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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: 825
Latest Activity: Dec 3

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

New books on the secular life

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Randall Smith Oct 23. 1 Reply

Haruki Murakami

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Michael Mann Sep 7. 1 Reply

"Cli-fi"

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 31. 4 Replies

top 10

Started by Jeffrey. Last reply by Nick Bottom Aug 23. 17 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

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Comment by Randall Smith on December 3, 2014 at 7:22am

I'm a glutton for punishment. First I read about the Supreme Court, which makes my blood boil. Now, I just finished reading about the "Secret Service", specifically about how they protect the presidents and family, etc. They "blow it" on so many levels. It was interesting to get the scoop on the off camera personalities of first family members. Hillary Clinton comes off as a real bitch. Not surprised.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 20, 2014 at 7:50am

The book mentions many "ignorant" statements made by S.C. conservative members. Their opinions (and prejudices) come out bold and loud.

Comment by Joseph P on November 19, 2014 at 3:10pm

Wasn't there some comment by one of the justices, in the Citizens United decision, about how allowing unlimited, unaccountable money into the political process would not lead to corruption?  How could someone seriously say something like that?

Comment by Randall Smith on November 19, 2014 at 7:36am

In The Case Against the Supreme Court, Erwin Chemerinsky discusses various rulings over the years that were ridiculous then and now, from Dred Scott to Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. It's quite an indictment. Of course, we liberals know all about the injustices and stupidity the Supreme Court has ruled on and shown. The author does suggest some changes, but they'll never happen. 

Comment by Randall Smith on October 20, 2014 at 7:11am

Simply going to recommend Barbara Ehrenreich"s new book, Living with a Wild God ("A nonbeliever's search for the truth about everything"). Older women would especially like it, I would imagine.

Comment by Don on October 18, 2014 at 9:18am

Nick--book sales will consist mostly of hard copies.  I'm doing in-store events here and there, reading and signing.  Those distant buyers who would like signed copies may buy them through me (for $16) or through our local indie bookstore here in Vermont, Green Mountain Books.

Comment by Don on October 18, 2014 at 9:11am

Thanks, Randall! Jerry Coyne says it would make a good gift for heathen teens.  I say it makes an even better gift for any theistic teens you may know! 

Nick, it's available as a trade paperback--and it's a handsome, welli-designed book, too.  The silky matte cover has a warm feel to it, something lacking (obviously) from the ebook experience.  This (this contrast) is a subject I've written about over on my website, if you're interested: "Science has great news for people who read actual books."

Comment by Randall Smith on October 18, 2014 at 7:24am
Impressive, Don! Good luck with sales and such.
Comment by Don on October 17, 2014 at 9:28am

Thanks, Joan--the Richard Dawkins Foundation picked up Jerry's mention, too.  That's a big help.  It's so hard these days for a new book to gain any traction in a crowded market, especially with the current lack of reviewers and reviews in general.  But if this one catches on, it could become pretty controversial.  That helps, too.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 17, 2014 at 9:13am

Here is the Twitter post:

Polly and the One and Only World by Don Bredes |

 
 
 

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