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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #100 on: April 01, 2009, 09:47:52 pm »
@ Jaz, is that part of the Hickman, Weis, ummmm, D&D series? I think there was a Kender in it, been a long time since I read any of those books.

@ MiriaRose, I'm curious as to what grade you are in, as we read Animal Farm in I want to say 9th grade. Also on that list was Lord of the Flies, and A Clockwork Orange, and 1984. I guess we had a teacher who needed to disturb us. lol That and she had a poster in her office that read, a woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. Man, that depressed me.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #101 on: April 01, 2009, 10:37:45 pm »
I'm in 10th grade, actually.

Last year we read things like All Quiet on the Western Front and Much Ado About Nothing.

Wow, I feel behind. D:
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« Reply #102 on: April 01, 2009, 10:39:00 pm »
I read All Quiet on the Western Front.  It was one of the few books I had to read in high school that wasn't bad.
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« Reply #103 on: April 02, 2009, 03:26:32 pm »
It was alright.

Just insanely depressing.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #104 on: April 02, 2009, 04:06:02 pm »
Right now I'm about half-way through Battle Royal. I want to finish it so I can start reading Ghosts/Aliens by Tray Hamburger because it looks oh so hilarious.
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« Reply #105 on: April 02, 2009, 04:10:57 pm »
It was alright.

Just insanely depressing.

No it wasn't; it was war!  (And sex with poor girls from the other side; that part amused me).
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #106 on: April 02, 2009, 04:14:05 pm »
He was having a mental breakdown during that part, wasn't he? Dx

And war = depressing.
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« Reply #107 on: April 02, 2009, 04:26:19 pm »
I think so...

..and war is fun killing with free meals from dead soldiers.  Yummy yummy humans.

Seriously though, the depressing stuff is why you had to read it, to become more familiar with the dehumanization of war.  That's one of the things that the author was trying to convey with the novel.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #108 on: April 02, 2009, 04:27:08 pm »
It's not that I don't get the point of it, because I do, but it's just really sad.

EDIT: Yay, I finished Animal Farm!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #109 on: April 05, 2009, 09:42:52 pm »
Fruits Basket #22. Sometimes the back and forth between characters is so confusing to me. Had to re-read chapter 130 twice. And still not 100% sure of who's who.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #110 on: April 06, 2009, 03:39:26 pm »
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut because I couldn't find Slaughterhouse-Five.

And a biography of Khrushchev. xP
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« Reply #111 on: April 06, 2009, 06:27:10 pm »
I bet that's like Niki's best of motivational speeches, eh?

Read, Anne McCaffrey's Dragonseye, and have started her novel The Coelura, which has lots of pictures.

I've also been reading a lot of ingredients labels, mostly with my new pair of glasses.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #112 on: April 06, 2009, 07:01:36 pm »
Fruits Basket #22. Sometimes the back and forth between characters is so confusing to me. Had to re-read chapter 130 twice. And still not 100% sure of who's who.

Hey Jay, Can you bring FB #22 with you next Anime Friday?  I am just starting #21.

I am just curious.  Has anyone here read The Belgariad by David Eddings?  It is a five book fantasy quest saga.  The first book is entitled Pawn of Prophecy.  This is probably my all time favorite series of all time.  For those of you who mentioned Shannara and Chrestomanci Quintet, look into The Belgariad.  I can guarantee, you will be glad you did.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #113 on: April 06, 2009, 09:12:53 pm »
I can try Mr. Wuntvor. lol

I need to look in lik ePowells rare book room to see if I can score a bound copy of the Worm Ouroboros, by E.R. Eddison. wait...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Worm_Ouroboros Man, I love that book. Wish I knew where, must be my dad's copy I read.

Amazing how some fiction writers had such modern language skills, and others just...not. Stoker yes, Wells, no. Verne yes. Doyle no. Burroughs no. And then we get to the ones you study in college, Joyce, um yes/no/maybe. lol
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #114 on: April 06, 2009, 10:17:53 pm »
I always like to throw in some non-fiction / history.

Just finishing up a STUNNING read calle 'The Demon Under the Microscope,' by Thomas Hager.
It's about the research trials and errors that brought about sulfa drugs - the first effective antibiotics.
Harrowing reading at times, wartime infections, Nazi experiments on Polish prisoners, introduction in the USA before and FDA laws had any sort of teeth to them, dangerous copycat recipies, etc.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #115 on: April 06, 2009, 10:42:36 pm »
I bet that's like Niki's best of motivational speeches, eh?

Read, Anne McCaffrey's Dragonseye, and have started her novel The Coelura, which has lots of pictures.

I've also been reading a lot of ingredients labels, mostly with my new pair of glasses.
xD They were awful, I suppose?

I'm only on page 11 and it's really boring. x_x But I have to keep reading. xD
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #116 on: April 23, 2009, 12:17:28 pm »
I have just finished the 5th and last book in "the tales of the Otori" by Lian Hearn. Every one should read these books. They are set in mideval Japan and are the best books I ever read.

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« Reply #117 on: April 23, 2009, 04:09:42 pm »
I'm reading Reading Lolita in Tehran
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« Reply #118 on: April 23, 2009, 05:37:17 pm »
All the Weyrs of Pern by Anne MacCaffrey
The Scourge of God by S.M. Stirling ( setting is in Oregon)
Hammerfall by C.J. Cherryh
Finity's End by C.J. Cherryh

been a good week for reading so far....

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« Reply #119 on: April 30, 2009, 12:23:19 am »
World War Z.
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« Reply #120 on: April 30, 2009, 07:34:23 am »
*at first thought this thread said WHY are you reading?*
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #121 on: April 30, 2009, 06:49:33 pm »
All the Weyrs of Pern by Anne MacCaffrey
The Scourge of God by S.M. Stirling ( setting is in Oregon)
Hammerfall by C.J. Cherryh
Finity's End by C.J. Cherryh


I am trying to remember if you said you had read the Chanur Saga books by Cherryh.  Jay, you really should look into them if you like her style of writing.  I have always loved how she shows the human race from the aliens perspective.  And no other "cat-girl" I have ever read about or seen in an anime, can hold a candle to Pyanfar Chanur.  I just love this character.  Kind of like the feline equivalent of Kylara Vatta from Elizabeth Moons Vatta's War series, another great series of books I would recommend to anyone who likes space operas (Think Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, or Star Trek).
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #122 on: April 30, 2009, 07:03:07 pm »
Still reading Khrushchev's biography.

Still haven't gotten to the shoe banging part. >.>
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #123 on: May 02, 2009, 09:33:47 pm »
darkly dreaming dexter, nothing better was in store to get, tho i really wanted to get pride and prejudice and zombies for my brother (his birthdays coming up

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #124 on: May 02, 2009, 09:49:20 pm »
The Zombie Guide book
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #125 on: May 08, 2009, 01:58:25 pm »
Hunter X Hunter manga


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« Reply #126 on: May 12, 2009, 06:39:41 pm »
Funny, i didn't know you had posted that about Chanur, and huh, I just read the first 3 books of the series the past couple days. Of course neither the library of Borders has homecoming or legacy. I wonder if Cherryh has any time to write another Chanur novel, tie it in more with some part of the rest of her universe, maybe say the Atevi in the Foreigner universe! That'd be awesome.

Did you read the new book Conspirator? It just came out.

I also read David Drake's new Leary/Mundy novel, In the Stormy Red Sky. I like how it may seem all Patrick O'Brien, but Drake uses actual historical events albeit a couple thousand years old, but true nonetheless, to use as a base for this fiction.

I read Chibi Vampire #13. I am going to probably really miss the series after #14 comes out and there will be no more.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #127 on: May 12, 2009, 06:40:53 pm »
Ummm..I am reading The Forest of Hands and Teeth (it's a pretty good zombie book so far)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #128 on: May 19, 2009, 07:47:14 pm »
A biography of Frida Kahlo.

Khrushchev was too boring. >.> Did he expel himself from the communsit party when he was general secretary then hit a ceramic gun on a table? (Deigo Rivera, Kahlo's husband, did this. xD)
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« Reply #129 on: May 19, 2009, 08:46:56 pm »
I'm reading 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' by 'Mark Twain' and I think it's amazing.~
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #130 on: May 19, 2009, 10:02:47 pm »
I'm reading the driver's manual from the DMV
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« Reply #131 on: May 19, 2009, 10:31:09 pm »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #132 on: May 22, 2009, 07:41:31 pm »
Pride and Prejudice, its incredibly amazing!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #133 on: May 22, 2009, 09:51:29 pm »
Dancing in my Nuddy pants (the 4th in the Georgia Nickleson (spelled that wrong) series)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #134 on: May 23, 2009, 02:07:54 pm »
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« Reply #135 on: May 25, 2009, 03:57:21 am »
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« Reply #136 on: June 06, 2009, 10:07:45 pm »
Long-shot Lance Allred: The Adventures of a Deaf Fundamentalist Mormon kid and His Journey to the NBA
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« Reply #137 on: June 06, 2009, 10:57:54 pm »
Letters from the Earth by Mark Twain
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« Reply #138 on: June 06, 2009, 11:16:14 pm »
the tale of lady ochikubo
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« Reply #139 on: June 08, 2009, 12:32:25 am »
The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester.
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« Reply #140 on: June 08, 2009, 08:19:56 am »
I'm reading Gravitation :3
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #141 on: June 08, 2009, 08:37:36 am »
I'm reading "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" it is rather enjoyable! ^^

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« Reply #142 on: June 08, 2009, 01:47:45 pm »
Higurashi When they cry; Harry Potter 3; and breaking Dawn
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« Reply #143 on: June 08, 2009, 11:28:20 pm »
I'm reading "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" it is rather enjoyable! ^^
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« Reply #144 on: June 09, 2009, 05:20:33 pm »
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« Reply #145 on: June 10, 2009, 08:57:01 am »
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« Reply #146 on: June 10, 2009, 09:06:57 am »
Tales of Innocence
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« Reply #147 on: June 10, 2009, 01:24:28 pm »
I'm reading several things at once:
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #148 on: June 10, 2009, 08:25:33 pm »

I am just curious.  Has anyone here read The Belgariad by David Eddings?  It is a five book fantasy quest saga.  The first book is entitled Pawn of Prophecy.  This is probably my all time favorite series of all time.  For those of you who mentioned Shannara and Chrestomanci Quintet, look into The Belgariad.  I can guarantee, you will be glad you did.

I just found out that David Eddings died this month.  RIP David, I will miss you.   :'(
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« Reply #149 on: June 12, 2009, 09:06:21 pm »
dexter in the dark its got some funny parts
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