-To whomever's not hooked on phonics

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  1. RealMS

    RealMS Ne te quaesiveris extra

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    I'm giving away some of my ques-st-ee-ons for my later interviews but I wanna know,

    What type of books are yall reading/like to read? Horror, Self-Improvement, etc. etc.

    and-

    What books are you all reading? Name em. Got an author in mind, name that too.

    I just went to Barnes & Nobles earlier today (and got soaked in the rain!) and when I go there (once in a blue moon) I always go to the poetry section. Well, when I was waiting in line to check out I saw this whole row of books on sale. I didn't have much time so I asked the guy behind me to hold my spot. They had books from $25-50 on sale for $2-5. I never saw that, and they say they always have stuff on sale. I picked up this book called The Green Hour by Frederic Tuten and a Nikki Giovanni book from the poetry section. The Green Hour is a love novel on this young art historian-struggling between two different ppl. That's all I know for now lol.

    K, time to discuss my ppl.
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  2. Bhitiah

    Bhitiah Powerful Scriptures

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    You should check,

    Thimk- Vincent Lopez ....It's Dope as hell.


    On Bullshit- Harry G. Frankfurt

    God's Politics: Why the right gets it wrong and the left doesn't get it

    Smack - Melvin Burgess

    Crank -Ellen Hopkins

    Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl

    Jay's Journal -Beatrice Sparks

    Cant get there from here -Todd Strasser

    What learning Leaves -Taylor Mali

    Bum rush the page -if you dont have that your just lame ...lol

    Will work for peace ...

    Close to death -Patricia Smith

    Shake Loose my skin -Sonia Sanchez

    Homegirls and Handgrenades - Sonia Sanchez






    There's this book, I want to read a friend of mine recommended it to me, It's about the lead singer of the sex pistols ...I just cant remember what it's called LOL
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  3. Pent uP

    Pent uP I'd Like to Fight Ten Men

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    i DO NOT READ

    but the only books i've read in my life are

    Cam Jansen novels (reppin)

    Count of Monte Cristo

    The Da Vinci Code

    and im currently indulging in Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
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  4. RealMS

    RealMS Ne te quaesiveris extra

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    Bhitiah the only books from that list of yours I have are Bum Rush the Page and Shake Loose My Skin lol.

    The Da Vinci Code-goodness.
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  5. Poetickz

    Poetickz The Humble One

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    dont read that often...

    currently though im reading the book of mormon, and the bible...

    a good novel to read is "The Things they Carried"...if your into war stories.
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  6. AlmostFamous

    AlmostFamous U got a problem?

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    you went to barnes and noble... cool

    i thought you dont have the time to go there... ahha

    yall know i read... i do alot of it..

    I try to stick to magazines though as of late b/c I like to keep up on some issues

    Time magazine..

    Newsweek

    The Economy

    Poets and Writers Magazine

    Young poets and writers magazine

    and some books

    Stephen King- On writing

    very good book trust me i know a thing or two...lol

    ahhh shit i cannot think right now... so yeah thats it for now

    sorry brenda..lol
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  7. Åffliction

    Åffliction :::::::::::::::::::::

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    I just read Ellen Hopkins - Crank. I thought the book was structured differently but I really liked it alot and it was captivating. Leonard Goldberg - Brain Waves a real nice book that holds your attention. And the one that I'm reading right now is Dean Koontz - Frankenstein and so far its pretty good. But crank was amazing. I want to read more of Ellen Hopkins Do you know if she has anymore books coming out Bhitiah.
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  8. Bhitiah

    Bhitiah Powerful Scriptures

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    Nah but have you ever read, Go ask Alice -Anonymous??? It's good too

    You should most definately peep it if you read Crank ...

    I just finished reading, "And I dont want to live this life" by Deborah Spungen ...It's a book about the lead singer of the sex pistols and his screwed up girlfriend.
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  9. kuine

    kuine if u want it u can get it

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    i read alot of stuff..are you looking for poetry books?...i dont really read poetry books unless its old school ...langston hughes...or i might pick up a nikki giovanni...but i like to read alot of zane books and eric jerome dickey..omar tyree...michael baisden...things like that...
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  10. RealMS

    RealMS Ne te quaesiveris extra

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    ^no I was just wondering what everyone who comes around this way of the site reads, or what they're into. Just keeping things simple, but I welcome anything beyond! Thanks.
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  11. Åffliction

    Åffliction :::::::::::::::::::::

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    Bhitiah I'm going to have to look for that book thanks for the recommendation. I'm not really into reading poems from poetry books.
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  12. eM-T

    eM-T Because We Are

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    Jitter Bug Perfume - Tom Robbins

    Skinny Legs and all - Tom Robbins

    Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk (and anything else by him is good)
    ^ you have to read this book. (by the same guy who wrote fight club, only way the fuck better)

    1984 - george orwell <----if anyone hasn't read this book, you probably spent too much time reading the bible, and not enough time questioning more important social issues that effect more than your own peace of mind.

    The Perks of being a Wallflower - steven chebosky? (one of my favorite. very nostalgic

    Charles Bukowski is always good. Very Raw.

    Kurt Vonngut is good but very hit or miss with me. I liked Blue Beard a lot.

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

    The Vagina Monologues - Eve Ensler

    Fast Food Nation & Reefer Madness - Eric Schlosser

    Nickel and Dimed - Barbara Ehrenreich

    A People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn

    (also liked smack)

    Im reading this now. One of the best lines I read for how I feel right now..
    .. The Solace of Leaving Early - Haven Kimmel
    the line.. "Amos said nothing; his tongue seemed to have failed him. But he thought one thing over and over, the way he used to think a single thought in church on Sunday until he nearly choked on it: You are all wrong. You are all completely wrong about this. We live lives that are hopelessly broken, and we know it. (p.14)


    this was a good idea realms. Now I have some books to look out for and authors I am unfamiliar with.
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  13. RealMS

    RealMS Ne te quaesiveris extra

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    ^That was the purpose my fellow artist :tongue: Not just for my benefit lol, hopefully. I guess it helps.
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  14. Bhitiah

    Bhitiah Powerful Scriptures

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    Reefer Madness was cool lol ....

    Imma check out invisible monsters ...

    I've read 1984 and it mos def was a good book to read.

    One flew over the cuckoo's nest, I read that ...Isnt that a required book in high school? lol I think so
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  15. Åffliction

    Åffliction :::::::::::::::::::::

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    I have to find something to read?
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  16. eM-T

    eM-T Because We Are

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    well.. not required in my highschool... but if it was in others that is bad ass... and yes... invisible monters is one of those books that made me want to read and read and read.. ammmmazing. Perks of being a Wallflower kicks ass too.. but.. very different... Perks is .. emotional.. Invisible Monsters is... emotional.. but also.. CRAZZZZYYY fucked up. in the most beautiful way you can imagine : )
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  17. RealMS

    RealMS Ne te quaesiveris extra

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    ^sounds good to me. And that other book yall are talking about isn't required down here. Next year I know MacBeth (Macbeth?) is required though.
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  18. Bhitiah

    Bhitiah Powerful Scriptures

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    yeah one flew over the cuckoos nest was required here ...damn, lol ....

    man, i had to read a book in high shcool that was required in other places of the world? man fuck that ....another reason to hate my folks i guess .... LOL ....
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  19. Just read, Anne bronte--the tenant of wildfell hall

    am now reading Virginia woolf--To the lighthouse
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  20. MisterEThoughts

    MisterEThoughts MysteryOfUntoldTruth

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    OK, Let me see!


    1. Da Vinci By Dan Brown
    2. The Case For Christ by Lee Strobel
    3. Jews, God, and History By Max I . Dimont
    4. Insomnia By Stephen King ( I love this guy, he is soo awesome)
    5. Great American Short Stories by Hathorne to Hemingway
    6. Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins
    7. The Big Killing By Robert Wilson
    8. Writing with Style By John R. Trimble ( Conversation on the art of writing)
    9. Boundaries Of The Soul By June Singer ( The Practice Of Jung's Psychology)
    10. The Overseer By Jonathan Rabb


    I got some more but I will write that out later.

    Check those out for now.
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