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What book are you currently reading?


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Currently reading The Ward by Jordana Frankel. So far it's pretty good. I adore the cover. How creepy that the cover was revealed just as Hurricane Sandy was starting!

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I haven't heard of We, but I've heard of all of the others and have read Brave New World. Too many choices!


Did you read Brave New World or Brave New WorldS?
The second is the anthology I mentioned. It's really good and contains short stories such as "The Lottery".

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Currently reading:
Before the Frost by Henning Mankell

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I'm reading Parallel by Lauren Miller. Parallel universes FTW!! This book is really good so far.

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I just started reading Dinosaurs and Prime Nubmers by Tom Moran

Friend of mine and newly published, but nicely written and very funny, if the humour suits you. Only out on Kindle and seemingly only on uk amazon thus far.

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In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall.

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One of my favorite passages so far... perhaps won't mean too much to anyone given it's out of greater context. Mike is the dominate male (with a bit of a temper at times) chimpanzee of the group, and Flo is this grumpy old and toothless female (and not to leave out Flint, who is her newborn!) The whole group has just built their nests out of leaves and branches and are taking a lazy midday nap:

Presently, Mike reached out toward Flo's hand and began almost imperceptibly to play with her fingers. Soon she responded, gently grasping his hand, twisting and pulling away -- only to reach out and grasp it again. After a few minutes Mike sat up and leaned over Flo, ticking her neck and her ticklish groin until, protecting Flint with one hand and parrying Mike with the other, Flo started to shake with panting gasps of chimpanzee laughter. After a while she could stand it no longer and rolled away from him. But she was roused, this ancient female with her stumps of teeth, and soon she was tickling Mike in the ribs with her bony fingers. Then it was Mike's turn to laugh and reach to grab her hands and tickle her again himself.


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Just finished "The Road" by Cormac Mccarthy and started "The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman. I was kinda disappointed with the ending in The Road, wished to learn a bit more about the universe. And so far, 250 pages in, The Forever War definitely puts the "science" part in sci-fi. But I really like the book and it is interesting.


And I finished that Forever War. Now need to read the 2 other books in the series. Awesome.

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Iron Council, by China Mieville.

There's a lot of words to say about it and most have probably been said better by other people but I really liked this book. As with a lot of his books I wasn't too much of a fan of one general part of the ending but everything else was pretty superb. China Mieville might be the best at giving away little details about the world that makes you want a million books set in it. At the moment I would kill a man for an encyclopedia of Bas-Lag or something.
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Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand. Captialism's bibel, introduction to liberalism etcetcetc. Heavy (physically, 1200~ pages) as hell, but I kinda promised my man to read it.

 


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Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand. Captialism's bibel, introduction to liberalism etcetcetc. Heavy (physically, 1200~ pages) as hell, but I kinda promised my man to read it.


There's a part where someone just talks about nothing for like a hundred pages so you can mentally cut it down a bit.

Comedy option: There's a part where someone just talks about nothing for like 1200 pages so you can mentally cut it down a bit.
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I'm reading Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi. Pretty good so far. There is a lot of internal rambling/analysing though. It borders on "too much" for my taste (to the point where I skim a little).

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Think I am on that part already, there was this description of Rearden Steel, how it looked like it when it got smelted... I hated it, didn't touch the book for two months.
And I kinda expect my opinion would be something like in that vid.

Other books I also read atm:
LotR, the Hobbit, for the n'th time.
Dracula, Frankenstein, too for the n'th time.
Impatiently waiting on my Anansi Boys and Stardust from my man, he always forgets them when he comes over to my flat.

 


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Think I am on that part already, there was this description of Rearden Steel, how it looked like it when it got smelted... I hated it, didn't touch the book for two months.
And I kinda expect my opinion would be something like in that vid.

Other books I also read atm:
LotR, the Hobbit, for the n'th time.
Dracula, Frankenstein, too for the n'th time.
Impatiently waiting on my Anansi Boys and Stardust from my man, he always forgets them when he comes over to my flat.


Nah, you'll know when you get to it. Think the bit in 1984 where Winston reads that book O'Brien gave him except so much worse.
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Do any of you "speed read?"

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Related to my Atlas Shrugged talk.
Just ordered Farmer Giles of Ham, been wanting it a while, just haven't bothered before now, since it was insane long waiting times on it online...

 


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Think I am on that part already, there was this description of Rearden Steel, how it looked like it when it got smelted... I hated it, didn't touch the book for two months.
And I kinda expect my opinion would be something like in that vid.

Other books I also read atm:
LotR, the Hobbit, for the n'th time.
Dracula, Frankenstein, too for the n'th time.
Impatiently waiting on my Anansi Boys and Stardust from my man, he always forgets them when he comes over to my flat.


Nah, you'll know when you get to it. Think the bit in 1984 where Winston reads that book O'Brien gave him except so much worse.


O_o I really liked that part in 1984...found it quite interesting.


Also, I've read the Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn books, really loved them. Had me laughing all the time.

Now starting with "The Hotel New Hampshire" by David Irving.

edit: whoops, John Irving. Not a holocaust denier...




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