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The Sword of Truth – Terry Goodkind
Havent stopped reading in so long, I got served with divorce papers…
Game of Thrones, great book and great series on HBO. The whole series of books are called The Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin.
^^ epic also.
Pink Boots and a Machete by Mireya Mayor. My review: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/thoughtful-animal/2011/10/24/book-review-mireya-mayors-pink-boots-and-a-machete/
what is The Sword of Truth?
I will add the lost fleet series……
Game of Thornes is good.. also http://ddalglish.com/the-half-orcs/weight-of-blood/ Dalglish has a great series.. and the first book is free on ibook store or other digital reader…
This got old after a while. But it's always fun to read up on a new conspiracy. ^_^
Its a great book about a guy who finds out he is "The Seeker of Truth" and has to help fufill propecies put forth from thousands of years ago. Amazing series, and Ive read on the order of 3k books, this is my favorite series so far
+Mihir Pathare just fun to see how some think in different ways…and its the big thing now with ancient aliens on tv….
It was on TV for a while, It was called The Seeker strangely enough lol
+chris j 3000 books…..really….
+Brent Burzycki What was Chariot of the Gods about ?
Oh i actually liked that series on tv….or maybe just the smokin hot women in it…..
@ Brent Cool. 🙂
Also, 3K+ books is not impossible at all. In my family, we've accumulated over 4K books over the years… I've read everything except for the chick lit and toddler books. And those are not more than 200 or so. 🙂
Semi conspricicy theories of how earth has been visited repeatedly by advanced aliens species….i am not big into conspiricy theories…but honeslty some of the parrelels do make one at least think twice about some things…or simply with it did happen
It is thought provoking, but half of the "evidence" in those books has been tailored to fit the theme. Even the author's admitted it. It's why I'm not too excited about it any more.
No i know its not impossible but i now find myself reading and listening to books……and i have to say listening is quite relaxing…thou i also do most like flipping an actual paper book and turning off all technology for a good ammount of time….
Lol not bragging good sir, Im still in my 20s, and have a great love of reading, and was also blessed with an ability to read quicker than most, so I hope in the next 50-60 years to read quite a few more…
I managed to finish off all 14 books of the Wheel of time in about 9 months' time ^_^ So it's not too difficult if you're a voracious reader like me.
And audiobooks.. that's something I've been meaning to try for a while. Never get the time, though :/
I drive quite a bit….so audible.com has become my friend….and podcasts…
Name of the Wind, +Patrick Rothfuss, favorite book in yeeaarrs.
+Mihir Pathare not to boast, but i am on book 5 after 2 weeks… I am a full time student and husband so I cant read more than 3-4 hours a day… +Brent Burzycki I love audio books, I used to travel a bit, and i used to go to truck stops just to pick up a couple good books on tape to roll with….
+Eric James Leffler I had a teacher tell me the exact same book today, weird, Is it really that good?
Another great sci fi series of 3 books is the starrigger series by john dechancie….out of print but worth picking up the 3 books used……really fun read
+Eric James Leffler what is it about is 20 words or less……
+Chris J that IS weird. I loved it enough to read it twice. It is the first in a trilogy. The second book, Wiseman's Fear is also out and just as good IMO. Awaiting the release of the third book anxiously 🙂
I ordered a used copy on amazon today, so i guess I will have to wait and see.
+Brent Burzycki Ah no wonder. I can't imagine sitting down and just listening. 🙂 Also, thanks for the book recommendations. ^_^
+Chris J Woah! That's madness! thumbs up
+Brent Burzycki Badass magically gifted kid who grows up to be much more. Realistic, poetic, adventurous, humorous, with an evil under the surface.
+Daniel Lane Classic sir, his tales were epic, as was his foresight for the future, he knew about cell phones, customized genetics, robotic vac lol he was truly one of the greats. Yeah a book a day is about all i can do also…
I wish I could read a book a day but working 14 hr days with 2 hours of commute and 3 companies to run makes a 24hr day way too short…
+Brent Burzycki Audible is your friend. That commute can turn into 4 hours of reading time. That's how I read most books nowadays.
I recently decided to read all the "Classics" that I had never gotten around to reading. Started with Animal Farm, Jane Eyre, and Lolita. Currently reading Job's Biography but then stating Pride and Prejudice.
BTW goodreads.com is an excellent web site for readers. You can see what I have read and am reading here.
You might try Dresden Files by Jim Butcher – Think of it as A Harry Potter that has grown up and lives in chicago.
I am using audible for the Wheel of Time books by Robert Jordan right now.
Another vote for Sword of Truth. Couldn't -put it down, and neither could my hubby or my son!
I really loved the sword of truth and the next 2-3 books.. but they were going downhill and getting to way dark for me. So I set them aside. But I really enjoyed the first two.
They do sort of take that kind of turn Dick and there was one book that about bored me to death – it was mostly preface for the next books, but all in all – when I was done reading that series it took me a looong time to get interested in any other books because it was so good.
Hey +Brent Burzycki what kind of books do you like?
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I like sci if….I always have…I live a life full of people and dealing with way too much stuff daily…. I want a way to escape that reality and let my mind relax a bit…that said i like hard science also… String theory, bubble universes, theoretical physics, astronomy, stuff that is way bigger than me and forces me to use my brain…because really my normal day to day work is just not doing that enough for me lately…..
Plus I have to admit I would be overall more suited for a life where we can venture between stars…. My dream job would be explorer, law enforcement or some kind of special enforcement unit where I have my own killer ship amd specialized crew with faster than light drive and no real boss…. Much like the game Mass Effect… I would pretty much smile daily doing that…
Veeery interesting… lets' see…. if I could crawl into a book it would have to be a fantasy book. I love the idea of magic and eternal love (I'm a hopeless romantic) and mystical creatures. I am a day dreamer – always have been, always will be, I guess 😉
What are your favourite Sci Fi books??
Recommend Joe Abercrombie – The First Rule trilogy.
Currently reading "The Black Banners" by Ali H. Soufan and Daniel Freedman. Interesting read from an FBI agent's perspective on the lead up to 9/11. Part of this book was redacted by the CIA even though much of the information had already been made public. Became interested in this book after seeing several interviews with the author.
VIDEO by Meera Nair; Ten short stories very, very good
I just finished a young adult, post-apocalyptic series (3 books) called The Hunger Games. It was excellent!
+Sandra Parlow Probably this series http://www.amazon.com/Starrigger-John-DeChancie/dp/0759232520/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_3
But I think I like it for others reasons because it was recommended by friends years ago and it was my first real series I read.. but it is a fun read if you like Sci Fi…
ahh – looks interesting +Brent Burzycki I read a lot of different kinds of books…but I've never really paid a lot of attention to sci fi. I'll have to look into them some day.
Not much of a book reader, but reading "Steve Jobs" right now. Can't seem to put it down…
+Ken Jancef That one is on my pile also.. so many pages……
Yea, I know… Saw it at the bookstore, was the reason I went… Looked at how big it was. I haven't read a book this big in a LONG time, but I am 1/6 through it in 5 days…
+Ken Jancef Always can use it to prop open stuff later on also… multi tasker….
I KNOW IT'S A FICTION.
Brandon Sanderson, ghostwriter to the late Robert Jordan, is finishing up The Wheel of Time series. In the meantime, he start a new series called The Stormlight Chronicles, the first being Way of Kings. Fantastic stuff so far.
Under The Dome is great on Audible.
if your looking for sci-fi these may help
I listened to the regular version of American Gods by Neil Gaiman but apparently this full cast production is pretty awesome. I highly recommend this one!
I do like dramatized and cast versions…….reminds me of old cool radio shows…..
+Brent Burzycki Google these Children of the Gods (.net), Silent Universe
Check out these Authors too +Nathan Lowell, +Scott Sigler, +J.C. Hutchins, and some others at http://www.podiobooks.com
Right now I'm listening to +John Lenahan's Prince of Hazel and Oak the sequel to Shadow Magic. I loved it so much I bought the book so I could read it to my kids.
And if you've never read the book The Neverending Story you should give it a shot.
+Brent Burzycki If you haven't heard it yet, The Dark Tower series by Stephen King is amazing. If you like fantasy, then the Mistborn series is fantastic.
+Ariston Collander Cool thanks – I will check them out…
Anything by Michael Lewis (Liar's Poker, Moneyball, The Big Short, etc.) are always great reads in the non-fiction domain. He has a way of telling a story which is captivating and funny at times.
Currently, I'm listening to "An Anthropologist on Mars Seven Paradoxical Tales (Unabridged)" by Oliver Sacks which is interesting if you're into books about how the brain works.
"Killing Floor" by lee Child is a bit violent at times but a fun thriller.
David Sedaris is a great humorous who makes you see the world in a different way. In the way that great photographers make me inspire me with their pictures, Sedaris inspires me with his stories. His stories are especially fun when read by him.
Lately, I go for audible books, so that I can listen to it while I go to and from work or while I run.
I just read "Tigana" which was really good. Great writing and characters. For sci-fi, one of my favorites is a short story called "Paradise lost" in the "birthday of the world" book by Ursula Le Guin.
I'm actually looking for more good sci-fi to read though so would be keen to hear what other people liked.