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I've noticed that many of the recommendation tools/websites I've tried, tend to lead me into a circle - if you ... & B. We've already read books A, B & C, dangnabit! Are there any D, F & G recommendations?

I kind of hate to plug them, but I've found that if you take the time to tune up Amazon's recommendations they're surprisingly excellent for finding D, F, and G. It does require some effort, though.

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

Prouder than ever to be a member of the reality-based community
http://www.librarything.com/unsuggester

That's not bad. I put in The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and got
74 titles back that I'd obviously have no interest in. And TheNorton Anthology of English Literature (Vol. 1).
Er, make that 73. Buddhism Without Beliefs sounds promising as well.

Mark Shaw (And Baron) moc TOD liamg TA wahsnm == "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a man and his dog." -Twain
@panix3.panix.com: I put in Accidental Tourist (one of my faves) ... to biblical doctrine Don't waste your life by John Piper

Every single book I entered came back that I should NOT read John Piper. Ether I'm the polar opposite of everything he's ever written, or this site was built as a secret attempt to undermine his book sales :-) Tara

I think it's possible that we are both wasting our lives, according to Mr. Piper. Yet somehow I am happy!

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Max the Pomeranian
& Rosalie the calico cat
Every single book I entered came back that I should ... a secret attempt to undermine his book sales :-) Tara

I think it's possible that we are both wasting our lives, according to Mr. Piper. Yet somehow I am happy!

Oh, I am extremely happy that I'm not Not Wasting My Life in Piper's peculiar little way.
Hey, it got me to look up Christian Hedonism though. That was weird. I was expecting something else though, as I used to know a Christian Hedonist of a different ilk. That's when I found out there are actually Christian Swingers. Who knew? I don't think that's what Piper was talking about though. heh
Tara
Hey, it got me to look up Christian Hedonism though. That was weird. I was expecting something else though, as I used to know a Christian Hedonist of a different ilk. That's when I found out there are actually Christian Swingers. Who knew?

I recently read something about a new Christian men's movement - they're concerned that a lot of men find church and its emphasis on, you know, peace, love, kindness, and all that crap feminizing and so they're trying to bring a new muscularity to Christianity. The new muscularity apparently consists of a lot of swearing, shooting guns, and whatnot.

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

Prouder than ever to be a member of the reality-based community
Hey, it got me to look up Christian Hedonism though. ... I found out there are actually Christian Swingers. Who knew?

I recently read something about a new Christian men's movement - they're concerned that a lot of men find church ... bring a new muscularity to Christianity. The new muscularity apparently consists of a lot of swearing, shooting guns, and whatnot.

Wait. What's new about Christian men doing all that stuff? I figured they'd cornered that market a few hundred years ago.
Tara
Wait. What's new about Christian men doing all that stuff? I figured they'd cornered that market a few hundred years ago.

Yeah, but now they've got permission. From whom, I'm not sure.
http://www.latimes.com/news/la-na-godmen7dec07,1,6460310.story
Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

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"chris jung" (Email Removed) said in
Nearly every page had underlined sentences!, circled words!, exclamation points!, arrows!, and comments! in BOTH blue and red ink. Did ... could possibly read such messes. Fortunately I discovered I am able to tune-out written noise and did enjoy reading them.

When I was in engineering school, I saw a lot of hi-lited and annotated texts at the university used book place (there was one with "Fermat" scrawled in a margin, but that's another story).

I'd always look through them, and usually discard them. Once in a while there'd be a gem. Of course, these texts were not even half price and I'm easily annoyed by those who hi-lite absolutely everything. I'm also annoyed by those who correct real and imagined mistakes in library books.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Wait. What's new about Christian men doing all that stuff?

Now It's Official!
'Peace, love and turning the other cheek is for sissies! Come join us as we shoot stuff'. I can see how that'd be a selling point for some people I know.
Suja
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