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Re: What book are you reading?

#1251 Post by t.a.j. » 15 Aug 2010 09:16

A paper on spatial politics in early modern england,
Richard Sennet's The Corruption of Character - Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism as well as Tad William's Shadowrise for light entertainment.
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#1252 Post by sullivanm » 15 Aug 2010 20:57

I'm reading Dragonslayer, from the Gotrek & Felix series. :D

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#1253 Post by Skyflat » 16 Aug 2010 04:30

Well I read all the harry potter!! Fantastic!!! :P
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#1254 Post by Arwen Arianna » 16 Aug 2010 23:44

Robert Jordan~ The Wheel of Time 04: The Shadow Rising
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#1255 Post by The Ranger » 17 Aug 2010 14:24

is wheel of time worth it?
also,would it be better if i read the prequel first?
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#1256 Post by Daijin » 19 Aug 2010 17:17

Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
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#1257 Post by t.a.j. » 20 Aug 2010 10:03

The Ranger wrote:is wheel of time worth it?
No.
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1258 Post by Desert_Storm » 21 Aug 2010 17:48

In the subway: JS Mill - Utilitarism
At home: Song of Ice and Fire 2. an amazing book really.
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1259 Post by Alija Vila » 23 Aug 2010 15:37

Elric of Melnibone, Book One of the Elric Saga
by Michael Moorcock

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Re: What book are you reading?

#1260 Post by Alija Vila » 26 Aug 2010 15:07

The Sailor on the Seas of Fate, Book two of the Elric Saga
by Michael Moorcock

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Re: What book are you reading?

#1261 Post by t.a.j. » 26 Aug 2010 15:09

Desert_Storm wrote:In the subway: JS Mill - Utilitarism
At home: Song of Ice and Fire 2. an amazing book really.
And, are you a utilitarian yet?
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#1262 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 27 Aug 2010 01:31

Alija Vila wrote:oftopic:
Yay, my 100th post!
It only took me one year and 7 days to reach it, so I'll need only 124 years to be the top poster here (in case you slow down of course)
I already slowed down significantly..
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1263 Post by Cerbere » 27 Aug 2010 23:40

Alija Vila wrote: oftopic:
Yay, my 100th post!
It only took me one year and 7 days to reach it, so I'll need only 124 years to be the top poster here (in case you slow down of course)
What do you mean ONLY one year and seven days? That's a really long time to get 100 posts.

EDIT: Unless of course you're being sarcastic...

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#1264 Post by Alija Vila » 27 Aug 2010 23:44

Cerbere wrote:
Alija Vila wrote: oftopic:
Yay, my 100th post!
It only took me one year and 7 days to reach it, so I'll need only 124 years to be the top poster here (in case you slow down of course)
What do you mean ONLY one year and seven days? That's a really long time to get 100 posts.

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Re: What book are you reading?

#1265 Post by Led Guardian » 29 Aug 2010 05:47

Gardens of the Moon - Steven Erikson
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1266 Post by sullivanm » 29 Aug 2010 19:58

I'm now reading House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski.

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#1267 Post by spamel » 29 Aug 2010 20:07

Started book 2 of the Darksword trilogy the other night. Simkin kicks ass!
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1268 Post by Alija Vila » 31 Aug 2010 11:52

Weird of the White Wolf, Book three of the Elric Saga
by Michael Moorcock

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#1269 Post by prongs » 31 Aug 2010 16:01

Ravenheart a novel of the rigante, 3rd book of the rigante series by David Gemmell.
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#1270 Post by Juk » 01 Sep 2010 16:12

I am reading Heretic from Bernard Cornwell. Actually I am addicted at Bernard Cornwell, this year I read The Warlord Chronicles, The Saxon Stories, Azincourt and now The Grail Quest. It is amazing!

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#1271 Post by Daijin » 01 Sep 2010 16:18

Amos Perlmutter: Politics and the Military in Israel, 1967-1977.
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#1272 Post by Robronix » 02 Sep 2010 18:46

Just finished George R.R. Martins 'A Game of Thrones', now I'm wolfing through 'A Clash of Kings'..these books are the business!

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#1273 Post by rdyfrde » 06 Sep 2010 19:34

The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends: A Very Trippy Miscellany

It's actually an interesting books about the history of drugs and famous people who have abused it. Though it's done in an amusing way and not a text book sort of way if you get my meaning :)
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#1274 Post by majesty » 08 Sep 2010 18:39

I started reading Otherland by Tad Williams. Great story!
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#1275 Post by Joost » 08 Sep 2010 21:17

rdyfrde wrote:The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends: A Very Trippy Miscellany

It's actually an interesting books about the history of drugs and famous people who have abused it. Though it's done in an amusing way and not a text book sort of way if you get my meaning :)
Just 'abuse', or any kind of 'use'? Or are you one of the people who thinks 'drug use' and 'drug abuse' are equivalent?

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#1276 Post by prongs » 09 Sep 2010 12:23

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (for the 10th time)
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#1277 Post by Comatose » 09 Sep 2010 22:07

I'm reading The Dark Tower books, and in case someone hasn't heard, yesterday it was announced the adaptation will be - 3 feature films and 2 seasons of series in between. The first film and season will be directed by Ron Howard

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#1278 Post by Daijin » 10 Sep 2010 19:15

Ayn Rand: The Virtue of Selfishness.
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#1279 Post by Skyflat » 11 Sep 2010 10:10

I recently finished the "Crime in the Ancient Olympiad" by Thanos Kondylis. Very good!! :P
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#1280 Post by Led Guardian » 11 Sep 2010 20:58

Deadhouse Gates - Steven Erikson
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#1281 Post by jophelerks » 12 Sep 2010 16:23

Robert Jordan - The Shadow Rising

Last time I read this was 2007...let's hope it's even better this time.

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#1282 Post by Little Dragon » 12 Sep 2010 16:59

neal stephenson - snow crash

after finishing anathem, i'm really looking forward what kind of amazing story lies ahead 8)

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#1283 Post by Arwen Arianna » 15 Sep 2010 21:47

Finished Michael Moorcocks "Elric of Melniboné"... eagerly awaiting my copy of vol.2 >.<
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#1284 Post by Perdita X » 15 Sep 2010 21:51

Percy Jackson, by Rick Riordan. It's not perfect but I love it to bits.

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#1285 Post by t.a.j. » 15 Sep 2010 22:44

Joost wrote: I'm now reading Category Theory by Steve Awodey. Which is a great book if you want to learn category theory. :P
Awodey was actually part of the Philosophy of Mathematics workshop we had here two years ago. The one where I barely understood anything. Is that book even remotely understandable for someone like me?
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#1286 Post by Catanduva » 20 Sep 2010 06:45

Piaget - Genetic Epistemology
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#1287 Post by Skyflat » 20 Sep 2010 19:55

"The Hunting of the Lost Treasure" by Giannis Remoundos.... I started it before 2 days!! Amazing! :P
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#1288 Post by Joost » 20 Sep 2010 20:17

t.a.j. wrote:
Joost wrote: I'm now reading Category Theory by Steve Awodey. Which is a great book if you want to learn category theory. :P
Awodey was actually part of the Philosophy of Mathematics workshop we had here two years ago. The one where I barely understood anything. Is that book even remotely understandable for someone like me?
I think you already answered that question yourself. :P But, knowing that your mathematical background is quite limited, I can't say I'm surprised that you understood so little. (Parts of the second half of the book are quite challenging for me as well.) And I'm not sure I would put a lot of category theory in a philosophy of mathematics workshop. There are connections between category theory and foundations of mathematics, but they are quite recent, and so far it hasn't played a main role in it...

(For a good overview of the philosophy of mathematics, personally I would suggest Thinking about Mathematics by Stewart Shapiro: it provides a good and accurate overview, while still being quite accessible (I guess) for non-mathematicians.)
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#1289 Post by Anthony » 22 Sep 2010 12:24

Anyone read American Psycho? While I found the movie quite awesome, the book is... well psychotic, and the way it is written - it gets on your nerves. It has some important, interesting points, but I can barely continue. If anyone has read it, please state your opinion.

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#1290 Post by Desert_Storm » 22 Sep 2010 20:26

t.a.j. wrote:
Desert_Storm wrote:In the subway: JS Mill - Utilitarism
At home: Song of Ice and Fire 2. an amazing book really.
And, are you a utilitarian yet?
I'll decide that as soon as I'm sure whether becoming one would be of greater use than not becoming one :P What about you?

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#1291 Post by spamel » 24 Sep 2010 16:31

I am just about to start reading the Hyperion Quartet by Dan Simmons, so that should keep me busy for a few months! Both books are massive, I read the first two books (before they were compiled into one book) years ago but never knew he had released the second two books (also combined into one book now) so I am looking forward to this immensely!
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#1292 Post by Skyflat » 24 Sep 2010 21:03

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#1293 Post by Insanity » 27 Sep 2010 21:32

Preparing a couple of classes this fall semester. I just finished reading Don Delillo's White Noise which I can only recommend. Brilliant. First of his novels I ever looked into and I love it.
After finishing it, I started Carlos Fuentes' The Old Gringo. I also have Mark Twain's A Tramp Abroad on my nightstand.

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#1294 Post by Alija Vila » 27 Sep 2010 22:55

Elric is on hold, finally started with original Dune (prequels finished before few months)

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#1295 Post by Goldfax » 02 Oct 2010 17:18

I'm a beginner on the forum... I just start with subjects I like, as reading... :roll:

This week I began reading a book from Danish writer Jørn Riel, Arluk. It's the second book of the trilogy titled The Song for the one who wants to live (I don't know if it's the correct English translation). It's a book on Inuit's colonization of Greenland. It's a mix between poetic atmosphere, violence, soft erotism and magic.

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#1296 Post by NDS » 02 Oct 2010 19:47

Today I started reading 'Ex-drummer' by Herman Brusselmans.
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#1297 Post by FantasyDrummer » 05 Oct 2010 10:28

I recently started with the Dark Tower series by Stephen King.
At the moment I am reading the second out of seven books; "The Drawing of the Three".
Up to now I can say that I really like it.

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#1298 Post by Guttapwn » 07 Oct 2010 13:46

Then I have to say that I'm reading the Warcraft books atm, and I find them really good :) kinda messed upp story, but really really good ^^ Except from that I've just read Metro 2033, and that book is awesome! I'm waiting for the follow up Metro 2034 to come out in english/swedish so I can start reading it :>

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#1299 Post by Arwen Arianna » 07 Oct 2010 20:12

Finished Michael Moorock's "A Sailor on the Seas of Fate" and I'm as good as done with "The Innkeeper's Song" by Peter S. Beagle... I will most likely start A.J. Jacobs' "The Year of Living Biblically- one man's humble quest to follow the Bible as literally as possible" tonight... might be fun :P
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1300 Post by Dragonfly » 14 Oct 2010 19:12

"The Fortress of the Pearl" from the Elric Saga by Michael Moorcock
Nobody will ever let you know
When you ask the reasons why,
They just tell you that you're on your own,
Fill your head all full of lies

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