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05-10-08, 12:40 PM

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Cry, the Beloved Country. Damn you IB program...
 
05-10-08, 7:05 PM

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"Think Global, Fear Local: Sex, Violence and Anxiety in Contemporary Japan" by David Leheny. I'm not even in school anymore, yet I need to have a constant fix of analytical international politics.
 
05-10-08, 7:25 PM

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Don Quixote, for pleasure
(rereading, and Quixote's a complete idiot; gotta love him)

For school - The Picture of Dorian Gray
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05-11-08, 12:37 AM

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Also reading the Twilight Series atm :/ can't wait for Breaking Dawn to be released.
And just finished the host by Stephenie Meyer.
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05-12-08, 5:25 PM

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Free Lunch by David Smith.
I bought it on recommendation from the lecturer of my business and economics module at uni (who claimed it made business and economics interesting and easy to understand) but never actually got around to reading it while I was still there and studying :P
 
05-12-08, 7:59 PM

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Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice
I'm slowly reading my way through the vampire chronicles.

Camille by Alexandre Dumas
I couldn't resist a book with nice binding and I think I saw the movie at some point during my life.
 
05-12-08, 11:12 PM

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Man's Worldly Goods - Leo Huberman
 
05-13-08, 12:48 AM

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JPod by Douglas Coupland
I'm 3/4 of the way through it and I've thoroughly enjoyed it so far. It does take a certain sense of humor in order to fully appreciate though. :D
 
05-13-08, 1:39 PM

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History of Japane by George Sansome vol. 1
 
05-15-08, 9:51 AM

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leo said:
I prefer not to rodomontade about the literature I read because my tastes have little to do with how I want to be perceived by others (unlike most other quasi-intellectuals.) For example most people in this thread only read so they appear smart to others. I find this despicable.

However, here is a list of books I am currently reading.

A Nonparametric Multidimensional IRT Approach with Applications to Ability Estimation and Test Bias

Encyclopedia of Phenomenology

Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality

The Essential Husserl: Basic Writings in Transcendental Phenomenology (Studies in Continental Thought)

Analysis of Mind

Multivariable Calculus (James Stewart)

The Architecture of Happiness


So there you go. On average, I finish 1 book every three days and I am usually reading 5 to 7 books at once. I plan on reading more math textbooks and philosophy books next. I also enjoy advanced engineering textbooks.


Pot, kettle, etc.

Finished some of the books I posted earlier, still reading some of them. Also started Steve Martin's "Pleasure of My Company" - better than "Shopgirl" so far. D:
 
05-15-08, 1:10 PM

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I am currently reading Ink Exhange by Melissa Marr, and The Host by Stephenie Meyer. =D
 
05-15-08, 4:19 PM

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Lullaby - Chuck Palhinuk (spelling?)
 
05-18-08, 8:11 AM

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Blood Bank-Tanya Huff
The crossing of Ingo- Helen Dunmore
About to read Heaven- Virginia Andrews
 
05-18-08, 10:00 AM

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"Abarat" by Clive Barker
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05-18-08, 11:45 AM

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For my humanities class we had to read parts of Dante's "Divine Comedy". I really enjoyed it so I'm slowly reading the entire thing. I also am nearly done with "Moon of the Spider" part of the Diablo book series.
 
05-18-08, 11:52 AM

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The big book of useless information
 
05-18-08, 1:25 PM

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I'm reading Stephen King's The Dark Tower series now. The books aren't that good, though, so I'm moving slowly.
Why have a life when you can watch slice of life?
 
05-18-08, 2:08 PM

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to-en said:
I'm reading Stephen King's The Dark Tower series now. The books aren't that good, though, so I'm moving slowly.


Aw, haha. I know the feeling. I tried to read those too once on request from a friend but I couldn't make it through the first one. :(

Right now I'm reading The Sword of Shannara.
 
05-18-08, 4:05 PM

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Do It! -- Jerry Rubin

He likes Celtic mysticism. .. . .
 
05-18-08, 6:04 PM

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Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs.
 
05-18-08, 6:11 PM

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Only the books they make me read at school...don't wanna name them :(
 
05-18-08, 6:13 PM

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The Beatles Anthology, Studio A- Bob Dylan, and RMR Book.
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05-18-08, 9:08 PM

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Diablo the sin war Vol1 thats about it.

 
05-18-08, 9:22 PM

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A student's guide to Accounting for Law students

What has my summer turned into D:
 
05-18-08, 11:00 PM

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Paradise Lost by John Milton

If only I had gotten to this book sooner...


 
05-30-08, 5:43 PM

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The last book I read was The Book of Phoebe. It was pretty good.
 
05-30-08, 6:36 PM

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Currently reading Liber Chaotica, a fricking huge book based on the chaos gods from the warhammer universe. 'tis rather interesting.
 
05-30-08, 6:43 PM

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Invisible Man- Ralph Ellison

Great book, reading Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe next.



 
05-30-08, 6:44 PM

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Battle Royale(Manga)
 
05-30-08, 8:55 PM

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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul - Douglas Adams
 
05-30-08, 10:13 PM

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THWONK by Joan Bauer
 
05-30-08, 10:18 PM

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Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare - Act 5, Scene 3.

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer - Chapter 8
 
05-30-08, 10:37 PM

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Tempus Fugit - anthology vol2

great stuff
 
05-30-08, 10:49 PM

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Exit A - Anthony Swofford

Not bad...
 
05-31-08, 4:05 AM

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immanuel kant - anthropology from a pragmatic point of view
耳を塞いでも両手をすり抜ける真実に惑うよ。
 
05-31-08, 5:02 AM

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Rereading Othello, as well as The Glass Castle. The latter is for some end-of-year English assignment, though.
 
05-31-08, 8:10 AM

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Taming of the Shrew
And just for fun Choose your own adventure story. XD
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05-31-08, 12:50 PM

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I've finished most of the things I've been reading so I'm only reading one book right now: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer.
We are made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself. - Carl Sagan
 
05-31-08, 2:18 PM

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I am reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I am only about 50 or so pages into it.
Watch first, decide later!
 
06-01-08, 2:54 AM

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Currently reading Sayonara Bar by Susan Barker, but it's not that good.. plan to get quick over it, so I can read Prafume by Peter Süskind.
 
06-01-08, 8:16 AM

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Jean Rousseau's Social Contract. While his constant paradoxes continually make people misread him and make his works confusing, it's a lot easier than the last book I read (which was John Stuart Mill's On Liberty).
 
06-01-08, 11:50 AM

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(Hey, Quartears.)

I am currently reading Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr. Tales of modern Faery. Mmm... =D

Once I finish it today, I'l finally start Stephenie Meyer's The Host. After that, possibly finish Brave Story...?
 
06-01-08, 1:28 PM

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Recently I decided to go back through and read the Harry Potter serties in its entirity, as it was bothering me that I had never finished the entire thing. I'm on "The Half Blood Prince" at this point. - I'm actually not even sure I want to read the seventh and final book now, I really have no desire after my sister spoiled quite a bit of it, and only two or three of my favorite characters live-on anyway.

But I'll probably read it, just to complete the series.

After I'm finished with it, I think I want to jump into Stephen Kings "Dark Tower" series, starting with "The Gunslinger." While maybe dipping into a few of the stories, for fun, in the "Hans Christian Andersons Works" book I got for Christmas last year, but haven't had time to touch yet.

Once I get through my late-Christmas-books that have gone neglected for quite a while, I have a list over 3 pages long to get through. x-x;
 
06-01-08, 3:03 PM

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Ordinary People by Judith Guest... I'm taking a test on it tomorrow.

It's alright... I wish it had more of a plot.
 
06-01-08, 6:32 PM

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The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky, (I'm writing an essay comparing it to Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther...)

I also started The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo.
 
06-01-08, 6:52 PM

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Still working on New Moon, but I've also got Jumper by Steven Gould and Blood Beast by Darren Shan on my currently reading shelf. =]
We are made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself. - Carl Sagan
 
06-01-08, 9:24 PM

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i'm really bad @ books w/o images, i started on "Heart~Shaed Box" by Joe Hill like a year ago and i'm not even 1/2 way done!!!
 
06-02-08, 1:40 PM

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Finally started the Slayers light novel series by Hajime Kanzaka. Currently reading the first book - 'The Ruby Eye'. I have a feeling I'll have it finished in a day or so.

So far it's good stuff, just like the Slayers I love!
 
06-03-08, 2:35 AM

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started too read a book about melbournes gangland war (in austrailia) but started too watch more anime and then my dad stole it and took it too singapore :( he takes aaaaaaaaaaages too read too.
 
06-03-08, 3:16 PM

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Just finished Wheel of Time series (all except the last part) and started it all over again ^^
 
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