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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    For me, a book should be fascinating and attractive. If I like the book then I read. I wonder what will happen. Events in the book attract me. I find myself in the book. I feel...
    melikeakayy melikeakayy 16-17, F Nov 11

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    These are wonderful books. I consider them the warm comfy center of my reading life. I first started 44 Scotland Street and am totally hooked. I can't wait for the next book. Ma...
    MidnightBlu MidnightBlu 46-50, F Nov 1

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    I actually never read the book or saw the movie.
    lexinwonderland lexinwonderland 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    "What’s that you’ve got there?" he called rather surprised. "999 Ways of Passing the Time", his friend said. It was a cheap pre-war publication on thick, poor quality paper...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Nov 2

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    A Grief Observed - by C.S. Lewis - -Recommended for anyone who has ever lost someone that they loved. Truly an inspirational piece of work by an amazingly insightful author...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 19

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    bookshops are time machines spaceships story-makers secret-keepers dragon-tamers dream-catchers fact-finders & safe places (this book is for those who know this to be true) I...
    CaroleOR CaroleOR 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Had a pretty interesting night. I came across a pretty old book store and found a handmade blank book that's absolutely enormous and beautiful. I've been reading about Wicca and...
    newdayrising newdayrising 36-40, M Nov 6

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    Dear Sofia, I promised you that I will find give you clarity. I have connected all the dots and this is for you. When James met you, he has always admired you. But during those...
    bowbowdown bowbowdown 26-30 1 Response Nov 5

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    I love reading to my kids. I've started a while back reading good night stories to my 4 kids but I found it agravating to be constantly interrupted and they were up and about when...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 3

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    Well me an Jen actualy :O :L we dun it TWICE now, fist time I was lookin on the internet for a local sport centre cuz im new to round here an found one an booked a squash court...
    XXmelanieeXX XXmelanieeXX 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I like to write and I found this app i could get on my computer called booktrack and I'm working on a book right now so far i have about 9 chapters done and i hope it's not as...
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    I love reading books. specially romance... online sites which provides ebooks for free are like God's gift for a person like me.. there this story "My wattpad love", everyone says...
    mona1994 mona1994 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    Ah they are everywhere. There are books on my wardrobe, books on my bed, books in the kitchen, books in my head. Books on the table, books on the shelf, books in my bag and books...
    nelby710 nelby710 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    So I have a confession . No I didn't do anything wrong. But I do like to write. So, me and bookstores. Bookstores and I. Taking me to a bookstore is like taking a child to a...
    Stefanie5678 Stefanie5678 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    So, this is what happened today: *walks into bookstore* Ok, one book. The one you saw online. That's all you need. One book. Ok, maybe two. Tops. To get a more thorough insight...
    Sorfarina Sorfarina 26-30, F Nov 3

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    I, too, can spend quite a lot of time in a bookstore. Especially the ones that have older books. I love the smell of the older books. I remember it from my first library. It was in...
    Harley52 Harley52 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 12

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    I'm a major bibliophile. I have a big collection of books and I organize them all the time. Some are specific for my field and others are to spend a nice time. I also salvage books...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I guess having this experience is kind of a lie....I'm always finding new holes to poke my books into. God, they're everywhere though, books spread across my room like a fungus. My...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    So uh I just looked at my reviews on my book on Amazon, and there is a post from my Grandfather's Girlfriend giving it a one star review because she didn't get a copy of the book...
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I do. Books are so thrilling. I finished the book 'The Outsiders.' I few weeks ago; I cried at the end. XD my teacher gave a copy of 'The Extras' I think she said it's part of 'Th...
    XxDorkyBoyxX XxDorkyBoyxX 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 4 Responses Oct 31

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    Dyman Associates Publishing Inc. Reviews on Being Mortal: Medicine & What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande Atul Gawande, a Boston surgeon explores the issues of aging and death...
    leiniestark leiniestark 22-25, F Nov 5

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    My all-time favourite book is a novel called "A Confederacy of Dunces" by a guy called John Kennedy Toole. As a teenager I worked in a bookstore on weekends while still at high...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 7

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    Bookshops are so peaceful. The best ones are those little backstreet second hand ones where the books are piled as high as the ceiling. Where you can find books that were read when...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 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 Oct 30

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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 Oct 30

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    As of this moment, my favourite book is "Nothing to Envy -ordinary lives in North Korea-" by Barbara Demick I would recommend this book to anyone. Sometimes we feel so unlucky, or...
    tsukiyodesu tsukiyodesu 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    I love books. Nobody takes them away from this girl or I go bananas lol I have so many books I can't keep track I bring a book to work everyday . Right now I am reading Love In...
    Stefanie5678 Stefanie5678 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 9

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