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Old 2013-09-25, 12:07   Link #2221
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Battle Royale... read it if you haven't. For those of you who have, I think they can agree.
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Old 2013-09-25, 18:08   Link #2222
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I've read a lot of good stuff this year but right now I am reading Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign correspondent (1934-1941) by William Shirer.

I got it on the kindle because it was only $3.00. I am about halfway through & it just might be the best book I've read this year.

It's a fascinating perspective on Nazi Germany from someone who was there at the time (at least until 1941) and its kind of interesting to read something with the foresight of what is to come that the author does not know (although I am impressed with what the author predicted on his own) . It is also a really interesting look at the media of the time. For example the radio was just stating to be used for international broadcasts (and the author was a part of that development).

Just a note the book does have some things that might make people uncomfortable today (like the use of the term Jap), but keep in mind when it was written.
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Old 2013-09-28, 18:50   Link #2223
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Battle Royale... read it if you haven't. For those of you who have, I think they can agree.
Agreed, although the manga is better. Gory words cannot convey raw psychological effect as well as gory images.
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Old 2013-10-07, 11:06   Link #2224
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Finished Halo: Silentium, was pretty good. Answered a lot and brought up more questions as well.

Now reading The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher, too bad there's only 3 of the series in English, with the latest barely just coming out.
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Old 2013-10-07, 12:14   Link #2225
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The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M Bank. It make me sad than it's the last of ''the Culture'' series, some of the best SF book than I ever read.

BTW, waiting to reveal the full name of the Mistake Not... was a great move.
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Old 2013-10-12, 17:18   Link #2226
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Interview with a vampire~

It was pretty good but, I'm not a fan of how anne rice portrayed vampires (She made them better than twilight did though imo)

Gonna start reading Blood song By cat adams.
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Old 2013-10-12, 17:56   Link #2227
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So in honour of Tom Clancy's passing I recently re-read Red October

Additionally, since a Canadian went and won the latest nobel prize in literature .. how can I not go pick up the collected works of her short stories!?
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Old 2013-10-12, 19:50   Link #2228
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Almost done with Berlin Diary, liked it so much that I purchase William Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich his 1000+ page history on Nazi Germany.

Also bought Malala Yousafzai's autobiography I am Malala
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Old 2013-10-13, 10:02   Link #2229
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I am currently reading Jumper Cable by Piers Anthony, it's one of the Xanth novels.
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Old 2013-10-13, 16:10   Link #2230
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I mainly read non fiction and autobiographies. There was a stage when I really enjoyed fiction, but I've since found new mediums for storytelling.

I'm currently in-between 3 books:
1) The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins
2) Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl
3) Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman! - Richard Feynman
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Old 2014-01-15, 05:09   Link #2231
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Just finished Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. This might be my favorite Hercule Poirot novel that I have read so far.

However, out of all the Agatha Christie novels, And Then There Were None and The Man in the Brown Suit are my absolute favorites.

So far, I have read:
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • After the Funeral
  • The Man in the Brown Suit
  • Poirot Investigates
  • Murder on the Links
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  • The Big Four
  • And Then There Were None
  • Lord Edgware Dies
  • The ABC Murders
  • Third Girl
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Old 2014-01-20, 01:30   Link #2232
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Recently read The Gun by C.J. Chivers, which is a fascinating look at the AK-47's history and the derp that was M16 procurement.
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Old 2014-01-21, 21:37   Link #2233
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I just finished Tom Clancy's Dead or Alive and are working on Locked On.
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Old 2014-01-22, 17:52   Link #2234
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I recently star reading the fault in our stars by john green and it's good
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Old 2014-01-22, 18:23   Link #2235
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Just finished Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. This might be my favorite Hercule Poirot novel that I have read so far.

However, out of all the Agatha Christie novels, And Then There Were None and The Man in the Brown Suit are my absolute favorites.

So far, I have read:
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • After the Funeral
  • The Man in the Brown Suit
  • Poirot Investigates
  • Murder on the Links
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  • The Big Four
  • And Then There Were None
  • Lord Edgware Dies
  • The ABC Murders
  • Third Girl

Try Death on the Nile, that is one of her other really great ones.
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Old 2014-01-22, 20:28   Link #2236
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I love that book. It's a great recollection of the life of an amazing individual.
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Old 2014-01-27, 15:52   Link #2237
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Just finished Agatha Christie's The Hollow.

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Try Death on the Nile, that is one of her other really great ones.
Thanks! I will keep that in mind. I plan to read every single one of her novels one day. :D
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Old 2014-01-28, 03:22   Link #2238
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"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Mmmm! That was a great read. I had a lot of time yesterday, and I just planned to read a bit of the book, but... I became so obsessed I just read it all The atmosphere was built amazingly well. A haunting book, one that I am going to re-read at some point for sure.
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Old 2014-02-03, 01:35   Link #2239
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Well, it's a light novel, not a book, but Log Horizon, Volume 1 to Volume 4.

That said, for more conventional works, I've been reading The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, as well as Ark Royal by Christopher Nuttall.

On my "To-Read" list will be Partners in Command and Sua Sponte.
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Old 2014-04-07, 14:00   Link #2240
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I read a few Japanese novels recently. Master of Go and Kokoro.

I also read Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground.
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