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Author:  16BitsQuaRed [ Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:35 pm ]
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Romeo wrote:
I just finished reading a book that hasn't come out yet~

Spoiler: explanation why
My dad works at a newspapers, he's the head of edititng pictures for newspapers like the Times, the Sun and others too. (He sometimes does P3 Girls :hotti: )

*ahem* anyway, at his work there is a cubpoard full of uncorrected proofs of books, CD's, DVDS and very rarely games. Once they are checked they are put in this cupboard and anyone can take them home if they want to, for free. And he picked up this book for me that will be released in the UK in august, titled 'The maze runner'


IT IS AWESOME. It's about this camp of boys who live inside a place called 'The glade'. The glade has a farm, and beds etc, it's not bad. But outside the glade is a huge maze full of monsters called 'Creepers'. Every day 10 boys go into the maze to try and find an exit.
I'll leave it at that, dont want to spoil too much now.


Hah! It's been out here (the US) since 2009! I love that book!
...anyways, I actually have a similar situation involving my mom, who's a high-school "YA literary specialist" (basically an English teacher and a librarian mixed). I got Mockingjay (third Hunger Games) about a week before it came out.

Author:  Athena von Karma [ Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:43 pm ]
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Oh my goodness.

Asking me my favorite book is like asking me to pick my favorite... anything. Haha. I don't really pick favorites, there's just too much to love, in any category.
However, I like the Doctor Who books (donated to me by my mum), the Circle of 5 series (uh.. I think that's it, anyways. Starts with "The Dark is Rising", and "Over Sea, Under Stone"? Anybody?), and Pride and Prejudice. I can go into details if anybody wants them.

Author:  Marche Tobaye [ Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:50 am ]
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Dorian Gray.

I'm reading it. It's awesome.

Author:  Chikikyo [ Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:24 am ]
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Has anyone read any books written by Joe Craig?

Jimmy Coates: Assassin? was weird and thrilling!

Author:  Cardiovore [ Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:32 pm ]
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End Quote wrote:
I just dıscovered there sı goıng to be a 4 book serıes about Larten Crepsley...

:zap: Fuck so awesome I can't handle ıt!!!! :zennybw: :spload:

:beef:

...
...
...

:zap:

Author:  antonis [ Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:23 pm ]
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Just finished reading We, the drowned (translated from Dutch) by Carsten Jensen.
Well it had to be the single best book I have ever read.
It's like a semi modern Moby Dick but ten times better seriously you have got to read this book because it's just that good.
It's so good it's depressing because I know I will never dee anything as good ever again in my life.

Author:  Ghostwriter [ Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:48 am ]
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I've been reading a lot of Roberto Bolaño lately.

Also, Pulp by Charles Bukowski.

Author:  Chloe [ Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:40 pm ]
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Shakespeare's sonnets are cool.

Author:  Athena von Karma [ Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:51 pm ]
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I think I just lost a few thousand braincells. Why? Because of this.

I am going to forewarn you, that if you read it, you will want to sob, or perhaps gouge your eyes out with a frozen spoon, but if you complete it, you will be stronger. Albeit a bit dumber.

(This travesty has been turned into a book, which is the only reason why I'm sharing it with y'all.)

Author:  antonis [ Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:55 pm ]
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Athena von Karma wrote:
I think I just lost a few thousand braincells. Why? Because of this.

I am going to forewarn you, that if you read it, you will want to sob, or perhaps gouge your eyes out with a frozen spoon, but if you complete it, you will be stronger. Albeit a bit dumber.

(This travesty has been turned into a book, which is the only reason why I'm sharing it with y'all.)


Ah good old My Immortal still after all this time can make people physically sick.
They say it's the final boss of the internet.

Author:  Dylia [ Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:44 am ]
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Athena von Karma wrote:
I think I just lost a few thousand braincells. Why? Because of this.

I am going to forewarn you, that if you read it, you will want to sob, or perhaps gouge your eyes out with a frozen spoon, but if you complete it, you will be stronger. Albeit a bit dumber.

(This travesty has been turned into a book, which is the only reason why I'm sharing it with y'all.)


This book is masterpiece writing. And no matter how hilariously bad it is, it will forever
be better than Twilight.

Author:  Marche Tobaye [ Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:12 pm ]
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Urgh, Twilight. Urgh, bad fanfiction. Can we talk about something better?

I want this. You know you want it too.
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I'm currently reading Watchmen since my brother is a comic book fan. :3 Alan Moore is a genius. It's also much better than the film (which is also good).

... Also, speaking of fanfiction, Respawn of the Dead (TF2 with zombies) is very good.

Author:  End Quote [ Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:05 pm ]
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Marche Tobaye wrote:

... Also, speaking of fanfiction, Respawn of the Dead (TF2 with zombies) is very good.

That... is epic.

Author:  Athena von Karma [ Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:49 am ]
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Marche Tobaye wrote:
Urgh, Twilight. Urgh, bad fanfiction. Can we talk about something better?

I want this. You know you want it too.
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DO WANT.

Author:  16BitsQuaRed [ Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:58 am ]
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antonis wrote:
Ah good old My Immortal still after all this time can make people physically sick.
They say it's the final boss of the internet.


Final boss my ass. This is the level you only get to play if you enter the secret cheat code on the bonus level you get by collecting all 4,096 collectables scattered randomly throughout the game. While Godot Agent Carr takes potshots at you.

Author:  Rusty McCoy [ Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:59 am ]
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Athena von Karma wrote:
Marche Tobaye wrote:
Urgh, Twilight. Urgh, bad fanfiction. Can we talk about something better?

I want this. You know you want it too.
Image


DO WANT.

Second the notion.

Author:  Chloe [ Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:39 pm ]
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I bought Out by Natsu Kirino today. It's really gripping and thrilling so far. It's a Japanese Crime novel.

I also like Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.

Author:  nudalman [ Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:50 pm ]
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16BitsQuaRed wrote:
Romeo wrote:
I just finished reading a book that hasn't come out yet~

Spoiler: explanation why
My dad works at a newspapers, he's the head of edititng pictures for newspapers like the Times, the Sun and others too. (He sometimes does P3 Girls :hotti: )

*ahem* anyway, at his work there is a cubpoard full of uncorrected proofs of books, CD's, DVDS and very rarely games. Once they are checked they are put in this cupboard and anyone can take them home if they want to, for free. And he picked up this book for me that will be released in the UK in august, titled 'The maze runner'


IT IS AWESOME. It's about this camp of boys who live inside a place called 'The glade'. The glade has a farm, and beds etc, it's not bad. But outside the glade is a huge maze full of monsters called 'Creepers'. Every day 10 boys go into the maze to try and find an exit.
I'll leave it at that, dont want to spoil too much now.


Hah! It's been out here (the US) since 2009! I love that book!
...anyways, I actually have a similar situation involving my mom, who's a high-school "YA literary specialist" (basically an English teacher and a librarian mixed). I got Mockingjay (third Hunger Games) about a week before it came out.


You're so lucky, I love the Hunger Games!

On that note, I just finished the series. It was awesome~

Author:  Chloe [ Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:37 am ]
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My friend told me to read The Hunger Games. :)

Looks interesting.

Author:  16BitsQuaRed [ Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:26 pm ]
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nudalman wrote:
You're so lucky, I love the Hunger Games!

On that note, I just finished the series. It was awesome~


Yeah, I know. Actually, the first is still my favorite of the series, but, you know. Still awesome. I'm a huge fan of Gregor the Overlander (also by Collins). It's got a different dynamic, but the same level of awesome as the Hunger Games. You should check it out.

Author:  nudalman [ Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:29 pm ]
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16BitsQuaRed wrote:
nudalman wrote:
You're so lucky, I love the Hunger Games!

On that note, I just finished the series. It was awesome~


Yeah, I know. Actually, the first is still my favorite of the series, but, you know. Still awesome. I'm a huge fan of Gregor the Overlander (also by Collins). It's got a different dynamic, but the same level of awesome as the Hunger Games. You should check it out.


Ja, the first was also my favorite.

I'll be sure to check it out, thanks.

Author:  Harry Miste [ Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:23 pm ]
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All your books are destined for the scrap pile compared to this one.

Author:  Marche Tobaye [ Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:10 pm ]
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Harry Miste wrote:
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All your books are destined for the scrap pile compared to this one.

I love The Road.

Also, I'm having trouble getting into 1984.

Author:  Chloe [ Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:14 pm ]
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I've read Airgead by Meg Cabot. One of the few Meg Canot books I was able to get into. I think her other books are kinda boring but I liked Airhead and finished it in one sitting.

Author:  Marche Tobaye [ Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:52 am ]
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Good Final Fantasy fanfiction? Contrary to popular belief, such things exist.

If you're interested in FFVI, but don't feel like playing the game, this is recommended for you. Excellent writing, script loosely based on the SNES version and perfect characterization make this one of the best fanfics I've ever seen.

Author:  Cardiovore [ Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:42 pm ]
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End Quote wrote:
I'm now at the 8th book of the Demomata serıes bıj Darrren Shan...

The new serıes ıs good but I doubt ıt wıll get as epıc as the orıgınal Daren Shan saga was...

EDIT: I just dıscovered there sı goıng to be a 4 book serıes about Larten Crepsley...

:zap: Fuck so awesome I can't handle ıt!!!! :zennybw: :spload:

I got the first book today!

Author:  Chikikyo [ Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:53 am ]
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I recently finished reading C. D. Payne's Revolting Youth. (A sequel to YOUTH IN REVOLT)

Crazy and hilarious...loved it! :odoroki:

Author:  Nemesis [ Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:32 pm ]
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Currently reading a German book about murders and modern forensic biology, called "Dem Täter auf der Spur - So arbeitet die moderene Kriminalbiologie" written by Mark Benecke. It's actually really interesting and includes a lot of photos and pictures of corpses, maggots, mummies and crime scenes which aren't always easy to look at.

I'm also reading a collection of several stories ("A Hunger Artist") written by Franz Kafka before he died. The story of the trapeze artist is my favorite so far.

Author:  Dark Coffee Drinker [ Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:39 am ]
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Gordon Korman was at my city today for a book signing and I got him to sign Swindle, Framed and On the Run. I love his books!

Author:  Elegant Brute [ Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:25 am ]
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I am currently reading and studying The Phenomenon of Man by Teilhard de Chardin :gregory:

A fascinating account of the evolutionary process and the human consciousness, Teilhard is one of few philosophers of the 20th century that was not on crack. :redd:

Author:  ammchan [ Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:30 am ]
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Ohai~ I like books. :)

I mentioned a while back in the thread that I was reading Havemercy -- I've since finished it and read its two sequels, Shadow Magic and Dragon Soul and I find this series absolutely fantastic :D It's fairly obscure, but if there are any fans here, I'd love to know and say hi~

Also, any Neil Gaiman fans in the house? I've got my hands on Anansi Boys and American Gods and am wondering which one I should read first. Not sure it matters, but, just wondering!~

Author:  Elegant Brute [ Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:20 am ]
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ammchan wrote:
Ohai~ I like books. :)

I mentioned a while back in the thread that I was reading Havemercy -- I've since finished it and read its two sequels, Shadow Magic and Dragon Soul and I find this series absolutely fantastic :D It's fairly obscure, but if there are any fans here, I'd love to know and say hi~

Also, any Neil Gaiman fans in the house? I've got my hands on Anansi Boys and American Gods and am wondering which one I should read first. Not sure it matters, but, just wondering!~


YES. I often find myself reading two books at once- one for academic purposes, the other for mere pleasure...guess which one Gaiman most often is? :redd:

Author:  Elegant Brute [ Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:24 am ]
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I would also like to point out that Gaiman is something of an interesting case, as an author. Though his books are directed at children, they speak powerfully about adult issues, and I can tell you from experience of reading his books a few times over- they get deeper and weirder the older you get.

Author:  End Quote [ Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:03 pm ]
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I now have to read "Vallen" van Anna Provoost for school...

Aargh, boring book ...

Author:  Chloe [ Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:48 pm ]
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The Vampirate series by Justin Somper is genius. It's my favourite book series and Lorcan and Grace have great chemistry.

Mephistos series by freelance artist Naniiebim is also very cool. I met her at a comic convention in Birmingham and she signed the first two volumes. She's a very good artist and very friendly.

Author:  Elegant Brute [ Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:17 am ]
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Almost finished Chardin... Might as well trudge through the rest tonight.:grey:

Author:  Mr. Bear Jew [ Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:39 am ]
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I don't read much, but tonight I picked up Mogworld by Yahtzee of Zero Punctuation fame. It's about a mage named Jim who's killed in a skirmish outside of his college and brought back from the dead 60 years later by a necromancer who plans to use his resurrected undead horde to conquer the world. However, Jim is unhappy with his new "life" as an animated corpse and begins his quest to seek a permanent and happy death.

I've only read the prologue and first chapter so far. The story is quite dark but Yahtzee's prose loses none of its insane wit and colorful descriptions that make his narrative skill unique. I recommend checking it out.

Author:  Mary Faraday [ Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:40 pm ]
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Books <3 <3 <3

Twilight <3 <3



... Crap.

Author:  Perseverance [ Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:56 pm ]
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If none of you guys have happened to have read "The Chronicles of Prydain" series yet, y'all desperately need to.

Taran :hammer: / Eilonwy :delilah-hair: was my first OTP. And I don't think any author has written a woman's dialogue more beautifully than Lloyd Alexander wrote Eilonwy's. She's positively adorable.

Author:  PandaPrinzessin [ Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:05 pm ]
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Harry Miste wrote:
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All your books are destined for the scrap pile compared to this one.

I have to say, I couldn't bear this book. It was just too bleak for me and I found the writing was really pretentious as well.

I love all of Kate Atkinson's books though- beautifully written and so much black humour <3

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