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*Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
::Do you know how evil it is for someone to have a book like this lying around when I'd never read it before? -KL.
* Tipping Point, Blink by Gladwell
* Freakonomics
* How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

* Better by Atul Gawande
* Where Have All the Leaders Gone by Lee Iaccoca

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*Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
::Do you know how evil it is for someone to have a book like this lying around when I'd never read it before? -KL.

Book Recommendations (work in progress)

This list is a work in progress and only just begun. I've tried to give some understanding of the books and my recommendation of them. Some are better then others.

I've generally grouped similar books together.

Sci Fi (note: Douglas Adams mentioned later on)


(oddly I almost want to stick this in fantasy next to Tolkien. Understand it is not at all Tolkien and hardly to be compared to it. However there is just a little more sense of Background in Dune then you'd find in your average run of the mill novel)

Incredible book. Possibly should include various warnings here. [Compeling; worth reading in the novelty, originalness, scope of its content/ideas; however is decidedly in parts 'adult readership'.].

Light Reading, Entertaining, Quality Fantasy books:


	Delightful.  Read this.

(probably ought to be put on the list of classic books (not classics mind you, rather), that is, some books ought to be read by everyone growing up. This is one of them. (would also mention here Watership Down, Anne of Green Gables))

More Light fantasy:


A bit dark but not at all horror somehow.

(the following are pure sugar. May or may not like. Similar in vein to each other. If you like one you'll probably like them all, with the exception of Ella Enchanted which I would recommend to a wider audience.)

(note: I feel like I should slip Daddy Long Legs in here. Good book, but not fantasy, so I will list it later)
(don't read Pierce's Circle of Magic books, they lack whatever elements make her Alanna and Daine books entertaining)

more Fantasy:

	(feel vaguely like I should make some reference to the Three Musketeers, The Long Ships, and Ivanhoe.)
(this was read to me a long time ago and I'm afraid I don't recollect its caliber to any precise degree. I believe it is well worth recommending, but it has been a long time)
Its a piece of cake if you understand later Middle English :->. Definitly a good book though.

The Lady or the Tiger in itself is not of the fantasy genre, but the other stories by Stockton that I read in the short story collection I acquired included a giffin and Echo-dwarfs and I felt like putting the Lady or the Tiger here for that reason.

(I'm sure I'm forgeting something important)

(Note: mention of Illiad, Oddysey, the Voyage of Argo, 1001 Arabian Nights. Haven't read the last two. The first is not the most wonderful of writing as translated, but is very built into our culture and good to know first hand. I should probably be listing these under classics.)

Humourous and Highly entertaining writing:

(Also see Books on Wooster and Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse)(at the moment I can't tell if this is a good or bad connection to make)
Interesting association - I'll have to reread Wodehouse.
(Note that Wodehouse is already listed below)

Terry Pratchett wrote them with the intent that the order shouldn't matter, and for the earlier books, it certainly doesn't. I know "Lords and Ladies" WAS written with the assumption that you'd read other books with the witches, but it's not too baffling without having read them. I think later books mean more if you've read the previous books with those same characters.


(I think my favorite is still the first one I read: The Man in the Brown Suit)
Also by her, And Then There Were None, or Ten Little Indians (same book, different title). My favorite of her works, and very well done, classic mystery story
I believe And Then There Were None is the title of the play based on the book Ten Little Indians.(?) The book is brutal!! Recommendation don't read it at, say 2 in the morning. I think I ended up getting up and watching a large portion of of Brigadoon to undisturb myself...(PS. I Think my mother played in that play in high school or college or something :) ) -KL

(other miscellaneous mystery books)

General Lit light reading to lessthanlight reading

(Pure sugar, and things I grew up on and subsequently can't help but recommend. Understand some of these are so far beneath reading level they may no longer be palatable. Still. I have this feeling that some books everyone must read at least once. (I keep repeating myself, blimey! If I could just make an n-dimentional book web that would tie everthing together by association I wouldn't have to repeat things so much.))(both fiction & nonfiction)

The pictures are wonderful

(I'm hoping this title is the book I think it is) (I mean I remember the book and I remember the title, but I'm not sure if I'm connecting the right book to the right tittle)
Watership Down is the really good one with the rabbits who get kicked out of their home.
Good. That's the book I wanted.

(I love Pride&Predjudice, Alcott, Montgomery. Of all books I've probably reread Alcott the most. Of all movies Pride and Predjudice, for truly this is the one case where the movie matches the book. ((Also Much Ado about Nothing and Princess Bride are excellent movies)))

How could I possibly have forgotten to mention these for so long? --KL

see also the Far Pavilions

If you open this book please do me the courtesy of reading the first ten chapters. It is a wonderful book, yet if I hadn't known that it would be, I probably would have dropped it on the first chapter and never found out.

[General Lit]

Plays (written form)(Some also found in 'classics' below):

Bio/Autobio?/historical (note many of these may be found in other sections - Lakota Woman I think is one, Grandma's Attic is one, Little House on the Prairie, Homesickness My Own Story is more or less one,...)

Do you know how evil it is for someone to have a book like this lying around when I'd never read it before? -KL.

[Humanity nonfiction

Don't remember this book in detail as to caliber, but I feel like I ought to recomend it, for it really woke me up as to how recent things I thought were AncientHistory? metaphorically speaking occur. Would like to figure out how to better know the US policy and implementation and what's actually going on in the country I live in.


[A List of Classics and Commentary:

(to be completed Later. I'm too Lazy right now)
(from MegaLit? List)
(I included some books that were similar to a particular neighbor, although perhaps not dubbed or to be considered of the classics cannon)
(I would generally recommend reading classics, as they have been so oft read down the ages and show up unexpectedly in society and culture, though admitedly some of are lesser quality in writing, and some books oughtn't to be classics, though considered as such.)(Why are some books dubbed "classics" and not others? Sometimes I think its not deserved and in other cases ought to be.)

(Or perhaps I am too lazy to ever get around to typing this, but it is a nice thought)

(Maybe I should make a diferent link)


[ Classics by Recommendation and Association:

(Not actually a classic but I put it here because it is historical fiction like Three musketeers and Ivanhoe and because like them it contains elements of comedy. I can vouch that this is a good book, though I can only remember that this was my impression at the time of hearing it.)

	Painful to read but well worth it.  Deserves the title of Classic




Some(but not necessarily all) of the sayings, essays, and or poems of -

What all did he write again? I should check. -KL
Solomon, reflecting on life


[Math, Science,

(alright, yes, evaluation is good.) (recommendations?) (I refuse to evaluate text books, sorry) (Actually, listing the textbooks assigned for various classes and evaluationg them would be a useful thing to do. I'm probably too lazy though.)

Some things might note:


Entertaining, Games of Thought, Unexpected:

	(short story) 

(the dialogues belong in this category. The book itself is more serious. Deserves recommendation, but in a different category entirely.)

(I have a copy of this in Spanish that I could loan you. I would recommend everything I've read by Borges, but this is my favorite so far)

	The Prayer of the Atheist (I have a copy in Spanish if you would wish to read it.)
	San Manuel Bueno, Martir 
	(Niebla) (most of Niebla I wouldn't particularly recommend, but the ending is quite worth reading)

Letters from one devil to another, his nephew, with advice on manipulating a human

I went on a white water river rafting trip at a family reunion this past summer, and the raftsman, who was a character in his own right - chipper, unexpected, talkative. He talked of his life in the outdoors.. "Poverty with a view".. and did a back flip off the front of the raft and came out 'orking' like a seal. He could have been on the river 20years. I don't know. We passangers sang songs for part of the trip, and he knew all the words to 'Love Potion Number Nine.' - recommended this book. Seemed, somehow, terribly appropriate.

[If you see English spelling mistakes please let me know or correct them. Lazyness, again. I know I spelled dialogues wrong somewhere (including here)(severe mumbling and a reference to Merlin's profuse "byourlady" commentary in the Once and Future King -KL) and several other things, but am to lazy to look up correct.]

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