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Posted: Sep. 8, 2002
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What Are YOUR book/video/dvd Recommendations?
What books do you like? Which ones do you read over and over again? What ones do you recommend for those 'taking a mental break' moments or for holiday gift giving? Do you have some suggestions for videos/dvds that deserve a viewing? Your suggestions need not be Pagan specific. In fact, we encourage you here to offer tips on good selections that may be found in the often-overlooked area of mythology, history, humor, sociology, sci-fi or art sections of the bookstores or video sections.
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| I Recommend The Robert Jordan Series "the Wheel Of Time". So Far... ||Oct 23rd. at 12:58:02 pm EDT|
|jake hardwick (carlsbad, California US) ||Age: 21 - Email |
i recommend the robert jordan series "the wheel of time". so far it is a series of nine books, it is fantasy, and i find them enjoyable to read over and over again. also, the "sword of truth" series by terry goodkind. both series are captivating and the authors are very good writers.
| I Just Finished An Excellent Book Last Night; Charles Delint's The Onion... ||Oct 23rd. at 2:37:54 pm EDT|
|Gray Jay (Labrador City, Newfoundland CA) ||Age: 26 |
I just finished an excellent book last night; Charles deLint's The Onion Girl. For those of you not familiar with his work, you are missing out! He is an amazing writer of mythic fiction and you really can get sucked into the cities of Newford and Ottawa and the characters he creates. Other great fantasy writers include Guy Gavrial Kay, Emma Bull, Steven Brust, Jane Yolen, Terri Windling, Mydori Snyder and Terry Prachett, just to name a few. Any of the books by these authors are excellent... Enjoy!
| Oh!! The Book Of Moons And Speak Daggers Too Her By Rosemary... ||Oct 23rd. at 3:33:13 pm EDT|
|SapphireStar (Kindsbach) ||Age: 29 - Email |
Oh!! The Book Of Moons and Speak Daggers Too Her by Rosemary Edgehill!!! Absolutely! These books are one and two of the Bast mystery series.
Bast, a typical New York witch living her life as best she can on the New Aquarian Frontier, deals with life and death in her own magickal way. They are witty, richly drawn, and complex. They give some of the best depictions of modern day paganism anywhere and were major influences in my direction onto the Pagan path.
| Books: "the Cat Who..." Series Of Mysteries By Lillian Jackson Braun - Burned... ||Oct 23rd. at 4:10:25 pm EDT|
|Moselle (Glen Gardner, New Jersey US) ||Age: 29 |
"The Cat Who..." series of mysteries by Lillian Jackson Braun - burned out journalist finds a new life with two siamese cats and solve crimes.
The Herbal Mysteries series by Susan Wittig Albert - ex-lawyer turned herb shop owner solves mysteries with her new age best friend.
"Practical Magic" starring Sandra Bullock & Nicole Kidman, love story with lots of magic worked in.
"The Nightmare Before Christmas" by Tim Burton, one of my favorites (good for kids)
| Ok, I'll Go With My Pagan Specific One First: That Is Buckland's... ||Oct 23rd. at 4:46:01 pm EDT|
|Izlanyth (Kingsville, Texas US) ||Age: 18 - Email |
Ok, i'll go with my pagan specific one first: that is Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Rayford Buckland or as my friends and I call it, "BIG BLUE" If one does not have this book get it. It is a great book everyone of my wiccan friends who does no have it always tries to borrow mine or someone else's especially mine. A few series I suggest you read, they're not a pagan series but they are very good series: The Lord of the Rings, The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind and hmmm I can't think of any more at the moment, but I know I know of more. oh oh-well, if they come to me later I'll send 'em but until then...Merry Meet and Merry Part and let us Merry Meet again!
| Myself, I Find I Am Enamored With The Harry Potter Books. True... ||Oct 23rd. at 6:28:16 pm EDT|
|danielle (Oil City, Pennsylvania US) ||Age: 18 - Email |
myself, i find i am enamored with the harry potter books. true, they may be for children, but they are wonderful nonetheless.
i also enjoy the movei practical magick. semi-factful, and extermely funny, i love this movie.
| Oh, I Do Love A Good Book! I Could List Dozens And... ||Oct 23rd. at 7:20:56 pm EDT|
|Orionova (London, England UK) ||Age: 30 - Email |
Oh, I do love a good book! I could list dozens and dozens I love. However, I will do my best to keep this short. Honest.
Non-Pagan, I absolutly adore Terry Pratchett. ANY Discworld book is worth a read, believe me. A fantasy novel I read several times over the years (until I lost my copy in a fire. ::sigh:: Can't find it again, darn it!) is The Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce. It is about a vampyre that drinks souls, not blood, and the girl that sets out to save her friend from it. It is classed as juvenial fiction, but I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone. If only I could find it again...
| Books: Anything In The "marcus Didius Falco" Series By Lindsey Davis. Falco... ||Oct 23rd. at 8:25:08 pm EDT|
|Maeve (Laurel, Maryland US) ||Age: 36 - Email |
Books: Anything in the "Marcus Didius Falco" series by Lindsey Davis. Falco is a private detective in ancient Rome. Other favorites are anything by Guy Gavriel Kay, Laurell K. Hamilton, or Louise Cooper. I also enjoy some of the media tie-in novels for Farscape, Star Wars, and ST:DS9
Videos/DVDs: "Practcal Magic" is a must-see for any witch, even though I've never personally danced around drinking margaritas to "Lime in the Coconut". I really enjoyed "Gladiator", because the hero's Pagan beliefs were central to his survival. "Princess Mononoke" was a wonderful movie. Also check out "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer. Also, any DVDs of Buffy, Farscape, or Stargate!
| The Books "hell House", And "i Am Legend" By Richard Matheson Are... ||Oct 24th. at 1:53:09 am EDT|
|Myien Astrum Aetacium (Champaign, Illinois US) ||Age: 25 - Email |
The books "Hell House", and "I am Legend" by Richard Matheson are excellent, also anything by H.P. Lovecraft and good for a scare, as well as "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson. "Good Omens" by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett is sure to keep you laughing. And "Hell House" based off of Matheson's book is excellent and has just been released on DVD.
| The Cantianing Masses Of Ice A Rare But Servere Book ,the Western... ||Oct 24th. at 6:44:55 am EDT|
|daimien nocturmius (torrington , Connecticut US) ||Age: 24 |
the cantianing masses of ice a rare but servere book , the western tradition, the paths of life and beyond silver broomstick, the pages of nine , the golden dawn , wolves of moon, through the stars of light, necronomicon, green magic, merlyin , and the book of seasons , the return to gogotha, are very interesting works lady of the serpents triads of five
| As A Librarian, I Am Exposed To Many Different Kinds Of Books... ||Oct 24th. at 10:21:28 am EDT|
|Denise (Sayville, New York US) ||Age: 20 |
As a librarian, I am exposed to many different kinds of books. Having seen and read so many of them, I always return to my favorite author when I want to read a great Science Fiction or Fantasy novel. That author is Anne McCaffrey. Ms. McCaffrey has written many titles over the last 40 years, and most of them are Science Fiction or Fantasy (she has written a few romances which are also great reading). I have enjoyed every single word she has ever written. I consider her one of the most talented writers I have ever encountered. Though she is in her 70s now, she still continues to write prolifically. Someday I hope to be able to get over to Ireland to meet her. I have an open invitation to come over for tea, as do all of her fans. I highly recommend reading Anne McCaffrey's works of fiction. In my opinion, they are the best!
| Well, I Love Reading And, Although I«m A Witch, My Readings... ||Oct 24th. at 11:02:36 am EDT|
|Valqu’ria AngŽlica (Teres—polis, Brazil) ||Age: 22 |
Well, I love reading and, although I«m a witch, my readings are not all "pagan stuff". My favourite book is "The name of the Rose" - Umberto Eco. It«s a perfect book: full of beauty, exciting and the story is very, very good. The film is not so good as the book. I recommend.
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