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    Quote Originally Posted by brewmaster15 View Post
    We took a family trip to one of our old haunts for used books Saturday. The four of us each found some treasures..

    For me, I walked away with an old Audubons book on Quadripeds.. I have a similar one by him on Birds. The color plates rom his paintings are just amazing. Also picked up an old first edition Peterson's Guide to western Birds and a book on Big Cat ancestry as well as a few others. Oh and almost forgot...picked up Ansel Adams Autobiography .

    Almost picked up some old Harry Harrison scifi but will go back for that.

    All in all , a great day out.

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    Some of the other series I have read:

    The Myst - very nerdy and WoW like, but I truly enjoyed this fictitious world.
    The Sword of truth by Terry Goodkin - this introduced me to really long series and I loved it! I read this series a few times over
    The Wheel of time - I figure many have read this series as well
    Good ol' Harry Potter . I'm actually a big HP fan. In fact, for my bday, my brother got me opening day tickets to Universal Studios for their April 7th opening.
    I love Ken Follett. Of all fictional writers, he is by far my favorite. In fact, I have probably read about 85% of his work, and I've actually met him and his wife here at work.
    Some of my favorite work of his:
    The Century Trilogy
    Pillars of the earth is probably my all time favorite of his
    World without end
    Lie down with Lions
    Eye of the needle

    I also like the Philippa Gregory's Tuddor series. My co-worker got me to read that and I actually liked it.

    Anyways, I have read a lot of books here at work. I have a lot of free time. However, not all books have been great. With that said, every time I pick up a book, I always try to finish it and give it the benefit of the doubt. A few books have surprised me by getting really good after a point where I would have probably stopped reading. Others, they were boring through and through, lol, but I still finished them.

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    Ricardo,

    Check out Terry Brooks... http://terrybrooks.net/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Brooks

    His Shannara series span generations of characters, story takes place along JRR Tolkien ..
    Still writing to the series line.

    Stephen R Donaldson
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_R._Donaldson
    Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.
    fantasy with magic


    Piers Anthony... my all time favorite author of fantasy and SciFi ...a very prolific writer that really comes up with ingenious story lines..
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piers_Anthony
    For a light funny read and a huge series of books
    Xanth Series...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanth

    a great read... and ingeniuous
    Incarnations of Immortality
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarn...of_Immortality


    Bio of a Space Tyrant

    Sci adventure again with an very interesting story line.. a mature adventure.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bio_of_a_Space_Tyrant

    Tarot series.. sci fi..weird but entertaining
    God of Tarot (1979)
    Vision of Tarot (1980)
    Faith of Tarot (1980)
    Tarot (1987) The series omnibus as a single novel as originally intended

    Apprentice Adept.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apprentice_Adept



    You should look up.. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Old sci and fantasy, many titles in public domain
    http://www.orderofbooks.com/authors/...ice-burroughs/

    "John Carter of Mars" one of my favorites story lines...

    This author was ahead of his time, Imo.


    Rick Riordan...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Riordan

    Maybe geared for teens more so than adults... but his books are great reads even for us.
    The way he uses mythology in his story lines is pure literary magic,


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_..._the_Olympians
    Read it...the movie was a let down.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kane_Chronicles... excellent



    I could go on and and on!



    ps.. of course if you havent read the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings... You need to read it. The movies were okay....but the as is often the case.. the books are better..
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    Thanks Al! I have this thread bookmarked so I can check out these books. I really appreciate it. I am always on the look out for good series, not just single books .

    I have read the classics and lord of the rings is a must

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    Just found this thread! Do I love books??? Oh, boy... I am in grad school and am a literature major. My specialty, however, may make others yawn... the long 18th century/ British Literature. Outside of this period- I have a huge love of anything Herman Melville. Needless to say, I have hundreds of books. I also have 1 discus book I picked up about 15 years ago. Schmidt-Focke's Discus Book. Copyright 1990.It says it was published in "Neptune", New Jersey... how perfect is that!

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    My dad is a compulsive used book collector. Mostly first editions. At one point he had his own small shop in Santa Barbara. I'm not exaggerating, every room in his condo besides the kitchen is floor to ceiling books, including vertical stacks on the floor. You have to maneuver the paths through the books. He has a path from his desk to the TV. He sells them online, problem is, he doesn't get around to cataloging and listing them. Anyway, if you're looking for something in particular, let me know and I could ask him.

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    I will keep this in mind Steve! Every semester I have to buy at least 15 novels, anthologies, etc... for my classes. I am trying to build a collection of literary theory books outside of the texts I need for my classes; Deconstruction, linguistic theory, post-colonial... any chance he would have these?

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    I could ask. They might be old, but maybe that's good. Do you have authors in mind?

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    Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Roland Barthes, Terry Eagleton, Stephen Greenbelt

    These are the theorists I am looking for right now!

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    Oh, and any Melville....

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    Oh, and nice avatar I need to update mine.

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