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DetectableNinja
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12/30/2011 4:59:42 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
So, DDO, this Christmas was one of books aplenty. I've read a great many of them since then (just finished Hunger Games in one day), but now I don't know which to read next:

Eragon
The Neverending Story
The Princess Bride
I Am the Messenger
If on a winter's night a traveler
The Freedom Writers' Diary (nonfiction)
The Lovely Bones
A Little Princess

Any suggestions of which to read next?
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12/30/2011 5:07:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I have not read any of those books, though Eragon looks promising, if long. However, if you find a book entitled The Disappearing Spoon, read it. Great book. It's a nonfiction book that is half history, half chemistry and a whole lot of fun.
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12/30/2011 5:31:55 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
READ Eragon, and the whole Inheritance series. I just finished the last book, and it does not disappoint.
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12/30/2011 5:37:10 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
The Lovely Bones

Read it, did not like it. Started reading it, got about 2/3 of the way to getting to the end.This book just seemed like a lot of passing of time, and not much action.
Lord_Logic
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12/30/2011 5:40:18 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Read Inkheart. I never read it before but I heard it's a good book.
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12/30/2011 6:44:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
bump. Seriously, with each passing moment my indecisiveness inches me ever closer to madness!
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ConservativePolitico
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12/30/2011 7:44:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/30/2011 5:40:18 PM, Lord_Logic wrote:
Read Inkheart. I never read it before but I heard it's a good book.

Inkheart bored the shizz outta me...
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12/30/2011 8:19:41 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/30/2011 5:40:18 PM, Lord_Logic wrote:
Read Inkheart. I never read it before but I heard it's a good book.

I have read Inkheart and thought it was okay to above average; a 6-7.5 rating. There are boring parts, but the plot was good. Disclaimer: I have not read it to completion, but to about 95-97% of it.
Physik
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12/31/2011 2:56:16 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/30/2011 5:31:55 PM, OberHerr wrote:
READ Eragon, and the whole Inheritance series. I just finished the last book, and it does not disappoint.

It sure disappointed me, thought the end was just flimsy. Although I can't remember the last series I loved where I was truly satisfied with the ending. Maybe Indiana Jones (It ended at the 3rd movie).

Maybe try A Song of Ice and Fire? First book is Game of Thrones. *amazing*
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12/31/2011 12:11:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Ok Ninja listen.

Books that will blow your mind:
-Heart of Darkness (A bit thick reading, only 70 pages)-Joseph Conrad
-Time for Outrage: Indignez Vous! -Stephane Hessel (35 Pages)
-1984 (Probably already read)-Orwell
-The Wave-Todd Strasser
-A Separate Peace- John Knowles (So much can be derived from this one book)
-Lord of the Flies (Probably read)

Books that will expand your imagination:
-Eragon (and Sequels)-Christopher Paolini
-Orphanage (and sequels)-Buettner

Nonfiction Greats:
-The Worldy Philosophers-Robert Heilbroner (Great for learning about the excellent economic philosophers: Marx, Malthus, Mill, Ricardo, Etc)
-Physics of the Impossible: Michio Kaku (Fun)

I'll post more later.
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12/31/2011 12:15:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
The Hitch Hiker's Guide series, absolutely.

I'll post a much more extensive list later.
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UnStupendousMan
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12/31/2011 12:19:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/31/2011 12:15:28 PM, MasterKage wrote:
The Hitch Hiker's Guide series, absolutely.

I'll post a much more extensive list later.

First two were great, but it went down from there. Read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Restaurant at the End of the Universe as one book. Don't read the other books; they are just bad.
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12/31/2011 12:32:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/31/2011 12:19:29 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
At 12/31/2011 12:15:28 PM, MasterKage wrote:
The Hitch Hiker's Guide series, absolutely.

I'll post a much more extensive list later.

First two were great, but it went down from there. Read Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Restaurant at the End of the Universe as one book. Don't read the other books; they are just bad.

No, no, no, no, no, no! Ignore this post. All of the Hitchhiker's were excellent books. In fact, if you have enough money you should get the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Universe, which is a set of all five books in the series.
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12/31/2011 4:37:50 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Don't read anything on that list. It all looks sucky. Stuff I'm reading now that is pretty good so far is "Markets not Capitalism" which is a collection of modern and classic essays by various left wing market anarchists. Also "Power and Market" by Rothbard is really engaging so far. I recommend both books.
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12/31/2011 7:56:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
1) ender's game series
2) catch 22
3) i second the vote for the disappearing spoon
4) isaac asimov's foundation series
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1/1/2012 1:09:08 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/30/2011 7:44:28 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 12/30/2011 5:40:18 PM, Lord_Logic wrote:
Read Inkheart. I never read it before but I heard it's a good book.

Inkheart bored the shizz outta me...

i tried to read it....gave up.
kyro90
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1/1/2012 9:23:00 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I must warn you, dont read the eragon series its not as good a others say it is...
But I must recomend these....
1. Cirque du Freak
2. Warrior series
3. Cronicles of Vladimir Tod
and 4. Twilight! (Lol only if you want to...)
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kyro90
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1/1/2012 9:24:27 AM
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I have also read; The Lovely Bones.
Its really good!
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vmpire321
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1/1/2012 11:48:37 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/1/2012 9:23:00 AM, kyro90 wrote:
I must warn you, dont read the eragon series its not as good a others say it is...
But I must recomend these....
1. Cirque du Freak
2. Warrior series
3. Cronicles of Vladimir Tod
and 4. Twilight! (Lol only if you want to...)

hmm. I read both 1 and 4.

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Jon1
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1/1/2012 2:52:35 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/1/2012 2:50:59 PM, Jon1 wrote:
Dunno about yall, but I'm reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. It's overrated, good but overrated. Besides, it's a must read.

Oh, and the "song of ice and fire" series.
Physik
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1/1/2012 3:45:37 PM
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Oh, and the "song of ice and fire" series.

That.
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