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Postby Rwn » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:46 pm

Well if you are here you love either reading and or writing.

And you probably have some favorite books right?

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Postby Rwn » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:50 pm

Alright if you've got a few months to dedicate to reading and enjoy high fantasy my recommendation

Wheel of time
By Brandon sanderson
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Postby Corgimom » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:02 pm

Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground by award-winning investigative journalist, Kevin Poulsen

Pre Ninja internet history true crime adventure The author's name speaks volumes. It really is an exciting book based on true internet crimnals. A must read for those who play on the edge of the internet lines and borders. The book is far more correct than incorrect and becuase the writer speaks geek/hacker he did not miss much.
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Postby Orea » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:36 pm

Raven's Shadow trilogy, by Anthony Ryans. Fantasy series, pretty damn good in my book. I was hooked throughout.
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Postby moonshine » Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:24 pm

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.
The Hyperion books by Dan Simmons.
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Postby DaEllimist » Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:45 pm

48 Laws of Power and The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene!
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Postby DJ_Darkside » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:45 am

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein: It tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, a human who comes to Earth in early adulthood after being born on the planet Mars and raised by Martians. It's kind of a take on society from a completely outside perspective. My favourite book of all time. Talk to me when you Grok.

Then read these and fully awaken your mind: (NaranjaRa? Have you heard of this?)

The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life Volumes 1 and 2 by Drunvalo Melchizedek:

Once, all life in the universe knew the Flower of Life as the creation pattern—the geometrical design leading us into and out of physical existence. Then from a very high state of consciousness, we fell into darkness and forgot who we were.For thousands of years, the secret was held in ancient artifacts and carvings around the world and encoded in the cells of all life. Now we are rising up from that sleep, shaking old, stale beliefs from our minds and glimpsing the golden light of this new dawn streaming through the windows of perception. This book is one of those windows. Here, Drunvalo Melchizedek presents in text and graphics the first half of the Flower of Life workshop, illuminating the mysteries of how we came to be, why the world is the way it is, and the subtle energies that allow awareness to blossom into its true beauty.Sacred geometry is the form beneath our being and points to a divine order in our reality. We can follow that order from the invisible atom to the infinite stars, finding ourselves at each step. The information here is one path, but between the lines and drawings lie the feminine gems of intuitive understanding. You may see them sparkle around some of the following provocative ideas:Remembering Our Ancient Past: how the fall of Atlantis changed our reality. The Secret of the Flower Unfolds: sacred geometry, the seed of life, the star tetrahedron, the waveform universe, and the shifting of Earth’s poles. The Darker Side of Our Present and Past: our endangered Earth, ice age, and the history of the world. When Evolution Crashed and the Christ Grid Arose: how the Lemurians evolved human consciousness, the martians' fateful decision, and the planetary grid. Egypt’s Role in the Evolution of Consciousness: Dying, resurrection, and ascension, the brilliance of Akhenaten, and the story of Genesis. The Significance of Shape and Structure: the Torus, the labyrinth, the egg of life, the platonic solids, and the living crystals. The Geometries of the Human Body: Leonardo da Vinci’s canon, the mystery of the Mason’s drawing, the golden mean, spirals, the Fibonacci sequence, and the divine phi ratio. Explore the miracle of our existence by meandering through the wonderland of geometry, science, ancient history, and new discovery seen through the widened vision of Drunvalo and the Flower of Life, Volume II will explore in great detail the Mer-Ka-Ba, the 55-foot-diameter energy field of the human lightbody. This knowledge leads to ascension and the next dimensional world.

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Postby Phara » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:08 pm

DJ_Darkside wrote:The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life Volumes 1 and 2 by Drunvalo Melchizedek:

Once, all life in the universe knew the Flower of Life as the creation pattern—the geometrical design leading us into and out of physical existence. Then from a very high state of consciousness, we fell into darkness and forgot who we were.For thousands of years, the secret was held in ancient artifacts and carvings around the world and encoded in the cells of all life. Now we are rising up from that sleep, shaking old, stale beliefs from our minds and glimpsing the golden light of this new dawn streaming through the windows of perception. This book is one of those windows. Here, Drunvalo Melchizedek presents in text and graphics the first half of the Flower of Life workshop, illuminating the mysteries of how we came to be, why the world is the way it is, and the subtle energies that allow awareness to blossom into its true beauty.Sacred geometry is the form beneath our being and points to a divine order in our reality. We can follow that order from the invisible atom to the infinite stars, finding ourselves at each step. The information here is one path, but between the lines and drawings lie the feminine gems of intuitive understanding. You may see them sparkle around some of the following provocative ideas:Remembering Our Ancient Past: how the fall of Atlantis changed our reality. The Secret of the Flower Unfolds: sacred geometry, the seed of life, the star tetrahedron, the waveform universe, and the shifting of Earth’s poles. The Darker Side of Our Present and Past: our endangered Earth, ice age, and the history of the world. When Evolution Crashed and the Christ Grid Arose: how the Lemurians evolved human consciousness, the martians' fateful decision, and the planetary grid. Egypt’s Role in the Evolution of Consciousness: Dying, resurrection, and ascension, the brilliance of Akhenaten, and the story of Genesis. The Significance of Shape and Structure: the Torus, the labyrinth, the egg of life, the platonic solids, and the living crystals. The Geometries of the Human Body: Leonardo da Vinci’s canon, the mystery of the Mason’s drawing, the golden mean, spirals, the Fibonacci sequence, and the divine phi ratio. Explore the miracle of our existence by meandering through the wonderland of geometry, science, ancient history, and new discovery seen through the widened vision of Drunvalo and the Flower of Life, Volume II will explore in great detail the Mer-Ka-Ba, the 55-foot-diameter energy field of the human lightbody. This knowledge leads to ascension and the next dimensional world.

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Postby DJ_Darkside » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:24 am

Phara wrote:added to my thread :)


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Postby Shumaza » Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:53 pm

The name of the wind and A wise mans fear
by patrick rothfuss.

there's only two books in the trilogy out yet but they are my most favorite books and i've read them fourh times *I NEVER REREAD BOOKS!* rothfuss' use of language is astounding, it's like reading word porn poetry and his world building skills are second to none. All of his characters have immense depth that really grasp you. just to give you a taste of what you are miss, here's some quotes from his books.



“Perhaps the greatest faculty our minds possess is the ability to cope with pain. Classic thinking teaches us of the four doors of the mind, which everyone moves through according to their need.

First is the door of sleep. Sleep offers us a retreat from the world and all its pain. Sleep marks passing time, giving us distance from the things that have hurt us. When a person is wounded they will often fall unconscious. Similarly, someone who hears traumatic news will often swoon or faint. This is the mind's way of protecting itself from pain by stepping through the first door.

Second is the door of forgetting. Some wounds are too deep to heal, or too deep to heal quickly. In addition, many memories are simply painful, and there is no healing to be done. The saying 'time heals all wounds' is false. Time heals most wounds. The rest are hidden behind this door.

Third is the door of madness. There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides itself in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind.

Last is the door of death. The final resort. Nothing can hurt us after we are dead, or so we have been told.”


“It had flaws, but what does that matter when it comes to matters of the heart? We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”


“I thought of all the others who had tried to tie her to the ground and failed. So I resisted showing her the songs and poems I had written, knowing that too much truth can ruin a thing. And if that meant she wasn't entirely mine, what of it? I would be the one she could always return to without fear of recrimination or question. So I did not try to win her and contented myself with playing a beautiful game. But there was always a part of me that hoped for more, and so there was a part of me that was always a fool.”


“Chronicler shook his head and Bast gave a frustrated sigh. "How about plays? Have you seen The Ghost and the Goosegirl or The Ha'penny King?"
Chronicler frowned. "Is that the one where the king sells his crown to an orphan boy?"
Bast nodded. "And the boy becomes a better king than the original. The goosegirl dresses like a countess and everyone is stunned by her grace and charm." He hesitated, struggling to find the words he wanted. "You see, there's a fundamental connection between seeming and being. Every Fae child knows this, but you mortals never seem to see. We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be."
Chronicler relaxed a bit, sensing familiar ground. "That's basic psychology. You dress a beggar in fine clothes, people treat him like a noble, and he lives up to their expectations."
"That's only the smallest piece of it," Bast said. "The truth is deeper than that. It's..." Bast floundered for a moment. "It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story."
Frowning, Chronicler opened his mouth, but Bast held up a hand to stop him. "No, listen. I've got it now. You meet a girl: shy, unassuming. If you tell her she's beautiful, she'll think you're sweet, but she won't believe you. She knows that beauty lies in your beholding." Bast gave a grudging shrug. "And sometimes that's enough."
His eyes brightened. "But there's a better way. You show her she is beautiful. You make mirrors of your eyes, prayers of your hands against her body. It is hard, very hard, but when she truly believes you..." Bast gestured excitedly. "Suddenly the story she tells herself in her own head changes. She transforms. She isn't seen as beautiful. She is beautiful, seen."


Go out in the early days of winter, after the first cold snap of the season. Find a pool of water with a sheet of ice across the top, still fresh and new and clear as glass. Near the shore the ice will hold you. Slide out farther. Farther. Eventually you’ll find the place where the surface just barely bears your weight. There you will feel what I felt. The ice splinters under your feet. Look down and you can see the white cracks darting through the ice like mad, elaborate spiderwebs. It is perfectly silent, but you can feel the sudden sharp vibrations through the bottoms of your feet.
That is what happened when Denna smiled at me. I don’t mean to imply I felt as if I stood on brittle ice about to give way beneath me. No. I felt like the ice itself, suddenly shattered, with cracks spiraling out from where she had touched my chest. The only reason I held together was because my thousand pieces were all leaning together. If I moved, I feared I would fall apart.
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Postby Azealdread » Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:34 pm

Dragon riders of pern.
By: Anne McCaffrey

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Postby Zombie » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:57 pm

THE BLACK MAGICIAN TRILOGY

Trudi Caravan

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Postby anynoise » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:43 pm

Ohhh, this made me realize that I haven't been on Goodreads in ages. Pretty good site but apparently I don't have many well read friends. Syncing it with my FB friends I found two.

One I really liked (a little sketchy they are making a movie) is Ready Player One. My computing life started very young. Commodore 64 young.

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

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Postby ravenrussell » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:40 pm

My favorite books:

Poetry,
Walt Whitman "Leaves Of Grass"
Jim Carroll "Void of Course"

Novels,
Ken Kesey "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
Chuck Palahniuk "Survivor" and "Fight Club"
China Mieville "Perdido Street Station"
Tom Robbins "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues"
Stephen King "Insomnia"
Theodore Sturgeon "More Than Human"
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Postby Philly » Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:55 am

DJ_Darkside wrote:Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein: It tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, a human who comes to Earth in early adulthood after being born on the planet Mars and raised by Martians. It's kind of a take on society from a completely outside perspective. My favourite book of all time. Talk to me when you Grok.

Then read these and fully awaken your mind: (NaranjaRa? Have you heard of this?)

The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life Volumes 1 and 2 by Drunvalo Melchizedek:

Once, all life in the universe knew the Flower of Life as the creation pattern—the geometrical design leading us into and out of physical existence. Then from a very high state of consciousness, we fell into darkness and forgot who we were.For thousands of years, the secret was held in ancient artifacts and carvings around the world and encoded in the cells of all life. Now we are rising up from that sleep, shaking old, stale beliefs from our minds and glimpsing the golden light of this new dawn streaming through the windows of perception. This book is one of those windows. Here, Drunvalo Melchizedek presents in text and graphics the first half of the Flower of Life workshop, illuminating the mysteries of how we came to be, why the world is the way it is, and the subtle energies that allow awareness to blossom into its true beauty.Sacred geometry is the form beneath our being and points to a divine order in our reality. We can follow that order from the invisible atom to the infinite stars, finding ourselves at each step. The information here is one path, but between the lines and drawings lie the feminine gems of intuitive understanding. You may see them sparkle around some of the following provocative ideas:Remembering Our Ancient Past: how the fall of Atlantis changed our reality. The Secret of the Flower Unfolds: sacred geometry, the seed of life, the star tetrahedron, the waveform universe, and the shifting of Earth’s poles. The Darker Side of Our Present and Past: our endangered Earth, ice age, and the history of the world. When Evolution Crashed and the Christ Grid Arose: how the Lemurians evolved human consciousness, the martians' fateful decision, and the planetary grid. Egypt’s Role in the Evolution of Consciousness: Dying, resurrection, and ascension, the brilliance of Akhenaten, and the story of Genesis. The Significance of Shape and Structure: the Torus, the labyrinth, the egg of life, the platonic solids, and the living crystals. The Geometries of the Human Body: Leonardo da Vinci’s canon, the mystery of the Mason’s drawing, the golden mean, spirals, the Fibonacci sequence, and the divine phi ratio. Explore the miracle of our existence by meandering through the wonderland of geometry, science, ancient history, and new discovery seen through the widened vision of Drunvalo and the Flower of Life, Volume II will explore in great detail the Mer-Ka-Ba, the 55-foot-diameter energy field of the human lightbody. This knowledge leads to ascension and the next dimensional world.

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Omg stranger in a strange land is one of my all time favorites. I found it on the lost book club list the island was another great one off the list too
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Postby Brewtality » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:51 am

Philip K. Dick - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Albert Camus - L'Etranger [The Outsider/The Stranger]
Herman Melville - Moby Dick
Joseph Hellier - Catch 22
Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart
John Donne - Collected Poems
Neil Gaiman - American Gods
Neil Gaimand and Terry Pratchett - Good Omens
Neil Gaiman - The Sandman
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Postby betweenraindrops » Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:37 am

Oh there are just so many but I'll pick Eduoard Leve's Suicide. It's quite interesting because the author himself killed himself I think about 10 days after he finished this book. So I can't help but think, he put his whole soul into this one-the last thing he wanted to say..
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Re: Recommendations of books to read

Postby Philly » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:09 pm

I'm a SciFi nerd the invention of morel by Adolfo bioy casares was awesome imo
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Postby Itsa notame » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:37 pm

Rwn wrote:Alright if you've got a few months to dedicate to reading and enjoy high fantasy my recommendation

Wheel of time
By Brandon sanderson


Came to say this I just finished the whole series in a month and a half. I couldn't put it down and I've never been into that type of book. Robert Jordan wrote the majority of them but when he found out he wasn't going to finish them he laid everything out for Sanderson to finish. When I found that out I was worried. I was already ten books in but Sanderson finishes it wonderfully.
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Postby Corgimom » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:00 pm

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders celebrates more than 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.
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Re: Recommendations of books to read

Postby cerrodepedro » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:04 pm

This could be bedtime fodder for keeping the little one away from the screens (which is unfortunately just as challenging right now as it is important). BRB going to Amazon.
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Re: Recommendations of books to read

Postby Orea » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:26 pm

The Broken Empire trilogy by Mark Lawrence.
- 1 - Prince of Thorns
- 2 - King of Thorns
- 3 - Emperor of Thorns

Fantasy series, with a little bit of science fiction thrown into the mix. Captivating story and amazing character development, especially for the main character, who is, in my opinion, both a fucking wonderful hero and an amazing anti-hero. You need to read it to understand what I mean, I guess. Anyway, I devoured the three books, so if you get a chance, I hope you enjoy !
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Postby cerrodepedro » Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:21 pm

I got read an AMAZING excerpt from this fiction: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.

Lots of metaphysics, lots of magic realism, and lots of philosophy that isn't just confined to postmodernism. I recommend reading it sober and not sober.
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Postby ravenrussell » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:20 am

cerrodepedro wrote:I got read an AMAZING excerpt from this fiction: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.

Lots of metaphysics, lots of magic realism, and lots of philosophy that isn't just confined to postmodernism. I recommend reading it sober and not sober.


Try Still Life with Woodpecker, same author. A confining story within a cigarette pack of camels. Even Cowgirls is an amazing read. One of my favorites. If you like sci-fi, I would highly recommend, The Stars My Destination, even my ex liked it. She hates sci fi. I don't know what's wrong with her.

//Anyone else out there have new reads to recommend? It don't matter what level of ninja you are, or where you're at right now.
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Postby cerrodepedro » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:14 pm

Oh hey I downloaded Still Life with Woodpecker on Kindle a while ago. Gonna do that. Hadn't connected the two.
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