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Yes, it's entry r out of a series of n in the "help rho figure out what to do over the summer" series!

I'm looking for book recommendations. Specificly, I'm looking for recommendations for books that I wouldn't normally read; the sort of books that are outside of my field and outside of my genre of choice. I already know plenty of good books about physics, and plenty of SF&F type books. What I don't know is what the best books to read for 18th century history are. Or what the world's best detective novels are. Or anything like that.

Since I'm looking to read outside of my normal range, what I'm really looking for are the very best books of their type. The really best examples of a genre, the books that best explain a certain subject, if possible, the books that you never tire of reading and the books that change your whole perspective on life. The sort of thing that's likely to get me enthused about a subject or genre and make me want to go and read more, and generally branch out.

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anothir good book is cald ogden nash's zoo. it has pomes bowt aminals.

behode th duk.
it dose not cluk
a cluk it laks
it qwaks.
an wen it dines or sups
it botums ups

thats won of em

A panther is like a leopard
except it hasn't been peppered.
Should you behold a panther crouch
prepare to say ouch.
Better yet, if called by a panther
don't anther.

O kangaroo, o kangaroo
be grateful that you're in the zoo
and not transmuted by a boomerang
to zestful, tasty kangaroo-meringue.

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