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Old 2006-09-24, 09:42   Link #181
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I've been reading on the history of Japan. There's nary a mention of anime, though.

I'm too busy playing DotA and being burdened with a heavy semester as well as having to watch anime to read books. Maybe come vacation time, I will.

(I GO UNSEEN. LET SCREAMS FILL THE AIR!)

Asides aside, Hirohito isn't evil or demented as some of you guys think he is. He was almost a puppet ruler solely used as the symbol of divinity, of godhood in the first half of 20th century Japan. Try as he might to do something about anything, the military was often in control and that made the government pugnacious (HAHA PUGNA) and belligerent.

Just a bit of information.
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Old 2006-09-25, 09:47   Link #182
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Not including the prologue, I stopped at book 10; haven bought 11 because I'm waiting to see if 12 will wrap the story up; if so then I start rereading the series. But IMO, only the first 3 books were the best.
Oh, right, then there's actually 14 books in total. Forgot about the prologue.... I foung that one to be a bit... boring, actually. :P
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Old 2006-09-25, 10:33   Link #183
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Recently finished reading Gangrel, by Gherbod Fleming. It's the third book of the Vampire: The Masquerade clan novels.
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Old 2006-09-25, 11:59   Link #184
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Oh, right, then there's actually 14 books in total. Forgot about the prologue.... I foung that one to be a bit... boring, actually. :P
Actually wait, I only know of 11 books that are currently out in the main series. Add to that the prequel, thats 12. Wheres the other 2 coming from?
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Old 2006-09-27, 08:31   Link #185
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I just ordered the new Sony Portable Reader System PRS-500. I'll post some shots and write a small review when I receive it.
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Old 2006-09-27, 08:58   Link #186
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Just read Robin Hobb's Farseer Trilogy and Tawny Man Trilogy. It has been a long while since I read fantasy books and thus I read 6 of them in a row.

Wanted to moved on to sci-fi as it was even longer since I read the last sci-fi book but Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy was not available at the library. Neither is Robin Hobb's Liveship Trader Trilogy.

Settled for Steven Erikson's 10-book Malazan series. Completed Garden of the Moons yesterday and now reading Deadhouse Gates.
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Old 2006-09-27, 20:54   Link #187
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Settled for Steven Erikson's 10-book Malazan series. Completed Garden of the Moons yesterday and now reading Deadhouse Gates.
Whoa... 10 books? I saw book 2 and 3 in the library yesterday and I was interested in following it. I thought there were only 4 or 5 books in the series, from the library's online catalog. Guess it's another long series to follow... (I'm still waiting to finish Wheel of Time *cough*toolong*cough*).

The last book I finished was Lucifer Gospel by Paul Christopher. It's the first book I've read with so many glaring typos. "There" instead of "Their" for instance. Man, the author must have skimped on proofreaders.
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Old 2006-09-27, 22:09   Link #188
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Just finished Nabokov's "Lolita" for the second time this year. Brilliant book, I loved it even more this time through. Highly recommended.

About to start Thomas Pynchon's "The Crying of Lot 49." Yay post-modernists!
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Old 2006-09-28, 00:37   Link #189
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I'm almost finished reading 'White Fang' It is very disciptive lol it actually makes me feel like I'm watching it
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Old 2006-09-28, 02:55   Link #190
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I just ordered the new Sony Portable Reader System PRS-500. I'll post some shots and write a small review when I receive it.
Please do. It seems very practical on paper (no pun intended ) but I wonder if the display will be a different experience than reading off of paper.
I can read a book for hours on end, but can't imagine staring at a computer monitor for nearly that length of time.

Oh, and to remain on subject, I tried reading Lawless World, a book about America, its foreign policies both past and present and how they relate to international law, but it was just far too dense for me to digest.
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Old 2006-09-28, 19:00   Link #191
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Just finished reading Isabel Allende's very well written Of Love and Shadows. The romance fiction portrays the Chilean crisis of the time very realistically.
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Old 2006-09-29, 06:25   Link #192
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Besides the two writing books I'm reading right now (The Copywriter's Handbook and Writing for Story, I'm sloooooowly slogging through The Sword of Shannara. It's so poorly written that I have to put it down every few minutes.
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Old 2006-09-30, 12:14   Link #193
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Old 2006-10-01, 08:43   Link #194
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After a five-month hiatus (I think), I've re-entered the delectable world of well-written classic literature with Kawabata's opus Beauty and Sadness. I should say it was at the least a magnificent work of art reflecting among the core concepts in Japanese consciousness, mono no oware or the sadness of things.

Other than that, I'm still a lazy arse ... but I've started reading The Problem of Knowledge in the hope that I'm going to gain more ... ^_^
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Old 2006-10-01, 09:04   Link #195
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Just read Robin Hobb's Farseer Trilogy and Tawny Man Trilogy. It has been a long while since I read fantasy books and thus I read 6 of them in a row.
What a coincidence. Right now I'm in the middle of reading the Liveship Traders. It took place between Farseer and Tawny Man. I just got a copy of book 3, so I'm happy. ^^
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Old 2006-10-01, 15:28   Link #196
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first post on AS...=P

anyways...I'm reading Catch-22...it's hilarious..xD

oh, and the sixth book of Haruhi, but...meh..
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Old 2006-10-05, 07:49   Link #197
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Just finished the second book of Simmon's Hyperion tetralogy, The Fall of Hyperion. The new setting created in this installment, as the title suggests, has me looking forward to reading into the next chapter of this astounding history of the future.
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Old 2006-10-11, 16:29   Link #198
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I got to the library yesterday intending to borrow some of the titles mentioned in this thread, but when I got there I drew a complete blank. :'( I should write them down next time.
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Old 2006-10-11, 18:20   Link #199
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Well I was supposed to read the Homer's Oddesey, and I've got a huge test on it tomorrow, but I've only read 7 out of the 24 books, oh well it was boring and watching anime is more fun.
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Old 2006-10-11, 20:48   Link #200
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The Odyssey IS kinda dull. Read The Iliad instead.
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