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Title: Favorite Book?
Post by: Celli on March 12, 2004, 10:36:16 PM
What is your favorite book?

Mine without a doubt is Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.  I absolutely love it! I don't even know where to begin to describe it. lol

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I despise Catch-22 with a passion.  >:(
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: Oldbushie on March 12, 2004, 10:47:07 PM
The Time Traveler's Wife is excellent, if you like mixes between a bit of sci-fii and fantasy. ;)

Mostly I like Piers Anthony and Terry Pratchett's books, though I'm veering more towards Pratchett as Anthony has been a little lacking lately. :P

And Douglas Adams still kicks butt. ;)
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: Celli on March 12, 2004, 10:53:10 PM
And Douglas Adams still kicks butt. ;)

I once thought about reading his work....but then I met some of the people on the official site and they were nothing but complete whack jobs. So that deterred me greatly.  I did play Starship Titanic though. ;)
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: Oldbushie on March 12, 2004, 10:57:59 PM
:o

Wack jobs? I dunno, I read the entire Hitchhiker series and I survived. ;) True, I'm slightly demented myself, but nowhere near the absolute bounds of utter craziness. ;)
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: Celli on March 12, 2004, 11:14:45 PM
The people there seriously need to be in therapy.  It's not so much their obsession, but what it did to them that scared me off.
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: Oldbushie on March 13, 2004, 12:32:14 AM
What *did* it do to them?? ???
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: Jeysie on March 13, 2004, 06:01:41 AM
*ahem* Wacko official site peeps or not, Douglas Adams' works are quite good. I've read them several times, and I'm only mildly insane! ;) If you like Red Dwarf, Monty Python, and that ilk, you'll love DA's works.

BUT my absolute favorite book is still Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein. A great philosophy/satire on everything from religion to beauty to politics to love.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: B'rrr on March 13, 2004, 07:33:18 AM
best book? hahaha a No-Brainer for me!!

definetly the Bible! ....could recommend it to anyone any time ; )

second would be Tolkien's master piece(LOTR), could recommend it to almost anyone at almost any time ; )
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: Mary Jane on March 13, 2004, 08:55:43 AM
Amen to that B'rrr. Along with that I would strongly recomend anything by Roger Zelazny, Douglas Adams, and Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series.
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: Celli on March 13, 2004, 11:51:10 AM
I'll probably get hit for this, but I don't see what the big deal is with LOTR. I read the Hobbit two years ago, and it was okay. I just don't see what the obsession is with it.
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: B'rrr on March 13, 2004, 11:53:52 AM
*hit Celli with hammer twice*

hahaha.... I'm not obsessed by it, I think it's just a good... ehhh great book ; )
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: copycat on March 13, 2004, 12:33:51 PM
*hit Celli with hammer twice*
I hope that's one of them bouncy hammer-types. :X
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: Jeysie on March 13, 2004, 12:59:52 PM
I have to admit I don't understand the obsession with LOTR either. I mean, they were good books, but they would have been ten times as good if they'd had 90% less rambling overdone description, random singing, and pointless diversions. (Bombadil, I'm looking at you.) Which is why I like the movies much better... ;D ...even if they did put in more Arwen. :P (But they also put in more Eowyn, so...)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: B'rrr on March 13, 2004, 03:09:19 PM
hmmmm.... LOTR was the first real book I read. I was 13 by then and I loved fantasy ever since ; )

and yes there are perhaps overdone description and such but it's a great story and a great fantasy ; ) ....I like the book better then the movie, for If I read fantasy I like to use my magination, while if I see the movie there would be little room for me to use my imagination ; (

I think they should get rid of arwen, if they wanted a love story so badly, they should have taken eowyn for she is way cooler then that elf ; ) hahaha.... but that's just my opinion ;

ps. CC of course I used a rubber hammer.... cuz I woudn't want to hurt anyone.... well perhaps not anyone but at least not Celli ; )
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: Mary Jane on March 13, 2004, 03:14:50 PM
My dad started me on fantasy by reading a bunch of stuff to me when I was real young. He read me the Hobbit, LOTR, Narnia, Treasure Island, and some other stuff way back when I was 3 or something.
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: copycat on March 13, 2004, 03:15:21 PM
ps. CC of course I used a rubber hammer.... cuz I woudn't want to hurt anyone.... well perhaps not anyone but at least not Celli ; )
Phew, I was starting to get worried there. Thought I might have to make you a 'guest' at my asylum too. And two destructive personalities in one room is not good.
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: Jeysie on March 13, 2004, 03:33:27 PM
My dad started me on fantasy by reading a bunch of stuff to me when I was real young. He read me the Hobbit, LOTR, Narnia, Treasure Island, and some other stuff way back when I was 3 or something.

(grin) When I was a kid, my dad used to read me The Neverending Story all the time. I always wanted to be read that book. (nostalgic fog)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: Mary Jane on March 13, 2004, 03:37:35 PM
They made a book !!! I thought it was just a movie.
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: Mary Jane on March 13, 2004, 04:54:52 PM
Hmm, intriguing. Thanks.
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: B'rrr on March 13, 2004, 05:13:50 PM
Phew, I was starting to get worried there. Thought I might have to make you a 'guest' at my asylum too. And two destructive personalities in one room is not good.

naww... I'm not violent... i hope ; ) anyway, ever since I got hit by a real hammer (my own, but not used by me at the time) 5 times in a row and passed out I start using a rubber hammer... much safer... for me ; )
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: Mary Jane on March 13, 2004, 05:15:23 PM
I got hit in the head with a shovel once. Crap like that is nowhere near fun.
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: Storm on March 13, 2004, 05:34:56 PM
I can't choose a favorite book... that would be like choosing a favorite friend. That is, if you have any friends... ok, bad comparison :P

But I do agree about Douglas Adams, Terry Parchett, and the bible... the Old Testement, that is  ;)
Title: Re:Favorite Book?
Post by: Celli on March 13, 2004, 05:50:54 PM
I really don't care for the fantasy genre too much.  Give me Jane Eyre or Heart of Darkness anyday. :D