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#41 Offline GSR

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Posted Mar 15 2012 - 02:28 PM

Working my way through Haruki Murakami's IQ84, translated by Jay Rubin and Phillip Gabriel. It's always interesting to read a work in translation (especially for a language you're studying), and Murakami's a heck of a writer.
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Posted Mar 15 2012 - 04:54 PM

Homeland of R.A Salvatore's The Forgotten Realms series.It makes just want to hug Drizzt ;-;
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Posted Mar 15 2012 - 05:05 PM

Recently re-read The Hobbit.
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Posted Mar 16 2012 - 02:32 PM

The Reversal, by Michael Connelly; the next in the Mickeky Haller series. Another amazing read, with a fantastic, fantastic court scene near the end. Quite interesting to see Haller as a prosecutor, rather than a defense attorney, but he filled the role quite well. The whole thing was extremely well-written and thought-out. Next up: The Fifth Witness.Posted Image

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Posted Mar 17 2012 - 06:01 PM

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I've only read a few pages as I want to save this book for a moment in my life where it can really inspire me. But now is not the time.
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Posted Mar 17 2012 - 06:13 PM

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini.In need to hit the library sometime soon...
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Posted Mar 18 2012 - 01:10 PM

Aand finished The Fifth Witness, by Michael Connelly last night, thus completing the Mickey Haller series (for now; he does plan to write more novels). Another excellent novel by Connelly, and I can't wait until he writes another Mickey Halley novel. Definitely gonna be reading some of his Harry Bosch series and other novels while I'm waiting. Posted Image
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Posted Mar 19 2012 - 02:14 PM

Rendezvous with Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke. I'm now out of unread Clarke novels in my possession.Definitely not one to read at night, as I did - not that it's frightening by any means, but I couldn't put it down before 1:00 AM. :P

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Posted Mar 19 2012 - 07:53 PM

The Mysterious Affair at StylesAgatha ChristieHercule Poirot's first book!
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'"White!" he sneered. "It serves as a beginning. White cloth may be dyed. The white page can be overwritten; and the white light can be broken."

'"In which case it is no longer white," said I. "And he that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom."

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Posted Mar 21 2012 - 09:56 PM

Right now I'm reading Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel. Its interesting how he managed to combine an outer space theme with the Steampunk genre.
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Posted Mar 22 2012 - 04:31 AM

At the moment, I'm in the middle of Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey for an assignment.
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Posted Mar 22 2012 - 01:16 PM

The Hunger games I was up till four in the morning to finish it before the midnight premier tonight.
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Posted Mar 22 2012 - 06:01 PM

To Kill a Mockingbird. It was really good.

Best. Book. Ever.Now I'm reading Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five: Or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with DeathFascinating book. Inappropriate, but fascinating.

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Posted Mar 22 2012 - 11:16 PM

I finished A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin a few weeks ago. Good book, incredibly detailed. Not an "easy" read, but enjoyable if you allow yourself to get absorbed in the world. I'm about half way through A Clash of Kings and I'm enjoying it just as much, if not more. I was hoping to finish it before Season 2 starts on HBO, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. I am completely absorbed by this series. Last year I really enjoyed Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. I now understand why many consider Orson Scott Card to be a genius of sci-fi. I liked Ender's Game more, but both are great reads. Strong characters, gripping stories, captivating mystery. Short, great reads anyone should read. I'm also listening to The Hunger Game on audiobook. I've never listened to a book, but it's actually quite fun. I've been driving a bunch for while I've been covering my friends job and the hours have flown by. I'm almost through with the first book. I have enjoyed the story so far, but I've yet to get to a point where I'm all "OMG HUNGER GAMES." I should finish listening to it at work tomorrow.
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Posted Mar 24 2012 - 05:11 PM

Prohibition: The 13 Years That Changed America by Edward Behr. Yeah, I've been too busy lately to read for just fun.

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Posted Mar 24 2012 - 07:08 PM

The Maze Runner by James Dashner.God, that book was amazing. Took me less than 48 hours to finish it--I was up until 3:00 two nights in a row, reading nonstop.
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Posted Mar 25 2012 - 09:06 AM

Revolution 2.0 by Wael Ghonim. It's about how social media was used to overthrow Mubarak back in 2011.
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Counting down the days until Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is released... whenever that may be.


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Posted Mar 26 2012 - 09:58 PM

Finished The Poet, by Michael Connelly today. An interesting change from his Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch series, but still quite good. Kinda creepy at times, but had some awesome twists and the ending was quite satisfying. Posted Image
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Posted Mar 29 2012 - 08:47 AM

I finished reading The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne last week. 'Tis a good book, but the ending seemed kind of, well, rushed.
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Posted Mar 29 2012 - 10:46 AM

The Untold Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of War by James Robertson. Very intriguing semi-coffee-table-like book.
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Posted Mar 29 2012 - 12:03 PM

I just finished off The Black Prism, a christmas present I finally got around to reading, and I have to say, I didn't like it very much. It wasn't bad, but I just found it difficult to get into and most of the characters annoyed me. Brent Weeks never really explained the whole light controlling stuff too well at the beginning and I found myself "what"ing a lot. Too much. Though, that's likely just because it was me and I'm not exactly the brightest knife on the chess board.
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 11:21 PM

The Scarecrow, by Michael Connelly -- the second in the Jack McEvoy series. Dark and creepy at times, but very well written and enjoyable all the same. I like Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch better, but Connelly does a fantastic job with Jack McEvoy, too. It's interesting to see a book written from the perspective of a reporter.Posted Image
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 07:25 AM

Death Note: Another Note: The Los Angeles B.B. Murder Cases A wonderful light novel that encourages you to think, analyze and try to solve the crimes committed in the novel all by yourself. By taking the use of complex riddles and mathematical puzzles, the protagonist Naomi Misora has to prevent the fourth and final murder from happening. It really is a genius of a book.
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Posted Apr 12 2012 - 09:57 AM

Why You Say It: The Fascinating Stories Behind Over 600 Everyday Words and Phrases by Webb Garrison.
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Posted Apr 12 2012 - 03:46 PM

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Posted Apr 14 2012 - 10:24 AM

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman. That was a fantastic book, maybe the best I've ever read. It showcases the tragedy of war better than any other book I've read, and the story itself is just brilliant. Really a terrific book that I'd recommend to anyone.

I finished A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin a few weeks ago. Good book, incredibly detailed. Not an "easy" read, but enjoyable if you allow yourself to get absorbed in the world. I'm about half way through A Clash of Kings and I'm enjoying it just as much, if not more. I was hoping to finish it before Season 2 starts on HBO, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. I am completely absorbed by this series.Last year I really enjoyed Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. I now understand why many consider Orson Scott Card to be a genius of sci-fi. I liked Ender's Game more, but both are great reads. Strong characters, gripping stories, captivating mystery. Short, great reads anyone should read.I'm also listening to The Hunger Game on audiobook. I've never listened to a book, but it's actually quite fun. I've been driving a bunch for while I've been covering my friends job and the hours have flown by. I'm almost through with the first book. I have enjoyed the story so far, but I've yet to get to a point where I'm all "OMG HUNGER GAMES." I should finish listening to it at work tomorrow.

:surprised:Wow, you just listed off my reading list. I finished Game of Thrones a week ago, loved reading Ender's Game a year ago, and am planning on reading the Hunger Games soon. That's pretty creepy.-don't touch my pocket protector

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Posted May 05 2012 - 06:27 AM

Recently finished Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. A fairly interesting dystopian novel about a society where books are outlawed.

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Posted May 05 2012 - 04:34 PM

Since my last post I've read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. Just started Mockingjay today. Both were excellent and are highly recommended -- I was hesitant to read them at first, but I'm glad I did. Do they have the best writing? No. Are they the best books ever? No. But they were enjoyable, and they piqued my interest throughout. One thing I have to comment on is that Catching Fire's ending was simply excellent. THG left me somewhat disappointed, with an ending that wasn't much of a cliffhanger, nothing to get me overly excited to read the next book; CF, on the other hand, did give an excellent cliffhanger, causing me to want to plunge into Mockingjay as soon as possible. Both THG and CF do start out slowly, but they picked up the pace and were still enjoyable throughout. Posted Image
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Posted May 05 2012 - 04:48 PM

In the time BZPower was down:Raid on Vulcanus by Greg FarshteyThe Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (Oh Good lord, this was absolutely amazing, I loved every page)Ocean of Blood by Darren Shan.The Woman in Black by Susan Hill.And now I'm on Frankenstein. Again. As I will be for the next two weeks, reading and revising over and over. If only it weren't so dull.
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Posted Jun 04 2012 - 04:34 AM

The New Criminology by Ian Taylor, Paul Walton and Jock Young.Read it partly to reference in my Sociology exam and partly because it's pretty interesting.
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Posted Jun 04 2012 - 10:57 AM

Feat of Clay by Sir Terry Pratchett .
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Posted Jun 05 2012 - 08:36 AM

The dictionary.

YES!I'm reading New Arabian Nights, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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'"White!" he sneered. "It serves as a beginning. White cloth may be dyed. The white page can be overwritten; and the white light can be broken."

'"In which case it is no longer white," said I. "And he that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom."

--- Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings


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Posted Jun 18 2012 - 10:18 PM

Oops, haven't posted here in a while.Anyway, last book I read was "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness. Amazing, amazing book. I wrote a blog entry about it here.Posted Image
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Posted Jun 18 2012 - 10:21 PM

Ranger's Apprentice Book 9: Halt's Peril. Probably one of the most thrilling books of this series I've read. Working on Gone With The Wind now.
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On the day the wall came down / They threw the locks onto the ground
And with glasses high / We raised a cry / For freedom had arrived
 
On the day the wall came down / The ship of fools had finally run aground
Promises lit up the night / Like paper doves in flight
 
I dreamed you had left my side / No warmth, not even pride remained
And even though you needed me / It was clear that I could not do a thing for you
 
Now life devalues day by day / As friends and neighbors turn away
And there's a change that even with regret / Cannot be undone
 
Now frontiers shift like desert sands / While nations wash their bloodied hands
Of loyalty, of history / In shades of grey
 
I woke to the sound of drums / The music played, the morning sun streamed in
I turned and I looked at you / And all but the bitter residues slipped away
 
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Posted Jun 18 2012 - 11:06 PM

The Enchantress by Michael Scott. It was an okay ending to a series that had me captivated over five years and six books... and the fact that not even two weeks passed during the entire series? Pretty awesome thrill ride.
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Posted Jun 18 2012 - 11:55 PM

Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer
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Posted Jun 19 2012 - 10:18 PM

I think the last book I finished was the Aeneid. It was very interesting, but I preferred Homer's works.I'm also almost done with Star Wars: Riptide. The action in that book is nonstop haha.
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Posted Jun 20 2012 - 03:41 AM

Rx part II: Industry by Robert Brockway. Recommended.
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Posted Jun 20 2012 - 03:54 PM

Currently reading The Children of Hurin by Tolkien. I'm also reading Apollo 23 by Justin Richards.
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Posted Jul 18 2012 - 10:44 AM

The last book I finished was Star Wars: Riptide. I ended up finishing 20,000 Leagues under the Sea and The Great Gatsby first, though. All three were great books IMO, but The Great Gatsby is now one of my favorites.
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