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 PostPost subject: Social: What are your favorite books?        Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 8:59 am 
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I'd like to try a new social-thread which is about our favorite books. This way, we might learn to know other authors and books that we haven't come to ourselves. This is, speaking from experience, very influentual to the mind.

My list:

  • Abraham Maslow, Religions, values and peak-experiences: since my friend experienced a peak experience himself, this has become a very important word
  • Albert Camus, The myth of Sisyphos: very interesting life-questions, especially why going on living a life that's hard to maintain is worth it
  • Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception: no need for an introduction I guess.
  • Apostolos Doxiadis, Logicomix: A graphic novel of the history of formal logic.
  • Bertrand Russell, The Problems of Philosophy: no need for an introduction I guess.
  • Carl Gustav Jung, Seminar on Nietzsche's Zarathustra: no need for an introduction I guess.
  • Douglas Hofstaedter, Gödel, Escher, Bach: very interesting mathematical models and thinking.
  • Edwin A. Abbott, Flatlanders: made me understand multidimensionality.
  • Erich Fromm, Having or being: very good categories for everyday-acting.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra: no need for an introduction I guess.
  • Fritz Zorn, Mars: Zorn had terminal cancer and shortly before his death, he saw that everything the society every taught or told him was a lie. This book uncovers all of societies lies.
  • Hermann Hesse, The Steppenwolf: no need for an introduction I guess.
  • Hermann Hesse, Siddharta: no need for an introduction I guess.
  • Hermann Hesse, Beneath the Wheel: no need for an introduction I guess.
  • Janne Teller, Nothing: A student sees that nothing means anything and stops doing anything. Others try to persuade him that some things do actually mean something, but that fails.
  • Jean-Dominique Bauby, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: a guy having the locked-in-syndrome wrote a book about his experience of not being able to move.
  • Jean-Paul Sartre, The nausea: no need for an introduction I guess.
  • Jostein Gaarder, Sofies World: no need for an introduction I guess.
  • Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland: no need for an introduction I guess.
  • Linus Torvald, Just for Fun: very interesting and funny insight into linux
  • Maddox, I am better than your kids: very funny.
  • Mark Rowlands, The philosopher and the wolf
  • Neil Postman, Amusing ourselves to death
  • Ninjacilious, Access to all areas
  • Thomas Cathcart, Heidegger and a Hippo walk through those pearly gates
  • William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

I'm very interested in your lists!


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 PostPost subject: Re: Social: What are your favorite books?        Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 12:14 am 
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I may update my list over time, if I can remember anything else that I have read in the past.

When I was a kid, I used to always like reading things such as:
Hank the Cowdog Series: John R. Erickson (Pretty good series, from when I was in Elementary School)
Cam Jansen Series: David A. Adler (Not that bad of a series.)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Jeff Kinney
Warriors Series: Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui Sutherland, with the plot developed by editor Victoria Holmes (I didn't read a whole lot of them but I enjoyed them.)
Corduroy: Don Freeman (I honestly can never forget this one.)
Dr. Suess Books: Theodor Seuss Geisel (Who could forget the classic "Green Eggs & Ham")
The Magic Treehouse: Mary Pope Osborne



Some other things I enjoy/enjoyed reading recently:
Stephen King Series: Stephen Edwin King (I didn't read a lot of his books, but some were really good and interesting)
Where the Red Fern Grows: Wilson Rawls
The Education of Little Tree: Asa Earl Carter


To be honest, I should read more stuff, since I don't really read many more books nowadays.


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Just a few of them, in no particular order

Non-technical
Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weiss & Tracy Hickman
Dragonlance Legends by Margaret Weiss & Tracy Hickman
Elminster series by Ed Greenwood
The Avatar Series originally The Avatar Trilogy (Forgotten Realms) by various authors
The Myst Reader by Rand and Robyn Miller
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
Sherlock Holmes Illustrated and Complete by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (compilation by Mary Eichbauer?)

Technical:
Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold
Windows Internals by Mark Russinovich

I have lots of books that I own but haven't read yet, so I'm not listing those.
I'll try to remember to add more to the list as I read them.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Social: What are your favorite books?        Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:46 pm 
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I really like the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth. It's YA dystopian, but I loved it. It did deserve a much better movie adaptation though.

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