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Scott's Nominations

Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
One of my favourite books of all time. Kind of what you might call an urban fantasy. "THERE was a white horse, on a quiet winter morning when snow covered the streets gently and was not deep, and the sky was swept with vibrant stars, except in the east, where dawn was beginning in a light blue flood."

My Antonia by Willa Cather
One of the great books by one of the great writers of American fiction, in my opinion. Embodies much of what help build this country. Check out the Amazon listing

Pebble In the Sky by Isaac Asimov
The is SF giant Asimov's first novel. I've never read it, but have always been curious about it. How can you go wrong with Asimov?

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Armageddon has never been so funny. This book actually made me laugh out loud; not something that happens often.

The Old Curiosity…

Aaron's Choices

My nominations for this round are a bit more lighthearted and focusing on fatherhood. If there are any objections, I will not take offense at all, and can certainly suggest a new list. Here they are with a link for your enjoyment:

How to Feel Manly in a Minivan, by Craig Boreth

Fatherhood, by Bill Cosby

My Kid's an Honor Student, your Kid's a Loser: A Pushy Parents Guide to Raising a Perfect Child, by Ralph Schoenstein

Zen and the Art of Fatherhood, by Steven Lewis

Family Man, by Calvin Trillin

Myles' Picks


Hello - glad to be joining the group (Thanks Brando).

Here's my nominations:

A Wild Sheep Chase - Haruki Murakami

Eternal Man - Truman G. Madsen

Them: Adventures with Extremists - Jon Ronson (author of 'Men who stare at goats')

Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortensen