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What books are your favorite? List 'em here! This topic is for chatting about books.
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| April 18, 2013, 11:41 am
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Has anyone read Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi? It is a graphic novel series and it is epic!
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| April 18, 2013, 11:43 am
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Out of the books I've been forced to read for school, 10th Grade was the best.
Jurassic Park
Night
Marley & Me
All great books
The Martian Chronicles also wasn't too bad either, but that was 9th Grade.
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| April 18, 2013, 6:14 pm
Quoting Tristan Davis
Has anyone read Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi? It is a graphic novel series and it is epic!

H:E:L:L: Y:E:A:H:! I managed to pester the librarians at the local council library enough for them to get the fifth one. well, okay, I didn't pester them, I actually put in a request, and you know what? it came in a week later! Win!
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| April 18, 2013, 9:32 pm
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Robinson Crusoe.
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| April 18, 2013, 9:33 pm
Who's read the bionicle books? When I was little, I read them all the time. Now, looking back on the books and comparing them to the comics, there's a lot the comics left out. For example: how did jaller become a toa? How the did the matoran end up on the island as toa? The book explains things that the comics do not...
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| April 18, 2013, 9:50 pm
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Quoting Declan Muller
Who's read the bionicle books? When I was little, I read them all the time. Now, looking back on the books and comparing them to the comics, there's a lot the comics left out. For example: how did jaller become a toa? How the did the matoran end up on the island as toa? The book explains things that the comics do not...

Hmmmm. Maybe the comic artists are too lazy to draw EVERYTHING that happens??
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| April 18, 2013, 10:35 pm
Quoting Tristan Davis
Hmmmm. Maybe the comic artists are too lazy to draw EVERYTHING that happens??

Actually, greg farshtey (the guy who does both the comics and the novels) had only thirteen pages (average) per comic and only six-eight issues per line. He couldn't put everything into it, so he made an abridged version. I mean the literal version of abridged (shortened), not the internet version (so I don't mean parody). In short, read the novels before you read the comics, like the books before the movies...
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| April 19, 2013, 12:43 am
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Quoting Declan Muller
Actually, greg farshtey (the guy who does both the comics and the novels) had only thirteen pages (average) per comic and only six-eight issues per line. He couldn't put everything into it, so he made an abridged version. I mean the literal version of abridged (shortened), not the internet version (so I don't mean parody). In short, read the novels before you read the comics, like the books before the movies...

Ahhh. I think it is kinda funny how some authors are only aloud a certain number of pages for each book.
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| April 19, 2013, 11:15 am
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Quoting Tristan Davis
Ahhh. I think it is kinda funny how some authors are only aloud a certain number of pages for each book.

I know right! Kinda ruins the purpose of writing a book if one can't even choose how long it's gonna be.
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| April 21, 2013, 4:50 pm
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Quoting Mastermind ?
I know right! Kinda ruins the purpose of writing a book if one can't even choose how long it's gonna be.

Yeah, I have actually heard about some authors that had to take out some parts to fit the page limit.
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| April 21, 2013, 5:07 pm
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Quoting Tristan Davis
Yeah, I have actually heard about some authors that had to take out some parts to fit the page limit.

Wow. That's sad...
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| April 21, 2013, 5:15 pm
I am a chronic bookworm. Here are my favorite authors. Ready? Clive Cussler, Lee Child, James Patterson, Patrick Robinson, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, William Hazlett Upson, Louis L'Amour, Zane Grey and Bill Watterson.
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| April 21, 2013, 5:28 pm
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Quoting SuperSpy X
I am a chronic bookworm. Here are my favorite authors. Ready? Clive Cussler, Lee Child, James Patterson, Patrick Robinson, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, William Hazlett Upson, Louis L'Amour, Zane Grey and Bill Watterson.

I recognize Agatha Christie and Bill Watterson, but nobody else. What are a few books the other authors have written?
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| April 22, 2013, 6:46 pm
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Quoting Mastermind ?
I recognize Agatha Christie and Bill Watterson, but nobody else. What are a few books the other authors have written?

I recognize a few others, but I don't know what books they wrote. Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the Sherlock Holmes books and the Professor Challenger books. He's also one of my favorites.
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| April 22, 2013, 7:15 pm
Quoting SuperSpy X
I am a chronic bookworm. Here are my favorite authors. Ready? Clive Cussler, Lee Child, James Patterson, Patrick Robinson, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, William Hazlett Upson, Louis L'Amour, Zane Grey and Bill Watterson.

I've read: Clive Cussler, James Patterson, Agatha Christie. But I read more Sci-Fi. Lot's of Wells. H.G Wells.
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| April 23, 2013, 3:36 am
My favorite book, ever, is The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells. Absolutely fantastic!
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| April 23, 2013, 3:37 am
Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .
My favorite book, ever, is The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells. Absolutely fantastic!

I love it! I also like:
White Fang
Call of the Wild
20,000 leagues under the sea
Journey to the center of the earth
LEGO books (Duh)
The starwars guides
Hardy Boys
And other random findings;)
-Brick
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| April 23, 2013, 6:22 am
Quoting Mastermind ?
I recognize Agatha Christie and Bill Watterson, but nobody else. What are a few books the other authors have written?

Clive Cussler mostly writes about fictional ocean adventures, detectives and light sci-fi military. Lee Child writes about an fictional ex-MP. James Patterson mostly writes detective/police stories. Patrick Robinson writes Naval fiction. William Hazlett Upson writes tales (again fictional) about Alexander Botts and the Earthworm tractor, which are highly humorous. Louis L'Amour and Zane Grey write Western stories.
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| April 23, 2013, 9:26 am
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I like reading books where Sci-Fi and Fantasy are mixed.

Also, my mom is an author. She writes fictional Western books.
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| April 23, 2013, 10:41 am
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Quoting Tristan Davis
I like reading books where Sci-Fi and Fantasy are mixed.

Also, my mom is an author. She writes fictional Western books.

Wow, that's pretty cool! What are some titles? I might check em out sometime.
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| April 23, 2013, 12:51 pm
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Quoting Mastermind ?
Wow, that's pretty cool! What are some titles? I might check em out sometime.

So far she has written two.
"Eagle Shadow"
"Eagle Rising" <-this is the sequel to Eagle Shadow
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| April 23, 2013, 12:54 pm
Quoting Brick Boy
I love it! I also like:
White Fang
Call of the Wild
20,000 leagues under the sea
Journey to the center of the earth
LEGO books (Duh)
The starwars guides
Hardy Boys
And other random findings;)
-Brick

20,000 Leagues is pretty good. Very clever. You know TWOTW was the first book ever to depict aliens? Also, Wells' use of the Black Smoke was the first recorded imagining of poison gas, years before it was used in WWI
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| April 23, 2013, 3:35 pm
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Just yesterday I started reading "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner. Anyone read or heard of that book?
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| April 23, 2013, 3:48 pm
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Quoting Tristan Davis
So far she has written two.
"Eagle Shadow"
"Eagle Rising" <-this is the sequel to Eagle Shadow

Cool! I'll read them.
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| April 24, 2013, 5:33 pm
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Quoting Tristan Davis
Just yesterday I started reading "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner. Anyone read or heard of that book?

Hmm... I believe I've heard of it, but I'm not too familiar with the book.
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| April 24, 2013, 5:33 pm
I have not read a lot of books, the books I like are the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and the halo books also the Hunger games. I don't care if you hate that trilogy but they are good to read.
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| April 24, 2013, 5:37 pm
I read so many things its hard to play favorites. I just finished "the hobbit" and started on the "fellowship of the ring". I re-read the Dune series every few years. For non-fiction I pick up a how-to book every time I start a project that I don't already have a book about. I'm currently reading "the solar greenhouse".
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| April 24, 2013, 5:46 pm
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Quoting Mastermind ?
Hmm... I believe I've heard of it, but I'm not too familiar with the book.

It's a pretty good book so far. They are going to make a movie out of it next year.
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| April 24, 2013, 6:16 pm
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Quoting Mastermind ?
Cool! I'll read them.

Good! You like Westerns?
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| April 24, 2013, 6:20 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Out of the books I've been forced to read for school, 10th Grade was the best.
Jurassic Park
Night
Marley & Me
All great books
The Martian Chronicles also wasn't too bad either, but that was 9th Grade.



You mean the John Carter series? I love those, but the movie was Horrible.

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| April 26, 2013, 10:17 am
Quoting SuperSpy X
I am a chronic bookworm. Here are my favorite authors. Ready? Clive Cussler, Lee Child, James Patterson, Patrick Robinson, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, William Hazlett Upson, Louis L'Amour, Zane Grey and Bill Watterson.


Yes! Bill Waterson, awesome, funny, I love that guy!
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| April 26, 2013, 10:21 am
Quoting JWG 258
I read so many things its hard to play favorites. I just finished "the hobbit" and started on the "fellowship of the ring". I re-read the Dune series every few years. For non-fiction I pick up a how-to book every time I start a project that I don't already have a book about. I'm currently reading "the solar greenhouse".


J.R.R Tolkien is great! I've read all of his books.
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| April 26, 2013, 10:24 am
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Quoting raven 4

J.R.R Tolkien is great! I've read all of his books.

IKR! J.R.R. Tolkien is amazing :) Which one of his books is your favorite?
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| April 26, 2013, 4:05 pm
Quoting raven 4

J.R.R Tolkien is great! I've read all of his books.


I couldn't get through the silmarillion.
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| April 26, 2013, 4:31 pm
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Man, I really can't contribute much to this conversation much. I can barely read as it is let alone talk about all the books I've read. :L
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| April 26, 2013, 7:04 pm
Quoting Mastermind ?
IKR! J.R.R. Tolkien is amazing :) Which one of his books is your favorite?



the Hobbit.
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| April 27, 2013, 8:29 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Man, I really can't contribute much to this conversation much. I can barely read as it is let alone talk about all the books I've read. :L

That is an odd concept for me. I'm nearly always reading something.
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| April 27, 2013, 10:54 pm
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Quoting JWG 258
That is an odd concept for me. I'm nearly always reading something.

l0l wut's r3@d!ng?
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| April 28, 2013, 6:25 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
l0l wut's r3@d!ng?



w/-/@t R U t@1king @&out?.????.?...?
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| April 28, 2013, 9:24 am
Well, I like anything Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, Silmarillion etc. I read the Bionicle Books when I was younger and still find myself reading them from time to time now! I read all kinds of stuff for school but it's not usually good enough to mention here.
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| April 29, 2013, 2:44 pm
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Quoting raven 4


the Hobbit.

I really liked that one too :)
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| April 29, 2013, 3:20 pm
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Quoting MCLegoboy !
l0l wut's r3@d!ng?

(LOL) Uhh, 1dk... M@yb3...uhhh, 1'll G0 ch3ck 1t 0ut 1n th3 dict10n@ry!
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| April 29, 2013, 3:21 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Man, I really can't contribute much to this conversation much. I can barely read as it is let alone talk about all the books I've read. :L


Man, that's a shame. Reading gives you so many amazing opportunities, and puts you in so many worlds of adventure and intrigue.
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| April 29, 2013, 3:24 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .

Man, that's a shame. Reading gives you so many amazing opportunities, and puts you in so many worlds of adventure and intrigue.

But see, I'm more of a creator. I've never really liked videogames because I was never so set on finishing the task that had already been set out. I always liked Editors or Sandboxes where I could make my own stuff. I never really got into reading because of the Accelerated Reading program at my elementary school which was a waste because I was never allowed to get the books I wanted because they weren't for the "correct" reading level and so I was forced to choose stuff that was uninteresting. Also, everyone is all into these massive 1000 page books and saying how they are so great. Then I hear they are full of a lot of detail, and all I'm thinking is that they will snck because they are so set on creating the image than just getting on with the story. The best Short Story I ever read was "The Most Dangerous Game" and what made it so great was that stuff happened; this dude's life was always at risk and he starts trying to hunt the hunter. Just about every other story I read was really unappealing. I'd rather spend my time creating my own stuff. I like people to see things the way they are to be seen and not point out how wrong this thing was or that thing. That's why movie adaptations are weird unless done with extreme care, or it's something that has changed multiple times like Comic Books.
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| April 29, 2013, 6:56 pm
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Quoting Reaper the Ultimate .

Man, that's a shame. Reading gives you so many amazing opportunities, and puts you in so many worlds of adventure and intrigue.

Exactly!
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| April 29, 2013, 7:30 pm
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Quoting Mastermind ?
(LOL) Uhh, 1dk... M@yb3...uhhh, 1'll G0 ch3ck 1t 0ut 1n th3 dict10n@ry!

Wut's a dikshinaree?
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| April 29, 2013, 7:31 pm
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Quoting Tristan Davis
Wut's a dikshinaree?

Haha!
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| April 30, 2013, 3:19 pm
World War Z is a good book
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| May 1, 2013, 9:10 pm
Quoting Ian (Still Busy with School, but will be Back Over the Summer!)
World War Z is a good book

hmm if I think this is the book I think it is I agree is it the one about the zombie war and its like a journalist's report
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| May 2, 2013, 4:43 am
Quoting kaeleb appleyard
hmm if I think this is the book I think it is I agree is it the one about the zombie war and its like a journalist's report

yes it is
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| May 2, 2013, 6:21 am
I like to read quite a bit. Perhaps a symptom of being homeschooled ;) I like most Star Wars novels but especially the Republic Commando series. I also like all books by Ted Dekker and some Frank Peretti. I loved the Hobbit and the Narnia books are pretty good as well.
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| May 2, 2013, 7:11 am
Quoting Jensen Anderson
I like to read quite a bit. Perhaps a symptom of being homeschooled ;) I like most Star Wars novels but especially the Republic Commando series. I also like all books by Ted Dekker and some Frank Peretti. I loved the Hobbit and the Narnia books are pretty good as well.

I really like the republic commando books as well
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| May 2, 2013, 7:18 am
Quoting Ian (Still Busy with School, but will be Back Over the Summer!)
I really like the republic commando books as well

Which one is your favorite? I'm not sure myself cause they are all so different and interconnected.
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| May 2, 2013, 7:42 am
Quoting Jensen Anderson
Which one is your favorite? I'm not sure myself cause they are all so different and interconnected.

Oh gosh that is hard! Hard contact was really good because it introduced the characters in an are where they were under a lot of pressure. Triple Zero was also good because it introduced Delta Squad and the city Black-ops was cool. Those two were probably my favorites.
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| May 2, 2013, 11:19 pm
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Quoting Ian (Still Busy with School, but will be Back Over the Summer!)
World War Z is a good book

It's a book too? I thought it was just a movie...
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| May 3, 2013, 10:12 pm
Quoting Mastermind ?
It's a book too? I thought it was just a movie...

it was a book first, it is really good if you like zombie books
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| May 3, 2013, 10:30 pm
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Quoting Ian (Still Busy with School, but will be Back Over the Summer!)
it was a book first, it is really good if you like zombie books

Hmm. I'm wondering about this book now. It sounds cool.
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| May 4, 2013, 12:20 am
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Quoting Tristan Davis (B-Day May 12)
Hmm. I'm wondering about this book now. It sounds cool.

Yeah.. I wanna go check it out now :)
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| May 5, 2013, 6:25 pm
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Quoting Mastermind ?
Yeah.. I wanna go check it out now :)

Yeah, I'll add it to my "Must Read At Some Point In Time" list.
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| May 5, 2013, 10:23 pm
Quoting Tristan Davis (B-Day May 12)
Hmm. I'm wondering about this book now. It sounds cool.

It is cool
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| May 5, 2013, 10:27 pm
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Quoting Tristan Davis (B-Day May 12)
Yeah, I'll add it to my "Must Read At Some Point In Time" list.

LoL, my list is VERY long. Mostly cause I never actually read 'em :D
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| May 6, 2013, 3:47 pm
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Quoting Mastermind ?
LoL, my list is VERY long. Mostly cause I never actually read 'em :D

My list is also getting pretty long. I'm kind of a slow reader, so I gotta become faster if I want to make a dent in the pile of books lined up. LOL!
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| May 6, 2013, 4:54 pm
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Anyone have a favorite genre? My favorite is fantasy with a bit of Sci-fi sprinkled here and there.
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| May 6, 2013, 4:56 pm
Right now I'm reading '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' for school. It's a pretty cool book so far!
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| May 6, 2013, 4:57 pm
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Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin
Right now I'm reading '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' for school. It's a pretty cool book so far!

Cool! I have never read the book, but I watched the movie.
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| May 6, 2013, 4:58 pm
Quoting Tristan Davis (B-Day May 12)
Cool! I have never read the book, but I watched the movie.


I never saw the movie. The book is REALLY cool so far though!
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| May 7, 2013, 2:25 pm
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Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin

I never saw the movie. The book is REALLY cool so far though!

Sounds cool! They have made a few movies out of that book. The one I saw was made in 1954.
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| May 7, 2013, 8:05 pm
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Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin
Right now I'm reading '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' for school. It's a pretty cool book so far!

I really liked that book! It's still one of my personal favorites :D
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| May 8, 2013, 5:26 pm
Who loves the Percy Jackson series? Oh, has anyone else read the Death Series?
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| May 22, 2013, 8:37 pm
Quoting Big Chief Uber Guy Oscar
Who loves the Percy Jackson series? Oh, has anyone else read the Death Series?

I read all of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Also how has read the Hunger games?
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| May 22, 2013, 9:37 pm
A great book for life skills is Switch by Chip and Dan Heath. It talks about direction, motivation, and the environment to help encourage people to move into action!
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| July 20, 2013, 2:31 pm
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Quoting Christian Bish
I read all of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Also how has read the Hunger games?

I read the Percy Jackson books too. No, I haven't read the Hunger Games, though I have seen the movie.
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| July 23, 2013, 6:39 pm
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Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
A great book for life skills is Switch by Chip and Dan Heath. It talks about direction, motivation, and the environment to help encourage people to move into action!

Hmm... never heard about it :o maybe I'll check it out later.
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| July 23, 2013, 6:40 pm
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