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Share your top 3 fav books
« on: April 29, 2017, 02:03:52 AM »
Is there a book genius thingy that suggests books for you based on your favs?
 

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Re: Share your top 3 fav books
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 12:00:30 PM »
There's r/suggestmeabook. I've had success posting there for recommendations.
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Re: Share your top 3 fav books
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 12:05:59 PM »
"And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we are ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?" - St. Maximilian Kolbe

Providence is a present mystery by which our hope is confirmed and our faith solidified, if we give not into despair or disbelief.

Woe is me, because I have held my peace. Isaiah 6
 
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Re: Share your top 3 fav books
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2017, 03:45:43 PM »
Don Quixote
Kenilworth by Walter Scott
Les miserables - the first part is about a bishop in a small village. Hes very devout, ascetic, strong and correct in his manners without losing kindness and humilty. Dont need to read the whole book but the story about the bishop is very beautiful
 
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Re: Share your top 3 fav books
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2017, 04:59:03 PM »
I can't pick just three. I just can't.  :'(
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Re: Share your top 3 fav books
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2017, 05:14:25 PM »
Count of Monte Christo. Les miserable. Betrothed, The Endurance. Last Stand Fox Company. Imitation of Christ.
Humility of Heart.
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Re: Share your top 3 fav books
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 08:44:43 AM »
I can't pick just three. I just can't.  :'(

I'd be lucky to have 3 pages of recommendations.

I'll second the Count of Monte Cristo, though.  One of my favorite favorites.   
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Re: Share your top 3 fav books
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2017, 08:54:19 AM »
Fiction: The Prisoner of Zenda, Book of the Dun Cow, and The Worm Ouroboros.
 
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Re: Share your top 3 fav books
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2017, 09:56:53 AM »
Count of Monte Christo. Les miserable. Betrothed, The Endurance. Last Stand Fox Company. Imitation of Christ.
Humility of Heart.

Impossible to limit to 3. Can't do it!
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Re: Share your top 3 fav books
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2017, 04:09:24 AM »
Sad to admit but the only one I've read part of was Don Quiote, and loved it.
 

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Re: Share your top 3 fav books
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2017, 07:39:23 AM »
Laddie, by Gene Stratton Porter is definitely on the list. I just love that book. So home-y. :) And A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, for the same reason. I love the sort of slice-of-life books, that give you all the details about how the characters live.
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Re: Share your top 3 fav books
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2017, 02:38:30 PM »
Laddie, by Gene Stratton Porter is definitely on the list. I just love that book. So home-y. :) And A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, for the same reason. I love the sort of slice-of-life books, that give you all the details about how the characters live.

You might like Shadows on the Rock then too by Willa Cather. It follows the residents of Quebec City, particularly a twelve-year old girl name Cecile in the late 1600's.
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Re: Share your top 3 fav books
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2017, 01:44:06 PM »
1. My Missal
2. Dantes Infernal
3. Milton's Paradise Lost
Okay, bonus one here why not: Baltimore Catechism
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Re: Share your top 3 fav books
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2017, 01:59:35 PM »
1. My Missal
2. Dantes Infernal
3. Milton's Paradise Lost
Okay, bonus one here why not: Baltimore Catechism

Did you mean Dante's Divine Comedy? The book is so much more than just The Inferno.  :)
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Re: Share your top 3 fav books
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2017, 02:47:36 PM »
Fiction: The Prisoner of Zenda, Book of the Dun Cow, and The Worm Ouroboros.

LOVE The Prisoner of Zenda!
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