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Re: books to read
« Reply #1140 on: October 22, 2011, 09:53:07 PM »
I don't want to be a double poster, but nobody else is reviving this thread.



If you ran out of Vonnegut books to read, and want to read something similar, this is a pretty good substitute. Tom Robbins is more sillier, and less sad/dark though.  

reading this one atm i'm liking it

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« Reply #1141 on: October 22, 2011, 10:27:56 PM »


A little slow and redundant but still a very good read.

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« Reply #1142 on: October 22, 2011, 10:29:05 PM »
Currently reading:


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Re: books to read
« Reply #1143 on: October 23, 2011, 12:22:12 PM »

Dark Tower series. Cyborg bears n shit

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« Reply #1144 on: October 23, 2011, 11:22:03 PM »

Dark Tower series. Cyborg bears n shit

I'm reading this right now!!  It's so fucking good!!!

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« Reply #1145 on: October 23, 2011, 11:56:40 PM »


Just finished reading this. I don't think I'll read any more in the series, it's hard to understand the plot when the it's being told from 10 or so different character's perspective, especially if you're only a casual reader like myself.

Onto this:


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Re: books to read
« Reply #1146 on: October 24, 2011, 01:20:34 AM »


School's up, hoes down.

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« Reply #1147 on: October 24, 2011, 12:24:30 PM »

Just started this today, seems pretty interesting so far.
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« Reply #1148 on: October 25, 2011, 06:32:50 PM »

some books on the list













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Re: books to read
« Reply #1149 on: October 28, 2011, 10:50:40 AM »
Finally finished Robinson Crusoe.

Was at the library looking for this,

Currently reading:


But found this,

Half way done first day.  Then I will search out ^

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« Reply #1150 on: October 29, 2011, 12:25:43 PM »
i'm reading more than a few right now. it's crazy with such a literature based semester... juggling pleasure reading and school reading but at least the school stuff is good this time around.


One Hundred Years of Solitude
Anil's Ghost
What is the What (just finished this one, Dave Eggers has some powerful interpretations in this one)
Working With Your Chakras


i scored a 1969 first edition of 10 Ways to Meditate by Paul Reps. Super cool book of short haiku style poems and brush work. the binding boards are phillipine mahogany, nice thing to add to the collection.



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« Reply #1151 on: October 29, 2011, 11:44:48 PM »
Reading all of these at the moment. Why do I do this? There are beers to be drunk.








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Re: books to read
« Reply #1152 on: November 14, 2011, 09:04:48 PM »


I've been on a sci-fi kick lately, and most of the books I've been reading aren't worth mentioning. Except this one. It's not really sci-fi anyways, it's just written by an author who's known for his sci-fi books. So check out Neal Stephenson. His books, or at least the ones that I've read, are both enjoyable and knowledgeable. 
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« Reply #1153 on: November 14, 2011, 09:18:39 PM »

Just started this today, seems pretty interesting so far.

Let me know how you like that. I keep seeing it and I want to know if I should bother.

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« Reply #1154 on: November 15, 2011, 12:20:31 AM »


Fukk yea, just got it. Will start soon. Ever read The Diamond Age?



Beginning this too. Like it.

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« Reply #1155 on: November 15, 2011, 09:24:26 AM »




Beginning this too. Like it.
I started this one year ago and still haven't managed to finish it... not every essay in it is that interesting in my opinion, however, you feel smarter while reading it
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« Reply #1156 on: November 15, 2011, 01:33:06 PM »

Just started this today, seems pretty interesting so far.

Let me know how you like that. I keep seeing it and I want to know if I should bother.

It is good.  I like historical books where the personalities of the people are a large part of the story and this is in that vein.

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« Reply #1157 on: November 15, 2011, 01:42:09 PM »




Beginning this too. Like it.
I started this one year ago and still haven't managed to finish it... not every essay in it is that interesting in my opinion, however, you feel smarter while reading it

I really like this dude.  Camera Lucida is a good one by him.  Its about photography but also about his memories of his dead mom.
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« Reply #1158 on: November 15, 2011, 02:23:55 PM »


really cool and informative

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« Reply #1159 on: November 15, 2011, 08:21:48 PM »


Fukk yea, just got it. Will start soon. Ever read The Diamond Age?


Ohh yah. That's actually the book that got me into him. It was a required read for this stupid Steampunk course that I took (don't look at me like that, the course said it was a Science Fiction course, so I accidentally enrolled in it without knowing it was about something as lame as Steampunk), but at least the course introduced me to Neal Stephenson (who is in no way affiliated with Steampunk, by the way).
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« Reply #1160 on: November 15, 2011, 09:12:53 PM »




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Re: books to read
« Reply #1161 on: November 15, 2011, 09:29:01 PM »


really cool and informative

Fuck yes!

Seriously one of the best books I have ever read. I dont agree with all of it but to hear a perspective that it so often written off, articulated so well can really make you think about your opinions and actions.

edit: I realize that I posted this directly after posting in the "bump when high" thread but my point stands dammit!
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« Reply #1162 on: November 19, 2011, 04:44:29 PM »
Finishing American Psycho was pretty hard to finish with the intense gore scenes. Going to start Child of God on monday.

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« Reply #1164 on: November 20, 2011, 11:34:48 AM »
This page kills it, a lot of interesting stuff that I've added to my to-read list. Cheers, dooods.
Right now I'm halfway through Confederacy of Dunces and just started reading this

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« Reply #1165 on: November 25, 2011, 11:48:36 AM »


So good. It's size is intimidating, but it's worth the read.
Has anyone read Freedom? If it's anything like The Corrections, I'll be reading it soon enough. 
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« Reply #1166 on: December 04, 2011, 03:54:57 AM »

was reading this one night when my phone rang, and i almost shart myself. awesome.

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« Reply #1167 on: December 04, 2011, 06:37:12 AM »
I love reading the Hunger Games series. Mainly because it not all cupcakes and happiness, it's one of the most depressing series i've yet, and it's entertaining as fuck. I also just finished this book, Peak it's only 246 pages, but it has some of the best writing I've ever seen. And then Black like me is a really good book, basically about a white man who dyes his skin black (which he can't wash out) and then he writes about his experiences about what it's like to be treated like a black person. That's a very good read, if you're black, you can't not read it.

I saw your mom do a ollie to cooch drop straight down the big black pole, it was gnarly. she defiantly shut that shit down.

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« Reply #1168 on: December 04, 2011, 11:38:40 AM »
I love reading the Hunger Games series. Mainly because it not all cupcakes and happiness, it's one of the most depressing series i've yet, and it's entertaining as fuck. I also just finished this book, Peak it's only 246 pages, but it has some of the best writing I've ever seen. And then Black like me is a really good book, basically about a white man who dyes his skin black (which he can't wash out) and then he writes about his experiences about what it's like to be treated like a black person. That's a very good read, if you're black, you can't not read it.

I just finished the first one out of the Hunger Games. I was assigned to read it for a Youth and Adolescence Sociology class I am talking, but it's a damn good read.

I wanna check out "Black Like Me" - I Heard the author had to move to Mexico or something because he received a lot death threats from the KKK or something.
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Re: books to read
« Reply #1169 on: December 04, 2011, 12:16:56 PM »




oh man I'm reading this at the moment for class, it's pretty tough going, but cool as well... just very hard to get stuck into, which is a bit of a problem as I have to somehow come up with a decent 3000 word essay on it this week, eugh

I've been reading quite a lot of classics and older works for my course recently:







And then there's my pleasure reading list, which I hope to get round to starting on over christmas (and I this time I actually mean that, I swear it!....)







and I also think I need to read these over the holiday for uni as well:




didn't mean for this post to get so long, bit of a daunting task to be honest. I think the pleasure reading will have to continue over a very extended period of time...