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« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2005, 07:33:22 pm »
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Wow- this is a lot to catch up on....thanks guys!

By the way, I checked out a book called Kira-Kira. Vaguely I understand that it's about an Asian girl in an Asian family. Has anyone else already read this and think it's a good book? I have to do a book report on it.
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« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2005, 01:53:59 pm »
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i recommend Shane by Jack Schaefer
also all the chronicles of narnia by c.s. lewis
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« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2005, 07:00:06 pm »
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I really like JRR Tolkien maybe Harry Potter?
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« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2006, 03:59:24 pm »
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You should read 'So Me' by Graham Norton, or 'Shopgirl' by Steve Martin. Maybe, if you can get it, 'Let Sleeping Vets Lie' by James Herriot
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« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2006, 02:24:28 pm »
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R.A. Salvatore.  The Dark Elf Trilogy is awesome!
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« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2006, 12:26:11 am »
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I'd definitely recommend some Stephen King books, like Misery, Secret Window, Christine and The Stand. Terrific books.
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« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2006, 01:03:49 pm »
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Fiction Book you shoud read:

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

Anything by H.G, Welles:

The Island of Dr. Moreaou
The Time Machine
The Invisible Man
War of The Worlds

Anything by Hunter. S. Thompson (it's technically 'journalistic', but it's so damn funny-you need to look into his 'Gonzo Papers'- "when the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro"

The Great Shark Hunt
Kingdom of Fear
Hells Angels
Fear and Loathing on The Campaign Trail '72
Better Than Sex
The Rum Diary
Generation of Swine
The Proud Highway
also, tons of other great ones...


I don't like Danielle Steel, or any crappy romantic novels, but she wrote one biography about her son, who was the singer of a punk band called Link 80(one of my fave bands).  Her son, Nick, had bipolar disorder, and killed himself in the 90's.  It's a wonderful book to read if you like Link 80, or if you have Bipolar (if you have that, it's good to read about other people's experiences with the same problems) The book, finally, is called

His Bright Light by Danielle Steel

Obviously, my fave author-MARK TWAIN (he's the man!)  read anything by him-Most of his books are very dark, and interesting, dispite the fact he is most famous for his 2 children's books Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Good books by Mark Twain:

The Mysterious Stranger
Rouhging It
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
The Devil's Race Track
The Diary of Adam and Eve
tons more, too...

Of course, where would we be without TOLKIEN!
I suggest (other than hobbit series, naturally)

Roverandom (cut little story-fast read)
Letters of J.R.R.Tolkien
Farmer Giles of Ham
Smith of Wotton Major
(sometimes the most interesting reads are reading diaries, or letters of your fave author-it gives more of an accurate insight into thier lives, being able to read what the wrote on thier own terms, not what they write in thier novels, and it is interesting what they speak about in the letters. That is a great thing about Hunter S. Tompson-he includes letters, and coorespondents in all his books.)

Parody-
Bored of The Rings, by the Harvard Lampoon
America:The Book by Jon Stuart and the Daily Show

Random stuff that's good:

MAUS by Art Spiegleman
Ronin by Frank Miller
(and, naturally, Sin City Series)

The Canterbury Tales

Medieval Romances are my absolute favorite Mythology to read-They have no known author, like the bible, and they are simply timeless-anyone can enjoy them!  My favorite of all Medieval Romances is actually Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.  I was so lucky to stumble upon a version of Sir Gawain translated by Tolkien himself!! That was a great find for me to add to my library:)

Oh, if nobody knows, Medieval Romances are ancient Mythological stories(translated from King's English and usually come in verse form, but you can get them in paragrahp form, as well) That pertain to Camelot, King Arthur, The Round, Table, Queen Guinevere etc...

That's all for now-There's so many books out there.  I suggest start with the classics!:)
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« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2006, 11:21:32 am »
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Brilliant selection, Gwen!!!
I like many of the ones suggested above, so Iīll only add two of my favourite writers: I love everything written by Lovecraft and Poe...
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« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2006, 01:06:33 am »
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Here's two I recommend:

  Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant

  Carrie by Steven King
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« Reply #39 on: April 19, 2006, 09:54:51 am »
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i suggest you read some Chekhov's. His short stories are just awesome.
In Self-improvement, i suggest you read "Giant Steps" by Anthony Robbins.
I comics, there's a series of books called "Le Petit Nicolas" or in english "Little Nicolas" by french author Goscinny which's been sketched by "Sampe". My own very favourite.
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« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2006, 09:59:36 am »
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Harry Potter is the best!!!!
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« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2006, 04:27:34 pm »
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Veronica, sweetie, I love you but you're wrong.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS IS THE BEST!!!

Anyway, I'm about to get a book called The Last Templar I shall inform you all of whether I recommend it or not.
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« Reply #42 on: April 20, 2006, 03:39:05 am »
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Vicky dear,I love you more but you are a little bit wrong!


Harry Potter is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Harry Potter, Harry Potter, Harry Potter,Harry Potter, Harry Potter, Harry Potter,Harry Potter, Harry Potter, Harry Potter,Harry Potter, Harry Potter, Harry Potter,Harry Potter, Harry Potter, Harry Potter,

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Anyway, I'm about to get a book called The Last Templar I shall inform you all of whether I recommend it or not.

I havenīt read it but Iīve heard great critics about that book. Iīm looking forward to knowing your opinion...
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« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2006, 02:33:00 pm »
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Quote from: Enara on April 20, 2006, 12:54:42 pm   

I havenīt read it but Iīve heard great critics about that book. Iīm looking forward to knowing your opinion...


So am I! I got interested in the Templars because of a game called Broken Sword The Shadow Of The Templars and this book is, so I gather, like the game so I can't wait! I get it on Monday and shall be reading!!!
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