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    Default what are your favorite books?

    For me:

    1) ALL of harry potter

    2.) Hunger Games Catching Fire

    3.) Wool.

    Honorable mentions:

    Cuckoo's Calling.

    Enders Game.

    Worst Books I have read:

    1.) 50 shades of grey

    2.) Twilight.

    Twilight really does have a horrible message in it if you read between the badly written lines and it's quite scary that a lot of teenage girls are subconsciously getting that message.

    My favorite book of all time is probably Carrie. Fantastic read.

    I tried to get in to Girl with the Dragon Tattoo but felt it was a bit long winded and wordy.

    Currently reading The Woman In Black.

    Anyone have any suggestions on some books I might like?
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    Mine

    The Hobbit
    All 3 Lord of the Rings
    Rangers Apprentice
    Hunger Games
    Catcher in the Rye
    The Fault in Our Stars
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rgizil View Post
    Mine

    The Hobbit
    All 3 Lord of the Rings
    Rangers Apprentice
    Hunger Games
    Catcher in the Rye
    The Fault in Our Stars
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Omg I forgot perks, I adore that book! I could never get in to lord of the rings, or game of thrones really not my thing.

    What's your favorite hunger games book?

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    • The Dagger and the Coin series by Daniel Abraham. Actually, everything by Daniel Abraham, including the stuff he writes under different pen names (James S.A. Corey and M.L.N. Hanover).
    • The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie.
    • The Gentleman Bastard sequence by Scott Lynch.
    • I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells.
    • Wild Cards series, which is a collaboration between ton of different authors, curated by George R. R. Martin.
    • Redshirts by John Scalzi.
    • The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher.
    • The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Stephen Erikson. One caveat: this is the most intensely confusing series I've ever read-- I finished all ten books, and I couldn't tell you what it was about. But it was still outstanding.
    • The Liveship Traders trilogy by Robin Hobb.
    • The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muspel View Post
    • The Dagger and the Coin series by Daniel Abraham. Actually, everything by Daniel Abraham, including the stuff he writes under different pen names (James S.A. Corey and M.L.N. Hanover).
    • The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie.
    • The Gentleman Bastard sequence by Scott Lynch.
    • I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells.
    • Wild Cards series, which is a collaboration between ton of different authors, curated by George R. R. Martin.
    • Redshirts by John Scalzi.
    • The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher.
    • The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Stephen Erikson. One caveat: this is the most intensely confusing series I've ever read-- I finished all ten books, and I couldn't tell you what it was about. But it was still outstanding.
    • The Liveship Traders trilogy by Robin Hobb.
    • The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson.
    my mom has read nearly all those books you listed. When I was about 13 I went through a true crime phase. I was reading a lot of old murders like jack the ripper and Ted bundy. Loads of stuff like that. Very gruesome stuff. That's when I got really in to political stuff aswell.

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    Warriors by Erin Hunter (then again as much as I LOVED the first series and most of the Super edition books I hated series 2-4) sheesh these had some sad scenes and really good action scenes (then again all this in series one and the super editions) so much excitement!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorem View Post
    Warriors by Erin Hunter (then again as much as I LOVED the first series and most of the Super edition books I hated series 2-4) sheesh these had some sad scenes and really good action scenes (then again all this in series one and the super editions) so much excitement!
    I hate it when you like a book series but it becomes crap. With hunger games I really liked the first book, then with catching fire I was very impressed by the story, then mockingkay imo was a pile of ****.

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    1) Anything by Philip K D i c k , (PKD) but particularly his short story collections (seriously? that is his NAME why is it bleeped out)

    2) Anything by Ray Bradbury, but particularly his story "There Will Come Soft Rains"

    3) Burning Chrome by William Gibson, particularly "The Winter Market"- best story in any book, ever.

    4) The Pillars of the Earth- Ken Follett

    5) Anything by Octavia Butler

    6) Lives of the Monster Dogs - Kirstin Bakis

    7) Let the Right One In - John Ajvide Lindqvist

    Eight) The Great Enigma- Tomas Transtroemer (poetry)

    9) The Tibetan Book of the Dead

    10) Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortycool View Post
    For me:

    1) ALL of harry potter

    2.) Hunger Games Catching Fire

    3.) Wool.

    Honorable mentions:

    Cuckoo's Calling.

    Enders Game.

    Worst Books I have read:

    1.) 50 shades of grey

    2.) Twilight.

    Twilight really does have a horrible message in it if you read between the badly written lines and it's quite scary that a lot of teenage girls are subconsciously getting that message.

    My favorite book of all time is probably Carrie. Fantastic read.

    I tried to get in to Girl with the Dragon Tattoo but felt it was a bit long winded and wordy.

    Currently reading The Woman In Black.

    Anyone have any suggestions on some books I might like?
    I loved Wool as well! Try Lives of the Monster Dogs, and Let the Right One In. Especially the latter. I think you'd dig it based on your selection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilex011 View Post
    I loved Wool as well! Try Lives of the Monster Dogs, and Let the Right One In. Especially the latter. I think you'd dig it based on your selection.
    Let the right one in is about the vampire girl isn't it? I think I read that after i read a book called poison study. I will have a look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortycool View Post
    Let the right one in is about the vampire girl isn't it? I think I read that after i read a book called poison study. I will have a look!
    Yes indeed it is. The original Swedish film was fantastic too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilex011 View Post
    I loved Wool as well! Try Lives of the Monster Dogs, and Let the Right One In. Especially the latter. I think you'd dig it based on your selection.
    Theyre making wool in to a movie, and possibly the other two books. (Still need to read) It's being slated at my local super market as the next hunger games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilex011 View Post
    Yes indeed it is. The original Swedish film was fantastic too.
    That book was so sad. I remember it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortycool View Post
    That book was so sad. I remember it now.

    Yeah the film has some parts that are a bit painful to watch, but I think it's worth it. The film left out some key parts of Eli's backstory but it didn't really affect the plot much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilex011 View Post
    Yeah the film has some parts that are a bit painful to watch, but I think it's worth it. The film left out some key parts of Eli's backstory but it didn't really affect the plot much.
    The bullying is just so brutal, the way its described puts such a vivid picture in your head. When a writer can put you in the place of someone that vividly its spooky.

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