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Sonia
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Mar, 2009  Reply with quote

tyrael wrote:
I am once again reading the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy. siiw


EDIT: GAH!!! this post gave me my 4th star! party3


Hey, I finished reading it for the first time some months ago! *high fives*

I started Tolkien's The Silmarillion, but I mysteriously stalled around 100 pages into it. Oh well!

Just started Autobiography of a Yogi. :D


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PostPosted: Sun 22 Mar, 2009  Reply with quote

I've been reading The Dresden Files by Jim butcher very good books, at the moment 10 are published, I've read 7 or 8 of them I think, it starts good and then it gets better.


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Mar, 2009  Reply with quote

I'm reading...
*drum roll*
Nightmares and Dreamscapes-Stephen King
Because horror is awesome.
It's a series of short stories fyi.



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PostPosted: Tue 24 Mar, 2009  Reply with quote

I am now about to begin J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion. Have any of you ever read it before? Is it good in your opinion? It is like the super-prequel to The Hobbit/LotR. :D

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Mar, 2009  Reply with quote

The books I'm reading right now are:
The Secret Life of Bees.. I started reading it two years ago for school and I thought I might as well finish it. It's a good book smile
Felidae by Akif Pirincci. Took me forever to find this book in English. Had to buy it used on amazon. It's a great book, but I'm a bit slow reading it cus I disappointed myself when I realized I couldn't read it in the original language, which is German... I don't really speak a word German.
Psychology of Love by Freud... because... it impresses people...
Nah, I find it really interesting.


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Mar, 2009  Reply with quote

Silmarillion is good, but quite different from LotR...

Right now I'm reading Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson.

(Also The Zombie Survival Guide, SAS Survival Guide, Food for Free and Disaster Survivial...not at all on a survivalist reading rampage...)


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Mar, 2009  Reply with quote

So i really enjoyed Lullaby, ld4all, but Invisible Monsters is just a bit too much transgressionalism for me!

all the random sex and drugs, just for the sake of sex and drugs, it makes my head hurt sometimes tounge2


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Mar, 2009  Reply with quote

med4tall wrote:
Silmarillion is good, but quite different from LotR...


Yes, I have just noticed this. It is a very hard read. Basically, it seems to just spit the history of middle earth at you. A good read of you are a "nerd" for the series. It has been giving me so much more information. It shows the elves back when they were still as simple as humans, but it has no real storyline. Not very much entertaining, but very much informing and revealing. smile


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Mar, 2009  Reply with quote

I tried to read Silmarillion a couple of years back, but in Norwegian. I realized it wasn't as good translated, but I wouldn't be able to read it English.
So I haven't tried again. Maybe one day. I have so many books to read now so will have to be later.


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I just finished this excellent book by Matthew Stover. It was the most intense experience I've ever had. It left me shaking afterward. All I could do for half an hour was walk back and forth, having to lean on things just to stand up.

Let me put it this way: the events give Mace Windu nightmares.

Definitely a must read. Get it now.


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PostPosted: Thu 09 Apr, 2009  Reply with quote

right now i'm about halfway through Tolkien's The Silmarillion. It's not really difficult to read, although it reads kind of like the bible. very concentrated and reads slowish. i only know of three other people who have ever finished it: my dad, a chick from school, and my english teacher smile .

it's not a very evocative book. doesn't really get any emotion going in the reader. but it's still interesting to read.


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PostPosted: Thu 09 Apr, 2009  Reply with quote

Prometheus Rising

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Apr, 2009  Reply with quote

The Lucifer Effect (Philip Zimbardo). The book is a fleshed-out version of a psychology experiment on how quickly and easily normal people can turn sadistic. It is ... interesting.

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Apr, 2009  Reply with quote

In Nightmares and Dreamscapes, I just finished Dolan's Cadillac. Now I'm onto The End of the Whole Mess. Neither are horror. One is a thriller, and the other is sci-fi.

Dolan's Cadillac is going to be a movie coming out next month! Filmed in Canada too



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PostPosted: Sat 18 Apr, 2009  Reply with quote

I'm reading "The Vampire Lestat" By Anne Rice, really good book, faster paced than the first and a really captivating read

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