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Tolle A new Creation...(different title?)

Dostoevsky Brothers Karamazov

Dickens A Christmas Carol

Merton Seven Storey Mountain

Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby


I may need to edit the top 5 as I need more time to think...later
 

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I think most of mine are going to be ones I read before I was 10!:

George's Marvellous Medicine - Roald Dahl
The Wishing Chair - Enid Blyton
Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse - Ursula Moray Williams
Flow my Tears the Policeman Said - Philip K Dick
Naked Lunch - William Burroughs
 

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I think most of mine are going to be ones I read before I was 10!:

George's Marvellous Medicine - Roald Dahl
The Wishing Chair - Enid Blyton
Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse - Ursula Moray Williams
Flow my Tears the Policeman Said - Philip K Dick
Naked Lunch - William Burroughs
I haven't read one of those books! But I loved Blyton as a child..all the secret sevens and famous five adventures...and Dahl had a great sense of humour too.
 

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Catcher in the Rye, She's Come Undone, and I need to read more.

Edited to add: Free the Animals: The Story of the Animal Liberation Front.

And now I'm sure to be on a FBI watch list.
 

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In no particular order:
1. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
2. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
3. The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
4. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
5. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

So if you were wondering what's on an emotionally disturbed person's bookshelf...
 

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1. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins (my dad's book)
2. Deenie by Judie Bloom and some of her other books
3. The New Our Bodies, Ourselves (my mom's book)
4. Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, And Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry by Gail Eisnitz


I'll have to think about this some more. My parent had zillions of books and I read most of the non-fiction ones they had. I was a hermit from age 12-17, I didn't watch much TV and the internet was not around then, so books were my life. Now I just read crap off the internet.
 

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Can't really think of 5. I never really "read" until a year or so ago... but:

"The Culture of make Believe" & "End Game 1 & 2" by Derrick Jensen.

Both of those have had profound effects on my psyche. They've helped with my depression/anxiety too, because I've realised that the world is pretty ****ed-up, and I'm not completely weird for being indifferent to it.
 

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Can't really think of 5. I never really "read" until a year or so ago... but:

"The Culture of make Believe" & "End Game 1 & 2" by Derrick Jensen.

Both of those have had profound effects on my psyche. They've helped with my depression/anxiety too, because I've realised that the world is pretty ****ed-up, and I'm not completely weird for being indifferent to it.
LOVE Derrick Jensen!
Him and a few other anarcho-primitivist authors definitely changed my entire world view, probably from the very moment I first read a few essays by Crimthinc. back in 2007...
 

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1. the saggy baggy elephant
2. Jane Eyre
3. Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
4. Death of a Salesman
5. Beachcombing at Miramar

that's the list as it stands now. if I reflect a bit more, it would probably change.
 

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1. Scar Tissue: taught me to endure hardship.

2. Lincoln's Melancholy: taught me that traits perceived as negative can actually be an advantage in certain situations, making these traits not negative inherently.

3. Books on Buddhism: changed my understanding of the world and the human mind. This is probably the single greatest influence on my world view.
 

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1. Scar Tissue: taught me to endure hardship.

2. Lincoln's Melancholy: taught me that traits perceived as negative can actually be an advantage in certain situations, making these traits not negative inherently.

3. Books on Buddhism: changed my understanding of the world and the human mind. This is probably the single greatest influence on my world view.
I've read a lot of buddhist books too. The first book I read it was like stepping into a whole new world!
 

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1. the saggy baggy elephant
2. Jane Eyre
3. Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
4. Death of a Salesman
5. Beachcombing at Miramar

that's the list as it stands now. if I reflect a bit more, it would probably change.
Death of a saleman...classic!
 

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1. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins (my dad's book)
2. Deenie by Judie Bloom and some of her other books
3. The New Our Bodies, Ourselves (my mom's book)
4. Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, And Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry by Gail Eisnitz

I'll have to think about this some more. My parent had zillions of books and I read most of the non-fiction ones they had. I was a hermit from age 12-17, I didn't watch much TV and the internet was not around then, so books were my life. Now I just read crap off the internet.
your mum and dad's favourite book on your top 5?
 

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In no particular order:
1. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
2. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
3. The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
4. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

So if you were wondering what's on an emotionally disturbed person's bookshelf...
I want to read that book. She had a mental illness...no?
 

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On The Road - Jack Kerouac
The Fortress Of Solitude - Jonathan Lethem
The Trial - Franz Kafka
Housekeeping - Marilynne Robinson

And.... I can't think of a fifth one right now.
 

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Noddy & Big ears volume 1
Noddy & Big ears volume 2
Noddy & Big ears volume 3
Noddy & Big ears volume 4
Noddy & Big ears volume 5

Volume 5 was a cracker.
 

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Noddy & Big ears volume 1
Noddy & Big ears volume 2
Noddy & Big ears volume 3
Noddy & Big ears volume 4
Noddy & Big ears volume 5

Volume 5 was a cracker.
I think I'd have to be stoned to enjoy reading Noddy and B.E.
 

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Death of a saleman...classic!
I have very fond memories of it. I was a sophomore in high school and everyone seemed to have an English class that required it but me. I took umbrage at this (I love to take umbrage, and I never give it back), thinking who the hell has the right to tell me what to read and when? So I cut school for a day, went to the library across the street, and spent the day reading it. on bean bag chairs. It was so great.
 
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