Read any good books lately?
I need to start reading....I don't care if it's fiction or non-fiction...just suggest something before I go craaaazzzzzyyyy.
Diet For a New America
Eragon is a pretty good book if you are into fantasy. I really don't read books much and I was actually kind of making fun of someone who was reading this in class because he read it at [b9437ca2105]every[/b9437ca2105] opportunity and then I picked it up and got hooked. lol
Battle Royale is pretty cool. Its about a class of kids and they all get different weapons and have to fight it out on an island till theres only one left.
David Sedaris writes some great books. "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and "Naked" are two of my favorite books because they're hilarious but thought-provoking at the same time. Currently reading "Skipping Towards Gomorrah" by Dan Savage. Pretty good book but gets a bit tiresome at times because it's a tiny bit to liberal for my tastes.
[quoted32c8aa63f="JKirk"]Eragon is a pretty good book if you are into fantasy. I really don't read books much and I was actually kind of making fun of someone who was reading this in class because he read it at [bd32c8aa63f]every[/bd32c8aa63f] opportunity and then I picked it up and got hooked. lol[/quoted32c8aa63f]
Ya. I had it for maybe a year or two, and never picked it up. One day, I started reading it, it was incredible. (I've heard the movie doesn't make it seem very good though). When you're done, you can read the sequel too, Eldest. D
Yeah, I've read all three of them all on a trip to Florida and back. I don't plan on seeing the movie though.
[quote04f0c220cb="Lightliquid"]Battle Royale is pretty cool. Its about a class of kids and they all get different weapons and have to fight it out on an island till theres only one left.[/quote04f0c220cb]
Did you see this movie? One of the most unintentionally funny movies ever.
i havn't read a book forever, but i'd like to find a good inspirational/how to be successful book...
It may sound nerdy but I few years ago when I was at Barnes & Noble I bought one of the Halo books and I've read 3 of them since; I'm on the latest one called Ghost of Onyx. It has a lot of action and blood in it along with a good story.
Dune is good the whole series. Orson Scott Card is good. I also like Robert Jordan and Raymond E. Feist but those are pretty fantasyish. Of course George Orwell is good too, 1984 is pretty awesome.
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.
Survivor, Choke, and Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.
The Game Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists by Neil Strauss.
it has changed the way I eat
A couple years ago Dean Koontz collaborated on a new version of Frankenstein, set in modern-day New Orleans. Actually it's less like a new version, and more like a sequel with the same characters. It's very good, I just recently finished the second installment in at least a three part series. Koontz is writing the 3rd installment by himself, as he doesn't like collaborating. Can't wait for it.
I'm almost done with Hannibal Rising, the latest Hannibal Lector book from Thomas Harris. It's basically a biography from childhood of Hannibal, and explains how he came to be what he is. Kinda makes you sympathetic of him, really.
Next in the queue is Darkly Dreaming Dexter, the novel behind the Showtime series Dexter, which just finished its first season. I watched every show and thought it was great, so had to get the book since they're always better. )
Read "Naked Economics" and "The Alphabet of Manliness" in the last week. Naked Economics is a great read with tons of great info, and it isn't dull for a second. Alphabet of Manliness is written by Maddox from the best page in the universe, and if you are into his stuff, then a good book to read.
I wish there was an ebook for Hannibal the Rising. ( I want to read that.
Is Naked Economics like Freakonomics? I haven't read either, but Freakonomics is on my list.
Just started freakanomics a couple night ago. Very interesting stuff.
Also check out "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote
"Ghost Soldiers The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission" by Hampton Sides
"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini
"The Audacity of Hope Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" by Barack Obama
Can't beat Neil Gaiman for a good read. I got hooked at Neverwhere. I can't believe they're filming Stardust with DeNiro and Pfeiffer, though. shock
Yeah, [ib9bbb708d0]Neverwhere[/ib9bbb708d0] was awesome.
I just picked up Peter S. Beagle's new short story collection [ib9bbb708d0]The Line Between[/ib9bbb708d0] which has been great so far (read about half).
One of my favourite series is Glen Cook's [ib9bbb708d0]The Black Company[/ib9bbb708d0].
The following are all good reads
The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Street by Ann Petry
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Another Country by James Baldwin
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
and if you're really feeling adventurous and want to spend a lot of time trying to figure out a deep and sophisticated work, read
Cane by Jean Toomer
[quote6f194d73c8="tylerc"]Is Naked Economics like Freakonomics? I haven't read either, but Freakonomics is on my list.[/quote6f194d73c8]
Freakonomics is more statistical while Naked Economics is more economic theory.
I read all 6... ) ...I chose The Lovely Bones...
I'm reading Tipping Point now and one of my favorites is Liar's Poker but I'd only recommend it if you are interested in Wall Street.
Bringing Down the House is another good one and a real easy read.
What about books that really stretch your way of thinking, and teach you to think outside the box?
For example.. http//www.manbottle.com/humor/thinking_outside_the_box
I'd love to teach myself to be able to think that way.
Along the same note as Running With Scissors, Dry is by the same author, Augusten Burroughs. I'm currently reading a collection of shorter stories by him called "Magical Thinking". He is an excellent writer, and very, very funny.
[quoted4da74a98a="tylerc"]Along the same note as Running With Scissors, Dry is by the same author, Augusten Burroughs. I'm currently reading a collection of shorter stories by him called "Magical Thinking". He is an excellent writer, and very, very funny.[/quoted4da74a98a]
I will have to look up Dry, thanks! Also World War Z is about Zombies, its an oral history of the Zombie War.