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squattingb
Jun 18 2013, 12:15am


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Been reading more books now that I'm done school. Finishing up a Stephen Hawking book, not particularly exciting actually since it contains no new information. Oh well...

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Reaper195 Jun 18 2013, 2:40am


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How do you read the writing? Do you read it in your own voice, or Hawking's synthetic voice?

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squattingb
Jun 18 2013, 1:08pm


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I think I'd go mad if I did the latter lol.

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Reaper195 Jul 5 2013, 6:55pm


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That would be top! Off topic, but I had to learn a bunch of numerical facts for my forklift licence. I found it easier to memorize it all in the voice of Legion from ME2/3.

Started rereading 11/22/63 by Stephen King again. I forgot how much I loved time travel stuff.

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Fish Jul 5 2013, 9:05pm


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Warbreaker, Brandon Sanderson

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grunty_thirst Jul 18 2013, 12:48am


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Currently reading through three books at once. About half-way through The Stand (first time read through at last), picked up Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy for something to read on train trips (need all the following books), and also started The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter which has been interesting so far. The follow-up (The Long War) is out in shops and on sale so it prompted me to get the first...probably should buy the second before that special price ends...mmm, hardback or paper-back to match the first book I already got?

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Reaper195 Jul 18 2013, 1:22am


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The Stand = best book of all time ever

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squattingb
Aug 8 2013, 2:57am


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How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming - Mike Brown.

Fascinating history from the man itself, also really funny.

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Trumpetman09
Aug 8 2013, 3:30pm


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Right now I am reading Inferno by Dan Brown. It's not bad, better than his Lost Symbol, but not as good as Angels and Demons, and The Da Vinci Code.

I was reading Spielberg's biography, which was really awesome and an interesting read. The other book I finished that I found fascinating was Skywalking, a biography of George Lucas. I got on a weird kick of reading biographical books and it's pretty interesting to see where people come from to become the people they are today.

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squattingb
Aug 10 2013, 1:16pm


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I've got the Steve Jobs biography lying around, I should read it sometime.

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Scar Aug 13 2013, 9:14am


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Right now I am reading Inferno by Dan Brown. It's not bad, better than his Lost Symbol, but not as good as Angels and Demons, and The Da Vinci Code.


Thought it was much better than Lost Symbol, even liked it more than Da Vinci Code, but yeah, think Angels & Demons is still the best. Inferno gets extra points for a brave ending.

Started reading Interview with the Vampire, enjoying it so far. The sexual "symbolism" (straight, homosexual, involving children, the whole spectrum it seems like) is far more blatant than I expected, but still a good book so far.

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grunty_thirst Sep 13 2013, 11:02am


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Righto, where did I get to last post?...

Ah yes, finished The Stand pretty quickly in the end. Somehow I didn't feel it quite lived up to the reputation I'd heard of...few little criticisms to boot, although I'm realising there are some tendencies of KIng's writing that I just dont like. But all that aside, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

Finished The Long Earth (Prachett and Baxter), really got into the premise of the story and am eager to read the next in the series to see where it goes. A very easy read too I might add. The humour of Prachett is restrained in comparison to the Discworld series I'm very fond of, but is still underlying through the text. I recommend this as a nice short SciFi if you're after something to read. Noticed somebody on the train the other week reading a copy too which made me smile.


Currently about halfway through another King I picked up cheap a couple years ago- Duma Key. The fact it has a bit to do with concepts around painting and drawing has also made it an interesting read for me, as the forever casual artist I am, lol. Curious to see where it all leads, and am hoping its not as anti-climatic as I've found some of King's work to be in the end.

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And the reason I understand the difference between attraction and liking is that I'm a girl. Our brains don't reside in our genital areas. - 64
True... but it's grunty_thirst. Anything could happen. - Fish
Because, you know, reminding is the devil, and those who remind often end up in the firey pits of hell. - rearanged
The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp - Terry Pratchett
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