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    The Girl Who Played Go

    "the girl who played go" by Shan Sa. It is written in an amazingly poetic language and the ending is so intense, so... different. It speaks of another culture so well and it is also informative on a number of topics such as history, culture, geography, the game of go...
    naranja naranja 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2009

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    Anything

    from the Dave Robicheaux books by author James Lee Burke. Robicheaux is a Louisiana detective -- aging, grizzled and showing it -- who takes on rich folks, the entrenched mafia, local bad boys and murderers who confidently live above the law. He's the opposite of glamorous, not...
    HootieBootieInLuv HootieBootieInLuv 26-30, F 4 Responses May 4, 2011

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    Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas.

    ..Spring break in Aruba, Anna's best friend is murdered and all the evidence points to her. The ending will blow your mind.
    usernameee123 usernameee123 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Unwind

    Unwind by Neal Shusterman is a book in the not too far future where the government has solved the problem of organ shortage by "Unwinding" troubled teens.  Unwinding is the process of taking a teen apart piece by piece.  First the blood, then the limbs and...
    SerenaDragonfly SerenaDragonfly 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 26, 2008

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    Book To Recomend "sharp 9th"

    "Sharp 9th" is my first novel. It was just reviewed by Rick Friedman who runs the largest on-line mystery site/club in the country. A good review from really means something. So, I'm pretty excited, want to share with you. 06/03 Rick gave 5 stars to: Sharp 9th by Sean Cronin...
    Sacron11 Sacron11 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 5, 2011

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    Alice Walker

    We all know Alice Walker for her novels. But Ms. Walker is a great poet as well. I was just reading her 2003 book of poems, A Poem Traveled Down My Arm. The book is short, an easy read.  It's full of beautiful short poems that can be very funny and thought provoking. 
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Nov 26, 2012

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    Relentless

    By Dean Koontz It's an awesome thriller.
    onesickpuppy onesickpuppy 26-30, F Aug 1, 2013

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    Cold Mountain By George Frazier

    An epic story set in the period of the American Civil War.   It is an update of "The Odyssey" by Homer.   A war veteran is making the trek homeward to his beloved woman and homeland, and encounters the 1860s versions of Cyclops, Sirens, Calypso and pirates...
    EveOfEden EveOfEden 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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    Troubled Parenting

    An investigation into the powers of the inner child progresses in this soul documentation. We nip the problem at its bud and follow the trail of the vines to establish the link between the cradle, the clutch purse and the cane. Tear jerkers will be set in motion as we unlock our...
    in10city in10city 18-21, T Jun 23, 2012

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    quietbeauty quietbeauty 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2011

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    Fav Book

    The curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon is beautifully depicted from the protagonist's narration, a kid with asperger's syndrome. It's a work of art!  
    DerelictSoul DerelictSoul 16-17 5 Responses Apr 3, 2009

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    If You Like Gandhi

    I'm reading a really good bio on Gandhi entitled: Gandhi. The true man behind modern India by Jad Adams.  It relatively short but pretty comprehensive.  Ypou really get to see what a complex person he was.  He was a man devoted to compassion, but was boarder line cruel to his...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Nov 26, 2012

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    The Other Side of the Story - By Marian Keyes

    This is a pretty light weight enjoyable read.  Written in first person but has 3 main characters, all women, whose lives intertwine to some degree.  It's funny and upbeat and sad.  I couldn't put it down until I'd finished it and is great if you are looking to hide...
    byanothername byanothername 41-45, F Oct 15, 2008

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    The Problem With Murmur Lee By Connie May Fowler

    The problem with Murmur Lee is that she is dead.  I'm not spoiling the book because the first sentence tells you so. From her vantage point of death Murmur Lee watches and sees the small island community she grew up in deal with her passing.  It's part murder...
    EveOfEden EveOfEden 41-45, F Apr 1, 2010

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    Food For Thought

    heres a couple that i really liked   recent read was "Troublesome Young Men" by Lynne Olson, its the story of the politics behind Churchills rise to power during the second world war, not so much about churchill but the other tory rebels who worked to...
    bcool bcool 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 22, 2009

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    I Just Read This

    i am ozzy it wasn't a hard read but parts of it made me laugh and cry
    wotaloser wotaloser 36-40, M Aug 30, 2011

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    The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

    It's honestly amazing.. ❤️
    Swirlgirl05 Swirlgirl05 22-25, F Jan 8

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    The Bible

    basic instructions before leaving earth... don't think of it as mantra... open ur mind and read it like a text book or a manual... it gives u basic instructions, examples, and possibilities for applying its principles or denying them... but the bottom line is still free will...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F Sep 1, 2009

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    The Big Orange Splot

    The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater is a fabulous book. It is about being yourself and living the life of your choice ..
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2009

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    Invisible Driving

    Just finished reading Invisible Driving by Alistair McHarg.  Excellent read!  The author takes you into the dark depths and deep crevasses of mental illness, while sharing their experience of what it is really like.  Amazing personal memoirs by the Author!
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 7 Responses Nov 27, 2008

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    A Few Books Actually...

    The Lovely Bones- Beautiful story about a girl would watches over her loved ones in heaven and her father who never gives up trying to find her killer even when the odds are against him. 13 Reasons Why- Jay Asher A powerful book about a girl who commits suicide and leave 13...
    BleedingxMascara BleedingxMascara 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2008

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    Little (grrr) Lost By Charles De Lint...

    A simply amazing book...a odd one...and triggered for a younger crowd but its a great one for in my opinion any age...
    JoJoCrAzIe JoJoCrAzIe 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    The Girls With The Dragon Tatoo

    I just finished Stieg Larsson's Girl with The Dragon Tattoo, I did see the movie first.  It's a wonderful novel that stands on it own from the movie.  The story's a lot more fleshed out in the book.  There are some important details like Mikael Blomvist relationship with his...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Mar 25, 2013

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    The Various Flavours Of Coffee. Cloud Atlas.

    The various flavours of coffee, is a story so rich, it just draws you into the pages. I would NEVER lend this book to anyone.I brought it like how I chose alot of my books, just felt right in my hand.The hands were right again. Read it over a weekend. Couldnot read another book...
    pixelbest pixelbest 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 17, 2011

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    X

    I highly recommend Malcom X by Manning Marable.  It's the book Marable worked on for the last 10 years of his life.  It was worth the effort.  The is the most  well researched, comprehensive look into the life of Malcom X and the influence he had on the black civil rights...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Oct 16, 2012

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    The Human Riff

    Keith Richards auto biography: Life. A really good and easy read with lots of good stories about the Stones and music.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Sep 18, 2012

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    This Book Does Not Exist

    By Mike Schneider. Only available thru the Amazon Kindle store. Its free in the lending library for Amazon Prime members. I bought it accidentally (only 2.99) and am so very glad!! Semi sci-fi, reminiscent of House of Leaves. Takes no time at all t read but it will stick with you...
    onceisenough onceisenough 26-30, F Jun 22, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I'm posting this in this experience topic as well as "I Absolutely Love to Read". Reading is my absolute life and passion. I believe that I would be a shell of person without...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I don't read much but when I do I can't stop. I try not to read books that have to much hype as I end up hating them after I read them. My favorite series would have to be the...
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I can stay in bed all day with a good book. My social life is none existent so books are my savior. I feel like I can live through the characters. If you have any recommendations...
    Imirlanda Imirlanda 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Hi I'm new on here so this is my first post, I've had it for years since I was sick all over a restaurant and everyone stared but recently it's got to a point where I feel nauseous...
    natashamorley natashamorley 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I have bookcases throughout my house full of my books. I used to keep them in my bedroom until it became too much. I am at the point now where I make weekly Barnes n noble trips. I...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was a little kid. Very young. We, my family, never had much money and my school would always have book fairs and all that where they sold toys and books and **** like that. I...
    Gr8nsaw8S Gr8nsaw8S 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I don't want a ton of money and I don't want to be poor .. In all reality how do we really know what we need? My bank account has had 4 digits only one time in my life and it still...
    RiseAbove222 RiseAbove222 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    For some reason I feel the need to read the Twilight book series lol
    chrissyboo123 chrissyboo123 16-17, F 25 mins ago

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    Maths, science, beautiful mysteries of life begging to be explored. At the age of 5, I can remember sitting in the garden, staring quizzically at a fist full of dirt. A part from...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Books are great!! My favorite book of all time is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. If you have read this book please leave your feedback and thoughts on it! I would...
    anycyn7 anycyn7 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    If anyone's interested in a new author J.D. Nixon books are so good She only has 9 books out so far but they are so addictive that i recommend the books highly
    Rena4 Rena4 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell~ i love this book! I really stayed up all night to finish it. But hate it coz i will absolutely miss the characters. Reading is really an...
    pangitako pangitako 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    For the longest time I thought my mother just hates me, and I still feel that way. Then someone outside the family asked how long she's been diagnosed with bpd. When I said never...
    Gennai02 Gennai02 26-30, F Jul 4

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    Good Call Reflections On Faith, Family, And Fowl by Jase Robertson of Duck Dynasty. I saw this one when this book came out and thought it could be a good read as I like to know how...
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M Jul 18

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    Dark heroine was a brilliant book :) definitely recommend it
    lostsoul4888 lostsoul4888 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I'm currently reading The Mortal Instruments series, book six City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. It's my favorite series that I've read. I'd recommend it to anybody.
    Yooper117 Yooper117 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    Without a doubt, one of my absolute favorites of all time. When I first read the reviews I had my doubts that I could allow myself to appreciate a book read through the eyes of a...
    ashtonn40 ashtonn40 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    Can you tell me whats good books for engineer, about design of cities, building, or smth like that? Need recommendations if anyone here knows.
    daneean daneean 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa in January 2013. My first flare-up was under my right armpit. I went to the dermatologist thinking it was a boil that could simply...
    Amyhealing Amyhealing 31-35, F Jul 10

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    December 2, FIFA will announce the final three candidates for the Golden Globes, and next year on January 13, the final result will be announced. Besides a recommended strongly...
    rsgpfastgold rsgpfastgold 22-25, M Jul 8

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    The summer of skinny dipping- Amanda Howells I'm almost finished it and I can't say I'd really recommend it to anyone. It's very slow and the main character whines throughout for...
    allymacc allymacc 18-21, F Jul 16

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    Any recommendations? I want to branch out to other comics, any but marvel. Currently I'm reading TWD, Kick-***, Star Wars, and Judge Dredd. Anything around those genres would be...
    FallenKing FallenKing 16-17, M Jul 17