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    we have a book club!!!

    where have you been, my blue-eyed daughter? I missed you

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    they have one ape

    and yeh, the giver is a great book. simple but not simple. it's fucking good
    I have many leather bound books.
    I'm kind of a big deal.


    Changing the plans that Iíve been setting on, Iím scared by the way that my life is getting gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    we have a book club!!!

    where have you been, my blue-eyed daughter? I missed you
    Cool! I am going to check it out. I've been here just haven't logged in in a while since my Antivirus kept telling me to stay away.

    Quote Originally Posted by IWasSentWest View Post
    they have one ape

    and yeh, the giver is a great book. simple but not simple. it's fucking good
    I love it, they gave it to us in school. They probably don't do that anymore because of him dreaming about the girl naked.

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    Ok, my book list:

    Tunnel in the Sky - Heinlein
    Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
    Edda
    Odyssee + Ilias - Homer
    The Stand - King
    Fahrenheit 451 - Bradbury
    The Martian Chronicles - Bradbury
    1984 - George Orwell
    The Cask of Amontillado - Poe
    Foundation Trilogy - Asimov
    Musashi - Yoshikawa
    Taiko - Yoshikawa
    St.Pauli Night - F.GŲhre
    Pastime - Parker
    Watership Down - Richard Adams
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    Yes, we have one, April!

    Off topic: It's good to have you back with us.
    The Awesomest fled across the desert and The Awesomer followed.

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    I wish that I could write fiction, but that seems almost an impossibility. -howard phillips lovecraft (1915)



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    I am seeing 1984 a lot and am loving it. Out of my whole list that is my fav, I can never underestimate the impact 1984 had on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    if possible... notify me when you start, ok? I feel like it's time for me to re-read it (I normally do once three years); last time I did, it was at the same time as Fruno was reading, and it's a miraculous feeling, knowing that you're going through the same pages, passages, and lines. It's like our minds touching.
    I would love that, Jean. I'll let you know when I get a copy

    Argh, Stockerlone, you're making wish I'd put some Bradbury on my list now I think I would have chosen Something Wicked This Way Comes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
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    sweetheart, did you ever read Lucky Jim? It seems like nobody did, except Fruno who did on my advice and loved it immensely
    No, but I shall on your recommendation
    if possible... notify me when you start, ok? I feel like it's time for me to re-read it (I normally do once three years); last time I did, it was at the same time as Fruno was reading, and it's a miraculous feeling, knowing that you're going through the same pages, passages, and lines. It's like our minds touching.
    This might be a good book club nomination, Jean.

    Edit: shoulda finished reading the thread before I commented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AIMB View Post

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    they have one ape

    and yeh, the giver is a great book. simple but not simple. it's fucking good
    I love it, they gave it to us in school. They probably don't do that anymore because of him dreaming about the girl naked.
    they gave it to us in fifth grade i believe. nudity in books shouldnt be a big deal. hell, it's not like you can see anything

    and 1984 def. should be a must read for anyone, anywhere. that book will stick with me forever
    I have many leather bound books.
    I'm kind of a big deal.


    Changing the plans that Iíve been setting on, Iím scared by the way that my life is getting gone

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    Oh and I dont know if you guys have heard (or those of you who put it on your list) HBO is in filming right now making a show based on "A Song of Ice and Fire".

    It's called "Game of Thrones" IMDB

    Off Topic, I know.

    It's been on my list for a while, I have to read it now though b/c I don't want to get spoiled by the show.

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    everybody knows that, DA. it's been in the works for years

    come on ape, keep up
    I have many leather bound books.
    I'm kind of a big deal.


    Changing the plans that Iíve been setting on, Iím scared by the way that my life is getting gone

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    I've been trying but I just can't come up with only 15 books that affected my life. Maybe because I'm older, there are literally dozens of books, both fiction and non-fiction, that have affected me and my outlook on life. I give up!

    John

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    I second that. I'm sure could give 15 major ones for each decade.
    Fortunately, I've already listed many of those books that influenced me since the '70s here, and I have done a list of novels in Top Ten Non King.
    So, if y'all remember about those, and that I might have to mention more later, I guess I can do this. The first 15 I think of, not counting books of the Bible and such, right?
    1. Oh, the Places You'll Go! -- Dr. Seuss
    2. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten -- Robert Fulghum
    3. The World's Religions -- Huston Smith
    4. States of Grace -- Charlene Spretnak
    5. The Kingdom Within -- John A. Sanford
    6. Illusions -- Richard Bach
    7. Walden -- Henry David Thoreau
    8. The Wisdom of Insecurity -- Alan Watts
    9. The Celestine Propecy -- James Redfield
    10. Mutant Message Down Under -- Marlo Morgan
    11. Way of the Peaceful Warrior -- Dan Millman
    12. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance -- Robert Pirsig
    13. Blue Highways -- William Least Heat-Moon
    14. Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness -- Edward Abbey
    15. Lake Wobegon Days -- Garrison Keillor

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    In no order :

    The Dark Tower Series ( all in the series ... so that's 7 right there )
    On The Road - Jack Kerouac
    Lord Valentine's Castle - Robert Silverberg
    Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke
    Nine Stories - JD Salinger
    Into The Wild - Jon Krakauer
    Microserfs - Douglas Coupland
    Body Farm - Patricia Cornwell
    Walden - Henry David Thoreau

    Path? I love these two, they'd be on a longer list if I could go on ... Way of the Peaceful Warrior - Dan Millman and
    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig. Or maybe, if we did a Religious / Spirituality book list.

    Sincerely, I love books so much ... I think I could do a few from each year.
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    Remember, Remember, The Fifth of November, The Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlex View Post
    In no order :

    Dark Tower ( all in the series ... so that's 7 right there )
    On The Road - Jack Kerouac
    Lord Valentine's Castle - Robert Silverberg
    Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke
    Nine Stories - JD Salinger
    Into The Wild - Jon Krakauer
    Microserfs - Douglas Coupland
    Body Farm - Patricia Cornwell
    Walden - Henry David Thoreau

    Series count as one. You get another six.
    The Awesomest fled across the desert and The Awesomer followed.

    If you rescue me
    Iíll be your friend forever


    I wish that I could write fiction, but that seems almost an impossibility. -howard phillips lovecraft (1915)



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    Seriously? I was just coming back here to figure out how I missed To Kill A Mockingbird and then wrestle with which of the books to knock of my list so I could include it!

    Updated Then :

    In no order :

    The Dark Tower Series ( all in the series ... but they count as one!! )
    On The Road - Jack Kerouac
    Lord Valentine's Castle - Robert Silverberg
    Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke
    Nine Stories - JD Salinger
    Into The Wild - Jon Krakauer
    Microserfs - Douglas Coupland
    The Kay Scarpetta Book Series - Patricia Cornwell
    Walden - Henry David Thoreau
    To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
    Maus - Art Spiegelman ( two in the series, graphic novel )
    Deaths of Jocasta - JM Redmann
    The Stand - Sai King
    A Walk Across America - Peter Jenkins
    Off To The Races - a children's book by Frederick Phleger
    The Man In Black Fled Across The Desert...

    ...And The Gunslinger Followed.

    ďIím always on the Batman rule, sir.Ē - Kate Kane / Detective Comics 857

    "It is the story, not he who tells it." Except to us collectors who have to put limits somewhere. - jhanic

    Remember, Remember, The Fifth of November, The Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot.

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    seriously.
    The Awesomest fled across the desert and The Awesomer followed.

    If you rescue me
    Iíll be your friend forever


    I wish that I could write fiction, but that seems almost an impossibility. -howard phillips lovecraft (1915)



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    Please see above ... I updated!
    The Man In Black Fled Across The Desert...

    ...And The Gunslinger Followed.

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    "It is the story, not he who tells it." Except to us collectors who have to put limits somewhere. - jhanic

    Remember, Remember, The Fifth of November, The Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot.

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    I still need to read the second Maus.
    The Awesomest fled across the desert and The Awesomer followed.

    If you rescue me
    Iíll be your friend forever


    I wish that I could write fiction, but that seems almost an impossibility. -howard phillips lovecraft (1915)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Brice View Post
    ...Series count as one. ...
    Yeah, I figured I could just name the first book or a favorite book of mine for each author... in most of those cases, their other work has also meant a lot to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by turtlex View Post
    A Walk Across America - Peter Jenkins
    These books led to my interest in Blue Highways, and to some other trips.

    Oh, and I could also have mentioned
    An Actor Prepares -- Constantin Stanislavski
    naturally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWasSentWest View Post
    everybody knows that, DA. it's been in the works for years

    come on ape, keep up
    Ha ha whatever. Like I said I have never read them. I appreciate the name calling in acronym form though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brice View Post
    1. Rosemary's Baby-Ira Levin
    2. The Exorcist-William Peter Blatty
    3. The Monk-M. G. Lewis
    4. Deathbird Stories-Harlan Ellison
    5. Something Wicked This Way Comes-Ray Bradbury
    6. Imagica-Clive Barker
    7. The Dark Tower
    8. The Books Of Blood-Clive Barker
    9. The Great And Secret Show-Clive Barker
    10. A Clockwork Orange-Anthony Burgess
    11. The Shining
    12. H. P Lovecraft Complete & Unabridged (yes, I'm cheating here, but fuck it)
    13. It
    12. Psycho-Robert Bloch
    13. The Silmarillion-Tolkien
    14. Pet Sematary
    15. Carmilla-Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
    Great list Brice!
    Go then, there are other worlds than these.

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    path - can you, just for the sake of satisfying bears' curiosity, make up a list of fiction only?

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathoftheturtle View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by turtlex View Post
    A Walk Across America - Peter Jenkins
    These books led to my interest in Blue Highways, and to some other trips.
    I love those books.
    The Man In Black Fled Across The Desert...

    ...And The Gunslinger Followed.

    ďIím always on the Batman rule, sir.Ē - Kate Kane / Detective Comics 857

    "It is the story, not he who tells it." Except to us collectors who have to put limits somewhere. - jhanic

    Remember, Remember, The Fifth of November, The Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AIMB View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IWasSentWest View Post
    everybody knows that, DA. it's been in the works for years

    come on ape, keep up
    Ha ha whatever. Like I said I have never read them. I appreciate the name calling in acronym form though.
    what can i say, i'm a giver
    I have many leather bound books.
    I'm kind of a big deal.


    Changing the plans that Iíve been setting on, Iím scared by the way that my life is getting gone

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