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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Capellini » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:39 am

Rainswept wrote:
~NoodleDemon~ wrote:Davos supposedly died, though.


Ya well so did Catelyn, Gregor, Sandor, Bran, Rikon, Sandor, Ramsay, and Beric. Meanwhile, Pate is supposedly still alive.

"Supposedly" means jack in these books :o


Pate's not alive, that's J'aqen.

And you said Sandor twice. And Beric IS dead, this time.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Phlebas » Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:01 am

Just finished reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it.

Now I'm reading Matter by Iain M Banks, so far so good.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart » Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:48 am

Phlebas wrote:Just finished reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it.

Now I'm reading Matter by Iain M Banks, so far so good.


I didn't like 'The Curious Incident' much. The only Iain M Banks I've read so far is 'Fearsome Engine' which was excellent.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Phlebas » Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:57 am

Yeah Mr Banks has an amazing imagination. Algebraist, Look To Windward, Consider Phlebas, Player of Games, they're all great if sometimes brutal.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:45 am

I finished book four of WoT.

The person with the next book is only half way through. Damn him.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Clifford » Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:21 am

Hellonica. It's a bit boring in its descriptions
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby CynicGod » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:37 am

I'm reading a book that claims that the world will end in 1997. It's based in 2060 and it's kinda sad that I'm reading it. It was published some time in the 70s.

I've ordered the Tawny Man trilogy by ... can't remember. Her other books were amazing.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Rainswept » Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:39 pm

Robin Hobb. I just finished those. She needs to learn to write an ending.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Cricket » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:14 pm

I really like "The Curious Incident" - probably because the main character is very like someone I know.

Right now I'm reading a collection of short stories called "My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon" - vampires and werewolves and such, in love.

My tastes are a tad eclectic...also reading "The Tao of Willie" (hey, it was remaindered at B&N for $4), which is kind of amusing, and a couple of other things I forget just off-hand.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:48 am

Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - Bill Bryson.

Very good so far. Getting the fifth book in the WoT series on Monday. Grr.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby WelshRarePasta » Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:33 pm

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

I'm currently halfway through In the Wake of the Plague by Norman Cantor, which is quite interesting but not terribly well written or edited (poor Norman is getting old, but is too well known for editors to really correct *sigh*).
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Capellini » Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:28 pm

Oooh, that was a great book, very informative.
True terror lies in the futility of human existence.

Malcolm Reynolds is my co-pilot.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:31 pm

Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox


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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:27 pm

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

Walk in the Woods is by far my favourite Bill Bryson. The Mary Ellen bit was great! I was reading that at 2:00am and couldn't stop laughing! I woke up the entire house!
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby GreenRain22 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:00 am

Zankou 2.0 wrote:Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox


*epic choir in the background*


I never got into Artemis Fowl, oddly enough. I'll have to try out the series again sometime.

I'm reading a new manga I've become addicted and broke because of, Bleach. >> I need to get a job...
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