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#92727 - 07/01/03 06:39 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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MagicBanker, I too love John Jakes & James Michner. The first "grown up" book I read was The Bastard and it got me hooked.

My son swears by the Redwall books. (That's what I'll move onto after HP.) I am getting the Harry Potter this weekend & will probably have it finished in a day. I read anything I get my hands on but mostly fluff. Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, etc. (I have to think to much at work.)

A new author I've discovered is Susan Brockman. She writes mystery, intrigue, etc. and her stories span over the books. Great series!!!

I have a few friends and between yard sales, library sales & the thrift market we keep each other in books.
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#92728 - 07/01/03 06:42 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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Ok Bucko! (I just had to say that) It does get better and then for your extra credit, you can read Persuasion by Jane Austen as well.
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#92729 - 07/01/03 06:45 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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I would heartily and unequivocably recommend J.R.R. Tolkien's writings to anyone: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion. As good as the first two installments of LOTR are, the books are far, far better.




I just finished the Lord of the Rings trilogy (for the first time), and would echo the endorsement...waiting eagerly now for The Return of the King movie. John Bunyan's puritan classic Pilgrim's Progress (written by him in an English prison) is, perhaps, my favorite. Here's his opening paragraph:

As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where there was a den; and I laid down in that place to sleep: and as I slept, I dreamed a dream. I dreamed, and, behold, I saw a man dressed in rags, standing with his face from his own house, a book in his hand, and a great burden on his back. I looked, and saw him open the book; and as he read, he wept and trembled; then he broke out with a lamentable cry, saying, “What shall I do?”
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#92730 - 07/01/03 07:14 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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Ok Bucko! (I just had to say that) It does get better and then for your extra credit, you can read Persuasion by Jane Austen as well.




Alright, Maria (you little devil)...I'll keep reading.
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#92731 - 07/01/03 07:17 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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Alright, Maria (you little devil)...I'll keep reading.




Gee, I wish BOL could make an "evil" emoticon!
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#92732 - 07/01/03 08:03 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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You mean like this:
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#92733 - 07/01/03 08:06 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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I love it Magic Banker.
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#92734 - 07/01/03 08:07 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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#92735 - 07/01/03 08:27 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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I would heartily and unequivocably recommend J.R.R. Tolkien's writings to anyone: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion. As good as the first two installments of LOTR are, the books are far, far better.




My brother read these to me when I was very young. I now have a set of my very own and will treasure them but the memories of his reading them to me are far more valuable and will be with me forever.
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#92737 - 07/01/03 11:21 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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I'm trying to read Pride & Prejudice now, and am having problems getting into it




That's actually a line from the movie "You've got mail".

Watch the movie (get an old version) then read the books. It all makes perfect sense then and you won't get lost in the whithers and thithers and where for art thou's
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#92738 - 07/01/03 11:30 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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I also read the new Harry Potter in less than 2 days. I love the writers mind. I wish I could write like that.

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#92739 - 07/02/03 12:08 AM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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Written in the late 1950's I believe. Remember that if you read the book and get to the parts about bar codes and scanners and a computer that tracks them all.
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#92740 - 07/02/03 12:12 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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You mean like this:




Yeah Magic, that's exactly the one I would like!
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#92741 - 07/02/03 04:01 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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I also read the new Harry Potter in less than 2 days. I love the writers mind. I wish I could write like that.




Did you know that she considered breaking her arm so she could stop writing? I love writing but would never do so if I felt that type of pressure.
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#92742 - 07/11/03 08:06 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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If you could have only one single book, other than a Bible, to read as often as you like what would it be?
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#92743 - 07/11/03 08:15 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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#92744 - 07/11/03 08:30 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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Dune... unless you'd let me have all the harry potter books in one bound copy or lord of the rings
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#92745 - 07/11/03 08:35 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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(I lent out my copy and have not got it back )




Now where have I heard that before?
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#92746 - 07/11/03 08:44 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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Dune... unless you'd let me have all the harry potter books in one bound copy or lord of the rings





I have LOTR in one BIG book. My husband is reading it.
I would go for the HP series in one bound copy as well. It would be one huge book!

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#92747 - 07/11/03 08:44 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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If you could have only one single book, other than a Bible, to read as often as you like what would it be?


God's Debris by Scott Adams

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#92748 - 07/11/03 08:58 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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It would be a tossup between C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity and Oswald Chambers - My Utmost for His Highest.
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#92749 - 07/11/03 09:04 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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Speaking of CS Lewis- Have you ever read the Screwtape Letters? If so, what are your thoughts?

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#92750 - 07/11/03 11:36 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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I have read The Screwtape Letters - I really like it.
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#92751 - 07/12/03 01:14 PM Re: Harry Potter and Other Interesting Books
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