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  1. PhoenixRose

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    Anyone read any good books lately? Not just sexual books but like science fiction,mystery, or suspense. I am currently reading the book called : Atlantis by David Gibbins. I am enjoying it so far. :)
     
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    I just picked up a cheap copy of Moll Flanders. I read it about 10 years ago and am currently looking to buy a first edition (1722...The Fortunes and Misfortunes..).
     
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    Ever read any of Richard Bach's books? I've read most of his and given most of them away, but one that sticks in my mind is The Bridge Across Forever. I think my all-time favorite book is Catch-22.
     
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    Oh boy ... well let's see.

    Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
    Umberto Eco - The Name of The Rose
    Ayn Rand - We the Living
    Milton Friedman - Capitalism and Freedom
     
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    Well, I only go in for intellectual fare. I'm currently reading Snow Blind by P.J. Tracy (cop mystery). Before that was The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde, which is a fascinating literary exploration of what happens when Humpty Dumpty is murdered. I highly recommend his other Nursery Crime book, The Fourth Bear. I'm anxious to read Lemony Snicket's new one...

    Other books I've been reading a bit of here and there: Start Where You Are by Pema Chodron, a sort of Buddhist self-help book, and Meditation Made Easy.
     
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    I have nightmares about the name of the rose. :lol
     
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    Was it the whole ... corpse being left in a vat of blood part?
     
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    If you're really into books and literature I'd recommend the series of books by Welsh author Jasper Fforde.

    The Eyre Affair
    Lost in a Good Book
    The Well of Lost Plots


    The series continues but those are the three I've read.

    Each book has a literary title, as you can see, and is full of references to famous books and authors. And they are funny. The protagonist, Thursday Next (what a name) is a Literary Detective. Anyway, read them and you'll find exactly what that is. Highly recommended. :D
     
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    I like his Thursday Next series even better than the Nursery Crimes. (Thursday is my hero.) If you haven't read his books, Terry Pratchett's Discworld series is in the same vein, satirical fantasy with colorful characters.

     
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    Of course not. The books! THEY BURNED ALL OF THOSE PRECIOUS BOOKS!
    I actually get dizzy thinking about it. Let's not talk about it anymore. :ugh
     
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    Very well madam. Still ... it's a great book. :p