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Title: what ya reading ?
Post by: wade on 03:39:06 AM 10/02/13
just finished world war z. really liked it
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Post by: Slimebeast on 03:41:10 AM 10/02/13
Oh cool, they adapted the movie?

(Kidding, kidding! XD )
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Post by: Zman090 on 01:44:55 PM 10/02/13
Max can really write, it's a shame the movie was such a barrel of fucking pig anus.
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Post by: Hatama on 04:34:05 PM 10/17/13
I am currently reading Fleet of Worlds. It's part of The Ringworld series by Larry Niven. I have really enjoyed the series so far.
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Post by: Týr on 04:33:31 AM 10/21/13
I'm currently reading A Song of Ice and Fire series.

... It's going incredibly slow because I only read a couple chapters every few days (sometimes weeks) before bed.

I prefer the books to the HBO Game of Thrones series.
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Post by: EightyEight on 06:12:18 PM 10/31/13
Just finished an awesome book! It´s called "looking for alaska" by John Green....so beautiful. x) :spin:
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Post by: aLa on 12:38:34 AM 11/18/13
Don't judge but I'm about halfway through The Last Unicorn. I just loved the animated version so much as a kid I had to check out the book, and there's so much stuff the movie left out, including the spider(oh god the spider made me cry), and the beautiful imagery. Not to mention the demented love-tree seemed less scary in the movie.

I'm also reading Anna Dressed in Blood for a book report I have to write, and if it wasn't for its cliche forced romance plotline, I might actually like it. Sadly though its a rehash of the "oh, ah, we can't be 2gether becuz one of us is ded so sad forbidden love desu" trope and I can't read more than a chapter at a time because it irks me so much.


(((And Looking for Alaska is but one more of John Green's masterpieces. I liked that one a lot.)))
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Post by: Mary on 12:54:02 AM 11/18/13
I don't think there's ever been an instance where forbidden love was a good plot point.

Even Romeo and Juliet.
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Post by: Zman090 on 01:08:15 AM 11/18/13
Romeo and Juliet is by far the worst Shakespearean play I've ever read.
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Post by: Mary on 01:13:13 AM 11/18/13
truth
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Post by: Zman090 on 01:20:16 AM 11/18/13
Plot in it? Simple.
Melodramatic bullshit via Romeo lack luster character development for Juliet love more melodrama suicide done. Mercutio and Tybalt were the only cool characters and they die in the same fucking act.
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Post by: aLa on 01:52:39 AM 11/18/13
Preach, brothers.
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Post by: Mary on 12:53:12 PM 11/18/13
I'll try them out if any are in English.
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Post by: dbizzle on 01:04:03 AM 12/01/13
Just finished an awesome book! It´s called "looking for alaska" by John Green....so beautiful. x) :spin:

Good book and I couldn't put it down, but I realized half way through that none of the characters were people I'd ever respect in life unless the main character let me punch him on the regular.
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Post by: Walter Klein on 06:00:06 PM 12/01/13
Iii recently started Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shaara.
Only just getting to General Gage's first appearance, but I really like it, so far.
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Post by: SmiLaDee on 06:01:28 PM 12/01/13
I am currently in the process of reading "The Heroes Of Olympus" series, I was quite fond of the Percy Jackson series, and I love mythology itself. I didn't expect the prophecy of seven to be quite so redundant and predictable though, made me sad. I'm also reading "The Immortals" by Tamora Pierce, great author. That series is quite nice as well
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Post by: CreatureOfEvil(and pies) on 09:41:23 PM 12/01/13
im not reading it cause its more for show but I faound "Video Invaders: everything you need to know of the hottest newest games, like ms. pacman" and I could NOT leave without it.
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Post by: da131tch on 02:32:27 AM 12/02/13
The Plague Tales - Ann Benson

It alternates between the historical plague, and an adapted version that is released by researchers in the future. I don't want to get too far into it and spoil any of the plot so there's where I'll stop. It's one of the better things I have read in the last few years.
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Post by: Mary on 02:46:09 AM 12/02/13
I love shit like that.

I'mma check that one out.
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Post by: da131tch on 01:36:43 PM 12/02/13
Well, if and when you read it, definitely let me know what you think of it!
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Post by: Lumose on 12:26:43 AM 12/05/13
I am reading Watership down, a book about wild rabbits.
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Post by: CreatureOfEvil(and pies) on 12:58:30 AM 12/05/13
OH GOD, they made a REALLY fucked up animated movie about it that my dad made me watch when I was eleven, it was FUCKED UP! I had nightmares for weeks.
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Post by: Mary on 01:23:53 AM 12/05/13
-_-
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Post by: aLa on 05:12:22 PM 12/05/13
oh god what theres an animation???

my mom LOVES that book and whenever she'd mention it she'd start going on about... whomp-whomps? or something? and i refuse to read it because of that.

 :-\
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Post by: Mary on 06:15:54 PM 12/05/13
Yes, and it's great.
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Post by: CreatureOfEvil(and pies) on 06:53:53 PM 12/05/13
wit is water ship down the one were the dog is trying to get the hunters attention and he steps on the trigger of the gun and accidently blows the hunters brains out? cause that's the movie im talking about.
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Post by: aLa on 07:21:18 PM 12/05/13
wit is water ship down the one were the dog is trying to get the hunters attention and he steps on the trigger of the gun and accidently blows the hunters brains out? cause that's the movie im talking about.

noooo idea dude the literal only thing i know is whatever my mom would say about it, and not even that because i stopped listening years ago. :0
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Post by: StrawburyDuck on 09:00:13 PM 12/05/13
OH GOD, they made a REALLY fucked up animated movie about it that my dad made me watch when I was eleven, it was FUCKED UP! I had nightmares for weeks.

Haha I totally remember that movie. There was a channel that showed it every couple of months when I was a kid and I always got nightmares. Crazy stuff.
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Post by: The Limper on 07:00:15 AM 02/28/14
I'm currently reading A Song of Ice and Fire series.

... It's going incredibly slow because I only read a couple chapters every few days (sometimes weeks) before bed.

I prefer the books to the HBO Game of Thrones series.

True that, man. The show is fantastic but the books are something else entirely. I wish tWoW would be released soon but it won't be this year, at least.

As for me, I've finally started Michael Moorcock's Elric saga, which I've been meaning to get started on for about a year now.
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Post by: Gyro on 12:54:01 PM 04/22/14
I've been reading Pencak Silat: Through My Eyes by Herman Suwanda
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Post by: BCK on 10:18:39 PM 07/15/14
I read mainly nonfiction. Just finished up Ghost Wars by Steve Coll and Breaking News, the autobiography of Martin Fletcher War Correspondent.

Just started Knives at Dawn: America's Quest for Culinary Glory at the Bocuse d'Or because I like to cook.
 
I also started The Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb in the Words of Its Creators, Eyewitnesses, and Historians but it's a hard read.
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Post by: NecessityUnnecessary on 09:45:15 PM 01/17/15
Been reading the sci-fi works of H.G. Wells. Really, really good.
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Post by: omghero on 11:02:43 PM 01/17/15
I just finished 'The eleventh plague pretty good dystopian book only wish the 'plague' was referenced more but it takes place AFTER all the fighting with communities trying to rebuild what once was.
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Post by: WakaWa on 12:10:17 AM 01/18/15
Been reading the sci-fi works of H.G. Wells. Really, really good.

ooOOohhh I've been wanting to read H.G. Wells lately, been thinking of getting some used copies from Amazon.

Also, to be absolutely honest.. I just recently finished The Magicians Nephew (NEVER TOO OLD), I heard it had some sort of propaganda in it and I was curious if I could spot it...


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Post by: omghero on 07:00:29 AM 01/18/15
Hey wakawa if you have a android phone I know 'the war of the worlds' is free on Google play
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Post by: WakaWa on 10:22:58 PM 01/18/15
Hey wakawa if you have a android phone I know 'the war of the worlds' is free on Google play

I do have a android phone and tablet, I'll check it out. Thanks!
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Post by: dangerGirl on 05:44:11 PM 05/20/15
Reading threads are fun.   :rainy:

I just finished Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. 

Man alive, what a crazy fucking book that is. 

I like a graphic book, but this one has made me see things I can never unsee.

I highly recommend it.

 :4stars:
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Post by: Kraufen on 09:36:59 PM 05/20/15
Most recent book I read was night angel series by brent weeks. really good
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Post by: da131tch on 11:00:41 AM 03/21/16
The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula Le Guin. Read it the first time in my teens. Reading this time out of Nostalgia. Still a great series.
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Post by: Xrun321 on 05:25:48 PM 03/21/16
The book I'm reading at the moment is Coldbrook by Tim Lebbon
It's pretty interesting and gets a bit deep

I'm really surprised no ones said 50 shades of grey yet XD
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Post by: SmiLaDee on 12:52:21 PM 04/12/16
currently im rereading penpal for like the 50th time. soooo good cc:
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Post by: 3dultrasound.Wing on 05:10:45 PM 04/12/16
.....does fanfiction count? :-\