BOOKS!!! What's your favorite? What are you reading? What would you recommend?

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    Apr 18, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    old, new, fiction, non-fiction, your favorites, whatever!

    i'll start: a confederacy of dunces
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    Apr 18, 2011 4:16 AM GMT
    Robert Jordan: Wheel of Time Series

    Book 1:
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    One of the best Fantasy series that I am reading.... on book 6... 8 more to go icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 18, 2011 4:17 AM GMT
    tryandbuy saidold, new, fiction, non-fiction, your favorites, whatever!

    i'll start: a confederacy of dunces



    Wayside school Is Falling Down Author: Louis Sachar Genre: Fiction


    That's my total fav., 4 life icon_idea.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
  • BardBear

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    Apr 18, 2011 10:54 AM GMT
    "On Writing Horror" From the American Horror Writers Association.

    Exciting, isn't it? I usually read 5 or 6 books at a time, but we just moved into a new space and stuff is still in boxes. I supposed I could run to the library, but who has time?

    Peace,
    Bardy

    PS: I loved a Confederacy of Dunces. My partner is into Bob Jordan "Wheel of Time," but I'm not a fantasy person. Him? He devours them.
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    Apr 18, 2011 11:29 AM GMT
    I really like the outlander series of Diana Gabaldon.
    They take a long time to go trough ,since each book is about 1000 pages,
    but damn those where the best pages I have ever read!
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    Apr 18, 2011 11:30 AM GMT
    Usually History ...( Ancient Egyptian)

    and i still having a crush on Goosebumps Series !..
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    Apr 18, 2011 12:27 PM GMT
    Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden. Favorite.

    Reading the No. 1 Ladies series now, they're really good.
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    Apr 18, 2011 12:29 PM GMT
    One of my favorite non-fiction books is "Alicia" by Alicia Appleman-Jurman.
    It is an amazing story of a girl during the holocaust! I strongly suggest it!
  • RHUK

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    Apr 18, 2011 12:33 PM GMT
    Just finished reading Agent Zigzag, by Ben Mcintyre

    Its an incredible account of a british criminal turned double agent during WWII, the only brit to be awarded the Iron Cross by the Germany High Command

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Chapman

    Hot too, in a 1940s way
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    Apr 18, 2011 12:36 PM GMT
    If you're a runner, you should check out (nay, you NEED to check out):
    "Once a Runner" by John L. Parker, Jr. So very, very awesome.

    Two other good ones that I read recently (edit: that are 2 of my new favorites):
    "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz
    and
    "Blindness" by Jose Saramago
  • Jwusn

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    Apr 18, 2011 12:47 PM GMT
    hmm im a big fan of Mecedes alckey, Laurell hmilton, teh book life of pi is good too i reead a 4 or 5 books a week so i always have a new favorite lolicon_razz.gif
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    Apr 18, 2011 12:49 PM GMT
    Not much into fantasy, but currently working my way through mysteries set in Wyoming by C. J. Box.
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    Apr 18, 2011 12:56 PM GMT
    I just finished The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud. A fairly easy read by quite powerful. It is a rare book that leads to reader to reflect on and to tell their own story while being engrossed in the characters of the novel. Brilliant writing, poetic at times.
  • shutoman

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    Apr 18, 2011 1:11 PM GMT
    I've bitten the bullet and I've started Proust 'A la recherche...' except in translation. It's not easy - but it's not as difficult as I thought it would be.

    It is, however, immensely rewarding. No other writer, so far, has got me to engage with his own personal experience to such depth. It is miraculous stuff.
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    Apr 18, 2011 4:11 PM GMT
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    It's a nonfiction book, but pretty much reads like a novel. I read it last year, but it still remains one of the only page-turners I've read recently. Bonus: one of the guys in the book lives up here in Seattle and I got to run with him.icon_cool.gif

    This book has the power to make any couch potato want to train for a(n) (ultra)marathon.

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    Apr 18, 2011 4:17 PM GMT
    My genera of choice is fantasy. My favorite authors include: Mercedes Lackey (Dragon Jousters, Obsidian Trilogy), David Farland (The Ruelords), Lian Hearn (Tales of the Otori), and of course J. R. R. Tolkien. I've also started reading some of H.P. Lovecraft's work.
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    Apr 18, 2011 4:25 PM GMT
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    Apr 18, 2011 5:52 PM GMT
    Private By James Patterson ..
    Twilight Saga Was Great ..
    Though Boring at Some Points .. =S

    But i Recommend iT .. iT's Still Pretty Good ..
    << Even Better Than The Films .. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 18, 2011 5:54 PM GMT
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  • helios01

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    Apr 18, 2011 5:57 PM GMT
    Major problems in the history of imperial russia... so far great book
  • Webster666

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    Apr 18, 2011 5:58 PM GMT
    "The Time Traveler's Wife" was great !
    I really liked the three books that ended with, "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest."
    Truman Capote's, "In Cold Blood" is a classic. In fact, I regard everything he ever wrote as classic.
    If you can lay your hands on a copy of, "Sacred Lips of the Bronx," that was a very good book.
    "Wait Until Next Year," by Doris Kearns Goodwin was very good.
    Anything written by David McCullough is good.
  • iHavok

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    Apr 18, 2011 6:01 PM GMT
    DAN_THE_MAN saidRobert Jordan: Wheel of Time Series

    Book 1:
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    One of the best Fantasy series that I am reading.... on book 6... 8 more to go icon_razz.gif


    Sounds like you are about ready to step up to the big times...
    but seriously, Wheel of Time is a great series. Gets a lil...long winded (yeah I could do with a little less description of clothing, but oh well such is life).


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  • psycotic_1

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    Apr 18, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    Patricia Nell Warren " The Lavender Locker Room" (3000 years of great athletes whose sexual orientation was different). Very good! and she is from my state, montana rocks!