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Old 01-16-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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I've seen threads about movies and music here but I can't find one about books, so I made one!
Any books you're in to, DIY, sci-fi, history, nonfiction, etc...

I'm more of a sci-fi guy so that's what I tend to read, I just finished Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. Awesome book, but I love everything he does! Also Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson is fantastic if you're into strange futuristic versions of America

 
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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L. Ron Hubbard was a wacko, but I highly recommend Battlefield Earth. My fave series is by Margaret Atwood, the madaddam trilogy. book 1 is Oryx and Crake,#2 is year of the flood and the 3rd is not completed yet.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:33 PM   #3
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I'm not really into sci-fi, but was assigned "Ender's Shadow" by Orson Scott Card in a leadership class. So I spent the rest of the semester reading the whole Ender series and then named my new dog Bean.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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All the new stuff I've read lately has been beer related, I just finished Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher, good read, I am gonna try to run the beer side of a beer dinner. A lot of the stuff was stuff I knew already from brewing and other books, but some was new. I got the Oxford Companion to Beer for Christmas and I'm going to eventually read every word from that but that will be an undertaking. I'm re-reading How to Brew by John Palmer. I've read it fully already and read it for reference a thousand times, but I want to read it all again, figure it doesn't hurt to have all that memorized.

As far as other books, I'm not really a big reader. Mainly because I don't invest the time in finding stuff I like and I feel like a bad book is a much bigger bummer than a bad movie. But my favorite book series of all time has to be anything Tolkien and Middleearth. I've read the Hobbit and LOTR several times, and love them. I've read the Silmarillion and other Tolkien books (forgetting the names) as well to try to grasp the world better.

 
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:34 PM   #5
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I'm not really into sci-fi, but was assigned "Ender's Shadow" by Orson Scott Card in a leadership class. So I spent the rest of the semester reading the whole Ender series and then named my new dog Bean.
Such an awesome series! It really goes past sci-fi and incorporates so many themes

 
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:19 PM   #6
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+1 for the Ender series, read Ender's Game as an assignment in junior high and couldn't get enough of them.

I'm currently audiobooking the Emberverse series from SM Stirling. I read Dies the Fire a couple months back and I'm now listening to The Protector's War while at work. It's an entertaining sci-fi series.

 
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Battlefield Earth +1
Enders Series +1
Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey
Well of Souls series by Jack L. Chalker
Most horror by Stephen King and Clive Barker
Any biography on some of history's greatest generals/leaders

I will read almost anything and I am a voracious reader!
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I'm a fan of Bukowski, Clive Barker, Richard Matheson, William Burroughs, Thomas Harris, Harold Schechter, Stephen Hawkings, B.F. Skinner, Freud. and that guy who wrote the book of love. he made my baby fall in love with me.
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For my fiction it's almost entirely fantasy and my favorite author is Raymond E. Feist. I read Magician: Apprentice in high school on the recommendation of a friend and the rest, as they say, is history. Except for the last couple books I've read them all. He's the only author I've stuck with from beginning to end, but I would like to find some other fantasy books to read. I got six books deep into The Wheel of Time and got bored with it, but I would give it another try. Of course I'd have to start over from the beginning because I don't remember much of anything about it. The author that really got me started on fantasy, though, was Robin Hobb. The Farseer Saga has got to be the best fantasy series I've read. I've read it three times and plan to read it again soon (same goes for Feist).

Non-fiction it's pretty much whatever I feel like. Beer, computer programming, various hobby books; pretty much anything is game.
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I'm a fan of Bukowski, Clive Barker, Richard Matheson, William Burroughs, Thomas Harris, Harold Schechter, Stephen Hawkings, B.F. Skinner, Freud. and that guy who wrote the book of love. he made my baby fall in love with me.
Im about halfway through Naked Lunch by Burroughs but I struggle with how perverse it is, he has a sick, sick mind. Love Bukowski.

 
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