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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 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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    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 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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    A good book and music are my daily escape. No one to talk to so I bury my nose deep in a book with my earbuds in. People treat reading like it's such a terrible thing. What the...
    rapfordays rapfordays 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Newest Discovery By R. J. Heathorn (* PUNCH, May 9, 1962) A new aid to rapid--almost magical--learning has made its appearance. Indications are that if it catches on all the...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Hannibal Lector,Jeff the Killer, Eyeless Jack,Berry the Chopper,Beyond Birthday! I can name so many serial killers. I am just interested with serial killer and how they think. The...
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    Omg this is so true about me. I don't know why but I think they're so interesting. (Not good, just fascinating.) They're always so smart. They get away with, well, murder for so...
    Haybaybee Haybaybee 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I always wanted a bf like Jeff the Killer. I know it might be weird or messed up but I always found him very attractive.
    SekireiGoddess14 SekireiGoddess14 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Reading has been a lifelong thing for me. Words were a point of bonding with my mom. She would always get the dictionary ans sit with me to define new words. If I still didn't...
    cosq11 cosq11 26-30, M Mar 29

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    My friend and librarian Dena found a Japanese word for it...books are amazing but I prefer tangible news. I'm an exemplary reader and I have always exceeded on writing, but I don't...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M Apr 9

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    I was walking out of a bookstore. I saw it, crisp and pressed. The patron probably nestled in it the pages of their newly bought book... I picked up and said, "aw someone just...
    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F Mar 23

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    I read a lot. And I read fast. I was surrounded by books since birth. My parents and my grandparents were all bookworms. When I was a teenager, I was going through some 200 and up...
    fakehotairbaloon fakehotairbaloon 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I am feeling really excited at the moment about three books planned for future publication. Book one - Already started - An Extraordinary Life (my autobiography) Book two - Sacred...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M Apr 2

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    I haven't been to a book store in a while. In fact, outside of buying for others, I haven't gone to a book store in over a year. Last night I realized as I was finishing a book on...
    IO4ever IO4ever 26-30 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I was just surfing web in hope to read some tips what movie to watch and found this cool website called Funkyflick that recommends movies based on a book. I typed Dracula by Bram...
    LDony LDony 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I have been reading ALOT lately, I really need to keep track of what I have read. I am currently reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth on my Kobo and also reading the third Game of...
    blugrldreamz blugrldreamz 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    Review for the book Dark Wishing Well By Lucian Wilde. If I had to describe this book in one sentence: Looking upon the Dark Wishing Well is like looking into the vampires' souls...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F Apr 10

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    I can (and often do!) spend an entire day in Barnes and Noble, or any bookstore for that matter. There is just so much wonderful and interesting stuff to read! I usually...
    lifeisatest lifeisatest 22-25, M 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    A lot of people wouldn't expect that from me, or think I'm weird cause I read for fun. Like I'm sorry? Lol I either spend all my money on movies or books. I do read the more...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F Mar 26

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    When I walk into any bookstore, I always seem to find the one book or two, I can not live without. I love the smell of a new book...oohhh! I can't wait until I get home to read it...
    Sookie70 Sookie70 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    today my new book arrived can't wait to read it , it is called Collapse : How societies choose to fail or succed . I personally only read books that are related to politics or geo...
    SebUK SebUK 13-15, M Apr 3

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    I can't quite put my finger on exactly what I like about bookstores but I like them nevertheless. I'd rather be stuck in a bookshop all day than go shopping for clothes like most...
    RupanjaliSamadder RupanjaliSamadder 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    Unfortunately book stores with a good stock aren't as easy to find any more (at least where I live). I love book stores where I can easily find a book I'd really like and find a...
    reversa reversa 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Before reading books, i hated it, Because i think it's dull and waste of time. But after my ex gf got me into this one book ''The fault in our stars'', after reading it, i realise...
    jasonyueno jasonyueno 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    They were my security blanket. My way of hiding and closing off the real world. I love books, I have nearly 200 of my own at home. I left many of them there. When I had to pack...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F Mar 29

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    Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King has easily become my favorite book. My copy is torn in half, the pages are yellowed with age, and the edges are soft with overuse. I'm not used...
    PaigetheBook PaigetheBook 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Basically, when I walk into a bookstore, I feel overwhelmed. It's like I'm surrounded by new adventures and beginnings and I just wonder which one I should start next. Which path I...
    TotallyWoW TotallyWoW 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Midnight Predator by Amelia Atwater Rhodes is simply phenomenal. I HATE reading and I was forced to read this book. But, as I kept going I realized that I was really getting into...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Mar 30

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    I read more books than I can count. I don't know when this started, and no one else in my family is really like this, but I read all the time. If you give me a good book I'll...
    totallynotalunatic totallynotalunatic 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Currently into this one. Hilarious! Thats exactly how i'd describe it! I bought it yesterday..during one of those random bookstore visit; with earphones blaring, and im in my own...
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Today I found the sequel I've been waiting for for ages in the store. I grabbed it, hugged it, cried a little, and ran to the checkout, whispering, "Precious..." the whole time.
    Skirefly Skirefly 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    At one time I had about 6,000 books but when ever i move I down load and now have about 2,500. Next year I plan to give quite a lot of my library to a College, but I will keep my...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Growing up I could never connect with God. Probably because whenever I prayed I'd always ask for a nice car when I grew up, or something like that. Though there were times when I...
    LightinDarkness8 LightinDarkness8 26-30 Mar 23

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    I adore the smell of most books, although there are a few exceptions. I also love that lovely musty aroma in used bookstores. Sometimes I will sneak a good sniff of a book I'm...
    LuminousMotes LuminousMotes 31-35, F Mar 24

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    I review books for various journals. Once once have I refused to review book I had been sent.It was total rubbish but I did not want to offend the author so i sent he book back.
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Mar 27

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    she wouldnt like to give herself a name...not quite yet...for she has a lot more to share than her name..a name that will come handy when she would have shared a tad too much and...
    Nishitaa Nishitaa 22-25, F Apr 2

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    i like to read books this increase my general knowledge and make me able to know more about things nd to do something new nd interesting in my life..i buy 2 new books from...
    Aarshiaa Aarshiaa 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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