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Report, edit, etc...Posted by Mini Moose 2707 on 2006-09-29 at 11:15:50
I was curious as to what everyone around here's favorite books are.

Maybe we should set up an SEN book club. tongue.gif
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Killer_Kow(MM) on 2006-09-29 at 11:28:01
Always loved the LOTR trilogy. Excellent books.

I finished a good book yesterday, State of Fear, really enlightened me about global warming.

ADD: Moose, you failed to post your own favourite book.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by JaFF on 2006-09-29 at 11:55:07
N.V.Gogol - "The Dead Souls"

That is a comedy. It laughs at human kind, at how pathetic people can belome from greed, lies, pride...
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Rantent on 2006-09-29 at 13:27:05
The Phantom Tollbooth - Flat out the greatest book ever.

Stranger in a Strange Land - Kinda different for a sci-fi book, but thought provoking; and a killer ending!

I'll probably think of more, those are just off the top of my head.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Mp)Excalibur on 2006-09-29 at 14:46:06
The Bartimaeus Trilogy. You have never truely enjoyed a book until you have read these. Some of the most hilarious sarcasm to ever jump off the page and smack you in the face. A plot line deep enough to drown a clown on stilts. You. Must. Read. Them.

Report, edit, etc...Posted by Lyon on 2006-09-29 at 15:30:12
I've read the chronicles of narnia which took me about a week, i've read alot of SW books...and yesterday i finished 'The O'Reilly Factor'

oh, and i also like:
QUOTE(Killer_Kow(MM) (WHO IS SECRETLY LYON!) @ Sep 29 2006, 11:27 AM)
Always loved the LOTR trilogy. Excellent books.

Report, edit, etc...Posted by DevliN on 2006-09-29 at 18:12:12
I love the Lord of the Rings. I also got into the Icewind Dale trilogy by R.A. Salvatore - can you already tell that I love fantasy books?

Aside from those, I really enjoyed the usual required reading for school: Catcher in the Rye, Great Gatsby, and One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Oh and I think one of my favorite books of all time is The Princess Bride. I picked it up after seeing the movie years ago and I thought it was wonderful.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Eskimo Bob on 2006-09-29 at 18:14:54
Favorite Books: TTYL , TTFN , The Wish List.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Centreri on 2006-09-29 at 18:31:11
The Bartimaeus Trilogy
Eragon & Eldest
R.A. Salvatore's Forgotten Realm books
Artemis Fowl Series
Chronicles of Narnia
Blizzard game books (non-starcraft)(Kingdom of Shadows, Day of the Dragon, etc)
Harry Potter (Well, kinda. They're nice books, but get boring after rereading)
Silverwing, Sunwing and Firewing (Kenneth Oppel)
Airborne and Skybreaker (Kenneth Oppel)

And a few others. These come to my mind at this moment smile.gif. In other words, my favorite books are all fantasy, with the possible exception of Supernaturalists, which is sci-fi.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Mp)Excalibur on 2006-09-29 at 18:32:17
QUOTE(Centreri @ Sep 29 2006, 05:30 PM)
The Bartimaeus Trilogy

A fellow Bartimaeus reader! Rejoyce and summon your afrits!

Report, edit, etc...Posted by Centreri on 2006-09-29 at 18:33:24
Moose, what books do you like?
Oh, and the wierd thing about this is, I have all the books listed above, roughly 50 in all, plus four times that in books I don't like as much (but still like) at my house. I've never been to the library, I just buy them and reread a lot.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Mini Moose 2707 on 2006-09-30 at 01:05:45
I like all kinds of books (I've been reading a LOT lately... well, with what time I get to read, anyway). The book that I think has actually helped me out most in life is "Your Erroneous Zones" by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer (the world world be a much better place if everyone read this tongue.gif). My current favorite book, though, is "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky (I read it through in three days, keke).
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Pie_Sniper on 2006-09-30 at 01:20:19
The Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. LeGuin is great. I also liked Call it Sleep by Henry Roth. Some others would be His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman, Mortal Engines and Predator's Gold by Phillip Reeve, and The Wind Singer Trilogy by William Nicholson.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Vibrator on 2006-09-30 at 01:31:09
Umberto Eco - Focault's Pendulum

Also a couple others of his books are amazing (Internation bestsellers)
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Killer_Kow(MM) on 2006-09-30 at 07:31:16
I also like random Sci-Fi books, books such as "The Icarus Hunt" or "Angelmas (if that's how its spelt...).
Report, edit, etc...Posted by DevliN on 2006-09-30 at 08:03:00
I also have to admit, The Da Vinci Code was a good read. The writing wasn't great, but it was definately one I couldn't put down until I finished it. Then again that's how I was with The Crystal Shard as well.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Felagund on 2006-09-30 at 09:07:24
Yeah, Dan Brown books tend to be fun though shallow and predictable. I've read Digital Fortress and Angels & Demons and enjoyed them both. However, my favorites include the Dark Elf books by R.A. Salvatore (someone mentioned the Icewind Dale Trilogy), A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, Harry Potter, The New Jedi Order, Dune (and the prequels written by his son and Kevin J. Anderson), and of course The Lord of the Rings.

Those are all that I can think of off the top of my head, although I have more.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Killer_Kow(MM) on 2006-09-30 at 09:30:55
You say Angels & Demons was good? I own that, I'll have to read it.

I also enjoy political thrillers, such as the ambler warning.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Mp)Excalibur on 2006-09-30 at 10:06:33
Omg activity in the writing section! Moose is truely god! Anyone read any of Jonathan Stroud's books other then TBT? I wanted to check them out but i didnt know if they were any good.

Report, edit, etc...Posted by Syphon on 2006-09-30 at 10:45:15
Are you kidding me? The HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy 'trilogy'.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Centreri on 2006-09-30 at 18:44:50
Oh, I like those too. Hitchhikers FTW.
A lot of books here I've never heard of, so this is a really useful topic. I kind of like Dan Brown's books, but after reading The Da Vinci Code, I kind of didn't want to read his other books. He could have developed the Da Vinci Code idea and make it one of the best books ever. He made it a tad too religiously-minded. I'll try Digital Fortress and Angels & Demons because so many people are saying they're good.

Anyone else waiting for the third in 'The Sellswords' series to come out? (R.A. Salvatore) tongue.gif.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by dumbducky on 2006-10-02 at 16:47:09
Basically anything by PJ O'Rourke
Eragon and Eldest
The Outsiders
State of Fear

I'll probably think of more later.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Killer_Kow(MM) on 2006-10-02 at 16:59:50
QUOTE(dumbducky @ Oct 2 2006, 05:46 PM)
Sate of Fear

Teh OMG, I just finished that book (like I said before). Even though you spelled "state" wrong.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Deathawk on 2006-10-02 at 17:51:58
PCMagazine, if that counts... smile.gif

I'm not much of a reader... It's too time consuming.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Voyager7456(MM) on 2006-10-02 at 18:16:18

Red Dwarf, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, Angels & Demons, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Ender's Game and the whole Ender's Shadow series and the complete Far Side collection, Stephen Colbert's Alpha Squad 7: Lady Nocturne, a Tek Jansen Adventure.

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