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PostPosted: Mon 14 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Trying out a new writer, so I'm reading "Ubik" by Philip K. D ick at the moment.


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

i recently read cortex, which is about 2 brothers that make this chip-like device to improve their psychic powers, and they get chased and keep using their psychic powers to survive yes

30000th post in the lounge XD

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would have been fun, at least, i think it would have been... 30.000 in the forum with 700 posts for me... no correlation between the numbers...


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Magnus wrote:
Trying out a new writer, so I'm reading "Ubik" by Philip K. D ick at the moment.


Ah, I've read his Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? I liked it but I can't vouch for his other books.

Currently reading Endymion by Dan Simmons, 3rd book in a series, and In the Blink of an Eye by Andrew Parker, a very science-y book about the cause of the Cambrian Explosion.



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PostPosted: Thu 17 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

I don't have a whole lot of time read during the semester, but I read The Moral Animal: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology by Robert Wright. If you're into evolutionary biology or are curious about human nature, I highly recommend it. You have to be willing to dive into non-fiction, though. The ideas are interesting, the writing is relatively, well, non-fictiony.

What is the What by Dave Eggers is the last fiction book I read, and it's based on actual events. It's a great book, but if you decide to read it, be warned, you WILL cry on a couple of occasions. I had to put it down for a week or so at one point.

The Hitchhiker's "trilogy" is brilliant. The first three are great stories that are absolutely hilarious. After that, the story qualities really drop off, but they remain very funny. Adams overstates the little things and understates the really big things. Remember, if you want to fly, just aim yourself at the ground and miss.


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PostPosted: Fri 18 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

after consistant nagging from my friend, i picked up Illusions by Robert Bach.

Really cool book smile Can't put it down.


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Reading trudi canavans The Black Magician Trilogy .... (*screams of "NERD" in the backround *)

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Small Favour by Jim Butcher - book 10 in a fantastic series grin - The Dresden Files. I would definately recommend reading them in order, though.

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

i'm reading The Kite Runner for my english class. at first i didn't really read it and i was just bull-shitting my way through the quizzes on the book, but i've actually started reading it and it's quite captivating.


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Sakoda wrote:
Reading trudi canavans The Black Magician Trilogy .... (*screams of "NERD" in the backround *)


woo Those books rule.
Not come around to read the third one yet though but I really enjoyed parts 1 and 2 ^^

Reading something called "Book of time" by Guillaume Prévost.It´s mediocre *shrugs*


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PostPosted: Thu 24 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

I am currently at book three , its not as good as Wheel of time , but really nice , the characters are nicly made - what annoys at times or( to use a less sharp word:) dissapoints , is how "jumpy" the plot gets in sertain sections.

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Tahku wrote:
i'm reading The Kite Runner for my english class. at first i didn't really read it and i was just bull-shitting my way through the quizzes on the book, but i've actually started reading it and it's quite captivating.


I've never actually read that particular book, but I heard it's quite good.

I'm reading As I Lay Dying (for English... )and I love it - I'm such a big fan of stream of consciousness books (including the fabulous Only Revolutions)


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

I have a small paperback titled
Daily Readings with C.S. Lewis
I felt like getting a bit of inspiration ^^

it is just extracts from his books



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PostPosted: Sat 26 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

moogle wrote:
I have a small paperback titled
Daily Readings with C.S. Lewis
I felt like getting a bit of inspiration ^^

it is just extracts from his books



I'm reading The Chronicles Of Narnia by C.S. Lewis


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PostPosted: Sat 26 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Currently reading "Travels" by Michael Crichton. It's an autobiography by him, it's really good. Also working on "K is for Killer" by some random woman. It's mindless reading, fluff really. Although I do want to see who murdered that woman...

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Amused Himself to Death wrote:
Currently reading "Travels" by Michael Crichton. It's an autobiography by him, it's really good. Also working on "K is for Killer" by some random woman. It's mindless reading, fluff really. Although I do want to see who murdered that woman...


I love mindless fluff!

I've never read her book personally, but I do know that the Alphabet murder mystery series is written by Sue Grafton.

Currently Reading: Lost in a Good Book, by Jasper Fforde.


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