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Frank-N-FurterFrank-N-Furter ClubPA regular
edited February 2007 in Social Entropy++
is so badass.

I just read La vie devant soi and it's such a great book.

You guys read anything good lately

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited February 2007
    I read Hannibal Rising.

    So no.

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Does a reading a magazine while on the shitter count?

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    Frank-N-FurterFrank-N-Furter ClubPA regular
    edited February 2007
    Butters wrote: »
    Does a reading a magazine while on the shitter count?

    no

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    tulkastulkas Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I am currently reading the Birth of Tragedy

    Excellent

    I just finished The Twilight of the Idols

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    Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro cloaked in the midnight glory of an event horizonRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I'm reading Dune.

    It's good.

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    Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is fucking rad

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    bongibongi regular
    edited February 2007
    i'm kind of trying to read three books at once but it's not going very well

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    LardalishLardalish Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Im reading Lucifer's Hammer by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven.


    Pretty good so far.

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    Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro cloaked in the midnight glory of an event horizonRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    It makes me sick to think that there are kids out there who do not read for pleasure

    No I can understand. There was a long period where I didn't read because I had other hobbies instead/class/work and such and reading just didn't fit in.

    What makes me sick are the people that don't even respect it. Don't even consider it.

    Like on their MySpace under Books, they'll put "lol who waists there time reading books lol"

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    CG FaggotryCG Faggotry BristolRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    The Third Man is good. Read that.

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    World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Sars_Boy wrote: »
    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is fucking rad

    Fuck yeah it is, son

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    LardalishLardalish Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    It makes me sick to think that there are kids out there who do not read for pleasure

    No I can understand. There was a long period where I didn't read because I had other hobbies instead/class/work and such and reading just didn't fit in.

    What makes me sick are the people that don't even respect it. Don't even consider it.

    Like on their MySpace under Books, they'll put "lol who waists there time reading books lol"
    Well, work and class is understandable

    but if you spend none of your free time on reading you're a fucking husk of a real person

    Here here!

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    World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I am rereading Preacher
    and I bought Reefer Madness (this one) for two dollars

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    babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I finished the Zombie Survival Guide a couple weeks ago.

    It is my girlfriend's birthday this week so I have no money for World War Z or the Walking Dead comics until after payday, which is like, the 9th.

    Oh woe is me you guys.

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    GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    It makes me sick to think that there are kids out there who do not read for pleasure

    Reading is for jerks!

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    WidepathWidepath Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Sars_Boy wrote: »
    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is fucking rad

    Fuck yeah it is, son

    This is next up for me after i finish Perdido Street Station.

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    Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro cloaked in the midnight glory of an event horizonRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Yes, everyone should read at some point of their lives besides what your teacher makes you read.

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    bongibongi regular
    edited February 2007
    i really really like books by bill bryson

    like a short history of nearly everything is probably my favourite book

    which is why i am trying to read notes from a small island again

    but at the same time i am also meaning to read collapse by jared diamond and philosophical investigations by wittgenstein

    but i don't really spend much time looking at the words on the pages of any of them

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    Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro cloaked in the midnight glory of an event horizonRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Once I finish Dune I am on to American Gods, or Good Omens, I'm not sure which.

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    World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Widepath wrote: »
    Sars_Boy wrote: »
    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is fucking rad

    Fuck yeah it is, son

    This is next up for me after i finish Perdido Street Station.
    I haven't read anything better in a long time.

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    Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro cloaked in the midnight glory of an event horizonRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    My favorite series of books is probably the Death Gate Cycle.

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    CG FaggotryCG Faggotry BristolRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    It makes me sick to think that there are kids out there who do not read for pleasure

    It makes me sick that you use British spelling and am not.

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    World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    bongi wrote: »
    i really really like books by bill bryson

    like a short history of nearly everything is probably my favourite book

    which is why i am trying to read notes from a small island again

    but at the same time i am also meaning to read collapse by jared diamond and philosophical investigations by wittgenstein

    but i don't really spend much time looking at the words on the pages of any of them

    I've never read a single Bill Bryson book. I walk past A Short History of Nearly Everything every day in the science section and I want to read it but then I don't. (good story huh)

    t Forever Zero: go for American Gods first. I have heard Good Omens is good, but not amazing.

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    CG FaggotryCG Faggotry BristolRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    It makes me sick to think that there are kids out there who do not read for pleasure

    It makes me sick that you use British spelling and am not.
    casinoghost what

    you don't read for pleasure

    :(

    No, I just made a comment on your strange insistance on using spelling that is not of your dialect.

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    ShurakaiShurakai Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    It makes me sick to think that there are kids out there who do not read for pleasure

    No I can understand. There was a long period where I didn't read because I had other hobbies instead/class/work and such and reading just didn't fit in.

    What makes me sick are the people that don't even respect it. Don't even consider it.

    Like on their MySpace under Books, they'll put "lol who waists there time reading books lol"
    Well, work and class is understandable

    but if you spend none of your free time on reading you're a fucking husk of a real person

    Reading for enjoyment has to be implanted at a young age.. alot of people I know who don't read use the excuse that they can't because thier mind just drifts and its painful for them. This probably comes from not using that part of the brain, or you know, your imagination for any length of time. People who put down reading are complete asshats I agree, but most of the time its just a cowards reaction toward thier own ineptitude.

    As for what I'm Reading?

    A Feast for Crows, Book four of A song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. You might have heard of it.

    Next im on to either Cell by Stephen King or Shadowmarch by Tad Williams. I might go the King route just for a change of pace, but we'll see.

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    bongibongi regular
    edited February 2007
    bongi wrote: »
    i really really like books by bill bryson

    like a short history of nearly everything is probably my favourite book

    which is why i am trying to read notes from a small island again

    but at the same time i am also meaning to read collapse by jared diamond and philosophical investigations by wittgenstein

    but i don't really spend much time looking at the words on the pages of any of them

    I've never read a single Bill Bryson book. I walk past A Short History of Nearly Everything every day in the science section and I want to read it but then I don't. (good story huh)
    like

    just reading the first few paragraphs

    i just get this huge stupid grin on my face

    and it just stays there

    for the whole book

    seriously read like the first few pages on amazon

    if you don't crave the book like redeemer craves dicks after that, then you are not human

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    babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    It makes me sick to think that there are kids out there who do not read for pleasure

    It makes me sick that you use British spelling and am not.
    casinoghost what

    you don't read for pleasure

    :(

    No, I just made a comment on your strange insistance on using spelling that is not of your dialect.

    where?

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    tulkastulkas Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I just finished The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, bongi

    Bryson really has a way with words

    his style is so affectionate and funny

    and also informative

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    CG FaggotryCG Faggotry BristolRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    It makes me sick to think that there are kids out there who do not read for pleasure

    It makes me sick that you use British spelling and am not.
    casinoghost what

    you don't read for pleasure

    :(

    No, I just made a comment on your strange insistance on using spelling that is not of your dialect.

    where?

    Not here, it is just an odd characteristic that TFS exhibits occasionally.

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Actually I've been thumbing through Zack Parsons' book a bit. Yet another way to learn how lucky we are that Hitler was wasteful as all hell and had no idea how to generate proper war effort.

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    Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro cloaked in the midnight glory of an event horizonRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Shurakai wrote: »
    It makes me sick to think that there are kids out there who do not read for pleasure

    No I can understand. There was a long period where I didn't read because I had other hobbies instead/class/work and such and reading just didn't fit in.

    What makes me sick are the people that don't even respect it. Don't even consider it.

    Like on their MySpace under Books, they'll put "lol who waists there time reading books lol"
    Well, work and class is understandable

    but if you spend none of your free time on reading you're a fucking husk of a real person

    Reading for enjoyment has to be implanted at a young age.. alot of people I know who don't read use the excuse that they can't because thier mind just drifts and its painful for them. This probably comes from not using that part of the brain, or you know, your imagination for any length of time. People who put down reading are complete asshats I agree, but most of the time its just a cowards reaction toward thier own ineptitude.

    As for what I'm Reading?

    A Feast for Crows, Book four of A song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. You might have heard of it.

    Next im on to either Cell by Stephen King or Shadowmarch by Tad Williams. I might go the King route just for a change of pace, but we'll see.

    My friend is supposed to give me the first book in that series. He keeps forgetting to bring it though. I hear it's a good series.

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    bongibongi regular
    edited February 2007
    tulkas wrote: »
    I just finished The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, bongi

    Bryson really has a way with words

    his style is so affectionate and funny

    and also informative
    there are just like throw-away lines that make me snort with laughter

    i am in tears at most of the properly-constructed jokes

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