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15 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Life - WhytoRead Books. There are some books that are so good, that as soon as you’re done reading them, you can’t wait to recommend it to someone and continually ask them about it until they’ve read it.

15 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Life - WhytoRead Books

You want everyone to read this book, its that good. The books on this list are the most highly recommended books and everyone thinks you should read them all, at least once in your life. 15 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Life 1. My Side of the Mountain – Jean Craighead George This book is an absolute must read, and follows a boy who essentially runs away from home to live in the Catskill mountains, where he absolutely thrives. 2. (Featured in 8 Books That Will Have A Profound Impact On Your Personality) The plot is deceptively simple. Once he feels that he understands humanity, he undertakes to educate humans in the philosophy of “Thou art God” in such a way that the truth of that statement is a provable tautology. 3. 13 Fantasy Novels That Are Good Despite Their Covers.

Best Fantasy Series. About Tolkien's Books Tolkien spent his life writing in the Lord of the Rings world.

Best Fantasy Series

Tolkien pretty much has four "novel" type stories set in middle earth. I have listed them below in chronological order. Click on the book picture to get an Amazon book description. The Silmarillion is a prequel to the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. The 50 Scariest Books of All Time.

The air is getting crisper, the nights are getting longer, and All Hallow’s Eve draws near.

The 50 Scariest Books of All Time

You know what that means: it’s time to curl up with a book guaranteed to give you the shivers — or at least make you check the locks twice. Here, for your horrifying pleasure, are 50 of the scariest books ever written in the English language, whether horror, nonfiction, or speculative futures you never want to see. One caveat: the list is limited to one book per author, so Stephen King fans will have to expand their horizons a little bit. Check out 50 books that will keep you up all night after the jump, and add any other scary favorites to the list in the comments. Reddit's Top 105 Fantasy Novels/Series of All Time - How many of the top all time fantasy novels/series have you read. 10 Fantasy Books Everyone Has To Read - o5 Recipes for Life. They say that there’s nothing like a good book and a cup of coffee to take you to places faraway and make you forget the mundane for a while.

10 Fantasy Books Everyone Has To Read - o5 Recipes for Life

I say that there is nothing like a good fantasy book to get you there. Not everyone is into fantasy, but I reckon that if everyone would give these books a try, they will realize just how much fun fantasy books are. If you are new to fantasy, or you are trying to convince someone to try the genre out, here are the top 10 books you ought to start out with (in no particular order). You can’t go wrong with them. Disclaimer: technically, this list contains more than 10 books, as many of the items are series. 1. This series is written by George R.R. 2. 10 Great Fantasy Series to Read While You're Waiting for George R.R. Martin's Next Book.

Reviews of Fantasy and Science Fiction Books. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated by Gustave Doré. Top 10 Anticipated Fantasy Books For 2012 - Part One. Friday, January 6, 2012 Last year we ran an article where we chose our top 10 most anticipated novels for 2011.

Top 10 Anticipated Fantasy Books For 2012 - Part One

It proved overwhelmingly popular, amassing just shy of 20,000 hits! This year we decided to take things a little bit further though. NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books. Mordor. After the destruction of the strongholds of evil in the north of Middle-earth at the end of the First Age, Sauron fled southwards seeking new lands.


At the end of the first millennium of the Second Age, he chose a land walled by mountains, and there built his great fortress of Barad-dûr. After Sauron settled there, the land became known as Mordor (the Black Land) - no record of an earlier name for this region exists. After the defeat of Sauron in the War of the Last Alliance, Mordor was taken under the control of Gondor, and the Gondorians built fortifications around it to prevent the return of evil things. 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels to Geek Out Over - Half Price Books Blog - If your answer to every question is 42.

100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels to Geek Out Over - Half Price Books Blog -

If you can quote the three laws of Robotics. If you want to say “my precious” every time you see a gold band. Then this list is for you. We asked our 3,000 bibliomaniacs what their favorite SciFi/Fantasy novels were, and here are their top 100 answers. David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' Recreated As Children's Book [Read + Listen. ComicsAlliance readers should by now be familiar with the work of Andrew Kolb.

David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' Recreated As Children's Book [Read + Listen

We’ve spotlighted the illustrator’s work a couple of times before, first for his groovy representations of The Walking Dead and other beloved artifacts of pop culture, and most recently for his work with some of comics, film and television’s most famous double-acts like The Muppets’ Bunson and Beaker and Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob, but in the style of carved wooden blocks.

Kolb’s latest work is more ambitious, telling the story of David Bowie’s classic “Space Oddity” in the style of an illustrated children’s book. The tale of doomed Major Tom plays out in Kolb’s bright and retro animation style, giving a face to the legendary Bowie character and making the conclusion that much sadder.Released in 1969 and considered a classic today, David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” is obviously a reference to Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.” 623 of the Best Books Ever Written. The 10 Most Disturbing Books Of All Time. In my younger days if I heard a book or movie was disturbing or hard to handle I generally took that as a challenge.

The 10 Most Disturbing Books Of All Time

Most books generally turned out to not be too bad, but occasionally I’d come across something that would leave me with a sick feeling in my stomach for weeks. Top Fantasy Books and Series : Sword Blog. You are here: Home / Fantasy / Top Fantasy Books and Series Top Fantasy Books and Series-List of best 10 fantasy book series. Fantasy sagas i love the most. Tolkien, Glen Cook, Steven Erikson, R. E. Feist, R. What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you. A new way of choosing what to read next. Your source of daily updated funny pictures and gifs. Science Fiction - A Nerd’s Guide to Reading. Shape The Day. The Political Compass - Books. Imaginary Friends by Terry Brooks, Speakman Press. Good, but not up to usual standards of Terry Brook's work This story is the basis of one of Terry Brook's most memorable characters that has always stuck with me since I first met him.

Imaginary Friends by Terry Brooks, Speakman Press

The story starts out well but seems to have been finished in a hurry. Fortunately, this concept was later expanded upon and became a major plot in a later book. Sci-Fi Lists - Top 100 Sci-Fi Books. A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown. FLOWCHART: Navigating NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books.

What I Learned from Harry Potter. Harry Potter has been a part of my life since I was in high school. I've read the books, seen the movies too many times to count and my daughter is a huge fan. Talking About Tolkien. The Elvish Name Generator. Wardshelley_scifiSmaller.jpg (JPEG Image, 3400 × 1826 pixels) 2012-01-17-circle-of-tolkien.jpg (950×1468) The Harry Potter Lexicon. J.K.Rowling Official Site - Harry Potter and more. Most Popular / Fantasy. The Very Secret Diaries. Welcome! Here you may find the brilliant "Very Secret Diary" series by the wonderful Cassandra Claire. These are also published in her LiveJournal, but she was kind enough to agree to let your humble servant here publish them here.

Enjoy! And do be sure to check out her LiveJournal. To receive email when (which includes this site) is updated, please sign up for Ealasaid's mailing list. . ~ Warning! These are also archived here. The Two Towers. Writing With Elvish Fonts. This is a tutorial for some of the fonts and tools that can be used for writing in Tengwar on a Windows PC.

Contents Direct links to some notes in the text: "About installing fonts"; "A frequently asked question about TengScribe"; "A possible problem with Windows 2000 and XP". About this tutorial [ToC] This tutorial will show how the Tengwar , J.R.R. The text is primarily targeted for readers with little or no previous experience in using the Tengwar. Some of the tools that are introduced here can in fact be used without knowing much about the Tengwar, but the user should be aware of their limitations. Brom. The Encyclopedia of Arda. A Clockwork Orange. a6omcl2la0ivlxsn3o8m.jpg (JPEG Image, 3800 × 2300 pixels) Planet Tolkien.