What I like to read/ watch

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I read the most from age 17 until I was 25, the age I got married. My reading gradually decreased until the children were born and now finally that my kids are beginning to read I can get back into reading. The last book I read was the Maze Runner series. I always liked this kind of science fiction adventure style reading. I guess it started like most children I found the Chronicles of Narnia lying around the house and then the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings and then sometime in Middle School I begin to realize that there is an ocean of books that are more messed up than me. I liked J. D. Salinger. I liked Richard Brautigan. I liked Ray Bradbury. I like anything that was far out.

Today I'm sorry to say that books are not as impressive as they used to be to me. Reading is more of a past time when I am bored. I don't watch much television or movies. My kids however love television and binge watch American television series. They went through the Orville, the Simpsons, King of the Hill, American Dad, Duncan and others. Now they are on Modern Family. They watch every episode of a program and then go to the next series. If they don't like it then they dump it. They are like sponges and take everything in. Maybe I still have a lot to learn from them.

Nowadays I am reading the book of 1 Samuel from the Bible each night with my son. We are at the part where Saul gets anointed king. It's amazing how this book opened up his mind to ask questions. We had read some of the gospel and Genesis and Exodus, but somehow Samuel puts things in a story format that he can relate to. It also got me thinking about why things are the way they are in history and the mistakes people made in the past they keep making again and again. I guess that is the reason books are made that someone can see what is going on and stop before it is too late.

The boy's got brains
He just don't use 'em, that's all
The boy's got brains
He just refuses to use 'em and that's all
He says, "The more I get to thinking
The less I tend to laugh"
The boy's got brains
He just abstains

What book have you been reading lately?


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I have actually mostly read non-fiction in the last years as I have found them to be much more interesting. They can really challenge your world views... For example, I am just reading a book by Stewart Alexander The Memoirs of a Physical Medium which is about him telling about his séance room and the experience therein. He talks about communicating with the dead and flying trumpets... Sounds unbelievable? Yes! But he seems quite serious and has a good reputation in this field. Obviously one can't just believe by reading a book, and now I would really like to visit him and convince myself...

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Thank you @tobetada for your sincere input. In many cases books become an escape and also an awakening. Books set our minds free from what we considered reality and bring us to a new reality from another's point of view. As the years go on I can tell quickly when a book is not worth reading. The first sign to me is the book is too obvious. There is no suspense. The second is no connection. If I can't connect to any of the characters then I end up putting the book down. I will check out your suggestion. Have a great weekend.


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Very Good book to read.

These days I am going back to read the Bible in its original format ... Hebrew and Aramaic. Many of the words have great symbolic meaning when you study the significance of each letter of the Aleph-bet ....

1 Samuel 20

And it was, when the time came about, after Hannah had conceived, that she bore a son, and she called his name Samuel, because (she said); "I asked him of the Lord." כוַיְהִי֙ לִתְקֻפ֣וֹת הַיָּמִ֔ים וַתַּ֥הַר חַנָּ֖ה וַתֵּ֣לֶד בֵּ֑ן וַתִּקְרָ֚א אֶת־שְׁמוֹ֙ שְׁמוּאֵ֔ל כִּ֥י מֵיְהֹוָ֖ה שְׁאִלְתִּֽיו:

Samuel can be read as "name of God" (שם האלוהים Shem HaElohim) or "God heard" (שמע אלוהים Sh'ma Elohim).

In Israel they call God Hashem... The Name since they cannot pronounce the actual name of God. Which was revealed to you in the Chamber of Secrets on Noise.Cash.


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Thanks @offgridlife. Samuel is a great story for my 11 year old. And now I see a story within the story. That is the story of Hashem. I will visit the chamber of secrets... Although I think I have been there before, Déjà vu . Oh well it's time to read and go to sleep. Have a great day^^


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