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No new posts The Martian - by Andy Weir

Book #142: October, November & December 2015 (Fiction) • Book Discussion Leader: We need a volunteer!

This is a discussion of the book AND movie! Movie Release Date: Oct. 2, 2015

"The Martian" by Andy Weir is available as paperback, Kindle, hardcover or audible format. This is a 3-month discussion period so please join at any time.

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.

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Sun May 29, 2016 9:17 am

JudyM

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No new posts Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser - by Guy P. Harrison

Book #141: October, November & December 2015 (Non-Fiction) • Discussion Leader: youkrst

Buy the book as a paperback or Kindle download and join the discussion! This is a 3-month discussion period so there is plenty of time to get involved.

Critical-thinking skills are essential for life in the 21st century. In this follow-up to his introductory guide Think, and continuing his trademark of hopeful skepticism, Guy Harrison demonstrates in a detailed fashion how to sort through bad ideas, unfounded claims, and bogus information to drill down to the most salient facts.

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Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:05 am

Harry Marks

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No new posts The Post-American World: Release 2.0 - by Fareed Zakaria

Book #140: August, September and October 2015 (Non-Fiction) • Discussion Leader: Dexter

Buy the book as a paperback, hard cover, audio book or Kindle download and join the discussion! This is a 3-month discussion period so there is plenty of time to get involved.

“This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else.” So begins Fareed Zakaria’s blockbuster on the United States in the twenty-first century, and the trends he identifies have proceeded faster than anyone anticipated.

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Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:53 am

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No new posts Go Set a Watchman: A Novel - by Harper Lee

Book #139: August, September and October 2015 (Fiction) • Book Discussion Leader: Penelope

Go Set a Watchman is available as paperback, Kindle, hardcover or audible format. This is a 3-month discussion period so please join at any time.

A historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

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Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:27 pm

Penelope

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No new posts Flowers for Algernon - by Daniel Keyes

Book #138: June, July & Aug. 2015 (Fiction) • Book Discussion Leader: Robert Tulip

Flowers for Algernon is available as paperback, Kindle, hardcover or audible format. Use whatever edition or version you like. This is a 3-month discussion period so please join at any time.

Oscar-winning film Charly starring Cliff Robertson and Claire Bloom-a mentally challenged man receives an operation that turns him into a genius...and introduces him to heartache.

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Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:47 am

Taylor

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No new posts Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief - by Lawrence Wright

Book #137: May, June and July 2015 (Non-Fiction) • Discussion Leader: We need a volunteer!

Buy the book as an Amazon.com Kindle download or as paperback and join the discussion! This is a 3-month discussion period so there is plenty of time to get involved.

Brilliantly researched, compellingly written, Going Clear pulls back the curtain on one of the most secretive organizations at work today.

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Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:32 am

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No new posts Demon-Haunted World: Science As a Candle in the Dark - by Carl Sagan with Ann Druyan

Book #136: February & March 2015 (Non-Fiction) • Discussion Leader: Penelope

We discussed this book in August of 2002 and decided to do Round 2!

Buy the book as an Amazon.com Kindle download or as paperback and join the discussion!

Are we on the brink of a new Dark Age of irrationality and superstition? In this stirring, brilliantly argued book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Dragons of Eden and Cosmos shows how scientific thinking can cut through prejudice and hysteria and uncover the truth, and how it is necessary to safeguard our democratic institutions and our technical civilization.

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Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:56 pm

LanDroid

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No new posts King Henry IV, Part 1 (Arden Shakespeare: Third Series) (Pt. 1) - by William Shakespeare

Book #135: December 2014 and January 2015 (Fiction) • Book Discussion Leader: Geo

Live chat with William Shakespeare!

King Henry IV is available for free online or in Kindle format either free or close to it. We're using the Arden Shakespeare but you can use whatever edition or version you like. This is a 2-month discussion period so please join at any time. Love Shakespeare? We'll probably soon have a forum dedicated solely to Shakespeare!

David Scott Kastan lucidly explores the remarkable richness and the ambitious design of King Henry IV Part 1 and shows how these complicate any easy sense of what kind of play it is.

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Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:51 pm

curiousreader

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No new posts Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-first Century - by Lex Bayer and John Figdor

Book #134: December 2014, January & February 2015 (Non-Fiction) • Discussion Leader: We need a volunteer!

Buy the book as an Amazon.com Kindle download or as hardcover and join the discussion! This is a 3-month discussion period so there is plenty of time to get involved.

Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart asks an essential question for the 45 million Americans who self-identify as nonreligious: “So, you don’t believe in God; now what?” This question is increasingly important, as one-third of young adults under the age of thirty consider themselves nonreligious. With a scientific eye and an empathetic heart, the authors turn conventional perceptions about atheism on their head.

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Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:15 pm

DWill

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No new posts Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism - by Richard Carrier

Book #133: September, October & November 2014 (Non-Fiction) • Discussion Leader: Robert Tulip

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If God does not exist, then what does? Is there good and evil, and should we care? How do we know what's true anyway? And can we make any sense of this universe, or our own lives? Sense and Goodness without God answers all these questions in lavish detail, without complex jargon.

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Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:55 pm

youkrst

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No new posts Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus – by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Book #132: June, July & August 2014 (Fiction) • Book Discussion Leader: Cattleman

Enjoy 100% FREE Online! or as a paperback. This is a 3-month discussion period join at any time.

Live chat with Frankenstein!

From the imagination of 18-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley, wife of renowned poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, came perhaps the most celebrated monster in history. Created by the Mary Shelley’s fictional Victor Frankenstein, the creature has inhabited nightmares, new editions, and movie screens for nearly two centuries.

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Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:58 pm

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No new posts The Big Questions: Philosophy - Simon Blackburn

Book #131: June, July & August 2014 (Non-Fiction) • Book Discussion Leader: Dexter

Buy the book as an Amazon.com Kindle download or as Hardcover and join the discussion! This is a 3-month discussion period so there is plenty of time to get involved.

What is the meaning of life? Am I free? Why is there something and not nothing? What do we really know? Is there such a thing as society? Can machines think? What is time? How can I deceive myself? Why be good? What fills up space? Can we truly understand each other? Why do things keep on keeping on? Are we rational? What am I? What are my rights? Is truth relative? Do we need God? What is human nature? What is beauty? Is death to be feared?

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Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:18 pm

David Rain

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No new posts Science Was Born of Christianity: The Teaching of Fr. Stanley L. Jaki - by Stacy Trasancos

Book #130: April, May & June 2014 (Non-Fiction) • Book Discussion Leader: Stahrwe

Buy the book as a Amazon.com Kindle download and join the discussion! This is a 3-month discussion period so there is plenty of time to get involved.

It is a stark claim to be sure, but do not reject it until you understand it. This book provides the argument in outline form, to be read beginning to end, one chapter at a time, or referenced when presenting and defending the argument to others.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:19 pm

missbibliophile

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No new posts The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom - by Jonathan Haidt

Book #129: March, April & May 2014 (Non-Fiction) • Book Discussion Leader: Geo & Dexter

Buy the book as a Amazon.com Kindle download or as a Paperback and join the discussion! This is a 3-month discussion period so there is plenty of time to get involved.

Using the wisdom culled from the world's greatest civilizations as a foundation, social psychologist Haidt comes to terms with 10 Great Ideas, viewing them through a contemporary filter to learn which of their lessons may still apply to modern lives.

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Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:27 pm

TheDiamondNet

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No new posts A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One - by George R. R. Martin

Book #128: March, April & May 2014 (Fiction) • Book Discussion Leader: We need a volunteer!

Buy the book as a Amazon.com Kindle download or as a Paper Back and join the discussion! This is a 3-month discussion period so there is plenty of time to get involved. This discussion is open to viewers of the HBO series too! And we'll be discussing the ENTIRE SERIES so join at any time.

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall.

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Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:15 pm

bookgeek12

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No new posts Tempesta's Dream: A Story of Love, Friendship and Opera - by Vincent B. "Chip" LoCoco

Book #127: January, February & March 2014 (Fiction) • Book Discussion Leader: We need a volunteer!

Buy the book as a Amazon.com Kindle download or as a Paper Back and join the discussion! This is a 3-month discussion period so there is plenty of time to get involved.

A story of an aspiring opera singer coming of age in Milan; a tender and moving love story; a testament to the bonds of friendship; and, at its core, a tribute to the beauty, majesty and miracle of opera.

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Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:02 pm

Robert Tulip

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No new posts Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty - by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

Book #126: January, February & March 2014 (Non-Fiction) • Book Discussion Leader: Robert Tulip

Buy the book as a Amazon.com Kindle download or as a Paperback and join the discussion! This is a 3-month discussion period so there is plenty of time to get involved.

Brilliant and engagingly written, "Why Nations Fail" answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

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Sat May 31, 2014 8:05 am

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