So, What Are You Reading?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Ted Heiks, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. housecat

    housecat Member

    Forums! LOL but actually I like leadership, so I basically consume everything by Simon Sinek. I read so much in non-fiction, all of my fictional stuff has to be consumed in the format of Hollywood.

    Bollywood though, has some incredible work, and interestingly a minimum of 1 dance number in every video. For a recommendation, the two Baahubali movies. In Hindi with English subtitles is the way I feel. Geese talk about getting into the feelings, those two movies have convinced me that Hollywood either has lost it's heart or never had it to begin with and Bollywood has found that for it's viewers since day #1.
  2. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Circuits in the Sea by Hearne. About the Trans Atlantic Cable
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  3. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    It's May, and I've finished reading nothing this year. AHHHH!
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  4. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Among the Mosques: A Journey Across Muslim Britain, by Ed Husain.

    Well-informed, intellectual Islam is a far cry from the increasingly hostile attitudes expressed by young Muslims coming from war zones, "seeking revenge and justice for the wrongs done to their countries,".

    Among the Mosques: A Journey Across Muslim Britain, by Ed Husain.
    This book was written before the Oct 7th attacks on Israel and war in Gaza, so the situation only got more polarized and radicalized since the book was released in 2021.
    Estimated by 2050, there will be 13 million British Muslims.
    Ed Husain visited towns with growing Muslim populations to gauge how well people are integrating and what the future will look like.
    He wants the government to stop according respectability to intolerant self-appointed Muslim representatives, and to insist schools have modern curricula. But ultimately, the struggle for the soul of Islam - between the literalist Islamists and those who see Islam as an evolving faith - is a battle that Muslims, not non-believers, must fight. Yet, it is an unfair fight because so much money is backing those who yearn for the return of the caliph and who despise innovation. Modern Muslims are silent, he remarks, while an organised minority control the mosques, bookshops, schools and charities, and they are vocal online, intimidating and judging their more liberal co-religionists.

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