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    CTM
    Later Skater

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    OMG I just remembered the Redwall series by Brian Jacques.

    Those books really sparked my interest in reading when I was in middle school.

    Anyone else read those? I grew out of them fairly quickly but they were really great reads especially in the summer time when I had nothing to do.

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  • RealBronco
    Resident Film Critic

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    Originally posted by Al Wilson 4 Mayor View Post
    It's the top selling book in the history of the world, and I love it! I read it every day.
    good choice Al. if i count that, then that's my favorite...or to be more concise, Revelation and Psalms are my favorites, with the story of David in there as well.

    Originally posted by Charlie Brown View Post
    Man, I have a whole bunch of favorite books. I'll list as many as I can off the top of my head.

    The Memoirs of Catherine the Great
    De Vita Caesarum (The Lives of the Caesars) by Seutonius
    Commentarii de Bello Gallico and Commentarii de Bello Civili by Caesar
    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
    H.P. Lovecraft (entire collection)
    Edgar Allan Poe (entire collection)
    William Shakespeare (entire collection)
    Rasputin: The Saint Who Sinned
    Rasputin: The Man Behind the Myth by Matryona Grigorievna Rasputina (Rasputin's Daughter)
    The Time of Troubles: A Historical Study of the Internal Crises and Social Struggle in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Muscovy

    as well as numerous books of a political nature (which I am not going to post).

    Right now though, I'm not reading anything
    I love Roman history. I may have to check those out. If you want some good Roman fiction, read The Emperor series by Conn Iguldon. They're awesome. I still have to finish them actually, but they're about Julius Caesar.

    and I have both Poe and Shakespeare's complete works. They too are pure awesomeness!

    Originally posted by aberdien View Post
    The Giver is my favorite.

    Animal Farm is also brilliant.
    ugh, i couldn't stand The Giver... I don't know why... I hated having to read that in school. It was just very dumb to me, but that was in 8th grade a long time ago.

    Okay now:

    My favorites include anything by Michael Crichton and I'm so sad he's gone, but we get two more posthumous books from him so I'm excited.

    For sci-fi or space opera fans you should read Peter F. Hamilton's The Night's Dawn trilogy. Right now I'm reading The Reality Dysfunction and it's bloody amazing.

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  • Skywalker
    Jedi Knight

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    Originally posted by McSmashie View Post
    Hey, I was about to come out on your side on the whole Harry Potter thing too, but you backed up Peerless over me. :nono:

    You're on your own now kid! :wave:
    What? I backed YOU up. My "defeated" comment was directed towards Brent (because his response was a really lame comeback ). You pwned him.

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  • samparnell
    Soy Capitan Meshpoint

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    Favorites

    Blood and Thunder Hamilton Sides

    Under the Banner of Heaven Krakauer (sp?)

    A People's History of the United States Howard Zinn

    Homage to Catalonia George Orwell (Eric Blair)

    Zorba the Greek Nikos Kazantzakis

    The Red Tent Anita Diamant (sp?)

    The Histories Herodotus

    Metamorphoses Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid)

    The First Man in Rome et al. Coleen McCullough

    Sharpe's Rifles et al. Bernard Cornwell

    A History of the Peninsular War 7 vols. Sir Charles Oman

    The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

    The History of Rome from its Founding Books XXI-XXX Titus Livius (Livy)

    America: the book The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

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  • // / yardo
    sudo su --

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    I'm reading Zend Framework in Action.

    It sucks... LOL

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  • samparnell
    Soy Capitan Meshpoint

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    This Summer ...

    The Real Billy the Kid by Miguel Otero

    Blood and Politics by Leonard Zeskind

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  • Broncbeat
    Nowhere Man

  • Broncbeat
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    Originally posted by Al Wilson 4 Mayor View Post
    It's the top selling book in the history of the world, and I love it! I read it every day.
    Yes a very good book. Good information on every page. I do not read it daily, but I have read alot. Though there is still alot to read.

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  • Al Wilson 4 Mayor
    team preacher

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    The Bible

    It's the top selling book in the history of the world, and I love it! I read it every day.

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  • Broncbeat
    Nowhere Man

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    OMG, what is wrong with Harry Potter. There great books. I'm with Sky on the fact I'll read them for fun . I also like S.King, Dean Koontz and Clive Cussler (Dirk Pitt>Bond?).

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  • McSmashie
    Shamrocks and Shenanigans

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    Originally posted by Skywalker View Post
    Well fine then.
    Hey, I was about to come out on your side on the whole Harry Potter thing too, but you backed up Peerless over me. :nono:

    You're on your own now kid! :wave:

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  • Skywalker
    Jedi Knight

  • Skywalker
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    Originally posted by McSmashie View Post
    LAST time I stick up for you.
    Well fine then.

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  • licence_to_kill
    Bench Warmer

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    Originally posted by Charlie Brown View Post
    I'm a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft.
    +++ Respect

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  • McSmashie
    Shamrocks and Shenanigans

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    Originally posted by Skywalker View Post



    Oh ho, defeated.
    LAST time I stick up for you.

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  • Southstander
    King of Anvilania

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    Originally posted by MJA View Post
    Really? I've always thought Beck was just out of his mind, I never trust anyone who is a staunch Republican or a staunch Democrat when it comes to factual material. I think they may find in 50 years that watching the Fox News or MSNBC talking heads gives you eye cancer

    Give me an Independent or Libertarian any day of the week.

    /end politics
    Beck is a Libertarian.

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  • Charlie Brown
    King of the Echo People

  • Charlie Brown
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    Man, I have a whole bunch of favorite books. I'll list as many as I can off the top of my head.

    The Memoirs of Catherine the Great
    De Vita Caesarum (The Lives of the Caesars) by Seutonius
    Commentarii de Bello Gallico and Commentarii de Bello Civili by Caesar
    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
    H.P. Lovecraft (entire collection)
    Edgar Allan Poe (entire collection)
    William Shakespeare (entire collection)
    Rasputin: The Saint Who Sinned
    Rasputin: The Man Behind the Myth by Matryona Grigorievna Rasputina (Rasputin's Daughter)
    The Time of Troubles: A Historical Study of the Internal Crises and Social Struggle in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Muscovy

    as well as numerous books of a political nature (which I am not going to post).

    Right now though, I'm not reading anything

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