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Does Anybody Around Here Read?

Postby dot. » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:50 pm

If so, whatcha readin? What books are on your shelves?

Right now, I'm reading The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing. It's pretty good so far. I'm not that far into it, but it looks like it's about a kid and his mom who were bought to determine if an African child could learn as much or as well as any other.
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Postby Guitar_clock » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:58 pm

http://www.mindistortion.tv/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4404

Regeneration

It's about a dude that doesnt want to fight in WWI so they send him to a psychiatrist to make him want to fight. Not far into it but yeh.

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Postby dickwad » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:10 pm

i am currently re-reading kurt vonnegut's breakfast of champions, because it's fucking awesome.

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Postby Zyn » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:38 pm

Just finished Hamlet, and I'm now reading Excavation, a formula fiction psychological thriller about an archeologist stuck in a booby-trapped tomb with the secret of life or something hidden inside.
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Postby Rusty Nails » Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:34 pm

" Freedom Writers" that's what I am reading at the moment.
The: Twilight series
-Mortal instruments series
-Immortal series.
-The Host
-Impossible
-Walk of the Spirits
-Just Listen
-Somebody Like You
-The Truth About Forever
-House of Night series
-Memoirs of a Geisha
-A Child Called "It"
-The Ruins
-I Am Legend
-Hary Potter series.

I plan to buy more but yeah there you go.
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Postby krishh. » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:35 pm

i'm in the middle of wicked. i read confessions of an ugly stepsister for a taste of maguire, and it's not so bad.
sand dollar summer and alice's adventures in wonderland will forever be my favorite books.
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Postby Astica » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:47 pm

^Let me know how Wicked goes, I've been considering reading that for a while. I am currently supposed to be reading 'The Strain' but its paperback and I'm precious about the book and don't want to hurt it, which is silly, so I'll get around to it.

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Postby Elen Sila » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:07 pm

Rusty Nails wrote:-Mortal instruments series


Do you mean "Mortal Engines"?
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Postby Zyn » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:59 pm

Oh, look, lotsa paranormal romance vampire novels and the like.
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Postby Voly » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:38 am

Currently on book 2 of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series.
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Postby Elen Sila » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:28 am

@Voly - The second book is my favorite.
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Postby Rusty Nails » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:00 pm

Anarch wrote: Do you mean "Mortal Engines"?


Nope I have the right series.
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Postby dot. » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:01 pm

I have soooo many books. . .I look for bulk deals on Ebay and get them like that. Or I go to garage sales. I read too quickly to spend full price on a book.

I'm not sure what I want to start reading next. . .either Slaughterhouse 5, Paradise Lost, or something simple, like Coraline.
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Postby Sunshine » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:03 pm

So I'm actually reading numerous books at the moment, but there is one that is truely worth mentioning.

The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran.
I can't really describe it, other than it being amazingly beautiful and insightful.
And I've picked up learning Arabic again so that I can read Kahlil Gibrans work in it's native tongue, which is supposedly so enchanting that it will "sweep your heart away".

Becuase really, reading his poems translated from arabic to english just isn't the same. It would be like Robert Frosts poems translated into another language, and it just wouldn't have the same flow and meaning to it...
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Postby dickwad » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:05 am

Kristinadot wrote:Slaughterhouse 5


in case my last post didn't make it clear, i'm a big vonnegut fan. you need to read slaughterhouse 5 if you haven't already.

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Postby Spaced Ape » Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:53 pm

Currently reading the "Wheel of Time" series and I'm on book four "The Shadow Rising". The series started very slow but it does seem to be picking up a little.
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Postby Zyn » Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:58 pm

Oh, it does. I'm currently waiting for the last book (the money for it, anyways). Once you get to...oh, The Lord of Chaos or so, there's a lot more action, a lot less political bullshit and background info.
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Postby Spaced Ape » Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:05 pm

I want background and political "bullshit". Action in books tend to bore me, which is why the first few books seem so slow.

The mere fact you tell me this makes me want to give it up and try the "Godspeaker" trilogy.
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Postby Elen Sila » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:29 pm

Esch wrote:I want background and political "bullshit". Action in books tend to bore me, which is why the first few books seem so slow.

The mere fact you tell me this makes me want to give it up and try the "Godspeaker" trilogy.


:D

There's quite a bit of plotting and politics in Godspeaker. Most of the action is simple and leaves a lot of room to the imagination. You'd like it, I think.
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Postby Zyn » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:42 pm

Well Damn, Esch, that's a lil backwords O.o hmmm...background there's almost NONE of, but the politics will come back around book 8 HEAVILY. And, I don't remember which book, but when the girls are kicked out of Tar Valon, then all of their chapters are political. Seriously. Every last one.
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Postby Cyka » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:30 pm

Mao's little red. Believe it or not, it's actually pretty interesting and for 5 us dollars you can't complain.
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Postby Elen Sila » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:53 pm

My friend Harri recommends Nietzshe. According to him, "There is no other philosopher."
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Postby ƒrosty » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:26 pm

I think Nietzsche would slap him upside the head for saying that.
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Postby daemon » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:11 pm

Not really specific books,

Authors-

-RA Salvatore
-Mercedes Lackey
-Anne McCaffrey
-Laurie Anderson (Twisted, High Recomendation)
-Jay Asher
-Sephen King
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Postby Voly » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:45 pm

Jay Asher has written one book... that I'm aware of. So really, you can't classify him with the rest. "Not really specific books," generally means the author has authored multiple books.
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