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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Besides the bookstore, I love the library. Singapore has one of the best libraries so far. In almost every neighbourhood, there is always a library a walking distamce or bus away...
    lpch lpch 26-30, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I'd like to live in a bookstore :-)
    looloosa looloosa 22-25, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    It's just not the same when you're talking to someone else other than your twin. You want to share your day and stuff you went through or just funny stuff you found on the internet...
    CrystalSekhmet CrystalSekhmet 22-25 14 hrs ago

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    I have loved two men in my life: I let go of one and I married the other – my soulmate. I have often wondered, and still do, whether the first one is my TW… - We have...
    carrousselle carrousselle 31-35, F 17 hrs ago

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    I also love the warm feeling of book shops, especially the older, small used bookshops. In my city downtown, there's a small one. The thing that attracted me to it was firstly, the...
    pepeyah pepeyah 16-17, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I have always loved reading & bookstores are still the place to go for the average bookworm. These two things are for certain ever since my childhood. I remember when I was young...
    kevking22 kevking22 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have read books every day since I was 10 years old and that over 60 years ago. I read Historical novels and a few authors in Sience Fiction (David Weber) and Fantasy (Mercedes...
    Westviking Westviking 70+, M 3 days ago

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    Makeba : my story * deep sigh** I love that book , when I read that book it touched my soul , I was crying and reading , reading and crying , that book just inspired me beautiful...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 3 days ago

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love bookstores oh my Just rows and rows of books So comforting to be in the presence of so many stories, so much history, information, theory, and experience Being among so...
    farawayforfartoolong farawayforfartoolong 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend is more of a bookworm than I, unfortunately having given up majority of my attention to other things in the recent years so cannot hold my title as 'Bookworm' quite as...
    Karmimiyan Karmimiyan 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Called Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas. I love love love Lisa Kleypas' books theyre just so emotionally provocative. Then again this is the first book I have read since I was 16...
    farawayforfartoolong farawayforfartoolong 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I know it's kind of a morbid fascination but I've had it for a pretty longtime. What fascinates me so much about them is: Why and How? What made them want to kill over and over...
    Kittygirl17 Kittygirl17 16-17, F 36 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love books. I am absolutely addicted to it. Not much of a fan of e-books but physical books are just so perfect❤️
    aaa12093487 aaa12093487 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I used to be a little book worm like my mom when I was younger but after a while as I got older I just stopped reading. Mostly because I didn't have a library card for the states I...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Bluford Sieres are my favorite book I could easily make connections with the book like the book is all about my life.
    LoveFood14 LoveFood14 13-15, F Aug 17

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    I just love spending time curled up with a good book :) especially one that takes me far away from reality ;) But unfortunately I don't have much on my reading list these days...
    Littlelove87 Littlelove87 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I can spend hours in a bookstore. Walking around looking for a new book to read, getting coffee. My family and most of my friends hate going to bookstores with my because they...
    Ivygirl96 Ivygirl96 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    So I finished The Disclaimer by Renee Knight, and it was a good book. I couldn't put it down and it was suspenseful, so if you like thriller books, then this is a good book.
    Courtneyg1107 Courtneyg1107 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I love books . Some of them fictional some factual. I especially like detective stories. I've read the Sherlock Homes series. And a lot of historical books . A lot of...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M Aug 17

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    I have one story I've been working on for over a year that's about 50,000 words so far. It's one of those stories that I had a plan for but didn't know how to end it, so it's...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M Aug 17

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    Of coarse I'm not a great writer of stories, I'm good, but not great, the type of book I want to write is a book full of my poetry, I am very modest but my poetry is one thing I...
    Chadlerroy88 Chadlerroy88 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 17

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    (Excuse my really lame edit, I just wanted to include more than one thing from the book) I bought this beauty today from a second hand book sale at a festival I was visiting...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 16