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What's a Book That's Changed Your Life?

Jersey Roze ♥Jwon's Cyar'ika ♥ 2012/05/25 21:07:14
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  • **weaselbee::StarkidJay* 2012/05/26 05:17:32 (edited)
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    No matter how it sounds to other people, this is something that did change my life. Harry Potter is the reason I have half of the friends that I have, and it's how I found the things I'm good at. It taught me a million more life lessons than could ever be told to me in school. Stuff that changes your life like that doesn't come about too often.

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  • vivian.pitschlitz 2012/05/28 09:40:26
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    So hard to choose a book that changed my life but there are two books that had a profound effect on my thinking, "How green was my valley" and "To kill a Mockingbird" the first made me aware of what we are doing to our environment and the second has always been a moral lantern to my thinking.
  • Courtney Chapman 2012/05/28 08:15:30
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    It was Rubyfruit Jungle for me
  • Bill 2012/05/28 07:04:10
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    THE BIBLE!~ In some ways...not just as of recent...
  • Aksana 2012/05/28 06:57:25
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    Haven't founf it yet
  • wilsonmja 2012/05/28 06:00:04
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    Quite honestly, with not one ounce of sarcasm, it was the Bible. I spent much of my youth asking questions and doubting the beliefs I was raised with. The questions I had frustrated pastors and my parents. So, I decided to read it cover to cover. By the time I was finished the weight was lifted. It was so obvious by reading the bible that religion is the blind leading the blind and nothing more than denial of mortality gone way off the tracks.
  • Catitude 2012/05/28 04:47:06
  • American☆Atheist 2012/05/28 04:07:48
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    the bible, i realized how crazy religion is
  • Matt 2012/05/28 02:57:47
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    well.. its more like a short story.. its called The Nightngale and the Rose by Oscar Wilde.. changes my life and took 3 mins to read.. brings tears to my eyes every time i read it. the nightngale and the rose
  • Kyle Matt 2012/05/28 05:09:15
  • tredzwater 2012/05/28 02:40:38
    I don't read much...
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    Stupid misclick..It should have been "It was..."

    Time Enough For Love by Robert Anson Heinlein
  • wtxwoman tredzwater 2012/05/28 21:52:41
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    I love that book and all that he wrote.
  • tredzwater wtxwoman 2012/05/28 22:28:49
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    Me, too. I even loved Friday, and that's saying something. I disagree with him in a number of areas but his writings are the foundation of my ethos and I don't think one could have read one of his grocery lists without coming away with something profound.
  • RevBH 2012/05/28 02:14:19
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    The "Alice in Wonderland" books; "Somerset Homecoming;" "The Little Prince;" nearly anythung by Rebecca West, Kafka, or Henry James.
  • Dan 2012/05/27 23:55:10
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    "Atlas Shrugged"
  • EddyGee53 2012/05/27 23:33:28
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    The Harry Potter series of books reignited my imagination and my love of the written word! These books have become literary masterpieces and are responsible for the resurgence of reading for pleasure and education in our children.
  • 2012/05/27 23:01:39
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    the bible, I had this question long time ago(I was about 18 years old or so), about all the different relgions around the world. I would spend hours at the library reading national geographic books and time life book about how other people lived in other countries especially more primitive people, including a history of beliefs and supersititions that others had, my question was why there were so many religions and why most seem so oppressive and restrictive and cruel and contradictory from each other?

    the bible answered it quite well, well someone else pointed it out I mean I didn't figure it out on my own.the scripture was revelation 12:9-12, luke 4:4-8. and that the demons were behind these false religious beliefs.this reawakened my desire to read and learn it and I have been reading and trying to apply it in my life every since.

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  • tredzwater 2012/05/28 02:46:02
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    Actually, reading the Bible...REALLY reading it...changed my life, too. It made me an atheist.

    What part are you trying to apply to your life? The child sexual abuse? The genocide? The lying and cheating? The soft-core porn? The bad history and worse science? The total internal contradictions? I don't see any of them as being particularly useful but YMMV.

    There are no such things as demons. Old religions are simply gods invented by humans, just as modern ones are.
  • Pake Jitts 2012/05/27 22:30:57 (edited)
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    The Hunger Games trilogy
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    and Ida Bee
    hunger games trilogy ida bee
  • Meh 2012/05/27 22:08:33
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    'The Prophecy of the Stones' by Flavia Bujor. It inspired my style of writing: an easy read for entertainment.
  • SafariMarti 2012/05/27 21:59:26
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    As cliche as it's going to sound probably Harry Potter. But it's not so much the books really that changed my life as the fandom built around the series. I've made friends or formed deeper connections with people based on it and it's made me more confident as the nerd that I am
  • Keith 2012/05/27 21:53:30
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    Book of Mormon
  • tredzwater Keith 2012/05/28 02:47:30
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    "Chloroform in print." (Mark Twain)

    "Just about the silliest religious book ever written by humans." (tredzwater)
  • Funky Monk tredzwater 2012/05/28 15:25:02
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    Can you let other people have their opinions?
  • tredzwater Funky Monk 2012/05/28 15:36:34
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    Sure. Who's stopping you?

    I just have my own.
  • Funky Monk tredzwater 2012/05/28 15:42:56
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    I just don's see why you have to impose your viewpoint on him. I doubt a quote from Mark Twain is going to change much...
  • tredzwater Funky Monk 2012/05/28 15:52:22
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    You're right...it probably won't But I'm not interested in having anyone change. SH is an opinion site and I'm merely expressing my opinion.

    You, OTOH, are trying to control my expression of that opinion. What do you think might be the underlying psychological reason for that need?

    Just askin'...
  • Funky Monk tredzwater 2012/05/28 16:52:48
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    I'm not religious myself, but I understand there's people with other opinions on the matter. I don't feel the need to express my disbelief merely because someone mentions a holy text. I'm not telling you that you can't express your opinion, I'm just saying it just doesn't serve much of a purpose in this context...
  • tredzwater Funky Monk 2012/05/28 18:34:48
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    Probably not. OTOH, I'd be just as likely to express an opinon for or against some popular novel, if I felt strongly about it. That's what opinion sites are for.

    And, just because someone else considers some words-in-a-row as "holy" doesn't mean that I do. Nor does it mean I should give my respect to something I consider arrant fantasy. I don't respect adults who would claim to believe that Santa Claus exists in reality; why should I respect such claims about a god?

    However, we're hijacking this thread and I don't like to do that. So, I'm done.
  • Missile 2012/05/27 21:07:12
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    The Shack
  • Kaiti McLane 2012/05/27 20:43:48
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    the Great Gatsby
  • starlight 2012/05/27 20:43:02
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    the first series i read as a teen that really change my style of books was Flowers in the attic by V.C Andrews and then Ellen Hopkins books
  • Freebird 2012/05/27 19:57:46
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    dreams of my father

    Made me wonder what the hell America was thinking when they voted for this jerk
  • Avisobling 2012/05/27 19:34:08
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    On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
  • cellophane Avisobling 2012/05/28 14:43:28
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    "Incarnations of Immortality". I've not thought of that series for years. Methinks it's time to revisit it. Thanks.
  • Debs 2012/05/27 19:24:35
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    Hitler my part in his downfall

    It was at this early stage in my life I realised what a wharped sense of humour I have :)
  • D'eath Debs 2012/05/27 20:00:17
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    Nothing warped about you Debs.

    Not unlike the genious of Spike, you are a rarity.
  • Debs D'eath 2012/05/27 20:04:38
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    Thank you JK, thats makes three of us then :) x... Still can't spell though can I !!!..
  • D'eath Debs 2012/05/27 20:08:59
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    I didn't see that, but if I had I would have thought that was just part of your genious. x
  • Debs D'eath 2012/05/27 20:15:05
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    It made sense to me..wharf = wharp..I should have written the dictionary :)..tis true I am a genious, what at, is the mystery..yet to be unravelled x
  • Farbiger 2012/05/27 19:07:25
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    The Outsiders
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    The Giver
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    Gone series
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