mansfield, TX). He was already dead by that time, but his widow's second husband came and spoke to our class. In the book it mentions the townspeople hanging an effigy of him at the downtown interesection of Main and (? - can't remember). I drove past that spot hundreds of times.
Comment by It's just Matt on October 25, 2009 at 3:17pm
Came across this interesting and disturbing adventure/book

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8318628.stm
Comment by Chris Highland on October 24, 2009 at 12:54pm
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, I highly recommend David Reynold's John Brown: Abolitionist. Here's a short JB video by the "Nature Chaplain."
Comment by D.O.S on October 18, 2009 at 8:56am
In case you haven't come across it yet a cool site for bibliophiles is Librarything.

http://www.librarything.com/

I'm a member (DavidOS95)
Comment by Rick on October 16, 2009 at 10:51pm
I first heard of Frank Scheffer back during the summer when Dr. Tiller was killed. He was on MSNBC. He and his father help found the Religious Right. He talked about the killing of Tiller. He said that there were those evangelicals who were celebrating big time the killing of Tiller.
I found this man interesting considering I was once a member of the Republican Party when it was still the Republican Party and the religious crazies came in.
Well I got the book last week. Boy, you talk about someone who has exposed these people for what they really are and has suffered the price for it.
And the man has suffered.
Honestly I'm glad I'm an atheist. Living without fear or hysteria.
As Schaeffer says, this country has become the "United States of Hysteria."
It's not a book you can just sit down and read. It's one you read a bit, put it down, and come back to later. In a way, it's just too much to take in with one reading.
I suggest you give it a thumbing through.
 
 
 

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