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Old 10-25-2007, 04:06 PM
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Your fave book?

Hey everyone, I was just wondering what your fave book is at the moment.

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Old 10-25-2007, 11:26 PM
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Hi Fircia --

Love this question!

I have a few favorites at the moment -- usually have more than one book going at a time!

One of my favorite things to do is to wander up and down the aisles at the library, especially in sections I don't usually frequent, and see if anything catches my eye. These are my treasures from a few days ago:

Meetings with Remarkable Trees by Thomas Pakenham
This book is poetic in idea, word and photographs. In the author's words: "It's a personal selection of 60 remarkable individuals (or groups of trees) mostly very large, and mainly very ancient, and all with a strong personality." His six categories are natives, travellers, shrines, fantasies and survivors. I opened the book at random in the library and this is what I read: "Try planting a Himalayan magnolia tree and then wait 30 years for it to flower. The excitement is terrific." I had to take it home!

Frank Lloyd Wright, Treasures of Taliesin, Seventy-six Unbuilt Designs by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer
My favorites so far -- the house he designed for Ayn Rand, the Donahoe Triptych and the essay accompanying the Mile High. Poetry as buildings.

An old favorite re-visited:
Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins
Poetry as science.

ten poems to change your life by Roger Housden
From the first poem in the book, The Journey by Mary Oliver:
"One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting---
their bad advice"

Thank you Firicia for the invitation to share a love of books!

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Old 10-25-2007, 11:44 PM
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This is always an easy question for me. 6 years ago I read Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, and it really changed me. It shifted my world-view and philosophy on life such that if I hadn't read that book years ago, I probably wouldn't be here on a raw foods forum, embracing a more natural life.

This is probably the only book that I can really look back on and say that reading it changed my life. On the other hand, for those of you reading this post here, it probably wouldn't be quite so groundbreaking, since it wouldn't be such a shift for you to agree with it.
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Old 10-27-2007, 04:36 PM
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Thumbs up books

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Hey everyone, I was just wondering what your fave book is at the moment.
Well firicia, I have to say that "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy O'Toole is my all time fave. Another is "The Education Of Little Tree." I'm not remembering the author's name but that book stands out clearly in my mind.

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Old 10-27-2007, 05:16 PM
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Take Me To Truth, Undoing the Ego
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Old 10-27-2007, 05:38 PM
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Most of the books I'm reading are ones sent to me by authors wanting to be interviewed on my show.

The one most captivating my attention right now is: "Bodies Unbound: Transforming Lives Through Touch" by Cynthia Waring.

Another I am reading (also interviewing the authors) is: "The Passion Test" by Janet and Chris Attwood.

Two more: "Millionaire Maker's Guide to Wealth Cycles Investing" by Loral Langemeier and "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill.

No fave books. They continuously change.

That's it for this week.

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Old 10-29-2007, 09:27 AM
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hands down, no question at all:

Dawn Baumann Brunke - "Animal Voices"

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Old 10-29-2007, 10:18 AM
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It changes all the time for me....

but one that really sticks out for me personally is "Autism and the God Connection" by William Stillman. That book gave me more insight into my son than any of the other autism books I've read. And I've read A LOT!

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