Nexus Book Club


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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Latest Activity: on Friday

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
The Internet Archive
Project Gutenburg

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


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


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

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

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

Comment Wall


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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 A Former Member on July 28, 2009 at 2:06pm
Sarah, thanks for that link. I had forgotten about that site.
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 A Former Member on July 28, 2009 at 2:03pm
Thanks Lydia.
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 A Former Member on July 28, 2009 at 1:57pm
A Short History of Nearly Everything sounds interesting. Good your introducing them to books at such a young age. My parents never did anything like that with me.
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 A Former Member on July 28, 2009 at 10:18am
Lydia, I really like audio books as well because I can listen to them at work or while cooking or doing chores. I have a lot of horror short stories on audio (mostly Poe, LeFanu, etc.). I've listened to all the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings on audio, but it is not good unless the person doing it really knows how to read to someone.

Tell me more about Kindness in a Cruel World. If you like The First Human, you might also like Jared Diamond's Collapse, and Guns, Germs and Steel.

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