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The Goat writes, "Some books have made a huge impact on my life." It's true. It wasn't until the b3ta mods read the Flashman novels that we changed from mild-mannered computer operators into heavily-whiskered copulators, poltroons and all round bastards in a well-known cavalry regiment.

What books have changed the way you think, the way you live, or just gave you a rollicking good time?

Friendly hint: A bit of background rather than just a bunch of book titles would make your stories more readable

(, Thu 15 May 2008, 15:11)
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I am an absolute bibliophile, I love books, I love reading, and in a habit that I've picked up from my Mum, I usually read for an hour in bed before I go to sleep.
Fiction, comedy, autobiography, drama, poetry, travelogues you name it I have read it, and I have spent more than I care to count on buying the lovely books, looking at the pristine cover, the teasing picture and the fresh paper, all ready for me to open.

Like a road that I've never driven before a good book will take me allsorts of places, and leave me at the end exhilerated and somewhere different to where I was before.

I have ummed and ahhed for ages before deciding which book changed my life, and I have now found the candidate.

A slim tone, my copy of which is probably out of date, but it is still such an influential tome.

A bible in fact for modern days, and as a guide to a certain form of life it has opened so many doors and created so many opportunites for so many people that it could well be the most influential book of the late 20th Century.

What is he referring to? I hear you ask..

Its the Highway Code my friends, the Highway Code.

From first picking it up and using it to help me pass my driving test, everything good that has ever happened to me has been a direct result of this book, which led me to pas my theory test and my driving test.

I wouldn't have got my first serios girlfriend if I hadn't been able to give her lifts to and from work and build it from there.

I wouldn't have been able to get my first proper job in Leeds without having the ability to drive there.

I wouldn't have been able to meet up with some of the good friends I have made online over the years at the drop of a hat without having transport.

At a free weekend I can go anywhere I want to go in the country, see anyone I want to see and take control of my life for the briefest of moments because I have the freedom to drive, the freedom to drive anywhere and anytime.

Driving gives you freedom, and I got to driving through the highway code.

God bless you little book.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 21:09, Reply)

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