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General => Akihabara => Topic started by: StreakInTheSky on July 14, 2005, 02:44:49 AM

Title: What are you reading?
Post by: StreakInTheSky on July 14, 2005, 02:44:49 AM
I was looking through the threads and realized there were these music and movies threads but no book threads. So I decided to start one. Besides it could also help people get through the summer.

Here's the deal:

1. Title
2. Authors, Illustrators, etc.
3. What is it?

You could post anything you'd like; novels, magazine articles, poetry, comics, etc.

I'll start:

1. The Pickup Artist
2. Terry Bisson
3. It's a novel about a guy who lives in the not so distant future. His job is to pickup works of artists(singer, writers, actors, etc.) who have been "deleted" to make room for more artists in a world that is saturated with art. It's pretty interesting and reminds me alot about prohibition and what not. Reviews say it's like Fahrenheit 451, which I haven't read yet.

Well Happy Postings
Title: What are you reading?
Post by: Sexy Beam on July 14, 2005, 02:50:45 AM
1. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Rereading it)
2. Douglas Adams
3. A sci-fi comedy. You all should know what it's about. :P
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Post by: Kenji on July 14, 2005, 03:42:45 AM
I haven't read a book in years. Even the ones we were assigned to read in college-- I'd just take a bunch of shortcuts. I guess you can say that I hate reading, even though I'm reading all the time when I'm on the net. But that's different! :D

Currently reading the Bleach manga.
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Post by: Asmodai on July 14, 2005, 04:39:33 AM
Just finished Robert Charles Wilson's The Chronoliths.

I've also been reading some of Bill Bryson's travelogues lately.

Not sure what to read a work tonight yet.
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Post by: THUNDERDUCK on July 14, 2005, 06:14:34 AM
Real Book

1. The Marching Season
2. Michael Silva
3. A CIA agent comes out of retirement to halt a IRA splinter group from assasinating the US diplomat at a peace accord

Negima!
Ken Akamatsu
Manga-rific action!  Harem comedy with magic and Fan Service!
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Post by: maliciel on July 14, 2005, 09:22:53 AM
Rereading 1984 by George Orwell. A man named Winston Smith lives in a world where nothing is secret. He falls in love with a girl named Julia. And he thinks of ways to escape Big Brother's grasp~
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Post by: YuisBoobs on July 14, 2005, 09:28:28 AM
Some of my readings:

1. Modern Bride June/July 2005 issue
2. Lots
3. magazine, for my wedding in December.

1. All About Chinchillas
2. I don't know, it's in the living room and I don't feel like waking up my dad to see.
3. Book about caring for chinchillas.
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Post by: Masa on July 14, 2005, 09:28:29 AM
1. Title: Happy!
2. Author: Rika Ishikawa
3. What is it? A photo book

Yeah son, I only read photobooks  :lol:
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Post by: strawberrypop on July 14, 2005, 10:15:33 AM
1. The Stranger
2. Albert Camus  
3. The Stranger is a book that was written during WW2 and basically the main character takes an existentalist view on life. The first lines in the book are, "mama died today or maybe it was yesterday?" Anyway its not too long and you get really into it. It depresses me to think about his life but then I remember its a book. It's really good.
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Post by: shadowstar on July 14, 2005, 02:48:58 PM
"Angels & Demons"

I'm almost done with it. it's such a good book though, one of my favorites ever. a really good prequel to "The Davinci Code" :heart: I hope they decide to make this into a movie like they did with the other book...
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Post by: Tuffty on July 14, 2005, 03:20:27 PM
Title: Misery
Author: Stephen King
What is it: An author, Paul Sheldon, is involved in a car crash and is badly wounded. (Un)Luckily he's saved by his number no.1 fan, Annie Wilkes, an elderly nurse who brings him to her secluded home where she treats him with medicine, food, care etc. In return, Annie asks Paul to do something special for her, that is, to write a very special book, just for her, all about her favourite character from his novels. One he had killed off and now has to bring back to life. Because if he doesn't, she gets upset, very upset, and does things to him that are best left not to be said.

As sick as it sounds, I like reading how Annie inflicts pain on Paul and what he does (or tries to do) as a counter-measure. I just read what is surely the most detailed sequence thus far (the smell). *shudders*
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Post by: Asmodai on July 14, 2005, 03:41:19 PM
Maximum Bob
Elmore Leonard

Too tired to write a summary write now, so I'll just quote:

"The setting is Palm Beach County, Florida, where someone places a live ten-foot alligator in the backyard of the bigoted, redneck judge Bob Gibbs--known to all as Maximum Bob--and his wife, Leanne, a former Weeki Wachee mermaid. Not long after that, shots are fired into the judge's house. It doesn't take much figuring to conclude that someone's out to get him and that malefactor isn't going to stop at the second try. There's a long list of suspects: Dale Crowe, who just got an outrageous sentence for a minor crime; his uncle Elvin, a killer on parole, raring to go again; Dr. Tommy Vasco, the drugged out former medical doctor; his equally bizarre friend, Hector; and Dicky Campau, who makes a living poaching alligators. And there are others.

Somehow Kathy Baker, a nifty young probation officer, has got herself in the middle of all this. She's got to avoid two seducers--the judge and a homicidal maniac--and work with a young police officer who interests her for more than professional reasons."


It was also a (sadly short-lived) TV series.
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Post by: CD-Rose on July 15, 2005, 04:54:00 AM
This Thread.

Just couldn't help it. Anyway I too haven't read any books since High School. The only reading I do now is in videogames that are RPGs. And those that have voice over, why even bother reading. But I admire those read as their only source of entertainment, like Fred Rogers, he didn't own a TV set.
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Post by: JaisBane on July 15, 2005, 05:57:53 AM
1:  Three Kingdoms
2:  Luo, Guanzhong
3:  One of the 5 great chinese novels, it is considered THE resource for warfare and is the Illiad of China.  It chronicles the fall of the Han Dystanty, it's division into three kingdoms, the foundation of the kingdom of Jin, and the reunification of china.  It covers 113 years (from 168 AD to 280 AD), but two-thirds of the book is dedicated to the last Han Emperor, Xian.  I'm only at chapter 50, so I'm not even halfway done.  Even so, it is absolutely fascinating and it easy to see why both the Communists and the Guomindang relied heavily on it during the revolution.
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Post by: shadowstar on July 15, 2005, 06:38:52 AM
"Sorrow of War" and "Paradise of the Blind" now...

I have to read them for an essay, and I find them boring...  :(
Title: What are you reading?
Post by: ctz on July 15, 2005, 02:33:29 PM
Rooman diktaattorit (Dictators of Rome)
by Pekka Tuomisto

The end of the roman republic and the birth of the empire. Tiberius Gracchus - Octavius (Augustus). A detailed view to one of the most interesting times in ancient history.
Title: What are you reading?
Post by: elgie on July 15, 2005, 05:51:40 PM
La Aznaridad. By Manuel Vazquez Montalban. A review of the former Spain's president era from the leftish POV.
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Post by: zlchn on July 15, 2005, 09:51:05 PM
Reading up on the history of the Vietnam war this summer.


1. Stalking the Vietcong
2. Stuart A Herrington
3. inside operation Phoenix program... It was a secret program in the Vietnam war.

1.  the Pentagon Papers The Defense Department History of United States Decisionmaking on Vietnam
2. Daniel Ellsberg
3. government study of U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia. Commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara in June, 1967, the 47-volume, top secret study covered the period from World War II to May, 1968. It was written by a team of analysts who had access to classified documents, and was completed in Jan., 1969. The study revealed a considerable degree of miscalculation, bureaucratic arrogance, and deception on the part of U.S. policymakers.
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Post by: suki* on July 16, 2005, 03:56:52 AM
As of now 0956hrs, GMT+8, I am starting to read :

1. Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince
2. J.K. Rowling, published by Bloomsbury (Hardback)
3. Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince!!

IT GOT DELIVERED!!! WHOOPEE!!! ^o^
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Post by: Levin on July 16, 2005, 08:40:49 AM
The Things They Carried.  Book off my summer reading list.  Whoever was the first person to make kids read over summer is a bastard.
Title: What are you reading?
Post by: ctz on July 16, 2005, 02:27:39 PM
I wonder where all Harry Potter -readers are, the new book has been available almost a day now...
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Post by: maliciel on July 16, 2005, 03:15:59 PM
Coot, that book, is it in English? Or finnish?
Title: What are you reading?
Post by: suki* on July 16, 2005, 04:51:43 PM
Quote from: ctz
I wonder where all Harry Potter -readers are, the new book has been available almost a day now...


Here!! Here!! I'm already halfway thru!! ^o^ Had to stop reading at 4pm though coz I need to clear HD space by doing some active dorama-watching. :P

Wonder how far JaisBane's gotten with his copy...
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Post by: daigong on July 17, 2005, 04:37:09 AM
Quote from: suki*
Quote from: ctz
I wonder where all Harry Potter -readers are, the new book has been available almost a day now...


Here!! Here!! I'm already halfway thru!! ^o^ Had to stop reading at 4pm though coz I need to clear HD space by doing some active dorama-watching. :..


You're a Harry Potter fan??  :shock:  :D
Title: What are you reading?
Post by: Asmodai on July 17, 2005, 03:46:11 PM
Just finished the Slayers Return manga.

1. Slayers Return
2. Hajime Kanazaka (writer), Shoko Yoshinaka (artist)
3. Lina and Naga act in a Slayers-y manner. It's pretty much like everything else Slayers, good and bad.
Title: What are you reading?
Post by: strawberrypop on July 18, 2005, 08:31:27 AM
Oh I am going crazy on Harry Potter now. I went to the midnight release party the day it came out. I'm a nerd but damn do I love Harry Potter.
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Post by: mysterio on July 19, 2005, 11:21:17 AM
Currently reading the Harry Potter e-book but suddenly switched to the audio version (my fingers are getting tired from scrolling on my mobile phone)
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Post by: Christian86 on July 19, 2005, 02:49:28 PM
atm i dont read a book, but the last thing i really enjoied was BUKOWSKI, does any1 here know him?
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Post by: yakuruto on July 20, 2005, 08:48:56 AM
1. Taiko
2. Yoshikawa Eiji
3. It's the story (a novel, with a great share of fiction) of how Toyotomi Hideyoshi, better known as The Taiko, got to be the ruler of Jaban despite his very humble origins as the second son (eldest male) of a very poor farmer family. This guy is one of the 3 great lords (Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi & Tokugawa Ieyasu) that helped to bring unity and peace to the Japanese Empire on the second half of 16th century with a series of great battles, ending with the famous Battle of Sekigahara. He was well known for his great ability with people as well as his great war strategy skills.
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Post by: Vapour on July 20, 2005, 11:02:18 PM
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Book: Football Factory
Author: John King
What is it: It's a collection of stories based around working class English society, be it the laundry women, old veterans from WWII and small children visiting the seaside. Or the hardened football hooligans, whose idea of fun is watching their team play and then beating up the opposition's fans, to show the true nature of the sense of being in a tribe and the hard division between a minority of football fans. The stories shows the real life situation of social degradation, unemployment, racism, casual violence, excessive drink and bad sex in inner city London - and how these issues are seen politically.
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Post by: daigong on November 27, 2005, 10:42:44 AM
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Book: Catch This
Author: Terrell Owens
What is it: The famed Wide Receiver in his own words. Very confusing at times - he has much love for his agent David Joseph but ended up firing his for Drew Rosenhaus. He cries a lot, and is simply driven to win. A great book and highly recommended. I can't wait for the sequel XD
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Post by: ctz on November 27, 2005, 12:18:02 PM
Yay, the reading thread is up again!

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The Blond Knight of Germany
by Raymond F. Toliver and Trevor J. Constable

A biography of the most successful fighter pilot in the world, Erich Hartmann, who flew Me109 mostly on the eastern front and gained 352 proven air victories. The book does not only concentrate to the war, but it also tells the story about Hartmann's 11 years in prison camps in Soviet Union after the war and his new career in Bundesluftwaffe.

The books is written by Hartmann's american friends when he was still alive, so it doesn't really critisize him or his actions in any way. So I got the idea that the book hasn't the most objective point of view.
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Post by: shirenuファクトリー on November 27, 2005, 12:26:51 PM
:o

You know, I hadn't read books for ages, but now I have had to read some for university.

So I read Twain's Huckleberry Finn and Nathanael West's The Day of The Locust. Both were nice~ Huck Finn I'd recommend to anyone. And from plays I've read Twelfth Night, Hamlet and Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy. Fun times~ Tragedy plays are entertaining.

(I also read Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, but I didn't really like it.)

Now... I'm just busy reading for exams and there are some novels I need to read for this one course next term~
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Post by: maliciel on November 27, 2005, 12:42:44 PM
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The Histories
by Herodotus

Basically chronicles Herodotus' travels through Persia and Greece, as he explains the history of the different places he has visited. Awesome read, albeit can be a little confusing trying to remember which dude was which dude's son.
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Post by: Ayabie on November 27, 2005, 01:58:40 PM
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Brilliance of the Moon: Tales of the Otori Trilogy
by Liam Hearn

This is the third book in the Tales of the Otori series, set in a land similar to feudal Japan. Takeo Otori is preparing to fight his adoptive father Shigeru's relatives in order to retake the lands he inherited from Shigeru. He has also vowed to recover the ancestral lands belonging to Kaede, the wife he secretly married at the end of the previous book. But his efforts are hampered by pursuing assassins and the brutal schemes of the vengeful Lord Fujiwara, who wants Kaede for his own.

Reading it for the second time. Best trilogy ever.
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Post by: THUNDERDUCK on November 30, 2005, 04:58:59 AM
A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 12: The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket.
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Post by: kuno_thunder on November 30, 2005, 06:07:45 AM
You know how some people who used to work at McDonalds when they were younger don't eat McDonalds when they're older?  I'm like that with books.  I USED to work at Chapters Bookstore, before that bitch Heather Reisman bought them out and turned them into a corporate joke.  So I got myself fired (unintentionally of course) and I haven't read a book since "Ten Thousand Bullets: The Cinematic Journey of John Woo" and "Jackie Chan: My Life In Action".  The latter is a phenomenal read, even though its a bit outdated now, it was published back in 1998.

To this day, I really can't read fiction of any kind, I'm more of an biography fan.
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Post by: Sudahtua on December 22, 2005, 02:37:07 PM
Usually I read magazines like VOGUE, W, InStyle, Us Weekly, etc
But I also read books, My all-time favorites are Bergdorf Blondes and Confessions of An Heiress
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Post by: HiME on December 22, 2005, 03:05:59 PM
Currently, i reading "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" (Dangerous liaisons) by Choderlos de Laclos... For school.
Well, it's a big book but it seems interesting...
It was a long time I wanted to read this book !
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Post by: ctz on December 22, 2005, 05:16:51 PM
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Che: A Revolutionary Life by Jon Lee Anderson

It's pretty much what title says, biography of Che Guevara.
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Post by: ctz on January 26, 2006, 01:54:49 AM
Aren't people reading anymore? I bet you got new books from Santa! At least I did.

But I haven't read them yet. Instead I'm reading this one:

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It's about guys who founded their own anime studio and made some good anime for all of us.
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Post by: Failan on March 18, 2006, 06:19:56 PM
Goin' with the Hype, I'm reading the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown at the Moment.
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Post by: maliciel on March 18, 2006, 06:27:23 PM
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick

Dystopian settings ftw.
Title: The Earthsea Quartet
Post by: chera on March 18, 2006, 08:12:46 PM
The Earthsea Quartet

Ursula K LeGuin

This edition has all four volumes in one paperback.  I had read A Wizard of Earthsea a few years ago, and wanted a refresher.  This is grand stuff.  Mature wizards and dragons fantasy, written such that children can read it (if not neccesarily understand all the issues it).  I normally hate fantasy, except for a few favorites like "Harts Hope" by Orson Scott Card.  But Earthsea easily matches that great work.  I'm reading it in preparation for the new Earthsea anime that Ghibli should be coming out with this year.
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Post by: Failan on March 18, 2006, 08:46:01 PM
Quote from: Maliciel
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick

Dystopian settings ftw.


It's great, the best Book I've read so far from him.
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Post by: Stryfe on March 18, 2006, 10:18:26 PM
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Just started American Gods by Neil Gaiman, and I'm loving it so far.

Story: "Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming - a battle for the very soul of America...and they are in its direct path."

Praise: "One of the most talked-about books of the new millennium, American Gods is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an American landscape at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. It is, quite simply, a contemporary masterpiece."

source and more (http://www.neilgaiman.com/works/books/americangods)
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Post by: ctz on March 18, 2006, 10:20:57 PM
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Karl XII: En biografi by Bengt Liljegren

Biograpghy of Swedish King Carl XII (Carolus Rex), the real warrior king who achieved some great victories in the 18th century against Denmark,Poland and Russia, but was defeated in Poltava, which was the end of the Swedish empire.
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Post by: Tuffty on March 19, 2006, 03:39:36 PM
Quote from: Stryfe
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Just started American Gods by Neil Gaiman, and I'm loving it so far.

Story: "Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming - a battle for the very soul of America...and they are in its direct path."

Praise: "One of the most talked-about books of the new millennium, American Gods is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an American landscape at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. It is, quite simply, a contemporary masterpiece."

source and more (http://www.neilgaiman.com/works/books/americangods)


What a coincidence! I was about to make a post on this great book I'm reading and I find somebody has beaten me to it!  :lol: I'm around Chapter 7 at the moment and the story's very interesting.
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Post by: Lunar on March 19, 2006, 06:10:07 PM
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Started reading this book 1 week ago and i cant get away from it .
 :D
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Post by: THUNDERDUCK on March 19, 2006, 09:59:05 PM
PLAYBOY
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Post by: Stryfe on March 19, 2006, 10:00:17 PM
Quote from: Tuffty
What a coincidence! I was about to make a post on this great book I'm reading and I find somebody has beaten me to it!  :lol: I'm around Chapter 7 at the moment and the story's very interesting.


Haha great.  :lol:  I'm at chapter 4 right now and I'm really impressed with the way Gaiman creates and builds all the characters in this story. Amazing stuff.
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Post by: M9andG27 on March 20, 2006, 01:57:00 AM
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
Stephen King
     It’s the fifth book in the dark tower series. Roland and his ka-tet are looking for the Dark Tower.
I don't want to say too much for those that may want to start at the beginning...
The first four books were great... It’s really hard to put down...
I also recommend anything written by - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
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Post by: shadowstar on March 22, 2006, 02:53:21 PM
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Post by: Tuffty on March 22, 2006, 07:00:57 PM
Quote from: Stryfe

Haha great.  :lol:  I'm at chapter 4 right now and I'm really impressed with the way Gaiman creates and builds all the characters in this story. Amazing stuff.


Wait till the near end of Chapter 7. There's a scene that goes into more detail than I expected! :shock:

Quote from: M9andG27
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
Stephen King
     It’s the fifth book in the dark tower series. Roland and his ka-tet are looking for the Dark Tower.
I don't want to say too much for those that may want to start at the beginning...
The first four books were great... It’s really hard to put down...


Amazing series. Among the best books I've ever read, if not, the best.
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Post by: Rei-chan on March 23, 2006, 04:01:46 AM
I bet no one cares for this one, but here goes XD

Title: Spectrophotometry and spectrofluorimetry
What is it: a book related to the basics of my field of research

Yeah, nerdy... but it's useful for me, so oh well...

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Post by: daigong on March 23, 2006, 05:12:23 AM
Spectrophotometry and spectrofluorimetry? LOST!! Rei-chan got BRAINS!  :kgreat:

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is it fiction or bio?  :D
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Post by: shiba-chan on March 23, 2006, 06:20:54 AM
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:shock:

You are reading the EXACT same book that I am now. EXACT same one! No kidding.

:shock:

( This is suki* btw... )
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Post by: Masa on March 25, 2006, 09:42:51 PM
Our Living Multiverse
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"One of the hottest areas in science today is what we are learning at the place where physics meets biology. Among many revelations from this exciting cutting edge of research, Fred Adams relates an idea that would be a radical change in the way we think of the genesis of life. Specifically, life didn't start as pond scum in some primordial oozing lake, but rather in a deep biosphere underground, protected from the continuous bombardment of the Earth's surface that astrophysicists are now certain must have been occurring when life emerged. The genesis of life was IN our planet, not on it! What are the fundamental laws of physics? What was the big bang? How did galaxies form? How did stars form? How did planets form? How did life evolve? Once there was gravity, was life inevitable? Are we alone in the multiverse? A theory of everything is not just about the universe anymore, now it is about the living multiverse."
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Post by: Stryfe on March 27, 2006, 10:45:46 PM
Quote from: Tuffty
Wait till the near end of Chapter 7. There's a scene that goes into more detail than I expected! :shock:

Wow, that was indeed rather abrupt and unexpected.  :o

Chapter seven also has my favourite quote so far:

Quote
'Hey,' said Shadow. 'Huginn or Muninn, or whoever you are.'
The bird turned, head tipped, suspiciously, on one side, and it stared at him with bright eyes.
'Say Nevermore,' said Shadow.
'Fuck you,' said the raven.

 :lol:
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Post by: Christian86 on March 27, 2006, 11:06:18 PM
im reading the guide to elder scrolls IV oblivion :)
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Post by: ctz on March 28, 2006, 08:01:53 PM
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Samurait (Samurais) by Juhani Lompolo

A little book about classic japanese samurai tales and stories.
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Post by: THUNDERDUCK on April 02, 2006, 02:56:22 AM
Sabra!
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Post by: Levin on April 02, 2006, 11:49:24 AM
Knight Life by Peter David

A shorter, modernized version of The Once and Future King
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Post by: jimmy on April 02, 2006, 01:47:20 PM
One Man's Wilderness by Sam Keith. It's a journal written by some dude who decided to live in the wilderness alone. It's pretty good if you're into surviving in the wild type stories. It's a true story too.
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Post by: aedon on April 02, 2006, 07:07:51 PM
Roger Zelazny ~ Chronicles of Amber
book 8 of 10 "Sign of Chaos"
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Post by: ctz on April 02, 2006, 10:29:14 PM
Les Croisades (Crusades) by Régine Pernoud

Well, it's a book about Crusades. I haven't read much yet. The book is written in 1965, so it's interesting to see if there's any differences how some things are depicted then and now.
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Post by: BakHamNoi on April 02, 2006, 10:31:56 PM
I'm reading "L'arbre du voyageur" Tabibito No Ki by Hitonari Tsuji.

The story is a guy who search his older brother in Tokyo
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Post by: klise on April 03, 2006, 09:56:17 AM
reading 'fundamentals of engineering thermodynamics' by Michael J Moran... wahha today i have a test~
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Post by: linlin on April 03, 2006, 01:48:44 PM
the Your Top 5 Favourite Idols thread :P

no seriously, it's ' the five people you meet in heaven'
been reading it for several months now. not progressing at all. not that it's boring but i'm so easily distracted by magazines, work and taking naps :P
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Post by: vscarecrow on April 03, 2006, 05:30:14 PM
1) Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
2) Cory Doctorow
3) A novel in which the setting is in the future. The economic system doesn't use money anymore, but "whuffie" which is somewhat like reknown. Do a great thing and people will give you whuffie. Do a bad thing, your whuffie will decrease. Cryonics, mind upload, and the like is commonplace in this era. The social consequence of all the advances are explored trough the eyes of the main character.

I believe it is the first novel licensed under Creative Commons. That means you can copy/print the book legally. Try to google it :)
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Post by: THUNDERDUCK on April 04, 2006, 09:02:31 PM
Nha Magazine
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Post by: romi on April 11, 2006, 08:15:46 PM
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
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Post by: Tuffty on April 16, 2006, 11:07:03 PM
The Shining by Stephen King
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Post by: Stone_Bone on April 17, 2006, 11:40:02 PM
A book about Warcraft. It's named "Die Quelle der Ewigkeit".. Sry i don't know the Englisch Title :( It's the first Book of a Trilogy and i really like it ^^
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Post by: jphip3826 on April 18, 2006, 06:10:09 AM
1. Faerie Tale
2. Raymond Feist
3. Family moves to a quiet New York town and all is not as it seems... Lots of legends coming to life (hence the name of the book), that kinda thing. Just remembered it after reading the ghost story thread in SomethingAwful. Feist writes fantasy usually, and this book is the closest to non-fantasy that I've read.
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Post by: ctz on April 18, 2006, 11:39:30 AM
Dude, where's my country? by Michael Moore

Time for a piece of left wing propaganda.
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Post by: Slack on April 27, 2006, 12:12:13 PM
Johnny the Homicidal Maniac by Jhonen Vasquez
 
Great food for the animal parts of your brain.
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Post by: ctz on April 27, 2006, 07:51:14 PM
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/969/kirja13sh.jpg)
Tähtäimessä Israel (Targeting Israel) by Pekka Sartola

A Book about Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
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Post by: kingthaking81 on May 05, 2006, 10:16:51 AM
How to lie with maps / Mark Monmonier
Alot of stuff i already know, but written in a nice cynical way~
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Post by: Kimuuu on May 12, 2006, 06:14:41 AM
Well... before school started, I had just started Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami.  Now that I think of it, I still haven't finished The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams.  I swear I never get time to read for pleasure any more... :(
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Post by: klise on June 08, 2006, 02:07:19 PM
T3 magazine june malaysian edition... lurking for a new gadget~  

::edited, its not asean but malaysian~ hihu::
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Post by: Klaha Yoshizawa on June 10, 2006, 05:23:11 AM
I'm reading "Devil in Winter", of Lisa Kleypas. Isn't the better, but wth... xD

Saludetos
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Post by: shadowstar on June 10, 2006, 07:26:23 PM
Emma

the classics are always good :heart:
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Post by: ctz on June 10, 2006, 08:48:32 PM
The Nuremberg Interviews by Leon Goldensohn

An american psychiatrist interviewing leaders of the Third Reich in prison cells during the Nuremberg trials in 1946.
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Post by: StreakInTheSky on June 11, 2006, 10:13:44 AM
I've actually started reading the translations of the original novel version of the Suzumiya Haruhi series by Tanigawa Nagaru.

If you aren't watching the anime(though I think everyone should, whether you like anime or not) here's what it's about.

Boy meets girl. Girl turns out to be nuts. Boy discovers girl has hidden powers, which attracts aliens, time travelers, and espers. Many relationships begin. Hilarious consequences.

I've finished the first volume, and the beginning of the second one because the rest hasn't been translated. I'm trying hard not to spoil myself by reading translated chapters from later volumes.
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Post by: aedon on September 07, 2006, 01:33:46 PM
I've been reading Shimada Masahiko's Floating Woman, Sinking Man (浮く女沈む男) for the past few months... It's rather dark and depressing, hence I still haven't finished it yet -_-
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Post by: Tuffty on September 07, 2006, 01:37:12 PM
Just finished Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, which was great. Highly recommended. Now I'm reading The Righteous Men by Sam Bourne. Good read so far.
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Post by: RatBastich on September 07, 2006, 03:48:43 PM
Right now, I'm still reading T2: Infiltrator.
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Post by: Rakko on September 07, 2006, 05:11:36 PM
Newspaper
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Post by: ctz on September 07, 2006, 05:54:20 PM
(http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/1904/9524713179sn9.jpg)

Illuminatus! Part I The Eye in the Pyramid

The best acid conspiracy.
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Post by: MurasakiNeko on September 07, 2006, 06:01:28 PM
wd02_Tour Letter.doc
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Post by: huggumwuggums on September 07, 2006, 06:28:44 PM
How to Travel with a Salmon by Umberto Eco
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Post by: Flow- on September 07, 2006, 06:52:10 PM
Great Dialogues of Plato

Reading it for my Philosophy course.
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Post by: Daisukirika on September 08, 2006, 01:07:55 AM
I am currently starting on reading "Devils and Angels" by Dan Brown.
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Post by: Rakko on September 08, 2006, 03:13:54 AM
The sports section of my morning paper
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Post by: THUNDERDUCK on September 08, 2006, 03:16:19 AM
"The Four Feathers" by A.E.W. Mason
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Post by: Lunar on September 08, 2006, 01:00:41 PM
(http://hiphopcongress.com/expression/lit/images/coehlo/alchemist.jpg)

by Paulo Coelho
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Post by: pokemonpink on September 08, 2006, 04:30:59 PM
The dilber principle. scott adams
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Post by: twissie on September 08, 2006, 05:01:21 PM
Title: Wiseguy
Author: Nicholas Pileggi
What is it?

I'm a fandom-whore. I jump from interest to interest without looking back or feeling guilty about leaving my last fandom. My current love is mafia films, and I especially love the movie GoodFellas. So.. I decided to pick up this book, which is the basis for that movie. It's Henry Hill's story in full (wether all in it is true or not, we can only guess.. I guess XD; ). I love the style it's written in. The movie is very true to the book, so if you enjoy the movie I recommend reading this book. It is the movie, except with more details, more events etc. Good stuff.
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Post by: BX_LeMans on September 08, 2006, 08:47:16 PM
I'm reading one or tho hours before bedtime.

1. Der Ring des Sarazenen - The ring of the (Sarazenen) (http://www.hohlbein.net/de/h/h0hb0ls14e/index.htm) Maybe Babelfish can translate the description
2. Wolfgang Hohlbein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Hohlbein) If wrong language, left side down you can change between ger/eng/fr

3. It's the second part of a historic trilogy around the templers and the Crusades.
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Post by: Kally on September 09, 2006, 12:21:58 AM
Naked Empire by Terry Goodkind.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_Empire
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Post by: Rakko on September 09, 2006, 07:31:03 AM
business report
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Post by: Odango on September 09, 2006, 07:51:41 AM
The Odyssey by Homer

Which I find super odd that we're assigned this text for a college course XD
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Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on September 10, 2006, 03:21:01 AM
well mangas... theres ALOT

But novel : Sweet Blood
I know, this post makes me sound weird and geeky... but actually, I dont even like to read!

-Owaranai_sLaVe
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Post by: fsw on September 26, 2006, 11:13:04 PM
The Zen of CSS Design by Shea / Holzschlag
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Post by: THUNDERDUCK on September 27, 2006, 12:18:54 AM
Candide- Voltaire
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Post by: misterman on September 27, 2006, 08:02:40 AM
SLAM DUNKKKK!!! YEAHHHH

comics count right?
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Post by: albertjia on September 27, 2006, 10:41:16 AM
FHM!!! WOOOO
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Post by: smoothee on September 27, 2006, 11:51:23 AM
last actual book - the warlords of nin - steven lawhead

comics inc - samurai deeper kyo
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Post by: Yuna on September 28, 2006, 03:45:56 AM
I"m reading Chronicles of Narnia and Dan Brown's Angels and Deamons (I'm still in the first page)
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Post by: skyfire on September 30, 2006, 03:33:31 PM
da vinci code...i hear movie's not as good
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Post by: Tuffty on September 30, 2006, 04:54:39 PM
Crusader Gold

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The elusive Crusader Gold: the greatest prize missing from the final bloody conflict of the Crusades. For many it is the Jewish menorah, the huge golden candlestick looted by the Romans in AD70 when they sacked the Temple in Jerusalem and marched through Rome in triumph. It was carried off to Constantinople. Now, nobody knows where it is. Some Jewish activists today think it survived and is concealed in the Vatican. Some think it took another altogether more extraordinary turn, at the beginning of history itself ...Jack Howard is the only man who can find out. But the clock is ticking against him. Will ancient history give up one of its darkest secrets? The quest to find out takes him from the fall of the Roman Empire to the last days of Nazi power - and uncovers a trail more thrilling than anyone could have imagined.
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Post by: iluvyossie on October 01, 2006, 12:21:15 PM
it's a comic....does it count?

Detective Conan volume 47 by gosho aoyama
well...u know what's its about
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Post by: netter2k on October 02, 2006, 09:22:49 AM
Dark Tower - Book VII
Stephen King
Summary : The Gunslinger and his friends finally made it! But they're killed off one by one except for Susannah who leaves on her own will by forsaking to see the Tower. Roland continues on and the ending is really amazing. Don't want to spoil it for you guys . . .
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Post by: panida on October 22, 2006, 06:31:12 PM
One Peice
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Post by: 楊枝君 on October 22, 2006, 06:54:36 PM
An extract from "Discours Préléminaire" by Portalis x.x
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Post by: Tuffty on December 03, 2006, 12:42:59 AM
As you can make out if you saw my earlier post I last read 'Crusader Gold'. I'll advise you know. Stay. Away. Easily the most boring book I've read. As for now, it's:

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

(http://karatethejapaneseway.com/photos/norwegian_wood.jpg)

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Falling in love in 1960's Tokyo. Love with complications. When he hears her favourite Beatles song, Toru Watanabe recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Immediately he is transported back almost 20 years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world of uneasy friendships, casual sex, passion, loss and desire - to a time when an impetious young woman called Midori marches into his life and he has to chosse between the future and the past.
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Post by: Stryfe on December 03, 2006, 09:14:09 PM
Hard To Be A God by the Strugatsky bros
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Post by: ctz on January 03, 2007, 04:06:50 PM
Decides to read an old and a new classic about vampires.

Bram Stoker's Dracula

The original. It's kinda fun to read, but maybe too simple plot for modern reader. But it was made for people who considered vampires as a new thing.

Elisabeth Kostova's The Historian

The newer one. I can't imagine how this can be best-seller.  This is shit, seriously :D
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Post by: maliciel on January 03, 2007, 05:39:49 PM
Plato's Gorgias. A dialogue where Socrates debates oratory as an art. Go sophistry!
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Post by: Rina the Robot on January 03, 2007, 10:19:19 PM
Ahh, The Historian was bad. A million pages leading up to the dumbest ending ever. Dracula must be cringing XD

Spook by Mary Roach (I want to read the whole book today, I'm only on page 50 or so)
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Post by: bokunosonzai on January 03, 2007, 10:52:44 PM
i am currently reading a play....the 'wasps' by aristophanes
it's a crack-up!!
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Post by: Tuffty on January 04, 2007, 02:58:48 PM
Currently reading 'Diamonds Are Forever'
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Post by: crazyaoshi on January 05, 2007, 03:01:53 AM
Hokuto no Ken kanzenban vol. 8.
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Post by: Rakko on January 05, 2007, 06:54:37 AM
Company annual report
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Post by: aKaoNi on January 05, 2007, 07:22:55 AM
Newspaper/online news! LoL!
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Post by: ctz on January 05, 2007, 09:41:22 AM
I'd prefer to keep this thread about books.... And not to let it fall to another useless postwhoring thread! I would also like to know something about the book you're reading or read, maybe it'll encourage people read or not to read the same book.

I just started Dan Simmons' The Fall of Hyperion, which is a sequel to his novel Hyperion, winner of Hugo and some other awards. The story series has been worsening since the beginning (which is great) of the first book, and it doesn't look good for the book I'm currently reading. But I still have hope :)
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Post by: Shoko on January 05, 2007, 10:12:38 AM
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, because I have not read it in ages
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Post by: shadowstar on January 05, 2007, 02:01:00 PM
Getting Wet: Adventures in the Japanese Bath by Eric Talmadge
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Post by: maliciel on January 05, 2007, 03:25:23 PM
Quote from: ctz;275611
I just started Dan Simmons' The Fall of Hyperion, which is a sequel to his novel Hyperion, winner of Hugo and some other awards. The story series has been worsening since the beginning (which is great) of the first book, and it doesn't look good for the book I'm currently reading. But I still have hope :)

Do you read more than one book concurrently? o_o

Anyways, I'm also reading Catch-22 again. Just flip into a random page and start reading. It's fun in small doses as well, so it provides some entertainment. I'm really enjoying Gorgias too. The debate is intensifying; Socrates is about to lay the smackdown on Polus after he fails to explain his position and repeatedly ignores Socrates' questions \o/
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Post by: crazyaoshi on January 05, 2007, 04:09:33 PM
Hokuto no Ken kanzenban vol. 9.  Yes there is a pattern
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Post by: NAzu on January 06, 2007, 12:48:32 AM
I don't read books at all. Too much reading for me XD But instead I read magazines like car magazines and computer magazines -> (Tekniikan Maailma=The world of technics, Moottori=Motor, Vauhdin maailma=The World of speed, Mikrobitti=Microbit, Personal Computer World). Sometimes I read newspapers aswell.
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Post by: GTO_MM on January 06, 2007, 12:29:51 PM
Re-read  John Grisham Novels ... love it
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Post by: surezal on January 06, 2007, 12:39:23 PM
Socrates in Love (the English book of: Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo Sakebu)
&
Memoirs of a Geisha

Both beautiful books :)
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Post by: ctz on January 06, 2007, 04:03:25 PM
Quote from: Maliciel;275776
Do you read more than one book concurrently? o_o


No, Hyperion is the first book of the series, often called "Hyperion cantos" and the The Fall of the Hyperion, which is the book I'm currently reading, is the second.

My last post was indeed a little cryptic, but I meant that the story had a great beginning in the first book but kept worsening after that. However there hasn't been any change to this in the second book ..yet. I don't know if this  is any clearer. Well something like that, read the books they're good... I guess.
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Post by: james007 on January 13, 2007, 01:26:24 PM
trying to read eragon....
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Post by: cck on January 17, 2007, 08:58:10 AM
The last book that I finished reading is ......
oops, I forget.
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Post by: Stryfe on January 17, 2007, 10:45:49 AM
One Hundred Years of Solitude (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Hundred_Years_of_Solitude) by Gabriel García Márquez
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Post by: redbox18 on January 17, 2007, 10:47:37 AM
Stiff - The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach.

It's very funny. Never thought that dead bodies can be so useful..
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Post by: Rick-e on January 17, 2007, 04:21:27 PM
I just finished the hound of baskerville (I've wanted to read this for sooo long, I've finally got a chance to ^_^)
currently reading eldest.
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Post by: Loser87 on January 21, 2007, 09:34:12 PM
I've read Eragon...Honestly I don't understand what's so great about it....
now I am reading Stephen Kings Dark Tower series..
I am a book worm yay!!
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Post by: Tuffty on January 22, 2007, 03:15:35 PM
^ Brilliant series of books. So cool.

Currently reading From Russia With Love
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Post by: SuperDave on February 06, 2007, 11:23:18 PM
a grpahic novel by shane white called North Country....intersting art and story telling. a quick but good read.
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Post by: Rina the Robot on February 07, 2007, 11:06:58 PM
Currently reading Dracula (the perfect book for the month of love)
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Post by: ogag on February 08, 2007, 04:27:03 AM
Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics. Taking 2 at the same time math courses sucks...
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Post by: djnvee on February 08, 2007, 06:05:51 AM
Engineering a Compiler for compiler class
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Post by: ctz on February 08, 2007, 12:36:17 PM
Mao: The Unknown Story
by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday
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Post by: twissie on February 11, 2007, 10:12:30 AM
Currently reading "Confessions of a Mask" by Mishima Yukio.

It's the third novel of a total of 5 that I'm required to read for my Japanese literature history class. One chapter in and it's looking really interesting so far :D

Thank god, because Kawabata Yasunari's "Snow Country" was a real drag D:
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Post by: celicagt4 on February 11, 2007, 07:49:38 PM
does manga count? reading latest d.gray-man chapter hehe
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Post by: Tuffty on March 03, 2007, 08:56:38 PM
Currently reading Dr.No
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Post by: Ame-kun on March 04, 2007, 03:27:03 AM
I just finished the Alchemist by Paulo Coelo.
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Post by: freya86 on March 04, 2007, 02:51:54 PM
I'm currently reading Tess Gerritsen's The Mephisto Club
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Post by: eynjel18 on March 08, 2007, 12:15:47 AM
I'm finishing "The Joy Luck Club" and after that I like to read "House of the Spirits" and "Misery by Stephen King" (big fan)
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Post by: loveme23 on March 12, 2007, 08:46:36 AM
I reading the comic Crayon Shinchan, it's funny as hell you should I try it...
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Post by: Rina the Robot on March 13, 2007, 03:25:55 AM
Current: Dead End Dating by Kimberly Raye
Next: Dark Symphony by Christine Feehan

Vampire romance novels, my not so secret obsession XD
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Post by: THUNDERDUCK on March 13, 2007, 04:20:09 AM
Lookin' at the pictures of last month's Sabra.  Sorry can't read kanji
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Post by: tempethegreat on April 20, 2007, 11:05:14 AM
i dony have a time to read any novels or manga because now i in exam week......
so i only read a important book for my exam................ :-\
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Post by: BX_LeMans on April 20, 2007, 06:12:31 PM
The first book of Stephen Kings series "The Dark Tower"  -  "Black"

Bought first and third book in an supermarket(B-ware for 2€ a book). Now I need the rest of that series :))

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Post by: dat on April 20, 2007, 10:22:49 PM
currently reading mx0
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Post by: arun.yothin on April 20, 2007, 11:22:06 PM
American Born Chinese
Three stories that are somehow connected. One is about a kid who's the only Chinese-American in his school. Another is a story about the Monkey King and the third is about a kid who is the "Ultimate negative Chinese stereotype".

How to Make Money Like a Porn Star!
Written by the same guy who helped with Jenna Jameson's "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star." It's about fictional porn star Claudia Corvette and her messed up path to the porn industry. It pokes fun at the porn industry and exposes it's dark secrets. Don't take it seriously though.:P
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Post by: edhead999 on April 21, 2007, 06:05:15 AM
My Zoology book. I didn't know someone could compress so much info into 500 pages.
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Post by: vscarecrow on May 01, 2007, 05:21:53 PM
Chronicles of Narnia! On the last book now...
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Post by: Rick-e on May 07, 2007, 01:25:13 AM
^ love that series =D
I'm currently reading Eldest, I've been progressing really slowly because of my busy schedule >_<
Hopefully I'll be done by the time Harry Potter comes around :)
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Post by: sousora on May 07, 2007, 02:14:56 AM
I just finished "The Rule of Four". Which was actually really interesting until the whole 'mystery' was revealed. Ah well. Looking for something new now.
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Post by: Nouciel on May 07, 2007, 02:38:43 AM
"The scientific outlook" by Bertrand Russell. It isn't as confusing as I expected it to be, it just has some ideas that I've never seen before, and THAT is confusing/shocking XD.
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Post by: MorUmbar on May 07, 2007, 04:32:13 AM
I'm reading a manual to my motherboard right now actually... next I have to get started on the repair manual for my 4a-gze. Its fun, but its not at the same time. I'd rather be using my stuff rather than working on it.
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Post by: Rina the Robot on May 07, 2007, 05:39:51 AM
Finishing up The Legacy of Luna for school and American Psycho for myself.

That should bring me up to 27 books read in 07 :D
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Post by: kiikoi on May 09, 2007, 02:28:10 PM
website concerning the medical use of carrots lol
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Post by: ctz on May 09, 2007, 05:01:45 PM
Instead of turning this thread to a pointless postwhoring I bring up discussion!

^ love that series =D
I'm currently reading Eldest, I've been progressing really slowly because of my busy schedule >_<

Is that series really good? I heard it has almost every fantasy cliche in it :) The fact that it was written by a 11-year-old doesn't sound very convincing either. :)

However it's one of the rare english books sold here so I might give it a try. Should I?
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Post by: conannd on May 10, 2007, 03:28:08 AM
i'm currently reading samurai deeper kyo..... hmmm.... akimine san good at making woman pictures ^^ yuya-chan daisuki desu.........
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Post by: Saburo on May 10, 2007, 07:12:44 AM
I might pick up "Moneyball" by Michael Lewis again...
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Post by: supra on May 11, 2007, 05:42:46 PM
does Heroes 'graphic novels' count? haha...
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Post by: SomethingWild on May 11, 2007, 08:13:34 PM
Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea

It's pretty depressing..
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Post by: strahd on May 12, 2007, 03:59:28 AM
The Dark Elf Trilogy
By R.A. Salvatore
Is A Story About A Dark Elf Called Drizzt Do'Urden Who Try To Live A Peaceful Life In The Dreadful City Of Menzoberrazan (I think that's the name)
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Post by: BigDnm01 on May 12, 2007, 06:38:24 PM
Romance of the Three kingdoms, a Chinese historical novel based on the Three Kingdoms Era (189-240). known as one of the Four Great Classical Novels in Chinese Literature.  it's a great story, based on a true story, that has inspired the chinese and the asian cultures for many years til this day.  many of the characters are heroes in China, especially Guan Yu, one of the best known Chinese historical figures throughout East Asia.  if ur interested in chinese and asian culture and history, i recommend u read this book.  currently almost done, it took a long time cuz they're over a 100 chapters, around 120-150. 

EDIT: a quote about ROTK from wikipedia.org - It must be understood that one of the greatest achievements of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms is the extreme complexity of its stories and characters. The novel is studded with numerous "mini-stories", many of which could be developed into full-length novels in their own right (the Battle of Red Cliffs and the treatment of Guān Yǔ by Huá Tuó being two examples). As such, the following effort only serves as a very high level summary of the entire story.

A funny note, "Today Guan Yu is still widely worshipped by common folks. In Hong Kong, a shrine for Guan Yu is located in each police station. Though by no means mandatory, most Chinese policemen worship and pay respect to him. Seemingly ironic, members of the Triad gangs and the Hung clan worship Guan Yu as well. This exemplifies the Chinese belief that a code of honor, epitomized by Guan Yu, exists even in the underworld."
all info found on wikipedia.org.
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Post by: kwanleekwan on May 14, 2007, 02:55:44 PM
I am reading newspaper right now
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Post by: Loser87 on May 14, 2007, 10:04:51 PM
The Awakening for AP Literature...Incredibly boring..So boring that you just want to hang yourself >_>
Book I'm reading for enjoyment The Zombie Survival guide XDXD I love this book XDXD
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Post by: storyboard on May 15, 2007, 12:31:20 AM
I'm reading like 4 short articles all about the environment for my writing class:
1. Garrett Hardin "Lifeboat Ethics"
2. Alan Durning "Asking how much is enough"
3. Uhh havent look at it yet
4. same as 4 XD

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Post by: juringo on May 15, 2007, 08:56:28 AM
I'm reading textbook... My finals are comming (>_<)
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Post by: conannd on May 15, 2007, 09:49:09 AM
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I'm reading textbook... My finals are comming (>_<)
the same here.....(0);

and i'm also reading donald trumph's book "the way to the top".......
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Post by: usagi_no_kami on May 15, 2007, 06:11:32 PM
April issue of Shonen Jump
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Post by: sugar on May 16, 2007, 05:48:11 AM
I'M reading 'Fingersmith' - don't know if any of you have seen the BBC production of it. But it was based off of the book. Same author of 'Tipping the Velvet' - which I would also like to read.
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Post by: panida on May 21, 2007, 03:46:06 PM
Open The Door of Your Heart
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Post by: Miwa ♥ on May 22, 2007, 12:41:04 PM
This novel called "Jakarta Underground" (interesting story.. so far)
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Post by: Loser87 on May 23, 2007, 09:16:00 PM
The Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss =]
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Post by: Tuffty on June 17, 2007, 01:58:46 PM
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Compelling, just like all of his novels I've read.
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Post by: Rina the Robot on June 17, 2007, 06:48:20 PM
A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
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Post by: Miwa ♥ on June 21, 2007, 09:43:24 AM
The novel version of "Battle Royale"
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Post by: THUNDERDUCK on June 21, 2007, 10:11:39 AM
^Good read.

Trying to "Speak Korean"
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Post by: La Daphne on June 21, 2007, 09:46:00 PM
The novel version of "Battle Royale"

I love that book so very, very much.

"Warriors Don't Cry", by Melba Pattillo Beals. (Required reading.)

Wow. Just wow. No words.

(I have also found that I greatly enjoy reading the Business section of the newspaper.)

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Post by: Loser87 on June 24, 2007, 07:02:07 AM
Four Past Midnight - Stephen King <3  :heart:
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Post by: Pinksheep on June 27, 2007, 10:06:17 AM
1. The Great Gatsby
2. F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. It's a classic about post war america in the 1920s. It's got good poetic language in it and also reflects life today. It's about Nick who lives in West Egg next to Gatsby who is overwhelmingly wealthy. Nick meets his cousin Daisy and her husband Tom who cheats on her with Myrtle then tragedies happen.  :)
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Post by: strawberrie on July 06, 2007, 04:13:51 PM
1. The Glass Castle
2. Jeannette Walls
3. Just reading this for my UNI 101, all freshmen at Marshall have to read this
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Post by: Loser87 on July 09, 2007, 04:31:39 AM
Still reading four past Midnight by stephen king
But also reading MarineBlues <3
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Post by: yorkdale on July 10, 2007, 03:53:41 AM
1. Harry Potter '5' (reread xd)
2. J. K. Rowling
3. fictional novel
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Post by: Aioros on July 11, 2007, 07:33:51 AM
She's DA MAN, in preparation for the upcoming update :roll:
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Post by: Anton_91 on July 11, 2007, 09:11:43 AM
Waa, I'm also re-reading Harry Potter and the order of phoenix.  :)
I've read it before (duh!) but I started re-reading two days ago and my deadline is to finish it before friday when I'm going to see the movie. ;)
Am on page 559 of 1001 (swedish version) so I think I'll make it.  :)
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Post by: wonkey_eye on July 12, 2007, 01:35:54 AM
Im reading radom topics I can think of on wikipedia. I find my self reading most of meh time now cause Im often bored cause of summer. 
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Post by: Mikitty-saikou on July 12, 2007, 03:46:43 AM
Waa, I'm also re-reading Harry Potter and the order of phoenix.  :)

Well, I just came back from watching the movie and I didn't quite understand the whole movie.  So I'll be reading Harry Potter: OoTP pretty soon.
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Post by: Amplifier on July 12, 2007, 09:27:48 AM
Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis.. the German version of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.. XD
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Post by: aedon on July 12, 2007, 12:01:55 PM
1. Yume Tsukai
2. Shimada Masahiko
3. novel
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Post by: Miwa ♥ on July 12, 2007, 04:54:42 PM
Detective School Q [Manga], Ranma 1/2 and these 3 novels.
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Post by: strawberrie on July 20, 2007, 01:18:58 AM
Prince of Swords
Linda Winstead Jones
Romantic & Adventure.

I mostly re-reading this because I don't won't to read my book for Uni 101 (thank God I'm halfway done)
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Post by: ~Dan~ on July 20, 2007, 11:48:33 PM
I'm just about to start reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  It's 12.45am, I just got back from a local bookshop that opened at midnight to sell it.
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Post by: Gimme Dem Junks on July 21, 2007, 06:14:24 AM
A book by Jonathan Frakes.  lol nerd.
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Post by: daigong on July 21, 2007, 07:01:30 AM
Is that a Star Trek actor?? :lol:

I'm just about to start reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  It's 12.45am, I just got back from a local bookshop that opened at midnight to sell it.

AHAHAHA. Oh yeah, parties were tonite eh? Did Harry and the Potters rock the house?
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Post by: ~Dan~ on July 21, 2007, 12:13:42 PM
AHAHAHA. Oh yeah, parties were tonite eh? Did Harry and the Potters rock the house?

Lol, it was a tiny local bookshop.  Someone was wearing a witches hat and a couple of people were wearing school uniform but that's about it.  (And it was dark and raining and I trod on a snail  :( )

Hehe, Harry & The Potters, I'll have to dig out those mp3's again and give them a listen, I bet they've done loads more songs now.
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Post by: ctz on July 21, 2007, 04:43:17 PM
I was wondering if anyone downloaded the book from the Internet went and shouted the dying person's name to the crowd waiting the bookshops to open.
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Post by: makeme on July 26, 2007, 05:42:30 PM
blade of the immortal vol. 15.
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Post by: Tuffty on July 27, 2007, 12:19:29 PM
House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski

Surreal and horrifying. A must if you're a horror fan. :thumbsup
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Post by: almond on August 01, 2007, 02:02:10 AM
"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte. I'm trying to read all of the classics I've never read. "Wuthering Heights" is kinda slow-starting, but it seems to be picking up more. It's no "Jane Eyre", though, that's for damn sure. Charlotte >>>> Emily.
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Post by: ctz on October 02, 2007, 10:42:08 AM
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I'm finally finishing Margaret Weis' and Tracy Hickman's Death Gate cycle that I started reading about twelve years ago. Too bad the last three books don't seem to be so catchy as the first four... Or I have just grown too old for fantasy... I hope it's not so though :(
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Post by: mode107 on October 02, 2007, 10:53:14 AM
A Seperate Peace
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Post by: g4rfield on October 02, 2007, 06:02:58 PM
She's DA MAN!!
Restart  :bleed eyes:
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Post by: maliciel on October 02, 2007, 06:10:52 PM
I'm re-reading A Scanner Darkly. Since I cannot seem to find my copy of Elective Affinities :(
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Post by: Arcadia Victis on October 02, 2007, 06:13:37 PM
Currently reading Democracy: The God that Failed by Hans Hermann-Hoppe for a research paper I have to write :|
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Post by: reyfer on October 02, 2007, 06:19:08 PM
Currently I'm reading volume 6 of Karl Heinz Deschner's Christianity's Criminal History (comes in 8 volumes)
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Post by: Saburo on October 03, 2007, 01:56:55 AM
Now I Can Die In Peace, by Bill Simmons.  Collection of old Red Sox-themed columns by ESPN.com's golden boy.
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Post by: Rina the Robot on October 03, 2007, 02:57:01 AM
I'm currently re-reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov!

It's much better this time around!
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Post by: g4rfield on October 04, 2007, 03:59:09 AM
Re-reading 5 People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom.
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Post by: eynjel18 on November 09, 2007, 05:34:40 PM
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. Inspiration of the movie Blade Runner
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Post by: Tuffty on November 09, 2007, 09:22:15 PM
The Bourne Ultimatum - by Robert Ludlum

50 pages in and already different from the movie (Bourne is 50 and has a wife and kids for a start). Interesting read though.
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Post by: riyo on November 10, 2007, 12:42:30 AM
Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman (poems)
school assigned. kinda interesting, but mostly lame.
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Post by: Maxis on November 10, 2007, 05:15:14 PM
LOTR fellowship borrowed it from a friend .. mandarin version .. alot of :? :? while reading  :lol:
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Post by: SweetSayumi on November 17, 2007, 04:15:57 PM
I'm currently reading the english version of the Battle Royale Novel
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Post by: Tuffty on December 27, 2007, 12:55:44 PM
Got 2 books for Christmas:

Crusade by Robyn Young - A novel set in, would you believe it, the time of the Crusades. Reading through it now and it already draws parallels from today's world. Really enjoying it.

Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden - Doesn't need explaining does it? If you haven't seen the movie already, do so.
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Post by: THUNDERDUCK on December 27, 2007, 01:03:18 PM
War of the Worlds Unabridged by HG Wells
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Post by: aedon on December 27, 2007, 05:00:30 PM
Kaikou Takeshi - Aoi Getsuyoubi
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Post by: herachan on December 28, 2007, 04:35:49 PM
I am currently on chapter 15 of Haruki Murakami's "Kafka on the Shore" O0
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Post by: Kuja on January 03, 2008, 02:24:57 PM
Jane Austen by Carol Shields.
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Post by: arun.yothin on January 03, 2008, 08:44:58 PM
Finished the first pocket book of Terry Moore's Strangers in Paradise and started No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy.
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Post by: walking_wounded` on January 03, 2008, 10:05:52 PM
I got Stephen Colbert - I Am America and So Can You. It amazing that he can stay in character threw the whole book and still be funny.
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Post by: xerony on January 04, 2008, 03:03:11 PM
I started reading:
1984
by George Orwell

This book is about the state knowing exactly what people do. If you do something wrong you'll disappear.
Because the book was written in 1948 it made a futuristic view that doesn't seem so unrealistic nowadays.
That's because you'll appear on camera's everywhere. And governments busy with searching terrorists.
Most famous quote from the book must be: big brother is watching you
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Post by: Takumi 86 on January 05, 2008, 04:21:39 AM
Rival School issue 1 & 2 by Alvin Lee

Still looking for issue 3 & 4 but it's hard to find in my country :(

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Post by: Damaramu on January 05, 2008, 05:01:44 AM
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Post by: mini*wheat on January 05, 2008, 05:06:56 AM
Infinite Crisis - DC Comics.

Oh.
It's EPIC.
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Post by: Miwa ♥ on January 06, 2008, 11:43:15 AM
yakitate japan manga :)
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Post by: maiZe on January 07, 2008, 04:09:28 AM
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman (Part 3 of his Dark Materials series)

Very close to the end of this one. Will be interesting to see how it ends, seeing how much controversy this series has been stirring up within Christian groups with the release of The Golden Compass (Part 1 of the series) to the big screen.
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Post by: Amplifier on January 07, 2008, 10:13:21 AM
Just started The Silmarillion. Watched all three LOTR films together, recently (never having seen ROTK in the first place), so now I must have MOAR.
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Post by: wonky.cateyes on January 08, 2008, 06:05:14 PM
Chinese Cinderella.

I should probably get back to Battle Royale...
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Post by: Linlingrl on January 11, 2008, 03:16:13 AM
Sister of the Traveling Pants by Anne Brashaw.
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Post by: Levin on January 11, 2008, 04:21:44 AM
The Handy Weather Answer Book by Walter A. Lyons
I have to read it for Science Bowl. Ugh. Well, it's better than the geology textbook I read. It's actually somewhat interesting.
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Post by: SomethingWild on January 11, 2008, 03:34:11 PM
I'm writing my research proposal on Swift's Gulliver's Travels, so I'll have to re-read it.
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Post by: Aioros on January 22, 2008, 02:03:49 AM
Finished reading Watchmen last weekend. It was brilliant.

Currently reading some Cable & Deadpool issues. :rofl:
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Post by: sousora on January 22, 2008, 02:56:34 AM
Ender's Game at the moment, although I just finished the first Dexter novel :heart:
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Post by: Shinora on January 22, 2008, 07:49:51 AM
clannad, i guess this counts since its a visual novel...
man this thing has got me addicted -_-
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Post by: ctz on January 22, 2008, 11:08:37 PM
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Children of Húrin by JRR Tolkien & Son

Finally had time to start the newest book from the Middle-Earth. There's not so much to read though, after two chapters I've almost read two thirds of the book. Big margins and illustrations made it look thicker.

The story seems to be nice. Too bad it's been years I read The Silmarillion and the other books about these times in Middle-Earth. Hard to remember the big picture :)
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Post by: shadowstar on January 24, 2008, 04:19:51 PM
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The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse
by Robert Rankin

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Humpty Dumpty is the first of Toy City's upper crust to sleep with the fishes. Boiled alive in his own swimming pool. A nasty fate, but maybe not as nasty as Little Boy Blue's, with his own shepherd's crook thrust a long way into a place where the sun does not shine.

Bill Winkie the P.I. has gone missing, and his hard-drinking teddybear sidekick Eddie takes up the case. Down these mean streets a bear must go. He needs a hand, though--two hands, owing to a lack of opposable thumbs--and reluctantly teams up with "gormster" country boy Jack, who foolishly thinks he can make his fortune in Toy City.

Of course the police, jolly bouncy rubber policemen who are sadistic at heart, object to interfering freelances. So does the mystery assassin, who seems to be a curvaceous woman in a kinky rubber outfit--death on high heels. Even kindly old Mother Goose, madame of the Toy City brothel, gets her neck wrung before she can talk, and Eddie is in serious danger of losing his very stuffing.

Fast, demented, fairytale-noir action, filled with gruesomely silly deaths, self-referential thriller gags, and the true meanings of those nursery rhymes whose royalties made Humpty and the rest so rich.

<3
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Post by: daigong on February 15, 2008, 09:02:15 AM
I'm reading Mario Party DS instruction booklet.
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Post by: Hakai on February 15, 2008, 11:14:28 AM
Clay feet by Terry Pratchet  :lol:
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Post by: Katchoo on February 25, 2008, 12:00:33 AM
I finished "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand
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Post by: Asmodai on February 25, 2008, 02:18:31 AM
I've decided to restart the Harry Potter series from the beginning. It'll be interested to see how much more I pick up on in a second read-through.
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Post by: Tuffty on February 25, 2008, 08:44:36 PM
Troy : Lord Of The Silver Bow - by David Gemmell

Got if for my b-day. Sounds right up my alley! :D
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Post by: SomethingWild on February 25, 2008, 10:36:06 PM
Finished Shelley's Frankenstein.. Going to read Gaskell - North and South..

Yes, I arrived in the 19th century..
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Post by: Hakai on February 27, 2008, 12:04:53 AM
Interesting times - Terry Pratchet

Yes. I really like Terry Pratchet and yes, I read quite fast.  :lol:
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Post by: StreakInTheSky on February 27, 2008, 12:30:38 AM
What happened to the "what it is" section? >:|

I used to read quite a bit back in my last couple years of high school so I started this thread, but haven't read anything of interest besides a few manga in like 2 years... o_o

wtf happened... I also have a bunch of books I bought and haven't read and is now just collecting dust...

Now I just skim through some articles and excerpts from books about Japanese language and culture for a class. At least I'm actually looking at the text for this class. >_>
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Post by: arun.yothin on February 27, 2008, 01:19:57 AM
I was readin' fool for a bit, but now I've slowed down a lot and I have a lot of books collecting dust too. I got done with No Country for Old Men and I'm in the fourth TPB of 100 Bullets and I started Day by Day Armageddon a little while ago. I was reading a few pages of The Romance of Lust :ky: at a time, but haven't gone back to it in a bit.
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Post by: A1 on March 17, 2008, 02:09:53 AM
The Warriors by Sol Yurick
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Post by: mini*wheat on March 17, 2008, 02:29:10 AM

Currently reading some Cable & Deadpool issues. :rofl:

YES. I'm working my way through that series as well.  :D
I'm also working through DC's Countdown every week. It's FINALLY moving somewhere. Geez.
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Post by: shadowstar on March 17, 2008, 05:01:31 AM
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After the sudden death of his wife Jo, author Mike Noonan is plagued by writer's block, with his dreams haunted by the summer house he shared with her, he reluctantly decides to return to the isolated lakeside retreat.

There he finds his once beloved town in the grip of the powerful millionaire Max Devore, who twists this small community to his own purpose, attempting to take his young granddaughter away from her widowed young mother. As Mike becomes drawn into their struggle he falls in love with both of them and is further drawn into the mystery of this ghostly town.
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Post by: Tuffty on March 27, 2008, 02:10:28 PM
Troy : Shield of Thunder - David Gemmell

Words can't even describe how awesome the 1st book was. Each chapter read like an ancient myth and had some truly fascinating characters (Helikaon was simply badass). I just cannot wait to read this and the final in the trilogy.
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Post by: P¡nkPanda on April 01, 2008, 12:11:19 PM
The Lord of the Rings

It sucks badly. How is it so popular? There are no Pandas in it  :thumbdown:
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Post by: Tuffty on June 09, 2008, 02:22:22 PM
The Black Dahlia

Good read so far.
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 09, 2008, 04:15:59 PM
The Bean Trees - Barbara Kingsolver

Ok so far. It's one of 2 summer reading books I have to read.
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Post by: Aioros on June 09, 2008, 04:21:38 PM
Marvel's Secret Invasion and D.C.'s Final Crisis.

Heroes die. Evil wins. Comics sure ain't what it used to be.
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Post by: shadowstar on June 10, 2008, 07:16:08 PM
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

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The book is set in an alternate 19th-century Britain, during the Napoleonic Wars. The story is based on the premise of magic returning to England after hundreds of years of desuetude, and the tumultuous relationship between two magicians of the time. It incorporates historical events and people into its fictional alternate reality. Historical figures encountered in the novel include the Duke of Wellington, Lord Byron and King George III. The novel, written in a pastiche of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens' literary styles, uses quasi-archaic spelling for several words (such as shew, chuse, connexion, sopha, scissars, headach, and surprize) and gives all street names hyphenated with only one capital letter (e.g. Regent-street, Hanover-square).

The book is interspersed with hundreds of footnotes which reference a number of fictional books including magical scholarship and biographies, and which provide a detailed backstory. Many pages of the book contain more footnote text than main body text.
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Post by: Kirigirisu on June 10, 2008, 08:07:01 PM
I'm going through a bit of a Stephen King phase, I've recently just finished The Shining and Carrie and have moved onto Misery. King's writing style isn't my usual sort of read but the books are easy to pick up and both The Shining and Carrie had pretty interesting plots, more so Carrie, I love a horror / thriller with religious undertones.
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Post by: A1 on June 13, 2008, 11:23:14 AM
The Batman Handbook
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Post by: Tuffty on June 16, 2008, 02:02:53 AM
The Lucifer Effect : How Good People Turn Evil - Phillip Zimbardo

Interesting book on what drives normal, moral people to act immorally. The focus is around the Stanford prison experiment where a group of students were placed in a mock prison and how, in less than a week, the study was terminated when the 'guards' became increasingly sadistic and the 'prisoners' pathological.
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Post by: Kirigirisu on June 22, 2008, 03:11:16 AM
Now finished Misery by Stephen King and moved onto Needful Things. The story seems a little bit odd, but then it is King.

Misery was fantastic, a highly recommended book. Towards the end I was truly on the edge of my seat, I fell off at one point.
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 22, 2008, 03:47:57 AM
Almost finished with The Color of Water - James McBride.
A rather timely book, imo. It reminds me of the article I read on Barack Obama's mom in Time magazine.
Nearly done with summer reading!!!!!!
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Post by: Asmodai on June 22, 2008, 04:56:20 AM
Vernor Vinge's A Deepness in the Sky. It's a thought-provoking hard science fiction novel with some interesting ideas and characters. I'd definitely recommend it.
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Post by: BigDnm01 on June 22, 2008, 06:12:00 AM
Romance of the Three Kingdoms.  I'm reading it online.  if ur interested go to www.threekingdoms.com
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Post by: tru_harmony on June 22, 2008, 08:11:40 AM
1984 - George Orwell
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Post by: Tuffty on August 15, 2008, 11:23:34 PM
Wolf Of The Plains - Conn Iggulden

The first in a series of historical novels based on the life of Genghis Khan
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 16, 2008, 05:02:19 AM
1984 - George Orwell
I just read that a few weeks ago. I thought it was interesting.
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Post by: prettylovely1 on August 16, 2008, 06:26:54 AM
I just finished read Breaking Dawn, the forth book from the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer . It was awesome. Long but awesome.
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Post by: lollipopgirl on August 16, 2008, 07:24:30 AM
^ *is jealous*
I so badly can't wait to read that but I'm not even gonna buy it till I know I have time to read :P
How does it rank compared to the rest of the series?

I'm reading 'The Vampire's Kiss' by Cynthia Eden...  It's short but mighty hot and fast paced which I like! :heart:
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Post by: sweeety on August 16, 2008, 10:36:55 AM
Now finished Misery by Stephen King and moved onto Needful Things. The story seems a little bit odd, but then it is King.

Misery was fantastic, a highly recommended book. Towards the end I was truly on the edge of my seat, I fell off at one point.

 time to read "Misery" by sweeety ;) no it doesn't involve killing anyone... it's just miserable as it starts off... but I relented and gave ppl a happy ending.

 reading Twilight (don't kill me for not having finished it still, I really have been busy)
Jane Austen's Emma
Sally Morgans My Place
and William Shakespeares Othello
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Post by: Rick-e on August 24, 2008, 05:15:54 PM
I decided to check out Twilight series, because my friends are all saying it's a good read. just started reading today, so I can't say anything about it yet :P
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Post by: lollipopgirl on August 24, 2008, 05:20:11 PM
^ It's so worth the time you spend... it really got me back into reading again a few years ago when I read it.

About to start Breaking Dawn (the 4th in the series) but I'm all nervous coz all I've heard from other fans is that its pretty crap :(
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Post by: tru_harmony on August 24, 2008, 11:29:50 PM
Jean Auel - Clan of the Cave Bear
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Post by: Tuffty on September 07, 2008, 08:20:58 PM
Lords Of The Bow - Conn Iggulden

The second in the series of historical novels based on Genghis Khan. The first one was absolutely epic I couldn't put it down so this became a quick must buy.
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Post by: sh15uya on September 07, 2008, 08:57:00 PM
finishing "The Good Women of China (Xinran)" and "The Hidden Face of Che (Jacobo Machover)"
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Post by: tenkei on September 09, 2008, 12:17:00 AM
havent's actually started it yet, but up on deck is Natsuo Kirino's Grotesque
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Post by: BKV on October 12, 2008, 06:33:02 PM
Title: Foundation and Empire
Author: Issac Asimov
The second book in the Foundation Series, and the fourth in the universe timeline. The collapsing Empire, goes against the Foundation. And are led by General Bel Riose.....sci-fi drama, yada, yada, yada....

(http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/3070/344pxfoundationandempirjt7.jpg)
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Post by: korei on October 12, 2008, 06:45:00 PM
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/9505/concentah4.jpg)
田口ランディ - コンセント
(Randy Taguchi - Concent)
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Post by: Tuffty on December 07, 2008, 12:39:56 AM
Finished reading Carter Beats The Devil by Glen David Gold. Very enjoyable, very much recommended. Currently reading McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury Of Thrilling Tales a collection of short stories from Glen David Gold, Stephen Kind, Neil Gaiman, Michael Crichton etc
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Post by: Asmodai on December 07, 2008, 03:16:10 AM
I remember reading the Federation books years ago, BKV. It's an awesome series.
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Post by: sousora on December 07, 2008, 04:18:17 AM
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/arrowisland/random/fc606a66.jpg)

Starting to get a little bored with it though. Which might suck, as there's about 13 volumes in this series so far...
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Post by: Saburo on December 07, 2008, 04:56:19 AM
Finished two collections by Chuck Klosterman:

Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs
Chuck Klosterman IV


I've learned a lot.
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Post by: SomethingWild on December 23, 2008, 07:17:30 PM
Just finished F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.
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Post by: Tuffty on February 15, 2009, 03:59:13 PM
Finished the third and final historical novel of Genghis Khan, Bones Of The Hills. Thoroughly recommended, there would be no problem in turning this series into a blockbuster movie(s) and it's something I would like to see. His life story was just incredible, and how he and his family were rejected by their own tribe but then rose to become a leader of hundreds of thousands and then the conqueror of many cities.

Now reading The Lost Throne by Chris Kuzneski.
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Post by: lollipopgirl on February 24, 2009, 04:57:46 PM
90 Day Geisha: My time as a Tokyo hostess by Chelsea Haywood
So far its incredibly enjoyable... I really like the way its written and certainly is very informative in parts... Looking forward to reading more of it :D
Oh, except some of the Japanese words are spelt wrong, which is incredibly annoying at times :lol:
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Post by: Asmodai on February 25, 2009, 05:02:56 AM
The Vampire Genevieve by Jack Yeovil

Fantasy-horror. Fun, and decently written.
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Post by: tru_harmony on February 25, 2009, 07:54:54 AM
The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki

so far, it's a good read. nice imagery and narration... but seems pretty long... I'mma go read it full force once thesis is completely over...
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Post by: ripchak on February 25, 2009, 08:50:16 AM
world war z was pretty okay.
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Post by: Saburo on February 25, 2009, 09:00:18 AM
Baseball Prospectus 2009 (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/book/index.php?asin=0452290112&partner=amazon)

(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4995/51i29vxexyl.jpg)
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Post by: Ping on February 25, 2009, 11:17:01 PM
Just finished F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.


That's a great book.

I'm reading Arcade Mania: The Turbo-Charged World of Japan's Game Centers, by Brian Ashcraft with Jean Snow
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/4770030789
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Post by: Tuffty on March 28, 2009, 04:10:44 PM
Now reading The Night Watch  by Sergei Lukyanenko. It was a gift for my birthday which I didn't get round to reading because I was reading The Lost Throne at the time, and initially I was skeptical when on the front cover it boasts it reads just like a JK Rowling novel. But cast that criticism aside because so far it's absolutely brilliant. It's that old Light vs Dark, Black vs White struggle again but alignments are never quite so clear cut with each character more morally grey.

Also reading Requiem by Robyn Young, the last in a trilogy of fictional novels about the Holy Crusades.
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Post by: thatonezombie on March 29, 2009, 07:13:04 AM
I havent been reading this as much as I should but its a great read if you love the hip hop music:

http://www.amazon.com/Check-Technique-Liner-Hip-Hop-Junkies/dp/0812977750/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238303537&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Check-Technique-Liner-Hip-Hop-Junkies/dp/0812977750/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238303537&sr=8-1)
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Post by: daigong on March 29, 2009, 07:27:06 AM
oshit i heard of this, the local college station was talking bout it. I think it was written by a Wu fan, 36 albums lol
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Post by: Tuffty on May 31, 2009, 01:32:40 PM
Recently finished The Day Watch and now onto The Twilight Watch, the third in the tetralogy of the Night Watch series. Great stuff so far.
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 02, 2009, 03:30:03 PM
Just finished The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama. Very good, but very sad. :heart:
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Post by: Asmodai on June 02, 2009, 06:25:34 PM
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. Very interesting so far.
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Post by: KLSADAKO on June 14, 2009, 02:52:23 AM
Half way through New Moon ^^
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Post by: Asmodai on June 16, 2009, 03:01:31 AM
Just finished Siddhartha. It was excellent and I recommend it to everyone. Next up is Thoreau's Walden.
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Post by: tenkei on August 23, 2009, 12:27:31 AM
reading Cormac McCarthy's The Road currently. just started, not sure how i feel about the style...
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Post by: Comrade on August 23, 2009, 12:44:39 AM
oooo, now reading "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" Jules Verne.  :cow:
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Post by: Saikami on August 23, 2009, 12:46:00 AM
I'm re-reading Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
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Post by: canongirl on August 23, 2009, 02:06:44 AM
I read trashy romance novels!  :heart:
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Post by: adventwriter on August 23, 2009, 02:10:40 AM
Reading the 10th book of the Wheel of Time series.
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Post by: Asmodai on August 23, 2009, 02:12:49 AM
The Blackhearts series by Nathan Long - good for mindless distraction.
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Post by: adventwriter on August 23, 2009, 02:19:58 AM
I would love to be reading the 3rd book of the Safehold Series by David Weber - gonna try to work on the next Wheel of time book after i finish the one I'm reading currently...
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Post by: DJ Maimai on August 23, 2009, 02:40:30 AM
I'm reading;

Emma-Jane Austin
Interview with the Vampire- Anne Rice
The Red Queen's Daughter-Jacqueline Kolosov
The Awakening- Kelly Armstrong

I'm the type of person who always has like five books going at once, I get all tense if I don't have a book on the go.
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 23, 2009, 02:51:37 AM
This summer, I read:

Dreams From My Father - Barack Obama
Nicked and Dimed - Barbara Ehrenreich

I enjoyed both of them.
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Post by: adventwriter on August 23, 2009, 04:56:31 AM
^ I read the Obama book during the winter - awesome book.
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 23, 2009, 05:34:58 AM
^
I agree, Mr. President is quite witty. :D
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Post by: adventwriter on August 23, 2009, 05:40:45 AM
i'm reading various forum threads at the moment....
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Post by: mini*wheat on August 23, 2009, 05:41:51 AM
I'm about halfway through Augusten Burroughs' Running With Scissors.

The only one I HAVEN'T read. I love him.
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Post by: Tuffty on December 29, 2009, 04:33:31 PM
Let The Right One in - John Ajvide Lindqvist

I've been curious about this when I first heard the raving reviews for the film adaptation. I got the book for Christmas, so the movie will have to wait until I finish this. It's about a 12 yr old outsider called Oskar who's continually bullied at school and living on a rather dreary housing estate, delving into escapist fantasies where he sees himself torturing and getting revenge on his bullies. Then one day he meets a girl living in the same housing estate who he's fascinated with until he learns her secret. She's a vampire, forever a child and has to live off fresh blood gathered for her by a resident of the same housing estate. A great read at only 60 pages in, and it's already uncomprimising talking about lucid activities in pretty stark detail.

A Random History Of Football - Colin Murray
Colin Murray's one of my favourite radio DJ's and in this book, he went and researched, well, random stories about football. Some funny, some tragic, but mostly it's a very humourous read with bizarre and unbelieveable facts. For example, in South Africa, after a manager rushed onto the pitch to question a referee's decision, the ref pulled out a 9mm and shot the manager at point blank range in the chest, killing him instantly :o
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Post by: maliciel on December 29, 2009, 04:53:25 PM
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
The ubiquitous Objectivism reading material. To be honest I already 'finished' the book, but not without skipping a 70 page speech in the middle, which really is the bulk of the whole thing. The end was pretty disappointing, and pretty much pointed to the fact that the whole book was written just so Ayn Rand could fuck with all her readers and let them read that speech. The story itself is quite nice, if a bit inane.
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Post by: daigong on January 01, 2010, 12:04:46 PM
*moved this thread from HiP Joint* :thumbsup

picked up a copy of (http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/images/ezine/0925_Tao-of-Wu_RZA.jpg)
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Post by: sousora on January 01, 2010, 12:13:51 PM
The Great Hunt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Hunt) by Robert Jordan. These books are so long...
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Post by: adventwriter on January 08, 2010, 02:10:09 AM
The Gathering Storm - Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
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Post by: thatonezombie on January 16, 2010, 08:22:13 PM
picked up a copy of (http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/images/ezine/0925_Tao-of-Wu_RZA.jpg)

Werd. I am on my second read through and there will be most likely more to come
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Post by: Amplifier on January 25, 2010, 03:03:15 AM
Slowly working my way through The Windup Bird Chronicle.
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Post by: Tuffty on January 30, 2010, 06:28:09 PM
Finished reading Let The Right One in. Fantastic book, what's amazing is just how dreary everyone's life is, but with Eli, by all accounts the monster of the movie, her life is easily the most, well, pathetic. Yet despite this, Eli is absolutely terrifying when hunger strikes. It has some of the most downright bloody descriptions of violence you'll ever read. And at it's heart is this heart-breaking love story which underpins just how far you're willing to accept someone, flaws and all, once you've fallen in love. In short, it's everything Twilight isn't i.e. it's good and these vampires definately do not sparkle. I love this book, can't wait to see the film now.

Now reading The Strain by Chuck Hogan, but the original idea was created by Guillermo Del Toro. This is yet another vampire novel except this time, the vampire is much more visceral and animalistic in nature. More Nosferatu than Dracula, and they certainly won't seduce you with smouldering brown eyes. It's a race against the clock to find a vampire who's turning other people into ones, and stopping him before he gets the chance to spread any more. Set in New York, it combines old-age mythology with modern day science and is also pretty good so far.
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Post by: maruda on February 07, 2010, 05:14:20 PM
The Crystal Shard by RA Salvatore.
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Post by: Saikami on February 07, 2010, 05:17:29 PM
Almost finished the second book in The Looking Glass Wars trilogy, Seeing Redd, then onto Arch Enemy to finish up the trilogy.
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Post by: puppyish on February 08, 2010, 09:55:28 PM
i just finished haruki murakami's "Dance, Dance, Dance".
all of his books and endlessly intriguing!
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on February 24, 2010, 05:46:45 AM
Just finished Lost Horizon by James Hilton. I actually really enjoyed it...compared to many of my friends who thought it was stupid and confusing. XD
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Post by: Rickker708 on February 24, 2010, 05:56:44 AM
Torch of Freedom: by David Weber and Eric Flint
an offshoot of Webers "Honor"verse.
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Post by: whiteleppard on February 25, 2010, 04:15:40 AM
The Complete Japanese Verb Guide.
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Post by: writerserenyty on March 01, 2010, 08:22:01 AM
In addition to the books I'm reading for English (Charlotte Temple as well as The Coquette), Emma by Jane Austen

yaaay 19th century Brit lit!
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Post by: maliciel on March 01, 2010, 02:43:46 PM
Reading Law in Singapore by a bunch of lawyers.

:lol:

Also reading some short stories in Japanese, by Natsume Soseki.
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Post by: dunderkarlsson on March 02, 2010, 11:31:31 PM
I'm currently reading the newest released chapter of Kanojo wa Kanno Shousetsuka, a seinenish manga by Goto Akira. It's a story about a young and fresh editor who has been appointed to work with a very popular erotica writer who just happens to be quite the beauty. While fairly fanservice heavy, it does not fail in having a good story and nice characters.
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Post by: mode107 on March 02, 2010, 11:47:52 PM
Assassin's Creed: Renaissance.
It's just as good as the game.
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on March 27, 2010, 04:53:50 PM
Utopia by Sir Thomas More. Meh, it was ok, not the best. But I do respect the thought he put into it.
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Post by: Tuffty on April 18, 2010, 01:38:51 PM
The Strain was pretty good. It reads very much like it could be translated easily across to a movie.

Speaking of books-to-movies, I'm now reading Shutter Island.
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Post by: sjump on April 29, 2010, 03:47:05 AM
Taiko by Eiji Yoshikawa
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Post by: adventwriter on April 30, 2010, 04:20:00 AM
Greenwitch - Susan Cooper
Indian Summer - Robert McGinnis
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Post by: twissie on June 07, 2010, 10:21:58 AM
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore.

I bought it because I really liked the title and the setup sounded fun. It was only later when I returned home from the book shop that I noticed that the book has a blurb written by Playboy :lol:

Quote from: Playboy
If there's a funnier writer out there, step forward

It is hilarious, though. Fast paced and easy to follow. Perfect lazy summer reading :thumbup XD
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Post by: adventwriter on June 07, 2010, 07:22:57 PM
Howl's Moving Castle - Dianna Wynne-Jones (Not sure if I spelled her name correctly.)
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 21, 2010, 04:47:22 PM
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger. Not at all what I expected but interesting. I thought there was sex in it. :nervous

Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger. I really really liked this. A few of the stories were related to Franny and Zooey, as in told back stories of minor characters. I didn't understand a few of the stories...

My Year of Meats by Ruth L. Ozeki. Damn, I thought this book was really good. Finished the whole thing last night, all 361 pages. :lol: As entertaining as I found it, parts also grossed the SHIT out of me. It has to do with the drugs and other things given to cows and stuff to "cheat the system" in making them weigh more and stuff like that...and how they affect the common population. Gah, ALMOST makes me wanna give up meat. :grin:
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 24, 2010, 05:26:34 PM
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. I thought it was fascinating to read more in depth about Hurricane Katrina, something I only observed on TV from across the country. I hate to think that it got that scary and crazy in the aftermath... :(
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Post by: kurashina on July 02, 2010, 06:12:07 PM
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
got hooked by this book XDD
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 19, 2010, 04:10:00 PM
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. This book gave me faith that there are, in fact, good, selfless people in the world.
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Post by: twissie on July 21, 2010, 08:24:40 PM
Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard (the book Jackie Brown is based on). Loving it so far~ :D
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Post by: EternalSkies on July 21, 2010, 08:30:41 PM
Night World Vol. 1 - L.J. Smith
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 29, 2010, 05:20:58 AM
Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami
I thought it was ok. I did enjoy the naughty parts but it was overall difficult to understand.
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Post by: Rickker708 on July 29, 2010, 08:11:24 AM
David Weber: Mission of Honor.
 He writes this stuff so well, I actually teared up at one point.
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Post by: spike37 on August 06, 2010, 05:06:56 PM
besides ONE PIECE by eiichiro oda i'm reading thriller like the Bourne-trilogy by Robert Ludlum
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Post by: A1 on August 22, 2010, 01:35:50 AM
The Zombie Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Living Dead
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Post by: adventwriter on August 23, 2010, 05:02:05 AM
Just finishing up on A Mighty Fortress by David Weber.
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Post by: Iridal on October 29, 2010, 01:09:12 AM
Just now Diana Gabaldon's Echo of the Bone.
I just love her books.. Waiting for more!
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Post by: Rickker708 on October 29, 2010, 03:28:16 AM
almost done with RA Salvatore's Gauntlgrym.
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Post by: mske on December 01, 2010, 02:43:57 AM
programmer's documentation / books
web pages:
world / local / tech / PC hardware / software news - 34 RSS feeds
idol blogs and forums
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Post by: Rickker708 on December 01, 2010, 04:08:47 AM
at the queens command Michael Stackpole.
Its a what would it be like if the america's were colonized in a time of magic and dragons.
This guy is one of my favorite authors.
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Post by: twissie on December 01, 2010, 10:20:13 AM
Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami
I thought it was ok. I did enjoy the naughty parts but it was overall difficult to understand.

That's true about all Murakami novels, though.. no? xD; Have you read The Wind-up Bird Chronicle? It's amazing, and perhaps my favourite Murakami novel *o*; though it's difficult to decide, actually.... hm you've made me want to do a serious re-read of my Murakami collection now (+ reminded me that I should put Murakami novels on my Christmas wishlist).

I'm currently about halfway through A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. Amazing fantasy fiction @_@;!!
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Post by: mendoza11 on December 04, 2010, 12:02:44 AM
eggers' how we are hungry
life of galileo
and nest of spies (a book about how canadians are totally inept at catchign the spies that apparently plague the country -- it will turn you into a mccartyite)
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Post by: shurrupak on December 23, 2010, 02:05:28 PM
Bernard Werber (french writer) : "les fourmis "
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Post by: muppet on December 23, 2010, 04:08:46 PM
"Pearl Buck in China- Journey to The Good Earth"
by Hilary Spurling
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Post by: LaJon on December 23, 2010, 04:16:44 PM
Manufacturing Consent by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky
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Post by: mendoza11 on December 24, 2010, 10:04:57 PM
american lion by jon meacham
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Post by: Tuffty on January 01, 2011, 05:28:43 PM
Empire of Silver - Book 4 of 'The Conqueror Series' - Conn Iggulden
Insurrection - Book 1 of the 'Insurrection' trilogy - Robyn Young

Both historical fiction novels. Empire of Silver continues to tell the story of Genghis Khan's dynasty and Insurrection tells the story of Scottish warrior, Robert the Bruce. Both are pretty epic.
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Post by: Rickker708 on January 02, 2011, 08:50:45 AM
Towers of Midnight: the latest in the Wheel of time series.
With Robert Jordan passing away, Brandon Sanderson was picked to finish the series off.
So far I have been very impressed with his writing. A lot of my friends have stopped reading several books back because the story was getting very convoluted and run down.
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Post by: mendoza11 on January 02, 2011, 08:24:48 PM
team of rivals by doris kearns goodwin

Quote from: Newsweek
Asked in January by CBS anchor Katie Couric which book, aside from the Bible, he would find essential in the Oval Office, Obama answered, "Team of Rivals."

it's about the politics during lincoln's election/s and presidency, and i've been meaning to read it ever since that month or so when the media wouldn't shut up about the idea of obama assmebling a team of rivals. i'm halfway in, which means i'm just getting to the presidency part, where we get to read about the team in action. going into this book, i was expecting it to be more of an extolment of lincoln the open-minded bipartisan, but instead the creation of his 'team of rivals' sounds more like the work of lincoln the wily politician than anything else.

i also have to mention that there is a metric ton of bromance in this book, in which politicians cry manly tears while writing passionate letters to their soulmates (who are also politicans)
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Post by: Amplifier on January 15, 2011, 09:06:33 PM
I just finished reading Norwegian Wood yesterday. I'm currently working on a Tolstoy collection, "The Death of Ivan Ilych" in particular. "Kreutzer Sontata" up next, and Brothers Karamazov ready for tomorrow.
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Post by: Yoshino on January 15, 2011, 10:40:58 PM
3rd in the series of Japanese-American assasin John Rain. 8)
(http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt143/hitomi7/Covers/zrs.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on January 15, 2011, 11:05:24 PM
just came home from the library with this, and looking forward to it:

(http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/12910-review.jpg/7311971-2-eng-US/12910-review.jpg_full_600.jpg)
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Post by: Amplifier on January 16, 2011, 03:32:40 PM
Check out the 2011 50 Book Challenge! (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=27939.0)
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Post by: almond on January 23, 2011, 06:02:54 AM
I recently finished the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Highly recommended  :cow:
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Post by: Disco on January 24, 2011, 04:24:05 AM
I finished The Fellowship of the Ring last night, Starting on Two Towers now. :thumbup
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Post by: Scatterbrain on January 30, 2011, 02:39:40 AM
This book:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_SuBn9DqE0qQ/TJ31ih0tVfI/AAAAAAAAAn4/rkHlHEwxVSU/s1600/HonorSamurai.jpg)

It's quite slow at the beginning, but in the middle of it... well, I couldn't stop reading it.
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Post by: muppet on January 30, 2011, 04:28:27 AM
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by (the late) Stieg Larsson
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Post by: mendoza11 on February 02, 2011, 07:48:26 PM
i finished this a couple of days ago:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_M_KAaxo73L8/S4RVUJdbhNI/AAAAAAAAHfA/93eRRqrntvA/s400/bridge+obama.jpg)

definitely recommended if you haven't overdosed on obama biography yet. it covers up to his inauguration all the way from his grandfather, and the focus is on how his presidency fits in african-american history.
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Post by: Yoshino on February 02, 2011, 10:47:48 PM
I recently finished the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Highly recommended  :cow:
That was really good, sort of a tamer version of Battle Royale, want to read the 2 sequels but there's about a 2 month wait at the libraries. :(
Currently this, she writes about the mundane lifes of mundane British people. :huhuh
(http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt143/hitomi7/Covers/zmd-1.jpg)
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Post by: Disco on February 13, 2011, 05:10:21 PM
Finished:
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/th_061800223501lzzzzzzz.jpg) (http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/?action=view&current=061800223501lzzzzzzz.jpg)

Onto:
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 :twothumbs
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Post by: Yoshino on February 13, 2011, 08:55:30 PM
(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j388/hiyama77/Covers%201/zsg.jpg)

6th book of the Investigator Renko of the Moscow Police Dept. series, the first book, Gorky Park, was made into a movie which turned out to be a really good watch. :yep:
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Post by: muppet on February 14, 2011, 12:08:45 AM

6th book of the Investigator Renko of the Moscow Police Dept. series, the first book, Gorky Park, was made into a movie which turned out to be a really good watch. :yep:

Great series of books!!
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Post by: muppet on February 14, 2011, 12:11:07 AM
just finished  "After Dark" by Haruki Murakami

found this one to be very moving
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Post by: Yoshino on February 20, 2011, 02:43:22 AM
His books are quite long  :sweatdrop: but just so interesting.
(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j388/hiyama77/Covers%201/zcb.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on February 27, 2011, 04:09:19 AM
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/6169/51ah56efu7lsl500aa300.jpg)

lots of cool stories; some i'm familiar with, some are new to me. the book's written in a bit of a screwy order (i.e. not chronological), which hurts some, but the prose is lively enough that i can get past that.
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Post by: muppet on February 27, 2011, 04:14:57 AM
"Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter" by Mario Vargas Llosa
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Post by: Yoshino on March 04, 2011, 03:47:00 AM
Out, loved it so much the first time thru deserved a re-read, it received the Grand Prix for Crime Fiction, Japan's top mystery award back in 1997. :thumbsup
(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j388/hiyama77/Covers%201/zout.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on March 06, 2011, 05:49:15 PM
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/1899/9780385295963.jpg)

A lot of overlap with Revolutionary Road... I wonder if all his books are like this.
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Post by: Tuffty on March 13, 2011, 02:26:58 AM
Now that I've finished Empire of Silver I can start in earnest with reading A Game of Thrones.
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Post by: muppet on March 13, 2011, 02:41:27 AM
"Paprika" by  Yasutaka Tsutsui
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Post by: Disco on March 19, 2011, 05:15:18 PM
Finished this earlier this month:
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/th_norwegian_wood.jpg) (http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/?action=view&current=norwegian_wood.jpg)

Starting on:
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/th_Jurassic-Park-Michael-Crichton-Hard16-med.jpg) (http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/?action=view&current=Jurassic-Park-Michael-Crichton-Hard16-med.jpg)

:monster:
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Post by: Disco on March 29, 2011, 04:03:46 PM
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/th_elephant-vanishes-stories-haruki-murakami-paperback-cover-art.jpg) (http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/?action=view&current=elephant-vanishes-stories-haruki-murakami-paperback-cover-art.jpg)

 :D
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Post by: muppet on March 29, 2011, 04:22:23 PM
"The Quants - The maths geniuses who brought down Wall Street " by Scott Patterson
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Post by: mendoza11 on March 30, 2011, 09:38:12 PM
(http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/8852/theloomingtoweralqaidat.jpg)

I've been meaning to reread this one after Egypt took center stage in the news, since what little I knew about Egypt came from the chapter on Zawahiri's background. I picked up the paperback, and it's an even more engrossing read than I remembered it being. Turns out there's an HBO documentary about Wright called "My Trip to Al Qaeda", too, and there just so happens to be torrents of it. Noice. :thumbup
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Post by: Rickker708 on March 31, 2011, 08:08:26 AM
(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r220/RIckCofer22/th_steamed.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r220/RIckCofer22/?action=view&current=steamed.jpg)
Steampunk'd: a collection of short stories set in the Victorian age where steam power ruled.
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Post by: mode107 on April 01, 2011, 04:08:45 AM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/1qnzhu.jpg)
From the same author that wrote:
(http://i52.tinypic.com/9tzomc.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on April 02, 2011, 11:32:15 PM
(http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/8739/battlehymntigermotheram.jpg)

Came home from the library with this today, purely out of morbid curiosity.
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Post by: muppet on April 03, 2011, 12:16:39 AM
"Murder at the Savoy" by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

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Post by: zeroyui on April 05, 2011, 08:34:05 AM
And then there were None
Agatha Christie
Mystery Novel
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Post by: Amplifier on April 09, 2011, 03:46:13 PM
Been meaning to read Game of Thrones for the better part of a decade, so I'm trying to cram it into the week left before the show starts.

Also: http://www.shelfari.com/groups/55655/about (http://www.shelfari.com/groups/55655/about) JOIN
http://whatshouldireadnext.com/search (http://whatshouldireadnext.com/search)
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Post by: Disco on April 11, 2011, 10:50:31 PM
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/th_hp5pic.jpg) (http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/?action=view&current=hp5pic.jpg)

 :monster:
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Post by: mendoza11 on April 15, 2011, 12:46:37 AM
(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/255/palekingarticleinline.jpg)

wooooooo
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Post by: muppet on April 16, 2011, 12:39:23 PM
The Land of Green Plums (Herta Müller)
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Post by: muppet on April 21, 2011, 05:36:06 AM
The Girl Who Played With Fire (Stieg Larsson)
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Post by: mendoza11 on April 29, 2011, 06:39:15 PM
(http://images.indiebound.com/466/456/9780061456466.jpg)

I'm feeling at least a little more hawkish after reading this
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Post by: thatonezombie on April 30, 2011, 12:54:57 AM
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.
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Post by: Disco on May 03, 2011, 03:04:38 PM
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/lord_flies.jpg)

 :twothumbs
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Post by: muppet on May 03, 2011, 03:13:15 PM
The Yamamoto Dynasty - The Secret History of Japan's Imperial Family   (Sterling & Peggy Seagrave)
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Post by: Palindrome on May 03, 2011, 10:49:03 PM
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll240/massice44/n22827.jpg)
 
Pretty weird in a good way
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Post by: mendoza11 on May 03, 2011, 11:18:56 PM
(http://i43.tower.com/images/mm111926947/before-storm-barry-goldwater-unmaking-american-consensus-rick-perlstein-paperback-cover-art.jpg)

Perlstein's more recent book, Nixonland, was better, but this is a good read in its own right, too
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Post by: mendoza11 on May 15, 2011, 05:10:12 AM
(http://imageshack.us/m/10/8963/735705455fd9a3b096o.jpg)

I tend to go for the kind of history book that's crammed full with sexy anecdotal details, but so far this seems like more of a book of broad themes.
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Post by: Disco on May 16, 2011, 01:47:40 PM
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/th_wells_timemachine_1895_coverjpg.gif) (http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/?action=view&current=wells_timemachine_1895_coverjpg.gif)

 :thumbup
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Post by: muppet on May 19, 2011, 12:13:29 AM
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Jamie Ford)
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Post by: Disco on May 27, 2011, 05:15:12 PM
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/war-of-the-worlds.jpg)

:monster:
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Post by: mendoza11 on May 30, 2011, 05:38:28 AM
(http://www.tcfrank.com/media/cover_whatsthematter.jpg)
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Post by: konohayashi on May 30, 2011, 04:45:02 PM
The Twelve Kingdom (Ono Fuyumi)  :)

(http://ui28.gamespot.com/1659/l1144_2.jpg)
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Post by: elricfree on May 31, 2011, 11:54:25 AM
The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
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Post by: mendoza11 on June 03, 2011, 06:06:55 AM
(http://books.gigaimg.com/avaxhome/89/63/000f6389_medium.jpeg)

I bought this book by mistaking Stilwell for the guy who led the Flying Tigers, Claire Lee Chennault. Got the names mixed up; Stilwell was the jag who antagonized Chennault. Well, I suppose it'll be more or less the same history anyway, so no big loss.
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Post by: muppet on June 03, 2011, 05:36:59 PM
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
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Post by: Disco on June 05, 2011, 03:21:25 PM
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/centaur-john-updike-paperback-cover-art.jpg)

 :monster:
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Post by: mendoza11 on June 06, 2011, 10:38:46 PM
Taking another stab at:

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/100books/100_books/infinite_jest.jpg)

I am determined to make it through this time.
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Post by: kaelzzz on June 10, 2011, 06:20:55 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/68/KitchenNovel.jpg)

Kitchen, by Yoshimoto Banana. Highly recommend any of Yoshimoto Banana novels. Her stories are very light and easy to read.
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Post by: muppet on June 11, 2011, 12:44:11 PM
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest  (Stieg Larsson)
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Post by: biheart on June 14, 2011, 03:59:17 PM
George Orwell - 1984
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Post by: Disco on June 17, 2011, 09:10:00 PM
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/jacket_img_1.jpg)


biheart, 1984 is next on my list of things to read this month, right after I finish reading about that old sport Gatsby. :lol:
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Post by: Disco on June 27, 2011, 01:01:16 PM
As promised,

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:monster:
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Post by: holidayman on June 27, 2011, 03:20:05 PM
1.Gintama
2.dragonball
3.Astro Fighter Sunred
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Post by: Disco on July 01, 2011, 02:30:20 AM
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/harry-potter-and-the-half-blood-prince-book.jpg)

:monster:
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Post by: seggahme on July 07, 2011, 03:44:59 PM
for now 'm reading Delany's "through the valley of the nest of spiders" and SUDDENLY his old "the ballad of beta 2".
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Post by: muppet on July 10, 2011, 01:33:29 AM
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (David Mitchell )
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Post by: Frenchy on July 10, 2011, 02:06:52 AM
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn69/htdm/zassisamasama-img428x600-1302677155agesar95423.jpg)
A book on the Group Sounds movement in Japan
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Post by: Disco on July 10, 2011, 12:57:56 PM
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/9999.jpg)

 :monster:
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Post by: Frenchy on July 20, 2011, 06:55:53 AM
Sputnik Sweetheart by Murakami Haruki
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn69/htdm/images-6.jpg)
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Post by: Kid_Alpha on August 01, 2011, 12:18:26 AM
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x456/robotritz/Freakonomics.jpg)

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Pretty much about all the unconventional ways that have been a part of the economy but never seemed to have been accounted for.
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Post by: Frenchy on August 01, 2011, 07:28:27 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/3KPrE.jpg)

To sort of tie into the upcoming Clint Eastwood film on him.
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Post by: Disco on August 03, 2011, 12:38:41 PM
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/steppenwolf.jpg)

:monster:
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Post by: muppet on August 11, 2011, 01:29:10 AM
An Artist of the Floating World (Kazuo Ishiguro)
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Post by: adventwriter on August 20, 2011, 06:43:33 PM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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Post by: muppet on August 29, 2011, 12:43:25 AM
Three Stations (Martin Cruz Smith)
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Post by: Rickker708 on August 29, 2011, 05:20:40 AM
The Shattering By Christie Golden
(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r220/RIckCofer22/th_theshattering.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r220/RIckCofer22/?action=view&current=theshattering.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on August 31, 2011, 02:27:44 AM
 :shocked
(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j388/hiyama77/Covers%202/zkr.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on August 31, 2011, 11:38:56 AM
I fell off the wagon for a little bit there, but now I'm back to reading real books on a regular basis.

I finished this yesterday:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_VZkZPrw7tuo/TRh_ONXVUII/AAAAAAAAAw8/M-5qQYRZ4do/s1600/metaphysical.jpg)

And now I'm on this one:
(http://images.borders.com.au/images/bau/f988653f/f988653f-61e1-4c07-97fa-1e0f7105d1f3/0/0/plain/all-things-shining-reading-the-western-classics-to-find-meaning-in-a-secular-age.jpg)
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Post by: Disco on September 03, 2011, 02:17:27 AM
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/the-hobbit2.jpg)

 :monster:
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Post by: muppet on September 04, 2011, 07:52:12 AM
The Dragon and the Foreign Devils [China and the World, 1100 BC to the Present] {Harry G. Gelber}
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Post by: togusa on September 04, 2011, 12:16:50 PM
Special Topics in Calamity Physics.
It's a novel and has nothing to do with physics, but it is especially awesome so far.

 (http://bookcoverarchive.com/images/books/special_topics_in_calamity_physics.large.jpg)
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Post by: Amplifier on September 05, 2011, 05:58:28 PM
The Odyssey, Beowulf, and A Short History of Reformation Europe :cokecat:
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Post by: mendoza11 on September 07, 2011, 01:21:53 PM
(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg593/scaled.php?server=593&filename=9780307266286.jpg&res=medium)

It's a little too soon for me to say for sure, but from what I've read it's more or less what I expected. Which is good. The thesis resembles that of Rick Perlstein's Before the Storm: radical movements may seem to crash and burn at the polls, but in fact they often succeed at changing the political conversation in very real ways. Before the Storm is definitely the sexier read of the two, but this is cool enough.
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Post by: Scatterbrain on September 10, 2011, 06:04:27 AM
I'm reading some Aesopian tales.
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Post by: mendoza11 on September 18, 2011, 03:21:26 PM
So American Dreamers was fine, but not really anything to write home about.

(http://dnhome.us/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/1861_The_Civil_War_Awakening_.jpeg)

This, on the other hand, is excellent so far, and I totally recommend it if you're in to this sort of thing. Civil war history without any military nitty-gritty -- though that isn't to say that it's some kind of broad historical outline that avoids nitty-gritty details altogether. It's more like a portrait of the political, intellectual and cultural activity around the outbreak of the war. Definitely one of the better books I've read lately.
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Post by: thatonezombie on September 19, 2011, 10:17:34 AM
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. 2nd time.
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Post by: burglarnoone on September 21, 2011, 04:55:48 AM
Currently reading Isaac Asimov - foundation series (for about the 5th time), Harry Harrison - Eden trilogy (love this trilogy would highly recommend).
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Post by: mendoza11 on September 26, 2011, 10:44:08 AM
(http://images.betterworldbooks.com/067/Malcolm-X-Marable-Manning-9780670022205.jpg)

Two thirds through. It's good.
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Post by: heiji on September 28, 2011, 08:54:47 AM
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich.
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Post by: benz on September 28, 2011, 11:06:42 AM
The Blue nowhere
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Post by: Erusa on October 05, 2011, 08:35:53 AM
Current trying to start A Game of Thrones. I usually go toward witty humor (or dark humor) or scifi/fantasyish books.

The former I recommend Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel and Naked by David Sedaris. Naked by Sedaris is another amusing read.
For the latter, I definitely recommend Name of the Wind and Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. Problem is that the trilogy is unfinished. The second book rather recently came out after years apart from the first published.
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Post by: Disco on October 05, 2011, 12:13:38 PM
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj199/Ryosuke623/35912861.jpg)

:monster:
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Post by: Asmodai on October 05, 2011, 02:29:38 PM
Slowly working my way through the massive Complete Chronicles of Conan - about 1/3 of the way there now.

(http://img.amazon.ca/images/I/51Rz1nLQ%2BfL._SS500_.jpg)

Trying to read one short story each night before bed.
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Post by: mendoza11 on October 07, 2011, 11:56:48 AM
(http://theasylum.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/product1.jpg?w=300&h=480)

Couldn't pull myself away from it.
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Post by: muppet on October 08, 2011, 04:37:04 PM
Nothing to Lose {Lee Child}
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Post by: muppet on October 09, 2011, 03:23:33 PM
The Hare with Amber Eyes [A Hidden Inheritance] {Edmund De Waal}
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Post by: Amplifier on October 09, 2011, 05:29:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/1cDE7.jpg)

Oh, German history class..
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Post by: mendoza11 on October 10, 2011, 05:01:28 PM
(http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1165606172l/7062.jpg)

Slowly starting to pick away at this. I've long liked Gopnik, but somehow I've managed to stay away from his books until now. The introductory piece was a little too dreamy for me, but once you get past that and into the political essays, you're golden.
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Post by: Amplifier on October 21, 2011, 11:56:24 PM
Inferno :hump:
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Post by: muppet on October 25, 2011, 01:23:50 AM
Great House (Nicole Krauss)
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Post by: arun.yothin on October 26, 2011, 09:09:35 PM
I forgot all about the 50 book challenge and I kept starting books or just reading anthologies. Now I'm gonna get one just one book: Hoodtown by Christa Faust.
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Post by: twissie on October 30, 2011, 02:17:46 AM
(http://hitorimoni.net/n/src/1319935994213339.jpg)

After a long break I'm finally back into reading this. It's so much fun 8D It's Kill Bill meets... Dragon Age.. or something like that. Fun, sassy, and action packed.
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Post by: Asmodai on October 30, 2011, 02:27:41 AM
I've started getting into comic books.

In the middle of this one currently:

(http://img.amazon.ca/images/I/51yW7nhgrxL._SS500_.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on November 05, 2011, 01:40:39 AM
A History of Japan [Revised Edition] (R.H.P. Mason & J.G. Caiger)
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Post by: mendoza11 on November 09, 2011, 12:16:54 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/de/CormacMcCarthy_BloodMeridian.jpg/200px-CormacMcCarthy_BloodMeridian.jpg)

I've been intending on getting into Cormac McCarthy's stuff for at least four years, and I'm finally doing it now. It seems almost impossible for it to live up to all the hype, and yet it does.
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Post by: Erusa on November 13, 2011, 07:06:23 AM
Just started the Game of Thrones series.
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Post by: beneso on November 18, 2011, 08:37:19 AM
At the moment I'm reading the novel The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. I got it cheap in my local book shop and have to admit that I love it! It's very exciting although I already know the movie. I'm not sure yet if I will read another novel by him, but I will definitely keep this author in mind.
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Post by: Rickker708 on November 19, 2011, 03:31:28 AM
(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r220/RIckCofer22/th_wwz.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r220/RIckCofer22/?action=view&current=wwz.jpg)
A friend loaned it to me.
Awesome read so far.
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Post by: thatonezombie on November 27, 2011, 08:37:21 AM
The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons.
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Post by: mendoza11 on December 04, 2011, 05:01:05 AM
(http://deborahrosereeves.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/sometimes-a-great-notion.jpg)
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on December 09, 2011, 06:24:42 PM
Books I've read for school this semester:
Alone with Others: An Existential Approach to Buddhism by Stephen Batchelor
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and For Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower

Over Thanksgiving, I read The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch and I just got her book Real To Reel a few days ago~
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Post by: mendoza11 on December 10, 2011, 06:17:57 AM
Goal: to read Morris's whole TR trilogy.

(http://www.townsendbooks.com/graphics/tb25645.jpg)

And so it begins.

It's pretty much impossible to come away from the prologue without thinking "Fuck yes this is going to be awesome, what was I even thinking when I read biographies about other historical figures and/or written by people who aren't Edmund Morris".
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Post by: muppet on December 11, 2011, 11:44:29 PM
Daniel (Henning Mankell)
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Post by: Amplifier on December 12, 2011, 01:06:20 AM
The Tempest & The Prince
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Post by: Amplifier on December 16, 2011, 12:23:03 PM
1Q84
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Post by: muppet on December 23, 2011, 12:12:38 PM
After the Banquet (Yukio Mishima)
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Post by: Hart on December 23, 2011, 05:27:20 PM
A Game of Thrones

Still got about 400 pages left to read.
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Post by: mendoza11 on December 26, 2011, 09:18:47 AM
Half-way through Theodore Rex.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1d/Theodore-rex-DVD.jpg)

No, wait, that's not right.

(http://img2.imagesbn.com/images/103560000/103563275.jpg)

There we go.

It's kind of great, but it's losing my attention lately. Might put it down in favor of something else for a week or two before I read the other half.
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Post by: Fadeout on December 27, 2011, 04:18:13 AM
Waiting anxiously for the first volume of The Story of the Stone/Dream of the Red Chamber

Has anyone read the four Chinese classics and could tell me broadly what to expect from each? Not sure which one should have the priority...
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Post by: muppet on December 30, 2011, 07:09:48 AM
Out (Natsuo Kirino) Oops! I already read this. So how about:
Dance Dance Dance (Haruki Murakami)
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Post by: Amplifier on January 08, 2012, 02:15:54 PM
Remember to join the Shelfari group: http://www.shelfari.com/groups/55655/about (http://www.shelfari.com/groups/55655/about)
And also to post in the 2012 Book Challenge Thread: http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=31593.0 (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=31593.0)

Still on 1Q84, took a long break from it
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Post by: mendoza11 on January 08, 2012, 02:50:26 PM
(http://www.openlettersmonthly.com/issue/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/ColonelRoosevelt.jpg)

:thumbup
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Post by: muppet on January 09, 2012, 01:52:28 AM
Exit Music (Ian Rankin)
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Post by: Amplifier on January 12, 2012, 01:29:30 AM
Game of Thrones, having put 1Q84 on hold for the moment.
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Post by: muppet on January 15, 2012, 11:57:22 AM
JAMRACH'S Menagerie (Carol Birch)
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Post by: muppet on January 22, 2012, 05:35:06 AM
Kokoro (Sōseki Natsume / 夏目 漱石) [translated by Edwin McClellan]
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Post by: Rickker708 on January 28, 2012, 05:35:50 AM
(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r220/RIckCofer22/th_511JD-xha6L__BO2204203200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-clickTopRight35-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r220/RIckCofer22/?action=view&current=511JD-xha6L__BO2204203200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-clickTopRight35-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg)
the second book in the  Crown Colonies series by Michael Stackpole.
This man is one of my favorite writers out there, both his sci-fi and fantasy grip me like no one else.
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Post by: muppet on January 28, 2012, 03:29:51 PM
TRESSPASSERS ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD The Race for Lhasa (Peter Hopkirk)
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Post by: muppet on February 04, 2012, 09:48:04 AM
The Silent Cry (Kenzaburo Oe) [Translated by John Bester] {Kenzaburo Oe /  大江健三郎....Japanese title is  万延元年のフットボール / Man'en Gannen no Futtoboru, literal meaning is 'Football in the First Year of Man'en'}
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Post by: Yoshino on February 05, 2012, 04:30:00 AM
 :? :oops:
(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j388/hiyama77/Covers%202/joe.jpg)
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Post by: Amplifier on February 06, 2012, 12:50:28 PM
A Clash of Kings :rockon:
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Post by: muppet on February 18, 2012, 04:47:49 AM
THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X (Keigo Higashino) [Translated by Alexander O. Smith with Elye J. Alexander] {Keigo Higashino / 東野圭吾...Japanese title is 容疑者Xの献身/ Yougisha X no Kenshin}

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Post by: muppet on February 19, 2012, 12:59:02 AM
Shiokari Pass (Ayako Miura) [Translated by Bill & Sheila Fearnehough] {Ayako Miura /三浦綾子...Japanese title is 塩狩峠 / Shiokari Tōge}   
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Post by: Amplifier on February 26, 2012, 12:53:38 AM
THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X
I was hoping to pick up a copy of that sometime.

In the meantime: A Storm of Swords
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Post by: muppet on February 26, 2012, 08:19:09 AM
THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X
I was hoping to pick up a copy of that sometime.

In the meantime: A Storm of Swords

THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X :twothumbs

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Post by: muppet on February 28, 2012, 04:25:00 PM
Botchan  (Sōseki Natsume / 夏目 漱石) [translated by Umeji Sasaki]


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Post by: Amplifier on March 03, 2012, 11:06:51 PM
A Feast For Crows
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Post by: Yoshino on March 08, 2012, 07:36:52 AM
 :?
(http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt143/hitomi7/Covers%202/cometbus.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on March 10, 2012, 08:40:44 PM
Tokyo Station (Martin Cruz Smith)
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Post by: sakura_drop_ on March 11, 2012, 12:33:59 AM
(http://www.femail.com.au/img/forgotten_garden.jpg)

Kate Morton - Forgotten Garden
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Post by: Amplifier on March 17, 2012, 08:21:26 PM
Two weeks later, still only halfway through A Feast For Crows. Spring break didn't help :cokecat:
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Post by: Yoshino on March 18, 2012, 01:36:02 AM
 :oops:
(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j388/hiyama77/Covers%202/new1-2.jpg)
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Post by: Tuffty on March 19, 2012, 08:00:16 PM
Bought The Hunger Games on the flight over to the US cause the trailer looked pretty cool. Good book so far too.
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Post by: twissie on March 19, 2012, 08:01:39 PM
I'm currently re-reading Harry Potter. From the very beginning. Absolutely perfect for short lunch breaks, it gives my mind space to breathe and just relax. Huzzah for awesome, fluffy books.
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Post by: Yoshino on March 19, 2012, 08:07:45 PM
Bought The Hunger Games on the flight over to the US cause the trailer looked pretty cool. Good book so far too.
I really enjoyed that but can't find the next 2 books, 2 bookstores in my neighborhood and both haven't had it for months and at the local library the waiting list is at least a 6 month wait. :sweatdrop:
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Post by: Tuffty on March 19, 2012, 08:12:44 PM
I'd say your best bet to get them is now with the movie coming out this week. Been to London, Atlanta and Tulsa airports and they had all the books on display and bigging it up to customers.
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Post by: muppet on March 22, 2012, 03:47:03 PM
The Mind's Eye {An Inspector Van Veetern Mystery} (Håkan Nesser)  - Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson;  Original title: Det Grovmaskiga Nätet
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Post by: mendoza11 on March 24, 2012, 03:07:24 AM
(http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320550981l/134164.jpg)
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Post by: Hart on March 24, 2012, 07:31:21 AM
Bought The Hunger Games on the flight over to the US cause the trailer looked pretty cool. Good book so far too.

Also bought a copy after watching the trailer, along with getting A Storm of Swords. Might read The Hunger Games just to take a break from ASOIAF.
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Post by: muppet on March 25, 2012, 05:24:35 AM
A History of Korea {An Episodic Narrative}  (Kyung Moon Hwang)
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Post by: Tuffty on March 25, 2012, 12:33:05 PM
Bought The Hunger Games on the flight over to the US cause the trailer looked pretty cool. Good book so far too.

Also bought a copy after watching the trailer, along with getting A Storm of Swords. Might read The Hunger Games just to take a break from ASOIAF.

It's also a break from ASOIAF considering that the text is a bigger font, so The Hunger Games 400+ pages is equivalent to maybe 100+ for ASOIAF :lol: You can easily plow through that in a week, so I'd go with it.
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Post by: mendoza11 on March 30, 2012, 10:00:05 AM
(http://blog.betterworldbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Mad-as-Hell-Sandbrook-Dominic-9781400042623.jpg)

Right up my alley.
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Post by: Hart on April 04, 2012, 12:56:30 AM
Just 10 mins into The Hunger Games. So tempted to reading the whole book today or tomorrow so I can go read A Storm of Swords.  :lol:
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Post by: mendoza11 on April 09, 2012, 09:54:59 AM
(http://assets.nybooks.com/media/images/productimage-picture-masscult-and-midcult-152_jpg_180x480_q85.jpg)
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Post by: Amplifier on April 09, 2012, 12:01:59 PM
Finally finished A Feast For Crows :bleed eyes: Not enough bang at the end..

Taking a break from the series, moving on to Snow Country.
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Post by: Hart on April 14, 2012, 12:02:34 PM
Catching Fire. I just want to speed through this and the next book so I can finally read A Storm of Swords.
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Post by: kpopped on April 23, 2012, 06:20:27 AM
1. A Dance with Dragons
2. George R.R. Martin
3. The 5th Fantasy book in the Song of Ice and Fire Series. I loved the first three books in this series but the fourth and fifth have been lackluster and boring to read.  Dance with Dragons has to be the worst of the bunch so far, but if you are a fan of A Song of Ice and Fire series it is worth a read. I just wish Martin would go back to how the first few books were.
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Post by: zaizai152 on April 28, 2012, 11:57:43 PM
Harry potter
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Post by: f3riedrice on April 29, 2012, 03:30:37 AM
I just finished reading hunger games so now I'm going to watch the movie! But, I'm planning to grab catching fire from the library. I'm so hooked onto this series  :)
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Post by: kmoo on May 01, 2012, 07:49:07 AM
A song of ice and fire. this series is amazing!
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Post by: muppet on May 01, 2012, 05:27:13 PM
The Road to Samarcand (Patrick O'Brian)
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Post by: muppet on May 03, 2012, 06:31:33 AM
The Temple of The Golden Pavillion / 金閣寺 (Kinkakuji) ( Yukio Mishima / 三島 由紀夫) [Translated by Ivan Morris]

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Post by: Amplifier on May 07, 2012, 01:26:52 AM
A Dance With Dragons. Couldn't stay away from the series.
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Post by: muppet on May 21, 2012, 01:41:30 AM
The Troubled Man (Henning Mankell) / (originally published in Sweden with the title "Den orolige mannen") [Translated by Laurie Thompson]



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Post by: bunny_rabbit on May 24, 2012, 02:54:17 PM
Rereding The Saga of Darren Shan and Assassins Creed Renaisance+Brotherhood :on study:
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Post by: wsama on May 26, 2012, 12:17:26 AM
Hunger games!!
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Post by: muppet on June 10, 2012, 06:03:35 AM
While America Sleeps A Wake-up Call For The Post-9/11 Era (Russ Feingold)

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Post by: Yoshino on June 26, 2012, 07:08:28 AM
 :oops:
(http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o591/masami707/Covers%201/Boogiepopnovel_vol1_full.jpg)
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Post by: yooshimen on June 26, 2012, 08:11:20 AM
Today's newspaper
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Post by: Sasshii on June 26, 2012, 05:03:23 PM
Reading a Haruki Murakami book I bought a year ago and never managed to finish.
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Post by: muppet on June 27, 2012, 12:20:33 AM
Villian /  悪人 (Akunin)  (Shuichi Yoshida / 吉田修一) [Translated by Philip Gabriel]

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Post by: yooshimen on June 27, 2012, 08:57:32 AM
Finnish guidebook how to use Windows 7
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Post by: Yoshino on June 29, 2012, 07:04:08 AM
 :O
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip05299.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on June 29, 2012, 11:52:08 AM
(http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1317067377l/9898501.jpg)

I guess I like it
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Post by: mendoza11 on June 30, 2012, 03:26:03 AM
(http://i43.tower.com/images/mm117378000/american-colossus-triumph-capitalism-1865-1900-h-w-brands-paperback-cover-art.jpg)
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Post by: yooshimen on July 04, 2012, 11:08:33 AM
Prague city guide
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Post by: muppet on July 07, 2012, 05:52:02 AM
BUSHIDO The Soul of Japan (Inazo Nitobe)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip05350.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on July 07, 2012, 06:57:49 AM
 :O
(http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o591/masami707/Covers%201/Boogiepopnovel_vol3_full.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on July 16, 2012, 12:31:07 AM
War Trash (Ha Jin)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip05409.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on July 16, 2012, 05:43:50 AM
(https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQbhECGYQV89Pwmyd3JBzgR3yidWfnRY_rdvz_mU3cd8c47i5G0xQ)
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Post by: yooshimen on July 26, 2012, 05:45:06 PM
Today's newspaper
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Post by: muppet on August 05, 2012, 11:58:14 AM
Nineteen Eighty (David Peace)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip05474.jpg)
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Post by: wolfsan on August 09, 2012, 07:40:47 AM
Reading book 4 of the Song of Fire and Ice series. Got interested in it after a good friend of mine introduced me to the tv series: Game of Thrones.

Highly recommend it!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lvpXWejXBI8/TcGpK5zxnFI/AAAAAAAAGFA/jh9WqjUxqic/s1600/A%2BFeast%2Bfor%2BCrows%2B1.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lvpXWejXBI8/TcGpK5zxnFI/AAAAAAAAGFA/jh9WqjUxqic/s1600/A%2BFeast%2Bfor%2BCrows%2B1.jpg)
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Post by: Bjoernlunda on August 14, 2012, 12:59:35 AM
1. A Song of Ice and Fire, book 3!
2. George R.R. Martin
3. Game of Thrones, Hello? You do know what it is about, and you do love it. How can't you?

I saw the first two seasons of this amazing Fantasy series on HBO and got hooked, had to buy all the books and are currently on book number 3, soon 4!
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Post by: Rei-chan on August 25, 2012, 07:27:25 PM
Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll  XD

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/9969/2book18.jpg)
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Post by: yooshimen on August 25, 2012, 07:36:44 PM
Mikrobitti (Finnish computer magazine)
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Post by: muppet on August 26, 2012, 07:01:40 AM
Blossoms and Shadows (Lian Hearn)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip05594.png)
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Post by: Forthisgift on August 27, 2012, 02:24:05 AM
Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll  XD
http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/9969/2book18.jpg (http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/9969/2book18.jpg)

The mad hatter is meant to be Bertrand Russell. Just a little random fact for ya, hehe :)
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Post by: hero182 on August 31, 2012, 04:58:08 AM
Sword Art Online (Novel)
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Post by: marisado on September 01, 2012, 03:29:26 AM
1. squirrel seeks chipmunk
2. David Sedaris
3.  It's about everyday life but instead of humans it's animals, lots of humor. If you want more detailed info go look it up at amazon.
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Post by: mendoza11 on October 17, 2012, 12:19:08 PM
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Post by: falir on October 20, 2012, 12:05:09 PM
i read manga :P
one piece,naruto,reborn,toriko
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Post by: muppet on November 04, 2012, 11:13:44 AM
Chronicler of the Winds (Henning Mankell)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip05843.jpg)
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Post by: wiwi on November 05, 2012, 01:14:44 PM
The shadow rising, book four of the Wheel of time series (there are fourteen books overall, so I've got a lot of reading ahead of me :) )

(http://aidanmoher.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/the-shadow-rising-by-robert-jordan-ebook.jpg)
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Post by: Estrea on November 05, 2012, 01:26:05 PM
1. squirrel seeks chipmunk
2. David Sedaris
3.  It's about everyday life but instead of humans it's animals, lots of humor. If you want more detailed info go look it up at amazon.

I read that! Loved it.

Currently rereading the Clone series by Samuel L Kent. I finished Perdido Street Station and The Scar by China Mieville before that, and reread through Sergei Lukyanenko's Watch series after that. I'm waiting on a few new books to be released before I can continue on my sagas lol. Appreciate any recommendations though!

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Post by: paijokece on November 11, 2012, 04:38:25 PM
duh. your post :yawn:

 :nervous
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Post by: muppet on November 18, 2012, 05:22:15 AM
March (Geraldine Brooks)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip05891.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on November 24, 2012, 11:13:13 PM
For All the Tea in China (Sarah Rose)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip05925.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on November 25, 2012, 02:02:10 AM
Soul Mountain (Gao Xingjian) [Translated from the Chinese by Mabel Lee]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip05927.jpg)
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Post by: Fadeout on November 26, 2012, 02:06:24 AM
The shadow rising, book four of the Wheel of time series (there are fourteen books overall, so I've got a lot of reading ahead of me :) )

Though I'm told it's the last of the good ones ;)
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Post by: Yoshino on November 30, 2012, 04:41:26 AM
 :shocked
(http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j388/hiyama77/Covers%202/jl.jpg)
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Post by: Estrea on November 30, 2012, 04:58:15 AM
Reading the His Dark Materials trilogy. Just finished Northern Lights, where is my copy of The Subtle Knife? D:
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Post by: Shenjin on December 03, 2012, 12:41:23 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514DtOa3zVL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg)

No Easy Day

Pretty damn good book IMO
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Post by: marisado on December 16, 2012, 06:30:02 AM
(http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t399/Marisado_48/Scary%20Pics/wildswans_zpsf24d7328.jpg)

Wild Swans by Jung Chang
Well I just started reading it so here goes the description  :sweat:

Blending the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history, Wild Swans has become a bestselling classic in thirty languages, with more than ten million copies sold. The story of three generations in twentieth-century China, it is an engrossing record of Mao's impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love.
Jung Chang describes the life of her grandmother, a warlord's concubine; her mother's struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents' experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a "barefoot doctor," a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving -- and ultimately uplifting -- detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.
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Post by: vampireape on December 17, 2012, 01:15:53 AM
World War Z - Max Brooks

I hope I'll be just in time for the film
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Post by: Estrea on December 17, 2012, 07:17:55 AM
Reading A Cavern Of Black Ice by J.V. Jones. It's taking me a lot longer than I expected. Well, hopefully by the time I finish, the last book of the quintet will be out!
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Post by: Forthisgift on January 01, 2013, 07:30:51 PM
(http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/x0/x4495.jpg)
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Post by: Tuffty on January 01, 2013, 08:48:41 PM
The title would more accurately be what am I not reading right now? Ok let's go...

Before They Are Hanged (Book 2 of The First Law trilogy)
(http://thumbnails105.imagebam.com/22971/698383229709758.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/698383229709758)

A dark fantasy novel that scratches that itch that ASOIAF had left me. It's got a lot of the same themes, while leaning a little more towards the fantastical (the crux of the story does revolve around a wizard recruiting a party of warriors to find an ancient treasure), but what makes it stand apart is how dark it is. The three main protaganists can't even really be called anti-heroes, these are just bad, despicable people. The first book, The Blade Itself, was good, but felt like a lot of it was just setup, this book is really kicking things off for the better. Enjoying it so far, have the last one to read as well when I'm done so technically there's two here!

Assassins Creed : Forsaken
(http://thumbnails106.imagebam.com/22971/268796229709768.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/268796229709768)

A tie-in novel to the game. Based off the last book I shouldn't expect too much, but it was an enjoyable enough read. Reviews say this one is better so...we'll see.

Crazy Horse and Custer
(http://thumbnails108.imagebam.com/22971/824853229709777.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/824853229709777)

A book detailing the lives of the famous generals, cultural opposites of each other, but remarkably leading similiarly parallel lives. Born at the same time, leaders at a young age, stripped of power, had to work hard to win the respect of their people. It's a purely factual book based on a setting that's always intrigued me so curious to read it.

Consider Phlebas, The Player Of Games, Use Of Weapons (Culture series)
(http://thumbnails105.imagebam.com/22971/5fbcbf229709783.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/5fbcbf229709783) (http://thumbnails106.imagebam.com/22971/55ef7b229709794.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/55ef7b229709794) (http://thumbnails107.imagebam.com/22971/81140b229709799.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/81140b229709799)

This is something I'm most excited about actually. Apparently the Culture series is fairly hit and miss, but these books are universally praised as being the best in the series as well as some of the best sci-fi ever. Sign me up.

So yeh, fairly occupied right now. XD
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Post by: mendoza11 on January 04, 2013, 10:23:36 AM
(http://cdn.thedailybeast.com/content/dailybeast/articles/2012/10/22/this-week-s-hot-reads-oct-22-2012/_jcr_content/body/inlineimage.img.503.jpg/1351006435929.cached.jpg)

It's been getting virtually no press, somehow (come on, people -- it's Morris!!) but it's really quite good. Morris and I are definitely on opposite sides of a generational rift or two, but I love him, sweater vests and all.
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Post by: mendoza11 on January 07, 2013, 08:49:23 AM
(http://s3.mugglenet.com/news/2012/10/JamesCulturalAmnesia.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on January 13, 2013, 02:12:03 AM
The Garden of Evening Mists (Tan Twan Eng)

                     (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/t/jphip06036.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06036.jpg)

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Post by: mendoza11 on January 15, 2013, 11:59:42 AM
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Post by: muppet on February 02, 2013, 01:59:11 AM
Twenty-four Eyes (Sakae Tsuboi)   {translated by Akira Miura}

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/t/jphip06075.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06075.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on February 02, 2013, 06:58:09 AM
(http://img1.imagesbn.com/p/9780679746492_p0_v1_s260x420.JPG)

It's absolutely wonderful.
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Post by: muppet on February 03, 2013, 09:18:14 PM
SHOGUN The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu (A.L. Sadler)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/t/jphip06082.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06082.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on March 28, 2013, 01:56:49 PM
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Post by: muppet on April 03, 2013, 05:15:50 PM
Salvation Of A Saint (Keigo Higashino) {Translated by Alexander O. Smith with Elye J. Alexander}

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/t/jphip06251.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06251.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on April 13, 2013, 10:29:00 AM
In Praise of Shadows (Junichiro Tanizaki) {Translated by Thomas J. Harper & Edward G. Seidensticker}

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06268.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on April 17, 2013, 07:58:01 AM
The Maid (Yasutaka Tsutsui) {Translated by Adam Kabat}

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06276.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on April 22, 2013, 04:40:28 PM
The Elephant Vanishes (Haruki Murakami) {Translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum & Jay Rubin}

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06288.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on April 25, 2013, 02:19:12 PM
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Post by: idkijustdo on April 28, 2013, 08:21:34 PM
1. Title - Septimus Heap
2. Authors, Illustrators, etc. - Angie Sage
3. What is it? Search it. A good book. About magic. I think any HP fans might want to pick up this book. A great series. Currently waiting the last book to come out. The seventh book xD
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Post by: Yoshino on May 05, 2013, 04:37:54 AM
Actually finished it earlier today. :yawn:

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Post by: muppet on May 07, 2013, 01:22:59 AM
No Longer Human (Osamu Dazai) {Translated from the Japanese by Donald Keene}

Japanese title: 人間失格 / Ningen Shikkaku (Disqualified as a Human Being)


(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06319.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on May 12, 2013, 03:13:54 AM
Kappa (Ryunosuke Akutagawa) {Translated by Geoffrey Bownas}

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Post by: muppet on May 14, 2013, 02:58:02 PM
Naoko (Keigo Higashino) {Translated by Kerim Yasar}

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/t/jphip06345.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06345.jpg)
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on May 16, 2013, 09:19:57 AM
Just finished The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, her first book for adults. I thought it was pretty captivating, tho it was somewhat challenging to keep track of all of the characters initially haha
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Post by: muppet on May 18, 2013, 11:20:52 AM
Thousand Cranes (Yasunari Kawabata) {Translated by Edward G. Seidensticker}

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06350.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on May 21, 2013, 01:41:35 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e6/CatsCradle(1963).jpg/200px-CatsCradle(1963).jpg)
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Post by: muppet on May 23, 2013, 04:25:34 PM
Rashomon and Other Stories (Ryunosuke Akutagawa)
{With an introduction by Howard Hibbett / Translated by Takashi Kojima}

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06371.jpg)
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Post by: BX_LeMans on May 23, 2013, 08:38:52 PM
(http://www.risingshadow.net/library_link/images/books/383.jpg)

Not read an english book for a long time :D
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Post by: muppet on May 26, 2013, 05:15:32 PM
The Makioka Sisters (Junichiro Tanizaki) {Translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker}

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06383.jpg)
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Post by: stinkytofu on May 28, 2013, 05:53:35 AM
50 shades of gray.... lol sike... what im reading is my biology textbook
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Post by: soon-kyu on May 28, 2013, 07:44:27 PM
1. Its basically i think 11 or 12 books, im trying to re-read them all called ( pendragon )
2. D. J. Machale
3. Basically, there is a bad guy named Saint Dane and he tries to destroy the world by brainwashing humans and making the turning points of earth's history on itself and cause internal conflict so everyone would kill each other. A 15 year old kid(not sure if thats the age) starts to hunt him down with his uncle through portals into other dimensions and civilization. theres human cats/ monsters/ superpowers/shapeshifting/inception kind of twist involved. its a really quick read, one time i sat down and finished a whole book in a day. I read it all back in highschool, but i want to reread it again and re-live the adventure.
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Post by: mendoza11 on June 02, 2013, 12:24:30 PM
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Post by: mendoza11 on June 08, 2013, 09:15:40 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WMVS3IxfxOU/T_ms9NwB1EI/AAAAAAAAAGw/YrcC_vo5g70/s1600/WHITE-NOISE.jpg)
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 22, 2013, 05:12:24 PM
Just finished Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. The plot and characters reminded me of Sputnik Sweetheart, which I read for school last semester.
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Post by: mendoza11 on June 25, 2013, 03:36:29 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ed/Amazingadventuresbook.jpg/200px-Amazingadventuresbook.jpg)

impossible to dislike
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Post by: GhostHunter on July 09, 2013, 08:03:57 PM
Hunger Game :D
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Post by: muppet on July 11, 2013, 01:44:49 AM
MAO The Unknown Story (Jung Chang and Jon Halliday)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/t/jphip06733.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06733.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on July 13, 2013, 04:48:15 PM
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Books/Pix/covers/2010/4/6/1270572253947/Maps-and-Legends.jpg)

kavalier and clay got me interested in reading more on his thoughts on pop fiction
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Post by: muppet on July 14, 2013, 01:48:56 PM
The Crab Cannery Ship - And Other Novels of Struggle (Takiji Kobayashi) {Translated by Zeljko Cipris}

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/t/jphip06734.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06734.jpg)
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Post by: ultraman7 on July 15, 2013, 04:57:33 AM
1. Delivering Happiness
2. Tony Hsieh
3. Autobiographical novel about entrepreneur and CEO of Zappos.
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Post by: mendoza11 on July 16, 2013, 02:24:57 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_miShaSxv6bo/TCJul8Nl7tI/AAAAAAAAAD0/o5y_u9CSntY/s1600/libra_large.jpg)
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Post by: ActionBala on July 19, 2013, 07:54:56 PM
The Black Swan
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Post by: mendoza11 on July 28, 2013, 08:55:56 AM
(http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/7/0/5/0/event_211588752.jpeg)

Long overdue
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Post by: muppet on July 30, 2013, 05:12:28 PM
R.L. Stevenson's Essays (Robert Louis Stevenson / Introductory remarks on R.L. Stevenson by Hugh Walker- published by Hokuseido Books in Showa 13 / 1938)
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Post by: mendoza11 on August 04, 2013, 08:57:39 AM
(http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1348897861l/6085191.jpg)

Doing some serious catching up lately on novels I've been meaning to read for years. Read the first chapter of this in bed this morning.
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Post by: muppet on August 04, 2013, 01:48:00 PM
Diamond Hill - Memories of growing up in a Hong Kong squatter village (Feng Chi-shun)
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Post by: muppet on August 08, 2013, 10:09:10 AM
The Face of Another (Kobo Abe)  {Translated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunder}

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/t/jphip06590.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06590.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on August 13, 2013, 12:29:17 AM
(http://bookgroupbuzz.booklistonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/school.jpg)

:peace:
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Post by: mendoza11 on August 24, 2013, 01:37:18 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/98/TheNewYorkTrilogycover.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on August 25, 2013, 03:11:24 PM
After the Quake (Haruki Murakami) {Translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin}

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/t/jphip06589.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06589.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on August 29, 2013, 08:16:19 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fSnExcHIL._SY300_.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on August 31, 2013, 01:09:16 PM
The Tenth Man (Graham Greene)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/t/jphip06563.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06563.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on September 05, 2013, 06:02:45 PM
Three Sisters (Bi Feiyu) {Translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin}

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06562.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on September 15, 2013, 12:22:34 PM
reamde (Neal Stephenson)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06588.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on October 06, 2013, 04:36:54 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bho2K3nVL.jpg)
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Post by: superbunny3 on October 10, 2013, 06:42:56 AM
I'll be reading "The year of the flood" by Margaret Atwood. Nine years after I read one of my favorite book "Oryx an Crake",  I realized that it was part of a trilogy O_O!
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Post by: Hart on October 14, 2013, 05:10:46 AM
Since NY Comic-con was this weekend, I decide to pick up some comics based on reviews and recommendations. Here's what I've read so far:

Saga, both Volumes One & Two, written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples

(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/6/67663/2637786-01.jpg) (http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/6/67663/3119015-02.jpg)

Locke & Key Volume One: Welcome to Lovecraft, written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_hN7X5gUktas/THPjdVNuUDI/AAAAAAAADvc/KtKWSvKsPzs/s640/locke-key-1-welcome-to-lovecraft-hc.jpg)

Fables Volume One: Legends in Exile, written by Bill Willingham and illustrated by Lan Media, Steve Leialoha, and Craig Hamilton

(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/0/9116/2347555-fable_new_edition_cover.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on October 14, 2013, 05:31:11 AM
Myself a Mandarin Memoirs of a Special Magistrate (Austin Coates)

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Post by: muppet on October 19, 2013, 07:32:11 AM
Strange Weather in Tokyo (Hiromi Kawakami)
[Translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06740.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on October 22, 2013, 01:56:02 PM
Strange Weather in Tokyo (Hiromi Kawakami)
[Translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06740.jpg)

Why can't more book covers be like this?



I'm starting Mason & Dixon today, my first ever Pynchon.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/78/Mason_n_dixon.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on October 22, 2013, 04:07:44 PM
^ photographer is Natsumi Hayashi,
And yes, her work is really enjoyable!  :twothumbs

http://yowayowacamera.com/banana/ (http://yowayowacamera.com/banana/)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip16559.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on October 25, 2013, 10:27:17 PM
 :?

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Post by: Hart on October 27, 2013, 03:40:16 AM
Continuing with 'Locke & Key' and 'Fables' with Head Games and Animal Farm respectively:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Bi3n2X5PL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/P/140120077X.01._SX450_SY635_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

Afterwards there's Y: The Last Man, The Deluxe Edition; Books 1 & 2. Written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Pia Guerra & José Marzán, Jr.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xw6B%2BbdoL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518ryViBBeL.jpg)

Hopefully these will keep me satisfied for a few weeks before the need to buy more volumes arises.
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Post by: muppet on November 03, 2013, 02:51:33 PM
The Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa [Revised Translation by Eiichi Kiyooka] {With a Foreward by Albert Craig}

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06761.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on November 19, 2013, 01:51:14 PM
(http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320505189l/207874.jpg)
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Post by: triplegks on November 26, 2013, 08:11:27 AM
Dan Brown - Inferno
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bb/Inferno-cover.jpg)
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Post by: immolatus43 on November 27, 2013, 05:45:42 AM
actually i read hunger games book 3
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Post by: mendoza11 on December 08, 2013, 01:37:48 PM
(http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1327878601l/11529868.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on December 15, 2013, 02:54:55 AM
Birds Without Wings (Louis de Bernières)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06840.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on January 09, 2014, 03:29:49 AM
 :?

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06889.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on January 11, 2014, 12:49:57 PM
Canton Elegy A Father's Letter of Sacrifice, Survival and Love
(Stephen Jin-Nom Lee & Howard Webster)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06894.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on January 18, 2014, 04:17:53 AM
 :huhuh

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06913.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on January 26, 2014, 02:09:43 PM
A Fool's Life
Aru Aho No Issho (Akutagawa Ryunosuke)
[Translated from the Japanese by Anthony Barnett & Naoko Toraiwa]
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip06928.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on January 28, 2014, 09:39:50 PM
 :O

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Post by: muppet on February 15, 2014, 02:46:40 AM
The Great Wall (John Man)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07021.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on February 17, 2014, 12:10:05 PM
(http://tokyogreenspace.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/inland_sea_donald_richie.jpg%3Fw%3D545)
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Post by: muppet on March 08, 2014, 08:27:27 AM
A Hundred Flowers (Gail Tsukiyama)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07077.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on March 23, 2014, 06:58:00 AM
In Time Of War
Lt.Cmdr. Henry C.S. Collingwood-Selby, R.N. (1898-1992)
and Others
(Edited by his son Richard Collingwood-Selby, O.B.E.

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07117.jpg)
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Post by: twissie on March 23, 2014, 07:31:34 PM
The King in Yellow by Robert William Chambers

This collection of short stories is in the public domain, so you can get it for free from iBooks and Amazon. It's a great piece of weird fiction, I warmly recommend it.
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Post by: muppet on April 21, 2014, 04:41:04 PM
Shifu, You'll Do Anything For A Laugh (Mo Yan)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07180.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on May 05, 2014, 04:20:04 PM
Short Stories in Japanese: New Penguin Parallel Text
[Edited by Michael Emmerich]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07215.jpg)
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Post by: mendoza11 on May 10, 2014, 11:02:50 AM
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Post by: muppet on July 27, 2014, 02:20:33 PM
JAPANTOWN (Barry Lancet)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07381.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on August 02, 2014, 04:08:47 AM
 :?

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Post by: muppet on August 02, 2014, 07:39:16 AM
The Grace That Keeps
This World (Tom Bailey)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07397.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on August 10, 2014, 05:37:25 AM
Saints of the
Shadow Bible
(Ian Rankin)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07418.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on August 12, 2014, 04:43:50 AM
 :oops:

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Post by: muppet on August 24, 2014, 05:13:19 AM
Stalin's Last Crime
The Doctor's Plot
(Jonathan Brent / Vladimir P. Naumov)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07482.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on September 10, 2014, 05:21:04 AM
 :O

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07511.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on September 13, 2014, 03:13:15 AM
 :huhuh

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Post by: Yoshino on September 19, 2014, 06:43:44 PM
 :?

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07522.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on October 07, 2014, 06:30:10 PM
 :shocked

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Post by: Yoshino on October 11, 2014, 04:01:46 AM
^ Finished that rather quickly, now on to this. :O

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07592.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on October 11, 2014, 01:26:48 PM
Rubbernecker
(Belinda Bauer)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07594.jpg)
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Post by: MaYukiIsLife on October 11, 2014, 01:36:08 PM
Though some people might think it's for children (Which it is XD) I'm reading "The Invention of Hugo Cabret", 283 pages of pictures it really helps the eyes from reading 500 pages of text (533 to be exact)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VcEWaqKWL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on October 16, 2014, 05:03:03 PM
Beyond Brushtalk
Sino-Japanese Literary Exchange in the Interwar Period
(Christopher T. Keaveney)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07620.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on October 19, 2014, 03:34:09 AM
 :O

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07630.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on October 23, 2014, 03:48:50 AM
Been into Swedish thriller/mysteries lately. :oops:

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07636.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on October 26, 2014, 02:08:27 AM
Actually that^ was written by a Osloensar, didn't realize it until halfway through :doh:.... now on to.

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07650.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on November 02, 2014, 02:52:58 AM
 :huhuh

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Post by: Yoshino on November 09, 2014, 02:31:40 AM
 :?

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Post by: azooloop on November 09, 2014, 05:40:08 PM
Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr. and Among the Dead and Other Events Leading to the Apocalypse by Edward Bryant
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Post by: Yoshino on November 10, 2014, 04:50:02 PM
 :shocked

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07693.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on November 12, 2014, 05:38:17 PM
 :shocked

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07699.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on November 15, 2014, 05:16:33 PM
 :sweatdrop:

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07705.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on November 18, 2014, 04:15:50 PM
Lenin's Kisses
(Yan Lianke)
[Translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas]
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07711.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on November 18, 2014, 06:15:30 PM
 :O

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on November 20, 2014, 05:02:18 PM
 :catglare:

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07717.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on November 23, 2014, 06:03:48 PM
 :shocked:

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07725.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on November 25, 2014, 03:02:20 AM
 :wth

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07726.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on November 26, 2014, 04:28:11 PM
 :huhuh

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Post by: Yoshino on November 29, 2014, 04:58:27 PM
 :yawn:

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07745.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on December 01, 2014, 02:53:00 AM
 :wth

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on December 03, 2014, 02:47:55 AM
 :sweatdrop:

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Post by: orac on December 03, 2014, 05:41:18 PM
Currently reading the 1 on the right, Gakuen Polizi, with the manga I'll be reading afterwards, Strawberry Panic.

[edit]Had to add as attachment instead since the image was huge.
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Post by: Yoshino on December 07, 2014, 02:21:25 AM
 :yawn:

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07756.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on December 09, 2014, 02:45:32 AM
 :?

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Post by: Amplifier on December 20, 2014, 08:33:30 PM
Shadow Shoguns: The Rise and Fall of Japan's Postwar Political Machine (http://books.google.com/books/about/Shadow_Shoguns.html?id=xX4jLJz1HJIC) :thumbup
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Post by: Yoshino on December 22, 2014, 03:08:15 AM
 :huhuh

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07773.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on December 28, 2014, 01:05:26 AM
China's War With Japan
(Rana Mitter)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07788.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on January 04, 2015, 06:27:26 PM
 :shocked:

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07802.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on January 11, 2015, 06:12:17 PM
 :sweatdrop:

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on January 15, 2015, 02:45:43 AM
 :shocked:

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07837.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on January 20, 2015, 05:20:49 PM
 :panic:

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Post by: muppet on January 25, 2015, 04:15:45 PM
The Chinese Labour Corps
(Mark O'Neill)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07863.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on January 25, 2015, 05:30:20 PM
 :huhuh

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Post by: desertfox on January 28, 2015, 04:01:37 PM
Currently reading: smart trader not gambler
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Post by: muppet on January 29, 2015, 11:35:10 PM
Malice
(Keigo Higashino)
[Translated by Alexander O. Smith with Elye Alexander]
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07871.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on February 03, 2015, 02:52:53 PM
Lu Xun's Revolution
(Gloria Davies)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07939.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on February 04, 2015, 03:34:11 AM
 :O

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Post by: XcuteX26262X on February 09, 2015, 08:40:46 PM
The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51huGWOB3EL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)

No nightmares yet, and hopefully it stays that way. But then again, it's only been a day since i've started reading this...
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Post by: Yoshino on February 11, 2015, 12:04:41 AM
 :shocked:

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07954.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on February 15, 2015, 05:54:39 PM
 :?

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on February 20, 2015, 05:45:32 PM
 :oops:

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on February 22, 2015, 05:26:45 PM

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on March 04, 2015, 06:19:44 PM
 :shocked:

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on March 11, 2015, 04:37:15 PM
 :huhuh

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on March 15, 2015, 04:58:04 PM
 :O

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08047.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on March 22, 2015, 02:23:30 AM
 :?

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on March 22, 2015, 03:05:01 PM
From the Tsar's Railway to the Red Army
(Mark O'Neill)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/t/jphip08066.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08066.jpg)
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Post by: Yoshino on March 27, 2015, 04:45:35 PM
 :shocked

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on March 29, 2015, 04:38:14 PM
The Pyschopath Test
(Jon Ronson)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08084.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Amplifier on March 30, 2015, 09:17:47 PM
Democracy Without Competition in Japan: Opposition Failure in a One-Party Dominant State (http://www.amazon.com/Democracy-without-Competition-Japan-Opposition/dp/0521609690)  :bleed eyes:
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on April 01, 2015, 06:23:04 PM
 :huhuh

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08391.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on April 03, 2015, 11:22:09 AM
Japan and the Shackles of the Past
(R. Taggart Murphy)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08394.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on April 08, 2015, 05:13:50 PM
 :shocked:

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on April 10, 2015, 06:18:58 PM
 :nervous

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on April 13, 2015, 04:25:23 PM
 :O

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: etranger01 on April 13, 2015, 09:59:52 PM
wow, how much you ppl read. i never read novels though...

but i spent years with this one. but i forgot everything  :lol: (no just joking...still know it all...)

(https://djciyp3li67lh.cloudfront.net/906/46598/21236646_1_l.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/36/Hagakure.jpg)

the other one is full of death from the first to the last page, and i couldn't watch Niigaki in Samurai dress for about 3-4 weeks...no joke this time.

respect for the japanese culture, but i'd rather be a hamster or shit...this really aint no good thing anymore.
go to war, kill, get killed or kill yourself...have fun with that awesome tradition >100% serious...sadly.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on April 15, 2015, 06:02:42 PM
 :?

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on April 20, 2015, 05:17:03 PM
 :huhuh

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on April 24, 2015, 04:49:20 PM
 :shocked

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on April 30, 2015, 03:30:16 AM
 :?

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on May 02, 2015, 04:25:04 PM
Harbour Views
(Philip Chatting)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08476.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Tuffty on May 02, 2015, 05:21:07 PM
Reading this in preparation for The Witcher 3.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/Tuffty/71mGTRoQXQL_zpss3nvwghc.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Tuffty/media/71mGTRoQXQL_zpss3nvwghc.jpg.html)
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Post by: Yoshino on May 05, 2015, 03:20:19 AM
 :huhuh

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08482.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on May 08, 2015, 02:24:17 AM
 :shocked:

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on May 10, 2015, 04:32:40 PM
 :sweatdrop:

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on May 11, 2015, 04:27:15 PM
Goodbye to Uncle Tom
(J.C. Furnas)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08508.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: etranger01 on May 11, 2015, 09:42:04 PM
What: Aldous Huxley - the Doors of Perception & Heaven and Hell
Where: see pics! <3 if the weather is fine tomorrow i'll go there and read some more^^

"How significant is the enormous heightening, under mescalin, of the perception of color! … Man's highly developed color sense is a biological luxury—inestimably precious to him as an intellectual and spiritual being, but unnecessary to his survival as an animal. … Mescalin raises all colors to a higher power and makes the percipient aware of innumerable fine shades of difference, to which, at ordinary times, he is completely blind. It would seem that, for Mind at Large, the so-called secondary characters of things are primary. "

(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj516/etranger01/doors%20of%20perception_zpsi8jjroaq.jpg~original)

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Post by: Yoshino on May 12, 2015, 03:01:40 AM
 :?

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08511.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on May 14, 2015, 02:17:21 AM
 :O

(http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj496/Miori122/The-Dogs-of-Riga_zps3sy6ekwr.jpg) (http://s1264.photobucket.com/user/Miori122/media/The-Dogs-of-Riga_zps3sy6ekwr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on May 21, 2015, 03:42:50 AM
 :catglare:

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08536.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on May 25, 2015, 02:16:42 PM
 :wth

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on June 04, 2015, 03:01:19 AM
 :oops:

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on June 06, 2015, 07:52:13 AM
A Fraction of the Whole
(Steve Toltz)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08579.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on June 09, 2015, 01:57:41 AM
 :huhuh

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on June 20, 2015, 03:36:28 PM
 8)

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on June 27, 2015, 03:01:49 PM
Parade
(Shuichi Yoshida)
[Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08653.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on June 28, 2015, 02:38:01 PM
The Second Tang Dynasty
The 12 Sons of Fragrant Mountain Who Changed China
(Mark O'Neill)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08654.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on July 06, 2015, 03:52:42 PM
When Half is Whole
Multiethnic Asian American Identities
(Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu)

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: etranger01 on July 07, 2015, 09:33:58 PM
Heinz Mielke - Der Weg ins All 'Tatsachen und Probleme des Weltraumfluges' (the way into space 'facts and problems of spaceflight')

from the first dreams of ancient cultures to rocket-tech

(http://img.zvab.com/member/d26001/36148198.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on July 17, 2015, 08:49:50 AM
Tokyo Year Zero
(David Peace)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08702.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on July 19, 2015, 09:01:07 AM
the Four Books
(Yan Lianke)
[Translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas]
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08703.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on August 04, 2015, 03:37:50 PM
 :?

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08737.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on August 07, 2015, 06:30:53 AM
The Elephant Whisperer
My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
(Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08742.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Celashcole on August 07, 2015, 05:03:07 PM
We were reading this book in school and I really loved it
1. Princess Bride
2. By William Goldman
3. It's about this peasant that falls in love with the most beautiful girl. He then goes on a journey to find a place for them to live, but dies along the trip. Suddenly, the girl is told that the boy that she loved died on the pirate ship. Then, one prince wants her to be his wife, but she is kidnapped by three people. She is then rescued by the Dread Pirate Roberts, who is revealed to be the guy that apparently "died." Then it ends like a normal fairy tail. "Happily ever after."
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on August 09, 2015, 04:41:37 PM
 :shocked:

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08747.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on August 16, 2015, 10:33:15 AM
1974
(David Peace)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/t/jphip08755.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08755.jpg)

Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on August 18, 2015, 02:48:35 PM
Up From Slavery
(Booker T. Washington)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08757.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on August 19, 2015, 05:07:14 PM
 :huhuh

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: scorn on August 25, 2015, 01:12:13 PM
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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on August 25, 2015, 04:39:07 PM
 :?

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08767.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on August 31, 2015, 04:54:17 PM
Asia's Cauldron
The South China Sea and The End of a Stable Pacific
(Robert D. Kaplan)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08771.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on September 09, 2015, 04:31:47 PM
 :sweatdrop:

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08775.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on September 10, 2015, 03:56:35 PM
Frederick
The Life of My Missionary Grandfather
in Manchuria
(Mark O'Neill)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08777.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on September 20, 2015, 04:37:01 PM
The Man From Beijing
(Henning Mankell)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/t/jphip08791.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08791.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on September 21, 2015, 04:11:55 PM
 :shocked:

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: BX_LeMans on September 22, 2015, 11:34:55 PM
http://www.lesleydowner.com/books/across-a-bridge-of-dreams/

(http://www.thehwa.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/large-650px/across_a_bridge_of_dreams.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: trant444 on September 27, 2015, 07:36:34 AM
(http://s29.postimg.org/q3oyit98z/go_set_a_watchman.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/q3oyit98z/)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on September 27, 2015, 04:04:05 PM
 :panic:

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08799.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on September 28, 2015, 07:43:10 AM
The Chickasaws
(Arrell M. Gibson)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08803.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on October 11, 2015, 03:22:06 AM
Falling Leaves
The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
(Adeline Yen Mah)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08817.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on October 17, 2015, 02:26:31 PM
1977
(David Peace)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08825.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on October 18, 2015, 04:46:50 PM
 :sweatdrop:

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08826.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Amplifier on October 23, 2015, 10:33:10 PM
Converse, Philip E. 1964. “The nature of belief systems in mass publics.”

Help me.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on October 24, 2015, 12:54:14 PM
The Buffalo Soldiers
A Narrative of the Black Cavalry in the West
(William H. Leckie with Shirley A. Leckie)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08828.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on October 25, 2015, 02:56:59 PM
 :huhuh

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08832.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on October 30, 2015, 02:33:46 PM
 :O

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08843.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on November 01, 2015, 03:31:11 PM
 :banghead:

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08845.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on November 06, 2015, 04:04:48 PM
 :?

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08851.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Yoshino on November 12, 2015, 03:10:05 PM
 :huhuh

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08865.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on November 14, 2015, 12:14:39 PM
The Girl in the Picture
The Story of Kim Phuc,
the Photograph,
and the Vietnam War
(Denise Chong)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08868.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: TriskaiDeka on November 15, 2015, 10:15:34 AM
Live love lead - Brian Houston

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Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on November 23, 2015, 01:33:53 AM
Monsieur Linh and His Child
(Philippe Claudel)
[Translated from the French by Euan Cameron]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08872.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on November 28, 2015, 09:03:04 AM
Japan Journeys
Famous Woodblock Prints of Cultural Sights in Japan
(Andreas Matks)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08888.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on December 03, 2015, 04:06:18 PM
In The Dark
(Mai Jia)
[translated from the Chinese by Christopher N. Payne]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08898.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on December 18, 2015, 03:33:10 PM
Daughters of the Samurai
A Journey from East to West and Back
(Janice P. Nimura)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08910.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on December 25, 2015, 02:10:14 PM
The Changeling
(Kenzaburo Oe)
[Translated from the Japanese by
Deborah Boliver Boehm]
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08919.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on January 09, 2016, 11:20:49 AM
Depths
(Henning Mankell)
[Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08933.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on January 11, 2016, 03:50:30 PM
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
(Umberto Eco)
[Translated from the Italian by Geoffrey Brock]
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08950.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: etranger01 on January 24, 2016, 10:28:10 PM
2 Books

one is my favorite Idol. there are pictures in it and all the characters are gothic type. it's been in the family for 130 years and survived 2 world wars. that is why it looks a bit battered.
the other one is a fantastic Rika Ishikawa photobook  :lol:

'from nazareth to the mount of olives'
(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj516/etranger01/IMG_3077_zpsb9d1gjco.jpg~original)
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Post by: muppet on February 04, 2016, 04:13:34 PM
The Meaning of Ichiro
(Robert Whiting)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08979.jpeg)
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Post by: etranger01 on February 06, 2016, 06:35:16 PM
^
- what is the meaning of ichiro?
- where does Mr. Whiting come from?
- how does he transform my national pasttime?
- how do you change things in the past?
- where do i get a time machine?

Muppet! stoppit! AaaAArrrrgggh...

 :panic:
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Post by: muppet on February 07, 2016, 10:24:26 AM
New Page! :welcome

^

- where do i get a time machine?

Muppet! stoppit! AaaAArrrrgggh...

 :panic:

Maybe on eBay?
(http://picroda.jphip.com/manlove/jphip01658.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on February 09, 2016, 01:53:28 AM
The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea
(Yukio Mishima)
[translated from the Japanese by John Nathan]
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08985.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on February 10, 2016, 09:45:49 AM
The Coffee Trader
(David Liss)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip08986.jpeg)
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Post by: etranger01 on February 14, 2016, 08:19:07 PM
^
dang Muppet how can u read THAT much?
 :?
you, dear sir, must be very educated!

i still read that book about jesus. i like it. also i would read more stuff, but the day only has 24 hours.
just too busy....
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Post by: muppet on February 20, 2016, 03:27:25 AM
The Buried Giant
(Kazuo Ishiguro)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09010.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on February 25, 2016, 01:11:49 AM
A Diplomat in Japan
(Sir Ernest Satow)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09034.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: etranger01 on March 19, 2016, 10:58:11 PM
how can ppl read THAT much...
dang muppet u live on a different planet where a day has 48 hours....?

cool....

anyway, thanx to shirenu, who posted the link i was able to read 'dakara ikiru' from tsunku.
i really liked how he talked about his wife, looking back on the early years of his marriage.
such a brave and strong woman.
And of course Tsunku was brave too!
can you imagine, speaking the last words with your own voice to your wife and children?

and he said, the most important thing in life is to be grateful.
and he wanted, and still wants to make the people say: 'wow! that is something only tsunku can do!'


and when i look back now, nobody can write and compose a ballad like him.
but to be honest in 1000 word i could not say what his work means to me.

Tsunku and H!P, Tsunku and Morning Musume, they just belong together.

there was never a substitute for any of the members.
there is no substitute for tsunku.
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Post by: muppet on March 20, 2016, 06:42:31 AM
All the Light We Cannot See
(Anthony Doerr)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09069.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on March 28, 2016, 12:06:31 PM
The Fall of Hong Kong
(Tim Carew)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09080.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on April 03, 2016, 01:43:19 PM
Home Away From Home
(Manying Ip)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09083.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on April 16, 2016, 01:10:38 AM
Snow (Orhan Pamuk)
[Translated from the
Turkish by Maureen Freely]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09105.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on May 08, 2016, 03:24:00 PM
The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi
and
Arrowroot (Junichiro Tanizaki)
[Translated by Anthony H. Chambers]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09114.jpeg)
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Post by: psy17 on May 20, 2016, 05:23:19 AM
The Catalyst Code: The Strategies Behind the World's Most Dynamic Companies
(David S. Evans + Richard L. Schmalensee)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Nu-gRGfLL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on May 20, 2016, 04:14:25 PM
Excess Baggage (Karen Ma)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09116.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on May 29, 2016, 12:31:05 PM
Sayonara Slam (Naomi Hirahara)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09119.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on June 11, 2016, 02:38:46 AM
Quicksand (Junichiro Tanizaki)
[Translated from the Japanese by Howard Hibbett]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09127.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on June 24, 2016, 12:54:31 AM
The Museum of Innocence (Orhan Pamuk)
[Translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09158.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on August 20, 2016, 10:06:41 AM
The Long Defeat (Akiko Hashimoto)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09227.jpeg)
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Post by: Rickker708 on August 21, 2016, 02:51:08 AM
An author I had read back when walden books was still in the malls(he is a local writer and the store had signed copies). Recently looked him up and am getting to know his Shepard pen names work.
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Post by: muppet on September 18, 2016, 04:39:18 PM
The Vegetarian (Han Kang)
[Translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09287.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on October 10, 2016, 11:22:50 AM
All in all, it's just a new page! :deco:

The Translation of Love (Lynne Kutsukake)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09305.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on October 18, 2016, 10:50:52 AM
Midnight's Descendants (John Keay)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09312.png)
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Post by: Mivest on November 22, 2016, 05:16:11 PM
Most recent reading

1. Uchi no Musume no Tame naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoseru kamo Shirenai
2. (http://www.novelupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/uchinomusume.jpg)
3. It is a Japanese WN/LN that had a unique approach IMO. About an adventurer that picked up a young demon girl as her adopted daughter. Genre is slice of life, a very heartwarming story so far
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Post by: muppet on January 01, 2017, 11:13:13 AM
The Gift of Rain (Tan Twan Eng)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09375.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on January 15, 2017, 04:04:37 PM
The Moor's Account (Laila Lalami)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09385.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on January 30, 2017, 07:02:52 AM
Six Four (Hideo Yokoyama)
[Translated from the Japanese by Jonathan Lloyd-Davies]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09393.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on February 26, 2017, 06:03:42 AM
A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09423.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on May 02, 2017, 02:32:55 AM
The Refugees (Viet Thanh Nguyen)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09477.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on May 09, 2017, 03:10:16 PM
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (Haruki Murakami)
[Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel and Jay Rubin]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09486.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on May 21, 2017, 06:28:05 AM
Waiting (Ha Jin)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09497.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on May 27, 2017, 09:22:13 AM
The Crazed (Ha Jin)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09498.jpg)
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Post by: muppet on June 18, 2017, 04:55:48 PM
Silence (Shusaku Endo)
[Translated from the Japanese by William Johnston]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09505.jpg)
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Post by: Rickker708 on June 25, 2017, 08:49:25 AM
Took a break from the sci-fi / fantasy and read Anna Kendrick: scrappy little nobody. Very good read.
https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.BmjKe0pVD7tg-mPe7Sv3NQDEEs&pid=15.1
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Post by: wanderingwanderer on June 29, 2017, 12:09:00 PM
Currently trying to move out of my comfort zone by reading fantasy sci-fi trilogy, The Steelheart Series by Brandon Sanderson. It's an enjoyable read.  :)
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Post by: muppet on July 30, 2017, 05:53:52 AM
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (Arundhati Roy)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09540.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on October 01, 2017, 02:14:24 AM
The Club Dumas (Arturo Pérez-Reverte)
[Translation from the Spanish by Sonia Soto]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09571.jpg)
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Post by: Flipnotedax on October 18, 2017, 06:15:05 PM
Blood, Sweat and Pixels. By Jason Schreier. Fascinating insight into the games industry.

(https://i.harperapps.com/covers/9780062651242/y450-293.jpg)

Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on October 22, 2017, 03:17:15 PM
I Am Pilgrim (Terry Hayes)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09587.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on November 13, 2017, 05:53:39 PM
Men Without Wonen (Haruki Murakami)
[Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09611.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on November 20, 2017, 01:11:00 AM
Nocturnes (Kazuo Ishiguro)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09617.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on November 25, 2017, 01:51:37 PM
It’s a New Page-Turner! :lol: :welcome

The Unconsoled (Kazuo Ishiguro)

          (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09618.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on December 10, 2017, 01:41:51 PM
The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09628.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on December 18, 2017, 06:21:12 PM
Kinder Than Solitude (Yiyun Li)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09632.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on January 01, 2018, 06:05:40 PM
The Story of Hong Gildong (Traditional) [Translated with an introduction
and notes by Minsoo Kang]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09644.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on January 13, 2018, 01:02:03 PM
From the Diary of a Snail (Günter Grass)
[Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09649.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on February 10, 2018, 05:18:00 AM
The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Richard Flanagan)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09657.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on March 25, 2018, 06:45:45 PM
Ikigai (Héctor García and Francesc Miralles)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09731.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on April 30, 2018, 05:26:51 PM
Kitchen (Banana Yoshimoto)
[Translated from the Japanese by Megan Backus]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09752.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: muppet on May 07, 2018, 06:11:49 PM
Seventeen (Hideo Yokoyama)
[Translated from the Japanese by Louise Heal Kawai]

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09761.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on May 27, 2018, 07:35:52 AM
Pachinko (Min Jin Lee)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09785.jpeg)
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Post by: muppet on July 03, 2018, 02:23:24 AM
Collected Hong Kong Stories
(David T.K. Wong)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/t/jphip09817.jpeg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip09817.jpeg)