Books are great.

3 years, 1 month ago

Books. They are great. What books do you all love? Are there any books that have changed you more than you thought they would?

I love Murakami’s novel "Dance Dance Dance", and the Dalai Lama’s "An open heart"

February 17, 2012 at 4:26 am

You must sign in or join to reply!

1
Profile photo of Damasias Damasias (@nan0fire) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

@Alex , @Caitlin: I learned something new today:
To bump a thread on an Internet forum is to post a reply to it purely in order to raise the thread’s profile. This will typically return it to the top of the list of active threads. It has been suggested that “bump” is an acronym of “bring up my post”,[1] however this is almost certainly a backronym and the usage is entirely consistent with the verb “bump” which means “to knock to a new position”.[2] It can also be used in personal messages (PMs) or instant messages (IMs) on the Web, to return an older message to the top of the list.
– wikipedia

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Clare Clare (@mowgli1) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

Bump

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of TheSkaFish TheSkaFish M (@theskafish) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@manimal, dude….I loved Scar Tissue as well. I remember reading it when I was on a camping trip, and I simply could not put the book down.

Right now, I’m reading Think and Grow Rich and The Doors of Perception.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of MarkII MarkII (@mwinship13) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

I’m currently re-reading Brad Blanton’s ‘Radical honesty’ and Rick Snoman’s legendary EDM production bible.

@theskafish Inorite, the storytelling is great, it really grabs your attention and brings you in for a ride. I found so many things that I could relate to as well, which really shows that although people live very different lives we can have so much in common. And the part about him meating the Dalai was eye-opening too.

Those two other books are great too, I love them. If you like ‘The doors of perception’ I recommend ‘Island’ by the same author.

[Hidden]
2
Profile photo of MsKisa MsKisa (@mskisa) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

I prefer fiction, Anne Rice is still a favorite of mine. Some young adult series from my childhood that stood out were The Elimist and the whole Animorphs series.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of TheSkaFish TheSkaFish M (@theskafish) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@mskisa, no freakin way! I loved Animorphs too, they were one of my first influences to make my own story. I was so blown away by how there was so much depth to K.A. Applegate’s universe, and how every alien’s culture was more or less explained, and how the war with the Yeerks was more than good and evil, but shades of grey. I especially loved the Hork-Bajir Chronicles. Which were your favorites?

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Brendan Barstow Brendan Barstow C (@eyesopen) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@emecom, I’ll second the Marcus Aurelius choice! I prefer to read mostly nonfiction, as I prefer to feel like I’ll come away from a book having learned something more concrete. Getting Things Done was a HUGE help for me in becoming organized and getting my life on track. Tesla: Man Out of Time was definitely inspiring to me, reading how dedicated he was to the advancement of the sciences and his regard for money only as a tool to further his research (at least in his early career, then he became a bit corrupted…).

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Zach Zach (@v1kingfan) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

I really like how books can put you into the mind of another person. A really good book can fascinate you, and put you in awe of how that person can tell a story, or teach you something. My favorite fiction books- The gunslinger series by Stephen King, A clockwork Orange, Catch 22 and The Inheritance Series. Some great non-fiction books are from the Conversations with God series. I’m also currently reading The Sufis, which explains the Sufi practice as a religion who worships love, and is derived from human insight.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Michaela Jayne Michaela Jayne (@mjayne) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@beyond, Love Stephen King. Like the quote, I can see why you, specifically you, picked it.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Michaela Jayne Michaela Jayne (@mjayne) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@eyesopen, I think Tesla is something that deserves its own semester in everyone’s required schooling. Tesla is the reality to ‘anything is possible’ and also the answer to ‘what does this have to do with real life? I’ll never use what I learn from my homework!’.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Michaela Jayne Michaela Jayne (@mjayne) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@mskisa, Anne Rice is really interesting. I had loads of her books.

The thing about Anne Rice though, is that she can take people entirely down a bad way. She isn’t as sure of herself as other authors and her personal flip flop path of perspectives and ideals, and even moods really, could really screw with someone’s head. Like people have mentioned, books can really grab you and make you feel strongly connected to the ideas expressed in them. In that same way, people could draw strongly on her weirdness and let it make them weird by adopting the same feelings as their own.

Anne Rice king of has to be taken in through the right frame of mind to be any good without being a negative influence on a person’s character. IMO.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of TheGiantSquid TheGiantSquid (@thegiantsquid) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@alchemicmakeup, I did not like how he ended the Inheritance cycle, but not a bad series. For me my all-time favorite reads would have to be The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of phanci3 phanci3 (@phanci3) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

A way of being by Carl Rogers. I only like the first few chapters that focus on communication, namely really hearing someone and being heard, and the chapter called “do we need a reality?” which talks about how there are as many “realities” as people on this earth.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Iris Iris (@iris) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

Recently, I really enjoyed Blue Like Jazz:3

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Phil Phil (@urbanuncia) 2 years, 2 months ago ago

I’m really a fiction guy, I ate up the Hobbit and LOTR, The Golden Compass series.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was beyond phenomenal IMO :)

[Hidden]
Reply to this topic

More Posts Like This

1

Profile photo of martha98 Happiness?

Is nirvana remotely possible for human beings? I’ve often been thinking about how happiness can become an everyday thing… and most of the time, it seems utterly impossible. How can someone be ultimately...

8
1

Profile photo of Ben Jammin' Lucid Dreaming Masks

I was wondering if anyone has tried any of these products that induce lucid dreaming by flashing small lights into a night masks. These are usually pretty expensive, but I discovered the Remee masks that runs around 90$....

6
1

Profile photo of Mad Hat Matt addrena ADD

hi, I’m first time user of addrena and wanted to know how many tablets I need to take to get that adderal high type feeling?

1
8

Profile photo of Mad Hat Matt Can anyone else not smoke marijuana anymore?

Psychoactives definitely turn on (or off) a part of your brain every time they enter your system. No two ways about it. If you’re on the precipice of a thought or idea and you smoke, you’re either going to...

97
49

Profile photo of MonkeyZazu [HE 30 Day Challenge] March ’15 – Dream Journaling!

Is everyone super zen from last month’s meditation challenge? I hope so :) The challenge for March is dream journaling! Dream journaling is the practice of writing down your dreams immediately upon waking (before...

115
1

Profile photo of ELI var namnet Knowing vs Living

What’s the difference, and/or relevance between knowing something philosophical-style, and actually living a new truth?

16
4

Profile photo of ELI var namnet Sexual/Emotional Chemistry – Why is this so hard to find?

So prior to meeting someone in person I had already developed an immediate connection with them online. It was 2 hours of back and forth jibber jabber (nothing serious, just friendly discussion as if we have been friends...

8
1

Profile photo of LVX I'm betting against VR being the next big thing

Google Glass and Microsoft HoloLens are both incredible feats of engineering and design. They may both thrive in certain niches and applications. But, they’ll never be mainstream. This is because neither meets a...

30
1

Profile photo of gilberth Cool Jobs

I am planning to take a year off after I graduate from U of O (go ducks by the way), and I would like to go abroad and live very simply for a year or two. I plan to work various jobs, and have heard of some cool...

5
1

Profile photo of gilberth Cool Offers Online. Any others?

I have been doing alot of random tasks and jobs to make money on the side, and have found some cool outlets I feel everyone should get a chance at. For one, I have been doing what is called “Mystery...

3
1

Profile photo of Ellie The weird self realization trip

I’m sure a lot of you have gone through this. It might have happened to you like it did to me, one day you were fixing your hair looking at yourself in the mirror and then this strange feeling drops into you. It...

4
1

Profile photo of Bill Steve Zero Carbon By 2025

I am interested in helping people reduce carbon emissions. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ZeroCarbonIniciative/

0
5

Profile photo of wolfman What do you Fear?

As I was reading posts and responding to them I decided I wanted to get some input from you all on a topic that I toil over quite often. Everywhere I look I see things like “conquer your fears”, “fear...

35
3

Profile photo of Viura Al-Burj Interesting things to learn about

What are some things that you find interesting reading/learning about? For me i’ve started to really get into physics etc. Post suggestions :) Suggestions: Nikola Tesla Issac Newton ( such a brilliant mind!)...

20
1

Profile photo of sian Book Slop

Introduction We have trouble telling the truth on a number of occasions, and resisting the arrest of our lies has become increasingly difficult over the years. It’s become taboo to speak our minds, and it’s become...

4