The Four Agreements is, per the author, a practical guide to personal freedom. It presents the Toltec manner of thought regarding our reality and how to live in it without limiting ourselves or letting others limit us.

The Four Agreements are:

Be Impeccable With Your Word

Don't Take Anything Personally

Don't Make Assumptions

Always Do Your Best


There are some inspiring passages in the book and the author has a unique (Toltec?) way of looking at things. In some ways it reminds me of The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav.
Diamond, here's a brief summary of a new Mosley book....

Fear Itself, A Fearless Jones Novel, by Walter Mosley
(Little, Brown and Company)
Los Angeles in the 1950s is a hard place to be, and Fearless Jones is a bad man who's done hard time and just wants to get it right. In this second Fearless thriller, Mosley's trademark hard-boiled meditations turn to class-and how those who love to lay claim to it often have none at all. Paris Minton needs the help of his old friend Fearless to find out what's happened to one of the City of Angels' favorite sons. When their quest takes them up the social ladder, they discover the truth about being bourgeois.
A technothriller is an action adventure book where there is lots of description of military hardware and new gadgets, i.e. Tom Clancy.
"Act of War" is written by a former Air Force officer who talks about some of the technology that is just around the corner, ie unmanned war planes and cybergenetic battle suits that gives soldiers five times their strength.
If you think that sounds like sci fi, I have seen documentaries which say the military is currently developing technology like this.
Crude robot vehicles were used for bomb disposal in Iraq.
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Originally posted by motik:
If you think that sounds like sci fi, I have seen documentaries which say the military is currently developing technology like this.

oh I'm sure that's a reality - I wasn't sure whether you were a NeuroMancer William Gibson fan.
I personally despise the moral and conscious 'distance' that unmanned killing machines can give/allow the operator.
Australia's version of Tom Clancy is Matthew Reilly - quite a successful writer at 31yrs old.
The techno-style stories I like are more sci-fi style.
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Originally posted by Yssys:
I'm trying to get my hot little hands on the book "Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America "Charisse Johnson and Kumea Shorter-Gooden.


i just finished this book this week and the coldest winter ever by sistah souljah. I'm looking for something new to read.

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