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    The Golden Bough

    A nineteenth century classic written by the Scottish anthropologist James Frazer. A large tome whose content is the mythology of northern and southern Europe, with an odd tale from elsewhere as well. Like almost all of his contemporaries, Frazer does not write all that well, and...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Dec 12, 2011

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    The Anthropic Cosmological Principle

    The above title by John Barrow of Cambridge University and Frank Tipler of Tulane University. Published 1986. It's not everyday you hear a distinguished and famous scientist called - by his peers - a crackpot. That's Tipler's burden. For, following this book he published 2...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2011

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    The Origin Of Species

    The great Charles Darwin's classic. It is good to read, especially given that nineteenth century scholarship is not renowned for the quality of writing involved. CD too can be a bit convoluted from time to time, but in the main he writes simply, clearly and to the point. For any...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Dec 12, 2011

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    Lynn's Legacy

    Written by Christa Johnson, MD  The author was inspired to write this book after the death of a very close friend The book includes two meditation CD's and the chapters include: Holistic approach Meditation Gratitude Mindfulness Imagery Lovingkindness Spirituality...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 18 Responses Nov 30, 2009

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    Private Presley

    Full title is Private Presley: The Missing Years, Elvis in Germany. By Andreas Schroder, published 1993. I have owned it pretty much since it came out, but can't for the life of me recall where I bought it. I read it immediately back then. Since the beginning, from 1954 with Sam...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M May 25, 2012

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    I Really Enjoyed...

    The World Without Us by Alan Wiesman. I found it to be really interesting, as a matter of fact it's now one of my favorite books. Unlike my usual way of reading, I read this sporadically and gave myself time to ruminate over what I'd read, and over all it was seriously...
    SacchrineSmile SacchrineSmile 16-17, F Dec 5, 2009

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    "the Bell Jar" S.plath

       "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath. I was blown away by her style of writing, beautiful, amazing  voice of a poet  narrating a story in proze. Be careful though, this is an authobiographical novel about Plath's struggle with suicidal depression, and it will...
    juliexplosion juliexplosion 22-25 Sep 6, 2010

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    Principles Of Physical Geology

    by Professor Arthur Holmes FRS. A blast from the past. The other day I read something, I forget what now, about magma. I knew it was about hot stuff from the earth, but couldn't say anymore than that. I went to my bookshelves. Took down this great volume. Index. Page numbers...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Nov 21, 2012

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    A Bright Shining Lie

    subtitled: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, by Neil Sheehan. Sheehan was a journalist covering the American war in Indochina. When he met Vann the latter was a mid-level officer (Lieutenant Colonel). He paints an amazing picture of Vann the man, Vann the soldier and Vann...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Jul 13, 2012

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    The Emperor's New Mind

    Subtitle is: concerning computers, minds, and the laws of physics. By the former Oxford don Sir Roger Penrose. Penrose is one of the greatest theoretical physicists of the twentieth century. This book came out in 1989 and I acquired it and read it not long after. It is due for a...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 1, 2012

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    On Bullshit

    Written by a prominent moral philosopher, Professor Emeritus Harry Frankfurt of Princeton University, this is quite some book. For starters it's about a 30-something page academic paper published in this tiny pocketbook sized hardback edition. Only a famous in-house scholar...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M May 26, 2012

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    Sophia Loren: A Life In Pictures

    Nice title, with an appropriate pun for what is mainly a picture book. Published in 2008, it is a compilation work, with a small amount of bio text combined with pix by many photographers. Large coffee table format. I have been in love with The Goddess since I first saw her in...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M May 25, 2012

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    I Have A Few :-)

    1. Time Traveler's Wife - best time traveling writing ever.2. The Eyre Affair (et al from Jasper Fforde) - if you love books & literary references3. Kushiel Saga by Jacqueline Carey - awesome religious concepts, well written4. A Year In Lapland by Hugh Beach - wonderful...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jun 13, 2012

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    The Holy Bible

    It is the most important, useful, interesting, and enlightening book you'll ever read. Follow the teachings of this book, and you will find true happiness! (Not to mention salvation!)
    BlessedOne777 BlessedOne777 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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    The Laws Of Thermodynamics

    I hated high school. I was living consumed by mentally ill parents, father dying, mother being dragged down working overtime on his dying, myself no doubt when I reflect in hindsight, also mentally ill. I lost all interest and began failing regularly. I was a straight A stream...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2011

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    The Road To Reality

    subtitled A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe, by Roger Penrose. The author is Rouse Ball Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University. A leading theoretician for most of his life, he is one of those folk we like to refer to as experts. He knows his ****. It...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Jul 11, 2012

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    I Found This Book To Be Fascinating

    When this group logo appeared on my profile page as a possible interest I made my decision on the picture alone. What I saw on the picture itself was the Bible. I really find fascinating about this book is that no one can just read its pages and not have their life transformed. I...
    LovelyFace LovelyFace 41-45 1 Response Sep 5, 2010

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    Model Ecosystems

    Full title is Stability & Complexity in Model Ecosystems, by Lord Robert May of Oxford. Keen and attentive readers of my drivel and dare will recall that I wrote about this book in another Experience when I was last reading it. Now I'm reading again. It wasn't planned. I picked...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M May 2, 2012

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    World's In Collision

    I came across this book many years ago and found it facinating. Skeptic magazine did a whole issue on this book claiming the whole thing was peudoscience, However they never explained How any specific theory was wrong. I believe Professer Veliscousky was on to something. His...
    katysboy katysboy 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 31, 2011

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    I absolutely love reading and would love to have my own bookstore for my personal enjoyment. I have an excellent collection of books at my disposal in my family library at home...
    gloriahughes gloriahughes 41-45, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I looked up the reoccurring numbers and found out about this twin flame phenomena I think I might have found my twin flame. I met a girl online who I was instantly attracted to but...
    Jayembe Jayembe 31-35 5 hrs ago

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    Fascinating read. There is no short cut to genius. It comes from hours of deep, intensive practice. Now I understand why university graduates tend to struggle in their chosen...
    Picknoodle Picknoodle 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 23

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    Today I went to the book store with my mom and little brother. Today’s experience was a little different. I’ve learned to speed read, and well practice makes perfect. I was...
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    I have an addiction. Yes, I LOVE BOOKSTORES. Always have. Bookstores represent a place of escape and wonder to me. Being lost in endless selections of books is a piece of heaven to...
    eartheyes82 eartheyes82 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 15

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    London is good for bookshops, and the best ones I have found are on Charing Cross Road near to Leicester Square. I can spend hours looking at the books there!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    I had a whole song book and I wrote songs about my feelings. It just helps me. I had issues with my mom and wrote stuff about her and she went through my room one day and found it...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F Oct 21

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    Our organization prides alone in with the ability to consistently deal with jobs inside of a exceptional fashion by systematically implementing a set of 7 procedures that enable be...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    So, I got all the books for "The Maze Runner" series, thanks to my awesome boyfriend. :) Can't wait to start reading these! It's hard to find good books these days, and since I...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    So, I got all the books for "The Maze Runner" series, thanks to my awesome boyfriend. :) Can't wait to start reading these! It's hard to find good books these days, and since I...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    My favorite book is David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Dickens is a fantastic story teller and while reading David Copperfield Dickens makes you feel like you are walking...
    BustingFree BustingFree 26-30, F Oct 5

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    I have read several books about law/crime, and I absolutely love them all! It's always been a fascination of mine, I don't really remember how I even got into such books but I'll...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F Oct 16

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    Yes, I like books and have all kinds. Bird books, craft books, religious books, poetry, pottery, different dictionaries. In fact I an a book-worm.
    katyarty katyarty 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    I personally feel their should be a rule book to deal with people. Imagine this the day you are born your mom handles you a Rule Book- How to deal with people and the world! A book...
    lovablenikki lovablenikki 26-30, F Oct 19

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    I cant help myself but to count them. I know it is the content that should matter, not the number.. And I have wondered why I do that.. count them.. It is not that I set out to...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Oct 22

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    I love books and bookstores as they have a large diverse cross section of books rather like humans, all subjects and classes, all different and individual, turn the pages and you...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    The Fault In Our Stars Last night, I stayed up to finish this book that my teen kids wanted me to read. They wanted me to watch the movie with them, but insisted I finish the book...
    Artvg Artvg 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 10

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    Sometimes, I call bookstores as my heaven. I experienced being in the bookstore for 3-4 hours without looking at my phone, if my sister wouldn't have called me, I think I would be...
    Maesia1998 Maesia1998 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I have yet to find an example that's the opposite. Books hold more details because of course a movie can't have every single thing that's in the book plus they like to change...
    jenni234 jenni234 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    It's very difficult to find a book that i'd be really into.the only books that i have ever been into were A Series of Unfortunate Events and Fat Kid RUles the world..how can i find...
    creepypastafan creepypastafan 16-17, F Oct 11

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    1. All Harry Potter books 2. All Percy Jackson books 3. Paper Towns 4. The Kane Chronicles 4. All of the Narnia books 5. The beautiful creatures books. That adds up to way more...
    PointlessSafety PointlessSafety 13-15, F Oct 14

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    Books are another worl, who offer us, when we open book. The love of reading came to me, when our teacher conducted a "Reading lesson". Then I understood, How I need in reading...
    VikaS2 VikaS2 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 22

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    Our Institution extends help or doing extension service to other adopted schools especially to remote areas. I and my colleagues assign in libraries; donating books, organizing the...
    enaoj3 enaoj3 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 23

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    Grey Eyes:A Memoir prologue- Avi knelt on the windowsill and looked out at the cars whizzing past below. Rain was falling, but the streets remained full of people on their way to...
    TenThousandSorrows TenThousandSorrows 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Well, it wouldn't be a whole day for one book. I am a very fast reader (thanks Mom and Dad, for starting me off early!) so it would be 2-3 hours per book, MAX. I love getting a...
    nommygummybears nommygummybears 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Anybody care to join me in reading books and sharing their views on the book we read. First up on the docket will be Sharyl Atkinson's book Stonewalled due out next week. http...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler Short listed for the Booker prize this year, a rather odd book in many ways, entertainingly written but with a...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 20 hrs ago

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    I guess it's not really a "book" though is it? It's just when I try reading and actual book or on the computer I just get to distracted and can't focus. I blame my ADHD for that...
    CrimsonButtefly CrimsonButtefly 18-21, F Oct 1

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    I really do, but I'm not good at it. In fact, the only place I've actually read most books and finished them was at school. I really do want to read a bunch of books! I want to...
    CrimsonButtefly CrimsonButtefly 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    Every time I read books especially novels I was imagining that I was in the book...I also love reading books while listening love songs...kind a weird...
    Ellainemaidess Ellainemaidess 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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