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    I've been a reader all my life but in the past 2 years I've majorly slacked on reading books. Sure I kept up with Harry Potter and The Series of Unfortunate Events.. but I'm journeying off in venture of some other books and I'm very open to any kind. So name something recent you've read or something you consider your favorite. I've got Xmas break from college for almost 2 months starting on December 14th, I may as well get alot of reading done!

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    In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

    Sideways - Rex Pickett

    Two great books.
    What an idiot....

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      If you like Harry Potter - try Eragon - and Eldest. I really liked them both! Kind of Harry Potter meets Lord of the Rings.
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        Oh if you like Saturday Night Live

        Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live is one of my favorites. It is all interviews with people involved with the show, its VERY interesting.
        What an idiot....

        Yeah, I do that Twitter thing.

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          Tui - do they mention why the show is so bad now?
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            Anything by Neil Gaiman. I also like Devil in the White City by Eric Larson.

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              A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door are good young adult fictions. The characters were sort of lame, but I liked the stories.

              But if your'e looking for more mature reading, Tad Williams' Otherland saga is my personal favorite. It's sort of an epic science fiction set 100 years in the future, a very believable future even though the story gets a bit abstract. It's not for everyone though. It's 4 books long, each about 800 pages, so it will last you awhile. And you have to have a pretty good memory to keep up with all the characters and gradually intertwining sub-plots. But it's totally worth it. I'm actually thiking of reading them all over again after I finish some other ones I been meaning to read.

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                Originally posted by BFJen View Post
                Tui - do they mention why the show is so bad now?
                No, but it does provide an in depth look as to why it had been bad in the past. It gives the reader an idea of where the show could go from here if history repeats itself as it has.
                What an idiot....

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                  Originally posted by BFJen View Post
                  If you like Harry Potter - try Eragon - and Eldest. I really liked them both! Kind of Harry Potter meets Lord of the Rings.
                  You beat me to the punch, Jen. I was going to suggest those two books as well. I loved it!
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                    I can't wait to see the movie. It looks like a great cast.
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                      Originally posted by Melonballer View Post
                      Anything by Neil Gaiman. I also like Devil in the White City by Eric Larson.
                      Both great choices!

                      Some favorite contemporary fiction authors: T.C. Boyle; Gabriel Garcia Marquez; Salmon Rushdi and Haruki Murakami.

                      Also, I highly recommend "The Life of Pi" by Yann Martel; "The Inheritance of Loss" by Kirin Desai ("Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard" is also fantastic); "A River Sutra" or "Raj"by Gita Mehta.

                      I've been reading historicsl fiction lately - novels by Sharon Kay Pennman. If you like English or Welsh royal history, these are well written historical accounts with fictional embelishments. Along those same lines, Margaret George and Alison Weir are also good writers.

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                        Re: Looking for some good books..

                        Anything by Suze Orzman (particularly Young, Fabulous, and Broke)

                        any self help book to help people stop smoking.
                        Growing older is manditory
                        Growing up is however, optional

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                          Shopgirl by Steve Martin.
                          I read it before they made the movie. Its excellent.
                          "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx

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                            I should've mentioned, I just bought Eragon and will tackle it this weekend!

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                              I love Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day, and especially TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE!

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