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Posted: 03 Feb 2009 08:53 PM       Subject: Book recommendations
Come here to recommend books to fellow Bzoinkers!

I recommend absolutely any book by Douglas Adams. Genius, I say.
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Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:09 PM         Subject: RE: Book recommendations
- Anything by J.D. Salinger
- Think of England by Alice Elliot Dark
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
- The way of a pilgrim

All great books.


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Posted: 22 Feb 2009 04:22 PM         Subject: RE: Book recommendations
Everlost by Neal Shusterman.
It was really good, but I must say the ending disappointed me. I wanted to see a little more, but oh well.
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Posted: 22 Feb 2009 09:25 PM         Subject: RE: Book recommendations
The Brethern.
Anything by Edgar Allen Poe [make sure you have a dictionary handy]
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Posted: 21 Mar 2009 10:14 PM         Subject: RE: Book recommendations
I recommend anything by Jodi Picoult
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Posted: 30 Mar 2009 04:15 PM         Subject: RE: Book recommendations
The Astonishing Adventures Of Fan boy And Goth girl by Berry Lyga. Best book I've ever read.
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Posted: 07 Apr 2009 03:51 PM         Subject: RE: Book recommendations
The Pianoplayers by Anthony Burgess
My Lobotomy: A Memoir by Howard Dully

The thing about My Lobotomy is, the guy isn't a good WRITER (then again, he actually did have a lobotomy--part of his BRAIN was removed), but it's a really interesting story.
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Posted: 08 Apr 2009 12:36 AM         Subject: RE: Book recommendations
Anthony Burgess did A Clockwork Orange, didn't he? I recommend that book.

Anything by Augusten Burroughs. I like Running With Scissors.
Anything by David Sedaris.

1984, maybe? It doesn't really pick up until the end, though.

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Posted: 10 Apr 2009 03:37 PM         Subject: RE: Book recommendations
When Dad Killed Mom - Julius Lester
Flags of Our Fathers - James Bradley <--- Best book.
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Posted: 10 Apr 2009 03:39 PM         Subject: RE: Book recommendations
13 Reasons Why

I forget who wrote it though. . .Best book I've ever read in my entire life though. :]
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Posted: 10 Apr 2009 09:25 PM         Subject: RE: Book recommendations
Yes, Burgess wrote A Clockwork Orange. I feel like he's too often defined by that one book though, and I know he hated that. I really liked A Clockwork Orange, but honestly, its appeal to me peaked when I was in high school and being rebellious and violent was all I cared about. I won't lie when I say that book impacted me though.

David Sedaris is AWESOME.

Other good books I should have mentioned:
Invitation To A Beheading, Pale Fire, Lolita, or anything else by Nabokov. (I LOVE Russian literature!)
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt (I got to meet him once, he is hilarious!)
Absolutely ANYTHING by Chuck Palahniuk! Survivor and Snuff are both outstanding.
The First Five by Henry Rollins (Warning: It's kind of a downer, and really long and slow, but it's good.)
Jarhead by Anthony Swofford
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand (Not just for horse people. It's a fascinating story, but my one caveat is that it romanticizes the racing industry too much for my liking)
Piercing by Ryu Murakami (I'm not kidding when I say it is the most disturbing book I have ever read. I never looked at icepicks the same way.)
A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
Lord Of The Flies by William Golding (No, they don't eat each other.)

That's all I can think of right now! Most of my books, sadly, are at my old house in Portland still...
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Posted: 10 Apr 2009 09:55 PM         Subject: RE: Book recommendations
Dewey by Vicki Myron
It's about a small-town library cat, and it's adorable.
But in the end you're gonna need tissues
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Posted: 10 Apr 2009 11:00 PM         Subject: RE: Book recommendations
Another really good book is Paper Hearts by Debrah Williamson. I found it at one of those bookstores where books that didn't make great sales are sold. I don't know why this one was there because it's a great book. It's one of my favorites. Some parts are a bit unrealistic but the whole book keeps you hooked.
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Posted: 11 Apr 2009 05:04 PM         Subject: RE: Book recommendations
my favorite books are To Kill A Mockingbird, Maximum Ride, and anything by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I reccomend those books!!
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Posted: 11 Apr 2009 05:29 PM         Subject: RE: Book recommendations
About a Boy by Nick Hornby
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
John by Cynthia Lennon
Hiroshima: Why America dropped the atomic bomb by Harold Takaki
Disquiet by Julia Leigh

Those are just some of the books that I recently read and enjoyed a lot. :)
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