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RoyHall#1
07-18-2008, 05:21 PM
I am bored. Looking to start a book draft. Make your selections based on what your favorite is. Select books individually from a series. Looking for any number of people. Poll will be put up at conclusion of draft. Number of rounds depend on number of participants.

RoyHall
APS
CJS
Ravens
Skins

Round 1
Fisch- The Catcher in the Rye- J.D. Salinger
Ravens- Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown
CJS- King James Bible
Roy- Ender's Game- Orson Scott Card
APS- Fight Club- Chuck Palahniuk
Skins- Hamlet- Bill Shakespeare

Skins- 1984- George Orwell
APS- American Psycho- Bret Eaton Ellis
Roy- Catch-22- Joseph Heller
CJS- The Art of War- Sun Tzu
Ravens- Holes- Louis Sachar
Fisch- The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

Fisch- Bright Lights Big City- Jay McInerney
Ravens- Artemis Fowl- Eoin Colfer
CJS- Dune- Frank Herbert
Roy- A Clockwork Orange- Anthony Burgess
APS- Crime and Punishment- Fyodor Dostoevsky
Skins- It- Stephen King

Skins- Ramayana- Krishna Dharma
APS- The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexander Dumas
Roy- Lord of the Flies- William Golding
CJS- The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli
Ravens- Hardball- Chris Matthews
Fisch- The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini

Fisch- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Ravens- The Sum of All Fears- Tom Clancy
CJS- Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Roy- The Invisible Man- Ralph Ellison
APS- Interview with a Vampire- Anne Rice
Skins- Don Quijote- Miguel Cervantes

Skins- Hatchet- Gary Paulsen
APS- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas- Hunter S. Thompson
Roy- Of Mice and Men- John Steinbeck
CJS- The Hobbit- J.R.R Tolkien
Ravens- Clear and Present Danger- Tom Clancy
Fisch- Confederacy of the Dunces- John Kennedy Toole

Fisch- Moneyball- Michael Lewis
Ravens- Under Fire- Oliver North
CJS- Roots- Alex Haley
Roy- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix- J.K. Rowling
APS- The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde
Skins- Band of Brothers- Stephen E. Ambrose

Skins- The Giver- Lois Lowry
APS- The Secret History- Donna Tartt
Roy- Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury
CJS- The Giving Tree- Shel Silverstein
Ravens- Mirror Image- Jeff Rovin
Fisch- I Love You Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle

Fisch- Survivor- Chuck Palahniuk
Ravens- Op Center- Jeff Rovin
CJS- The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch
Roy- Franny and Zooey- JD Salinger
APS- Blindness- Jose Saramago
Skins- The Godfather- Mario Puzo

Skins- The Great Escape- Paul Brickhill
APS- Trainspotting- Irving Welsh
Roy- Ender's Shadow- Orson Scott Card
CJS- The 5 Languages of Love - Gary Chapman
Ravens- Aftermath by Kane Farabagh
Fisch- Middlesex ~ Jeffery Eugenides

A Perfect Score
07-18-2008, 05:42 PM
**** it, Ill join this

RoyHall#1
07-18-2008, 05:44 PM
**** it, Ill join this

We'll start at 8 Eastern if we have at least 4.

A Perfect Score
07-18-2008, 05:47 PM
That would be bad for tonight hahaha im going to see TDK at 10...and lets get more then 4! im sure aq will join given the chance, and brent and such...make it at least 6 and we will be golden...how many rounds?

CJSchneider
07-18-2008, 05:50 PM
I'm in. (blasted 10 charactere rule!)

RoyHall#1
07-18-2008, 05:54 PM
That would be bad for tonight hahaha im going to see TDK at 10...and lets get more then 4! im sure aq will join given the chance, and brent and such...make it at least 6 and we will be golden...how many rounds?

I posted in the literature thread, if we get 6 we'll do 10 rounds.

I'm out for the night, we'll start tomorrow.

RoyHall#1
07-18-2008, 11:07 PM
Join now... please? Brent? AQ?

RoyHall#1
07-19-2008, 06:34 PM
Alright, last time I'll bump this. CJ and APS are on right now so if a couple more signed up soon we could start and maybe finish tonight.

Ravens1991
07-19-2008, 07:10 PM
I am watching MMA tonight so I can if I can send a list...

RoyHall#1
07-19-2008, 07:14 PM
I am watching MMA tonight so I can if I can send a list...

We'll start tomorrow then as I have one other person interested that can't do it tonight. 5 should suffice.

703SKINS202
07-19-2008, 07:27 PM
Alright RoyHall convinced me to do it. I'm only 20 so I doubt my team will win because I haven't had the chance to read as many novels as you people have probably but it will be fun and I'd like to gain some insight on some literature to read for the future.

A Perfect Score
07-19-2008, 07:53 PM
well im only 19...so you arent totally out of your league...I dont think age matters so much as aptitude and your reading habits.

703SKINS202
07-19-2008, 07:57 PM
O, haha I thought I'd be the young one of this draft guess not, but I really didn't get into literature until college either so, o well!

RoyHall#1
07-19-2008, 10:04 PM
I'm 18. One of the main reasons I started the draft is so I can find some good reading material, because I'm sure I won't have read most of the books you guys pick.

Random order is up, Ravens is otc.

Ravens1991
07-19-2008, 11:57 PM
http://search.aol.com/aol/redir?src=image&requestId=52a64ea8baf6ff31&userQuery=Da+Vinci+code&clickedItemURN=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.matt-thornton.net%2Fimages%2Ftopics%2F14%2Fdvc.jpg&moduleId=image_details.M.xml&clickedItemDescription=Image Details

Da vinci code


picture isnt working.

CJSchneider
07-20-2008, 12:52 AM
King James Bible - Multiple authors, inspired by God

Ravens1991
07-20-2008, 01:02 AM
I thought I could get that in round 2.

RoyHall#1
07-20-2008, 09:07 AM
http://www.navyreading.navy.mil/images/covers/EndersGame.jpg

A Perfect Score
07-20-2008, 11:49 AM
If we were drafting based solely on pedigree, I wouldnt dare draft this book in the first round...but since we are drafted based on our own preferences, I have to selectFight Club, Chuck Palahniuk

RoyHall#1
07-20-2008, 11:50 AM
Thought about pissing you off and taking that... but I love Ender's Game.

CJSchneider
07-20-2008, 01:49 PM
If we were drafting based solely on pedigree, I wouldnt dare draft this book in the first round...but since we are drafted based on our own preferences

Yes, that is going to make the outcome a bit different.

703SKINS202
07-20-2008, 02:11 PM
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/88/85/ad8a619009a0b4abe6696110.L.jpg

703SKINS202
07-20-2008, 02:15 PM
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/2e/c3/9ae8c0a398a0d58c0fc3b110.L.jpg

A Perfect Score
07-20-2008, 02:23 PM
American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis

RoyHall#1
07-20-2008, 05:23 PM
http://www.sheilaomalley.com/Catch22Heller.jpg

Yossarian lives!

fischbowl
07-20-2008, 05:24 PM
I'd like to be in this. If it's too late that's fne

RoyHall#1
07-20-2008, 05:26 PM
I'd like to be in this. If it's too late that's fne

Make your 1st pick, I gave you a spot in the draft order.

fischbowl
07-20-2008, 05:38 PM
http://redapple.sweell.com/media/1/20040922-Catcher-lb.jpg

The Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger

CJSchneider
07-20-2008, 05:45 PM
http://bloggingexperiment.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/art-of-war.jpg

Chapter 1 Paragraph 18
All warfare is based on deception.

Sun Tzu - The Art of War

Ravens1991
07-20-2008, 05:50 PM
I am reminising about middle school


http://patoescritor.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/078681707001lzzzzzzz.jpg


http://ettc.lrhsd.org/archives/Pictures/holes.jpg


Artemis Fowl and Holes

RoyHall#1
07-20-2008, 06:17 PM
Artemis Fowl was the shiz.

703SKINS202
07-20-2008, 06:18 PM
Artemis Fowl was the shiz.

Care to explain what it's about?

RoyHall#1
07-20-2008, 06:23 PM
Care to explain what it's about?

A very rich kid who's a genius gets richer by working in crime. I haven't read it in awhile, but I loved his bodyguard. Also there's a fairy world underground. It's better than it sounds though :)

By the way Ravens, check the draft order, you should have only made one pick, but I'm sure Fisch won't be upset with your selections. He's otc for 2 picks.

703SKINS202
07-20-2008, 06:30 PM
I'm going to play poker at 8, this is going slower than we planned so I say we just have a running draft I doubt we will finish it tonight. Anyways I should be home by 10:30 sorry.

Ravens1991
07-20-2008, 06:34 PM
it got all screwed up because you had me 1st, I made my pick at like 3 in the morning so fisch came along and you gave him 1.

RoyHall#1
07-20-2008, 06:44 PM
it got all screwed up because you had me 1st, I made my pick at like 3 in the morning so fisch came along and you gave him 1.

Yeah... no matter where I put him it would mess up the order a bit. There's no problem now though.

RoyHall#1
07-20-2008, 06:46 PM
I'm going to play poker at 8, this is going slower than we planned so I say we just have a running draft I doubt we will finish it tonight. Anyways I should be home by 10:30 sorry.

It's cool, you can leave me a big board if you'd like, I'm not in a huge hurry to finish this though.

Ravens1991
07-20-2008, 06:55 PM
k so after this I will go back to how the new order is.

fischbowl
07-20-2008, 09:10 PM
With my makeup picks:

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/bill_syken/05/04/scorecard.daily/p1_vanities.jpg

The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

-and-

http://medicineagency.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/255301053_10cc3446c1.jpg

Bright Lights Big City by Jay McInerney. My personal favorite book of all time

RoyHall#1
07-20-2008, 09:17 PM
Nice, I'll definitely read those when I get the chance.

CJSchneider
07-20-2008, 10:34 PM
http://www.treehugger.com/old-dune-book-jh01.jpg

Dune - Frank Herbert

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.

A Perfect Score
07-20-2008, 10:35 PM
Crime and Punishment- Fyodor Dostoevsky

703SKINS202
07-20-2008, 10:39 PM
is it my turn? i think roy got skipped

A Perfect Score
07-20-2008, 10:51 PM
i dunno i thought i was up after CJ so i just picked

703SKINS202
07-20-2008, 10:53 PM
From the order I think you accidentally skipped RoyHalls pick.

jballa838
07-20-2008, 10:57 PM
whoever drafts the book of mormon gets my vote.

Gatz
07-20-2008, 10:59 PM
http://www.i4m.com/think/jpeg/mormon_testimony.jpg

RoyHall#1
07-21-2008, 08:12 AM
From the order I think you accidentally skipped RoyHalls pick.

Yeah, but it's fine. Sorry for the hold-up.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71S9K5KJXAL.gif

703SKINS202
07-21-2008, 09:29 AM
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/93/60/4b0a225b9da026d7ce830110.L.jpg

Gay Ork Wang
07-21-2008, 09:31 AM
Yeah, but it's fine. Sorry for the hold-up.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71S9K5KJXAL.gif
that was a great one, hard to read in the beginning, but really a great book

703SKINS202
07-21-2008, 09:32 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51G0JN16K4L._SS500_.jpg

a really awesome read

A Perfect Score
07-21-2008, 12:52 PM
The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexander Dumas

RoyHall#1
07-21-2008, 06:39 PM
I really need to stop holding up my own draft, my bad guys.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n0/n520.jpg

Clock starting tomorrow will be 2 hours from 4 to 12 Eastern.

CJSchneider
07-21-2008, 06:47 PM
http://www.thegreatbooks.org/shop/covers/0312149786.01._AA400_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpeg

The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli

And that prince who bases his power entirely on...words, finding himself completely without other preparations, comes to ruin

Ravens1991
07-21-2008, 07:57 PM
Hardball by Chris Matthews. A great view on politics of today.

fischbowl
07-21-2008, 10:13 PM
http://www.genesis.net.au/~bible/bible.gif

The Holy Bible by Various

and

http://globalizati.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/kite-runner.jpg

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

RoyHall#1
07-21-2008, 11:41 PM
Bible has been taken.

RoyHall#1
07-22-2008, 12:00 PM
I'll be gone for the rest of the day, so just skip me if I come up.

Fisch or Ravens can pick.

Ravens1991
07-22-2008, 12:19 PM
The sum of all fears, Tom Clancy

CJSchneider
07-22-2008, 01:11 PM
http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/ath/Library/The-Hitchhikers-Guide.jpg

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

"Mostly harmless"

A Perfect Score
07-22-2008, 02:07 PM
Interview With The Vampire- Anne Rice

703SKINS202
07-22-2008, 06:23 PM
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/ed/36/64ed228348a0b5a807531110.L.jpg

I read a condensed version in a world lit course and it was amazing. After I'm done reading my current book I plan to read the uncut version.

703SKINS202
07-22-2008, 06:25 PM
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n10/n53451.jpg

My absolute favorite book as a kid and still one of the best. If you didn't read this growing up you missed out.

RoyHall#1
07-22-2008, 06:41 PM
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/BOOK/BD006~Invisible-Man-by-Ralph-Ellison-Posters.jpg

fischbowl
07-22-2008, 07:26 PM
With my repick I select:

http://drewbookclub.pbwiki.com/f/brave-new-world.jpg

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

CJSchneider
07-22-2008, 08:28 PM
APS said skip him
http://movies.popcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/the-hobbit-book-cover.jpg

The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkein

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, not yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."

RoyHall#1
07-22-2008, 08:46 PM
Did he say to skip me as well? :)

Funny thing is I was going to pick that too... but not this round.

http://a7.vox.com/6a00c225226ded549d00d414352c5f685e-500pi

CJSchneider
07-22-2008, 08:52 PM
LOL, Dude, my bad.

wicket
07-23-2008, 01:29 AM
I am so eager to give up some book names that imo should have been taken way before, wont though wouldn't be fair obviously.

CJSchneider
07-23-2008, 01:40 AM
By no means are we [I] picking the greatest books of all-time. I do know that when I am finished, you should be able to look over my list and tell a good deal about me.

A Perfect Score
07-23-2008, 02:02 AM
Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas- Hunter S Thompson

RoyHall#1
07-23-2008, 04:53 PM
Ravens or Fisch can pick.

RoyHall#1
07-23-2008, 07:22 PM
Ravens or Fisch can pick.

Add CJ to that list.

And to get this done, after 7-8 rounds are complete I'm going to allow everyone to just pick their last 2-3 books out of order. Then there will be a poll to decide who has the best taste according to the masses.

Ravens1991
07-23-2008, 07:52 PM
Clear and present danger Tom Clancy.

Under fire oliver north.

fischbowl
07-23-2008, 07:56 PM
Sorry all, I work all day M-F

I select:

Confederacy of the Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

and

Moneyball by Michael Lewis

CJSchneider
07-23-2008, 08:03 PM
OK, Ravens is on the clock.
Regardless of what it looks like, I am really enjoying this.
It has reminded me of a few books in my library I need to go reread when I have the chance as well as a little bit of insight into you all.

RoyHall#1
07-23-2008, 08:57 PM
OK, Ravens is on the clock.
Regardless of what it looks like, I am really enjoying this.
It has reminded me of a few books in my library I need to go reread when I have the chance as well as a little bit of insight into you all.

Nope... you're up, check the end of the last page.

And I'm leaving so I'll pick something I'm pretty sure you wouldn't.

http://harrypotterbooks.in/images/Harry%20potter%20and%20the%20order%20of%20phoenix. JPG

Such a tough decision to pick one....

CJSchneider
07-23-2008, 11:09 PM
LOL, on my boards, but way down the list.

http://www.accessgambia.com/information/large/roots-book.jpg

Alex Haley - Roots

Out under the moon and the stars, alone with his son that eighth night, Omoro completed the naming ritual. Carrying little Kunta in his strong arms, he walked to the edge of the village, lifted his baby up with his face to the heavens, and said softly, “Fend kiling dorong leh warrata ka iteh tee.” (Behold --- the only thing greater than yourself.)

A Perfect Score
07-24-2008, 03:31 PM
The Picture Of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde

703SKINS202
07-24-2008, 07:04 PM
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/x1/x6562.jpg

703SKINS202
07-24-2008, 07:07 PM
http://z.about.com/d/classiclit/1/0/Y/n/2/9780385732550_giver.jpg

CJSchneider
07-24-2008, 10:09 PM
I doubt I would have picked it, but a great book. Especially if you get the ending. PM me if you do.

Ravens1991
07-24-2008, 10:50 PM
I believe the ending was open for interpretation. And they interviewed the author and she said they had no real ending.


PS do I need to make another pick?

CJSchneider
07-24-2008, 10:59 PM
No, because she wrote 2 books after it. The snow and sled hid behind the tree were the "Givers" own memories. I just loved how the first memory given turned out to be the one the "Reciever" used to finally find safety.

fischbowl
07-24-2008, 11:07 PM
I take it I'm upski:

I Love You Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle

-and-

Survivor by CHuck Palahniuk

RoyHall#1
07-25-2008, 06:52 PM
First page is updated, sorry I haven't been on much lately. Let's finish this up.

http://home.wlv.ac.uk/~in5379/covers/fullsize/451.jpg

Addict
07-25-2008, 07:00 PM
ok to avoid name-dropping I think you are all forgetting one of the finest books of all time.

That aside... APS has won this one already, IMO.

703SKINS202
07-25-2008, 07:13 PM
I'm gonna go ahead and just finish doubt anyone will take these...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71NXZTBEDEL.gif

The book that inspired the greatest movie of all time, don't care if dark knight is #1 on IMDB.

And

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/14590000/14596549.JPG

The book that inspired my favorite movie of all time. A great read if you are into war history.

RoyHall#1
07-25-2008, 07:19 PM
Yeah, everyone can just make their final picks now.

fischbowl
07-25-2008, 07:38 PM
Middlesex ~ Jeffery Eugenides

RoyHall#1
07-25-2008, 07:45 PM
APS- 3
CJS- 3
Ravens- 3

Number of selections left. I'll wait until the end since I'm almost positive my 2 books won't be taken.

CJSchneider
07-26-2008, 12:25 AM
Despite how silly these last three must seem connected to the others, I assure you they are not here as jokes. They are here because, above all other endeavors I may have in life, loving my family is by far he most important.

http://chase.inthebasement.us/wp-content/giving_tree.gif

The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

And the tree was happy.

http://blog.wired.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/04/14/the_last_lecture_2.jpg

The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch

The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.

http://www.standrewsbookshop.co.uk/covers/1881273156.jpg

The 5 Languags of Love - Gary Chapman

Acts of Service
Doing things for a loved one. If this is your dominant love language, you feel loved when someone goes out of their way to make things more pleasant or smooth for you. Examples include: doing chores, cooking dinner, taking care of something that would normally be your responsibility, chipping in without being asked. Most people can relate to this love language, though in very different ways, and it is extremely important to practice this love language out of genuine feeling, rather than duty, to avoid resentment.

jballa838
07-26-2008, 01:05 AM
Draft the Book of Mormon for a vote! Great read.

RoyHall#1
07-26-2008, 09:47 AM
Draft the Book of Mormon for a vote! Great read.

Isn't there like 4?

CJSchneider
07-26-2008, 10:39 AM
Draft the Book of Mormon for a vote! Great read.

I'll refrain from any comments that may statrt a Holy-War in the forum,
but seriously, based on my first pick, the Book of Mormon
probably isn't going to make my list.

A Perfect Score
07-26-2008, 01:26 PM
Blindness- Jose Saramago

It is quite possibly the best book I have ever read. I have been singing its praises for a long time on IRC. If you can handle Saramago's disorienting writing style, this book will shock, disappoint, horrify, and amaze you. I recommend to everyone.


The Secret History- Donna Tartt
An awesome novel about a group of college students who commit a murder to cover up their own mistakes. Deals heavily with the consequences of their decisions and the subsequent grief of the characters. Interestingly, there is no mystery aspect to t he murder. You are fully aware of who has done what, and are witnessing these kids deal with their decisions. Great book

Trainspotting- Irving Welsh

How the **** did this last this long? Its ******* amazing

Ravens1991
07-26-2008, 10:07 PM
Op Center by Jeff Rovin


Mirror Image Jeff Rovin

Aftermath by Kane Farabagh

CJSchneider
07-26-2008, 10:09 PM
I'll let Roy post a voting thread, just for fun.

RoyHall#1
07-27-2008, 10:17 AM
I'll let Roy post a voting thread, just for fun.

Thank you? lol

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31X5D0WTJ2L.jpg

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n1/n5730.jpg

Gay Ork Wang
07-27-2008, 10:20 AM
Blindness- Jose Saramago

It is quite possibly the best book I have ever read. I have been singing its praises for a long time on IRC. If you can handle Saramago's disorienting writing style, this book will shock, disappoint, horrify, and amaze you. I recommend to everyone.


The Secret History- Donna Tartt
An awesome novel about a group of college students who commit a murder to cover up their own mistakes. Deals heavily with the consequences of their decisions and the subsequent grief of the characters. Interestingly, there is no mystery aspect to t he murder. You are fully aware of who has done what, and are witnessing these kids deal with their decisions. Great book

Trainspotting- Irving Welsh

How the **** did this last this long? Its ******* amazing
Isnt Blindness an upcoming movie?

CJSchneider
07-27-2008, 10:59 AM
Thank you? lol


Since you started the draft. I didn't want it to look like it was my idea, so you get the credit.

RoyHall#1
07-27-2008, 11:36 AM
Since you started the draft. I didn't want it to look like it was my idea, so you get the credit.

Oh, I see. Thread upcoming.