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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I've read almost every Nicholas Sparks book. They're amazing! -side note though, my mom has a book out if you're interested! https://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w...
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    I have to read 2 books for school which is in 3 weeks for me and I have to answer study guide questions. The books are Nickel and Dimed, and Huckleberry Finn so if anyone has read...
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    If you're interested in horror, you should check out my moms book :) Buy it here: https://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-62854-810-5 Like it on facebook...
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    I am 17 years old and I love coloring in coloring books. My mom just bought me a new book. Sometimes I accidentally color out of line but it's ok. My mom said I can do it because...
    SummerLove16 SummerLove16 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Let Magic Happen by holistic radiologist Larry Burk, MD Not only did I find evidence of the synchronicity between people and events that I've often talked about, I discovered...
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    I AM NUMBER FOUR series is a pretty good read! i just finished reading the fourth book "The Fall of Five" and I cant wait for the book 5 to be published! who among you read it too...
    zhar18 zhar18 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I've got summer reading but I still go to the library and check out a billion books... Gonna go this weekend and try to find Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson so I can re-read...
    JustOldLight JustOldLight 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My teacher wants me to read Dan Brown books ( I don't know why) and that too in order. But I have yet to read his books. And if possible I might start with Inferno. I hope it is...
    hiddentears hiddentears 22-25, F 10 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Currently reading a book called "Why Kids Kill" and it's about children who have gone on school shootings. The author discusses their past history, and theorizes on what made them...
    blazeee blazeee 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 16

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    From Bundy to Mason to Jack the Ripper (and even fictional serial killers), I find them absolutely fascinating. No I'm not crazy; yes i get it. They went around and murdered...
    Lokilover49 Lokilover49 16-17, F 13 Responses Jul 16

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    I have just read "The Reader". It was very interesting, but end of the book was unhappy. What do you think about?
    MrBen2013 MrBen2013 31-35, M 4 hrs ago

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    I've never read the stories and I've never watched the movies. They came out when I was in elementary school. My mother forbid me and my brother from anything to do with Harry...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    So i want to write a book, well actually already started a bit but first i really wished that there could be other writers out there that could hand me a couple of tips or like...
    DarkStoriesInc DarkStoriesInc 16-17, M 6 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    A Brief History Of Time by Stephen Hawking. Fascinating reading...
    har70 har70 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I used to be isolated, even with a nice group of friends but I never liked it. I decided I would be a loner again and it worked! I actually missed being alone and now I am free to...
    WolvesSong WolvesSong 13-15, F 18 hrs ago

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    I have found the beauty inside me. It has taken my whole life of running. I could not run anymore. I became so very very very tired.. Peace has been so close all along why did I...
    dev1978 dev1978 36-40, T 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    This really started out as a problem caused by my mother, as she never seemed to be able to recognise when a book was a sequel of another book. I have been given a lot of books...
    Avotica Avotica 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am such a book worm. I just love to read and read, i think it really helps a lot too, with spelling and grammar. Reading helps take you to another world and open up your...
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F Jul 8

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    When I was younger I would not read as I found it boring, now I can not put books down, I give credit to my kids as they love to read and must have over 200 books. They now see me...
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    A smell coming from shelves away Permeating the room With a combination Of aging paper, At least four hundred And the ink that flows Into my mouth Tasting sweet Like honey and...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So i went shopping for clothes and halfway through I found my self gravitating towards a waterstones (book shop in the UK), well next thing I knew I was on the floor in the fantasy...
    Ailurus23 Ailurus23 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    haay guys !! i m writing a book in wattpad his name is : "im like in jail " if you have wattpad plz go check it . and if you don t have a wattpad download it , because you could...
    imane666666 imane666666 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    It started when I was in middle school, but I was and still am not at all an "intellectual". The story sounded to Romeo and Juliet taking place during medieval times. I thought it...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    An Affair Of Sadness I just recently finished reading an English translated book titled "Koula," by Menis Koumandareas. Menis is a highly regarded author in Greece. I'm not...
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    The Sea, by John Banville. This novel won the 2005 Man Booker prize. The author is Irish but there is nothing in the tale that makes it local - it could be set anywhere. Lots of...
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    I literally LIVE for these books! The movies however, I hated... I had to do complete commentary for my brother and mum! My favourite was the first, but the last one I just found a...
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    I just found our there is a half price book store near me. My soul just ascended a little bit.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Where I'd Like To Be-A ghost saved twelve-year-old Maddie's life when she was an infant, her Granny Lane claims, so Maddie must always remember that she is special. But it's hard...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love all kinds of bookstores. I usually spent any money I had as a kid in the "B. Dalton" store at the mall. If it wasn't on books it was on bookmarks. I had quite a collection...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 Jul 2

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