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Postby CodeZTM » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:01 pm

What are you guys reading right now?

I'm going through the Cardcaptor Sakura and Ouran Host Club Mangas (darn Hastings... Slow stockers...)

as well as reading some James Patterson novels.
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Postby Nessephanie » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:05 pm

Same thing I've been reading for the past few monthes...

Stephen King's Dark Tower series (on book 4 at the moment. :3)


...and I buy the NANA and BECK maga's as they're slowly released...
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Postby Ch3aLs3A L!n@ » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:06 pm

I'm reading the pocket book novel ^_^ though after this I'm planning to read the other manga books I order a week ago ^_^
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Postby Flint the Dwarf » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:13 pm

Nessephanie wrote:Same thing I've been reading for the past few monthes...

Stephen King's Dark Tower series (on book 4 at the moment. :3)

Awesome series. I think I finished book 5 a few months ago, Wolves of the Calla, but Kuso forbid me to read the next until I read Hearts in Atlantis which I couldn't find anywhere.

I really need to go to the library again.
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Postby Ileia » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:15 pm

Flint the Dwarf wrote:
Nessephanie wrote:Same thing I've been reading for the past few monthes...

Stephen King's Dark Tower series (on book 4 at the moment. :3)

Awesome series. I think I finished book 5 a few months ago, Wolves of the Calla, but Kuso forbid me to read the next until I read Hearts in Atlantis which I couldn't find anywhere.

I really need to go to the library again.



I should check out Dark Tower. But until then, moar Star Wars books! (by my count, I've read about 80.)
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Postby dokool » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:24 pm

Ch3aLs3A L!n@ wrote:I'm reading the pocket book novel ^_^ though after this I'm planning to read the other manga books I order a week ago ^_^


You can barely write in English, how do you read it?


I just finished Dan Simmon's Olympos (which, paired w/ his Illium, is one of the best scifi sagas I've read in years). Now I'm working on Eternity Road by Jack McDevitt, and after that I have some Harry Turtledove I've been meaning to read forever, plus Dahlgren, The Years of Rice and Salt, Monster Nation, and some other scifi.
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Postby Ch3aLs3A L!n@ » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:27 pm

dokool wrote:
Ch3aLs3A L!n@ wrote:I'm reading the pocket book novel ^_^ though after this I'm planning to read the other manga books I order a week ago ^_^


You can barely write in English, how do you read it?


yeah nice for noticing it but why you always stay up in my ass?

well tell it to me straight then I sat give you answer for that......
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Postby Ch3aLs3A L!n@ » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:28 pm

Ch3aLs3A L!n@ wrote:
dokool wrote:
Ch3aLs3A L!n@ wrote:I'm reading the pocket book novel ^_^ though after this I'm planning to read the other manga books I order a week ago ^_^


You can barely write in English, how do you read it?


yeah nice for noticing it but why you always stay up in my ass?

well tell it to me straight then I <s>sat</s> can give you answer for that......
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Postby Krisqo » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:38 pm

People actually READ these days? :shock:

I've been working on "The Divine Comedy" and "A Tale of Two Cities" for quite some time now. Finished "Midnight" by Dean Kootz (very good book, though kinda anti-climactic) and started "The Sum of All Fears" by Tom Clancy.
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Postby starcat09 » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:32 pm

Borrowing my friend's Peach Girl manga. Reading my own President Dad and Excel Saga manga.

Novel-wise, I'm reading Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett right now. When I'm done I'll probably read more Discworld.
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Postby Arigatomina » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:33 pm

Right now I'm halfway through Stephen King's The Stand. It's been bugging me for a while, so I went to the library last week and picked up the uncut/complete version of it. My mom has that version somewhere, but it's quicker to run to the library. Good read.

Nessephanie wrote:Same thing I've been reading for the past few monthes...

Stephen King's Dark Tower series (on book 4 at the moment. :3)

I saw a new book in that series when I was there! ^^; I have, I guess, the other 4 books. I remember wondering if he'd ever continued it. I'll have to dig those out and reread them before getting the next in the series.

Flint the Dwarf wrote:Awesome series. I think I finished book 5 a few months ago, Wolves of the Calla, but Kuso forbid me to read the next until I read Hearts in Atlantis which I couldn't find anywhere.

Oh, no, don't tell me that Hearts in Atlantis is going to be important in book 5. :x
I got HiA for christmas a while back and hate it. I'm a King fan, even, but wow is that a boring book. If that's where the Dark Tower series is headed, I'd say skip HiA and pick up Talisman - King and Straub (I think that's the name). There's a sequel to that, too, but the sequel sucked compared to the first book.

Libraries are nice. I'd like to go more often, if they didn't close so darn early. They should be open on Sundays. Nothing else is. :?
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Postby godix » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:51 pm

I go through books so quickly what I'm reading now changes on a daily basis. Here's some recent ones and some I plan on reading shortly:

Huck Finn - I reread this every 6 or 7 years. Twain was a master and this was the best he wrote.

Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb - dry as all hell and keeping the Russian names straight takes effort for me. But still one of the most informative books about the early nuclear program and cold war I've ever read. This is actually a sequel of sorts to The Making of the Atomic Bomb but for some reason my local library doesn't have that one.

Cyteen, Finity's End, Rimrunner, and other books in Cherryh's merchanter-alliance saga

Counter-Insurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice - If you want to form an opinion on what should have been done in Iraq this is damned near required reading. I've only read part of it, I had to return it to the person I borrowed it from and haven't found another copy yet.

Pratchett's Discworld series - by far my favorite books of all time.

Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman and What Do You Care What Other People Think? - non-technical books about a very non-typical physicist

Tao Te Ching - The closest thing I'll get to a religion without vomiting

American Gods - Read Anansi Boys recently and wanna re-read this since I forgot half of it

HHGTTG - I got a complete collection of it for christmas so I waste time reading a chapter here or there when I'm on the shitter or the like. I've read it far to often to find it funny or even interesting anymore. It's just a way to waste down time so to speak.

The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire - I always meant to read this. I always plan on reading it in the near future. I haven't yet. Maybe I'll get to it soon...

Rendezvous with Rama - One of the three best sci-fi books I've ever read. Too bad he fucked it all up by writing sequels.

The Mote in Gods Eye - Another of the three best sci-fi books. Another one that got totally fucked up in the sequel

A Wrinkle in Time - Yeah, it's a kids book. So what?

The Phantom of the Opera - Work won't allow me to bring in paper books. They do give me internet access. So I grabbed the first thing on Project Gutenberg that sounded interesting.

That's enough, that probably covers the last couple month and next few month of reading for me.
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Postby Flint the Dwarf » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:58 pm

Arigatomina wrote:Oh, no, don't tell me that Hearts in Atlantis is going to be important in book 5. :x
I got HiA for christmas a while back and hate it. I'm a King fan, even, but wow is that a boring book. If that's where the Dark Tower series is headed, I'd say skip HiA and pick up Talisman - King and Straub (I think that's the name). There's a sequel to that, too, but the sequel sucked compared to the first book.

Talisman and Black House. I accidentally read Black House first, and frankly I loved it. But it ruined parts of the Talisman for me. But both are great books with relations to the Dark Tower series, I think.

And, no, HiA has nothing to do with book 5. I did see the HiA movie, and apparently the group of people that were hunting Anthony Hopkins' character play a part in book 6. I didn't ask too much why I needed to read HiA.
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Postby Kristyrat » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:16 pm

[quote="Nessephanie"]
Stephen King's Dark Tower series (on book 4 at the moment. :3)/quote]

I'm currently re-reading these, such an epic series : up :
Also just got into his new book, Lisey's Story, which is a refreshing change from some of his latest works, which I find really lacking compared to his early stuff. (Gold mines btw, only books I've ever read multiple times were his early ones)
Also just finished the third of Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas series, no disappointment there, anxiously awaiting the next of Frankenstein >_>

I also picked up Next, Micheal Chrichton's new book, I'll probably open it up when I'm ready for a little heavier reading. :P
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Postby Otohiko » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:23 pm

Currently finishing up Lawrence Lessig's "Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity". Title should be quite self-explanatory.

Next on the list is Danielewski's "House of Leaves", on Orwell's insistence.
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