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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-07-2015, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thought I would start a new thread for book-lovers like myself. Let's swap book recommendations, wanna-read lists, and books I should read (but can't seem to get around to.)

Here's my suggestion for couples who want to draw closer together. The topics in each meditation are interesting, and the prompts at the end of each reading are fodder for very thought-provoking conversation. They are a pleasant way to dig deep and learn EVEN MORE about your partner than you already thought you knew. My SO and I feel immensely closer than ever.

The More We Find in Each Other: Meditations for Couples...

Highly recommended for ANY couple who wants to draw closer....

(*Note: this is a Hazelden publication for those who might be ambivalent about Hazelden which is geared toward addiction/recovery.)

I can assure you, this book is good for ALL, even if you have no addiction/recovery issues. I recently downloaded the Kindle edition which is really nice and less expensive than the hard copy.

Now... please share YOUR book recommendations!

Murder mystery, non-fiction, biography, auto-biography, memoir, historical fiction, pop-psych, erotica, classic novels, etc...


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Books I've been having fun with lately:

Non-Fiction: The Republic of Pirates - Colin Woodward. Historical examination of the Golden Age of piracy in the Carribean.

Fiction: Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card. Yeah, I'm 30 years late to the game on this one, but better late than never. This book completely lives up to the hype. Skip the movie.

Relationship: Mating in Captivity - Esther Perel. Kind of wonky, but a lot of interesting ideas. A good read.

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are you familiar with Goodreads? Google it - nice site that I use to keep track of all the books I read and all the books I want to read.

I'm mostly a novels and suspense book guy, with some sci-fi thrown in as well - here are a couple of my favorites.

Homeboy - Seth Morgan
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love - Oscar Hijuelos
The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
Neuromancer - William Gibson
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson

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are you familiar with Goodreads? Google it - nice site that I use to keep track of all the books I read and all the books I want to read.
I am familiar with the site, but didn't know you could use it to keep track of books, lists, etc. I mostly know about it from their book reviews. Thanks for the tip!

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The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
I enjoyed Donna Tartt's "The Secret History"... can't wait to check this one out!

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I am familiar with the site, but didn't know you could use it to keep track of books, lists, etc. I mostly know about it from their book reviews. Thanks for the tip!



I enjoyed Donna Tartt's "The Secret History"... can't wait to check this one out!
The Secret History is on my To-Read list in Goodreads, along with about 65 other assorted books...
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Fiction: The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Black Prism.

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i like bookbub.com

i get an email for ebooks on sale or free on amazon/google play, based on categories I have chosen.

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I generally read non-fiction (history, biographies) and poetry.

I think the last book I read, e-book actually, was Spinglish by Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf. It was amusing.
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Just finished "Submission" by Houellebecq

Currently have the following open

The Camp of the Saints by Jean Raspail
The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse by Pascal Bruckner
Selected Essays of Ahad Ha-am
The Organization Man by William Whyte Jr.
A Lethal Obsession by Robert Wistrich

Only 15 more titles to go on my Amazon wish list.


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Books I've been having fun with lately:

Non-Fiction: The Republic of Pirates - Colin Woodward. Historical examination of the Golden Age of piracy in the Carribean.

Fiction: Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card. Yeah, I'm 30 years late to the game on this one, but better late than never. This book completely lives up to the hype. Skip the movie.

Relationship: Mating in Captivity - Esther Perel. Kind of wonky, but a lot of interesting ideas. A good read.
I'm Glad you are enjoying Ender. It's a regular read for me. I liked Enders shadow better than Speaker for the Dead.

I recently Read The Jungle Book so I would be ready for the Next Disney adulteration.
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That's my current reading list, pulled from my thread. I try to find something funny to read, in between those. Too much self help/psychology and my brain just can't absorb anymore.

I also love goodreads, i love the suggested books feature.

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Cute name... The Book Nook. I'm currently reading

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Vital Involvement in Old Age - Erikson and co.

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Some heady reading here.

I'm on a 2-week vacay and I will be downloading Leah Remini's Troublemaker. Can't wait!
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I am currently addicted to Dragon's Wrath by Brent Roth!

It is a book about someone escaping into the virtual world of an online mmo rpg. The MC battles his growing attachment to artificial intelligence, he battles aquaphobia after drowning in the game,other players quit because the immersion is so life-like that they become traumatized. Imagine feeling another player carving off your face! The pain they suffer is real because the developers wanted the player to fully immerse themselves in the real experience of a medieval fantasy world.

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