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December 11, 2008, 02:15:17 AM
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I recently read The Alchemist. A beautiful and magical journey...and it was (for me)... the perfect escape during the 7 hour flight to Anaheim to see Buckethead at the HOB Disneyland.  I finished the book with an hour to spare...

The Alchemist to me was about keeping your dreams close to your heart...stay true to what you believe....seek the treasure of your "personal legend"...each person has one...

The Alchemist was one of those books that I wished  would continue on and on... yet the final page didn\'t leave me suspended...it left me with a warm smile on my face...just wishing there was more fun adventure.
(afterall I had at least another hour stuck on that plane hehe)

The companion book for the Alchemist is   The Warrior of Light   ...I\'m looking forward to reading it soon.  




I also read   "Water for Elephants" a journey through life...and the circus. FUN... the story unfolds through a 93 year old man\'s memory that becomes the present...as the circus had come to town across the street from the old folks home.
His memory flowed back to how he landed into the circus by chance...and became the veterinarian....circa 1930\'s a time when the traveling circus was carried from town to town by train... and all circus life behind the scenes...
He also flashed to the present in bits and peices sharing his feelings sharp as a tack... from a 93 year ole perspective.

I felt it to be very entertaining and touching too...through every twist and turn his story unfolded...as he introduced each character and highlighting the circus and interpersonal adventures...
The ending left me with another warm smile on my face...happy...




;D BIG HUGZ!  
« Last Edit: December 11, 2008, 02:40:42 AM by ZQ »

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December 16, 2008, 06:03:24 AM
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The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature (Hardcover)
by Daniel J. Levitin (Author)

I am reading this one now. It\'s fascinating to me.


You can find out more and read the first chapter here
http://www.sixsongs.net/


January 20, 2009, 11:20:24 AM
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Truth:  it's OK if they don't understand.  if you follow it, stay true to it, and respect it, you could be in store for the greatest journey you could ever imagine.


January 21, 2009, 04:59:03 AM
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy

http://www.cormacmccarthy.com/works/Default.htm

http://www.cormacmccarthy.com/works/theroad.htm



Insane bio-he wrote No Country For Old Men? What an amazing life he lead. My book list is getting too big. I need to get away from non-fiction for a bit, too much reality data coming into my overloaded memory banks.


January 21, 2009, 07:28:49 AM
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Of the books I\'ve read, this is one of my favs.

The Book Of Tea
http://nobleharbor.com/tea/teabook/bookoftea.htm

I think it\'s a great addition to any book collection.


January 30, 2009, 05:15:04 AM
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A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess


Truth:  it's OK if they don't understand.  if you follow it, stay true to it, and respect it, you could be in store for the greatest journey you could ever imagine.


February 03, 2009, 10:00:33 PM
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Truth:  it's OK if they don't understand.  if you follow it, stay true to it, and respect it, you could be in store for the greatest journey you could ever imagine.


February 07, 2009, 09:13:07 PM
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The Softwire - Virus on Orbis 1 by PJ Haarsma
Truth:  it's OK if they don't understand.  if you follow it, stay true to it, and respect it, you could be in store for the greatest journey you could ever imagine.


February 10, 2009, 10:30:44 AM
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also, as far as The Softwire goes, if you like the books, step two is to check out the games.  You have to know things from the books in order to play the games though.

http://www.thesoftwire.com/readergetyourprize/

Truth:  it's OK if they don't understand.  if you follow it, stay true to it, and respect it, you could be in store for the greatest journey you could ever imagine.


February 16, 2009, 06:28:53 PM
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"Compassionate Samurai"

Big HUGZ!  :)

Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.

 



March 04, 2009, 10:17:17 PM
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Short story

The Call of Cthulhu - H.P. Lovecraft

Truth:  it's OK if they don't understand.  if you follow it, stay true to it, and respect it, you could be in store for the greatest journey you could ever imagine.


March 06, 2009, 09:04:38 AM
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Short story

The Call of Cthulhu - H.P. Lovecraft



Good one  ;D

Just last night I finished reading
" The Lurker At The Threshold " - H.P Lovecraft.

I liked it alot. I know of two other folks here that are
also currently reading it. Good stuff !


March 10, 2009, 07:44:20 AM
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Richard Billington?



Ia!

That was a great story, and suddenly all those old Morbid Angel songs make sense.  hehe!  actually, I read some Lovecraft back then too... At The Mountains of Madness.  Good stuff.. may revisit.

(just glanced at the top to see this thread has now been read 666 times!  spooky!!)  :)

« Last Edit: March 10, 2009, 07:46:07 AM by nuff_said »
Truth:  it's OK if they don't understand.  if you follow it, stay true to it, and respect it, you could be in store for the greatest journey you could ever imagine.


March 10, 2009, 03:10:51 PM
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 Good one  ;D

 Just last night I finished reading
" The Lurker At The Threshold " - H.P Lovecraft.

 I liked it alot. I know of two other folks here that are
also currently reading it. Good stuff !


are you gonna get one of the new Buckethead bas-relief image shirts in honor of Lurker?  hehe.  when i see that shirt that\'s the first thing i think of, \'cuz i\'m silly like that.



some cool Lovecraft inspired art to check out here

http://coy-underwood.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!D218D2D5D957EEED!313.entry

and here

http://www.johncoulthart.com/pantechnicon/cthulhu2004.html

gotta love the Cthulhu Rising coffee mug and greeting cards!!





« Last Edit: March 10, 2009, 04:34:07 PM by nuff_said »
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March 10, 2009, 08:34:21 PM
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I also read   "Water for Elephants"


I bought this book a few months ago and forgot I had it! Gee i wish i could read :-/
« Last Edit: March 10, 2009, 08:34:41 PM by koop »