- IL, U.S.A.
- member since March 15, 2007
I think you are right about the island, in fact I think Pi said something to that effect. I also think now too that in Eastern thought one of the things people are cautioned against is attachment and there is the idea of Emptiness-that things are not usually what they appear to be. There was nothing negative about resting, eating, and drinking on the island, but the island turned out not be what Pi thought it was and had he become "attached" and stayed too long it would have consumed him.
I did see Lincoln last Friday and enjoyed it very much, now I'm looking forward to Hyde Park on Hudson about FDR with Bill Murray, then The Hobbit. That will be it for me then. Like you I rarely see movies in theaters.
I had 5 days off for Thanksgiving, Wed-Sun and it was much needed! I went back to work relaxed and ready to dive in.
I have a busy week ahead which is not so awful right now because I have reader's block. I hate when that happens. I have started probably 5 books only to put them aside and pick up another!
Nice chatting with you
What do you think the floating island was a metaphor for? I enjoyed tha book and film and while I like the Richard Parker story better it doesn't really matter. That was the point wasn't it? The way to God or Truth is the same, we just have to find the path that resonates with us. I posted to someone else that it's been an interesting week regarding absolutes: the dust-up with Bev about marriage equality ( she's coming back, she told me she had a busy week with her mother) where she declared she believed in absolutes, the film Lincoln where racial equality is debated, I learned that the number Pi is no longer considered correct or true, than this movie about the path to Truth. Makes one wonder are there any absolutes? I think I have to say no. I don't find that unmooring, but I know there are people who need absolutes.
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Tessa (Book Concierge)
Hi! I saw you signed up for Author Author. In case you come up as one of the people to choose an author, I contact people via private message. Would you mind following me, so I can do that, just in case you are chosen? (I had a little trouble last month because I couldn't get ahold of one of the people who was supposed to choose.) I decided from then on, I would contact anyone as soon as they sign up to see if they are willing to follow me, to make it easier to contact them. If you'd like, I won't be offended if you "unfollow" me after the authors are chosen. :-) This just makes things easier. Thanks!
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Nobody has nominated it yet; I will add it to the ballot. I'm also talking with DL about possibly broadening the chronological scope of the group so as to include books like Foner's Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men, which is certainly relevant; if we end up opening the discussion to the broader group I would certainly appreciate your input.
Hi! I received your nomination, but unfortunately there's an issue with it. I like your selection (I even have a copy on my shelf waiting to be read) and it certainly fits the category as a socio-political read, but it's a problematic choice -- it's really more of a pre-Civil War book and, as outlined in our charter, the group's focus is on the war itself. I've already had to decline another nomination for a similar reason. Could you nominate a different book instead?