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TheUnknown

So, what are everyone's favorite genres? Authors? Books? Quotes?

What are everyon'es least favorite genres? Authors? Books?

Some of my favorite non-SW books

The Shining by Stephen King

IT by Stephen King

Bag of Bones by Stephen King

Skeleton Crew by Stephen King

1984 by George Orwell

The Animorphs Series by K.A. Applegate

Some of my least favorite non-SW Books

Dreamcatcher by Stephen King

Lost Boy, Lost Girl by Peter Straub

As you may can tell, my favorite author is Stephen King.

My Book Wishlist

Various works by John Grisham (haven't read anything by him yet)

Various works by Anne Rice (haven't read anything by her yet)

Various works by Tom Clancy (haven't read anything by him yet)

Various works by Stephen King/Richard Bachman

A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Jennifer Government

Abandon by Sean Desmond

More than anything, I want to branch out in the genre of horror. I've read two Dean Koontz books that weren't exactly phenominal. And I've read one Peter Straub book.

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Andy

I'm currently (slowly) reading Fallen Dragon, by Peter F Hamilton. Seend pretty good so far.

And I currently have a queue of books waiting to be read:

(in no particular order)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

Talon of the Silver Hawk, Raymond E Feist

Dune, Frank Herbert

The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien

The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien

The Silmarillion, JRR Tolkien

Backwards, Rob Grant

Last Human, Doug Naylor

I was reading LotR, but I lost it and started reading something else then found it again. lol.

My favourite books ever are:

Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton

The Lost World, Michael Crichton

Timeline, Michael Crichton

The Silver Sword, Ian Serraillier

Raptor Red, Robert T Bakker

Colditz, PR Reid

The Snow Spider Trilogy, Jenny Nimmo

Star Wars: Shatterpoint, Matthew Stover

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Star by Star, Troy Denning

Boy, Roald Dahl

1984, George Orwell

Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

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Ana

Currently reading:

A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

Water Witch by Connie Willis and Cynthia Felice

To-Read list:

The Assassins of Tamurin by S.D. Tower

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

Forensics True Crime Scene Investigations by Dr. Zakaria Erzin?lioglu

Mythology by Edith Hamilton

Haunted by Meg Cabot

Star Trek Enterprise: Daedalus's Children by Dave Stern

The Dim Sum of All Things by Kim Wong Keltner

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

Thief of Lives by Barb & J.C. Hendee

Astrobiology by Monica Grady

Favorites:

A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Meg by Steve Alten

Light Raid by Connie Willis and Cynthia Felice

Traitor by Matthew Stover

Least Favorites:

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly

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Ender

Oh God... I read so much.. where to begin?

I'll list a few faves...

The DragonCrown War Cycle by Michael A. Stackpole

Talion: Revenant by Michael A. Stackpole

The Saga of Seven Suns by Kevin J. Anderson

Anything by Stephen Ambrose, Sean Hannity, or Ann Coulter

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Bushy

I can't believe you didn't mention the Ender Wiggin series :eek:

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Sticks

Just finished: Spiderman 2

Ones I'd like to read:

I, Robot by Isaac Asmov

The Foundation Series by Isaac Asmov (I read the first few when I was in elementary but needless to say I didn't fully understand them nor do I remember them)

Some of my favs:

Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey

Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey

Kushiel's Avatar by Jacqueline Carey

Traitor by Matthew Stover

Shatterpoint by Matthew Stover

Least favs:

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is way at the top of the list... :roll:

Chimera's Copper by Piers Anthony

Meh...can't think right now...

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Radioactive Isotope

the Dune series is uber awesome. there's also a series i've been reading called the Tennis Shoe series where a group of kids find a cave that takes them back into biblical times and they get to watch it all happen. it's really cool. *taps foot waiting for book 10*

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Tsl

Currently reading: The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien &

Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone (for the millionth time)

Favs: The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

The Redwall Series by Brian Jacques

The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe by Douglas Adams (I think)

Watership Down by....some guy (I forgot, lol)

The Red Dwarf novels are good too. Very much like the show with some added stuff (kinda like they do with a novelization of a movie) by the show's creators/writers whatever they are....

Need to Read: Ender's Game

Eregon

The Unfinished Tales (JRR Tolkien)

A couple of the Redwall books

A couple of the Hitchhiker's Books

An Enemy Reborn by Michael Stackpole

The DragonCrown War Cycle by Michael A. Stackpole

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Drake

I see Star Wars books in those lists...tsk tsk. :p

Currently re-reading: WarCraft: Day of the Dragon by Richard A. Knaak

Favorites list:

WarCraft: Day of the Dragon by Richard A. Knaak

WarCraft: Lord of the Clans by Christie Golden

WarCraft: The Last Guardian by Jeff Grubb

WarCraft: War of the Ancients Trilogy (only one out so far) by Richard A. Knaak

StarCraft: Liberty's Crusade by Jeff Grubb

Halo: The Fall of Reach by Eric Nylund

Halo: First Strike by Eric Nylund

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien

Eragon (Inheritance series) by Christopher Paolini

I think I have some sort of addiction to game-based novels...

Eval list:

Anything by Shakespeare *shudders* They're plays! Don't read them, go see them!

Edited by Drake

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Ender

Bushy- Yeah, Ender coms right after those.

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GI_Admiral

Does Manga count? If it does my list would be a bit bigger :p

Books currently reading:

1984 George Orwell

The Bible as/in Literature James Ackerman, Thayer Warshaw

Against All Enemies Richard Clarke

Allegory of the Cave ((Not really a book but Im reading it so meh :p))

Rainbow Six Tom Clancy ((This could go in Books I need to read too...I started and have been on hold for a yearish or so :red: ))

Books I need to read:

Plan of Attack Bob Woodward

Witchhunt Marc Aronson

Fences August Wilson

Fortress Draconis Michael Stakepole

Grapes of Wrath ((Uh...I cant remember))

Edited by General Idiot

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Radioactive Isotope

Grapes of Wrath is by John Steinbeck. the same guy who wrote Of Mice and Men *shudder*

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GI_Admiral

lol, Of Mice and Men wasn't that bad...

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Bad furday

It really wasn't...

especially since I managed to horrify my english teacher by drawing parallels between the pretty lady who is unnamed and manages to get her neck broken, and the song which features the line,

"I've rode across a desert on a horse with no name..." :p :twisted:

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Ender

GI- You might want to read The Dark Glory War before Fortress Draconis... if you have already, then nevermind.

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Tsl

The Grapes of Wrath is an excellent book and a pretty good movie too. Of Mice and Men is good too.

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Drake

Gotta watch out for those wrathful grapes....they can get pretty mean.

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