3 Books You Must Have In Your Library

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  • Rookie Rachel Brewer (5/26/2009 1:42:00 PM) Post reply
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    Black Magic Woman - by Justin Gustainis
    Urban Shaman - by C.E.Murphy
    Embrace The Night - by Karen Chance

  • Rookie - 3 Points Emily Oldham (5/10/2009 1:01:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Any Philippa Gregory, they're all good!
    Complete works of William Shakespeare- especially Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet
    Watership Down by Richard Adams
    and practically every single book ever written! How are we supposed to pick just 3, it's impossible!

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    • Rookie - 3 Points Neil Young (5/17/2009 2:04:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Well, you can rule out best sellers and all those awful paperback fiction items. Oh and those books that tell you you can change your life. Narrows it down a bit, I think.

    • Rookie - 3 Points Maddii-Angel O'Leary (5/11/2009 7:26:00 PM) Post reply

      Has anyone read the Aneta Blake books they are awsome

  • Rookie Brittany Gale (5/9/2009 8:14:00 PM) Post reply

    Dangerous Angels- The Weetzie Bat Books- Francesca Lia Block
    A Prayer for Owen Meany- John Irving
    I Know This Much is True- Wally Lamb

  • Rookie - 83 Points Bullion Grey (5/3/2009 9:31:00 PM) Post reply

    100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know by Scott Edelstein
    Is a really helpful book for any type of written communication.
    Covers many things from getting inspired to finding your voice to breaking writers block to getting your work sold....about $5 on Amazon used/paperback.

  • Rookie - 14 Points Neil Young (5/1/2009 6:10:00 AM) Post reply

    1. Dictionary Of Modern English Usage - Fowler (We all need this sometimes, ahem!)

    2. The Ode Less Travelled - Stephen Fry - A must if you seriously consider yourself a poet.

    3. One Hundred Great Books In Haiku - David Bader A book that covers 100 classic titles in the form of Haiku poems. This is ideal for those who lead busy lives or have short attention spans.

  • Rookie - 83 Points Bullion Grey (4/19/2009 12:19:00 PM) Post reply

    Just one more if you please? ....
    The book: Strange Brains and Genius by Clifford A. Pickover is also highly recommended by many including myself. In this work, the author covers about 200 years of scientific history of creative’s. Well worth the price, (used $5) , where he covers things like the forefather of electric circuit designer Oliver Heaviside (the worm man from Devonshire) , who only drank milk for days on end as food. He shares this strangeness with others of creative intensity like Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. (Tesla had enormous thumbs and loved pigeons - yet had horror of woman’s pearls) ....Tesla was the first of many to be called the Pigeon Man of Manhattan. Often tragic figures that are responsible for the many things we enjoy today, he records in this work so many unusual with sometimes comic quirks. A great study of the connection between genius and madness as well as cryonics, and where Einstein's brain is at today! lol
    The Fly man of Galway, Richard Kirwan of Ireland,1733-1812 who had an obsessive hate of flies. Yet brought about many breakthroughs in science, Mineralogy, geology among others. He is even one who started the forecasting of weather, and metaphysics. Truly a read artists will enjoy as I and learn from.

  • Rookie - 83 Points Bullion Grey (4/19/2009 11:53:00 AM) Post reply

    Well there are a few more....
    Earl Nightingale's Greatest Discovery: By Earl Nightingale
    Here Earl tells of (at the age of 12) , wandering the endless librarys of Long Beach, California trying to find why some people are getting what they want and why others aren't. Then one day he discovers an amazing book and in it he say's, the magical answer is presented. It is so powerful a discovery that Earl spends the rest of his life telling people about it. He even STARTS the audio book industry on a single recording about this 'secret' which he names:
    'The Strangest Secret in the World'. (tape available still)
    I have read this and heard the tape over a hundred times and each time it would bolster my work and mind. Although at the level the idea is at, it is true, there are higher levels where it becomes transcended and remains a truth of lower order. Where duality stops - Oneness is.

    Another really useful book is: Creativity for Life by Eric Maisel...I may have recommended this one before but that is because of its importance among books for artists and writers. Though I have published in two countries 6 books, and sold every last copy, I still am amazed at the largeness of what there is to learn about creating. Most of my books I made by hand, yet people only know it when I tell them. They usually are fascinated that such a fine job of book making can be done by a single person, let alone while watching tv, or chatting with friends. But Creativity for Life by Eric Maisel is well worth sending for from lets say Amazon.com where you can buy a used copy for around a few bucks. The author has more than 30 books he has written and is considered to be one of the most informed today, in the US about creativity. Covering moods and madness (very eye opening) , obscurity and fame, creative block's (of which I never have had for some strange reason) , love of craft, perils of isolation (which I have known all my life) , and social interactions. This work is comprehensive and should certainly be read by all readers who tend to create. He speaks with knowledge in this work of Goya, Stravinsky, Willie Nelson, Elbert Hubbard, Cocteau, David Merrick, Chekhov, Truman Capote, Arthur Hailey, Paul Simon, and Jack Lemmon to name just a few of the creatives. I promise you that if you get his book and read it, it will be of great comfort and joy to you.

  • Rookie - 7 Points Sue S. (4/6/2009 3:53:00 PM) Post reply

    The Invitation - Oriah Mountain Dreamer (fanciful name admittedly)
    The Book Thief
    Mr. God. This is Anna

  • Rookie Nicholas Spandrel [Enjoys Writing Poetry] (4/6/2009 9:39:00 AM) Post reply


    recommended for many Poets who love dragons

  • Rookie - 29 Points Aiswarya. T.anish (4/1/2009 9:56:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Some of the books I've really enjoyed are:

    The Alchemist (really great)
    The DaVinci Code
    The Odessey

    I guess you'll like them.

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    • Rookie - 29 Points Roopa Menon (6/6/2009 3:05:00 AM) Post reply

      You may also read NEW POETIC VOICES

    • Rookie - 29 Points Roopa Menon (6/6/2009 2:51:00 AM) Post reply

      You may also read A SHORT HISTORY OF EVERYTHING by Bill Bryson The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins The song of the Dodo by David Quammen

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