Book question: The Secrets of Jin-Shei

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    Book question: The Secrets of Jin-Shei

    I was wondering if anyone has read this book: The Secrets of Jin-Shei by Alma Alexander or at least heard about it.

    Here is a link:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846

    If you have read it, how was it? And if you have heard about it, what did you hear?

    P.S. We should start a CProg Book Club
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    >>We should start a CProg Book Club

    lol, I agree...doubt that many would read the books though.

    oh and BTW, I've never heard of that book David, but from the summary I don't think I would like it very much.

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    well if we are on the topic of books, here are the ones I'm currently reading:

    1. Myth of Sisyphus and other essays - Camus
    2. The Wall: And Other Stories - Sartre
    3. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale - Conrad
    4. The Bible

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    Another good book for people to read:

    Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846
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    well if we are on the topic of books, here are the ones I'm currently reading:
    1) The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an; by Yusuf Ali
    2)On Quaternions and Octonions: Their Geometry, Arithmetic, and Symmetry; by John H. Conway, Derek A. Smith
    3) The HitchHiker's guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
    there used to be something here, but not anymore

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    My 2 favorite books are 1984 and The Catcher in the Rye

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    social eh?
    then i second catcher in the rye. excellent book
    and maybe, disgrace by coetzee

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    >>My 2 favorite books are 1984 and The Catcher in the Rye

    still in high school, ey?

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    Any John Grisham book is good.

    I'm trying to get The DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons by John Brown from the library.

    Orson Scott Card is good, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidP
    Another good book for people to read:

    Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846
    Guh, I had to read this book at work. I made money while I was reading it, but it still wasn't worth it. This guy's made millions of dollars by telling people "if you don't adapt to what's happening, you'll fail"

    No crap

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    >>I'm trying to get The DaVinci Code
    I've read it a few months ago: here is my review from FD
    05.17.2004 @ FD
    Well, I've caved in and bought the book last week. I just finished readnig it and have a similar sentiment to Rick; the last 100 pages or so where pretty bad, it seemed as if Brown lost steam while writing it.

    I've read and heard about many of these theories before when I took an art history class a few semesters ago, but the book was still quite interesting and fun to read. It is still way to expensive though; if you're interested, wait for the paperback.

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    I've read it a few months ago
    There's a thirty person waiting list at the library for it.

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    >>There's a thirty person waiting list at the library for it.

    yeah that was the same story at my library...I was going to europe and I heard the book is really hot over there, so I ended up buying it a week before I left....but it was like 30% off plus I had some money left on my borders gift card

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    Quote Originally Posted by axon
    >>My 2 favorite books are 1984 and The Catcher in the Rye

    still in high school, ey?
    yeah why?

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    well, most people who actually enjoy some of the books they are made to read, and most who don't read anything past high school name those two books (or at least Catcher in The Rye) as their favorites

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

    there are two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness. - franz kafka

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