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I had no idea what "Fifty Shades of Grey" was about, only that during my last trip to Costco, they were selling a shitload of them and droves of women were buying them.

I assumed it was a new fantasy series like The Hunger Games, lol.
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Winterfells wrote:

I had no idea what "Fifty Shades of Grey" was about, only that during my last trip to Costco, they were selling a shitload of them and droves of women were buying them.

I assumed it was a new fantasy series like The Hunger Games, lol.


Ah the hunger games. The first book was awesome but the last two were disappointing. BTW, I'm not entirely sure what 50 shades is about but I'm guessing it has to do something about a hooker.
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Ah the hunger games. The first book was awesome but the last two were disappointing. BTW, I'm not entirely sure what 50 shades is about but I'm guessing it has to do something about a hooker.


I've never read the Hunger Games, not sure if I want to give them a shot.

I had to wiki what 50 Shades of Grey was about. I thought it was a fantasy or crime/mystery novel from the cover, but apparently it's a romance/erotica novel about some college student and a wealthy business guy, and they do kinky fetishy stuff.

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to kill a mockingbird
harry potter series
lord of the rings
obasan
just to name a few. I love reading.
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Winterfells wrote:


SlimShadyDogg wrote:

Ah the hunger games. The first book was awesome but the last two were disappointing. BTW, I'm not entirely sure what 50 shades is about but I'm guessing it has to do something about a hooker.


I've never read the Hunger Games, not sure if I want to give them a shot.

I had to wiki what 50 Shades of Grey was about. I thought it was a fantasy or crime/mystery novel from the cover, but apparently it's a romance/erotica novel about some college student and a wealthy business guy, and they do kinky fetishy stuff.



I have no doubt in my mind that the author will be a very rich person. Women are weird creatures.
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Child of God, The Road, and No Country for Old Men all by Cormac McCarthy

Jurassic Park and Timeline both by Michael Crichton

White Fang by Jack London

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

If any Stephen King, IT, Black House (though it'd probably be better to start off with The Talisman. I didn't, but I wish I had in order to get most of the references made in Black House) The Dreamcatcher and The Shining.
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i dont have to read anything.
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lol I keep hearing about 50 shades of grey too.

I asked my friend about it and he sent me this link of gilbert gottfried reading part of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K1RcKJVbHA
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I would also recommend The Little Prince. It's a very light read, since it's a considered a children's book. But the message of the book is not constrained by age.

The Alchemist is also somewhat similar: light read, wonderful message.
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The Wheel of Time Series. I cant believe how hooked i was on Robert Jordan's Masterpiece.
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The Bible

I mean, everyone is always loving it or bashing it yet few have probably read the whole thing.
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I would also recommend The Little Prince. It's a very light read, since it's a considered a children's book. But the message of the book is not constrained by age.

The Alchemist is also somewhat similar: light read, wonderful message.


I have the quote "Tu deviens responsable pour toujours de ce que tu as apprivoisé" tattooed on my back lower back from Little Prince... Its by far the best book eva written.. I would also suggest Norwegian Woods.. three kingdoms read 3 different translation.. zen motorcycle..ahhhh... Adali Stevenson campaign speeches. Oh and Robinson Crusoe which i reread every 2 years.

I'm a book nerd its a huge secret... lol
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I would also recommend The Little Prince. It's a very light read, since it's a considered a children's book. But the message of the book is not constrained by age.


Oh yes, Le Petit Prince, I remember reading this in my 10th grade French class and not really understanding it and appreciating it at the time...then a few years passed and I picked it up again and it really touched me.

It had some very poignant, funny moments, and some really profound moments like when the Prince is talking to the fox, about his love for his special rose.

And the end where the Prince decides to leave Earth to go back to his home planet...nearly made me cry.

Very few children's stories have touched my heart as much as that story.

A couple other really touching ones that stand out from my childhood are The Giving Tree, and The Velveteen Rabbit.
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Immortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
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Oh wow, I don't know why I said Oscar Wield. It must have been while I was studying Dorian Grey X_x I really like George Orwell's works, Wield is alright but not anywhere near being a favorite
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