What have you been reading lately?

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Shaper
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You should feel privileged to read such a glorious and timeless work.

Edit: Ahem, and since I started a new page I might as well say what I'm reading. Textbooks mostly. Several written by the professors that assigned them to me. None of them particularly interesting. See the 'what classes are you taking' thread if for some bizarre reason you are curious as to what they might be about.

[ Tuesday, January 22, 2008 21:11: Message edited by: Emperor Tullegolar ]

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Electric Sheep One
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Profile #651
quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

Now my English teacher says we're going to read the Scottish play. :(
quote:
Originally recited by Kendrick and Mossop:
Hot potato,
Orchestra stalls,
Puck to make amends.

Fixed your curse.

[ Tuesday, January 22, 2008 21:46: Message edited by: Student of Trinity ]

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Law Bringer
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It's a curse in a theater, not on a forum!

—Alorael, who has recently read Gary Shteyngart's The Russian Debutante's Handbook. It reads something like self-consciously highbrow Carl Hiaasen or even a bit like Neal Stephenson without the sci-fi. It's funny and very clever, and it's quite seriously crazy.
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Electric Sheep One
Member # 3431
Profile #653
You can't be too careful with Macbeth.

Doh!

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Agent
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Profile #654
I finished reading Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner, which is a novelization of the Scottish ballad.

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Wasting your time and mine looking for a good laugh.

Star Bright, Star Light, Oh I Wish I May, I Wish Might, Wish For One Star Tonight.

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Guardian
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Profile #655
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

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Fear us, mortals, but never envy, for though we burn with power, our fuel is our sorrows.
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Shock Trooper
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Profile #656
I have been reading the Left Behind series and find them very captivating.

I have a quote if anyone wants to use it.

"To be insane, just look at most of the people you see and do the opposite." :cool:

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Guardian
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Profile Homepage #657
I just started "Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid" by Douglas Hofstadter a couple of days ago. Wheeee!

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Agent
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Profile Homepage #658
If you ever finish it, let me know how it ends. I always wondered what happened to that tortoise.

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Geneforge 4 stuff. Also, everything I know about Avernum | Avernum 2 | Avernum 3 | Avernum 4
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Agent
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Profile #659
I finished reading The Djinn In The Nightingale's Eye by A.S. Byatt. It is a collection of fairytales created by the author.

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Wasting your time and mine looking for a good laugh.

Star Bright, Star Light, Oh I Wish I May, I Wish Might, Wish For One Star Tonight.

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Shock Trooper
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I just finished "A Planet For The President" by Alistair Beaton. Best book for any college class I have had to read so far. I can't wait for the class-lead discussion on it.

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"The President finally had what he wanted. The President had a planet. All to himself." -A Planet For The President
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Agent
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Profile #661
I am reading Oil by Upton Sinclair. It is quite a long heavy novel. I am not going to see the movie until it is out on DVD.

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Wasting your time and mine looking for a good laugh.

Star Bright, Star Light, Oh I Wish I May, I Wish Might, Wish For One Star Tonight.

Add your one star vote to my tally.
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Apprentice
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Profile #662
I'm reading poetry as a requirement of my English class. A whole boatload of Shakespeare and Poe. Frankly, I'd rather have a good novel, meaning no offense to poets reading this.

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? Man, ? Amazing
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I've been reading Foop! and World without end.

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Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
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Agent
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Profile #664
quote:
Originally written by Appleseed:

I'm reading poetry as a requirement of my English class. A whole boatload of Shakespeare and Poe. Frankly, I'd rather have a good novel, meaning no offense to poets reading this.
Tell me about it. We're just wrapping up poetry, three out of four weeks. Poe was okay, some of his poems seemed to focus more on rhythm than message though, and Shakespeare is a world away from today. Reading two of his sonnets, I had to struggle just to grasp a very weak feeling of the meaning.

Of course, the unit got better when we actually started writing poetry. I felt I wrote three exceptional poems. The titles are Unlike the Rest, Poseidon's Tradgedy, and Nothings and Half Truthes. All are seperate from each other, and probably some of the better things my Pen has produced.

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Agent
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Ken Follett - Hornet Flight

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Warrior
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Last year I read Robin Hobb's Liveship trilogy, Assassin trilogy, The Tawny Man and The Soldier Son trilogy. They were all excellent. Strange that I didn't find Hobb earlier...
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Law Bringer
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The 666th post seems as good an end as any.

I will restart the thread in a while, but in order to avoid incurring the wrath of Great UBB, I am consigning this topic to its well-deserved rest.

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