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I just learned how to read last week.

I am currently reading YOU SHALL KNOW OUR VELOCITY by Dave Eggers. Interesting book. Check it out if you know how to read like me.

 

Post favorites and short descriptions if you have a lot of time on your hands like I do.

 

Sorry if there is a thread like this already.

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^^^banned?

 

 

anyway, read chuck palahniuk..the fight club guy

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thats all i see that guy post is numbers "first, second"

i dont really read but my friend said that Chuck Palahniuk

is a good writer. u know, the guy that wrote fight club.

check out his other books

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Read Douglas Adams- Last Chance to See

 

I haven't read into it much, only the first thirty or fourty pages while in a book store, and it seems really good (if you like DA). He traveled around looking for endangered animals with one other cat (whose name I can't recall....some scientist/ preservationist kinda guy).

 

That's the only one I've got for now...

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Guest j

The Wisdom Of Insecurity by Alan Watts

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Guest KING BLING
Originally posted by fannypack

first.:king:

 

Man have you not caught on that this will ultimately lead to you being banned?

 

 

Reading:

 

Hells Angels by Hunter S. Thompson

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present by Howard Zinn

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A lot of you have probably read this already, (I hear it's required at a lot of schools) but I just recently read Ishmael by Daniel Quinn for a class. Without sounding like a total hipppie, it really gave me a different perspective on how we live our lives on a daily basis and how selfish most of us are in treating the world like it belongs to each of us.

 

No, I don't wear patchouli.

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Originally posted by j

The Wisdom Of Insecurity by Alan Watts

 

holler.

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i hate when people post bullshit books to make themselves look smart.

 

Mapo's Book Reviews. I dont read any fiction at all. Fiction is the work of the devil. True shit only please.

 

Nickel and Dimed - Its a story of a upper middle-class journalist who actually lives and works as a member of the 'working poor'. As a maid, a waitress, etc and lives entirely on her paychecks made from these jobs.

 

Absolutely American - A book about a journalist who lived among a West Point class from freshmen year until graduation.

 

Devils Knot - A book about the West Memphis 3. Three boys in West Memphis Arkansas accused of being in a cult which led to the murder of 3 eight year old boys in what prosecutors described as a sacrifice killing. There was no evidence at all against the the 3, yet they were convicted.

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^^^^Yeah Im not too into non-fiction. Ill read it but it doesnt usually keep my interest, depends on the book, and I do like the way Chuck P. writes. Im almost finished with NEWJACK ByTed Conover, this guy became a CO so he could write about the prison system. Pretty dope book, kind of a slow read. And I just finished 25th hour which I really enjoyed.

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can someone suggest something on a bit of an optimistic note, w/ out the corniness of being optimistic? everything i've read recently has been rather depressing... i've turned to my old comic books in the mean time

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Quotes from my favorite book

 

Zen and the art of motorcycle mainenance- Robert pirsig

 

 

"I never confront them with the question. It's better to just get along."

 

"There are human forces stronger than logic. There always have been..."

 

"...to see if in that strange separation of what man is from what man does we may have soem clues as to what the hell has gone wrong in this twentieth century."

 

"He felt that institutions such as schools, churches, governments, and political organizations of every sort all tended to direct thought for ends other than truth, for the perpetuation their own functions, and for the control of individuals in the service of these functions."

 

"It was reason itself that was ugly and there seemed no way to get free."

 

"The best students are flunking. Every good teacher knows that."

 

"if you really don't care you aren't going to know its wrong. The thought will never occur to you. The act of pronouncing it wrong is a form of caring"

 

"Schools teach you to imitate."

 

"To live only for some future goal is shallow."

 

"The real cycle that you are working on is a cycle called yourself."

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Originally posted by Vanity

can someone suggest something on a bit of an optimistic note, w/ out the corniness of being optimistic?

 

Carter Beats The Devil by Glen David Gold

It's fun, exciting, mysterious and a little bit thrilling

without all the sap usually associated with the previously mentioned traits.

It's about a magician in the time of Houdini who gets involved in the

death of a president, the beginings of the secret service and the battle

between magicians to out do each other. Really good reading.

 

It's one of those 'winter-no-sunlight-need-a-smile' books.

 

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I'm currently readin the Quar'an.

It's about this Allah guy who knows everything and is all forgiving

but it's also about how you'll end up in eternal flames if you piss him off.

Then there's some stuff about how many goats you need to trade for

you third wife and some stuff like that. Did you know that an Islamic man

is allowed to marry a Christian or a Jewish woman but an Islamic woman

cant. I mean they cant marry a non-Islamic man, not marrying another woman. But I bet they dont approve of that either.

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Guest professor poopatronic

the first thing everybody should read is the iliad and the odyssey.

 

i used to hate fantasy, but lately i've been pretty addicted to jrr tolkien. i would highly recommend anything by him.

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Originally posted by professor poopatronic

but lately i've been pretty addicted to jrr tolkien. i would highly recommend anything by him.

 

really? What a good book he's written?

 

:smartass:

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Guest professor poopatronic

he wrote fight club and breakfast of champins

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Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis (Author of American Psycho)

 

It's about this character Clay who grows up in LA, his parents are loaded as well as are all his friend's parents. He's been handed everything. We goes away to school in New Hampshire and comes back for Christmas break and it's basicaly him trying to mend relationships and how all his friends have drug problems, including him.

 

It's probably one of my favorite books I think I read it atleast once a month.

 

Also check out Survivor by Chuck Palahnuik. It's about the last survivor of a death cult.

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strip tease by carl hiaasen or pretty much any of his stuff just cuz its got humor thats not half bad an d robin cook if your on the medical tip. michael chriton (jurassic park congo) good stuff to

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Originally posted by i11igul

strip tease by carl hiaasen or pretty much any of his stuff just cuz its got humor thats not half bad an d robin cook if your on the medical tip. michael chriton (jurassic park congo) good stuff to

 

im surprised you even know how to read.

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Books I have read recently:

 

The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoyevsky

This book has more sheer substance than any other book I have ever read. Read it now.

 

On the Road - Jack Kerouac

This book rekindled my waning love of reading. If you haven't read it, read it now.

 

Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs

Pure insanity. Some of the explicit homoeroticism is difficult to get through, but it was still very good. I'm reading Junky right now in order to help me understand this book.

 

Other good books I have read somewhat recently: Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse 5, some biography of Jack Kerouac, and uhhh Cold Mountain was good too.

 

I will read The Sirens of Titan (Vonnegut) next, then Dr. Sax. (Kerouac.)

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hmm...I read Dave Eggers A heart breaking work of staggering genius i think his first book, maybe i will check out that one mentioned above.

 

finished reading Gavin DeBeckers Gift of Fear about a week or two ago, excellent read.

 

and finishing right now Honey, Mud, Maggots, and Other Medical Marvels: The Science Behind Folk Remedies and Old Wives' Tales

by Robert Root-Bernstein, Michele Root-Bernstein which is also quite excellent,

ive been in a real non fiction stint of reading lately. Anyways those two are the most recent finished or almost finished ones.

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