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There is no such thing as too excited about books.
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Regarding books: I found a website that allows me to share my old books and go treasure hunting for new. It works like this. You join their website, anonomous if you like. You register a book you would like to release in the wild (leave behind) and give it an exclusive ID number. Then when someone finds it they add to your journal entry that they did and where they did.

There is no spam in your mail and they don't share any info about you to anyone. It is a fun site to go treasure hunting for books too. (Like free books)

I even got an opportunity to get a free pre-published copy of a book to read and send imput in on.

Hope you don't think this was spam, just thought I would share where lots of my good books go.

http://www.bookcrossing.com

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sounds interesting..i'll have to check it out later.
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I finished the House Next Door. I dunno..didn't really like it. I read Seize the Night by Dean Koontz next. It was pretty good. I'm now reading Phantoms by Koontz. Its pretty good so far. Not sure what I'm going to read after that.
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I am taking up some new short stories by Anton Chejov, gotta love that russian fellow. Already went through three short-story books by Charles Bukowski.

Now BOOKS I WANNA GET:

1. The Ground Beneath her Feet - Salman Rushdie.
2. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson.
3. Story - Robert McKee (This one is kinda tech).
4. The Dark Tower I, III, IV, V, VI, VII - Stephen King.
5. Glamourama - Bret Easton Ellis.

What about you people? WHAT ARE THE TOP-FIVE BOOKS YOU WANNA GET?
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Finished Phantoms..interesting..now reading Winter Moon by same author.

Hmmm..Mattom's post gave me an idea....
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Well, I'm reading a new book. It was assigned for my Cross-Cultural Psychology class, but its actually interesting. Its called The Seventh Scroll by Wilbur Smith. Its about the search for a Pharoh's tomb that has been hidden for four thousand years. Its really good. Its well written and interesting. I recommend it.
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for neone who likes werewolves read donna boyds the passion its an awesome book. it turns the werewolf from a horrible incivillised creature into one of the formost beings in existance. the sequal the promise is equaly as good its the continuation of the family in the first book. donna boyd does for werewolves what anne rice did for vampires. its a must read for fantasy/sci-fi/romance/action readers everywhere.....i kinda sound like an advertisment. anywho they are my fave books but i also enjoy michael crichton.....sorry for the spelling.....and anne rice and stephen king. i love sci-fi and fantasy. but have the girly weakness for the romance novels as well.
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cool, i'll have to check those out..see if the library here has'm. I finished Seventh Scroll. It was good. The author seems to be a bit full of himself or something. Kept mentioning himself and his other book, River God, in this one, except it was actually a part of the story. Well done tho. Didn't even realize that's what he was doing at first. lol. Guess I should pay more attention or something. Anyway, I still recommend it.
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For all of you looking for something good to read, try out Neuromancer by William Gibson. (It's where the word and concept of 'Cyberspace' came from.)
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Currently read by me: Neverwhere by Gaiman. (also molded into a BBC miniseries)
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i'm currently reading Mans search for meaning by Viktor E Frankle. (not sure if i spelt name right)
For anyone who is prone to bad experiences- this is the book for you.
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Type of Books- I like romances such as the trashy novels and the teen romances you’d find in my school library. I also like books that are based off my favorite movies, and I’ll go for little mystery now and then.

Favorite Books - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (( yeah, I like HP, stfu! :] )), Alien vs. Predator, Spider-Man 2, Dark Guardian, Overdue, Wedding the Highlander, and To Burn

Favorite Authors - J.K. Rowling, R.L. Stine (( Fearstreet only )), Christine Feehan

I think the last book I read was called “Dark Rider�, which is a trashy novel, of course, :], and I’m currently finishing up with another trashy romance called “Dark Torment�.

The only books I could really recommend are Alien vs. Predator and Spider-Man 2, but that’s if you like the movies I guess.


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I used to love reading alot, now I don't have enough time. I haven't even been able to work on my own book lately. I'm just too tired, thoughy I'm getting enough sleep. By the end of every day my eyes hurt, and I just want to lay down and die, but now back to topic. I love any well written fiction book, or non-fiction on a topic I'm interested in. Fantasy fiction, etc... I used to read anything and everything I could get my hands on. So as for faves, I really don't know, because there's so much to develop an opinion on in a book.

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If your eyes hurt that much, you may want to see an eye doctor. Ne way, I haven't had much time to read this past sememster, but now that I'm on break I'm reading again. At this time I'm bout done with the first Harry Potter book. I've read all of the ones that are out before, but I felt like rereading them again. Should be done in about a week or so. Happy Reading All.
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Currently Reading:
Modern Magic by Donald Kraig
Mastering Astral Projection by Robert Bruce & Brian Mercer


Recently Read:
Dream Magic by Sirona Knight
Book 4 By A. Crowely
Summoning Spirits By Konstantinos
I know there is at least one more but I'm forgetting...

On Order
From Distant Days: Myths, Tales, and Poetry of Ancient Mesopotamia By Foster

I've spent a lot of time online looking though what there is to offer on the Occult and the Ancient Texts of the middle east...so my book list fer this half of the year is not nearly as impressive.

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The abhorsen seires by garth nix is... interesting, Ender's Game is also pretty good. Uh what else, The russians is a long but fairly interesting read.

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Currently Reading: Everything's eventual by Stephen King
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I'm reading this book at the moment. Well sort of reading it. I tend to read sections of it over and over to get the concepts.

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i prefer horror and mysteries likesteven king and agatha christie
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