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Mrbooks
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Any good books on life?

Hello everyone.  John here, aka. MrBooks.  I'm looking for a good book on life; i'm new to the B&N book club scene, and it's good the be here. 
Get me a book and ship em' to me :smileyhappy:
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Re: Any good books on life?

John, if you're looking for books on life :smileyhappy:, you may want to try these if you don't have them already.  I think everyone pretty much has them anyway, but if not, you do not want to miss the reading on some of these here below ... the things these authors say about life in these books is mind-boggling ...  If-I-Only-Knew-Then, Exposing-the-Hidden-Things, and The-Tipping-Point.
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Mrbooks wrote:
Hello everyone.  John here, aka. MrBooks.  I'm looking for a good book on life; i'm new to the B&N book club scene, and it's good the be here. 

Well, I'm not sure what you mean by "a good book on life."   In the past, for questions like yours, these boards have been known to elicit responses like "the Bible" -- not for its "religion," but for its stories and how people cope, or virtually any of the classics that have survived for three or more generations of reading.  If a book doesn't deal with "life" in some way that could be categorized as "good", it probably hasn't survived being read and therefore being still in print.

 

If you are leaning towards the "self-help" side when you ask the question, I will suggest a favorite of mine:

 

How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy 

 

 

 

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here." -- Leo Tolstoy
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Re: Any good books on life?

Good one Peppermill.   Any other good books on life in general?...

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Re: Any good books on life?

I've got a good one on life here...

 

'Mysteries of the Unknown'

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Re: Any good books on life?

Peppermill, how many times have you read 'How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy 

Is it mind-boggling like that other books that I've read?

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Mrbooks wrote:
Hello everyone.  John here, aka. MrBooks.  I'm looking for a good book on life; i'm new to the B&N book club scene, and it's good the be here. 

I have a huge list of great books.  These are a few of my favorites:

 

The Art of Happiness 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life's Little How To Book 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wise Heart  

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you like these!  Enjoy!

Suzi

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. " --John Burroughs
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Re: Any good books on life?

I'm pretty big on inspiration books.  Are there any books that you recommend over the others blkeyesuzi ?
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Re: Any good books on life?

Necessary Losses 

 

About the things we all have to let go of if we're going to grow.

No two persons ever read the same book. [Edmund Wilson]
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Re: Any good books on life?

katnit, as far as life books go, i'm pretty sure it's possibe. :smileyhappy:
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Can you tell me a little bit more about your experience with Necessary Losses katnit?  Is it a book that I should add to my bookshelf right away as well?
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Get me a book and ship em' to me:smileyhappy:

 

 

Mrbooks:  Check out http://bookmooch.com/

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here." -- Leo Tolstoy
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Mrbooks wrote:
I'm pretty big on inspiration books.  Are there any books that you recommend over the others blkeyesuzi ?

Well, one of my all-time favorites is A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle.  I really enjoyed that one and I continue to go back to it on an almost regular basis.

 

Next, I'd have to say is the Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama.  I first read it about 15 years ago and it was a HUGE inspiration to me and continues to be.

 

Another book that I go back to is The Prophet by Kahil Gibran.  I've given this little book as a gift countless times.  I really love this book.

 

I have so many inspirational books and to really choose a favorite is kind of like choosing a favorite child (impossible).  Each of them has spoken to me for different reasons and each has enlightened me even if it's in a small way. 

 

I'm sure I'll think of more all-time favorites once I"ve posted this...it always happens that way! LOL

Suzi

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. " --John Burroughs
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Ah, a more than 'once' reader..nice :smileyvery-happy:
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Re: Any good books on life?

Any good books on metaphysics?
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Re: Any good books on life?

www.droppingalmonds.com

 

A book on life, a perspective of upper level/executive leadership, and how Corporate America has elected to abandon values, integrity, and the truth for greed, corruption, and dishonesty.

 

You'll like it!

 

Dropping Almonds  

 

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Are you the author Bachanon?
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Re: Any good books on life?

Try Wonderful World by Javier Calvo, Mara Faye Lethem .  This one is crazy.  :smileyhappy:
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The rest of the title says it better than I could:

 The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies, and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Grow

 

Basically, it teaches how to regard and handle the losses that are inevitable, beginning with the fact that mother and infant are separate beings and moving through the life span. Losing is the price we pay for living, but it is also the stimulus for growth and gain.

 

Well written and thought provoking, worth keeping for future reference.

No two persons ever read the same book. [Edmund Wilson]
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No two persons ever read the same book at the same time...same words...word for word...exactly...:smileysurprised:
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