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      05-04-2011 02:34 PM #36
      I probably will eventually. I'm currently reading ASOIAF and still prefer SOT.
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      05-09-2011 04:42 PM #37
      The Elric Saga (can't pick just one). Back in the early '80's, this is what got me into reading.

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      05-10-2011 07:48 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by cryption View Post
      If you liked the Sword of Truth series give the Wheel of Time a read. Both have their ups and downs, but I ended up reading Wheel of Time more then Sword of Truth.
      I liked the Sword of Truth series better, honestly. Wheel of Time is too damn long! You know when the author dies before the series is finished, it's too damn long!

      "Illusions" by Richard Bach is probably my favorite.

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      05-24-2011 07:44 AM #39
      1984 by George Orwell (my favorite classic)


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      Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (I read this in 1992 and was in awe)


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      05-29-2011 06:01 AM #40
      Frank Herbert's Dune.

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      07-07-2011 01:43 PM #42
      i don't read much, but my favorite book of all time is a toss-up between Holes, and Harry Potter: The Goblet of Fire

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      07-07-2011 03:12 PM #43


      So taken by this book that my wife, unbeknownst to me, corresponded with Gordon F Atkin and procured a signed copy of his biography of Yeates for my birthday a few years back.
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      07-09-2011 12:56 PM #44
      Anything by Tony Bourdain.
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      08-10-2011 02:31 AM #46
      probably Ben Collins' book, I'm a big car nut/top gear fan, and it was rather well read/easy to read/enjoyable



      or Alex Roy's diary of the end of an era, probably the last world record attempt. The death of a time where you could speed cross country without fear of being caught/prosecuted.

      again, Diary style, easy/quick to read, light but enjoyable



      oops, and Robert Parker detective novels.

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      08-16-2011 07:10 PM #47
      D-day, Band of Brothers, and Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose.

      On the Road by Jack Keroac.

      Robert B Parker's Spenser novels

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      08-16-2011 07:40 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Morganwerk View Post
      D-day, Band of Brothers, and Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose.
      If you like Ambrose, and military history, you need to read some Max Hastings. An amazing writer, I'm currently reading Retribution and have a hard time putting it down. He has a flair that most others of his ilk are missing.
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    14. 08-16-2011 08:27 PM #49
      have read many books, it's hard to choose among different genre, but some of sidney sheldon's and gone with the wind, if i have to give...
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      09-09-2011 05:58 PM #50
      I'm torn between Dreamseller by Brandon Novak, and The Host by stephanie meyer.

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      06-08-2012 09:21 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by 81type53 View Post
      Anything by Tony Bourdain.
      Well played. I love his style.

      As far as "all time" that's a difficult choice...I liked 'Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing' and all of the 'Rat's of Nimh' books when I was young, and while not a book I lived for the Calvin and Hobbes and Bloom County cartoons in the paper, but I just read 'A Dog's Purpose' by W. Bruce Cameron the other day (in fact I just finished 'A Dog's Journey' as well) and I must say that it was splendid. I highly recommend Purpose to anyone that likes dogs, it's a great read. Journey is as well, but it picks up where Purpose leaves and as such is a sequel...I enjoyed it and it is well written, but doesn't punch as hard as Purpose.

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      06-16-2012 09:02 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by MKVrabbit07 View Post
      Frank Herbert's Dune.
      Good choice


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      06-25-2012 09:20 PM #54
      I haven't yet finished it, but this one is in the running as my favorite:



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      07-17-2012 12:27 PM #56
      Impossible to choose. As a kid/teen, I read Black Beauty over and over again.

      Now, I'd probably say The Hobbit or The Vampire Lestat.

      I've read Night by Elie Wiesel a few times too and sob my way through it every time. It's not happy content, but it's real.

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      08-13-2012 03:50 PM #57
      Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

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      08-19-2012 01:47 AM #58
      Hmm, it's a toss-up between Interview with the Vampire, Gone with the Wind, and The Three Musketeers. I also am a huge HP fan, and am currently reading Game of Thrones.

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      08-19-2012 02:25 PM #59
      I loved The Three Musketeers.
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      08-23-2012 03:02 PM #61
      One of the few books I find myself reading over and over. Actually his entire continuing time series is in my Top 5:

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      10-01-2012 09:55 PM #63
      Okay, I am updating my choice. Wuthering Heights is my new favorite. Just finished it last night...such a great story. Despite how dark it was overall, the ending made up for it

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      10-02-2012 01:32 PM #64
      I keep meaning to pick up Wuthering Heights.
      "Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep?
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      10-02-2012 01:46 PM #65
      Do it! It's not a sappy love story, at all. I can't stop thinking about it, and I finished it a couple days ago. I'm tempted to read it again, but I want to finish The Lord of the Rings trilogy that I started.

    31. 10-19-2012 02:37 AM #66
      My favorite books are mostly based on horror, mystery and adventure. My favorite books are:

      -Twilight and its series.
      -The Vampire Diaries
      -The Collection of Goosebumps.
      -Famous Five
      -Secret Seven.

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      10-22-2012 02:21 PM #67
      Alas Babylon by Pat Frank.

      I read this not to long ago and I enjoyed it more then any other book I've read.

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      11-06-2012 09:20 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0smurf View Post
      Alas Babylon by Pat Frank.

      I read this not to long ago and I enjoyed it more then any other book I've read.

      Excellent book.

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      One Second After: http://www.amazon.com/One-Second-Aft.../dp/0765356864

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      11-13-2012 11:24 PM #70
      I've read a lot of good stuff over the years. I hated most of the books you guys are listing as your favorites; probably because I was REQUIRED to read them, and then over analyze them and get corrected on my interpretation. F you, teacher, you asked me to tell me what it means to me, don't correct me!

      I devoured the Wheel of Time books back in college, ditto Dune and Tolkien's work, and loved them for their depth.

      I tore through David Weber's Honor Harrington books, enjoyed them immensely.

      Honestly, my absolute favorite book ever must be David Eddings' Redemption of Althalus. I've read it so many times that the hardcovers are falling off.
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