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What were your favorite books?

By ravisunny2
Mar 15, 2007
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  1. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Guru Posts: 642   +118

    Oooohhh I like reading. Mostly non-fiction though. But my favorite book would have to be "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". It never gets old.
     
  2. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Maniac Posts: 804   +9

    I started reading the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik. I actually made it up to the 3rd book, which unfortunately was her most dull one (didn't receive as high of ratings as the previous 2, and even the ones that came after). Unfortunately, it made me completely lose interest in the rest of the series and I stopped half way through the 3rd book. Might get back into it, though.

    For right now, i'm reading Star Wars: Darth Plaguies. This is a REALLY good book.

    As a kid, it was all about Goosebumps, lol. I read every single one of them! I don't remember all of them (I don't have the greatest memory in the world, lol) but I do remember enjoying them. For the longest time, I was terrified of ventriloquist dummies, lol. But I got over it :p
     
  3. barmecidal

    barmecidal TS Member

    I like the Jack DuBrul series of books. I have read a couple of them already. As a kid I liked Hardy Boys books and Ramona books. The most recent books I have read though would be textbooks about LiDAR.
     
  4. Dawn1113

    Dawn1113 TS Booster Posts: 375   +64

    I'm a voracious reader. I cannot seem to stop, in fact. I read Hemingway a lot -- some of his stories, like "Farewell to Arms" and "Old Man..", I've read over and over as I seem to find new things in them each time. I like Pynchon, too. "Gravity's Rainbow" is a must, as well some of the new stuff he has out. Borges and some Gabriel Garcia Marquez, also: very magical, lyrical and brave writers.

    Lately, I've been reading stuff by Richard Dawkins on Darwin and evolution. The man has some ...uhhmmm ... pretty jaw-dropping views on religion.

    And, oh yeah, I've still got all of my beloved Tintin books from when I was 12! They were a gift from my dad. Best gift I got that year.
     
  5. Drumma

    Drumma TS Member Posts: 32

    Sci-Fi

    Science Fiction books have kept me enthralled for years,my mind open to new ideas
    and pure escapism.
    There are so many great books to choose from but my top 3 would be;
    A Fall Of Moondust: Arthur C. Clarke
    Ringworld : Larry Niven
    Ringworld Engineers: Larry Niven
     
  6. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 349

    My favorite books of all time was The Green-Sky Trilogy by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. Really good stories. As a child, there was a library near our house and I literally wore those copies out. I never had a set of my own though, until a girl I used to date managed to find me another set several years back - never know where she managed to get original edition copies.
     
  7. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +44

    Back in the mid 1980's, I would say maybe 1986 to 1987, I read the book "Way Of The Peaceful Warrior, The Book That Changes Lives"! This by far has been the best book I had read then and the same is true now, when I pick it up, even after approx. 10-12 reads, I can't put it down, learn something new about myself each and every time. The book was written by Dan Millman, there was a re-print of this book back in September 2000 with a different cover, I rather like the old cover.

    Book can be found at the provided hyperlink....
    http://www.amazon.com/Way-Peaceful-Warrior-Changes-Lives/dp/0915811898

    If you've got an open mind and don't mind diving deep within yourself, then I would strongly recommend this one!
     
  8. mariary

    mariary TS Rookie

    jemmy

    books of jemmy, :)
     
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    A Song of Ice and Fire, and the Warhammer 40,000 novels keep me entertained these days.
     


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