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Best Books of 2017 - Results
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What Books Are You Reading This Week? January 15, 2018
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Stephen King aims to help bookstore owner who lost collection in flood
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Mike D Says Beastie Boys Memoir Is Coming Out This Year
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“Fire and Fury” Is on Track to Beat “The Art of the Deal,” Trump’s Own Bestseller
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For anyone having trouble focusing while reading
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Cover reveal for Stephen King's Upcoming novel, "The Outsider"
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Do you take time after a book or dive into another?
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Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence, dies aged 78
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I've just finished reading Tolstoy's ' 'The Death of Ivan Illyich' and these are my thoughts.
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What qualifies as a "book"/"novel"
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Do you think that certain books , genres hold more value than others?
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Just how bad is your TBR (to-be-read) pile?
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Well bloody hell! We did it. A 12 month reading quest to rediscover our love for reading.
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Help with reading Faulkner!
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John Barton, co-founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, dead at 89
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Whats your opinion on making notes or underlining in your books?
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[Opinion] Brave New World + Revisited
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Just finished reading "Life With Billy" and would really like to discuss it if anyone has read it?
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What was your experience with Walden by Henry David Thoreau?
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What percentage of the books you read are written by women/men?
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Exactly what gets a book banned from prisons, in one US state’s spreadsheet
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The Catcher in the Rye
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What is in your head while you are reading? Images? Someone narrating? Ideas? Feelings?
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Lady Windermere’s Fan, or is it Wilde’s?
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Which authors do you consider underrated and what are the best works you read from them?
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JoyceImages - Ulysses illustrated using postcards, photos, and other documents contemporary with the events of the novel.
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Why was Danglars' letter to the Crown Prosecutor incriminating in the Count of Monte Cristo?
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Old Russian scientific and religious books are now in my possession...
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the winter brings out the reader in me again
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best new science books released this winter
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This might be a stupid question but how are you guys able to read while commuting?
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Making a memory that will last forever.
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An interesting insider’s perspective on ‘the blurb’
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Thoughts on novellas in comparison to novels.
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I'm reading The Natural for class, and something has been bugging the hell out of me. [SPOILERS]
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5 things to know about Murakami's Killing Commendatore
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Original Stephen King Manuscripts Destroyed After Water Main Breaks in Downtown Bangor
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Lupita Nyong’o to Publish a Children’s Book.
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Required Reading
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What books changed you?
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The Literature of Bad Sex
57 crazyreadr Terry Good kind, first book was alright. 2nd garbage. Can't read any of his later books without feeling like I'm watching a rerun of a cheesy soap opera.
90 midwestbookworm Nicholas Sparks. Read 1 book for book club. No more.
147 TheDarkTriad37 James Patterson. Vapid, corny, and mindless. Total popcorn fiction. Guy's obviously doing something right, being as popular as he is, but to me reading him is like choosing to watch public access cop procedurals when you could be watching True Detective or Breaking Bad instead. To each their own, I guess.
48 Henrysue1 EL James - 50 shades of gray. Couldn’t make it through the first book. Ugg. Horrible. Even the best story in that writing style would be horrible. But with the bad story it was unbearable.
42 kabonfire L Ron Hubbard, halfway through Battlefield Earth and I realized, the movie was better.
13 twangatonic Cliche Cussler
13 EmileKhadaji Dean Koontz. I was reading a lot of king at the time. It's the only non-fiction book i just gave up on. Card after reading Empire. I still have a soft spot for the original trilogy but he was never that great of a writer and if there aren't even interesting ideas and just politically motivated drivel then what's the point? Dickens. One day i'm going to give a tale of two cities one more chance, but goddamn was that some boring shit when i was a kid.
12 idontknowstufforwhat I don't because my tastes evolves over time. I used to not like Hemingwa, now I love his work. I used to seek out Ken Follett, but now am somewhat over it. I never swear any of them off, at least indefinitely, because I know full well my opinion of a book is purely based on my present self.
48 dolphins3 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. By the time I was done I was so fucking disappointed that Silas hadn't murdered them all. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I read the first couple chapters in high school and couldn't keep going it was so shitty.
59 eatonsht Stephanie Meyer. I forced myself to finish her first book. Reads worse than a junior high book report. Thomas Mann. I read half of his huge novel Magic Mountain. Seems like a diary recounting mundane every day experiences that just rambles on and on. Only book I ever stopped half way and couldn't finish. Steinbeck. Just isn't my cup of tea. I find his writing boring. Ayn Rand. For some reason I was forced to read atlas shrugged when nobody else had too. She seemed like a pompous narcissistic ass in her writings. Was very glad when we parted ways.
130 GoldenApple_Corps Ayn Rand. Read Atlas Shrugged once upon a time and it is seriously some of the most poorly written garbage I've ever tried to read. At one point she gives up any real pretense of telling a story to shove her ideology down your throat under the guise of it being a radio broadcast. This section lasts for 50 fucking pages!
11 OldMackysBackInTown I liked Chuck Palahniuk until Snuff. By that point I was old enough to realize what a joke he was.
29 AmberPowerMan Piers Anthony. I read Prostho Plus and it had a disturbing scene sexualizing an underage girl's body (the main female character was 26, but was being "de-aged" by technology). Googled to see if anyone else was as disturbed as I had been. Turns out, it's a major thing in his writing.
24 Azlan95 Jodi Piccult.Very emotionally exploitative
35 elektroesthesia Hemingway. I despise his writing, was forced to read A Farewell to Arms and will never read anything else by him.
5 TomatoFettuccini Dan Brown, Da Vinci Code. 'Nuff said. Honorable mention: Dean R. Koontz. Every book's protagonist is a writer/former writer recovering from some sort of trauma who gets drawn into some sort of Scooby-Doo adventure. It took me three books to figure this out, so not quite as per OP's instructions. Hacks both.
121 derGropenfuhrer Cormac "fuck punctuation" McCarthy I wonder how many downvotes I'll get...
56 0 crazyreadr Terry Good kind, first book was alright. 2nd garbage. Can't read any of his later books without feeling like I'm watching a rerun of a cheesy soap opera.
87 0 midwestbookworm Nicholas Sparks. Read 1 book for book club. No more.
148 0 TheDarkTriad37 James Patterson. Vapid, corny, and mindless. Total popcorn fiction. Guy's obviously doing something right, being as popular as he is, but to me reading him is like choosing to watch public access cop procedurals when you could be watching True Detective or Breaking Bad instead. To each their own, I guess.
49 0 Henrysue1 EL James - 50 shades of gray. Couldn’t make it through the first book. Ugg. Horrible. Even the best story in that writing style would be horrible. But with the bad story it was unbearable.
41 0 kabonfire L Ron Hubbard, halfway through Battlefield Earth and I realized, the movie was better.
13 0 twangatonic Cliche Cussler
15 0 EmileKhadaji Dean Koontz. I was reading a lot of king at the time. It's the only non-fiction book i just gave up on. Card after reading Empire. I still have a soft spot for the original trilogy but he was never that great of a writer and if there aren't even interesting ideas and just politically motivated drivel then what's the point? Dickens. One day i'm going to give a tale of two cities one more chance, but goddamn was that some boring shit when i was a kid.
13 0 idontknowstufforwhat I don't because my tastes evolves over time. I used to not like Hemingwa, now I love his work. I used to seek out Ken Follett, but now am somewhat over it. I never swear any of them off, at least indefinitely, because I know full well my opinion of a book is purely based on my present self.
46 0 dolphins3 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. By the time I was done I was so fucking disappointed that Silas hadn't murdered them all. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I read the first couple chapters in high school and couldn't keep going it was so shitty.
60 0 eatonsht Stephanie Meyer. I forced myself to finish her first book. Reads worse than a junior high book report. Thomas Mann. I read half of his huge novel Magic Mountain. Seems like a diary recounting mundane every day experiences that just rambles on and on. Only book I ever stopped half way and couldn't finish. Steinbeck. Just isn't my cup of tea. I find his writing boring. Ayn Rand. For some reason I was forced to read atlas shrugged when nobody else had too. She seemed like a pompous narcissistic ass in her writings. Was very glad when we parted ways.
130 0 GoldenApple_Corps Ayn Rand. Read Atlas Shrugged once upon a time and it is seriously some of the most poorly written garbage I've ever tried to read. At one point she gives up any real pretense of telling a story to shove her ideology down your throat under the guise of it being a radio broadcast. This section lasts for 50 fucking pages!
11 0 OldMackysBackInTown I liked Chuck Palahniuk until Snuff. By that point I was old enough to realize what a joke he was.
30 0 AmberPowerMan Piers Anthony. I read Prostho Plus and it had a disturbing scene sexualizing an underage girl's body (the main female character was 26, but was being "de-aged" by technology). Googled to see if anyone else was as disturbed as I had been. Turns out, it's a major thing in his writing.
24 0 Azlan95 Jodi Piccult.Very emotionally exploitative
38 0 elektroesthesia Hemingway. I despise his writing, was forced to read A Farewell to Arms and will never read anything else by him.
5 0 TomatoFettuccini Dan Brown, Da Vinci Code. 'Nuff said. Honorable mention: Dean R. Koontz. Every book's protagonist is a writer/former writer recovering from some sort of trauma who gets drawn into some sort of Scooby-Doo adventure. It took me three books to figure this out, so not quite as per OP's instructions. Hacks both.
122 0 derGropenfuhrer Cormac "fuck punctuation" McCarthy I wonder how many downvotes I'll get...