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      01-21-2005 12:13 PM #106

      For anyone who has been around autism, or those who are in the dark about the topic...an excellent insightful book. Really original and fun to read too.


    2. 01-21-2005 09:49 PM #107
      state of fear and 2001: a space odyssey

    3. 01-22-2005 04:02 PM #108
      1984......weird book....they should ban it though so I wouldnt have to read it

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      01-22-2005 11:17 PM #109
      Keeping the thread alive... finished Hells Angels by Hunter S. Thompson which I really enjoyed

      About halfway through The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe. Another interesting view into that time period.

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      01-23-2005 11:58 PM #110
      Just finished reading Memoirs of a Geisha and I loved it!

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      01-24-2005 06:39 PM #111
      Band of Brothers...finished watching the DVDs finally and I am hoping the book provides even more insight into the events of that time period.

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      01-25-2005 08:40 AM #112
      Quote, originally posted by gotta_jet »
      state of fear and 2001: a space odyssey

      How is State of Fear?


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      01-26-2005 08:47 AM #113
      Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph by Sir TE Lawrence

    9. 01-27-2005 12:35 PM #114
      trauma and recovery: judith herman

      for my holocaust literature course


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      01-27-2005 12:58 PM #115
      Quote, originally posted by gurl_under_the_hood »
      1984......weird book....they should ban it though so I wouldnt have to read it

      We read that book in English class in highschool and I really enjoyed it.

      I think I need to thank my English teachers for exposing me to some really great books in highschoo. 1984, Catcher in the Rye, Inherit the Wind. These were the books I most enjoyed reading in highschool.


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      01-27-2005 01:11 PM #116
      Quote, originally posted by MEIN_VW »

      We read that book in English class in highschool and I really enjoyed it.

      I think I need to thank my English teachers for exposing me to some really great books in highschoo. 1984, Catcher in the Rye, Inherit the Wind. These were the books I most enjoyed reading in highschool.

      have you read them since high school? having read animal farm, 1984 and fahrenheit 451 freshman year i didn't really appreciate them until later on in life. i took a history class called "Orwell, 1984 and the Future" in college- it opened up AF and 1984 to a whole new level on interpretation.


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      01-27-2005 02:22 PM #117
      NoDubJustYet:

      I know exactly what you're talking about. I've re-read a few books that I first read in high-school, like Catcher in the Rye, because I enjoyed them so much the first time.

      Other books like 1984 and Inherit the Wind I have re-read and enjoyed far more than I did in high-school.

      The irony is that when I think about it, I read a lot of books in high-school that I enjoyed. And more, I now realize how my love of reading was influenced by my high-school English classes.

      The irony? I HATED English class at the time!


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      01-28-2005 01:12 PM #118
      Have never read Tolkien so I'm reading The Hobbit.

      Just finished the DaVinci code on CD.


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      02-01-2005 11:31 PM #119
      Right now, I'm swimming through:

      "Created In Darkness By Troubled Americans" (multiple authors)...

      Not too bad, but then again, I own almost everything in the Humor section at Barnes & Noble and Borders... I really need to find a new category because it is becoming slim pickins...

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      02-15-2005 12:28 PM #120
      Pierre Hadot - What is Ancient Philosophy?

      Easy read for anyone interested in ancient greek philosophy.


    16. 02-15-2005 12:36 PM #121
      I finished A People's History of the United States and am continuing my non-fiction parade with No Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society. You can see the Amazon review/summary here.

    17. 02-15-2005 07:01 PM #122
      Quote, originally posted by 2001Wolfy »
      I finished A People's History of the United States

      it's amazing that you said that. currently re-reading it again. i had to read it sophmore year in high school and im giving it another go w/o a deadline which makes it much more enjoyable. ah and a to hunter S.

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    18. 02-18-2005 12:56 PM #123
      Quote, originally posted by savethefleas »

      Way better than the movie!

      Absolutely!

      Just finished:
      Timeline, by Michael Crichton
      The Great Train Robbery, by Michael Crichton

      Currently reading:
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      02-19-2005 03:45 PM #124
      Finished Band of Brothers a few weeks ago.
      Read The Last Nazis by Perry Bidiscome last week.
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      02-20-2005 08:29 PM #125
      Six chapters into Behold a pale horse by William Cooper. Great book a really makes you stop and think.

    21. 02-22-2005 07:07 PM #126
      Just started reading The Catcher In The Rye, I have not read it since like 2002 and felt like reading it a second time.

    22. 02-23-2005 11:15 AM #127
      "The End of Faith" by Ed Harris

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      02-23-2005 12:45 PM #128

      Just picked this up on the weekend. I enjoy watching Jeremy Clarkson on BBC Top Gear so I figured I'd enjoy this - and I am.


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      02-24-2005 03:41 PM #129
      I'm currently reading The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, as I never read this series when I was a kid, and a friend of mine gave me the whole series in one volume for my birthday. Right now, I'm in the middle of Prince Caspian. It's excellent reading, though clearly more oriented toward a younger audience than Lord of the Rings was.
      "Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world."

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    25. 02-24-2005 07:01 PM #130
      Born in Blood-John Robinson
      History of the Freemasons in regard to their relationship with the Templar Knights

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      03-02-2005 02:19 PM #131
      recently finished Alex Zanardi: My Sweetest Victory & The Gold-Plated Porsche, by Stephan Wilkinson. i have Against Death & Time by Brock Yates en route.

      btw: the Zanardi book is awesome. i had never heard of him, but i'm def'y a fan after reading his story


    27. 03-02-2005 04:41 PM #132
      Island by Aldous Huxley

      But then I have a bit of a thing for philosophy and utopian literature, studies philosophy at degree level. In particular, big on utilitarianism, utopia, got a pretty big downer on modern society and the drive for self, so I tend to do a lot of reading about that. For lighter stuff I love sci-fi and fantasy, the grittier the better tho its hard to find anything much that doesn't involve blasted wizards and sexy alien chicks these days.

      Before Island my last good read was probably Jack Faust by Michael Snanwick, highly recommended dis-utopian spin on the old Faustian tale.

      I also love books on mediterannean cultures in the last millenium BC - the early Rome of the Punic Wars and peninsula, the Greeks, Carthaginians. Just generally trying to get into the mindset of ancient cultures before everything became a little homogenized.

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      03-02-2005 11:05 PM #133
      Dan Brown: Deception Point

      So far it's better than DaVinci Code, imo


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      03-04-2005 03:47 PM #134
      Quote, originally posted by The Chemist »
      I'm currently reading The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, as I never read this series when I was a kid, and a friend of mine gave me the whole series in one volume for my birthday. Right now, I'm in the middle of Prince Caspian. It's excellent reading, though clearly more oriented toward a younger audience than Lord of the Rings was.

      Tolkein and Lewis were friends. Tolkein liked The Chronicles, Lewis didn't really like Lord of the Rings

      Just finished The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon. Working on The Longest Winter by Alex Kershaw and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

      "Cunnilingus and psychiatry brought us to this ..."

    30. 03-08-2005 11:24 AM #135
      On the Road - Kerouac

    31. 03-10-2005 06:57 PM #136
      Quote, originally posted by handlestolen »
      On the Road - Kerouac

      man I gotta go on a road trip....

      I'm reading:

      A Spell For Chameleon - Piers Anthony

      about the 5th time too. been 20 years though.


    32. 03-12-2005 05:03 PM #137
      Just Finished: A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson.

      Just Started: Sideways, by Rex Pickett


    33. 03-13-2005 09:48 PM #138
      Finished Congo, better book than movie but I'm sure that's common knowledge.

      I am reading Prey, by Michael Crichton then I’d like to read one of Neal Stephenson's (sp?), any suggestions?

      Edit: Has anyone read "The Sands of Sakkara", by Glenn Meade?



      Modified by HappyVdubber2 at 9:51 PM 3-13-2005


    34. 03-14-2005 02:04 AM #139
      finished 'Richest Man in Babylon'
      currently reading 'Seven Spiritual Laws of Success' by Deepak Chopra

    35. 03-14-2005 02:13 AM #140
      Quote, originally posted by The Chemist »
      I'm currently reading The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, as I never read this series when I was a kid, and a friend of mine gave me the whole series in one volume for my birthday. Right now, I'm in the middle of Prince Caspian. It's excellent reading, though clearly more oriented toward a younger audience than Lord of the Rings was.

      The movie version of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe comes out in December I think.

      I just finished The Bourne Legacy yesterday and am half way through Clandestine by James Ellroy.


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