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What are you reading right now?

Discussion in 'Awesome Media' started by Incogneto, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. imported_Nix

    imported_Nix OMG Member

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    Intro to Programming in Java by Dean & Dean.



    Usually I like to read O'Reilly published books for all my programming dire. But, as considered by my college as "required", I decided to buy this book out an give it a try. Thus far I haven't had trouble with it and I find it a clear read.
     
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    I'm not reading any book at moment. I need suggestions.
     
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    [quote name='Loading' date='24 October 2009 - 07:56 PM' timestamp='1256435816' post='1869']

    I'm not reading any book at moment. I need suggestions.

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    This all depends on what you like to read. Personally I read all genres of books so I'd love to give you personal recommendations for whatever genre you'd like to read. My last four books I've read (from start to finish):

    + Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

    + The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

    + A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

    + A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr. by Sylvia Nasar



    Yea, I'm kind of a science fiction junkie. [​IMG] Feel free to throw out a genre and I can assuredly give you some top-notch reads.
     
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    The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare.

    Ughhhh...
     
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    Incogneto

    Incogneto OMG Member

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    [quote name='Isaac' date='25 October 2009 - 02:39 AM' timestamp='1256438362' post='1880']

    The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare.

    Ughhhh...

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    What a terrible play! I had to read that for my English coursework, and I really did skip to the summary. I hate that play so much. Shakespeare was meant to be a pioneer. However, I feel that most of his work is just uninteresting to the modern being..
     
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    well now i m not reading anything but its about time when i will start reading my college sujbective books,
     
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    Solitude: A philosophical encounter by Philip Koch. Honestly, too many examples and references. The schoolteacher in him really, really shows. I'm hooked! Stop quoting people, it's distracting as hell!



    A philosophy of solitude by John Cowper Powys.



    Yes, there is a theme here.
     
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    [quote name='Freek' date='25 October 2009 - 07:45 PM' timestamp='1256499946' post='2099']

    Solitude: A philosophical encounter by Philip Koch. Honestly, too many examples and references. The schoolteacher in him really, really shows. I'm hooked! Stop quoting people, it's distracting as hell!



    A philosophy of solitude by John Cowper Powys.



    Yes, there is a theme here.

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    If you're into the whole psychology thing, I'd suggest the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene. Really good book, and it offers an interesting perception on human nature. I only read the smaller shortened edition.
     
  9. Shiny Star

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    Sorry I hate books.
     
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    A Christmas Passage, well not right now but was 2 weeks ago for a report I had to turn in for my College Instructer.
     
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    I just got Suzimiya Haruhi no Yuutsu light novels Volumes 1-9 and I plan to read them now. [​IMG]
     
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    I haven't read in two weeks, pretty soon I be going to Barnes and Nobles downtown to buy some Christmas books for the holidays during my Winter Break
     
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    I can confirm that Choke is a fairly epic book.
     
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    [quote name='Azza Dutt' date='02 November 2009 - 05:52 PM' timestamp='1257184334' post='2889']

    I can confirm that Choke is a fairly epic book.

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    Sounds nice
     
  15. Azza Dutt

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    Ach, the ending of Choke was rubbish. Was a pretty ok book tbh, Chuck's written better.
     
  16. Aussie

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    Im reading a Twilight fanfiction (All Human Out of Character) called The University of Edward Mason. Its pretty good, I've read it before but it got pulled as it is going to be published into a real book now. But I love it as a fanfic. I dont think it will be the same without Bella and Edward! Its a good enough story, full on romancey shit but draws you in.
     
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    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    I am re-reading my own book, making sure it has the momentum and everything that I want. ;)
     
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    Nix Just a little crazy!! Staff Member

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    Looking forward to maybe one day finding out what your book is about. :)


    I'm reading, Marya Hornbacher's Madness, A Bipolar Life.
     
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    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    I am sure I can not hide it from all my friends and family, but I am not going to promote it. ;)
     
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    [​IMG]

    It's a book called Lavinia which my sister got for me for christmas, it's a really odd style of writing, told in the first person with no discernible paragraphs, this makes it very hard to say "right, i'll read 5 chapters today" like i would with other books.

    It's based all off the poem, The Aeneid, which I've never read, and the book is based on the life of a character from this poem, and told from her perspective, not, as the book quotes "by her poet".

    Edit, wikipedia page on the character from the poem; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavinia
     
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    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    A 3 mb .log file to find more usernames to ban from this abusive user
     
  22. Mikey

    Mikey :mikey: Staff Member

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    IRC :/
     
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    Just started "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish" on my quest to read through Hitchhiker's again
     
  24. Aussie

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    I have 3 twifics on the go at the moment. Finding Bella which is a BDSM fic apparently but there hasnt been anything good in it yet. The Office which is sposed to be totally hot, and The Land of Milk and Honey. I have no TV I have to entertain myself somehow!
     
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