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Mar 27, 2013 1:14 AM
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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami and rereading House of Leaves - Mark Danielewski.


I just finished House of Leaves a couple of days ago. It sure was a weird book; should probably reread it too, eventually.

Anyway, I'm now reading The Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges. Without a doubt one of the best writers of the 20th century, his short stories are beautifully crafted.
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Mar 27, 2013 10:46 AM

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I am reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Hmmm....I really don't know what to think of it, I read about 40% of it and while it's got its charms I feel like the characters are still quite underdeveloped, the story is intriguing but I have no idea in which direction it wants to go and it's not a good thing here. Oh well, I will keep reading it since it's not bad but neither as good as the first few pages led me to believe.
 
Mar 27, 2013 10:27 PM

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I've been on an urban fantasy high ever since finishing the latest Dresden Files novel, and now I'm reading A Devil in the Details by K.A. Stewart. I haven't gotten very far, but it seems promising. I'm getting tired of these wisecracking, asshole male protagonists though, it's like the go-to default personality.
 
Mar 28, 2013 11:20 AM

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Reading the Aubrey-Marutin series by Patrick O'Brian

Excellent historic fiction taking place during the Napoleonic wars. On book 5 atm. Really good if your into that sort of stuff.
 
Mar 29, 2013 12:26 PM
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Re-reading Eragon.
Luckily i don't remember anything.
 
Mar 30, 2013 12:44 AM

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Been reading Gravity's Rainbow. Initially, reading it was very frustrating. Nearly one-third of the beginning made little sense but I've gotten used to the author's pace and style, so it is relatively easier to follow the narrative now. Though some of the references throw me off track at times.
 
Mar 30, 2013 12:48 AM

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1Q84 by Murakami Haruki (book 1).
Slow-paced but I like it.
 
Apr 2, 2013 2:26 PM

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the history of western philosophy - bertrand russell

there hasn't been any philosophy so far
 
Apr 2, 2013 7:27 PM

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The Golden Compass.
For the fifteenth time.
 
Apr 3, 2013 4:14 PM
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I finished Bad Science by Ben Goldacre last night, loved it; now starting on The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality by Brian Greene. Yay, physics!
 
Apr 4, 2013 1:43 PM

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I am currently reading Diablo 3: The Order by Nate Kenyon because I love the diablo universe. After that I may start the Mistborn series.
 
Apr 5, 2013 2:51 PM

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Started on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Finally.
 
Apr 6, 2013 8:21 PM

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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand... its very long but I like it.
 
Apr 7, 2013 8:47 AM
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Started on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Finally.


Yosh! Please update with your thoughts on the books! I adore them so ♥
 
Apr 8, 2013 5:31 PM
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"The Dark Monk" by Oliver Potzsch. Sequel to "The Hangman's Daughter".

Not the greatest of reads, but entertaining if you're into historical fiction. I plowed through the first in the series. And they only ran me $1 each, so I can't complain too much.
 
Apr 9, 2013 4:46 PM

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I'm trying to get through Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple. I've heard fantastic stuff about this book, but I'm actually finding it rather hard to read. It's probably the format of it though.
 
Apr 9, 2013 6:50 PM

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Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman

2 chapter in, and it's pretty good.
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Apr 9, 2013 11:29 PM

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Animal farm - George Orwell
An Outline of Philosophy - Bertrand Russell
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ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ (c) Bill Watterson
 
Apr 10, 2013 12:10 PM

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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.
 
Apr 11, 2013 3:59 PM

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World War Z - I gotta say it's pretty good. Surpassed my expectations. I can't help but feel the movie is going to butcher it though...
 
Apr 11, 2013 7:52 PM

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I'm currently reading Michael Scott's "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel" series and I have just completed Eliezer Wiesel's memoir "Night," for school.

On another note, I'm also reading various blogs in the Slender Man mythos, though they aren't books.
~Fire and ice and rage inside~
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Apr 18, 2013 6:42 PM

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Game of Thrones and A Wrinkle in Time.

Game of Thrones is kind of interesting so far, particularly Arya and Eddard.

A Wrinkle in Time isn't wowing me but it's a fun and light read.
 
Apr 19, 2013 4:34 AM

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Wisdom for Cooling the Flames by Thich Nhat Hanh - eye opening and nice, the author tends to repeat himself a bit but I'm finding this book very useful.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James - this kind of writing, wonder how it got published.. I'll stick to it only cause I dislike leaving books unfinished
 
Apr 19, 2013 6:16 AM

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The Animal Farm by George Orwell. A fucking masterpiece! Why did I only read this now?
 
Apr 20, 2013 3:40 PM
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The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss and Speaker of the Dead by Orsen Scott Card. I'm lending my copies of the Farsala trilogy to someone right now, otherwise I would be reading those again too.
 
Apr 20, 2013 4:25 PM

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Currently reading: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

and The Complete Sherlock Holmes Vol 1.
 
Apr 21, 2013 8:45 PM

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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (for school) - The southern dialect really annoys me, but I got used to it. I really like Tea Cake for some reason.

Index - Only a bit into volume 3, boredom with having seen the events of the Sisters' Arc 3 times is making me take it a bit slowly. Hopeful for what comes after Angel Fall.

The Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories by Lovecraft - Certainly creepy, but strangely boring. Only 1 story really scared me so far (2/3 in)



 
Apr 21, 2013 10:06 PM

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Candy by kevin brooks, suprisingly an enjoyable read.
 
Apr 22, 2013 12:44 PM

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Deception Point by Dan Brown. I found it for about 2 euros at a thrift shop, so I took it. As expected it is a very enjoyable and intriguing novel!
 
Apr 22, 2013 10:54 PM
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Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
1984 by George Orwell
about me
 
Apr 23, 2013 9:34 AM

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Finished Norwegian Wood this weekend. Don't know what to say. Absolutely amazing.

Have just started reading this:
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1Q84 by Murakami Haruki (book 1).
Slow-paced but I like it.
 
Apr 28, 2013 10:19 AM
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Finished Rage Is Back last night. Very good, although I found the ending was a little too neat for my liking.

Still reading Scott Meyer's Off To Be The Wizard. It's still enjoyable, just taking me a while to get through. Commodore 64-using wizards for the win!
 
Apr 29, 2013 5:07 PM

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I'm trying the Lord of The Rings for like the 4000th time now. I pushed through and I finally got out of the shire and I am actually starting to get into it. After that I plan on reading the Dark Tower series by Stephen King, already bought the first book.
 
Apr 29, 2013 9:16 PM

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The count of monte cristo.
its pretty good
 
May 1, 2013 11:37 PM
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The Eye of the World -- Robert Jordon
Taken -- Robert Crais

I'm about half way done with both. So far I really like them both. I probably like Eye of the World more 'cause it's fantasy, though Taken is a much faster read.
 
May 1, 2013 11:42 PM

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The Prince -- Niccolo Machiavelli
The Art of War -- Sun Tzu
On Guerrilla Warfare -- Mao Zedong

So you know, just some light beach reading. Working on my pickup lines for the ladies. (end sarcasm)
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((But I'm seriously reading those books))
Let this be our little secret, no needs to know we're feeling HIGHER AND HIGHER AND HIGHER!
 
May 18, 2013 5:19 PM

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I'm trying the Lord of The Rings for like the 4000th time now. I pushed through and I finally got out of the shire and I am actually starting to get into it. After that I plan on reading the Dark Tower series by Stephen King, already bought the first book.


Updated, just finished Fellowship. Such a slow start but really picks up. Onto the Two Towers now!
 
May 19, 2013 11:35 AM

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I recently finished reading an anime & Japan-inspired fantasy novel called Kojiki by Keith Yatsuhashi; it was really good. I think it would make a great anime movie.

Now, I'm reading a sci-fi/fantasy novel called Saga by Conor Costick. It's good so far.
 
May 19, 2013 11:43 AM

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The Wisdom of Psychopaths by Kevin Dutton, as the title suggests it's very intriguing.
 
May 19, 2013 11:57 AM

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Physics of the Impossible - Michio Kaku
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins


i'll see you in hell

 
May 19, 2013 12:12 PM

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, for the sixth time if I remember correctly.

Any Potterheads around here ?
 
May 19, 2013 12:14 PM

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My sister bribed me into reading Memoirs of a Geisha. She should have bribed me sooner, I'm finding it very enjoyable so far.

Also reading the final book in Feist's Riftwar Saga, Magician's End. I only hope the ending isn't disappointing. A sucky ending after thirty books would piss me right off.
 
May 19, 2013 12:23 PM

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I just finished a fantasy called Exile's Honor by Mercedes Lackey.

The main character, Alberich, is a total bad ass.

Now I'm reading Big Deal by Anthony Holden, a professional poker player. Good stuff.

3nvy said:
that eoten be eatin the pizza pi

Does anybody know a way that a body could get away?
 
May 19, 2013 12:32 PM
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Reading Screwed, the latest adult book by Eoin Colfer. Very tasty sequel.
 
May 19, 2013 12:52 PM

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Reading A Feast For Crows by George R. R. Martin. It's the fourth book in the A Song Of Ice And Fire series, and my least favorite so far.
 
May 20, 2013 1:57 PM

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Dostoevsky's Memoirs from the House of the Dead. Incredible book. I'm surprised it's not as popular as C&P and his other stuff. It's a half-fiction half-autobiographical book about Dostoevsky's time as a prisoner in Siberia. It sounds like a dark book, but a lot of it showcases a lighter side of prison life, close friendships, funny stories that prisoners tell to keep each other entertained, etc. The prisoners even make their own theatre and put on a play each year. There are a lot of beatings, dying prisoners, and tales of murder though, so it's not unrealistically optimistic. If anybody has read Dostoevsky before or has an interest in Russian lit, then I definitely recommend it 8)
 
May 20, 2013 4:06 PM

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Dostoevsky's Memoirs from the House of the Dead. Incredible book. I'm surprised it's not as popular as C&P and his other stuff. It's a half-fiction half-autobiographical book about Dostoevsky's time as a prisoner in Siberia. It sounds like a dark book, but a lot of it showcases a lighter side of prison life, close friendships, funny stories that prisoners tell to keep each other entertained, etc. The prisoners even make their own theatre and put on a play each year. There are a lot of beatings, dying prisoners, and tales of murder though, so it's not unrealistically optimistic. If anybody has read Dostoevsky before or has an interest in Russian lit, then I definitely recommend it 8)


Dostoyevsky/Crime and Punishment FTW

I heard The Gambler was pretty good too

3nvy said:
that eoten be eatin the pizza pi

Does anybody know a way that a body could get away?
 
May 20, 2013 4:42 PM

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Dostoyevsky/Crime and Punishment FTW

I heard The Gambler was pretty good too


I've seen The Gambler a couple times in a local book store but haven't checked it out yet. Now that I'm reading House of the Dead, I've decided that Dostoevsky couldn't possibly write a bad book, so I'll probably be picking it up soon.

I watched a movie last year called The Great Sinner, staring Gregory Peck, which was basically a movie adaptation of The Gambler. I thought it was pretty good. It definitely lacked the benefit of Dostoevsky's voice though, so the movie kind of failed on a psychological level, making the main character's struggle a little unconvincing.
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May 20, 2013 4:43 PM
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The dead and the buried. So far cool book.
 
May 20, 2013 4:45 PM

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I just finished reading Monster Hunters International. It was surprisingly a good read, tons of supernatural stuff, guns, characters, comedy and romance, so I enjoyed it.

Anyone have any recommendations for me? I'm into Fantasy, supernatural, adventure, comedy, romance, action. If you have one with all of the above in it great, if not but you still have a rec that's cool too.
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