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Old 2006-09-09, 21:43   Link #161
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I had the sudden unreasonable urge to read some licensed manga this morning, so I went down to the local book store and picked up the following items:

Yakitate! Japan Vol 1 (VIZ) - read
Zombie Powder Vol 1 (VIZ) - read
Ouran Host Club Vol 6 (VIZ) - reading
BLEACH Vol 14 (VIZ) - reading

Non-manga/anime:

The Dark Tower VI - Song of Susannah -- Steven King
Poker and Philosophy - Pocket Rockets and Philosopher Kings -- Eric Bronson (ed.)
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Old 2006-09-10, 01:01   Link #162
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It was kind of boring, just like a soap opera. The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, on the other hand was quite something.. and a tad disturbing if I may add. Imagining the picture's visuals as the story progressed was amusing.

Although I have read it before, I just may pick up 1984 again this weekend, one of my favourites.
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Old 2006-09-10, 06:22   Link #163
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Kafka on the shore - Haruki Murakami.

Not a bad read...
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Old 2006-09-10, 08:47   Link #164
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I'm having difficulties looking for this particular book:

English: A Course for Human Beings by Eric Partridge.

Its a pretty old book that was published around the 1954s...
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Old 2006-09-10, 10:42   Link #165
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Dragons of the Dwarven Depths by Weis & Hickman - just read
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - just read
Swords of Eveningstar by Ed Greenwood - reading
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Old 2006-09-10, 13:36   Link #166
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Although I have read it before, I just may pick up 1984 again this weekend, one of my favourites.
Some friends of mine are creating the amsoc party at our school, our platform: opress the people. Lol I'm head of the ministry of love. Now we can have a hirachy of all the smart people, and all those people not in smart classes we will refer to as proles. *wicked laugh*
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Old 2006-09-11, 23:31   Link #167
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Ghost Walker by Erik Scott de Bie, I loved this book, there was just something that caught my eye..I dont know wether it was because the hero was a ghost dude, or the fact that the cover looked cool. I'm not really a big fan of Forgotten Realms though.
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Old 2006-09-15, 06:44   Link #168
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Abduction - By Robin Cook. Finished in three nights. (PC is down atm )

Nice easy read. Scientists/Divers abducted by an ancient civilisation of “Primary Humans” who have been around a lot longer than the Human race as we know it. Basically a paradise under the ocean, however, things go wrong, the group want out; unfortunately the “Terreterians” are not willing to let them go. Good story, though a very tried and trusted basis, not very risky.

Voyage to the centre of the earth, 20,000 leagues under sea -esque.

Would recommend to anyone.
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Old 2006-09-15, 23:51   Link #169
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Beyond the Deep - about the 1994 caving expedition to Sistema Huautla in Mexico, the deepest cave system in the Americas. Borrowed it because of the reference to Huautla in one of the middle episodes of Yakitate!! Japan.

Quite an interesting read about one man's determined attempt to lead an expedition to "scoop some booty" in a place where literally no man has gone before.
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Old 2006-09-16, 01:05   Link #170
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I just finished reading Maximum Ride by James Patterson and i have to say it was one of my favorite books i've ever read. it took me about three days to read but that's only because i was reading manga as well. but other than that i've also read Velocity by Dean Koontz but that was about three weeks ago...also i'm going to get the next instalment to the Maximum Ride series asap.
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Old 2006-09-16, 19:05   Link #171
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Re-reading Dune, Company and Jennifer Government, all sweet
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Old 2006-09-18, 01:12   Link #172
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Im reading a lot of Haruki Murakami atm.

I've eaten: Dance Dance Dance, Sputnik Sweetheart & Kafka on the Shore.

Murakami's style, while not exactly similar, carriess the same kind of linguistic acrobatics that Kafka's works did as well as an integrated beatnik poetry approach to handling metaphysical issues in an everyday context.

He offers the reader no closure or explanation at the end of the novels merely just an offering that everything worked out ok but what transpired isn't 100% tangible.

Waitin for my girlfriend to finish the Wind Up Bird Chronicles, looks awesome. This guy is a must read for all of those who...well.....read.
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Old 2006-09-20, 16:59   Link #173
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Dracula by Bram Stoker. Gotta love a classic story. If manga counts, then I've also read some Yotsubato recently.
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Old 2006-09-22, 07:01   Link #174
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i dont read anything other than manga.......

i have read everything i have except for

samurai champloo vol 2
Shrine of the morning mist vol 1

im gonna read those today so i can go get some more.

in the past week/2 ive read

naruto 1-11
Bleach 1-3
death note 1
hiraku 1
samurai champloo 1
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Old 2006-09-22, 07:17   Link #175
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Currently reading Giri - By Marc Olden.

Pretty brutal up to now.
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Old 2006-09-22, 09:31   Link #176
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I assume these don't have to be all anime mangas....

Series:

Rereading Wheel of Times series (that's right, all 13 books)
Dune series
Symphony of Ages (Rhapsody, Prophecy, Destiny, Requiem for the Sun, and Elegy for a Lost Star)
Finishing up the New Jedi Order
Full Metal Alchemist manga 1 and 2 (just started)

Non-fantasy books/Political (i.e. for school):

The Sound and the Fury
Savage Inequalities (Jonathan Kozol)
Two Nations (Hacker)
Nickel and Dimed
Other crap I don't care about

Other:

I guess writing books qualifies as reading them as well....
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Old 2006-09-22, 10:01   Link #177
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Rereading Wheel of Times series (that's right, all 13 books)
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.
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Old 2006-09-23, 15:17   Link #178
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Angels and demons by Dan Brown

<3 teh book
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Old 2006-09-23, 15:48   Link #179
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the da vinci code.
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Old 2006-09-23, 21:03   Link #180
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Finishing up the New Jedi Order
I just love the New Jedi Order, and I've just started rereading the series. I'm curious, have you read both of the ebooks? I didn't even realize they had them until I finished the series. I was wondering if they're worth the read. It didnt seem like I missed out on much by skipping them.
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