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    Sep 15, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    who has any suggestions as to what is best to read?
    what is your most favorite book?
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    Sep 15, 2012 2:10 AM GMT
    depends what genre of books you like
  • Relyks132

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    Sep 15, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    Robertson Davies is actually from my area, I thought his book "Fifth Business" was cool
  • ohcub83

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    Sep 15, 2012 3:00 AM GMT
    My favorite book is Cheese Monkey's: A Novel in Two Semesters by Chip Kidd. It's not for everyone, but it is quirky and thought provoking. The Stand by Stephen King is another that I revisit about every couple of years. Depending on the genre I enjoy pretty much any book, and I will give anything a chance at least once.
  • O5vx

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    Sep 15, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    I have just finished a novel called things fall apart.
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    Sep 15, 2012 4:57 AM GMT
    O5vx saidI have just finished a novel called things fall apart.

    That was a really good read.

    Some of my favorite authors include Umberto Eco, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Philip K. Dick, Edgar Allen Poe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Haruki Murakami.
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    Sep 15, 2012 5:02 AM GMT
    "favorite books" are for sophomores.

    When I was a sophomore, I thought that anything written by Tom Robbins was vital. Or Larry Niven.
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    Sep 15, 2012 5:07 AM GMT
    O5vx saidI have just finished a novel called things fall apart.
    That was an amazing story. I like "bless me ultima" by rudolfo anaya I first read it two years ago and it was exactly what I needed it really spoke to me.
  • Huxley7

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    Sep 15, 2012 7:12 AM GMT
    The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov. Intense but awesome book.
  • ohcub83

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    Sep 15, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    mindgarden said"favorite books" are for sophomores.

    When I was a sophomore, I thought that anything written by Tom Robbins was vital. Or Larry Niven.




    Dude it doesn't matter what stage of your life you are in, you can always have a favorite book. If you look hard enough you can always find a book that will resonate with you, and will continue to resonate with you every time you reread that book.
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    Sep 15, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    ohcub83 said
    mindgarden said"favorite books" are for sophomores.

    When I was a sophomore, I thought that anything written by Tom Robbins was vital. Or Larry Niven.




    Dude it doesn't matter what stage of your life you are in, you can always have a favorite book. If you look hard enough you can always find a book that will resonate with you, and will continue to resonate with you every time you reread that book.


    I'm pretty sure his point was that we should be finding so many books like that that the question ceases to be useful. We all have books that we may reread from time to time, but perhaps even more soul-growing is to find as many as possible. I understand that's really the motivation of your question, but he might simply be prodding you to be more precise in your request.
  • spacemagic

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    Sep 15, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    I'm reading The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman right now. I've enjoyed the His Dark Materials series.
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    Sep 15, 2012 3:28 PM GMT
    I am reading this now:

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    Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2012: Every Day is technically for young adults, but the premise of this unusual book goes much deeper. It asks a question that will resonate with the young and old alike: Can you truly love someone regardless of what they look like on the outside? The main character, A, wakes up every morning in a different body. Day to day, A can be male or female, any ethnicity, any size, and in any type of household. The only constant is that he (we'll go with that pronoun for convenience) is 16. A has been body jumping for as long as he can remember, and he has learned to not leave behind any trace of his presence--until he meets Rhiannon. For the first time in his life, A feels a true connection with another person. But can she love him back? Levithan handles their romance with great aplomb, building to a poignant and beautiful ending that took my breath away. --Caley Anderson
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    Sep 15, 2012 4:01 PM GMT
    livelifenow saidI am reading this now:

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    Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2012: Every Day is technically for young adults, but the premise of this unusual book goes much deeper. It asks a question that will resonate with the young and old alike: Can you truly love someone regardless of what they look like on the outside? The main character, A, wakes up every morning in a different body. Day to day, A can be male or female, any ethnicity, any size, and in any type of household. The only constant is that he (we'll go with that pronoun for convenience) is 16. A has been body jumping for as long as he can remember, and he has learned to not leave behind any trace of his presence--until he meets Rhiannon. For the first time in his life, A feels a true connection with another person. But can she love him back? Levithan handles their romance with great aplomb, building to a poignant and beautiful ending that took my breath away. --Caley Anderson


    this looks amazing.
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    Sep 15, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    rescueblues saidwho has any suggestions as to what is best to read?
    what is your most favorite book?


    I am re-reading 'A talent for Genius' the life of Oscar Levant' one of my favourite people EVER.
    http://www.amazon.com/Talent-Genius-Times-Oscar-Levant/dp/1879505398/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1347732643&sr=1-2&keywords=oscar+levant



    and I already have two books picked out to read while in Mexico in November '
    Artists in Exile'
    http://www.amazon.com/Artists-Exile-Twentieth-Century-Revolution-Transformed/dp/B005M4OQW2/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1347732758&sr=1-1&keywords=artists+in+exile

    and the Phillip Hoare biography of Noel Coward...

    http://www.amazon.com/Noel-Coward-Biography-Philip-Hoare/dp/0226345122/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1347732828&sr=1-4&keywords=noel+coward
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    Sep 15, 2012 6:19 PM GMT
    My favorite books were written by a Mexican writer called Juan Rulfo, he was part of "Magic Realism" the books are Pedro Páramo and El llano en llamas :p love the way he wrote about the life of the Mexican people from 20th century...
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    Sep 15, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
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    Sep 15, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    Winkler saidMy favorite books were written by a Mexican writer called Juan Rulfo, he was part of "Magic Realism" the books are Pedro Páramo and El llano en llamas :p love the way he wrote about the life of the Mexican people from 20th century...

    Definitely going to check those out!
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    Sep 15, 2012 6:39 PM GMT
    If you're into sci-fi thrillers, you should read "The Cobra Event" by Richard Preston.
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    Sep 15, 2012 6:40 PM GMT
    Winkler saidMy favorite books were written by a Mexican writer called Juan Rulfo, he was part of "Magic Realism" the books are Pedro Páramo and El llano en llamas :p love the way he wrote about the life of the Mexican people from 20th century...


    ugh Pedro Paramo...me requerda de la escuela...y la pelicula que todos teniamos que acer de el libro. Si, me gusto el libro. Y tambien La Casa De Los Espiritos...mas la Casa que Pedro Paramo PERO tambien me gusto Cien Anos De Soledad...oh que buen libro....y tambien lluvia de oro.
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    Sep 15, 2012 6:41 PM GMT
    Game of Thrones is a stellar series. Once you are done reading them, be sure and watch the HBO series.
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    Sep 15, 2012 6:43 PM GMT
    DadInBriefs saidI Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb


    Oooh, that is a good one! I read it twice.icon_smile.gif
  • ParkerDLamb

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    Sep 15, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris

    Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk

    Domestic Violets - Matthew Norman

    Lowboy - John Wray
  • justinlee86

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    Sep 15, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    I read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy and loved it!!!!
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    Sep 15, 2012 7:13 PM GMT
    I am re-reading The Glass Castle by J. Walls
    wonderful book !