Old 23rd December 2004, 17:17   #121
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I've read a dozen or so this year (not as many as I wanted)

Just finished Lamb by Christopher Moore for the 6th time. Its a comedy about Jesus growing up as a boy and becoming a man told by his best friend Biff. It is the funniest book I have ever read.

Also reading My Life by Bill Clinton. Interesting so far but havn't gotten into it much. Another is 9/11 Report by the 9/11 Commission, extremely interesting but boring to most people

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Old 23rd December 2004, 17:28   #122
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Old 23rd December 2004, 17:47   #123
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Old 23rd December 2004, 23:49   #124
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I've read, studied, and sucessfully practiced these

I'm currently studying and have limitedly practiced this set of books . . .

. . and when I'm finished with those, I'll be studying this set of books.
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Old 24th December 2004, 00:01   #125
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Interested in government?

On another note, has anyone read the lord of the rings books? Are they any good?

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Old 24th December 2004, 00:06   #126
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Not necessarily "government" but more the law & legal procedure . . . you're correct in a sense though.

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Old 24th December 2004, 00:07   #127
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Old 24th December 2004, 02:38   #128
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On another note, has anyone read the lord of the rings books? Are they any good?
Yes, and they're quite good.

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Read the Lord of the Rings books, then point out the various errors that are in the movies.

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Old 25th December 2004, 04:30   #130
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I've read, studied, and sucessfully practiced these

I'm currently studying and have limitedly practiced this set of books . . .

. . and when I'm finished with those, I'll be studying this set of books.
Lemme guess...You live around the Ohio River area, or somewhere around those Indiana/Kentucky boarders, if not in one of the other states...

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Old 25th December 2004, 04:47   #131
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Lemme guess...You live around the Ohio River area, or somewhere around those Indiana/Kentucky boarders, if not in one of the other states...
Otherwise known as the Tri-state area ... yep.
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Old 25th December 2004, 10:10   #132
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Right now I am reading "A brief History of time" by Stephen Hawking

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Similarly, the last book I read was Brian Green’s The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory.

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Right now I am reading "A brief History of time" by Stephen Hawking

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I liked that book.

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Old 26th December 2004, 03:53   #136
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Don't worry about the ADD comment. I like you had it as a kid and it lasted pretty much into my middle 20s. It made it extremely dificult for me in school. I often had to reread pages 3 times. I loved to read and it was heartbreaking to a point.
Fortunetly I grew out of it and I read so much now that I have been known to read a 300 page novel in a night.

I pretty much read all the time now. I love true stories and fiction alike. I read some classics at least once a year.

The Good Earth.
To Kill a mockingbird.
Crime and Punishment.

I've read all of John Grisaham.

A book I read recently that I really liked was "The Poisonwood Bible".

Favorite true storie: "Into Thin Air"

Of course I like Terry brooks and I burned though "The Wheel of Time" But was highly disappointed past the 5th or 6th book.

I get most of my books at yard sales and used book stores.

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Old 26th December 2004, 04:29   #137
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mm.. i go through spells, sometimes doing nothing but reading for a number of weeks. I havnt been reading that much recently though.

I'm filling in the gaps in modern library's list at the moment (http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlib...estnovels.html). I think i have about 30 left to read.

Thats fiction anyway.
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I'm reading a book which indirectly tells me not to tell you of it.

Freedom of speech is the basic freedom of humanity. When you've lost that, you've lost everything.
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Old 11th April 2005, 00:40   #140
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The last book i was reading was Guerilla Warfare by Che Guevara. Only got a quarter way through though. The last complete book i read was Che Guevara by David Sandison. Reading this thread has made me want to go read a book now so i that's what i'm gonna go do.
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Old 11th April 2005, 02:20   #141
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Recently i bought alot of books, to research the development of the European Union.

In that regard, I've so far read...Presently im reading The End of Work also by Jeremy Rifkin, really interresting read
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Old 11th April 2005, 03:37   #142
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I'm reading Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss.

After that, I'm reading "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon.
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Well, I'm reading Oliver Twist, and next on Base is Frankenstein. The last book I read was Sex, Drugs, And Cocoa Puffs, which is basically this one guys rantings in relation to pop culture. It's funny as hell.

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Incidentally, since I've been reading Eats, Shoots and Leaves I've become more of an anal-retentive about stuff like punctuation. Just saw this, made me cringe.

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heh, at least they were consistent?

Recently I've been reading Exodus. All that stuff about how to build the tent of meeting needs to be accompanied by some diagrams or something, holy boring.
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Currently reading Skeleton Crew by Steven King, a collection of short stories including The Raft, The Mist, The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands, The Jaunt, and other "The" stories.

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Old 29th May 2005, 23:48   #148
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Read Splinter Cell.

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wow the thread got bumped a whole year


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either nobody reads or I bumped it at a terrible time.

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Finally resumed reading the Wheel of Time series. Just finised "The Crown of Swords" (book 7). Moving onto "The Path of Daggers"...

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I'm always reading at least one book, and sometimes several at a time. Right now I'm reading two books...

Non-fiction:
The Rational Unified Process: An Introduction by Philippe Kruchten. I've read this book before, but I'm using RUP in my current job so I'm freshening up on it.

Fiction:
Firewall by R.J. Piniero
I'm a sucker for techno-thrillers, and my favorite author in this genre is R.J. Piniero.

Two books I've read recently that I'd highly recommend are Michael Crichton's Timeline and Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas. Missyob gave me the latter book. Both are really great stories. Addictive and engrossing, just the way I like them.

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if anyone can find it, try "the practice effect" i found this book quite delightfull.
the premise goes : objects are honed their usefullness, by being used, EG : a pretty blouse gets prettier when admired.

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Finally resumed reading the Wheel of Time series. Just finised "The Crown of Swords" (book 7). Moving onto "The Path of Daggers"...
My mate reads those, really likes them, although I think he's failing at uni because of the addiction.

I just finished (a week ago) reading "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand.

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I've read the first Discworld novel, "The Color of Magic", about a month ago. For those who don't know Discworld, it is to Fantasy what the Hitchhiker's Guide is to Science-Fiction. Needless to say, it was awesome. Very well written and funny, featuring one of my new all-time favourite characters, the mighty and powerfull "Luggage". I started the second novel, "The Light Fantastic", last week and I expect to finish it before the weekend. So far, it's great as well.

@Mia: How did you like Hawking's "Brief History of Time"? Sounds like a book that I would enjoy.

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Mia: How did you like Hawking's "Brief History of Time"? Sounds like a book that I would enjoy.
I'm sure Mia will have her say, but I thought that book was awesome, and a very interesting (and suprisingly easy) read.

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I've read the first Discworld novel, "The Color of Magic", about a month ago. For those who don't know Discworld, it is to Fantasy what the Hitchhiker's Guide is to Science-Fiction.
you do mean the same discworld as in the title of those 3 very funny PC games (2 with a guy named rincewind as the main character) right?

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