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Old 02-02-12, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by dark_energy View Post
Simon Winchester's - The Map that changed the World: William Smith and the birth of modern Geology.
I think I love you. Have you read "The Fourth Part of the World"? (maps/GIS nerd here )

Currently I am reading far too many books simultaneously (I have a problem):

-On the Origin of Species (Darwin)
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-Programming Python (Lutz)

I tend to finish books in waves, go out and buy 2-3 more, rinse and repeat.
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Old 02-02-12, 10:52 PM
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The Catcher in the Rye
I dont see how this book was viewed as relatable to teenagers. Holden has issues man.
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Old 02-03-12, 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by muffin man View Post
The Catcher in the Rye
I dont see how this book was viewed as relatable to teenagers. Holden has issues man.
My ex's pug was named Holden Pawfield. I miss that dog.
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
just finished this:


read it, if you like math and physics, etc.
The Name of the Rose was excellent, I'll put this one on my list.
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Old 02-03-12, 07:01 AM
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WAY different from the movies. I read them when I was like in middle school or something though, so I forgot a lot of it. The movies are awesome though, except for Marie dying in Supremacy.
Saw the movies first, kinda upsetting. I like the storyline in the book so much better, and the way the story connects much better from book to book. And the action parts. My mind goes like a thousand times faster when I'm reading it, rather than watching someone else's vision of it on a screen.
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
just finished this:


read it, if you like math and physics, etc.
I have read it several times, it is a very good book.
I like Umberto Eco.
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Old 02-03-12, 07:14 AM
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Started with this one last night:

Will be the second time to read it for me. Tolstoy is one my favorite writers.
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I don't read much anymore, but I'm trying to get back into it... Just read this:



CS Lewis is so good.
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Shouldn't title be "the I'm currently reading [....] thread"?
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How is this one? I may have to pick it up.....

My favorite comics currently are:



and



and the ****ing classic:


If you've never read 100 bullets.....do it!
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lol

that dog has a strange resemblance to your avatar.....
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Timeline by Michael Crichton.
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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. I'm through book 1, it's real, real good, pausing before getting into the next two books because I don't want to rush something this good.

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Anne of Green Gables (canadian fiction class)
Washington Rules- Bacevich
From Colony to Superpower-Herring

And later in the semester, another three thousand pages, more or less. Being a history major has its disadvantages, such as replacing all the time I would have spent reading for pleasure with reading for class/research papers.
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Major by Todd Balf
Read this as part of my research for a paper two years ago. It's pretty good. Major Taylor was a very interesting historical figure in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
just finished this:


read it, if you like math and physics, etc.
Anything by Eco is worth reading, IMHO. Foucault's Pendulum is like a "Davinci Code" for smart people (N.B. -- it came out years before Davinci Code).
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Currently reading "How the Hippies Saved Physics"

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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
Anything by Eco is worth reading, IMHO. Foucault's Pendulum is like a "Davinci Code" for smart people (N.B. -- it came out years before Davinci Code).
I hear that a lot of the humor/cynicism is lost through translation. I guess a lot of words he uses in Italian can't be correctly translated to English.

hm.
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Read this as part of my research for a paper two years ago. It's pretty good. Major Taylor was a very interesting historical figure in my opinion.
He is.

Finished the book for the 2nd time last night, and am going to start reading this for the 2nd time:

Paris-Roubaix: A Journey Through Hell
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Good story and sure to be more to follow.
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"El Borbah" oversize compilation and Zappulla's translation of Dante's "Inferno" that i've been wanting to try out. online used book shopping is evil....


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