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Re: What are you reading right now?

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Re: What are you reading right now?

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Hadrian » 6 January 2013, 22:43

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I'm beginning to worry even myself. I haven't really stopped reading since I started three days ago. And if I don't finish it today, work will not go well for me tomorrow. Bosses don't take well to you barking at them to shut up so you can concentrate while you read cyberpunk at your desk.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby DrD » 13 January 2013, 14:18

Currently I'm reading two books. "My Crazy Beautiful Life", by Ke$ha and "Behind HBO's Game of Thrones", by Bryan Cogman.
Also over the last few months I've been kind of getting through "Triumph and Tragedy: The Rise and Fall of Rome's Immortal Emperors", by Alexander Canduci. But very, very slowly. It's quite large as it also includes the rulers of Rome's successor states; but very interesting and, I think, very important to know about.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Brenden » 13 January 2013, 14:48

Tower of the Hand, an A Song of Ice and Fire fansite, is doing a group read of A Storm of Swords, so I'm re-reading that now. :keke:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Lazuli » 13 January 2013, 15:47

Kafka on the Shore
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby nikolii » 13 January 2013, 16:05

The subtle knife. Yeah yeah, I know. I'm super late to the trilogy. :P
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Bookface » 13 January 2013, 18:07

I m reding 'a introduction to postmodernism' nd it is weird. I think the writer got confused or somethink because he keeps talkin about the toilet at the art gallery by mistake like its a paintin an i tried to read necromancer but it was weird too but it wasnt about toilets.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Oscarsome » 15 January 2013, 07:21

I'm reading The Hobbit right now. I actually have never read any Lord of the Rings books or any of Tolkien's work, but for the coming semester I have a class where I'll be heavily looking into his work, so I want to start a bit early.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby niko123 » 2 February 2013, 11:30

Livy's The Early History of Rome (Books I-V) and Dr. Rick Strassman's DMT: The Spirit Molecule
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Magic J » 2 February 2013, 15:55

Oscarsome wrote:I'm reading The Hobbit right now. I actually have never read any Lord of the Rings books or any of Tolkien's work, but for the coming semester I have a class where I'll be heavily looking into his work, so I want to start a bit early.

The Hobbit is great and easy to read. Gets a bit more highfalutin with Lord of the Rings. Then you get the Silmarillion which is a bit like reading a history textbook from cover to cover. Amazing, and an undoubtedly great achievement on Tolkien's part, but that didn't stop me from relegating it to the back of the bookshelf half read. I was taking notes just to keep up with the stories. :lol:

OT: About to finish "Siddhartha" by Herman Hess (re-reading it is a monthly occurance for me, apparently. I think it might be my holy book :P ). Just started reading "The Man in the High Castle" by Philip Dick. Friend recommended it to me. Never really read any alternate history novels, so this is a new one for me.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Simon » 2 February 2013, 20:52

Hadrian wrote:Image

I'm beginning to worry even myself. I haven't really stopped reading since I started three days ago. And if I don't finish it today, work will not go well for me tomorrow. Bosses don't take well to you barking at them to shut up so you can concentrate while you read cyberpunk at your desk.

Oh my god, this book. I was the same way with it! Tell me your thoughts when you finish it!

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Oscarsome wrote:OT: About to finish "Siddhartha" by Herman Hess (re-reading it is a monthly occurance for me, apparently. I think it might be my holy book :P ).

Why's it your holy book?

So I finally gave in and am reading this:

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It's like a more serious, less reference-filled Jasper Fforde novel, what with the conceptual wildlife and all. I'm about halfway through and am very into it.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Onur » 3 February 2013, 20:12

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. It's such a disappointment since the Harry Potter series. I couldn't even wait for the translation, I ordered it on internet. She gives too many details in the novel (way too much although it is a novel) and I cannot remember all the new names mentioned in the book.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Edward » 3 February 2013, 20:23

Onur wrote:The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. It's such a disappointment since the Harry Potter series. I couldn't even wait for the translation, I ordered it on internet. She gives too many details in the novel (way too much although it is a novel) and I cannot remember all the new names mentioned in the book.


I've never really had any intention of reading that out of principle I guess. She should have released it under a pseudonym and let it stand or fall under it's own merit, like Stephen King did.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby CrownedClown » 3 February 2013, 20:28

I forget the title, but it's by Margaret Weis
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Onur » 3 February 2013, 20:35

upthebracket. wrote:
Onur wrote:The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. It's such a disappointment since the Harry Potter series. I couldn't even wait for the translation, I ordered it on internet. She gives too many details in the novel (way too much although it is a novel) and I cannot remember all the new names mentioned in the book.


I've never really had any intention of reading that out of principle I guess. She should have released it under a pseudonym and let it stand or fall under it's own merit, like Stephen King did.


She could have become my favourite writer. I think I only enjoyed the happenings in Hogwarts not the writer or her style.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Edward » 3 February 2013, 20:39

Onur wrote:
upthebracket. wrote:
Onur wrote:The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. It's such a disappointment since the Harry Potter series. I couldn't even wait for the translation, I ordered it on internet. She gives too many details in the novel (way too much although it is a novel) and I cannot remember all the new names mentioned in the book.


I've never really had any intention of reading that out of principle I guess. She should have released it under a pseudonym and let it stand or fall under it's own merit, like Stephen King did.


She could have become my favourite writer. I think I only enjoyed the happenings in Hogwarts not the writer or her style.

I agree, though I actually forgot that the premise of the book made me think I'd actually like it, I might give it a try one day.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Onur » 3 February 2013, 20:48

upthebracket. wrote:
Onur wrote:
upthebracket. wrote:
Onur wrote:The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. It's such a disappointment since the Harry Potter series. I couldn't even wait for the translation, I ordered it on internet. She gives too many details in the novel (way too much although it is a novel) and I cannot remember all the new names mentioned in the book.


I've never really had any intention of reading that out of principle I guess. She should have released it under a pseudonym and let it stand or fall under it's own merit, like Stephen King did.


She could have become my favourite writer. I think I only enjoyed the happenings in Hogwarts not the writer or her style.

I agree, though I actually forgot that the premise of the book made me think I'd actually like it, I might give it a try one day.


Don't bother buying it. Give it a try on "Amazon Click to Look Inside". I could scan it for you but I'm too scared of the law against it. I don't want to be sued by my ex-almost-favourite-writer.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Edward » 3 February 2013, 20:53

Onur wrote:
upthebracket. wrote:
Onur wrote:
upthebracket. wrote:
Onur wrote:The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. It's such a disappointment since the Harry Potter series. I couldn't even wait for the translation, I ordered it on internet. She gives too many details in the novel (way too much although it is a novel) and I cannot remember all the new names mentioned in the book.


I've never really had any intention of reading that out of principle I guess. She should have released it under a pseudonym and let it stand or fall under it's own merit, like Stephen King did.


She could have become my favourite writer. I think I only enjoyed the happenings in Hogwarts not the writer or her style.

I agree, though I actually forgot that the premise of the book made me think I'd actually like it, I might give it a try one day.


Give it a try on "Amazon Click to Look Inside". I could scan it for you but I'm too scared of the law against it. I don't want to be sued by my ex-almost-favourite-writer.

Haha, don't worry, I'll give it a try. I'll probably just buy it once it's a bit cheaper (though £7.50 is quite modest.)
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Onur » 3 February 2013, 21:39

upthebracket. wrote:
Onur wrote:
upthebracket. wrote:
Onur wrote:
upthebracket. wrote:
Onur wrote:The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. It's such a disappointment since the Harry Potter series. I couldn't even wait for the translation, I ordered it on internet. She gives too many details in the novel (way too much although it is a novel) and I cannot remember all the new names mentioned in the book.


I've never really had any intention of reading that out of principle I guess. She should have released it under a pseudonym and let it stand or fall under it's own merit, like Stephen King did.


She could have become my favourite writer. I think I only enjoyed the happenings in Hogwarts not the writer or her style.

I agree, though I actually forgot that the premise of the book made me think I'd actually like it, I might give it a try one day.


Give it a try on "Amazon Click to Look Inside". I could scan it for you but I'm too scared of the law against it. I don't want to be sued by my ex-almost-favourite-writer.

Haha, don't worry, I'll give it a try. I'll probably just buy it once it's a bit cheaper (though £7.50 is quite modest.)


Well, I bought it double price with a discount on internet sales.
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