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Title: What are you reading?
Post by: lbt/cty_lover on January 18, 2008, 10:25:13 PM
Basically, it's just like What are you listening to? (http://www.gangoffive.net/index.php?topic=967), but with books instead.
Title: What are you reading?
Post by: ArtemisPanthar on January 18, 2008, 10:54:15 PM
I'm slooooowly chipping my way through "American Psycho". I've never read splatterpunk before and I just have to read the book that's considered so mature in some countries that they seal it with plastic so the kiddies can't sneak a peek.
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Post by: lbt/cty_lover on January 18, 2008, 10:58:46 PM
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkein

Small Gods - Terry Pratchett

Constantly reading the following book:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (aka God in my eyes)
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Post by: landbeforetimelover on January 19, 2008, 02:47:19 AM
This isn't going to go far, seeing as it takes so long to read a book.  Anyway, here's what I'm currently reading:


At school:

Animal Farm and an advanced biology textbook to be able to answer all the questions the teacher asks the class before it's ever taught.  Haha!



At home:

PC Technician's Troubleshooting Pocket Reference (despite it's name, it's over 1000 pages long with no pictures and very tiny print.  I don't know why it's called a pocket reference.)

Understanding javascript second edition

Easy Computer Repair for Beginners (just to review.  It was one of the first computer books I've read, but it still has a lot of relevant information despite it's age.)

Oops!  (a handy little reference of what can go terribly wrong with a computer when you're being stupid.  That happens to me a lot because of lack of sleep.)

Power Japanese (a book about all the little quirks of the Japanese language and how to speak Japanese and actually make sense.)  :lol

Upgrading and repairing PC's eleventh edition (this is the most advanced computer book I have, totaling over 4,000 pages and going over every computer problem from years 2000-2005.)

and a book about government and politics.  I've forgotten the name, but it's a long one.  





Sufficing to say, I do not read for recreational purposes.  I simply don't have time.  The closest I get to recreational reading is reading rotten books like "animal farm" at school, which is a boring fable about communism on a farm of animals.  -_-
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Post by: lbt/cty_lover on January 19, 2008, 09:27:14 AM
I always make time for books.
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Post by: DarkHououmon on January 19, 2008, 10:43:41 AM
I was reading Dinosaur Wars: Counterattack.
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Post by: Malte279 on January 19, 2008, 12:30:41 PM
At the moment the stuff I am reading is prescribed by the university. Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors", "Taming of the Shrew", and "The Two Gentelmen of Verona", lots of Puritan literature from the days of early colonial America, 18th century American writers like Emmerson, Melville, Longfellow etc. And I have about a dozen biographies  of Winston Churchill lying beside me as I type this and four biographies of someone who wrote a biography of Winston Churchill (I must admit though that I don't have to read all these books from the first to the last page as I basically know which passages I am looking for). The last two books I read on my own accord were Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (It is kind of an embarrassment that it took me until recently to read the book while I'm studying US history for years), and "Das Spiel der Kˆnige" (The English translation of the title would be: "The game of the kings"), a historical novel about the Wars of the Roses. The next book in the queue once I'm done with the university reading is a biography of Manfred von Richthofen ("The red baron", who by the way had nothing to do with Pizza at all).
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Post by: lbt/cty_lover on January 19, 2008, 12:32:39 PM
By "The Red Baron" you mean the World War I fighter pilot who fought on the side of Germany.
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Post by: Kor on January 19, 2008, 12:35:12 PM
Doubt if these count as books but: Showcase Presents The Atom, Essential Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition, & Jack Kirby's Mister Miracle.
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Post by: Ptyra on January 19, 2008, 03:34:42 PM
Battle For the Park-Colin Dann
Second to last book for The Animals of Farthing Wood...just...one...chapter...LEFT!
Toady.... :cry ...Sinuous  :cry2 ...okay, so Sinuous' death was kinda "wut?" for me in the books, but Toad's certainly was. But Sinuous' death in the TV series  :cry2 . How DARE he not get Adder pregnant before he died  :( . She needed a happy ending and killing off her mate without any young is just...awful...(Adder and Sinuous are my #1 favorite characters...forget the far overused foxes (and weasels and owls and rats and everyone but Adder and Sinuous in S3 *shakes fist*)
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Post by: Malte279 on January 19, 2008, 05:20:49 PM
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By "The Red Baron" you mean the World War I fighter pilot who fought on the side of Germany.
Yes, the very same. I built model planes for a very long time and collected everything about aerial warfare that I could get my hands on. I interviewed some fighter pilots who were still living at that time (none from WW1 of course).
Interestingly enough Richthofen he seems to be much better known in the English speaking world than here in Germany. A problem is that many of the books written about him are more like adventure books than serious biographies or else they are veeeery long about the somewhat unimportant question on who was the one to fire the bullet that finally killed him. The movies about him (I have yet to find an exception) are so bad (either representing him as a hero of humanity or as the scum of the earth; neither of which he was) that I think Snoopy could create a more accurate movie about him.
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Battle For the Park-Colin Dann
Oh yes, once my timetable allows it I should reread this book too. Sadly I only have the German translation, not the English original.
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Post by: Flathead770 on January 20, 2008, 02:02:30 AM
I'm reading Mass Effect: Revelations, though i haven't read it in quite a while.
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Animal Farm and an advanced biology textbook to be able to answer all the questions the teacher asks the class before it's ever taught. Haha!
lol i read Animal farm in school as well and also watched a movie of the book. Its pretty messed up :lol .
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Post by: ArtemisPanthar on January 21, 2008, 02:03:20 AM
I liked Animal Farm myself.

Quote from: "Ptyra" on  
orget the far overused foxes (and weasels and owls and rats and everyone but Adder and Sinuous in S3 *shakes fist*)
Waitwaitwaitwait....weasels were overused? I've never seen the show but I was under the impression that the weasel(s) were more or less in the background. But if they were used so much to be overused than I simply MUST see it o_o weasels are so under used these days it's just sad =(

To say something on-topic....this probably doesn't count but I WILL be reading "A Stir of Echoes" by Richard Matheson if it ever arrives. It's never in any stores so I had to order it and have yet to get it =\
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Post by: lbt/cty_lover on January 22, 2008, 09:23:35 PM
I just finished The Hobbit. I am now on The Fellowship of the Ring.
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Post by: Malte279 on January 23, 2008, 04:07:51 AM
Have fun and don't let yourself be scared away by what is often perceived as a slow beginning. I admit that Tolkien takes his time before the story really unfolds (which is why there was so much left out from the first book in the movie adaptation (for good reason in my opinion)), but a lot is explained and before you know it the book is likely not to let you let go of it anymore (same as certain hand adornments I've read about :lol).
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Post by: lbt/cty_lover on January 23, 2008, 06:00:47 PM
That is probably why I didn't understand it when I first read it. Now it makes a lot more snese to me.
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Post by: Malte279 on January 24, 2008, 02:59:30 AM
When you first read it? Did you read it at an earlier time already?
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Post by: arrogantrex on January 24, 2008, 11:04:55 AM
Well, I was reading "Silence of the Lambs" by Thomas Harris, but had to put it down and then I forgot where I put it down... :lol
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Post by: lbt/cty_lover on February 10, 2008, 04:54:20 PM
That is sad.

By the way, Malte, I read the Hobbit in 4th grade.
I read Fellowship of the Ring in 6th grade.
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Post by: Zenoah on March 02, 2008, 12:57:36 AM
I started on the Warrior book series. Im only on the very first book at this point since Im not big on reading...short attention span.  :p
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Post by: Stitch on March 02, 2008, 02:12:22 AM
Right now, I'm reading The Appeal by John Grisham.  It is a very good legal thriller.
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Post by: Malte279 on March 03, 2008, 12:21:56 PM
By now I am reading Tolkien's "The Children of Hurin".
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Post by: Clawandfang on March 04, 2008, 05:13:40 PM
I'm currently reading "The Fires of Heaven" by Robert Jordan. It's part of the twelve book series "The Wheel of Time".
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Post by: Amaranthine on September 05, 2008, 10:25:48 PM
:lol

I REALLY need to get to my books. :p They are all collecting dust as I type.

Right now, I am reading the bible. Acts 27 to be exact. I don't really want to read it, hence I am multitasking to finish up this assignment and typing this.

I'm also reading Romeo and Juliet. I'm decoding it pretty well XD
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Post by: lbt/cty_lover on September 05, 2008, 10:29:16 PM
Right now, I'm reading the book Dragonspell, by Donita K. Paul. Until recently, I have been unaware that this is a Christian fiction novel, but I'm too into it to care anymore. I just ignore the religious hints, and I'm okay.
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Post by: Mumbling on September 06, 2008, 01:24:17 AM
Reading malte's old threehorn story.
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Post by: Shinji-Lee on September 06, 2008, 09:10:09 AM
my current books:
Saga of the dark elf: Time of shadows by R. A. Salvatore

Rumo and the wonders in the dark by Walter Moers

Don't you believe it. by Dieter Nuhr

Path in the snow by Lian Hearn

Dragon and diamond by Kai Mayer

Sympathy and Wisdom  an interview with the Dalai Lama

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

The three pillars of Zen by O. W. Barth

Bruce Lee's bio
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Post by: Malte279 on September 06, 2008, 02:11:21 PM
Right now I'm on the final pages of "Rebel" by Bernard Cornwell.
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Post by: Kor on September 06, 2008, 09:33:25 PM
Dinotopia 4: Journey to Chandara

Essential Official handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe edition, Vol 2

Mac Raboy's Flash Gordon Volume 1

Showcase Presents: The Elongated Man

Showcase Presents: The Challengers of the Unknown, Vol 2

The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics
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Post by: lbt/cty_lover on September 16, 2008, 05:26:41 PM
I've advanced to the next book in this Christian fantasy series, Dragonquest. I also have found a way to make the book a little more interesting and entertaining.

In this book, there are four figures that can be directly linked with religious figures.To make the book more interesting, I have done something that some Christians might call heresy. I've switched around the religious figures that these four represent.Since I am against religion, I decided to find ways of making this book entertaining while simultaneously ridding it of any significant religious implications.
Title: What are you reading?
Post by: buffypii on September 19, 2008, 12:22:45 PM
Well, right now I'm reading posts on GoF!!!
Not much more than that..LOL
Other than the book I read by my bedside! It's called Silent Wolf
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Post by: Stitch on September 20, 2008, 11:48:47 AM
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
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Post by: lbt/cty_lover on September 21, 2008, 12:03:50 AM
Same here, Stitch. I've taken a break from Dragonquest to read the current book in the Inheritance Cycle.
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Post by: Petrie. on September 21, 2008, 01:26:18 PM
Stuff on the No Child Left Behind Act.  Not the most exciting, but certainly a necessary read.
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Post by: Over and Under on October 02, 2008, 07:34:53 AM
Walk The Dinosaur -super mario bros movie :lol
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Post by: Malte279 on October 02, 2008, 11:12:50 AM
Shakespeare's histories and some of his comedies (not quite voluntarily but as preparation for a very important oral exam on October 15th).
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Post by: Mumbling on October 02, 2008, 11:38:16 AM
The catcher in the rye
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Post by: Lillefot on October 02, 2008, 12:30:07 PM
Currently waiting for Necropolis to be released.
It's the fourth book in the Power of Five serie.
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Post by: Kor on October 02, 2008, 04:04:00 PM
Superman Sunday classics (1939-1942)
Showcase Presents: Green Arrow 1
Showcase Presents: Booster Gold 1
Essential Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe edition 2
Dinotopia 4
One Big  Happy: None of This Fun Is My Fault
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Post by: f-22 "raptor" ace on October 02, 2008, 07:43:09 PM
A Bridge Too Far - Cornelius Ryan
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Post by: Amaranthine on October 25, 2008, 07:56:16 PM
The Bible-The NIV version
The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood (shocker! :o) *ends sarcasm*
Romeo and Juliet-Shakespeare (duh)

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Post by: Petrie. on November 05, 2008, 09:47:37 PM
Skillstreaming the Adolescent - stuff on teaching social skills to students
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Post by: Saft on March 09, 2009, 04:05:31 PM
I am currently reading: The Black Death (Non Fiction) which I got last Saturday through a book fair.  It's really fascinating.
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Post by: Nick22 on March 09, 2009, 04:10:01 PM
I'm currently reading Mussolini- about the Fascist dictator of Italy..
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Post by: Lillefot on March 09, 2009, 04:16:57 PM
I've just finished the book "Snakehead", the 7th installment in the Alex Rider series.
A truly great book, Anthony Horowitz is a splendid writer!
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Post by: DarkWolf91 on March 09, 2009, 04:18:09 PM
I'm reading Unknown Quantity, a History of Algebra.
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Post by: NaNaNa on March 20, 2009, 08:35:59 PM
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley. Basically its just optimistic 1984
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Post by: Saft on March 22, 2009, 12:42:27 PM
The Odessey.

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Post by: Nick22 on March 27, 2009, 02:05:27 AM
Hercule Poirot's Christmas, by Agatha christie..
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Post by: Lillefot on March 27, 2009, 04:10:56 AM
Trying to get my hands on "Necropolis".
4th installment of the Power of Five books.

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Post by: Saft on March 30, 2009, 02:18:50 PM
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Hercule Poirot's Christmas, by Agatha christie..


What is Hercule Poirot's Christmas like Nick?  Is it any good?  

I've read most of Chritie's Poirot books with the exceptions of Hercule Poirot's Christmas (which the bookstore in Bern never stocks) and Curtain:Hercule Poirot's Last Case.

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Post by: Nick22 on March 30, 2009, 02:43:53 PM
It's real good. I'd bet you can find it on Ebay..
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Post by: Saft on April 01, 2009, 02:17:09 PM
I hope to read it.  

Perhaps when I go to England (next week), I'll be able to buy it at Waterstones, along with many other books.
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Post by: Nick22 on April 01, 2009, 02:41:25 PM
good luck. my next book I read wil be about Hideki Tojo the wartime leader of Japan...
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Post by: lbt/cty_lover on April 03, 2009, 10:07:34 PM
i'm currently reading a parody of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and it is Hilarious.
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Post by: Saft on April 15, 2009, 06:39:59 PM
Currently finishing up Dracula but I plan to start reading Agatha Christie's Poirot's christmas.  (I finally bought it from Waterstones).
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Post by: 812558 on April 15, 2009, 06:48:13 PM
i am currently reading watership down
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Post by: Petrie. on April 15, 2009, 07:35:11 PM
I just finished "Teacher Man" by Frank McCourt for a book club.  It was about a man and his experiences as a teacher in many different schools and how he handled the situations.

I'm starting Brian Jacques' third book in the dutchman series, "Voyage of Slaves".
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Post by: babidikrakenguard on April 15, 2009, 08:53:16 PM
Just finished reading both Harry Potter Sorcorers Stone and Chamber of Secrets, now reading Prisoner of Azkaban
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Post by: Saft on April 17, 2009, 11:56:08 AM
The Medea.
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Post by: Drake on April 17, 2009, 02:40:18 PM
I'm reading a bunch of John Grisham books that I rented from the library. Right now, I've finished Skipping Christmas and the Pelican Brief and I'm starting on the Last Juror.
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Post by: Nick22 on April 17, 2009, 03:45:46 PM
how did you like those Drake?
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Post by: Drake on April 18, 2009, 02:02:25 AM
I like them a lot. He's a great writer, I plan to rent more of his books later, but first I need to read Dragon's Luck after I finish the Last Juror.
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Post by: Nick22 on April 18, 2009, 02:07:03 AM
Yeah I've read a lot of Grisham books..The Rainmaker would have to be my favorite though..
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Post by: DarkHououmon on July 08, 2009, 02:02:31 PM
I haven't started reading it yet, but pretty soon I'll be reading a book I recently bought, His Majesty's Dragon, written by Naomi Novik.
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Post by: Vilstrup on July 08, 2009, 05:21:17 PM
I'm starting on a book called, The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks.
So far it's been pretty good


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His Majesty's Dragon

What is it about, DarkHououmon?
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Post by: WeirdRaptor on July 14, 2009, 04:17:24 PM
I'm rereadind the rimpary works of Tolkien again. Nearly finished with The Hobbit, then its onto Lord of the Rings, then The Silmarillion.
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Post by: Amaranthine on July 14, 2009, 07:55:00 PM
:P: Well...I did just read Twilight *gets shot* And I regret reading it.... <_<
Naw...it was just okay. :p Me no likey sparkily vampires with no fangs. :lol Or boring characters and plots with no substance.

Anyhow...I'm now reading Dracula, now THAT'S a good book. :D
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Post by: Kor on July 14, 2009, 10:37:49 PM
Showcase presents: robin

Shazam: Power of Hope

Mac Raboy's Flash Gordon 2
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Post by: Pangaea on July 17, 2009, 11:49:42 PM
Thinking In Pictures by Temple Grandin. (An immensely informative and flamin' fascinating book on autism. :yes)
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Post by: lbt/cty_lover on July 18, 2009, 12:53:38 AM
Quote from: DarkHououmon,Jul 8 2009 on  01:02 PM
I haven't started reading it yet, but pretty soon I'll be reading a book I recently bought, His Majesty's Dragon, written by Naomi Novik.
Oooh, that is such a good book. She can write!

As for your question, Vilstrup, it is taking the Napoleonic Wars, and adding an aerial division. The soldiers of the aerial divisions of the world ride dragons. That is the basic gist of it. The series revolves around Captain William Laurence, who unexpectedly acquired a rare Chinese egg and partnered with the dragon who came out of said egg, Temeraire.

I'm currently on book 3 of that series, Black Powder War.
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Post by: gisti87 on July 18, 2009, 03:41:58 PM
Have anyone read Jules Verne? I love his books, just finished Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen, and The Mysterious Island. Now I'm gonna start reading The Adventures of Captain Hatteras. He also have some amazing classics: A Journey to the Center of the Earth or Around the World in Eighty Days. He wrote about space travel when flyable aircrafts just invented. He had an excellent fantasy, or he knew something. :)
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Post by: Saft on July 21, 2009, 02:13:53 PM
For the uptenth time I am reading Lord of the Rings although to be precise I am in the middle of The Return of the King.  

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Thinking In Pictures by Temple Grandin. (An immensely informative and flamin' fascinating book on autism

I like Temple Grandin.  She is quite a role model in the form that she is successful and well it is difficult to explain but I think for those who are on the spectrum do need some good role models to follow and look on with hope that they can achieve goals.  You will have to inform me on what it is like.  I've been aiming to get Cat's have Asperger's but the local bookstore doesn't stock it and I'd have to order it or get it from England.
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Post by: Coyote_A on July 21, 2009, 03:07:07 PM
I finished reading Henry James's "Turn of the Screw" original recently.
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Post by: Malte279 on July 21, 2009, 03:40:46 PM
I'm reading two books at the moment one of which is about all the difficulties and trickeries of the German language which can confuse even the native speakers ;)
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Post by: 812558 on July 21, 2009, 06:59:55 PM
i just finnished The Planet of the Apes. when i get it from amazon i am going to start reading The Art of War
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Post by: Kor on August 04, 2009, 03:44:55 AM
Mac Raboy's Flash Gordon volume 3

Bored of the Rings  (yes I did mean Bored of the rings, not Lord of the rings)

I just finished Shazam: The Power of Hope, an over size graphic novel.
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Post by: Drake on August 04, 2009, 10:30:20 PM
Warriors: The New Prophecy by Erin Hunter.
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Post by: Mumbling on September 16, 2009, 12:39:23 PM
I've just finished reading Equus by Peter Shaffer... It's really quite an interesting storyline, I'm amazed by it!

Next I'm going to read The Chosen by Chaim Potok

(All these books are being read for my English class)
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Post by: Kor on September 16, 2009, 01:20:44 PM
Just finished Showcase presents: Superman Family vol 1.

Currently reading Marvels,

and about to start Sword of the Atom
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Post by: Belmont2500 on September 16, 2009, 03:56:16 PM
I read a ton of classic novels my favorites are those of H.G. Wells,S.E. Hinton and Frank Herbert(I'm reading DUNE at school).
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Post by: DualXz on September 21, 2009, 07:07:53 PM
Since I've been felling a bit down lately, I decided to read a little more.

The book I'm reading atm is:

-Angel's and demon's By Dan Brown.

Great book, still haven't seen the movie, I want to read the book first xD
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Post by: Kor on September 21, 2009, 07:26:42 PM
Currently about to finish The Sword of the Atom
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Post by: 812558 on October 06, 2009, 11:32:17 PM
Fahrenheit 451
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Post by: JitteryDragon on October 12, 2009, 08:01:31 AM
Just finished Good Omens a few weeks ago, at the recommendation of a friend. I quite enjoyed it... more than I thought I would. Great novel for fans of Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman.

Currently I'm re-reading the Age of Fire series by E.E Knight... in anticipation for Dragon Rule in December. Quite a good series for fans of dragons.
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Post by: Belmont2500 on October 13, 2009, 03:44:02 PM
I've been reading Star Wars: Dark Force Rising by Timothy Zahn.
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Post by: jedi472 on October 13, 2009, 04:00:40 PM
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Star Wars: Death Star
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Post by: Amaranthine on October 16, 2009, 02:07:31 PM
Dracula-Bram Stoker
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Post by: Nick22 on October 25, 2009, 01:30:56 AM
Currently reading the road to War by Richard Overy. its a history book.
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Post by: Saft on October 27, 2009, 11:36:49 AM
Last week my parents and sister went to England for my sister's interview at a boarding school (she got in:D)  and to Wales for a wedding.  I didn't want to go so I stayed at home with Mozart.  I'm quite glad I did...but to take up the units of time, I consumed alot of books.

A series of these books was Michelle Paver's Chronicles of Darkness, that features the characters of Torak, Renn and Wolf.  Anyway, I'm glad my sister recommended them to me...I didn't think they'd be any good..because my sister tends to favor books that have mindless plot or is written as a marysue (Twillight for example) but this series actually brought out morals such as loyalty etc something which most of children's-young adult books no longer hold.

I also re-read Lord of the Rings.  It's interesting that although you read every word of the text, for some reason you tend to find or refresh memory when you re read books thus discovering more.

Currently right now, I'm reading Roots.  It's interesting...
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Post by: lbt/cty_lover on October 27, 2009, 03:30:27 PM
RAWR! Someone got to read Dune for school! On top of that, I lost my copy of Dune, so now I need to get my hands on one again.

On another note: Current book- Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik

(Sidenote: Post #5000)
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Post by: Lillefot on October 27, 2009, 06:19:11 PM
Currently, I'm reading a book called "To grow through meetings", written by Swedish author Kay Pollack.

Great book, many wise words and excelent quotes.
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Post by: Saft on November 30, 2009, 11:40:12 AM
New book I bought on Saturday.  It's called the Iron Tree.  I haven't read much of it but it's quite interesting.

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Post by: Saft on December 04, 2009, 11:41:41 AM
Macbeth for Reading log.

Last book to do before I hand it in.:)
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Post by: Malte279 on December 04, 2009, 11:51:56 AM
Currently I am reading Eragon. I have had that book lying around for years but somehow didn't get around reading it so far. I haven't seen the movie so far either.
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Post by: f-22 "raptor" ace on December 04, 2009, 01:58:55 PM
I'm reading The Man In The High Castle. It's an alternate history book in which the axis win WW2 and america is jointly occupied by Japan and Germany.  It takes place in 1962.
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Post by: Paradise Bird on December 05, 2009, 01:25:44 AM
Op Sook Ching
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Post by: WeirdRaptor on December 06, 2009, 04:08:48 AM
War and Peace is my current project. Thus far I don't think I've ever read a more pretentious work.
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Post by: Paradise Bird on December 06, 2009, 08:22:42 AM
I'm going to read The Man In The High Castle next.
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Post by: f-22 "raptor" ace on December 06, 2009, 12:11:13 PM
Quote from: Paradise Bird,Dec 6 2009 on  07:22 AM
I'm going to read The Man In The High Castle next.
It's a pretty good book I'm not going to say much because I don't want to spoil it.
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Post by: landbeforetimelover on December 06, 2009, 12:24:32 PM
I'm reading this book for a school assignment:

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They let you choose your own book so long as you write reports on it.  This book is part of a 3-book series.  These are the best books EVER.  I first read it back in 5th grade (I was always at a very high reading level) so I decided to read it again.  I'm really surprised I was able to understand it back then.  It's at least college level reading, believe it or not.

Last trimester I chose all non-fiction computer books, but I ran into A LOT of problems when the instructions for the essay were to write about what types of figurative language the book used and to provide examples.  There weren't any!  Of course you have to write more than 1 report.  The other was about theme and motif.  Again, there weren't any.  I pretty much BS'd my way through them and got an A, but I used EVERY trick in the book in order to do so.  I do NOT want to go through that again. :bang
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Post by: Saft on January 08, 2010, 07:21:44 PM
(BUMP)

I'm reading (again for the second time) one of the most beautifully written books, ie the story and words just flow, I've read in a while.  It's called The Heir to the Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier (it's fantasy and historical).
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Post by: Malte279 on January 08, 2010, 08:28:48 PM
Recently I finished reading the most recent book by Dan Brown, "The lost symbol". While once again there are some interesting and well thought through riddles in the book I must also say that I am getting a bit bored by the static set of characters which Dan Brown seems to be using in almost every single one of his books. There always seem to be:
1. An old wise guy who is getting into trouble.
2. An attractive female relative of the old wise guy who act the damsel in distress part.
3. A bad guy who at first comes across as friendly and is a person of trust for the others.
4. A very unsympathetic member of the police who turns out to be on the good side eventually.
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Post by: 812558 on January 09, 2010, 02:27:15 PM
for a while i am probably going to be reading Stephan Kings Under The Dome. 1075 pages long.
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Post by: Saft on January 10, 2010, 01:59:11 PM
Last night my sister gave me a book to read.  I finished it within two hours.  The book is called See Ya Simon by a New Zealand author (I presume because of the NZ use of language and the mention of the Maori culture).  It's about two friends:Simon who is seriously ill with Muscule Dystropy and his friend Nathan.  Nathan is a good friend to Simon.  Not only is he very brave, after all he knows that his friend will die soon but he treats Simon normal.  Simon on his part wants to be treated normally, he doesn't whine about life unfairs etc.  He just get's on with it.  He has a sense of humor which he uses to make things not only better for him but for those around him.  

The book has some humourous parts and reflective moments where you think how grateful that you should be to appreciate life and be grateful that you don't have anything like that.  And at the same time, those who have something seriously impending or just a general disability should be treated as how they want to be treated and that is normal.  

It's sad in the end, which I knew that would happen.  But I think the book reflects not only the struggles of the person who is at the center but those who are also affected.  And the book reflects this and also the uncertainty and uncomfortablness of society when faced with this such thing.  

Something to think about.

(Blimey, I've nearly written a whole essay on this.)

Edit

The above is meant in general.  So hope I didn't offend or anything, not very good with words. :bang
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Post by: jedi472 on January 10, 2010, 02:16:36 PM
@landbeforetimelover: Awesome book! :D I haven't read the Han Solo trilogy in awhile.

I'm revisiting Frankenstein for school. Mary Shelley had a creepy mind.
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Post by: Chomper on January 10, 2010, 03:14:02 PM
for my junior english class im reading Huck Finn but for fun i'm reading Brisinger
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Post by: WeirdRaptor on January 10, 2010, 08:12:27 PM
"The Legend of King Arthur", an anthology of well...exactly what it says on the tin.
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Post by: Saft on January 22, 2010, 01:35:17 PM
Homer's Illiad.
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Post by: Nick22 on January 23, 2010, 12:01:09 AM
A couple of books on the Spanish American War.
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Post by: Malte279 on January 23, 2010, 05:28:51 AM
Nonfictions Nick? Which books?
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Post by: Littlelady15 on January 23, 2010, 08:41:39 AM
Buson Haiku Shu

It's a poem book from Japan :3
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Post by: f-22 "raptor" ace on January 27, 2010, 10:46:31 PM
I'm currently reading an alternate history book called Luftwaffe Victorious it's by Mike Spick. It's proved to be interesting so far I'm on chapter 5.
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Post by: Nick22 on January 27, 2010, 11:12:21 PM
One is called the Spanished American War, I'd have to go loookk at the other titles Malte
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Post by: Stitch on January 28, 2010, 01:45:14 AM
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
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Post by: Saft on January 28, 2010, 02:38:38 PM
A large book on classical mythology.:)

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Post by: Saft on January 29, 2010, 06:52:53 PM
I did a lot of reading today, as I had to wait during ice skating.

I read a book called the Wheel of Time, that my sister had allowed me to borrow.  I haven't gotten far but I've heard some good reviews about the series, so hopefully I will be able to form my own opinion.
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Post by: Nick22 on January 30, 2010, 12:02:51 AM
reading another sherlock holmes book by laurie King this is called locked Rooms
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Post by: Saft on January 31, 2010, 04:50:54 PM
Wheel of Time.

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Post by: Saft on February 05, 2010, 05:28:19 PM
-Requirem
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
-The Theban Plays:Oedipus.
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Post by: Nick22 on February 07, 2010, 05:54:08 PM
reading the Last Dickens
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Post by: Amaranthine on March 07, 2010, 01:53:56 AM
I'M DONE WITH DRACULA. :D

So now I'm reading:

For school:
A Midnight Summer's Dream-Shakespeare

Free Reading:
The Little White Horse-Elizabeth Goudge
It's Called a Breakup Because it's Broken-Greg Behrendt & Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt
Mein Kampf-Adolf Hitler
Angel Cats-Allen & Linda Anderson
Animals Make Us Human-Temple Grandin
The Complete Idiot's Guide to: The Gnostic Gospels-J. Michael Matkin


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Post by: lbt/cty_lover on March 07, 2010, 02:31:11 AM
Quote from: lbt/cty_lover,Oct 27 2009 on  02:30 PM
RAWR! Someone got to read Dune for school! On top of that, I lost my copy of Dune, so now I need to get my hands on one again.

On another note: Current book- Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik

(Sidenote: Post #5000)
I lost my copy of Empire of Ivory, too. Now I have no new books to read, so I'm rereading the current books in the Temeraire series that I have. I'm rereading Black Powder War right now.
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Post by: jedi472 on March 07, 2010, 02:24:48 PM
Rosencrantz and Guildunstern are dead
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Post by: Serris on March 29, 2010, 03:52:53 PM
I am reading:

Dinner at the New Gene Cafe
Why There's Antifreeze in Your Toothpaste
The Smartest Animals On the Planet
Latias's Journey
A medical sociology textbook

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Latias's Journey is the single fiction piece there. It is a dark PokÈmon fan fic but even then, some chapters are very dark and extremely violent. But at the same time there is comedy (rather...surreal though)
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Post by: Belmont2500 on March 29, 2010, 07:16:19 PM
Finished The Island Of Dr. Moreau,

I'm currently reading Among The Imposters/Shadow Children book #2
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Post by: Saft on April 07, 2010, 09:19:47 PM
Death on the Nile...(I like Poirot).
and a rather large book on Art history.
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Post by: Mumbling on June 21, 2010, 03:10:43 PM
Just finished reading Eragon as well as Temeraire, another book focused on dragons. I may continue with Eldest soon, the sequel of Eragon.
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Post by: Saft on July 01, 2010, 09:59:11 AM
Juvenal's Satires..
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Post by: Belmont2500 on July 17, 2010, 11:49:24 PM
Just finished The Hunchback Of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo.
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Post by: lbt/cty_lover on July 17, 2010, 11:51:22 PM
I'm currently on Victory of Eagles, by Naomi Novik. As soon as I finish it, I'm onto my copy of Tongues of Serpents.
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Post by: Malte279 on July 18, 2010, 04:29:04 AM
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Just finished The Hunchback Of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo.
How did you like it?
If you like Victor Hugo's books you may want to read "Les Miserables" as well (unless you already have read it).
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Post by: Petrie. on July 20, 2010, 06:43:42 PM
I'm trying to finish up Tainted Evidence by Robert Daley.  Its a cop story.
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Post by: Amaranthine on July 21, 2010, 11:59:36 PM
Woow...it's been awhile since I updated this list.

For school:
A Midnight Summer's Dream-Shakespeare
Beowulf-New Book
Frankenstein-New Book

Free Reading:
The Little White Horse-Elizabeth Goudge
It's Called a Breakup Because it's Broken-Greg Behrendt & Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt
Angel Cats-Allen & Linda Anderson
The Complete Idiot's Guide to: The Gnostic Gospels-J. Michael Matkin
Book of Shadows-New Book
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Post by: Spartanguy88 on July 22, 2010, 11:18:39 AM
Scott Pilgrim Volume 6
"Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour"
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Post by: Saft on August 03, 2010, 01:57:53 PM
-Whale rider
-Sons of shadows for the upteenth time..
-Juvenal's satires V on the client and patron relationship.

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Post by: Nick22 on August 03, 2010, 09:05:07 PM
the man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas. far different from the leonardo Dicaprio film of the same name..
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Post by: Saft on August 12, 2010, 08:00:41 AM
Got a new book yesterday, Stauffacher (the book shop) has changed quite a lot.  It was quite different..and I'm not sure if I like it...

Anyway, new book was something that I saw (pressed for time) and thought I should just see what it is like: Caesar by Colllenen McCullough.

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Post by: DarkWolf91 on August 12, 2010, 08:09:04 AM
Recently finished up 'Unknown Quantity: A History of Algebra' by John Derbyshire.

I'm currently reading Kenneth S. Norris' 'Dolphin Days' and Isaac Asimov's 'Foundation.'
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Post by: Nick22 on August 12, 2010, 04:02:27 PM
am currently reading " murder on the Orient Express"
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Post by: Saft on August 13, 2010, 07:18:34 PM
^
Have you read Murder on the Orient Express before Nick?  What is your opinion of it?  Personally it is one of my favourites and I was completely ecstatic when I heard/read that David Suchet (Poirot) will be doing Murder on the Orient Express,which will be released sometime this year..but I'm not sure when.  I just hope that I'll be able to catch it on Television.

Reading: Pygmalion...
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Post by: Nick22 on August 13, 2010, 08:50:54 PM
it had been a awhile since i had last read it . christies reputation as the queen of crime is well deserved, how old is suchet?
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Post by: Saft on August 14, 2010, 04:11:12 PM
Around sixty-sixty five.
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Post by: m01 on September 27, 2010, 04:53:48 PM
Just today I read "Odd Hours" by Dean Koontz
The book was quite amusing. It had a little weak story, but it doesn't matter as long as Koontz writing is good
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Post by: Campion1 on October 05, 2010, 05:35:15 PM
A kinda weird translation of Art of War

haven't read this in a long time
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Post by: Nick22 on October 06, 2010, 11:23:17 PM
65,  ok thats not that old, i thought he was older than that..
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Post by: WeirdRaptor on October 07, 2010, 03:34:18 AM
I'm in the process of trying to crack War of Peace.
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Post by: Nick22 on October 13, 2010, 12:35:21 PM
aunt dmity good deed, kinda like Nancy drew , except with a ghost partner and the protagonist is an older married woman.
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Post by: Belmont2500 on October 16, 2010, 03:35:32 PM
Eragon, I'm not far from finishing it though.
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Post by: Campion1 on November 01, 2010, 08:26:26 AM
The shining by Stephen king
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Post by: Mumbling on November 01, 2010, 08:42:13 AM
A dutch land before time magazine ;)
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Post by: Valeron on November 03, 2010, 10:32:44 AM
I'm currently reading this book series called The Temeraire Series. Has anyone here heard of it?
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Post by: Mumbling on November 03, 2010, 11:04:04 AM
Quote from: Valeron,Nov 3 2010 on  04:32 PM
I'm currently reading this book series called The Temeraire Series. Has anyone here heard of it?
I've read it! Only the first book though, haven't had time yet to start on the others. I really liked the book and how it developed :) Especially the relationship between the captain and Temeraire was very special.
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Post by: Valeron on November 03, 2010, 11:35:06 AM
Quote from: Mumbling,Nov 3 2010 on  11:04 AM
Quote from: Valeron,Nov 3 2010 on  04:32 PM
I'm currently reading this book series called The Temeraire Series. Has anyone here heard of it?
I've read it! Only the first book though, haven't had time yet to start on the others. I really liked the book and how it developed :) Especially the relationship between the captain and Temeraire was very special.
Nice. I'm a huge fan of the series myself. Some of my fursona's features, like the blue spots on my wings, came from Naomi Novik's design for the Celestial.

Also, I don't want to brag, but I met her at a book-signing. And I got my books signed to Vincent Van Gogh.
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Post by: Mumbling on November 03, 2010, 11:51:42 AM
Quote from: Valeron,Nov 3 2010 on  05:35 PM
Quote from: Mumbling,Nov 3 2010 on  11:04 AM
Quote from: Valeron,Nov 3 2010 on  04:32 PM
I'm currently reading this book series called The Temeraire Series. Has anyone here heard of it?
I've read it! Only the first book though, haven't had time yet to start on the others. I really liked the book and how it developed :) Especially the relationship between the captain and Temeraire was very special.
Nice. I'm a huge fan of the series myself. Some of my fursona's features, like the blue spots on my wings, came from Naomi Novik's design for the Celestial.

Also, I don't want to brag, but I met her at a book-signing. And I got my books signed to Vincent Van Gogh.
That's pretty awesome! :DD
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Post by: Belmont2500 on November 03, 2010, 01:28:07 PM
I finally finished Eragon and I have moved on to Eldest.
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Post by: Malte279 on November 03, 2010, 01:54:19 PM
To Vincent van Gogh?
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Post by: Valeron on November 03, 2010, 02:16:08 PM
Yes. To Van Gogh.
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Post by: Saft on November 07, 2010, 09:34:10 PM
:D
What aren't I not reading should be the question...
I have so much to read for the lectures, here is a few that I'm reading currently:

*Hellas on Screen-for Classics and popular culture
*Aspects of Prehistory-for Prehistory
*Roman Death and Burial-for another essay..
*Aescyhlus' Oresteia-for seminar

That's about it...although i've been leant by a mentor Stephen King's Dark Tower..but I haven't had chance yet..
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Post by: Nick22 on November 10, 2010, 01:22:30 AM
Am currently reading Charlie and the Great glass Elevator- the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate factory. Given that  the sequel takes place in space and has people eating stuff that makes them be negative in age on one end and over 300 in the other I doubt a film will ever be made of it.. :)
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Post by: LBTDiclonius on January 04, 2011, 01:08:25 AM
I'm reading Warriors The power of three: Outcast. I'm slowly making progress with it.
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Post by: Nick22 on January 06, 2011, 03:21:25 PM
am currently reading a book about the Black Death.
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Post by: LBTDiclonius on January 15, 2011, 01:01:31 AM
I just finished the book last night so I'm now on; Warriors, The Power of Three, book four, Eclipse. No, not the twilight eclipse with Edward, Bella, Jacob, werewolves, and Vampires. This book is purely about cats.
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Post by: Kor on January 15, 2011, 01:34:52 AM
a book that collects the first 7 issues from a 1962 comic series.  Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom.  

& also slowly reading the Ebberon Campaign Guide (d & d 3.5) .
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Post by: Amaranthine on January 28, 2011, 09:49:02 PM
I think this topic needs to be pinned, just so everyone knows it's here. :p

Anyway... This is what I am trying to finish by next January:

The Holy Qur'an-English Translation of course, by Abdullah Yusuf Ali

And these are what I am reading now:

Wuthering Heights-Emily Bronte
Dreams of my Father-Pres. Barack Obama
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Post by: Nick22 on January 31, 2011, 11:59:42 PM
am currently looking for an book on the like of Pu Yi the last emperor of China.
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Post by: Saft on February 10, 2011, 03:17:15 PM
Library book that I checked out on Alfred the Great.:D
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Post by: LBTDiclonius on February 16, 2011, 06:30:33 PM
Locked In Time by Lois duncan.

I highly recommend it to anyone who need's a good book to read. It's addicting! :D
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Post by: LBTDiclonius on February 24, 2011, 06:33:51 PM
Annd...double post. Sorry. :slap

Now, I'm reading They Never Came Home by Lois Duncan.
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Post by: Belmont2500 on February 24, 2011, 06:44:53 PM
I'm still reading Eldest by Christoper Paolini

The next book I plan on reading is The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With The Herd In The African Wild by Lawrence Anthony & Graham Spence.
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Post by: Salvatore Blackheart on February 25, 2011, 05:42:21 PM
Resident Evil Nemesis by S.D. Perry

Is a survival Horror Novel
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Post by: Adder on February 25, 2011, 05:58:02 PM
The Animals of Farthing Wood (as I type it that the e-book of it anyway, only to chapter 8 of 32)
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Post by: Serris on March 03, 2011, 06:07:11 PM
Jane's Defence Weekly compilation May-August 2010
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Post by: Myrkin on March 03, 2011, 07:08:29 PM
I'm reading "The Amber Spyglass" by Philip Pullman.
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Post by: Campion1 on March 10, 2011, 03:29:59 PM
Watchmen
Fahrenheit 451 graphic novel
Apocalypse meow  :p
Rat Catcher

just a bunch of graphic novels
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Post by: Campion1 on March 17, 2011, 05:20:00 AM
double post, but

Some OOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD gaming magazines that I snatched up from a "free bin" at my local library. These things range from the mid 90's to over 5 years ago. NOSTALGIA ATTACK
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Post by: Campion1 on March 25, 2011, 06:09:10 PM
Triple post... You can't blame me.

Apocalypse meow Volumes 2&3. I love this manga

Graphic novel or the book I am Legend. Has an incredibly cool artstyle, awesome story telling and everything
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Post by: jansenov on April 08, 2011, 08:39:13 AM
I'm reading Hammer of the Emperor these days. It's a collection of short stories and novels about the Imperial Guard. I must say I'm really fascinated by the Warhammer 40k universe.
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Post by: Cyberlizard on April 08, 2011, 11:50:53 AM
Currently reading this interesting book called "Almost Transparent Blue" for my Modern Japanese Literature class.  It's about the life of a Japanese youth living in a town near an American military base.
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Post by: LBTDiclonius on April 16, 2011, 02:27:22 AM
Hm, I wonder is Manga counts? If it does, I'm reading Maximum Ride, Book 1.
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Post by: ChaoticMistress on April 16, 2011, 01:20:01 PM
OMG I'M ALIVE!!!XD

Okay back to the topic.
Hm. I'm not exactly reading anything in particular. But however rather reading old topics, forums and articles about zodiac signs.
Apparently I have discovered quite a few interesting facts.
One is that you have more than one zodiac signs that repersent you.

Ascendant/Rising is the mask we wear in our daily lives on a day to day basis when meeting new people. Basicly it is the same as our sun sign in a way.
Sun sign: The Sun is depicting our outer appearance, or how we present ourselves to other people. It is our as to speak faÁade.
Moon sign: Rules inner personality where very few rarely see(Only people close to you will most likely see it.)

And yeah you can except me in the zodiac and horoscope section of the internet today. :D

My zodiac signs are.
Sorpioc(Sun), Taurus(Moon) and Leo(Rising). :)
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Post by: Saft on April 18, 2011, 03:46:14 PM
I know it is techically a children's book (age 12 and up) but I don't believe that book ages should be limited.  Anyway finished from the Bartimaeus trilogy/series The Ring of Solomon.  As per usual, I love Bartimaeus and his humour.  

And I am currently reading Robin Hobb's Assassin's Apprentice.
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Post by: jansenov on April 19, 2011, 06:50:02 AM
"Kinematic Self-Replicating Machines" by Robert A. Freitas Jr.
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Post by: Saft on May 05, 2011, 06:38:16 PM
Not right now...god..i've been doing it most of the day: exam revision notes.
In the evening for my relaxation period before bed; magician Raymond e.feist.
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Post by: bushwacked on May 08, 2011, 06:31:07 PM
I just ordered The Divine Comedy part 1: Inferno by Dante. Really looking forward to reading it  :D
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Post by: Saft on May 10, 2011, 05:59:08 PM
world of warcraft legends: vol 1 manga.....yeah...i'm a nerd..
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Post by: The Friendly Sharptooth on May 10, 2011, 09:50:34 PM
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world of warcraft legends: vol 1 manga.....yeah...i'm a nerd..

Oh my gosh! I love that series! I have the first four volumes. The adventure of Trag the Tauren was really something. Out of all the stories within the first four volumes, I liked the Darkmoon Fair story the most. It was just so unpexpected throughout it, especially the ending. What do you like best about that series? The Trag story that continues through it, or one of the mini stories?
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Post by: f-22 "raptor" ace on May 24, 2011, 11:23:35 PM
I am re-reading a Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan.
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Post by: Pterano on May 27, 2011, 12:35:55 AM
Well... I'm going to attempt to read "The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy" by Peter H. Wilson. It's almost 1000 pages, so I'm sure I'll be taking this one slowly and reading it in leaps and bounds rather than straight through.
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Post by: bushwacked on May 27, 2011, 06:22:03 PM
I'm going to start reading 'Atlas Shrugged'. I've been meaning to for a while but I've never gotten round to it.
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Post by: Campion1 on June 08, 2011, 05:50:36 AM
"The Zombie Survival Guide" By Max Brooks
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Post by: Allicloud on June 08, 2011, 06:57:31 AM
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I just ordered The Divine Comedy part 1: Inferno by Dante. Really looking forward to reading it  :D
I've read some of that. It's kinda difficult, but once you figure out the rhyme scheme, it's not that bad.

Just don't expect anything you saw in the videogame!



Back on topic, I'm flipping between The 13 Gates Of The Necronomicon (a mix of a Lovecraftian encyclopedia, and an astral travel guide) and The Runes Workbook (A guide and workbook for divination and talisman work with runes. It's freaking complicated!)

Yeah, I'm an occultist, what of it man?
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Post by: bushwacked on June 08, 2011, 12:39:13 PM
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I've read some of that. It's kinda difficult, but once you figure out the rhyme scheme, it's not that bad.

Just don't expect anything you saw in the videogame!

I finished reading it a few days ago. It was terrible - where was the hardcore action?

Nah, I'm joking, I liked it. Already ordered 'Purgatory'  :D   Incidently, I'm a massive Lovecraft fan - do you think The 13 Gates of the Necronomicon would interest me?
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Post by: Allicloud on June 08, 2011, 02:11:29 PM
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I've read some of that. It's kinda difficult, but once you figure out the rhyme scheme, it's not that bad.

Just don't expect anything you saw in the videogame!

I finished reading it a few days ago. It was terrible - where was the hardcore action?

Nah, I'm joking, I liked it. Already ordered 'Purgatory'  :D   Incidently, I'm a massive Lovecraft fan - do you think The 13 Gates of the Necronomicon would interest me?
Yeah, perhaps. It advertises itself as a sort of sourcebook for anyone who is interested in using LOvecraft's mythos as a base for an occult system. But in truth, very little of it is to do with the occult. Just at the end of every chapter it has a bit on astral travel or something.
The rest of it is more a sourcebook and field guide to different aspects of the mythos, like locations, planets, creatures, artifacts.

So yeah, if you're willing to skip over the astral travel bits (or try them out, if you want), it's a pretty good little encyclopedia and source book for Lovecraft fans.

And if you want to pursue the rest of the occult side of the Cthulhu Mythos, there are the other books in the series: Necronomicon- The Wanderings of Alhazred (basically, his interpretation of what the Necronomicon would contain), Alhazred- The story of the Mad Arab (a story based on Alhazred's life), The Grimoire of the Necronomicon (a ritual book and occult guide to working with the Great Old Ones) and 13 Gates of...

Yeah, check them out.
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Post by: Mumbling on June 08, 2011, 02:29:40 PM
The fellowship of the ring

and

The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
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Post by: Amaranthine on June 15, 2011, 11:13:11 PM
I'm done with HS, so now I can read for leisure! :D

I am also making a project for myself regarding these books, called WAI(Y)RN (What am I/you Reading Now?)

This "program" partakes in these following steps:

1. Read five books (that I haven't read before or at least haven't read in a long time) in the summer and the winter.
2. Write Individual Reviews for them to post on YT.
3. At the end of the year, I form these books in a Top 10 list of least to greatest my personal favorites in that year.
4. Move on to the next year.

So for this Summer, I am reading the following:

*The Qur'ran (reading the whole year)

1. Little Women-IN PROGRESS
2. North
3. Animals in Translation
4. Looks

For Winter:

1. White Fang
2. Sanctuary
3. Dreams of my Father (cheating a bit one this one, reading this all year along with the Qur'ran)
4. Psychic Vampires
5. Thinking in Pictures
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Post by: Adder on June 19, 2011, 09:50:34 AM
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
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Post by: bushwacked on June 19, 2011, 09:58:25 AM
Metro 2033.
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Post by: Belmont2500 on June 19, 2011, 11:24:30 AM
George Orwell's 1984
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Post by: The Chronicler on June 25, 2011, 08:42:22 PM
I'm reading "How the States Got Their Shapes" by Mark Stein.

I'm really liking it so far. Each chapter describes how the borders of a particular state came to be the way they are today. It really shows quite an interesting kind of history of the United States. For example, the location of virtually every border of Maryland was the result of that state (or British colony at the time) ending up on the losing end of border disputes, surveying errors, and a mislabeled map.
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Post by: Petrie85 on June 25, 2011, 09:06:03 PM
Quote from: Adder,Jun 19 2011 on  08:50 AM
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
That is a great book to read. But I highly doubt that there will be a Zombie attack any time soon.
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Post by: Amaranthine on June 27, 2011, 01:22:19 AM
Done with Little Women.





















Thank God.

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Post by: Malte279 on June 27, 2011, 04:15:15 AM
Currently reading "Das zerbrochene Rad" ("The broken wheel"), a nearly 1000 pages novel set in the world of a pen and paper RPG I enjoy.
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Post by: Petrie85 on June 27, 2011, 07:40:52 AM
How To Survive December 21st 2012.
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Post by: bushwacked on June 27, 2011, 09:10:46 AM
Intensity.
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Post by: Pterano on July 07, 2011, 10:39:38 AM
I'm still slowly working on the Thirty Years' War. :p I knew it'd be more of a long term project. I'm still only on the first section. :p

Something I'm reading more of is the absolutely fantastic "Inside a US Embassy: How the Foreign Service Works". It was totally worth the money, and it certainly doesn't paint a glorified picture of FS work at all, but even so, I think this book is helping to reinforce my determination to join the service all the more, and I'm learning quite a lot as I go on. :yes

I might start the "Age of Fire" series soon, as I got the first two books for my Birthday, and might be getting the third one soon as well.
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Post by: Mumbling on July 07, 2011, 04:13:15 PM
The Wise Man's Fear, the sequel to The Name of the Wind. Recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy novels like Harry Potter.. A real pageturner.

Though be warned, this book is 984 pages long.
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Post by: Coyote_A on July 09, 2011, 01:40:54 PM
Finished reading "The Martian Chronicles" by Ray Bradbury.
I'm going to take a copy of Hugh Laurie's "The Gun Seller" with me on a trip to Maldives, so that i would have something to read during the 9 hours long flight.
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Post by: Ptyra on July 09, 2011, 04:20:11 PM
Life of Pi, for my summer reading course.
It reminds me of a far more condensed Moby Dick...that's much easier to follow.

Also, the Road...bringing it when I go to Paris (hopefully).

And How to Read Literature like a Professor.
Thank you, very much, book. Now Dracula translates to me as chasing a serial killer/rapist...which is actually quite awesome. Since they couldn't write about that during the time, the vampire thing works pretty well. But then I am reminded of how low vampires of sunk since then <_<
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Post by: Pterano on July 22, 2011, 06:39:20 PM
The Rising Sun in the Pacific, by Sam Eliot Morison.
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Post by: Petrie85 on July 22, 2011, 07:01:51 PM
Ghost Beach.
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Post by: bushwacked on July 27, 2011, 02:58:39 PM
Gears of War: Aspho Fields
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Post by: Pterano on July 30, 2011, 03:00:11 PM
Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists.
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Post by: brekclub85 on July 30, 2011, 03:09:53 PM
Case Closed Volume 39
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Post by: Justin1993 on July 30, 2011, 04:35:08 PM
Jurassic Park
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Post by: Petrie85 on July 30, 2011, 07:59:38 PM
How To Survive 2012.
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Post by: Belmont2500 on July 30, 2011, 09:23:41 PM
The Animal Manifesto by Marc Bekoff.

I can't recommend this enough.
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Post by: Petrie85 on July 30, 2011, 09:58:00 PM
The Wizard Of Oz
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Post by: Pterano on August 08, 2011, 11:10:48 PM
I'm REALLY gonna do it... or at least attempt it. I've been hearing so much about the series that I've finally given in and have decided to attempt it. I'm gonna start A Song of Ice and Fire by reading Game of Thrones. Starting it tonight.
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Post by: Nick22 on August 08, 2011, 11:38:39 PM
am currently re-reading natures New Deal about the CCC program during the Depression. Seriously why cant they revive that program and add it to a department of conservation?
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Post by: Pterano on August 16, 2011, 10:32:25 AM
A Battle History of the Imperial Japanese Navy by Michael Dull. A GREAT resource if you're looking to find the Japanese perspective on the Pacific War. Unlike his last name, Mr. Dull actually writes very well and engaging, and has done a lot of research from the United States Naval History Division by going through reels and reels of microfilm from the Japanese archives that had been kept classified for years. It's a marvelous companion to Sam Eliot Morison's "A History of United States Naval Operations in World War II" (and even serves to clear up some ambiguities in the latter's work), and I intend to use it extensively for my upcoming following of the 70th anniversary of the Pacific War. :yes
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Post by: Petrie85 on August 16, 2011, 03:10:42 PM
A My Little Pony Fan Fiction.
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Post by: Justin1993 on August 16, 2011, 04:48:41 PM
The Eddas.
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Post by: Petrie85 on August 16, 2011, 04:53:35 PM
An Alien Invasion Article.
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Post by: bushwacked on September 07, 2011, 05:41:55 PM
Jurassic Park. Now I understand what Pangaea's (the user) name means! You learn something new every day.
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Post by: Petrie85 on September 07, 2011, 06:07:16 PM
A Manga
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Post by: Pterano on September 07, 2011, 11:12:45 PM
Seamanship in the Age of Sail.
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Post by: Justin1993 on September 22, 2011, 12:08:08 PM
The Dark Tower Series Book 1: The Gunslinger. It looks like such a short book but the story drags, making it seem longer. On the last page, about to read the Drawing of the Three (sequel).
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Post by: Campion1 on January 09, 2012, 05:11:17 PM
god is not Great - Christopher hitchens
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Post by: bushwacked on January 09, 2012, 06:23:55 PM
I Am Legend
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Post by: Blais_13 on May 04, 2012, 03:56:51 PM
Leslie L. Lawrence - hand on the rock
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Post by: bushwacked on May 08, 2012, 06:16:23 PM
Just picked up the original Tarzan of the Apes book for only £1.
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Post by: MrDrake on May 17, 2012, 03:21:34 AM
Read a book today entitled "The History of the World According to Facebook" and dear lord was that a very awesome read.  Defiently worth the $8 to buy.  It was well, as funny as anything.

Basically, for those who don't know it, it starts off in the begining and goes throughout time to 2011....all in the form of Facebook messages and updates and pokes fun at everything in history, such as the sinking ot the Titanic....to the point in the band asking if they can stop playing while the Titanic replies with "Nope, you're going down with me" sort of thing.  Or Abraham Lincoln posting a message that he'll be at the theatre with John Wilkes Booth "liking" his message and so fourth XD
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Post by: buffypii on July 08, 2012, 11:43:20 PM
I'm currently reading...

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Death Note Manga
Stone of Tears

Yeeaaahhh... I enjoy reading xD
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Post by: bushwacked on September 08, 2012, 09:05:34 PM
While I was on holiday, I started reading the 'Song of Ice and Fire' books, and right now I'm on the third book. I'm really enjoying them, they're the type of books where you really can't tell what's going to happen next.
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Post by: Belmont2500 on September 08, 2012, 11:11:20 PM

I've been reading a few:

Age Of Fire volume 2: Dragon Avenger by E.E. Knight

On A Pale Horse by Piers Anthony

and I'm re-reading the Narnia books by C.S. Lewis and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
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Post by: The Chronicler on September 18, 2012, 07:30:14 PM
I'm reading "The World Without Us", which basically explains what would happen to everything on Earth if every human on the planet were to suddenly disappear. It's rather interesting so far, as it also describes some places that have already been abandoned for a while, to help imagine what such a world might be like.
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Post by: Drake on September 18, 2012, 08:59:33 PM
I just picked up the first three Dresden Files books and I'm on the second one, Fool Moon.
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Post by: Blais_13 on September 19, 2012, 12:00:00 PM
The Unnamable by H.P. Lovecraft
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Post by: Pterano on May 01, 2013, 10:16:16 AM
Triangle: The Fire That Changed America by David von Drehle. Excellent read on a very key event in American labor history that influenced things beyond just labor reform.
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Post by: LBTDiclonius on August 11, 2013, 04:22:40 AM
Twilight.

By Stephanie Meyer.

Dear Lord give me the strength to finish this book.

By the way, it's just as terrible, if not more so, as what people say about it.
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Post by: bushwacked on August 11, 2013, 11:56:19 AM
Quote from: LBTDiclonius,Aug 11 2013 on  03:22 AM
Twilight.

By Stephanie Meyer.

Dear Lord give me the strength to finish this book.

By the way, it's just as terrible, if not more so, as what people say about it.
Stop! Burn it, burn it with fire LBTDiclonius!   :p

I'm re-reading the Song Of Ice And Fire series for when George R R Martin released the next one.
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Post by: buffypii on August 13, 2013, 02:29:32 AM
I'm re-reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling.

Also reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth.
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Post by: Pterano on August 15, 2013, 11:22:42 AM
Think I'll start reading "The Admiral Benbow: The Life and Times of a Naval Legend" at work later today. Such an obscure admiral who led an interesting and ultimately tragic life, and it falls right in with my Caribbean theme I'm on now in preparation for my cruise. :smile
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Post by: Petrie85 on August 15, 2013, 11:24:15 AM
To me the bronies bible: The Elements Of Harmony
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Post by: Chiletrek on August 16, 2013, 11:37:36 PM
"Quantum Physics" by Stephen Gasiorowicz.

....................................................... :wacko .
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Post by: StrutEggStealer on August 17, 2013, 10:07:07 AM
Nothing at the moment, but I did finish the audio version of Princess Academy: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale. Brilliant book, written so beautifully and clearly.
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Post by: Ducky123 on August 18, 2013, 11:43:42 AM
These days, I read a lot of fanfictions for the FF Awards but I'm also reading the whole HP series having finished the fourth. I'll continue reading the fifth when I'm done with the fics (if school allows me time-wise, that is)
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Post by: WeirdRaptor on August 18, 2013, 01:15:46 PM
Jurassic Park and Watership Down.
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Post by: Petrie85 on August 18, 2013, 02:52:01 PM
Stuck a good AppleDash fanfic.
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Post by: rhombus on August 18, 2013, 03:00:13 PM
Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
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Post by: bushwacked on August 22, 2013, 08:42:37 AM
Finally managed to get around to reading 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
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Post by: Pterano on August 22, 2013, 10:22:53 AM
^ Great book! Read it awhile ago but still remember a lot of it. Only his second book but it's still pretty horrifying. Of course, I feel he truly comes into his own with his third book, The Shining, but I definitely thought his first two were good as well. :yes

I'm TRYING to finish Neptune's Inferno so I can move on to Ship of Ghosts, but... got a little sidetracked with an encyclopedia I bought last night about cruisers of WWII. :p
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Post by: Petrie85 on August 22, 2013, 10:42:46 AM
Stuck a clopfic.
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Post by: bushwacked on August 22, 2013, 07:37:36 PM
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^ Great book! Read it awhile ago but still remember a lot of it. Only his second book but it's still pretty horrifying. Of course, I feel he truly comes into his own with his third book, The Shining, but I definitely thought his first two were good as well. :yes

Oh boy, The Shining is one of the creepiest books I have ever read. Even the part with the fire hose made me feel uncomfortable  :lol
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Post by: Petrie85 on August 22, 2013, 07:45:51 PM
Not really the movie wasn't that creepy either.
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Post by: bushwacked on August 23, 2013, 05:11:57 AM
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Not really the movie wasn't that creepy either.
For you, maybe. I thought it was damn creepy, the Nicholson film maybe a little less so, but still pretty spooky.
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Post by: Petrie85 on August 23, 2013, 05:26:54 AM
None of it was creepy I saw it at 13 and wasn't scared one bit. The whole movie was good just not creepy. I've seen scarier movies than the Shining with Jack Nicholson. So the creep factor isn't there.
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Post by: Pterano on August 23, 2013, 10:55:52 AM
^ As said, that's your opinion. The Shining is rather regarded as one of his finest works, and I'm talking about the book, not the film. There are multiple reasons for this, from the way he made generally unsympathetic characters actually feel sympathetic, to overall feel of the book, to the nuclear family relations that suffer under the constraints of stress and "cabin fever."

But anyway, getting back to the book, yes, I enjoyed the book more than the movie, Bushwhacked, but then again I usually do anyway in those cases. :yes I'd say my favorite part was the topiary scene, with the hedge animals. That freaked me out, and sadly, did not make it into the film, but wow! And yeah, the fire hose! :lol I also loved that while Jack has major issues with alcoholism and his temper, he's genuinely TRYING to change throughout the story, and better himself. That made him a well-written, sympathetic character, and made it all the more tragic when he finally does succumb. Also moving was the brief scene where he managed to snap out of the possession the hotel had over him, and reassure his son that he loved him whilst also telling him to run before the hotel took over again. Urgh! It irks me that that didn't make it into the film either but... Kubrick was going for his own story too, and I can understand that.
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Post by: bushwacked on August 23, 2013, 05:27:54 PM
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I'd say my favorite part was the topiary scene, with the hedge animals. That freaked me out, and sadly, did not make it into the film, but wow!
Oh my god, yes! It's the part where Danny's outside in the playground after it's snowed, and he can hear the snow falling off them as they move when he's not looking? And just before he's playing in the tunnel when he feels like it's going to collapse and he'll be trapped  :unsure: That part was so well written, really made me feel bad when I was reading it.

I'm glad I've found someone who likes the book, nobody else I know has read it  :D
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Post by: Pterano on August 24, 2013, 11:36:10 AM
Yeah and like... in the tunnel he could HEAR something coming up behind him! THAT was creepy! I think Jack experienced the animals too, when he was doing some work outside, and every time he turned to look at them they were getting closer... and closer... and closer. He chalked it up to him hallucinating, but man! Creepy stuff! And  yeah, using the snow falling off them as you said, good stuff!

Yeah it's hard to find someone who's read the book these days. XD So yeah, glad you read it too! :DD I like too how the book kind of explained some back story to some scenes you see in the movie but were never explained. Like when Wendy saw Roger, the guy in the dog costume in that room, and you're just like what the...? Cause you don't KNOW who that is... or the woman in room 237 (different room number in the book). The book actually explains pretty in depth who Roger and that woman are, and in particular, why Roger is dressed like a dog. XD
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Post by: bushwacked on August 24, 2013, 12:26:48 PM
Yeah, the tiny scene with Roger always seemed like a kind of Easter Egg for people who'd read the book. The old woman's back story always made me feel really sorry for her, though the pity always disappears when she comes back  :lol
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Post by: StarfallRaptor on August 24, 2013, 01:43:53 PM
Making slow progress on Rereading/re-listening to The Ethical Slut.
And trying to read the D&D novels.  That is going poorly, due to my damaged eyelids.
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Post by: Pterano on August 24, 2013, 04:03:31 PM
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Yeah, the tiny scene with Roger always seemed like a kind of Easter Egg for people who'd read the book. The old woman's back story always made me feel really sorry for her, though the pity always disappears when she comes back  :lol
Yeah I agree with that, she had a tragic back story but WOW was she creepy! And yeah, those who've read the book would get right away why the guy was dressed in the dog suit. XD
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Post by: Justin1993 on August 28, 2013, 12:44:35 AM
I've been trying to finish The Andromeda Strain for a couple of years now. I bought it for a project in my 10th or 11th grade English class and I never finished reading it; and I got a mediocre grade on the assignment.
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Post by: Pterano on August 28, 2013, 02:16:41 PM
Finished reading Neptune's Inferno, and I admit, I shed a few tears at the end of it. Reading about Robert Graff's trip back to Guadalcanal with his son and grandson at the very end of the book... pretty moving stuff.  :cry
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Post by: jansenov on August 28, 2013, 05:37:23 PM
Finally, after a month of delay, "The Origin of Indo-Iranians" by Kuz'mina.
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Post by: rhombus on August 28, 2013, 08:42:34 PM
Watership Down.  I decided to reread an old favorite of mine.
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Post by: Tikikata on September 03, 2013, 12:22:32 AM
Just started reading book eleven of Guardians of Ga'Hoole, also the third and final book in The Legends. Amazing storytelling. Grank, Siv, and Hoole are the best characters!
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Post by: rhombus on September 15, 2013, 09:11:38 PM
Frank Herbert's Dune.  I guess I am still in a nostalgic mood.  I am revisiting another old favorite of mine.
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Post by: Kor on September 15, 2013, 10:25:07 PM
Dracula, reading roughly 1 chapter a day, though I forget or get to busy to read it some days.  Reading the Project Gutenberg free version.
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Post by: rhombus on October 07, 2013, 08:26:48 PM
Inside the Third Reich by Albert Speer

I have heard much of this book and the controversy behind it, but I have not yet (until now) had the opportunity to read it myself.  Based upon what I have heard, I do expect some self-serving commentary in the book (claiming that Speer had no knowledge of the death camps, that he was helping to conspire to assassinate Hitler, etc.) which I will have to take with a grain of salt, but I also hope to acquire an insider perspective to the personalities and dynamics of the inner circle of Hitler's regime.
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Post by: Nahla on October 07, 2013, 11:33:56 PM
My Friend Flicka by Mary O' Hara,it's a good read if you like horses/ponies like me.
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Post by: Ducky123 on October 08, 2013, 03:07:05 PM
No Exit by Daniel Grey Marshall - about a teenager who goes through everything... abuse, violence, loss, alcoholism, taking drugs, stealing... and he's also in love. An emotional read!
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Post by: rhombus on October 14, 2013, 10:12:19 AM
The Law of Primitive Man by E. Adamson Hoebel

This book is an analysis of how primitive law came into existence and its relevance to contemporary law.  It weaves both legal analysis and anthropology into its analysis, so it should be of considerable interest to me.  I am only about a chapter in and it certainly has piqued my interest.
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Post by: Nahla on October 16, 2013, 08:27:00 PM
Seabiscuit

And no it''s not about a biscuit in a sea  :lol.

It's about the racehorse,I'm the GOF's official horse nut after all.
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Post by: bushwacked on October 23, 2013, 03:46:26 AM
I finally managed to get my hands on 'Doctor Sleep', the sequel to 'The Shining'. It's really good so far.
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Post by: rhombus on October 23, 2013, 09:49:30 AM
Coming of age in the Milky Way by Timothy Ferris

This book explores the various models that have been used to explain astronomy and our place in the universe.  It also paints an interesting narrative, delving into the great minds that have challenged our previous understanding of the universe and fought against social and political opposition in order to have their models freely discussed.  I am only a few chapters in, but thus far I rather enjoy the book.  The only major shortcoming that I can see thus far is that the author over-simplifies many of the points, which I suppose can be excused as this is a book for a lay audience.
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Post by: rhombus on December 03, 2013, 11:37:37 PM
I am about to begin reading "Something from the Nightside" by Simon R. Green.  It was highly recommended by a friend (and he also gave me a copy as an early Christmas present) so I am looking forward to it.
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Post by: bushwacked on December 04, 2013, 03:52:58 AM
Started reading 'Gardens Of The Moon', part of the Malazan: Book Of The Fallen series. Pretty much everyone who reads them says it's one of the best adult fantasy series out there, so I'm looking forward to getting into it.
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Post by: Justin1993 on December 04, 2013, 11:52:52 AM
Remnants: The Mayflower Project.
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Post by: rhombus on December 26, 2013, 05:15:17 PM
"Storm Front" by Jim Butcher
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Post by: Ducky123 on December 28, 2013, 07:32:07 AM
"Anonymous Rex" by Eric Garcia
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Post by: The Anonymous Person on December 28, 2013, 10:05:00 AM
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire". Having already read the first three books, I certainly find this one interesting at its own rate.
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Post by: rhombus on January 04, 2014, 11:21:24 PM
Origins of the Bill of Rights by Leonard W. Levy
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Post by: Pterano on January 09, 2014, 11:39:28 AM
Quote from: Ducky123,Dec 28 2013 on  06:32 AM
"Anonymous Rex" by Eric Garcia
How did you find it, if you finished? :) Did you like it enough to read Casual? :)
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Post by: Nahla on January 11, 2014, 12:24:45 AM
Just read some Creepypasta if that counts.

Slenderman
Jeff The Killer
The Rake
BEN Drowned

and the one that has me freaked the most.

Smile.dog  or Smile.jpg
I don't really believe it but that picture is disturbing.. *shudders* never want to see it AGAIN,saw two different ones,one was with a human in the background like it was summoning with a bloody handprint on it,the other was in a red background both claimed to be the 'real' one,but it ain't right...right...right?  :unsure:

Acording to the legends Smile.dog was is meant to make me insane at the sight of it...I'm fine and it also meant to haunt me in my sleep..we'll see....




As for actual books I'm reading Marley & Me. Good but sad book.
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Post by: rhombus on January 26, 2014, 06:37:23 PM
"The Bloody Vendetta of Southern Illinois" by Milo Erwin and Jon Musgrave
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Post by: buffypii on February 21, 2014, 01:39:18 PM
"The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak.
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Post by: rhombus on February 26, 2014, 09:59:39 PM
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
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Post by: Serris on March 16, 2014, 09:33:11 PM
James Patterson's Zoo. Basically, imagine zombie apocalypse but with crazed mammals.

It's a high octane thriller but lacking greatly in substance. The characters are flat, the science shatters my suspension of disbelief and the writing is amateurish with chapters telling of an animal attack placed in between chapters telling the protagonist's tale. Not to mention the use of some just plain bizarre metaphors and similes. The ending sucked too. Actually, ending's the wrong word. It's almost like a "to be continued..." message.

Finally, the most grating thing are the radical environmental and Luddite messages in it delivered with the subtlety of a dam failure.

Bottom line: idea is good but Patterson screwed it with terrible writing and stilted pacing. Personally, I think Cornova's PokÈ Wars is better written and executed (even if Cornova writes fanfiction and Patterson's a professional author).
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Post by: rhombus on March 31, 2014, 11:19:09 PM
"The Frozen Republic: How the Constitution Is Paralyzing Democracy" by Daniel Lazare.
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Post by: CeraTheRed on March 31, 2014, 11:37:44 PM
The Bromeliad Trilogy by Terry Pratchett
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Post by: rhombus on April 16, 2014, 12:11:30 AM
"Tailchaser's Song" by Tad Williams
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Post by: Ducky123 on May 23, 2014, 08:30:37 AM
I'm reading "Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix"
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Post by: bushwacked on May 23, 2014, 09:13:18 AM
Malazan Book of The Fallen: The Bonehunters
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Post by: rhombus on May 31, 2014, 04:55:49 PM
"Beyond Good and Evil" by Friedrich Nietzsche
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Post by: Ducky123 on June 29, 2014, 02:27:51 PM
Rainer M. Schrˆder: Die wundersame Reise des Jonathan Blum (couldn't find an official english title)

EDIT July 12th: Now reading "Harry Potter and the half-blood prince" :yes
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Post by: rhombus on July 14, 2014, 08:47:15 PM
"A Practical Guide to Constitution Building" by Markus Bˆckenfˆrde, Nora Hedling, and Winluck Wahiu

This is a rather nice handbook that summarizes the major decisions that have to be made in the creation of a new constitution and (resulting from that) the design of the government itself.  It is relatively concise for the breadth of the topic (at around 150 pages) but it does effectively give an overview of the topics at hand and the options that are available.  I would definitely recommend the book for anyone who is interested in comparative constitutional law.
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Post by: Ducky123 on July 19, 2014, 04:05:37 PM
Dinoland by Wolfgang Hohlbein, Frank Rehfeld, Manfred Weinland

I can only recomment this novel (though I'm not quite sure whether it has an english translation  :unsure: ). It's about dinosaurs of course. An experiment gone terribly wrong opens a portal to the past... Parts of the present are being replaced by the respective area  many millions of years ago... plus their habitants...

EDIT: Now reading Harry Potter 7: The Deathly Hollows
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Post by: rhombus on August 07, 2014, 09:50:29 PM
'The Horse, the Wheel, and Language' by David W. Anthony
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Post by: Serris on September 02, 2014, 09:15:53 AM
The Road to Damascus by John Ringo
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Post by: Justin1993 on September 02, 2014, 07:11:57 PM
I have several series of books waiting to be read. I've started with Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Still only on the first book but I haven't had much time, or motivation, to read much. I'll probably jump into the Remants series afterwards, or maybe A Song of Ice and Fire. I don't know. We'll see.
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Post by: rhombus on September 03, 2014, 11:08:19 PM
"Human, All Too Human" by Friedrich Nietzsche
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Post by: Ducky123 on November 16, 2014, 06:32:54 AM
Read these books during my holiday:

Stephen King - The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (a lovely novel. Try to write a story with only one character in it and you know what I'm getting at)

Sebastian Fitzek - NOAH (pretty cool thriller ^^)

Glenn Meade - Axis of Evil (deals with a possible gas attack of Al-Qaida. Very exciting yet horrifying to imagine this could happen any day anywhere  :unsure: )

Gayle Forman - If I Stay (HIGHLY recommended! Maybe you've seen the movie already? Well, it's a VERY emotional book. I warned you!)
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Post by: Ptyra on February 12, 2015, 11:59:42 PM
I just got three non-fiction books from my college library.
One is "Autism's False Prophets", which focuses on the bad science and hysteria to "cure" Autism. I like how the author has compared the present freakout and horribly dangerous attempts for cures to the same panic as Polio at the start of the 1930's. The other is a maternity prenatal guide for natural pregnancy. No, guys, I swear to you, I am not pregnant  :lol . But I like learning about these things way ahead of time, because that's the way I intend to go.

Also, a book about cats and cat behavior to better improve coexistence with household cats.
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Post by: The Lone Dragon on February 27, 2015, 11:38:38 PM
At the moment I'm in the process of reading Anne McCafferey's The White Dragon for the hundredth. The third instalment of The Dragon Riders of Pern series.
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Post by: Coyote_A on February 28, 2015, 05:33:36 AM
I'm currently reading the first novel in the "Hyperion" series by Dan Simmons, who happens to be my dad's favourite science fiction author. I like it alright so far. :)
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The Road to Damascus by John Ringo
So, how did you like it? I had a bad experince with Ringo, I'm afraid. Picked up a book of his at Dubai airport - "The Hot Gate" - and to this day it's one of the worst Sci-Fi works I had read. :(
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Post by: The Anonymous Person on April 02, 2015, 08:29:59 PM
Reading two books over my spring break:

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (James Patterson)
Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher)
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Post by: Cancerian Tiger on April 02, 2015, 10:55:14 PM
I'm currently reading Stephen King's "From a Buick 8".
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Post by: jansenov on April 03, 2015, 04:34:10 AM
Arthur Miller - Death of a Salesman
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Post by: fanciful_flyer on April 04, 2015, 12:42:14 PM
Lately I've been re-reading some Dinotopia books - the ones not written by James Gurney. There are still a few more I want to get, but some of them are surprisingly hard to find (I've had the most luck on Amazon.) I love Dinotopia so much; I just wish it got more attention. -_-
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Post by: Malte279 on April 04, 2015, 01:40:15 PM
Did you read the ones written by Alan Dean Foster ("Dinotopia Lost" and "Hand of Dinotopia") Rachel? Those who are really good.
There are many others which I found to be of somewhat mixed quality (none really bad, but I don't recall having been utterly taken with one of them either).
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Post by: fanciful_flyer on April 04, 2015, 02:25:23 PM
Quote from: Malte279,Apr 4 2015 on  12:40 PM
Did you read the ones written by Alan Dean Foster ("Dinotopia Lost" and "Hand of Dinotopia") Rachel? Those who are really good.
There are many others which I found to be of somewhat mixed quality (none really bad, but I don't recall having been utterly taken with one of them either).
I have! :) Outside of Gurney's own work, those two are my favorite Dinotopia books. They're very well-written, for being that they were done by a fan, and not Gurney himself.
Not to say that the stories can't be well-written if you're not the author, but I was pleasantly surprised that Mr. Foster had contributed so much to the world of Dinotopia without it seeming non-canon.
Alan Dean Foster does this remarkably well, imo. Sometimes I go back and re-read both the first and second book. :)

As far as the other, smaller stories, I'd have to agree with you on that one. Some of them stand out, and then again some of them just don't. I've always been fascinated by the fact that Gurney allows others to publish books based on the world he created (as long as he read and approves it, which I think he does...) But some of the things that authors write about in the books are hard for me to consider canon. And I have to admit, when I read something that I don't think would ever happen in the Dinotopia world, I secretly choose not to consider it canon - even if Gurney himself did approve of the book being published. XD
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Post by: Mr Wonk on April 10, 2015, 05:54:25 PM
Gillian Flynn's - Gone Girl
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Post by: Fyn16 on January 02, 2017, 01:22:06 AM
Currently reading Stephen King's "Doctor Sleep," a sequel to "The Shining" set a few decades into the future. I was initially a little hesitant, as I felt King's writing has become a tad... lazier(?) than it used to be, but thus far I've been pleasantly surprised. This book feels great, with the writing style hearkening back to King's older works (which I love!). It's an outstanding return to form, and I'm not even a quarter of the way through it yet. Obviously I can't judge it completely yet, but it's been a good read so far.
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Post by: Pterano on September 02, 2018, 10:53:36 PM
Higher by Neal Bascomb. Very excellent book about the race to build the world's tallest skyscraper in Manhattan in 1929 to the 30s between 40 Wall Street, the Chrysler Building, and the Empire State Building.
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Post by: rhombus on September 02, 2018, 11:47:55 PM
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
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Post by: Pterano on December 22, 2018, 06:53:50 PM
SS Atlantic: The White Star Line's First Disaster at Sea.

Very good read on a very obscure topic about the sinking of the SS Atlantic off Nova Scotia's coast. Tragic but engrossing as well.
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Post by: jassy on December 23, 2018, 12:34:18 PM
Watership Down, for like the ten thousandth time. Never gets old :DD
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Post by: LeventeII on March 11, 2019, 05:02:01 PM
I have begun to read "Jurassic Park" by Michael Crichton recently. I'm especially curious about the differences between film and book, which are said to be quite large. It's amazing what treasures you can find in rarely used cabinets!  :)
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Post by: Anagnos on April 20, 2019, 03:01:20 PM
Just started to read Halo: The Fall of Reach by Eric Nylund. It is such a great book.  :)
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Post by: Mumbling on April 21, 2019, 02:49:35 AM
Listening to Brave New World. Not too exciting yet.
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Post by: Anagnos on April 23, 2019, 02:53:12 PM
And now that I'm finished with TFoR, I can begin reading the next book in the series; Halo: The Flood by William C. Dietz.  :D
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Post by: Flathead770 on April 25, 2019, 09:34:21 PM
Got 2 books that I'm currently "reading" (a very loose description as I don't read them too often haha). One is Beyond Weird by Philip Ball, basically a book talking about Quantum Mechanics in a very non math way. The other is the first in the series of Legend of the Galactic Heroes by Yoshiki Tanaka that I'm borrowing from my roommate. It follows the story of 2 characters on opposing sides in a galactic war. One side is a dictatorship with the character trying to overthrow the empire and create a more idealistic rule and the other is stuck fighting in the army of a corrupt democracy and wants to retire haha. Pretty interesting.
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Post by: LeventeII on May 04, 2019, 03:20:29 PM
I got myself a lot of interesting books, which I would like to read now one after the other. At the moment I'm reading "The Lost World", the sequel of Michael Crichton's "Jurassic Park". This book reads just as well as its prequel!  :yes
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Post by: Anagnos on June 25, 2019, 04:03:13 AM
Yesterday I started to read another Halo novel, First Strike by Eric Nylund. This one is definitely one of my favorite Halo novels. Such a good book, imo. :)
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Post by: LeventeII on July 22, 2019, 07:34:26 PM
Now that I finished Jurassic Park and The Lost World, I decided to go deeper into fantasy. I bought Eragon a few months ago and now I am able to read it. I think I will be reading it for the next few months.  :)
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Post by: Mumbling on July 23, 2019, 05:10:16 AM
Started reading The Golden Compass this weekend. Enjoyable so far :)
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Post by: rhombus on December 10, 2020, 05:08:36 PM
I have been on a bit of a sociology and military history kick lately, which has shown up in my recent reads.

"Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness" by Kenneth M. Pollack

"Stalingrad" by Antony Beevor

"Berlin: The Downfall 1945" by Antony Beevor

"Caesar: Life of a Colossus" by Adrian Goldsworthy

"Augustus: First Emperor of Rome" by Adrian Goldsworthy

"A History of Fascism, 1914-1945" by Stanley G. Payne

"The Death of Democracy: Hitler's Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic" by Benjamin Carter Hett

"Broken Faith: Inside the Word of Faith Fellowship, One of America's Most Dangerous Cults" by Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr

"The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture" by Roger J. Davies and Osamu Ikeno
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Post by: Mumbling on December 21, 2020, 10:44:15 AM
I just finished reading A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, about an Afghan woman's experience living as a "bastard" in the last half of the 20th century, and have moved on to My Father’s Century by Geert Mak, about the 20th century in the Netherlands and its political and social developments.