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Old 12-27-2011, 04:37 AM   #1
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OK, because of a suggestion I am starting this thread on reading. I don't care for TV or movies, I love to read. This thread is dedicated to people like me.

I'll start off by naming one of my most memorable reading experiences. It was "The Old Man And The Sea" by Ernest Hemingway. I was 13 years old and as I was going to bed one night I took it off the shelf to read in bed before going to sleep. I read it cover-to-cover, finishing at around 2:00 AM. When I finished reading I was absolutely parched, I had to drink about a gallon of water before by thirst was slaked. I have read it again several times since (last time was 30+ years later) but the first time was the best.
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William w. Johnstone is another awesome writer. I like you viking am an avid reader. I prefer westerns, scifi, and AITG books. I will read most anything though.

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Something Of Value by Robert Ruark. Also, The Old Man And The Boy by Robert Ruark.
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I like Johnstone and Hemingway, but I'm more of a scifi guy, one of my favorites is Robert Heinlein (not sure if I spelled that correctly)

Like viking, when I picked up "The Old Man and the Sea" I didn't put it down until I finished. I seem to recall walking into a wall at one point while reading it.
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I like Johnstone and Hemingway, but I'm more of a scifi guy, one of my favorites is Robert Heinlein (not sure if I spelled that correctly)

Like viking, when I picked up "The Old Man and the Sea" I didn't put it down until I finished. I seem to recall walking into a wall at one point while reading it.
You should check out John Ringo, he has some AWESOME books.
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I like Johnstone and Hemingway, but I'm more of a scifi guy, one of my favorites is Robert Heinlein (not sure if I spelled that correctly)

Like viking, when I picked up "The Old Man and the Sea" I didn't put it down until I finished. I seem to recall walking into a wall at one point while reading it.
Heinlein is a good writer. On of my favorite scifi writers is r.a. salvatore.

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You should check out John Ringo, he has some AWESOME books.
Yeah I read Ringo and Weber too. I really enjoy them, I just like Heinlein better. John Scalzi is also an awesome writer, "Old Man's War" was great.

Salvatore is good, but then you find more fantasy to his (her?) name, and I can't really say I've been into fantasy for a while. Laurel K. Hamilton ruined fantasy for me with her bestiality troll erotica. I just can't do it anymore, if elves, fairies, vampires, trolls, or werewolves come up I get the heebie jeebies because of Hamilton's filth. You know its bad when a dirty man like me gets turned off from it.
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Yeah I read Ringo and Weber too. I really enjoy them, I just like Heinlein better. John Scalzi is also an awesome writer, "Old Man's War" was great.

Salvatore is good, but then you find more fantasy to his (her?) name, and I can't really say I've been into fantasy for a while. Laurel K. Hamilton ruined fantasy for me with her bestiality troll erotica. I just can't do it anymore, if elves, fairies, vampires, trolls, or werewolves come up I get the heebie jeebies because of Hamilton's filth. You know its bad when a dirty man like me gets turned off from it.
Ya i know what you mean. I also like W.E.B Griffins books.

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I loved Sci-Fi when I was younger. Heinlein was a favorite along with many others. They didn't stick with me. I am currently reading "Nineteen Eighty Four" by Orwell again though. Douglas Adams was a genius not only in the sci-fi genre but in the use of the English language. Absolute genius.

I have an almost complete collection of Lois L'Amour's books on hand (I probably have them all, just not all in leatherbound hardback). L'Amour is a great writer. Max Brand was good, but not as good.

I'm giving up too much too early.
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Yeah I read Ringo and Weber too. I really enjoy them, I just like Heinlein better. John Scalzi is also an awesome writer, "Old Man's War" was great.

Salvatore is good, but then you find more fantasy to his (her?) name, and I can't really say I've been into fantasy for a while. Laurel K. Hamilton ruined fantasy for me with her bestiality troll erotica. I just can't do it anymore, if elves, fairies, vampires, trolls, or werewolves come up I get the heebie jeebies because of Hamilton's filth. You know its bad when a dirty man like me gets turned off from it.
I liked Terry Brooks' books. Not at all erotica. I don't care for that at all in a book. It detracts from the art of writing. If you want erotica you can read Penthouse.

To be honest I don't read much fiction these days. I liked Tom Clancy back in the day but since he has gone to ghost writers I don't like his titles as much.
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