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Open Club  ·  19 members

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Ordinary people have big tvs. Extraordinary people have big libraries

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  1. What's new in this club
  2. The best book

    Why is the bible the best book, especially the Old Testament? I don't want to sidetrack the topic, but for me, it's a horrible book filled with horrific and gruesome mass murders, homophobia, misogyny, and so on.
  3. What are you currently reading?

    I am a teacher at a community college. I teach Nepali language and literature and pedagogy. As a teacher, I do a lot of reading. I read books on the subjects I teach. However, I also read other books. Currently, I am reading Japanese haiku translated into English. haiku is Japanese style poetry that has 17 syllables and is basically about nature.
  4. What are you currently reading?

    I am reading We're Watching You. It is a UK novel that involves a missing woman. A woman who has a difficult past, and a woman who heard about her plans for the evening. It is a mystery thriller sort of novel. I like it, but it has too many characters in it. More characters than it needs.
  5. What are you currently reading?

    Look like a book I’ll add to my list to read 🤔 I don’t know if I will be able to read something like that... torture baby’s to death doesn’t sounds like a relaxing story 😔 Yeap... academics books are no my kind of books 😋
  6. The best book

    I love that saga so much that I just watch the first movie because I felt that was so different... happen the same when I read the hunger games.
  7. The best book

    For me i think that the best book that I've read is 'men are form mars, women are from Venus'. I was able to understand my partner more because of that book. It was really very informative. It tells me things that I really don't understand about men.
  8. What are you currently reading?

    Right now, I am re-reading the fault in our stars. I really like to re-read books that I like. Especially those that I can relate with. I think that the main character in this book is just like me. I like watching people and I am always happy socializing.
  9. What are you currently reading?

    I enjoy reading. I try to read one book a week at a minimum. Sometimes it's possible, sometimes it's not.This month on my list are four books. Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris, Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown, The Hollywood Commandments by Devon Franklin and The Presidents Keepers by Jacques Pauw. I'm currently reading nos 2 on my list Braving the Wilderness. I like Brene's advise but for some reason I'm finding it really hard to read this book, so I'm practically skimming. Maybe because it's nothing new, It's similar to her previous works and I don't really like books that are based on Research studies, too academic for my taste!
  10. The best book

    For me, the best book that I've read so far was the Divergent trilogy. Every scene were very detailed compares to the movie. All are loaded with actions and lets you have a clearer imagination in mind. Everything were so on point and the plot was great.
  11. What are you currently reading?

    I am currently reading Mine by Robert McCammon. It is a mystery thriller book in which the main character was a woman who was once a victim of violence. She steals babies and torture them to death. It was really cringy and makes you wish that someone like her doesn't really exist.
  12. What are you currently reading?

    I am currently reading one of Kate Wilhelm's psychological fictions. It's entitled The Deepest Water. This book is about the murder case of a well-known author. The characters were carefully crafted. The plots are really captivating. It's full of irresistable puzzles which capture the readers until the further pages of the book.
  13. What are you currently reading?

    According to Sitchins Earth Chronicle Books and to his lectures which is available in YouTube, The Bible's Old Testament was widely edited and summarized. It was a part of an ancient text carved in stone blocks discovered at I think it was in Nineveh the ancient city which was discovered and these blocks are being deciphered up until now. These engraved stone blocks which dates back to several millennia documents the creation of earth up until Adam and Eve and ends with the Great Flood. I think the story is called 'Enuma Elish' and is widely discussed in Sitchins first book - The 12th Planet. Which I consider as one of the most informative books I've ever read.
  14. What are you currently reading?

    Wow! Awesome researcher, you have there. I have listened and watched some of his videos on Youtube. I was very curious about his findings. I was reading a lot about the book of Enoch and Zechariah Sitchin caught my attention. I suppose you've already watched the following: This is very informative. Somehow it connects with the book of Enoch. And all the more asking the question "why did they not include the book of Enoch in the canonized bible? And I have some few assumptions as to why.
  15. What are you currently reading?

    It happen the same when I read “The longest Ride” and “The Beat of Me” ... too many chapters a little long but still with somethings that keeps you interested in the story... Mostly of his books are like that... still for some reason I like Nicholas Sparks 😊
  16. What are you currently reading?

    The first one that you mention looks like a very interesting suggestion... thanks for sharing 😊
  17. What are you currently reading?

    I'm currently reading "Brownies" by ZZ Packer for a literature class I'm taking. We're learning about various storytelling elements and this week's themes is "bullies", so we're reading works that focus on that theme. It's really interesting, actually and worth a read if you're interested. I'm also working through American Born Chinese, which is a graphic novel which goes into a young man's immigration to America and how he struggles to fit in to American culture when he starts attending school here.
  18. What are you currently reading?

    I didn't know Che Guevera actually wrote the book. I know who he is. I remember the movie being about him now that you mention it. I thought I had read the book or part of it, but I may have just seen the movie.
  19. The best book

    The best book that I ever read is Book of Enoch. The Book of Enoch (also 1 Enoch;Ge'ez: መጽሐፈ ሄኖክ mets’iḥāfe hēnoki) is an ancient Jewish religious work, ascribed by tradition to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah, although modern scholars estimate the older sections (mainly in the Book of the Watchers) to date from about 300 BC, and the latest part (Book of Parables) probably to the first century BC.It is not part of the biblical canon as used by Jews, apart from Beta Israel. Most Christian denominations and traditions may accept the Books of Enoch as having some historical or theological interest, but they generally regard the Books of Enoch as non-canonical or non-inspired. It is regarded as canonical by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church, but not by any other Christian groups.It is wholly extant only in the Ge'ez language, with Aramaic fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls and a few Greek and Latin fragments. For this and other reasons, the traditional Ethiopian belief is that the original language of the work was Ge'ez, whereas non-Ethiopian scholars tend to assert that it was first written in either Aramaic or Hebrew; Ephraim Isaac suggests that the Book of Enoch, like the Book of Daniel, was composed partially in Aramaic and partially in Hebrew. No Hebrew version is known to have survived. It is asserted in the book itself that its author was Enoch, before the Biblical Flood.Some of the authors of the New Testament were familiar with some of the content of the story.[4] A short section of 1 Enoch (1:9) is cited in the New Testament, Epistle of Jude, Jude 1:14–15, and is attributed there to "Enoch the Seventh from Adam" (1 En 60:8), although this section of 1 Enoch is a mid rash on Deuteronomy. Several copies of the earlier sections of 1 Enoch were preserved among the Dead Sea Scrolls.I found learned a lot from this book and it change the way I live. It is the keeps the very secrets of the bible from the time of Noah. If you want to read this book you can download the ebook here : http://scriptural-truth.com/images/BookOfEnoch.pdf
  20. What are you currently reading?

    What I am reading right now is a book called "Conjugal Dictatorship". This book reports on the best laid plans that paved the way to the Philippines' dark history: the imposition of martial law in 1972 and the schemes that built and held its infrastructure. Drawing data from his work as Marcos's media adviser before his defection in 1975, Primitivo Mijares exposes the massive corruption and military abuses under the regime, which has left the nation in ruins. Forty years after its first publication, the book, in this revised and annotated edition, reminds Filipinos of their past that remains a present threat.
  21. What are you currently reading?

    Ever since my university days, I was told about reading the book 48 laws of power but I kept holding back on getting the book to read. But just the past month, I made up my mind and went to the nearest bookstore and purchased the book. Since I started reading the book, I haven't missed a day without reading one law of power that was discussed in the book. In fact, I'm already falling in love with reading the book which I took so long in getting to read.
  22. What are you currently reading?

    I am currently reading a novel entitled A Bend in the Road written by Nicholas Sparks.This book was with me for the longest time and if I had not been sick and needed to stay in bed, I wouldn't be able to start reading this. I've watched "The Notebook", so this got me interested in his novels. So far so good, there are some chapters that got too slow but some are interesting enough to make me keep on reading.
  23. The best book

    There are two books that changed my life, the first one is The Bible, for obvious reasons, it's the best book ever. I particularly like the Old Testament. The second is a small book titled "How to Meditate" by Le Shan. As the title says, it teaches the novice the steps as well as the benefits and dangers of meditation. This book is banned in some countries. And I'm not recommending it to be read by the uninitiated.
  24. What are you currently reading?

    I'm reading Sitchin's When Time Began, it's part of the Earth Chronicles and is really an eye opener for ancient astronomy buffs. This book talks about the beginning of time measurement, and answers the question, Who invented time? and links it to the aliens that visited earth eons ago. It's one of Zechariah's best books.
  25. The best book

    So far I think it would Purpose driven life. It would make you realize what the true purpose of your existence in this world. We all know that we are not here on earth for nothing. The problem is that most of us do not really know what our true purpose in life is. This book would definitely help you think and reflect why God created you and what your true purpose in life is.
  26. What are you currently reading?

    The motorcycle diaries book was written by Ernesto Che Guevara who was a Argentinian-Cuban revolutionary... never read that book and never watch the movie... Gabriel Garcia Marquez was Colombian-Mexican and has a bunch a good books 😊
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