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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 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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    Old books are awesome. So many memories... One summer when I was about 10, my grandma gave us kids a bunch of my aunt's old Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books... there were some...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Through all what we go in our lives, I feel books as an escape, an escape to live a momentary life that we crave for. I come from a very conservative family background I am not...
    Bareen Bareen 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Great love only happens in books! Hahaha... Good thing I love to read books... :p
    cjg1289 cjg1289 26-30, M 20 hrs ago

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    The latest I have ever stayed up was 5 in the morning. Thanks to a book. I tried sleeping but I couldn't. My thoughts were focused on the book. So I just read and read until I...
    EnigmaticPerson EnigmaticPerson 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    For YEARS I was afraid of confrontations, and especially of getting in a fight - and losing. So I ducked them, and despised myself, and inside thought I was a coward. This went on...
    tjw747 tjw747 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have tried to post these thoughts before, but they mysteriously disappeared in a few hours, so let me try again. I get fed up with conservative politicians hi-jacking the Bible...
    carlton52 carlton52 61-65, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. This book seriously sparked my senses and made me wish that I could spend every second reading. It is general fiction, though you could class it...
    QueenBrooke QueenBrooke 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I prefer books any day to those silly little e-books. I don't see the point of them. They can never replace the feel, smell & calmness of a real book.
    selina1986 selina1986 26-30, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    There's a movie too, not as good as the book but still enjoyable. There are lots of inspiring books and movies I enjoy.
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    One of my favorite books that I have read is "The African Queen". Sure, the story is a bit dated and yes, I know they made it into a movie in the 50s...but there is something...
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I absolutely love to read books! I read King. Patterson ( most of his genre's), Dean Koonts. and that is just a few. once I find a good author I try to read everything they write...
    krazykitten420 krazykitten420 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've got 5 books I'm reading at once including the Holy Bible. Two of the books are really short. And a normal sized novel I'm reading has almost 400 pages I've been reading since...
    Balletomane Balletomane 26-30, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    1. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Cronn-Mills. This book was, was, was, the reason I had the courage to come out to my Mom as Transgender. Parts of it still make...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response a week ago

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    It just makes the idea of there being a world within those covers more interesting. It's not so processed, filtered, or synthetic smelling or feeling that it appears artificial or...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response a week ago

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    I came across this t.v. show called the magicians which seems to me like a slightly more mature version of harry potter. There is a book too but i haven't read it.
    Grumpygirl79 Grumpygirl79 36-40, F a week ago

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    It is frustrating when you find a book that you think would be an interesting read and then find out it is part of a series and not the first one at that. Sometimes that is not a...
    burgh712009 burgh712009 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    I finished two of The Hallows books, and wish I had the next book. I have the last book written so far, but it is 5 book gap right now. It took me forever to open The Outlaw...
    TellyLuv TellyLuv 22-25, F Jan 26

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    When we were young my brother read the Harry Potter books backwards. I think the fifth book had just come out in swedish and he decided to start with that one and then read the...
    Menea Menea 22-25, F Jan 26

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    I'm currently reading a book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie called "Americanah". It's an awesome book so far that speaks about an African immigrant woman's experience moving from...
    Clairnite Clairnite 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 25

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    While reading Emil Cioran's last book, the 2nd chapter is a long essay on Joseph de Maistre, and I've for long been interested in that guy, as an example of an intelligent voice...
    Deafning Deafning 36-40, M Jan 24

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    The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. It's absolutely fascinating! Incredibly engaging and thought provoking. Any suggestions for some obscure books?
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jan 24

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    I love reading books. It makes my imagination wider and increases my knowledge. Every turn of a page is another adventure. Some of my favorite books are Percy Jackson and the...
    LightHigami LightHigami 13-15 2 Responses Jan 24

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    My new year's resolution is to read more books. Last year I maybe read 5. This year I want to at least do double that. I read several books at once and alternate between them and...
    Balletomane Balletomane 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 22

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