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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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    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 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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    An elderly man in a book I once read was talking about his recently deceased wife saying, 'I did pretty damn well, I'll tell you that. You snag a woman like that, you don't ask...
    Teamouse Teamouse 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    When I was a child, my dad took me along to his social club, and next door was an old large church converted into a second hand bookshop. When I was bored my dad would give me some...
    Pegasus1980 Pegasus1980 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    I love to read. so I love books in general. Old books have that dusty smell to them that always reminds me of my Grandpas.
    BaiiBoo BaiiBoo 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I like to read s*x stories on the internet and that´s why i founded this site. And i only created an account because all the good stories :-) were not visible to outside viewers.
    PenetrationGuru PenetrationGuru 36-40, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I am reading The Ascendent by Drew ChampMan. The book is interesting so far.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 18 hrs ago

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    I heard many things about Quran(Muslim's holy book)but now I decide to read it,because I hate from judge a book with it's cover,is there any one who like me want to read Quran?
    manamm manamm 18-21, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I have just finished reading Orwell's 1984 again. I read it for the first time in my early twenties. I remember it looked pessimist and bleak to me, but I could not link it to the...
    Cierzo Cierzo 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm working for years on a book called Conscious Living, but it's taking me so long because I have collected so many pieces of texts I have written myself, basically things I have...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm a book person, what can I say? Books just give me that level of comfort. To sit in the secluded corner of a library and venture in my own world..books provide me that tasteful...
    Kbrabbit Kbrabbit 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Though I think "fascinating" is the wrong word, as it gives it a positive meaning and i'm healthy enough to recognize serial killings as something negative. I'd rather use the...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Vivid memories, live again! My favorite book as a child was titled "Grayling". It was a book about a Fisherman who had gone out to sea, found a distressed baby seal in the storm...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    We were on vacation last week. I mentioned to my wife that i needed a book to read in the evenings. My wife picked up her phone and after a few seconds told me there was a used...
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    Mein Kampf. And not for any political reasons. My family has a copy that was signed by Hitler from back in the day and we recently found it again. So I'm giving it a read with what...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    "If You Feel Too Much," by Jamie Toworkowski. It's a collection of short stories and essays from the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-profit that helps people struggling...
    jdhammer84 jdhammer84 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I’m going to start reading a book called “Men,Money and Chocolate” by Menna Van Praag No! Its not what you think!!! haha I found this book on the Psychology aisle, it’s...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I actually stumbled across this sight from a Google search trying to find cute girls who are into fat men lol xD I found it fascinating and joined.
    iluvgrouphugz iluvgrouphugz 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F a week ago

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    Most people know that my favorite book genre's are horror / sci-fi and fantasy. But I also love reading true crime, psychology books and what I don't tell most people... Chicken...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Over the weekend I finally found a book that I have been searching for a long time. It is A Season in Hell by Arthur Rimbaud and I can not wait to read it <3
    mehear mehear 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I found a great bookstore here in my hometown of Houston tx called "murder by the book" I just went there last weekend for the 1st time. It's been there since the 70's I think. Don...
    Monty0809 Monty0809 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I read the LoTR book series and liked it.. My only complaint is that occasionally characters would run into something like a wall and the book would go off on some long tangent...
    DrunkGiraffe DrunkGiraffe 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Just finished another book by Margit Sandemo. Book 7 of the Ice People series, Nemesis. It is like adopting a family when reading them. Busy with book 8 now.
    Shade74 Shade74 36-40, M Jul 19

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    I went to the bookstore, I had a blast trying to figure out what books to buy, I had to have picked up at least twenty that I contemplated buying. By the end of my shopping...
    leeloodallasmultipass leeloodallasmultipass 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    Since I was 11, I have always found comfort in reading self-help books. That made me keep my sanity... It was just hard growing up with folks who had never been prepared to act as...
    maleficent08 maleficent08 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 18

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