What are your favourite book(s) ?

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26 Dec 2008, 7:23 am

Well, I don't have any books I like in particular, I have a list of Good books and a list of bad Books in my head :)
I read Science-fiction to entertain myself and "very literary"(from famous Past authors, mainly in French because it is my native language.) books to ponder over serious themes or just entertain myself sometime as well.
And well, I'm actually reading this book : ( Which I recommend you)
"The Kite Runner", Khaled Hosseini

Well, what are yours and what are you reading right now ?


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26 Dec 2008, 8:28 am

I like the "Calvin and Hobbes" series (my dad got me into it as young as kindergarten) and I like "Jane Eyre".



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26 Dec 2008, 11:40 am

Lets see....
Nothing to fear, waylander, armageddons' children, Anne of green gables, wuthering heights and other books. Too many to write.:D



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26 Dec 2008, 11:42 am

Science fiction that allows few, if any, departures from known scientific principles.


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26 Dec 2008, 1:10 pm

Many and ever changing. I call it 'books I'm interested in', but not 'favourites'.

That's because all books I read I like.

I do not read books I do not like.

I read Faust because I liked it, I read Oliver Twist because I liked it, but I did not read Schiller because I do not like his books and neither will I read most adult novels because I find them to be utterly boring.

I absolutely cannot read books I do not like. My reading ability will decrease and perish if I try.

Currently I'm interested in the Gemma Doyle trilogy, Twilight series, Harry Potter (still) and the Alchemyst series.

All children's or youth's books... Shows my current non-biological age, I guess.


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26 Dec 2008, 2:43 pm

I really like reading fiction. I've read 'The Kite Runner'. I thought it was great; full of feeling.

I like a lot of science fiction and fantasy as well. I like the Harry Potter trilogy but I guess that's not something new in this world hah.

Books I've read that I would recommend: Some Star Wars fiction books are good (not all of them are great). Darth Bane: Path of Destruction and Darth Bane: Rule of Two are wicked.

If you like historical based novels then I would recommend 'The Knights of The Black and White' and its sequels by Jack Whyte. Steve Berry's books are enjoyable too I think.

Currently I'm reading 'The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time' by Mark Haddon. I think it's quite enjoyable so far. I would be happy to hear from anyone recommending books in the genres I've mentioned though I don't mind if they're good and they are in a different genre. I can adapt to them I think.

Hope this helps!



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26 Dec 2008, 2:50 pm

gemstone123 wrote:
Lets see....
Nothing to fear, waylander, armageddons' children, Anne of green gables, wuthering heights and other books. Too many to write.:D

waylander is one of my favourite books.
david gemmel wrote good books
the lurd of the rings are good too.


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26 Dec 2008, 3:24 pm

What Katy Did, Silverwing, Fluke, Alchamysts cat and loads more!



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26 Dec 2008, 4:37 pm

Walden - H.D. Thoreau
Either/Or - Soren Kierkegaard
Also Sprach Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietzsche
Ishmael - Daniel Quinn
Foundation Series - Isaac Asimov
The Other Side of Eden - Hugh Brody
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26 Dec 2008, 5:19 pm

Just about anything by Clive Barker:

Imajica
The Great and Secret Show
Everville
Weaveworld
Coldheard Canyon
The Hellbound Heart
The Books of Blood
The Inhuman Condition
Cabal
Galilee
Sacrement



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26 Dec 2008, 5:29 pm

I liked Wild Roses by Deb Caletti. I bought it at the school book fair recently, and after I read it I was like, "Why have I not heard of this book before? It is awesome!" It totally changed the way I think, and the way I write. One of the best things about it is that it is about love, yet in a deep way, not in that annoying OMG-why-hasn't-he-called way.


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26 Dec 2008, 5:41 pm

The Bartimaeus Trilogy
The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter
The Chronicles of Amber
The Lord of Light
Lord Demon
The Three Kingdoms
Musashi
A Song of Ice and Fire
The Abhorsen Trilogy
Enchantress from the Stars
Riddle-Master Trilogy
The Wind on Fire
The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone
American Gods
Stardust
Neverwhere
Discworld
The Bourne Trilogy
The Age of Unreason
Artemis Fowl
The Princess Bride
The Earthsea Cycle
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Watership Down
The Dune Chronicles
Silverlock
The Dark is Rising
Magician


I'm currently reading the two in bold.


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26 Dec 2008, 10:32 pm

Sora wrote:
I do not read books I do not like.


Well put. Most folks don't make such a distinction or exert their right to maintain personal standards.

My top 5 favorites:
Diamond Age, N. Stephenson
American Gods, N. Gaiman
Dune, F. Herbert
Watership Down, R. Adams
The Little Prince, A. Saint-Exupery

Currently reading:
Once and Future King, T.H. White (so far it's great... very funny satire)

I haven't included the non-fiction works I'm needing for coursework.



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27 Dec 2008, 5:14 am

I like the "Fear Street" series, and books by Dean Koontz and Graham Masterston.

I also read psychological books alot. And recently I'm into Osho's books.



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27 Dec 2008, 2:27 pm

I am currently reading a book called 'The Time Traveller's Wife' by Audrey Niffenegger and I can't seem to put it down, and if I do, I look forward to reading it. Otherwise, another book that I felt the same way about was a book called 'Perdido Street Station' by China Mieville. It took me a while to read it because of the sheer size of it but I thought that book was amazing. I have kept hold of it so that I can read it again someday.


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27 Dec 2008, 7:29 pm

I could put down some very famous books but I’m sure they’re most everyone’s favorite as well. So I am going to put down a couple of sleepers that I think everyone will like.

Magellan by Colin Anderson

Age of the Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl