Top Ten Books
Posted: 20 December 2011 08:40 AM   [ Ignore ]
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We have done similar lists before, but I don’ think we ever did a “top ten.” If you have a list, post it.

My list includes five non-fiction (1–5) and five fiction (6–10) books:

1. “The Selfish Gene” by Richard Dawkins
2. “A Farewell to Alms” by Gregory Clark
3. “The Nurture Assumption” by Judith Rich Harris
4. “The 10,000 Year Explosion” by Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending
5. “Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human” by Richard Wrangham
6. “L’Assommoir” by Emile Zola
7. “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline
8. “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy
9. “Eugene Onegin” by Alexander Pushkin
10. “Earth Abides” by George Stewart

It’s actually a lot more difficult than I thought. I had to edit it many times but I think I am finally happy with what I have now.

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Posted: 20 December 2011 09:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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That is a tough one George. I’ll think about this and post a Top 10 list in a few days. I have The Selfish Gene on my bookshelf but haven’t read it yet. I read Earth Abides a long time ago. Time to put it back in the queue. My list will have to include Sagan’s The Dragons of Eden.

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Posted: 20 December 2011 09:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yeah, I had Sagan’s book there for awhile as well.

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Posted: 20 December 2011 11:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Ok here is a quick list in no particular order and, as always, subject to change.  smirk

1.  Letters From the Earth - Mark Twain
2.  The Bible - various humans
3.  Breaking the Spell - Daniel Dennett
4.  Foundation Trilogy - Isaac Asimov
5.  The Federalist Papers - Hamilton, Madison and Jay
6.  Reinventing Knowledge - McNeely with Wolverston
7.  Dancing in the Streets - Barbra Ehrenreich
8.  River of God - Riley
9.  Fairytales - Grimm brothers
10. Hellfire Nation - James A. Monroe

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Posted: 22 December 2011 02:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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This list is harder to comprise for some reason, but in no particular order mine are:  1)The Bible According to Mark Twain by Mark Twain 2)Life As it Is William F. Loomis   3)The Satanic Bible Anton Levey 4)Blood and Rage Michael Burleigh 5)Rock and Roll Babylon Gary Herman 6)A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess 7)More Tommorow and other stories Michael Marshall Smith 8)With the Old Breed Eugene Slege 9)The Collected Stories of Arthur C Clarke Arthur C. Clarke 10)The Price of Greatness Arnold Ludwig     There are definity some I’m forgetting, damn this list. Btw Lovemaking for Bad Lovers by me is quite good!!!

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Posted: 19 January 2012 03:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Veronica:

I see you are new.  Welcome.  I am a reading addict myself.

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