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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-14 09:22:30 Reply

Self Comes to Mind is a good one by Dr. Antonio Damasio.


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-14 10:09:45 Reply

I'd recommend any readers check out www.goodreads.com , it is a social website as well as a website that can track your reading progress, it tells you the % of how much of the book you have read, has quizzes on books, and also book recommendations you can scroll through.
There are thousands and thousands of books listed, so many. There are also community giveaways, etc.
It's a really great website for any passionate reader. My girlfriend and I use it a lot.


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-14 10:51:47 Reply

Watership Down


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-14 11:01:17 Reply

Neuromancer and the entire Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series.


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-14 13:39:12 Reply

I'm reading Oh Play That Thing by Roddy Doyle about a guy from Dublin who escapes from something to America. He befriends Louis Armstrong but I haven't got to that bit yet. It's fucking good. I love American literature.

The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster is the book I read before that.


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-15 00:30:07 Reply

At 1/13/13 07:07 PM, KillerSkull wrote: I hated Little Brother, one of the worst pieces of fiction I have ever read. It was trying to be cool and "hip" and just utterly failed at it.

I like "The Hot Zone" and "Rainbow Six"

I admit all the "t0tt4lly k3wl l33t sp33k" was not very great at all, but it's still a good book.


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-15 10:59:59 Reply

Hmmm.

I did enjoy some of the books in this thread quite a bit. You get tired of all the tearjerkers and depressing novels, though, so my interests have reverted to Carl Hiaasen's older collection until further notice. That, and traditional books feel increasingly dull when presented with the increasingly verbose webcomic medium, so yeah.


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-15 11:38:20 Reply

Oh don't even get me started. You'll definitely want to read the Song of Ice and Fire series, as well as anything by Orson Scott Card. That's just scratching the tip of the iceberg, btw.


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-15 11:43:09 Reply

Just started The Flight of the Iguana by David Quammen, a good nature book. After that I'll read what my lady friend gave to me, Stephen King's The Gunslinger.

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1984, Animal Farm, Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, Dragon Wing, Elven Star.


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At 1/14/13 10:51 AM, HolyKonni wrote: Watership Down

D'aww, my mother read that one to me when I was a little girl. Such good memories... :P

Most recently read: Alex & Me.
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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-15 13:58:51 Reply

I've been reading the Honey Boo Boo comic book.

It's better than The Dark Knight Returns.

Anyone read any good books?

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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-15 14:05:44 Reply

Well, I've read a lot of good books.
So I'll give you the name of the book I'm reading now rather than giving a long list.

World War Z. I've been engrossed in it for the past few days. It is truly brilliant. An oral history of the zombie war. It's played out so all the stories are being told to an interviewer as their account of it. I hear it's being made into a movie staring Brad Pitt.


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-15 14:59:48 Reply

I do. The last book of The Wheel of Time should I will read in another month.


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-15 15:09:34 Reply

I recently read Girl Interrupted.
It was fucking amazing.


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-16 01:27:56 Reply

At 1/15/13 02:05 PM, Confucianism wrote: Well, I've read a lot of good books.
So I'll give you the name of the book I'm reading now rather than giving a long list.

World War Z. I've been engrossed in it for the past few days. It is truly brilliant. An oral history of the zombie war. It's played out so all the stories are being told to an interviewer as their account of it. I hear it's being made into a movie staring Brad Pitt.

That book is amazing! I loved it so much! I hope the videogame/movie they're making will still be good...


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-19 11:21:25 Reply

I just finished reading "The Complete Peanuts 1985-1986" and I know that may not even count as a book but seeing as how it's really long (hundreds of pages), I imagine it counts in some way. I was the biggest "Peanuts" fan, seriously I really was. I own every single book in the Complete Peanuts series. Read it!


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-19 11:55:24 Reply

The entire Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks is one of the coolest trilogies I have ever read in my life. If you ever get the chance you should try those books out.

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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-19 13:05:27 Reply

I recently read Lifeguard by James Patterson and I liked it. Next up will be Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis. Not sure after that though.


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-20 10:41:41 Reply

I am also getting through the latest edition of Guinness World Records. That one isn't a novel, but nonfiction has a lot of important stuff to it, too! I was amazed at how it's pretty much the closest thing you could ever get to a great big book of everything, which was from some cartoon whose name I can not remember.


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-20 10:56:05 Reply

The Hitch-Hikers Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Douglas Adams.
Life, the universe and everything - Douglas Adams.
So long, and thanks for all the fish - Douglas Adams.
Mostly Harmless - Douglas Adams.
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - Douglas Adams.

They are all Masterpieces.

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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-20 10:59:34 Reply

I just finished reading the Void trilogy by Peter Hamilton. Definitely one of the better series I've recently read, although it was a bit more sci-fi than I would have liked.


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-20 11:23:30 Reply

In the process of reading the Game of Thrones book/Song of Ice and Fire atm. On A feast for crows. There's just something about the writing style that I love.

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I just finished reading Misery and pretty soon I plan to start Under The Dome, which is going to take me a while to get through I'm sure because it looks like it's about as long of a read as The Stand. Over the past couple years I've really gotten into Stephen King.


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-20 11:39:40 Reply

Last book I read was 1984 for class. I really enjoyed it.

I haven't read all that much recently, I started the Silmarillion but I haven't read much into it. I read Ringworld over the summer, and that was a fantastic novel.


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-20 12:14:38 Reply

Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut.

You won't put it down until you finish it.

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At 1/20/13 12:14 PM, gamejunkie wrote: Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut.

You won't put it down until you finish it.

I think Kurt Vonnegut fight in fact be my FAVORITE AUTHOR. At least he was at one point.


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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-27 08:19:57 Reply

At 1/14/13 11:01 AM, Drony wrote: Neuromancer and the entire Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series.

we got to the second pafe without a mention of hitchhikers' guide
holy fuck that's not good enough it's my favourite series of books ever.

that douglas adams was one hoopy frood.

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Response to Anyone read any good books? 2013-01-27 09:53:56 Reply

I read over 20 fantasy fiction books by R.A. Salvatore. I highly recommend them. They are good books.


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