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    Book Suggestions?

    I am tired of passing my time playing xBox. It is time to do a little reading. Unfortunately, I have hard time finding things I like.
    Mostly, I like military history books. However, I loved the Illiad. Even more puzzling is when I decided to read The Republic for fun.
    Don't draw from this that I am well read...as I am very embarrassingly not.

    I like military history, mythology, philosophy, anything to do with ancient Japanese, Chinese, Greek, or American Indian culture.

    Layu it on me...even if it doesn't fit these particulare genres. What have you read recently that you would recommend?

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    where the red fern grows - my fav. childhood book, but still a good read

    angels & demons / the davinci code

    moneyball - if you like sports (baseball)

    mary shelley's frankenstein - movie is the same as the book, but still a good read

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    Check out "Band of Brothers" by Stephen Ambrose.......it's a great WWII book.....and yes, was the basis for the HBO mini-series....

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    something more to your level would be "horton hears a who", u can work your way up to the stuff we read. good luck..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decadbal
    something more to your level would be "horton hears a who", u can work your way up to the stuff we read. good luck..lol
    You got an ISBN for that one...I might want to get it.

    So far, this looks good guys. I have read several of those listed, even Deca 's advanced reading (they teach that in the grad classes at FSU...trust me).

    Keep 'em comin', cause I'm writin' 'em down!

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    Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and there are a few other good books in that series but some of them suck. Something simple and fun to read like Harry Potter might be a nice change of pace.

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    buy this book

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanLegend
    Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and there are a few other good books in that series but some of them suck. Something simple and fun to read like Harry Potter might be a nice change of pace.
    or if your a shut in recluse freak of nature.. like most harry potter ppl.. now we will see the geeks come out for me, in defense of their living god.. dorks

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    Body building for dummies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOUNCER
    Body building for dummies!
    just let him borrow your edition...

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decadbal
    or if your a shut in recluse freak of nature.. like most harry potter ppl.. now we will see the geeks come out for me, in defense of their living god.. dorks

    Your post is really confusing as I don't speak souther hick giberish

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanLegend
    Your post is really confusing as I don't speak souther hick giberish
    isee your cheap shot is one of my geographical location.. well played, now return my mind control devise............................and prepare to die

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    Try an NIV or amplified Bible. Not being a smartass, good stuff in there, the Old Testament if you can get past the weird names (skip Numbers btw).

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanLegend
    Your post is really confusing as I don't speak souther hick giberish
    That's alright, I'm multilingual (english, ebonics, redneck, hick gibberish, swamperspeak, hillbillyese)....would you like a translation?

    He is saying that people who like Harry Potter (people like you and me) are reclusive freaks and because of his derogatory statement about said people, we will be attacking him in the posts to follow.

    Too bad he fails to realize that people who naturally gravitate toward that type of reading tend to be more intelligent than those who favor his recent conquest....Horton Hears a Who, so we can just overlook his mindless "southern hick gibberish."

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    yea, what my gay friends swelling said..

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    Talking

    BTW according to Deca I was there when it was written

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    force recon diary 1969
    force recon diary 1970 by bruce norton
    great reads

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