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What is your guilty reading pleasure?

Not Playboy, Hustler, Penthouse or the like either.

I'm talking about books that you're probably too old to read but continue to read for nostalgia. Or maybe reading that's not so productive such as sci fi or fantasy?

I'll start it out so you guys don't feel too bad.

I picked up an R.A Salvatore book when I was about 10 years old or a little younger and was hooked ever since. I've read a few of his other books from other series but I really enjoy anything that has Drizzt Do'Urden as a character in it. When I first started reading these books I had no idea what D&D was so that had nothing to do with it. It still doesn't because I have no interest in octagonal dice and pokemon type character cards with gibberish of manna and the like. Salvatore is well known for his high detail fight scenes and he can paint one helluva mental picture. He was recently contracted to write one more series on Drizzt which also includes a D&D type computer game. I read the first book and wasn't too impressed but we'll see how the series progresses.

I also really enjoy C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series as well. Someone bought me the set when I was a kid and every few years I find it covered in dust and re-read the entire series again. I know it has a lot of religious undertones but if you just ignore that stuff it's a great read. Each book is short so it's easy to carry around.

I'm starting on War and Peace soon so I'm probably going to miss all this guilty reading I've been doing lately
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Abi and I just Read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and we are reading The Wizard of Oz next. I love that I have agreat excuse to re-read my childhood favorites with her.

And I have read everything by Mary Higgins Clark, her books are crappy mystery paperback novels with titles like "loves music, loves to dance", which is about a woman that investigates people who post personal ads, and ends up being killed, her roommate solves the crime. Her books are better than trash romance novels but not by much.

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Salvatore had his hand in some part of the Star Wars series I think.
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The expanded SW universe is gigantic, but as far as I'm concerned the only books worth reading are the Timothy Zahn-Thrawn trilogy.

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I just loaded Peter Hamilton's 'The Night's Dawn Trilogy' on my kindle. This trilogy is a SPRAWLING Science Fiction series (see below) and it fit in there quite nicely compared to the six-book series on paper!
I had read this in the late 90s and its cool to reconnect and pickup on details that I missed the first time.

From da wiki site: "The three books are each well over a thousand pages long and are not standalone novels. The trilogy is set in a universe with a wealth of worlds and artificial orbiting colonies. The plot is centered on the souls of the dead coming back from a hellish "beyond" to possess the living, and the latter fighting back"

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>>>>>[Beknatok, or Bek for short, is merely one of many aliases I have used in the past 10 years, both on the 'net, and in real life.

During Junior year of college, my friend Matt Schick was at the height of his AD&D: Corinthadin campaign. To supplement his players, in the rich world of Corinthadin that he had created, he created a game involving the nine deities who watched over this world. I became the neutral evil deity. A dragon who was the first to ascend and become a god. And that millenia old dragon, was named Beknatok.

Since the game, I have adopted the alias Beknatok because it was so unique. Over the years, I have used many other names, both on the 'net and off the 'net. For the curious: SDF-1, Patches, Lord Dredd, Jade Falcon, Jerrick, Amethyst Dragon, and Steel Viper.]<<<<<

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The Redwall novels....so cute!!
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