What's Your Favourite Book?

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What's Your Favourite Book?
« on: 10/08/2006 14:46:41 »
Hi Guys,

Just thought I'd ask the question. Do you have a favourite book? I have many but one book which I loved and have since read every single book by this author is "Magician" By Raymond E. Feist which is a fantasy novel along the magic, elves type genre. I also like the Robert Jordan books. Other books I like are To Kill a Mockingbird and Flowers for Algernon. In the popular sceince category I liked the following books, A short history of nearly everything, The Elegant Universe, Genome Autobiography of a species and The selfish Gene.

So, What do you like? Fiction and Non-fiction.

Loving books

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« Reply #1 on: 10/08/2006 18:22:34 »
Hi Steven,

I'm a factual bloke myself...can't concentrate long enough for a long story though occassionaly I have read some.

But I like books like Encycopedias, guiness world of records, books on space and how things are done etc etc...oh...and porn too...lots of it !! YAYYYYYYYYYYY !!! [:D]


Sorry..did I say Porn...I meant ' real life photograpohy studies '....it's the art I'm interesetd in. [;)]

Actually...I do love art too !!..so I have a few books of various types of art !!

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« Reply #2 on: 10/08/2006 19:48:34 »
I have to say that I'm with Neil on this I possibly have two or three works of fiction on my bookshelves, probably not read, and certainly not a favourite.

I can listen to a book being read on the radio, but rarely ever read fiction myself.



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« Reply #3 on: 11/08/2006 07:45:14 »
Yep...count me in on the selection too posted above!  New songs in an old cafe...short stories by my favourite author...James Waller..

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« Reply #4 on: 12/08/2006 04:30:02 »
Not too much fiction but I do like HHGTTG and Fight Club...the movie is nearly identical it made it a fast read.
 

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Re: What's Your Favourite Book?
« Reply #5 on: 13/08/2006 02:37:07 »
I love all kinds of poetry. Childrens books, Dr suess and Little critter books. I like self help books and do it yourself books , woodworking books Plumbing, electrical right now! I also love love stories and romance books but haven't had time to read one for many years, they are relaxing. I love books on different places and regions of the world. I like herb books and survival books. I collect old antique books and like folk tales.  OMG I am a book freak!! Yeperoo, I guess I am cause I absolutely love books! Of Mice and Men was great as was Flowers for algernon.I love time travel books and science fiction. I love books of all kinds. I spend about two hours a week in Boarders picking books or cds. The bible is one of my favorites. OOH I also Loved Harry potter. Read them to my children, we are all hooked, and fans.

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Re: What's Your Favourite Book?
« Reply #6 on: 13/08/2006 04:02:02 »
Book freak too...I admit I am guilty of it by the 5th degree.  Love alot of your selections...love my medicinal(natural), motivational, selfhelp, mythologies, and etc..

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« Reply #7 on: 13/08/2006 07:01:18 »
YAAAY, I am not alone!!!!!!

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Re: What's Your Favourite Book?
« Reply #8 on: 13/08/2006 13:37:22 »
I like all good books about physics, chemistry and mathematics. Just some of them: Mechanics (Lev Landau); Modern Quantum Mechanics (J.J. Sakurai); Feynman's Physics (Richard Feynman); Physical Chemistry (P.W. Atkins).

The book that most hit me deeply, however, is: Living Deliberatly - the discovery and development of avatar (Harry Palmer).

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Re: What's Your Favourite Book?
« Reply #9 on: 13/08/2006 18:32:03 »
Welcome to the book freak club :-D.

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« Reply #10 on: 14/08/2006 19:39:28 »
Thank you Steven!
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Re: What's Your Favourite Book?
« Reply #11 on: 16/08/2006 00:43:39 »
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« Reply #12 on: 16/08/2006 13:22:50 »
All of the Harry Potter Seires( cant wait 4 the 7th book!!!!!)  All of The Chronicles of Narnia

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« Reply #13 on: 17/08/2006 05:42:03 »
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Re: What's Your Favourite Book?
« Reply #14 on: 17/08/2006 18:46:52 »
Howdy all,

I don't tend to read that many books, mainly because I've read all of the Mr Men series.

I do have a few favourites. The Once and Future King by T.H. White, Anum Cara by John O'Donohue which is about Celtic Wisdom, a great read, and finally The Catcher In The Rye.

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« Reply #15 on: 18/08/2006 18:23:26 »
Ive got about 700 books and get anywhere from 6 to 10 from the library every week. is that a lot? and jasper fforde is probably my favourite just now v surreal or ben bova or eoin colfer or ramond e feist or...... welltheres lots

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Re: What's Your Favourite Book?
« Reply #16 on: 18/08/2006 22:33:36 »
I have to say that Good Omens by Terry pratchett and Neil Gaiman is great, although I do like Pratchett's small Gods mainly for the image of the philosphers in the library with the earthed copper roof - they believe in gods in the way they belive in tables...

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« Reply #17 on: 19/08/2006 02:50:19 »


War and Peace - I like to sleep so I have not finished it.

Actuall, there are too many books I like. I think the first books I ever fell in love with - and the ones I probably got hooked on reading by - are the Horatio Hornblower series by C. S. Forester. I have been reading  avidly since then, about 10 years old.





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Re: What's Your Favourite Book?
« Reply #18 on: 19/08/2006 04:25:22 »
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Originally posted by sharkeyandgeorge

Ive got about 700 books and get anywhere from 6 to 10 from the library every week. is that a lot? and jasper fforde is probably my favourite just now v surreal or ben bova or eoin colfer or ramond e feist or...... welltheres lots



Do you work or goto school at all. When I wasn't at Uni and not working I had alot of time on my hands and was reading 8 books a week easy. I also didn't have the internet at the time because of sound kind of repair work or something.

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Re: What's Your Favourite Book?
« Reply #19 on: 19/08/2006 04:25:57 »
Sharkey and george the crime busters of the sea.

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« Reply #20 on: 19/08/2006 07:24:53 »
Bidding on the whole oz series...for my kiddos so they can see one of my favourite series as a kid...hopefully they can appreciate it when my grandchildren arrive one day!  LOL

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« Reply #21 on: 19/08/2006 10:09:17 »



Pride and Prejudice........Jane Austen.



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