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Home Library and Top 100 Essential Texts

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posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 09:19 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

The Researchers Library Of Ancient Texts (Volume 1-5)




posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 09:31 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

Sounds like the perfect anthology for our purposes and also a great way to make room for more texts!!!
(on the list- not necessarily on the shelf!)

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posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 09:41 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

It depends on mood!


At times, philosophy cracks me up! Other times it is depressing.

Thomas Moore (modern) is good. I also like Tom Robbins. U can't go wrong with Twain. Hunter S. Thompson makes me laugh, as does Palichuck (never can spell his name!).

There is a novel. Couch that is strange and is an honorable mention.

I'll have to peruse my shelves for ideas!



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:16 PM
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"Fingerprints of the gods" and "magicians of the gods"by Graham Hancock "The celestine prophecy"by james redfield "The gnostic gospels"by Elaine pagels etc...



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 11:56 PM
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a reply to: Zcustosmorum

Absolutely required reading.
Excellent reply.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 11:59 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Along with the Golden Bough,
Joseph Conrad.
Heart of Darkness.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 12:20 AM
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a reply to: infolurker

Excellent thread.
After reading to page 4
so far of the replies, it is
comforting to know that I
am among'st friends.

Friends who are complete
strangers.

I have actually read at least 80%
of the books mentioned and recommended.

This is about the 100 books title,

but I will interject a personal favorite
as number 101.

The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss

S&F



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 08:47 AM
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originally posted by: Wildmanimal


After reading to page 4
so far of the replies, it is
comforting to know that I
am among'st friends.

Friends who are complete
strangers.

This is the most wonderful sentiment, and one I absolutely ascribe to. I'm always on the lookout for kinship.



This is about the 100 books title,

but I will interject a personal favorite
as number 101.

The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss

S&F


Such a great book! I almost broke down crying reading this to my son the other night. "Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, things are not gonna change.. they're NOT!" (paraphrased but close I think!)


May I submit

1001 Arabian Nights
and
Mirimar (Naguib Mahfouz)
Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs
and
(you and I discussed Faust briefly in a thread thread I authored)
Faust
to our compilation?

Also thanks again to every single contributer to this thread! I knew the great minds of ATS would be able to fill in some of the literary gaps in my repetoir!



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 08:59 AM
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Since you just mentioned herbs, that leads me to food so I want to add Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol. I & II and Il Cucchiaio d'Argento (The Silver Spoon) which is the most influential cookbook in Italian history and a traditional wedding gift. Mine has a handmade cover done by my neighbor who was born in Tuscany (her hometown is in my Italy With Pictures thread).



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 09:00 AM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

Yes, Twain! The Diary of Adam and Eve is a personal fav




I'm not counting but surely there's room for more texts?




posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Truly these hold some of the most valable information available to man


Thanks again, very glad for the cooking recommendations! (Pretty sure my mom has Il Cucchiaio d'Argento)

Will check into these with gusto



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 09:07 AM
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I left out The Joy of Cooking which is a great beginners cookbook since it has just about every home recipe you'll ever need.

Now you must cook for me.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 09:09 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: zosimov


I left out The Joy of Cooking which is a great beginners cookbook since it has just about every home recipe you'll ever need.

Now you must cook for me.


Now that is confidence! (Here is a beginner's manual. Let's begin.)

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posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 09:16 AM
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Every culinary journey begins with a flattened soufflé.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 03:51 PM
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I used to be an avid reader, mostly nonfiction. Over the years, I have gotten away from reading the hundreds of volumes I used to read.

Suggestions

1. Holy Bible

2. 1984 by George Orwell

3. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

4. There Is A River by Thomas Sugrue

5. Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra

6. Gnostic Gospels

7. Celestine Prophecy by Redfield

There are more but these are just off the top of my head.
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posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 09:02 AM
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I really loved reading The Four Agreements. You are right to include that as it preserves a simple yet lovely human perspective.

Thanks for your contribution to the ATS Home Library!




posted on Sep, 30 2017 @ 12:50 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

Thank You.

Next (102) ,

read your son

"The Giving Tree"
schools.nyc.gov...

by Shel Silverstein ,,,I think.

Blessings



posted on Oct, 13 2017 @ 05:49 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Funny coincidence (maybe?) I had picked up a copy of the Federalist Papers just a few months ago at the Goodwill, and found the Anti-Federalist Papers there yesterday so grabbed a copy. Should be an interesting look into the ideas and debates which contributed to the creation of our Bill of Rights!
en.wikipedia.org...




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