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book cover of  Son of Stone   (Stone Barrington, book 21) by Stuart Woods

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I've just begun (this very night) my ambitious plan to read Robert Burton's 'The Anatomy of Melancholy' from cover to cover--I fully expect that this will take me at least sixth months on my current schedule to complete, if not longer! Still, even having never actually read it in its entirety, it's usually what I tell people my favorite book is, as you can open it up to any page and begin reading and quickly become bedazzled and completely entranced by what's on the page. If I had to reduce my entire library to only two or three books, this would without doubt be the one book I wouldn't even consider getting rid of--even Shakespeare, The Red Book, Homer, Moby Dick, The Tale of Genji, Ulysses, and The Collected Works of Borges would all disappear before The Anatomy.

 

I've always said the same kind of thing about James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, the ultimate "desert island book".

 

One of my favorite analyses of it is "Surfing on Finnegans Wake & Riding Range With Marshall McLuhan" by Terence McKenna and Marshall McLuhan...

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I love Finnegan's Wake--but only if I have a partner to read out loud with. I find it loses something if you're not reading out loud. Someday I hope to actually read that one cover-to-cover as well... maybe after the Anatomy? Lol.

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I am making a note of this lol. If I can't fry something, microwave something, or rice-cooker something, I tend to not bother. I need to expand my horizons lol.

bah, everything can be fried biggrin.gif

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Yes, but I would like to avoid having a heart attack by the time I'm like, 35. :-P

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bah, everything can be fried biggrin.gif

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A Short History of Nearly Everything 

 

Bill Bryson

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTiIIcxHFbo

 

 

- Profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining ...


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Yes! 23 years!!

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I love books, I finished the Maze Runner trilogy last month, which was FANTASTIC, then I got into Manga! I LOVE it, I had a 22 hour reading marathon of Ichigo 100%, and have since been reading Love Hina, which is great, but reading it at school is real difficult! wink.gif
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The most even handed examination of the Beatles.  

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Every issue by the same writer/artist, for 20 years, quite the benchmark of excellence. This guy has done it all, raised kids, fought weidos, tackled the issues, stylistic experimentation, fun stuff, good times.

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I love books, I finished the Maze Runner trilogy last month, which was FANTASTIC, then I got into Manga! I LOVE it, I had a 22 hour reading marathon of Ichigo 100%, and have since been reading Love Hina, which is great, but reading it at school is real difficult! wink.gif

Very cool, I recommend Rurouni Kenshin, my fav. Kenshin is an inspiring dude.

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I love books, I finished the Maze Runner trilogy last month, which was FANTASTIC, then I got into Manga! I LOVE it, I had a 22 hour reading marathon of Ichigo 100%, and have since been reading Love Hina, which is great, but reading it at school is real difficult! wink.gif
Very cool, I recommend Rurouni Kenshin, my fav. Kenshin is an inspiring dude.
Thanks for the recommendation, will try it out! redface.gif
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currently reading the watchmen graphic novel. Ive seen the movie a couple of times but this is even better! Also reading:117020.jpg

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Tracking bodhidharma,
Dance of dragons,
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