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Postby MPTrooper » Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:48 pm

Atlas Shruged.

At least I will when I have time to read a fricken 800 page book.

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Postby Finrod » Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:51 pm

Warlord of Elephants wrote:Sharpe's Fury by Bernard Cornwell
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One of my favorite series of books, might I recommend The Archer's Tale by Cornwell as well.
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Postby Warlord of Elephants » Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:15 pm

Finrod wrote:One of my favorite series of books, might I recommend The Archer's Tale by Cornwell as well.


It liked the Grail Quest a lot... I'm mostly bouncing up and down waiting for "Lord of the North" (book three in the Saxon stories)..... hurry,,, hurry... <sigh> :( Sin.WoE.
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Postby Duke » Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:31 pm

I'm getting a copy of that as soon as I get back home. The only bookstore on this island is too far away....


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Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:44 pm

a Midsummers Night Dream by Shakespeare.

for class, but my aunt coincidentally sent me the complete works of shakespeare, so I'll be reading mostly Shakespeare for a while.
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Postby Duke » Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:49 pm

Oooh, the Folio. Fun.

I'm also reading The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White, of course, as well as Othello.


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Postby Warlord of Elephants » Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:05 am

1812 The Rivers of War. Eric Flint. Sin.WoE.
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Postby Kris1991 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:19 am

We're reading "Romeo and Juliet" in English I.
Today we had to translate scene 1 into 'modern speak'. I actually understand it quite well compared to others in my class, but when I try to 'translate' it, it becomes a bit harder. To me it actually makes more sense and sounds better in the archaic speak. I geuss my mind is just weird.
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:57 am

it's like any translation. an translation from spanish to english is likely going to have the same bare minimum meaning, but the art of writing is extremely hard, if not impossible to translate across language.

yeah, elizabethean english and modern day english are still 'english', but I'd say they're languages different enough to be.... different languages.

I have a czech friend who speak fluent czech, and he told me once how he would sometimes over hear a couple of russian people talking. he could understand and figure out enough words to know what they meant because the languages were simmilar enough.


also, the iambic pentameter and occasional rhyming probably helps.

it's art; best viewed in its orginal format. I would imagine most scuptures and statues wouldn't be quite as artful if seen in the fourth dimension or the second. something like that.

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Postby deadgenome » Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:46 pm

About to start Albert Camus' 'The Fall'
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What im reading

Postby Skinkefar » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:24 am

Yaaarrharrr! Im reading this post! Yarrrh!
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Postby Warlord of Elephants » Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:43 am

Hell's Gate David Weber & Linda Evans
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Postby Veritas » Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:00 pm

Stranger Than Fiction - Chuck Palahniuk

This is the 6th book of his that I've read. And I'll be honest, they are all great reads.
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:46 am

I should read that, the movie looks great.
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Postby Warlord of Elephants » Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:20 am

"Our Inner Ape" by Frans de Waal like it a lot so far... Sin.WoE.
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