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Old 2013-07-30, 07:09   Link #2201
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Read a few whilst out on ex.

Sniper One - Dan Mills

Quite a riveting tale of a UK sniper team's exploits. I think his retelling of his first kill was quite eye opening to how modern war is portrayed. Worthy of a read.

Metro 2033 - Dmitry Glukhovsky

As a big fan of the game I thought I best read the novel that inspired it all and I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed it and again, the novel was able to really show how dismal the life led by those after such an apocalypse truly was.

Really looking forward to a completed translation of Metro 2034 in the future to read more.

Read a couple more volumes of Sword Art Online light novels and am about two thirds through the Fire Warrior novel. Again, having played the game I thought I'd give the novel a go and it's pretty good too. Quite like Kais' struggle with his demons in the midst of such a crisis.
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Old 2013-07-30, 08:56   Link #2202
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Old 2013-07-30, 09:01   Link #2203
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Errr, I am not sure if academic books count, but anyway, I am currently reading "Individual Differences in Second-Language Learning" by Peter Skehan. I have just begun my final phase of teacher training, and this book is a must for designing lesson plans.
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Old 2013-08-10, 15:15   Link #2204
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I gave on The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord. I could not understand much of the book and the references to Marx and Hegel does not make it any better as well as the vocabulary. It seems to be the kind of book you have to read later in life in order to understand it.

The next ones on my list are Les Coloriés (literal translation is The Colored) by Alexandre Jardin and A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. Les Coloriées was suggested to me when I asked for dystopian novels and the other book was lent to me by a surgeon to pass time.
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Old 2013-08-14, 16:33   Link #2205
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I'm about to finish Phillip K. Dick's The Simulacra. It's not one of Dick's most popular but I think it's really fun and fantastic, and I always love sci-fi stories that revolve around going back in time to stop the nazis.

Next I have some of Eugene Ionesco's essays on literature and theater to read.
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Old 2013-08-14, 17:19   Link #2206
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After an eon finally finished Halo: Primordium.

Started Halo: Silentium, which is far more interesting.
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Old 2013-08-15, 00:03   Link #2207
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Currently reading The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. Looking to see what trouble events Kvothe gets involved in this time.
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Old 2013-08-16, 21:27   Link #2208
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Currently reading The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. Looking to see what trouble events Kvothe gets involved in this time.
Oh!! I read those two books by Rothfuss recently! I really liked them. Glad to see someone else getting into them. Can wait for the release of the third book! Enjoy.
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Old 2013-08-17, 13:14   Link #2209
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Leviathan series-Scott Westerfeld part 1 Leviathan
Another on my reading list:Halo:Cryptum audio book
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Old 2013-08-18, 07:59   Link #2210
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Loved it
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Old 2013-08-19, 13:02   Link #2211
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Finished

Les Coloriés ( translated literally as The Coloreds) by Alexandre Jardin

It is somewhat interesting. There are some valid criticisms for both the adults and children, but it is more biased toward the children. Some cringeworthy moments but I kept reading after that and I did not let them stop me. The main character seems to be changing too quickly for me. Beside that, it weird when, at the end, the author said that it is a true story and I could contact him for more details in order to meet the character. Oh well.

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A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Halfway through it, it is a nice read so far beside the few inaccuracies. It reminds me that there is more to science than just the facts, There is still some politics behind that lead to the discoveries. It is nicely simplified as well, even though I cannot entirely confirm because I do not know deeply everything.

L'Étranger by Albert Camus (The Stranger) in French.

I borrowed it from the library today and I am already at the second part. So far, the main character seems to be really apathetic. The vocabulary is rather simple even for me who has a rather bad one. I hope that I am not missing too much by reading so quickly, but I am sure that I did anyways.
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Old 2013-08-19, 18:51   Link #2212
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A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking.
To be honest, I read it because I wanted an (unrealistically) easy way to understand relativity and quantum mechanics. I came out of the book probably more confused. The explanations were too simplified.
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Old 2013-08-19, 19:11   Link #2213
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The Virgin's Secret by Victoria Alexander

A romantic novel tied to a archaeological conflicts of interest.
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Old 2013-09-22, 19:28   Link #2214
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Lysistrata by Aristophanes(translation by Alan H. Sommerstein)

About Women withholding sex from their husbands, forcing them to stop war.
After I finish this I will re-read Medea by Euripides.
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Old 2013-09-22, 23:52   Link #2215
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Artemis Fowl : Opal Deception, by Eoin Colfer
awesome blend of sci-fi and fantasy, a different form of elves, dwarfs and fairies from the usual typical high fantasy. And ofcourse the teenage criminal mastermind
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Old 2013-09-23, 19:56   Link #2216
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The Prophecy of Sisters by Michelle Zink. It was my first historical romance with a blend of supernatural happenings being centered in the story.
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It's a great read and I am currently awaiting the next book of the series.
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Old 2013-09-24, 11:57   Link #2217
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The Blood of Gods by conn Iggulden.

Now lookign forward to his War of the Roses series.
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Old 2013-09-24, 15:51   Link #2218
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The Last Detective by Ben H. Winter . A interesting story, not much because of the case but because of the setting.
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Old 2013-09-25, 12:07   Link #2219
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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 #2220
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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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