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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2008, 01:29:43 PM »
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2008, 03:02:58 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

It's odd, I never read fantasy XD
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2008, 05:07:11 PM »
Other than Tolkien I read no fantasy either. And I didn't like Atlas Shrugged much, despite a relatively libertarian ideology. Currently I am reading a Church history book by Schaffer.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2008, 06:03:22 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

It's odd, I never read fantasy XD
Weirdo :P

Indeed! I never read anything but text books. Even though I like fiction.. in anything except book-form.

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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2008, 06:12:18 PM »
Other than Tolkien I read no fantasy either. And I didn't like Atlas Shrugged much, despite a relatively libertarian ideology. Currently I am reading a Church history book by Schaffer.
Yeah... I know I'm supposed to be identifying with the protagonists... but there really does seem to be some utter lack of empathy with them... and then the sort of everyone else category is worse. They're both extremes that I think I'd rather not explore or endorse personally.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2008, 08:15:50 PM »
WOW Rosella you go Girl! I'm glad you like it. If you think Chronicles is good Legends is better.  ;)

I only Read Science fiction or fantasy. Right now I'm reading a Star Wars book and a book from Robert Asprin. (R.I.P He Died in May.  :'( I won't see him anymore at Dragon Con.)

Next I'll either read Robert Asprin's last book or read a book From Anne McAffrey.
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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2008, 09:31:36 PM »
Next I'll either read Robert Asprin's last book or read a book From Anne McAffrey.
I love McCaffrey's Acorna series. :D

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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2008, 10:33:43 PM »
Sorry to hear that, Shades. My sister's favorite author, Robert Jordan, died recently. Her other favorite is Anne McCaffrey....It's really about time I read some of their books myself.  XD
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2008, 05:40:42 AM »
He died too? I think he was at Dragon Con the other year too. (Or was that the year before?)  I've never read his books. Someday maybe.

I love McCaffrey's Acorna series. :D

I haven't read that series yet. I've been reading the Pern series. A lot of books that she, and now her son, have written. I've meet the both and got books signed.  ;D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2008, 06:33:12 AM »
*is now reading Goethe's Faust* :D

 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2008, 06:50:01 AM »
Just started Life of Pi (by Yann Martel)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2008, 07:02:18 AM »
Note that when I type Schaffer, I mean Schaff. :P  *stabs names that type too similarly.* ::)

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« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2008, 07:33:52 AM »
My sister's favorite author, Robert Jordan, died recently.
RIP Robert Jordan :'(

I haven't read that series yet. I've been reading the Pern series.
I never got into that series other than the Harper Hall trilogy (which I loved). I started Dragonflight and never finished it, but that was a long time ago, when I was in middle school. I should try reading those again.

I've meet the both and got books signed.  ;D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2008, 07:48:59 AM »
Other than Tolkien I read no fantasy either. And I didn't like Atlas Shrugged much, despite a relatively libertarian ideology. Currently I am reading a Church history book by Schaffer.
Yeah... I know I'm supposed to be identifying with the protagonists... but there really does seem to be some utter lack of empathy with them... and then the sort of everyone else category is worse. They're both extremes that I think I'd rather not explore or endorse personally.
XD XD Much my thoughts, actually. :P
 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2008, 04:24:46 PM »
Just started Life of Pi (by Yann Martel)
--That was... ok, but not my absolute favorite book...I'm currently reading the Twilight series by Stephanie Myers b/c she just came out with the last book in the series and I NEED to read it before school so no one will wreck the ending for me  :)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2008, 04:30:28 AM »
YES! Another Twilight-reader! *high-fives hula_chick*

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2008, 09:49:27 PM »
Twilight is definitely a series for young women :P

I am currently reading a book involving World War II by Jeff Shaara entitled The Rising Tide.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2008, 08:45:32 AM »
I'm currently reading "The Pattern of Her Heart" by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller. It's actually pretty good, though I'm so busy that I only get a chapter or two in it at a time XD
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2008, 07:59:46 AM »
Life of Pi is also not my fav book. I thought it wasn't really interesting before he got on the boat. In the meanwhile, I read
Donna Tartt - The little friend
George Orwell - 1984
Aldous Huxley - Brave new world
Philip K. Dick - Paycheck and 11 other short stories
and I started
Stephen Hawking - A brief history of time

I bought some more books, which I will read later:
Chuck Palahniuk - Haunted
George Orwell - Animal Farm
I forgot name - Man modified (about medical modifications to the human body, from 1969 :D)
And some kind of biography and comparison between Hitler & Stalin
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« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2008, 02:55:41 PM »
Wow, that's alot of interesting reading, Nebel!
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