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devinni01841
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8/27/2011 7:08:45 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
The twilight books were good... Vampire Kisses was better, and HARRY POTTER WILL REIGN FOREVERRRRR!!!!

(I'm just kidding about the forever thing, but really they're the best books of all time)

Go ahead and feast your eyes on my anti-twilight album... enjoy.
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8/27/2011 9:59:42 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/27/2011 7:08:45 PM, devinni01841 wrote:
The twilight books were good... Vampire Kisses was better, and HARRY POTTER WILL REIGN FOREVERRRRR!!!!

(I'm just kidding about the forever thing, but really they're the best books of all time)

Go ahead and feast your eyes on my anti-twilight album... enjoy.

Such horrible books.
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8/28/2011 1:28:11 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I have a couple of books that can be classified as 'favorite' (though by which criteria?)

I do like Goethe's Faust (parts I and II). Part I focuses on the microcosm of the village, with the peasant girl Marguerite being the focal point of Faust's adoration...It is quite a charming drama, with scenes of the Intermezzo--with characters such as Oberon and Titania, their fairy trains, singing, and so on. Part II focus on the macrocosm, and is replete with references to classical mythology and is more complicated than its predecessor.

It does appear to be my favorite book, as of today.
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8/28/2011 3:53:14 AM
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Also, To Kill a Mockingbird is always awesome. And 'A Short History of Everything by Bill Bryson is fascinating and readable.
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8/28/2011 7:51:28 AM
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The Iliad is pretty good. I couldn't stand Harry Potter. Band of Brothers was ify.
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8/28/2011 9:37:13 AM
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At 8/27/2011 7:08:45 PM, devinni01841 wrote:
The twilight books were good... Vampire Kisses was better, and HARRY POTTER WILL REIGN FOREVERRRRR!!!!

(I'm just kidding about the forever thing, but really they're the best books of all time)

Go ahead and feast your eyes on my anti-twilight album... enjoy.

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LOL I forgot the link... oops
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8/28/2011 9:39:05 AM
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At 8/28/2011 3:53:14 AM, Kinesis wrote:
Also, To Kill a Mockingbird is always awesome. And 'A Short History of Everything by Bill Bryson is fascinating and readable.

I didn't really like TKAM... but it was requiredreading for school, so that may have been why...
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8/28/2011 9:39:11 AM
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At 8/28/2011 7:51:28 AM, blackhawk1331 wrote:
The Iliad is pretty good. I couldn't stand Harry Potter. Band of Brothers was ify.

I think most people who "can't stand harry potter" say it because of the fans. Fans ruin everything with their stupid popularization, glorification and obsession.
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8/28/2011 9:40:15 AM
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At 8/28/2011 7:51:28 AM, blackhawk1331 wrote:
The Iliad is pretty good. I couldn't stand Harry Potter. Band of Brothers was ify.

I haven't read the Iliad, but I did like the Odyssey. (We read a condensed version of it in 9th grade)
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8/28/2011 9:41:40 AM
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At 8/28/2011 9:39:11 AM, 000ike wrote:
At 8/28/2011 7:51:28 AM, blackhawk1331 wrote:
The Iliad is pretty good. I couldn't stand Harry Potter. Band of Brothers was ify.

I think most people who "can't stand harry potter" say it because of the fans. Fans ruin everything with their stupid popularization, glorification and obsession.

You're probably right. But these days I tend to only obsess with my fellow obsessors. and I really don't freakout that much over it... I was just messing around in that earlier post. :D
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8/28/2011 3:51:01 PM
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At 8/28/2011 9:39:11 AM, 000ike wrote:
At 8/28/2011 7:51:28 AM, blackhawk1331 wrote:
The Iliad is pretty good. I couldn't stand Harry Potter. Band of Brothers was ify.

I think most people who "can't stand harry potter" say it because of the fans. Fans ruin everything with their stupid popularization, glorification and obsession.

Yeah, that's my reason for saying such things. Oh, and I have no favourite book.
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8/28/2011 4:45:13 PM
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I have many, so it's always hard to choose. I'm currently reading A Clockwork Orange and I like it so far. I know how it ends because I hate surprises. And umm I'll give a nod to "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss and "The Raw Shark Texts" by Steven Hall.

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8/28/2011 4:48:18 PM
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At 8/28/2011 7:51:28 AM, blackhawk1331 wrote:
The Iliad is pretty good. I couldn't stand Harry Potter. Band of Brothers was ify.

The Illiad is basically the ancient Greece version of an action film. Seriously, anyone who hasn't read it, either read it or listen to it on audiotape. It's just descriptions of killing people and the Gods being complete diks.

As to favorite book: Catch-22.
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8/28/2011 5:04:32 PM
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If we're talking about political philosophy, I'll have to go with The Ethics of Liberty by Murray Rothbard. The best book on economics would either be Man, Economy, and State also by Rothbard or Human Action by Ludwig von Mises. If we're talking about ethics or morality, Principia Ethica by G.E. Moore is a classic and a must read.

But if we're just talking about entertainment, I'd highly recommend Animal Farm or 1984 by George Orwell. They're incredibly entertaining but also enlighten about the dangers of totalitarianism. Slaughterhouse-Five and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater are also entertaining reads by Kurt Vonnegut. I don't really bother to read into them because they're fun to read just by themselves.
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8/28/2011 5:21:33 PM
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At 8/28/2011 3:39:15 PM, koolcat wrote:
i dont OBSESSE, i just like it. and iliod was pretty good

You've read the Iliad? Really? Reeaaaly?
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8/28/2011 5:58:50 PM
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At 8/28/2011 5:46:28 PM, ryan_thomas wrote:
Twilight, A series of unfortunate events, and death note. My favorate books come from the Goth culture.

deathnote was good... never finished it though
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8/28/2011 6:15:28 PM
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At 8/28/2011 5:58:50 PM, devinni01841 wrote:
At 8/28/2011 5:46:28 PM, ryan_thomas wrote:
Twilight, A series of unfortunate events, and death note. My favorate books come from the Goth culture.

deathnote was good... never finished it though

Good ending. Care for me to spoil it for you?
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devinni01841
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8/28/2011 6:41:07 PM
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At 8/28/2011 6:15:28 PM, Tim_Spin wrote:
At 8/28/2011 5:58:50 PM, devinni01841 wrote:
At 8/28/2011 5:46:28 PM, ryan_thomas wrote:
Twilight, A series of unfortunate events, and death note. My favorate books come from the Goth culture.

deathnote was good... never finished it though

Good ending. Care for me to spoil it for you?

go for it... I don't think I'll have time to read them this year...
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8/28/2011 6:42:01 PM
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At 8/28/2011 6:33:30 PM, koolcat wrote:
did they really make a book based on the show of death note??

I'm pretty sure it was the other way around....
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8/28/2011 6:44:54 PM
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At 8/28/2011 6:41:07 PM, devinni01841 wrote:
At 8/28/2011 6:15:28 PM, Tim_Spin wrote:
At 8/28/2011 5:58:50 PM, devinni01841 wrote:
At 8/28/2011 5:46:28 PM, ryan_thomas wrote:
Twilight, A series of unfortunate events, and death note. My favorate books come from the Goth culture.

deathnote was good... never finished it though

Good ending. Care for me to spoil it for you?

go for it... I don't think I'll have time to read them this year...

How far did you get?
Astonished, the talent agent asks the man what him and his family call their act.The man responds, "The Aristocrats!"