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Sunday Morning Book Thread 11-23-2014: Politics As Usual [OregonMuse]

Strahov Theological Hall - Prague, Czech Republic Some Political Books I could have sworn I had posted this 11 best political books of all time list in some eaflier book thread, but I couldn't find where, so I apologize...

This Open Thread Reads So Very Much

A good reader makes a good writer, some writers say. I don’t know about that, but after finishing my 88th book of the year (Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi), I can definitely say that reading never gets old. Saves you from your own life, entertains you, passes the (public transport) time. But hey, if you did something else with your... Read More

Sunday Morning Book Thread 11-09-2014: Meet the New Boss... [OregonMuse]

Not Just Another Pretty Face A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.G. K. Chesterton, Heretics, (1905) Ol' G.K. looks mighty annoyed, doesn't he? Like "get...

Early Morning Open Thread - [Niedermeyer's Dead Horse]

Good morning. I found this over at Drudge last night. It's an excerpt from George W. Bush's new book about his father, George H.W. Bush. That first excerpt literally brought tears to my eyes. '41: A Portrait Of My Father'...

Friday Morning Open Thread

(Non Sequitur via GoComics.com). Professor Krugman on the poor folks’ weapon, “The Uses of Ridicule”: … Matt O’Brien has a lot of fun with Paul Singer, a billionaire inflation truther who is sure that the books are cooked because of what he can see with his own eyes: … check out London, Manhattan, Aspen [Read more...]

Book Club: Waking Up The Buddha, Ctd

The Buddhism thread of the Book Club discussion continues: For the reader who says that you can’t arrive at the position that the self doesn’t exist by argument, in fact the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhists (the one in which the Dalai Lama belongs) believes that not only is logic helpful in this endeavour, it […]

Sunday Morning Book Thread 11-02-2014: I Got Dem NaNoWriMo Blues Again [OregonMuse]

Cafebrería El Péndulo Bookstore In Mexico City, Mexico Good morning morons and moronettes and welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread. The only AoSHQ thread that is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Or kilts. Kilts...

Nonfiction Book Review: An End to Suffering

by Rose Parker At moments, An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World by seems to be two books disguised as one. The main thread of the narrative follows the development of Buddhism, with an eye to interactions between East and West.… Read more

Open Thread: What’s The Best Celebrity Memoir Of All Time?

Hello there friends! Since it's Thursday now and Amy Poehler's book Yes Please came out on Tuesday, I think it's probably safe to assume that everyone on the planet except for me has already enjoyed it and absorbed its advice and lessons. Show More Summary

Open Thread Thursday

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Quarterly book report time. What are you reading?

Manchester City vs Newcastle United & Spurs vs Brighton; Starting Lineups, TV Times & Open Thread

3 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Three more teams will book their place in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup tonight after the matches between Manchester City-Newcastle United, Spurs-Brighton and Stoke-Southampton are completed. Programming note: Even if you...Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 10-26-2014: [OregonMuse]

Meanwhile, In A Library Far, Far Away... I like it that the Predator holding a brandy snifter. Obviously a man(?) of taste, as well befits the book thread, Good morning morons and moronettes and welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious,...

Contest: Win a copy of The Art of Alien: Isolation!

Our friends at Titan Books have given us a bunch of copies of The Art of Alien: Isolation to hand out to lucky Dtoiders! To enter, just leave a comment in this thread! Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Friday, October 17 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Show More Summary

3 Mindset Shifts That Help Weight Loss

last monthHealth : Healthland

In a recent Facebook thread about weight loss that I was following, one commenter wrote that if she could write a diet book, she’d call it “Eat Less” and then leave all the pages blank. Drop the mic, call it a day, solve our obesity mess with a two-word prescription. Most of us who have…

Spider-Man and His Amazing Threads: the Many Costumes of Spider-Man

last monthOdd : Neatorama

Spider-Man: one comic book character, many looks. Halloween.costumes.com created this infographic to show us just how many costume changes Spidey has made over the years. Which one is your favorite web-slinging ensemble? -Via Geeks are Sexy

Sunday Morning Book Thread 10-12-2014: Troglodytes [OregonMuse]

"What!? Nobel Prize For Literature Won By Unknown European again? Ugh!" Good morning morons and moronettes and welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread. The only AoSHQ thread that is so hoity-toity, pants are required....

Open thread: Epidemics, passion and scams

What's coming up on Sunday Kos... The great Republican tax cut scam of 2015, by Jon Perr Book review: 'Latino America' by Matt Barreto and Gary M. Segura, by Susan Grigsby Sane approaches to health epidemics. Medical anthropologistsShow More Summary

Saturday Morning Open Thread: Sometimes ‘Good Enough’ Is Good Enough

Back when state-of-the-art communications technology was a xerox copier or a really affordable long-distance landline plan, my friends and I would joke about (Book of) “Kells Syndrome”: The longer a letter or voice-machine message or...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: West says ISIS using tactics of Daily Kos, Media Matters. Racist email in AR

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Shell's deadliest crude: • Here's what is coming up in Sunday Kos: The great Republican tax cut scam of 2015, by Jon Perr Book review: 'Latino America' by Matt Barreto and Gary M. Segura, by Susan Grigsby Sane approaches to health epidemics. Show More Summary

Open Thread: Panetta Book Revue

(Jack Ohman via GoComics.com). Chris Cillizza, horse-race tout, is deeply impressed that “Leon Panetta boiled down Democrats’ criticism of Barack Obama to one sentence“: … Panetta told [Andrea] Mitchell about his disagreement with Obama’s approach to politics. Show More Summary

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