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Old 2009-09-15, 03:24   Link #1181
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Started The Road By McCarthy. Read about 60 pages into it, intended 20, its pretty hard to put down.
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Old 2009-09-17, 10:41   Link #1182
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Am I the only one here that bothers to pick up the first print hardcover edition of Dan Brown's (supposedly highly anticipated) The Lost Symbol ?
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Old 2009-09-17, 10:50   Link #1183
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Readers Digest. I always read it while doing my stuff in the bathroom.
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Old 2009-09-17, 11:07   Link #1184
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Rides a Dread Legion by Raymond E. Feist

Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden
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Old 2009-09-17, 15:06   Link #1185
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Old 2009-09-17, 21:24   Link #1186
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John Dies at the End. For like the hundredth time this month.

I'm also rereading the Haruhi light novels. I'm on Disappearance right now. Forgot how great those books were.

I reread books more than I go through new ones.
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Old 2009-09-17, 22:23   Link #1187
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I'm reading Lord of the Flies for English. The kids in the book freak me out... O.O
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Old 2009-09-18, 01:44   Link #1188
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Read the first 150 pages of Lost Symbol and I regret to say it kinda flow like how it was in Angels & Demons and Da Vinci Code.

For the uninitiated to Brown's style, we have a murder of someone of stature to the plot in the prologue and we see Langdon being asked to investigate the puzzling clue left at the scene. Next we are introduce to various characters which includes the perpetrator himself followed by (short) chapters of shifting between perspectives as the story progress. Kinda show how limited Brown is as a writer when it comes to the plot development.

What makes up for this aspect is the amount of trivials that Brown had dig up and littered throughout the book to engage the reader. But I don't see Lost Symbol being the hit that was Da Vinci Code. And Brown better find another way to structure his next book featuring Langdon else he's not going to find readers coming back for more, as we can see from the Amazon reviews for his new book.
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Old 2009-09-22, 06:24   Link #1189
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Old 2009-09-23, 02:21   Link #1190
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Well right now I've got 2 series I am currently reading. I've gotten into the Greywalker series by Kat Richardson and the Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine. I have to say I'm enjoying the Weather Warden series of books more. They're series along the lines of Kim Harrison and Jim Butcher for 2 more well known authors to use as examples. I love books on the supernatural like this so they're right up my alley. Just got done reading the Kingdom Wars series by Jack Cavanaugh before these ones. Pretty decent.
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Old 2009-09-25, 00:20   Link #1191
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The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

I've finished all three books and I've heard of possible plans of trying to convert the series to film. I'm already working on doing some sketches on some of the items mentioned within the book and plan on posting it on my Facebook profile and also am going to create a folder for it.
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Old 2009-09-25, 00:24   Link #1192
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I'm reading Lord of the Flies for English. The kids in the book freak me out... O.O
Ah a classic. There's also at least one movie version out there too, I think the book is a lot better.

I finished The Road. It's very dark and depressing but it's a worthwhile read. The movie trailer looks alright but there just so much non-action that making a movie out of it seems rather awkward, but that's not to say it can't be done.
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Old 2009-09-25, 04:43   Link #1193
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Mein Kampf. By Adolf Hitler.
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Old 2009-09-25, 20:06   Link #1194
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A Northern Light, by Jennifer Donnelly

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In 1906, sixteen-year-old Mattie, determined to attend college and be a writer against the wishes of her father and fiance, takes a job at a summer inn where she discovers the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story.
Wonderful book.
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Old 2009-09-26, 03:50   Link #1195
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Several Books of Orson Scott Card: that man has an interesting "alien" view of the world.
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Old 2009-09-26, 22:01   Link #1196
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Eyes like Stars: Great debut novel by Lisa Mantchev one of my new favorites!
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For Manga, I got Tale of an Unknown Country vol. 1 and I'm pretty disappointed. Girl and boy (oops sorry princess and prince) meet and fall in love....in the first chapter. Nothing even remotely interesting happens afterwards
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Old 2009-09-26, 23:08   Link #1197
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Demian by Hermann Hesse...I think it's good.
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Old 2009-09-29, 13:48   Link #1198
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My pleasure reading has had to drop a bit after entering college...so many textbooks to read ;_; I only managed to read six books this month.

But, they were pretty good. Read the first Haruhi novel from Yen Press, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, since I wanna go read all the Victorian classics, Apocalypse Culture Volume 1. The standout was definitely Greg Egan's "Dark Integers and Other Stories." I think Greg Egan may be the absolute best living Science Fiction writer, in terms of short fiction. He just handles complex, mind-blowing ideas so well...and he's able to temper the hardcore technical science with actually good characterization and emotion, a balance that's hard to strike. I've already ordered a couple more of his books, hopefully they'll get here soon.
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Old 2009-09-29, 13:49   Link #1199
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Allah Transcedent by Ian Richard Netton
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Old 2009-09-29, 16:39   Link #1200
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Knee deep in 'Japanese for Busy People' at the moment
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