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« on: August 10, 2007, 02:42:23 AM »

Alright, I'm making this because I know such a thread existed on PCF, and I just finished The Silmarillion and want to brag about it.

So yeah, long read.  Started it up again beginning of the summer after having attempted a year or two back, right out of my Sci-Fi kick with Chanur and Vorkosigan.  Last segment made the whole of LotR seem so simple, "So then Gandalf was right and some Hobbits threw it in a volcano.  Also: Radagast."  Could have used more about the Wizards, like who any of them besides Radagast, Gandalf and Sauruman were.

Anywho, yeah.
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2007, 04:24:06 AM »

On Basilisk Station


next is Hamlet, for school u_u

after that is Enders Game, and then The Confusion 1 and maybe 2 if I can manage
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2007, 04:48:46 AM »

I finished Nora Roberts Circle Trilogy about 3 weeks ago.  I've never read her work, but this was good.  Vampires, wizards, etc and how they had a big battle and beat the queen of the damned.

I'm almost finished reading Angels & Demons by Dan Brown.  I had started reading it before the Circle Trilogy that my sister suggested I read.  Thankfully, Angels & Demons moves real fast and an easy read because it's almost 570 pages long.  When I'm done with it I plan to tackle The Da Vinci Code

I have LotR and The Chronicles of Narnia, but I hesitate because they are sooooo big.    Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2007, 01:13:05 AM »

Harry Ptter: Deathly Hallows (lol)
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2007, 01:46:37 AM »

I cheated and finished Ender's Game.


Holy crap, awesome book.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2007, 06:10:57 AM »

Reading Heart of Darkness at the moment.
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2007, 06:16:02 AM »

Restarted Cryptonomicon yesterday as my mom returned it to the library last week. I got unbelievably lucky as I got the same copy again and it still had my bookmark in it.

Also going to read Ender's Game (same copy, no bookmark) and Animal Experimentation: Cruelty or Science? for a speech I'm working on.

The last thing I finished from cover to cover was Brave New World, and that was pretty cool.
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2007, 08:26:35 PM »

I finished reading a TPB actually. I finished reading Batman's The Long Halloween. This is Batman at one of his darkest moments, and it makes for an amazing read. There's a lot of nuances and great subtlety.
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2007, 12:32:51 AM »

The Vampire Hunter D Series, i'm up to volume 3!
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2007, 01:42:17 AM »

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I finished reading a TPB actually. I finished reading Batman's The Long Halloween. This is Batman at one of his darkest moments, and it makes for an amazing read. There's a lot of nuances and great subtlety.
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TPB = ?

And Long Halloween is awesome.
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2007, 01:59:01 AM »

A TPB is a Trade Paperback. When they gather a bunch of Batman comics into one book of the arc they're supposed to portray, that is a TPB or a Graphic Novel. Graphic Novels are usually drawn and written with the large size in mind, so they are designed to look more like one big book, while TPBs look like a bunch of comics spliced together.
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2007, 10:45:19 PM »

Does manga count as books? Cus i've just read the second volume of Rozen Maiden.
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2007, 11:01:01 PM »

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Does manga count as books? Cus i've just read the second volume of Rozen Maiden.

I'm sure manga count as books desu.
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2007, 06:15:05 PM »

i just finished with eclipse. by stephanie meyers. i reccomend it. though i'm not sure how guys react to it. start with twilight, then new moon end with eclipse, wait for midnight sun(grr). i cried. i love crying in books.
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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2007, 01:40:01 AM »

Finished Life of Pi today at work.

Liked it, was upset that some of the pages that should have been more story were instead "group discussion questions".
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