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eli_

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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:37 pm

Loved Montecristo when I was a kid, used to ship him with Haydee. Bad habits start when you're young roll eyes

ETA: just looked it up, can't believe I remembered that girl's name right! Well, it's actually Haydée, but it still counts!
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:30 pm

Heh, yeah, the Haydee plot is messed with in most adaptations of the work... to get the count together with Mercedes again. I suppose, had there been shippers back in the 19th century, poor Haydee would have been one of the most hated characters for the fandom... But I sort of like her tho. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:29 am

Books I'm planning on reading over the next few weeks-

The Kingdom of Ohio- Matthew Flaming
The Jungle- Upton Sinclair (never read it in school!)
The Devil in the White City- Erik Larson
Sellevision- Augusten Burroughs
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:59 am

I really wanna stop reading fanfiction and actually read books again but I think I am finding the sheer amount of books I have collected over the last few years a little intimidating.

I just realized the last time a read a book was last march, one I was so excited for and it was terrible.

I think I am just gonna pull out an old favorite and work from there.

Random post is random.
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:50 pm

just trying to bring this thread back..
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:24 pm

I really want to get a full copy of Ferdowsi's Shanemah but no one seems to carry 1,000 year old books. Sad I think I'm going to have to special order but, but Amazon wants like $130 for it. hash
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:51 am

ETA: moved in the manga thread


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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:12 am

I heart Manga so yes plz for a thread?
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:57 am

Phyxrak wrote:
I heart Manga so yes plz for a thread?

Sure! Thumbs Up

Feel free to start one. I don't think I should do it. I know nothing aboyt manga. I wouldn't know how to start. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:45 pm

Quote :
“Sure, baby, mañana.” It was always mañana. For the next week that was all I heard-mañana, a lovely word and one that probably means heaven.”
I love you kerouac..
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:42 pm

Reading "The Places in Between", it's written by a guy who's walked from Istanbul to Shanghai without stepping foot in a vehicle and relying solely on the local hospitality codes. This one is specifically about the Afghanistan part of his walk and it really makes me want to do something similar, just become a nomad. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:11 am

has someone ever tried some murakami? norwegian wood or anything? damn I read that one again tonight. I remember now why I shocked me.
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:57 am

I just started reading "Empire State" by Adam Christopher. It's a superhero story set in Prohibition era NYC.
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Fri May 04, 2012 11:05 am

Jugz da' Clown wrote:
I just started reading "Empire State" by Adam Christopher. It's a superhero story set in Prohibition era NYC.

How was it? Sounds interesting.

I started 'A Song of Fire and Ice' while I was on holiday, I'm still only 52% of the way through. Longest. Book. EVER. Well, not really, some of the other Game of Thrones books are longer, I believe... But still, cheese and rice, it's taking forever.
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Wed May 30, 2012 7:02 pm

So, my friend Jayne had a baby and called her Arya...
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:50 am

Has anyone read the books True Blood is based upon? (if yes, how are they?)
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:44 am

I've heard the books are better. But I cant judge, because I've neither read, or seen the show.

I've just read a book called "Before I Go To Sleep". It was pretty good. It's about a lady who suffers from amnesia, and has lost the memory of her last 20+ years, and every night she goes to sleep she loses memory from the day before. So every day she wakes up thinking she's in her early twenties, or sometimes she thinks she's a child even, and has to go through discovering that she's actually 47 and married. And the book starts with when she decides to start keeping a diary, and have a doctor call and remind her every morning where she's hidden it from her husband. And then it's about what she discovers through recording her days, what the book is about. I recommend it. Enjoyed the book very much smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:42 am

Atm I'm reading Amanda Hockings Trylle series. Finished Switched now up to Ascend.
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:36 pm

One of the things I really want to do while I'm living in Pakistan is to start reading fiction again and doing that learn more about this part of Asia. So right now I'm reading a book called "The Taliban Cricket Club". It's about a girl who lives in Afghanistan during the peak of the Taliban era (1996-2001). It's brutal but also very entertaining. I'm enjoying it so far. It's weird and fascinating to read so many shocking things about a city (Kabul) that is located 200km from where I am right now.
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:10 pm

Is it an autobiographical book?
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:17 pm

Nope. It was written by an Indian guy named Timeri N. Murari.

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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:14 pm

It was Jugz (I think) who mentioned it awhile back, but I just finished reading Hello, Groin and I thought it was an amazing book. I really enjoyed it. smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:36 pm

I should read more. You know, stuff other than fanfiction.
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:57 pm

So I've finished the book about Taliban and cricket (so-so, nothing great) and started The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, Has anyone read this? I've heard it's scary.
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PostSubject: Re: The Book thread   Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:23 pm

Henry James is on my giant reading list but I haven't gotten to him yet. You'll have to share your thoughts on him when you finish.
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