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Old 2009-08-31, 10:32   Link #1161
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Finished Cole Protocol T_T no more Halo books! (for now...)
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Old 2009-08-31, 10:43   Link #1162
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-Devil May Cry novel
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Old 2009-08-31, 13:03   Link #1163
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A wondeful novel Night by Elie Wiesel.
i read night before, it was really good.
reading janet evanovich love overboard, on a romance kick or something..hell i don't know
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Old 2009-09-03, 11:38   Link #1164
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A little anthology of writing by Arthur Rimbeau; Poésies. Une saison en Enfer. Illumination
The steep aproach to Garbadale by Iain Banks
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Old 2009-09-03, 11:45   Link #1165
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The thief By Megan Whalen Turner
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Old 2009-09-03, 21:06   Link #1166
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1984 Murakami Haruki This is the latest work of Murakami. It is really interesting and well written even for Murakami's book. Interestingly, 1984 is the year when i was born, so, i could enjoy reading and knowing what things happen in the year.


The Old man and the sea Earnest Hemingway (in Jp)
i don't find the book interesting.. it's kind of very shounen, of fishing.
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Old 2009-09-03, 21:20   Link #1167
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1984 Murakami Haruki
Isn't the book called "1Q84"?
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Old 2009-09-03, 21:26   Link #1168
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Isn't the book called "1Q84"?

Heheh^^; yep sorry !
i forgot it
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Old 2009-09-04, 09:16   Link #1169
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I haven't posted here in a while, but I've been doing lots of reading this summer:

July 2009
Queen of Candesce, by Karl Schroeder
What is Your Dangerous Idea?, edited by John Brockman
A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama
Pirate Sun, by Karl Schroeder
Beyond Singularity, edited by Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois
Herland, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

August 2009
The Search, by John Battelle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois
The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Mandatory Community Service in High School: The Legal Dimension, by Ronald T. Hyman
Erotic Innocence, by James R. Kincaid
Cry of the Wolf, by Rachel Roberts
The Otaku Encyclopedia, by Patrick Galbraith

Those two books by Frances Hodgson Burnett were purely awesome. They're so charming and classic-feeling, as well as being some sort of Victorian proto-moe. Probably the best books I've read all summer.
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Old 2009-09-04, 11:56   Link #1170
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Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.
This one was for school (AP English homework), and was pretty boring at first, but became more interesting as the plot progressed.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
It gave me chills the night after I finished reading it. A lovely mystery and a good quick read.
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Old 2009-09-07, 15:30   Link #1171
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Books I recently finished are Sword in the Storm, by David Gemmell, The Vanished Man by Jefferey Deaver and Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn. I'm currently reading Heaven's Net is Wide, also by Lian Hearn, which is sort of like a prequel to Nightingale Floor.
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Old 2009-09-07, 16:25   Link #1172
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Old 2009-09-07, 16:28   Link #1173
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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

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Old 2009-09-07, 17:27   Link #1174
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Old 2009-09-07, 21:57   Link #1175
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Though it isn't really a book, just finished Gilgamesh for my AP English class. It's among the oldest known literary works. Dates back to around 27th century BCE.
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Old 2009-09-07, 22:05   Link #1176
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Though it isn't really a book, just finished Gilgamesh for my AP English class. It's among the oldest known literary works. Dates back to around 27th century BCE.
Did they have tablets to store works back then? Or did they just rely on an oral tradition?
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Old 2009-09-07, 23:13   Link #1177
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If Tomorrow Comes and Tell Me Your Dreams both by Sidney Sheldon.
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Old 2009-09-08, 01:19   Link #1178
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Been reading Khubilai Khan by Morris Rossabi and The Early Chinese Empires by Mark Lewis for Chinese history class (and also the Ebrey Cambridge textbooks). The lectures are disappointing so far (the professor doesn't even question the common myths that pervades major Chinese historical events that these scholars do, and I get the feeling she's a bit too eager to espouse the glories of ancient China over her Western equivalents), but these books are very interesting. Lewis' book in particular questions major "mythologized" events and discusses subtleties of Chinese culture and philosophies in ways that I haven't understood before. I was particularly pleased to find that some of these ideas correlate extraordinarily well with those political and philosophical ideas theatrically expressed Chen Mou's The Ravages of Time manhua series which I had written off to be "just" a great modernized fantasy.

If you don't understand what I meant there, it's fine. I'm not entirely sure I do either.

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Did they have tablets to store works back then? Or did they just rely on an oral tradition?
The "current" Gilgamesh as it is known to the world is from ancient Mesopotamian clay tablets dug up in archaeological expeditions...and, unfortunately, they are incomplete.

Scholars of course did a lot of work patching things here and there and analyzing later oral traditions and whatnot which might shed more light into the epic, but I'm no great expert to be pontificating on this point beyond the basics.
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Old 2009-09-11, 21:55   Link #1179
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Old 2009-09-11, 21:58   Link #1180
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The "current" Gilgamesh as it is known to the world is from ancient Mesopotamian clay tablets dug up in archaeological expeditions...and, unfortunately, they are incomplete.

Scholars of course did a lot of work patching things here and there and analyzing later oral traditions and whatnot which might shed more light into the epic, but I'm no great expert to be pontificating on this point beyond the basics.
Didn't some of the tablets just turn to dust as soon as they were picked up?
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