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03 Jan 2010, 8:48 am

If this thread exists already, I apologise.

I'm currently reading the Communist Manifesto 8)


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03 Jan 2010, 9:12 am

I think one does but what the hell-I'm reading my favorite kind of pleasure read, a historical thriller. The Intelligencer by Leslie Silbert. It's set in Elizabethan England and involves Christopher Marlowe's espionage activities.


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03 Jan 2010, 9:34 am

But the books I´m actually reading are:
"Nanosciences: The Invisible Revolution" by Christian Joachim and Laurence Plevert (very good!)
"Patter Recognition" William Gibson



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03 Jan 2010, 9:41 am

I'm finishing two books at the moment, Huysmans' Against Nature and The Fortress Of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem. both really awesome but in totally different ways and can't recommend them to anyone who doesn't share my tastes :p


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03 Jan 2010, 11:16 am

I just chew through books like a golden retriever puppy though shoes.So I have a number on my list.

Persephone in America by Alison Townsend, Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi, Paper Daughter by Elaine M Mar,Point Last Seen by Hannah Nyala, Warriors don't Cry by Melba Patillo Beals...

Just to name a few.



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03 Jan 2010, 12:10 pm

Im re reading harry potter 5 (pheonix) and am going through Stephen Kings latest book, Under the Dome. im also goin through a few audiobooks but that dont count as readin.



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03 Jan 2010, 7:19 pm

There is...it's like 500 pages long...;)
Right now, it's 'The Rape Of Nanking' by Iris Chang...I read a lot of historical stuff....


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03 Jan 2010, 8:02 pm

"The Holographic Universe" by Michael Talbot. After that, "The Secret Teachings of All Ages" by Manley P. Hall



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03 Jan 2010, 8:08 pm

pakled wrote:
I read a lot of historical stuff....


History books are cool :)


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04 Jan 2010, 5:42 pm

Arduino - A book about building and programming your own electronic devices
The Language Instinct - by Steven Pinker; very interesting stuff about language, and I love Pinker's writing style, I try to learn it while reading the book
The 4-Hour Workweek - by Tim Ferriss; if I can implement this I have time to finish reading the other books



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04 Jan 2010, 5:53 pm

Little Women.


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18 Jan 2010, 5:52 pm

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: It's technically a library book, but it's really good so far (I'm on Ch.16 right now)
Fairy Cube Vol.2: I've read this before, but had to pause it for PAPAZ.



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18 Jan 2010, 7:16 pm

Beatlegal wrote:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: It's technically a library book, but it's really good so far (I'm on Ch.16 right now)
Fairy Cube Vol.2: I've read this before, but had to pause it for PAPAZ.


PAPAZ was fun-it's the closest I've gotten to Jane Austen. You can tell it's basically still her book with zombies added in. There's Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters but that was written by someone else.


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21 Jan 2010, 6:44 pm

Flowers for Algernon.
I think it's brilliant.
I've heard some people compare it to Curious Incident ... but I think it's much better.
I might have to start reading more fiction from now on.



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21 Jan 2010, 7:08 pm

skysaw wrote:
Flowers for Algernon.
I think it's brilliant.
I've heard some people compare it to Curious Incident ... but I think it's much better.
I might have to start reading more fiction from now on.


You might like Speed of Dark. It's about a man with Asperger's who has an opportunity to undergo a procedure to make him neurotypical. It's somewhat futuristic and Autism has generally been eliminated due to genetic research. He and a group of others were born before that was possible. It was written by a woman who has an adult son with AS. It's told from the young man's perspective. Of course I didn't find his perspective all that unusual.


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