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General Talk (primarily non-naturist) => Pitti's Book Club => Topic started by: Admin on May 06, 2009, 01:58:09 am

Title: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Admin on May 06, 2009, 01:58:09 am
I am currently reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.

Jessie
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: vanesa1017 on May 06, 2009, 02:08:49 am
I am about to start re-reading Harry Potter 7.  I know, not nearly as impressive as Lolita, but hey I know I will enjoy it!
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Nude_not_rude on May 06, 2009, 02:19:21 am
Brilliant idea Jessie!

Well I'm currently reading a biography of the legendary American Jazz Saxophonist Charlie 'YardBird' Parker by Ross Russell. Ross was his manager for a number of years and also the President of Dial Records.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: innersouth2020 on May 06, 2009, 03:42:33 am
Am reading Dan Brown's Angels & Demons before the movie comes out in a week and a bit.

Its already intense from the start.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Canudie_Jake on May 06, 2009, 04:21:33 am
Its optimistic times so as an onlooker I am reading:

The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot  by Naomi Wolf  :65
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: MERRD on May 06, 2009, 07:15:40 am
'Dubbelliefde' (Dubble Love) by Adiraan van Dis, a Dutch writer.
It's a story about a student in Amsterdam who takes life as it comes, but he gets confused by all the influences from the big city, and in the end he loses insight in what is real and what is fake. It's THE best book of Dutch literature in my opinion.

And I'm working on my own ofcourse!  :8767
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: joeyn on May 06, 2009, 11:12:50 pm
Jessie,

Great idea. I'm not reading anything now, but this thread might inspire me to choose something someone else is reading or just read.

Any people into historical stuff?

Joey
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Danee on May 07, 2009, 02:46:11 pm
Jessie,

Great idea. I'm not reading anything now, but this thread might inspire me to choose something someone else is reading or just read.

Any people into historical stuff?

Joey

*raises hand*
Yo!

Me too!
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Woah on May 07, 2009, 07:54:11 pm
Im reading the book SPEAK. quite juvenile and one of those coming of age stories. i have to read it for my english class but i really like it.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: vanesa1017 on May 08, 2009, 01:57:28 pm
Clockwork Orange is a classic.

I really enjoyed Angels and Demons too.  I liked that one better than Da Vinci Code.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: joeyn on May 09, 2009, 03:27:34 pm


I really enjoyed Angels and Demons too.  I liked that one better than Da Vinci Code.

Me too. Hopefully the movie will be better as well.

Joey
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Lisa on May 12, 2009, 09:43:16 pm
The last book I (had to) read was "Moon Palace" by Paul Auster. It was for my English class. The first 100 pages were very boring but when I brought them off it turned out to be a very interesting story. It's about a young man looking for his identity, one of those coming of age stories.

At the moment I read "Grand Avenue" by Joy Fielding. I love her books!
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: joeyn on May 14, 2009, 10:34:59 pm


I really enjoyed Angels and Demons too.  I liked that one better than Da Vinci Code.

Me too. Hopefully the movie will be better as well.

Joey


yeah i hope so as well. Angels and Demons is a far better book than the Da Vinci Code, it's wierd how it hasn't got any attention up until now though in the press.


I guess it's less controversial.

Joey
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: vanesa1017 on May 15, 2009, 01:15:04 pm


I really enjoyed Angels and Demons too.  I liked that one better than Da Vinci Code.

Me too. Hopefully the movie will be better as well.

Joey


yeah i hope so as well. Angels and Demons is a far better book than the Da Vinci Code, it's wierd how it hasn't got any attention up until now though in the press.


I guess it's less controversial.

Joey


Has anyone seen the movie yet?
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Nude_not_rude on May 16, 2009, 02:16:48 am


I really enjoyed Angels and Demons too.  I liked that one better than Da Vinci Code.

Me too. Hopefully the movie will be better as well.

Joey


yeah i hope so as well. Angels and Demons is a far better book than the Da Vinci Code, it's wierd how it hasn't got any attention up until now though in the press.


I guess it's less controversial.

Joey


Has anyone seen the movie yet?

Hey Vanesa...check out Cj's review here...
http://internationalyn.org/forum/index.php/topic,362.0.html (http://internationalyn.org/forum/index.php/topic,362.0.html)


And just a note on the book I'm reading. If anyone wants to know what freakish natural talent, combined with a dogged determination and a never-say-die attitude looks like personified, it's got to all point to Charlie Parker. Still regarded as the best jazz improviser and interpreter ever to pick up an instrument. This is a brilliantly well written book.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: vanesa1017 on May 20, 2009, 09:01:45 pm
Thanks Todd. 

I am now reading "The Last Lecture" I know I am a little late to the party, but it looks like a quick read.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: GolasPL on May 21, 2009, 01:55:53 pm
Right now I'm readinh Communism by Richard Pipes and Love the Revolution! by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: GolasPL on May 21, 2009, 08:24:26 pm
Right now I'm readinh Communism by Richard Pipes and Love the Revolution! by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Richard Pipes is a good political philosopher, but i found that he makes a few arguments in Communism which are a bit weak - i would definately recommend reading Marx and Engels' Manifesto though if you want the full story that Richard Pipes is critiquing :)

I'd read the Manifesto before. But all in all, I agree with Pipes. I come form a postcommunistic country, so I see why Pipies's critiquing this ideology;) Did you read something more about the communism in general?
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Turtlejosh on May 25, 2009, 12:02:18 am
Making Money for me, by the genius that is Terry Pratchett. It's all about a conman whos running the bank after an encounter with the Leader of Ankh Morpork. It's great, like all the other Pratchett books i've read.

After that I'm finishing Dune. Heard it was a inspiration to my hobby so i thought i would check it out.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: GolasPL on May 25, 2009, 08:40:47 pm
I also like Terry Pratchett very much:). I've read about 15 parts of the Discworld. My favorite ones are Mort and all the parts about the Guards.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Danee on May 26, 2009, 09:42:54 pm
I'm currently reading "In a Sunburned Country" by Bill Bryson. He's one of my favorite authors, and this book is certainly vintage Bryson. He has a great ability for making scenes come alive, particularly by making the mundane into the engaging and hilarious.

Oh wow! My favorite author too!  I read that book, then got the CDs at Barnes and Noble to hear him narrate it and ended up so entertained!  I bougt the rest of this books on CD too.  Incredible author with an interesting background. If you are into travel and humor, get all his books. You will not be disappointed and as I say, the Audio CDs are so good! 

-Danee

(http://www.sarahcentric.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/bill-bryson-sunburned-country.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Nude_not_rude on May 27, 2009, 10:22:23 am
I'm currently reading "In a Sunburned Country" by Bill Bryson. He's one of my favorite authors, and this book is certainly vintage Bryson. He has a great ability for making scenes come alive, particularly by making the mundane into the engaging and hilarious.

Oh wow! My favorite author too!  I read that book, then got the CDs at Barnes and Noble to hear him narrate it and ended up so entertained!  I bougt the rest of this books on CD too.  Incredible author with an interesting background. If you are into travel and humor, get all his books. You will not be disappointed and as I say, the Audio CDs are so good! 

-Danee

(http://www.sarahcentric.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/bill-bryson-sunburned-country.jpg)

and you know something...I've never seen it for sale in Australia (well, more specifically Sydney). Gonna look for it now in earnest.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: joeyn on May 28, 2009, 01:28:13 am
Does Time magazine count?

:)
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: NickUMA10 on May 28, 2009, 06:06:30 pm
"Empire as a Way of Life"-by William Appleman Williams--if you care about American Political Thought and foreign affairs, it's a must.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Alex on May 28, 2009, 10:21:08 pm
I'm reading Colditz: The Definitive History. It's really interesting some of the escape attempts that people there made and some of the backstory to what the prison was and became. I'd recommend it, even if you don't like history or the Second World War, it's hugely entertaining.

Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Danee on May 31, 2009, 01:58:05 am
I think so, as his voice is so brilliant. Picture an American, who marries and moves to the UK for almost 20 years..

Hes wonderful. Get any of his books and get prepared to listen, or read to the end!
And then, wish they went on for many more chapters.  Trust me, Bill Bryson is the best!

-D
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: vanesa1017 on May 31, 2009, 11:27:33 am
Agreed, love Bill Bryson.  My first experience with him was "A Walk in the Woods," what a funny, amazing read. 
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Stuart on June 04, 2009, 10:17:47 am
Any people into historical stuff?

I just finished "Persian Fire" by Tom Holland, an excellent account of the wars between the Persian Empire and the Greeks, mostly Athens & Sparta. Its a very good read, although for some reason it seems to lack the homo-eroticism of 300  :909

"The Fall of Carthage" by Adrian Goldsworthy was another good one I read recently - its surprising just how similar some wars 2100 years ago can parallel so closely the first and second world wars.

Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: maxwell on June 04, 2009, 10:41:50 am
"All I Need is Love" was the last book I've read - an autobiography by Klaus Kinski. I loved it, it's dashing and beautiful.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Stuart on June 04, 2009, 10:46:43 am
"All I Need is Love" was the last book I've read - an autobiography by Klaus Kinski. I loved it, it's dashing and beautiful.
That could be interesting. Was it as mad as he was?
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: maxwell on June 04, 2009, 10:50:17 am
"All I Need is Love" was the last book I've read - an autobiography by Klaus Kinski. I loved it, it's dashing and beautiful.
That could be interesting. Was it as mad as he was?

I wouldn't know, I've never met him. :786
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Stuart on June 04, 2009, 11:02:38 am
"All I Need is Love" was the last book I've read - an autobiography by Klaus Kinski. I loved it, it's dashing and beautiful.
That could be interesting. Was it as mad as he was?

I wouldn't know, I've never met him. :786

Klaus Kinski has always seemed to me to be one of those good old fashioned artist/lunatics, like Van Gogh. His on set outbursts were legendary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yITx7txr-7M#normal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yITx7txr-7M#normal)

He was an utterly brilliant actor, but I'd have hated to be on set with him :879
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: maxwell on June 04, 2009, 11:12:58 am
I wouldn't take the whole Herzog/Kinski thing too seriously. They both were well aware of the advertising effects those set conflicts often have. The poor guy in the clip wasn't, though... :D
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: vanesa1017 on June 10, 2009, 02:43:41 am
I am a fan of Dan Brown too Delphina, his reads are quick and fun.  Nothing wrong with that!
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Blu Bunny on June 10, 2009, 11:18:42 am
Just finished reading "The Giver" by Lois Lowry and "Animal Farm" by George Orwell. I really want to read "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffeneggar but every copy in the library system is either out, lost, or billed. D:! So now, I'm getting ready to read either "Dune" by Frank Herbert or "1632" by Eric Flint. If I can get my hands on it, I'm going to try and read "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams. :3

Lately, I've been wanting to read a lot of science fiction, particularly stuff with time-travel. If anyone knows any good sci-fi novels, lemme know :D!
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Stuart on June 10, 2009, 11:25:01 am
If anyone knows any good sci-fi novels, lemme know :D!

Moonseed by Stephen Baxter - Something unknowingly brought back during the moon landings finally gets out of quarantine and goes a little crazy. Much of it is based in the university department I went to for three years in Edinburgh, so I'm a bit bias, especially as all the chaos in it is their fault  :909
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Blu Bunny on June 10, 2009, 05:18:36 pm
Moonseed by Stephen Baxter - Something unknowingly brought back during the moon landings finally gets out of quarantine and goes a little crazy. Much of it is based in the university department I went to for three years in Edinburgh, so I'm a bit bias, especially as all the chaos in it is their fault

Thanks Stuart! :D! I read a couple summaries on it (I like to know what I'm getting into from different perspectives :p) and it looks like an awesome book! :D I put it on hold and it looks pretty available so I should be reading it within the week! :D!
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: GolasPL on June 11, 2009, 02:35:17 pm
I've just finished reading a Solzhenitsyn's novel 'Love the Revoultion!'. Now I'm reading a classic - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' by G.Orwell:)
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Blu Bunny on June 11, 2009, 09:34:16 pm
Now I'm reading a classic - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' by G.Orwell:)

Oh! That's one of my all time favorites! I hope you enjoy it. :3
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Blu Bunny on June 15, 2009, 10:38:33 pm
"The Time Traveler's Wife" FINALLY came in. :D I started reading it a couple days ago and so far so good. :3 Really romantic. <3
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Nelly on June 16, 2009, 05:51:37 pm
I'm not really reading any book now but some books that I have really enjoyed is ' My sisters keeper '  and ' The plain Truth ' both written
by Jodi Picoult. When you start reading these books you won't be able to stop...they are intense and keep you asking questions up to the
end...after reading ' my sister's keeper ' the insight of the book stayed with me for a long time, wondering what I would've done in
the same situation. Jodi keeps you on the tip of the chair the whole time!
 :65
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: joeyn on June 16, 2009, 05:54:44 pm
I really need a book to read this week. There's so many options after reading this thread!

Joey
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: jan26 on June 21, 2009, 05:05:42 am
Hello Delphina,

I found the English text somewhat hard to understand. It looks like you have been using an automatic translation which isn't always a good idea - but, then again, I am sorry to say I do not understand French, so the original text would not have been very helpful, either.

Nevertheless, you are obviously reading the play "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand. I must admit that I have never read it myself, but I vaguely remember talking about it at school.

Now, as I am the first to reply, have I won something?

Bien à toi,

Jan.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: jan26 on June 21, 2009, 02:46:00 pm
Merci, c'est très gentil! I really enjoyed the prize! (http://www.smileys.ednetz.de/dateien/1025.gif)
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: GolasPL on June 21, 2009, 07:27:51 pm
I've just finished Nineteen Eighty-Four by G.Orwell. Now I'm about to begin with Dickens' Bleak House.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Stuart on June 22, 2009, 09:26:25 am
Living with Enza: The Forgotten Story of Britain and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918 - Mark Honigsbaum

I'm now terrified everytime some coughs or sneezes near me  :879
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Tom on June 23, 2009, 05:58:23 pm
Today I finished Khaled Hosseini - Drachenläufer

dont know what it sounds in english sry guys
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: GolasPL on June 23, 2009, 06:17:28 pm
Today I've read a small book titled The Miracles of the Slavic Gods. It was some kind of introduction to the Slavic mithology.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: joeyn on June 24, 2009, 01:55:06 pm
On the airplane on the way out to New York I just read an e-copy of OJ Simpson's confession book, "If I Did It".....
wow..... if for some reason he *is*innocent he sure has a vivid imagination......  :879

I honestly have no interest in anything that man says. I'm sure he rationalizes everything to himself.

Joey
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: GolasPL on July 02, 2009, 01:10:57 pm
Right now I'm reading two books. One is a classic, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey and the second one is a contemporary satirical book by Sue Townsend Number 10. I've read several books of her and I love her sense of humour.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: bendy698 on July 08, 2009, 02:39:11 am
I'm about half way through the first book in the "Sword of Truth" series called Wizard's First Rule. The popular series is a New York Times bestseller, and has it's own TV show based off of it. If you are into fantasy, I'd definitely recommend both!


http://www.legendoftheseeker.com/ (http://www.legendoftheseeker.com/)

Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: TheSeane on July 08, 2009, 02:48:19 am
So far I'm about half way through "The Zombie Survival Guide."  Hilarious, and pretty educational too.... just in case you get attacked by Zombies.  It's a really fun read, I'd suggest it to anyone  :3456
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Flonk on July 14, 2009, 07:31:27 pm
I just started re-reading the Dune books.


Also, on the comic book front, the new Lone Ranger series from Dynamite is amazing.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: sydney25 on July 15, 2009, 10:24:24 am
I love biographies and true crime books. I have just finished reading a book about the man who caused the worlds worst shooting spree by a single person. He was Martin Bryant who murdered 35 people in the town of Port Arthur in Tasmania in 1996. The book is called Born or Bred. Martin Bryant: The Making of A Mass Murderer. It came out earlier this years and was written by Australian journalists Robert Wainwright and Paola Totaro. I could not put the book down. It was gripping, fascinating and very chilling. An intriguing exploration on what could have contributed to making Martin who he was.

The book I am about to read is very different. It is called The Wolf by Richard Guiliatt and Peter Hohnen and is about a German raider in the first world war that travelled the world destroying ships and taking prisoners. A little know event of the World War One.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Luke M on July 20, 2009, 03:20:43 am
Truth be told, I'm not reading anything.

My favorite book is Catcher in the Rye. I've read it at least 5 times. I am flying overseas for my trip so I do plan on picking up a book. I was going to buy The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I've heard amazing things from my friend who has very distinguishing tastes.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: simonalexander2005 on July 27, 2009, 06:30:39 pm
I just started re-reading the Dune books.

Just finished those about a month ago - great series, although it gets a bit drawn out in the middle...

Now reading "Shantaram" - it's a true story about a guy who escaped from an australian prison and went to live in the slums in Bombay... thoroughly recommend it - he's a truly excellent author. I only own it coz my gran gave it to me a year or so ago and I hadn't got around to reading it until now... Love reading though! So many good books, so little time!

I also recently finished reading "Human is" by Philip K Dick - another great author
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Alex on July 27, 2009, 07:37:52 pm
I've just started reading  The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo by Stieg Larsson. It's SO good.

I haven't read a book in months, but I picked this up for my commute into my job this morning and I wasn't able to put it down til I got home. Shame that Larsson died soon after he handed in the trilogy of books to his publisher, but at least I have 2 more to look forward to :)
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Stuart on July 27, 2009, 08:00:14 pm
I've just finished "The Stone of Destiny" by Ian Hamilton after seeing the film that was based on it (reviewd on the films forum).
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: NickUMA10 on July 27, 2009, 10:20:45 pm
Hayek's 'The Road to Serfdom'
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Blu Bunny on July 28, 2009, 12:00:30 am
Just finished "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Neffeneggar (sp?), which was insanely awesome by the way.

Now I'm reading "Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict" by Laurie Rigler. So far, it's not looking like a good book in its own right, but for Austen fans such as myself, it's pretty cute. :p
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: GolasPL on July 29, 2009, 04:38:59 pm
Yesterday late at night I've finished  Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The book was absolutely marvellous, much more better than a movie. In the film it was impossible to express the role of Chief Bromden. Now I'm sure it's one of my favourite books. I'm still into anglosaxon modern classics and I'm reading Lord of the Flies by W. Golding.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Sik on July 29, 2009, 05:33:54 pm
I am currently completely hooked to Bernard Werber's "Nous les dieux".

Before that I finished ended reading the 8th tome of "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R. R. Martin.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: akymbOz on August 11, 2009, 07:26:23 am
I am currently reading Lance Armstrong's second book, "Every second counts".

I have just finished his first one, and this is the second one to read. I really think this guy is the best sports person, to come back from cancer in his body and to win and perform at a level better than anyone else is amazing.

It's a great read if your into sports books, and the good thing about it is that you don't have to like bike sports to enjoy it, it will help.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: randomer909 on August 12, 2009, 12:28:23 pm
I don't read books, I wait until the movie comes out :P. Well I read my bible, that's it :345678
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: sydney25 on August 12, 2009, 03:16:02 pm
Well I have just finished reading three books this âst week. My record. The first was by Ken Johnson and discusses his career as a Sydney female impersonator and a member of Sydney's Les Girls. It is a fascinating book and very interesting to learn about Sydney in the 60's and 70's. Quite a bit has changed.

The second book is by Australian actor Jeremy Standford and is about the setting up of the theatre production of The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert which is my favourite stage show. Seen it in Sydney and London and love it. Great book and lots of juicy gossip.

The third book is the autobiography of Australian dancer and choreographer Craig Revel Horwood. He is a judge on Strictly Come Dancing in the UK and Dancing with the Stars in New Zealand. Turns out it is a small world as a few years ago I knew his current partner. I found him yesterday and hopefully we are meeting next week  :65
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: GolasPL on August 12, 2009, 05:56:14 pm
Right now I'm reading Between East and West by Anne Applebaum. In this book she described her journey around the Eastern Europe (Belarus, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine) just after the collapse of USSR. She focused her attention on mentality, antagonisms and developement of national identity of former USSR citizens. She's a really good writter. I've started her book yesterday and I think I'll finish it today or tomorrow.

A. Applebaum is married to Radosław Sikorski, the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs.;)
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Lisa on August 18, 2009, 04:44:27 pm
I strated a new one. "Wer bin ich und wenn ja, wie viele?" ("Who am I and if yes - how many?") by Richard David Precht.
He tries to explain the "I", emotions and a lot of other things all around a human being's mind on the basic of psycological, philosophical and neurobiological knowledge.
It's really interesting because for each topic he finds a good example to make it easier to understand.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Stuart on August 18, 2009, 04:51:14 pm
I'm currently reading the "What are you currently reading?" topic on this very forum!  :54

And also "First Man" - an authorised biography of Neil Armstrong. Fascinating stuff.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: simonalexander2005 on August 18, 2009, 04:58:59 pm
I'm currently reading the "What are you currently reading?" topic on this very forum!  :54

*facepalm* I can't believe you're the first person to think of this...
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Stuart on August 18, 2009, 07:43:47 pm
I'm currently reading the "What are you currently reading?" topic on this very forum!  :54

*facepalm* I can't believe you're the first person to think of this...

Oh, I'm sure others thought of it. I just lacked the better judgement to not post it  :234567
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Nude_not_rude on August 23, 2009, 01:31:23 am
lol I'm currently "reading" Bill Bryson's "I'm a Stranger Here Myself" as told by Bill Bryson. Funny guy.
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: randomer909 on August 25, 2009, 11:32:06 pm
I'm currently reading Twillight  --->  AGAIN ;D  :4345 :909    :45
Dont even get me started on that!! :0988
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: TheSeane on September 02, 2009, 02:54:25 am
World War Z 
 :Butt Shake:
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Nude_not_rude on September 11, 2009, 01:32:15 pm
Sunburnt Country by Bill Bryson....I gotta stop laughing out loud on public transport...they think I'm nuts!!!!! lol
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Stuart on September 11, 2009, 04:56:13 pm
And also "First Man" - an authorised biography of Neil Armstrong. Fascinating stuff.

Blimey, have I really been on this for almost a month? He's only just got back to earth from the moon landing...
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: Danee on September 12, 2009, 12:16:21 am
Sunburnt Country by Bill Bryson....I gotta stop laughing out loud on public transport...they think I'm nuts!!!!! lol

 :2345 :2345
Title: Re: What are you currently reading?
Post by: TheSeane on September 12, 2009, 01:52:21 am
World War Z 
 :Butt Shake:

Is that one that involves Africa as a big player?

Hehe not quite.... it's book that is a compilation of interviews from people who were part of the Zombie Apocalypse lol!  It's a pretty fun read, it gets addicting   :65
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Post by: Stuart on October 03, 2009, 12:42:04 am
And also "First Man" - an authorised biography of Neil Armstrong. Fascinating stuff.

Blimey, have I really been on this for almost a month? He's only just got back to earth from the moon landing...

Well, I finally finished it, and I can't recommend it enough. I've read biographies of quite a few of the Apollo astronauts and this one is head and shoulders above them all. Its not light reading, but if this era of history interests you, you won't find a better read.

(http://www.firstshowing.net/img/firstman-armstrong-bookc.jpg)
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Post by: Bobisnekkid on November 01, 2009, 10:20:09 pm
Let's see:

"Next" by Michael Crichton
"An Essay Concerning the True, Original, Extent and End of Civil Government" by John Locke
"With Wolfe in Canada" by G.A. Henty
"St. Bartholomew's Eve: A Tale of the Huguenot Wars" by G.A. Henty
"End of the Spear" by Steve Saint

I like to keep various books going according to my mood, plus I have to squeeze them in with work and playing with the kids, so chapters of different lengths are good too.
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Post by: Eric on November 02, 2009, 12:46:17 am
Just finished Stardust by Neil Gaimin (fantastic)

Almost done with Dan Brown's new one, The Lost Symbol (the literary equivalent of a cheesy summer blockbuster).

Bout halfway through Superfreakonomics (Interesting, though Levitt was rightly railed for his chapter on global warming).

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Post by: Pepe990 on November 03, 2009, 06:55:23 pm
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
and Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury in english class
and Faust by Goethe in german class
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Post by: Lisa2408 on November 03, 2009, 11:21:21 pm
I´m reading just now: Asterix & Obelix, Book 36  in Latin and French
the Translation Book ist even in German.
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Post by: LuvThemGiants on November 04, 2009, 10:06:42 am
The Broken Window by Jeffrey Deaver

it was alright, chewing gum for the brain
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Post by: Lisa2408 on November 14, 2009, 07:50:22 pm
I am reading the Books of Eragon, Book 1, 2 and 3  from Christopher Paolini
I´m waiting for the 4. and last book of this writer.
(http://www.alagaesia.com/images/books-eragon.jpg)  (http://www.alagaesia.com/images/books-eldest.jpg)  (http://www.alagaesia.com/images/books-brisingr.jpg)

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Post by: Dan on November 16, 2009, 08:30:33 pm
I just got Predictably Irrational : The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, by Dan Ariely.

It looks absolutely fascinating.

Edit: If you are intrigued by the title check this video with the author (http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_ariely_asks_are_we_in_control_of_our_own_decisions.html).
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Post by: Nude_not_rude on November 17, 2009, 03:32:54 pm
I just got Predictably Irrational : The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, by Dan Ariely.

It looks absolutely fascinating.

Edit: If you are intrigued by the title check this video with the author (http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_ariely_asks_are_we_in_control_of_our_own_decisions.html).

Dan - Thank you for that link!!! I found the Dan Ariely presentation compelling, but through that stumbled upon the lectures and finally the website of Benjamin Zander. Amazingly inspirational speaker who talks on my favourite subject of classical music. Thank you!
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Post by: Riot.EXE on November 17, 2009, 11:04:17 pm
I'm currently reading a book called "Street Art."

...I love reading about Graffiti, and am researching it for a personal project...
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Post by: Stuart on November 17, 2009, 11:12:52 pm
I've just started "Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire" by Judith Herrin. Its an area of history I don't really know about, so I need to enlighten myself.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0691143692.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
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Post by: Riot.EXE on November 20, 2009, 08:26:21 am
I'm currently reading a book called "Street Art."

...I love reading about Graffiti, and am researching it for a personal project...

Who's the author? I've read a few on Street Art, i did a project on it last year and have wrote a few essays concerning the relationship between art/vandalism. If you haven't already read it, Little People in the City gives a good take on Slinkachu's miniatures, which is a bit outside the spectrum of normal graffiti and Street Art, plus Will Self makes it an interesting read. :)

The author of this one is Johannes Stahl. (which makes this the third book I own with the literal title, "Street Art")  It's an ok read, but seemingly longwinded at the moment.  I haven't even gotten to modern times yet!  I saw the book you mentioned...I may pick it up at some point.  I have like, 3 other books to read after this one though...
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Post by: Dan on November 26, 2009, 12:10:31 am
I just got I am a strange loop by Douglas Hofstadter. I loved Godel, Escher, Bach so this book should be great too!

I also got the latest book by Richard Dawkins, The greatest show on earth : The evidence for evolution. I'm a bit afraid by the subtitle, I fear he'll spend time debunking creationist stuff while I'd rather have him talk about cool stuff.
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Post by: LuvThemGiants on November 26, 2009, 07:53:08 pm
just started the new Dan Brown.........seems like the usual from him :)
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Post by: Lisa2408 on November 30, 2009, 05:23:50 pm
I´m reading for school "Beim Leben meiner Schwester" (original: My Sister’s Keeper).
My Sister's Keeper is a novel by Jodi Picoult. The story is about the life of 13-year-old Anna Fitzgerald, who enlists the help of an attorney, Campbell Alexander, to sue her parents, Brian and Sara Fitzgerald for rights to her own body. Kate Fitzgerald, Anna's older sister, suffers from leukemia, and their parents conceived Anna through in vitro fertilization to be a genetic match donor for her sister Kate . Anna donates genetic material throughout her life, including blood and bone marrow for her sister. Their parents want Anna to donate a kidney to Kate after she goes into renal failure, but Anna instead files a lawsuit against her parents for medical emancipation from her parents despite the consequences of her sister's health.
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Post by: randomer909 on November 30, 2009, 09:06:00 pm
I´m reading for school "Beim Leben meiner Schwester" (original: My Sister’s Keeper).
My Sister's Keeper is a novel by Jodi Picoult. The story is about the life of 13-year-old Anna Fitzgerald, who enlists the help of an attorney, Campbell Alexander, to sue her parents, Brian and Sara Fitzgerald for rights to her own body. Kate Fitzgerald, Anna's older sister, suffers from leukemia, and their parents conceived Anna through in vitro fertilization to be a genetic match donor for her sister Kate . Anna donates genetic material throughout her life, including blood and bone marrow for her sister. Their parents want Anna to donate a kidney to Kate after she goes into renal failure, but Anna instead files a lawsuit against her parents for medical emancipation from her parents despite the consequences of her sister's health.
Yes, that has recently been made into a film. I had never heard of it before, but it sounds like a very moving and sad story
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Post by: Lisa2408 on November 30, 2009, 10:02:00 pm
Yes, that has recently been made into a film. I had never heard of it before, but it sounds like a very moving and sad story

It´s hard to read and very sad at the end of the book
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Post by: dmutah on December 01, 2009, 06:23:52 pm
I am trying to finish a book called the Cain Muntiny for a school class. What a long winded book about the WWII navy.
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Post by: Pitti on December 06, 2009, 09:17:08 pm
I am reading "Just After Sunset by Stephen King.

These are 13 short stories that are typical of Stephen King. It's about ghosts, about the destruction of the World Trade Center and even more curious stories.
Very recommended.
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Post by: Pepe990 on December 13, 2009, 10:40:08 am
just started the new Dan Brown.........seems like the usual from him :)

me too... and yes it is the usual!
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Post by: GolasPL on December 17, 2009, 01:33:50 am
Unfortunately, currently I don't have much time to read books very different to my legal handbooks. However, as a devoted Anglo-Saxon literature admirator and a book lover I read The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. His language is wonderful, descriptions picturesque and finally plot is passionating.
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Post by: NudeBoldo on December 26, 2009, 08:34:44 pm
My last book was 'World without End'...Follett. Great sequel.
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Post by: Stuart on December 26, 2009, 09:16:02 pm
I mentioned this in the family history thread I created, but I'm reading The Man Who Changed Everything: The Life of James Clerk Maxwell by Basil Mahon

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51399MR217L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg)

A biography of one of the greatest scientific minds in history, and certainly the most underrated scientist of all. He unified all theories on electromagnetism, giving us the modern world of electricity, electronics & radio communications, he revolutionised thermodynamics and he took the world's first colour photo. His work inspired Einstein and led to Relativity & Quantum Theory. Its a wonderful book, giving the reader a fascinatin ginsight into the life and mind of a truly great man.
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Post by: Craig on December 26, 2009, 09:36:34 pm
The book of basketball by Bill Simmons.  If you enjoy Bill's columns on ESPN.com you will enjoy the book.  A lengthy read at 700 pages though.
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Post by: jeep on January 03, 2010, 11:50:22 am
Presently reading "The Steel Bonnets" by George MacDonald Fraser, the story of the border reivers and tribes along the Anglo Scotts border, a facinating historic read.
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Post by: Alex on January 03, 2010, 01:14:40 pm
Dan Browns new book. Almost painful to read, but I feel I have to out of a sense of duty ^^
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Post by: Eric on January 03, 2010, 09:21:51 pm
Just started reading The Evolution of God (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316734918?ie=UTF8&tag=musingofthegr-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0316734918), an anthropoligical/evolutionary look at how religion developed and evolved over the course of human history. So far, it's very interesting.
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Post by: jeep on January 03, 2010, 10:02:32 pm
That would be interesting eric, its one subject i find facinating. I will have to look for it is it a newer or older book.
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Post by: Baseballfan on January 07, 2010, 11:38:57 am
$uperCapitalism by Robert Reisch

newspapers

magazines
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Post by: Pitti on January 07, 2010, 05:42:55 pm
I started with the new Stephen King novel, "Under the dome".
Reminds me of the Simpsons movie.  :345678
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Post by: GolasPL on January 07, 2010, 11:54:31 pm
Right now I read various talks, interviews and essays of John Gray.
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Post by: horatio on January 09, 2010, 10:05:27 am
After reading some political things, I turned back to one of my favorite writers, the Lebanese-French author Amin Maalouf. This time I picked one of this best-sellers: Balthasar's Odyssey (Le Périple de Baldassare) and once again I wasn't dissapointed... A great historic novel about Orient and Occident, highly recommendable! :-)
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Post by: Britta on January 13, 2010, 10:39:55 am
I'm reading the books of Stieg Larson
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Post by: Schorschl1985 on January 14, 2010, 01:47:29 am
I am reading the new book from Dan Brown.
I have read every book from him.
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Post by: cpen05 on January 23, 2010, 01:59:13 am
What I'm reading largely depends on what week it is, as I read a book a week. This week I'm reading how capitalism will save us by Steve Forbes.
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Post by: Pepe990 on January 24, 2010, 03:18:38 pm
i am reading Speer- Eine Biographie by Joachim Fest
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Post by: Dan on January 26, 2010, 12:58:28 am
Just trying to study some of the world's best business men before I get ready to enter the business world.

Roughly speaking, what's your business plan?
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Post by: Okla-Homie on January 26, 2010, 05:36:11 am
Absolutely American. Well, I'm listening to the audio book, but it's close enough.
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Post by: lord_george on January 27, 2010, 05:50:25 pm
The Book of Lost Tales 1 by J.R.R. Tolkien. I just finished the latest Star Wars novel, Crosscurrent, on Monday (which was actually before it was released!)
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Post by: Cabding on January 27, 2010, 05:55:06 pm
20,000 leagues under the sea. according to my Stanza app for iPhone, i read 20% of it in one sitting. not bad for someone who never reads.
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Post by: jeep on February 21, 2010, 05:49:00 am
I am now reading Cross-stich by Diana Gabaldon and it is exactly the same story line as the Jacobite trilogy by D K Brewster which was written in the 1930s. Enjoying it though.
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Post by: Leah on February 23, 2010, 11:03:33 pm
"The Future Eaters" by Dr Tim Flannery

For all the global warming sceptics - read how man has changed the environment (including climate) over the past 60,000 years.  If 25,000 people 40 millenia ago could change the nature of Australasia realise what 6 billion people are doing to the world today.

Teach Tolerance
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Post by: Cabding on February 24, 2010, 05:53:06 pm
i'm reading this forum too! its a good read and can keep me busy for a few hours.
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Post by: Okla-Homie on February 28, 2010, 08:19:47 am
The Alchemist, it's really great actually, I'd recommend it.
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Post by: JayJay on March 29, 2010, 06:10:02 pm
I am reading the new book from Dan Brown.
I have read every book from him.

What did you think of it, i havent read it yet but i like all his other books?
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Post by: Eric on March 30, 2010, 03:41:21 pm
I am reading the new book from Dan Brown.
I have read every book from him.

What did you think of it, i havent read it yet but i like all his other books?

Putting aside Dan Brown's merits (or lack thereof) as an writer and looking at purely in the context of the other books he's written... it's better than Deception Point, but that's the best thing I can say about it. He employs the usual tactics of short chapters, twists and cliffhanger surprises to keep you turning the pages, and in that respect it's entertaining enough I guess. But the final twist was predictable, the big reveal was lame as lame can be, the Masons just plain aren't that interesting (or even that secret), and Washington DC doesn't have the same kind of ancient/hidden history as Rome or Paris - there was nothing in the book that the average tourist wouldn't have learned on a visit. So compared to Angels and Demons or The Da Vinci Code, Lost Symbol falls pretty flat.

Anyway, just finished Spin by Robert Charles Wilson.
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Post by: Riot.EXE on March 30, 2010, 07:30:32 pm
"The Art of Getting Over: Graffiti at the Millenium" by Stephen Powers aka Espo
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Post by: cpen05 on April 01, 2010, 09:41:01 pm
Last week I finished Made in America by Bill Bryson and America's prophet by Bruce Feiler. Both of them were great books. 
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Post by: Riot.EXE on April 02, 2010, 12:32:23 am
The Walking Dead Vol. 11: Fear the Hunters.
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Post by: Stuart on April 02, 2010, 10:33:15 am
The Beano
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Post by: sunnysarah on April 02, 2010, 07:19:24 pm
Just this week started reading Lord of the Rings... again.

seems like too long since I last went through it so back on the horse
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Post by: Cabding on April 05, 2010, 07:17:43 pm
i recently watched the movies. the only bummer is that i dont have the last one so i kinda feel like i stil need to watch the last one in order to feel complete
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Post by: Mike2518 on April 09, 2010, 04:21:42 am
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney!

Yeah, it's a kid's book, but it's hilarious.  I think all ages would enjoy it.  The illustrations are what really make the book.
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Post by: Riot.EXE on April 09, 2010, 05:10:09 am
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney!

Yeah, it's a kid's book, but it's hilarious.  I think all ages would enjoy it.  The illustrations are what really make the book.

...and now it's a movie.
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Post by: Britta on April 10, 2010, 02:12:54 pm
I'm reading a crime: Elisabeth George: Im Angesicht des Findes  (I don't know the english title)
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Post by: Pitti on April 10, 2010, 05:54:41 pm
I am currently reading "The Chef" by Martin Suter and still Stephen King "Under the Dome". Why do I always read several books at once.
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Post by: Riot.EXE on April 10, 2010, 10:09:36 pm
I am currently reading "The Chef" by Martin Suter and still Stephen King "Under the Dome". Why do I always read several books at once.

So you don't get bored too quickly of one book?  Who knows...
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Post by: cpen05 on April 11, 2010, 12:59:46 am
I am currently reading "The Chef" by Martin Suter and still Stephen King "Under the Dome". Why do I always read several books at once.

Several books at once helps me to think, especially if they're on different topics.  Besides it's fun and exciting; how many people say that they can read more than on book at once?  I'm known for reading 2 books in a weekend or reading more than one book at once; the most that I've ever done at one time was 3. I just finished reading how capitalism will save us by Steve Forbes and now I'm reading In the beginning was the Word.     
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Post by: Pepe990 on April 21, 2010, 10:43:25 am
trying to read  The Partner by John Grisham but revision disturbs me so im reading mor physics, maths or history books
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Post by: Bobbert on April 22, 2010, 12:09:21 am
Dreaming in Code by Scott Rosenberg
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Post by: Kismet on April 25, 2010, 01:38:52 pm
Desert Solitaire
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Post by: Danee on April 25, 2010, 04:30:41 pm
reading Donald Duck's adventures......

 :909
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Post by: sean on April 27, 2010, 12:28:22 am
I am currently reading Atlas shrugged, by ayn rand.
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Post by: Pitti on April 28, 2010, 08:19:03 am
reading Donald Duck's adventures......

 :909

I've also recently bought a Donald Duck comic. A special edition with 8 stories. Makes good reading on the bus or the train.
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Post by: Eric on April 28, 2010, 05:38:57 pm
Most Recently read Just How Stupid Are We? (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00263J6HM?ie=UTF8&tag=musingofthegr-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00263J6HM) (Spoiler alert: We're really stupid)

I've moved on to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0446563080?ie=UTF8&tag=musingofthegr-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0446563080)
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Post by: Asiam on April 28, 2010, 07:39:33 pm
I've been reading Feminism: The essential historical writings by Miriam Schneir for a class. It's provided for some pretty interesting discussions.
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Post by: romaroally on May 10, 2010, 09:26:23 pm
I am currently reading Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything written by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. This book is amazing, It opens up a whole new perspective on the world.
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Post by: mcw on May 11, 2010, 03:43:15 am
I just got thru with a book called the downhill lie by cael hiaasen, it's about a dude that gave up golf for like  30 years, he shares the pain of ever wanna be golfer like myself, it's funny and and gives a real good insight how we as "hackers" or awful golfers  feel as we play etc...
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Post by: Asiam on May 11, 2010, 04:42:02 am
The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith...
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Post by: John on May 11, 2010, 09:18:50 am
I'm going through "World's Worst Inventions" atm, which is great, and I'm thinking of re-reading Catch-22 when I'm done
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Post by: Riot.EXE on May 11, 2010, 01:00:59 pm
"Spraycan Art" by Henry Chalfant & James Prigoff.  Among the many books about Graffiti and its culture, this one is noted by all as THE BOOK TO OWN.  One of the first really good documents about it all.  Originally published back in 1987, it got reprinted in 2005.  I own the reprint now.  I'm switching between this, and the book I mentioned before.
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Post by: Britta on May 18, 2010, 12:08:29 pm
Now I'm reading a book written by Richard Dübell: Das Spiel des Alchimisten. Time : Augsburg 1478
I'm just on the first pages but it seems to be a exciting book
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Post by: cpen05 on May 18, 2010, 02:43:53 pm
Jessie,

Great idea. I'm not reading anything now, but this thread might inspire me to choose something someone else is reading or just read.

Any people into historical stuff?

Joey

*raises hand*
Yo!

Me too!

I am into history stuff too, but I read about nearly anything. I just finished this book called The Ascent of Money and it's about the history of finance and the financial industry.       
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Post by: joeyn on May 19, 2010, 11:51:07 am
I am currently reading Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything written by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. This book is amazing, It opens up a whole new perspective on the world.


Great book!

:)
Joey
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Post by: Dan on May 20, 2010, 03:45:16 pm
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman. I'm at the third book for the trilogy. Don't be discouraged by the sucky movie, it's quite good. How they could make a bad movie out of a story with armored bears fighting bloody battles is beyond me...

Be warned that it might offend your religious sensibilities (the first one not so much (it's in a parallel universe so, so what if they have a sucky Church?) but the other two directly criticize God).

If you won't be offended, it's a good read.
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Post by: simonalexander2005 on May 20, 2010, 05:44:57 pm
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman. I'm at the third book for the trilogy. Don't be discouraged by the sucky movie, it's quite good. How they could make a bad movie out of a story with armored bears fighting bloody battles is beyond me...

Be warned that it might offend your religious sensibilities (the first one not so much (it's in a parallel universe so, so what if they have a sucky Church?) but the other two directly criticize God).

If you won't be offended, it's a good read.

I havn't seen the movie, but I think the books are great - whatever your religious beliefs are
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Post by: Dan on May 20, 2010, 05:57:35 pm
I havn't seen the movie, but I think the books are great

Then don't. The movie is really, really bad. The initial scenario was 3 hours long, it has been cut to 2 hours which means that things just stopped making sense. Gore has been completely removed. The story have been toned down to appease the Catholic Church which was just a virulent as if it hasn't which was pointless anyway as the book depicts in a somewhat bad light a fictional Church in an alternate universe.

The result is a really bad movie.
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Post by: Five9 on May 21, 2010, 06:04:22 am
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, this is the third time I've read it.
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Post by: Cabding on May 25, 2010, 03:51:13 pm
i havent read it yet, but Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter came across as highly recomended
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Post by: Turtlejosh on May 27, 2010, 03:02:14 pm
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman. I'm at the third book for the trilogy. Don't be discouraged by the sucky movie, it's quite good. How they could make a bad movie out of a story with armored bears fighting bloody battles is beyond me...

Be warned that it might offend your religious sensibilities (the first one not so much (it's in a parallel universe so, so what if they have a sucky Church?) but the other two directly criticize God).

If you won't be offended, it's a good read.

This trilogy is brilliant. It really made me think. But it was really good, and i would lvoe for a good movie to come out of it. More Lord of the Rings wise though, its not fair to make it a PG film
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Post by: andrea121 on May 27, 2010, 04:59:30 pm
Hope I'm not changing the topic too drastically, but I just finished reading "Lords of Discipline" which was absolutely amazing. Kinda boring at first, but it picked up pretty quickly.
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Post by: andrea121 on June 16, 2010, 01:42:15 am
hmm haven't read any of those books. I'll check them out at the library next time I go!
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Post by: Dan on June 17, 2010, 01:31:24 am
I've just finished reading a book called biblefresh :)

What is is about, the descriptions I found are terribly vague.

I started American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I read a lot of good things about it.
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Post by: Eric on June 17, 2010, 05:14:57 pm
I started American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I read a lot of good things about it.

Weird. Completely independently, I just started the same book.
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Post by: Bobbert on June 26, 2010, 10:45:58 pm
I just started The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.  The book was a gift, and I've been pleasantly surprised by it.  It's sort of a memoir written by a wise old dog.
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Post by: Daft on June 28, 2010, 01:01:34 am
Cold War, by Greg Cox. It's a spin-off from Terminator: Salvation, like a bridge between the events of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator: Salvation.
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Post by: Ace001 on June 28, 2010, 05:13:42 am
Just read ReWork by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. I highly recommend it if you're starting a business/in a start up, but it's also just a great read either way that'll make you reevaluate how you do things.
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Post by: Ed on July 05, 2010, 10:03:26 pm
Iain M Banks - The Algebraist. Absolutely can't stop reading Banks' sci-fi, especially the Culture series.
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Post by: Eric on July 05, 2010, 11:22:57 pm
Currently reading:

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

Also reading:

Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
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Post by: Historybuff83 on July 05, 2010, 11:31:28 pm
Currently I am reading The Somme, by Martin Gilbert

-Felix
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Post by: Steggsaurus on July 06, 2010, 10:48:52 pm
Poppy Z Brite - 'Exquisite Corpse'

Very adult, very explicit and quite shocking.  Very well-written but not for the faint-hearted.
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Post by: Oboe on July 07, 2010, 01:23:05 pm
I have recently finished the Tomorrow, when the began series and it's book sequel The Ellie Chronicles. It is a really great series, I would highly recommend it. There's a movie for the first book coming out in September aswell.
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Post by: simonalexander2005 on July 08, 2010, 03:32:44 pm
Iain M Banks - The Algebraist. Absolutely can't stop reading Banks' sci-fi, especially the Culture series.

I agree his writing is amazing - really worth reading for those that havn't and like that sort of thing.

Another writer along a similar line is Alaistair Reynolds - also highly recommended.
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Post by: Dave on July 08, 2010, 04:25:37 pm
I'm reading Outliers by Malcom Gladwell.  It is pretty good.
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Post by: brandon on July 11, 2010, 03:04:09 pm
The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives (http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail4451.html)

Click the link above and then click PLAY to listen to a very interesting 30 minute interview with the author. I highly recommend listening.

This book should be mandatory reading for everyone so we can become aware of how our unconscious brain controls our behavior. (In my opinion, psychology should be a school subject by 4th grade. It is at least as important as geography or history.)

I have not actually read the book yet, but I'm putting it on my "to read" list. The interview with the author is very interesting. I was already aware of many of the studies he refers to, but I still learned a lot.  
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Post by: Steggsaurus on July 11, 2010, 03:38:45 pm
A biography of country singer Hank Williams.
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Post by: Ed on July 11, 2010, 05:03:11 pm
Have now finished the first two Millennium books by Stieg Larsson. As much as I was expecting them to be the usual tripe, they're actually very good and quite tantalising - both times I've spotted one of the plot twists only for another couple to mischievously appear later on. I approve!
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Post by: NudeBostonian on July 11, 2010, 06:16:14 pm
Don Quijote, part II by Cervantes
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Post by: barenw on July 27, 2010, 01:04:11 am
A Crown of Swords, Book Seven of The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

I've read the first nine books of the series before, but I'm rereading them, so I'm refreshed for reading the later books that I haven't read yet.
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Post by: tolkienfan86 on July 27, 2010, 07:03:09 am
I've been reading the Silmarillion off and on...maybe I should finish it!  :909
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Post by: biohazard on August 05, 2010, 12:54:17 pm
I have just finished Bram Stokers Dracula.
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Post by: NudeBoldo on August 09, 2010, 08:08:39 pm
I have just finished The Book Thief by Markus Zusak...it's about a girl in Nazi Germany which steals books. The book is told by death and written in a very good and witty way.
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Post by: Ed on August 09, 2010, 11:47:49 pm
Just finished another of the Tweed novels by Colin Forbes - The Janus Man. Not his best, but still a damn good one.
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Post by: cpen05 on August 12, 2010, 02:58:18 pm
I just finished reading The Overton Window by Glenn Beck. Great Book!!
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Post by: Jo76 on August 18, 2010, 06:40:49 am
Hello,

i am just reading the Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. I finished the fist two books and now started the third.
It is really fantastic. Dramatic tension.

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Post by: jeep on August 28, 2010, 06:43:21 am
Presently re-reading The Witches Bible, a complete witches handbook of the Gardnerian/Alexandrian tradition by Janet and stewart Farrar. Full of interesting historic info.
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Post by: Arsonist on August 29, 2010, 10:46:35 pm
I am currently reading Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis.

A hilarious book following a "sh*t-magnet" private detective hired by a heroin-addict White House Chief of Staff to find the second secret Constitution which was lost by Nixon in a whorehouse and traded for various obscure items and favors throughout the years. It really reminds you how good of a life you actually have haha
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Post by: peteR on September 02, 2010, 08:38:25 pm
I am currently reading "Epsilon" by David Ambrose (original title: "The Discrete Charm of Charlie Monk").
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Post by: jeep on September 03, 2010, 07:20:27 am
That edition of Hound of the Baskervilles looks a nice example. What printing or year is she. I collect antique books and like the aesthetics of the older editions.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on September 03, 2010, 10:37:12 am
Right now I am currently reading The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army, which was written by a professor of mine from university.  Pretty interesting story of how an unemployed, non-English speaking Prussian officer managed to make it to the colonies to train George Washington's army at their winter camp of Valley Forge in 1778.
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Post by: jeep on September 04, 2010, 08:29:57 am
Thats great that you value the gifts from your grand fathers. It was in fact inheriting an 1898 edition of Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott which was my great grand fathers that actually fostered my love of books and especially antique books. The cover designs, bindings, gold edges on pages, drawings and plates and just the shear patina they have let alone the amazing worlds, stories, fables and times covered in the texts within.
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Post by: jeep on September 04, 2010, 09:54:31 am
Yea most of my collection has come from local book fairs as well, you can get some real great bargains but there is always a real rush and jostle at the table with the real old stuff on it as all the book dealers are queuing before the doors open and make a B line for them to snap em up and sell em for great sums in their shops. So often i will just grab as much as i can then scrutinies and maybe put back what i dont want later. I only buy books i am interested in for the content or asthetics, i dont buy something to make a profit on itand I dont sell my books, i just read them and keep them, some are worth alot of money but i would rather have them than the cash. One thing i like about the reading the real oldies is thinking who had read them before and what they were like as people. The oldest books i have were printed in 1722 so are nearly 300 years old.
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Post by: Sik on September 04, 2010, 09:56:58 am
Quite far away from those nice old 1900's original books, I'm currently reading "SCJP Sun
Certified Programmer for Java 6 Study Guide (Exam 310-065)".  (I'm working at enhancing the Curriculum Vitae :P)

I honestly didn't think it would be so fun to read! ^^
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Post by: jeep on September 04, 2010, 03:07:45 pm
Tech books can be fun or enjoyable to read if your into the subject though. I always read through a new manual and I enjoy reading my collection of WW2 era manuals on the various military vehicles and guns i own. In fact just today i had to refer to a Willys Jeep manual as i was working on one but i have photo copied versions for use in the workshop and keep the originals for clean handed reading or reference.
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Post by: mcibear on September 04, 2010, 03:18:26 pm
I know this is rather specific to my interests, but I recently found a 1940 Avionics Technical manual.  Considering that my dream is to own a PBY-5, WWII flying boat, I'm finding it interesting.
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Post by: Dan on September 04, 2010, 03:20:48 pm
Quite far away from those nice old 1900's original books, I'm currently reading "SCJP Sun
Certified Programmer for Java 6 Study Guide (Exam 310-065)".  (I'm working at enhancing the Curriculum Vitae :P)

I honestly didn't think it would be so fun to read! ^^

Did you just put "Java" and "fun" in the same paragraph? :-P
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Post by: jeep on September 04, 2010, 11:43:52 pm
If you get a PBY ill line up for a ride mate, love many WW2 aircraft, i am in the New Zealand wing of the Commemorative Air force - but i digress.
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Post by: egonspengleruk on September 05, 2010, 06:42:25 pm
Air Pilots Manual #1 as ive just started to learn to fly :)
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Post by: mcibear on September 06, 2010, 06:03:40 am
Air Pilots Manual #1 as ive just started to learn to fly :)
  Wish I could aford to have the need to read that book.
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Post by: DiElle on September 07, 2010, 09:44:26 am
I'm reading a book named "Kafka on the shore", written by Haruki Murakami. It is a strange and surreal novel.
This novel talk about of two different persons, whose lives seems to be connected in some particular way.

The first character is a 15-year old boy who runaway from home, due the bad relationship with his father, and the second character is an odd old man who can speak with cats.
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Post by: aepplerqueen on October 14, 2010, 10:27:31 am
I'm reading: Voodo, by Nick Stone!
It's about a kidnapped child in Haiti -
reading is very exciting
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Post by: simonalexander2005 on October 14, 2010, 11:20:53 pm
I'm currently reading Alistair Reynold's new(ish) book - Terminal World. It's a really interesting read, and I recommend it to any sci-fi/fantasy/adventure lovers - completely different to the majority of his longer works, however.
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Post by: Ed on October 16, 2010, 07:23:13 pm
The new Iain M Banks Culture novel, Surface Detail.
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Post by: Stuart on October 16, 2010, 07:27:16 pm
I'm reading the autobiography of Rudolf Höss, who was the Commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Second World War. Fascinating and terrifying at the same time.
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Post by: horatio on October 18, 2010, 09:34:40 am
Just finished Zafón (The Game of the Angel). Not bad, except for the end... Now reading a history book "The Taste of Conquest" by Michael Krondl. It's about the rise and the fall of three great cities of spice: Venice, Amsterdam and Lisbon.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on October 18, 2010, 11:44:18 am
Just finished up the Drillmaster of Valley Forge, the story of Baron de Steuben (or Baron Von Steuben as one might have learned in US History, he himself preferred the French de Steuben).  Very good book (ok shameless plug, as it was written by a professor of mine from university) and a very good story of European contributions to the war in the colonies and the tensions between American colonists born in the colonies and the Europeans who came to aid in the cause. 

Today I just started Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue (author escapes me at the moment) but it seems so far to be about the eccentricities of the English language and how we came to Modern English via various other language, both European and non-European.  Pretty fascinating stuff, but linguistics and etymology are fun areas of study for me.

 
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Post by: horatio on October 18, 2010, 01:56:10 pm
Pretty fascinating stuff, but linguistics and etymology are fun areas of study for me.

 

Hey, buddy! Linguistics is my discipline too, i studied it! Maybe we can swap some good reading suggestions...
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Post by: Historybuff83 on October 18, 2010, 05:23:19 pm
Pretty fascinating stuff, but linguistics and etymology are fun areas of study for me.

 

Hey, buddy! Linguistics is my discipline too, i studied it! Maybe we can swap some good reading suggestions...

I actually did not study linguistics in school (history is my area of concentration) but linguistics and how people communicate has always fascinated me.

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Post by: Eric on October 18, 2010, 08:45:58 pm
Just started reading The Moral Landscape: How Science Can determine Human Values, by Sam Harris.
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Post by: MrDude on October 19, 2010, 01:11:27 pm
Reading the Ian Fleming's 007 series...Great books (a lil old-fashioned!)
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Post by: horatio on October 19, 2010, 04:39:11 pm
Pretty fascinating stuff, but linguistics and etymology are fun areas of study for me.

 

Hey, buddy! Linguistics is my discipline too, i studied it! Maybe we can swap some good reading suggestions...

I actually did not study linguistics in school (history is my area of concentration) but linguistics and how people communicate has always fascinated me.



Well, history keeps fascinating me too. So if you have something to recommend or to discuss, I am in! :) Of course, much easier for me would be the European history... :)
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Post by: Stuart on October 19, 2010, 09:16:19 pm
I'm reading the autobiography of Rudolf Höss, who was the Commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Second World War. Fascinating and terrifying at the same time.

That is some heavy reading Stuart.
I remember my grandfather telling me stories (As a kid i was fascinated listening to them, but they also gave me alot of nightmares) about the things he experienced serving as a soldier during the second World War...

Its not too heavy - he wrote his autobiography between his conviction and his execution (which was performed at Auschwitz) so its not actually that long - they didn't hang around once he was convicted, if you'll pardon the pun. Its a fascinating look into his mind though. He so often seems reasonable and sensible, then he makes a comment about "the Jew" or "the homosexual" and how they should be dealt with, and a chill goes down your spine.
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Post by: simonalexander2005 on October 20, 2010, 01:37:00 am
The new Iain M Banks Culture novel, Surface Detail.

Oooh a new one! *buys*
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Post by: chado on October 23, 2010, 08:38:49 pm
I am currently reading The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Once finished I will be reading The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu.

Haha, so I'm not the only crazy guy who reads both books. Additionally you might be interested in Konfuzius.

At the moment I read many books at the same time. Books no one is interested in unless the person writes a thesis and needs some good looking quotes.  :909

Okay, one recommendation: "How to drive a tank..." by Frank Coles is a funny one. He tries to teach young men and softies what they need to know to become a McGyver and James Bond in one person. This book is a threat.. ;-)
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Post by: Alex on October 24, 2010, 05:22:42 pm
I am currently reading The Art of War by Sun Tzu.

Brilliant piece of literature. Quoting it got me into university ^^
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Post by: biohazard on October 24, 2010, 08:09:23 pm
I´ve just started with the first book of the forgotten realms of r.a. salvatore.
It is a fantasy story aroud Drizzt Do' Urden
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Post by: Historybuff83 on October 28, 2010, 04:00:41 am
I´ve just started with the first book of the forgotten realms of r.a. salvatore.
It is a fantasy story aroud Drizzt Do' Urden
Always enjoyed the Drizzt Do'Urden stories myself.  Anyway, finished Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue, very good book, the author is a very entertaining writer and his theory on why English is so, well odd, is very thought provoking and well explained.  Definitely a good read to help explain why English, despite being a Germanic language, is so fundamentally different from any other Germanic tongue (and yes, it goes deeper than the French/Latin vocabulary)

Right now I am currently reading Lamb by Christopher Moore, a comedy based on the life of Jesus Christ between the ages of 10-30.  Funny, but definitely not for those who take their religion with a side of way too serious.

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Post by: Steggsaurus on October 29, 2010, 07:03:09 pm
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut.
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Post by: Gadamer on November 01, 2010, 09:43:05 am
Arnaldur Indriðason "Voices"
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Post by: Lisa2408 on November 01, 2010, 03:12:24 pm
I´m just reading and learning from GRAY´S Anatomie für Medizinstudenten,
Lehrbuch der Anatomie von LIPPERT,
MOLL Anatomie,
Florian HORN - Biochemie des Menschen and last but not least
KLINKE / PAPE / SILBERNAGL  Physiologie
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Post by: aepplerqueen on November 02, 2010, 08:25:13 am
I´m just reading and learning from GRAY´S Anatomie für Medizinstudenten,
Lehrbuch der Anatomie von LIPPERT,
MOLL Anatomie,
Florian HORN - Biochemie des Menschen and last but not least
KLINKE / PAPE / SILBERNAGL  Physiologie

sounds very exiciting  :63424
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Post by: Jann on November 10, 2010, 11:28:19 am
I tend to read a lot of things more or less at the same time, one book at my bedside, another at my office for lunchtime reading, another and another.

For the last few months I have been trying to read The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.  I keep having to put it down and may have done so permanently.  Usually when I start a book I finish it but in this case I may make an exception.  It is a sort-of historical novel set in medieval England and around the building of a cathedral, but I have concluded that all of the foregoing is merely the background on which Follett has pasted a number of poorly written sex scenes.  NOT recommended.

Right now the book in my office is Eric Block's Garlic and Other Alliums.  It doesn't sound exciting but it is very interesting and appropriate for my line of work.  Block combines the lore and science of alliums to make a very readable book for botanists as well as the general public.  Organic chemists might find it quite fascinating.  Recommended.

My main read at the moment is Faithful Place by Tana French, a detective novel cum family story set in modern Dublin.  From the very first page it had my full attention.  It has a strong narrative, a good plot line and characters about whom you want to know more.  Some of the dialogue is written in Dublin dialect though, and that may be puzzling for Europeans and North Americans. Strongly recommended.

In between the office and bedside books I've been reading the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.  This is not great literature, it is a series of light, funny female romantic adventures set in, of all places, Trenton, New Jersey.  You wouldn't think that was much of a recommendation but the novels work nicely. They are good light entertainment, well written, with vivid character descriptions and laugh-aloud situations.  Since last Friday night I've read five of the sixteen and I am working on number six. Enthusiastically recommended.   :63424
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Post by: Dan on November 17, 2010, 08:57:40 pm
Who censored Roger Rabbit by Gary Wolf

It's very good and doesn't have much to do with the movie.
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Post by: mejor-desnudo on November 18, 2010, 01:17:42 am
I have just finished "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese. Loved it. Very beautiful. The story of two (twin) brothers in Ethiopia... and more... I cannot tell... .
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Post by: Setesh on November 18, 2010, 01:58:52 am
Currently, I am reading "Imperium" by Robert Harris.
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Post by: Dan on November 18, 2010, 04:47:48 am
Who censored Roger Rabbit by Gary Wolf

It's very good and doesn't have much to do with the movie.

I finished it, it's not too long. Great mystery novel, I highly recommend it. And since it has nothing to do with the movie beside sharing characters, you won't know who did it until the end.
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Post by: Jann on November 18, 2010, 10:38:41 am
My main read at the moment is Faithful Place by Tana French, a detective novel cum family story set in modern Dublin.  From the very first page it had my full attention.  It has a strong narrative, a good plot line and characters about whom you want to know more.  Some of the dialogue is written in Dublin dialect though, and that may be puzzling for Europeans and North Americans. Strongly recommended.

Finished reading it.  It is definitely an Irish tale with an Irish ending.  Strongly recommended.
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Post by: MrDude on November 18, 2010, 11:32:55 am
Carlos Luiz Zafòn - The angel's game
it seems interesting, but I am still at the beginning...
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Post by: mejor-desnudo on November 18, 2010, 01:53:31 pm
wow... the Angel's game is good. This author became very famous in Spain with the previous novel (it is supossed to be a trilogy); it's called: The Shadow of the Wind. Everyone who has read it, loves it. I have used as a gift for several friends, and they enjoyed very much too. So, put it on your list!
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Post by: Jann on November 18, 2010, 05:49:31 pm
wow... the Angel's game is good. This author became very famous in Spain with the previous novel (it is supossed to be a trilogy); it's called: The Shadow of the Wind. Everyone who has read it, loves it. I have used as a gift for several friends, and they enjoyed very much too. So, put it on your list!

You got my attention with these books so I ordered them through the library.  I hope they are well worth the reading.
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Post by: MrDude on November 18, 2010, 05:53:34 pm
The Angel's game is a great book for sure (til page 250 at least !!)
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Post by: Pitti on November 18, 2010, 07:42:21 pm
I read the time "Ghost Stories" by Dietrich Weber. It is a collection of scary stories. With texts by Goethe, Heinrich Heine, ETA Hoffmann, Edgar Allen Poe, Oscar Wilde and many more.

Besides these, I still read "naked shower prohibited - The craziest laws in the world" by Dr. Roman Leuthner.

How do people shower in Florida? Showering naked is illegal in Florida.
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Post by: mejor-desnudo on November 18, 2010, 11:58:15 pm
Mr Dude, let me know what do you think about the end... the very end. I have my personal opinion... I want to know another ones.
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Post by: cpen05 on November 19, 2010, 04:56:01 pm
I'm currently reading Working at Play; it's about the history of vacations in the United States.
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Post by: Leah on November 24, 2010, 02:25:30 am
For the third time now "Collapse" by Jared Diamond.  It is an annual thing just to remind myself how scared of facts and science the average politician really is.

The natural holding capicuty of the Australian continent is around 8 million people - through some sustainable actions we could double it.  We have politicians suggesting we will collapse if we don't have 50 million citizens.

Diamond evidences the collapse has already started and Australia's current economic boom - no GFC here - is only hastening our fall.
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Post by: Turtlejosh on November 24, 2010, 06:14:50 pm
The Necronomicon.

So many short stories for a busy life. And gosh they are still spooky
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Post by: mejor-desnudo on November 24, 2010, 06:44:20 pm
I'm reading "The General in his laberinth" by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez. It's a novel, not a biography, about the last days of Simon Bolivar "the liberator" (who put together Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela). The funny thing is that, according to the book, Simon Bolivar enjoyed sleeping naked in his hammock and walking around in the tropical forest naked during the nights... he also was a naturist!
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Post by: Jen on December 01, 2010, 09:04:45 pm
I've just read the Larson trilogy - couldn't put them down once I got into them - it takes a little while to get into the first one, then it's unstoppable.The second in the series is my fav. There are some pretty graphic scenes in these !!!!

I've seen the first movie - and it was excellent - which they aren't always. I'm looking forward to seeing the second soon.

Jen
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Post by: Dan on December 05, 2010, 01:06:46 am
An Atheist's Guide to Christmas

It was $1 in the Kindle Store.
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Post by: Jann on December 06, 2010, 10:43:48 am
I have just finished reading Carlos Ruiz Zafón's The Shadow of the Wind.  It is a very impressive novel, absorbing and thought provoking.  Thank you for the recommendation.

The characters and settings are painted finely enough that they can readily be seen, and the sensations of touch and smell are activated by Zafón's clear descriptions of Barcelona, all of this rendered with economical and unerring brushstrokes.  It is the most engaging novel I have read in a long time, since Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose.

But what kind of a novel is it?  It is difficult to place this book firmly within a single genre.  At first it seemed to me analogous of an onion, an organic whole which is composed of many layers revealed one by one, but I discarded this comparison as inadequate.  More appropriate perhaps is the analogy of a length of luxurious but strange fabric, one with many threads per inch, it's silk skillfully interwoven with fine wool and broad patches of coarser stuff to give it the unmistakable reality of life.  This book is about life and death.  It is a history, a love story, a Gothic horror mystery composed of too much reality to be dismissed as mere romance.  It is a coming-of-age story and a tale of damnation and redemption.  After the three quarter mark I found myself reading it in shorter sections, unwilling to see the end, yet unable to escape the fascination of approaching nemesis.  It is inexorable, compelling and rewarding.

Zafón's character Julian Carax says "Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you."  Perhaps that is part of the reason I found the novel especially engaging.  I have read a few books about the Spanish civil war, tragedy disguised as history.  The knowledge of that history made Zafón's story seem so real to me.  The novel is set largely in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona, an area with which I have a passing acquaintance, having once spent ten days exploring its calles and plazas - a wonderful city.  I found myself walking at the side of Zafón's characters as they made their way through the city.  I could see what they saw, hear what they heard and, ultimately, feel a part of what they felt.

I strongly recommend this novel to anyone who wants to read a future classic.

I am now 242 pages into Zafón's prequel, The Angel's Game.

 :4235
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Post by: Historybuff83 on December 06, 2010, 12:50:27 pm
Still trying to finish up Lamb, however reading for school has consumed this past week/weekend, so mostly been reading about environmental law and operations and supply chain management, fml lol
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Post by: mejor-desnudo on December 06, 2010, 01:33:05 pm
I have just finished reading Carlos Ruiz Zafón's The Shadow of the Wind.  It is a very impressive novel, absorbing and thought provoking.  Thank you for the recommendation.[/i].
 :4235

I'm glad you like it! yes, I loved it too... specially because of the very well-described characters and also for the description of the city... even though some places like the Cemetery of Lost Books do not exist; you know them as if they were real... with some of them the reader can feel a very special empathy (I still remember Fermin... and it is a few years that I read the story). It keeps you hooked until you finish but it's not a simple book, or "cheap literature"... I think is a very well-written one. I enjoyed "The angel's game" also but a little bit less than "The Shadow of the Wind" (I won't say anything else... I don't want to spoil your reading). Enjoy it!
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Post by: Jann on December 06, 2010, 02:07:41 pm

I'm glad you like it! yes, I loved it too... specially because of the very well-described characters and also for the description of the city... even though some places like the Cemetery of Lost Books do not exist; you know them as if they were real... with some of them the reader can feel a very special empathy (I still remember Fermin... and it is a few years that I read the story). It keeps you hooked until you finish but it's not a simple book, or "cheap literature"... I think is a very well-written one. I enjoyed "The angel's game" also but a little bit less than "The Shadow of the Wind" (I won't say anything else... I don't want to spoil your reading). Enjoy it!

I picture the Cemetery of Lost Books as an Escheresque and subterranean version of the Castle Without Parallel.

 :4235
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Post by: Jann on December 10, 2010, 01:31:32 pm
I have finished reading Carlos Ruiz Zafón's The Angel's Game.  I haven't finished thinking about it, nor have I been able to conclude firmly what exactly I think about it. 

The Angel's Game is a very curious book, one well worth reading.  It takes the reader to early 20th century Barcelona and paints a vivid picture of its strange and glorious architecture, its appalling industrial squalor peopled by magnates and their creatures, workers and paupers, writers and would-be writers, and roaming squads of pistoleros dispensing justice or revenge for hire.  At our present remove in time it is perhaps difficult for us to imagine such a world, one of catastrophic world wars, brutal civil wars in what we now consider to be civilized countries, great epidemics and all the attendant economic crises.  Yet Ruiz Zafón slips his narrative into this era of pain and chaos and makes it fit.  That narrative siezes hold of its readers, drawing us into the madness. 

Sometimes when I read to a certain point in a story I have the ending figured out, or think that I do.  This novel kept me guessing;  guessing the veracity and sanity of the narrator.  Wondering whether he was relating the facts objectively or living out a dark fantasy in the furthest reaches of a diseased mind. 

The end was fulfilling, if indeed it can ever be said to end at all, for The Angel's Game is the story of past and future history.

I will read this book again in a year or so.  Like its sequel, The Shadow of the Wind, it has a permanent place on my bookshelf.  Now I have to get my hands on a copy of The Prince of Mist.

Thank you for pointing me toward these novels.

 :4235
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Post by: cpen05 on December 14, 2010, 07:08:44 pm
Since school is finally over and I finally have had time to read again, I have most recently read, Working at Play and A brief History of Nakedness.
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Post by: Jann on December 15, 2010, 10:44:47 am
Just finished Peter Høeg's Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow, an excellent book . . . this is actual literature . . . if there is any justice it will become a classic

Just started Freya Stark's The Valleys of the Assassins
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Post by: Historybuff83 on December 15, 2010, 01:05:51 pm
Finished up Lamb finally, for this week I'm doing readings for my business and environmental law classes.  I have Christmas/Holdiay exodus coming up so that gives me some time to do some personal reading.  I am thinking about The Power of Babel which is about the history of language.
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Post by: hemingway on December 15, 2010, 02:54:51 pm
currently reading Hunter Thompson's "Hells Angels"

Not suggesting its a boring book, but his loopy addled writing style always helps me get to sleep
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Post by: Stuart on December 15, 2010, 02:58:52 pm
Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester, it explains the current economic crisis and why we're all just as dumb as the people who brought about the hyperinflation in Germany in the 1920s.
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Post by: Setesh on December 16, 2010, 08:17:12 pm
"Dark Force Rising" by Timothy Zahn.
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Post by: AElf on December 17, 2010, 02:29:16 pm
Re-reading Tolkien, all of it.  Well worth the review.
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Post by: cpen05 on December 17, 2010, 07:19:32 pm
I'm rereading The Giver by Lois Lowry. 
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Post by: simonalexander2005 on December 17, 2010, 11:49:48 pm
I'm reading "World without end" by Ken Follett - sequel to "The Pillars of the earth"
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Post by: jedinudist on December 19, 2010, 11:59:24 pm
Currently about 1/2 way through Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1 and a few medical ref books for the non-profits I volunteer for. The Mark Twain book is really good.

BTW- simonalexander05, I loved pillars, how is world without end compared to it?
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Post by: simonalexander2005 on December 20, 2010, 07:47:31 pm
Currently about 1/2 way through Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1 and a few medical ref books for the non-profits I volunteer for. The Mark Twain book is really good.

BTW- simonalexander05, I loved pillars, how is world without end compared to it?

I'm about a third of the way through, and really enjoying it!

It's set a few hundred years later, but the writing style is just as good as pillars. Highly recommended.

p.s - Call me Simon :-)
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Post by: grapesmugg_3 on January 02, 2011, 04:55:00 am
I am currently reading "The Pathological Protein" by Philip Yam, it is about various prion diseases (Mad Cow Disease, Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease, Chronic Wasting disease, Kuru), those prions are very scary stuff... This one guy died at only 19 years old with symptoms that looked like Alzheimers! Not to mention mad cow disease can potentially spread to people who eat infected beef, but symptoms can take years to develop, so that means thousands of people could be running around with this deadly disease and the only way to confirm the diagnosis is a brain biopsy.

I admit this isn't the kind of book most people read, but it is really well written and absolutely fascinating.

I find that stuff fascinating as well. Have you checked out Richard Preston? The first book I read of his was required for a history class was "The Hot Zone" a true story and it got me hooked. Its about the Ebola virus and how it causes havoc in the human body. There is also "The Demon in the Freezer" about Small Pox, and "Cobra Event" a theoretical book that is also great. Richard Preston is one of my favorite authors.
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Post by: MrDude on January 02, 2011, 03:08:06 pm
I am just finishing "in the hand of Dante" by Nick Tosches.
It is a great novel .. The book interweaves two separate stories, one set in the 14th century in Italy and Sicily and featuring Dante Alighieri, and another set in the autumn of 2001 and featuring a fictionalized version of Nick Tosches as the protagonist. The historical and modern stories alternate as Dante tries to finish writing his magnum opus and goes on a journey for mystical knowledge in Sicily. Meanwhile Tosches, as something of a Dante expert, is called in by black market traders to attest to the authenticity of a manuscript of the Divine Comedy supposedly written by Dante himself.
Included in the modern sections of the book are musings by Tosches on the state of modern publishing, the futility of excessively flowery poetry and prose, references to his own previous books (including a lengthy passage directly out of the introduction to The Nick Tosches Reader), the September 11th attacks, and the Rolling Stones.
A movie featuring Johnny Depp is following!
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Post by: Sik on January 03, 2011, 11:18:52 am
Microsoft .NET Framework-Application Development Foundation (MCTS Exam 70-536).... :P


For my free time, I'm hooked to Isaac Asimov's "Foundation", and planning to repair my shameful lack of "Asimovian" cultural background.  This is fun ! ^^
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Post by: Alex on January 05, 2011, 11:36:34 pm
Life of Pi at the mo. People were raving about it a few years back so I thought I might get in on the action ^^
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Post by: GolasPL on January 06, 2011, 03:32:11 pm
Right now I read a travel guide about Marocco ;).
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Post by: Jann on January 06, 2011, 06:49:52 pm
I've made it halfway through The Travels of ibn Battuta and have concluded that he didn't make the trip, just cobbled together a lot of things from other people's stories.  Disappointing.
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Post by: Jann on January 07, 2011, 03:47:13 pm
I've made it halfway through The Travels of ibn Battuta and have concluded that he didn't make the trip, just cobbled together a lot of things from other people's stories.  Disappointing.

How did you come to that conclusion?

The way the book is written led me to that conclusion.  Have you read the book?  

It goes something like this: I left from here, then I went there, and there, and there, and there ad infinitum with little or, more often, absolutely no description of the travel or the places.  I have read a lot of ancient travelogue and none of the others have been written in this manner.  Without exception the authors go to pains to describe the places they have seen.  Battuta does not.

Then he purports to arrive in some place or other and goes on at some length about miracles he supposedly witnessed and saints he supposedly visited, or recounts stories of the same likely circulating with the sufis of his day.

When he got to Palestine his supposed itinerary there convinced me that he'd never been there in person, and had never seen an accurate map of the area.  From that point on I sort of thumbed through the rest of it reading bits here and there and concluded that he sat on his butt in Morocco plagiarizing and stitching together tales from wandering sufis or merchants.
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Post by: simonalexander2005 on January 07, 2011, 04:16:08 pm
Probably going to start rereading "The Truth" by Terry Pratchett soon. He's an incredible author. His books are generally humorous fantasy that have satirical takes on modern issues.

Love his books - i've just started reading the discworld series properly, after having read a few random books from it
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Post by: Jann on January 07, 2011, 04:30:45 pm
Has anyone here read Gregory Maguire's Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West?  I found it a brilliant book, perhaps because I always disliked the Wizard of Oz.  If you haven't read it you should give it a look.
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Post by: Stuart on January 07, 2011, 10:24:44 pm
Interesting. I've read that parts of the story of Marco Polo's travels are thought to be similarly made-up, such as his time in China.

Including the time he met a strange group of travellers with a blue box on the roof of the world?
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Post by: grapesmugg_3 on January 08, 2011, 12:44:16 am
I have two books that I am reading that I haven't picked up in a few weeks.
"For Yourself" by Lonnie Barbach and "The Lives They Left Behind: suitcases from a state hospital attic" by Darby Penney and Peter Stastny
I picked the second one up at the local museum that was a state mental hospital gift store.
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Post by: jedinudist on January 08, 2011, 08:43:08 pm
Just finished World without End - it was great
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Post by: biohazard on January 09, 2011, 09:29:54 pm
I have just finished the first book of the dwarfs series by Markus Heitz called "the dwarfs".
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Post by: biohazard on January 09, 2011, 09:31:13 pm
Now i`m going to start the second one called "the war of the dwarfs". Does someone know this series?
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Post by: Daft on January 09, 2011, 09:54:52 pm
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Post by: dumdidum on January 09, 2011, 10:23:55 pm
I´m currently reading the book panic from mark t. sullivan.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on January 09, 2011, 11:00:27 pm
Currently reading the Ravenor trilogy, by Dan Abnett
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Post by: cpen05 on January 09, 2011, 11:26:33 pm
I just finished reading a book called Outliers by Malcom Gladwell.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on January 10, 2011, 01:47:04 am
I was so tempted to buy Outliers and Tipping Point this weekend, but resisted due to reading about book
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Post by: cpen05 on January 10, 2011, 04:20:40 pm
I too was tempted to buy a book this weekend, but I did not because I did not borrow the book from the library first, which is what I did with Outliers and most of my other books. I purchase very very few books sight unseen.
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Post by: WillAlvein on January 10, 2011, 10:10:04 pm
Currently reading The concubine's tattoo, by Laura Joh Rowland.

It's a novel based in the Japan of 1690 and have a good view of all kind of interpersonal relations and how was homosexuality or women seen by nobility and normal people.
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Post by: jedinudist on January 13, 2011, 05:00:44 am
Finished World Without End a few days ago - it was great. Back to proofreading my stuff (http://im-smiley.com/imgs/aloof-and-bored/aloof-and-bored016.gif) (http://im-smiley.com)
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Post by: cpen05 on January 14, 2011, 10:18:50 pm
I'm currently reading The creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin. It's about the history of the Federal Reserve and related subjects. 
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Post by: WillAlvein on January 16, 2011, 01:04:19 pm
Currently reading The concubine's tattoo, by Laura Joh Rowland.

It's a novel based in the Japan of 1690 and have a good view of all kind of interpersonal relations and how was homosexuality or women seen by nobility and normal people.

Just finished the book. Bought two days ago the sequel "The Samurai's Wife", so I'll be reading it between study sessions.
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Post by: george75 on January 25, 2011, 06:32:46 am
revolution and property by Proudon.

next will be : walden or life in the woods by H.Thoreau
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Post by: osirus_4 on February 07, 2011, 05:35:22 pm
I am  currently reading a bunch of different books. Dawkins-The God Delusion is the one I have been at for the longest. Second on the list would be Midnight's Children bu Rushdie. Those are books that I keep coming back to but ever seem to finish. I probably complete a novel of some sort every single week. It just depends on where my mood is. Part of what I like about being a nudist is reading outdoors in the summer and letting the sun warm the entire body.
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Post by: Dan on February 07, 2011, 08:41:03 pm
I am  currently reading a bunch of different books. Dawkins-The God Delusion is the one I have been at for the longest. Second on the list would be Midnight's Children bu Rushdie. Those are books that I keep coming back to but ever seem to finish.

I'm curious. What makes you want to read Dawkin's book and what discourages you from finishing it?
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Post by: osirus_4 on February 08, 2011, 04:08:24 pm
I am  currently reading a bunch of different books. Dawkins-The God Delusion is the one I have been at for the longest. Second on the list would be Midnight's Children bu Rushdie. Those are books that I keep coming back to but ever seem to finish.

I'm curious. What makes you want to read Dawkin's book and what discourages you from finishing it?

I don't get discouraged from finishing as much as i get distracted. I have only been reading it for 2 months but I usually read a book in a few days. Without getting into religion too much, I am an atheist and Dawkins is the forthright expert on that topic. His books are very interesting with well constructed arguments addressing questions that I have been asking from the time I realized that organized religion's basis on "blind faith" made little sense.

The reason I haven't finished? I work with people all day and spend a lot of my time trying to make people act in there own best interest against there own early objections. At the end of the day i just want to shut off the brain and relax.
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Post by: blu333y3s on February 09, 2011, 02:35:10 pm
I am  currently reading a bunch of different books. Dawkins-The God Delusion is the one I have been at for the longest. Second on the list would be Midnight's Children bu Rushdie. Those are books that I keep coming back to but ever seem to finish. I probably complete a novel of some sort every single week. It just depends on where my mood is. Part of what I like about being a nudist is reading outdoors in the summer and letting the sun warm the entire body.

I'm so pleased to see that there is someone else who understands the appeal of reading multiple books at the same time. I have tried to explain to people and the best I can come up with is; " well you don't stop watching TV because you can't see a series all the way through from end to end, you chop and change, and you are able to pick up the story line and the characters when you return to it..."
I often have 4-5 on the go at once, currently (One of mine is also a Dawkins)
The God delusion, A short history of nearly everything, Jack Maggs, The audacity of hope, the best Australian essays 2009 and Avocado..
Over Xmas I also picked up a few new ones either purchased or gifts that I'm keen to get started on, though I think I should finish at least one of these before I start on another new one. ...
Incidentally I also heard this week that one of Dawkins colleagues Christopher Hitchens has been diagnosed with cancer. Through one of the articles I read mention of one of his books intrigued me, so I have ordered it  “letters to a young contrarian” – has anyone read it?
Happy reading fellow multitasker.
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Post by: cpen05 on February 09, 2011, 03:24:42 pm
I too read multiple books at the same time. :63424 Right now I'm reading The American Patriot's Almanac, Nudity and Christianity and The tyranny of nice.  In addition to those I have my books to read for class. (Total snoozers though, they end up putting me to sleep.)   
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Post by: Leah on February 13, 2011, 10:09:23 am
"The Beach" by Alex Garland - of course, far better than the movie
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Post by: blu333y3s on February 15, 2011, 01:00:28 pm
If only I had more time! I get really intrigued when people tell me about the books they are reading.. I think that is where my multi reading developed. :D

Leah, aren’t they all!


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Post by: bluetrain on February 15, 2011, 01:07:58 pm
I'm reading the Iliad but it's more like a study than a book, so I'm reading it for the last, guess, six months. Lol. Got already through half of it. In addition to that have been reading other stuff. Yesterday bought very cheap books, among them l'étranger by Camus... Started it and i'm liking it! :rolleyes:

Multiple books are awesomeness!
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Post by: Historybuff83 on February 15, 2011, 11:22:17 pm
Currently still reading the Ravenor Omnibus by Dan Abnett, also finished The Good Soldiers, by David Finkel, and am currently reading The Power of Babel by John McWhorter, which is about (I think so far) his theory about a proto-language that all current languages descned from.  Also am reading The Great Influenza, by John Barry, which is about the 1918-1919 Spanish flu epidemic.  Exciting stuff, I know  :8767
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Post by: Lisa2408 on February 16, 2011, 01:07:07 am
I am Currently still reading  GRAY´S Anatomie für Medizinstudenten, WALDEYER Anatomie des Menschen and GRAUMANN / SASSE CompactLehrbuch Anatomie

Very dry litherature
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Post by: bluetrain on February 16, 2011, 01:18:09 am
Yeah, I know what you mean...
At the moment I'm reading:
Holmlund, B. (2009). The Swedish unemployment experience. Oxford review of economic policy, 25, 1, 109-125.
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Post by: NaturalInNY on February 16, 2011, 03:47:43 am
I'm reading House of Leaves which I got for Christmas. Interesting book.
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Post by: Dan on February 16, 2011, 11:29:23 pm
I'm reading 'A Game of Thrones', the first book in the 'A song of Ice and Fire' epic by George R. R. Martin.
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Post by: mihimarcelo on February 21, 2011, 03:56:37 am
I just finished Jurassic Park (didn't like it (I don't like the movie either)) and now I'll start Dead Until Dark from Charlaine Harris!
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Post by: Dan on February 21, 2011, 04:08:49 am
I just finished Jurassic Park (didn't like it (I don't like the movie either)) and now I'll start Dead Until Dark from Charlaine Harris!

Do you at least agree the book is better than the movie?
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Post by: mihimarcelo on February 21, 2011, 04:26:31 am
Do you at least agree the book is better than the movie?

The movie is only about special effects.

But I still want to read The Lost World.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on March 11, 2011, 05:07:25 am
That really is!  I'm actually done with The Power of Babel and am now reading The Kalavela, the Finnish Epic poem which was one of Tolkien's influences on the Lord of the Rings.
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Post by: davelemmo on March 22, 2011, 05:13:22 am
For pleasure reading i am currently reading Western Man and Environmental Ethics edited by Ian G Barbour. For my sociology class I am reading Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol, and for American Politics I Food Politics by Marion Nestle.
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Post by: cpen05 on March 24, 2011, 12:39:30 am
Food Politics was a good book, I enjoyed it. I'm currently reading how an economy grows and whit it crashes by Peter and Andrew Schiff; I'm also reading Alphabet to email.   
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Post by: blu333y3s on April 01, 2011, 10:05:30 pm
Just finished Jack Maggs, I found it really hard to get into (probably for 3/4 I really didn't connect with the characters). Though the last 1/4 flew past.

Perhaps more a reflection of my state of mind than the novel? Not sure.
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Post by: cpen05 on May 03, 2011, 12:32:29 am
Just got finished reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on May 05, 2011, 01:51:55 pm
Currently reading a bunch of books (thank you Kindle!) but am currently reading The Kalavela, Thomas Paine's Common Sense, and Hitler's Pre-Emptive War: the Battle for Norway 1940 by Henrik Lunde to name a few.
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Post by: bluetrain on May 05, 2011, 01:54:54 pm
I'm reading Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse" and it's sheer beauty...
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Post by: Marney on May 30, 2011, 10:00:52 am
and here is the new guy ^^

just started the "A Song of Ice and Fire" (what is it right now? A quadrilogy, nevermind) after the first episodes of that great new HBO Show i had to read the books for myself!
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Post by: Bobbert on May 30, 2011, 12:47:42 pm
Ending last night, I read "The Tourist" by Olen Steinhauer.
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Post by: Dan on May 30, 2011, 02:37:56 pm
and here is the new guy ^^

just started the "A Song of Ice and Fire" (what is it right now? A quadrilogy, nevermind) after the first episodes of that great new HBO Show i had to read the books for myself!

It's a trilogy in 7 books. The author intended 3 when he started but the story got bigger than he intended and he has to do 7 now. The 5th one will be released on June 12.

I'm reading the 4th one right now.

Warning: Those books will suck all your time without you noticing.
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Post by: Stuart on May 30, 2011, 02:43:10 pm
and here is the new guy ^^

just started the "A Song of Ice and Fire" (what is it right now? A quadrilogy, nevermind) after the first episodes of that great new HBO Show i had to read the books for myself!

It's a trilogy in 7 books. The author intended 3 when he started but the story got bigger than he intended and he has to do 7 now. The 5th one will be released on June 12.

I'm reading the 4th one right now.

Warning: Those books will suck all your time without you noticing.

I'm enjoying the TV series, but I bought the book and it isn't doing a good job of getting my attention. I'll persist with it, but its not got off to a good start.
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Post by: Dan on May 30, 2011, 03:12:32 pm
I'm enjoying the TV series, but I bought the book and it isn't doing a good job of getting my attention. I'll persist with it, but its not got off to a good start.

What's displeasing you in the book so far?
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Post by: Stuart on May 30, 2011, 03:14:12 pm
I'm enjoying the TV series, but I bought the book and it isn't doing a good job of getting my attention. I'll persist with it, but its not got off to a good start.

What's displeasing you in the book so far?

It just isn't making me want to read it. I was told it was a page turned, but quite frankly I'm just happy once its time to wipe.
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Post by: jacknaked on May 30, 2011, 03:49:12 pm
i am reading "Assassin's Creed Renaissance"
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Post by: Dan on May 30, 2011, 04:00:41 pm
It just isn't making me want to read it. I was told it was a page turned, but quite frankly I'm just happy once its time to wipe.

It isn't from the start. There's a large cast and when you start reading the book, you don't know them yet, don't care about them yet and the stakes aren't high yet.

Continue reading.
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Post by: Stuart on May 30, 2011, 04:05:59 pm
Continue reading.

I might, but there's plenty of other books out there to read.
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Post by: blu333y3s on May 30, 2011, 08:56:27 pm
I know what you mean Stuart, I hate it when o start to read something and I'm not in to it. There are so many thing out there that I want to read, but when I have started something I have a need to finish it.

Just started the girl with the dragon tattoo.
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Post by: bluetrain on May 30, 2011, 09:16:18 pm
I'm currently halfway in Virginia Woolf's "To The Lighthouse"... great book!
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Post by: simonalexander2005 on May 30, 2011, 10:35:35 pm
Just finished C.S.Lewis' autobiography.

I am currently (still) reading through all the Terry Pratchett Discworld series - along with a spattering of other books along the way.
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Post by: Infinity Biscuit on May 31, 2011, 02:18:16 am
For books, I finished Lost at Sea and Ghost Trick (I count the latter as half book, half game) recently when, er, I wasn't at work. Obviously. I'm not sure what I'm going to read next, as I'm torn between rereading A Song of Ice and Fire and starting some Gaiman books my partner has.

Not including books, I'm basically perpetually reading Wikipedia and news discussion :L
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Post by: Marney on May 31, 2011, 09:26:26 am


It's a trilogy in 7 books. The author intended 3 when he started but the story got bigger than he intended and he has to do 7 now. The 5th one will be released on June 12.

I'm reading the 4th one right now.

Warning: Those books will suck all your time without you noticing.
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yeah i noticed that ^^ the first 120 pages where like hmm okay whats so great about it? but yeah now i know what it is ^^
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Post by: Dan on May 31, 2011, 02:01:51 pm
yeah i noticed that ^^ the first 120 pages where like hmm okay whats so great about it? but yeah now i know what it is ^^

Then you'll find this funny:

(http://i.imgur.com/95M1M.png)
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Post by: bluetrain on May 31, 2011, 09:13:29 pm
I'm reading the New Testament as well.

Wait, a trilogy in 7 books? *making the calculations*
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Post by: Dan on May 31, 2011, 09:28:21 pm
Wait, a trilogy in 7 books? *making the calculations*

It's not a new idea, Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy is a trilogy in 5 books. Douglas Adams used the excuse "I'm not very good at math".
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Post by: Marney on May 31, 2011, 11:18:32 pm
yeah i noticed that ^^ the first 120 pages where like hmm okay whats so great about it? but yeah now i know what it is ^^

Then you'll find this funny:

(http://i.imgur.com/95M1M.png)


LOL  :4345     yeah thats exactly what i think everytime when "his story" is on ^^
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Post by: Pepe990 on June 02, 2011, 09:15:11 am
John Grisham - The Brooker

I just love John Grisham for his books
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Post by: Dan on June 08, 2011, 02:47:42 am
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.

It's the story of a group of con artists known as The Gentlemen Bastards operating in a renaissance like city. If that summary doesn't make you want to read it, I don't know what's wrong with you ;)
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Post by: Daft on June 08, 2011, 01:13:14 pm
Invasion of Body Snatchers, by Jack Finney.
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Post by: viatorcr on June 09, 2011, 12:48:43 am
Reading the Stranger, Albert Camus ! A great writer! Also I recommend Jose Saramago! a Portuguese writer! and a nobel prize!
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Post by: cpen05 on June 14, 2011, 05:19:30 pm
I have had to cut back my reading appetite due to the fact that I'm currently studying for the LSAT. I have still had time to read various books including Remove child before folding by Bob Jones (That book is hilarious.) and I just finished a few books about economics and The Johnstown Flood by David McCollough. My next books are Demonic by Ann Coulter (love her writings) and Empire of Lights, which is about the about the electrification of society.     
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Post by: Historybuff83 on June 15, 2011, 04:27:19 am
I had to put down my reading for a while there as I was finishing up my master's degree program (done now, woot!  :123456), but this past weekend I finished The Naked Child: Growing Up Without Shame.  Had been wanting to read this book for a long while, but had never really gotten around to it until now.  Very good book and I highly recommend it, especially to those who are thinking about raising their kids in a nudist environment.
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Post by: Danee on June 17, 2011, 02:50:13 pm
I had to put down my reading for a while there as I was finishing up my master's degree program (done now, woot!  :123456), but this past weekend I finished The Naked Child: Growing Up Without Shame.  Had been wanting to read this book for a long while, but had never really gotten around to it until now.  Very good book and I highly recommend it, especially to those who are thinking about raising their kids in a nudist environment.

This, from a parent who, along with his wife, are true Nudists in the states. This, from a person who has served his country so well in the armed forces. This, from a member of this community who is moving shortly to the home of FKK, Germany with his family!

The book is a terrific book, Felix.  Here is a review of it from the Montana Naturist Group.  (http://www.montananaturist.org/Naturism%20and%20Children.html)
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Post by: Padraig on June 17, 2011, 04:27:11 pm
Actually I'm reading Tom Sawyer these days. Had to read Huck Finn for English this past year, loved it, so decided to get this one under my belt.
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Post by: Daft on June 17, 2011, 04:31:51 pm
Invasion of Body Snatchers, by Jack Finney.

Just finished it. Great book. There are some cheesy moment, yes, but the metaphor is very strong.
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Post by: mihimarcelo on June 18, 2011, 04:56:43 am
I just Started "The Black Cauldron". Hope it's good!
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Post by: Pitti on June 20, 2011, 09:18:14 pm
I currently read Joy Fielding, "Charley's Web" and Tess Gerritsen, "The Apprentice". I think I'm an Book addict  :786
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Post by: Bobbert on June 20, 2011, 11:42:37 pm
Operation Mincemeat by Ben Macintyre.  It's an interesting story of a real deception plan pulled off by the British during WWII.
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Post by: Padraig on June 23, 2011, 07:08:06 pm
I love Terry Pratchett's Discworld (even I'm sure I miss some jokes due to translation)
I love Terry Pratchett! Especially the Wee Free Men!
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Post by: Dave82 on June 28, 2011, 04:40:26 am
Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories by Ian Fleming

pretty interesting to see where some of the movies came from and some that haven't yet inspired movies.
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Post by: cpen05 on July 22, 2011, 02:45:55 pm
just got finished reading a book by Ann Coulter and another book about the Founding Fathers and their take on current issues. I'm about to start reading a book on the Us interstate system. 
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Post by: blu333y3s on July 23, 2011, 12:41:00 am
This morning I finnished the girl with the dragon tattoo... been a while since I have read a book so quickly... a real page turner, I loved it.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on July 23, 2011, 08:03:26 am
Currently am reading Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.
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Post by: joshholymoses on July 23, 2011, 06:10:16 pm
im readin tom clancys: end war  :323232
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Post by: Dan on July 24, 2011, 01:42:00 am
just got finished reading a book by Ann Coulter

Why would anyone do that?

and another book about the Founding Fathers and their take on current issues.

I don't think they care much anymore.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on July 24, 2011, 06:58:48 am
just got finished reading a book by Ann Coulter

Why would anyone do that?

Can't always just read books written by people you agree with, sometimes you got to get other opinions, helps balance a person out.
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Post by: Dan on July 24, 2011, 02:54:56 pm
just got finished reading a book by Ann Coulter

Why would anyone do that?

Can't always just read books written by people you agree with, sometimes you got to get other opinions, helps balance a person out.

just got finished reading a book by Ann Coulter

Why would anyone do that?

Can't always just read books written by people you agree with, sometimes you got to get other opinions, helps balance a person out.

There's a difference between reading a book written by someone you disagree with and reading one by someone batshit insane.
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Post by: blu333y3s on July 28, 2011, 09:14:22 pm
just got finished reading a book by Ann Coulter

Why would anyone do that?

Can't always just read books written by people you agree with, sometimes you got to get other opinions, helps balance a person out.

Whole heartedly agree!
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Post by: Historybuff83 on July 29, 2011, 06:35:52 am
There's a difference between reading a book written by someone you disagree with and reading one by someone batshit insane.
Now now, calling Ann Coulter batshit insane is an insult to the batshit insane of the world  :879
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Post by: Kanji on July 29, 2011, 08:33:47 am
i've just finished to read Harry Potter and the deathly hallows in original language... i've read it in italian when it came out but i wanted to read it again and so why don't practice my rusty english? XD

now i'm looking for a good book with the same genre... if someone has advices they will be very accepted :D
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Post by: Pitti on July 30, 2011, 06:54:22 am
i've just finished to read Harry Potter and the deathly hallows in original language... i've read it in italian when it came out but i wanted to read it again and so why don't practice my rusty english? XD

now i'm looking for a good book with the same genre... if someone has advices they will be very accepted :D

Hey Kanji I would recommend you the book "Oksa Pollock" by Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf.
Oksa Pollock is a witch and is also called the French Harry Potter. I think the book might you like.
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Post by: Kanji on July 30, 2011, 07:29:16 am
i'm looking at the italian website ( http://www.oksapollock.it/ (http://www.oksapollock.it/) ) but honestly i'm not very attracted... it seems like a children's book. i'm looking for something more esoteric and creepy :D
i liked twilight's saga too (but i HATE the films... they are made for screaming fangirls >_> and they ruined the true story of the saga)
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Post by: Bobbert on July 31, 2011, 12:23:44 am
I just started A Clockwork Orange.  It seems like you really have to be awake to read it because of all of the slang to keep track of.
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Post by: Dan on July 31, 2011, 12:38:41 am
I just finished A Dance with Dragons. It was awesome.
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Post by: Ed on August 02, 2011, 09:40:01 pm
While on holiday I bought roughly a metric fuckton of books from various charity shops (save money AND be nice!) and so I've got an enormous pile of Colin Forbes to work through :)
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Post by: davelemmo on August 14, 2011, 03:59:55 am
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Im reading the book SPEAK. quite juvenile and one of those coming of age stories. i have to read it for my english class but i really like it.

I had that book as summer reading for my first year of high school, and I quite enjoyed it.
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Post by: blu333y3s on September 06, 2011, 10:30:32 pm
While on holiday I bought roughly a metric fuckton of books from various charity shops (save money AND be nice!) and so I've got an enormous pile of Colin Forbes to work through :)

a "metric fuckton"??
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Post by: Delta on September 06, 2011, 10:36:49 pm
A joke used to imply that "fuckton", which is a colloquialism with a meaning similar to "shitload", is an actual unit of measurement similar to the tonne, which exists in both imperial and metric systems.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=metric%20fuckton (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=metric%20fuckton)
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Post by: Dan on September 06, 2011, 11:24:34 pm
I started the Dresden Files series. It's quite good. Noir and fantasy mixed, very entertaining.
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Post by: NudistJosh on September 07, 2011, 12:35:07 am
HTML and CSS Web Standards Solutions  :345678
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Post by: waterboy on September 07, 2011, 02:15:20 am
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenedes.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on September 07, 2011, 06:30:50 pm
Still reading A Game of Thrones, by George R Martin, very good book, but boy is it healthy in terms of length!
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Post by: Dan on September 07, 2011, 09:26:48 pm
Still reading A Game of Thrones, by George R Martin, very good book, but boy is it healthy in terms of length!

Two advices:
- Do not talk about the story with your friends who read further than you! Everybody always make what they believe to be "subtle" comments about what will happen and will spoil everything that's going to happen.
- After you finish a chapter, read Leah's comments on it and see if your guesses match her. She's very entertaining to read: http://www.tor.com/features/series/a-read-of-ice-and-fire (http://www.tor.com/features/series/a-read-of-ice-and-fire)
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Post by: SurfNatural on September 08, 2011, 03:53:58 pm
Currently re-reading "Gates of Fire" (which does reference how the Spartans lived in social nudity), and starting to read "The Professional", both by Steven Pressfield.
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Post by: cpen05 on September 15, 2011, 06:27:20 pm
I just got finished reading a book called Touching by Ashley Montagu and I'm about to start reading a book called a history of the world in 6 glasses.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on September 15, 2011, 08:50:28 pm
Still reading A Game of Thrones, by George R Martin, very good book, but boy is it healthy in terms of length!

Two advices:
- Do not talk about the story with your friends who read further than you! Everybody always make what they believe to be "subtle" comments about what will happen and will spoil everything that's going to happen
Noted. Thankfully most I talk to on any regular basis have not read the series.  On another note, I have finished A Game of Thrones and hae started on A Clash of Kings
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Post by: Dan on September 15, 2011, 09:05:30 pm
On another note, I have finished A Game of Thrones and hae started on A Clash of Kings

Did you watch the Game of Thrones TV series? It's pretty faithful to the book.
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Post by: Bobbert on September 17, 2011, 06:07:58 pm
I just started Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson.
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Post by: brandon on September 28, 2011, 06:17:58 pm
How bad are bananas? : the carbon footprint of everything
by Mike Berners-Lee (not to be confused with Tim Berners-Lee who invented the World Wide Web)

This is an non-technical look at how our daily activities may contribute to global warming.

There is no one area of our lives that is especially responsible for our carbon footprint. It's a combination of 8% this and 5% that. Cars are probably over-emphasized as the main cause of global warming. There is no main cause. Agriculture is significant, especially raising cows and sheep. Electricity generation is very significant, of course. Home heating is significant. So is air travel. (Emissions at higher altitudes are particularly problematic.)

Some things that are promoted as low carbon, such as burning wood, or running diesel engines, actually contribute significantly to global warming in ways other than carbon dioxide emissions.
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Post by: cpen05 on September 29, 2011, 02:08:01 pm
I'm reading this book about the assault on honest political debate by Juan Williams
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Post by: Dan on September 29, 2011, 02:26:18 pm
I'm reading this book about the assault on honest political debate by Juan Williams

Do you mean politicians debating or people debating politics?
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Post by: Topher on September 30, 2011, 04:45:46 am
I'm reading the historical novel The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It is the true story of black woman named Henrietta Lacks whose cancer cells sparked a revolution in the field of cell culture.
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Post by: mjjr61250 on October 01, 2011, 05:40:04 pm
I am currently reading a book given me by my father. Called "Petain's Crime". About his role in creating Vichy France during world war 2 and his collaboration with the Germans in eliminating Jews. I got much of my activist and liberal views from my family, and am glad for them. It is sad to see good people lose their moral compass, but also heartening to see all the free French that stood up to tyranny and were victorious.
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Post by: cpen05 on October 04, 2011, 03:59:32 pm
I'm reading this book about the assault on honest political debate by Juan Williams

Do you mean politicians debating or people debating politics?


both actually, although more of the people debating politics.
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Post by: Riley_Gautier on October 25, 2011, 02:09:31 pm
I'm reading a book called Level 26: Dark Origins by Anthony E. Zuiker. He is the guy that is behind CSI.
I love my crime thriller book, I've actually read the book before but I decided to read it again :D

I also love my Dark Fantasy books (Vampires, Werewolves and all that) I love burying my nose in a book and losing myself in a different life (L)
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Post by: Stuart on October 25, 2011, 02:28:13 pm
My own book now its finished  :234567

Bloody hell I make some stupid spelling mistakes...
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Post by: Riley_Gautier on October 25, 2011, 02:30:51 pm
My own book now its finished  :234567

Bloody hell I make some stupid spelling mistakes...

Your own book? Wow. What type of book is it? =D And yeah best too read through what you have :P
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Post by: Stuart on October 25, 2011, 02:40:23 pm
My own book now its finished  :234567

Bloody hell I make some stupid spelling mistakes...

Your own book? Wow. What type of book is it? =D And yeah best too read through what you have :P

A naturist fiction novel with a zombie theme!

More about it here: http://internationalyn.org/forum/index.php/topic,8168.0.html (http://internationalyn.org/forum/index.php/topic,8168.0.html)
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Post by: Dan on November 06, 2011, 02:38:28 am
I also love my Dark Fantasy books (Vampires, Werewolves and all that) I love burying my nose in a book and losing myself in a different life (L)

You might love the series I'm currently reading. It's about a wizard in modern day Chicago. It's a a mix between noir hard-boiled detective stories and fantasy. The author is called Jim Butcher and the first novel of the series is called Storm Front.

I'm about to start book 6 of the series.
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Post by: Bobbert on November 07, 2011, 11:01:36 pm
Dracula, and I'm loving it.
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Post by: horatio on November 08, 2011, 07:24:56 pm
A great book about the former Soviet Union by the most famous Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuściński called "Imperium".
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Post by: Riley_Gautier on November 08, 2011, 08:56:43 pm
right now im reading a book called king of swords by nick stone. its a book chris got me and im loving it so far. im sure ill tell u what its about when i get deeper into the book
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Post by: OtisGlicker on November 12, 2011, 02:21:30 am
I don't know how I haven't posted in this thread yet! I'm always reading :)

Right now, I'm reading Stephen King's IT. I've seen the movie, but it's been such a long time that I only remember vague details and that Tim Curry is a god. I'm a little over halfway thought the book and my dear sweet lord, it's great. I thought I'd get bored or distracted with the book being so very long, but I've been kept thoroughly entertained the whole way through so far. There are so many characters and they're all so charming in their own unique ways.
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Post by: Alex1978 on November 20, 2011, 08:58:40 am
I am curently reading Beck/Giddns/Lash "Reflexive Modernization" have to write an essay soon about it.
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Post by: cpen05 on November 21, 2011, 07:28:54 pm
I'm enjoying some books about conservative philosophy.
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Post by: comporta on November 23, 2011, 11:45:11 pm
SUITE 605 it's a book edited by SmartBook about a room in the off-shore island of Madeira (PT) where thousands of companies have the official address for (no) tax purposes only. Just to mention some of the most recognisable:
PepsiCo
Dell
Swatch
American British Tobacco

Independently of working or not in the tax field, I would recommend everyone a look at a book that rises big questions about the worldwide off-shores.

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Post by: Bobbert on November 24, 2011, 01:50:34 pm
I just finished Dracula and started on Alice in Wonderland.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on November 24, 2011, 03:15:56 pm
Finished A Clash of Kings from the A Song of Ice and Fire series.  Taking a bit of a break before I start the 3rd book in the series A Storm of Swords
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Post by: Dan on November 26, 2011, 04:18:08 am
Taking a bit of a break before I start the 3rd book in the series A Storm of Swords

Best one in the series by far.

But if you read it on an electronic device you'd like not to destroy, keep something throwable with you at all time.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on November 27, 2011, 12:02:54 am
Thanks for the heads up!  :654
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Post by: Steggsaurus on November 27, 2011, 11:50:00 am
Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett... moving in with my gf has meant being able to fill all of the gaps in my Discworld collection, and this is the one in the series I have never read before.
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Post by: Dan on December 02, 2011, 03:41:14 am
I'm reading Shogun by James Clavell.

It's excellent.
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Post by: tolkienfan86 on December 07, 2011, 06:33:19 am
Star Wars  :2345
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Post by: OtisGlicker on December 07, 2011, 06:43:43 am
Star Wars  :2345
That's so weird; I was looking into reading a Star Wars book just today (directly after Return of the Jedi. The name escapes me.) since I'm finishing up the book I'm reading now. I went to a full list of Star Wars books, not including the comics, and there are so many! Hundreds, probably. I saw that Han Solo has his own trilogy though. I may look into that sometime soon.
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Post by: tolkienfan86 on December 07, 2011, 07:10:54 am
Han Solo is my favorite! I've seen the Solo trilogy haven't read it - should be an entertaining read?

Are you thinking of The Truce at Bakura?

You're right there are tons of Star Wars books! My goal is to collect them all lol. Currently I'm reading the Thrawn trilogy.
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Post by: OtisGlicker on December 07, 2011, 07:18:07 am
Truce at Bakura! That's the one! I'll need to read a few reviews before deciding though. I can be picky when it comes to books.

I'm also thinking about reading The Rum Diary. I've read a few books by Hunter S. Thompson and I like his style. He has a way of being both thorough and passive at the same time. Going into detail but still making sure you know that he sees little importance in it. It's a strange humor. I'd like to read it before I see the movie that just came out. I read the first chapter or so to test the waters and it seems interesting.
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Post by: Nude_not_rude on December 07, 2011, 01:48:12 pm
I've just started reading "The Book of Dave" by Will Self on a recommendation of a friend. Little hard to read at the start as it uses a made up language based on cockney slang which takes a bit of getting used to.
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Post by: Pepe990 on December 08, 2011, 05:47:46 pm
Stuart & Tudor Britain... and i will fall asleep soon!!
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Post by: cpen05 on December 16, 2011, 05:10:47 pm
I'm currently reading a book about codes.
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Post by: OtisGlicker on December 16, 2011, 07:52:41 pm
I bought Self-Contradictions of the Bible the other day. Amazon suggested it for my Kindle based on my searches and it was only two dollars, so I can't say I think I wasted any money. Long book, too...
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Post by: cpen05 on December 16, 2011, 08:06:35 pm
$2 for a book; that is too cool  :234567 :23456 :2345
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Post by: Brad on December 16, 2011, 08:13:42 pm
So far I'm about half way through "The Zombie Survival Guide."  Hilarious, and pretty educational too.... just in case you get attacked by Zombies.  It's a really fun read, I'd suggest it to anyone  :3456

I am just about done "The Zombie Survival Guide". I thought it was a pretty fun read but now I wonder if "World War Z" is better.
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Post by: Stuart on December 16, 2011, 08:17:25 pm
I'm about to buy the novelisation of Marco Polo, one of the first ever Doctor Who serials. Its the earliest one to be lost, not a single episode or even a second of footage of it survived, so this is about the only way to experience it.

Its said to be one of the best of the original series, but as it hasn't been seen since the 60s, its difficult to know for sure.
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Post by: tezk on December 16, 2011, 10:18:04 pm
Lisey's Story, Stephen King.. Not a major fan but I've read most of his books.. Not keen on his use of interpartner communication, mention of accents and so much swearing by association..
Still, its getting strange so I'll reserve judgement..
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Post by: Ed on December 16, 2011, 11:40:17 pm
The D&D 3.5 rulebooks :P
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Post by: cpen05 on December 20, 2011, 04:06:12 pm
I'm currently enjoying Maphead by Ken Jennings.
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Post by: Dan on December 21, 2011, 11:55:18 pm
I'm currently enjoying Maphead by Ken Jennings.

I saw the guy in an interview, he's hilarious. Is his book funny?

I'm currently reading Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond.
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Post by: Ed on December 25, 2011, 08:52:04 pm
Just finished Mrs. Fry's Diary. Very entertaining :P
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Post by: jcs2010 on December 30, 2011, 10:30:57 pm
Im currently reading 11.22.63 by Stephen king. One of the most interesting stories I've read

Btw I'm a massive Harry Potter fan as well :)
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Post by: NakedKiwi on January 01, 2012, 06:58:12 am
I'm reading Tradgedy and Hope by Carroll Quigley. It's a pretty heavy history book about secret societies and stuff.
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Post by: MERRD on January 02, 2012, 01:04:36 pm
Imperial Bedrooms by Brett Easton Ellis.
Yes.
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Post by: aepplerqueen on January 03, 2012, 10:50:05 am
I just finished a Book of Tanja Kinkel : Venuswurf.

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Post by: monthem on January 03, 2012, 12:27:36 pm
i just started with "steve jobs" (walter isaacson)
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Post by: Historybuff83 on January 03, 2012, 07:07:24 pm
Still reading A Storm of Swords, darn that MW3 taking up spare time
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Post by: jcs2010 on January 03, 2012, 09:38:30 pm
Just finished re reading the deathly Hallows again

Gets better with every read
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Post by: cpen05 on January 04, 2012, 05:58:22 pm
I'm currently enjoying Maphead by Ken Jennings.

I saw the guy in an interview, he's hilarious. Is his book funny?

I'm currently reading Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond.

Yes, his book was very good; I enjoyed it. You may also remember the author from his appearances on Jeopardy he was on for a record 74 appearances. I'm currently reading a book about counterfeiting.
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Post by: Dan on January 06, 2012, 04:42:52 am
Yes, his book was very good; I enjoyed it. You may also remember the author from his appearances on Jeopardy he was on for a record 74 appearances. I'm currently reading a book about counterfeiting.

Cool, I'll look into it.

Take a look at his reddit interview, it's really good too: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/fwpzj/iama_74time_jeopardy_champion_ken_jennings_i_will/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/fwpzj/iama_74time_jeopardy_champion_ken_jennings_i_will/)
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Post by: Marco87 on January 10, 2012, 05:56:35 pm
I'm reading "The long tail", by Chris Anderson.
It's quite interesting, but my expectation was better..
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Post by: Dan on January 13, 2012, 01:40:25 am
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
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Post by: prodigal_son on January 14, 2012, 09:52:36 am
Born to Run by Christoper McDougall. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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Post by: Archaewok1 on January 21, 2012, 09:40:54 pm
"Free: The Future of a Radical Price" by Chris Anderson. It's about how free is used in business models, how it affects the economy, about people who simply give away things for free (and how it affects the economy), and to some extent- how you could use the idea of free in a business model to make money yourself.

I wish I had access to better libraries though, as it stinks when there are books you would love to read but your library doesn't have them.
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Post by: capri2013 on January 28, 2012, 02:48:27 am
I'm currently reading the Vampire Academy series, it's amazing lol
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Post by: tolkienfan86 on February 18, 2012, 12:42:08 am
After burning through several Star Wars books and Lord of the Rings, I started reading Democracy in America by Tocqueville. I haven't read really far into it but I can already tell it's going to be a dense but enjoyable read.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on February 18, 2012, 01:42:55 am
Forgot to update this, but I have finished A Storm of Swords from the Song of Ice and Fire and am about 1/3 of the way through A Feast for Crows, the next book in the series
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Post by: Dan on February 18, 2012, 02:16:02 am
Forgot to update this, but I have finished A Storm of Swords from the Song of Ice and Fire and am about 1/3 of the way through A Feast for Crows, the next book in the series

So, how did you like A Storm of Swords? Best in the series, isn't it? :)
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Post by: Paul on February 18, 2012, 07:55:59 am
I am reading the "Song of Ice & Fire" series, as well as the "Temeraire" series, and the "Boneshaker" steampunk series.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on February 18, 2012, 10:22:21 am
Forgot to update this, but I have finished A Storm of Swords from the Song of Ice and Fire and am about 1/3 of the way through A Feast for Crows, the next book in the series

So, how did you like A Storm of Swords? Best in the series, isn't it? :)

Definitely the best I've read so far, although by the end I was scratching my head wondering if there were going to be anyone left to finish the series!
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Post by: AElf on February 18, 2012, 11:47:39 am
Jason Goodwin's Lords of the Horizons, his very readable history of the Ottoman Empire.  Just read it after having read his Evil Eye and Janissary Tree novels in the same setting.  Great stuff!
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Post by: Jamie on February 18, 2012, 07:17:30 pm
21 Things to Know Beofre Starting an Ashtanga Yoga Practice by Claudia Azula Altucher
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Post by: Archaewok1 on February 18, 2012, 08:46:51 pm
"The Brighter Side of Human Nature" by Alfie Kohn. It's about altruism and empathy and how humans seem to not innately be bent on evil.
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Post by: Gman707 on February 18, 2012, 09:51:48 pm
IM reading a halo novel at the moment. It's called glasslands and is actually very well written for a video game tie in. im also reading the graphic novel fear itself. I dont know if comics count as reading but I have a massive collevtion of them. Lol
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Post by: Historybuff83 on February 19, 2012, 11:47:38 am
Jason Goodwin's Lords of the Horizons, his very readable history of the Ottoman Empire.  Just read it after having read his Evil Eye and Janissary Tree novels in the same setting.  Great stuff!
Are those historical fiction or historical books?  They sound interesting
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Post by: Eve La-Nuda on March 04, 2012, 12:16:38 am
I am currently reading "A Long Fatal Love Chase" by Louisa May Alcott.  She is my favourite author (author of Little Women).  This book had actually been banned considered inappropriate at the times.

I love reading Louisa Alcott or style of writing is light and there is usually a romantic aspect to her stories.  Books by her I have already read include, Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo's Boys, Work, Eight Cousins and Rose in Bloom.
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Post by: joshholymoses on March 04, 2012, 02:57:01 am
Brisingr, part of the "inheritance cycle" by Christopher paolini. starts with eragon. the movie sucks, even the author thought so. WELL worth reading!!!!
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Post by: acrowley on March 04, 2012, 04:14:50 am
Hello everybody, I have huge collections of rare books,but I am currently reading 'The Complete Works of H.P.Lovecraft'  and 'The Devil Rides Out' by Dennis Wheatley.
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Post by: TheSeane on March 04, 2012, 05:09:36 am
Hello everybody, I have huge collections of rare books,but I am currently reading 'The Complete Works of H.P.Lovecraft'  and 'The Devil Rides Out' by Dennis Wheatley.

Have, 'The Essential H.P. Lovecraft' still not even half way done!  I need to get back on it :-)
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Post by: acrowley on March 05, 2012, 11:07:08 pm
Hello mate, What a great publication that is.. Let me know what you think when you have read it. The next message I will tell you my favourite H.P.LOVECRAFT.. Are you a member of true nudists.com ? If so,I am on there
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Post by: AElf on March 06, 2012, 09:20:21 pm
The GM: The Inside Story of a Dream Job and the Nightmares that Go with It by Tom Callahan.
A one-day read.  Hey, I can't help it, I'm a football fan.  Good book for the historical snippets, the insight into various personalities and the business end of the game.  A little confusing here and there because the timeline is not always linear.

Go Steelers  :23456
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Post by: Historybuff83 on March 06, 2012, 10:46:50 pm
Since I finished the 4th book of A Song of Ice and Fire, I picked up How the States Got Their Shapes, about (duh) how the borders of the individual states of the US were formed. Kind of interesting actually.
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Post by: Dan on March 06, 2012, 11:06:48 pm
Since I finished the 4th book of A Song of Ice and Fire, I picked up How the States Got Their Shapes, about (duh) how the borders of the individual states of the US were formed. Kind of interesting actually.

Here's the most interesting conflict about the drawing of US borders: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_War)
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Post by: Jamie on March 07, 2012, 08:17:57 pm
The GM: The Inside Story of a Dream Job and the Nightmares that Go with It by Tom Callahan.
A one-day read.  Hey, I can't help it, I'm a football fan.  Good book for the historical snippets, the insight into various personalities and the business end of the game.  A little confusing here and there because the timeline is not always linear.

Go Steelers  :23456

Boo to Steelers!  :Butt Shake: But I am glad you like the NFL over the CFL!

But the reviews looked interesting.
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Post by: Nickozzz on March 12, 2012, 01:08:47 pm
reading the book about Robert Enke and about TI Raleigh(former dutch cycling team)
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Post by: mikeinchch on March 12, 2012, 01:38:44 pm
I'm reading Steve Job's biography by Walter Isaacson.  Given his ability to piss people off, I'm amazed Apple was such a huge success sometimes.

Once I'm done with that (about 100 pages to go), it's back to the techy books.  :-)
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Post by: cpen05 on March 12, 2012, 05:52:37 pm
I'm currently reading Founding mothers; it's about the women who were influential during the founding era in the United States
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Post by: AElf on March 13, 2012, 09:41:22 pm
Just finished reading Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games -- excellent post apocalyptic fiction with touches of Jackson's The Lottery, Connell's The Most Dangerous Game and Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau.   Good entertainment! 

I now have the third and final book of the series Mockingjay at my elbow and am waiting impatiently for the arrival of the second book Catching Fire so I might read them in order. 

I so hope that #s 2 & 3 are as engaging as the first volume.  I may even take up archery!  (http://im-smiley.com/imgs/medieval/medieval008.gif) (http://im-smiley.com)
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Post by: kobe.malta on March 18, 2012, 02:40:01 pm
Just finished reading Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games -- excellent post apocalyptic fiction with touches of Jackson's The Lottery, Connell's The Most Dangerous Game and Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau.   Good entertainment! 

I now have the third and final book of the series Mockingjay at my elbow and am waiting impatiently for the arrival of the second book Catching Fire so I might read them in order. 

I so hope that #s 2 & 3 are as engaging as the first volume.  I may even take up archery!  (http://im-smiley.com/imgs/medieval/medieval008.gif) (http://im-smiley.com)

I'm in the same situation as you...waiting to buy and read the second :)
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Post by: AElf on March 19, 2012, 05:49:00 pm
UPDATE!

I got a copy of Catching Fire on Friday and read both it and Mockingjay before dinner on Saturday.  Well written.  Highly recommended.
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Post by: AElf on April 04, 2012, 04:59:43 pm
The City & The City, China Mieville -- (http://im-smiley.com/imgs/lost-it/lost-it006.gif) (http://im-smiley.com) -- odd, requires a suspension of disbelief that is too far beyond me and I like scifi & fantasy -- this wasn't either,  the author wasted a third of the book trying to set a mysterious scene which was glaringly obvious to me by page ten -- not a good sign -- NOT RECOMMENDED

Winter's Bone, Debra Granik -- (http://im-smiley.com/imgs/agreement/agreement004.gif) (http://im-smiley.com) -- dark, very tightly written, very engaging, just crying to be the first book in a series -- RECOMMENDED
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Post by: Archaewok1 on April 05, 2012, 02:27:55 am
A bunch of articles on nongraded education so I can write a college paper.
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Post by: manwithaplan on April 05, 2012, 06:36:02 am
just read "Breakfast of Champions" by Kurt Vonnegut this last weekend while traveling.  really excellent.  really filthy, which is embarrassing, as i bought it for my mom for her birthday a few years back before i knew the content!
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Post by: cpen05 on April 05, 2012, 05:28:02 pm
I'm currently reading Moonwalking with Einstein; it's a book about memory and the author's journey to the US Memory championship
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Post by: pbtoejam05 on April 06, 2012, 12:50:39 am
I'm about to start reading the 13th Dresden Files novel by Jim Butcher, Ghost Story.  I've spent the last three weeks reading the first 12 books in the series.  Excellent.  :)
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Post by: Dan on April 06, 2012, 08:29:30 pm
I'm about to start reading the 13th Dresden Files novel by Jim Butcher, Ghost Story.  I've spent the last three weeks reading the first 12 books in the series.  Excellent.  :)

Then you can join in waiting for the 14th novel :)
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Post by: hemingway on April 10, 2012, 12:06:17 pm
Currently reading "Maybe Tomorrow" by Boori Monty Pryor & Meme McDonald. It's for a social studies class at uni and will have to write an essay on it shortly :|

It's an autobiography of an indigenous Australian who grew up around the city I live in. It's mainly about his efforts to maintain and promote indigenous culture and educate younger generations, as well as biographical stuff about his childhood and family, and the challenges of racism and social acceptance.

Not a bad read
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Post by: Historybuff83 on April 10, 2012, 05:46:51 pm
Ok so had to bite the bullet and bought A Dance With Dragons book five of the A Song of Ice and Fire.  Still reading How the States Got Their Shapes however.
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Post by: cpen05 on April 10, 2012, 06:44:05 pm
I just got finished reading Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 By Richard Paul Evans. The next book comes out in August and I can't wait for it.
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Post by: Dan on April 10, 2012, 08:23:19 pm
Ok so had to bite the bullet and bought A Dance With Dragons book five of the A Song of Ice and Fire.  Still reading How the States Got Their Shapes however.

Book 6 will be the best. Every single character is somewhere interesting at the end of book 5.

I think the sixth will rival the third.
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Post by: joeyn on April 10, 2012, 08:59:34 pm
nothing. I need a new book!
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Post by: Historybuff83 on April 10, 2012, 10:42:45 pm
Well you have 35 pages of suggestions on this thread  :rolleyes:
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Post by: blu333y3s on April 12, 2012, 02:48:44 am
knocked over Freakonomics and the discovery of slowness, each in a day a couple of weeks ago(yes, I was on holidays) now Catch22 and Moonwalking with Einstine are on my reading list.

Looking forward to shantaram as the next one.. has anyone read it?
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Post by: keiranmac on April 14, 2012, 03:52:31 pm
Just read Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo, we did it at school, as part of our history work on WWI.
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Post by: The_Xenologer on April 20, 2012, 07:30:38 am
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin, which is book three in A Song of Ice and Fire .
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Post by: AElf on April 20, 2012, 09:57:38 am
Elmore Leonard's Maximum Bob -- I know it was once a short-lived TV series and now I have to find the DVD so I can watch it. 
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Post by: Toresu on April 20, 2012, 07:57:37 pm
I'm beginning George R. R. Martin's A feast for Crows this week.
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Post by: naturallynude on April 20, 2012, 09:36:08 pm
Well I've got to finish:
Robert Harris - Fatherland

Then I have

Charles Cumming - A Spy by Nature + The Spanish Game
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Post by: The_Xenologer on April 20, 2012, 11:23:52 pm
Well I've got to finish:
Robert Harris - Fatherland

Then I have

Charles Cumming - A Spy by Nature + The Spanish Game

I read Fatherland a little while ago! It's the first alt history book that I've read, and it was pretty good in my opinion.
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Post by: wearoscarwilde on April 21, 2012, 08:17:42 am
A couple of things - Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan, The Music Lesson by Victor Wooten, The Secret Oral Teachings in Tibetan Buddhist Sects by Alexandra David-Neel and Lama Yongden, Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, Diary of a Madman by Lu Xun... I'm sure there are more, but I can't quite remember. Now that I have a little break in school, I can finish all of them! Finally...
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Post by: Dan on April 21, 2012, 03:49:41 pm
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
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Post by: AElf on April 22, 2012, 11:13:39 am
Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell -- exams are done, school's out, 782 pages of recreational reading since it is supposed to rain here for the next week.
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Post by: gamer965 on April 29, 2012, 07:26:40 pm
plague by Michele grant, sent by haddix. all the sifi stuff
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Post by: Archaewok1 on May 05, 2012, 03:36:14 pm
Nongraded Schooling: Helping It to Happen by Robert Anderson and Barbara Pavan. Researching alternative methods of schooling (yes, this is pleasure reading).
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Post by: Mysterion on May 05, 2012, 04:10:35 pm
I am reading Metro 2033, its a great book about people who live in the Mosow subway/metro after a nuclear apocalypse, the book follows artom a young man that has to defend his station from the mutated creatures that lurk above.
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Post by: killor on May 19, 2012, 04:32:54 pm
I am reading the third part of "lord of the rings". I read the first two parts already and was happy to read all the new things that were not in the films.
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Post by: Dan on May 19, 2012, 05:38:43 pm
I am reading the third part of "lord of the rings". I read the first two parts already and was happy to read all the new things that were not in the films.

The best part of the whole thing (The Scouring of the Shire) is at the very end and not in the film.
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Post by: nudetrail on May 20, 2012, 02:12:19 am
the newest issue of Tan magazine
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Post by: The_Xenologer on May 20, 2012, 04:52:57 am
I'm now reading Magician:Apprentice, which is book one in the Riftwar Saga.
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Post by: mzissner on May 21, 2012, 10:24:58 pm
travels with charlie - john steinbeck
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Post by: brandon on May 24, 2012, 07:01:13 pm
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
Stephen Greenblatt

"The Swerve" refers to the Renaissance.

The book is essentially a biography of Poggio Bracciolini, who held the prestigious post of apostolic secretary to Baldassare Cossa, Pope John XXIII.

In 1415, Pope John XXIII was deposed and the name John XXIII stricken from the roster of popes.  Poggio, unemployed, and hoping to cure rheumatism in his hands, traveled to the baths at Baden in Germany.

At the bathhouse in Baden, Poggio was amazed by what he saw:

Old women as well as younger ones, going naked into the water before the eyes of men and displaying their private parts and their buttocks to the onlookers.

...There are almost a thousand of them in the baths, many drinking heavily, and yet there is no quarreling, bickering, or cursing.
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Post by: Pyre on May 25, 2012, 04:54:31 am
I missed seeing the Hunger Games when it came out so when I was passing through the airport a couple of weeks ago on holiday I went into the book store to get something to read. I usually go for Andy McNab or Chris Ryan but i've read most of the books already and they seem slow at releasing any new ones at the moment (I guess the Nick Stone character could only go on for so long).

So I was wandering around and the Hunger Games book caught my eye and seeing as there had been so much hype and also as the book is usually invariably better than the film version (Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy is a good example), I thought I would give it a go. I'm finding it a really good read and the chapters are full of suspense, drama and detailed action. One I'd recommend.
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Post by: Dan on May 25, 2012, 09:05:01 pm
So I was wandering around and the Hunger Games book caught my eye and seeing as there had been so much hype and also as the book is usually invariably better than the film version (Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy is a good example), I thought I would give it a go. I'm finding it a really good read and the chapters are full of suspense, drama and detailed action. One I'd recommend.

Skip the other two.

The second one is a rehash of the first one. The third one is too and is very sloppily written.

The first one is entertaining and stands on its own.
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Post by: nudistdaniel on May 25, 2012, 10:54:38 pm
i'm currently reading the black banners. it's an interesting book about terrorism. so far it has been a great read
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Post by: cpen05 on May 26, 2012, 06:49:43 pm
i just finished a book about how Microsoft, Apple and Google has shaped the digital landscape. I'm about to start reading a book called the Seven sins of Memory.
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Post by: naturallynude on June 01, 2012, 07:47:45 pm
I'm starting on some PG Wodehouse stories series called 'Blandings' with the first book called 'Something Fresh'.
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Post by: R on June 01, 2012, 09:01:45 pm
Witcher: Last Wish
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Post by: cpen05 on June 05, 2012, 04:12:39 pm
just got The Hunger Games today and I'm going to spend the next few days reading that.
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Post by: Dan on June 05, 2012, 05:18:56 pm
just got The Hunger Games today and I'm going to spend the next few days reading that.

Shouldn't take much more than a day or two, it's a short read.
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Post by: Pyre on June 06, 2012, 01:33:45 am
Has anybody read any of the books by Charles Bronson?
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Post by: hanginout123 on June 06, 2012, 05:32:29 am
Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. Sooooo good.
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Post by: ilikeguitar on June 10, 2012, 08:22:38 pm
Currently reading 4 wheel drive magazine and dirt wheels.... my gf says I have a one track mind.
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Post by: kram on June 13, 2012, 11:10:34 am
Game of thrones, book 1
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Post by: nakedrobot on June 13, 2012, 11:20:52 am
Just finished game of thrones book II. Headed to book three and four pretty soon. Talk about gaining momentum at the end of book one.   
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Post by: kram on June 14, 2012, 01:28:21 pm
Yeah, it's a little slow going at the start!
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Post by: myAcores on June 20, 2012, 06:52:17 pm
I saw the "Hunger games" movie and I'm really interested what will come in the next two films. So i am started reading the second book... it's great so far.
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Post by: naturallynude on June 22, 2012, 04:23:25 pm
Mon Ami Mate (The Bright Brief Lives of Mike Hawthorn & Peter Collins) by Chris Nixon

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Post by: DavieVillage on July 08, 2012, 11:28:17 am
I am reading Miss Peregrin's School for Peculiar Children.  It's awesome!  It's not the type of book I normally go for, but I am loving it!  I don't want it to end! :098
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Post by: Riley_Gautier on July 08, 2012, 03:21:23 pm
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. I remember reading it in college and loving it!
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Post by: ClothesSuck on July 08, 2012, 07:00:20 pm
The Soulkeepers by G.P. Ching. I got it for free, so I figured I'd read it. It's actually kind of interesting and provides some creative points of view on things even though it is SciFi.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on July 09, 2012, 07:56:30 pm
The Soulkeepers by G.P. Ching. I got it for free, so I figured I'd read it. It's actually kind of interesting and provides some creative points of view on things even though it is SciFi.
Aren't you still on tour?
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Post by: brandon on July 09, 2012, 11:34:39 pm
Why Nations Fail

To summarize, the main reason is "extractive institutions" (corruption by scoundrels running the country) and lack of "inclusive institutions."

The ruling oligarchies fear a new entrepreneurial class, so they do everything they can to inhibit innovation. Without creative destruction (a term coined or popularized by the economist Schumpeter describing the replacement of old businesses with new,) a nation's economy is doomed to become less competitive.
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Post by: AElf on July 16, 2012, 09:55:22 am
Hilary Mantel's  Bring Up the Bodies
 :e4444
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Post by: Petrucio28 on July 19, 2012, 03:45:43 am
I started Fifty Shades of Grey on my Kindle for my computer, but I got about the third chapter and gave it. I didn't think it was that goo.
So I read an Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter novel. Skin Trade, to be exact.
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Post by: nudemusician14 on July 19, 2012, 03:53:25 am
I'm currently reading Extra Innings by Baseball Prospectus. It's a really nerdy book about Baseball and Issues in the game today and what we can learn from analyzing baseball. It reads like a textbook, but I really like it.
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Post by: Petrucio28 on July 19, 2012, 04:07:11 am
That's alright. I have spent a lot of time reading books that were dry and more of a textbook, but I still found them enlightening and to some extent, entertaining.
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Post by: Jeski on July 19, 2012, 08:21:32 am
Currently The Master and Margarita, at last...
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Post by: Historybuff83 on July 19, 2012, 09:24:18 pm
I am currently reading The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
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Post by: _tomo_ on July 20, 2012, 11:07:06 am
Rage of angels : sidney sheldon
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Post by: naturallynude on July 28, 2012, 09:48:10 pm
A History of the World in 100 Objects by Dr. Neil MacGregor
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Post by: Anasui on July 28, 2012, 10:37:09 pm
The Good Earth. I am planning on buying The Great Gatsby so I can watch the movie that's coming out in Christmas... Also plan on reading Brave Girl Eating.
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Post by: nudetrail on July 29, 2012, 02:58:12 am
currently reading the newspaper sunday telegraph :smiley:
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Post by: goosy87 on August 06, 2012, 04:19:45 pm
Im reading "The Name of the rose" written by Umberto Eco. I think some of you will know it because the made a movie based of this book.
It´s a exciting and dramatic book which transfers you in the dark middle age.

Here is the Link to the movie
The name of the rose official trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsjKsl1bY0Y#)
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Post by: gamer965 on August 06, 2012, 07:22:42 pm
Im reading Uglies series. Uglies Teaser Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebMPjXd0VB0#)
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Post by: Historybuff83 on August 07, 2012, 07:36:08 pm
Im reading "The Name of the rose" written by Umberto Eco. I think some of you will know it because the made a movie based of this book.
It´s a exciting and dramatic book which transfers you in the dark middle age.

Here is the Link to the movie
The name of the rose official trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsjKsl1bY0Y#)
Yup that movie is where I remember hearing that title.  How is the book?
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Post by: bharat on August 10, 2012, 06:10:45 am
I am reading the book "The Grand Design". It is fascinating so far. I strongly recommend to all the science enthusiasts...
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Post by: goosy87 on August 10, 2012, 06:59:54 pm

@Historybuff83   It´s good .....only sometimes you need a translater cause of the unkown latein and greece words. In the movie they don´t use it.
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Post by: The_Xenologer on August 19, 2012, 06:07:55 am
I'm now reading Magician:Master, which is book two in the Riftwar Saga.
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Post by: Mark on August 20, 2012, 11:44:02 pm
Suzanne Collins - Catching Fire

I'm on a minor Hunger Games binge. And getting a bit antsy while waiting for the film to come to DVD.
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Post by: Dan on August 21, 2012, 02:43:04 am
Suzanne Collins - Catching Fire

I'm baffled by the interest the second and third book of this series get. I finished them because they were short reads and I hoped they'd turn good at some point but I only liked the first.
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Post by: Riley_Gautier on August 21, 2012, 10:12:20 pm
i'm reading nikki sixx: the heroin diaries :)
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Post by: naturallynude on August 21, 2012, 10:12:53 pm
I'm currently proof reading my own book.
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Post by: The_Xenologer on August 30, 2012, 06:36:52 am
I'm now reading Silverthorn, which is book three in the Riftwar Saga.
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Post by: Camper on August 31, 2012, 01:52:07 am
Denton Welch! 
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Post by: wearoscarwilde on September 03, 2012, 01:00:56 pm
I'm currently working through the complete works of Thoreau - I just can't get enough of this guy. A Plea for Captain John Brown is brilliant transcendentalist protest work.
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Post by: jajackel82 on September 06, 2012, 04:07:50 am
On The Road, Jack Kerouac. I read it in high school and I have to say I did not enjoy it. I'm giving it another go!
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Post by: wearoscarwilde on September 06, 2012, 04:17:01 am
On the Road - great book. I particularly enjoy his descriptions of jazz music - music critics don't capture the spirit nearly as well as Kerouac does.
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Post by: jajackel82 on September 06, 2012, 04:36:49 am
In all honesty, what I remember was lot of driving, drinking, smoking and drugs. Of course, I did read this about 10 years ago when I thought green was still bad. :)

I will certainly pay more attention to his critiques of music.

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Post by: eagleday on September 06, 2012, 04:11:42 pm
The Aleph, by Paulo Coelho.
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Post by: naturallynude on September 06, 2012, 07:14:51 pm
The Diary of a Nobody - George & Weedon Grossmith
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Post by: Harsh Tiwari on September 09, 2012, 05:03:52 am
im reading turning points by apj abdul kalam its about techniques for developing india ,its splendid
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Post by: _tomo_ on September 09, 2012, 07:48:47 am
autobiography > I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Author), David Lagercrantz (Author)
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Post by: wearoscarwilde on September 10, 2012, 02:13:33 pm
Hamlet!
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Post by: Rockingnature on September 10, 2012, 04:40:12 pm

 I'm gathering information about a presentation I have later on this week, about South America. So just going through some websites and reading about each countries respective culture (yes Al, but you're also reading forum messages, heehee!), but during the school semester, I only read school related stuff.  :afro:
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Post by: Circa6510 on September 10, 2012, 06:49:35 pm
Just finished Cloud Atlas. Loved it. Movie will probs dissappoint, but looks interesting enough
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Post by: blu333y3s on September 25, 2012, 07:01:57 pm
 :432
I'm currently proof reading my own book.

This sounds impressive...

Are you going to elaborate?
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Post by: Historybuff83 on September 25, 2012, 09:14:15 pm
Just started Gates of Fire by Stephen Pressfield.  It's a historical fiction novel based off the battle of Thermopylae, during the Persian Wars
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Post by: NakedKiwi on September 27, 2012, 10:13:54 am
The Hidden Science of Lost Civilisations by David Wilcock
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Post by: Stuart on September 27, 2012, 10:26:01 am
Just started Gates of Fire by Stephen Pressfield.  It's a historical fiction novel based off the battle of Thermopylae, during the Persian Wars

That's a good book.
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Post by: Archaewok1 on October 10, 2012, 02:51:36 am
"Home School Heroes" by Christopher Klicka. It talks about the tons of legal battles that homeschooling families have had to go through to gain the right to educate their kids at home. It is by a Christian author, and is very "in your face" with the Christianity aspect, but the non-religious side of the book is pretty interesting.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on October 10, 2012, 08:40:10 pm
Just started Gates of Fire by Stephen Pressfield.  It's a historical fiction novel based off the battle of Thermopylae, during the Persian Wars

That's a good book.
Agreed, just finished it tonight, very well researched for a work of fiction.  Definitely brought history to life.  Now to find another book to read
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Post by: Nature Boy on October 11, 2012, 09:24:10 pm
I'm reading the book, Healing Crystals by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber. It's about well how to use crystals to heal and how the powers of crystals are being acknowledged by modern science among other spirt-sciency topics.
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Post by: mzissner on October 20, 2012, 03:39:34 pm
I just started Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.  I hope to finish it by this time next year... ;)
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Post by: Dan on October 20, 2012, 03:59:39 pm
I'm reading the book, Healing Crystals by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber. It's about well how to use crystals to heal and how the powers of crystals are being acknowledged by modern science among other spirt-sciency topics.

Sorry but they haven't been.
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Post by: Nature Boy on October 20, 2012, 05:57:34 pm


Sorry but they haven't been.
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Actually we owe the fact that we can even communicate electronically to crystals, they are a key component in computers, lasers, and cell phones.
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Post by: goosy87 on October 20, 2012, 10:27:06 pm
Dürrenmatt- Das Versprechen
but im only on the first pages
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Post by: Dan on October 21, 2012, 06:10:29 am
Actually we owe the fact that we can even communicate electronically to crystals, they are a key component in computers, lasers, and cell phones.

And watches. It still doesn't give them any kind of magical healing powers.
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Post by: Delta on October 21, 2012, 07:38:47 am
I did not want to get in on this, but now that the ball has been passed:
Crystals are a cool thing. First you need to know what a crystal is. It is a solid where the atoms/molecules/ions or whatever the smallest chemical unit is are ordered in a fixed lattice over long distances. Diamonds are crystals, quartz resonators are, and silicon chips. But what makes them cool for technical use? It is not some magical power, it is the fact that the large-scale order makes them extremely hard (for diamonds) and very predictable in their electrical behavior (for chips and resonators). But chemically, crystals are not that different from their polycrystalline or amorphous counterparts. Diamonds burn like coal, silicon and quartz crystals are as hard to etch as glass. And chemistry is what is behind every kind of medicine that works. So yeah, there are "healing crystals", but their healing properties do not come from a crystal structure, but from the chemicals, whether biogenic or synthetic, that are crystalized in the first place. It is from ingesting chemicals, not from waving around sparkly things, that we get medical healing.
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Post by: MattP on October 21, 2012, 05:15:48 pm
I suppose that technically, the answer to this question is always "this forum."  But somehow, I don't think that's what is intended.
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Post by: Stuart on October 21, 2012, 06:00:42 pm
I did not want to get in on this, but now that the ball has been passed:
Crystals are a cool thing. First you need to know what a crystal is. It is a solid where the atoms/molecules/ions or whatever the smallest chemical unit is are ordered in a fixed lattice over long distances. Diamonds are crystals, quartz resonators are, and silicon chips. But what makes them cool for technical use? It is not some magical power, it is the fact that the large-scale order makes them extremely hard (for diamonds) and very predictable in their electrical behavior (for chips and resonators). But chemically, crystals are not that different from their polycrystalline or amorphous counterparts. Diamonds burn like coal, silicon and quartz crystals are as hard to etch as glass. And chemistry is what is behind every kind of medicine that works. So yeah, there are "healing crystals", but their healing properties do not come from a crystal structure, but from the chemicals, whether biogenic or synthetic, that are crystalized in the first place. It is from ingesting chemicals, not from waving around sparkly things, that we get medical healing.

As a qualified geologist, don't get me started on "crystal healing"! I always wondered, given the hundreds of dull and unnattractive crystals there are out there, why its only ever the pretty ones that seem to have these powers.
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Post by: Nature Boy on October 21, 2012, 06:18:33 pm
Not Magic but Science, the book is describing how their vibrations can effect ours, (atoms and such), everything has a vibrational frequency and science has proven it with basic chemistry, (everything is made of atoms and these atoms don't just clump up in a mass, there is space between them and they are always in motion).
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Post by: Dan on October 21, 2012, 11:38:05 pm
Not Magic but Science, the book is describing how their vibrations can effect ours, (atoms and such), everything has a vibrational frequency and science has proven it with basic chemistry, (everything is made of atoms and these atoms don't just clump up in a mass, there is space between them and they are always in motion).

It's pseudo-science (bollocks dressed in scientific-looking speak). Thankfully, hospital still deal with evidence-based medicine:

If Homeopathy Beats Science (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVV3QQ3wjC8#ws)
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Post by: AElf on October 25, 2012, 09:33:37 am
Dana Mackenzie's The Universe in Zero Words:  The Story of Mathematics as Told Through Equations -- hardly "the story of mathematics" but a series of interesting vignettes within that story.  It turns out that it isn't Pythagoras' theorem after all.
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Post by: R on November 06, 2012, 10:49:09 pm
I'm reading Narreturm - its a fantasy book wich takes place in my city.
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Post by: The_Xenologer on December 08, 2012, 12:48:38 am
I've finally gotten to A Darkness at Sethanon, which is book four in the Riftwar Saga.
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Post by: pbtoejam05 on December 08, 2012, 09:00:06 pm
I'm not currently reading anything but I did blaze through Jim Butcher's Cold Days in one sitting.  :D
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Post by: Historybuff83 on December 09, 2012, 12:18:46 am
Just finished Salvation's Reach by Dan Abnett, book 13 of the Gaunt's Ghosts series, based in the Warhammer 40k universe.  Right now just sort of reading previews of books on my Kindle, trying to figure out what to read next.
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Post by: peteR on December 09, 2012, 01:15:08 am
I just finished This book is full of spiders, now reading Climbing Mount Improbable.
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Post by: Dan on December 09, 2012, 02:16:01 am
I'm not currently reading anything but I did blaze through Jim Butcher's Cold Days in one sitting.  :D

Next novel, Michael is back, the Denarians are too and Harry is forced to work with an enemy.

Now go read The Iron Druid Chronicles, you can get a good five sittings out of it. :-P
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Post by: pbtoejam05 on December 09, 2012, 04:16:56 am
I'm not currently reading anything but I did blaze through Jim Butcher's Cold Days in one sitting.  :D

Next novel, Michael is back, the Denarians are too and Harry is forced to work with an enemy.

Now go read The Iron Druid Chronicles, you can get a good five sittings out of it. :-P

Wait, how do you already know about the next book?   :34    I've looked at the first book in the Iron Druid series.  I'm mostly Irish anyway.  :p
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Post by: Dan on December 09, 2012, 04:27:58 am
Wait, how do you already know about the next book?   :34

Jim talked about it.

Interestingly, it keeps the rule of having the Denarians on every book that's a multiple of 5. Will they come back on book 20 (the last one before the apocalypse)?

I've looked at the first book in the Iron Druid series.  I'm mostly Irish anyway.  :p

Just like The Dresden Files, this series is on a fast release cycle so you won't have to wait too much. :)
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Post by: Christopher on December 13, 2012, 07:18:54 am
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer.

I find it hard to get into fiction, strangely, but most non-fiction I can read and read and read.
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Post by: AElf on December 13, 2012, 03:12:45 pm
I've just finished The Wise Man's Fear, Day Two of Patrick Rothfuss' amazing Kingkiller Chronicles.  The first book, The Name of the Wind, was addictive, the second is absolutely enthralling.  I can barely wait for Book III to be published.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on December 13, 2012, 07:14:44 pm
The Name of the Wind is on my to-read list.  Probably will do so in the next couple of months or so.  Right now while I am on vacation I am reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
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Post by: R on December 16, 2012, 01:46:16 pm
I've just started reading Metro 2033.
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Post by: JohnnyTruant on December 16, 2012, 07:53:15 pm
I'm filling the void until Winds of Winter comes out with Neal Stephenson's Reamde right now.  First book I've read by him, pretty great so far.  Going to have to go back and read Snow Crash or the Baroque Cycle next.
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Post by: Pepe990 on December 21, 2012, 11:29:46 am
books for uni!
I have got a 15 book queue as well :(
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Post by: Historybuff83 on December 22, 2012, 05:07:06 am
Finished American Gods (excellent book btw), probably going to attempt A Dance with Dragons again.
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Post by: Dan on December 22, 2012, 10:58:48 pm
Finished American Gods (excellent book btw),

I had to force myself to finish this one. I never understood why people like it...
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Post by: nakedrobot on December 26, 2012, 07:13:54 pm
The Name of the Wind is on my to-read list.  Probably will do so in the next couple of months or so.  Right now while I am on vacation I am reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

Just finished The name of the wind and the second book A wise mans fear. Excellent stories and they are page turners
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Post by: Riley_Gautier on December 29, 2012, 06:24:09 pm
Fifty Shades Freed on my new E-reader :D
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Post by: Northman on December 29, 2012, 07:32:46 pm
Started reading John Irvings Last night in Twisted River.
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Post by: channel on December 29, 2012, 10:06:06 pm
Just finished reading - Two Girls and a Catamaran  (http://wharram.com/site/node/132 (http://wharram.com/site/node/132))

A must for any budding sailors, adventurers with some naturism thrown in too!
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Post by: Historybuff83 on December 29, 2012, 10:17:17 pm
The Name of the Wind is on my to-read list.  Probably will do so in the next couple of months or so.  Right now while I am on vacation I am reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

Okay, seriously, it should jump at the very very top of your list !!
Name of the Wind is one of the best Fantasy coming of age stories I've read since, well, I started reading !
And best Fantasy book I've read in the past 5 years along with Locke Lamora.
Kvothe, the main character, with his thirst of knowlege, his thirst of revenge, his boyish obsession about an older "lady" and his relationships with the University's Masters are quite enjoyable.
Plus, it is extremely well written for a "genre" book, so definitely do not wait, jump on th book; you will not regret it !

I will after I read Joe Abercrombie's The Heroes (already purchased that book)
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Post by: mynick81 on December 31, 2012, 08:47:15 am
I've finished the third part of Shades of Grey - now I had to read some specialiced books.
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Post by: Riley_Gautier on January 04, 2013, 02:31:36 pm
Having an e-reader a can read few books at once. Im reading a comedians book. He's called Jon richardson
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Post by: The_Xenologer on January 04, 2013, 08:20:50 pm
I just finished reading Two Innocents in Red China by Pierre Trudeau and Jacques Hébert. It's a great look at the early days of the People's Republic and the "Great Leap Forward".
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Post by: Turtlejosh on January 05, 2013, 08:36:57 pm
I'm reading Whispers Underground, by Ben Aaronovitch.

It is like a harry potter grown up book with nice humour, the third in it's series.

I love it, plus the guy wrote an episode of doctor who.
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Post by: funnytannednudist on January 10, 2013, 12:44:52 pm
I'm currently reading a book about a pilots experiences when he was a helicopter pilot in the vietnam war.
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Post by: cpen05 on January 12, 2013, 05:25:40 pm
Over the course of my 3 week winter break, I was able to read about 9 books; the most recent of them was Because I told you so by Ken Jennings.
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Post by: nomadicnudist on January 12, 2013, 10:30:25 pm
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams.
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Post by: AElf on January 22, 2013, 09:29:46 pm
I've been having a great time with a couple of science books over the last few days.  This is uncharacteristic for me as I'm usually more interested in literature, history and the social sciences.

The first, Worlds in Collision by Immanuel Velikovsky, is a fascinating examination of the cataclysmic events which affected planet Earth during human pre-history and also within the historical period BCE.  The breadth and depth of Dr Velikovsky's examination and explanation of these events is enthralling, unbelievable.  No really, completely unbelievable!  This guy was crazier than a pet squirrel!  How his inane ramblings would for more than two decades attract a coterie of true believers beggars the imagination.  To summarize, according to the good Dr V there is no gravity and celestial mechanics functions on the basis of electromagnetism, Earth was at one time a satellite of Saturn (only latterly of the Sun), Venus is a mass of ejecta from the surface of Jupiter that became a comet which at least twice in Biblical times barely missed the Earth before settling into its present orbit,  Mars did largely the same thing and, with help from Mercury and Jupiter, were responsible for the cataclysmic events recorded in the Old Testament and in the mythologies of many cultures around the Earth.  This thesis is not presented as fiction but as indisputable historical fact.  Dr V believed it all fervently.  He wasn't a hoax artist, he was a nutbar.  Why was I reading such a book?  That is a fair question.

The other book that I read, The Pseudoscience Wars by Michael D. Gordin, is all about scientists who wear nothing but brushed pigskin.  I'm kidding of course and there is no goatskin involved either.  The Pseudoscience Wars is an examination of the controversies surrounding the initial publication of Worlds in Collision.  I had started reading Gordin's book first and became so intrigued with the absolutely nonsensical theories of Dr V that I had to set Gordin aside and venture into Worlds in Collision.

Oddly, I can recommend both books, the first as an example of personal mania portrayed as science, the second as an explanation of the so-called "Velikovsky Affair,"  something which was apparently quite the rage before any of us were born.
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Post by: beachboy1 on January 22, 2013, 09:40:56 pm
I like to read books about many different things, mostly inspirational books about integrating mind, body & spirit. I find each one has some interesting ideas, then I read another and it adds to what the previous one said.  Over the holidays I found another book I had when I was younger called 'The Phantom Tollbooth'.  It is about the adventures of a boy and his dog exploring strange lands and I'm reading it again just for fun. :cool:
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Post by: Stuart on January 22, 2013, 09:51:28 pm
The first, Worlds in Collision by Immanuel Velikovsky, is a fascinating examination of the cataclysmic events which affected planet Earth during human pre-history and also within the historical period BCE.  The breadth and depth of Dr Velikovsky's examination and explanation of these events is enthralling, unbelievable.  No really, completely unbelievable!  This guy was crazier than a pet squirrel!  How his inane ramblings would for more than two decades attract a coterie of true believers beggars the imagination.  To summarize, according to the good Dr V there is no gravity and celestial mechanics functions on the basis of electromagnetism, Earth was at one time a satellite of Saturn (only latterly of the Sun), Venus is a mass of ejecta from the surface of Jupiter that became a comet which at least twice in Biblical times barely missed the Earth before settling into its present orbit,  Mars did largely the same thing and, with help from Mercury and Jupiter, were responsible for the cataclysmic events recorded in the Old Testament and in the mythologies of many cultures around the Earth.  This thesis is not presented as fiction but as indisputable historical fact.  Dr V believed it all fervently.  He wasn't a hoax artist, he was a nutbar.  Why was I reading such a book?  That is a fair question.

I'll have what he's drinking.
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Post by: MERRD on January 26, 2013, 01:54:13 am
Finally got my Kindle!

I was reading American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis before I started posting this and I will resume right about...

now...
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Post by: Daft on February 10, 2013, 05:07:20 pm
(http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/files/2012/11/cloud-atlas.jpg)

In English (it hasn't been released here in Brazil so far), so I guess it'll take a long time to finish it.
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Post by: Northman on February 11, 2013, 11:57:00 am
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
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Post by: Dan on February 15, 2013, 02:40:14 am
Currently reading "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheeps" by Philip K. Dick.

It's excellent!
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Post by: Archaewok1 on February 15, 2013, 11:38:16 pm
"Understanding the Antioxidant Controversy" by Paul E. Milbury. This book is somewhat meh, considering like the first chapter mentions 'there isn't much scientific evidence for or against antioxidant use,' but it has been interesting to find out how free radicals form and damage the body.

"The Schools Our Children Deserve" by Alfie Kohn. This book talks about traditional schooling (teacher as lecturer, performance-based atmosphere, little student choice) vs. progressive schooling models (teacher as guide, learning-focused atmosphere, students have some say in what they learn and how they learn it) and why progressive schooling models are better. This book is review for me, as I've read other books of his, but it seems like it will be good review regardless.
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Post by: cpen05 on February 16, 2013, 02:31:59 am
books for uni!
I have got a 15 book queue as well :(

 :3145 except I have 30 books in my queue.
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Post by: Pitti on February 24, 2013, 03:21:08 pm
I´m reading the book "Still missing" by Chevy Stevens. A really interesting book about a woman and this woman will kidnapped. The book are telling her time with the kidnapper and the time after her escape and killing the kidnapper.
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Post by: lord_george on February 24, 2013, 06:22:36 pm
I just finished Zelda Fitzgerald's collected works a few days ago. I really enjoyed her writing! It was fascinating to read (semi)autobiographical stories from her point of view instead of that of F. Scott. Her novel, Save Me the Waltz, was great! I thought that her short stories were good too, and especially enjoyed her letters.
Now I'm just reading Star Trek: The Next Generation #1: Ghost Ship. Big change from Zelda  :tongue:
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Post by: chrisw91 on February 24, 2013, 07:49:15 pm
The Walking Dead graphic novels. They are great. Its strange though as I have watched the series before and not read the comics so its interesting seeing the differences. I can understand now why comic book readers get frustrated when their favorite comics come out in movies or tv shows.
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Post by: Riley_Gautier on February 25, 2013, 05:13:55 pm
The Magicians Guild - Trudi Canavan. Will give a review one ive started them properly. I was recommended them from a friend and was told they was good :D
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Post by: matturist on February 26, 2013, 04:08:14 am
I'm currently making my way through The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen while re-reading Storm of Swords (George R. R. Martin) in preparation for the next Game of Thrones season.
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Post by: Dan on February 26, 2013, 04:25:09 am
Let the right one in by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
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Post by: Kyle on February 26, 2013, 11:11:11 am
Currently reading "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheeps" by Philip K. Dick.

It's excellent!
I personally prefer Ubik. I think it's Dick's best work. Androids is my 3rd fav Dick book.
(One of my favorite books, actually)
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Post by: The_Xenologer on February 28, 2013, 11:20:17 pm
I'm going back to A Song of Ice and Fire and reading A Feast for Crows.
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Post by: Paul on March 01, 2013, 04:26:15 am
I just finished reading "The 5 Love Languages" by Gary Chapman.  I'm also on book three of the "Last Rune" series by Mark Anthony (Dark Remains).
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Post by: DavidT on March 01, 2013, 02:05:25 pm
I'm reading The Racketeer by John Grisham
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Post by: brandon on March 17, 2013, 07:53:09 pm
‘The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster’ by Tim Crothers

It's the story of a girl from a slum in Uganda who rises to become a very competitive chess player. The daily struggle for food, the deplorable living conditions, and the reality of children who can't attend school because they can't afford tuition is hard to fathom. It did soften my generally unfavorable attitude toward missionary organizations.

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“The Queen of Katwe” is as much about the Ugandan slum of Katwe, in the city of Kampala, as it is about a young Ugandan chess player, Phiona Mutesi.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-queen-of-katwe-a-story-of-life-chess-and-one-extraordinary-girls-dream-of-becoming-a-grandmaster-by-tim-crothers/2013/02/08/543b93ec-6af1-11e2-ada3-d86a4806d5ee_story.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-queen-of-katwe-a-story-of-life-chess-and-one-extraordinary-girls-dream-of-becoming-a-grandmaster-by-tim-crothers/2013/02/08/543b93ec-6af1-11e2-ada3-d86a4806d5ee_story.html)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phiona_Mutesi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phiona_Mutesi)

Looks like it's going to be made into a movie!

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Post by: naturallynude on March 22, 2013, 09:33:57 pm
The Third Reich -A New History by Michael Burleigh
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Post by: Rockingnature on March 23, 2013, 02:13:50 am
The Third Reich -A New History by Michael Burleigh

 How is it?
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Post by: naturallynude on March 23, 2013, 07:21:08 am
The Third Reich -A New History by Michael Burleigh

 How is it?


Don't get me wrong but I feel that it quite hard work due to it being of a very scholarly nature and at nearly 1000 pages thick.  I have heard though that the trilogy of books on the subject by Prof Richard J Evans are just as good if you want to get into the subject. I'm still on the early days of the Weimar Republic at the moment.
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Post by: AElf on March 23, 2013, 11:06:00 am
Just finished The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think an excellent and thoroughly readable work by animal cognition researchers Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods -- recommended to anyone who likes dogs.

Also, on the lighter and darker side, just finished The Prisoner of Heaven, Carlos Ruiz Zafon's sequel to both The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game -- shorter than the others, and that is a pity, but excellent all the same.

Now concentrating on Ronald Hutton's The Druids -- tedious sentence structures but very interesting.
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Post by: pbtoejam05 on March 24, 2013, 04:18:55 am
Currently re-reading A Feast for Crows, by George R. R Martin

Freakin' awesome!
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Post by: The_Xenologer on March 29, 2013, 06:28:45 am
I am reading both A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin and The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. Both are great so far!
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Post by: cpen05 on April 05, 2013, 11:57:51 pm
Today I had time to start reading another book for fun and it is Five equations that changed the world.
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Post by: Northman on April 06, 2013, 08:57:16 am
Started reading Carlos Ruiz Zafón's 'Prisoner of Heaven' yesterday. I have been waiting to read this book for a while now.
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Post by: softynude on April 07, 2013, 03:24:27 pm
Foe by jm Cottzee
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Post by: lord_george on April 08, 2013, 03:00:53 pm
Star Wars: Coruscant Nights: The Last Jedi by Michael Reaves & Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff. It's nice to have a new book in what was originally a trilogy that ended a few years ago. I really enjoyed the series, even though The Clone Wars cartoon has unfortunately changed some of the canon from this quadrilogy/quartet/whatever-the-word-is.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on April 08, 2013, 06:15:45 pm
Summer Knight by Jim Butcher, which is book 4 (I think) of The Dresden Files series
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Post by: AElf on April 09, 2013, 09:53:28 am
Ronald Hutton's Blood & Mistletoe, it is the follow-on book to his The Druids -- twice the reading in a much more academic examination of the topic.

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRQnonGEi0IAb9qxSHest-Ex2B2e7Rl3cIeanHsy0Pw3agkc05eHQ)

Also, Eric Dinerstein's The Kingdom of Rarities -- interesting perspectives on our shrinking biosphere, and André de Guillaume's How to Rule the World -- a must for my chosen career path.   :45
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Post by: Stuart on April 09, 2013, 10:36:45 am
André de Guillaume's How to Rule the World -- a must for my chosen career path.   :45

You joining the Illuminati?

I'm reading Victor Hugo's Les Miserables right now. Its a bit of a slog, but worth the effort.
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Post by: AElf on April 09, 2013, 10:56:36 am
André de Guillaume's How to Rule the World -- a must for my chosen career path.   :45

You joining the Illuminati?

Joining them?

They will bow before me  :909
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Post by: Stuart on April 09, 2013, 10:58:26 am
André de Guillaume's How to Rule the World -- a must for my chosen career path.   :45

You joining the Illuminati?

Joining them?

They will bow before me  :909

Can I have a job in the new world order? I hear so much about these organisations that control everything, but not how to join them and be part of it.
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Post by: AElf on April 09, 2013, 11:02:35 am
André de Guillaume's How to Rule the World -- a must for my chosen career path.   :45

You joining the Illuminati?

Joining them?

They will bow before me  :909

Can I have a job in the new world order? I hear so much about these organisations that control everything, but not how to join them and be part of it.

I'll hire you on as a speech writer for when I have to harangue the masses.  Can Karla do the website?
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Post by: naturallynude on April 09, 2013, 03:57:37 pm
Due to the depressing nature of the Third Reich book I have switched for a week to Stephen Fry in America.
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Post by: pbtoejam05 on April 10, 2013, 01:52:56 am
Summer Knight by Jim Butcher, which is book 4 (I think) of The Dresden Files series

Ooo!  I love Jim Butcher.  The books get better as the series continues.  :grin:
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Post by: William F. on April 10, 2013, 05:07:54 am
I just finished a book called Sidekicks by Jack D. Ferraiolo , it's based on the young plucky sidekick characters of comic books. In New York, teenager Scott Hutchinson is Bright Boy, the sidekick to Phantom Justice (yes they are a parody of Batman and Robin) who discovers that his arch nemesis,  Monkey wrench, sidekick to the nefarious Dr. Chaotic is in fact the most popular kid at school. He suddenly finds himself forced between doing the right thing and  being popular at school. Throw in the twist, (which I won't give away) and Scott finds his life really turned upside down!

I gotta say, I found this book really enjoyable. My only problem is that they give away the twist ending by trying to build things up too early. My recommendation, if you want it to really surprise you, skip the black pages. It will really make the climax one hell of a surprise.
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Post by: Dan on April 11, 2013, 01:08:19 am
Summer Knight by Jim Butcher, which is book 4 (I think) of The Dresden Files series

Soon you'll be joining us waiting for book 15. :)

As for me, I'm waiting for "La bataille de Londre" that I just ordered. It came out yesterday and is a thorough historical research of the circumstances of the patriation of the Canadian constitution in 1982. It's mostly based on documents requested from the British government because despite the Access to Information Act, the Canadian documents contain way too much censored parts.

The big reveal is that the supreme court completely disregarded the notion of separation of powers during the events.

Following the publication of the book, the supreme court  said it would look into the allegations, the government of Quebec ask for all the documents to be uncensored and the government of Canada said no. Quite eventful for a book that's just been out for a day. :)

And the Liberal plan to have Quebec sign the constitution by 2017... HAHAHAHAHA.
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Post by: naturallynude on April 17, 2013, 04:37:06 pm
Another break in the book world. This tim That Near-Death Thing by Rick Broadbent.  It is all about the Isle of Man TT.
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Post by: R on May 02, 2013, 10:05:36 pm
 I've just read Huxley's 'Brave New World'. I think is's a great book, maybe even better than 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'.
Scary thing is that Huxley's vision is slowly getting real...
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Post by: Dan on May 02, 2013, 10:09:40 pm
I've just read Huxley's 'Brave New World'. I think is's a great book, maybe even better than 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'.
Scary thing is that Huxley's vision is slowly getting real...

I'd say both are becoming true.
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Post by: R on May 02, 2013, 11:17:28 pm
Quote from: Dan

I'd say both are becoming true.

But 'Brave New World' is becoming real MUCH faster. Orwell's vision is outdated since te collapse of the USSR... Well, maybe '1984' had some influence on collapse of the empire.

Great infographic about both dystopia:
http://m.9gag.com/gag/5196073 (http://m.9gag.com/gag/5196073)
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Post by: ToneBender on May 03, 2013, 03:59:13 am
http://internationalyn.org/forum/index.php/topic,297.660/topicseen.html (http://internationalyn.org/forum/index.php/topic,297.660/topicseen.html)
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Post by: Dan on May 03, 2013, 04:04:25 am
Great infographic about both dystopia:
http://m.9gag.com/gag/5196073 (http://m.9gag.com/gag/5196073)

I've seen that years ago. :)

But both dystopia are as strongly there.

Want to see Orwell's the two minute hate? Watch US news.

People trying to change language so there are concepts you simply won't be able to think? Check.

Unable to do anything at all without being seen by big brother? Yup.

Anyone with the power to make you an unperson? Facebook when they ban your account.

Organisation that tell you what to think, love and hate? Churches, Apple, political parties...
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Post by: R on May 03, 2013, 07:38:36 am
I agree with you at some aspects.

I don't know American news. I know that American media are trying to set people against Muslims. I know few Americans, who were saying sad thing about Muslims, even when they didn't know one...
But Polish news are rather making people dumb. They don't show important things, they show stupid, unnecessary informations like 'superstar xyz was catched with drugs'. This things are even on governament TV...

I've never heard of this language project, could you post a link? But I do not believe in most of conspiracy theories.

I agree with that paragraph, cameras on the streets, google and cookies really are unpleasant.

I don't think that ban of Facebook account makes someone unperson. I know many people who do not have FB and they not complain about it.

I agree with that paragraph. In Poland church have very big influence on people. But most of them are 60+. In fact I think that most of people hate thinking. They just choose authority to think for them...






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Post by: Riley_Gautier on May 03, 2013, 05:43:26 pm
Still reading The Hunger Games. I think it is a brilliant book so far
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Post by: Billy on May 03, 2013, 06:01:17 pm
I'm reading Scoouwa, Its a story about early Ohio life among the Native Americans
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Post by: RudiMentaer on May 03, 2013, 06:06:14 pm
Im currently reading "Un train de glace et de feu" written by Ramon Chao, father of famous worldmusician Manu Chao. Its a travel report about his band Mano Negra through Columbia. Their intention was to bring hope to the people.
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Post by: Mark on May 03, 2013, 08:03:33 pm
I've just finished Let The Right One In. I wasn't sure what to think at first, but by the end, I was completely hooked.
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Post by: brandon on June 01, 2013, 03:55:24 pm
My Beloved World by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

She faced enormous challenges growing up... an alcoholic father who died when she was young, prejudice, health issues, poverty, life in a dangerous public housing project in New York, cluelessness about a lot of middle class cultural things, but went on to a very successful career as a prosecutor, a lawyer, and a judge.

If you wondered if she got the Supreme Court appointment mainly to provide cultural diversity on the court, you may come away with a different opinion.
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Post by: nakedrobot on June 03, 2013, 01:41:46 am
 Reading Enders Game. Very excited that the movie is coming out soon

I know in some other thread there were posts about naturism in books. Ender and his companions in the barracks all sleep in their "skins" which is slang for naked.
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Post by: Dan on June 03, 2013, 01:56:49 am
Reading Enders Game. Very excited that the movie is coming out soon

It's a very disturbing book when you stop to think about its implications (http://www4.ncsu.edu/~tenshi/Killer_000.htm).
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Post by: Dan on June 03, 2013, 11:51:07 pm
Currently reading Le livre noir du Canada anglais by Normand Lester. It's a very interesting book that was created as a response to Heritage Minutes (60 seconds propaganda pieces paid for by the federal government to whitewash its history) and shows the dark, bloody and genocidal history of Canada.

I barely started the first tome but so far, it's very good.
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Post by: AMC1987 on June 09, 2013, 02:22:45 pm
At the moment, I'm reading two books.  The first is a biography of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany by Charlotte Zeepvat.  He was a hemophiliac and the youngest son of Queen Victoria.

The other is Political Poison, a murder mystery by Mark Richard Zubro.  He's written 23 mysteries so far I believe and I'm working my way through the series.  (Its actually two series of mysteries, mostly in alternating volumes.)  Political Poison is the 6th book.
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Post by: naturallynude on June 18, 2013, 05:08:40 pm
The Pursuit of Italy - David Gilmour
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Post by: funnytannednudist on June 18, 2013, 07:17:52 pm
i am currently reading a bookcalled low level hell - its a book written by a pilot in the vietnam war,its a very good book and opens your eyes to the dangers of war.
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Post by: dedanax on June 19, 2013, 11:57:52 am
I'm reading now The Mirror of Cassandra by Bernard Werber.

This book is about a girl, who has the ability to see into the future, but cannot remember anything before the bomb which killed both her parents.
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Post by: Dan on June 25, 2013, 12:26:24 am
I'm reading now The Mirror of Cassandra by Bernard Werber.

I have a love-hate relationship with his books. All the little "facts" he stops the story to tell are utter and complete bullshit. He starts with the truth and distords it, stretches it or simplifies it to the point where it turns absolutely false.

Lots of his story are brilliant, except when he tries to put too much philosophy in them, then it sucks.

I loved Les fourmis, and Les thanatonautes. I absolutely hated the follow up he gave to Les thanatonautes. Le père de nos père was pretty much bullshit too. He wrote a neat short stories book.

So, how much philosophy is there in this latest one? If it's barely none, it goes on my to read list. :)

As for me, I'm reading Le livre noir du Canada 2, by Norman Lester. It's the sequel to the one I read before, more of the bloody and bigoted history of Canada, concentration on the 20th century. There's a third one that about recent history too. I'll read it when I'm done with this one.
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Post by: dedanax on June 25, 2013, 06:20:21 am
I'm reading now The Mirror of Cassandra by Bernard Werber.

I have a love-hate relationship with his books. All the little "facts" he stops the story to tell are utter and complete bullshit. He starts with the truth and distords it, stretches it or simplifies it to the point where it turns absolutely false.

I have to agree :)

First part of the book was interesting, and in the middle I lose interest to this book. Perhaps i happens because of his so called philosophy, what i can't accept as philosophy :(
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Post by: Dan on June 25, 2013, 07:00:48 am
Try The thanatonauts. It's an amazing book that reads very fast. Ignore all sequels, they are "philosophy" wall to wall.
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Post by: dedanax on June 25, 2013, 07:04:22 am
Try The thanatonauts. It's an amazing book that reads very fast. Ignore all sequels, they are "philosophy" wall to wall.
Ok, thanks, I'll put in into line after Game of Thrones and some Sapkowski books :)
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Post by: Astaroth on June 27, 2013, 12:27:52 am
I just started reading a book by Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind. Looks good, is fantasy.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on June 27, 2013, 07:46:06 pm
I just started reading a book by Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind. Looks good, is fantasy.
That's on my short list (ok it's not that short, but it's towards the top) of books to read, just after I power through A Dance with Dragons....and The Way of Kings and finishing up a book from the Dresden Files, and....
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Post by: puppiesrawesome on June 28, 2013, 01:04:57 am
Undaunted courage by Stephen E. Ambrose its really good
also i bough Hell's Highway by George E. Kaskimaki about operation Market Garden in WWII but i haven't had a chance to start it yet
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Post by: Dan on June 28, 2013, 01:06:58 am
I just started reading a book by Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind. Looks good, is fantasy.
That's on my short list (ok it's not that short, but it's towards the top) of books to read, just after I power through A Dance with Dragons....and The Way of Kings and finishing up a book from the Dresden Files, and....

How come The Dresden Files isn't on top of your list? You got your priorities all wrong! :-P
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Post by: dedanax on June 28, 2013, 08:19:49 am
I just started reading a book by Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind. Looks good, is fantasy.
A Dance with Dragons....and The Way of Kings

that are in my list too :)
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Post by: mushy on June 30, 2013, 09:31:50 pm
I am reading Ecstasy is a new Frequency.  It's a very informative book about our holographic existence and how to release our Ego.
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Post by: Petrucio1983 on July 11, 2013, 02:52:50 am
Right now I'm reading a book called, "The Wizard of Quarks." It's about quantum physics, and it's pretty good if you can follow it.
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Post by: dfx33 on July 16, 2013, 03:19:25 am
Co-ed Naked Philosophy by Will Forest. It's a great book!
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Post by: lord_george on July 18, 2013, 02:54:45 pm
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin. I'm trying to read each book before I see the corresponding episodes on HBO.
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Post by: Petrucio1983 on July 18, 2013, 03:22:38 pm
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin. I'm trying to read each book before I see the corresponding episodes on HBO.

Are the episodes that close to the story-line of the books?
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Post by: lord_george on July 19, 2013, 01:19:42 pm
The first season followed the first book very closely. From what I've heard, the same is true of season 2, but it starts to depart in season 3.
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Post by: Northman on July 19, 2013, 01:27:59 pm
Umberto Eco's "Name of the Rose" and Oscar Wilde's "The Portrait of Dorian Gray"
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Post by: The_Xenologer on August 07, 2013, 07:01:28 pm
I'm trying to read more nonfiction, so I'm currently reading The Political Mind by George Lakoff.

 I love The Picture of Dorian Gray. It's such an interesting book, especially if you consider that it's more than 100 years old and examines issues that are still very topical today.
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Post by: nerdynudist on August 07, 2013, 07:07:15 pm
The platonic dialogues, and A storm of swords by George. R. R. Martin
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Post by: Historybuff83 on August 07, 2013, 08:01:49 pm
Finally finished A Dance with Dragons and am now reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and My Share of the Task by Stanley McChrystal
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Post by: Dan on August 07, 2013, 08:22:50 pm
Currently reading the prose Edda.
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Post by: Riley_Gautier on August 07, 2013, 10:54:54 pm
A random free book I found on my Kobo called 'a dumbarses guide to killing zombies. So crap but so good at the same time
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Post by: nerdynudist on August 07, 2013, 11:04:36 pm
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin. I'm trying to read each book before I see the corresponding episodes on HBO.

Are the episodes that close to the story-line of the books?

loosely but to a degree yeah
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Post by: Normabq on August 12, 2013, 04:52:05 am
I am reading The Play of God by Vanamali which is the story of Krishna. I am also reading A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. And Whology which is a book all about Dr. Who. I am a very eclectic reader. :)
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Post by: lord_george on August 23, 2013, 12:16:29 am
Now on A Storm of Swords, after finishing GoT Season 2.
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Post by: nerdynudist on August 23, 2013, 01:08:02 am
Now on A Storm of Swords, after finishing GoT Season 2.

Same!
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Post by: SurfNatural on August 28, 2013, 01:32:05 pm
"Washington: A Life" by Ron Chernow
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Post by: lord_george on August 29, 2013, 02:16:50 pm
To Kill a Mockingbird
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Post by: norwaynudist on August 29, 2013, 09:40:10 pm
Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger

What do you think of it? I remember i enjoyed it, although i never really understood why. I think maybe the writer managed to create a main character who was actually far more interesting than the actual plot.

I'm reading "Is it just me" by Miranda Hart.
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Post by: lord_george on August 31, 2013, 04:54:10 pm
I'm not much for American Lit, so I didn't like Catcher in the Rye or To Kill a Mockingbird very much.
I read Bossypants by Tina Fey (it's a quick, funny, and insightful read) and am now on an essay collection called Living with Shakespeare.
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Post by: hlester on September 01, 2013, 04:04:57 pm
I am currently reading a economics book, but it has no English name. It's and analyzing the stock.
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Post by: AElf on September 02, 2013, 10:04:47 am
I'm finishing up a little recreational reading before next term starts.

I started with Paul MacKendrick's "The North African Stones Speak" a catalogue of Punic-Graeco-Roman archeology,
which led me to E. Mary Smallwood's "The Jews Under Roman Rule: From Pompey to Diocletian" and to Carl B. Smith II's "No Longer Jews: The Search for Gnostic Origins" . . . all interesting stuff.

And because I recently read Dave Barry's "Tricky Business" I am concurrently reading Roulstone & Norbury's "Invisible in the Storm: The Role of Mathematics in Understanding the Weather."

What can I say?  I'm a complex person.
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Post by: JoshVi on September 06, 2013, 02:09:13 pm
The last book i read, was Inferno by Dan Brown, im a big fan of this author, i liked the book, but my favorite is The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown...
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Post by: LuvThemGiants on October 05, 2013, 04:12:00 pm
i am currently reading the Co-Ed Naked Philosiphy by Will Forest. Downloaded it on my Kindle for €3 and is a really good read.

its a novel about a Philosophy Professor who gets into naturism and wants to bring nudity into the classroom.
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Post by: ToneBender on October 07, 2013, 10:37:59 pm
Just finished No Easy Day by Mark Owen about how they got Bin Laden and just started Cape Dorset Sculpture by Derek Norton and Nigel Reading about how the Innuit art (passtime?) in Cape Dorset was developed into a sustainable source of income for the community and what some of the art means.

While exploring northern culture I also learned that 'Bou" (as in Caribou) and Reindeer (as in Santa Clause) are one and the same ----------- Rangifer tarandus. Still reeling from that little revelation.
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Post by: AElf on October 08, 2013, 09:56:46 am
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created  by Charles C. Mann
Absolutely fascinating
Highly recommended
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Post by: Historybuff83 on October 08, 2013, 08:23:27 pm
I'm reading Anasi Boys by Neil Gaiman, kind of the spiritual successor to American Gods
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Post by: MichaelColeman on October 11, 2013, 12:36:48 am
I just finished The Dark Elf Trilogy: by R.A. Salvatore. But I am eagerly waiting forThe Wolves of Midwinter: The Wolf Gift Chronicles by Anne Rice.  I loved The Wolf Gift.   
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Post by: Dan on October 11, 2013, 02:13:28 am
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created  by Charles C. Mann
Absolutely fascinating
Highly recommended

Is it as disturbing as I imagine?
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Post by: MichaelColeman on October 11, 2013, 03:11:09 am
I have read books one and two of Anne Rice's Sleeping Beauty trilogy but I have yet to read the final book.  I am not involved or really even interested in the community from which viewpoint she writes the books but I love her work and even this is pure bliss.
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Post by: Riley_Gautier on October 11, 2013, 10:10:27 am
If you know my boyfriend well then you will know that h loves horror movies.. well I dont and for so long he has been trying to ween me on to them slowly, just so he has someone to watch them with I guess..
He suggested Silence of the lambs to start off with but im going to read the books instead first I think so at the moment I am reading Red Dragon by Thomas Harris :D
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Post by: Jackthenudist on October 16, 2013, 07:27:31 pm
Currently reading Under The Dome by Stephen King.

I've been watching the TV show so thought I'd give the book a go. The book is so much better than the show, but I suppose that's always the case with adaptations.
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Post by: Pitti on October 17, 2013, 08:36:39 am
Currently reading Under The Dome by Stephen King.

I've been watching the TV show so thought I'd give the book a go. The book is so much better than the show, but I suppose that's always the case with adaptations.

Trust me the book is better.
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Post by: Mettis on October 17, 2013, 03:58:58 pm
I'm currently reading 3 books : Games of Thrones by George R.R. Martin ; The Mirror of Cassandra by Bernard Werber ; and The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus, by Terry GoodKind.
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Post by: Dan on October 20, 2013, 03:01:38 pm
The Mirror of Cassandra by Bernard Werber

Is it one of the books filled with a brilliant story or one of those filled with dubious philosophy?

I absolutely love some of his books but some others, yuk.
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Post by: Mettis on October 20, 2013, 06:21:16 pm
The Mirror of Cassandra by Bernard Werber

Is it one of the books filled with a brilliant story or one of those filled with dubious philosophy?

I absolutely love some of his books but some others, yuk.

For me, this is a very good book, futuristic and philosophical, dealing with freedom, exclusion, mythology, autism...
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Post by: Jackthenudist on October 25, 2013, 10:39:12 pm
Has anyone here read the Jason Bourne books by Robert Ludlum?

I'm a big fan of the films, so I'm wondering if the books are good or not.
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Post by: KrissyLovesYou on October 25, 2013, 11:17:35 pm
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Post by: chrisw91 on October 26, 2013, 12:31:27 pm
The Walking Dead: The Road To Woodbury
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Post by: closetnudist on October 29, 2013, 01:55:41 pm
The Walking Dead: The Road To Woodbury

Love this!
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Post by: Riley_Gautier on October 29, 2013, 04:51:37 pm
The Walking Dead: The Road To Woodbury

Love this!

On MY Kobo E-reader.  :evil:
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Post by: Sparky on October 29, 2013, 06:06:52 pm
Reading "the outsiders" and "the great gatsby" for english lit at school, at home im reading "Dear Silvia" by Dawn French. But I reas a lot so ill read this one (thread?) a lot
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Post by: MichaelColeman on October 29, 2013, 07:34:23 pm
Reading "the outsiders" and "the great gatsby" for english lit at school, at home im reading "Dear Silvia" by Dawn French. But I reas a lot so ill read this one (thread?) a lot

I grew up in NC and there was an old Baptist Church that was nearby that always reminded me of, "The Outsiders".  That's a really good book. 
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Post by: Sparky on October 29, 2013, 07:37:29 pm
I agree, although its a pretty old book its themes are still relevant to me at least
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Post by: MichaelColeman on October 29, 2013, 08:12:49 pm
I agree, although its a pretty old book its themes are still relevant to me at least

A book that I thought was really Funny was "Running With Scissors" by Augusten Burroughs.   

A Suspenseful murder mystery that was page-turning awesome was "A Perfect Evil" by Alex Kava

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Post by: closetnudist on October 30, 2013, 03:12:34 am
The Walking Dead: The Road To Woodbury

Love this!

On MY Kobo E-reader.  :evil:

A friend of mine have this. (It made me wonder why 'MY' is bold.. Hmm.. So does this means Chris doesn't have his own? LOL!  :laugh:)
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Post by: MountainHiker on October 30, 2013, 05:43:56 am
Right now, I'm reading story called Diaries of a Madman. I highly recommend it.

http://www.fimfiction.net/story/45860/diaries-of-a-madman (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/45860/diaries-of-a-madman)

Be warned, it is massively long and gets into some pretty serious situations.
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Post by: matturist on November 12, 2013, 03:06:22 am
I just started The Circle by Dave Eggers
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Post by: Riley_Gautier on November 12, 2013, 10:36:12 pm
The Walking Dead: The Road To Woodbury

Love this!

On MY Kobo E-reader.  :evil:

A friend of mine have this. (It made me wonder why 'MY' is bold.. Hmm.. So does this means Chris doesn't have his own? LOL!  :laugh:)

no he doesnt. Chris is someone that doesn't read.. Unless it's about Zombies it seems haha
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Post by: closetnudist on November 13, 2013, 12:48:42 am
The Walking Dead: The Road To Woodbury

Love this!

On MY Kobo E-reader.  :evil:

A friend of mine have this. (It made me wonder why 'MY' is bold.. Hmm.. So does this means Chris doesn't have his own? LOL!  :laugh:)

no he doesnt. Chris is someone that doesn't read.. Unless it's about Zombies it seems haha

Because topic about zombies are cool!! (I realized we both like zombies and WWE. I think its a guy thing or something)
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Post by: Riley_Gautier on November 16, 2013, 04:03:51 am
The Walking Dead: The Road To Woodbury

Love this!

On MY Kobo E-reader.  :evil:

A friend of mine have this. (It made me wonder why 'MY' is bold.. Hmm.. So does this means Chris doesn't have his own? LOL!  :laugh:)

no he doesnt. Chris is someone that doesn't read.. Unless it's about Zombies it seems haha

Because topic about zombies are cool!! (I realized we both like zombies and WWE. I think its a guy thing or something)

I like WWE too, just not zombies
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Post by: whatsnew on November 16, 2013, 05:41:05 am
I've got around 200 pages left of Demons by Dostoevsky. It hasn't been bad, but it's been so similar to The Idiot, by him also, that it's bugging me a little. I need to finish it up already and move on to something new.
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Post by: The_Xenologer on November 17, 2013, 07:19:28 pm
I just finished reading Spark Your Dream by Herman and Candelaria Zapp, which was a really inspirational travelogue about two Argentenians that travel from Buenos Aires to Alaska in a 1928 Graham Paige between 2000 and 2003. I'm now starting The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, which is supposed be one of the best new fantasy novels in quite some time.
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Post by: Mettis on November 17, 2013, 07:42:06 pm
At this time, I'm reading a big book of 777 pages, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas Hofstadter, that deals formal rules systems, and how knowledge can be represented and stored.
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Post by: Dan on November 17, 2013, 08:37:00 pm
At this time, I'm reading a big book of 777 pages, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas Hofstadter, that deals formal rules systems, and how knowledge can be represented and stored.

I don't think it's possible to explain what this book is about to someone who never read it. :-)

Enjoy, it's one of my favourites and it's going to blow your mind several more times before you are done.
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Post by: Mettis on November 18, 2013, 07:14:18 am
...

Enjoy, it's one of my favourites and it's going to blow your mind several more times before you are done.

Thanks Dan, sure it's going to blow my mind ;)
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Post by: sempaiena on November 18, 2013, 10:29:04 pm
I have several philosophy books started and sitting on a shelf here, but I'm most actively reading the Bible now, cover to cover.
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Post by: Jackthenudist on November 18, 2013, 10:53:33 pm
I have several philosophy books started and sitting on a shelf here, but I'm most actively reading the Bible now, cover to cover.

You could find far better fiction novels than that. :tongue:
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Post by: Riley_Gautier on November 20, 2013, 09:55:30 pm
I have several philosophy books started and sitting on a shelf here, but I'm most actively reading the Bible now, cover to cover.

What version are you reading and how far have you got?
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Post by: sempaiena on November 21, 2013, 01:52:44 pm
I have several philosophy books started and sitting on a shelf here, but I'm most actively reading the Bible now, cover to cover.

What version are you reading and how far have you got?

I'm reading the New International Version and I just started 1 Kings today  :smiley:
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Post by: Riley_Gautier on November 21, 2013, 06:28:09 pm
I have several philosophy books started and sitting on a shelf here, but I'm most actively reading the Bible now, cover to cover.

What version are you reading and how far have you got?

I'm reading the New International Version and I just started 1 Kings today  :smiley:

So you have read quite a bit of it already. i havent read all of the bible back to front but i have read some of the smaller books :)
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Post by: iyoni on November 21, 2013, 06:45:49 pm
I'm currently struggling through 'The Idiot', by Dostoyevsky. Even though I'm reading it in the Hebrew version, it is still not easy. I shouldn't have started it, lol...
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Post by: whatsnew on November 21, 2013, 09:02:23 pm
'The Idiot' was so good!
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Post by: doriangraim on December 05, 2013, 02:23:57 am
I currently read the french version of 'It can't happen here' by Sinclair Lewis.
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Post by: NakedShadow on December 06, 2013, 11:34:44 pm
Currently reading 'Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World' by Haruki Murakami.
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Post by: doriangraim on December 07, 2013, 01:41:34 am
Currently reading 'Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World' by Haruki Murakami.

Yeah! I think it's one of his best.  :laugh:
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Post by: NakedShadow on December 08, 2013, 04:25:32 am
Currently reading 'Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World' by Haruki Murakami.

Yeah! I think it's one of his best.  :laugh:

I'm finishing the last books of his that I haven't read. Norwegian Wood is my favorite & I can't wait for colorless Tsukur!
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Post by: 8pointhunter on December 20, 2013, 05:52:47 am
I am currently reading Niccollo Machiavelli's ''The Prince.''
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Post by: Gman707 on December 20, 2013, 07:55:04 am
I have just finished James SA Coreys leviathan wakes. Excellent book. Looking forward to getting round to book two.

I am currently reading  book one of james barclays elves trillogy. It's not grabbed me yet though. 
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Post by: raud on December 21, 2013, 08:47:41 pm
I'm reading the Sagas of Icelanders!
A bit long but very good if you wanna immerse yourself into the traditions and stories around here ;)
(like nude bathing in the wilderness hot pots!)
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Post by: stiloff on December 22, 2013, 05:14:13 am
Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Vankatesh
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Post by: NakedShadow on December 23, 2013, 07:28:41 am
reading Killing Pablo. Hard to believe that all this happened almost 20 years ago.
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Post by: JoshVi on January 02, 2014, 12:02:09 am
That book can recommend me?. I am a fan of Dan Brown's books and have read and all, I want something like that... thanks :tongue: ...
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Post by: beachpuppy on January 02, 2014, 01:08:39 am
The Storyteller of Marrakesh by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya (Christmas gift!)
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Post by: Fool on January 02, 2014, 01:28:40 am
   I'm reading There is No Dog, by Meg Rosoff
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Post by: nudedino13 on January 14, 2014, 04:13:06 am
Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston
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Post by: AElf on January 14, 2014, 12:30:25 pm
S. Frederick Starr's Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane . . . Fascinating!
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Post by: NakedShadow on January 15, 2014, 06:57:03 am
Reading again Fahrenheit 451 but in a different language.
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Post by: Mettis on January 15, 2014, 08:53:25 am
Currently, I'm reading Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche. Masterly !
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Post by: mars1692 on January 15, 2014, 08:09:48 pm
I've just finished Ender's Game!  I'm now reading the sequel, Speaker for the Dead.
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Post by: Mettis on January 15, 2014, 08:53:46 pm
I've just finished Ender's Game!  I'm now reading the sequel, Speaker for the Dead.

Great book like the movie too.  :e4444
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Post by: closetnudist on January 16, 2014, 06:24:07 am
Currently, I'm reading Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche. Masterly !

Have you read Der Wille zur Macht?

Currently, I'm reading Insurance Industry Challenges and Testing for Gaming Applications.
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Post by: Pitti on January 16, 2014, 07:41:47 am
Currently, I'm reading Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche. Masterly !

Have you read Der Wille zur Macht?

Currently, I'm reading Insurance Industry Challenges and Testing for Gaming Applications.

wow, do you read german literature?
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Post by: closetnudist on January 16, 2014, 08:55:17 am
Currently, I'm reading Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche. Masterly !

Have you read Der Wille zur Macht?

Currently, I'm reading Insurance Industry Challenges and Testing for Gaming Applications.

wow, do you read german literature?

Well.. I mostly suck at reading german literature.. I do as a form of teaching myself how to speak german.. Anyway, german language kind of reminds me of english.. minus that things have genders.
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Post by: Mettis on January 16, 2014, 09:21:54 am
Have you read Der Wille zur Macht?

No, I have not yet read Der wille zur Macht but this is planned.
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Post by: Delta on January 16, 2014, 09:58:25 am
Well.. I mostly suck at reading german literature.. I do as a form of teaching myself how to speak german.. Anyway, german language kind of reminds me of english.. minus that things have genders.
And people sometimes do not, due to diminuitive forms always being neuter. Like "das Mädchen" (the girl).
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Post by: skinnydipper2 on January 29, 2014, 12:45:44 am
Right now I'm reading "The Bedford Anthology of American Literature."  I want to get out of the normal stuff I read, and it's good to learn a thing or two. 
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Post by: lvxandlight on January 29, 2014, 04:31:31 am
"Breakout Nations" by Ruchir Sharma. It's pretty much just the usual politico-economic infotainment I generally read.
He makes a lot of points I've read elsewhere about the state of the economy in the E.U. and in Russia, but I never knew much about what's been going on in Indonesia, Thailand, etc. It's a nice light read (in my perspective).
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Post by: Northman on January 29, 2014, 10:42:40 am
I started reading the Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, I decided to read the series through.
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Post by: Big_Brodie on February 01, 2014, 09:25:03 pm
The Doomspell Trilogy by Cliff McNish!!!

IT'S AMAZING :)

 :63424
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Post by: _tomo_ on February 03, 2014, 06:17:26 pm
Bear Grylls  - Mud, sweat and tears

http://www.amazon.com/Mud-Sweat-Tears-The-Autobiography/dp/0062124137 (http://www.amazon.com/Mud-Sweat-Tears-The-Autobiography/dp/0062124137)
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Post by: The_Xenologer on February 08, 2014, 05:39:42 pm
I am now reading The Wise Man's Fear, which is book two in the Kingkiller Chronicles.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on February 08, 2014, 08:49:34 pm
I am now reading The Wise Man's Fear, which is book two in the Kingkiller Chronicles.
I am reading that one now as well
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Post by: lvxandlight on February 08, 2014, 10:13:03 pm
I'm reading The Ego and His Own by nom de plume Max Stirner. I'm not very far, but it's more or less an atheist philosophy that also rejects the dogma of humanism. He talks about Individualism and the Right of one to watch out for oneself and one's own. He heavily influenced Ayn Rand. This is something that would probably be easier for me to read in the German, but it's making enough sense in the English so far. The translation is sour at best.
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Post by: Archaewok1 on February 09, 2014, 08:31:59 pm
How Children Learn by John Holt. I highly recommend this book to anyone planning on having kids, or planning on being a teacher. It shows how children are probably feeling when they try to communicate with us, when they try to learn new things, and simply when they are being themselves to some degree.
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Post by: NudieDaniel on February 21, 2014, 05:26:59 am
Finished reading, The book Of Woe, The DSM And Unmaking Of Psychiatry by Gary Greenberg. I found it quite good I agree that honest psychiatry that admitted it doesn't really know the answers for human suffering would be better for all us. I admit to reading similar books by the likes of David Healy, I wasn't really happy with my diagnosis or treatment so I was always going to drawn to such books and I also like seeking out truth not one for noble lies especially if I'm been told these lies. Makes me quite angry to be honest.

My next book to read will be, The Spiritual Gift of Madness by Seth Farber.  Should be good read hopefully.   

Many of the great prophets of the past experienced madness--a breakdown followed by a breakthrough, spiritual death followed by rebirth. With the advent of modern psychiatry, the budding prophets of today are captured and transformed into chronic mental patients before they can flower into the visionaries and mystics they were intended to become. As we approach the tipping point between extinction and global spiritual awakening, there is a deep need for these prophets to embrace their spiritual gifts. To make this happen, we must learn to respect the sanctity of madness. We need to cultivate Mad Pride.

Exploring the rise of Mad Pride and the mental patients’ liberation movement as well as building upon psychiatrist R. D. Laing’s revolutionary theories, Seth Farber, Ph.D., explains that diagnosing people as mad has more to do with social control than therapy. Many of those labeled as schizophrenic, bipolar, and other kinds of “mad” are not ill, but simply experiencing different forms of spiritual awakening: they are seeing and feeling what is wrong with society and what needs to be done to change it. Farber shares his interviews with former schizophrenics who now lead successful and inspiring lives. He shows that it is impossible for society to change as long as the mad are suppressed because they are our catalysts of social change. By reclaiming their rightful role as prophets of spiritual and cultural revitalization, the mad--by seeding new visions for our future--can help humanity overcome the spiritual crisis that endangers our survival and lead us to a higher and long-awaited stage of spiritual development.       
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Post by: matturist on February 23, 2014, 03:11:00 am
I just finished Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Definitely recommended for anyone into sci-fi or Hunger Games and Game of Thrones.
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Post by: The_Xenologer on March 31, 2014, 06:17:27 am
I'm currently reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. It is very insightful and engaging so far!
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Post by: NudieDaniel on March 31, 2014, 06:24:54 am
I'm currently reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. It is very insightful and engaging so far!

It's lovely book that one
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Post by: Womberling Wurzel on May 03, 2014, 08:38:38 pm
The Rats - James Herbert 

I can say a disturbing story.
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Post by: closetnudist on May 05, 2014, 10:52:40 am
as of now.. nothing.. pretty busy with other things..
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Post by: mfalconr on May 07, 2014, 11:02:06 am
reading at the moment The Liveship Traders Trilogy by Robin Hobb
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Post by: Womberling Wurzel on May 09, 2014, 11:34:52 am
Neuromancer by Gibbo
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Post by: Mettis on May 09, 2014, 04:29:35 pm
I'm currently reading The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft.
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Post by: Norternmike24 on May 10, 2014, 01:08:11 am
I'm currently rereading the Song of Ice and Fire books to prove a point.
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Post by: Dan on May 10, 2014, 04:27:48 am
Just finished Québec cherche Québécois pour relation à long terme et plus : comprendre les enjeu de l'immigration by Tania Longpré

If I translate the title it gives Quebec looking for Québécois for long term relationship and more : understanding the stakes of immigration

Very enlightening and informative book. I loved it!
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Post by: paloseco on May 11, 2014, 03:51:21 am
I recently finished reading the A Song of Ice and Fire series and loved it.
I'm currently reading The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.
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Post by: cinzano on May 11, 2014, 05:03:06 pm
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Struggling to enjoy it  :76
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Post by: Womberling Wurzel on May 18, 2014, 09:59:03 am
Not started YET but will soon be on to Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales in middle english. It may take quite a while.
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Post by: Dan on May 20, 2014, 03:34:37 am
The Furies of Calderon (started Jim Butcher's other series waiting for the next Dresden Files book).
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Post by: Alex1978 on May 20, 2014, 06:01:13 am
I am currently readind The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco. Great book about the history and movement of massons, jesuits and the political developement of modern states in Europe.
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Post by: 8pointhunter on May 26, 2014, 04:37:46 am
Bowfin: the story of America's secret navy
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Post by: NakedShadow on May 29, 2014, 08:19:35 pm
(http://s12.postimg.org/rxdg5nxeh/SAM_1393.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/rxdg5nxeh/)

Bought these at a local bookstore. Summer reading!
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Post by: Dan on May 29, 2014, 08:46:24 pm
The latest Dresden Files (Skin Game) by Jim Butcher of course! :)
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Post by: Big_Brodie on May 30, 2014, 06:16:48 pm
Is it any good Dan?

I've just been on a really long cruise and loved getting naked on the balcony off MH
Cabin and reading a book on the days I was at sea and not on an island :) was amazing
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Post by: Dan on May 30, 2014, 09:02:18 pm
Is it any good Dan?

It is amazing! But then again, the 14 books that preceded it are pretty good too. :)

I highly endorses this series.

Can't wait for the next one (peace talks) which according to Jim will be the most violent yet.
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Post by: andrewg on May 31, 2014, 01:25:56 am
I have just finished reading two books about the Aussie outlaw motorcycle clubs. Enforcer (http://goo.gl/QUtguz (http://goo.gl/QUtguz)) and Wrecking Crew (http://goo.gl/N9nyyU (http://goo.gl/N9nyyU)). The books are written and from the perspective of a Sergeant  at Arms of one of the big outlaw clubs. Both great reads!

The Aussie outlaw motorcycle club topic really interests me so I am looking for other books in this area of interest to read.
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Post by: Womberling Wurzel on June 11, 2014, 09:29:19 pm
I thought it was going to be Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in modern english.  I'm no master in middle english.  But alas no. 

I am reading though Bill Bryson - One Summer: America 1927
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Post by: Northman on June 11, 2014, 09:45:42 pm
Tim Weiner's book about the history of the FBI. It has been interesting so far.
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Post by: Dan on June 12, 2014, 12:05:21 am
Nous ennemis les médias, petit guide pour comprendre la désinformation canadienne

By Patrick Bourgeois

Excellent book, solid research.
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Post by: The_Xenologer on June 12, 2014, 08:01:14 am
I just finished an excellent graphic novel called Two Generals by Scott Chantler and am now reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
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Post by: Mark on June 13, 2014, 09:25:57 pm
I just finished It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini.
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Post by: Dan on June 15, 2014, 06:55:48 am
Today I got a book directly from its author.

As a republican[1] I went to an event today about the promotion of the republican ideals and got a book from one of the panelists called « Précis républicain à l'usage des québécois ».

1: Note for my US friends, this has nothing to do with the US political party of the same name. The idea of republicanism in the US died in the middle of the 19th century and the republican party of today is strongly opposed to its principles.
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Post by: NudieDaniel on June 15, 2014, 07:20:11 am
Micheal Kimmel's Manhood in America a cultural history. So it has given this including what's traveled and the crossover with the pioneer spirit in New Zealand.
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Post by: lord_george on June 15, 2014, 06:58:24 pm
I'm in the middle of an extensive Tolkien reading. Mostly rereading, but there is some stuff I haven't read before. Currently on Book VI of The History of Middle-earth: The Return of the Shadow.
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Post by: Womberling Wurzel on June 20, 2014, 10:02:26 pm
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England - Ian Mortimer. 

Blows apart Hollywood's interpretation and our sometime bad history books on what it really was like in the 14th Century.  This is history writing at it's best.
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Post by: Archaewok1 on June 23, 2014, 03:17:16 pm
I'm currently reading "Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-Vs.-Christians Debate" by Justin Lee, and "How to Grow a School" by Chris Mercogliano.
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Post by: Dan on June 23, 2014, 04:59:14 pm
I'm currently reading "Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-Vs.-Christians Debate" by Justin Lee, and "How to Grow a School" by Chris Mercogliano.

When people start to use Jesus to justify their anti-gay stance, I like to quote them what Jesus said on gays: ""

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Post by: Mettis on June 23, 2014, 05:36:02 pm
I'm currently reading "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins and "The Thanatonauts" by Bernard Werber.
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Post by: Dan on June 23, 2014, 05:45:48 pm
"The Thanatonauts" by Bernard Werber.

His best by far. And the encyclopedia entries are not bullshit in this one. :-)
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Post by: Womberling Wurzel on June 25, 2014, 07:12:50 am
No Angel: The Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone - Tom Bower
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Post by: Mark on June 28, 2014, 12:31:23 am
Having finished Goblet of Fire for the umpteenth time, I'm now working my way through Isaac Marion's Warm Bodies. Do you know, I had the hardest time finding it in actual book shops....
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Post by: Missbarebum on July 02, 2014, 10:40:25 pm
Game of thrones!
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Post by: LoneWanderer on July 02, 2014, 11:15:06 pm
Reading a good one about the history of Marvel comics
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Post by: sempaiena on July 11, 2014, 12:07:17 pm
I'm reading Welcome to Promise City by Greg Cox, a book that picks up the storyline of the 4400 (if you know about that tv show).
And also the Bible still.
And also sort of a textbook on philosophy of religion.
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Post by: Womberling Wurzel on July 11, 2014, 04:36:27 pm
Mon Ami Mate - Chris Nixon.  Not tube suitable as beast of a book.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on July 13, 2014, 11:15:32 am
Took a bit of a breather from reading Wise Man's Fear while on holiday and read The Sabbat Worlds Anthology (edited by Dan Abnett) as well as reading Pariah by Abnett.  Also started to read Death's Heretic by James L Sutter.  Just some light reading for my time off.
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Post by: blu333y3s on July 14, 2014, 08:20:05 am
Uni texts, uni Journals, the god delusion,  a short history of nearly everything and moby dick.

I feel like some naked time on the beach nicely divided between reading and swimming... viva Barcelona!
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Post by: blu333y3s on July 14, 2014, 08:31:53 am
Game of thrones!

Did you start reading before or after the TV series?  I hate the way my imagination is stunted when I have seen someone else's interpretation before I can develop my own.. I think it is the worst thing about 'the movie and the book' scenario, not withstanding when the interpretation is done badly and almost always the book is better. 

On an slightly :43 note, I just had the chance to visit some incredible places in the Andalucía region, one of which in Seville is being used for the upcoming series of filming. I am interested to see how they use an existing historical castle. Particularly one with centuries of both Muslim and Christian cultural influence as political reign in Spain ebbed and flowed. 

Enjoy the reading!
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Post by: Daedalus on July 16, 2014, 04:11:52 pm
Currently reading Drown by Junot Diaz. He's one of the most amazing writers I've ever read and it's taken me long enough to start reading this one.
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Post by: NudieDaniel on July 18, 2014, 08:39:50 am
Sexualities: Identities, behaviors, and Society. Second Edition by Michael Kimmel and The Stony Brook Sexualities Research Group. 
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Post by: doriangraim on August 04, 2014, 11:34:12 am
Currently reading :

- Living with ghosts (Kari sperring)
- Tale of Genji (Murasaki Shikibu)
- Zen & Philosophy :an intellectual biography of Nishida Kitarô (Michiko Yusa).
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Post by: NakedShadow on August 30, 2014, 04:40:11 am
Just bought Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Murakami is my favorite author and I've waited awhile for his new one!
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Post by: David B on August 30, 2014, 06:43:17 am
Hunted by Cheree Alsop
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Post by: lelyta on September 03, 2014, 02:10:58 pm
Currently reading Dracula Bram Stoke (I know it's still September, just can't help it!)
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Post by: Paul on September 18, 2014, 09:22:04 am
I've been reading a bunch of books on nutrition and healthy living recently.  I'm also still wading through a stack of books I have on massage therapy, as well as some anthropology books.  No novels and such at the moment...just educational things.
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Post by: lord_george on September 20, 2014, 05:36:42 pm
Rereading King Lear today for school. Free reading is still slowly crawling through Tolkien, currently in David Day's Tolkien Bestiary.
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Post by: Viking80 on September 25, 2014, 07:32:59 pm
Currently I am reading Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin. Just finished Game of Thrones and wanted to read some of his other stuff
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Post by: Daedalus on September 30, 2014, 01:39:24 pm
Can't believe it took me this long, but I'm finally reading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
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Post by: NakedShadow on October 03, 2014, 04:48:07 am
Currently reading the Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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Post by: LoneWanderer on October 04, 2014, 04:20:47 pm
The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
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Post by: funnytannednudist on October 09, 2014, 08:39:46 am
im busy reading a book called the wheelmen which is about lance armstrong,the tour de france and the greatest sports conspiracy - so far the book is very intresting.
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Post by: Neuling on October 17, 2014, 07:03:18 am
Divergent, but to be honest the first book was awesome but then it dropped! The last book is not really good anymore :(
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Post by: Dan on October 19, 2014, 03:47:27 pm
Divergent, but to be honest the first book was awesome but then it dropped! The last book is not really good anymore :(

Reminds me of The Hunger Games which I think targets the same public. The first one is entertaining, the second falls a bit flat, the third one is terrible.
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Post by: Gman707 on October 19, 2014, 07:11:01 pm
Im currently reading calibans dream, book two in the excelent epance series by James S A Corey. You should all check the series out.
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Post by: Dan on October 19, 2014, 07:55:28 pm
I'm midway through the Codex Alera series (starting book 4 out of 6) by Jim Butcher. I normally don't go for high fantasy but it's a great series.
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Post by: rockasocka1992 on October 22, 2014, 04:31:16 pm
I bought the walking dead book last weekend , starting it whenever I have the time (excited)  :624
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Post by: David B on October 22, 2014, 05:16:24 pm
Rick Riordan's Blood of Olympus
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Post by: lord_george on October 27, 2014, 05:32:17 pm
I'm stuck in way too many books. At the moment, I'm almost done with Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres and about halfway through both Star Wars: A New Dawn and The Atlas of Middle-earth.
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Post by: Dan on October 31, 2014, 03:58:32 am
Le comte de Monte-Cristo.
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Post by: David B on October 31, 2014, 07:52:42 am
The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
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Post by: David B on November 18, 2014, 08:49:05 pm
Now I'm reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
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Post by: Dan on November 19, 2014, 04:59:56 am
Now I'm reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

How do you like it?

It's one of those hate it or love it books I think.

I love norse mythology, it's my favourite by far. But I can't stand that book.
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Post by: David B on November 19, 2014, 05:44:54 am
It's alright so far. Not that far into it yet. I also love Norse mythology and other mythology. Hopefully I'll start liking it more
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Post by: Historybuff83 on November 19, 2014, 01:01:10 pm
I really enjoyed American Gods but I can see why people would not.  Different strokes for different folks, I guess. As an aside I am currently reading Boneshaker by Cheriton Priest
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Post by: Dan on November 19, 2014, 07:10:02 pm
I really enjoyed American Gods but I can see why people would not.  Different strokes for different folks, I guess. As an aside I am currently reading Boneshaker by Cheriton Priest

As I said, there seems to be no middle of the road on that book. You love or you hate.

I usually love Gaiman's stuff.
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Post by: rajnature on November 20, 2014, 01:50:26 am
I am currently reading who stole an american dreams-Burke Hedges really its a revolutionary and courageous books who broke all myths associated with money and systems.

just read that once.
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Post by: StephenL2001 on December 05, 2014, 10:39:10 pm

Well at least the forum is here. I wonder if other people are still reading.
I am a constant reader, and what I happen to be reading right now is W.E.B. DuBois' the Souls of Black Folk, which I think is pretty great, and probably still an important work that has a lot of information about the development of early black american culture.
Also, since if I'm reading something nonfiction I will need a novel at the same time, I'm reading the Vicar of Wakefield, another classic, which I'm not far enough into to know how well I like it yet.
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Post by: _tomo_ on December 06, 2014, 12:32:27 pm
book called [psi]
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Post by: Archaewok1 on December 29, 2014, 10:37:39 pm
I recently read "Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life" by Marshall B. Rosenberg. It isn't about nonviolent protesting; it's about how to communicate in all relationships in loving ways, both in speaking and in listening. It encourages people to focus on the thought that everyone chooses their actions based on trying to meet their own needs (assuming the person is in their right mind). By focusing on what need a person was trying to meet, instead of simply blaming a person for stupid actions, others can help that person meet their need in appropriate ways, which helps to create gratitude in the person instead of creating hurt or an enemy. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to better their relations with the people around them. I'll probably be rereading it the rest of my life.
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Post by: StephenL2001 on December 31, 2014, 03:52:04 am

That title sounds familiar. I think an old friend may have recommended that before and taught on it even.
I am also reading Winston Churchill's history of WWII. I've been working on it for a long time, as it is very long (6 volumes), but I do recommend it to anyone who is interested in understanding the wider world. Understanding the history of various countries is so important for understanding what is happening there now. And there is a bit of history about so many different places in this set of books. There are not many places that weren't effected heavily by WWII.
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Post by: Northman on December 31, 2014, 03:44:46 pm
George R. R. Martin: A clash of Kings
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Post by: Daedalus on January 05, 2015, 03:14:42 pm
Now I'm on Drown by Junot Diaz. Incredible, hard-hitting writing.
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Post by: Mettis on January 05, 2015, 03:42:33 pm
The last book of The Sword of Truth, volume XIV : Severed Souls, by Terry Goodkind.
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Post by: NakedShadow on January 07, 2015, 04:18:29 am
Now I'm on Drown by Junot Diaz. Incredible, hard-hitting writing.

I literally started reading This is how you lose her by Diaz today
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Post by: Mark on January 18, 2015, 12:01:21 am
I'm working my way through Skulduggery Pleasant: The Dying of the Light.

If loving books about a skeleton detective is wrong, then I don't want to be right.
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Post by: David B on January 18, 2015, 12:35:54 am
I'm still making my way through Neil gaimans American god. It's been meh so far so it's been kinda hard to get through.
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Post by: Dan on January 18, 2015, 01:02:48 am
I'm still making my way through Neil gaimans American god. It's been meh so far so it's been kinda hard to get through.

American Gods is a strange book in that you either love it or you hate it. There's no middle ground. More people love it than hate it though.

I slogged through it to see what was so great about it, waiting for it to get good. It doesn't.

If you don't love it now, you won't love it later.
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Post by: Mark on January 23, 2015, 04:43:11 pm
I've started reading The War of the Worlds again.
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Post by: Dan on January 25, 2015, 10:35:44 pm
I'm reading La Corriveau : de l'histoire à la légende

It's a fascinating and disturbing book. It's written with academic rigor but reads very well.

La Corriveau, is our big witch back from the dead out to get you story that's been terrorizing kids since the 18th century. The authors did an aweseome research job to find what actually happened and how it turned into a legend.

Long story short, family feuds, religion, sexism, desire to preserve the honour of one's bloodline and a fucked up justice system brought by a conquerant that wants to prove it means business condemns to death a young girl victim of domestic abuse for the murder of her husband she quite likely did not commit.

After this, the brutal and macabre English law of the era that was witnessed for the first time by the local left quite an impression that lingers to this day.

As I said at the start, it's as fascinating as it is disturbing.
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Post by: Dan on January 31, 2015, 07:10:47 pm
La modernisation de l'accent québécois by Jean-Denis Gendron

After France elected to change its speech following the French Revolution, Quebec though it had to make its accent more modern too but it felt that the French accent sounded too pedantic and didn't want to adopt it. So a "middle ground" was decided and there was a process from 1841 to 1960 to adopt that accent. This is the story of that process.
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Post by: Dan on February 02, 2015, 09:30:47 pm
La vie de Mahomet, by Charb and Zineb (of Charlie Hebdo fame)

It's the story of Mohamad in cartoon form done following extensive research. No comment or humour added. Even though the drawings are quite silly.
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Post by: J. on February 04, 2015, 08:17:34 pm
Sylvia Engdahl's Enchantress from the Stars for me.
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Post by: Dan on February 05, 2015, 04:35:37 am
Just started Ma vie à contre-coran : Une femme témoigne sur les islamistes by Djemila Ben Habib

If you can read French, the pun in the title is genius.
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Post by: Mettis on February 05, 2015, 09:22:01 am
Just started Ma vie à contre-coran : Une femme témoigne sur les islamistes by Djemila Ben Habib

If you can read French, the pun in the title is genius.

@Dan Yeah, great pun in the title  :laugh:
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Post by: The_Xenologer on February 09, 2015, 03:30:24 am
I'm currently speeding through The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins, and am on Catching Fire specifically. It's my first time reading the series, and it's really good so far. I am a huge sucker for dystopian novels though! Haha.
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Post by: Dan on February 09, 2015, 03:55:30 am
I'm currently speeding through The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins, and am on Catching Fire specifically. It's my first time reading the series, and it's really good so far. I am a huge sucker for dystopian novels though! Haha.

The third one is hugely disapointing. :-/

Fortunately, it's pretty short.
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Post by: NudieDaniel on March 10, 2015, 12:28:27 am
A Short History Of Stupid by Bernard Keane & Helen Razer

Covers a wide range of stupid even I don't feel left out :dalek
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Post by: The_Xenologer on March 10, 2015, 10:21:10 pm
I'm currently speeding through The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins, and am on Catching Fire specifically. It's my first time reading the series, and it's really good so far. I am a huge sucker for dystopian novels though! Haha.

The third one is hugely disapointing. :-/

Fortunately, it's pretty short.

I enjoyed the third one actually. I liked/disliked aspects of each novel, so there wasn't one particular novel in the trilogy that I liked less than any other.

I've now started reading Feed by Mira Grant, which is book one of the Newsflesh Trilogy . It is intriguing so far. I'm liking Grant's characters and her version of the zombie apocalypse that she's created.
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Post by: SecretlytruenudeM92 on April 20, 2015, 08:01:30 am
So there's this game called fallout 3 and this show called my little Pony:friendship is magic and Kkat decided to write a crossover fan-fiction of the two. Ever wonder what a colorful world of ponies would be like in a nuclear apocalypse? That question is answered in Fallout Equestria. Now you don't have to play the game or watch the show to enjoy the story but it definitely helps you get all the references of which there are a ton. I should also give a CONTENT WARNING here, basically everything morally objectionable that can be put in a book is in this book. It's definitely not for everyone, but if you don't mind all that you'll find a story that grabs the reader by their emotions and won't let go. It's also free on equestriadaily and it's fairly long almost as much as Harry Potter. http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-fallout-equestria.html (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-fallout-equestria.html)
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Post by: lord_george on May 25, 2015, 07:14:08 pm
I read Kate Mulgrew's memoir Born With Teeth yesterday. She's had a fascinating life!
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Post by: nudatio on May 26, 2015, 03:34:16 am
@lord_george
I loved Kate Mulgrew in Star Trek: Voyager! And now I love her in Orange is the New Black. I didn't know she had her own book though.
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Post by: lord_george on May 26, 2015, 05:57:41 pm
It was just published a few weeks ago. It piqued my interest after seeing her go from Janeway to Red. I had to know more about someone who could play both of those roles. She's been through a lot, but the memoir isn't a downer despite that.

Edit: Oh, and she's an Iowa native.
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Post by: nudatio on May 26, 2015, 06:08:19 pm
I knew about her being from Iowa, which is cool. But I don't know much else though. I might have to check it out.
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Post by: Dan on May 28, 2015, 04:16:41 pm
Les idéologies politique, le clivage gauche-droite (by Danic and Ian Parenteau)

In English it'd translate to "Political ideologies, the left-right schism".

It's an excellent book about the world views and values of all the major political philosophies. If you wonder what could possibly make people on the " other side" think what they think, it's the right book to read.
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Post by: David B on June 01, 2015, 02:48:46 am
The Martian by Andy Wier
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Post by: Dan on June 01, 2015, 03:07:00 am
The Martian by Andy Wier

I heard good things about it. Care to comment?
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Post by: David B on June 01, 2015, 03:14:42 am
I just started and not far into it yet, but it's really good so far. I like the writing.
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Post by: David B on June 02, 2015, 09:11:13 pm
@Dan just finished The Martian. It was a really good book. Can't wait till the movie is made
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Post by: Mark on June 02, 2015, 10:15:00 pm
Terry Pratchett - Wyrd Sisters
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Post by: lord_george on June 05, 2015, 06:39:37 pm
The Making of Return of the Jedi. It's filled with fascinating behind-the-scenes info on the film, and has some excerpts from original drafts. Vader was much more bent on turning Luke so they could defeat the Emperor, and Yoda and Obi-Wan were much more involved.
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Post by: Dan on June 05, 2015, 09:50:30 pm
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission report about the First Nation cultural genocide. It's extremely well written and doesn't fuck around. None of the dry academic prose you find in other reports, it is meant for all Canadians to read and be educated in the abuses their government inflicted on the first nation since it's foundation up to the 1990s.

I doubt that many Canadians will read it given the rampant anti-FN racism but they really should.
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Post by: The_Xenologer on June 09, 2015, 06:25:36 am
I'm now reading Deadline by Mira Grant, which is book two in the Newsflesh Trilogy.
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Post by: Northman on June 09, 2015, 09:17:35 am
Got a pile of classics for train ride home, and I started with 'Dracula'
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Post by: NudieDaniel on June 10, 2015, 12:50:20 am
Psychology Gone Wrong  by Dr Tomasz Witkowski & Dr Maciej Zatonski

It's book that's meant to tell what is supported by scientific evidence and what isn't

So far it's covered scientific fraud, the problem of journals only wanting to publish novel studies over replications of previous studies to prove them right or wrong and the problem of getting raw data. The fraud that is Freud and psychoanalysis.   

Good review that got me to read it

https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/psychology-and-psychotherapy-how-much-is-evidence-based/
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Post by: SMiLEY on June 10, 2015, 04:53:51 am
First Blood, it's what the Rambo movies were based on.
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Post by: Dan on June 10, 2015, 05:05:57 am
Psychology Gone Wrong  by Dr Tomasz Witkowski & Dr Maciej Zatonski

It's book that's meant to tell what is supported by scientific evidence and what isn't

So far it's covered scientific fraud, the problem of journals only wanting to publish novel studies over replications of previous studies to prove them right or wrong and the problem of getting raw data. The fraud that is Freud and psychoanalysis.   

Good review that got me to read it

https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/psychology-and-psychotherapy-how-much-is-evidence-based/

You might want to read Bad Science, and Bad Pharma. Both by Ben Goldacre.
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Post by: NudieDaniel on June 13, 2015, 07:06:15 am
Psychology Gone Wrong  by Dr Tomasz Witkowski & Dr Maciej Zatonski

It's book that's meant to tell what is supported by scientific evidence and what isn't

So far it's covered scientific fraud, the problem of journals only wanting to publish novel studies over replications of previous studies to prove them right or wrong and the problem of getting raw data. The fraud that is Freud and psychoanalysis.   

Good review that got me to read it

https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/psychology-and-psychotherapy-how-much-is-evidence-based/

You might want to read Bad Science, and Bad Pharma. Both by Ben Goldacre.

well I've moved to...

The Importance Of Being Innocent- Why We Worry About Children by Joanne Faulkner

I've only started so http://www.cambridge.org/nz/academic/subjects/sociology/sociology-general-interest/importance-being-innocent-why-we-worry-about-children

It does include the portrayal of naked children and controversy that usually follows
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Post by: Daedalus on June 19, 2015, 03:23:10 am
I'm currently on Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson. It's a really interesting look at what might happen if/when we colonize Mars.
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Post by: lord_george on June 29, 2015, 07:14:19 pm
Just started William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return. The series is a pretty interesting take on Star Wars and Shakespeare.
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Post by: D289 on June 29, 2015, 08:06:44 pm
Freakonomics
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Post by: Historybuff83 on June 30, 2015, 01:15:51 am
Freakonomics
Excellent book

I'm reading Frost and Fire a novel from the Shadowrun universe.

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Post by: DrgHybrid on June 30, 2015, 03:03:37 am
My reading schedule is atrocious. I was working on wrapping up the Wheel of Time series for sometime, then I just kinda got burnt on that. Lately I just read somethings about dragons or dinosaurs and I seem to be happy, haha.
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Post by: D289 on June 30, 2015, 09:03:49 pm
I'm similar. I go through fits and stops of reading; sometimes I read loads and then I won't properly read for months.
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Post by: Mark on June 30, 2015, 11:18:11 pm
M.G. Harris - Gerry Anderson's Gemini Force One: Black Horizon

Pretty solid action-adventure, with great little nods to Gerry's previous works too.
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Post by: Mark on July 03, 2015, 11:22:39 pm
Nisioisin - Death Note Another Note - The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases

Borrowing it from a friend.
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Post by: Bobbert on July 05, 2015, 02:08:51 pm
The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer
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Post by: DrgHybrid on July 06, 2015, 03:09:43 am
While at work I ran into a customer that happens to be an author as well. He signed and gave me a copy of his book, Forever Friday. Probably won't read it as seems to be a romantic based book. Maybe give that to my Grandma to read. But, there is a workshop book he gave me on bettering your own writing. Might flip through that one.
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Post by: lord_george on July 06, 2015, 06:27:25 pm
I just started a slow re-read of the Harry Potter series, exploring each chapter on Pottermore after I finish it. It's kind of a strange way to read a book.
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Post by: EJniceguy on July 06, 2015, 09:11:36 pm
I just finished reading the SYLO series by D.J. MacHale, who has to be my favorite author of all time.
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Post by: Patrick on July 24, 2015, 05:17:35 pm
Other than my textbooks, I just downloaded Harper Lee's new/old book "Go Set A Watchman" I know its release is marred with controversy but I loved "Too Kill A Mockingbird" so I had to see what the original book was supposed to be.
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Post by: D289 on July 25, 2015, 08:37:47 pm
My Mum just bought that book. Any good?
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Post by: Northman on July 26, 2015, 08:51:05 am
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
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Post by: Historybuff83 on July 31, 2015, 02:10:04 am
I've got like 3 books I'm reading now. Proven Guilty, which is the 8th book in the Dresden Files series, by Jim Butcher. I'm also reading Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed. Also am reading Unframed, which is more a collection of essay about improvisational GMing for tabletop roleplaying games.
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Post by: rockasocka1992 on August 03, 2015, 05:24:06 pm
The new Aardschok (local rock & metal magazine)  :afro:
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Post by: Dan on August 04, 2015, 04:26:41 am
I've got like 3 books I'm reading now. Proven Guilty, which is the 8th book in the Dresden Files series, by Jim Butcher. I'm also reading Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed. Also am reading Unframed, which is more a collection of essay about improvisational GMing for tabletop roleplaying games.

Poor guy, soon you'll have no more Dresden book to read and you will wait with us. :)

Try Butcher's Codex Alera series next.
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Post by: NudieDaniel on August 28, 2015, 06:45:12 am
A. Brad Schwartz's Broadcast Hysteria Orson Welles's War Of The Worlds And The Art Of Fake News. Which details a hysteria of broadcasting that flamed a little panic from some listeners to War of The Worlds into what seemed like a mass panic and the generation gap that occurs in all new technology. 
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Post by: Northman on August 28, 2015, 05:24:51 pm
Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell
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Post by: NudieDaniel on September 01, 2015, 12:39:13 am
Going on a bit of Maurice Gee binge starting with Under The Mountain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiKeqMuC3NU
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Post by: D289 on September 01, 2015, 06:17:12 am
Reading an interesting book on North Korea. Terrifying and fascinating all at once.
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Post by: Wombling Wurzel on September 14, 2015, 07:47:55 am
The Pursuit of Italy (A History of a Land, It's Regions and Their Peoples) - David Gilmour (not the Pink Floyd one).
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Post by: lord_george on September 14, 2015, 05:43:12 pm
I just finished Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig. It's a great contribution to the new Star Wars canon!
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Post by: kb2001 on September 14, 2015, 08:10:01 pm
To Kill a Mockingbird.
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Post by: Dan on September 17, 2015, 12:38:27 pm
The Godfather
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Post by: highglyder on September 18, 2015, 10:06:22 am
To Kill a Mockingbird.

I remember reading it in high school.  A pretty good buck....but now I feel old.   :undecided:
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Post by: Dan on September 20, 2015, 02:21:35 am
The Godfather was very good! It made me understand plenty of things the movie just glossed over.
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Post by: doriangraim on September 22, 2015, 11:39:37 am
Currently reading : Le dilemme de la Constitution (Dilemn of the constitution) by Charles de Koninck.
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Post by: Dan on September 22, 2015, 03:47:18 pm
Currently reading : Le dilemme de la Constitution (Dilemn of the constitution) by Charles de Koninck.

@doriangraim

Any link to what is told in La Bataille de Londre about the treacherous clusterfuck that was the patriation of the Canadian constitution?
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Post by: NudieDaniel on September 26, 2015, 01:25:40 am
The Plumb Trilogy by Maurice Gee better not let old Bob from Family First find out he'd what it banned then rated R18 people fucking before marriage giving handjobs in 1930's and oral in the 1950's how can Bob blame the 60's or porn if this somewhat true to life story written by someone old enough to know whether the last thing happened when it happened.
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Post by: Wombling Wurzel on October 05, 2015, 11:39:25 am
The Travels of Marco Polo - Marco Polo & Rustichello of Pisa
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Post by: ryan on October 06, 2015, 02:04:33 am
Just finished reading boy in the striped pyjamas
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Post by: The_Xenologer on October 06, 2015, 03:25:06 pm
I'm currently reading The Martian, and it is amazing so far. I am excited to see the movie once I finish the book. Both the book and the movie are right up my alley!
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Post by: David B on October 06, 2015, 03:56:36 pm
I'm currently reading The Martian, and it is amazing so far. I am excited to see the movie once I finish the book. Both the book and the movie are right up my alley!

I thought both book and movie were really good
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Post by: DrgHybrid on October 06, 2015, 06:12:01 pm
Re-reading the lost world. My poor book is just about falling apart.
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Post by: peteR on October 06, 2015, 08:20:10 pm
I'm currently reading The Martian, and it is amazing so far. I am excited to see the movie once I finish the book. Both the book and the movie are right up my alley!
I'm currently reading the same book, I'm almost through and can really recommend it.
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Post by: doriangraim on October 13, 2015, 12:08:50 am
Currently reading : Le dilemme de la Constitution (Dilemn of the constitution) by Charles de Koninck.

@doriangraim

Any link to what is told in La Bataille de Londre about the treacherous clusterfuck that was the patriation of the Canadian constitution?

No. Mr de Koninck was invited to write a memoir for the Royal commission on constitutions problems in the 50's. So that's the first text. Principaly, he argues about the danger of a big centralised State where the priority is administration and economics (well that's the situation today). The others texts are about the marxist theory. And the last ones are about the birth control (written in the mid-60's).
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Post by: David B on October 13, 2015, 04:27:08 am
Currently reading Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan
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Post by: DrgHybrid on October 13, 2015, 05:44:19 am
Re-reading, for the millionth time, The Lost World. I love the book itself, but I'm afraid that my poor lil paperback is ending it's thousand year journey with me. Taped pages and all. It's seen better days.
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Post by: rdfcguy on October 13, 2015, 01:13:49 pm
Slaughterhouse Five
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Post by: NudieDaniel on October 25, 2015, 10:40:24 pm
Into The River by Ted Dawe finally got my hands on a copy
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Post by: NudieDaniel on November 07, 2015, 01:51:33 am
Jock Sturges edited by Jean-Christophe Ammann

Only Jock Sturges book you can get out of the library Radiant identities is library use only at Central City and you ask to at loan desk to get from the basement so no point   
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Post by: Wombling Wurzel on November 07, 2015, 11:12:51 pm
Soon to start a trilogy of London history books by Catherine Arnold

Necropolis - London and it's Dead
Bedlam - London and it's Mad
City of Sin - London and it's Vices

I love my City.  Could harp on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on about it.
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Post by: Dan on November 07, 2015, 11:57:29 pm
I’m reading The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher.

As everything he writes, it’s excellent.
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Post by: coolboy on November 18, 2015, 04:30:25 am
The man in the high castle by Philip K. Dick
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Post by: Billy86 on November 18, 2015, 10:15:08 am
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint

A great read! Check it out!
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Post by: rajnature on November 18, 2015, 05:14:20 pm
how to win friends
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Post by: CBird on December 30, 2015, 08:29:24 am
Wild Cards - George R.R. Martin

=)

I love that book, but Brent Weeks is also good !
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Post by: Mettis on December 30, 2015, 10:15:11 am
I'm reading the last book of The Sword of Truth, tome XV : War Heart, by Terry Goodkind.
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Post by: Austins087 on December 30, 2015, 10:41:36 am
Do we want to count the books of half-read books on my nightstand? It's almost as tall as me. Can we say attention problem? LOL

I'm reading a book for school - Social Media Revolution, and a book called The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean.
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Post by: rdfcguy on December 30, 2015, 04:59:05 pm
Recently I finished 1984 and Nectar in a Sieve, and I enjoyed those two a lot. They're quite depressing though. I think I need a hug.
Right now, I'm reading Life of Pi, but I hope to make the time to also finish reading Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.
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Post by: Rafa on January 03, 2016, 04:08:23 am
I've just finished reading The Long Goodbye, by Raymond Chandler, it's an amazing noir themed book, with hardboiled detectives, mobsters, corrupt cops and all of the amazing clichés of the genre. Next one in line is Four Seasons, by Stephen King, I heard it's a classic. Have anyone ever read them?
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Post by: spudfarmer on January 04, 2016, 11:39:23 pm
I'm currently reading Red Seas Under Red Skies, which is the second book in Scott Lynch's Gentlemen Bastard series.

Unfortunately I have stalled a bit with being so busy over Christmas. When I go back to work in a few days I'm sure I will pick up the pace again as I read on the train going to and from work.

Really enjoyed the first book in the series(The Lies of Locke Lamora), and would recommend people give it a go.
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Post by: Rafa on January 05, 2016, 12:35:37 am
I'm currently reading Red Seas Under Red Skies, which is the second book in Scott Lynch's Gentlemen Bastard series.

Unfortunately I have stalled a bit with being so busy over Christmas. When I go back to work in a few days I'm sure I will pick up the pace again as I read on the train going to and from work.

Really enjoyed the first book in the series(The Lies of Locke Lamora), and would recommend people give it a go.

Nice, I was taking a look at the Gentlemen Bastard series and it looks really interesting
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Post by: trogdor on January 05, 2016, 04:14:56 am
Wheel of Time anyone? I just finished A Crown of Swords, and I am beginning on Path of Daggers. It has been a great series so far.
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Post by: Rafa on January 05, 2016, 04:18:46 am
Wheel of Time anyone? I just finished A Crown of Swords, and I am beginning on Path of Daggers. It has been a great series so far.

Never heard of it, I'm not really into fantasy books
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Post by: MJ on January 05, 2016, 04:30:51 am
I'm currently reading The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth, it's a fantastic read about a Saxon man in the aftermath of the Norman Invasion of England (curse you William) If you're into medieval history I recommend it, very immersive.
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Post by: David B on January 05, 2016, 05:08:16 am
Reading the Lost Symbol.
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Post by: richym on January 07, 2016, 10:07:54 pm
I'm reading the Doctor Who story "The Witch Hunters"
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Post by: Cabding on January 10, 2016, 12:26:35 am
"My First Summer in the Sierra" by John Muir

I've had a nagging voice inside my head yelling, SCREAMING at me. It's been telling me to get away from technology and the minutia of life, and get basic. Go into the wild, and there is no better inspiration that Mr. Muir.
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Post by: NakedShadow on January 24, 2016, 03:35:03 am
I'm reading Strangers on a bridge, which was the source material for the film Bridges of Spies that came out last year
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Post by: MentaGlaciajxo on February 05, 2016, 12:31:15 am
I'm reading Madame Curie, the biography of Marie Curie, written by here daughter Eve Curie. It's very sad in places, but quite fascinating (to me, anyway).
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Post by: Leah on February 05, 2016, 07:19:48 am
"1945" - a good read if you want to understand the consequences for the world immediately post WWII.  The echoes of decision made at that time echo today in the Syrian Refugee Crisis and the character of the US in world affairs
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Post by: NakedShadow on February 06, 2016, 11:50:27 pm
"1945" - a good read if you want to understand the consequences for the world immediately post WWII.  The echoes of decision made at that time echo today in the Syrian Refugee Crisis and the character of the US in world affairs
Whose the author?
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Post by: The_Xenologer on February 09, 2016, 07:28:10 pm
I devoured Ready Player One, which was AMAZING, and now I'm reading volume 5 of Saga!
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Post by: Jackthenudist on February 09, 2016, 09:27:45 pm
Currently reading the Game of Thrones books.

I'm on part one of A Storm of Swords at the moment. Really enjoying them. :smiley:
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Post by: jay_p on February 10, 2016, 12:04:03 pm
I just stated 'Starshield Sentinels'  by wiess and Hickman. It was a thrift store find
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Post by: Ad1210 on February 23, 2016, 07:04:37 am
Star Trek Voyager. A pocket full of lies.

A well written novel thats exploring some open threads from the tv show
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Post by: Wildborn on February 23, 2016, 09:22:08 am
Stalingrad by Antony Beevor.
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Post by: Mettis on February 23, 2016, 10:40:29 am
Third Humanity vol. 1 by Bernard Werber.
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Post by: Rafa on February 23, 2016, 09:13:47 pm
A Square In Antwerp (Uma Praça em Antuérpia) by Luize Valente.
It's a historical fictional novel about a jewish family that immigrated to Brazil, escaping from the acension of the Third Reich in Europe. Looks really good so far and the writing is amazing, though I'm not sure if it's translated to English or any other languages besides Portuguese yet.
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Post by: Beani123 on February 25, 2016, 06:55:39 pm
I'm reading The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson. In it, he explores psychopathy and questions the extent to which insanity has affected all our lives. I really enjoy his writing style, although I'm struggling to define it - somewhere between irony and faked naivety.

Looking forward to following it up with his latest book So You've Been Publicly Shamed.
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Post by: jay_p on February 25, 2016, 07:21:03 pm
I started "old soldiers" by david weber
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Post by: fab1 on February 25, 2016, 09:54:43 pm
I just started "Gone Girl", but it will take a long time to finnish it
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Post by: Beani123 on February 25, 2016, 10:08:16 pm
I just started "Gone Girl", but it will take a long time to finnish it

How are you finding it? I wasn't very impressed by the film. Is the book any better?
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Post by: jay_p on March 01, 2016, 05:49:12 pm
Working my way through"Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis
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Post by: fab1 on March 01, 2016, 08:06:46 pm
I just get the first 50 pages of "Gone Girl" done! Till now it´s interesting. I didn´t watch the movie.
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Post by: _tomo_ on March 01, 2016, 08:51:26 pm
I just get the first 50 pages of "Gone Girl" done! Till now it´s interesting. I didn´t watch the movie.

movie was good, i bet that the book is even better :P more details
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Post by: Caliboy on March 01, 2016, 08:52:47 pm
Openly Straight, by Bill Konigsberg
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Post by: softynude on March 06, 2016, 03:14:30 pm
Richard Dawkins god delusion
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Post by: Jackthenudist on March 06, 2016, 05:11:02 pm
Richard Dawkins god delusion

Very good book debunking the myths of religion.

Not a good read if you are religious though. He pulls no punches. :tongue:
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Post by: Mettis on March 06, 2016, 06:15:32 pm
Richard Dawkins god delusion

@softynude Good choice, it's a great book !
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Post by: softynude on March 07, 2016, 06:03:59 pm
Richard Dawkins god delusion

@softynude Good choice, it's a great book !
Indeed ! though I've just finished the 3rd  chapter I can say it's mind blowing !
@Jackthenudist Not only this book is considered offensive the fact of mentioning the name of R. Dawkins is offensive for creationists  :happy he is one of my favourite scientific writers by the way in addition to Chomsky and B. Russel .
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Post by: paloseco on March 15, 2016, 11:09:33 pm
Gone Girl!
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Post by: iyoni on March 18, 2016, 06:48:33 pm
1984
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Post by: rockasocka1992 on March 19, 2016, 06:36:01 am
Banzai tuning magazine  :tongue:
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Post by: Rafa on March 19, 2016, 01:29:29 pm
Frog by Mo Yan
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Post by: softynude on March 19, 2016, 11:35:39 pm
1984
:like wonderful !!
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Post by: twiggie on March 22, 2016, 09:31:09 pm
The Druid of Shannara -Terry Brooks
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Post by: Beani123 on March 27, 2016, 10:32:06 pm
Last Exit to Brooklyn - Hubert Selby Jr.
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Post by: Wombling Wurzel on April 10, 2016, 05:35:27 pm
Benjamin Franklin in London - George Goodwin 

I think this may appeal to some of you State side if you want to read about one of your Founding Fathers time he spent over here.
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Post by: th.k on April 17, 2016, 04:54:06 pm
This morning I started to read Seneca's "De vita beata" in german. Very interesting, but also very difficult to understand.
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Post by: NudieDaniel on April 27, 2016, 03:54:54 am
Hold Still by Sally Mann

Her memoir it's has an endorsement by Patti Smith good enough reason to read it.
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Post by: Wombling Wurzel on April 27, 2016, 07:59:05 pm
Going to start a mammoth read

Dominic Sandbrook's

Never Had it so Good
White Heat
State of Emergency
Seasons in the Sun

in total nearly 3,500+ pages of words.
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Post by: Natterpiller on April 27, 2016, 10:20:41 pm
currently... this post
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Post by: Austins087 on April 29, 2016, 12:24:12 pm
Slaughterhouse-Five.
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Post by: Maverick on April 30, 2016, 09:17:04 pm
Going to start The Count of Monte Cristo today if I get the chance.
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Post by: DrgHybrid on May 02, 2016, 04:45:00 am
Bought the Five Nights at Freddy's: Silver Eyes. I've liked the lore associate with FNAF, and felt this was the next best thing to check out with it. It's decent so far. I do hope that it revs up some with more interaction coming.
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Post by: David B on May 02, 2016, 06:59:54 am
picked up today and started reading "Uprooted" by Naomi Novik
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Post by: jay_p on May 02, 2016, 05:35:25 pm
Currently reading "The Uplift war."   by David Brin
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Post by: th.k on May 03, 2016, 10:38:40 am
currently reading "The Lodge of the Innocents" by Michele Giuttari.
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Post by: Northman on May 03, 2016, 02:09:40 pm
4th book of a Song of Ice and Fire, "A feast for Crows" by George R. R. Martin

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Post by: Caliboy on May 21, 2016, 12:35:11 am
October Sky by Homer H Hickman Jr.
A rather interesting look at relatively recent history (although the book is well-written fiction) of the American region of West Virginia and the coal mining of the region in mid-century.
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Post by: Imp of the Sun on May 21, 2016, 04:15:09 am
Recently finished "A Dance with Dragons" by George R.R. Martin.

Starting "The Infinite Sea" by Rick Yancey
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Post by: MentaGlaciajxo on May 30, 2016, 02:27:05 am
Most recent read — The Art of Language Invention by David Peterson. Yeah, I'm a nerd :happy .
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Post by: Caliboy on May 30, 2016, 03:11:16 am
Most recent read — The Art of Language Invention by David Peterson. Yeah, I'm a nerd :happy .

That sounds really good! I need to find that book!
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Post by: Wombling Wurzel on June 09, 2016, 06:43:45 pm
I've put my contempory Britiah History aside and am now Reading  'Terry Jones'  Medieval Lives'  by Terry "Monty Python" Jones and Alan Ereira.
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Post by: David B on June 13, 2016, 05:59:14 pm
Mourning Woods (book 3 of a comedic vampire story)
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Post by: Marzipan on June 13, 2016, 08:29:56 pm
I'm halfway through Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It's a great adventure with lots of 80s and video game references.
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Post by: mtbsam88 on July 07, 2016, 06:35:21 pm
Excision by Iain banks, I'm a bit of a sci-fi nut :)
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Post by: The_Xenologer on July 16, 2016, 08:04:56 am
Lincoln: Team of Rivals. It's such an excellent in depth biography of Lincoln and his Cabinet. It contains a lot of details that you would not find in a history textbook, and paints a much more vivid picture of the life and times of these great men.
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Post by: Mettis on July 16, 2016, 08:16:34 am
Morwenna (Among Others) by Jo Walton
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Post by: Maverick on July 17, 2016, 01:09:26 pm
I'm currently reading two books one fiction and the other non-fiction.

I recently realized that this is a great way to read! I started "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë yesterday and I'm going to start "Don't Waste Your Life" by John Piper today.
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Post by: Marzipan on July 19, 2016, 10:15:21 pm
The second book of The Magicians series by Lev Grossman, The Magician King.

I'd call it adult Harry Potter. The series successfully intertwines a world where magical worlds such as Harry Potter and a Narnia like world exist in fiction, while also creating it's own magical world. Pretty meta.

If your not into reading, is also a tv series that is on Syfy right now that does a pretty good job.

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Post by: HeroShepherd on July 20, 2016, 09:06:29 pm
I like jumping between a couple of different books.
Right now the first is Pandora gets jealous. It's the Greek mythology fan fiction for the teenage girl demographic but I'm enjoying it. It's literally a high school alternate universe of the story of Pandora. And then she and her dog into friends skip down the road to try to regather the  plague.

The other one is Mirror Earth. Two parallel Earths make contact and two groups of scientists accidentally switch worlds with no way of getting back. One of which is a naturalist earth and enjoying it even if I'm having a hard time keeping track of the characters.
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Post by: frehm92 on July 31, 2016, 10:44:39 pm
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

I'm a big HP fan, so of course I qued last night together with hundreds of other fans in Stockholm.
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Post by: David B on August 01, 2016, 03:46:20 am
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

I'm a big HP fan, so of course I qued last night together with hundreds of other fans in Stockholm.
:like
Just picked my copy up today
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Post by: frehm92 on August 01, 2016, 11:53:05 am
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

I'm a big HP fan, so of course I qued last night together with hundreds of other fans in Stockholm.
:like
Just picked my copy up today

 :like  :like

Wonderful! Hope you like it!
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Post by: David B on August 11, 2016, 07:51:58 pm
I'm currently enjoying Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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Post by: Marzipan on August 17, 2016, 06:15:07 pm
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

I'm a big HP fan, so of course I qued last night together with hundreds of other fans in Stockholm.
:like
Just picked my copy up today

 :like  :like

Wonderful! Hope you like it!

I just have act IV to go. Really curious how they can translate this to stage, so many scene changes.
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Post by: chiky on August 26, 2016, 03:00:16 am
I am reading (The Analyst) from John Katzenbach
This is a book about an Analyst which is being Psychologicaly stressed by someone that is taking revange from something he did wrong when he was starting his practice.

Its a great book!! enjoying it so far..
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Post by: Wombling Wurzel on August 26, 2016, 02:57:55 pm
Zeppelin Nights - Jerry White
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Post by: NudieDaniel on August 31, 2016, 12:52:22 am
The Loves of the Artists - Jonathan Jones

also got. At the edge of the world - Alain Laboile ; texts by Julie Guiyot-Corteville, Jock Sturges ; translations: Eliott Laboile.

http://www.laboile.com/
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Post by: _tomo_ on September 05, 2016, 09:57:55 pm
just finished The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo
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Post by: David B on September 06, 2016, 12:56:22 am
The lost gate by orson Scott card
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Post by: Natterpiller on September 06, 2016, 02:13:58 pm
i've just started reading more Agatha Cristie again, she is one of my favourite authors... today it is Death on the Nile...
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Post by: PrinceOfNaturism on September 08, 2016, 12:05:10 am
I may have to turn in my geek card, but I'm now, at age 18, reading through Harry Potter. I'm currently a quarter of the way into Prisoner of Azkaban, and I'm loving it. #RavenclawForLife.
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Post by: _tomo_ on September 08, 2016, 07:48:38 am
an EVIL MIND by Chris Carter
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Post by: Wombling Wurzel on September 09, 2016, 03:17:41 pm
Concorde: The Rise and Fall of the Supersonic Airliner - Jonathan Glancey
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Post by: th.k on September 11, 2016, 06:03:15 pm
"The salamander" by Morris L. West
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Post by: lvxandlight on September 15, 2016, 02:46:07 pm
Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt  :afro:
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Post by: BellaJordan on September 17, 2016, 06:26:32 pm
I'm reading this post lol
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Post by: OtherSideOfTheGlass on September 18, 2016, 05:58:55 am
OJ is Innocent and I Can Prove It, The Girl on the Train
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Post by: Caliboy on September 21, 2016, 10:20:18 pm
Humber Boy B, by Ruth Dugdall (about a 18-year-old boy released from juvenile prison after 10-year sentence)
and
Independence Lost (history book, about the American Revolution, for a school assignment)
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Post by: teennudist12345 on September 26, 2016, 10:24:27 am
Hardy Boys
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Post by: Mark on October 07, 2016, 09:49:36 am
I just finished Bartimaeus: Ptolemy's Gate.
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Post by: Longingtobenude on October 07, 2016, 03:32:04 pm
City of Mirrors.  Its the third in "The Passage" trilogy by Justin Cronin.  The first 2 were alright but I'm havin trouble getting into this one.  Been too long since I read the others. 
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Post by: th.k on October 08, 2016, 04:34:23 pm
I just finished the book "beyond belief - Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape" by Jenna Miscavige-Hill. It's really interesting to see, how Scientology works.
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Post by: Mark on October 12, 2016, 11:23:23 pm
Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor.
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Post by: NudieDaniel on October 22, 2016, 01:44:30 am
We Believe The Children: A Moral Panic In The 1980's by Richard Beck

The satanic ritual abuses that never were. Exposing worst practice when it comes to interviewing child witness and the lasting impact of these events.   
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Post by: Longingtobenude on October 22, 2016, 02:14:03 am
We Believe The Children: A Moral Panic In The 1980's by Richard Beck

The satanic ritual abuses that never were. Exposing worst practice when it comes to interviewing child witness and the lasting impact of these events.   

Cracked has an article that kind of mentions this briefly.  Its about a kind of DIY therapy book for children abused by satanic cults, called Don't Make Me Go Back Mommy.  Pretty crazy. 

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-deranged-authors-who-wrote-same-book-over-over/
Here is a link if your interested.  Its about half way through number 1 on the article. 
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Post by: NudieDaniel on October 22, 2016, 07:25:17 am
We Believe The Children: A Moral Panic In The 1980's by Richard Beck

The satanic ritual abuses that never were. Exposing worst practice when it comes to interviewing child witness and the lasting impact of these events.   

Cracked has an article that kind of mentions this briefly.  Its about a kind of DIY therapy book for children abused by satanic cults, called Don't Make Me Go Back Mommy.  Pretty crazy. 

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-deranged-authors-who-wrote-same-book-over-over/
Here is a link if your interested.  Its about half way through number 1 on the article.

That list was so funny took me a while to get through it's based on the cases mainly McMartan fiction based on fiction a whole lot people including law enforcement took at face value. The cracked guy clearly to young to know that a whole lot people thought this was real not just crazy fundamentalists. The recovered memory therapy that created memories of satanic abuse no matter how old the person given the therapy was at the time was still some what popular well into the 1990's ruining many lives. In many ways the fear generated is still with us       
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Post by: Mettis on October 22, 2016, 07:51:13 am
Foundation series by Isaac Asimov (SF).
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Post by: Wombling Wurzel on October 24, 2016, 09:29:40 pm
À la recherche du temps pedu - Marcel Proust
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Post by: guspoa on November 01, 2016, 11:21:29 am
I'm currently reading Cosmos by Carl Sagan
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Post by: MentaGlaciajxo on December 15, 2016, 06:44:19 am
A Tale of Two Cities. It's been years since I read it, so it's nice to refresh my fragmented memories :-D.
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Post by: The_Xenologer on December 15, 2016, 06:22:30 pm
I'm currently reading Cosmos by Carl Sagan

I've been meaning to read that! I read Contact, which is one of my favourite books/films. I know Cosmos isn't fiction, but I love astronomy in general anyway.
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Post by: Tree on December 20, 2016, 02:11:34 am
Started on the 1001 Arabian Nights not long ago. Up to the 13th night now.
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Post by: Longingtobenude on December 21, 2016, 08:03:15 am
Cats Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.  Been on a real KV kick here recently, read Sirens of Titan, Slaughterhouse 5 and now this  :happy
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Post by: Wombling Wurzel on January 02, 2017, 10:49:34 pm
The Lost City of Z - David Grann. 
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Post by: Northman on January 03, 2017, 08:22:17 am
The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
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Post by: Lena on January 07, 2017, 05:48:29 pm
Short Stories by Philip K. Dick. Besides Kafka i believe Dick is the Master of Short Stories.
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Post by: NudistMetalHead on January 17, 2017, 12:07:35 am
Our Revolution by Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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Post by: lacroixdarius on January 23, 2017, 12:11:57 am
The Twelve
by Justin Cronin
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Post by: Marney on January 27, 2017, 08:09:01 am
Naked at Lunch and I looooooooved it ... listend  to it on audible
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Post by: Hayley on January 31, 2017, 10:44:05 am
Ransom Riggs's 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' :smiley:
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Post by: lacroixdarius on January 31, 2017, 04:16:41 pm
Ransom Riggs's 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' :smiley:

As always, books is much better than the movie version. :)
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Post by: Hayley on January 31, 2017, 04:50:20 pm
As always, books is much better than the movie version. :)

Agree :smiley:
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Post by: Sub on January 31, 2017, 04:53:02 pm
As always, books is much better than the movie version. :)

Agree :smiley:
:like
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Post by: Mettis on January 31, 2017, 10:19:07 pm
Star Wars, la philo contre-attaque : La saga décryptée by Gilles Vervisch
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Post by: EricR on January 31, 2017, 10:45:06 pm
Lord of the Flies by William Golding - It's for English class
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Post by: fodawim on February 01, 2017, 08:58:55 am
A Dogs Purpose, though I don't know if I want to see the movie after last weeks video.
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Post by: rajnature on February 11, 2017, 04:23:51 am
I ma currently reading how to win friends
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Post by: Longingtobenude on February 11, 2017, 02:19:27 pm
Off to Be the Wizard, by Scott Meyer.  Its about a guy who finds the text configuration file for the universe. 
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Post by: Wombling Wurzel on February 12, 2017, 03:59:01 pm
I will soon start

It Can't Happen Here - Sinclair Lewis (Prophetc Novel)
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Post by: Mark on March 02, 2017, 12:18:20 am
Lately a friend's been lending me David Eddings' Belgariad series. I wasn't sure at first, but by the end of the first book, I was hooked. I'm on the third now.
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Post by: Wombling Wurzel on March 02, 2017, 05:55:24 pm
Keep the Aspidistra Flying - George Orwell
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Post by: Wombling Wurzel on March 16, 2017, 08:34:05 pm
Dynastry: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar - Tom Holland
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Post by: Climbjupiter on March 19, 2017, 09:46:49 am
Jonathan Strange and Mr Not tell, everyone needs to check this out :)
It's a massive book tho so maybe start with the BBC tv adaptation.
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Post by: th.k on April 14, 2017, 02:56:15 pm
I'm reading Mario Simmels book: It doesn't have to be caviar all the time (original title: Es muß nicht immer Kaviar sein) about an former agent of german, french and english secret service during the german economic miracle.
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Post by: frehm92 on April 15, 2017, 08:55:05 am
The last book in The "Gods and Warriors" series by Michelle Paver. Fantastic series.
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Post by: Wombling Wurzel on April 17, 2017, 10:48:35 am
A quick book here

Flush - Virgina Woolf

This playful, wity biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's pet spaniel - involving Italian travels and kidnappings - asks what it is to be a dog, and a human. (Penguin Little Black Classics)
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Post by: Longingtobenude on April 18, 2017, 09:52:52 am
I just finished Ready Player One yesterday. It was a great read, a real page turner. Had a great William Gibson kind of vibe to it. Lots of 80's references, which was right up my alley. Can't wait for the movie to come out!

Gamer with Gerard Buttler.  I remember in the intro it says something like "from the book, Ready Player One"
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Post by: Longingtobenude on April 18, 2017, 06:01:45 pm
I just finished Ready Player One yesterday. It was a great read, a real page turner. Had a great William Gibson kind of vibe to it. Lots of 80's references, which was right up my alley. Can't wait for the movie to come out!

Gamer with Gerard Buttler.  I remember in the intro it says something like "from the book, Ready Player One"

No, there's a Spielberg movie coming out next year. Gamer came out in '09, and Ready Player One was published in '11.


My mistake.  Wonder how that false memory got in there :embarrassed:   If Spielberg is making it, it'll probably be a decent representation. 
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Post by: seventhsam on April 19, 2017, 02:20:46 am
I just started "The Fall of Hyperion" by Dan Simmons
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Post by: Blake Skies on May 24, 2017, 08:57:02 pm
The Assassin's Blade Series is the one i'm currently reading. Not thrilled about it to be honest.
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Post by: Archaewok1 on July 03, 2017, 03:00:38 am
Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict, by Erica Chenoweth & Maria J. Stephan
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Post by: Density on August 15, 2017, 08:45:06 pm
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger. I really dig the pacing of the book so far and it does take you to a different dimension of an apocolyptic world.
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Post by: Archaewok1 on August 27, 2017, 03:09:38 pm
The Passion Conversation by Robbins Phillips
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Post by: Myshkin on September 02, 2017, 08:18:23 pm
A Grave for a Dolphin by Alberto Denti di Pirajno: A collection of  short narratives of his experiences as a doctor and administrator in colonial Eritrea  and Somalia fashioned mostly out of tales told to him by local people.  Much of  it has an air of  magical realism about it so how much is true and how much fanciful is for the reader to decide.  The writer was half English and the book is very well written and a compelling read - medical men who can write well are very good observers of humanity.  The title story is the most intriguing - about a young Italian surveyor and his relationship with a local Danakil girl - and a dolphin.   I won't say more so as not to  be a "spoiler".   I also found out  that the book was one of David Bowie's  top 100 reads and he was offered the chance to play the  young Italian in a film adaptation which he turned down as he thought it was impossible to film which is probably true though it would have made a fascinating project.   
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Post by: Longingtobenude on September 02, 2017, 10:03:03 pm
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger. I really dig the pacing of the book so far and it does take you to a different dimension of an apocolyptic world.

That is a good one.  I liked the whole series for the most part.  Really get the impression that King is familiar with Mescaline  :happy
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Post by: Mettis on September 07, 2017, 08:39:51 am
Death's Mistress by Terry Goodkind
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Post by: Hayley on September 11, 2017, 12:36:16 pm
Re-re-re reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. Right now 'A Study in Scarlett' :smiley:
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Post by: lewischessmen on September 11, 2017, 09:25:49 pm
Some stuff from soren kirkegaard. Philosophy is one of my interests.
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Post by: Blake Skies on September 11, 2017, 09:30:17 pm
Re-re-re reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. Right now 'A Study in Scarlett' :smiley:

YAY another Sherlock Holmes fan!
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Post by: Hayley on September 18, 2017, 01:06:48 pm
Re-re-re reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. Right now 'A Study in Scarlett' :smiley:

YAY another Sherlock Holmes fan!

(https://s19.postimg.org/yh93uzk43/I_love_Sherlock_Holmes.png)

:smiley:
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Post by: Blake Skies on September 19, 2017, 07:26:49 pm
Re-re-re reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. Right now 'A Study in Scarlett' :smiley:

YAY another Sherlock Holmes fan!

(https://s19.postimg.org/yh93uzk43/I_love_Sherlock_Holmes.png)

:smiley:

Best buy I got from Barnes and Nobel was the complete Sir Arthur Conan Doyle works.

Also to get back on topic I've had a submarine itch of late so: Hunt for the Red October
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Post by: fex on September 21, 2017, 10:29:09 am
The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin - by Steven Lee Myers
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Post by: skinnydipper2 on September 23, 2017, 02:59:57 am
Rules of the Road. It's called rules of the road but it's a government issued book for mariners. Basically a drivers ed book for driving ships.
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Post by: rajnature on November 11, 2017, 07:04:34 am
The immortals of Mehula : Author Amish tripathi
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Post by: amt1984 on May 13, 2018, 09:55:08 am
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
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Post by: Mettis on May 14, 2018, 05:09:54 am
The Hedge Knight by George R. R. Martin.
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Post by: AtheJ on May 15, 2018, 02:26:54 am
Arsene Lupin translated into English.
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Post by: Northman on May 18, 2018, 10:47:30 am
Georges Simenons Maigret stories in Finnish

hope I could read them in French someday.
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Post by: NakedShadow on May 31, 2018, 11:01:33 pm
I'm gonna start to read a biography of every U.S. president
First up Washington by ron chernow
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Post by: Statik on June 01, 2018, 03:56:50 am
Whoa that's kind of ambitious.

I'm probably going to get back to reading The Arabian Nights.  I have the Sir Richard Burton translation (it is kind of long winded and full of footnotes, over 100 pages of footnotes to be precise), so it's kind of a long read.  I've picked it up and put it down over the last five years.  About two thirds through.  Not that it's a huge book or anything, but it's the kind of book you can read for awhile, then put down and forget for months.
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Post by: Hayley on June 11, 2018, 10:26:43 am
Recently started reading Ellis Peters 'The Cadfael Chronicles (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cadfael_Chronicles)' and really enjoying them. Right now the second novel 'One Corpse Too Many' :smiley:
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Post by: manni on August 30, 2018, 06:00:32 am
I´m going to  finish book 6 of 6 of the warcraft chronicals
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Post by: sportkid on August 30, 2018, 02:02:12 pm
Harry Potter and Cursed child.  saw in London a few months back..   amazing
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Post by: manni on September 01, 2018, 07:36:21 pm
Cool i planed to read the potter row in english to improve my speaking
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Post by: wildneutrino on September 26, 2018, 11:33:45 pm
Harry Potter and Cursed child.  saw in London a few months back..   amazing

Must be ! The special effects they've implemented for that play seem to be quite something.
And they've even recreated the clothing and the symbols differently from those in the movies.
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Post by: Mettis on September 27, 2018, 05:31:39 pm
The death of death (La mort de la mort) by Dr. Laurent Alexandre
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Post by: Caliboy on October 08, 2018, 06:17:18 pm
The Dreamers by Gilbert Adair. Just finishing it, really.
Much better than the movie, btw.
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Post by: Thomas930 on October 30, 2018, 01:45:56 pm
Childhoods end by Arthur Clarke. I have only a few pages left, then I will read something from William Gibson.
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Post by: Alexmc on November 28, 2018, 02:15:34 am
I recently read Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. It was amazing.

I’m a huge fan of Joe Hill, Stephen King’s son. Speaking of, has anyone read King’s new book Outsiders?
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Post by: Longingtobenude on November 28, 2018, 05:30:36 am
Childhoods end by Arthur Clarke. I have only a few pages left, then I will read something from William Gibson.

I really liked Childhoods End.  I've been working my way through Altered Carbon. 
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Post by: Rafa on February 01, 2019, 01:05:57 pm
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick
and
Dogra Magra, by Yumeno Kyūsaku

Enjoying what's left of the summer holidays to read something for leisure :)
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Post by: Cle Leftwrite on May 15, 2019, 05:32:21 pm
I'm currently reading a couple of books actually. I'm reading Naked Crow by P.Z. Walker as well as Elminster: The Making of a Mage by Ed Greenwood.
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Post by: Mettis on May 15, 2019, 06:10:56 pm
I'm currently reading a book by a former President of the French Republic.  :smiley:
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Post by: Rafa on October 12, 2019, 03:47:59 pm
Started a collection of novellas by Stefan Zweig (currently reading "Confusion of feelings").
Also "Puerto Rico Diaries" (ぷえるとりこ日記, I couldn't find an official translation), by Ariyoshi Sawako.
And "Clockwork Orange", by Anthony Burgess.
All over the place, as usual.
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Post by: Cle Leftwrite on October 12, 2019, 03:49:10 pm
I actually paused reading the books I had been, I'm currently reading Daughter of the Drow by Elaine Cunningham.