What books do you recommend?

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  1. Boogerschnot

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    Any one here into Sci fi and Fantasy as well as a bit of horror. i also like Essay collections as well. In fact how about any good read. i really have a lot of time on my hands right now.

    Wheel of Time Series
    Pern
    Ringworld
    Sword of Truth
    Essays Edmund Burke
    The Dark Tower Series
    Sherlock Holmes

    These are a few of my favorites.
     
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    mmm.......revisit the tried and tested literary classics of sci-fi and fantasy genres (which I love):

    The Lord of the Rings trilogy (JRR Tolkien)
    There and Back Again or The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien)
    Murder at the Rue Morgue (Edgar Allan Poe)
    Animal Farm (George Orwell)
    War of the Worlds (H.G. Wells)
    I Robot (Isaac Asimov)
    Dune (Frank Herbert)
    Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
    The Andromeda Strain (Michael Crichton)
     
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    Hahaha Meron na ng mga ito. :p hahaha Yup these are definitely A great group of books. although i haven't read Atlas shrugged and Murder at the Rue Morgue.gonna check them out later. I love iBooks!
     
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    Read The Alchemist.:)
     
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    Reviving this thread. Just came across this book which was suggested by a comic book blogger and with the the recent passing of Stan the Man, I decided to buy the eBook. Fascinating read. It narrates the history of the DC/Marvel rivalry. Highly recommended to both DC & Marvel fans and comic book geeks in general.

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    Last riveting book I read was the Billion Dollar Whale, a few months ago. This is what I am reading now.

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    I first read about him a couple of years ago, from this compelling online article: https://magazine.atavist.com/the-mastermind But it's now a book.

    [Edit: Having just read the prologue, this book's for you, @hitme64 :)]

    The "world's most prolific criminal" operated out of the Philippines. Filipino hospitality at its best. ;)
     
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    What a coincidence, someone just told me about this book over lunch a few days ago, but he couldn’t remember the author. Now I know
     
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    Good read
    can't believe we were all in the center of it.
     
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    I hardly consider myself to be the “world’s most prolific criminal” :whistle: Almost, but not quite yet. There are more ahead of me out there on top.

    Am searching for this book though. Apparently it’s out of stock. Point me to that direction then to buy this one.

    In the meantime, it's this that I read...
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    This one about those things that fall from the sky and not the one about the alien abduction...
     
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    I just bought the ebook of The Mastermind on amazon. I prefer reading paperbacks, but lately I've found myself just using the kindle again.
     
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    Haha. With the inside info you have, all you need's a good writer!

    I am reading a "free" ebook and a paid audiobook. But I will buy the print this week—if only to reward the author for persevering for four years. I can pick you up a copy.

    Speaking of skies, I was looking for a biography, after watching and enjoying Rocketman. Turns out Rocketman is *coming out* with his autobiography:

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    But October release. Boo.

    So I ended up reading this over the weekend, instead:
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    Made U2 sound tame (if not lame). :)
     
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    Great! Send me the bill later (y)
     
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    I like "I Am Legend" for horror. Even though I enjoyed the movie, it's a lot more terrifying too with a different scenario. It's also the opposite of the character from the movie. Where he's not a scientist or in the military, but just an ordinary man...and it's in LA not New York...and it's not mummy like monsters too but vampires.
     
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    Bought both, and another Mastermind for @hitme64. :)
     
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    Got this on a whim...
     
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    ^getting the watch on a whim would've been filthy. ;)

    i'll probably leave your book with my bro, who was a shop in greenbelt. am flying in, then out. send one of your pretty "agents" to collect. ;)
     
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    Hehe, that figures...btw how much do i owe you? And DM me what shop is that.
     
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    Wife & our eldest love books. So what’s an illiterate me to do? Join them of course (y)Recent reads:

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    How Asia Works - highly readable. Engaging & informative. My summary as a Filipino; SAYANG TALAGA!

    Mathematical Thinking - how math should be taught (I’m an engineer who hates math :ROFLMAO:). The next time your kid asks “when am I going to use this (math)”, shove this book to his... kidding, at least you’ll have a better answer.

    Why Nations Fail - I already read the 1st chapter but i’m waiting for wife to finish this :whistle: looks compelling
     
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