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Title: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Tracy on April 21, 2011, 12:52:20 PM
What are your smarts soaking up lately?  P^/

Anybody reading any good books at the moment or just finished up a good one?  Paranormal or not. 
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Debra on April 21, 2011, 04:13:53 PM
Quote from: PPI Tracy on April 21, 2011, 12:52:20 PM
What are your smarts soaking up lately?  P^/

Anybody reading any good books at the moment or just finished up a good one?  Paranormal or not. 


I've just finished Jane Erye.
I am also re-reading The Reindeer People Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia.True story by anthropologist Piers Vitebsky.

Tracy - What have you been reading?
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Tracy on April 21, 2011, 06:01:14 PM
I have been reading:  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/07/books/review/Margonelli-t.html

http://rebeccaskloot.com/the-immortal-life/


My next book:  Jane Erye   :)
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Brian on April 21, 2011, 06:11:17 PM
I'm reading "Buddha Mind, Buddha Body" by Thich Nhat Hanh and I have not yet finished re-reading "The Most Haunted House in England - Ten Years' Investigation of Borley Rectory" by Harry Price.
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Tracy on April 21, 2011, 06:12:56 PM
Quote from: PPI Brian on April 21, 2011, 06:11:17 PM
I'm reading "Buddha Mind, Buddha Body" by Thich Nhat Hanh and I have not yet finished re-reading "The Most Haunted House in England - Ten Years' Investigation of Borley Rectory" by Harry Price.

Those sound really good!!
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Debra on April 21, 2011, 06:16:29 PM
Quote from: PPI Tracy on April 21, 2011, 06:01:14 PM
I have been reading:  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/07/books/review/Margonelli-t.html

http://rebeccaskloot.com/the-immortal-life/


My next book:  Jane Erye   :)

Henrietta lacks' story is very intriguing and disturbing.

Jane Eyre is made more interesting by the back story: the sociological conditions that the Bronte sisters were living with. They had to write under  male pseudonyms. Women were asked not to read Jane Eyre until they were 25 because it had dangerous ideas. (See The Bronte Myth by Lucasta Miller.)
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Debra on April 21, 2011, 06:18:56 PM
Quote from: PPI Tracy on April 21, 2011, 06:12:56 PM
Quote from: PPI Brian on April 21, 2011, 06:11:17 PM
I'm reading "Buddha Mind, Buddha Body" by Thich Nhat Hanh and I have not yet finished re-reading "The Most Haunted House in England - Ten Years' Investigation of Borley Rectory" by Harry Price.

Those sound really good!!

When I was a wee tyke, I read about Borley Rectory. I was very scared.  {8I

Thich Nat Hahn rocks!
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Tracy on April 22, 2011, 10:55:37 AM
Quote from: Debra, PPI Consultant on April 21, 2011, 06:18:56 PM
Quote from: PPI Tracy on April 21, 2011, 06:12:56 PM
Quote from: PPI Brian on April 21, 2011, 06:11:17 PM
I'm reading "Buddha Mind, Buddha Body" by Thich Nhat Hanh and I have not yet finished re-reading "The Most Haunted House in England - Ten Years' Investigation of Borley Rectory" by Harry Price.

Those sound really good!!

When I was a wee tyke, I read about Borley Rectory. I was very scared.  {8I

Thich Nat Hahn rocks!

I'd love to read both. 
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: Anne-Marie on April 24, 2011, 02:26:50 AM
I'm reading "No Bone Unturned - The Adventures of a Top Smithsonian Forensic Scientist and the Legal Battle for America's Oldest Skeletons."  Talk about a book that makes you mad.

What did you think of "Immortal Life"?   I wouldn't be surprised if I worked with HeLa at some point in school.
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Tracy on April 26, 2011, 12:22:46 PM
YOUR book sounds fascinating, Anne-Marie. 

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" is just amazing.  I cannot believe what this woman went through and what her family went through and yet how those cells have done so much for medicine.  You would enjoy the book, I think.
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: ChrisB on May 04, 2011, 09:22:49 PM
I wish I could sit down and enjoy a good book!  The only thing I've been reading is a study book so I can get another certification.  Boring!!!
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Tracy on May 05, 2011, 03:40:29 PM
Quote from: ChrisB on May 04, 2011, 09:22:49 PM
I wish I could sit down and enjoy a good book!  The only thing I've been reading is a study book so I can get another certification.  Boring!!!

Woo Hoo, Chris!!!  Livin' large!!   ;)
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Jason on May 06, 2011, 10:51:32 AM
I'm reading "Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day" by Jesse Liberty and Sidhartha Rao.

I'm reading a fascinating chapter involving overloading class and user defined arithmetic operators and increment/decrement operators.  :)
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Tracy on May 06, 2011, 12:26:17 PM
Quote from: PPI Jason on May 06, 2011, 10:51:32 AM
I'm reading "Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day" by Jesse Liberty and Sidhartha Rao.

I'm reading a fascinating chapter involving overloading class and user defined arithmetic operators and increment/decrement operators.  :)

That book has made the rounds in my house several...okay, "many" years ago.  In fact, I think we might still have some C++ and MCSE books still hanging around.
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Jason on May 06, 2011, 09:52:42 PM
It's a good book.

Helpful Hint: It takes longer than "One Hour a Day" unless your goal is to finish it by the time Captain Kirk takes command of the USS Enterprise for the first time.
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Tracy on May 09, 2011, 11:30:23 AM
Quote from: PPI Jason on May 06, 2011, 09:52:42 PM
It's a good book.

Helpful Hint: It takes longer than "One Hour a Day" unless your goal is to finish it by the time Captain Kirk takes command of the USS Enterprise for the first time.

Preach it, Brothah!  Preach it!
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: Shellshock on May 11, 2011, 11:48:45 PM
Finished reading :  * The Hiding Place *
                            Corrie ten Boom with John and Elizabeth Sherrill.
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Tracy on May 12, 2011, 12:29:01 PM
Quote from: Shellshock on May 11, 2011, 11:48:45 PM
Finished reading :  * The Hiding Place *
                            Corrie ten Boom with John and Elizabeth Sherrill.

What is it about, Shelly?
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Debra on May 22, 2011, 09:06:34 PM
Quote from: PPI Tracy on May 12, 2011, 12:29:01 PM
Quote from: Shellshock on May 11, 2011, 11:48:45 PM
Finished reading :  * The Hiding Place *
                            Corrie ten Boom with John and Elizabeth Sherrill.

What is it about, Shelly?

Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch national that ran an underground railroad to help Jews escape the nazis. Very brave woman.
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Debra on May 22, 2011, 09:10:08 PM
Now I am reading ORMUS: Modern Day Alchemy,by Chris Emmons.
And because it's on my bucket list, I will be doing one or two of the lab experiments in it. *Allegedly* you can observe the effects of mind on matter with this.


Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Tracy on May 25, 2011, 03:58:52 AM
Wow and wow, Deb!
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: Shellshock on May 31, 2011, 04:29:37 AM
Quote from: Debra, PPI Consultant on May 22, 2011, 09:06:34 PM
Quote from: PPI Tracy on May 12, 2011, 12:29:01 PM
Quote from: Shellshock on May 11, 2011, 11:48:45 PM
Finished reading :  * The Hiding Place *
                            Corrie ten Boom with John and Elizabeth Sherrill.

What is it about, Shelly?

Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch national that ran an underground railroad to help Jews escape the nazis. Very brave woman.

Yes, extremely brave !
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Tracy on May 31, 2011, 11:03:10 AM
Picked up Atlas Shrugged over the weekend.  Since I finally read The Fountainhead, I wanted to tackle another Ayn Rand.
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Brian on January 18, 2012, 08:08:29 PM
Allow me to resurrect this old thread.  ;D

Just downloaded a new book on my Kindle Fire called "Paranormal Technology - Understanding the Science of Ghost Hunting" by David Rountree. Most books about science and the paranormal don't have much to offer, but this one is great! I highly recommend it.  :)
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Debra on January 18, 2012, 08:45:10 PM
Quote from: PPI Brian on January 18, 2012, 08:08:29 PM
Allow me to resurrect this old thread.  ;D

Just downloaded a new book on my Kindle Fire called "Paranormal Technology - Understanding the Science of Ghost Hunting" by David Rountree. Most books about science and the paranormal don't have much to offer, but this one is great! I highly recommend it.  :)

Glad to see that there is quality writing in the paranormal department. I will check it out.
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Brian on January 18, 2012, 08:55:03 PM
Quote from: PPI Debra on January 18, 2012, 08:45:10 PM
Quote from: PPI Brian on January 18, 2012, 08:08:29 PM
Allow me to resurrect this old thread.  ;D

Just downloaded a new book on my Kindle Fire called "Paranormal Technology - Understanding the Science of Ghost Hunting" by David Rountree. Most books about science and the paranormal don't have much to offer, but this one is great! I highly recommend it.  :)

Glad to see that there is quality writing in the paranormal department. I will check it out.

There will be more quality writing in the field when we write our book.   ;D
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Debra on January 18, 2012, 08:59:03 PM
Quote from: PPI Brian on January 18, 2012, 08:55:03 PM
Quote from: PPI Debra on January 18, 2012, 08:45:10 PM
Quote from: PPI Brian on January 18, 2012, 08:08:29 PM
Allow me to resurrect this old thread.  ;D

Just downloaded a new book on my Kindle Fire called "Paranormal Technology - Understanding the Science of Ghost Hunting" by David Rountree. Most books about science and the paranormal don't have much to offer, but this one is great! I highly recommend it.  :)

Glad to see that there is quality writing in the paranormal department. I will check it out.

There will be more quality writing in the field when we write our book.   ;D


Now you're talking!  ;D
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Debra on January 18, 2012, 10:54:32 PM
Brian,
Have you tried the moon phase pro app on your kindle?
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Brian on January 18, 2012, 10:57:47 PM
Quote from: PPI Debra on January 18, 2012, 10:54:32 PM
Brian,
Have you tried the moon phase pro app on your kindle?

No I haven't. Do you like it?
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Debra on January 18, 2012, 11:48:20 PM
It's cool. It's a 3d hologram of the moon "live" .You can look at it from any angle, the "past" and the "future". It has eclipse and phase dates and times.

It was free a couple weeks ago, but I don't think it's very expensive
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Tracy on January 19, 2012, 12:14:12 PM
Quote from: PPI Brian on January 18, 2012, 08:08:29 PM
Allow me to resurrect this old thread.  ;D

Just downloaded a new book on my Kindle Fire called "Paranormal Technology - Understanding the Science of Ghost Hunting" by David Rountree. Most books about science and the paranormal don't have much to offer, but this one is great! I highly recommend it.  :)

Okay....I gotta check that out!!!
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Tracy on January 19, 2012, 12:16:57 PM
Quote from: PPI Debra on January 18, 2012, 10:54:32 PM
Brian,
Have you tried the moon phase pro app on your kindle?

Gotta check that one out also.
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Brian on January 19, 2012, 01:08:51 PM
Thank you, Debra. The moon app looks really cool and it's only 99 cents. I will have to download it tonight. ;D
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Debra on January 22, 2012, 07:41:20 PM
Quote from: PPI Brian on January 18, 2012, 08:08:29 PM
Allow me to resurrect this old thread.  ;D

Just downloaded a new book on my Kindle Fire called "Paranormal Technology - Understanding the Science of Ghost Hunting" by David Rountree. Most books about science and the paranormal don't have much to offer, but this one is great! I highly recommend it.  :)


I finally downloaded a copy on Kindle today. As soon as I started reading, I was hooked. He writes well,as well as knowing what he is talking about.
I love his humor:

"Please! I have fallen into a potential quantum perplexity and I can't get up!" - end of chapter 29

I think Mr Rountree might appreciate a book review from us on our blog at some point in the future.
(The latest form of book review is blogging. Once you start blogging about books, authors/publishers will be wanting to send of books to you for free.)

Thanks for the suggestion Brian!  :)
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Karl on January 22, 2012, 07:57:04 PM
I think book reviews would be a FANTASTIC idea!!!!  Love it utterly.  Thank you, Debra.  That's the missing piece of the critical mass for this site that I couldn't think of.  We've recommended books and provided abstracts, but actually reviewing books is something we could add to our Blogspot and to our article base here. 

You be smahhrt! :)
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Debra on January 22, 2012, 08:09:47 PM
Quote from: PPI Karl on January 22, 2012, 07:57:04 PM
I think book reviews would be a FANTASTIC idea!!!!  Love it utterly.  Thank you, Debra.  That's the missing piece of the critical mass for this site that I couldn't think of.  We've recommended books and provided abstracts, but actually reviewing books is something we could add to our Blogspot and to our article base here. 

You be smahhrt! :)


Awww .. thank you.
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Brian on January 22, 2012, 09:00:09 PM
I agree. That's an excellent idea, Debra. We should probably link to their website and ask for a banner exchange. Here's their link: http://www.spinvestigations.org/
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Debra on January 22, 2012, 10:01:38 PM
Quote from: PPI Brian on January 22, 2012, 09:00:09 PM
I agree. That's an excellent idea, Debra. We should probably link to their website and ask for a banner exchange. Here's their link: http://www.spinvestigations.org/

I almost fell into a wormhole.....
That is allot of impressive material. I love quantum approach.
He has a really expansive perspective, which I think is the way to go.
The Dzogchen (that I was being taught by Lama Gyatso) practices/philosophies have a similar approach to the paranormal.
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Karl on January 23, 2012, 12:01:39 AM
Quote from: PPI Debra on January 22, 2012, 10:01:38 PM
Quote from: PPI Brian on January 22, 2012, 09:00:09 PM
I agree. That's an excellent idea, Debra. We should probably link to their website and ask for a banner exchange. Here's their link: http://www.spinvestigations.org/

I almost fell into a wormhole.....
That is allot of impressive material. I love quantum approach.
He has a really expansive perspective, which I think is the way to go.
The Dzogchen (that I was being taught by Lama Gyatso) practices/philosophies have a similar approach to the paranormal.

This does sound like a book after my own heart and mind.  I will have to check it out. :)
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Tracy on January 23, 2012, 11:34:13 AM
Tried to find that book by doing a search on my Kindle and couldn't come up with it.  Will try the link that Debra posted.
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Brian on January 23, 2012, 08:42:11 PM
Here's the link you're looking for:

http://www.amazon.com/Paranormal-Technology-ebook/dp/B0041HXMSU/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327369296&sr=1-2
Title: Re: Hey man, whatcha readin? (part II)
Post by: PPI Tracy on January 24, 2012, 04:20:59 PM
Thanks, Brian.  :)