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May 10, 2008 12:40 PM

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Cry, the Beloved Country. Damn you IB program...
 
May 10, 2008 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.
 
May 10, 2008 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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May 11, 2008 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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May 12, 2008 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
 
May 12, 2008 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.
 
May 12, 2008 11:12 PM

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Man's Worldly Goods - Leo Huberman
 
May 13, 2008 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
 
May 13, 2008 1:39 PM

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History of Japane by George Sansome vol. 1
 
May 15, 2008 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:
 
May 15, 2008 1:10 PM

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I am currently reading Ink Exhange by Melissa Marr, and The Host by Stephenie Meyer. =D
 
May 15, 2008 4:19 PM

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Lullaby - Chuck Palhinuk (spelling?)
 
May 18, 2008 8:11 AM

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Blood Bank-Tanya Huff
The crossing of Ingo- Helen Dunmore
About to read Heaven- Virginia Andrews
 
May 18, 2008 10:00 AM

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"Abarat" by Clive Barker
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May 18, 2008 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.
 
May 18, 2008 11:52 AM

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The big book of useless information
 
May 18, 2008 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?
 
May 18, 2008 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.
 
May 18, 2008 4:05 PM

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Do It! -- Jerry Rubin

He likes Celtic mysticism. .. . .
 
May 18, 2008 6:04 PM

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Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs.
 
May 18, 2008 6:11 PM

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Only the books they make me read at school...don't wanna name them :(
 
May 18, 2008 6:13 PM

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The Beatles Anthology, Studio A- Bob Dylan, and RMR Book.
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May 18, 2008 9:08 PM

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Diablo the sin war Vol1 thats about it.

 
May 18, 2008 9:22 PM

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A student's guide to Accounting for Law students

What has my summer turned into D:
 
May 18, 2008 11:00 PM

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Paradise Lost by John Milton

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


 
May 30, 2008 5:43 PM

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The last book I read was The Book of Phoebe. It was pretty good.
 
May 30, 2008 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.
 
May 30, 2008 6:43 PM

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Invisible Man- Ralph Ellison

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



 
May 30, 2008 6:44 PM

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Battle Royale(Manga)
 
May 30, 2008 8:55 PM

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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul - Douglas Adams
 
May 30, 2008 10:13 PM

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THWONK by Joan Bauer
 
May 30, 2008 10:18 PM

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

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer - Chapter 8
 
May 30, 2008 10:37 PM

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Tempus Fugit - anthology vol2

great stuff
 
May 30, 2008 10:49 PM

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Exit A - Anthony Swofford

Not bad...
 
May 31, 2008 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。
 
May 31, 2008 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.
 
May 31, 2008 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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May 31, 2008 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
 
May 31, 2008 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!
 
Jun 1, 2008 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.
 
Jun 1, 2008 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).
 
Jun 1, 2008 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...?
 
Jun 1, 2008 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;
 
Jun 1, 2008 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.
 
Jun 1, 2008 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.
 
Jun 1, 2008 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
 
Jun 1, 2008 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!!!
 
Jun 2, 2008 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!
 
Jun 3, 2008 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.
 
Jun 3, 2008 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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