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#31 Old 04-08-2003, 05:19 PM
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Brian Jacques' "Redwall" series.



C.S. Lewis' "Chronicles of Narnia" series



Robin McKinley's "Spindle's End"



Jean Craighead George's "Julie of the Wolves"



George Orwell's "Animal Farm"



Piers Anthony's "Xanth" series... Now, I refrain from attempting to remember the authors' names.



Watership Down



Fahrenheit 451



The Black Gryphon



Twice Freed



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#32 Old 04-08-2003, 05:27 PM
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The Dragon Riders of Pern Series
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I've spend several days reading:



God, Hate and Guns; the America of the bush dynasty.



Very interesting to read about the problems America has and how things work at your place.



Yeah, I'm sure a book with that title gives you a fair picture of the US.
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#34 Old 04-09-2003, 05:07 PM
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I got done reading Dreamcatcher(Stephen King) a few weeks ago, and I was looking forward to seeing the movie and comparing the two. I saw the movie, and it is total ****. It is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. As with so many of Kiung's stories, when they tried to translate it to a movie, it came out chopped up and nonsensical. What a terrible experience
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The Ship Who Sang is MY favorite Anne McCaffrey book.
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46 avocados, yes, it was "Balzac and the Little Seamstress". I finished reading it last weekend. It was a very enjoyable, refreshing, extremely quick read, I recommend it for anyone wanting to get away from life for a few nights.



I posted in another thread that this week I'm reading up on viruses, plagues, smallpox, and other dangerous viral/parasitic/bacterial things that can wreak havoc if let loose in civilization. Next book on my list is "Our Stolen Future", a modern "Silent Spring" type book which warns about the chemicals taking a deadly toll on not only animals but humans as well.



Thus, viruses and the like were on the agenda for this week, next week I must pick a new subject to learn about and get fascinated on! I usually pick a serious topic, but then throw in a more entertaining book for a day or two like the Balzac one above.
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#37 Old 04-11-2003, 02:15 AM
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i'm ashamed to say, i'm STILL reading book 2. geez i'm slow. i only get to read a chapter at a time most nights, and considering how many chapters are in it, it's taking a while. i got through the first book so much quicker cause i read half of it in one evening when there was nothing on tv and for some bizarre reason i didn't feel like going on the computer

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"On the Road"--Kerouac for like the 5th time

just finished George Orwell's "Animal Far"

"Journey to Ixtlan" Carlos Castaneda

"on a Pale horse" Piers Anthony
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Let's see this week it's:



Outwit your Weight by Cathy Nonas, R.D. (not trying to lose weight, just like reading these types of things)



Autumn's Shadow by Lyn Cote (fiction/suspense,



12 Steps to Raw Foods by Victoria Boutenko



A couple of yoga books:

Yoga Burns Fat by Jan Maddern

The Yoga Minibook for Weight Loss by Elaine Gavalas



Preserve It Naturally II: The Complete Guide to Food Dehydration



I have a book near every sitting area in the place. (nightstand, end table, dining table, LOL)
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Im reading "Behold A Pale Horse" by William Cooper.
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Wow... great lists on here! I've read a good chunk of them, and others sound like ones I need to pick up.



Right now I've just set aside _Blood Diamonds_ by Campbell about Sierra Leone's civil war, the diamond trade et al.. It's a gruesome read, but I think it's an important one.



I'm also reading some Borges, _Dreaming in Cuban_, and I'm in the mood to pick up the Dune series again. In a couple weeks I'll be teaching _To Kill a Mockingbird_ to my 9th graders, which means I get to read that one again --yay! I can't read it too many times!



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I am currently reading The Stand by Stephen King. This is only about my 25th time of reading it. I love Stephen King's books and this has always been my favorite. After I finish it, I'm going to re-read the Harry Potter series.
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. Yum.
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I am currently reading The Stand by Stephen King. This is only about my 25th time of reading it. I love Stephen King's books and this has always been my favorite. After I finish it, I'm going to re-read the Harry Potter series.

oooh I love Stephen King's books too. The Stand is definitely one of my faves. I can't wait till this fall when the Potter in June
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I used to absolutely ADORE Stephen King. I even went to meet him when he attending a book signing near me.



I think my fave King book is the Dead Zone.. but The Stand is also pretty good.



I'm rather ashamed to say that I've never read any Harry Potter books
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Today I ordered C.S.Lewis' The Problem of Pain (a small local bookstore is getting it for me). I didn't know he had written a whole book about it, but I have heard/read snippets of what he has said on the topic.... so I was quite overjoyed at finding he'd written a book about it.



Hopefully it will come in this Thursday (I am so eager to read this), otherwise I shall have to wait until after the 28th of April.
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I just read snippets about what he said about it too...let me know how the book is please..I'd really be interested in reading and hearing about it
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I used to absolutely ADORE Stephen King. I even went to meet him when he attending a book signing near me.



I think my fave King book is the Dead Zone.. but The Stand is also pretty good.



I'm rather ashamed to say that I've never read any Harry Potter books



@[email protected] Book signing................... WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh I would SOOO love to meet him. I would probably scare him. ^^;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;



Try the HP series! It's great. ^_^
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Currently rereading for the third time the Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind.
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FemmeDemonica--

Kundera is one of my faves -- have you read any others? I think _Unbearable..._ is the best, but The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is up there, too.



Kurmudgeon--

The Problem of Pain is fabulous, much like everything else Lewis has written. I'm sure you'll enjoy it!



Just as a side note, how are you all getting the italics? Do I need to not use the Rapid Response Box? Just wondering...



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The Problem of Pain won't be until next week (I really am anxious to read it).



I ordered it through a small Christian book store that has heaps of books I'd love to read (including books on lots of other religions). They're SO friendly and helpful in that store.



Mskedi, you need to do a full reply to use the Italics tool, although using [ i ] and [ / i ] (without spaces and your text in between) may be able to do it from the rapid response (I'm not sure).
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Just finished reading The Lovely Bones. It was on the best seller list for quite some time. Very good book, not sure how many guys would enjoy it though. I don't mean to say it's a girl book, but I can't imagine my husband reading it.
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I'm almost finished with Oliva Goldsmith's Pen Pals.



I love her books. She has a good sense of humor.
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I've just finished reading "One for my baby" by Tony Parson. It's the third book I read by this author , the other two were "Man and boy" and ( -sequel : ) "Man and wife". I like his style.
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The last book I read was Blackwood Farm by Anne Rice- I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Her last few havent done it for me, but this tough to put down. Similar to the Witching Hour in that it was like a book within a book.



Stephen King is another favorite I should reread the Stand - I remember loving and not being able to put it down. Righ now I am looking at Desperation by Stephen King its sitting on my bookshelf that was quite good- in a Stephen King insane kind of way
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I've just finished reading: The Life Of Pi,

and am now going to start Attonement.

Lovely Bones was a bit difficult to get through but it was an AMAZING book.I highly reccommend it to everyone!





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[B]I've just finished reading: The Life Of Pi,

and am now going to start Attonement.

Lovely Bones was a bit difficult to get through but it was an AMAZING book.I highly reccommend it to everyone!





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Anyone who enjoyed The Lovely Bones should read the author's autobiographical work, Lucky, which, in my opinion, was a more powerful piece of writing.
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Does anyone here read James Lee Burke? He's one of my favorite authors.
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I just read 'being vegan' by joanne stepaniak in like one day. i highly recommend it.



i also read balzac and the little chinese seamstress last week, really good.



i've just started toni morrisson's paradise this week.
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