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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #60 on: September 01, 2005, 08:38:50 PM »
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« Reply #61 on: November 08, 2005, 04:12:08 PM »
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« Reply #62 on: November 08, 2005, 05:45:10 PM »
I read the book Tuesdays with morrie and it was amazing!
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« Reply #63 on: November 08, 2005, 05:56:31 PM »
I read the book Tuesdays with morrie and it was amazing!

:D  My dad almost never reads for fun, but he loved that book.

Here are some of my favorites:

1) Anything by C. S. Lewis, especially Mere Christianity and Out of the Silent Planet

2) Lord of the Flies (most people seem to hate it, but I loved it in high school)

3) Waterlily (historical fiction concerning a Lakota woman)

There's more, but I can't recall them.
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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #64 on: November 11, 2005, 12:10:11 PM »
I read the book Tuesdays with morrie and it was amazing!

:D  My dad almost never reads for fun, but he loved that book.

Here are some of my favorites:

1) Anything by C. S. Lewis, especially Mere Christianity and Out of the Silent Planet

2) Lord of the Flies (most people seem to hate it, but I loved it in high school)

3) Waterlily (historical fiction concerning a Lakota woman)

There's more, but I can't recall them.

I'm sorry but I was forced to read Lord Of the Flies once and I hated it out of the obvious reasons that their main goal is to kill each other.
 
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« Reply #65 on: November 11, 2005, 11:19:12 PM »
I'm sorry but I was forced to read Lord Of the Flies once and I hated it out of the obvious reasons that their main goal is to kill each other.

If I remember correctly, that wasn't their original goal.  At first, the boys wanted to work cooperatively, but everything fell apart because of the leader of the choir.

I agree, though; that book was very violent.  (Poor Piggy!  :'()
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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #66 on: November 12, 2005, 05:23:42 PM »
Writings from the european enlightenment are very interesting:  Immanuel Kant, David Hume, Anthony Cooper, and John Locke.  The whole slew of the feminist historians during that period are also intriguing.  The true modern woman was born from that group, they really were changing the world.
It's amazing to see the clash between the thinkers of the time and the founders of classical thought.  Two secular groups of people searching for the truth and never being satisfied.  Amazing.
I find the modern secular world much too pathetic these days, they can't even put up a fight that well.  I just run into a bunch of indoctrinated college students that just regurgitate what they've read and been told.

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« Reply #67 on: November 17, 2005, 11:04:31 AM »
Oh, I'd be more than happy to regurgitate some of the junk my instructors and professors try to teach me.  At least then it'd be out of my system.  ;)
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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #68 on: December 16, 2005, 04:26:31 AM »
Really nice insight perspective about e-bussiness and such, another one I HAD to read... again... was:

Kotler, Phillip. (2001). Marketing Management. Pearson Education.

I had to read that exact same book last semester, though I think the one I read was a later edition. I actually emailed one of the authors to point out that the mascot for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes is Tony the Tiger (the textbook identified him as a lion).
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« Reply #69 on: April 20, 2006, 12:48:08 PM »
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« Reply #70 on: May 02, 2006, 11:11:59 PM »
I've enjoyed reading this thread up to this point. I for some reason have never posted on here which is a crime because I read so much.
Firstly I'd like to say that I've read a good portion of the books you guys have mentioned.(Oldbushie:The Riddle-Master Trilogy
Liz:The Neverending Story
J-roc:Dr. Seuss
MattandAlex:Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
Also a few people mentioned C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, and The Bible,)
Right now I'm reading the Wheel Of Time: Winter's Heart after just finishing Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.I'm looking forward to reading more books soon. I am Especially looking forward to rereading the Bible and starting Harry Potter 7.
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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #71 on: May 03, 2006, 02:07:06 AM »
Yay, you read most of the major books in my collection! :D

Read the Myst books next. ;)
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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #72 on: July 24, 2006, 07:34:56 PM »
DragonLance Chronicles and Legends trilogy
Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series.
Anne Rice’s Interview with a vampire.
R.A. Salvatore’s Dark Elf series
For humor Robert Aspirn’s MYTH series.

That’s a good start for now.
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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #73 on: November 06, 2007, 06:47:35 PM »
Writings from the european enlightenment are very interesting:  Immanuel Kant, David Hume, Anthony Cooper, and John Locke.  The whole slew of the feminist historians during that period are also intriguing.  The true modern woman was born from that group, they really were changing the world.
It's amazing to see the clash between the thinkers of the time and the founders of classical thought.  Two secular groups of people searching for the truth and never being satisfied.  Amazing.
I find the modern secular world much too pathetic these days, they can't even put up a fight that well.  I just run into a bunch of indoctrinated college students that just regurgitate what they've read and been told.
*revives* Funny, I have just been reading Hume, Locke and Descartes. Interesting works, I was expecting more from Descartes somehow. All he really did was establish he existed, then use the old ontological proof of the scholastics (starting wth Anslem) to reason out the existence of God.  Ingenious, but I was somehow expecting something more... original. Maybe expectations were too high by the time I actually read him. XD

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Re: Valanice's book club!
« Reply #74 on: November 06, 2007, 08:37:45 PM »
I've read the original Dragonlance trilogy along with the trilogy about the twins, along with the books that have Mina(Mena?) in them. My facorite books for years have been all the Shannara novels by Terry Brooks. His first book was written in the 70s, and is kinda a stereotypical fantasy book (Sword of Shannara) so it may seem a little old when you read it, but he's improved his writing over the years. My FIRST fantasy novels were, of course, The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander, who I just recentley learned died earlier this year :(

Right now I am actually not reading any fantasy, but instead I'm reading Red Dragon, the first book with Hannibal Lecter. I've seen all the movies and managed to pick up the book copies of Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal at a rummage sale. When I'm done I'm sure I'll pick up the prequel, Hannibal Rising.
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« Reply #75 on: November 07, 2007, 11:06:30 AM »
I must say I have NEVER enjoyed an English class as much as I'm enjoying my Fantasy Lit class.
I wish my school had a fantasy lit class... that'd be awesome. They are offering a sci-fi class this winter term, but it's not the same and I have to take some fine arts class for a requirement anyways.

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