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Old 07-18-2003   #1
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books books books

hey, i was just wondering what sorta books you guys like.. or if you like to read at all.
when im not eating or sitting here on the computer im reading books. usualy the some dozen over and over but still, im reading right?
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Old 07-18-2003   #2
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I like to read... but most books bore me, or I loose interest halfway through them. Now give me a dirtwheels, truckin', lowrider, sport quad, atv action, peterson's 4wheel and offroad, or muscle car and you won't get to keep your hand if you try to take it before I'm finished.
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Old 07-18-2003   #3
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I read a lot by a lot I mean a lot. When I was at college I read the Mission Earth Decology in about a week to 10 days. These books avg about 550-600 pages. And it does not stop there. If i make a trip to barnes and noble i will usually pay off my readers advantage card on every trip i make. The way I see it books allow me to escape reality and take me to a far away place. Currently I am reading "The Will to Power" by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. Good book.
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The way I see it books allow me to escape reality and take me to a far away place. Currently I am reading "The Will to Power" by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. Good book.
By who??????????????????

I know what you mean about escaping reality. I fell in love with the Lord Of the Rings trilogy(sp?). Same with Harry Potter. I like those kind of books because you know those kinds of places don't exist so you HAVE to use your imagination.
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Lets see....i love the harry potter, books, the LOTR trilogy, and almost anything by JRR Tolkien (sp?), i also love Anne Rice (anything by her), and anything by Francesca Lia Block. Well, i read pretty much anything, from Shakespeare to sci-fi, specifically star trek. You could put almost any book in front of me and i'd read it.

And i also love books that take you to a place that is YOUR imagination, and while you're reading you're there with the characters, forget about real life, you know? Its a nice release. And i find i do that more often with the Harry Potter, Anne Rice, and LOTR books.

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im really into these 2 books right now. Chaos making a new science, and Faster the acceleration or just about everything by James Gleick. very very interesting books for those into science and humanitys obsession with speed.
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I really love arthur c clark's sci fiction.. idunno but his imagination is immense and get me wonderin about this fuckin universe ever since
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Right now I'm reading "Jude the Obscure" which is supposed to be one of the most depressing books ever written. I like classic novels. Basically, if they made you read it in school, I was the freak who actually liked reading it...
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Old 07-19-2003   #9
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I also liked all the classics in school. Jane Eyre, Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies, Macbeth...yeah. Shakespeare is wonderful; right up there with Edgar Allan Poe. Ooooh, I *love* Poe's works...fabulous artist. As for current/modern stuff, I like vampire novels...Anne Rice? Oh yes my friend. Indeed ^.^ Currently I'm waiting on Obsidian Butterflies...*not* by Anne Rice (it's newer stuff, I guess), but my friend says it's really good. We'll see.
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I love reading but I can not seem to ever finish a science fiction book. They confuse me...too complex lol. I read really "random" books I guess you could see. My favorite book is "The Virgin Suicides" Great book...read it. For some reason I like reading books about drugs and suicide...im not an avid drug user and im not suicidal so that may not make sense...but so far all the books i've read about those subjects seem to be well written, probably because of the serious topic. Almost anything written by Steinbeck is good with me too.
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Im not too much of a reader, but if I find a good book I will read it. Tom Clancy novels are pretty good. Next to those I probably read programing books and such. The Last 2 semesters I read The Grapes of Wrath, Red Badge of Courage, the cruciable, Black boy, billy bud, and the Scarlett letter. Stein beck is pretty good.
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terry pratchett. i imagine chi master could be a great fan
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Clive Barker is awsome. I'm into horror. I also like fantasy such as Rebert E. Howard's Conan. Cool shit. I read alot of different things though. Reading is good.
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Let's see. I really do not like the Harry Potter books...well, more so I don't like the author. She steals so much...I won't get into that. I LOVE LORD OF THE RINGS! Tolkien was a genius. I like fantasy and horror books (heh, much like my taste in movies). ANNE RICE RULES! Her vampire chronicles were inspiring. Individual favorites include Sloppy Firsts and the sequal Second Helpings. Poets: My top two are Poe and Sylvia Plath. I can't read the book The Bell jar enough. I think that's it.
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i am never without a book, love sci fi and fantasy. If i am without a book, something is wrong. Heinlein, Vonnegut, Tolkein they're all really good.
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just about all you guys aggree that sci-fi/fantasy is great. I totaly know what you guys are talking about when you say you becom a part of the story and escape the world around you. i usta read all the time, i dont so much any more, im getting to lazy to go out and get books! MAH! hey, any of you ever read the hich-hikers guide to the galaxy(sp)?

great book... all the books in that "trilogy" are
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AYE! Hitchhikker's guide is great! I'm not entirely done with the series (I have a habit of getting into a couple of books at once ) but I'm to book 3 or 4. Pan Galactic Gargle blaster. haha, how great is that?
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I like reading murder mysteries and horror, and some of the old classics are great too. I'm sure I must have read most of them! "Northanger Abbey" worth a read and "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins. New stuff I like; Stephen King and Stephen Dobyns, Peter Straub. Have read some Pratchett, but not really my bag.

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Dragonlance. The end.

no seriously dragonlance has to be one of the best fantasy series I've ever read, though lately it's been a bit boring recently; but still, if you have tons of time to kill, then dragonlance is for you.

Harry Potter is okay; it's not terribly great, but it's something to keep your mind off everything. Anne Rice is amazing, so is LJ Smith (I wish she continued her night world series). but yeah. I still like a lot of classics too, like Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice.
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personally i read mindless crap, comedy like rankin and pratchett, adventure like mclean. trashy womens novels, war novels. anything except for sci-fi and fantasy really.
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