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I'm a non-fictioner... I enjoy personal finance & self improvement books. Currently working on "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie.

Next on my reading list is Missed Fortune 101 by Douglas Andrew:
http://www.netpassiveincome.com/missed-fortune-101



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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.


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Flight to Eden by Douglas Hirt. Quite interesting so far.



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Hi edoaks, I enjoy reading self-improvement books as well. Have you read any of Dr.Norman Vincent Peale's books?



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Three Lives by Gertrude Stein- this is my second attempt to read it and I'm finding it amazing!!! It's written in three sections, each is a portrait of the ordinary life of three different women: two German immigrants- the good Anna and kind Lena, and an African American- Melanctha. It isn't the narrative though that's the attraction of Gertrude Stein's books- it's the addictive writing style. Her symmetrical sentences, ear for dialect and rhythmic repetition of words and phrases manufacture a calming writing voice which de-fogs my brain when I read it aloud.

And also: I'd like to read the Bhagavad-Gita, can anybody recommend a good translation? Oh, and a commentary too, please.



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Right now I'm reading Pillars of the Earth. I just finished Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer and enjoyed that one and have a James Patterson sitting on my nightstand just waiting for me. I LOVE his books and am reading through all of them. I just really discovered him a few years ago but, to me, he's great light reading for night-time and lots of fun!


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Just finished Emperor of Ocean Park, which is one of the best books one of my parents reccommended for me ever. Now I'm working on Atlas Shrugged. Awesomest book ever.



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Great expectations is probably the awesomest book ever for me. :)


Right now I'm reading Dracula for fun, and for the first time!

Can you imagine? I don't think I've ever read Frankenstein or Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde either. I think I'll read them next! :)



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Let me know what you think about Dracula, Camacho. A friend from another bookclub read that recently and just loved it.

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No prob Lori. It's pretty good so far. Some things are painfully obvious such as the constant use of unhappy human countenance expressions to describe inanimate objects such as mountains and castles - but other than that it is moving along very rapidly and getting good! I'm on chapter 3 btw :)



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Both Dracula and Frankenstein are good and unusual in their own ways - I hope you enjoy them, I did,


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At the moment I am reading Pillars of the Earth with Lori. Just finished Part 1 this morning. Some days I like it, some days not so much.

I have Old Man and the Sea coming up as a side read hopefully this week.

And as soon as I get The Things They Carried which I have ordered from the library I will jump in on that discussion.

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Hey westbury

My brother is reading a whole bunch of Norman Vincent Peale right now and really enjoying them. I don't read much in the way of self-improvement (although, I could definitely use some! lol) but I remember Passages being really great. I'm getting the NVP books after my brother is done so will probably pick them up soon.

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I just finished Enslaved by Ducks by Bob Tarte. It was funny. I now have 1776 and Little Women by my bed to read at night, so depending on my mood I read one of those.
I seem to always find myself in the middle of two or three books, and that doesn't include the gardening ones LOL :laugh:


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Penelope wrote:
I am reading a book called 'Useful Toil'. It is composed of short diaries of working people from 1840's to 1922. The diaries of Coal Miners, Cotton Weavers and Spinners, Shop Assistants and Servants, Footmen, Ladies maids etc....

It is absolutely absorbing. That is my upstairs by my bed book.

My downstairs book is Geisha of Gion - The True Story of Japan's foremost Geisha - by Mineko Iwasaki.


I had to smile when I read this, for I too have a book by the bed and then another by the couch where I often sit. Useful Toil sounds fascinating. I am going to have to read it.


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