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  1. CASH's Avatar
    What are some good books you've read or would recommend everyone to read?

    Art of War
    The Last Lecture

    FYI: I actually just joined a book club a few weeks ago. What would've been my first meeting was cancelled, however, due to the weather.
    Last edited by CASH; 12-29-10 at 07:32 PM.
    12-29-10 07:30 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Like classic books? How about.....

    Flatland by Edwin Abbott

    It's one of THE coolest books I have ever read, here's a wiki on it.....

    Flatland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    12-29-10 07:57 PM
  3. SCrid2000's Avatar
    I'll have to check that out PK.
    Btw, if anyone wants to join a bbm book group pm me.

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    12-29-10 08:32 PM
  4. Rootbrian's Avatar
    Haven't been to the library in years, I should get back to doing so and get the mind lost in a novel, without renting it, to read the whole thing, then return home.

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    12-29-10 10:38 PM
  5. CASH's Avatar
    Like classic books?
    What ever tickles your fancy.

    Haven't been to the library in years, I should get back to doing so and get the mind lost in a novel, without renting it, to read the whole thing, then return home.

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    Do you mean mentally or physically?
    12-29-10 10:54 PM
  6. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
    Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
    The Dirk Gently Holistic Detective Agency - Douglas Adams
    The ENTIRE Hitchhiker series - Douglas Adams
    The List of Seven - Mark Frost
    Practical Demon Keeping - Christopher Moore
    Truman - David McCullough
    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich - William Shirer
    My House in Umbria - William Trevor
    Vanilla Bright Like Eminem - Michael Faber
    Thinner - Richard Bachman (Stephen King)
    The Greatest Generation - Tom Brokaw
    Band of Brothers - Stephen Ambrose (and watch the mini series)
    01-01-11 10:42 AM
  7. jlb21's Avatar
    01-03-11 08:07 AM
  8. wnm's Avatar
    The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
    Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
    The Dirk Gently Holistic Detective Agency - Douglas Adams
    The ENTIRE Hitchhiker series - Douglas Adams
    The List of Seven - Mark Frost
    Practical Demon Keeping - Christopher Moore
    Truman - David McCullough
    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich - William Shirer
    My House in Umbria - William Trevor
    Vanilla Bright Like Eminem - Michael Faber
    Thinner - Richard Bachman (Stephen King)
    The Greatest Generation - Tom Brokaw
    Band of Brothers - Stephen Ambrose (and watch the mini series)
    AG,

    Have you read The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul or Last Chance to See also by Douglas Adams?

    Some recommendations:

    Anything by Bill Brysen,

    Inspector Morse - Colin Dexter
    Inspector Banks - Peter Robinson
    No. One Ladies Detective Agency series and Portuguese Irregular Verbs series by Alexander McCall Smith.
    01-03-11 10:15 AM
  9. middbrew's Avatar
    Of Mice and Men ~ John Steinbeck

    The Stand ~ Stephen King
    01-03-11 11:02 AM
  10. jlb21's Avatar
    I have also read all of the most recent books by William Martin, who intertwines historical information into his stories. Awesome stuff:

    Amazon.com: William Martin: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle
    01-03-11 01:02 PM
  11. jlb21's Avatar
    Of Mice and Men ~ John Steinbeck

    The Stand ~ Stephen King

    I wish the Kindle existed back when I read The Stand!
    01-03-11 01:03 PM
  12. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    AG,

    Have you read The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul or Last Chance to See also by Douglas Adams?
    LDTTotS Yes! Don't know how I forgot to list that. Extremely hilarious.
    Last Chance to See - No but I will look for it for the Kindle
    01-03-11 05:38 PM
  13. CASH's Avatar
    My book club is reading To Kill a Mocking Bird.
    01-03-11 05:56 PM
  14. lolreconlol's Avatar
    My book club is reading To Kill a Mocking Bird.
    Woo! Have you read it in the past?
    01-03-11 06:52 PM
  15. CASH's Avatar
    Woo! Have you read it in the past?
    Read it, saw the movie, and acted out the court room scenes (debate team style) in front of maybe 1/3 of the school including faculty. But that was junior year of high school, 3 years ago, so even with all of that I still didn't pay attention.
    01-03-11 07:02 PM
  16. lolreconlol's Avatar
    Read it, saw the movie, and acted out the court room scenes (debate team style) in front of maybe 1/3 of the school including faculty. But that was junior year of high school, 3 years ago, so even with all of that I still didn't pay attention.
    If you don't want to read it again, you know where you can turn - to everyone's best friend in high school. SparkNotes: To Kill a Mockingbird
    01-03-11 07:23 PM
  17. CASH's Avatar
    If you don't want to read it again, you know where you can turn - to everyone's best friend in high school. SparkNotes: To Kill a Mockingbird
    Don't worry, I wasn't. XD Thanks for the link.
    01-03-11 08:26 PM
  18. jlb21's Avatar
    It's been ages since I last read it, but yesterday I downloaded The Diary of Anne Frank to my Kindle.
    01-04-11 09:33 AM
  19. highjakker's Avatar
    pillars of the earth- ken follet
    as the crow flies- jeffrey archer
    the f*ck up- arthur nersesian
    01-04-11 03:37 PM
  20. pkcable's Avatar
    ******: The Strange Case of a Troublesome Word, Randall Kennedy (yes he's black! He's also a professor at Harvard)



    EDIT: I guess the title is filtered! (it's the n word)
    01-04-11 04:25 PM
  21. blaz3r9's Avatar
    Harry Potter

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    01-04-11 06:40 PM
  22. sherryrn2001's Avatar
    The Dark Tower Series - Stephen King <3
    01-04-11 07:21 PM
  23. middbrew's Avatar
    The Dark Tower Series - Stephen King <3
    +1 for the Dark Tower Series.



    The Big Sleep ~ Raymond Chandler
    The Interpretation of Dreams ~ Sigmund Freud
    The Selfish Gene ~ Richard Dawkins
    01-04-11 07:59 PM
  24. CASH's Avatar
    +1 for the Dark Tower Series.



    The Big Sleep ~ Raymond Chandler
    The Interpretation of Dreams ~ Sigmund Freud
    The Selfish Gene ~ Richard Dawkins
    Sigmund Freud. That dude was intelligent as heck.
    01-04-11 08:13 PM
  25. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    Odyssey and Iliad, both are fantastic, you can really see why these books have continued to be read for 1000's of years.
    I'm sorry I can't say which translation I suggest the most, but they truly are great books.

    I am also a Fan of Clive Cussler,- Dirk Pitt Novels, don't like his recent sell outs with countless co-authors, but the Mediterranean Caper, is a very fast read, and will give you the feel if you want to start from his first and move through the 16-18 book series thus far.

    Christoper Pike, made a series "The Last Vampire" it was a Teen series that was actually one of my favourite series when I was 14, I must have read them 3 or 4 times.
    01-04-11 08:21 PM
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