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Postby greash » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:36 pm

Definately helpful to know your limits. But i did read LOTR when i was 13 so ive always been a big reader..I should probably War & Peace another go but i have too many other books to read!
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Postby buttsie » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:22 am

Better to choose a genre you love preferably written by an author whose style you like than read a book because of its much vaunted reputation

I didnt read LOR till i was 30 and even then it was only because I was bored with the genres and authors i was reading(action adventure,mystery,horror)

Preferred the hobbitt more,as it was shorter...lol
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Postby plop » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:46 pm

"pun intended", buttsie. In those cases you shouldn't forget to add the "pun intended" warning. :wink:
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Postby buttsie » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:08 pm

I never intentionally post puns,seriously
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Postby Planet-Ex » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:49 pm

buttsie wrote:Better to choose a genre you love preferably written by an author whose style you like than read a book because of its much vaunted reputation

I didnt read LOR till i was 30 and even then it was only because I was bored with the genres and authors i was reading(action adventure,mystery,horror)

Preferred the hobbitt more,as it was shorter...lol



The Hobbit is a wonderfull book! I love it. Everyone who hasn't read it shoud do so in the future. There's nothing deep to learn, it's just an awesome book.
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Postby kale » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:07 pm

♡ Coetzee, he king.
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Postby robot » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:56 pm

I've started reading through Fragile Things.

I'm really liking a lot of the stories. It's unfortunate that some seem to end as quickly as they do.
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Postby Extreme Allah » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:11 am

kale wrote:♡ Coetzee, he king.


Recommended starting point?
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Postby Shantih » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:47 pm

I've had Disgrace sitting on my shelf for a few months but have yet to do anything with it.
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Postby Shantih » Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:30 pm

And on a sort of relevant book note, I keep having to ring my mum to ask her to post me a certain book because I need it for something on my course (for example, we have to make a book for this brief, and I want to do a "book about a booK" and want to look at The Neverending Story for it). Luckily I can generally remember where a certain book is in my room or the poor woman would be in there for ages, but it's really annoying me. I'd have to fill a car up to get them all here but I'm moving about too much to warrant bringing them all with me where ever I go.
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Postby Planet-Ex » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:53 pm

FINALY ordered the Vonnegut books (Cats Cradle + Slaughterhouse 5). Got them today and I'm half way through S5. Bought it in english, and I like it. I'll post more when I read both.
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Postby kale » Tue May 19, 2009 10:23 pm

What is a good book or article on entropy?
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Postby buttsie » Wed May 20, 2009 3:40 am

Shantih wrote:And on a sort of relevant book note, I keep having to ring my mum to ask her to post me a certain book because I need it for something on my course (for example, we have to make a book for this brief, and I want to do a "book about a booK" and want to look at The Neverending Story for it). Luckily I can generally remember where a certain book is in my room or the poor woman would be in there for ages, but it's really annoying me. I'd have to fill a car up to get them all here but I'm moving about too much to warrant bringing them all with me where ever I go.


Sounds like you need a mobile library that doubles as a home
Something to aim for when your the old lady with a hundred cats ..;-)



Just read...arthur c clarke & gregory benford...
against the fall of night(1953)/beyond the fall of night(1990)
Interesting picture of the possible future of mankind
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Postby buttsie » Sun May 24, 2009 9:57 pm

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Postby kale » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:59 pm

SWPLers read IJ.

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