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The Alchemist
Catcher in the Rye
Invisible Man
The Fifth Child
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I recommend these:
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy as a basis for everything else fantasy.
Stranger in a Strange Land
Godchild manga series
Discworld series by Terry Pratchett.
The Iliad and the Odyssey
The complete works of William Shakespeare

Would like to read and haven't:
Most religious texts/writings from around the world
The old Testament of the Bible in it's entirety

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That was really hateful
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sparkleglitter10 wrote:

That was really hateful


Don't mind her, she's the forum's token Debbie Downer.

Anyways, I've always loved The Odyssey since I was a small child, tale of adventure and facing all odds to returned to your loved ones.

There was a movie released some time around 2004 called Cold Mountain that was a re-imagining of the Odyssey in a Civil War setting. It was pretty good.

I went through a staple of translated Greek epics and mythologies when I was a kid.
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CanesGalactica wrote:


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Besides which how do you know aliens haven't messed with us. lol. Maybe you are just a pet project of some alien being... like a complex ant farm. ha ha ha.


I understand what you mean quite well.

And I never said that alien civilizations hadn't intervened, only that the guy on Ancient Aliens seems to think that humans aren't capable of anything without intervention from galactic forces.


Well maybe he works where I work... spend anytime working there and you really begin to wonder about human intelligence. ;)


Pft, I have little faith in modern humans (until I see otherwise). However, ancient civilizations had to work hard to achieve results, otherwise they perished. There was no room back then for extreme apathy from an entire culture.

But.. that's another story and another rant.



For sure. I think humans these days are like potential energy, without the floor dropping out from under them we won't see that energy come to use. That doesn't mean it's not there. I don't know whether that is something I would want to happen or not. Probably not as most things that bring us to our greatest achievements are horrendous things. Too bad we can't achieve the same thing without adversity.
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I highly recommend The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare. Its aweshum
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AshRandom wrote:


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Non-fiction.

People read too much fluff.


Leave me alone I like my fluff... besides I don't know too many anime that doesn't count as fluff...


We all like brain candy, but every single thing you put into your head, permanently changes who you are.

Be careful who you change into, a core lacking substance cannot reinforce.


Meh I was too serious for most of my life, now its a matter of bringing it some balance.

However I decided to go see what The Moral Landscape (I think it was called) was about. [I think that was a book you mentioned]... I think I might give it a read.

Most of the stuff I call fluff still has some substance... if it doesn't I usually don't like it all that much. That's not to say that I read all that much so called intellectual stuff. *shrugs* Life teaches more than a book if your willing to look beyond just what you see. That's what I think anyways.


Lacking knowledge even the richest men are thirsty beggars. Drinking directly from the fountain is the best approach. If you're done with learning from the wise, and think the unwashed masses serve you best, you're done learning, while not fully dressed.

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AshRandom wrote:


DesidusRyke wrote:


AshRandom wrote:


DesidusRyke wrote:


AshRandom wrote:

Non-fiction.

People read too much fluff.


Leave me alone I like my fluff... besides I don't know too many anime that doesn't count as fluff...


We all like brain candy, but every single thing you put into your head, permanently changes who you are.

Be careful who you change into, a core lacking substance cannot reinforce.


Meh I was too serious for most of my life, now its a matter of bringing it some balance.

However I decided to go see what The Moral Landscape (I think it was called) was about. [I think that was a book you mentioned]... I think I might give it a read.

Most of the stuff I call fluff still has some substance... if it doesn't I usually don't like it all that much. That's not to say that I read all that much so called intellectual stuff. *shrugs* Life teaches more than a book if your willing to look beyond just what you see. That's what I think anyways.


Lacking knowledge even the richest men are thirsty beggars. Drinking directly from the fountain is the best approach. If you're done with learning from the wise, and think the unwashed masses serve you best, you're done learning, while not fully dressed.



Lacking knowledge... in this day and age? Lacking wisdom is more like it. And as for the wise, there is just as many unwise among the learned as there are from the (as you put it) unwashed masses.

Besides how does one measure wisdom? I think a lot of people are wise in some things and unwise in others, so it is a matter of learning the things that they are wise in. Everyone has something worth contributing I think. That is what I meant by learning from others.
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The whole Percy Jackson series.
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The Lord of The Flies
The Giver
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50 shades of gray. I had one of my "bed buddy" friends read a few pages to me. she likes the book very much apparently
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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, amazing book.
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Anything by
H.G. Wells
Kate DiCamillo
Dr. Seuss
Theodore Gray
Also read
Watership Down (Richard Adams)
The series of Unfortunate Events (Lemon Snicket)
The Redwall series (Brian Jacques)
Show me how
Animal Farm
White Fang
The Call of the Wild
Just to name a few off the top of my head
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Oh and Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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