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Old 10-22-2007, 02:29 PM   #16
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Let Freedom Ring- Sean Hannity
The Picture Of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde
This could very well be the first and last time the names Sean Hannity and Oscar Wilde appear together on any list.
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:27 PM   #17
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The New Testament
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
Killer Angels - Michael Shara
Gates of Fire - Steven Pressfield
The Republic - Plato
Beowulf
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:33 PM   #18
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Atonement -- Ian McEwan
Hamlet -- Shakespeare
The Corrections -- Jonathan Franzien
Play It As It Lays -- Joan Didion
American Pastoral, I Married a Communist, The Human Stain -- Phillip Roth
The Road -- Cormac McCarthy
Trainspotting -- Irvine Welsh
Invisible Main -- Ralph Ellison
The Remains of the Day -- Kazuo Ishiguro
The Line of Beauty -- Alexander Hollinghurst
All the King's Men -- Robert Penn Warren
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:11 AM   #19
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i like all the books of Charles Bukowski
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:58 AM   #20
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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Memoirs of Geisha by Andrew Golden
U2 At the End of the World
The Egyptian by Mika Waltari

I really like Phil Yancey.
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:28 AM   #21
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CS Lewis- Perelandra
CS Lewis- The Screwtape Letters
Lois Lowry- The Giver
Zola- Germinal
Yancey- The Jesus I Never Knew
Dostoevesky- Crime and Punishment
Rowling- Harry Potter series
Tolkien- Lord of the Rings series
Kundera- The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Flannery O Connor- Everything Must Rise and Converge
Brendan Manning- Ruthless Trust- The Ragamuffin's Path to God
Madeleine L'Engle- A Severed Wasp
Weisel- Night
The Gospel of John(Bible)
Psalms(Bible)
Isaiah(Bible)
Romans(Bible)
To Kill A Mockingbird
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:01 PM   #22
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Love in Times of Cholera by Gabriel García Marquez (in spanish, of course)
The Jesus I Never Knew by Phillip Yancey
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuck
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (spanish)
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:33 PM   #23
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Hamlet -- Shakespeare



Other include...

The Kite Runner, Hoseini
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
The Diary of Anne Frank
Stranger in a Strange Land, Heinlein
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Rowling
The Lord of the Rings, Frodo Baggins
Animal Farm, Orwell
Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky

And a pre-favorite, I'm sure: 1000 Splendid Suns
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:13 PM   #24
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Other include...

The Kite Runner, Hoseini
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
The Diary of Anne Frank
Stranger in a Strange Land, Heinlein
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Rowling
The Lord of the Rings, Frodo Baggins
Animal Farm, Orwell
Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky

And a pre-favorite, I'm sure: 1000 Splendid Suns
You hit most of the books I would list!!!!
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:12 PM   #25
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Great book!

For fiction I also like:

Robinson Crusoe
The Count of Monte Cristo
Shakespeare Plays
Decameron
Pride and Prejudice
Lord of the rings
Canterbury Tales

I'm in the middle of Crime and Punishment. So far so good.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:26 AM   #26
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In no particular order:

Night, Elie Wiesel
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Interview With A Vampire, Ann Rice
Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk
Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt
Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
On The Road, Jack Kerouac
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Betty Smith
The Velveteen Rabbit, don't know the name but best children's book ever

I'm sure I'll remember 20 more after I post...
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:51 AM   #27
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I tend to group my favourite books by author, and my favourite authors are -
Virginia Woolf
Flaubert
Susan Sontag
Iris Murdoch
Ian McEwan
Leo Tolstoy
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Vita Sackville-West
Vladimir Nabokov
Philip Pullman
Doris Lessing

And I love reading plays, too, my favourite playwrights being-
Noel Coward
Harold Pinter
Anton Chekhov
Bernard Shaw

Oh and I love the Harry Potter series indiscriminately
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Canterbury Tales
Ah forgot Chaucher! Love it.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:42 AM   #29
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I'm not so good with favourite lists - always evolving and always forget some. I am partial to non-fiction and love spy/thriller novels along the lines of Clancy and Ludlum.

Here are the most recent books I've read and all were excellent -

This is Your Brain on Music, The Science of a Human Obsession - Levitin
The World in Six Songs, How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature - Levitin
The Kite Runner - Hosseini
Outliers, The Story of Success - Gladwell
What Got You Here Won't Get You There - Goldsmith
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:27 AM   #30
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This is a good site for book lovers who like classic books. These books are older copyrights that are free and legal to download in different formats like .pdf. If you look for classic books that are from the 1800's or latest 1930's you will probably find it.

I just need an ebook reader that's flexible and doesn't force me to buy ebooks online all the time, especially with this site and project Gutenberg. I heard the iRex is really good and sony eReader. There are some newer technologies down the road that are coming including color e-ink. For now I'll just read on my LCD screen which is okay.

Does anybody have experience with an ebook reader?
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