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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

    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

    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

    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

    Einstein's Dreams, Is Everyone Hanging Out

    Without Me?, The Solitude of Prime numbers
    clutzyninja clutzyninja
    31-35, F
    Feb 17, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2009
    poonpackage poonpackage
    13-15, M
    Dec 9, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 5, 2009

    Relentless

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

    The Poetic Edda. That's

    if you want to read about the gods and goddesses who do godly entitlements that do not including harming the human race for not getting their way. With the exception of Loki.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 16, 2015
    aloneme79 aloneme79
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2015

    The book am reading right

    now is Be Anxious for Nothing by Joyce Meyer... if ur going thru a lot right now this is the book.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 16, 2015

    Harry Bentley's Second Sight (Yada Yada

    Brothers) Paperback – August 24, 2010 I couldn't put it down. It's a story you can never put down once you get into it.
    Stephen25 Stephen25
    26-30, M
    Jan 15, 2015

    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

    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

    For guys that feel there dating life is going no

    where pick up "how to become a 3% man" by Corey Wayne. He's also on YouTube just search his name.
    charlie41088 charlie41088
    26-30, M
    Mar 4, 2015

    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

    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
    70+
    7 Responses Nov 27, 2008

    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, 2014

    Hi darlings the book I would recommend is

    "crazylove" by Francis Chan ...enjoy :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 5, 2015

    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

    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

    feel the fear and do it anyway,

    who moved my cheese, the power. all self help.books. one is by Susan jeffers lol.
    mysmugcat mysmugcat
    41-45, F
    Feb 17, 2015

    Girls... (or Guys =D) .

    .. Go and read "A Walk to Remember". It starts out quite slow.. but just keep reading. You'll love it!
    TarrynLeighNell TarrynLeighNell
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2015

    war and peace by leo tolstoy.

    need i say much more?? a masterpiece.
    gracegracefully gracegracefully
    26-30, F
    Feb 17, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    The book that helped me understand my situation

    and where I ought to be is Paul Tillich, "Courage to be". rated as one of the most important books of the 20th century. Take a peek at the last chapter, see if that key fits your unique lock.
    sherring2 sherring2
    70+, M
    1 Response Feb 16, 2015

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    Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book. ~Jane Smiley.
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