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Post by Apollo-11 » Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:32 am

Something with Conrad Stargard. The Crosstime Engineer series were all excellent books, so I would have a hard time picking just one. I am going to cheat and say one of the 4-in-1 volumes. I could read those over and over. Since Leo Frankowski lost his publisher after he moved to Russia, I have been despairing that I won't live to see the conclusion of the "Boy and His Tank" series. But at least Leo got married to a beautiful mail-order Russian bride. (But I think he was the mail-order husband, since he moved over there - incidentally, he's building a castle now. Zombie-resistant structure.)

How many people have a bookcase in their BIL? I can't sleep without reading first, so books rate up there toward the top of the "necessary" list. It doesn't matter what it is... words-in-a-row. A newspaper wrapped around an old fish. But if I don't have a book, I don't have a night's sleep. That explains why I am still up at 07:30.

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Post by Molon Labe » Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:45 pm

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Post by bingo 7 » Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:02 pm

The Bible, KJV. There is no better instruction manual.

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Post by Drake122 » Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:15 pm

I'd take the Book I am Legend

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Post by maddmatt » Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:44 pm

my players handbook, helps greatly with the entertainment.

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Post by Gerry.Agnosia » Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:55 pm

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Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Gregory Hays translation)

I personally consider it to be one of the best spiritual and psychological guides on how a person can and should deal with emergencies, disaster and trauma during and after a crisis.

From one perspective, its depressing, but put in the right context its very empowering.

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Post by bonanacrom » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:52 pm

farmers almanac,I started to read one and found it interesting.And there's more than farming stuff in it.
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Post by gelgoog » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:43 pm

i would say the good book ( bible)

for a lot of reason.

one : it could be the end of the world and you better get reading.

two: nothing put you to sleep better then the bible, so just count it as alternative sleep aid

three: if you run into some religious wackos ( like those in the Mist, and you know there will be a bunch of them)then having a bible found on you just may save you butt and not get you set on a bonfire to apease their vengful master.

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Post by Ermit the Hermit » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:04 am

J G Ballard, Quotes.

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Post by Ellie With An Axe » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:08 am

jamoni wrote:
Ellie With An Axe wrote:Maybe something by ... Patricia Cornwell...
She is not a nice lady. I've met her, and... NOT a nice lady.
I dunno anything about her personally. Well, not much. I'm a fan of her older stuff. Her stuff lately has been lackluster. But as for her personally, it never piqued my curiosity. Sorry you had a bad experience in meeting her, though.

Did I mention the Pocket Ref in this thread yet? I'm too lazy to read back more than a page or two. I'm a geek so this is entertaining reading for me, though I don't think the technical information about electronics covers enough basics. I'll deal. :)

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle would be an awesome read in the PAW.
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Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:01 am

Ellie With An Axe wrote:The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle[/url] would be an awesome read in the PAW.
If you mean the actual Anglo Saxon Chronicle then roger that! I'm assuming that's what you mean as I don't know about any other ASC.

It's an awesome read pre-PAW too, and it would be a great guideline for chronicling your PAW settlement's... err... chronicles. :D
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Post by the_alias » Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:22 am

Its all about trying to read War and Peace....
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Post by Milkboot » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:42 pm

One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue fish. Maybe Green eggs & ham


Those books were always my fav, and now I am reading them to my neice, she loves them just as much. If things were going to change enough in this world where there were zombies running around. that lil peice of happiness would make me feel better.





oh oh, maybe a good coloring book, calms me down sometimes.

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Post by Mahatma Zombie » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:07 pm

Walden... Or wait forget that.

98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive !

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Post by Murph » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:42 pm

Here's two I'd consider that -haven't- been mentioned:

Boy Scout Handbook
SH 21-76 Ranger Handbook
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
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Post by Ellie With An Axe » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:18 pm

Tetra Grammaton Cleric wrote:
Ellie With An Axe wrote:The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle[/url] would be an awesome read in the PAW.
If you mean the actual Anglo Saxon Chronicle then roger that! I'm assuming that's what you mean as I don't know about any other ASC.

It's an awesome read pre-PAW too, and it would be a great guideline for chronicling your PAW settlement's... err... chronicles. :D
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Post by BEar667 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:38 pm

It would either be:

"A Witches Bible Complete" by Janet and Stewart Farrar

Or

"The Poetic Edda"

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Post by Apollo-11 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:45 pm

Murph wrote: Boy Scout Handbook
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Duh. That's a good one!

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Post by maniac » Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:54 pm

Beau Geste. I've read it a hundred times, but it would comfort me.
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Post by BlackBear » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:50 am

BEar667 wrote:It would either be:

"A Witches Bible Complete" by Janet and Stewart Farrar

Or

"The Poetic Edda"

After all I am Pagan
A big plus one. Reading through the thread I considered several options ....Complete works of Poe, LOTR (though this is out for now, as I don't technically have one single book containing all three volumes), etc.

I can't even believe I didn't think about the Eddas earlier. *hangs head in shame*


Uh, crap..I just realize I don't have a hardcopy.....off to Amazon.
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Post by SSgtMobley » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:09 am

jmcanon92 wrote:I'd bring my bible. Nothing like the good book to help deal with your state of mind in an undead world.
I wouldn't. It would depress me because either I'd be reading about current events in the Book of Revelations or I would have the Book of Revelations and much of my Faith in the rest of the book debunked by surviving the apocolypse.
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Post by SSgtMobley » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:13 am

BlackBear wrote:
BEar667 wrote:It would either be:

"A Witches Bible Complete" by Janet and Stewart Farrar

Or

"The Poetic Edda"

After all I am Pagan
A big plus one. Reading through the thread I considered several options ....Complete works of Poe, LOTR (though this is out for now, as I don't technically have one single book containing all three volumes), etc.

I can't even believe I didn't think about the Eddas earlier. *hangs head in shame*


Uh, crap..I just realize I don't have a hardcopy.....off to Amazon.
Agreed. Though I probably wouldn't bring it with me, its something I want next to my bible. I'm a Christian of Viking decent and a witch. Besides, the Eddas are too much of a damn challenge to read. He said reading for pleasure.

I'm with Erik. My leatherbound hardcopy compilation of all three Lord of the Rings book with its faux-leather cardboard sleeve. Its big and and thick and makes a great weapon if I am desperate. :)
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Post by SMoAF » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:17 pm

I'd grab a collection of Kipling.

"There’s a widow in sleepy Chester
Who weeps for her only son;
There’s a grave on the Pabeng River,
A grave that the Burmans shun,
And there’s Subadar Prag Tewarri
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Post by Abacus » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:49 pm

War and Peace. It'll take the PAW to get me enough time to read it.

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