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Jan 11 2007, 09:38 PM (Post #1)
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Are you extremely bored? Nothing to do around the house? Want to do something besides watch TV and play computer games? Well in this topic, we cure that boredom -- We recommend books to each other for potential future reading! I saw that we had a "What are you Currently Reading" Thread and I thought we could expand a bit on that part and recommend potential books here. If more than one person has read the book, and wants to discuss, please start a new topic.

Basically, provide the title, author, and a brief summary that leaves the reader hanging. Tell us why you enjoyed it from your point of view. ssmile.gif

I'm currently reading One with Nineveh by Paul and Anne Ehrlich for my college English class. It's about human consumption and politics and how it is affecting the world. I am only on Chapter 2, but once I finish it, I may recommend it to you guys if I like it. swink.gif
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Jan 27 2009, 05:05 PM (Post #31)
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^ Nice, I was actually re-reading it this morning. Go figure, it's the only good book you've ever shown me.
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Jan 27 2009, 06:22 PM (Post #32)
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sadly, micheal crighton just died recently, so there will be no more new books of his.

Some of his books that were worth reading were "Timeline" "Congo" "Jurrasic Park". All three were made into crappy movies, but were excellent books. As for ones that havn't become movies yet, "Prey" and "Next" were really good. Prey was like those sci-fi channel movies with the monster attacking people, except the monster was a cloud of nanomachines that ate people. Next, is hard to explain. Basically, there's a monkey human half-breed, but that isn't the entire story. It's one of those kinds of books where it fallows many people's stories at the same time.
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Jan 31 2009, 03:47 AM (Post #33)
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ANY book by Terry Brooks
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Jan 31 2009, 03:49 AM (Post #34)
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Auction Theory for those of you who are mathematically inclined
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Jan 31 2009, 10:23 PM (Post #35)
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If you like reading up on other religions, give Scott Cunningham a try.
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Jan 31 2009, 11:24 PM (Post #36)
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^ I've been meaning to pick up one of his books. Got one in particular? :]
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Feb 1 2009, 04:14 AM (Post #37)
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Earth, Air, Fire & Water is good. So is The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews. But my personal favorites are his "Wicca for the Solitary Practioner" and "More Wicca for the Solitary Practioner" books. He is a very good writer and offers many different approaches and perspectives to the practice and preperation of Wicca and magickal things in general. He has many other books and I have read most of them. Look him up and find other titles.
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Jul 26 2009, 03:54 AM (Post #38)
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Choke- by Chuck Palahniuk
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Jul 26 2009, 04:38 AM (Post #39)
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eh, Choke was okay; Palahniuk seems a tad overrated, imo.

For a bit of a mistier read, check out Herman Melville's Pierre, a gripping story about a boy entering adulthood, and reaching several epiphanies that shake the core of his well-being.
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Jul 27 2009, 06:39 PM (Post #40)
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While we're in the 19th century, thanks to Billy up there, a good read is Fathers and Sons, by Ivan Turgenev. I think it would speak to a lot of people on this forum, as it pits the liberal/progressive generation of the 'fathers' against the nihilistic 'sons.' It explores philosophy, politics, and religion in a powerful way, with solid characters.
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Jul 28 2009, 06:55 AM (Post #41)
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QUOTE (Uno @ Jan 31 2009, 03:23 PM)
If you like reading up on other religions, give Scott Cunningham a try.
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I read one of his books for my Intro to Catholicism class.
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