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dip42

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For one i Got Wow (world of warcraft ) I play in the Deathwing server and my name is DLP if your wondering
Secondly mid-terms are coming up :-/ and ye'll understand that with 3 projects due within the week its stressful

Ive been trying to play but seriously everytime i goto join the server it has 20 people in it so that another reason why.

My final excuse is :
Ive been reading too and well since i never read as a child i found all the books interresting
But i do have time during studyhall at school to leave posts so if u have any suggestion of books im more than happy to read some
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my favorite author is John Grisham, i HIGHLY recommend The Runaway Jury and, my favorite, The Rainmaker. so far i've read probably 8 or so of his books and i've loved everyone, they seem like they'd be boring lawyer stuff, but they're the most suspenceful books i've read.
i also recommend the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams, they're a hilarious satire of sci-fi books. douglas adams acutally used to write for montypython

there's my 2cents

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It's pop-lit, but try some David Sedaris. "Holidays on Ice" is short so check it out.

I also recommend Herbert's Dune series.

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There's a book I read for 10th grade english, it was called Into Thin Air. It's a true story about The disaster on Everest. It's Written by Jon Krakauer...He was part of the climbing expedition.

Good book...made a movie out of it as well but haven't seen it.

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I'm not much of a reader, but the best book I have ever read is called Red Branch. It's a book about the Irish mythical hero Cuchulain (the hound of ulster). Its like a Greek tragedy meets the Odyssy (Homers book). Very engrossing story and would make a fantastic movie with todays special effects.

Red Branch - by Morgan Llewelyn

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Hey Dip, I wondered where you were hiding.

Ok, I'm a big book fan and if you're looking for a cracking good read I'd suggest the following authors.

Wilbur Smith;

Born in Central Africa in 1933 he writes fictional novels based on the political, social and economic struggle of the African people, usually from the perspective of a European main character. His books are factually accurate with regard to historical events and people and take you on a rollercoaster ride of an adventure which never stops you turning pages and wanting more. The great thing about his books are that they bring the epic struggle of Africans into vivid reality and open your eyes to what the European's really did when they carved up the African continent during the greedy days of empire building and slavery.

Series by Wilbur Smith

The Courtneys;
A Sparrow Falls
The Sound of Thunder
When the Lion Feeds
Birds of Prey
Monsoon

The Courtneys of Africa;
Golden Fox
A Time to die
Rage
Power of the Sword
The Burning Shore (I'd recommend you start with this one)

There are a dozen other titles but these will get you started.

Dan Brown;

Residing in New England Dan Brown is a relatively new author that has wowed the world with his 3rd book 'The Da Vinci Code'. What separates Dan is the staggering amount of research that goes into his novels. Pick one up and you'll learn about astounding technologies, facts and myths that's are all factually based. I'll give you one example: The Divine Proportion. An incredible mathematical pattern that exists in all living things. Some say it's the blue print for the creation of life. I'd recommend you read the book before googling it! All these facts are tied into a fast paced thriller of an adventure.

Books by Dan Brown;

Digital Fortress
Angels and Demons
The Da Vinci Code A must read!!

Hope this has given you some food for thought!

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The Bloodhound series by Virginia Lanier. I've probably advertised for these books too many times now, but I just loved them. They're murder mysteries told from the perspective of a woman in Georgia who raises bloodhounds. She goes on searches to find criminals, little kids lost in the Okeefenokee swamp, and planes the Air Force crashed. The first one is called Death in Bloodhound Red and if you want the rest in order (there is 6 total) I'll let you know.

And Tuesdays with Morrie. Great book. It makes you appreciate life a little more.

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hmm they sound interresting thanks! Ive been looking at some books and wondering if anyone read
A Wizard of Earthsea
Life of Pi
Those two sound intteresting and want to know if anyone read them and if so how were they
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dip42 wrote:
hmm they sound interresting thanks! Ive been looking at some books and wondering if anyone read
A Wizard of Earthsea
Life of Pi
Those two sound intteresting and want to know if anyone read them and if so how were they
D-p 


Life of Pi is wonderful!

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The only books I've ever read that I could sit down and actually have an interest in are stories by Jack London. I have a hard time reading fiction, though. I can't visualize what the author is telling. I'm more into reading things about science. I think I'm too left brained or something for my own good.

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The Life of Pi is a great novel, a little slow to begin with but well worth the wait (it has an intriguing twist at the end). I've never read any other novels by the author but was definitely recommend this as a one not to miss.

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