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What are you reading?
« on: February 19, 2008, 07:16:23 am »
A new thread for an older topic. I saw there already was a "what are you reading?" post, but the forums advised me not to reply to it, because it was old, so I started a new one! Yay newness. So yes, what are we all reading these days?

As for me, I'm currently enthralled by the following:
Death Note
The Road to Madness: The Works of H.P. Lovecraft


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008, 07:23:07 am »
I'm rereading "A Great and Terrible Beauty" and just starting a book written by my great-grandma called "Only Yesterday". :D (No mangas for me. ;_;)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008, 07:29:03 am »
Recently, I read Yotsuba& #5.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 08:28:50 am »
Gunsmith Cats Vol. 4


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008, 08:38:44 am »
I read the bible some on sunday :D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008, 08:40:11 am »
I'm inching my way through Skeleton Crew by Stephen King
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2008, 09:59:49 am »
I'm currently reading a really remarkable biography of Fredrick Law Olmsted, a man I greatly admire and relate to. 

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2008, 04:46:28 pm »
Gordon Ramsay's biography <3 <3 <3


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2008, 05:19:56 pm »
Hard Times by Charles Dickens
The Fleet of Worlds, by someone, created by Larry Niven lol
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The Trials of Shazam
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2008, 05:40:09 pm »
I'm not reading any manga, but I just finished reading a few graphic novels.

But currently~

"Watchmen" written by Alan Moore, illustrated by Dave Gibbons- and they're making it into a movie! http://watchmenmovie.warnerbros.com/

Also The Te of Piglet and I'm trudging through the Book of 5 Rings (The Art of War was much easier to read...)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2008, 06:22:12 pm »
"Horoki" by Hayashi Fumiko (in Japanese) (due to school)
My art history textbook
And I'm hoping to read ".hack//Another Birth vol. 1"

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2008, 08:20:53 pm »
Chibi Vampire (thanks Jaz!)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2008, 09:56:48 pm »
I love Chibi vampire, but I didn't list it as I read vol. 6 two weeks ago.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2008, 11:20:19 pm »
I've recently read Welcome to the NHK. This novel inspired both the manga and anime; I would read it if you've are familiar with the series. Also if you have ever been to maddox's website the Alphabet of Manliness is an awesome book to read.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2008, 11:21:36 pm »
Im actually reading Gunsmith Cats Volume 4, then Ill continue where I left off on Three Kingdoms


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2008, 06:35:44 pm »
I'm reading Firebirds Rising, and The Taming of the Shrew.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2008, 08:10:06 pm »
Just finished Othello.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2008, 09:22:11 pm »
How'd you like Othello? I actually enjoyed it, one of the better Tragedies I'd read. Though I have to say my top favorite Shakespearean tragedy is Titus Andronicus. *thumbs up*


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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2008, 09:29:59 pm »
It was good, didn't expect the ending...and it was...well, tragic, haha.

Was Midsummer Night's Dream the only happy ending one?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2008, 10:09:36 pm »
No, there are plenty, most of the comedies end on good notes like that. Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Measure for Measure, they are all comedies, though Midsummer Night's Dream is probably the MOST comedic out of all that Shakespeare has written. It is so filled with jokes, punnery, double entendre and silly mishaps that it is pretty muc hthe essence of comedy, whereas most of his other comedies still have some aspects of tragedy in them.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2008, 04:04:48 pm »
Now after Othello, you have to read King Lear. But if you want to see a movie that really follows the play excellently, watch the one with Laurence Fishburne, and whatshisnut....It sometimes helps to see what they were doing, it helped me. Having been a sailor, it drove me nuts the command structure and who is in charge questoin Shakespeare was asking in the play.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2008, 05:20:00 pm »
lol Mustach can read something that doesn't have Star Trek on the cover!

I'm just kidding.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2008, 06:10:31 pm »
I watched the film of Othello with the guy that was Morpheus in the Matrix.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2008, 07:03:30 pm »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2008, 08:02:34 pm »
Re-reading everything Shannara by Terry Brooks. Currently on The Sword of Shannara.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2008, 10:12:50 am »
OMG King Lear is a glorious play. It is my favorite Shakespeare play <3 and one of my favorite out of all plays. Right now I am reading Monster vol. 9 and the WOW strategy guide.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2008, 05:10:29 pm »
"Brave New World" in English class.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2008, 06:59:54 pm »
"Brave New World" in English class.

I liked that book

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2008, 07:03:15 pm »
"Brave New World" in English class.

I liked that book

Phew, glad to know it's not boring.
I kinda fell asleep while people were reading aloud. >__> shh.

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« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2008, 07:10:40 pm »

Phew, glad to know it's not boring.
I kinda fell asleep while people were reading aloud. >__> shh.

It's quite good. Pah just kinda ruined it with his "Oh you should read this" crap XD

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« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2008, 07:11:45 pm »
It's quite good. Pah just kinda ruined it with his "Oh you should read this" crap XD

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« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2008, 06:02:27 pm »
I'm now reading Nickel and Dimed and Fast Food Nation for school.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2008, 06:34:41 pm »
I am sneaking in some sci-fi stuff on the side now. David Drake, and John Ringo books, and I got the new John Varley novel.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2008, 07:08:24 pm »
A couple articles in Urban Land, the journal of the Urban Land Institute, which is the real estate development industry's think tank.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2008, 07:40:30 pm »
I have moved on to xxxholic vol. 1.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2008, 07:41:36 pm »
I havent finished either of the last two books I started, I should get on that


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2008, 10:43:27 am »
OMG!  I just finished volume seven of Kaoru Mori's Emma! It was a thrilling conclusion to a truly lovely romance manga.  One of the best I've read.  Now I'm going to track down some of the other short manga she wrote following some of the minor characters in the Emmaverse. 

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2008, 05:19:40 pm »
just finished claymore vol. 11


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2008, 12:08:53 am »
Im half way done with Three kingdoms, only 35 chapters left...


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2008, 03:28:52 am »
hrm well I'm working on finishing that last Kovac's novel Woken Furies. It's very good and does not disappoint. I'm also reading angel sanctuary vol. 1 and I just finished the most recent Scott Westerfeld book Extras (my guilty pleasure X3 it's "teen reading" but captivating nonetheless SW is a god) I've been thinking about giving Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell another go (I couldn't read it the first time because it seemed horrendously boring, but maybe I didn't read far enough, most of the best books I've read started out slow and drew you in as they went such as The Chrestomanci books and generally anything written by Diana Wynne Jones) as well as finally finishing Black Sun rising which I took to reading during my breaks at DQ. Feh.

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« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2008, 06:42:50 pm »
David Drake's Northworld, a couple of books co-written by John Ringo and Travis oh good grief what'is name? Whatever the guy is a ninja redneck rocket scientist, so he knows science. What is weird is the subtle references to certain anime Gundam and Dragonball to list a couple. I am guess those are what they refer to, as they do not list specifc examples, could be Robotech for all I know. Anyway, it's still cool to know that redneck rocket scientists know about anime.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2008, 06:58:57 pm »
"He" by H.P. Lovecraft


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« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2008, 07:41:41 pm »
"21: Bringing Down the House" by Ben Mezrich
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #43 on: March 21, 2008, 08:41:56 am »
"The Horror of Red Hook" by H.P. Lovecraft


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« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2008, 02:53:00 pm »
Wooooo! Lovecraft!

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« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2008, 03:48:39 pm »
I just got Shonen Jump in the mail last night, so for light reading at work it is Naruto and Bleach. lol
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« Reply #46 on: March 23, 2008, 12:58:57 pm »
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« Reply #47 on: March 25, 2008, 08:02:18 am »
"Cool Air" by H.P. Lovecraft


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« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2008, 03:55:02 pm »
From The Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz

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« Reply #49 on: March 26, 2008, 10:18:10 pm »
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