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Topic tags/keywords: books bibliophile fiction non-fiction favorite book

So I grew up in a household with loads of books and learned to read for pleasure. Later I learned to love non-fiction as well. Now I love both equally. I love reading but I also love books as objects, the way they look, feel, and even the way they smell.

Totally a bibliophile.

I think my favorite fiction is Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson

My favorite non fiction is more difficult, but I’ll say The Art Of Traditional Blacksmithing, a Norwegian Perspective by Havard Bergland.

So what is your favorite book?

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#1 posted 07-23-2017 05:30 PM

The Rockler catalog!

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#2 posted 07-23-2017 05:43 PM

The Rockler catalog!

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#3 posted 07-23-2017 05:45 PM

I really prefer pictures to words!

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#4 posted 07-23-2017 06:44 PM

Almost anything about history, and by WEB Griffin.

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#5 posted 07-23-2017 09:43 PM

Kade Kel at the moment.

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#6 posted 07-23-2017 10:28 PM

Atlas Shrugged
Love Story
Grimm Fairy Tales
The Battle Cry of Freedom
The Longest Day…Damned good movie, too.

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#7 posted 07-23-2017 11:06 PM

The Old Man and The Sea

And here is my tribute to the book:

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#8 posted 07-23-2017 11:50 PM

Back in the 70’s, while in the service, there was plenty of time and plenty of Louis L’Amour books floating around. Every few years I get the hankering to pull some of them out and re-read them. Definitely one of my favorite authors.

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#9 posted 07-24-2017 12:05 AM

Favorite is probably Dune, followed by Grapes of Wrath, also a big fan of The Good Earth. Honorable mention to just about anything by Asimov. I’ve read thousands of books, tomorrow my top three might be different based on mood or memory. :)

Also a fan of nonfiction, mostly history, crime, and craft. There was a time when I would read every science journal or text book I could get my hands on.

-- Rick M,

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#10 posted 07-24-2017 01:30 AM

Avid reader growing up but had to stop once I got married/children as nothing else gets done when I start to read.

Most of my reading is now magazine based. National Geographic, CORAL, Fine Woodworking, etc…as they take no real time to read. Last books were Trout and Salmonides of North America, The Conscientious Marine Aquarist, Aquarium Corals : Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History, and Ecology of the Planted Aquarium.

I also read a lot of research articles/papers at work in support of ongoing projects, to forward to clients, and use as references in the reports I send out once my project is completed.

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#11 posted 07-24-2017 02:52 AM

Didn’t add favorite book and a tough one to narrow down to just one but probably Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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#12 posted 07-24-2017 03:04 AM

While I am a voracious reader, and I don’t have a particular favorite genre or author, without a doubt, To Kill a Mockingbird is my absolute favorite book of all time. In a close second, Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry.

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#13 posted 07-24-2017 12:03 PM

Favorite books are definitely the Ender’s Quartet (Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind) by Orson Scott Card. Oddly enough, they’re the only sci-fi I’ve ever read.

A close second would probably be a tie between Of Mice and Men, and Catcher in the Rye.

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#14 posted 07-24-2017 01:22 PM

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

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#15 posted 07-24-2017 01:44 PM

I read in the neighbourhood of 100 books a year (hour bus ride to work and back every day) so picking a favourite is hard. Most anything by Umberto Eco is usually excellent. P.G. Wodehouse was the comic genius of the twentieth century so his books are always highly rated. I’m reading my way through the Arthurian literature right now so lots of vitae and other such things. I am just finishing the Faerie Queene by Spencer, one book left :)

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