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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.

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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
Audible.com
BookCrossing.com
BookMooch.com
The Internet Archive
LibraryThing.com
LibriVox.org
Project Gutenburg
Shelfari.com

Discussion Forum

Top 5 Books on Atheism

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Gerald Payne on Thursday. 5 Replies

Why do they all have "happy endings"

Started by Cory D Wells. Last reply by sk8eycat Jan 22. 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

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

Currently Reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

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

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Comment by Cupcake on July 28, 2009 at 9:27pm
Lydia, I hope you will let me know what you think of it.

Sarah, Thanks for that link!
Comment by lydia z. on July 28, 2009 at 3:33pm
I just realized that he is the author of "Thunderbolt Kid". I love him. I just reserved it at the library.
Comment by Cupcake on July 28, 2009 at 2:22pm
It is very interesting! I especially like the audio version as the author reads it himself. He has a great voice that grabs & holds your attention. He describes general sciences like paleontology, astronomy, chemistry, geology & particle physics in a way that anyone can understand.

I barely passed my science classes as a kid, because I thought it was boring & way over my head. (I always thought I was too stupid for science.) From the first moment my husband turned on this audiobook I was entranced. My children reacted the same way and they were only 4 & 6 at the time. We have listened to it many times since. It's a "must have" for long road trips and a great way to introduce children to science.

I can't praise this audiobook enough!
Comment by lydia z. on July 28, 2009 at 2:05pm
cupcake: My kids listened to Hitchens and Dawkins as well. The pronouncement of my 9 yr old? "There is no god because there is no proof." She cracks me up! I bet they would love a short history of everything as well.
Comment by lydia z. on July 28, 2009 at 2:01pm
Dallas... your bio and pictures are amazing. I've only been able to skim them at work but I will devour them tonight.
Comment by Cupcake on July 28, 2009 at 1:45pm
As a stay-at-home mom to two young boys, I LOVE audiobooks because I can share them with my children (ages 6 & 8) without getting a sore throat from reading aloud. We have listened to all of the Harry Potter books and they are fascinated by "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson. They want to listen to that one over & over. Lately, we have been playing Dawkins' "The God Delusion" in the car and they go silent in the backseat.
Good stuff!
Comment by lydia z. on July 28, 2009 at 10:11am
I commute daily for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. So most of my reading is done per audio. I try to get some reading in at night and I in downtimes I'll have something to read on my phone. Right now I am reading Kindness In A Cruel World: The Evolution Of Altruism by Nigel Barber. I am listening to The First Human: The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors by Ann Gibbons and I am rereading The Origen of Species on my i phone. I LOVE technology;)
Comment by Crazy Cat Lady on July 21, 2009 at 6:10pm
http://awfullibrarybooks.wordpress.com/

Funny site.
Comment by Aiden on July 15, 2009 at 9:42am
Just got this via eSkeptic:

Free Audio Download of a Chapter from "Why Darwin Matters", by Michael Shermer.

In the opening chapter of Why Darwin Matters, Michael Shermer recounts his voyage to and research in the Galapagos islands with Frank Sulloway as they retraced Darwin’s footsteps to better understand how the British naturalist discovered natural selection; Shermer then explains what evolution is, and how he began college as a creationist and how, in time, he came to realize that evolutionary theory was true and one of the greatest explanatory theories in the history of science.
Comment by Jennifer E. on July 14, 2009 at 1:49pm
Hello! I'm new to AN and pretty much to atheism as well. I'm a children's librarian, so I read A LOT of children's literature. But, I try to sneak an adult book in here and there! I mostly read fiction. Not really picky about the genre, just whatever looks good. I hardly ever read nonfiction, but have recently been reading a lot of it, due to my new-found atheism. In that vein, I really loved Hitchens, Dawkins, Barker, John Allen Paulos, and Victor Stenger. Looking forward to talking books with all of you!
 

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