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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:58 pm 
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Okay, yes, I admit it. I like to read. :shock:

Just wondering if anyone else is an avid reader and what your favourite books are?

Here's a brief list of mine:

Wicked - Gregory Maguire
All of Jasper Fforde's books
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
All of Christopher Moore's books

I just finished reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. A true crime book about the goings on in Savannah Georgia. It was a little slow going at times, but a pretty insightful book into a small southern city and it's people.

Well, post your favourites and your latest reads here!

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Spiderman episode 12 vs Venom
TV Guide Week 18 2004,
Maxim's girls of 2002
Over 40 Shaved volume 4


All good reads


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tnteggroll wrote:
Spiderman episode 12 vs Venom
TV Guide Week 18 2004,
Maxim's girls of 2002
Over 40 Shaved volume 4


All good reads


:lol:

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers is, well, genius. Favourite book by far.


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The Game by Ken Dryden is an excellent book

The Pessimists Guide to History - A brief synopsis of every major tragedy that has ever happened. It starts at Vesuvius (or earlier) and my edition goes up to the first gulf war in the early 1990's.

And I Don't Want to Live this Life - The story of Nancy Spungeon's life, as told by her mother.


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I started reading the Artemis Fowl series and I like 'em :shock: . They are not exactly my age but they are pretty good.


One other good book that I remember.....

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Read the book and seen the movie both are awesome.


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catcher in the rye
power of one
apprenticeship of duddy kravitz

ALL 3 VERY VERY VERY VERY good books. HIGHLY recommended.

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bruce wrote:
catcher in the rye
power of one
apprenticeship of duddy kravitz

ALL 3 VERY VERY VERY VERY good books. HIGHLY recommended.


Ugh. I had to read that in my first year Canadian Lit class.

Any book I had to read for school is just ruined in my eyes.

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East of Eden by John Steinbeck (Actually, all his books are very well written)

Captains of Kings - Can't remember the author's name.


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Collected works of R.A Salvatore
Collected works of George R.R. Martin
(Yes, I'm a fantasy geek)
Atlantis Found by Clive Custler
Bobby Fisher Teaches Chess

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Bleatmop wrote:
Collected works of R.A Salvatore
Collected works of George R.R. Martin
(Yes, I'm a fantasy geek)
Atlantis Found by Clive Custler
Bobby Fisher Teaches Chess


Great book. All of Custler's books are good.

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- Jack Whytes "A Dream of Eagles" series
- Tom Clancy Without Remorse, Rainbow Six
- Pretty much anything RA Salvatore
- Elizabeth Moon's "Deeds of Paksenarion" Series
- Michale Curtis Fords The Ten Thousand


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Rioghan wrote:
- Jack Whytes "A Dream of Eagles" series
- Tom Clancy Without Remorse, Rainbow Six
- Pretty much anything RA Salvatore
- Elizabeth Moon's "Deeds of Paksenarion" Series
- Michale Curtis Fords The Ten Thousand


Thats a good one. But my favorite Clancy has to be Red Storm Rising and then The Hunt for the Red October, that book is way better then the movie and if they could shrink Red Storm Rising into a movie it would be amazing to see.

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I'm not good with quoting but Bruce is right, The Catcher in the Rye is a great book although a bit strange

I prefer to read biographies since everyone seems to live a more exciting life than my own.

But a couple of my favorite books:
Anything by John Maxim really
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown (liked it much better than Da Vinci Code)
Kurt Vonnegut is good too but pretty messed up


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anything in James Patterson's "Alex Cross" Series
Gangster by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris (yes in deed its a book too :P )
The Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston and Linchon Child

and the best Non-ficton book IMO is...

Monster: An Autobiography of an LA Gang Member by Sonyika Shakur aka 'Monster' Kody Scott

it's a very interesting yet disturbing look into the "Crip" gang culture

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