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FICTION

I dont know about the rest of you but dealing with my wow withdraw symptoms is having a good book to obeses over. LOL. Any suggestions?

3days free and counting! Every day is a blessing :)

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  A visit to the library is

A visit to the library is in order! I don't know exactly what you'd like, but I will recommend two great books:

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson

The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte

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"A person starts to live when he can live outside himself." Albert Einstein

"You don't get to choose how you are going to die. Or when.
You can only decide how you are going to live. Now." Joan Baez

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'Watership Down' by Richard

'Watership Down' by Richard Adams (fantasy novel)

and the Prydain chronicles by Lloyd Alexander, a 5 part series in this order:

'The Book of Three'

'The Black Cauldron'

'The Castle of Llyr'

'Taran Wanderer'

'The High King'

this series is an older series based on welsh mythology

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'The Picture of Dorian Grey'

'The Picture of Dorian Grey' is also a really great story, and a classic too. i think it's by oscar wilde?

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Oh and since you like

Oh and since you like fantasy, 'Stardust' is a good book and an even better movie!!

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The Chronicles of Narnia by

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis(also fantasy\fiction)

7 books in all for the saga...my favorite book out of the series is the one they made into the movie (The lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.)Heh...i remember being in middle school and our cool reading class teacher reading that to us after we did all our work in class.which was alot of years back.Anouther good book to read is called(A Sort of Homecoming)Its a fiction based story about a girl and here siblings going across maryland to find there aunt or grandparents.I forget which but i thought it was a good story.The followup to that book is called diyces song.Sorry i cant remember it fully but it was read to me by the same teacher a long time ago.

"It's all in your mind...Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life.If you continue to believe as you have always believed,you will continue to act as you have always acted.If you continue to act as you have always acted,you will continue to get what you have always gotten.If you want different results in your life or your work,all you have to do is change your mind." Anonymous...

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The Big Book of Alcoholics

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

- there is an online version you can easily find
- if you are a gaming addict like me substitute gaming, and gaming addict for drinking and alcoholic

- dark

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Thanks all! <3

Thanks all! < 3

Long live freedom!

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"Lamb" by Christopher

"Lamb" by Christopher Moore.

Go get your map and compass and don't listen to them,
and don't think about how much time you're fixing to spend.
The dirt only ends where the pavement begins.
This is your heart, your dream, and you're your only friend so GO!

You can kick the earth, as hard as you want, to show your frustration
or you can get in your car and kick your foot to the gas,
and keep accelerating til you hit your destination so GO!

-- Chronic Future, New York NY

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Huck Finn by Marcus Twainsley

Huck Finn by Marcus Twainsley

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Gratz on the 3 days! I'm not

Gratz on the 3 days! I'm not much of a reader. I've been hitting the gym lately, though.

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other"
-Abraham Lincoln

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Good for you.Something i

Good for you.Something i need to get back into...exercise.

"It's all in your mind...Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life.If you continue to believe as you have always believed,you will continue to act as you have always acted.If you continue to act as you have always acted,you will continue to get what you have always gotten.If you want different results in your life or your work,all you have to do is change your mind." Anonymous...

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  There are a series of

There are a series of books by Terry Goodkind, about the "Sword of Truth" I believe the first book is "Wizards first Rule". Each book is very long very detailed and a "page turner" once you get started. There must be at least 15 or more books in the series...

They made a TV series based on the books called "The Legend of the Seeker" but it does not do the books justice in the least.

As an added bonus I believe most of the books are available at the library (at least they are in my local library).

I highly recommend them

" ... don't question it just go" "... where the body goes the mind will follow"
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Borrowed from "Desire to Stop"

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There was a 3 part series

There was a 3 part series that I read, which I thought was really good.

The Eyes of Akari

The Devil's Armor

The Angel's Sword.

Just so you know, it has nothing to do with God. This was a fantasy series.

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Hehe - take the plunge and

Hehe - take the plunge and WRITE YOUR OWN!

My own personal obsession is the novel i always wanted to read but could never find: and so whenever I get a gaming urge I either memorise some music or work on my novel :)

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Theatre that's totally

Theatre that's totally awesome. And great advice.

Green, if you are still shopping around for books i just remembered another really amazing fantasy/fiction series, the Wizardry series by Diane Duane. The first three books are:

So You Want to Be a Wizard

Deep Wizardry

High Wizardry

they're very "intelligent"ly written, lots of high level vocabulary and scientific concepts although it's a series about magic. each sequel has its own theme.... the ocean, Mars, autism, Ireland, etc. so you do learn a lot while reading. and they're just great stories. i've read all of them but the first 3 are the best!

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8 Book series, some of the

8 Book series, some of the best hard-core sci-fi ever written.

First book is Sten

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@ Absalom: thank you :) @

@ Absalom: thank you :)

@ TomG and Xandtar: who wrote the books you are suggesting?

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http://www.amazon.com/Sten-Ch

http://www.amazon.com/Sten-Chris-Bunch/dp/1841490075

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Frank Herberts(Dune) series

Frank Herberts(Dune) series are good sci-fi books to.

"It's all in your mind...Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life.If you continue to believe as you have always believed,you will continue to act as you have always acted.If you continue to act as you have always acted,you will continue to get what you have always gotten.If you want different results in your life or your work,all you have to do is change your mind." Anonymous...

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Not exactly sure.  Don't

Not exactly sure. Don't remember the Author's name.

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"Welcome to the N.H.K." It's

"Welcome to the N.H.K." It's a Japanese book (which has been adapted into a manga and an anime) about a hikikomori (a person who almost never leaves their room) who's trying to turn his life around. It's funny, touching, and twisted enough to be entertaining,a dn I really connected with the story because of how I was when I had a gaming addiction at university years ago.

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In case anyone stumbles in

In case anyone stumbles in here again looking for fiction to get lost in:

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

The Farseer and Tawny Man trilogies by Robin Hobb

Possession and The Children's Book by A. S. Byatt

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

Tigana and The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gabriel Kay

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when i got to recovery i

when i got to recovery i stuffed my face in some recovery literature and stayed away from screens. I feel the pain any time i waste my time in any way shape or form. easier said than done i know, but its true. i always had to keep my eye on what i was doing with my time. i basically tried to do all the things i felt i couldnt or wouldnt do if i had been spending all that extra time gaming. After a few days of misery I sprang to life without screens or other distractions and refurnished my house in one week. everything i thought about what i could and couldnt or wanted and didnt want to do was shattered forever. Thats how i got to have almost 20 months currently without playing a single video game.

Live Without Limits
-Jacob S.

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