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Any good books your reading?

Discussion in 'Reader's Corner' started by Hinatalovesme, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. Hinatalovesme

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    So anyone read any good books lately? Got a recommendation?

    I'm reading this book called "Falling Leaves" and it's about a chinese daughter who finds herself in a family where her mother has died when she was born and she was given a step mother who doesn't like her at all along with her father who's falling her step mother's footsteps. Her only family members that care for her is her aunt and her grandfather.

    I think this story has touched me alot. I'd highly recommend reading it...it's a very sad story and it's really good reading material.

    So what have you read that's mentioning?
     
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    I'm reading Candide by Voltaire. <--- Not for kids....really
    It a crude book about life, society, and everything else. The main charater thinks
    ?everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.? after suffering and witness a wide variety of horrors?floggings, rapes, robberies, unjust executions, disease, an earthquake, betrayals, and crushing ennui.
     
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    Anthony Kiedis's biography "Scar Tissue." Man was he a screwed up youth. Talk about early drug use and addiction and sex life. What I really wanted to know, which wasn't that detailed, was the period with Dave NAvarro in the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But nevertheless, his biography was a good read.
     
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    Last book I read was Halo: First Strike. I liked it, I'm big into Halo and I love sci-fi. There are also the Resident Evil novels. But now the novels are focusing on the movies...bleh...
     
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    I really enjoyed the two halo books by eric nylund, as of right now I'm reading Orewell's 1984, great book u should pick it up hinloves...
     
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    im gonna start to read the book "homer/the odyssey" so dont know much about it yet, my sister recommended it to me... anyone read it yet?
     
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    I am currently reading ; Dante's Inferno by Dante Alighieri.

    Dante Alighieri's vision of hell described in 9 circles, which portray the sins and its demons as chapters. Very good read, but not recommened for kids, or stupid people.
     
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    for an english novel study we are reading The outsiders.

    pretty good book, even though i'm ont chapter 7 =P

    fights, gang fights
     
  9. Inactive Kana

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    Right now I'm reading Kiss The Girls by James Patterson, recommended to me by a friend. It's pretty good so far. Not my usual taste in books, as I go in more for fantasy/sci-fi, but I like it.
     
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    Good book if you like mythology.

    I just finished reading Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Really good book if you can understand the themes and stuff. Right now im reading this small book called The Gospel According to Disney by Mark I. Pinsky for fun.
     
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    well im reading a book called the alchemist , my friend says i have to read it. she says it will m ake me a better person or something? well i decided to read it since i have to for a project, seems to be ok so far.
     
  12. Hinatalovesme

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    actually I have read it for summer reading at my high school =D great book indeed!!!
     
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    The shannara books by Terry Brooks. the first would be "The First King of Shannara." they are rally good fantasy books with non D&D style.
    R.A Salvatore and any book with Drizzt in it more good fantasy.
    Robert Newcomb for his owrks on "The Fifth Sorceress',"The Gates of Dawn." and"The Scroll of the Anceints" these books are REALLY GOOD. I highly recommended them to anyone with interest in fantasy
     
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    Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Available for free online, classic Chinese epic.
     
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    Oh my god, you guys have have have have to read "Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky and "Whale Talk" by Chris Crutcher. These books made me cry =( in a good way, I suppose. Everybody especially has to read Perks because that book totally makes you feel awesome.
     
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    Just read Daisy Miller by Henry James yesterday, going to read it again today. Have to right a paper on it for Thursday. It was pretty good, great language if nothing else.
    If you're into fantasy there's really nothing better than George R.R. Martin's series: A song of Ice and Fire, it changed my view of fantasy forever, after that I have very little interest in other fantasy books since they are so much worse.

    As for Orwell's 1984, sure it's a classic and I think most people should read it but it's dreadfully boring.
     
  17. Uchiha^Sasuke

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    Dante's "Inferno" was the last and now I'm getting ready for a "A Feast for Crows" by George Martin.
     
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    Angels and Demons
     
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    Lord of the Flies. William Golding. Something for school. :\
     
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    One of my favorite books.

    I was having a conversation with Psychoku a couple days ago and it prompted me to start rereading the Hagakure. Man I love the book. Its Written by Yamamoto Tsunetomo and it describes the way a Real man should live his life in those days to be a real samurai. There are also some random thoughts in there at times but its an awesome read. Yet not for children or people who think Samurai are 1337 assassins that Can jump at blinding speeds and go off on their own and performs feats of unimaginablility. A very true and real book.
     
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    Aye. Immediately after that conversation, I began reading Hagakure again myself. In fact, it's sitting in my bag next to me right now in class. One of the ways I enjoy reading it is just a few pages a day for daily wisdom. Read and reflect. The book is all about a way of life.

    I also have been meaning to read Dante's Purgatorio and Paradiso. I've read his Inferno, Robert Pinsky translation, and left that with my brother in Germany. Then I came home about bought Longfellow's translation (Because I'm reading the Dante Club) as well as a third translation which has all three parts of the divine comedy.

    Also, Memoirs of Pontius Pilate caught my eye in an airport, and thus I happened to buy it. I began reading it shortly after watching The Passion of the Christ on DVD. It's fiction, but based on very much of a "could-have-been" idea.

    Another book I'm reading is The Greatest Generation by reporter Tom Brokaw. It deals with the personal stories of Americans from the World War II generation. Excellent and powerful accounts.

    I also began Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card, it's part of his Ender's Game saga, the Hegemon storyline branch. Very good, just like all the other books in the saga.

    Just two nights ago I dug out my How To Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, and the workbook, after my friend mentioned to me that Michael J. Gelb, the author, released another book to go with it. They are excellent books to help improve your mind. I thin the new book is called Da Vinci Decoded, but I haven't picked it up yet.

    There's a few other books on my rotation right now as well, but not really worth mention right now.

    Yes, I am a very avid reader.
     
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    I recommend the relatively new translations by a princeton prof...whose name i can't remember. aiya. anyhow, he did a great new translation of both the odyssey and the illiad.

    Reading right now....LOTR (for I think somewhere upwards of the 50th time....), oxford history of ancient egypt, kitchen confidential and the secret life of bee's. I also tend to read too much and spend far more money than neccessary on books.
     
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    lol... not sure if someone recommended this book... but here's my list:

    - Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
    - Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
    - LOTR SERIES
    - oh... and The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
    - HP SERIES

    the dan brown books are good....
     
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    That is an awesome book. I enjoyed it greatly, and gleaned a lot of great quotes from it.

    Sometime relatively soon I'm goin to read another book of his that I own, I think it's called Light Warrior.
     
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    The alchemist is a bit too deep though ><.....
     
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    Lord of the rings... of ye olde JRR Tolkien
     
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    Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

    This book is so riveting, amazing, fascinating and more. The sole survivor of a ship, Pi (an Indian boy), is stranded on a lifeboat with a hyena, a zebra and a 450-pound Royal Bengal Tiger in the Pacific Ocean. The seemingly incredulous setting is made plausible with the author's superb and inauthoritative manner of story-telling. Compelling sights and sounds from the unremitting throes of weariness and agony flies off the pages into the mind easily. One boy has to pit every iorta of his mettle to survive the ordeal of spiritual and physical battle.

    The ending though short, is pretty clever in offering an alternative yet parallel theme. This book makes you believe that anything is possible.
     
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    hmm now im reading "Hamlet", school work. Also been reading "don Quijote de la Mancha", hell long book written by Miguel de Cervantes
    aah forgot bout it, another great book i'vre read is "Sofia's World", or sumthing like that, wich tells the whole story of the Philosophy, from its begining till our times.
     
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    "the snow fox" by susan fromberg schaeffer. it os a really good book
    aslo "the giver" is good too. and i have heard good things about "angels and demons" too.
     
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    yeah, it's too cruel.
    I got a book to introduce, it's called Hate Crime.
    Even though, I've only read a little, but it's a good book and i'll read it when i find sometimes.....(sometimes i think i'm like shikamaru....)
    it's about Laws and stuffs talking about things in society....yeah.
     
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