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    by ShoreSlayer » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:34 pm

    Evican wrote:My Dad has the whole series and he is forever telling me that I need to read them. I think that he's read the lot a fair few times, but reminds me that TC is very frustrating because of the decisions he makes, so one must persevere with him.
    Yeah, Covenant's got a pretty complex back story and finds himself in some pretty trippy situations so his decisions often inspire reactions kinda like when ya watch a horror movie and wanna yell at the characters... "Don't go in there!!", or "Just turn on the damn lights!!!"
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    by ShoreSlayer » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:54 am

    gnoff wrote:Yeah, you pretty much end up hating TC very much :D

    Oh just you wait :lol:
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    by waldmensch » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:05 am

    i´m reading at the moment

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    by Shiver » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:33 am

    111 Reasons to love Heavy Metal
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    will read it, during the 10h flight to Miami...
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    by ShoreSlayer » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:43 am

    ...Her own frailty and the likelihood of death had lost their meaning. Her stone heart still beat: the tears were gone from her eyes. Therefore she walked on with her doom wrapped around her.

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    by Brodd » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:27 am

    Anthony Giddens - A Runaway World
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    by Ravenlord » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:39 am

    Recently started on The Scar by China Mieville. It's a dark piratey adventure. Not too far in to it but it's pretty good so far...
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    by viathyn » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:04 pm

    I'm staring down The Stand right now. It's on my nightstand... being all fat and stuff. To start or not to start?
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    Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

    by vikingbitch » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:22 am

    viathyn wrote:I'm staring down The Stand right now. It's on my nightstand... being all fat and stuff. To start or not to start?


    START! If you want when your done, I have the tv movie series (takes between 8-10 hours to get through) of the Stand that they made in the 80s on DVD that I could lend you. I also have the comic books of the Stand that are out so far. (yes I know. Nerd.)

    Let me know what you think of it, one of my favorite Stephen King books.
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    by viathyn » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:49 pm

    Ok will do! I may hit you up for that schtuff once I'm finished.

    I know that the stand had a very large part to play in Dark Tower 4: Wizard and Glass... so I actually already know a lot about the story. I think Once I get a few more songs finished I'll tear into The Stand!
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    Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

    by Inquisitor » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:33 pm

    Currently reading the latest book in the Horus Heresy series "Prospero Burns" and on March 1st I will be picking up the next book in the Kingkiller series "A Wise Mans Fear"
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    by ShoreSlayer » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:43 pm

    viathyn wrote:Ok will do! I may hit you up for that schtuff once I'm finished.

    I know that the stand had a very large part to play in Dark Tower 4: Wizard and Glass... so I actually already know a lot about the story. I think Once I get a few more songs finished I'll tear into The Stand!

    For some reason, when I read your previous post, I assumed you'd already read it and were just considering a re-read. Yes, definitely get on it as soon as schedule permits. You'll love it. Movie's well done as well and Marlo, I wanna see those comics. Might have to research that once I have some extra funds laying around.
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    by ShoreSlayer » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:44 am

    In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts (Close Encounters with Addiction) by Gabor Mate` M.D.

    Incredibly compelling read about Vancouver's downtown East side
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    by Laura » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:16 am

    three....

    Re-reading: A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last by Stephen Levine
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    by Marietje66 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:52 am

    Just started the last (fourth?) book of Tad Williams trilogy Memory, Sorrow and Thorn (started on the first book on broad, btw). Also reading The Foundation from Isaac Asimov, about to start the third book. And just finished Wheel of Time for the third time...
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    by last_candle » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:11 pm

    Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett - Good Omens
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    by bangers » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:22 am

    Awesome work Laura!!!

    I shud get that lonely planet book and Russia because they are the 2 places I wanna visit next!

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    by sageoftruth » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:13 am

    My mother just recommended me a diet book called The Paleo Solution. I don't take to diets easily, but the book is humorous and it says vegetarianism sucks, so at least I'll be entertained.
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    by Marietje66 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:00 am

    gnoff wrote:Robert Jordan - The Dragon Reborn


    wow you're fast... you actually read the previous book in 4 days? I mostly read before going to sleep, a couple of chapters each day. Takes me quite a while to complete a volume, let alone the complete serie.... :shock:
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    by Inquisitor » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:59 am

    I just finished "The Wise Mans Fear" by Patrick Rothfuss, the sequel to "The Name of the Wind". The 2nd book in the Kingkiller Trilogy. Some of the best fantasy I've ever read.
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    by sageoftruth » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:01 pm

    I just got a new manga at the bookstore, called Ooku. It takes place in an alternate history Japan where a disease has wiped out 80% of the male population. Jobs that were once restricted to men are now run by women, including the shogunate. Who would have guessed that a manga with a plot like that would end up being a guy-guy love manga? :?
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    by Michael D. » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:03 pm

    AlabastRDisastR wrote:
    wildchild wrote:Heroin Diaries - Nikki Sixx On my bookshelf, yet to read


    Drop what you're doing & read it now! It wasn't funny like The Dirt. It was heart wrenching. A very quick, easy read, but it definitely conveys all the paranoia, hollowness, illness, & literal highs & lows Nikki experienced during that year. I loved it.


    I have read it and enjoyed the book very much. Nicki really paints Vanity in a different/truer light then some other people around Mpls.
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    by Marietje66 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:42 pm

    gnoff wrote:
    Marietje66 wrote:
    gnoff wrote:Robert Jordan - The Dragon Reborn


    wow you're fast... you actually read the previous book in 4 days? I mostly read before going to sleep, a couple of chapters each day. Takes me quite a while to complete a volume, let alone the complete serie.... :shock:



    Depends very much on what is happening in my life, I rarely take the time to really sit down and read.
    I can get some pages done every day to and from work though :)

    Now on:

    Robert Jordan - The Shadow Rising (book 4)


    Just bought volume 13, gonna start it tonight....
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    by DrinkMoxie » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:30 pm

    Have we got any readers on broad?

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    by DrinkMoxie » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:34 pm

    gnoff wrote:Going through Wheel of Time at the moment, when I have time.
    Currently on book 9.

    I started reading it when Eye Of The World came out... I don't know if I'd ever finish if I started now
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    by Ravenlord » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:36 pm

    A thread exists already actually:

    http://www.70000tons.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1092

    No one has posted to it in a while though.
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    by sageoftruth » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:49 pm

    If nonfiction is allowed, I was really into "The Japanese Mind". I can't believe metal exists in Japan, where not being an individual is as celebrated as individuality is in the states.
    I also really got into the biography of Musashi Miyamoto. Really interesting guy. For those of you who haven't heard of him, he's the guy who wields two swords in Samurai Warriors, Ninja Masters, Sengoku Basara, Ganryu, and just about every other film and video game that decided to cash in on history's greatest Japanese swordsman.

    As far as fiction goes, I liked many books by James Clavelle, such as "Shogun" and "King Rat". If you've seen the thread, it should also go without saying that I'm a big fan of the Song of Fire and Ice saga. Generally, I like escapism. I don't mind if it takes place in the real world, but it has to be the real world at least 400 years ago. I seem to have been going through a Japanese phase, looking back on my recent reading.
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    by sageoftruth » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:52 pm

    Oh, and how could I forget. Mooyagi and I both read Romance of the Three Kingdoms two years ago. If you haven't heard of it, it is essentially the story that Dynasty Warriors is based off of. If you don't play crappy hack n' slashes by Koei, it could also be considered the Chinese version of the Illiad. If you have played Dynasty Warriors, you should definitely check it out.
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    by AlaskaRachel » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:05 pm

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    by mooyagi » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:11 pm

    sageoftruth wrote:Oh, and how could I forget. Mooyagi and I both read Romance of the Three Kingdoms two years ago. If you haven't heard of it, it is essentially the story that Dynasty Warriors is based off of. If you don't play crappy hack n' slashes by Koei, it could also be considered the Chinese version of the Illiad. If you have played Dynasty Warriors, you should definitely check it out.


    Definitely a great read but for those of you interested, be sure to pick up the full unabridged version. There are a lot of translations out there as well and for some reason I can't recall which version I had (not at home right now but I'll check later) but it split the novel into four books due to the size of it. Clocked in at over 2000 pages if I remember correctly. I needed to special order it at the bookstore since they didn't carry the version I wanted though I'm sure Amazon and similar sites has it too.

    Aside from the Dynasty Warriors (crappy yet oh so fun) game series the stories are also covered in (duh) Romance of the Three Kingdoms and I think one of the Kessen games. The movies Red Cliff (excellent!) and Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon) cover bits of the novel as well.
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    by mooyagi » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:14 pm

    AlaskaRachel wrote:I've been on this whole physics/astronomy kick for the past few years.


    You are now one of my favorite people :D :cheers:
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    Re: For those who read...

    by AlaskaRachel » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:15 pm

    mooyagi wrote:
    AlaskaRachel wrote:I've been on this whole physics/astronomy kick for the past few years.


    You are now one of my favorite people :D :cheers:

    :cheers:
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    by KDibildeaux » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:30 pm

    Stained Class wrote:I wish I had more time to read. I read the heroin diaries a little while ago and it was a really good read.

    yeah, I liked that one, too
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    Re: For those who read...

    by Nicolas0928 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:35 pm

    I am reading THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH - KEN FOLLETT

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    But is very long
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    by KDibildeaux » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:35 pm

    I liked that one, too :lol:
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    Re: For those who read...

    by vikingbitch » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:36 pm

    Nicolas0928 wrote:I am reading THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH - KEN FOLLETT

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    But is very long


    Have you seen the tv show for it yet? Pretty good. Wish I had read the book first though
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    Re: For those who read...

    by Nicolas0928 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:37 pm

    Yes is amazing !!
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