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Books completed in 2012:
The Day After the Dollar Crashes by Damon Vickers
Suicide of a Superpower by Patrick Buchanan
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
Beastly Things by Donna Leon
In Obscura by Kay Reindl
World War Z - Brooks
The Charisma Myth - Cabane
Deadline - Mira Grant

Currently reading:


Books on reading pile:
Sinister Forces by Peter Levenda (50%)
Biography of Abraham Lincoln (10%)
Remember Who You Are - Icke (5%)
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Books completed in 2012:
The Day After the Dollar Crashes by Damon Vickers
Suicide of a Superpower by Patrick Buchanan
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
Beastly Things by Donna Leon
In Obscura by Kay Reindl
World War Z - Brooks
The Charisma Myth - Cabane

Currently reading:
Deadline - Grant (75%)

Books on reading pile:
Sinister Forces by Peter Levenda (50%)
Biography of Abraham Lincoln (10%)
Remember Who You Are - Icke (5%)
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One of the books I am currently reading is Buchanan's "Suicide of a Superpower".
I want to share pp.44-45 with you.
Read more... )
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Completed
Daniel by Clarence Larkin
The Machine by Joe Posnanski
re-reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon
The Shape of Water by A. Camilleri [An Inspector Montalbano Mystery]
The Terra-Cotta Dog by A. Camilleri [An Inspector Montalbano Mystery]
The Snack Thief by A. Camilleri [An Inspector Montalbano Mystery]
War on the Saints by Jessie Penn-Lewis  
Forbidden Gates by Thomas & Nita Horn


Sitting on the table for reading but haven't been touched in awhile
Decision Points by George W. Bush (10% completed)
The Philosophy Book by DK Publishing (20% completed)

Sinister Forces by Peter Levenda (60% completed)
The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship by PD Collins & PD Collins (25% completed)


Currently Reading


On deck
Night Fall by DeMille recommended by Loretta
A Thousand Gifts by Voskamp recommended by gracedlace
The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort
God's Secretaries by Adam Nicolson
Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin Thomas
reread 1984 by George Orwell recommended by gavluvsga

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Completed
Daniel by Clarence Larkin
The Machine by Joe Posnanski
re-reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon
The Shape of Water by A. Camilleri [An Inspector Montalbano Mystery]
The Terra-Cotta Dog by A. Camilleri [An Inspector Montalbano Mystery]
The Snack Thief by A. Camilleri [An Inspector Montalbano Mystery]
War on the Saints by Jessie Penn-Lewis  
Forbidden Gates by Thomas & Nita Horn


Sitting on the table for reading but haven't been touched in awhile
Decision Points by George W. Bush (10% completed)
The Philosophy Book by DK Publishing (20% completed)

Sinister Forces by Peter Levenda (60% completed)
The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship by PD Collins & PD Collins (25% completed)


Currently Reading


On deck
Night Fall by DeMille recommended by Loretta
A Thousand Gifts by Voskamp recommended by gracedlace
The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort
God's Secretaries by Adam Nicolson
Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin Thomas
reread 1984 by George Orwell recommended by gavluvsga

icubud: (books [sigh])
List three books that have changed your life:

1. Bible (read most of it)
2. Common Nonsense by Andy Rooney: I don't remember why I purchased this book when it first came out but I read the whole thing and it was while reading this book that the thought that someone might care 2 cents what I thought about something occurred to me.
3. The Great Doctrines of the Bible by William Evans helped me to organize my thinking in the areas of theology and doctrine.
icubud: (books [sigh])
List three books that have changed your life:

1. Bible (read most of it)
2. Common Nonsense by Andy Rooney: I don't remember why I purchased this book when it first came out but I read the whole thing and it was while reading this book that the thought that someone might care 2 cents what I thought about something occurred to me.
3. The Great Doctrines of the Bible by William Evans helped me to organize my thinking in the areas of theology and doctrine.
icubud: (books [sigh])
COMPLETED
War on the Middle Class by Lou Dobbs
Freakonomics by Levitt & Dubner
Pawns in the Game by Wm Guy Carr
Proof of a Conspiracy by John Robison
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Spiritual World by Clarence Larkin
Legend of Spooky Hollow by Washington Irving
Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
A Question of Belief by Donna Leon

The Silence of the Rain by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
December Heat by Luis Alfredo Garcia-Roza
(* I do NOT recommend Garcia-Roza books and will not be reading any in the future)
Perfectibilists by Terry Melanson
Book of Zechariah in Bible
Book of Daniel in Bible
The Revealing by LA Marzulli
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Stevenson
The Body Snatcher by Stevenson
Book of Job in Bible
Book of Esther in Bible

Currently Reading
Decision Points by George W. Bush (10% completed)
Daniel by Clarence Larking (90% completed)
re-reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1/3 completed)
The Machine by Joe Posnanski (75% completed)
Sinister Forces by Peter Levenda
Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop

On Deck

Books to read
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson recommended by gavluvsga
The Strain recommended by tararistpanda
reread 1984 by George Orwell recommended by gavluvsga
A Confederacy of Dunces by JK Toole recommended by Melinda
Night Fall by DeMille recommended by Loretta
The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort
God's Secretaries by Adam Nicolson
Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin Thomas
icubud: (books [sigh])
COMPLETED
War on the Middle Class by Lou Dobbs
Freakonomics by Levitt & Dubner
Pawns in the Game by Wm Guy Carr
Proof of a Conspiracy by John Robison
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Spiritual World by Clarence Larkin
Legend of Spooky Hollow by Washington Irving
Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
A Question of Belief by Donna Leon

The Silence of the Rain by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
December Heat by Luis Alfredo Garcia-Roza
(* I do NOT recommend Garcia-Roza books and will not be reading any in the future)
Perfectibilists by Terry Melanson
Book of Zechariah in Bible
Book of Daniel in Bible
The Revealing by LA Marzulli
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Stevenson
The Body Snatcher by Stevenson
Book of Job in Bible
Book of Esther in Bible

Currently Reading
Decision Points by George W. Bush (10% completed)
Daniel by Clarence Larking (90% completed)
re-reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1/3 completed)
The Machine by Joe Posnanski (75% completed)
Sinister Forces by Peter Levenda
Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop

On Deck

Books to read
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson recommended by gavluvsga
The Strain recommended by tararistpanda
reread 1984 by George Orwell recommended by gavluvsga
A Confederacy of Dunces by JK Toole recommended by Melinda
Night Fall by DeMille recommended by Loretta
The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort
God's Secretaries by Adam Nicolson
Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin Thomas

Ngram

Dec. 19th, 2010 09:34 am
icubud: (web bot)
Thanks to this article I have found a new tool to use. 
The tool is called Ngram and you can see how many times certain words and phrases have occurred in books (English) over the years. The books are those in the Google db so I am sure the data is absolutely correct but it is good enough to get a good trend line representing what is and was going on in our culture.

For example here are what two searches I did this morning provided. The words were terrorism and Jesus.

The tool is here.

About the db:
 ABSTRACT

We constructed a corpus of digitized texts containing about 4% of all books ever printed. Analysis of this corpus enables us to investigate cultural trends quantitatively. We survey the vast terrain of "culturomics", focusing on linguistic and cultural phenomena that were reflected in the English language between 1800 and 2000. We show how this approach can provide insights about fields as diverse as lexicography, the evolution of grammar, collective memory, the adoption of technology, the pursuit of fame, censorship, and historical epidemiology. "Culturomics" extends the boundaries of rigorous quantitative inquiry to a wide array of new phenomena spanning the social sciences and the humanities.



 

Ngram

Dec. 19th, 2010 09:34 am
icubud: (web bot)
Thanks to this article I have found a new tool to use. 
The tool is called Ngram and you can see how many times certain words and phrases have occurred in books (English) over the years. The books are those in the Google db so I am sure the data is absolutely correct but it is good enough to get a good trend line representing what is and was going on in our culture.

For example here are what two searches I did this morning provided. The words were terrorism and Jesus.

The tool is here.

About the db:
 ABSTRACT

We constructed a corpus of digitized texts containing about 4% of all books ever printed. Analysis of this corpus enables us to investigate cultural trends quantitatively. We survey the vast terrain of "culturomics", focusing on linguistic and cultural phenomena that were reflected in the English language between 1800 and 2000. We show how this approach can provide insights about fields as diverse as lexicography, the evolution of grammar, collective memory, the adoption of technology, the pursuit of fame, censorship, and historical epidemiology. "Culturomics" extends the boundaries of rigorous quantitative inquiry to a wide array of new phenomena spanning the social sciences and the humanities.



 
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What Matters Most - John Pepper - completed
Nephilim Stargates - Tom Horn - completed
Quest for Character - John MacArthur - completed
Suffer the Little Children - Donna Leon - completed 
Ahriman Gate - Tom and Nita Horn - completed
Travelling Music - Neil Peart - completed
Hershey - Michael D'Antonio - half way
Ghost Rider - Neil Peart - completed
Remote Viewers - Jim Schjanbel - half way [stopped on chapter 12]
The Terror Conspiracy - Jim Marrs - 1/2 through - returned to library for later check-out 
The Power of Full Engagement - Loehr & Schwartz - just started
PSI Spies - Jim Marrs - completed
Them - Jon Ronson - completed
The Men Who Stare at Goats - Jon Ronson - completed
Here's the Story - Maureen McCormick - completed
Mothman and other curious encounters - Loren Coleman - completed
Cryptozoology A to Z - Coleman & Carter - completed
Scarpetta - Patricia Cornwell - just started
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What Matters Most - John Pepper - completed
Nephilim Stargates - Tom Horn - completed
Quest for Character - John MacArthur - completed
Suffer the Little Children - Donna Leon - completed 
Ahriman Gate - Tom and Nita Horn - completed
Travelling Music - Neil Peart - completed
Hershey - Michael D'Antonio - half way
Ghost Rider - Neil Peart - completed
Remote Viewers - Jim Schjanbel - half way [stopped on chapter 12]
The Terror Conspiracy - Jim Marrs - 1/2 through - returned to library for later check-out 
The Power of Full Engagement - Loehr & Schwartz - just started
PSI Spies - Jim Marrs - completed
Them - Jon Ronson - completed
The Men Who Stare at Goats - Jon Ronson - completed
Here's the Story - Maureen McCormick - completed
Mothman and other curious encounters - Loren Coleman - completed
Cryptozoology A to Z - Coleman & Carter - completed
Scarpetta - Patricia Cornwell - just started

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