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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

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

Top 5 Books on Atheism

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

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 Plinius on February 16, 2015 at 8:50am

Sorry, I wasn't clear enough, Randall. It was a guidebook that I bought in the museum: a time travellers' guide. Other time travellers' guidebooks I know of are by Ian Mortimer - one to Elizabethan England and the other one to the Middle Ages. We only have to wait till someone builds a time machine - but we have at least something interesting (and funny) to read!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 16, 2015 at 8:10am

Chris, of course the Egyptians aren't too happy that so much of their "valuables" has been "stolen" from them over the years. Still, the museum is a lot cheaper than actually going to Egypt! Glad you enjoyed the guided tour.

Comment by Plinius on February 15, 2015 at 9:39am

in too-ee kheper-kooee em djeda yoo-ee her wetjes pay daeeoo? Does this loincloth make me look fat?

From the lovely tourist guide I found in the Museum of Antiquity yesterday - Ancient Egypt on 5 deben a day. A beautiful Thames & Hudson edition.

Comment by Plinius on January 22, 2015 at 7:47am

I liked Polly.

Comment by Don on January 22, 2015 at 7:18am

An atheist witch?  You bet!  Let me keep my friends here apprised of the status of POLLY, my edgy YA fantasy featuring a maiden witch of tender ability in the craft as she navigates her way through the perils presented by a much diminished future America.  Her hateful pursuers are Christian dominionists.  If they catch her, they'll kill her. 

It's so difficult these days in such a crowded market for books to garner any notice, much less praise, from prominent, professional reviewers. "Foreword Reviews" is a quarterly with a wide audience, both online and in print. This one will appear next month in their spring Children's/YA edition.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2015 at 1:00am

These book recommendations sound like ones I enjoy. I presenly have a stack of books beside my bed and another stack in my Kindle. I am a speed reader, except for science books and poetry. I don't think there are years enough left for me to read them. 

I like having recommendations so that I don't have to start a bummer and waste time. 

Comment by Randall Smith on January 21, 2015 at 7:36am

Hello. It's only me again, recommending a book. This one is The Organized Mind (Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload), by Daniel J. Levitin. It's all good, but the chapter I liked best was "Organizing Information for the Hardest Decisions". Those decisions were about surgeries--necessary or not, especially prostrate (98% are NOT!). We've been duped into thinking they're lifesaving. Anyway, fascinating book.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 9, 2015 at 7:40am

Here's another super book I just read: The Human Age, by Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper's Wife. Not only contents are great, but Ackerman is a superb writer.

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.

 

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