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Postby Conserative Morality » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:40 am

Re-reading 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'.
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Postby SUPERFISHPIE » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:58 pm

'Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman' a collection of quite a few short stories by Haruki Murakami, which so far I think are all rather good :)
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Postby Santofer Islet » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:18 pm

Jennifer Government :p

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Postby LadyRebels » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:42 pm

Santofer Islet wrote:Jennifer Government :p

Oh I loved the book. Didn't much care for the others but enjoyed the book.
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Postby Xarithis » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:58 pm

"A History of Civilization: The Story of Our Heritage, Earliest Times to the Present; One Volume Edition"

It is the first of a long line of Mid-60's textbooks I plan to read.
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Postby LadyRebels » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:57 pm

Xarithis wrote:"A History of Civilization: The Story of Our Heritage, Earliest Times to the Present; One Volume Edition"

It is the first of a long line of Mid-60's textbooks I plan to read.


why? just wondering..... :blink:
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Postby Xarithis » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:15 pm

LadyRebels wrote:why? just wondering..... :blink:

You assume that I have a reason.

Don't worry, though. I'll follow up with up-to-date texts.
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Postby LadyRebels » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:19 pm

ok and thank you.

thinking about starting to read the classics again. Maybe start with Jane Eyre..or Great Expectations undecided as of yet.
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Postby Gettysburg11 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:19 pm

I finished up The Maze by Will Hobbs the other night. Pretty good book, I'd recommend it for those who have finished up some monster books and want a quicker read (248 pages in my copy, with a lot of those being author's notes.

I have some other books that I need to be reading for a school thing, but I'm also starting Storming Little Round Top: The 15th Alabama and Their Fight for the High Ground July 2, 1863 by Phillip Thomas Tucker. It looks good from the portion I've gotten through, hopefully it will be.

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Postby The Corparation » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:03 pm

Frank Herbert's DUNE for the thousandsth time. Just re-read the Jurassic Park books, Arthur C. CLarkes Ghost from Grand Banks, and a few others that I forget. Also just read Conrad's Heart of Darkness for AP lit. He wrote in his third language. And its still better then most native speaking authors. I dropped that class though. Damn tired of failing the class for not annotating my books the way she wanted. And we never did anything else worth anything, so I couldn't raise my grade. We freaking wrote 1 essay the whole semester and that was in class.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:10 pm

Guardians of the West, book I of 'The Mallorean'- David Eddings
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Postby KatBoo » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:54 am

Just finished the Emperor of All Maladies...finally.
Very long, but very good.
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Postby Vogonian intellectuals » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:47 am

Reading Unaccustomed earth by Jhumpa Lahiri. Next on the list is My name is Red by Orhan Pamuk. :) :) :)

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Postby Gran Bolivaria (Ancient) » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:49 am

At the moment and not university related I'm reading The Giver by Lois Lowry. Loved that book ever since elementary school :)

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Postby Georgism » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:51 am

Decided to re-re-re-re-re-read my Terry Pratchett collection. Currently on The Light Fantastic.
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Postby Delaclava » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:01 pm

Arc of Justice by Kevin Boyle. About the Sweet trials in Detroit in 1925. First book I've had to read for school this year that I'm actually enjoying.
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Postby Coccygia » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:51 pm

Look Me In The Eye by John Elder Robinson (brother of Augustin Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors). A memoir about his life with Asperger's. (I gotta say...that was one dys-effing-functional family! Psychotic mom, depressed/alcoholic/abusive dad, one kid with Asperger's, the other gay and handed over to a pedophile with the blessing of his mom's crazy shrink, who read omens in his own bowel movements.)

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Postby Dododecapod » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:15 pm

Citadel, by John Ringo, sequel to his Live Free or Die. Not deep, but a nice romp, good read.
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Postby Harata » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:02 pm

"Third Reich Victorious", a book about how the Germans could have won WWII (and for the record, no, I would not have liked that outcome).
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:08 am

I'm about to start 'The Secrets of Jin-shei', by Alma Alexander.
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Postby Existential_Nihilists » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:55 pm

Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field.
I've become interested in screenwriting lately...

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Postby Jeux II » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:38 pm

Night train to Lisbon
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Postby Tsa-la-gi Nation » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:44 pm

"A Kingdom Strange"
The story of the the lost colony of Roanoke.
Parts of the book are dry, mainly when the author is speculating on missing blocks of info, but interesting history nonetheless.

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Postby Rhursbourg » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:18 am

The Theatrical Tapes of Leonard Thynn by Adrian Plass
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Postby North Suran » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:47 pm

The Persian Boy by Mary Renault.
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