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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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A fun time reading book written by a tragic but fascinating man, Thus spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche.
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17 4 days ago

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    I miss bookstores. They are almost all gone. Electronic media is wiping them out. First came the ability to shop on-line and then the greater horror of e-books. But real bookstores...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 41-45, M 9 Responses Mar 8

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    Which is pretty well common place. Far more fascinating is the true tale of the most revolting thing he ever ate -- a pound of raw bacon.. I did not see him -- I found the empty...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F Mar 14

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    With the re-burial of Richard III next week, I am re-reading 'The Daughter of Time' by Josephine Tey. Written in the early 1950s it is quite dated but still a fascinating read...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Okay so I have been eating books as of lately. By eating I'm mean I have been reading books one after another within a few days to a few from each other. I started with a list...
    Zaleanda Zaleanda 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    First book I read was I guess titled "Wonders of science ". That's the book that made all the difference. I learned that there's this huge world and it's beautiful to learn about...
    ThisIsMeYeah ThisIsMeYeah 18-21, F Mar 8

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    I am reading two books at this time. One is Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. My brother gave it to me for Christmas. I found it hard to get into but I am halfway through and now I find...
    LaurenHaf LaurenHaf 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    The beginning of the end. I'm 26 yrs old, the feminine energy, and have a son to my twin. I was starting to feel old, worn out, and hit rock bottom when Magic happened. Our...
    Fatescollided11 Fatescollided11 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    A mixture of my own inability and one or two rather bad teachers at school, text-books that do not explain things, lack of any understanding of the topics, ignorance of the real...
    Perspicares Perspicares 61-65, M 14 hrs ago

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    I took a trip to a second hand store over the weekend and found some books: -The Gift of Fear -The Five Love Languages -The Four Agreements -The List: 7 Ways to Tell If He's Going...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have set myself a goal for 2015 I decided on this near the end of February. I plan to read 50 books this year. To some people that seems like a too big of an amount and to others...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F Mar 3

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    have for as long as I can remember even before I could read I liked picture books, as a kid I read Pippi Longstocking books and my big brother read me books such as James and the...
    Snowbird22 Snowbird22 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Favorite book series: The Maze Runner. Read all of those books within 2 or so weeks. I just couldn't put them down. I've read a lot of amazing books, but this one takes first...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I think I have mild dyslexia but I do enjoy reading. I haven't read a book for a very long time. I stopped reading when I was about 15. Something happened and I just couldn't read...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Books are addicting Book Hangover When you've finished a book and you suddenly return to the real world, but the real world feels incomplete or surreal because you're still living...
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 4

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    One time when I was ten, I woke up unable to sleep which I remember to be a Christmas eve. I sat up in bed bored and decided to put up a photo frame. It was an iridescent picture...
    ladyPlum ladyPlum 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I read Vikram Seth 1,488-paged book "A Suitable Boy" while I was in graduate school. I started reading the book one Sunday night and got hooked. The following Monday, I regretfully...
    shiningcosmos shiningcosmos 41-45, F Mar 22

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    You should do it too! If you go to college and take classes don not be suckered into buying overpriced books from the bookstore. This semester I needed a book for my Biology class...
    Ayunir Ayunir 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I've always loved reading, in fact, I don't remember a time when I didn't find some book either given to me or borrowed from the library to completely engross me. Reading stops me...
    ladyPlum ladyPlum 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    omg so im like such a book nerd but its kinda sad because i have not read a single book in a while because im mostly on my phone now talking to people, but i think that books are...
    NoraCipriano NoraCipriano 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I love second hand bookstores. I could spend hours in them. I love how there are notes on the first page like birthday wishes. It always gives the book history. One of my favourite...
    wawow wawow 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have a book hangover.. I just got done reading the game of thrones books again (third time) I bought a new book by Patrick Rothfuss "The Name of the Wind" but just can't get into...
    mudflap73 mudflap73 41-45, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I can't say this was my favorite book but definetly one of the most memorable. My grandmother had a book full of short stories that she would read to us when we stayed the night at...
    kayakgirl08 kayakgirl08 36-40, F 10 hrs ago

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    There is something unique to literature in terms of art form. Photographs, film, and painting are visual mediums. Music and radio shows are audial mediums. Only literature uses...
    TK1153 TK1153 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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