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I have books falling out my ears needing to be read....my bibliomanic tendencies.

Fantasy...ah....I use to read a lot when I was in my teens and early 20s. I especially liked works by Margret Weis and Tracy Hickman, they are well known for their DragonLance series (which is very good-and I guess they just put a new one out that's on the bestseller list or something that a prequal or sequal or whatever to that series). Their Darksword Trilogy was also excellent. Also, David Eddings is very talented and entertaining. I remember reading a trilogy (?) by him that was situated in a desert, I think it had rose in the title or something...one of the books is called "The Sapphire Rose" but can't remember which one it was in the series. Also, Mercades Lackey has some good stuff. And then there is the Elric Saga (can't remember who wrote that) if you're into more the melancholy albino loner outcast hero type. Ever read Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley? I still need to, but always wanted to.

Oh...and if you like science fiction...you gotta gotta gotta read Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game". You can read it alone, or venture into the other 4 books (I think it's four) that extend from it. It blew my mind, the man is an amazing writer-it won a nebula award, and other awards I am sure. I couldn't put it down, or the other books that followed it. And, if you read just Ender's Game, then read "Ender's Shadow"...it's the story in a flip perspective...whoa!

If you are into a delightful, playful, fanciful story that educates you about philosophy at the same time, look to "Sophie's World" by Gaarder.

Something I enjoy reading immesley are biographical novels. Irving Stone's "The Agony and the Ecstacy" is just wonderful.
Also, and you will not fail to be enthralled by this, "The Memoires of Cleopatra" by Margaret George is great, great great!

Basically, I could go on and on....

happy reading...let us know what you chose!