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Postby DeadPoet » Mon Dec 26, 2005 9:43 am

Leo Tolstoi - War and Peace .....fighting boredom with boredom..

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Postby 244dewayne » Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:09 pm

I am reading madame bovary by Gustave Flaubert. My daughter gave it to me for noodle day though we had turkey for dinner. My daughter always gives me books as presents and most of the time they are used. This one belong to a student that was reading the novel for a class and it is filled with notes, kinda build-in Cliff Notes. :worship:
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Postby darren996 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:29 pm

How to Shit in the Woods - Kathleen Myer :mrgreen:
Suspicion breeds confidence!

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Postby anon1mat0 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:30 pm

Just finished Prelude to Foundation by A. Asimov and I have the trilogy waiting for me. I'm in the middle of The Misterious Flame of Queen Loana by U. Eco (I love, The Name of The Rose and Foucault's Pendulum).
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Postby Duke » Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:20 pm

Auntie Dee Dee wrote:Just to lower the tone a bit...

Wildlife Preserves

The Far Side Connection

Gary Larson

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Yay! I have the full Larson collection.


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Postby Disco » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:27 am

One day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Alexander Solzehenitsyn

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Postby Tickle » Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:42 pm

Just finished "the reason of things" - A.C Grayling...

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Postby DeadPoet » Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:45 pm

Reading through Emile Zola's books...the guy who wrote "J'accuse" during the Dreffus thing in France, if that rings a bell to anybody.

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Postby diego » Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:16 pm

I just finished Star Wars: Dark Nest II (I'm sure it would have made more sense if I had read Dark Nest I first but somebody took it out of the library before me :( )

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Postby Capellini » Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:34 pm

The Great Influenza by John Barry
True terror lies in the futility of human existence.

Malcolm Reynolds is my co-pilot.

"The only freedom deserving the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental and spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest." - John Stuart Mill

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Postby Duke » Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:17 pm

diego wrote:I just finished Star Wars: Dark Nest II (I'm sure it would have made more sense if I had read Dark Nest I first but somebody took it out of the library before me :( )


Were there not other Star Wars books for you to read while waiting for the first Dark Nest to return? Reading series out of order is awfully confusing, take it from me.................


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He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

--Friedrich Nietzsche




"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever."

--Woody Allen

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Postby diego » Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:42 pm

Were there not other Star Wars books for you to read while waiting for the first Dark Nest to return? Reading series out of order is awfully confusing, take it from me.................


There were but I read them all and atleast for me it isn't that confusing (I had to do it with the New Jedi Order a bit because my library didn't get all the books in the series)

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The Baroque Cycle

Postby raharris » Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:34 pm

by Neal Stephenson. It comprises three books, and the FSM makes an appearance in all three:
Quicksilver: disguised as the famed pirate Edward Teach (aka Blackbeard)
Confusion: disguised as a barbary pirate captain
System of the World: disguised as Dappa, anti-slavery and anti-pirate crusader

The mysterious He takes on many forms.
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Postby fusiontortellini » Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:50 am

I don't know about the last one -- anti-pirate? No way.

But do they eat pasta? :twisted:

I wonder what the MOST noodly character in current fiction is . . .
Who really might actually be back this time . . .

May the Fiori be with you. And may It have Meatballs.

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Postby alt_phil » Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:01 pm

Crown of Stars by Kate Elliot. Rather - I'm re-reading the series because the newest book comes out next month, and I need a refresher.
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