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posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 10:02 AM
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I'm reading Duma Key by Stephen King.




posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 09:27 PM
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I just finished Duma Key. Not bad. I think Kings writing is better than his stories now. I'd like to see him do some straight fiction or historical fiction. He has the voice for it now.

I'm reading 'cronopios and famas' by Julio Cortazar. He's not big in the states but I understand he's very popular in the rest of the world, especially Central and South America.

The translation seems to lose a little bit going to english from spanish but it is still very good.
Not your average read.



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 08:31 AM
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I'm reading Up In Honey's Room by Elmore Leonard.



posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 04:19 PM
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The Green Mile its sooo good



posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 04:24 PM
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Fool by Christopher Moore.



posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 06:02 PM
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Heh, I'm currently reading several books (short attention span..
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I'll rattle a few of them off:

West Coast by Kate Muir - most recent book, i would say, but seems interesting - received good reviews

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle - been reading this for a while, kept getting distracted, but it's extremely interesting..

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav - again, extremely intriguing

and

Becoming Your Own Therapist - a collection of lectures by Lama Yeshe - which i was reading this morning. Lama Yeshe discusses the general topic of Buddhism to audiences across Australia and New Zealand and describes the importance of knowing and controlling one's own mind and the everything else will follow. I especially love the way in which he points out how Buddhism is less like a religion in how that term is known and used today and more like that of psychology or philosophy. Lama says that no matter whether you are a believer or a non-believer, religious or not religious, a Christian, a Hindu, or a scientist, black or white, an Eastener or a Westener, the most impotant thing to know is your own mind and it works.
It's less about 'believing' and more about understanding.




posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 12:32 AM
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Well, after putting it off for a long time, I'm now into 1984 by George Orwell.

Scary book, but I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it yet.



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 01:07 AM
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read zodiac great book. currently reading the biography of eric clapton the great.



posted on Mar, 7 2009 @ 01:40 AM
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just got done with The Green Mile and started on Lord of the flies,its a great book I must say

William Golding's classic tale about a group of English schoolboys who are plane-wrecked on a deserted island is just as chilling and relevant today as when it was first published in 1954. At first, the stranded boys cooperate, attempting to gather food, make shelters, and maintain signal fires. Overseeing their efforts are Ralph, "the boy with fair hair," and Piggy, Ralph's chubby, wisdom-dispensing sidekick whose thick spectacles come in handy for lighting fires. Although Ralph tries to impose order and delegate responsibility, there are many in their number who would rather swim, play, or hunt the island's wild pig population. Soon Ralph's rules are being ignored or challenged outright. His fiercest antagonist is Jack, the redheaded leader of the pig hunters, who manages to lure away many of the boys to join his band of painted savages. The situation deteriorates as the trappings of civilization continue to fall away, until Ralph discovers that instead of being hunters, he and Piggy have become the hunted: "He forgot his words, his hunger and thirst, and became fear; hopeless fear on flying feet



posted on Mar, 7 2009 @ 02:08 AM
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I'm re-reading "The Bell Jar" - Sylvia Plath.

I started on Virginia Woolf's shorter novels last week too. My dad got me a book with a bunch of her stories. (Jacob's Room) is the one I've started, and so far, so good..


- Carrot



posted on Mar, 7 2009 @ 02:39 AM
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Rereading a favorite. -Childhood's End by Arthur C Clarke. Great book of course and I've always loved the title and borrow it to describe many situations.



posted on Mar, 7 2009 @ 03:06 AM
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Just finished reading the fourth book in the Percy Jackson series written by Rick Riordan.

Book 1: The Lighting Thief
Book 2: Sea of Monsters
Book 3: The Titans curse
Book 4: Battle of the Labyrinth

It is a fantastic read for older children, young adults and the young at heart. It is about a boy who is half god/half human aka a demigod. His father is a Greek God and the story is written around the Greek God Mythology but set in present day. Percy has, through his Greek God father inherited awesome powers.

I've heard rumours that they may be making this into a movie. Would be spectacular if they did.

Rick manages to create an amazing world that comes to life. Humourous, Witty and intelligently written. The fifth and final book is coming out in May 2009 I believe.

I would recommend reading this series to everyone. It is a very addictive read and would also recommend that if you intend reading the first one that you get the rest of the other books at the same time.

MW31



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 09:19 AM
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Currently reading Beneath The Bleeding by Val McDermid.



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 01:42 PM
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I stumbled on these books by accident and am really enjoying them.

It is the "Axis of time" trilogy:

Weapons of Choice • Designated Targets • Final Impact

I have always enjoyed the scenario where a large modern military group somehow get sent back in time to WW2 ever since seeing "The Final Countdown" when I was a kid.



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 12:07 AM
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Gonzo- The Life Of Hunter S. Thompson

It's an oral biography done by Jann Wenner & Corey Seymour. All of his family and friends, the ones that loved him and even the ones he alienated.

All of them have many, many crazy stories about the legend, some tragic some funny as hell.

A friend of mine gave it to me. I'm not sure what to think of that.


[edit on 2-4-2009 by becomingaware]



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 02:00 PM
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My latest Amazon shipment came in with:


Body of Lies by Dave Ignatius

The Interrogators: Task Force 500 and America's Secret War Against Al Qaeda

How to Break a Terrorist: The U.S. Interrogators Who Used Brains, Not Brutality, to Take Down the Deadliest Man in Iraq

Kill Bin Laden: A Delta Force Commander's Account of the Hunt for the World's Most Wanted Man

The Mission, The Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander

Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia

Inside the Jihad: My Life with Al Qaeda

Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy

and

Class 11: Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class


As you can see I purchased a pretty good amount of reading that should last me for a few months. Most of it is for research or prior to researching for a novel that I have had in planning for god knows how long. I love these kinds of subjects. I think Amazon is starting to like me. Most of those I managed to get from authorized sellers for a much cheaper price while over all it wasn't that expensive.



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 03:16 PM
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I've got 2 books workin' right now...

"Dangerous Visions" a anthology of speculative fiction compiled and edited by Harlan Ellison.(IT IS SUPURB!)

"SAS Survival Handbook for Any Climate In Any Situation" by John 'Lofty' Wiseman(this title I actually came up with from my time spent on A.T.S.)


[edit on 9-4-2009 by Snisha]



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 10:44 AM
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The book I'm reading now is Gerald's Game by Stephen King.



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 09:37 PM
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Currently reading "Night Chills" by Dean Koontz. Definately ATS-related.



posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 10:57 PM
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Now I'm on to "Sharp Teeth" by Toby Barlow, which I've been wanting to read for way too long now. I just started it on Saturday, but it's surpassed all my expectations so far.

Basically: an epic poem (the entire book is written in free verse) set in LA. The plot revolves around the interactions between packs of werewolves (though they're closer to domestic dogs than wolves) and a few humans. The whole thing is genre-bending. Some of the most prominent themes, I'd say, would be horror, romance and mystery.

Finally, I'd like to point out that the verse format of the story hasn't hampered my reading at all. It's been a lot of fun, and I'm looking forwards to finishing it.



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