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The Corparation
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Father Knows Best State

Postby The Corparation » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:41 pm

Noders wrote:just finished all five of Douglas Adams hitchhiker books and oh my lord im talking like a Brit

Now go out and start reading the Dirk Gently series. There a bit hard to find though. And last one isn't finished and is bundled with a bunch of his essays.
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Jakaragua
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Ex-Nation

Postby Jakaragua » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:11 pm

Fascists - Michael Mann
Boredom is counter-revolutionary.

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Kralafel
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Postby Kralafel » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:27 pm

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

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Gettysburg11
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Gettysburg11 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:05 pm

Well, I finished Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson yesterday, really good historical fiction read by the way, and The Teacher's Funeral by Richard Peck today. I have a Reading Olympics competition coming up in April and I'm trying to read as many of the books on the list as I can, so now I'm crankin' em out. :p

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Postby Bradforsonia » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:31 pm

Mein Kamph- Some Painter dude
The Devil's Heart.
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Thurask
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Thurask » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:36 pm

The Grapes of Wrath
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:34 pm

Bradforsonia wrote:Mein Kamph- Some Painter dude


That's not anything like Mein Kampf, is it? I'm reading Mein Kampf.

That book makes absolutely no sense.... :(

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Sorratsin
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Postby Sorratsin » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:39 pm

Ernst Junger-Storm of Steel
Rudolph Bell-Holy Anorexia

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Postby Arumdaum » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:00 pm

Frindle. :meh:
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Postby Malkuth Dei » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:04 pm

Ira Lapidus, History of Islamic Societies

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Postby Western Darenjo » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:07 pm

Arumdaum wrote:Frindle. :meh:


Fun read.

Xenocide - Orson Scott Card. Re-reading.
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Postby IntelliSwine » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:10 pm

Pedro Paramo Juan Rulfo
really surreal

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Postby Coccygia » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:22 pm

The Emperor's New Mind, by Roger Penrose. This is heavy-duty stuff. Basically it's an argument against the possibility of artificial consciousness (I think)...but to get there he covers just about every major scientific topic of the time: Cantor's set theory, the Diagonal Process, the Continuum Hypothesis, Turing machines, the Halting Problem, the Turing Test, real numbers, complex numbers, the Mandelbrot set, Hilbert's program, the Foundational Quest, Gödel's theorem, Russell's Paradox...and that's just the first few chapters!! That's before he even gets into quantum physics, and a whole raft of other stuff. I started reading it some years ago and, not surprisingly, got bogged down! The book is practically an education in itself, but it's not (so far) too hard to follow.

IntelliSwine wrote:Pedro Paramo Juan Rulfo
really surreal

I'm gonna hafta check that out. Any book that Jorge Luis Borges said is one of the best novels in literature is worth a look, by me!
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Postby The Electronic Future » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:16 pm

Western Darenjo wrote:
Arumdaum wrote:Frindle. :meh:


Fun read.

Xenocide - Orson Scott Card. Re-reading.


All fantastic books.
However unrelated, I'm finishing up The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris

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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Cannot think of a name » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:15 pm

A book on the history of California and the automobile from the birth of the car to Breedlove's Spirit of America land speed runs.

It's kind of awesome.
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Postby Banlieue 47 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:19 pm

The Torah, Tanakh, Koran and New Testament and writing my notes on them... I just wish I was in Uni doing this...
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Postby Lavasan » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:20 pm

1)Qur'an,
2) Bible,
3) Yeshua: A Guide to the Real Jesus and the Original Church
4) The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold and Tax Cuts
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Postby Avaloniea » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:21 pm

Currently reading:

A Peoples History of the United States by the late Howard Zinn.
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Postby Treval » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:22 pm

Avaloniea wrote:Currently reading:

A Peoples History of the United States by the late Howard Zinn.

I've been wanting to read that, I just haven't found a copy yet. :blush:

The Fire Rose by Mercedes Lackey
Catch-22

Both are re-reads :)

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Democratic Socialists

Postby SkillCrossbones » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:30 pm

Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville
The Noblest Motive Is the Public Good

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Postby Ract » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:11 pm

As a student, I have the pleasure -or displeasure, depending on your view- of being engaged in multiple readings at the same time. I consider Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan to be my main pursuit at the moment.

Also reading:
The Presidential Difference: Leadership Styles from FDR to Barack Obama - Fred Greenstein
The Strategic President: Persuasion and Opportunity in Presidential Leadership - Edwards
The Politics of the Presidency - Pika and Maltese
Presidential Leadership in Political Time: Reprise and Reappraisal -Stephen Skowronek
And, various Supreme Court cases. I believe Smith v. Allwright is next up.

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Postby Arumdaum » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:49 am

SkillCrossbones wrote:Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville

I've read that. You can learn a lot about whales in it...

Apparently I've forgotten almost everything in it, I read it when I was little. :p
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Postby Gettysburg11 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:10 pm

Avaloniea wrote:Currently reading:

A Peoples History of the United States by the late Howard Zinn.

My dad got that one for Christmas. I'll read it sometime, along with the 70 other books I say that about. :p

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Brunetta
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Postby Brunetta » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:48 pm

One Hundred Years of Solitude,

in Spanish :'/

Me: Ma, what does imán mean?
Ma: Magnet
Me:...soo, basically a word I should already know but don't know because every time you had to say magnet to me when I was younger you'd just say it in English even though the rest of your sentence was in Spanish?
Ma: yep :D

EDIT: Also reading The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, and Memoirs of a Geisha (also in Spanish, but this one is easier)
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Postby Galius » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:03 pm

I am reading Jennifer Goverment by Max Barry pretty cool if you want to read it 4 stars book

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