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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #380 on: August 15, 2009, 05:40:53 AM »
I'm currently stalled on "A Cook's Tour" by Anthony Bourdain, which he wrote while filming No Reservations, it's kind of a literary behind the scenes of that show.

I'm also currently reading the Harry Potter books, I'd previously only read Goblet of Fire and Philosopher's Stone (in that order, sadly), so now I'm going through and reading the whole series in order.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #381 on: August 15, 2009, 06:43:12 AM »
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" by Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith.

If only I could have read this version in high school instead.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #382 on: August 16, 2009, 02:00:33 AM »
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" by Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith.

I've been recommended this book by so many different sources that I have to add it to my list of things to read.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #383 on: August 16, 2009, 02:43:41 AM »
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" by Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith.

I've been recommended this book by so many different sources that I have to add it to my list of things to read.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #384 on: August 16, 2009, 04:34:16 AM »
Theyre doing a sequel: Sense & Sensibility and Sea monsters...

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #385 on: August 20, 2009, 11:18:55 PM »
Currently reading: Things We Think About Games.

It's really good.  Especially the later thoughts.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #386 on: August 26, 2009, 04:45:34 AM »
Finished Nineteen Eighty-Four a few days ago. Hadn't read it in English yet. Currently reading Kafka's Der Prozess and Achebe's Things fall apart.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #387 on: August 26, 2009, 07:37:15 AM »
Finished Nineteen Eighty-Four a few days ago. Hadn't read it in English yet. Currently reading Kafka's Der Prozess and Achebe's Things fall apart.

I didn't care for 1984.  The message was excellent, but the delivery was underwhelming.  How's "Things Fall Apart"?  I've seen it on shelves but never read it.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #388 on: August 26, 2009, 03:52:14 PM »
The Paradise War by Stephen Lawhead. It's a bit slow to go anywhere so far I'm half way through, but we'll see I suppose
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #389 on: August 26, 2009, 03:56:57 PM »
The Paradise War by Stephen Lawhead. It's a bit slow to go anywhere so far any I'm about a quarter of the way through, but we'll see I suppose

I read his Dragon King trilogy, it was pretty good.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #390 on: August 26, 2009, 04:40:55 PM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #391 on: August 26, 2009, 04:41:58 PM »

I read his Dragon King trilogy, it was pretty good.


I haven't read those ones, but I tried to read the Pendragon Cycle and couldn't get into it, I might try again at some point.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #392 on: August 26, 2009, 05:54:40 PM »
It's been a while since I posted I think... I've read:
- the Mistborn trilogy by Sanderson. The first book is fantastic, but unfortunately it's downhill from there.

- Dead Beat by Jim Butcher (a Harry Dresden book). Very nice - much better than Storm Front, the only other HD book I've read.

- Blood of Elves by Sapkowski. There was a positive buzz about it and it won an award so I wanted to see what it was all about. It's pretty good but the end leaves a taste of unfinished business... I'm guessing it's to get people to buy the sequel(s). :-/

- Jhegaala by Steven Brust. Pretty nice.

I'm reading the Black Company by Glen Cook.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #393 on: August 26, 2009, 08:49:19 PM »
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- Dead Beat by Jim Butcher (a Harry Dresden book). Very nice - much better than Storm Front, the only other HD book I've read.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #394 on: August 26, 2009, 09:46:54 PM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #395 on: August 26, 2009, 10:39:32 PM »
Finished Nineteen Eighty-Four a few days ago. Hadn't read it in English yet. Currently reading Kafka's Der Prozess and Achebe's Things fall apart.

I didn't care for 1984.  The message was excellent, but the delivery was underwhelming.  How's "Things Fall Apart"?  I've seen it on shelves but never read it.
Finished Things fall apart today. It was very good, I enjoyed it. The language is quite simple, but colourful, suits the characters very well and the message is carried out decently. A lovely book to read when you can't concentrate exclusively on reading for hours. I actually read it at work during my two eight hour shifts...
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #396 on: August 27, 2009, 12:41:59 AM »
Just finished rereading Ender's Game for a summer assignment, and have started Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #397 on: August 27, 2009, 04:51:53 AM »
I'm reading Stephen King's On Writing for a class and the Planar Chaos MtG novel cuz it came in my fatpack...
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #398 on: August 27, 2009, 05:05:52 AM »
I'm reading Stephen King's On Writing for a class and the Planar Chaos MtG novel cuz it came in my fatpack...

I remember that! You bought it, opened it, and said, wow, theres a whole book in here. I laughed at you/
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #399 on: August 27, 2009, 05:03:08 PM »
I'm reading Stephen King's On Writing for a class and the Planar Chaos MtG novel cuz it came in my fatpack...

I remember that! You bought it, opened it, and said, wow, theres a whole book in here. I laughed at you/
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