Monday, September 26, 2016

Buddhism for Beginners by Thubten Chodron

Buddhism for BeginnersBuddhism for Beginners by Thubten Chodron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Interesting overview for someone who knows nothing about Buddhism.

Thanks again to Audible for Prime - an interesting opportunity to get an overview of Buddhism.
In many ways it's an extended FAQ about Buddhism - many questions answered (ones I'd never thought of) in a simple matter-of-fact manner. This isn't my faith, but it was an interesting introduction to give an outsider a good idea of the scope of Buddhism.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Legacies #2: Best Defense by David Mack

Legacies #2: Best Defense (Star Trek: The Original Series)Legacies #2: Best Defense by David Mack
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cliffhanger again! Happily the next and last installment is waiting at my local branch library....

Mack continues this 50th anniversary trilogy (to be distinguished from the Klingon one) with lots of action, betrayal and various skullduggery aimed at scuttling a Federation-Klingon peace conference. Dr. McCoy's daughter Joanna figures in the plot as well - not to mention a Human-Romulan spy and agents of the Orion syndicate. There is a nice blending of details from the television shows and novels to present a complex story. Oh, and there are those exiles in that other dimension...

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