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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:40 am

Bleach is awesome. Download your manga, it's a hundred million times cheaper.
I can give you a good Bleach website. I've downloaded all the volumes so far.

Byakuya Kuchiki is awesome. His Bankai is the best, undoubtedly. Well, Ichigo's and Urahara's are pretty awesome too.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:01 am

It's backwards! WTF!


I'm done AF. OMFSM it was fucking epic.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby midge35 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:11 am

The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason.

Jeez, that's a mouthful.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Cricket » Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:12 pm

Bill Bryson rocks... A Walk in the Woods is still one of my all-time favorite books of any genre, language, or format


Spent a week backpacking on Isle Royale a few years ago - rained the whole time. We kept amused in the really drenching downpours by passing "A Walk in the Woods" around and each reading a chapter out loud.

Some of it was totally hilarious because it at that moment was pretty close to home. My favorite Bryson book.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Wawizzle » Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:26 pm

Zankou 2.0 wrote:Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox


*epic choir in the background*


Really? Another one? *sigh*

The Opal Deception was the weakest for me. I think that Eion should have stopped after the third book.

But oh well...
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:28 pm

Wawizzle wrote:
Zankou 2.0 wrote:Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox


*epic choir in the background*


Really? Another one? *sigh*

The Opal Deception was the weakest for me. I think that Eion should have stopped after the third book.

But oh well...

Read the last two. This last one nearly broke my mind, it was so epic.


I had forgotten what a mental game of Twister was like.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Wawizzle » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:28 pm

Zankou 2.0 wrote:
Wawizzle wrote:
Zankou 2.0 wrote:Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox


*epic choir in the background*


Really? Another one? *sigh*

The Opal Deception was the weakest for me. I think that Eion should have stopped after the third book.

But oh well...

Read the last two. This last one nearly broke my mind, it was so epic.


I had forgotten what a mental game of Twister was like.


So there are two more after Opal Deception? Oh man. this series is getting stretched out like crazy.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:34 pm

Wawizzle wrote:
So there are two more after Opal Deception? Oh man. this series is getting stretched out like crazy.

No, it is not. Honestly. Lost Colony was weird, but good, and Time Paradox is classic.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby midge35 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:20 pm

Y'know what I really want to read?
Chris Jericho's Around the World in Spandex.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:27 pm

Cricket wrote:
Bill Bryson rocks... A Walk in the Woods is still one of my all-time favorite books of any genre, language, or format


Spent a week backpacking on Isle Royale a few years ago - rained the whole time. We kept amused in the really drenching downpours by passing "A Walk in the Woods" around and each reading a chapter out loud.

Some of it was totally hilarious because it at that moment was pretty close to home. My favorite Bryson book.

FYI,gales of laughter upset moose, but don't bother foxes any.

Nice. Ever since I read that book I want to walk the same section of the Appalachian Trail that Bill did.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby S'presso » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:07 pm

Fragments of A Whole by... (I don't have the book with me right now)
It's good, I'm barely a chapter in and I can tell I'll enjoy it.
Plus there's no pesky voice lingering in my head screaming "HOW DOES IT END?!" when I'm not reading the book. Ergo, I can read the book AND sleep peacefully. It's a good way of life, too bad it's not like this with other books. (Then again, it does start at the ending and the character narrates the entire story...)

However, I still wonder to myself "How does it end?" but that doesn't need to apply to books :)
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby GreenRain22 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:48 am

Oh God... >< My mom suddenly wants to relate to me and read Twilight. I gave her The Host today and hid all my books in seperate places till she finishes the Host, and if she wants more...

><;;;; WHY?! WHY ME?!

...Needless to say, she's reading The Host. ^^;

Um, I'm reading The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel. I don't care for the rest of the series: too pornographic.

And also reading Changing Seasons, a collection of 4 stories by Stephen King <3333.
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It's a broken hearts parade
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The band strikes up and they're playing a song
Dressed in black, and we're singing along to the
Broken hearts parade
I've never been better then I am today


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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:59 am

GreenRain22 wrote:Oh God... >< My mom suddenly wants to relate to me and read Twilight. I gave her The Host today and hid all my books in seperate places till she finishes the Host, and if she wants more...

><;;;; WHY?! WHY ME?!

...Needless to say, she's reading The Host. ^^;

Um, I'm reading The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel. I don't care for the rest of the series: too pornographic.

And also reading Changing Seasons, a collection of 4 stories by Stephen King <3333.

lmao. Parents...*shakes head*
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Capellini » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:10 am

Clan of the Cave Bear makes me want to kill people.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby pieces o'nine » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:40 am

Capellini wrote:Clan of the Cave Bear makes me want to kill people.

But only after you do "exhaustive" research on period methods to do so, then drag them along through nine thousand pages of written description about every aspect of the archaic technique, and what you think about it, and what they think about it, and what the next tribe over thinks about it, and... at which point they will be grateful if you just kill them and get it over with, already.

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