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Old 03-23-2006   #46 (permalink)
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Embarking on the Mariposa Trail by Mari Pintkowski
It's about a couple from Colorado that moved down by Tulum to build a BB.
Quite interesting, read about it on Playa Maya News.
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"When Jesus Became God" by Richard Rubenstein. The history of the split in the early Christian church over the question of Jesus' divinity. People killing people over differences of opinion on unproveable religious doctrines...sound familiar?

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YOU TWO are my god, I want to read whatever your reading I love the two of you

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"When Jesus Became God" by Richard Rubenstein. The history of the split in the early Christian church over the question of Jesus' divinity. People killing people over differences of opinion on unproveable religious doctrines...sound familiar?

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Started reading El Zahir by Paulo Coelho. I'm a great fan of his.
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I am in one of my multi-book reading phases. I am reading 3 books...1 text book (what a surprise) and two regular books...
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
and a mystery by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown called Cat's Witness.
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"When Jesus Became God" by Richard Rubenstein. The history of the split in the early Christian church over the question of Jesus' divinity. People killing people over differences of opinion on unproveable religious doctrines...sound familiar?

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You might enjoy some of the books by Elaine Pagels.
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You might enjoy some of the books by Elaine Pagels.
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I don't know Elaine Pagels. Tell me more.

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YOU TWO are my god, I want to read whatever your reading I love the two of you
We love you, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come back soon!!

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P.S. When I flew over Dallas last week, I waved at you. Did you see me?
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I'm confused...........Why didn't you stay here. You cant fly over me without being on top of me

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We love you, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come back soon!!

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P.S. When I flew over Dallas last week, I waved at you. Did you see me?
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Fragments of an Unknown Teaching by Ouspensky
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A yet to be named / published novel by my Future BIL. Kinda cool being a writer's guinea pig! This is the 4th work by him that he has asked me to read.
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Both our local libraries and town landfill have great book exchanges, with a motley selection.

From there, I just finished two good "light" reads:

Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, by Fannie Flagg. I had never read anything of hers before, and her writing style is quite funny and accessible. It's the story of a little girl growing up in the South, mostly the Gulf Coast.

Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros. This is a story about a girl growing up, in a Mexican family, as they move between Chicago, Mexico City, and San Antonio. It's written in English, but her style captures so well the rapid-fire speech I associate with Spanish; and great family dynamics are described movingly. Overall, though, the tone is conversational and funny.

Heavier reading:
The Professor and The Madman, by Simon Winchester. This is a history of the efforts behind the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary, and two of the interesting characters involved. One, the editor; the other, one of the main contributors, who turns out to be a resident of a Home for the Criminally Insane. Winchester tends to go off on esoteric tangents, but after the first chapter, you can't turn away.
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Started reading El Zahir by Paulo Coelho. I'm a great fan of his.
Paulo Coelho is my all time favorite author. Haven't read El Zahir yet... you'll have to let me know how it is when you're finished.
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"When Jesus Became God" by Richard Rubenstein. The history of the split in the early Christian church over the question of Jesus' divinity. People killing people over differences of opinion on unproveable religious doctrines...sound familiar?

Tony
Another one you might like, Tony, is A History of God by Karen Armstrong. She is a former nun. It's about the historical timeline and background behind the birth of the Big Three monotheistic religions. Very readable and fascinating.

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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving


How are you liking it Bonnie? That's my #1 favourite book of all time.

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Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, by Fannie Flagg. I had never read anything of hers before, and her writing style is quite funny and accessible. It's the story of a little girl growing up in the South, mostly the Gulf Coast.



You might like Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, also by FF. It's very good; the movie was also good.
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Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros. This is a story about a girl growing up, in a Mexican family, as they move between Chicago, Mexico City, and San Antonio. It's written in English, but her style captures so well the rapid-fire speech I associate with Spanish; and great family dynamics are described movingly. Overall, though, the tone is conversational and funny.
Oh, I just love Sandra Cisneros, my favorite is House on Mango Street. Her character's voices are so strong, I can hear their accents/dialect when I read their dialogue. Salvador, Late or Early is my favorite of her little short sketches.
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