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12-01-2015, 10:20 AM #1
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Hello everyone,

I've noticed that there isn't a thread about books so I thought I'd start one. I'm a huge book nerd and would love to share our thoughts and recommendations on books.

Looking forward to the discussions.

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12-01-2015, 10:47 AM #2
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This should be mandatory reading for high school students world over:

Joseph Campbell - The Hero with 1,000 Faces
And for further reading 
The entire Masks of God series.

Jiddu Krishnamurti - The First and Last Freedom 

For fun- 
the Wheel of Time series Big Grin
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12-01-2015, 12:24 PM #3
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(12-01-2015, 10:47 AM)FlixKandish Wrote:  This should be mandatory reading for high school students world over:

Joseph Campbell - The Hero with 1,000 Faces
And for further reading 
The entire Masks of God series.

Jiddu Krishnamurti - The First and Last Freedom 

For fun- 
the Wheel of Time series Big Grin

How many books are in the wheel of time series now? Has it even come to an end yet?

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.  1John 4:1

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8

12-01-2015, 04:25 PM #4
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Haven't read any of them. Will sure take a look!

My favourite trilogy of books are those of Steig Larsson:
The girl with the dragon tattoo
The girl who played with fire
The girl who kicked the hornet's nest 

I also read the continuation of the series by David Lagercrantz called ' The Girl in the Spider's Web'.

It's a bit dark though but that's why I liked it.

12-01-2015, 04:50 PM #5
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Here's a manhwa and a manhua I'm currently reading, they're basically a online korean and chinese comic, I personally think they're epic:

Feng Shen Ji  (This is read from right to left)

Tower of God 

Let me know what you think if you do read any.
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12-01-2015, 06:00 PM #6
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(12-01-2015, 10:47 AM)FlixKandish Wrote:  This should be mandatory reading for high school students world over:

Joseph Campbell - The Hero with 1,000 Faces
And for further reading 
The entire Masks of God series.

Jiddu Krishnamurti - The First and Last Freedom 

For fun- 
the Wheel of Time series Big Grin

Absolute must read books, i have them here in my bookshelve, i'll just simply name them :

The Beginning,
The Yourney ,
about purity,
counting the numbers,
law and order,
Conquer & Divide : 20+ years,
Judicial branches,
Death in a family,
Sam's 'about kings' - Part 1,
Sam's 'about kings' - Part 2,
Jerry's report on historical kings of the world part 1 & 2,
issues of days - part 1,
issues of days - part 2,
Destruction & Restoration : 70 years,
the governor's report,
A woman - in the persian empire,
the rise & fall & rise of a man - sick then well,
About music,
Words of wisdom,
Vanity vs Worth,
Hymn & Melody,
IQIsa,
A report - by Jerry ( not from the same books mentioned earlier ),
Sadness,
People will know,
Danny has a dream,
Son of Been,

well, theres actually 66 of books in total and i'm kinda losing motivation to write them all down.
they're very interesting and if you set yourself to it you can read it in just about a year's time.

They're available in a 'collective works' format too. Great insight of people with a rather interesting view on how the
future would be shaped and a good analogy on where the past will lead us to. There are some famous people in there, too. The books have been released under different titles, too.

"The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout ‘Save us!’ And I'll whisper ‘No
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12-01-2015, 10:42 PM #7
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I like books. They smell nice. Especially as they age. Weird. I know. But so are you, so I'm not really that worried, I'm in good company Big Grin

Scimi

Out beyond ideas
of wrong-doing,


and right-doing,

there is a field...

...I'll meet you there.
€



Jalaluddin Rumi
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12-01-2015, 11:00 PM #8
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^Obviously this guy has only one favorite book then, haha xD :p
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12-05-2015, 04:04 AM #9
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I like the smell of old books too, actually. The old leatherbound ones smell the best. But I can't be bothered with hardcovers myself despite my weird way of always ruining the paperbacks, though I try hard not to. The cover always wants to curl. I try holding them just so, weighing them down, doesn't matter. I wouldn't have that issue with a hardcover, I know.

Most my reading has been stuff online pretty well since my daughter was born. Or kids books, but she always tries flipping the pages on me or yanking it from my hands, so I don't read to her often or for long. (I generally keep the baseball rule of "3 strikes, you're out")

I don't really have a particular favorite, and I fancy fiction Blush

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There's only one true judge and that's God; so chill and let Our Father do His job
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04-01-2016, 12:47 PM #10
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Removed.
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