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So tomorrow I'm going book shopping

SamiSami Registered User regular
edited January 2007 in Singularity Engine++
I need some new reading. Tomorrow my definite purchases are:

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The list thus far

Buy: House of Leaves, The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z
Borrow: Atlas Shrugged
Up in the air: The Fountainhead, Stranger in a Strange Land, Neuromancer, Snow Crash

I'll also probably get the new iPod, because ohmyjesusIwantitsobad. Any other books I need to buy/read?

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Did you read The Fountainhead, Starship Troopers, Stranger In A Strange Land, or Mein Kampf? Or Snow Crash? Or Neuromancer?

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2006
    Wins for House of Leaves

    loses so HARD for Atlus Shrugged

    ayn rand is a fucking hack

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Ayn Rand?


    Seriously?

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Wins for House of Leaves

    loses so HARD for Atlus Shrugged

    ayn rand is a fucking hack

    Does "hack" mean "a good writer"? If so, you're right.

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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Ayn Rand is so hot.


    Cue bannable erotic story.

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  • NewtronNewtron Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Depends, what are your interests/hobbies?

    Also, I recommend book shopping online, its not as fun as going to the book store sometimes but it can be cheaper.

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Kadith wrote:
    Ayn Rand is so hot.


    Cue bannable erotic story.


    You're thinking of Ann Coulter.

    Or possible Cheney/Rumsfeld.

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  • SamiSami Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Drez wrote:
    Did you read The Fountainhead, Starship Troopers, Stranger In A Strange Land, or Mein Kampf? Or Snow Crash? Or Neuromancer?

    That's a resounding no for all of what you listed. I only decided this summer to start reading again and I didn't really read too much before I stopped.

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    Preacher wrote:
    That's the kicker, not only is our healthcare not cutting mustard we are overpaying for shitty healthcare. We have the olive garden of healthcare.
  • The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository Bawstan New EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Man, fuck Ayn Rand.

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  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Definite Purchase #1 is clearly correct.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2006
    I'd hate fuck ann coulter

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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Javen wrote:
    Kadith wrote:
    Ayn Rand is so hot.


    Cue bannable erotic story.


    You're thinking of Ann Coulter.

    Or possible Cheney/Rumsfeld.

    It's all Ann to me.

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  • SamiSami Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    I'd hate fuck ann coulter

    you'd hate fuck a dude? oh, the faggot side

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    Preacher wrote:
    That's the kicker, not only is our healthcare not cutting mustard we are overpaying for shitty healthcare. We have the olive garden of healthcare.
  • ArcibiArcibi Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    World War Z

    Speaking of which, was that one copy ever really passed around

    Because I was supposed to be the 2nd guy to get it

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  • The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository Bawstan New EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Sheri wrote:
    Definite Purchase #1 is clearly correct.

    Did Ornstein ever make you guys read Ayn Rand? I think Emily or Becky suggested it. I think I almost smacked her across the room.

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  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Sheri wrote:
    Definite Purchase #1 is clearly correct.

    Did Ornstein ever make you guys read Ayn Rand? I think Emily or Becky suggested it. I think I almost smacked her across the room.

    No, instead we read Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Emily's fault. I don't hold it against her, though.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Sami wrote:
    Drez wrote:
    Did you read The Fountainhead, Starship Troopers, Stranger In A Strange Land, or Mein Kampf? Or Snow Crash? Or Neuromancer?

    That's a resounding no for all of what you listed. I only decided this summer to start reading again and I didn't really read too much before I stopped.

    I never read Atlus Shrugged, but Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead is one of my favorite books. Lots of multi-page monologues, but an excellent novel.

    If you like philosophy and science fiction whatsoever, then Stranger In A Strange Land and Neuromancer are must-reads. I think Neuromancer should be read just for the literary style alone.

    I was kidding about Mein Kampf.

    Snow Crash is pretty good.

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  • Dely AppleDely Apple Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    God, go check Rand out at a library. It's the Objectivist thing to do, as you will lose no capital and have more to spend on liquor once you realize you wasted hours on what amounts to one-dimentional characters used to spew forth hundreds of pages of Ayn Rand's shitacular views.

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  • edited September 2006
    TFS have you read anything by ayn rand or are you just saying what those you agree with say. dont lie to me young man

    [spoiler:11fad2de98]i havent read anything by her[/spoiler:11fad2de98]

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Get Heroe's Die.

    It has nothing to do with anything but it is an awesome read.

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  • FortyTwoFortyTwo strongest man in the world The Land of Pleasant Living Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Dude. If you are going to read Ayn Rand. Don't be that douche that starts spouting challkboard libertarian beliefs everywhere because you read Ayn FUCKING Rand and now you think you are so fucking smart.

    I am currently reading Manhunt: The 12 Day Chase For Lincoln's Killer I like history.

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  • edited September 2006
    I didnt like neuromancer

    it is probably because all of the cool stuff he made up has become fairly common elsewhere and the book lost its neat factor by the time I read it

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  • [Tycho?][Tycho?] Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Drez wrote:
    Sami wrote:
    Drez wrote:
    Did you read The Fountainhead, Starship Troopers, Stranger In A Strange Land, or Mein Kampf? Or Snow Crash? Or Neuromancer?

    That's a resounding no for all of what you listed. I only decided this summer to start reading again and I didn't really read too much before I stopped.

    I never read Atlus Shrugged, but Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead is one of my favorite books. Lots of multi-page monologues, but an excellent novel.

    If you like philosophy and science fiction whatsoever, then Stranger In A Strange Land and Neuromancer are must-reads. I think Neuromancer should be read just for the literary style alone.

    I was kidding about Mein Kampf.

    Snow Crash is pretty good.

    I plan to read Mein Kampf someday, for the historical perspective. Its probably one of the most important books in history, I might as well read it.

    I thought Snow Crash was good, but dragged too much towards the end. Dune for me is a true classic worth looking into.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2006
    TFS have you read anything by ayn rand or are you just saying what those you agree with say. dont lie to me young man

    [spoiler:f8b947bf2f]i havent read anything by her[/spoiler:f8b947bf2f]
    read atlus shrugged, so bad I wanted to cry

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2006
    then again nothing is as bad as jane eyre air eyeryer

    Fuck that was so bad

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  • SamiSami Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Ok, so Atlas Shrugged is off of the "buy" list and onto the "borrow" list.

    Buy: House of Leaves
    Borrow: Atlas Shrugged

    Up in the air: The Fountainhead, Stranger in a Strange Land, Neuromancer, Snow Crash, World War Z

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    That's the kicker, not only is our healthcare not cutting mustard we are overpaying for shitty healthcare. We have the olive garden of healthcare.
  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Or, don't listen to anyone here, including me, and go pick up the book and judge it for yourself. A lot of people hate Ayn Rand and her views. I'm no Objectivist, but the novel is one of my absolute favorites. And I'm not alone in that.

    On a side note, to the AR haters: isn't it also good and intelligent to read about things that we may not like? I don't know, to round out our knowledge, maybe get a better assessment of the world and how other people think? I've read about some disgusting philosophies out there and never felt as if my time were wasted. I just felt more educated afterward and felt better about my own moral pursuits.

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  • MarathonMarathon Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    My last trip to the bookstore I picked up a neat book titled "What If?" Much like the comics it wonders what if certain historic events had happened differently. Some examples are "what if Jesus had not been sentenced to death?" or "What if Lincoln had never freed the slaves. So far is been pretty interesting. Its sort of an old book but id suggest it if you have'nt read it.

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  • The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository Bawstan New EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Sheri wrote:
    Sheri wrote:
    Definite Purchase #1 is clearly correct.

    Did Ornstein ever make you guys read Ayn Rand? I think Emily or Becky suggested it. I think I almost smacked her across the room.

    No, instead we read Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Emily's fault. I don't hold it against her, though.

    I suggested Lord of the Rings and Calvin and Hobbes. It seems he didn't take my suggestions.

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    I guess sometimes count out Touchdown Tom.
  • layla miller reads atlas shrugged

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  • AirAir Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Reading is for faggots anyways.

    Buy some DVDs.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Also, though they are technically middle-school books:

    The Giver, Gathering Blue, and The Messenger. Great books. You can read all three in one day.

    A Wrinkle In Time is a great childrens book, which you can probably read in the time it takes to do a dookie.

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  • Dely AppleDely Apple Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Oh, I never said don't read it. I merely said don't buy it. I had a friend who would buy books when we were minutes from a giantic dang library, and he didn't just want them the night before essays were due. He coulda had so much beer moneys. D:

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    edited September 2006
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    :wink:

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited September 2006
    I flippled through House of Leaves at the bookstore. There seemed to be a lot of notes in it, but the description made it sound like a story.

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  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    I really enjoyed "We The Living"

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  • edited September 2006
    HAY GUYS MY NEW MP3 PLAYER CAME WITH 3 FREE AUDIO BOOK DOWNLOADS TELL ME WHICH ONES TO NOTBUY BECAUSE THEY ARE FREE

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  • XythXyth Registered User
    edited September 2006
    I read the title of this thread, and came in here with the intention of telling you to buy House of leaves, but I see it was not required. Good work soldier, you may proceed.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Dely Apple wrote:
    Oh, I never said don't read it. I merely said don't buy it. I had a friend who would buy books when we were minutes from a giantic dang library, and he didn't just want them the night before essays were due. He coulda had so much beer moneys. D:

    Oh.

    Yes, books are expensive. Very expensive. It's kind of sad. :(

    It's kind of good in a way because I'm an aspiring writer myself, so I'm glad there's a real industry there, but 30 dollars for a new book is a little fucking stupid in my opinion, and many OLD books aren't even on 7-8 dollar paperback, you have to buy a 15-dollar trade paperback.

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