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A Thousand Splendid Suns

Postby flyingfoxx » Mon, 11 Feb 2008 11:41 am

I loved The Kite Runner and would really like to read A Thousand Splendid Suns. If anyone can lend it to me I'd be grateful. I can lend you a nice book from my own collection in exchange.

Thanks.

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Postby huggybear » Tue, 12 Feb 2008 1:13 pm

interesting how one person didn't say the bible ... seeing as it is the best selling book ever?

i guess that means they're busy reading ... too busy for the internet!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 12 Feb 2008 5:26 pm

I didn't buy mine. It's got 'Gideon' printed on it. :P

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Postby remersonh » Wed, 13 Feb 2008 8:06 am

The Bible is the best selling book ever? Didn't the poster mean Harry Potter?

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Postby mangchong » Thu, 14 Feb 2008 9:48 pm

1. Tuesdays with Morrie
2. daughter of china

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Postby deadbabyroach » Fri, 15 Feb 2008 10:34 pm

1. Like the guy above said. Catcher in a Rye is a must read.

2. The Alchemist

3. Anne Rice books

4. Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

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Postby TommyTomTom » Mon, 18 Feb 2008 3:38 am

I just read a thousand splendid suns. Great book but I dont think it could ever compare to Kite Runner. However it is definetly worth a read and like the kite runner a rather fast read. You could borrow it if I did not live in USA at the present moment.

I am sucker for all the harry potter novels, they are so entertaining!

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Postby Asian_Geekette » Mon, 18 Feb 2008 4:51 pm

1. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
Just follow your bliss... :)

2. The Foundation Trilogy - Isaac Asimov

3. The Prince - Machiavelli

4. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

5. Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell
My business is not to remake myself, but make the absolute best out of what God made. -Robert Browning

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Postby Scandinavia » Fri, 20 Jun 2008 9:09 am

Very nice to get all these book ideas!

If you find a person who has about the same taste as yourself I bet you would love the other books on the list.

Keep up the recommendations!

Since I´m working with China down here I read the the Conn Igulden books about Djenghis Khan and they are truly breathtaking. Has the same effect as Angels and Demons where you are swept away from the first page and then you can not just drop the book! You never want it to end and you wish there would be 100 books in the series.

I found myself reading at 3 AM in the morning with WOLF OF THE PLAINS on a workingday. Not good to pick that one up on weekdays. Warning!!

If you like historical books based on true stories, these are the best books since Mika Waltari!

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Postby banana » Fri, 20 Jun 2008 2:20 pm

some signatures are more equal than others


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