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wnvoss
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PostPosted: Sun 13 May, 2007  Reply with quote

I was in my school's library, and noticed the Communist Manifesto on the shelves! I'm liking it quite a lot smile.

Edit: Gaa! I keep being the first post in the page in the topic! neutral


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Win Laik Pya
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PostPosted: Sun 13 May, 2007  Reply with quote

well, my public library got me hooked on manga

not really books, but eh.

Ranma 1/2, can't get enough... heh


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donoteat
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PostPosted: Sun 13 May, 2007  Reply with quote

I'd tell you, but I'd be finished within a half hour...

(I read quickly. I finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 1.5 days.)


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Alvin
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PostPosted: Sun 13 May, 2007  Reply with quote

wnvoss wrote:
Alvin wrote:
Reading "Destination: Void" by Frank Herbert. It's an e-book though... so it takes getting used to for me. I like old fashioned paper. Anyway, I'm glad I have it since I'm finally getting a chacne to finish the voidShip series.

Will be reading "The Ascension Factor" by same author after this.
Is it a whole lot better to read to read Destination Void before the Jesus incident? Right now, I'm sort-of reading the Jesus Incident, and sometimes it seems like I've missed something.. Is the book just like that?


Sorry for the late reply. I didn't notice this post until today.

It's not really that big of a deal, actually. All you really need to know, I suppose, is that for some reason, Ship became fully aware and came to think of itself as God. It apparently somehow possessed it's omnipotent powers too. (I really do think it became a god.) The book will just reference on it some times, but all in all, it doesn't matter.

"The Jesus Incident" can be taken as is. It's actually my second favorite book, I think, right behind "Dune: Messiah" of the Dune series. I love the whole concept of Ship demanding humanity to figure out what it means to "worShip."


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MatrixManNe0
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PostPosted: Sun 13 May, 2007  Reply with quote

I'm thinking of picking up Blink and The Tipping Point, both by Malcolm Gladwell. Anyone read these yet?

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Andy
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PostPosted: Tue 15 May, 2007  Reply with quote

Patricia Garfield - Creative Dreaming.
I ordered it from Amazon some time ago, and the book has now arrived down at the post office ^^
But first I have to bring it home though...


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PostPosted: Tue 15 May, 2007  Reply with quote

A book i enjoyed, Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre has been made into a play So next Thursday I'm going to see it in London and stay over night. Can't wait smile

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tankian
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PostPosted: Tue 15 May, 2007  Reply with quote

well, lots of stuff. funny enough, ive read alot of dream related books even before finding out about LD. the pendragon series, the bartimeaus trilogy and the longlight legacy are great books, and the longlight books have many indirect refrences to LD and OBE

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onorm
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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007  Reply with quote

Yesterday, I was reading the last pages of Da Vinci Code on the bus, and there was that sentence:

"I got to be dreaming" from french "Je dois être en train de rêver"

Believe me, I did a long RC right thenn and analyzed everything and everyone in the bus! Looking twice a tags on a seat, to see if it would change! Oh well, I was fully awake smile

I am also reading, on and off, Exploring the world of lucid dream and What color is your parachute (about job hunting).


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Alchera
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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007  Reply with quote

My dad bought me Solar Lottery by Philip K. Dick.
I always wanted to read a book by Philip K. Dick since I watched Minority Report.


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lolpie
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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007  Reply with quote

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. Greatest thing I ever read

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Magnus
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PostPosted: Sat 19 May, 2007  Reply with quote

"Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman.
It took me a while before I started reading his books, but it turned out that I really enyoj reading him.
After this book I will read "stardust".
Since it has become a movie.



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Ocean
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PostPosted: Mon 21 May, 2007  Reply with quote

lolpie, dark tower is great! The Eye of the Dragon is wonderful too, different for King, fantasy.

I am reading Hemingway The Paris Years by M. Reynolds, Walden by Thoreau (again, love it in spring), Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette During the Revolution by Nesta Webster and a bit of other French revolution stuff.


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Muzzius
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PostPosted: Wed 23 May, 2007  Reply with quote

woot pasquale Terry pratchett i have loads of his books. At the mo i am reading the dark Tower by Stephen King for the third time I mean the last one in the series and my favorite book i've read. boogie


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MatrixManNe0
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PostPosted: Wed 23 May, 2007  Reply with quote

I finished Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. Two words of advice: (1) don't look up Agatha Christie before reading any of her books, and (2) read the book. It's good, but the wikipedia page on Agatha Christie gives away a few plot devices that might help you... (I read the page after I had finished the book, but still, I could see how that might help someone...)

And yes, it is a solvable mystery.

Also, I'm almost finished with Malcolm Gladwell's Blink. It's a nonfiction book, and it's about snap-judgments and thin-slicing. Why, for example, do many people prefer Coke to Pepsi? Why were sculpture analyzers able to identify a fake within seconds while a scientist thought the sculpture was the real deal? Why are people able to identify good professors from bad ones with just two seconds of video and no audio? The book isn't a how-to, really, but it discusses why these are possible, and is very insightful for those of you who don't use your intuition enough.

The book is structured so that it discusses each point through various examples. In fact, most of the book is examples, anyway. The book reads much more quickly than a typical psychology book, and I highly recommend it.


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