Glass Books Question #1 ~ A Departure

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Re: Glass Books Question #1 ~ A Departure

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:14 pm

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Unread postby Beatrix » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:30 pm

This is the first book I have read for the ONBC discussions, so I'm not sure if this was a change from the previous selections. I prefer reading biographies, books about art, so I don’t think I would have picked this book out myself.

It was easy for me to get through the first half of the book, the second half went slower. I was drained by chapter 10. I think over all it's a pretty good book.

nebraska wrote:I didn't always like where the story took me, and sometimes I had trouble keeping all of the characters straight, but overall I thought the writing itself was superb. My mind was filled with mental pictures all the way through, both with regard to scenery and characters. I could see a virtual movie in my mind while I read!

I think there are some really strong moral currents under the surface.


I have a vivid imagination and I can understand the “movie in my mind” feeling. I thought there were strong moral currents in the story too.

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:30 am

Welcome to the discussion, Beatrix! :cool:
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Unread postby sweetchia » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:24 pm

Sorry guys. I'm new to ONBC and getting in on this Glass book WAY late. I hope to catch up but I need to know...which book are we talking about? I pulled up the book on Amazon and there seem to be a couple of volumes and a "dark" book. Where do I begin?

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Unread postby trygirl » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:04 pm

sweetchia wrote:Sorry guys. I'm new to ONBC and getting in on this Glass book WAY late. I hope to catch up but I need to know...which book are we talking about? I pulled up the book on Amazon and there seem to be a couple of volumes and a "dark" book. Where do I begin?

Thanks.


Sweetchia, we're reading both volume one and volume two. I have the hardcover which has both volumes combined. But you can buy the books separately and then read them. And the "dark" volume is the sequel. I hope this helps. If I'm wrong then one of the experts will jump in and steer you in the right direction.
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Unread postby sweetchia » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:09 pm

Yes, thank you. Guess I've got a lot of catching up to do! When does the next book start, does anyone know yet?

And how often are the questions for the readings posted and how it is known where everyone is at in the book?

Thanks again. Best get to the bookstore !!!
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Unread postby trygirl » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:12 pm

sweetchia wrote:Yes, thank you. Guess I've got a lot of catching up to do! When does the next book start, does anyone know yet?

And how often are the questions for the readings posted and how it is known where everyone is at in the book?

Thanks again. Best get to the bookstore !!!


Glad I could sort of help. :lol: The questions are posted everyday. But the good thing is that you can always go back and answer any question you're comfortable with. And I think some people aren't finished with the book yet.
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Unread postby sweetchia » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:19 pm

Okay, thanks. Sounds like it'll be an interesting read.
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Unread postby gemini » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:54 pm

Hi sweetchia
Just thought I would add that you might try your local library or used book store because I noticed the price has went up considerably since the release of the book in two editions. I bought the combined book pretty reasonable but it was used, just before the new editions came out.

Here is a link of the upcoming book discussion schedule.

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Unread postby sweetchia » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:57 pm

Thanks so much. Yea, I noticed the full hardback is quite expensive. They do have the different volumes in paperback, which makes it more affordable but that's a good idea...the library. Also, a lot of times, I get the used copies. That works too.
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Unread postby Liz » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:32 pm

Sweetia, :welcome: to ONBC. I see our trusty Noodlemantras, trygirl and gemini were around this afternoon to answer your questions. Thanks, ladies. :cool:

I just want to add that the Glass Books hardback is actually cheaper than buying the two paperbacks. But it is really difficult to find on Amazon. Here is the link.



It’s a funny thing about Amazon and this book. You can’t find the regular priced hardback unless you plug in the ISBN.

Also, in answer to one of your questions, there is usually about a month between discussions so that you have time to read the book. DITHOT and I look forward to your future participation. Our next book is Parallel Worlds by Michio Kaku. We will begin our discussion, if all goes as planned, on Feb. 23.
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Unread postby sweetchia » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:52 pm

Thanks girl. Wow. Now that next one...that's a heavy one. I'd better get crackin'. Thanks for the link.
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Unread postby Liz » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:13 pm

sweetchia wrote:Thanks girl. Wow. Now that next one...that's a heavy one. I'd better get crackin'. Thanks for the link.

Heavy indeed. It's an interesting book, but a definite challenge for me. As Johnny said to Charlene (one of our Zoners) after the Kids' concert last summer, "It's a bit scientific, but it's good."
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Unread postby sweetchia » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:26 pm

I've not yet read that particular book but I've studied a bit about those theories. Very interesting and yes, quite scientific. Some have a wonderful way of presenting the message in a less mathematical and more palatable way for the layman...I'm not sure the author of this book is one such man but I will do my best to struggle through :-?
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Re: Glass Books Question #1 ~ A Departure

Unread postby Liz » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:13 am

Actually, I think Kaku is good at writing for the lay person....Cosmology for Dummies, as it were.
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