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Postby Thevenin » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:04 am

Obliheim wrote:

call me what ever you want, but if it is insulting, just know that I'm smarter than you :clap:



Sorry, having trouble reading your post over your big head... :p

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Postby Abarth » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:05 am

Obliheim wrote:Politics - Aristotle
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*starting The Prince - Machiavelli soon

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I have read ''The Prince'', want to read Aristotle's Politics and i just finished reading the ''Unbearable lightness of being'' by Milan Kundera.
Now i'm going to start reading some European short stories.
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Postby North Suran » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:43 am

Dagnia wrote:I have been meaning to read it for years, since I hope to read everything that someone wants a ban on.

I want a ban on Twilight.

Read it.
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Postby Alaskan Malamute » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:45 am

North Suran wrote:
Read it.


I would, but I like my brain to not be all melted and mushy. :p

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Postby United Earthlings » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:46 am

Concurrently, "Bottlemania: how water went on sale and why we bought it by Elizabeth Royte".

In addition to various magazines which due to their size {80 to 100 pages} and cost I consider to be more of a book.

Topic Addition: What book(s) do you generalites plan to read next?
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Postby Gettysburg11 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:38 am

Mosasauria wrote:Gettysburg by the same authors of Grant comes East

I've paged through that one and it seems really good. I have and am planning to read it soon, maybe after I finish the Antietam book.

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Postby Ko-oren » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:20 pm

De ontdekking van de Hemel by Harry Mulisch.

A monstrous 923-paged novel, which is considered to be one of the masterpieces of Dutch post-war literature. I'm at page 33 now, so I've got ways to go.
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Postby North Wiedna » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:22 pm

Obliheim wrote:Politics - Aristotle
Intellectual Devotional

*starting The Prince - Machiavelli soon

call me what ever you want, but if it is insulting, just know that I'm smarter than you :clap:

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Postby Dinner Theatre Actors » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:29 pm

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Postby Kruplyan » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:34 pm

"Flyboys" by James Bradley. Really incredible so far.

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Postby Hossaim » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:34 pm

mockingjay.

not sure who it's by (don't feel like going upstairs). it's the third in the hunger games series.

EDIT; it's by susan collins.
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Postby Alevuss » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:43 pm

Maxedon wrote:Strike Force
By Dale Brown
Lackadaisical2 wrote:World War Z

Lacky's the only one here who's not read it? :shock:


I haven't read or even heard of it.

I've sort of stopped reading ever since I finished Roadkill by Rob Thurman. I'm waiting for the next book to come out, since the one I just finished didn't really live up to my expectations, not to say it wasn't awesome.

Right now, though, I guess you could say I'm reading:
volume 13 of Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki
Vampire hunter D: Raiser of Gales by Hideyuki Kikuchi
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

The last one isn't really very attracting, so, I have been reluctant to reading it. Not to mention, I have gotten some wierd faces when people see me reading it, probably from the cover.

Hossaim wrote:mockingjay.

not sure who it's by (don't feel like going upstairs). it's the third in the hunger games series.

EDIT; it's by susan collins.


I've been dieing to read that series. I've heard a lot of good things about it.
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Postby Olthar » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:02 pm

I'm currently between books, actually. I can't decide what to go with next. I got a bunch of books on Christmas. I'm thinking probably Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, the prequel to the original Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. That one seems exciting. Though, I've also got the other two books in the "series," Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and Android Karenina. Though, I think I'll save that second one for now. It's pretty damn long, especially compared to the rest of them. Plus, I've also got Mogworld and The Zombie Survival Guide. Not to mention the fact that I still have some Tolkien to get through. :/
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Postby I V Stalin » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:06 am

Why does E=MC2? by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, and Perdido Street Station by China Mieville. I try to have one fact and one fiction book going at the same time.
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Postby Ihron Fyst » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:53 pm

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. I'm a fan of her work.

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Postby Olthar » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:02 pm

Ihron Fyst wrote:Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. I'm a fan of her work.

Yeah, she's pretty good. Though, it's even better when people like Seth Grahame-Smith modify it a bit.
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Postby Ihron Fyst » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:10 pm

Olthar wrote:
Ihron Fyst wrote:Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. I'm a fan of her work.

Yeah, she's pretty good. Though, it's even better when people like Seth Grahame-Smith modify it a bit.

Indeed lol

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Postby Hathradic States » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:03 am

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Postby Existential_Nihilists » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:06 am

Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre..

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Postby Indig0 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:10 am

i'm reading a book called nation!

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Postby LadyRebels » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:31 am

re-reading The Walking Drums by Louis L'amour (so that I can debate the finer points with my SO)

reading Awakened (House of Night Series) not sure on Author (my daughter needs someone to talk to her about what is happening in the series and I got elected, please keep in mind she is 16 and flat out refuses to read the Twilight Series, she does not condone teen pregnancy)

Re-reading Harry Potter Series, just for fun of it.

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Postby Bodegraven » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:34 am

I'm reading the 4th book in the Midkemia Saga: "A Darkness At Sethanon", by Raymond Feist.
I'm reading the german translation of it, though (Dunkel Über Sethanon)
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