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Re: Top 3 Books
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2006, 03:57:51 PM »
1. Lord of the Rings. I have been meaning to reread them for so long, but I have a large backlog of books, many of which are required for school, so a series as big as this one is rather hard to get to.
2. Atlas Shrugged. I love this book, but like LOTR, it is very large, and hard to get around to. However, it has so many characters that could be my favorites, that it is hard to not reread.
3. The Amber Spyglass. Once again, several of my favorite characters come from this book. In general, this series is one of my favorites because it has an involving storyline, strong characters, many underlying themes, a full world, and a massive conflict throughout it all.
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Re: Top 3 Books
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2006, 04:44:52 PM »
Lately I've been wanting to reread Michael Crichton's Sphere.  I shouldn't--I have books I need to read first, including two that I've borrowed--but I might break down and do it anyways.  

Other books to reread:

The Bunnicula Series (There's a new one out I haven't read!)

The Outsiders (Owned the tapes once and listened to it upwards of 30 times when I was in highschool, but haven't read it in eight years or so.)
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Re: Top 3 Books
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2006, 09:40:34 AM »
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2. Atlas Shrugged. I love this book, but like LOTR, it is very large, and hard to get around to. However, it has so many characters that could be my favorites, that it is hard to not reread.

I have yet to achieve the enlightenment that allows me to understand how people can like this book, let alone the author.

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Re: Top 3 Books
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2006, 03:45:42 PM »
Hey Fish--do you happen to have a copy of Howl's Moving Castle I could borrow?  (EUOL or CtrlZed?)  I need to do a book report for school, and I've never read that one.  (I know--I'm a terrible person.)  If not that one, do any of you have a copy of Hitchhiker's Guide (nope--haven't read that one, either.  I'm such a loser . . .)
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Re: Top 3 Books
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2006, 03:47:37 PM »
Yup, I've got one, and you can totally borrow it.  You remember to get us Love Potion #9 for Tuesday, and I'll remember to bring you the book.  Deal?


Edit:  I have a copy of Howl's, not Hitchhiker's, which I have also never read.  
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Re: Top 3 Books
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2006, 03:54:30 PM »
Thanks--I'll get Love Potion when I go to work today.  Bis Morgen.

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Re: Top 3 Books
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2006, 04:34:47 AM »
Sadly, I don't reread books. I don't know why, but it's probably good for the local used book store. Maybe it's because I have too many books sitting around that I haven't read...

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Re: Top 3 Books
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2006, 11:35:39 PM »
I also have a very small list of books that I will actually reread from time to time. Ender's Game, LOTR, and a few others.

I've got The First Circle by Solzhenitsyn checked out right now. I love stories about prison, or military cadets.
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Re: Top 3 Books
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2006, 01:32:50 AM »
Today I was the lucky recipient of a gift card to Barnes and Noble...sooo...looking through this thread I'm seeing some interesting ideas.  My question is given 25 bucks what books would go on the must own list versus the, borrow from the public library list?  I have a fairly full library of my own, but there's always more books to buy.  :)
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Re: Top 3 Books
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2006, 03:16:21 AM »
Dune, by Frank Herbert. Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card. The Prydain Chronicles, by Lloyd Alexander.
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Re: Top 3 Books
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2006, 03:52:37 AM »
Shade's Children, Garth Nix. The Dark Elf Trilogy, R.A. Salvatore. Sphere, Michael Chriton.

Eh, I wouldn't exactly say those are some of the best out there, but they were good enough to get me to want a copy. Though I do remember being bored out of my mind during the last fify or so pages of the third book in The Dark Elf Trilogy.
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Re: Top 3 Books
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2006, 09:08:56 AM »
Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory
Richard Adams, Watership Down
and uh... yeah. that's it. You should own many books, but those are the only two I would be specifically sad about if I didn't have a copy in my home

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Re: Top 3 Books
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2006, 09:47:45 AM »
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and uh... yeah. that's it. You should own many books, but those are the only two I would be specifically sad about if I didn't have a copy in my home


No Don Quijote on that list?
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Re: Top 3 Books
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2006, 10:32:34 AM »
That's a special case
I have two beloved editions of DQ. I would be sad to lose them. However, since this is about buying books...

Or maybe I'm just trying to justify a gross oversight on my part.

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Re: Top 3 Books
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2006, 11:47:54 AM »
I was disappointed with the entire third book of the Dark Elf trilogy. The first two weren't amazing, but at least they broke the D&D mold.
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