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    by AlaskaRachel » Wed May 16, 2012 12:32 am

    AlaskaRachel wrote:I'm reading "The Internet is a Playground" by David Thorne. For those that don't know him, he's this guy: http://27bslash6.com/
    His book is basically a collection of his site entries, but there are a few new stories. It's pretty funny

    Quoting myself. Fuck yea.

    just kidding, I'm not reading this book anymore. I seem to have finished it between when I posted that ^ and when I posted this. Easy, fun read.
    I'm also reading "In Defense of Globalization" by Jagdish Bhagwati and I might pick up the first Game of Thrones book or maybe some Conan the Barbarian next.
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    by Feanorgandalf » Mon May 21, 2012 10:54 am

    The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan. Figured it was time to take on this massive series now that the last book is in production. Really good series
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    by DrinkMoxie » Mon May 21, 2012 4:18 pm

    gnoff wrote:
    Feanorgandalf wrote:The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan. Figured it was time to take on this massive series now that the last book is in production. Really good series


    yeah, finished the books part from the last one earlier this year, looking forward to the end.

    yeah, final book will be so bittersweet... I've been reading these since 1990 when I was 11 or 12 and, frankly, that's a long time and a huge portion of my life!
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    by vikingbitch » Tue May 22, 2012 5:24 am

    I'm jumping through books right now - in my D&D group I play a Druid and get to make my own bible/religion so I'm just jumping around a few to see if there are any concepts that I can rip off (monkey see monkey do as other religions have). Was browsing through the Celestine Prophecy last night, forgot how good that book actually was.
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    Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

    by sageoftruth » Wed May 23, 2012 9:13 am

    gnoff wrote:Last of the 10 books

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    Cool! A lightlance. I bet George Lucas had never thought of that.
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    by AlaskaRachel » Wed May 30, 2012 7:14 pm

    Jeff and I went to a used bookstore last night and hot damn they had SO MANY sweet old fantasy/sci-fi novels. We sat in the store for a good long while, both staring at the wall of books and thinking "Every single one of these looks fucking badass." We walked away with 3 books each, like either of us need more books :roll:
    Anyway, I finished reading Game of Thrones (pretty sweet) and now I'm on to Clash of Kings (also pretty sweet.) I can see why there was so much hype.
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    by MadameLePink » Thu May 31, 2012 12:27 am

    I am reading "A dance with dragons" part 2 at the moment. After I read "A feast for crows" years ago, I had decided I didn't want to read any other George R.R. Martin book, as he kills all the good characters :evil: But then I got the last two very cheap and the tv-series are so good that I changed my mind. And so far no one's died yet :beerwink:
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    by Laura » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:42 pm

    A relatively new book in our collection (where I work) and have been meaning to read it for a while. After recently seeing the movie Control about the life & death of Ian Curtis, I almost started on one of the six books we have on his band Joy Division...(who knew there were at least 6 unique books on JD? :P ), but wanted to get to this first.....
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    by AlaskaRachel » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:59 pm

    Just finished this:
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    It was alright. Not the best book, but not a waste of time either. Not sure what to read next. I have a couple of huge boxes of books in my car that I need to crack into, but damn it's going to suck going through them because they're so big and my car is a f***ing mess. :|
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    by Disco » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:09 pm

    A Wizard of Earthsea (Book I of the Earthsea Cycle) - Ursula K. LeGuin
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    by AlaskaRachel » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:29 pm

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    by KDibildeaux » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:12 pm

    AlaskaRachel wrote:Image

    Looks kind of interesting. You liking it so far?
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    by sageoftruth » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:27 pm

    I'm stuck in a sort of limbo, where books about the real world bore me, and yet it feels like most fantasy has become too formulaic. Anyone know a book that presents something deep and original in an alternate universe? (still waiting for George Martin's next book to come out)
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    by AlaskaRachel » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:33 pm

    KDibildeaux wrote:
    AlaskaRachel wrote:Image

    Looks kind of interesting. You liking it so far?

    I just finished it. It was alright. very formulaic and the writing seemed to skim over important things too quickly, so it was hard to tell what was going on. But not bad for a $2 used book store random grab off the shelf
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    by KDibildeaux » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:53 pm

    Thanks, won't go out of my way for it then
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    by AlaskaRachel » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:03 am

    gnoff wrote:Time for the conclusion of the trilogy


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    I've seen this author's books stock-piled at used bookstores but never read any of his work. Is this trilogy good? I don't really know where to start with his stuff. He's written a lot :?
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    by mooyagi » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:07 am

    I like reading this guy's angry ranting blog posts so I'm curious to see how it stretches out into book form, or if this becomes a disjointed collection of said rants.

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    by Traccia » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:23 pm

    David Eddings is AWEEEESOME!!!!! I have everything by him.... And i HAVE to pull his stuff out yearly. His books are such fun reads!!!
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    by KDibildeaux » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:55 pm

    Any of you guys read Terry Prachett? I read one book and liked it, pretty funny. Looking for recommendations.
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    by rootleaf » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:25 pm

    I actually have three books going right now. The last one is for my summer class I am taking. It is the one I'm mainly reading until I'm done with the class. About halfway through it, but interesting stuff if you are into distributed networks and software.

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    by KDibildeaux » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:55 pm

    gnoff wrote:
    KDibildeaux wrote:Any of you guys read Terry Prachett? I read one book and liked it, pretty funny. Looking for recommendations.



    I have some 25-30 or so of his books.

    I personally mostly like the stuff on Discworld, and my fav's are the ones with Rincewind

    The Colour of Magic
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    are the two first, check 'em out and see if you want to continue

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    The Last Continent
    had me dying laughing at times, he's a great humor type writer for sure

    Thanks gnoff! The one I read was called Soul Music (I think)
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    by KDibildeaux » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:29 am

    gnoff wrote:^^ I've read most of them in Swedish, so not always sure which ones I've read.
    Think I've read that one, though it's been a while.

    Hope you find and enjoy those two, for me preference the best ones, and the funniest.

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    by Mal2000 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:55 pm

    How awesome, so many of you reading fantasy :cool:

    My favorite are from George Martin, David Eddings, Robert Jordan, Raymond Feist, Ian Irvine.
    Right now I am finishing "Tamuli" by Eddings.
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    by X-Thor » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:54 pm

    Feanorgandalf wrote:The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan. Figured it was time to take on this massive series now that the last book is in production. Really good series



    I'm reading the Fires of Heaven. I'm hoping to finnish (the series) in time for the last one. Before that, I read "We regret to inform you that we will be killed with our families", a book on Rwandan Genocide. A great book.
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    by X-Thor » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:57 pm

    Mal2000 wrote:How awesome, so many of you reading fantasy :cool:

    My favorite are from George Martin, David Eddings, Robert Jordan, Raymond Feist, Ian Irvine.
    Right now I am finishing "Tamuli" by Eddings.


    I'm starting to read Fantasy again. I was more of a sci-fi guy, but A Song of Ice and Fire and The Wheel of Time have made me question my loyalties, haha.
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    by vikingbitch » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:44 pm

    KDibildeaux wrote:Any of you guys read Terry Prachett? I read one book and liked it, pretty funny. Looking for recommendations.


    He's one of my favorite authors, favorite book of his if you haven't checked it out is Small Gods. Also if you continue to enjoy Terry Pratchett, I highly recommend Steven Brust and Neil Gaiman.

    Feanorgandalf wrote:The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan. Figured it was time to take on this massive series now that the last book is in production. Really good series


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    by KDibildeaux » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:38 pm

    vikingbitch wrote:
    KDibildeaux wrote:Any of you guys read Terry Prachett? I read one book and liked it, pretty funny. Looking for recommendations.


    He's one of my favorite authors, favorite book of his if you haven't checked it out is Small Gods. Also if you continue to enjoy Terry Pratchett, I highly recommend Steven Brust and Neil Gaiman.

    Ah, thanks for the recommendations! Will check them out :cheers:
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    by viathyn » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:41 pm

    When I was on vacation I re-read A Storm of Swords (Martin), and the Alchemist (Coelho), and also read Anansi Boys (Gaiman) for the first time. Nice whimsical reading fare!
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    by X-Thor » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:55 pm

    KDibildeaux wrote:Any of you guys read Terry Prachett? I read one book and liked it, pretty funny. Looking for recommendations.


    I read Good Omens, by him and Neil Gaiman. It was like Monty Python meets the Bible (again! But, you know, the Apocalyptic bit, not the Gospels). It is quite funny.
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    by AlaskaRachel » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:01 pm

    I've been puttering my way though this piece of shit for like a year and it kills me that it's too awful to finish.
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    I hate leaving books unfinished, so I keep coming back to it. I usually like this kind of stuff but its just realllly dull.

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    by nekrobarr » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:20 pm

    Just finished reading A Clash of Kings a couple of nights ago, and have A Storm of Swords waiting for me to start it.
    I enjoyed the former; A close friend of mine said he thought it was very dull, but I didn't think it was. I thought there was more action in it than A Game of Thrones.
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    by viathyn » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:23 pm

    nekrobarr wrote:Just finished reading A Clash of Kings a couple of nights ago, and have A Storm of Swords waiting for me to start it.
    I enjoyed the former; A close friend of mine said he thought it was very dull, but I didn't think it was. I thought there was more action in it than A Game of Thrones.

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    by nekrobarr » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:58 pm

    viathyn wrote:
    nekrobarr wrote:Just finished reading A Clash of Kings a couple of nights ago, and have A Storm of Swords waiting for me to start it.
    I enjoyed the former; A close friend of mine said he thought it was very dull, but I didn't think it was. I thought there was more action in it than A Game of Thrones.

    Dude. ASOS is one of the most bone-chillingly pants-shittingly hair-pullingly fucking awesome fantasy books ever.


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    by viathyn » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:34 pm

    AYE, AND SEVERAL HORNS OF ALE...and lamprey pie....and lemon cakes.
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    by WizardBeast » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:41 pm

    viathyn wrote:AYE, AND SEVERAL HORNS OF ALE...and lamprey pie....and lemon cakes.


    normally i love my life and don't get too jealous, but between this weekend at a cabin, AND you seeing Devin Townsend at NAMM...AND the Turkey trip, AND the food you post on facebook, i'm :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: with envy!
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    by viathyn » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:06 pm

    WizardBeast wrote:
    viathyn wrote:AYE, AND SEVERAL HORNS OF ALE...and lamprey pie....and lemon cakes.


    normally i love my life and don't get too jealous, but between this weekend at a cabin, AND you seeing Devin Townsend at NAMM...AND the Turkey trip, AND the food you post on facebook, i'm :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: with envy!

    Well Rhia, I'm flattered (but please don't be jealous!!), and having no children allows me to spend much of my monies on pleasure-related things (which I'm sure you're familiar with!). As for the food items I just listed, those are just commonly mentioned foodstuffs in the ASOIAF book series... can't say I've ever had lamprey pie or cooked lemon cakes, but several horns of ale sounds pretty damn good about now.
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    by X-Thor » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:25 pm

    nekrobarr wrote:Just finished reading A Clash of Kings a couple of nights ago, and have A Storm of Swords waiting for me to start it.
    I enjoyed the former; A close friend of mine said he thought it was very dull, but I didn't think it was. I thought there was more action in it than A Game of Thrones.


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    by X-Thor » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:31 pm

    So, lots of fantasy readers, right? :cheers: Guess it's not so surprising, in a metal forum.

    BTW, jsut finished Across a Billion Years by Robert Silverberg. Wow. Classic, old school sci-fi. And very easy to read.
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    by KDibildeaux » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:09 pm

    AlaskaRachel wrote:I've been puttering my way though this piece of shit for like a year and it kills me that it's too awful to finish.
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    I hate leaving books unfinished, so I keep coming back to it. I usually like this kind of stuff but its just realllly dull.

    That's why issue with Frankenstein. It's not bad but I haven't been able to finish it, probably because I already know pretty much the whole story.
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