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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:38 am

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lol the bible has been edited and reedited by so many people its crazy to think about, anyone who thinks the the bible that they are reading today came to them verbatim from ye old days needs to brush up on their history as well Razz

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In discussing books that are actually interesting to read and are not too terribly contradictory, I am currently reading 'Player One' by Douglas Coupland. It is superb!! I fully recommend it. It is called "a novel in five hours", because it tells the story of four people within five hours. It is taking me longer than five hours to read. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:48 pm

Seamus Heaney - New Selected Poems, 1966 - 1987. Was given the book by some shameless do-gooder (he loves me really) and well, it isn't too bad, I don't always get it, but some of the stuff is quite descriptive and evocative.

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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:06 pm

Oh I also picked up a copy of the River Cottage Meat Book the other day, I found it to be rather lovely. I made a variation of their Citrus Braised Lamb Shanks with Cannellini beans and veggies for Valentines day this year and it was quite the hit.
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:46 pm

Just finished Thomas Harris "Hanniball". It did leave an impression, although wouldnt read it second time because of it.

Now, I'm starting Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn "The Gulag Archipelago" (Архипелаг ГУЛАГ), as I just did find that book, accidently, when visiting my grandparents Smile
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:38 am

I read the first book of the Gulag Archipelago, all 620 pages of it in about 3 weeks, it was a crazy read. I really enjoyed it though I'm going to have to pick up the second part of it and finish it up. Some of the shit in the book just made me cringe, I dont really know how people could do the things they did to another living being. I usually bring this book up when any of my old commie friends start talking about how awesome the USSR was lol.
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:26 am

I just started reading the Fables graphic novels. It is my first go around with graphic novels. I used to have an aversion to reading books with pictures. But I actually really liked it! I will continue the series for sure.

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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:45 pm

Love the chart.

I need to explore Neal Stephenson, The Gunslinger by Stephen King and The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.

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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:27 pm

Finished Ellroy's "Black Dahlia" - quite interesting "neo-noir" detective story.
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:25 pm

im reading Romance of the 3 kingdoms by lo-kuan chung

im on chapter 26 out of 120 chapters.
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:53 pm

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im reading Romance of the 3 kingdoms by lo-kuan chung

im on chapter 26 out of 120 chapters.


lol good luck once you get towards the end and have to deal with 20,000 Cao's and Wu's to keep track off. Was a pretty interesting read when I did go through it back in the day.


lets see I have been a busy guy lately so my pace of books hasnt been as fast as it usually would be. Right now I'm reading the Pillars of the Earth right now, and so far I'm enjoying it though I thought that something in the beginning was really odd but I wont say what just in case someone wants to read it. Before that I read "the Path Between the Seas" which was the story of the building of the Panama Canal " both the disastrous French attempt and how the Americans went about it"

the last two books before that one was "Bonfire of the Vanities" and "Lonesome Dove" two very well written books that I would recommend anyone pick up if you have the time " Bonfire is around 700 pages and LD is a few pages longer then 1000 but they both go pretty fast imo"
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:16 pm

behold the power of twitter. I asked the general populace if Discworld needed to be read in order (also posted on chat above, to which Boris replied. TY!). Someone on twitter replied with THIS amazing chart:



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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:03 pm



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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:10 am

So I saw this and thought oh, this'll be interesting, I look over at my books and all the visible ones are some variation of the following:

Archaeology: An Introduction
The Archaeology Coursebook: An Introduction to Themes, Sites, Methods and Skills
Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice
A History of Archaeological Thought
Before someone wrongly believes this to have any form of excitement, Indianna Jones and Lara Croft, Indie especially, are lying bastards.


Finally got round to reading 1984 - that wasn't how it was supposed to end. Ever.
Read Animal Farm and Terrible Beauty (Mark Frankland) again
Now halfway through the Diceman, which so far is great. It's about a psychologist who begins living his life by the roll of a dice.

And I've began my reread of A Song of Ice and Fire, solely because I'm missing that damn dwarf and spider.

My next mission is War and Peace.
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:47 am

Applied and technical chemistry
Linear and applied algebra
Mathematical analysis
Applied mechanics
Philosophy

That's for now cheers
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:52 pm

What should I download to my reader? I mean besides pron.
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:28 am

The book i'm reading right now is called Soldiers of Fortune by Tony Geraghty. It's an interesting history of PMC's in Africa/Asia/Iraq/Afghanistan.

Probably really fucking boring if you don't care about this sortta thing Razz.
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:49 am

Kekeke.

I can't say I'm a huge reader outside of Tolkien. I've read all his published, and unpublished work. Dozens of times.

The only other books that have kept my interest was a series by the author Harry Turtledove, starting with "Into the Darkness" (and about 4-5 after that). It's a neat historic-mirrored fantasy novel, portraying WW2 nations as fictional fantasy ones. Dragons, leviathons, "boom sticks", etc. The main thing I enjoyed though was it was in about 15 or so points of view, switching back and forth throughout the chapters. So first you'll read about a child growing up in a "Poland"-type jewish nation, then a soldier in the "German"-type Hitler nation, and then a Royal in a different nation. All types of different angles that gives you insight on all that's going on. Very well-written.
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:22 pm

Giftcards are awesomesauce.

On my bookshelf now...

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything
Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska
The Gift of the Magi
Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith
Answering the New Atheism: Dismantling Dawkins' Case Against God
Latin For Dummies
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:13 am

Elois wrote:
What should I download to my reader? I mean besides pron.

you mean you can get porn in book form??? Shocked Shocked Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:58 am

Quote :
Latin For Dummies

Fun?
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:17 am

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Elois wrote:
What should I download to my reader? I mean besides pron.

you mean you can get porn in book form??? Shocked Shocked Shocked

Technically yes, and the reader has WiFi, and can store videos. But I'm not going to use it that way. Laughing

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Fun?
Haven't cracked it open yet. I took Latin in high school for a bit and wish I remember what textbook I used. The textbook's stories all took place in ancient Rome and was a fun read. Barely retained a thing though.

Right now I'm alternating between the book on Catholicism and the Diary of St. Faustina. They're both very nice reads. St. Faustina had a lot of visions and her diary was banned by the Vatican until the late 1970's. She's the story behind this particular painting.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Divine_Mercy_%28Adolf_Hyla_painting%292007-08-16.jpg
Listening to the story of Lady of Guadalupe and now this one, just leaves me stunned.
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:45 am

Up to maybe the last chapter of the Song of Ice and Fire series, book 2. Finding the books betterthan the show. Will post differences when I get my dsl back.
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:48 am

You should check out Felicia Day's group on goodreads. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:42 pm

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Up to maybe the last chapter of the Song of Ice and Fire series, book 2. Finding the books betterthan the show. Will post differences when I get my dsl back.

the show does good, but only so much can fit on screen. Smile

im about 3/4 done with the last book, really hope this guy finishes the series lol

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PostSubject: Re: On the bookshelf   Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:56 pm

Few days ago, finished the 3rd book of Fifty Shades of Grey...however, definitely for adults and for me unfortunately found myself skipping through, bit repetitive in some chapters.

Previous reads:

Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Novel)
The Poacher's Daughter by Mary Nichols
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: written by Herself, Harriet Ann Jacobs 1813-1897

Just started Private Games by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan.

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