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03 Nov 2005, 6:37 pm

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Halfway through LOTR, again... :)


Aww, come on, Dunc... only halfway through? ;)


I did say LOTR was a re-reading Namiko... I re-read it about once a year lol :lol:

I like The Silmarillion. It is written in a more narrative mythological style, but I like it. Unfinished Tales is an interesting read too, as regards Numenor in particular.

Just read Vernon God Little, which was entertaining.

Currently reading A Nice Cup Of Tea And A Sit Down, a very amusing exploration of the importance of, well a nice cup of tea and a sit down, in British culture. Its a must read if you like your biscuits. :)


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05 Nov 2005, 12:36 am

I'm into revenge themed works of late so of course, I'm re-reading Moby Dick.

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08 Nov 2005, 12:39 am

I just finished Jurassic Park and The Lost World, plus a couple Dinotopia digest novels. I'm waiting for the library to get the latest Erin Hunter Warriors book from the interlibrary loan system.



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08 Nov 2005, 8:22 am

Shadow Warrior by Chris Bunch


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08 Nov 2005, 10:34 am

Just finished Northern Lights by Philip Pullman, starting Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami.


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09 Nov 2005, 10:47 am

Hmm, if this list also include non-fiction, then I forgot to mention that I am reading The Making of Ghosthunter by Iam Lewis and the essays of Eisenstein: Volume 2: Towards a Theory of Montage. I recommend any aspiring filmmaker to have a look at them because it's changed my views of direction somewhat.



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10 Nov 2005, 2:57 pm

any book by zacheria sitchin that guy is a genius



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10 Nov 2005, 3:48 pm

I am currently reading Oliver Sacks' book, The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat. It's great. :D

Next I'll probably start reading The Man Who Tasted Shapes by Richard E. Cytowic. It's mainly about a guy with Synesthesia. But it also looks like it covers some basics on Synesthesia as well.

And after that (or maybe even before if it arrives in time), I'll be reading Oliver Sacks' book, Awakenings.


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10 Nov 2005, 7:59 pm

Silmarrillion sort of half Hartley at the moment
Still reading a sort history of nearly every thing
And just started reeding new book Eragon by Christopher Paoline (so far brilliant recommend to any Harry potter fains of epic fanisty readers out there )


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10 Nov 2005, 8:49 pm

The Penultimate Peril-Lemony Snicket

Also a bible study version of "The Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan(in modern english) it's great!!



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14 Nov 2005, 3:52 am

I'm switching between a few:
Stephen King - Bag of Bones (this turned out to be nine bajillion pages of melodramatic garbage, but I'm determined to finish it)
The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway (still working on this one)
Ray Bradbury - Long After Midnight (the most brilliant short story collection I've ever read)

And the absurdly long queue for later:
Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere (I've heard good things and decided to check this Gaiman fellow out)
Stephen King - The Dark Tower series (again)
Ernest Hemingway - The Sun Also Rises (Ern has yet to let me down)
Stephen King - Nightmares and Dreamscapes (the only King short story collection I haven't read)
Neal Stephenson - Snow Crash (I generally don't like scifi, but maybe that'll change)



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23 Dec 2005, 9:31 am

I'm currently reading The Lovely Bones



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23 Dec 2005, 5:23 pm

Right now I'm reading the following:

* A Scanner Darkly - Philip K Dick
* The Gap Into Vision - Forbidden Knowledge - Stephen Donaldson
* Behold the Spirit - Alan Watts
* Confessions of a Drug Fiend - Aleister Crowley
* The Book of Thoth - Aleister Crowley
* The Bible - God and friends
* Psychology & Alchemy - Carl Gustaf Jung

This is usually the case: I start reading a book in a frenzy, getting half through it I find another book that I can't put down, then another one and so on until I have a stack of unfinished ones. Sigh... and also, they mostly have references to other books I have to read to understand the reasoning thoroughly in one, so one book can turn into half a library if I'm really unlucky. =)



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23 Dec 2005, 8:32 pm

Bride of Anguished English- Richard Lederer

((Not as good as the original but still some hysterically funny stuff))



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23 Dec 2005, 10:23 pm

I am in the midst of reading:

1. The Psychology GRE Study Guide and Practice Book (no sense in not starting early, eh?)
2. The True Story of the Elephant Man
3. Understanding Aphasia


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23 Dec 2005, 11:44 pm

- Kiln People by David Brin
- Introducing Romanticism (from the Introducing... series, which are some pretty good little books actually)

I'm almost done with the Brin, and after that I'm going to read Philip K Dick's The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. I love A Scanner Darkly - it's probably my favorite by him (oh and I'm dreading the upcoming film version). The Divine Invasion was also excellent, and very funny.

I'm also working my way through:

- Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
- the last Harry Potter
- The Unconsoled by Kazou Ishiguro. I like Ishiguro a lot - I'm not trying to be pretentious by reading him. I actually find his writing very engaging, even though many people just collapse in bored numbeness by the end of the first chapter. Oh well. I feel that way about Ayn Rand, and people just eat up that wooden crap like it is literary caviar. Ishiguro's a philosophical writer who can write artistically and without sounding like a philosopher. His An Artist of the Floating World is one of my favorite novels.

I just recently reread Lewis Carroll's Alice books, and will reread his Symbolic Logic, just as soon as I find my copy. LOL. Until then I'm reading some of Carroll's poetry.