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Kalika
October 22nd, 2009, 09:13 PM
Fiction or Non-Fiction? Please choose your preference and make a recommendation based upon that preference.

I will compile all of the recommendations once the poll closes, and put up a secondary poll with the books so that we can vote on the book of the month.

Hopefully this will get more people involved!!

swapmeetmomma
October 24th, 2009, 04:06 PM
a book club sounds fun! I would definitely get into that.

Kalika
October 24th, 2009, 04:11 PM
:weirdsmil Do you have any book recommendations? That's going to be our next poll. :lol:

Kalika
October 24th, 2009, 05:49 PM
If people don't post book recommendations, I get to pick the ones that will be included in the vote. :lol: Give me some suggestions!!!

Agaliha
October 24th, 2009, 05:55 PM
I don't think anyone would want to read my suggestions, as most of my focus now is all about Islam :)

It'd help if we knew what type of non-fiction people are interested in-- nature, science, history, religion/spiritual, auto/biography, etc.

Kalika
October 24th, 2009, 06:00 PM
I don't think anyone would want to read my suggestions, as most of my focus now is all about Islam :)

It'd help if we knew what type of non-fiction people are interested in-- nature, science, history, religion/spiritual, auto/biography, etc.

Oh noes. More things. :lol:

Well, if they would make recommendations we would know too. :hahugh:

And hey, you never know... some of the books that you are reading and enjoying might be something that we wouldn't pick up on our own, but might enjoy reading when it is stuck under our nose. :smile:

Agaliha
October 24th, 2009, 06:06 PM
Okay, here's mine from something I'm reading now:
In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad (http://www.amazon.com/Footsteps-Prophet-Lessons-Life-Muhammad/dp/0195374762/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256421947&sr=8-1) by Tariq Ramadan

I can post other ideas later (non-spiritual ones). :)

Kalika
October 24th, 2009, 06:24 PM
I think I'll make my recommendation:

The Psychic Vampire Codex: A Manual of Magick and Energy Work (http://www.amazon.com/Psychic-Vampire-Codex-Manual-Magick/dp/1578633214) by Michelle Belanger

I picked this because it is also one of those books that you can get in adobe format... and it is interesting, even for people who don't follow the culture/believe in the psy-vamp.

I'll have others. :)

Master Kodiak
October 24th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Probably on average 1/4 of everybook Konstantinos has ever written has been useful. However I read Nocturnicon by Konstantinos and 3/4 of it is pretty good. No it has NOTHING TO DO WITH Necronomicon by Lovecraft which is fictional. Give it a look it is a book for people slightly more advanced though.

Nocturnicon By Konstantinos

Agaliha
October 26th, 2009, 05:02 PM
We could use various texts in the MW Library. We have TONS of non-fiction ones and many would work with discussion. Here are some possibilities:

The Kybalion (http://mysticwicks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=540)
Mysticism: A Study in Nature & Development... (http://mysticwicks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=747)
The Bhagavad Gita (http://mysticwicks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=440)
For more: http://mysticwicks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=628

There's also the whole Andrew Lang Fairy Tales (http://mysticwicks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=658) collection. A book could be chosen from there?

Just some ideas!
Plus with the MW Library, the text is accessible to everyone so going to the library or buying a book wouldn't be necessary.

Kalika
October 26th, 2009, 05:31 PM
We could use various texts in the MW Library. We have TONS of non-fiction ones and many would work with discussion. Here are some possibilities:

The Kybalion (http://mysticwicks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=540)
Mysticism: A Study in Nature & Development... (http://mysticwicks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=747)
The Bhagavad Gita (http://mysticwicks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=440)
For more: http://mysticwicks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=628

There's also the whole Andrew Lang Fairy Tales (http://mysticwicks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=658) collection. A book could be chosen from there?

Just some ideas!
Plus with the MW Library, the text is accessible to everyone so going to the library or buying a book wouldn't be necessary.

:thumbsup:

That is kind of along the lines I was thinking too. I think we can get more people involved if it is free. :lol:

Amilee
October 27th, 2009, 12:19 AM
I like the idea of the fairy tale collection! I'd be game for that!

Pagan_Soldier
October 27th, 2009, 03:17 AM
The Book of Unholy mischief by Elle Newmark xD only because i bought the other day and haven't read it yet lol

banondraig
October 27th, 2009, 10:23 AM
I like the idea of the fairy tale collection! I'd be game for that!

Seconded.

amydoll1477
October 27th, 2009, 03:44 PM
I vote for the kybalion or fairy tales

Kalika
October 27th, 2009, 04:24 PM
Holy cow, those fairy tale lists are huge.

Keep the votes comin' peeps, and recommendations too. We will vote on which one we are going to do after we get some more votes and recommendations in. I'll put up a separate poll in a few days. :)

Agaliha
October 27th, 2009, 04:52 PM
Holy cow, those fairy tale lists are huge.

I know! It took some time for me to add them all :lol:
Obviously reading all of them would take too long, choosing one book would make more sense.

Pagan_Soldier
October 28th, 2009, 08:27 PM
The whole Disc world serise o books ^_^ i'd read them all again any time cos they rock and nation mr pratchett's new one is a great book too xD

Good thing is you can just pick up one and read it or read from the colour of magic through them in order either way its days of fun.

la tortuga
October 28th, 2009, 08:34 PM
The whole Disc world serise o books ^_^ i'd read them all again any time cos they rock and nation mr pratchett's new one is a great book too xD

Good thing is you can just pick up one and read it or read from the colour of magic through them in order either way its days of fun.


Ah I've been meaning to get into the Disc World series. Thank you for reminding me it is on my Yule shopping list for DH and I.

Well, my fiance gave me his copy of Dune after we watched the film and insisted I read it next, so of course that's one I'm going to go ahead and put out there, as well, simply because he'd be very sad if I read something else instead.

Another one would be The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin, which is good since the books are rather short and they're very good.

I don't know about all of the sci-fi and fantasy fanatics out there, though. Considering most want to read non-fiction as the poll suggests, too. :weirdsmil

Astara Seague
October 28th, 2009, 08:45 PM
I'm thinking a Ted Andrews book may be appropriate
since he passed so recently
and was such a great and diverse Author

Agaliha
October 28th, 2009, 09:35 PM
For fiction...

Angels & Demons - Dan Brown
The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman
The Twentieth Wife (http://www.amazon.com/Twentieth-Wife-Novel-Indu-Sundaresan/dp/0743427149) - Indu Sundaresan
The Expected One: A Novel (http://www.amazon.com/Expected-One-Novel-Magdalene-Line/dp/1416531696/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2) - Kathleen McGowan
The Witch of Portobello - Paulo Coelho
Brida - Paulo Coelho
The Templar Legacy - Steve Berry
The Birth of Venus - Sarah Dunant


Just some ideas that I thought people on MW might be interested in.

la tortuga
October 28th, 2009, 09:44 PM
For fiction...

Angels & Demons - Dan Brown
The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman
The Twentieth Wife (http://www.amazon.com/Twentieth-Wife-Novel-Indu-Sundaresan/dp/0743427149) - Indu Sundaresan
The Expected One: A Novel (http://www.amazon.com/Expected-One-Novel-Magdalene-Line/dp/1416531696/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2) - Kathleen McGowan
The Witch of Portobello - Paulo Coelho
Brida - Paulo Coelho
The Templar Legacy - Steve Berry
The Birth of Venus - Sarah Dunant


Just some ideas that I thought people on MW might be interested in.

Ah those first two are ones I've been wanting to read/re-read! Good suggestions. :)

faye_cat
October 28th, 2009, 09:49 PM
I would totally love to do Angels and Demons.

banondraig
October 29th, 2009, 11:50 AM
For a fiction book I would want to read The Golden Compass.

Maybe fiction and non-fiction could alternate monthly?

Kalika
October 29th, 2009, 01:37 PM
For a fiction book I would want to read The Golden Compass.

Maybe fiction and non-fiction could alternate monthly?

Yep, we definitely could.

Want to see how it goes first. :)

Golden Compass is a good book. It's funny how books that are considered for 'youth' or 'young adult' can be so good for adults too. :lol: I think I like them because it makes me use my imagination. :smile:

la tortuga
October 29th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Yep, we definitely could.

Want to see how it goes first. :)

Golden Compass is a good book. It's funny how books that are considered for 'youth' or 'young adult' can be so good for adults too. :lol: I think I like them because it makes me use my imagination. :smile:

Ah, yes, I completely agree! I read them in middle school and loved them and now that I'm older I would most definitely love to experience it again. :)

Pagan_Soldier
November 4th, 2009, 04:25 PM
Tell me about it Terry Pratchett's books for younger reads are just as good as the normal adult ones, well with the exception of where's my cow you can tell that one is aimed at younger readers or should i say listeners as its a bed time story. ^_^

LostSheep
November 4th, 2009, 05:32 PM
Tell me about it Terry Pratchett's books for younger reads are just as good as the normal adult ones, well with the exception of where's my cow you can tell that one is aimed at younger readers or should i say listeners as its a bed time story. ^_^

Oh yes. I think the Tiffany Aching series are some of his best.
I didn't really like the Golden Compass, though, since i didn't really understand it, though that's probably more my shortcomings than Philip Pullmans', so please don't let that put anybody off.

Kalika
November 10th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Hmm... it's so close, I wish there were a few more votes in the deciding column. :lol: Do you want to vote on fic and non-fic titles, or go with the winner?

trueseeker
November 10th, 2009, 07:45 PM
Real practical magic with real practical magicians or any book with a strong basis in reality that prooves it works,and helps people with real problems manifest a magical solution in the reality of their lives :) thank you I am soo looking forward to such a thing :)

Kalika
November 22nd, 2009, 08:53 PM
Looks like non-fiction wins the day. I will put a poll up tomorrow with the non-fiction suggestions. Last chance to sneak one in!

Childof_theMorrigan
November 22nd, 2009, 09:32 PM
oo i might get in on this... i'm in the middle of a few books right now but we'll see what the choices are...