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Postby Hiking Fox » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:57 pm

Recently devoured 'Grandville' by Bryan Talbot. The most beautifully illustrated graphic novel I have ever seen, and a cracking storyline to boot.
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Postby hardcore iv » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:33 am

Martian chronicles - Ray Bradbury
A nomad of the time streams - Michael Moorcock
Bad Science - Ben Goldacre
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Postby Lettuce » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:11 pm

World Without End by Kenneth Folllett
I read Pillars of the Earth this time last year and adored that one. WWE is good but not as good in my opinion.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
and I'm now reading Dear John by Nicholas Sparks.. my friends and I are going to see the movie and I always want to read the book first, ha
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Postby xzebrasx » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:37 am

"Post Office" by Charles Bukowski. Great book, although I enjoyed "Pulp"even more. Reading "Factotum" now.

hardcore iv wrote:Martian chronicles - Ray Bradbury


I love Bradbury! "Dandelion Wine" is my favorite book of teenage years and one of all-time favorites.
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Postby mouche » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:03 pm

xzebrasx wrote:"Post Office" by Charles Bukowski.


Yeah I loved that one! Really gives you a great feeling of "Screw all this, I'm doing it my way". Which is probably not what I need, but it's good fun to feel reckless every so often :lol:
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Postby City_of_F » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:03 pm

"Unweaving the Rainbow" by Richard Dawkins.

Awesome book. Really making me feel I should drop my psych major and pursue a hard science.

Also making me feel irresponsible for not being better at math... :oops:
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Postby chloe » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:34 am

i just read book one of the millenium trilogy by stieg larsson. i zipped through it and have ordered the next two
currently reading Barbara Kingslover-Animal vegetable Miracle, great so far!
and have a book called Beans-by Ken Albala which looks like a goodin that im going to get into next.
happy reading at my house at the moment,just not enough time to do it!
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Postby :x: » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:41 pm

today i read the study on the unemployed of marienthal in austria, tomorrow there is hegel's elements of the philosophy of right, after that the leviathan by hobbes...
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby City_of_F » Sat May 01, 2010 3:22 am

getting back into diving...

Just read Diver Down, The Shadow Divers and The Last Dive. All of them were pretty good. I'm really itching to get back in the water, but its still snowing out here and I don't have an ice-diver C-card yet...
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby helmut » Mon May 10, 2010 11:28 am

Read a few books while in India - plenty of travelling time to absorb a book or two...

Monkey Grip by Helen Garner
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Enjoyed em all very much!
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby Johnboy74 » Thu May 13, 2010 8:59 am

Business Startup - How to Start a Successful Business - by Elizabeth Jackson -- really boring :? but full of good tips :)
Death (Central Problems of Philosophy) - Geoffrey Scarre -- Interesting Read!
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby City_of_F » Sat May 15, 2010 6:39 pm

Just finished "Mishima's Sword". It was okay, but the author seems to have hell keeping his thoughts together, the book needed an editor and Mishima was a pretty messed up individual.

The most interesting parts were the author's travels through Japan... of course, I've always wanted to go out there to check it out, so I'm not sure if it would be as interesting to someone who didn't plan on heading out there.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby City_of_F » Mon May 31, 2010 3:22 am

Finished 'Infidel' by Hirsi Ali... Damn good book, actually. Really depressing, but also rather informative.

Also 'Ancient Chinese Weapons: A Martial Artist's Guide" by Jwing Ming. Not too bad. I am thinking I wouldn't mind taking a Chinese art one of these days. I've taken about six Japanese arts (still taking four of them) and one Korean (when I was a kid), but haven't ever taken a Chinese artform.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby helmut » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:00 pm

carlarant wrote:I finally read The Vagina Monologues.
-I don't think I need to give a review of this one.


I just recently read this too!! So great :D

I also finished reading the Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson... So good. really enjoyed them. Not usually one for pulp fiction but I could not put the damn books down. I would get twitchy and couldn't concentrate at work.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby vegan_bohemian » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:29 pm

Today im alice

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Running for women
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