What book are you currently reading? (Page 2)
Metaphorguy: I read the Alchemist and didn't like it, it was too simple. I just ordered Manuel del guerrero de la luz from the library to brush up on my Spanish.
I'm currently reading The Dummies Guide to Auto Repair.
chronology: @ The Boot. Actually Dan Browns Da Vinci Code is well researched. The trouble is he filled the Book with his P.O.V. which is agnostic to say the least. There is a curious incident in history that Dan Brown either missed or decided not to put in the Book. The Roman Emperor Domitian tried to reestablish the old Roman God system after the death of Nero. He persecuted Christians and other religious groups. He questioned Christians about what their Religion was about, but found it either nonsense or unbelievable. So he sent orders to have the relatives of Jesus tracked down and questioned to get a first hand account of what happened in Jerusalem at the time. The Roman Guards sent to Jerusalem could only find cousins of Jesus. It seems they told the Roman Guards what Domitian already heard in Rome. We have few details of this incident. All we know is the Roman Guard never killed Jesus's cousins for some reason.
miss gege: book of Black Magic-Arthur Edward Waite
(research for my new book)
Metaphorguy: whatever one irrational polytheistic mystic religion is replaced by another irrational monotheistic mystic religion.
Metaphorguy: I'm reading the Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton. I've read another book of his and I'm a huge fan, but it's written completely differently. It's hard to imagine that there wasn't any television in the 19th century.
HeyIHaveNipplesToo: Last spring, i read a book entitled 'The Kite Runner'. Emotionally powerful, the only book ive read that seriously choked me up while reading it. Couldnt put it down. Cant remember the author's name, but i understand they made a movie out of it. If it catches any emotions the book does, it will be a tear jerker.
All the more powerful in it's simple and innocent writing style.
Metaphorguy: babycakes, isn't that a book for men. Why are you reading it if you don't mind me asking?
Ash: The lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of The Satanic Metal Underground, by Michael Moynihan.
It's a wild read and an interesting story even if you aren't much into Black Metal, like myself...Brutal stuff. Finished it in a couple days.
Belle_Sunshine: I heard freakanomics is a good read, my biology teacher last semester was really pushing it on the class. Perhaps after I am done reading what I've got now I will try that one out.
Currently I am reading.. "A Brief History of Henry VIII"
Metaphorguy: I'll give you a brief history of Henry VIII. He wanted a male heir and went through about 8 wives to find one, killing each that didn't give him one. If he only knew that his Y chromosome was needed to produce a male, hence his fault, they might still have lived in the dark and ignorant times of the 16th century.
Oh by the way Freakonomics is great. It pointed out a lot of things I didn't know about social issues. Every Republican should be forced to read it before heading to the polls.
flashie: @casa, y freakonomics is a great read. v much enjoyed it.
im on secret teachings of all ages by manly hall atm and hows your dad? living in the shadow of a rock star by zoe howe.
im looking forward to reading jay z's book after those.
Tayrea: I am reading The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen, a friend of mine introduced me to her books and I fell in love with her, anyone else read her? Give me a shout if you wanna chat about her books.