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What are you reading?
« on: July 08, 2008, 02:04:38 AM »
It's very easy: post which book you're reading at this moment! And tell us what you think of it, if you want :)
I've just finished Special topics in calamity physics by Marisha Pessl, which I loved and recommend to eh, everyone :P Later today I will start either Extremely loud & incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer, or Life of Pi by Yann Martel :)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008, 02:22:45 AM »
At the moment I am reading Astrophysics of Gaseous Nebulae and Active Galactic Nuclei by Donald Osterbrock & Spektrum (physics book) by Carsten Claussen :)


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008, 03:08:37 AM »
Collapse: How Societies Choose To Fail or Succeed. Have to read it before school starts in order to study abroad. So far I've gotten the prologue done :P (though it was the longest prologue I've ever read).

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2008, 06:12:45 AM »
Rick and Bubba for President. It's awesome! Two comedians whom I love listening to on the radio all the time wrote a book about if they were elected president. It keeps me laughing :D I recommend it to all of you!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2008, 02:24:42 PM »
Nothing as highly educational as you others :P But I'm reading Armageddon's Children by Terry Brooks at the moment (a fantasy novel) and after that I plan to read George Carlin's 3 books, since I own them all but never read them cover to cover, and he just died a few weeks ago, so I need him to make me laugh again instead of feeling so sad about his passing.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2008, 04:09:27 PM »
I just finished the Goodbye Body by Joan Hess. It was ok, but I got rather lost about halfway through. I'm just starting some book in the Dragonlance series. It was highly recommended to me (read: lent to me under the condition that I read them under pain of death,) so I don't know much about it, but I'm reading it anyway. :P
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2008, 06:00:41 PM »
"Dragonlance is a large series of fantasy novels, with over 190 novels printed"

Woah :P

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2008, 07:49:16 PM »
Heh wow I didn't know there were that many....I think I've read MAYBE 20.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2008, 07:51:42 PM »
And I thought the series I'm reading now was huge, it only has 30 or so

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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2008, 08:31:54 PM »
30 or so IS huge. 190 is just insane. :P
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2008, 09:06:02 AM »
Is the series concluded at 190 or is it ongoing? :o
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2008, 12:54:53 PM »
The original authors who created the world wrote about 12 books with a few novella's

The rest are written by other authors. Most are complete stories in themselves, sometimes they are trilogies
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2008, 09:39:27 AM »
I'm currently re-reading The Chronicles of Narina by C. S. Lewis, and I'm halfway through The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
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The old that is strong does not wither
Deep roots are not touched by the frost

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2008, 04:04:22 AM »
I'm curently reading star wars republic commando: Hard contact by Karen Traviss. Another sf book for my star wars colection (I've gos ca. 40 books from the ca. 100 there are). I think it's dificult to read for me. (Have to translate it)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2008, 02:19:25 PM »
I just finished Extremely loud & incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer. It's a very nice book, I really like it a lot :)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2008, 02:39:38 PM »
I'm reading Plutarch's Lives. XD
 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2008, 09:42:39 PM »
Nothing as highly educational as you others :P
I only read books like that when I have to for school :P Usually I read fantasy :D

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2008, 04:45:58 AM »
This is embarrassing. From my last post about starting a Dragonlance book until today (Er...well, it's almost 7 AM at this point, so I guess yesterday) I had gotten about halfway through a 444 page book. Slightly after 1 (Yes, AM), I started Twilight, and at about 6:19, I finished it. 473 pages of pure bliss. All rabid squees of Edward fandom will be restrained, but...Wow.

EDIT: Also, he's played by Cedric Diggory in the movie. What's with that? :P
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2008, 05:42:31 AM »
I've been reading this book off and on for a while...can't remember the title of it, actually...I was reading it before Rick and Bubba...but I just can't seem to get into it. And I have to, because I've read it and another book in the series already, but have to read the third book...and it's been years since I read the first two. Bleh..and I'm not letting myself read anything else until I get through it...
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2008, 06:10:37 AM »
Nothing as highly educational as you others :P
I only read books like that when I have to for school :P Usually I read fantasy :D

It's odd, I never read fantasy XD


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