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Re: The last book you read or what are you reading right now

#136 Post by deliciumartis » Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:43 am

Most recently, I finished atlas shrugged, for the 3rd time. I enjoy the characters and their motivations. Next up I was thinking methuselah's children or picking up a copy of lord brocktree.

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Re: The last book you read or what are you reading right now

#137 Post by Mar.Kline » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:52 pm

I just finished Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash. Excellent early-scifi read, if heavy on the infodumps at times... Stephenson really wants to show off how much he knows about Sumerian mythology. Now I've gotten into Time's Arrow by Martin Amis, which has been fantastic! It's a story told from a secondary first-person perspective (I guess is what you'd call it?), as if the protagonist's life is moving backwards. It might sound a little bizarre, but it's really neat, I promise.

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Re: The last book you read or what are you reading right now

#138 Post by tigerrenko » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:22 pm

Codex Alera by J. Butcher, surprisinly good read...

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Re: The last book you read or what are you reading right now

#139 Post by Mogwai » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:12 pm

"The Slow Regards of Silent Things", by Patrick Rothfuss.

Not a big book, but a good one.

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Re: The last book you read or what are you reading right now

#140 Post by AsHLeX » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:36 am

Biology. Lol.
Jokes aside, I can't actually remember.
Although I did read fifty shades of Grey recently *cough cough* no comment on that
Oh, I think it was A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. I never got around to finishing it though. Lol.
A great book/series that I really liked was Alanna by Tamora Pierce though.
By the way, since I'm already posting here have any of you guys ever heard of a book with a storyline like this? Its easily older than 6-8 years ago (because that's when I read it). Sorry if I seem to leach off this thread >_<
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The main character is this really good swimmer who is quite competitive with broad shoulders (lol). One day during another competition she meets another swimmer who beats her - obviously she's shocked because she has never lost before. Later she meets the girl and the other girl says about how surprised she was and that they came really close and how she's not used to losing either. Anyway, the two discover that they have a special bond or something with water. Oh and that they both have adoptive parents. Somehow or rather there's this other girl too (ehh...Kate? To be honest, I dunno) who believes that her parents are her birth parents. She meets this hot surfer who also has something in common with the sea and somehow or rather they chat and he asks her if her parents are her adopted parents. Upset, she goes home and cries and when her parents walk in on her, she tells them that a stranger tells her that she might be adopted. Her parents say something along the lines of "Oh, honey, we meant to tell you. But it doesn't matter if you're adopted or not we'll always love you." And tell her that they found her in a boat washed up by the beach (similar to what the boy told her of his story). So now the four of them somehow end up discovering a sort of utopia underneath the water where everything is perfect but nothing is fun. Everything is beautiful...there's only young people and everyone is perfectly behaved. But later after disobeying or something, they basically discover the truth that the old people are forced into inhuman conditions and labour as well as those that aren't beautiful. They talk to one of the girls and she asks them "but if everyone is allowed to live freely doesn't it get overpopulated?" One of the main girl characters from land replies "sometimes, but at least everyone is allowed to live happily".
It's a series of books (young adult) I think. Over been searching for it for years but to no avail. I've even searched though all the 100's of books on underwater on good reads but didn't find anything. It's not that popular I think? But if anyone did somehow read it before it would be a great help.

Sorry for the long post, I know I went out of topic for a bit there. Desperate people do funny things.

Thanks for reading :)

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Re: The last book you read or what are you reading right now

#141 Post by Goblin Maiden » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:18 am

I just finished re-reading "Once Upon a Marigold" by Jean Ferris. It's a light-hearted comedy-romance-fantasy book that I first found when I was in... middle-school? High-school? Something like that. XD Even though I haven't been in school for a while, I still really enjoyed it and found myself chuckling at parts. It's a nice, light read, which is exactly what I wanted when I picked it back up.
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Re: The last book you read or what are you reading right now

#142 Post by Jasper » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:22 am

Hunger games by Suzzane Collins

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Re: The last book you read or what are you reading right now

#143 Post by Akitsuki » Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:06 pm

Finally finished James Dashner's The Death Cure! I have The Kill Order already but I haven't started reading it yet.

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Re: The last book you read or what are you reading right now

#144 Post by kaleidofish » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:01 pm

I recently finished reading Giovanni's Room. It was beautiful...such a dream to read it. Now I feel bad for skipping out on reading Go Tell it on a Mountain when we had it assigned in highschool. -_- Maybe I'll go back and read that.
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Re: The last book you read or what are you reading right now

#145 Post by Harliqueen » Sun May 03, 2015 7:43 am

The Woodcutter by Kate Danley, a great take on old fairytales :)
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Re: The last book you read or what are you reading right now

#146 Post by jezebelthenun » Sun May 03, 2015 2:25 pm

I recently finished Shadow of the Hegemon, which is a book in the Ender universe. I loved it, mostly because it centered on my favorite characters from Ender's Game, but also because it was just extremely good on its own.

I just started reading the first Brother Cadfael book, A Morbid Taste for Bones. So far it's slow, but interesting.
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Re: The last book you read or what are you reading right now

#147 Post by sonorousgem » Tue May 05, 2015 12:03 am

I just finished the Gospels! (Matthew Mark Luke John) :D
Does that count?
(I rarely read, unfortunately.)

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Re: The last book you read or what are you reading right now

#148 Post by noctos » Fri May 29, 2015 3:14 pm

I just finished a book called "Innføring i språkvitenskap" which translates to "An introduction to linguistics." I'll (hopefully) be studying linguistics from August on, so I'm doing some reading to get ahead.
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Re: The last book you read or what are you reading right now

#149 Post by JJupiterJump » Fri May 29, 2015 7:03 pm

I read "Heart Shaped Box" by Joe Hill (Stephen King's son I believe) and it was... ok? Not what I expected.
I picked it up because a lot of people said it was a good horror novel, and I liked it, but it wasn't scary for me. (If anyone has a book that will scare me to death, fiction, please, haha! tell me about it! I'd love to read it!)

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Re: The last book you read or what are you reading right now

#150 Post by Miggrator » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:57 pm

I've just finished Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein, read back to back. Code Name Verity is definitely my favorite of the two, although they're both good in their own right.

I'm also in the middle of Gertruda's Oath by Ram Oren.

I read a lot of biographies and historical fiction set during WWII. If anyone has recommendations, I'd love to hear them!

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