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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Nothing beats a good book to stimulate the imagination
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    Just started Steven Kings " Under The Dome " yesterday, after a long break from reading any books. Cant wait to dive back in later this evening, as it will be my diversion from EP...
    jimdude054 jimdude054 51-55, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    >I go to a bookstore... Paradise. I can actually live there, believe it or not.
    Shayala Shayala 18-21, F 5 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I have read about some of the notorious ones like Jack the Reaper and Zodiac. Their minds... Like what goes in there? Why did they do what they do? We cannot say they were dumb...
    Shayala Shayala 18-21, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Its not that I look up to them or anything, but their mindset, its just so fascinating. I stupid serial killers when I was back in school. I just thought, they were so fascinating...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I really really enjoy and have fun reading books, whenever I'm at the library or the bookstore I get so overwhelmed trying to figure out which book I want the most, because all the...
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I get taken to this whole other world when I am reading a book, I get completely engulfed and I love it. It takes me away from any problems or any stress. Books just make me feel...
    Jessicademond Jessicademond 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    A guy shared this on facebook..... I need to get my life off my chest. About me. I'm a 46 year old banker and I have been llving my whole lite the opposite of how I wanted. All my...
    placeborealis placeborealis 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My daughter told me to look out for a package she sent me for Father's Day. It was a box of hardcover early editions from my favorite mystery writers she found on amazon. It's been...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    I have started to read books (not related to school, books like novels etc.) since I have been a child. They helped me a lot and I am thankful of those wrote them, most of them are...
    sadsands sadsands 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Gathered all the books that are supposed to be in a second hand bookstore. I don't like bidding adieu to my dear books though, yet I am helpless because my shelf is running out...
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I just started reading The Joy Luck Club. The book explores the lives and stories of, and the relationship between four Chinese immigrant women in America and their American-born...
    RH17 RH17 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I recently have been reading the Harry Potter series with my son. My husband and I used to read to our son every night. We read more series and chapter books now that he is older...
    dreamingquietly04 dreamingquietly04 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Just finished Rogue by Julie Kagawa. *sigh* It sucks that I gotta wait, like months for the next book. >.< Anyways time for a break before I move on to my next book. To just...
    Eve34 Eve34 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I read only best sellers and short books. Not because I'm pretentious, but because I'm always scared to commit to a book that could be really bad. I don't want to waste my time on...
    allanali allanali 13-15, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    I do it very easily, when i really like the book. i'll stay in my room all day, and only get up for food, drink or bathroom lol. I did it reading every Harry Potter book, and...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I found myself in "The Divide" by Nicholas Evans
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Books are such lovely things. Portals to fascinating universes. I probably wouldn't survive for very long without them.
    TheKnower TheKnower 13-15 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Books were my first love. I've been borrowing and reading library books all my life. I just couldn't afford to buy and store all the books I want to read. Luckily, lots of free...
    James1169 James1169 51-55, M 7 Responses Jun 23

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    A record 3.8 million foreign-born blacks now live in the US, the Pew Research Center reported.The influx means that the share of foreign-born blacks, largely from Africa and the...
    theslyfox theslyfox 36-40, M Jun 19

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    I'm looking for a fantasy book. I know, I know there are so many fantasy books... I'm looking for a modern book like the hunger games, Divergent, The mortal instruments, etc... I...
    lalipop22 lalipop22 16-17 1 Response Jun 18

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    I have trouble concentrating but even if I didn't some of the books aimed at adults are so big/fat I'm put off by them. Also many books for adults have death/violence or something...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    Just because someone finds serial killers fascinating does not mean they admire or worship them. For most it is a want/need to understand the human mind. The serial killer takes...
    CallMeKee CallMeKee 51-55, F 21 Responses Jun 18

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    I love bookstores! I live in a small town and we have no bookstores. The closest town with an actual bookstore is an hour and a half away. this makes me wonder what people do...
    Mimiramirez Mimiramirez 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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