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BrandonBoss
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Sep, 2013  Reply with quote

I am reading:
"Love" by Chuck Smith
"That Hideous Strength" by C. S. Lewis
"Ender's Game" Orson Scott Card


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PostPosted: Thu 10 Oct, 2013  Reply with quote

I just finished reading this book called Spontaneous Evolution, by Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman. It was a really interesting read, especially if you're into movements like Zeitgeist, and there was a part that could relate to LDing, when they write about how we are "programmed" with a bunch of self-destructive behaviors by the people who raise us where we are young, and because they get ingrained in our subcounscious, they are quite hard to root them out. I am not sure if the authors are familiar with LDing, but I felt like it would be one of the ways to uprooting these behavior at an older age.

It was also a very spiritual book, which believed our next step in evolution is to lear n to cooperate and merge as an organism called Humanty, and they made quite a few fair points using knowledge from several areas.

(I loved it a lot, especially gonna use it and more LDing also as research for the book I want to write.)

I really want to reread Neil Gaiman's Sandman (WHICH IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO EVERYONE HERE) now, but my Neil Gaiman collection is faaar far away cry



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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct, 2013  Reply with quote

A dream like reading was Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

A Ice and Fire Song was a fascinating reading, but now it will be a long waiting before Winds of Winter comes out.


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PostPosted: Wed 30 Oct, 2013  Reply with quote

UneNoid wrote:
A dream like reading was Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut.


This is my absolute favorite book in the whole world!
My interpretation of it is:
He talks to the Tralfamadorians, who do not perceive time like we do. To them, they see past, present and future all at once. So humans they see like centipedes, where they are baby at one end and an old person at the other.
Because they cannot perceive the passing of time, their books are not linear stories. Instead they are lots of bits and pieces, tiny instances and scenes and descriptions, that when you read it all at once they become a complete beautiful picture.

I think Slaughterhouse Five was a Tralfamadorian book. It wasn't linear, it was a bunch of pieces of Billy Pilgrim's life, and different instances, creating a complete picture when you read the whole thing.

And of course it was about the horror of war and all that.

But Vonnegut is my hero. I'm reading God Bless You Mr. Rosewater by him right now.



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PostPosted: Sat 02 Nov, 2013  Reply with quote

I've been (slowly) working on JK Rowling's new novel (The Cuckoo's Calling)

Recently, I've finished The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut as well as Stardust by Neil Gaiman. And holy cow, both of those are amazing reads.
Too bad my library doesn't have many of the books that I really want to read. Good Omens and Slaughterhouse-Five are missing, so I have to order them from elsewhere, and I don't like doing that for some reason. shy2



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PostPosted: Wed 14 May, 2014  Reply with quote

Lately i've been reading english books (as I am belgian english is not my first language).
I read some classics as The great gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Alice in wonderland and Through the looking glass by Lewis Carrol

And I've been reading a book about lucid dreaming : Dreams and how to control them (trad for "les rêves et les moyens de les diriger") by Hervey-de-Saint-Denys. Quite interesting though I'm only at the beginning


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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jul, 2014  Reply with quote

I'm reading "Think and Grow Rich." It's a classic motivational text, a la How to Win Friends and Influence People.

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov, 2016  Reply with quote

Currently going through Lovecraft's works again. I highly recommend it to lucid dreamers, because Lovecraft was also a lucid dreamer, and it shows. He's public domain so his works are all free.


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PostPosted: Wed 16 Nov, 2016  Reply with quote

I finally got around to reading the lucid dreaming book. Stephen LaBerge's Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and Your Life.


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PostPosted: Thu 11 May, 2017  Reply with quote

Right, at the moment i'm currently finishing off The Wheel of Osheim, by Mark Lawrence, the third book of the Red Queen's War trilogy. Really enjoyed it so far, and so close to the end I can taste it! After that, going to get onto Fool's Assassin, the first of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy by Robin Hobb... A friend recommended Hobb's books to me, I started them not too long ago, and i'm hooked. I really am hooked. Shame this trilogy is the finale. Or at least, I think it is.


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PostPosted: Thu 11 May, 2017  Reply with quote

The HB wrote:
After that, going to get onto Fool's Assassin, the first of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy by Robin Hobb... A friend recommended Hobb's books to me, I started them not too long ago, and i'm hooked. I really am hooked. Shame this trilogy is the finale. Or at least, I think it is.


!!!!! Yay Fitz and Fool <3 I haven't read Fool's Assassin yet, I still have to read the Tawny Man series. I tried when I was younger but found out who Fitz gets with and got so mad I threw the book across the room and never picked it up again. But I will once I get Assassin's Fate.

Have you read the whole series? Apparently the Rain Wild Chronicles should be read before Fool's Assassin. They even released an official reading order:


Also, have you heard of Mark Lawrence's newest, Red Sister? Harper Collings put up a sample, (not sure if you can access that). But it's totally on my to read. I hear it's a bit like Jay Kristoff's Nevernight, but a bit more gory. So yeah. ^^

I'm (sort of) currently re-reading Harry Potter 6, but will start Frogkisser by Garth Nix soon. siiw



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PostPosted: Thu 11 May, 2017  Reply with quote

I'm halfway through A Memory of Light, and I'm not sure how I'm going to deal with the end of such a great series. I'm thinking about immediately going back to The Eye of the World, but I have soooo many books in my to-read list.

Among those are:
All of the Discworld books (40-ish books? Yeah, I'm set for some time.)
Stephen King: Misery, Salem's Lot, The Stand, the Dark Tower series
Brandon Sanderson: the second Mistborn trilogy, the Stormlight Archive books
Neil Gaiman: American Gods
Steven Erikson: Malazan Book of the Fallen
Glen Cook: The Black Company (I have fond childhood memories of the first three books, might push this higher in the list)
David Eddings: Belgariad
Tamora Pierce: Song of the Lioness (by Eilatan's recommendation)
Robin Hobb: Assassin's Apprentice
Naomi Novik: His Majesty's Dragon

^Those are just the urgent ones. I have a bunch of books on Kindle I got from deals and such. I wonder if I'm ever going to take a look at those.



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PostPosted: Thu 11 May, 2017  Reply with quote

*Eilatan whispers

Got a goodreads?



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PostPosted: Thu 11 May, 2017  Reply with quote

I've got one now! Might take a while to fill in. I had wanted to make one since forever, but I haven't had time.


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PostPosted: Thu 11 May, 2017  Reply with quote

En'enra wrote:
Neil Gaiman: American Gods

Ooohh, I just finished that one recently. Loved it. ^^

I'm currently listening to The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy on audiobook (those count, right?) and reading my way (admittedly slowly) through Brisingr (the 3rd Eragon book), because I never actually finished that series before.

En'enra wrote:
Naomi Novik: His Majesty's Dragon

This one sounds familiar. I might have it sitting on my book case, waiting to be read as well. Or I may be mistaken. I have several dragon books sitting around waiting for me to free up some time, and tend to lose track of what I own but haven't yet read.



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