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Philemon Vanderbeck
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Right now I'm finishing up "The Dark Remains," the third book in "The Last Rune" series by Mark Anthony.
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Geoff Williams
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Fav books for me:

The Bible

"The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" series

"The Anubis Gates" by Tim Powers

"The First Team" by John Ball

and anything by Dave Barry.
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I'm rereading "A Song of Ice and Fire" series by George R. R. Martin: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings and Storm of Swords. Great to learn about misdirection!

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I love Sci-fi, Asimov is my favorite. also love Orwell. Stephen King, Anne Rice, Dean Kootz. Almost forgot Tolkien, C.S. Lewis. But the most influencial writer I have ever read has to be Twain. I can sit back and reread Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and all the rest. Also read all the Star Trek Books. Somewhat of a closet Trekkie, Smile
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If I read anything other than magic, it will be topics like ancient religion/mythology, common law, contract law, conspiracy related writings, and a few other not so NON-friction titles.
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About the ancient religion/mythology topic, several shut-eye psychics that I know recommended the following book to me :

The Kybalion
A Study of the Hermetic Philosphy of Ancient Egypt and Greece

This is a book that passed into public domain about 30 years ago.

You can get the complete text (about 252 KB) at
http://bobert1.home.mindspring.com/kybalion.html

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Hmm, non-magic books? Last year I finished reading through the Bible for the first time (and yes, I'm still reading it). I also enjoy almost any classic: Great Expectations, David Copperfield (no, not the magician!), The Scarlet Pimpernel,....
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I’m a big fan of popular psychology stuff:

Dale Carnegie: ‘How To Win Friends and Influence People’
David J. Lieberman: ‘Get Anyone To Do Anything’

..and the like. I’ve quit with the web design books now. It was getting boring. Smile

Fictionally I like Roald Dahl – ‘The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar’ takes some beating.

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I've been reading political books lately - analyzing the recent U.S. Presidential Election. [I'm curious about how those of you outside the U.S. view that entire event.]

In the past year, I've also read The Harry Potter books, Atlas Shrugged, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and The Hobbit. I'm also a big fan of Dan Simmons, esp. his Hyperion series.
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Fav authors would be Heinlein, Asimov, Tolkien, and Huxley.
My all time favorite books are the Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer. Smile
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I'm an avid reader, but I work with final cut pro... only funny to video editors. Let's see: I pretty much read everything I can, but I tend to gravitate towards horror, sci-fi, mysteries, and dark themes. Personal all time favorites: Still Life with Woodpecker; The Color of Light; Lightning; Christine; Blue World; most Harlan Ellison short stories; lots of Agatha Christie, especially stuff on Hercule Poirot; and I love to read books that deal with trivia of all types.
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"The Delta Force Lovemaking Handbook"
"Awaken the Sloth Within"
"Snowhite & The Seven Samurai"
"Surrealist Boxer - The Life & Times of Muhammad Dali"
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Now I am reading Harry Potter - is that a non-magical book?
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Anything by P. G. Wodehouse.
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"The Zombie Survival Guide" by Max Brooks

I read this book just recently, I'm urging you to read it. It's fun and it will get you ready for the next outbreak. I'm ready.

http://www.randomhouse.com/crown/zombiesurvivalguide/
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I am illiterate.
You must be smarter than the tools you are using...

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The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology
Dictionary of the Celts
There are Men to Gentle to Live Among Wolves
The U.S. Constitution
Tom Fenton
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I read most types of book but I really enjoy Tom Clancey, JRR Tolkien, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and JK Rowling for fiction.

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Fun topic!

Let's see... right now I'm reading "The Jewel of Seven Stars" by Bram Stoker; it's in a book I found at B&N the other day with five of his novels. "Dracula" is in there too, but I've read it a couple of times over the years.

Before that it was "The Genius in the Design," which is about Bernini and Borromini and their architectural work in Rome.

Next up I'm hoping to finish "Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling."

I've read most of Clancy's books, except the Op Center stuff, as well as most of Robin Cook's; also several of Patricia Cornwell's early ones, and I used to really like the early Lawrence Sanders mysteries. Dan Brown, Michael Chrichton, Steven Coonts, and Clive Cussler are in there too.

Ah, so many books, so little time...
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