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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I just got some good books from the library. 4 manga,two language books, a Jewish spiritually myth book, an a non fic time travel book. (Ikr! Non fic time travel how the hell is...
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M 1 Response 46 mins ago

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    One of my friends was wondering if they should start on reading a book on Set Theory for their Math Degree. [I have no degree btw] Here's a list of probably the easier books on...
    atenra11 atenra11 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Samsung's Ativ Book 8 is the replacement for the Series 7 Chronos. Here's our review of the high-performance full-size Windows 8 laptop.When Samsung released its excellent Ultimate...
    sandy198801 sandy198801 22-25, F May 8

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    This doesn't mean I endorse their actions, and I'm probably one of the most peaceful and violence adverse people you will ever meet, but for some reason I just find people that...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F May 13

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    I LOVE books and reading so much. Funny part, I used to hate reading when I was younger. Mostly when I was forced to. Then I got to junior high and I began loving books. I remember...
    RocaAzul RocaAzul 18-21, F May 5

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    There are a few good second hand bookstores in and around this city, and I always have to be careful when I'm out shopping in town not to go past one, because if I do, I cannot...
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict 36-40, M 5 Responses Apr 30

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    Lol I found this poem when I was going through old stuff..... I thought it was so cute I had to share it XD It's called Bats, Bats, Bats, Bats, bats, bats, Black bats Brown...
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17 3 Responses May 17

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    I'm not a psycho path I just find u know stuff like that fascinating that's not weird is it
    anshaw anshaw 13-15, F 2 Responses May 13

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     this book by R.J. Palacio is out of this world. http://smartchildrenbooks.com/wonder-the-book-by-r-j-palacio/ 
    greatchildrenbooks greatchildrenbooks 22-25, M Apr 29

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    Oh okay I was gonna post to some other experience but I found it. This is so true. I've no more space to keep my books. I need more books and I've to always rearrange it. Any tips...
    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    The Booklover (that's me) Adventure #1 The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins - I finished reading this book today. The story is narrated by three female characters who happen to...
    Fr0z3nY0gurt Fr0z3nY0gurt 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It was towards the end of last summer when the most amazing thing happened to me. Of course I know the exact day. It was Aug 3. I had been on my own for some time- Feb of 2012 to...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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              So here goes nothing, Hi my name is Anastasia Dana Green. I am 17 years old; I'm light skin 5 ft 2 with brown eyes and black hair. I'm also very well built I...
    RobertsLove17 RobertsLove17 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I was 10, I wrote a 1,000 paged book.. And I just now found it... I had the worst grammar back then.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    thats a lie, because i dont love books i am addicted to books. if books were a drugs then i would never stop reading. my profile picture is from my favorite series Hush Hush by...
    XxMyDemonsxX XxMyDemonsxX 16-17, F 6 Responses May 11

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    You know when you read a book, and when you finish you just have to sit there for a while, contemplating the book, and life in general. Three books recently have done that for me...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 3 Responses May 10

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    Nope. I I never had enough money to buy all the books that I wished , always had to cut down to one or two only. But I loved the public libraries as well as my relatives friends...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 3 Responses May 14

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    i am always reading a bunch of books at once. in my room there are always books just laying around open on the page i'm at. i have a pretty good collection. i'll start reading one...
    sludgefeast sludgefeast 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I know this is old now but does anyone else think the fault in our stars was a bad book and there is so many way better books that people should read. So many people at my school...
    Babygirl3799 Babygirl3799 16-17, F 2 Responses May 14

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    A good bookstore is a treasure store for me. I knew few such bookstores where I used to be a frequent visitor. Whenever I enter them, I will be lost in books. Then I will be...
    pamir1992 pamir1992 22-25, M 3 Responses May 9

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    Books versus movies: Almost every bookworm knows the book is better than the movie. My question is if given the choice which order do you prefer them? Do you read the book then...
    Booksponge Booksponge 26-30, F 5 Responses May 13

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    Being a book Fanatic, I am sure, my love for bookstores will never die. The moment I walk into a bookstore, the smell of those books, perfectly shelved, lights up my world. If I...
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 7 Responses May 15

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    There is something about a book that cannot be replaced with an electronic device, the feel on it in your hands as you become absorbed in the story. I love secondhand bookstores...
    Cherridarling Cherridarling 56-60, M 5 Responses Apr 30

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    John Green “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless...
    theoneyoullneverforget theoneyoullneverforget 18-21, F 2 Responses May 3

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