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Postby Frozengale » 04 Mar 2009, 15:21

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Cake wrote:I'm reading The Book of Mormon.
I haven't read that, but I hear the ending is really sweet!

Don't patronize me.
I'm not, I haven't actually read it but everyone I talk to that has says it's a great book with a fantastic ending.

I've tried reading the Bible a few times, but I just couldn't get into it. The characters were very unbelievable and the dialogue was just way too cheesy for my tastes.


...I'm going to get punched but I'm actually being serious here, I'm not trying to be anti-religious though I realise it might look that way.


Actually it ends pretty epicly, it ends with Genocide. Poor Moroni, had to live out the end of his days as the last of the Nephites

I too am currently reading the Book of Mormon (I think this is my 4th time through or something like that) and I just finished reading Children of the Mind. I started New Moon yesterday (much to the dismay of my guy-friends and the rejoicing of my gal-friends) and like it so far, maybe more so then Twilight (yeah yeah yeah, I liked the book get over it) Next up on my to read list is World War Z and the rest of the Discworld books (I'm up to Pyramids)
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Postby Metcarfre » 04 Mar 2009, 15:25

Frozengale wrote:Next up on my to read list is World War Z



So good.

Also I am currently reading The Map That Changed The World by Simon Winchester. It's... not as interesting as I'd hoped.
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Postby Timelady » 04 Mar 2009, 15:51

For school: slogging through Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

For fun: Merlin's Godson by H. Warner Munn. (I love picking up old books I've never heard of at used bookstores, especially fantasy.)

Master Gunner wrote:over March Break I have to read Heart of Darkness.


Conrad takes some effort, but it's worth it. Lord Jim is still one of my favorites.
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Postby slayer41 » 04 Mar 2009, 17:21

I am reading every book by Harlam Coben. He is a genius.
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Postby Tensen01 » 04 Mar 2009, 22:08

Redreading "The Hallowed Hunt" by Lois McMaster Bujold
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Postby Brad » 04 Mar 2009, 22:18

Translating some 14th century latin illuminations. Holy shit holy books be blasphemous in the 14th century!

Edit: Although the 15th and 16th are pretty bawdy, overall as well. Chaucer's Romance of the Rose is pretty damn hilarious in the original Middle English. Here's a hint to get you going: the whole thing. The whole. damn. thing. is a thinly veiled double entendre about cunnilingus.
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Postby DmitriW » 04 Mar 2009, 23:05

Currently reading The Golem's Eye, the second book in the Bartimaeus Trilogy. Love it SO MUCH.
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Postby JesterJ. » 04 Mar 2009, 23:09

DmitriW wrote:Currently reading The Golem's Eye, the second book in the Bartimaeus Trilogy. Love it SO MUCH.


YEAH! I didn't know anyone else had heard of that series, pretty underrated. Solid stuff man.
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Postby Frozengale » 04 Mar 2009, 23:21

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glad to see I'm not the only one :P
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Postby Kara » 04 Mar 2009, 23:35

metcarfre wrote:
Kara wrote:I just finished reading Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut. It wasn't my favourite of his by far, but a good book.

Currently reading Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland. I'm about half way through it but it's quite good so far.


Ahh! My two favourite authors! Have you read Bluebeard by Vonnegut or Girlfriend in a Coma by Coupland? They're my favourites of their works.


Read Bluebeard last month, haven't read Girlfriend in a Coma. This is the first Coupland book I've ever read actually but I really loved it. Finished it last night.

My favourite Vonnegut that I've read so far was my first, Cat's Cradle.
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Postby DmitriW » 05 Mar 2009, 00:06

JesterJ. wrote:
DmitriW wrote:Currently reading The Golem's Eye, the second book in the Bartimaeus Trilogy. Love it SO MUCH.


YEAH! I didn't know anyone else had heard of that series, pretty underrated. Solid stuff man.


Hard to be under-rated when no one knows what it is. Seriously, people. Get The Amulet of Sanarkand, the first book in the series, and READ THE HELL out of it.

It's a fantasy novel with comedic footnotes from one of the main characters!
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Postby wedrinkritalin » 05 Mar 2009, 00:10

Just finished 1984, about to start heart of darkness
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Postby theduckthief » 05 Mar 2009, 00:48

wedrinkritalin wrote:Just finished 1984, about to start heart of darkness


I enjoyed "1984" up until the last third. Completely sucked me out of the plot.
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Postby GHOVO » 05 Mar 2009, 05:31

Miss Wyoming by Douglas Coupland. Possibly his most feminine work ...
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Postby wilson_x1999 » 05 Mar 2009, 07:34

I just started on Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke, I'm only 4 chapters in, but it's so good!
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Postby MrDys » 05 Mar 2009, 09:03

Finished Watchmen last night. ...no longer have any inkling to see the flick. It's just not suited to a 2.5 hour movie.
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Postby wedrinkritalin » 05 Mar 2009, 10:31

theduckthief wrote:
wedrinkritalin wrote:Just finished 1984, about to start heart of darkness


I enjoyed "1984" up until the last third. Completely sucked me out of the plot.


Really? I loved the whole thing, last third was so tragic and somehow made me sadder than any sort of emotional book as after all of that, he was crushed
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Postby SamsonWest » 05 Mar 2009, 11:40

currently working through Make Your Own Damn Movie by Lloyd Kaufman for the second time and The God Delusion. But I am a slow reader, just can't sit down after work and read most of the time because TV or video games usually win out in the battle for my time.
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Postby empath » 05 Mar 2009, 15:45

Adam Strange - The Man of Two Worlds

I've gone through everything of interest in the public libraries - at least in normal novel format - and am now starting in on the graphic novels in the Young Adult section. Once that's emptied, I'm gunning for the children's library.
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Postby Nevrmore » 05 Mar 2009, 15:55

theduckthief wrote:I enjoyed "1984" up until the last third. Completely sucked me out of the plot.

I'd rank the last sentence of 1984 up there with the best endings to any novel that I've read, ever...
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Postby OMGItsSarah » 06 Mar 2009, 14:30

I'm on my first run-through of The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide. I've got 200 pages to go, give or take.[/u]
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Postby tak197 » 06 Mar 2009, 17:41

I'm reading a book for one of my classes called "Listen With the Heart: Relationships and Hearing Loss". It's really good, because even though it is giving stories about how to deal with relationships affected by hearing loss, the advice is very universal to all situations.
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Postby ptitqui » 06 Mar 2009, 18:37

I'm just about finished my brother's keeper. I think I'm going to re-read the ender series again once I'm done.
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Postby Hakaryu » 06 Mar 2009, 18:56

wilson_x1999 wrote:I just started on Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke, I'm only 4 chapters in, but it's so good!


Excellent choice, and the series only gets better



Just saw watchmen so i picked up the graphic novel right afterwards, so i'm reading that now.
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