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What book on this list would you read first?


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#1    Ever Learning

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

The Dharma Bums by Jack kerouac

Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters

Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan

A History of Poole  

Brothers karamazov

Meditations by Marcus Aurelialus*

Myths from Mesopotamia

the library of greek mythology

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

A History of Poole is probably the only book on that list I'd read. :P

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:51 PM

Book of the hopi


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

Does the astrix beside Meditations by Marcus Aurelialus mean that is the one you are currently reading, or have read, or would read first?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

I think The Dharma Bums or Brothers Kramazov, both of which I've already read, so I guess retrospectively I'd choose one of those. Myths of Mesopotamia looks interesting to me.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

View PostAsadora, on 31 January 2013 - 02:03 PM, said:

Does the astrix beside Meditations by Marcus Aurelialus mean that is the one you are currently reading, or have read, or would read first?
i didn`t spell name right :)

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

Not a great fan of Kerouac - nothing against him, just didn't care for his literary style...

Already read the Pilgrims Progress (required reading in 5th or 6th grade, something like that...) It was okay - but no desire to read it again any time soon...

Never heard of "The History of Poole" (was Poole a person, or is it a place?) Might be intrested in reading it...

Read the Brothers Karamazov, enjoyed it and wouldn't mind reading it again...

The two myth books sound interesting, I would read the Mesopotamian book first of the two... (already pretty well read up on Greek Myths)...

The Meditations of Marcus Areliuis sounds very interesting probably my choice to read first...


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

View PostArmchair Educated, on 31 January 2013 - 02:17 PM, said:

i didn`t spell name right :)
Ahh. Got you.

The Meditations
By Marcus Aurelius
Written 167 A.C.E.
Translated by George Long

Which you can read here: http://classics.mit....editations.html

"From time to time there appear on the face of the earth men of rare and consummate excellence, who dazzle us by their virtue, and whose outstanding qualities shed a stupendous light. Like those extraordinary stars of whose origins we are ignorant, and of whose fate, once they have vanished, we know even less, such men have neither forebears nor descendants: they are the whole of their race."  -- Jean de la Bruyere 1645-1696.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

View PostArmchair Educated, on 31 January 2013 - 01:38 PM, said:

The Dharma Bums by Jack kerouac

Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters

Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan

A History of Poole  

Brothers karamazov

Meditations by Marcus Aurelialus*

Myths from Mesopotamia

the library of greek mythology

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

View PostArmchair Educated, on 31 January 2013 - 01:38 PM, said:


Myths from Mesopotamia

the library of greek mythology
Either of those

Edited by glorybebe, 31 January 2013 - 09:30 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:15 AM

View PostExpandMyMind, on 31 January 2013 - 08:30 PM, said:

The brothers. Dostoyevsky all the way if you can.
ive got halfway and loved it, i dont know why i havent finished it

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:59 AM

Meditations by Marcus Aurelialus,but that's only because I've read much of the library of Greek mythos already .

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:34 AM

Dharma Bums is good. My favorite Kerouac book.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

History of Poole.

Although your final two choices would do but the Poole one seems more fascinating because you are going to get many unexpected little stories that go with towns versus the more familiar themes of mythology but that is good too.

Edited by I believe you, 01 February 2013 - 03:18 PM.





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