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Post by Spacedaisy » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:17 pm

Sounds really interesting. I haven't had the time to read like I used to lately. I need to make some time. I read a little on vacation. I picked The Hobbit back up and started it over because I felt like I needed to refresh what I had already read before I finished. This is the one last Tolkien book I haven't read yet. I'm the weirdo who read this one last...

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Post by G-Man » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:52 pm

Still reading the dictionary. Still on the letter S. Here's my update post.

Getting close to the letter T though. After that it should get easier.
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Post by Cryptonic » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:12 am

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Still reading the dictionary. Still on the letter S. Here's my update post.

Getting close to the letter T though. After that it should get easier.
... What?
This is a real thing, oh my god. This is legendary LOL

I am out of books, so I randomly picked up American Psycho again. But, it's just not as interesting the second time through. Waiting impatiently for Winds of Winter :( GRRM is a cruel human being.

I almost grabbed Jurrasic Park the other day from the store, but I read a random page and it seemed to be written kind of childishly. Maybe I picked a bad page, and should just give it a go.

Been trying to find anything written by John Fante, but no where sells anything anymore. I need to check a used book store, methinks.

Taking suggestions! I need SOMETHING to read on the bus & train every day.

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Post by G-Man » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:05 pm

I suggest reading anything but the dictionary. :srsnod:
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Post by Ricochet » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:28 pm

I read a John Fante, it was good, but I fear one might finish them between two train stations.
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Post by speedchuck » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:37 pm

I am reading the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. I love every minute of it. Soon to start on book 10.

On the side, I'm picking up the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. Haven't really gotten started on that yet.

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Post by nutella » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:46 pm

Yessss join me in the Sanderson club! Mistborn is fantastic as is everything else in the "cosmere" (his fantasy series are linked together/in the same universe and the way he develops the magic systems/worlds/over-arching stuff is astounding).
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Post by speedchuck » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:05 pm

nutella wrote:
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Yessss join me in the Sanderson club! Mistborn is fantastic as is everything else in the "cosmere" (his fantasy series are linked together/in the same universe and the way he develops the magic systems/worlds/over-arching stuff is astounding).
Awesome! Tell you what, PM me in like a month and I'll be done with the trilogy. We can gush about it on discord or something. :P And you can tell me what next to read.

After all, this is my first Sanderson novel.

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Post by Ricochet » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:34 am

So I've just had an absolute suck of a reading summer, not managing to finish Atwood's Handmaiden's Tale until this week, having picked it following the TV series. Sometimes I wouldn't open the book for weeks - and by book I mean the EReader on my tablet. I partly blame it on this detachment towards using an ebook. I feel nothing. But I'll also blame it on a rather ech style of writing from said Ma'am - very introspective indeed, but almost too detailed at times, making me wander on each element of a room or happening, paragraph by paragraph, with only a handful of wisdom or very clever lines inserted. Also, dat addendum.

Picked up some Dick now (physical copy). K Dick. Yeah, you can imagine why.
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Post by G-Man » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:59 am

I don't see myself buying an e-reader device. I love the feel of a book in my hand, not some flat, thin tablet. The smell and feel of the paper and the sound of the turning page cannot be replaced for me.

I'm past due for a dictionary update. I'll work on that this weekend.
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Post by Ricochet » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:16 pm

Same, but I've started wishing to read English novels in, well, English at times - without having to pay twice as much for a paperback copy (if any to be found in my town, that is).

It's funny how I'm principled with this, whilst having no restrictions and rules in acquiring (sometimes "acquiring", as well) tons of music. But I suppose I enjoy one book at a time, over a short to medium stretch of time, whereas my tank is virtually bottomless for taking in new music.
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Post by Ricochet » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:39 pm

Aaand I seem to be getting back on track, after a quick, refreshing and exciting three- or four-day read of Philip K. Dick's Ubik.
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Post by speedchuck » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:25 am

I'm finally on the last book of the original Mistborn trilogy.

I was sidetracked by my own book and the four most recent Dresden Files books.

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Post by dunya » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:35 am

Khaled Hosseini - And The Mountain Echoed.

Just starting it. Will give you my opinion when I form one.

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Post by dunya » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:40 am

Ricochet wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:16 pm
Same, but I've started wishing to read English novels in, well, English at times - without having to pay twice as much for a paperback copy (if any to be found in my town, that is).

It's funny how I'm principled with this, whilst having no restrictions and rules in acquiring (sometimes "acquiring", as well) tons of music. But I suppose I enjoy one book at a time, over a short to medium stretch of time, whereas my tank is virtually bottomless for taking in new music.
I have this problem too. I will never read an English book translated into another language. I prefer to read it in its original language. Living in a small town with a tiny bookshop with like 20 English books all modern crimes, is depressing, but I just order all my books online now. Doesn't replace the feeling of browsing a bookstore, but what can we do. Oftentimes there are great deals online too (in Sweden, it's bokus and Aldibris). I don't know where you live, but I'm sure you can find an online bookstore and hit the REA sections!

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Post by Ricochet » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:45 am

dunya wrote:
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Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:16 pm
Same, but I've started wishing to read English novels in, well, English at times - without having to pay twice as much for a paperback copy (if any to be found in my town, that is).

It's funny how I'm principled with this, whilst having no restrictions and rules in acquiring (sometimes "acquiring", as well) tons of music. But I suppose I enjoy one book at a time, over a short to medium stretch of time, whereas my tank is virtually bottomless for taking in new music.
I have this problem too. I will never read an English book translated into another language. I prefer to read it in its original language. Living in a small town with a tiny bookshop with like 20 English books all modern crimes, is depressing, but I just order all my books online now. Doesn't replace the feeling of browsing a bookstore, but what can we do. Oftentimes there are great deals online too (in Sweden, it's bokus and Aldibris). I don't know where you live, but I'm sure you can find an online bookstore and hit the REA sections!
Interesting and sad that you have so little resources for original English literature. Our situation is perhaps not that bad, in that every bookstore has at least a big shelf with them, but it's still nothing special. Plus I don't have issues with translations. It's a given, especially with other foreign books. Sure, I know the language well enough not to need to read them translated, but I'm not going to search for or buy everything out there.
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Post by dunya » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:34 pm

Sweden's amazing with the books and all, but I currently work near and live in a redneck northern town, population like 300 and the nearest city has a population of 6200.

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Post by nutella » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:20 pm

speedchuck wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:25 am
I'm finally on the last book of the original Mistborn trilogy.

I was sidetracked by my own book and the four most recent Dresden Files books.
yesss I'm looking forward to your reaction to the ending!!
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Khaled Hosseini - And The Mountain Echoed.

Just starting it. Will give you my opinion when I form one.

loved that one!!!


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Post by speedchuck » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:23 pm

nutella wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:20 pm
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:25 am
I'm finally on the last book of the original Mistborn trilogy.

I was sidetracked by my own book and the four most recent Dresden Files books.
yesss I'm looking forward to your reaction to the ending!!
Huh. I finished The Hero of Ages the very minute you posted. Creepy.

Feel free to PM me about it. I'm not sure I want to throw spoilers in here.
And I think I may need to process a bit overnight.

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Ahh nice!
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Post by Ricochet » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:42 am

Hey, @Epignosis. Guess what I'm reading now. :grin:

Clue #1: On my phone, since it's not in stock or even translated.

Clue #2: Long enough to probably take me until March, considering how I've mishandled Atwood this summer.

Clue #3: What the heck are alewives?
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Ricochet wrote:
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Guess what I'm reading now. :grin:

Clue #1: On my phone, since it's not in stock or even translated.

Clue #2: Long enough to probably take me until March, considering how I've mishandled Atwood this summer.

Clue #3: What the heck are alewives?
:ponder:

An obscure book...Atwood...alewives.

*Snaps fingers*

https://www.amazon.com/Alewives-Tale-Hi ... 1625341059

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Post by Ricochet » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:28 am

Well it was either that or https://www.amazon.com/Big-New-Yorker-B ... 0679644776.

You've interpreted "not found or translated in Nauru" with obscure, though, which I wouldn't say is the case.
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Post by Epignosis » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:26 am

Yeah, I never would've guessed.

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Just finished reading Agatha Christie's Murder in the Links.

It's a pretty fucking great book. Has a zillion plot twists and like every book from Agatha, it's engineered to make you fail to guess them. Not my favorite book from her though, because they are all amazing. But great.

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My reading progress through September 30th. Chicka Chicka is sucking up my soul. I've read maybe two pages since October 1st.
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Dragon D. Luffy wrote:
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Just finished reading Agatha Christie's Murder in the Links.

It's a pretty fucking great book. Has a zillion plot twists and like every book from Agatha, it's engineered to make you fail to guess them. Not my favorite book from her though, because they are all amazing. But great.
I started to re-read 4.50 from Paddington a while back. I decided I was going to buy more of her collection, but I never had the chance.
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Post by Gumshoe » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:39 am

I am currently reading Meddling Kids. It's a fun take on a Scooby Doo parody. The target demographic is not the same though, that's for sure.

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