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Re: What's your most recent literary purchase?

Postby Pashernate_Lover » Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:06 pm

Gang Leader for a Day- neat book about a sociologist studying gangs from the inside.
A note upon his desk
"P.S. Bring Me Home And Have Me!"
Leather elbows on a tweed coat
-Oh!-
Is THAT the best you can do ?
So came his reply :
"But on the desk is where I want you!"
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Re: What's your most recent literary purchase?

Postby chicken » Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:43 pm

ooohhh...gang sociology sounds nifty, i know i'd enjoy that!

:( but i've SOOOOO many books!!!!
*in a whining voice*

this week marked the kick-off for the very last full topic in my psych of religion course: ritual.
i started class with readings from my "Mentality of Apes" book by Wolfgang Kohler--the students responded with enthusiasm at the notion of proto-ritualistic dancing in chimpanzees. woot!! score!! the last two classes found that notion to have not one bit of appeal, but this class is a different story. i got so excited words were fumbling out of my mouth again and again...which only added to the hilarity, of course. :geek:
wednesday i get to start class with the topic of using "prayer beads." i've recently discovered they are used in christianity, islam, hindu, buddhism, and baha'i. the only 'major player' among religions i didn't find using them is judiasm--but i'm tempted to think that's just a glitch in my knowledge.

just wanted to say i used one of my recent purchases in class and it went swimmingly.
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Re: What's your most recent literary purchase?

Postby Boxguy » Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:51 pm

chicken wrote:wednesday i get to start class with the topic of using "prayer beads." i've recently discovered they are used in christianity, islam, hindu, buddhism, and baha'i. the only 'major player' among religions i didn't find using them is judiasm--but i'm tempted to think that's just a glitch in my knowledge.

This came to my mind when I first read your post, but I wanted to make sure I was correct in my thinking:

It is true that Judaism does not have prayer beads. According to one source I found they're seen as somewhat of a pagan item. Instead the tzitzit (ציצית), the tassels worn at the ends of four-cornered garments (i.e. tallit) mostly by Jewish males, can be viewed as equivalent. Apparently they are sometimes fingered during prayer.
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Re: What's your most recent literary purchase?

Postby Truman Capote » Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:14 pm

Boxguy wrote:
chicken wrote: Apparently they are sometimes fingered during prayer.


Fingered? Wow, that's quite rude... :lol:
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Re: What's your most recent literary purchase?

Postby Boxguy » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:09 pm

Truman Capote wrote:
Boxguy wrote:
chicken wrote: Apparently they are sometimes fingered during prayer.


Fingered? Wow, that's quite rude... :lol:

Lawl...I couldn't think of a more "correct" word for it. :oops:
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Re: What's your most recent literary purchase?

Postby chicken » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:57 pm

Truman Capote wrote:
Boxguy wrote:
chicken wrote: Apparently they are sometimes fingered during prayer.


Fingered? Wow, that's quite rude... :lol:


:lol:
perhaps not!!


i think i just heard Freud roll over in his grave :o :lol:
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Re: What's your most recent literary purchase?

Postby Truman Capote » Sat May 03, 2008 3:29 am

chicken wrote:
:lol:
perhaps not!!


i think i just heard Freud roll over in his grave :o :lol:


Well, that depends... I would never pray if I were jewish, not really sure about certain aspects of that culture like the fingering, etc... But you are a spiritual chicken... I think that maybe you would really find yourself with those jewish prayers, maybe you should think about converting to judaism.

:twisted:

Heh, there's a place in hell for me...
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Re: What's your most recent literary purchase?

Postby Pashernate_Lover » Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:25 am

Anyone else read The Only Lovers Left Alive? It was smutty as hell! But fun-- not a book I would recommend to someone that wants a real life changer but I had a good time with it-- quite a laugh if I say so myself! Especially with the author being breast obsessed, honestly if you don't laugh aloud reading the smut scenes then your sense of humor needs more exercise :P
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Re: What's your most recent literary purchase?

Postby Still Ill » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:11 pm

Ha ha, smutty. With a title like that, how's it end?
Anyone read any of the 33 1/3rd series? I have Unknown Pleasures and If You're Feeling Sinister, which I just started last night. Should be quick reads. But they'll be fun just for the sheer pleasure of collecting. :)
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Re: What's your most recent literary purchase?

Postby Pashernate_Lover » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:01 am

Still Ill wrote:Ha ha, smutty. With a title like that, how's it end?
Anyone read any of the 33 1/3rd series? I have Unknown Pleasures and If You're Feeling Sinister, which I just started last night. Should be quick reads. But they'll be fun just for the sheer pleasure of collecting. :)


It ends... with smut :-P. I just re-read a 9 book series I read a decade ago.... then the author got cancer and for some reason the label wouldn't publish the last book.... but now it is coming out next year! I have read SO MANY books since June. All of grad school I had no time, but for my summer classes when I wasn't teaching I destroyed my library at a rate of 3 or 4 books a week...which is my current problem. What to read???
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"P.S. Bring Me Home And Have Me!"
Leather elbows on a tweed coat
-Oh!-
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Re: What's your most recent literary purchase?

Postby helmoz » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:37 pm

"the more you ignore me" by jo brand (yes, it's full of morrissey references :D ) and a book about travelling around europe on the cheap (hope to one day...).
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Re: What's your most recent literary purchase?

Postby Pashernate_Lover » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:59 am

helmoz wrote:"the more you ignore me" by jo brand (yes, it's full of morrissey references :D ) and a book about travelling around europe on the cheap (hope to one day...).


Ooh-- any good? Should I read it?
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Re: What's your most recent literary purchase?

Postby Nymphetamine » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:04 am

A way of life: Over thirty years of blood, sweat and tears. - Reggie Kray is my most recent literary purchase for the summer.
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Re: What's your most recent literary purchase?

Postby HeavenKnowsImMozzerable » Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:24 pm

All Too Human: A Political Education by George Stephanopoulos (the only one that makes me proud to be Greek)
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
some Siegmund Freud
and all of John le Carre's spy novels
I wanna go home... I don't want to stay... give up life as a BAD MISTAKE...

Life is good; and I feel great. 'Cause mother says I was a great mistake.
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