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The World`s Biggests: The 12 Greatest Apocalyptic Novels Of All Time

The World`s Biggests: The 12 Greatest Apocalyptic Novels Of All Time
After scouring book reviews and Wikipedia, a list of the Top 12 Best Apocalyptic Novels was born. The books on this list take you down the darkest paths in uncivilized worlds, from cannibalistic gangs to vampire infected corpses. If this list doesn't get you thinking on the quickest way stock your basement full of water, canned goods and rifles, I don't know what will! Enjoy! World War Z Documenting the war on zombies, "World War Z" takes you through horific times with some of the most vivid writing this genre has ever seen. "World War Z" paints such a realistic picture of a world after Zombies that even skeptics would find themselves engrossed in the novel! Blindness Forget world wide pandemics of flesh eating bacteria or a zombie illness! The family unit escapes and attempts to build a new life in the outside world, just as sight is returned, just as quickly as it was taken away. I don't know who I felt worse for reading this book. The Road The Postman Oryx and Crake A Canticle for Leibowitz Related:  mark_extern

2.cs.cmu This book contains 209 tales collected by the brothers Grimm. The exact print source is unknown. The etext appears to be based on the translation by Margaret Hunt called Grimm's Household Tales, but it is not identical to her edition. The etext received by the Universal Library did not include story titles. Note that these tales are presented more or less as the Grimms collected and edited them (and as Hunt saw fit to translate them). NEW: There is now a more accurate version of the Hunt translation posted by William Barker. 50 Books That Changed the World For centuries, books have been written in an attempt to share knowledge, inspiration, and discoveries. Sometimes those books make such an impact that they change the way the world thinks about things. The following books have done just that by providing readers an education in politics and government, literature, society, academic subjects such as science and math, and religion. Politics and Government These books represent some of the most important works that examine politics, economics, and philosophy that affect government. The Republic by Plato. Literature From creating characters and stories that have become ingrained in cultures around the world to upsetting censorship to inspiring the imagination of many, these works of literature have all touched the world in significant ways. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Society These books have made an impact on society with views on racism, feminism, individualism, and scholarship. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Religion

Well, At Least There Was Good Stuff to Read: The Books of the Decade Anybody remember how anxious and thrilled we were in those last months of the 20th century? When we weren't at war and we had a budget surplus and it looked like Al Gore would be president? The prospect of a 21st century filled with new technologies, new art and literature loomed large and bright. Goethe said that the decline of a nation's literature is the precursor to that nation's fall, and with this look back at the books that defined the decade, we'd like to tell Goethe to suck it. To be clear: there were plenty of bad books over the course of the decade, as well. Worse still may be the self-help arena, which has continued to distinguish itself as a place where the insecure can go to justify their inane self-love or equally inane self-loathing.

KIDS REPUBLIC - A Children's Bookstore In Beijing No longer just the world's "workroom", China is rapidly becoming an international hot spot with a growing middle class hungry for western luxuries and comforts. Beijing kids are the latest to be treated to some western style indulgence with Kids Republic, a children's bookstore that transports it‚ pint sized customers into a delightful fairytale world full of color and fantasy complete with massive story telling screens and play areas. It's haven for little imaginations in the heart of one of the biggest cities in the world. by Bill T 35 Powerful Books for a More Productive and Organized Life Possessing productivity and organization skills will give you an advantage in living a life of fulfillment and extraordinary achievements. These skills can also help reduce stress and overwhelm by arming you with the knowledge to choose the most effective thoughts and actions to get the results you want, instead of just doing things that keep you busy without actually accomplishing anything worthwhile. So how do you begin acquiring these skills? But with the massive selections of books on these topics available today, choosing the right guide for you may seem overwhelming. Don’t fret! 1. Carol Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford, explains that all of us possess one of two mindsets: fixed vs. growth. In the world of fixed traits, success is about validating yourself by proving you’re smart or talented. 2. This is a quick read. 3. If you are like me and have the tendency to feel guilty over letting objects go, Marie Kondo will show you how to free yourself from that. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

7 Books That Will Change How You See The World If you’re a human and you have a brain, then you probably like using your brain. And if you like using your brain, then you love having those epiphany moments where your hair blows back and you go “Whoa” like Keanu Reeves in The Matrix when he learns Kung Fu from a USB drive in his neck. I know it’s not what the cool kids like to do, but I like to read non-fiction. I love that. I get a lot of emails asking me for book recommendations. So instead of divulging what my favorite books are, I’ll leave you with something better: seven of the most mind-fucking, reality-reshaping, Keanu Reeves “Whoa” inspiring books that I’ve ever read. In no particular order… 3 Ideas That Could Change Your Life To learn about three ideas that could change how you see the world, put your email in below. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert What It’s About: Stumbling on Happiness is like the red-headed stepchild of happiness books. Notable Quotes: On The Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzsche by Nassim Taleb

BBC Meme: How Many of These 100 Books Have YOU Read? | What Are You Reading Now? 1richardderus Apr 5, 2009, 12:44pm aquascum of the German language LT loosed this list on the English threads, and I can't resist passing it on. Please copy and paste your bolded books read, italicized books not completed, and then sum up with a head count, so to speak. Who's first? The BBC apparently believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here: 2momom248 Apr 5, 2009, 12:53pm Oh wow I feel inferior as I've only read 14 of the above. ok Richard I can't figure out how to bold my selections on this list. 3SqueakyChu Edited: Apr 5, 2009, 1:08pm 26 finished 1 not finished (The Lovely Bones) Didn't want to copy the whole list! What does the list say about your reading habits? I've read more books that others have also read than I would have thought! 4DeltaQueen50 Apr 5, 2009, 1:04pm Sorry I am also a computer dunce! 6mckait Apr 5, 2009, 1:20pm 38... cooking and can't post list right now...... :) 7AHS-Wolfy Edited: Sep 18, 2009, 5:42am 8rebeccanyc Edited: Apr 5, 2009, 1:46pm 9kidzdoc 11mckait

10 Books You Should Read To Get Rich The journey to get rich requires certain tools. Although many seem to ignore this, books can help you build your mind, zeal and knowledge to become successful and rich. Therefore I have taken the effort to look through some amazing books that can do a lot to get your financial journey oriented in the right direction. 1. This classic which was first published in 1996 and written by Thomas J. 2. Robert T. 3. Steve Siebold author of “How Rich People Think” has spent 30 years interviewing 1, 000 millionaires and billionaires to figure out what distinguished them from the average person. 4. Written in an era of Great Depression, author and former adviser to President Franklin Roosevelt interviewed over 500 successful people to discover the keys to good fortune. 5. Directed towards the middle class earners who are making entry level pay, author Farnoosh Torabi talks about how you can save money in certain areas of your life. 6. Written by George S. 7. 8. 9. 10. Set a goal for yourself

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