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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #520 on: September 18, 2010, 08:57:41 PM »
rereading plato.



in the original language that it was written? :p
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #521 on: September 18, 2010, 10:27:11 PM »
uh, ya of course (not), my ancient greek is a bit rusty..
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #522 on: September 18, 2010, 10:46:03 PM »
Recently finished reading Machiavelli's The Prince. Machiavelli was surely a very intelligent man, and he pointed out a lot of truths that remain true even today, but I take issue with the fact that his treatise on how to be a good ruler mostly translates to "how to stay in charge", surely at least in part due to the time it was written in.
Still, altpersona might want to give it a read, lest the "nobles" of the forum usurp him... ;)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #523 on: September 18, 2010, 11:30:45 PM »
idk about usurping, but im game for u.syruping, at least in relation to pancakes.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #524 on: September 21, 2010, 11:09:52 PM »
The War That Killed Achilles.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #525 on: September 22, 2010, 01:01:27 AM »
uh, ya of course (not), my ancient greek is a bit rusty..

for shame! :pout

i'm currently waiting for my order of the hunger games trilogy to show up...
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #526 on: September 24, 2010, 10:10:48 AM »
The Child Thief by Brom
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #527 on: September 30, 2010, 10:23:58 PM »
The Communist Manifesto for class. Good grief. :P

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #528 on: September 30, 2010, 10:28:44 PM »
The Communist Manifesto for class. Good grief. :P
You say that like it's a bad thing. I've been meaning to read that voluntarily. :P
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #529 on: September 30, 2010, 10:33:15 PM »
The Communist Manifesto for class. Good grief. :P
You say that like it's a bad thing. I've been meaning to read that voluntarily. :P
I've read about half of it when I was supposed to write an essay on social democracy and communism politics and thought I might as well get back to the original source. I may be a left wing nut-job, but man that was boring
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #530 on: September 30, 2010, 10:34:55 PM »
The Communist Manifesto for class. Good grief. :P
You say that like it's a bad thing. I've been meaning to read that voluntarily. :P
Oh, it's not a bad thing. It's certainly interesting, I'm just not sure I agree with some points it makes.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #531 on: September 30, 2010, 11:45:20 PM »
The Communist Manifesto for class. Good grief. :P
You say that like it's a bad thing. I've been meaning to read that voluntarily. :P
Oh, it's not a bad thing. It's certainly interesting, I'm just not sure I agree with some points it makes.

at least you haven't had to read Mein kampf for poli sci....unless oyu taking that class and have read it...
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #532 on: October 01, 2010, 01:34:48 AM »
The Communist Manifesto for class. Good grief. :P
You say that like it's a bad thing. I've been meaning to read that voluntarily. :P
Oh, it's not a bad thing. It's certainly interesting, I'm just not sure I agree with some points it makes.

at least you haven't had to read Mein kampf for poli sci....unless oyu taking that class and have read it...
No, can't say that I am or have. I'm not a political science major.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #533 on: November 01, 2010, 04:23:28 AM »
Trying to start A Game of Thrones, but I can't seem to get into it. I finished the Darkness That Comes Before, I highly recommend it to anyone who's a fan of dark fantasy.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #534 on: November 02, 2010, 10:41:27 PM »
Magneto Testament by  Greg Pak, possibly the best X-men I've ever read
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #535 on: November 04, 2010, 11:02:53 PM »
Recently finished reading Machiavelli's The Prince. Machiavelli was surely a very intelligent man, and he pointed out a lot of truths that remain true even today, but I take issue with the fact that his treatise on how to be a good ruler mostly translates to "how to stay in charge", surely at least in part due to the time it was written in.
Some points that are still relevant, but I hate how he is associated with the realist theory of international relations, because it's bollocks.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #536 on: November 04, 2010, 11:04:38 PM »
Currently reading Saberhagen's Lost Swords books.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #537 on: November 05, 2010, 11:01:25 AM »
I'm reading Ways to Influence Your Favorite Author to Quit Stalling and Finish His Damn Series Already, in preparation of hunting down George R. R. Martin and making him finish Dance with Dragons.

Aside from that, I'm rereading my way through my library. Eddings (Belgariad, Mallorean, Elenium, Tamuli), Salvatore (Drizzt stuff, Cleric Quintet), Pratchett, Gibson (Cyberpunk), and Jacqueline Carey (Kushiel Trilogies).

I'm dreading picking up the Kushiel Trilogies again. Those books rip my goddamned heart out every few pages, step on it with high heels, then take flechettes to it the way Melisandre uses them on Phaedre. Every time I try, I have to put them back down - they're that good, that I don't want to put myself through that heart-rending emotional roller coaster again.

Also, part of my way of preparing myself for the last half of NaNoWriMo, in which I'll load myself up with inspiration via reading all those books during the first two weeks, then using the last two weeks to go into a flurry of writing.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #538 on: November 12, 2010, 08:20:33 PM »
A lot of reading on my plate, got an essay deadline ahead of me and I'm breaking my habit of last night preparation. Der Derian, Hoffman and others have made their way to both my shitlist and list of people I find most interesting.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #539 on: November 12, 2010, 08:53:43 PM »
Currently re reading book one in the hunger games trio, I recently picked the new book from the cam halfblood universe, very very good stuff:)
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