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Sep 8, 2015 7:31 PM

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Currently reading Star Wars: Aftermath. I'm digging it so far, but its no Thrawn Trilogy. Then I have Lost Star coming in the mail and can't wait to read that one. I'm in a Star Wars hype right now.
 
Sep 8, 2015 7:39 PM

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I'm reading Ms's Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Interesting so far, the photos really enhanced the experience.
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Sep 8, 2015 7:45 PM

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No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai

Not very far into the book yet, but I can already see the Kafka and Camus influences. Incredibly introspective and personal, almost too personal. From what I've heard, this isn't an autobiography of his life, but seeing how Dazai committed suicide I wouldn't be surprised if it was.

Looking forward to reading the rest of it, as well as his other works.
 
Sep 8, 2015 9:51 PM

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Sep 9, 2015 1:21 AM

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I have finished Far from the madding crowd which I find to be bad like a few days ago .

Also there is this one book that I could never get into.

A tale of two cities , I never got through the first chapter , I never know why I tried other mark twain stuff but this one is a cluster fuck and I don't get what is happening so I gradually lose interest
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Sep 9, 2015 1:22 AM

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No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai

Not very far into the book yet, but I can already see the Kafka and Camus influences. Incredibly introspective and personal, almost too personal. From what I've heard, this isn't an autobiography of his life, but seeing how Dazai committed suicide I wouldn't be surprised if it was.

Looking forward to reading the rest of it, as well as his other works.


I want to read this really .
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Oct 17, 2015 12:22 AM

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Just finished Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan. Some parts near the middle were slow, but like the previous books in the Wheel of Time the last third had a nice brisk pace. I was planning on taking a break from the books for a while, but the way this ended, I kind of want to go buy the next book and continue.

But nope. Next I'm picking up Warbreaker, by Brandon Sanderson, again after taking a break to forget the spoilers I read some months back. Didn't forget, but I'm again interested in finishing the book.
 
Oct 17, 2015 2:29 AM

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The last book I read was Prince of Thorns, which was pretty good. I'll probably read The Princess and The Queen by GRRM soon.
 
Oct 17, 2015 12:43 PM

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The Broker by John Grisham, it's not the deepest book nor the most well written book ever but it's fairly entertainning.
 
Oct 17, 2015 1:01 PM

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Finished 'Frankenstein' some weeks ago. 8/10
The presentation was too straight-forward and the dilemma was pretty much obvious from the start- to me. This is a book more suited to those who are yet finding their 'stance' on morality. For one who has a strong moral code and knows its flexibility, Frankenstein can even be 'frustrating' at times due to the fact that you always know the solution to the protagonist's problems and you're just like, ''DUDE! DO THAT!'', and he doesn't do that.

Right now, I'm reading 'The Book of the Mind' and I'm definitely slow on this one. I need to cut off my other hobbies to swallow it up. So far so good. I love anthologies.
[i]"Yet each man kills the thing he loves,
By each let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword!''
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Oct 23, 2015 8:59 AM

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The last book I read was Prince of Thorns, which was pretty good. I'll probably read The Princess and The Queen by GRRM soon.


Scratch that, just picked up Pep Confidential: The Inside Story of Pep Guardiola’s First Season at Bayern Munich by Martí Perarnau.
 
Nov 21, 2015 2:12 AM

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Just started Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Not too much to say at the moment, though I think it's weird how young the kids are.
 
Nov 22, 2015 8:40 AM

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^ I've just picked this up too, only a few pages in yet but seems alright so far. I do agree about their ages though, guess I'll get used to it as I read on.
 
Nov 22, 2015 10:50 AM

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I recently started reading "Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez. So far I like it. I'm like 150 pages in atm. Too bad uni leaves me with a little time to read.
 
Nov 22, 2015 10:56 AM

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I'm reading Ms's Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Interesting so far, the photos really enhanced the experience.

Seriously? I just started the 2nd part. Won't spoil but it cuts off in suspense so you'll HAVE to buy the next one</3. But I don't mind it.

I love the pictures added, the unique way they're portrayed and everything. Even on itself it's an art, and it's very fitting with the story :').


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Nov 23, 2015 1:33 PM

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Farenheit 451. I'm extremely dissapointed so far
 
Nov 23, 2015 1:46 PM

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I am currently reading Aristotles Topics & On Sophistical Refutations. The language used (or the translation) is very quirky, and hard to read. Takes forever to finish a page. Interesting topic, but the examples are very dated.
 
Nov 25, 2015 4:02 PM

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I'm halfway through The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman. I fell asleep while reading it a few times... Not my fav topic but I have to finish it for an assignment...
 
Nov 29, 2015 1:52 AM

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The Death Cure by J. Dashner. I like it, keeps me interested to keep going to find out what happens next.

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catch 22....it long boring and goes nowhere....

I dunno, I was laughing half the time as I was reading, the absurdity of everything was hilarious to me.
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Nov 29, 2015 4:23 PM

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Farenheit 451. I'm extremely dissapointed so far
I was also disappointed by Fahrenheit 451. It's not bad, but my expectations were high because it's held up as one of the classic dystopian novels.
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Nov 29, 2015 4:31 PM

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GaryL said:
Farenheit 451. I'm extremely dissapointed so far
I was also disappointed by Fahrenheit 451. It's not bad, but my expectations were high because it's held up as one of the classic dystopian novels.


I have been disappointed by quite a few books regarded to be classics, even big ones like Catcher in the Rye. I understand and acknowledge that it is because I can't really relate to the impact they would have had at their initial release.

Anyway, I'm on the 7th book of the Malazan Book of the Fallen series (Reaper's Gale). The previous one was quite a treat, but I'll have to lay off to focus on exams soon.
I plan to pick up Prince of Thorns after.
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Nov 29, 2015 5:22 PM

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Josh said:
GaryL said:
Farenheit 451. I'm extremely dissapointed so far
I was also disappointed by Fahrenheit 451. It's not bad, but my expectations were high because it's held up as one of the classic dystopian novels.


The worldbuilding was the worst aspect IMO, so poor and dull. It fails to compare to Brave New World for instance.
 
Nov 29, 2015 9:22 PM

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the peculiar children orphanage book. i thought it would be really good from the beginning but it feels rushed.
 
Nov 30, 2015 12:44 PM

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I just started reading Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. I managed to get through 213 pages and so far I'm really liking it. The only thing that bothers me is the included boring chapters from the perspective of the witches. I can see Maas is trying something new from her previous novels but I literally have no interest in Manon whatsherface and the witch clans. I just want more focus on the main characters and the plot.
 
Dec 1, 2015 12:37 AM

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Started The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King. I'm about a third of a way through book now. It's refreshingly different than the long-winded high fantasy novels I've been reading lately.
 
Dec 2, 2015 7:55 AM

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Philip K. Dick - Martian Time Slip. Massive fan of his work, really in to the way he touched on important social issues whilst maintaining a complex sci-fi narrative.
 
Dec 3, 2015 9:44 AM

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any ethereal books? specifically on art and design?
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Dec 11, 2015 11:06 PM

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Just finished reading "The Age of Innocence"(1920) by Edith Wharton a few weeks ago. Man, what a bittersweet ending that was! Since it was such a great read, I bought a 4-novel compilation of her works from the 1920s. I'll probably read it alongside "The Great Gatsby" soon.
Right now I'm currently reading:
"Black Swan Green"(2006) by David Mitchell
"We Are Not Ourselves"(2014) by Matthew Thomas
"V."(1961) by Thomas Pynchon

Wish me luck on "V."! It's my first Pynchon experience. :D
 
Dec 11, 2015 11:26 PM

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Audio books count?
 
Dec 31, 2015 12:37 AM

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finished the peculiar children book,a snore and still slightly disgusted on the choosing of the romance pairing.

i'm now reading the false prince, on page 168 and it's a missed target.

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Dec 31, 2015 7:06 PM

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Finished "The Crippled God" to wrap up the Malazan series just in time for New Years. Starting the "Prince of Thorns" trilogy.
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Dec 31, 2015 7:40 PM

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"Golden Son" by Pierce Brown
 
Jan 1, 2016 6:14 AM

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I am reading The Legend of Drizzt volume 3 by R.A Salvatore.
Really fucking good
 
Jan 4, 2016 2:03 PM

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I read a lot, but I like to only read 1-2 books at a time. Right now I'm about 100 pages into Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, the characters are really interesting and so far it's fantastic.
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Feb 24, 2016 7:42 AM

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finished the false prince book. the twist made me forgive 80% of the book. i take back most of my complaints.

i did start reading the next book in the young elites series, but slowed my reading to nearly a stop since it's her most recent book and i'm waiting for more to come out before i swallow this one. it's been a while since i read book 1 but i remember why i liked it so much. the MC is unlike any i've read before. she's very unique out of all the books i've read.

i finished the 2nd book to how's castle and i found it an honest feel good book, but the MC annoyed me. i'm sick of characters who don't care about anyone more thank books. "He/She could get lost in books" or "He/She gasped at the size of the library" or "He/She couldn't see why no-one liked books", ugh please stop. it's too cleche and a writing cop out for me, so you can instantly relate with the reader so they can keep reading. yeah no.

book suggestions for others:
please read
the mysterious benedict society
reckless (and anything else by cornelia funke (or spark) )
the graveyard book
the black book of secrets
the ranger's apprentice series
a monster calls
the tunnels series
the lost journals of ven polypheme series
the good thief (highly recommended)
unlondon (if you like the phantom tollbooth read read read!)
 
Feb 25, 2016 3:02 AM

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I'm currently reading The Book Thief
Hopefully it's good considering how highly rated it is
I did watch the movie ages ago but can hardly remember it

 
Feb 26, 2016 11:44 PM

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Finished "Name of the Wind". ASOIAF-level quality, pretty amazing. Now starting Wise Man's Fear

 
Mar 15, 2016 12:23 PM

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I'm rereading The Castle. It's been a really long time so I forgot it was a comedy. Kafka is a funny guy when he tries.

 
Mar 15, 2016 12:41 PM
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I'm reading A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.

I'm quite impressed with this style of storytelling.
 
Mar 15, 2016 12:59 PM

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I don't read fiction since I do not know of a good one.

I am currently reading "Emergency Doctor".
 
Mar 15, 2016 1:15 PM

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I'm currently reading Hamlet by Shakespeare. My favorite book of all time however is The Book Thief. I can't remember the author.
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Just started Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Not too much to say at the moment, though I think it's weird how young the kids are.
Speaker for the Dead was much better.
 
Mar 15, 2016 1:17 PM

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I've been reading The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, it was pretty decent.
 
Mar 15, 2016 1:57 PM

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I'm currently reading The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. It's an okay book, I guess. Not my favorite, but I do want to finish it since I have another book series I want to get to.
 
Mar 15, 2016 2:08 PM

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I'm currently reading Hamlet by Shakespeare. My favorite book of all time however is The Book Thief. I can't remember the author.
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Just started Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Not too much to say at the moment, though I think it's weird how young the kids are.
Speaker for the Dead was much better.


Xenocide is my favourite of the lot. It has one of the most powerful ending lines of any books I've read, and it's rare that one sticks with me so powerfully.

OT: I'm currently reading the Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson. I also read the first book of The Black Company and have the next on hold.
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Mar 15, 2016 2:25 PM

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Kafka's Metaporphosis
 
Mar 15, 2016 2:35 PM

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The book I'm reading at the moment is part 4 of Death Gate's Cycle... Does anybody know of this one?
 
Mar 17, 2016 1:12 AM

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Currently reading Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson; the second book in the Stormlight Archive. Pretty great, just like the first one getting sucked right in.

Also reading Born Standing Up by Steve Martin, not as engrossing, but still interesting. Finally, picked up Histories by Herodotus on a whim. I've only read the foreword so far, but I'm looking forward to it.

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Senpaoi said:
I'm currently reading Hamlet by Shakespeare. My favorite book of all time however is The Book Thief. I can't remember the author.

Speaker for the Dead was much better.


Xenocide is my favourite of the lot. It has one of the most powerful ending lines of any books I've read, and it's rare that one sticks with me so powerfully.

OT: I'm currently reading the Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson. I also read the first book of The Black Company and have the next on hold.

I originally wasn't planning on continuing the series, but if the books get better perhaps I should..
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Mar 17, 2016 10:51 AM

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I'm reading right now ”Crime and Punishment” by Fiodor Dostoyesvky. A very good psychological drama novel combining with the Russian misery at that time.
 
Mar 17, 2016 11:23 AM

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1984 by George Orwell.
I recently finished 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.
 
Apr 19, 2016 6:44 PM

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i read inside of a dog. really interesting book, but the author heavily relies on evolution as her points in almost half of the book. it seems to me that she's forgetting that it's a simple theory to this day.

now i'm reading hollow town by that peculiar book series. it's nothing exciting but it's just something to pass the time with.
 
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