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November 8th, 2006, 4:06 am #1

Right now I am reading this. I am liking it more than the Da Vinci Code so far. Did anyone read it? Like it? Hate it?



After that I plan to read this, which I started quite some time ago, but I was pretty busy at the time, so I eventually forgot about it. I plan to pick it up again. I liked what little I had read.

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November 8th, 2006, 4:54 am #2

Riley wrote: Right now I am reading this. I am liking it more than the Da Vinci Code so far. Did anyone read it? Like it? Hate it?


I liked the DaVinci Code ok, so I gave that one a try. It was engaging enough for the first half, then just got too ridiculous with twists and turns by the end. Also, I felt there were too many similarities with the DaVinci Code.

Not to ruin the book for you or anything :P
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November 8th, 2006, 6:19 am #3

I liked A&D more than DVC, although the plot is more or less the same, just with different names and organizations.

As for Game of Thrones, I remember you suggesting it to me this summer, so I bought it - still haven't read it. I will soon.
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November 8th, 2006, 6:35 am #4



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November 8th, 2006, 2:42 pm #5



Anatomy Prof: "The human body has about 20 sq. meters of skin."
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November 8th, 2006, 2:56 pm #6

Random FML: Today, I was fired by my boss in front of my coworkers. It would have been nice if I could have left the building before they started celebrating. FML

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November 8th, 2006, 3:53 pm #7

How come this thread never gets pinned? :confused:
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November 8th, 2006, 4:21 pm #8



This is next on my list. The book is about two young men growing up in Beirut, and the different paths they take. Nominated for two literary awards here.
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November 8th, 2006, 4:44 pm #9

Just finished:

Anatomy Prof: "The human body has about 20 sq. meters of skin."
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November 8th, 2006, 7:42 pm #10

Hey Frank, didcha start (or finish) Altered Carbon yet?
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November 8th, 2006, 7:59 pm #11

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November 8th, 2006, 8:00 pm #12

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November 8th, 2006, 8:11 pm #13

Aqua Letifer wrote: Hey Frank, didcha start (or finish) Altered Carbon yet?
YES!! It was BRILLIANT!! I thoroughly enjoyed it!! Thank you so much!! More recommendations, please. :)

My own recommendation is William Gibson's, "Virtual Light," and his collection of short stories called, "Burning Chrome." Kick-ass, take-no-prisoners stuff... :)
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November 8th, 2006, 8:16 pm #14

Frank_W wrote:
Aqua Letifer wrote: Hey Frank, didcha start (or finish) Altered Carbon yet?
YES!! It was BRILLIANT!! I thoroughly enjoyed it!! Thank you so much!! More recommendations, please. :)

My own recommendation is William Gibson's, "Virtual Light," and his collection of short stories called, "Burning Chrome." Kick-ass, take-no-prisoners stuff... :)
I'm glad you enjoyed it. :smile:

That entire series is very good. The second book, Broken Angels, is a bit of a switch from the first (although the same character is in it), and the third is very much like the first. All three are fun reads.

I'm familiar with William Gibson, but I haven't read Virtual Light; I'll check that out ASAP!

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November 8th, 2006, 8:21 pm #15

wrote:I liked the DaVinci Code ok, so I gave that one a try. It was engaging enough for the first half, then just got too ridiculous with twists and turns by the end. Also, I felt there were too many similarities with the DaVinci Code.
Well, it is definitely similar in formula to The Da Vinci Code.

And when I get to about halfway through, I'll be expecting the worst now. :lol:
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November 8th, 2006, 9:14 pm #16

May I recommend the following magazine, if you're a book junkie:

Bookmarks Magazine

This magazine arrives approx. bi-monthly and summarizes all of the major reviews of new books (New York Times, Kirkus Review, etc.) and provides its own analysis of the book. The magazine is divided into sections (fiction, biography, history, etc.). The pages are cluttered with very few ads. Everyone I have showed this magazine to ends up subscribing. You don't waste your time on crappy books. Everything you'd want in one place.

My husband and I read very different books, and we fight over the magazine when it arrives. :veryangry:
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November 8th, 2006, 9:50 pm #17

Would it be redundant to say that I bookmarked it? LOL
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November 8th, 2006, 11:30 pm #18

Funny. <_<

Everyone, in my humble opinion, should consider subscribing. The lack of ads is wonderful, but it has me a bit concerned for the magazine's revenue.

What's frustrating is that twice I've selected a book from the magazine b/c it was widely reviewed as one of the best books recently written. Thumbs up from everyone. Then it was unavailable at B&N or Borders -- they simply didn't stock it. No demand. Amazon came through, but geez. :shrug:

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November 8th, 2006, 11:36 pm #19

Sigh. I'm still reading this. It's pathetic that I read, what? 20 books during my two months off... and I've been reading this since school started. But I'm really enjoying it, and I'm almost done. Don't know what's next...something light.

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November 9th, 2006, 12:27 am #20

Hey, it's been pinned! woohoo!
Hmmmmm, this wouldn't have anything to do with the republican/democrat thing, would it? :sombrero:
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