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What are your favorite books, who are your favorite authors??

Postby That Dude » Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:19 pm

I haven't seen one yet so I decided to make this thread about...Duh duh duh duh!!!! What are your favorite books and authors?? Here are some of the coolest books and authors (in my opinion)

Books...

Magnus -by Sigmund Brouwer
Blood Ties -Sigmund Brouwer
The Robotech macross saga books- Jack Mckinney (I think that's his name)
Thr33 -Ted Dekker


Authors...

Sigmund Brouwer. All his books that I've read are really cool.
Ted Dekker. Same as Brouwer
Frank Perreti. Some really good yarns he's done made
John Case. Cool stuff man!! (and ladies)
Stephen Lawhead. Alll the books I've read of his are cool.
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Postby blueraven » Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:33 pm

Hm- thats a hard one. I don't exactly have a favorite book or author but I do have to say The Free Bards by Mercedes Lackey is a favorite as well as the first 3 books to the Dragon Lance "saga" or whatever you want to call 'em. But the books have a history in my family :sweat: Hey! I have the very books so many men on my da's ship read when he was in the military. But as I've said, I don't exactly have a favorite book or author. Though if you include poety I'd have to say Frost and Longfellow :thumb:
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Life is but an empty dream!
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And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art; to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul."
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Postby Twilly Spree » Sun Feb 22, 2004 9:42 pm

My favorite book would be Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.

As authors go, I love James Thruber, Carl Hiassen and Chuck Palahniuk. I also have a weakness for Linda Fairstein's and Dennis Lehane's crime novel series.
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Postby cbwing0 » Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:54 am

Since I've already posted some of my favorite books on the "Book Recommendations" thread, I'll just post my favorite authors and their respective subjects:

Alvin Plantinga-Philosophy
Norman Geisler-Theology
David S. Landes-History
Stuart McRobert-Health/Fitness
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Postby Kisa » Thu Feb 26, 2004 6:39 pm

Some I like are the Mandie series and the Cat Who series. I like Tolkein and CS Lewis. I like the book She said Yes about Cassie Bernall. I like the Silver Brumby books too. . . . can't think, will post more later. ^_^
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Postby true_noir_chloe » Thu Feb 26, 2004 7:58 pm

Bible, for obvious reasons. Best all around read. ^_^

My favorite authors are as follows:

Theology - J. Gresham Machen
Bible study and poetry - Beth Moore
Inspirational - Beth Moore
History - Colin Brown
Autobiographies - David McCullogh
Crime Fiction - Patricia Cornwell
Literary - James McBride and Joyce Carol Oates
and a bunch of others that I like to read. ^_^

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You cast your light upon the shadows

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You ease the pain when I am hurting,

and morbid visions from my past

pierce into the realm of Reason

as though I danced on blades of glass.

You grant me strength when I have fallen

and, once again, I've lost my way.

You take my hand in Yours and lead me

into the promise of a brand new day.

You bring order to all my chaos,

yet set my well-laid plans awry.

You place me on a firm foundation ---

then give me wings so I can fly.

You sand away my roughened edges

and polish all the dullest parts

until I stand before Your presence...

a newly-sculpted work of art.

You see into the heart within me,

right through my motives and selfish will.

And yet, in spite of all You see

You say You love me even still.


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Postby SwordSkill » Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:13 pm

>.< can't decide. this sort of thing is too broad to be limited to a handful for me. besides, i can't remember all the books that made a deep impression on me...there's too many of them. ^^;;
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Postby Technomancer » Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:17 pm

Hmm, this is not easy, I won't repeat what I wrote in the Book Recommendations threads, so I'll include some others.

I'd have to say Tolkien and Douglas Adams of course. Terry Pratchett too. His best I'd say were "Good Omens" and "The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents".

Carl Sagan- I've read (and own) pretty much all of his books, excepting his scientific publications.

As far as mysteries go, I'd say Peter Tremayne who writes the Sister Fidelma series, and Ellis Peters of "Brother Cadfael" fame.
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Postby Six » Fri Feb 27, 2004 6:59 am

These are mine in no particular order

books-
Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
Eragon-Chris Paolini
Fellowship of the Ring- J.R.R. Tolkien
The Two Towers- J.R.R. Tolkien
Return of the King- J.R.R. Tolkien
The Chronicles of Narnia books- C.S. Lewis
The Rainbow Six and other Books by Tom Clancy
Most of John Grishams works (havent read any after the Brethren)
David Copperfield- Charles Dickens
The Three Musketeers- Alexander Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexander Dumas

anyways thats some of my favorites ill post others later lol (i read alot
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Postby Staci » Fri Feb 27, 2004 3:11 pm

My favorite book of all time: Magic Kindgdom For Sale: SOLD by Terry Brooks. It was the first fantasy novel I ever read and said series of the same name had me hooked ever since.


A list of authors I enjoy (please forgive the spelling errors in advance):


Robert Jordan

Terry Goodkind

Tad Williams

J. K. Rowling

Jonathan Stroud

Margret Weis & Tracy Hickman

Mercedes Lackey

Morgan Llyllweyn

R. A. Salvatore

William Shakespeare

J. R. R. Tolkein


And many more to come in the future! :jump:
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Postby Rachel » Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:15 am

books-
if you give a mouse a cookie
harriet the spy
my own octopus
most of john grisham's books
all the harry potter books
on the street where you live
all the animorphs books
remember me
the cabinet of curiousities (sp?)
regina's song
jonny tremain
to kill a mockingbird
alas babylon
rifles for watie
maniac magee ( or is it mcgee?)

authors-
edgar allan poe
j k rowling
mary higgins clark
k a applegate
john grisham
madeline l'engle (sp?)
danielle steele
there's a lot more but i can't remember them all
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Postby Link Antilles » Sat Feb 28, 2004 11:48 am

My favorite aurthors/books:

No real order:

Dune by Frank Herbert
Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy
The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy
Shadow's of the Empire by Steve Perry
To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

That's all I can think of right now....
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Postby Technomancer » Sat Feb 28, 2004 11:53 am

A few others that I forgot to mention:

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Barry Unsworth
Guy Gavriel Kay
The scientific method," Thomas Henry Huxley once wrote, "is nothing but the normal working of the human mind." That is to say, when the mind is working; that is to say further, when it is engaged in corrrecting its mistakes. Taking this point of view, we may conclude that science is not physics, biology, or chemistry—is not even a "subject"—but a moral imperative drawn from a larger narrative whose purpose is to give perspective, balance, and humility to learning.

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Postby Bobtheduck » Sat Feb 28, 2004 12:41 pm

My favorite books of all time:

Fiction:
The Oath
The Prophet
This Present Darkeness
Piercing the Darkness
Lord of the Rings
Chronicles of Narnia (just consider this one book for now)
Jurassic Park
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
(yes, I'm pathetic... I haven't read many Fiction books... Others I've read have all been Christians Children's books. I also read Lost World, Wizard of Oz, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, parts of Alice in Wonderland and Through the looking glass)

Nonfiction stories

Is That Really You God?
Imprisoned in Iran
CT Studd: Cricketeer, Pioneer
parts of Peretti's Autobiography, something about a Wounded Spirit?
A Tale of Three Kings
(other books I've read in this category, but didn't really "do it" for me or I just plain Don't remember were Reese Howells: Intercessor, Oral Roberts' Biography).


Non-Fiction non-story books:
Making Jesus Lord
1 or 2 sections of Battle for Truth (the ones that scared me were the marxist ones...)
Parts of Clergy in the Classroom (It's just a book of quotes of famous teachers and people in the board of education in the US... Enlightening stuff)
Visioneering
Reentry

(As for other books I've read that I didn't realy like, they're not even worth mentioning...)

BTW, my favorite short story from Literature class in school is "The Ruum."

I want to make a computer animated version of it, if I can ever find the story again (it's pretty darn hard, seeing as it's just a short story)
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Postby true_noir_chloe » Sun Feb 29, 2004 12:00 pm

I just noticed convoybutterfly likes a lot of the same books I like. ^_^

I need to add my favorite youth fiction authors. I read a lot of junior/youth fiction, since I tend to write in that genre.

Louis Sachar*
Richard Peck*
Madelaine L'Engle
The Magic Treehouse series, I think it's Mary Alice Pope?
Dav Pilkey
Some of Judy Bloom, but not all

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You see into the deepest part of me ---

beyond the fog I hide behind.

You cast your light upon the shadows

that stretch like cobwebs in my mind.

You ease the pain when I am hurting,

and morbid visions from my past

pierce into the realm of Reason

as though I danced on blades of glass.

You grant me strength when I have fallen

and, once again, I've lost my way.

You take my hand in Yours and lead me

into the promise of a brand new day.

You bring order to all my chaos,

yet set my well-laid plans awry.

You place me on a firm foundation ---

then give me wings so I can fly.

You sand away my roughened edges

and polish all the dullest parts

until I stand before Your presence...

a newly-sculpted work of art.

You see into the heart within me,

right through my motives and selfish will.

And yet, in spite of all You see

You say You love me even still.


~by D.M.~

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Postby animenewstoday » Sun Feb 29, 2004 2:07 pm

My favorite book of all time is The Rape of Nanking. And With Our Own Eyes: Eyewitnesses to the Final Days of Amelia Earhart.
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Postby Twilly Spree » Sun Feb 29, 2004 9:25 pm

Jane Austen, how could I forget Jane Austen? Jane Austen made me the hopeless romantic I am today.
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My fav book is...

Postby GracefulRocker » Wed Mar 03, 2004 5:42 pm

My fav book is...HARRY POTTER! :thumb: The writing is so...so um...well, awesome. Iguess that's the only way to put. The story captivates me in a labrynth of characters and their ups and downs. Each character is so well defined that it's like you know them personally. The conflicts keep you wanting more, and you won't to stop until all is explained. Though it may be fantasy, it makes you think about things. THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER!!! After the Bible of course. :lol:
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Postby The Grammarian » Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:21 pm

My favorite books and authors, hm?

Authors:

Richard Watson (theology)
J.R.R. Tolkien (epic fantasy)
W.B. Pope (theology)
W.E. Sangster (Christian living/hagiography--check out The Pure In Heart at www.wesleyanbooks.com!)
John Wesley (theology)
A.W. Tozer (theology/Christian living)
Piers Anthony (satiric fantasy)
Robert Asprin (satiric fantasy)
John Fletcher (polemics--author of the famed Checks Against Antinomianism)
C.S. Lewis (apologetics)

Books:

Theological Institutes (Richard Watson)
Compendium of Christian Theology (W.B. Pope)
The Pure In Heart (W.E. Sangster)
The Pursuit of God (A.W. Tozer)
The Silmarillion (Tolkien)
Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. (Asprin)
A Spell For Chameleon (Anthony)
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Postby Rachel » Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:50 am

true_noir_chloe wrote:I just noticed convoybutterfly likes a lot of the same books I like. ^_^


what can i say, great minds think alike. ;) oh i can't believe i forgot frank peretti. if that's how you spell it. and i know i said it earlier but...mary higgins clark is awesome! wait no i didn't say that. but she is.
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Postby harina » Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:51 am

I haven't read many very-very good books, but there are some:

Les Misérables (i'm not sure how that's supposed to be written)
Talented mr. Ripley
Harry Potter-books

and many more..
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Postby spiritusvult » Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:59 pm

Swordskill: You sound like the moon, covered by impressions. Thought I would say that before I actually let loose the dogs of... of the books I like.

Well, there's Tad Williams fantasy series Memory, Sorrow & Thorn (and their fantasy). Absolutely love Neal Stephenson (not for the faint of heart). To Kill a Mockingbird, Robinson Crusoe, Fire Upon the Deep, those are my favorites for fiction.

Philosophy would be: Soren Kierkegaard (spelling), Thomas Aquinas, C.S. Lewis' God in the Dock.

Religious would be Thomas Merton, Thomas Keating, and The Cloud of Unknowing, and of course Tao Te Ching.

I'm not as eclectic as I'd like to be, but give me time and...
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Postby Mave » Sun Mar 07, 2004 10:59 am

Philip Yancey, John Grisham and autobiographies such as "Memoirs of a Geisha", "Gandhi".
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Postby That Dude » Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:53 pm

Woot I just read "When Heaven Weeps" by Ted Dekker..If you like good Christian fiction check it out.
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Postby glitch1501 » Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:35 pm

That Dude wrote:Books...

Magnus -by Sigmund Brouwer
Blood Ties -Sigmund Brouwer
The Robotech macross saga books- Jack Mckinney (I think that's his name)
Thr33 -Ted Dekker



thr33 is on my desk, im going to read it next probably,

the following in no particular order

my favorite books are

the entire space odessey series,
the hobbit

*runs and hides*
the left behind series(seems that it is not well liked here)
*runs back with armor on*

shaiton's fire
firefly blue


my favorite authors are

arthur c. clarke
jrr tolkien
tim lahaye
jake thoene
cs lewis

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Postby Knives » Wed Mar 10, 2004 9:48 am

Redwall Series Brian Jacues
Hardy Boys series Frank Dixon
LOTR tolkien
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Postby That Dude » Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:44 pm

Woot! a Hardy Boys fan!!! Those were pretty awesome...Got me into reading a lot. Has anybody ever read Farmer Giles Of Ham by Tolkien?? Pretty funny stuff...Totally different fromn the rest of his stuff.
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Postby Twilly Spree » Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:50 am

Ooh Memiors of a Geisha.....that's a good book Mave. Thanks for the reminder!
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Postby EvilSporkofDoom » Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:51 pm

My favourite books:
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (absolutely hilarious XD)
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Songmaster - Orson Scott Card
Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
1984 - George Orwell
The Tale of the Body Thief - Anne Rice
Also, all the books in the Harry Potter series..
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Postby thalia » Sat Apr 10, 2004 8:55 am

Some of my favorite books and series are:

Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles
T. S. White's The Once and Future King
LOTR by Tolkien
The Hobbit by Tolkien
all the Harry Potter books (especially the third)
The Young Unicorns by Madeliene L'Engle
David Copperfield by Dickens

There are more, but I can't think of 'em all right now!
Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow

For Thine is the Kingdom

Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow

Life is very long

Between the desire
And the spasm
Between the potency
And the existence
Between the essence
And the descent
Falls the Shadow

For Thine is the Kingdom

For Thine is
Life is
For Thine is the

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but with a whimper.


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