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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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I've known a lot of avid readers and a lot of people who would rather do just about anything other than opening a book. There is a marked difference. Not implying nonreaders are...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response 52 mins ago

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    have you ever tried book-crossing ? i really want to but i don't know what book to leave, besides that i don't live in a book loving comunity, most people will probably take the...
    SabiDarrio SabiDarrio 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I am always reading.When i am on the bus,i read.When i am waiting for the bus, i read.I go to the bookstore a lot. I spend a lot of money on books.I am a bookworm.
    Stephanieloveowl Stephanieloveowl 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    Bring up the Bodies. By. Hilary Mantel Winner of the Booker Prize and soon to be televised, many people will already be familiar with this successor to Wolf Hall, the story...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    Yea.. I know many people freak out when I say that! :D The latest one I finished is a fascinating novel 'Eleven Minutes' by Paulo Coelho.
    KamasutraGirl KamasutraGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Conversations With Spirits by E O Higgins The story is about an upper class alcoholic with a reputation for debunking spiritualists, he is both hired and challenged by sir Arthur...
    IF64 IF64 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Nothing can beat the feel of a book in your hand..the smell of the pages when you open a new one. When I buy preowned books I just leaf through them, looking for little secrets...
    VanTraveller VanTraveller 51-55, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Oke .... I am straight but i find gay or lesbian fascinating and fun ... Hehehe
    salongimmine salongimmine 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Filling the entire depth of the crack rather then just bridging it helps prevent more deterioration with the concrete by groundwater. Additionally, the injected polymer coats...
    Daniel6814zmz2 Daniel6814zmz2 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    Helical tieback anchors can also put in to aid new retaining walls or to fortify bowed retaining partitions. Helical tieback anchors sizing and load specifications are engineered...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    Reading has been one of my favorite past times since I was a young child. I could live in book stores, I loved reading so much. In recent years I've gotten away from it, as my...
    LoneLostDreamer042 LoneLostDreamer042 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    Upon finishing a book you’ve written, your next concern is its promotion. It is important for every modern day author to know his options on how to bring his book to the people...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Jan 14

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    mmmm.... haaaa... the smell of books everywhere around us makes us feel immediately that we possess the knowledge of all the books present there. Isnt it? I am not a book worm...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    10 Commandments Every Book Lover Needs You To Abide By Commandment I Thou shalt not watch the movie first. Commandment II Thou shalt not lose or never return borrowed book...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 12

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    If you think you already know everything there is to know about author websites, think again. Allow me to pain the picture differently for you. If you are a book lover and a fan of...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Jan 14

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    They're a dying bread and I mourn their demise even as I contribute to their downfall. I used to go to bookstores for hours at a time, meandering through the shelves looking for...
    Easysteam Easysteam 31-35, M 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I've lost a usb before. I've lost an essay before when I was in middle of writing it. I've even lost diamonds in minecraft because I died in lava. These kind of "small" losses...
    dorichips dorichips 16-17, F Jan 5

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    I have been finishing off a few books that i downloaded but couldn't read cause i never had the time because of school. I like to read almost anything from romances similar to...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I adore the smell, the texture of the pages between my fingertips and the feel of a book in my hands. I always carry a book around in my purse. Books are stacked in baskets waiting...
    Southernbelle1203 Southernbelle1203 41-45, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    the movies are based off the books written by H. B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld. Tia and Tamera Mowery star in the movies. i have to say im deeply annoyed that Disney Channel...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F Dec 28, 2014

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    the movies are based off the books written by H. B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld. Tia and Tamera Mowery star in the movies. i have to say im deeply annoyed that Disney Channel...
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    the movies are based off the books written by H. B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld. Tia and Tamera Mowery star in the movies. i have to say im deeply annoyed that Disney Channel...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F Dec 28, 2014

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    the movies are based off the books written by H. B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld. Tia and Tamera Mowery star in the movies. i have to say im deeply annoyed that Disney Channel...
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    the movies are based off the books written by H. B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld. Tia and Tamera Mowery star in the movies. i have to say im deeply annoyed that Disney Channel...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F Dec 28, 2014

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    the movies are based off the books written by H. B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld. Tia and Tamera Mowery star in the movies. i have to say im deeply annoyed that Disney Channel...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F Dec 28, 2014

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    the movies are based off the books written by H. B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld. Tia and Tamera Mowery star in the movies. i have to say im deeply annoyed that Disney Channel...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F Dec 28, 2014

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    the movies are based off the books written by H. B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld. Tia and Tamera Mowery star in the movies. i have to say im deeply annoyed that Disney Channel...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F Dec 28, 2014

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    the movies are based off the books written by H. B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld. Tia and Tamera Mowery star in the movies. i have to say im deeply annoyed that Disney Channel...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F Dec 28, 2014

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