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Old 08-29-2007, 04:39 PM   #1
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So who here reads for fun, and I am talking books here. I love magazines too and read a ton, but I am talking about actual books. I read a ton, and as my mom works at (and will soon own) a used book store, I get free books all the time. I have so many books to read it is insane. Some of my favorite authors are Mack Maloney, Jack Higgins, John Grisham (just starting into his stuff), Dale Brown and Stephen Ambrose. I mostly enjoy military fiction, thrillers, ect. I love reading. Any other book worms here on WF?

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Stephen Ambrose, Charles Henderson, and Tom Clancy

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Old 08-29-2007, 04:43 PM   #3
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Yeah, I read a good bit myself. Not as much as I used to with Al Gore's wonderful invention known as the interweb. In college I read all of the classics: Plato, Socrates, Niche etc.... I was real big into philosophy back then. But I stoped smoking up and now I just read for enjoyment. Financial thrillers, Law and Government fiction etc.....

Grisham, Stewart Woods, etc....are some of my favs.
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ive read all of agtha christies books and almost all of ken follets, i also like tom clancy's but they dont have them at my library
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Tim Dorsey, Clive Cussler, Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy, Stephen King, Carl Hiaasen, James W. Hall, Terry Pratchett, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, among MANY others. I collect first edition books, alot of which I get signed at signings, or buy from eBay. I've been collecting books since I was 11 and now have a huge library. Some people say that personal libraries are a waste of money, that once you've read a book it's no use to you anymore, but I feel that they're investments.....both emotionally and monetarily.
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:41 PM   #6
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Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler.
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:43 PM   #7
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Michener, Uris, Wibur Smith, Clancy, Tolkein, Jance, Evanovich, Heinlein, just to name a few - just started Harry Potter #7. I like to read...
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I read just about anything. Genre fiction is my favorite. My to read pile right now is Breakfast at Tiffany's, Lavondyss, Lord of the Flies, The Great Gatsby, The Hollowing, Fevre Dream, Neverwhere, To Reign in Hell, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, I Capture the Castle, Big Fish, and Event Horizon. I also love short stories and have volumes of them. I don't stick with one author, I pick out books by.... gasp..... the cover art
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You've never read The Great Gatsby TT? Great novel.
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:11 PM   #10
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Yup, I've read it. It has an interesting POV since the narrator isn't the main character. I like to revisit old stories. Breakfast at Tiffany's is another one I'm rereading.

Great book to read by the way is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Fantastic book.
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we read that one in school last year, it was my second favorite after the hobbit (that we read last yr.)
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Unfortunately, the only books I have time to read these days are text books. I think the last book I read was the last in the
Harry Potter series. I'm pretty much with Tiny on this one. Attractive cover art is what initially attracts me to books. Although I learned a long time ago that the phrase never judge a book by its cover is not a cliche. lol
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I'm pretty much with Tiny on this one. Attractive cover art is what initially attracts me to books. Although I learned a long time ago that the phrase never judge a book by its cover is not a cliche. lol

I hate cheesy cover art. Drives me up a wall. Plus, bad cover art tends to signal the printer is not up to snuff and the binding will fail. I hate that.

I also only buy large format paperbacks. I hate hardbacks and the small dime store paperbacks.
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I hate cheesy cover art. Drives me up a wall. Plus, bad cover art tends to signal the printer is not up to snuff and the binding will fail. I hate that.

I also only buy large format paperbacks. I hate hardbacks and the small dime store paperbacks.
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I love classics.. I have a pretty good collection of hardback classics.. Tolstoy, Clausewitz, I love George Orwell, Steinbeck.

and I love really old texts.. Oddysey, Iliad, The Republic, Divine Comedy, and the book that teaches a soldier more than any other... The Art of War by Sun Tsu.

I figure I cant let the liberal hippies think they are the only educated people.
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The Art of War. I've read that, and the Five Rings. Great stuff.
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Tom Clancy, Tiny Terror. My favorite book is Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy. I also loved The Stand by Steven King and Dante's Inferno.
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Great Gatsby is a great book, I have read it several times. Which might be why it is going to take forever to catch up on my reading as I like to re-read books. I'm with cavediver, I never get rid of a book, unless it was just horrible. I would love to get into collecting first editions, that would be pretty awesome.
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These are all great reading material. All of these books make want to not read anything.
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The Great Gatsby is one of my all time favorites.
Tiny, you said you like some short stories, if you haven't ever read "Our Town" by Thorton Wilder it is a great classic.
And as for non-fiction, "Blue Like Jazz" by Donald Miller, and "The Generosity Factor" by Truet Cathy are great.
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Freakanomics makes you think, if we're going with non fiction here
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Non-Fiction... Stick and Rudder

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