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I like psicological and phylosofical books, bt i dcided to have a rest from tem and I am reading "Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho

 

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I like psicological and phylosofical books, bt i dcided to have a rest from tem and I am reading "Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho

 

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You can't really blame him for typing like that. Afterall, he is reading The Alchemist.

 

 

 

I've got Moby [bleep] and Hemmingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls sitting on my shelf, bought them last week. Buy-2-get-1-free deals ftw, but I need to finish the series I'm wroking on before I start them.


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I've read both of them. Moby [bleep] is good, I really enjoy it, the prose is much simpler than you'd expect for the time period.

 

 

 

I absolutely hated For Whom the Bell Tolls, though. I was curious last year (or in eighth grade, although if that's it I bet that's the reason I didn't like it), and read it. It took foooooooooooreeeeevvvveerrrrr. A Tale of Two Cities went faster than that book. It seems like hundreds of variations of the paragraph: "This guy wanted to blow up a bridge. He was walking towards the bridge. He still wants to." And then, in about eight pages, you get: "ACTION MICHAEL BAY EXPLOSIONS DEAAAATHHHHH".

 

 

 

Maybe I should reread it, having old opinions on books can't be healthy.


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I've read both of them. Moby [bleep] is good, I really enjoy it, the prose is much simpler than you'd expect for the time period.

 

 

 

I absolutely hated For Whom the Bell Tolls, though. I was curious last year (or in eighth grade, although if that's it I bet that's the reason I didn't like it), and read it. It took foooooooooooreeeeevvvveerrrrr. A Tale of Two Cities went faster than that book. It seems like hundreds of variations of the paragraph: "This guy wanted to blow up a bridge. He was walking towards the bridge. He still wants to." And then, in about eight pages, you get: "ACTION MICHAEL BAY EXPLOSIONS DEAAAATHHHHH".

 

 

 

Maybe I should reread it, having old opinions on books can't be healthy.

 

Am I the only one that thinks it's hilarious that Moby [bleep] gets bleeped out?


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I've read both of them. Moby [bleep] is good, I really enjoy it, the prose is much simpler than you'd expect for the time period.

 

 

 

I absolutely hated For Whom the Bell Tolls, though. I was curious last year (or in eighth grade, although if that's it I bet that's the reason I didn't like it), and read it. It took foooooooooooreeeeevvvveerrrrr. A Tale of Two Cities went faster than that book. It seems like hundreds of variations of the paragraph: "This guy wanted to blow up a bridge. He was walking towards the bridge. He still wants to." And then, in about eight pages, you get: "ACTION MICHAEL BAY EXPLOSIONS DEAAAATHHHHH".

 

 

 

Maybe I should reread it, having old opinions on books can't be healthy.

 

Am I the only one that thinks it's hilarious that Moby [bleep] gets bleeped out?

Nope. Haha, Moby [bleep], [bleep]'s sporting goods,[bleep] Cheney

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I'm into longer books with a good storyline. For example, I've read the Harry Potter series and have re-read them quite a few times. Most other readings are school-assigned. I just don't have the chance to look for another book to read.


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I'm going to get brave new world from the library soon. It seems like it would be an interesting read, I started re-reading 1984, a lot of things make much more sense now, and it's not nearly as hard to read as I used to find it.

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I find most classics absolutely boring, except for Call of the Wild and My Side of the Mountain (Or the far side, whichever was first). Other then that I drown myself in fantasy. Read Eragon seven times, I've read Eldest four or five times and Brisingr twice, I consider it my favorite series. Read all HP books (book 7 in one day). If that book is ever called unpopular, I'd laugh, JK Rowling's money says hi. Artimus Fowl messes up my mind whenever I read it almost as bad as HP (in a good way). My mind talks in riddle and weirdly phrased sentences when I read them too much. And apart from those those series, the books I've read that I loved have been Magyk, Inkheart, Hitchhiker's Guide (only read So Long and Thanks For All The Fish :( ), Ranger's Apprentice, and the Bartimaeus trilogy.

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I'm going to get brave new world from the library soon. It seems like it would be an interesting read, I started re-reading 1984, a lot of things make much more sense now, and it's not nearly as hard to read as I used to find it.

 

 

 

Yes, it's good. Brave New World :thumbup:

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I was just given the complete works of Brian Keene. It's going to be a good week :thumbup:

 

 

 

I've also been reading Laurell K Hamilton (net is capped) lately. While not my cup of tea, they are very well written.


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I am about to read Dave Pelzer's trilogy. I read it before it's a good read.


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My friend just let me borrow the book "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac from him. So after I finish "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" I'll be reading this.


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I'm taking a break from The Origin of Species to read 1984 since everyone here liked it so much that they wanna marry Orwell :lol:

 

I love having a well read dad. I never have to buy books - I just go hunting for one in my basement for a few hours. And even though I'm only looking for one, I always come back up with 5 or more.


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I'm taking a break from The Origin of Species to read 1984 since everyone here liked it so much that they wanna marry Orwell :lol:

 

I love having a well read dad. I never have to buy books - I just go hunting for one in my basement for a few hours. And even though I'm only looking for one, I always come back up with 5 or more.

 

My dad has piles and piles of westerns and sci-fi books. And just plain wierd ones. I like looking through them, although a lot of them wouldn't interest me personally. I enjoy reading books on music, film, and the like nowadays. Although a good Dan Simmons can never hurt.


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I'm taking a break from The Origin of Species to read 1984 since everyone here liked it so much that they wanna marry Orwell :lol:

 

I love having a well read dad. I never have to buy books - I just go hunting for one in my basement for a few hours. And even though I'm only looking for one, I always come back up with 5 or more.

 

At the beginning of this past summer I went shopping for some books to read. I got Animal Farm, 1984, and Brave New World. My dad came home that day, looked at the new pile of books I had on my desk, and said "Oh, I love these books. I have them. Somewhere."

 

Though I didn't end up reading them over the summer. I read The Lord of the Rings. (hehehehehe) Though I finished Animal Farm last night. (I'll go with 1984 next)


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I'm reading the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series by George R.R. Martin, I love reading, I read in the evening and I read maybe 500+ words per minute(I'm a really fast reader).


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Speaking of the Alchemist, I have to read it in Español for school.

 

 

 

Anyways, I want to read for leisure, but I've been so busy. I hate having a book just sit on my desk bookmarked at the same place for days at a time. -.-

 

 

 

Thanks for the suggestions Lateralus, I will definitely eventually check those out.


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I'm reading the "A Song of Fire and Ice" series by George R.R. Martin, I love reading, I read in the evening and I read maybe 500+ words per minute(I'm a really fast reader).

 

Nice. Those are really good.

 

 

 

I read this book called The Knife of Never Letting Go and holy cow man, it was amazing. I just picked up the sequel, The Ask and the Answer, about to go read it now.


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I'm reading the "A Song of Fire and Ice" series by George R.R. Martin, I love reading, I read in the evening and I read maybe 500+ words per minute(I'm a really fast reader).

 

Nice. Those are really good.

 

 

 

YOU BET YOUR [wagon] THEY ARE.

 

It's Ice and Fire, by the way, not Fire and Ice. Common mistake from what I've seen.

 

 

 

Ahem. Sorry. I'm just overjoyed to know some people around here read quality fantasy. The constant mention of Eragon and The Belgariad makes me depressed.

 

 

 

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It's Ice and Fire, by the way, not Fire and Ice. Common mistake from what I've seen.

 

 

Fire and Ice just flows better.


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It's Ice and Fire, by the way, not Fire and Ice. Common mistake from what I've seen.

 

 

Fire and Ice just flows better.

 

 

 

Nah, Ice and Fire is much, much better. Ice is sort of weak-sounding in a dramatic context. A Song of Fire and ICE just doesn't have the oomph of A Song of Ice and FIRE.


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I'm going to get brave new world from the library soon. It seems like it would be an interesting read, I started re-reading 1984, a lot of things make much more sense now, and it's not nearly as hard to read as I used to find it.

 

 

 

Yes, it's good. Brave New World :thumbup:

 

 

 

I read it this summer. It was quite interesting. I liked 1984 better though.

 

 

 

Why does this thread always go back to those two books?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I haven't had a good book to read in a while. I need to get started on a series so it will keep my attention. I think I'll look into Pendragon.


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Nononono, start the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons (4 books, about 400 pages each) or the Ilium/Olympos canon by him (like 1700 pages together).

 

 

 

Far-future science fiction. Very good. Don't be put off by how confused you are at the beginning. Dan Simmons' books take multiple readings to understand.


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Nononono, start the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons (4 books, about 400 pages each) or the Ilium/Olympos canon by him (like 1700 pages together).

 

 

 

Far-future science fiction. Very good. Don't be put off by how confused you are at the beginning. Dan Simmons' books take multiple readings to understand.

 

 

 

I'll look into it then. Science-Fiction is my favorite genre so that will work well.


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