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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by Maizara, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. Libra6Poe

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    IMO, you can't really blame the book(s), just the people and what they take from it. Same as guns - people kill people.
     
  2. impalpable

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    1) One Book that made you read it More Than Once:
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky

    2) One book you would want on a desert island:
    Collected poetry of John Keats

    3) One book that made you laugh:
    Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

    4) One book that made you cry:
    Disgrace by JM Coetzee

    5) One book that made you wish you had written:
    A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

    6) One book that made you you wish had never been written:
    The Secret

    7) One book you are currently reading:
    Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth

    8) One book you have been meaning to read:
    1984 by George Orwell

    9) One book that changed your life:
    Age of Iron by JM Coetzee
     
  3. Bacherries

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    1) One Book that made you read it More Than Once: Where the Wild Things Are

    2) One book you would want on a desert island: The Oxford English Dictionary


    3) One book that made you laugh: The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat


    4) One book that made you cry: The Time Travellers Wife


    5) One book that made you wish you had written: The Content of the Form


    6) One book that made you you wish had never been written: None - since even terrible books can teach us not to reproduce.


    7) One book you are currently reading: The Elephant Vanishes


    8) One book you have been meaning to read:War & Peace


    9) One book that changed your life:promises Promises
     
  4. Hyrox

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    1) One Book that made you read it More Than Once:
    Angels and Demons - Dan Brown


    2) One book you would want on a desert island:
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    3) One book that made you laugh:
    The Hobbit - Tolkien

    4) One book that made you cry:
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling

    5) One book that made you wish you had written:
    The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follet

    6) One book that made you you wish had never been written:
    Cry, The Beloved Country

    7) One book you are currently reading:
    The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand

    8) One book you have been meaning to read:
    Finnegan's Wake - James Joyce

    9) One book that changed your life:
    Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
     
  5. Leeny

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    1) One Book that made you read it More Than Once: Little Women


    2) One book you would want on a desert island: The Sea of Trolls


    3) One book that made you laugh: New Moon (because Bella is so stupid!)


    4) One book that made you cry: A Night to Remember


    5) One book that made you wish you had written: The Squad: Perfect Cover


    6) One book that made you wish had never been written: Twilight


    7) One book you are currently reading: The Squad: Killer Spirit


    8) One book you have been meaning to read: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall


    9) One book that changed your life: Trudy
     
  6. Chasing_Strange

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    Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
    1) One Book that made you read it More Than Once: Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

    2) One book you would want on a desert island: a book on how to survive on a desert island, lol

    3) One book that made you laugh: eat pray love by Elizabeth Gilbert

    4) One book that made you cry: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

    5) One book that made you wish you had written: The Stand by Stephen King

    6) One book that made you you wish had never been written: Just because I dislike it, doesn't mean it didn't make an impact on someone else's life. We all have our own tastes.

    7) One book you are currently reading: eat pray love

    8) One book you have been meaning to read: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

    9) One book that changed your life: probably every book I read changes my life in some way. I will randomly choose Invisible Monsters by Chuck P.
     
  7. DeathDealer

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    The Tiger Rising
    Because I stopped reading Way Long ago and now because of That book, I have been reading for almost 4 hours a day. I finish an 800 page novel in 2 days or so.
     
  8. Britaly

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    1) One Book that made you read it More Than Once: Something Happened, J Heller


    2) One book you would want on a desert island: Rememberance of Things Past, Proust


    3) One book that made you laugh:London Fields, Martin Amis


    4) One book that made you cry:...


    5) One book that made you wish you had written:Tropic Of Cancer


    6) One book that made you you wish had never been written:...


    7) One book you are currently reading:The Polyglots, William Gerhardie


    8) One book you have been meaning to read:Middlemarch


    9) One book that changed your life: Diceman ;-)
     
  9. Christheblogger

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    Currently Reading:
    ... let's say... Romola - George Eliot.
    1) One Book that made you read it More Than Once: Wuthering Heights - Emile Bronte


    2) One book you would want on a desert island: Complete Works of William Skakespeare


    3) One book that made you laugh: Catch-22 - Joseph Heller


    4) One book that made you cry: Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer


    5) One book that made you wish you had written: Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh


    6) One book that made you you wish had never been written: Steppenwolf - Herman Hesse


    7) One book you are currently reading: Oralndo - Virginia Woolf


    8) One book you have been meaning to read: Glue - Irvine Welsh


    9) One book that changed your life: The Plague - Albert Camus (the book that got me into reading)
     
  10. The Butcher

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    The Closers by Micheal Connelly
    One Book that made you read it More Than Once: None so far,always looking for better books than the ones before.


    2) One book you would want on a desert island: Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay


    3) One book that made you laugh: Step On A Crack by James Patterson


    4) One book that made you cry: Didn't cry,but the ending was sad so: Cell by Stephen King


    5) One book that made you wish you had written: Dexter Morgan sereis


    6) One book that made you you wish had never been written: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer


    7) One book you are currently reading: The Black Ice by Micheal Connelly


    8) One book you have been meaning to read: The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum


    9) One book that changed your life: None so far,though some of them have changed the way I think in minor ways.
     
  11. Libra6Poe

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    Yes!
     
  12. kathe

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    Beauty by Robin McKinley
    1) One Book that made you read it More Than Once: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

    2) One book you would want on a desert island: A book on how to get off a desert island.

    3) One book that made you laugh: Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins

    4) One book that made you cry: Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes

    5) One book that made you wish you had written: A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving

    6) One book that made you you wish had never been written: Dreamcatcher by Stephen King

    7) One book you are currently reading: Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

    8) One book you have been meaning to read: Oh, there are a handful of those. :D

    9) One book that changed your life: All books I read change my life in some small way. Read Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein and you will know what I mean.
     
  13. NotTheDoctor

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    The Makioka Sisters, by Junichiro Tanizaki
    1) One Book that made you read it More Than Once: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas


    2) One book you would want on a desert island: no idea


    3) One book that made you laugh: Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding


    4) One book that made you cry: I often cry while reading, but some books have made me cry like a baby, like last year's The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano


    5) One book that made you wish you had written: any book I have ever enjoyed, I wish I had the courage and the discipline needed to write :)


    6) One book that made you you wish had never been written: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (actually I wish Paulo Coelho had never written anything)


    7) One book you are currently reading: El Asedio by Arturo PĂ©rez-Reverte


    8) One book you have been meaning to read: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


    9) One book that changed your life: Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
     
  14. Chicago

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    Currently Reading:
    Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
    1) One Book that made you read it More Than Once:
    The Power of One Bryce Courtenay

    2) One book you would want on a desert island:
    Not sure

    3) One book that made you laugh:
    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Diaz

    4) One book that made you cry:
    Almost from The Power of One Bryce Courtenay

    5) One book that made you wish you had written:
    The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald

    6) One book that made you you wish had never been written:
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain

    7) One book you are currently reading:
    Intensity Dean Koontz

    8) One book you have been meaning to read:
    With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa E.B. Sledge

    9) One book that changed your life:
    None so far but the Power of One was pretty influential
     
  15. Lincoln Rhyme

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    That's a fucking good book.

    1) One book you would want on a desert island:
    Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

    2) One book that made you laugh: Storm Front by Jim Butcher


    3) One book that made you cry: Didn't cry,but if I had to pick,Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane


    4) One book that made you you wish had never been written:
    One of Tolkien's books.

    5) One book you are currently reading:
    White Night by Jim Butcher

    6) One book you have been meaning to read:
    City Of Night by Dean Koontz

    7) One book that changed your life:
    None so far.
     
  16. perzephone

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    1) One Book that made you read it More Than Once:
    Watership Down - Richard Adams

    2) One book you would want on a desert island:
    Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills

    3) One book that made you laugh:
    The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul - Douglas Adams

    4) One book that made you cry:
    Hart's Hope - Orson Scott Card

    5) One book that made you wish you had written:
    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Paganism - Carl McColman

    6) One book that made you you wish had never been written:
    Dianetics - L Ron Hubbard

    7) One book you are currently reading:
    Technical Writing 101 - Alan Pringle & Sarah O'Keefe

    8) One book you have been meaning to read:
    The Joy of Cooking - Rombauer & Becker

    9) One book that changed your life:
    The Book of the Law - Aleister Crowley
     
  17. mrsfabrianni

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    Currently Reading:
    The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel
    1) One Book that made you read it More Than Once: The Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast, by Bill Richardson

    2) One book you would want on a desert island: A survival handbook of some sort if applicable. However if I don't have to worry about survival then Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.

    3) One book that made you laugh: Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding

    4) One book that made you cry: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

    5) One book that made you wish you had written: Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner

    6) One book that made you wish had never been written: The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. I was a bookseller when it hit the shelves. Need I say more?

    7) One book you are currently reading: A Reading Diary: A Year of Favourite Books by Alberto Manguel

    8) One book you have been meaning to read: Portrait of a Lady by Henry James. This is my insomnia book - I cannot read more than 5 pages without falling asleep.

    9) One book that changed your life: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
     
  18. -Carlos-

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    1) One Book that made you read it More Than Once:
    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

    2) One book you would want on a desert island:
    The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

    3) One book that made you laugh:
    A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

    4) One book that made you cry:
    None so far, sorry.

    5) One book that made you wish you had written:
    The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

    6) One book that made you you wish had never been written:
    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (believe it or not)

    7) One book you are currently reading:
    John Adams by David McCullough

    8) One book you have been meaning to read:
    The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

    9) One book that changed your life:
    A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (the catalyst for my love of books/reading)

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  19. JosieMurphy

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    I can't recall them all.
     
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