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The OT Book Club & Literary Society, week of 11-11



If we can have a weekly Monday Night Raw thread I figger we can have a weekly book thread

Feel free to discuss old books, new books, good books, bad books...

Short story of the week:
"Parker Adderson, Philosopher" by Ambrose Bierce
Read it online, discuss it here, smoke if you got 'em

Carl Sagan’s Reading List



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Few are the heroes of modern history more “successful” and inspired than the great Carl Sagan, and his 1954 reading list, part of his papers recently acquired by the Library of Congress, speaks to precisely this blend of wide-angle, cross-disciplinary curiosity and focused, in-field expertise — and is balanced with a healthy approach to reading and “non-reading”, with some books read “in whole” and others “in part.” (Sagan, as we know, was an avid advocate of books.)

Besides books immediately relevant to Sagan’s work as a scientist and educator in cosmology and astrophysics, he took great care to also touch on history, philosophy, religion, the arts, social science, and psychology. A small but revealing sample, fodder for your own cognitive bookshelf:



Book jackets of Pride and Prejudice juiced up for the Twilight set




The Most Important Lesson Schools Can Teach Kids About Reading: It's Fun









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Reading Case Closed by Gerald Posner in honor of JFK this month.





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:princess:





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Did you bleed on your notebook?





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Reading Case Closed by Gerald Posner in honor of JFK this month
Read something for equal time like the new book Hidden History






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Oh OK I get it


This post was edited on 11/11 at 10:27 am


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Anyone else singed up for the weekly The Bitter Southerner? It is short stories.

The Bitter Southerner


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Started reading Greg Iles's The Devil's Punchbowl. He will have a new book coming out that follows the story of Penn Cage and Natchez.



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The Bitter Southerner

bookmarked to check out later






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Reading "The Phenomenon of Man" by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin





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Reading "The Phenomenon of Man" by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
and... what do you think

might want to give people a quick bio of him






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It is a very interesting book. Pierre was a French Jesuit priest. He was a paleontologist, and he codiscovered the "Peking Man" fossils. Being a Catholic back then, the 1920's, these discoveries presented a problem with Catholic teachings. His writings were to reconcile science and faith. However, the Catholic Church censored him and forbade him from publishing his writings. It was only recently that his teachings were found not to contradict Catholic teachings, and his writings were released.

It is a book on philosophy, mankind, the universe, God, you name it. The book really encompasses everything.






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Traveling this weekend...need suggestions of a good audiobook. I already have "The Shining" sequel cued up. Anything to pass the time...





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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
For anyone who has seen the terrible old movie The Shoes of the Fisherman, the character of the priest who stands church trial for his writings is based on de Chardin






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For anyone who has seen the terrible old movie The Shoes of the Fisherman, the character of the priest who stands church trial for his writings is based on de Chardin



Really?! Thanks, Kafka! I will see if I can find it!






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The Song of the Lark - Willa Cather





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need suggestions of a good audiobook

Check out The Old Time Radio Thread . My first post has links to some great Sci Fi and mystery shows you can DL free






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TSOTF was a bestselling novel, I'm sure you can find it at the library





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Damn, Kafka. That thread you linked is awesome.





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A new Bitter Southerner came out today, but I suggest starting with the first story by the editor then the story by Patterson Hood of the Drive-by Truckers.

First article from the Bitter Southerner






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Anyone else singed up for the weekly The Bitter Southerner? It is short stories.

The Bitter Southerner




Never heard of it till now but really enjoyed the two essays I just read. Thanks for the rec.






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