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Alright guys, I'm a huge reader and I love new recommendations, and If I decide to read your suggestion Ill post about it after I'm done. (I HATE ROMANCE & TEEN DRAMAS (pretty little liars and twilight was enough for me.))



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Do read a bit have to read most online lately as library where live closed and is just a abandoned building :/ , more like reading true stories/biographies , old history, fantasy to do with space,Knowledgeable reads
Tho just re-read actual copies have of 2 great true story biographies have to read this one before as tells of dark times before this one of rise out of darkness both were very good reads and the artwork of the first book was amazing and unique 


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The Spook's Apprentice trilogy. 

 

As one who isnt a 'big book worm', this got me hooked back in the day.

 

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But then again...i was really young readin' this ^-^


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Are you going to warn me or temp ban me if I say I don't like books? I prefer these forums, toxic district chat and whole lots of wikipedias.


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Hey man if you don't like books that's your deal. I prefer to stare at dead trees and hallucinate rather than plug into a TV.



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This Spooks Apprentice looks really good! Ill have to give it a look see. And I'm totally not against kids books. I read all of The Hunger Games books and all of the Beautiful Creatures series. and right now I'm in the middle of The Sea of Trolls Trilogy by Nancy Farmer. Its a lot about Norse and Celtic Mythology. Very reminiscent of Percy Jackson just better.



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 I prefer to stare at dead trees and hallucinate rather than plug into a TV.

Can you share with me the same thing you smoke/eat/drink or smth? I'd like to try it. Maybe I will like books...


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All I have to say is I used to hate reading. I used to be real slow. But, like most things it requires patience, now I speed read with full comprehension. Ive read the Game of Thrones book series like  5 or 6 times over (I think I stopped at book 3 the 6th time) Me and my brother are obsessed to say the least.



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and don't be ashamed to start out with easy reads! it doesn't mean youre stupid it just means youre not as fast as you could be.



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With reading I'm as fast as other people. Also, some say that I sound like Google translator or something like that.


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Some even compare me to Ivona XDDDD


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Hey man if you don't like books that's your deal. I prefer to stare at dead trees and hallucinate rather than plug into a TV.

 

I read this, immediately thought of this... not sure why. Might have to calm down playing Fallout 3.

 

I've been addicted to this book here:

 

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I really would recommend it to anyone looking for a rather refreshing insight into dealing with the "oh Goebbels basically is a poison dwarf that looks like Mickey Mouse if he turned to crack" kind of stigma. Delves deeply into the early days of Nazism and keeps up right to the very end, keeps track of the more... sensitive (?) side of the man who has forever tainted the word propaganda... cause needless to say he created it.

 

Why recommend this book? Because it challenges what previous historians brought forward, and calls out on things that may not have been very truthful, let alone not at all. It's such a good read. TRY IT.


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I read this, immediately thought of this... not sure why. Might have to calm down playing Fallout 3.

 

I've been addicted to this book here:

 

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I really would recommend it to anyone looking for a rather refreshing insight into dealing with the "oh Goebbels basically is a poison dwarf that looks like Mickey Mouse if he turned to crack" kind of stigma. Delves deeply into the early days of Nazism and keeps up right to the very end, keeps track of the more... sensitive (?) side of the man who has forever tainted the word propaganda... cause needless to say he created it.

 

Why recommend this book? Because it challenges what previous historians brought forward, and calls out on things that may not have been very truthful, let alone not at all. It's such a good read. TRY IT.

That is indeed a good read , read it few times in past the wanting to know more history and learn new things is what got me into it


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I'm goin to have to check those out



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Wuthering Heights is amazing, but IDK if you're into period dramas, and Mrs Dalloway is really great and super short, but is, yet again, a drama.

 

I really like the Sprawl trilogy (Neuromancer, Count Zero, **** Lisa Overdrive, and there are some stories relating to it in the semi-prequal Burning Chrome, but the only short story I've read from Burning Chrome is Johnny Mnemonic, which I do suggest.)

 

I also enjoyed the Silmarillion, but it's not for everyone.

 

 

 

That's what I can think of off of the top of my head.

(I also greatly enjoyed A Severe Mercy, but that kinda' falls into a weird. . . biography/romance category.)


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The bible.


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Lukyanenko's Night Watch is probably on top of my chart, followed by The Witcher series and Clive Barker's Books of blood.

If I should name single favourite book, it would probably be Cornelia Funke's Inkheart or Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio (illustrated by Helena Zmatlíková), not only because of awesome childhood memories connected to them both.

 

On the other hand I'm not a big fan of sci-fi literature. Doesn't mean I think it's bad, just prefer watching all those beeping machines and space ships on a screen. Post apocalyptic stories are an exception, though, as Metro 2033 was pretty awesome, and so is Kulhánek's Stroncium I have my hands on right now. :Droollip:

 

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ended up writing down list of all good books have read in past years lastnight

  • The Help - Prob seen the movie at some point but enjoyed the book more
  • The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx - Great  read to learn more on this political theorem
  • The Art Of War by Sun Tzu -  Good read on anatomy of organizations in conflict
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe -  Recommended book about American/Canadian history of anti-slavery times
  •  Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw - Was a enjoyable read learned some things did not know of the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar
  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom -  Sad but will love it is a guy re-finding his old mentor to find he has ALS and ends up visiting him every Tuesday , this book back when first read it I did cry 
  •  The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom  - This book opend my thinking into what is life and what is a meaningless life
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls - This was one of my favorite books reading growing up , adventrue of a boy , his 2 dogs and hunting

Those should do for now :)


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Alright guys, I'm a huge reader and I love new recommendations, and If I decide to read your suggestion Ill post about it after I'm done. (I HATE ROMANCE & TEEN DRAMAS (pretty little liars and twilight was enough for me.))

For fantasy I would suggest those:

*Wheel Of Time saga

*Mistborn - original trilogy

*Reckoners series - brilliant twist on superhero stories.

*Painted Man/Warded Man

*Kate Daniels series - might be too romancy and too light for you but it's nonetheless good urban fantasy series.

 

For Sci-fi I suggest:

*Honor Harrington series

*Dread Empire Fall trilogy

*Safehold series

*Multiverse books :Hellgate and Hell Hath No Fury

 

Those are just from top of my head that I really enjoyed. I hope you find something that you'll like.



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I think Fifty Shades of Grey comes after Mein Kampf and the bible. I just hope I'll find a man like Christian Grey while being as speshul as Anastasia.


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and don't be ashamed to start out with easy reads! it doesn't mean youre stupid it just means youre not as fast as you could be.

got to love this stupidity reference turning into a speed reader, ill just take it as a super sanic joke going fast to avoid the cringe in me sending shivers down my toes

 

 

I think Fifty Shades of Grey comes after Mein Kampf and the bible. I just hope I'll find a man like Christian Grey while being as speshul as Anastasia.

ill be your christian grey bby<3

 

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these can be found online if you like the demons and angels type of stuff

 

hurr hurr, reading about things that came out of some guys imagination made me smarter xD

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I'm not a huge reader and it's probably the only books I ever read as a child, but eh.. if you like spooky aventures (at least that's I remember from it, I'm actually gonna read it again <.<)

 

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I actually own the spiderwick chronicles. Love em



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Lukyanenko's Night Watch is probably on top of my chart, followed by The Witcher series and Clive Barker's Books of blood.

If I should name single favourite book, it would probably be Cornelia Funke's Inkheart or Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio (illustrated by Helena Zmatlíková), not only because of awesome childhood memories connected to them both.

 

On the other hand I'm not a big fan of sci-fi literature. Doesn't mean I think it's bad, just prefer watching all those beeping machines and space ships on a screen. Post apocalyptic stories are an exception, though, as Metro 2033 was pretty awesome, and so is Kulhánek's Stroncium I have my hands on right now. :Droollip:

 

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This seems really good, is it Scifi or horror?



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Hmm.

Well I would recommend Basic Economics and Economic facts and fallacies both from Thomas Sowell. (or just any book of Sowell it's quite grand.)

Most economic books are hard to read for the average person but these two books are made so that the average Joe can easily understand.

These books get real world examples not some theoretic bull analyzing certain economic policies and their consequences in reality.

 

The Origins of War in Child Abuse by Lloyd DeMause basically analyzing how kids have been raised from the past till now and how that translates in certain wars there have been.

quite shocking if you read certain chapters.

 

How to Analyze people on first sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict.

It talks about 5 body types and their characteristics quite an interesting read I even learned something about myself and others around me.

Quite insightful.

 

The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason is a self help book on finance but it also offers a great fictional story about the ancient times of Babylon which is really a must read or listen I would say. 

 

For more heavily reading and literature I would say War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy.

It's about the napoleon war and the Russian monarchy / aristocracy I just finished the first part of the book and am now halfway part 2.


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Hmm.

Well I would recommend Basic Economics and Economic facts and fallacies both from Thomas Sowell. (or just any book of Sowell it's quite grand.)

Most economic books are hard to read for the average person but these two books are made so that the average Joe can easily understand.

These books get real world examples not some theoretic bull analyzing certain economic policies and their consequences in reality.

 

The Origins of War in Child Abuse by Lloyd DeMause basically analyzing how kids have been raised from the past till now and how that translates in certain wars there have been.

quite shocking if you read certain chapters.

 

How to Analyze people on first sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict.

It talks about 5 body types and their characteristics quite an interesting read I even learned something about myself and others around me.

Quite insightful.

 

The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason is a self help book on finance but it also offers a great fictional story about the ancient times of Babylon which is really a must read or listen I would say. 

 

For more heavily reading and literature I would say War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy.

It's about the napoleon war and the Russian monarchy / aristocracy I just finished the first part of the book and am now halfway part 2.

 

These all look amazing! You guys probably don't believe me but I'm actually writing these down on paper for my next Half Price Books haul.



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These all look amazing! You guys probably don't believe me but I'm actually writing these down on paper for my next Half Price Books haul.

 

Well suggestions I made can be listened to, for free and nothing on Youtube. :)

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Anyone like Dantes Inferno? I know its a poem but i absolutely love the imagery. I am not christian in any shape or form but i do find religious iconography comforting



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Reading "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" rn, and it's pretty good.


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Reading "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" rn, and it's pretty good.

 

read that! its an amazing book.



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This one will always be my go-to book for a good (but relatively short) read.

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Are comic books out of the question?  One of my favorites was called "I Feel Sick" by Jhonen Vasquez.  If you recognize the style from anywhere its probably because it was written by the guy who created Invader Zim (Nickelodeon cartoon from around 2000)  There's 2 issues of this, and some of it is tied in with his first comic, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac but it still provides enough context so you wouldn't have to read that one to know what's going on.

 

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Currently reading the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft, which is a must for anyones collection IMO.

The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z by max brooks are good reads, if you go for that sort of thing.

Recently read The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchet, also quite a good read.

Judge Dredd - Origins, which is a collection of 3 short stories and not a comic book was great, although the comics are also great, and i'm looking at picking up some of the complete case files books to start a proper collection.

When I was young, i also quite enjoyed the Narnia books, as well as The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings trilogy.


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Just finished the new Harry Potter playbook it was not too bad , wanting to see the play more so


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Read the Witcher series then go play the games

 

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Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"


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I've been listening to Dante's Inferno.

Good book.


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