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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Postby Aphritha » 27 Sep 2012, 16:08

A book on Ancient Egypt.


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Postby Ade Sundog » 10 Oct 2012, 10:36

The Living Earth Manual of Feng-Shui

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Stephen Skinner

History and uses of Feng Shui in ancient China. Interesting, and baffling at times.
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Postby Beorthwulf » 11 Oct 2012, 19:03

Daughter of Tintagel by Fay Sampson, the complete omnibus. It's a thoroughly enjoyable and compelling look at Morgan's life during Arthur's early days told by her nurse, a nun from tintagel, a blacksmith, Taliesin and Morgan herself...as a student of the bardic it's a beautiful extension to the story of Taliesin...highly recommended!
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Postby Ade Sundog » 21 Oct 2012, 20:13

The Immense Journey

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Loren Eiseley


A visionary book on evolution. Well worth seeking out :)
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Postby KeithS » 18 May 2013, 09:23

I seem to have come to an end of downloading free (legitimately so) books from Amazon and Project Gutenberg - although Gutenberg has a never-ending and ever-increasing supply - highly recommended (www.gutenberg.org).
Having done that, I have had to resort to reading a few! I am concentrating mainly on the classics, which I read many years ago and am now re-discovering them - I obviously didn't pay much attention in the past.

Both Dickens and Hardy are still wonderful reads and also still relevant. My big disappointment is with D H Lawrence - very stilted, long-winded and, to my mind, mysoginistic - I won't be picking him up again. H G Wells is also worth a read, although somewhat dated.

I don't go for much modern fiction. I did recently enjoy "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruis Zafon - mystery, detective and with a background of books.
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Postby Fox » 18 May 2013, 14:03

I have about half a dozen books I've started and now need to prioritise and work through. First up is "The Enchantress of Florence" by Salman Rushdie. Really enjoyable and a joy for a storyteller to read.
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Postby Opal » 19 May 2013, 20:42

I'm working my way through Wolf Hall. It has some brilliant moments in it (such as when Cromwell as a child witnessed the burning of a woman at the stake, and how citizens responded to outbreaks of plague), but I keep losing track of who all the characters are. It has definitely made me more interested in the Tudors.

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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Postby treegod » 19 May 2013, 21:50

Persona by... I don't remember.

Le Petit Prince, in French, though it's been missing for a few days.

The Measure of the Magic by Terry Brooks, very in interesting.

And a book on the Spanish language.

I think there's a few more books laying around, but I don't remember what right now...

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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Postby ShadowCat » 20 May 2013, 08:19

On my last trip to Glastonbury I picked up a copy of "f*** it, the ultimate spiritual way"... I'm finding it both hilarious reading material and true on a very profound level.

*edit: I typed the f-word fullout since it's part of the title, but the forum cleaned up my act... quit funny*
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Postby treegod » 20 May 2013, 08:22

I think I have f**it too. It is good. :)

Another book I have on the go: The Road to Middle Earth.

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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Postby Crinia » 20 May 2013, 10:29

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures
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Postby Opal » 20 May 2013, 17:29

On my last trip to Glastonbury I picked up a copy of "f*** it, the ultimate spiritual way"... I'm finding it both hilarious reading material and true on a very profound level.

*edit: I typed the f-word fullout since it's part of the title, but the forum cleaned up my act... quit funny*
I was thinking of getting that for my mum (she has the world on her shoulders and could say f*** it a bit more).

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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Postby elementalheart » 22 May 2013, 08:27

Stephen King The Dark Tower (vol 7) - it feels relevant to my own journey right now.
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Postby Kris Hughes » 22 May 2013, 17:00

Behaving as if the God in All Life Mattered by M S Wright. The first part is a harrowing account of her childhood, the next part is about gardening, just getting to the final part...
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Postby ShadowCat » 23 May 2013, 07:39

I'm just starting in "Living with Honour, A Pagan Ethics" by Emma Restal Orr. It's thoughtprovoking but a slow read. A lot of info in every line.
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the callings of the universe

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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Postby kukl » 23 May 2013, 23:06

Revenge of the lawn / Richard Brautigan. Tales of everyday events told in an amazing and thought provoking way.
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Postby feranaja » 26 Jun 2013, 01:07

I can see this thread making a serious dent in my bank account - just this one page and I had to jot down several new titles.
I just finished Under the Ivy: a Biography of Kate Bush, which was actually very good. I'm one of those "14 books on the go" people; struggling a bit with The Forest house by Marion Zimmer Bradley( it's a bit slow so far), but loving Book one of the Bridei Chronicles ( Juliet Marieller). I also just finished Nocturne: On the life and Death of my brother, by Helen Humphreys (riveting for me as I lost my younger brother too, 9 years ago) , and a re-read of the wonderful "Tribe of Tiger" by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas.

I just ordered Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, too.
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Postby Aoife » 26 Jun 2013, 04:31

World War Z (again)

I love zombies. :grin:
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Postby elementalheart » 26 Jun 2013, 08:17

Now working slowly through Healing Threads: Traditional Medicines of the Highlands & Islands by Mary Beith.
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Postby shirley mclaren » 27 Jun 2013, 05:52

Someone mentioned "the druid way" by PCG. Absolutely fabulous book. Has reminded me to seek it out from my bookshelves and read it again for the third (or fourth) timel :D
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