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#51 Posted by HEATHEN75 (449 posts) -

@evil_loli said:

As far as reading books goes. I'm reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Don't understand why so many people seemed to not like it. I think it's okay so far.

The reason I could never get into Harry Potter was a school full of Powerful and experienced wizards always need a 12 year old kid to save their asses from whatever the big bad is book to book or movie to movie. Maybe I was just too old to get into a book about a bunch of kids.

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#52 Posted by JustPlainLucas (78700 posts) -
@evil_loli said:

As far as reading books goes. I'm reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Don't understand why so many people seemed to not like it. I think it's okay so far.

I didn't want to read it because of the format.

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#53 Edited by alex_is_ok (3 posts) -

Python cookbook..
mess....

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#54 Posted by lucybrighton (4 posts) -

Psychology in Your Life - http://www.bartleby.com/textbooks/psychology-in-your-life-second-edition-2nd-edition/9780393265156/solutions

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#55 Posted by theone86 (22239 posts) -

Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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#56 Edited by TheDarkWolf86 (578 posts) -

Tom Clancy's: Patriot Games. Once I am complete with this book I am moving more toward the science-fiction and I am going to read the Star Wars: Republic Commando five book series.

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#57 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4432 posts) -

Now I am reading the Usaki Yojimbo Special Collection by Ken Sakai. Can't beat a samurai rabbit!

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#58 Edited by qx0d (88 posts) -

The last book I read was about stocks. Buying stocks is one of the few ways people become rich, other than working a high-paying job.

I basically read all the time, online or offline. It is a lot better than TV. The new knowledge you get, imagination you use, increased vocabulary, mental stimulation and relaxation, memory improvement, improved concentration, etc, all these things happen when you read. Reading is one of the best things you can do.

Want a good book? Read a general encyclopedia (the paper kind), from A-Z. You will come away a lot more knowledgeable about the world. I read a general encyclopedia before and it added so much to my knowledge; it had a huge impact on my mind. Like I said, reading is one of the best things you can do.

Reading does far more than just give you knowledge. It increases your views on the world and exposes you to new things. Your thoughts and conversations will have greater depth because you will know about many different subjects. Reading anything, factual or fictional, makes your mind become active and is extremely good for your mind.

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#59 Posted by uninspiredcup (28568 posts) -

Decided to read "On Her Majesties Secret Service" to see how it differs from the movie. Purchased a few, probably read the man with The Golden Gun, think one of the few people who prefer it over Live And Let Die.

From reading the first chapter yesterday, yea, the opening of the movie is pretty close. Removed a bunch of stuff, and ends with them being caught and put on a boat, but the basic framework is the same.

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#61 Edited by DEVILinIRON (4432 posts) -

I'm reading Robinson Crusoe USN. It's about a man named George Tweed who served in the US Navy on the island of Guam during WWII. The Japanese successfully stormed the island and Tweed decided to retreat and hide out until the United States returned. With the aid of native islanders he was able to elude the Japanese for two years. My great grandfather is in this book, noted for helping George with a radio.

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#62 Posted by Steve5XG (85 posts) -

Just read World War Z, to get some points about writing a new game non based in zombies. Yeah, I know it sounds rare, but finally I got inspirated!

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#63 Edited by jeffthechipmonk (1 posts) -

At risk of being self serving.....I'm reading my own novels. "The Arms of Venus" (Dan Brown-esque conspiracy thriller) and "The Brazilian" (Self-discovery travel journal). I wish everyone would read them. I would love them to become either adventure games or movies (or both). I'd love it if anyone cared to read/review them and tell me if they are worthy!

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#64 Posted by Holly77 (6 posts) -

The Book Thief.

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#65 Posted by Peasly (216 posts) -

@DEVILinIRON:I've read the whole series, excellent choice..!!!

I'm reading Shadow of Night part of the All Souls Trilogy. It follows on from A Discovery of Witches. It's by Deborah Harkness. You may recognise A Discovery of Witches from TV but the book was more in depth.. ;)

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#66 Posted by uninspiredcup (28568 posts) -

The Man With The Golden Gun.

The book version of Scaramanga is fairly rubbish compared to Christopher Lee's anti-Bond version Similar circus back-story though. I would really love if they remade this in the modern era as they did the Spectre story-line. Everything is pretty much different from the movie.

The weirdest part is that he's an implied homosexual... because he can't whistle. What?

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#67 Posted by JustPlainLucas (78700 posts) -

I just started reading Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice. I loved her Vampire Chronicles, but when she decided to continue it years later with Prince Lestat, it was highly disappointed by that book. I decided after a few years past to give her another chance, and so far so good. She has a new one out called Blood Communion which I'm going to read next.

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#68 Posted by sekacan69 (4 posts) -

willy yaman

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#69 Edited by XVision84 (14256 posts) -

Currently reading The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson. Fantastic epic fantasy series if anyone is looking for one!

Also reading Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, it's a nice overview of human history.

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#70 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4432 posts) -

Gonna be reading the 6th in the Gunslinger series called Song of Susannah by Steven King.

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#71 Edited by Byshop (19061 posts) -

@mrbojangles25 said:

Game of Thrones. Fun stuff, really neat how the show gets the major points pretty good.

Always interesting reading a book after seeing a show/movie, or seeing a movie/show after reading the book.

@gwynbleidd_91 said:

Dune by Frank Hebert

My favorite!

First time reading it? There's a whole slew of Dune books. Frank Herbert wrote a few originally, then his son came along and wrote a bunch more. Frank's are great! His son's....well...some are good, but they're really really violent.

The last novel I read was Dune, which was for the first time. It was awesome.

GoT is probably my favorite book series, mainly for the prose. GRRM's use of language is brilliant and always a joy to read. It's my favorite series in spite of the fact that medieval fantasy is my least favorite genre because I read the crap out of it when I was a teenager (D&D novelization-type stuff).

These days I spend more time on comics/graphic novels. I'm going through the Outcast series that Robert Kirkman did.

-Byshop

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#72 Posted by Sideer (29 posts) -

Desolation from Stephen King currently :) he's the best, never disappointed

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#74 Posted by moviepost (6 posts) -

I am currently reading My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows

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#75 Posted by Litchie (22458 posts) -

The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker.

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#76 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4432 posts) -

@sideer: Agreed!

I'm reading the Dark Tower series: Song of Susannah by Steven King.

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#77 Posted by comoestas (8 posts) -

The Alchemist :)

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#78 Edited by HEATHEN75 (449 posts) -

@XVision84 said:

Currently reading The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson. Fantastic epic fantasy series if anyone is looking for one!

Also reading Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, it's a nice overview of human history.

Just finished that series a few months ago. Got tired of waiting for the library and spent $45 to get the third book. I usually only buy used books. That tells you how good I thought this series was. If you haven't already, check out his other series Mistborn.

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#79 Posted by XVision84 (14256 posts) -

@heathen75: Which of the 3 did you like most? I find a lot of people think the 3rd is the weakest but I liked it the most. It was much darker than previous entries!

Mistborn is on my reading list, I'll definitely check it out. Brandon Sanderson is very good.

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#80 Posted by HEATHEN75 (449 posts) -

@XVision84: I liked the 2nd book best. Character introductions were already out of the way and it just rolled along at a great pace. Third book was slow out of the gate but really picked about halfway through and didn't let up after that.

4th book due out in 2020.

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#81 Posted by XVision84 (14256 posts) -

@heathen75:

Looking forward to it. I really enjoy his overall structure with his books (the Sanderlanche). It leads to very explosive climaxes :P.

2nd book is definitely the most liked one, it seems.

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#82 Posted by Master_Live (19155 posts) -

Smart Baseball by Keith Law and then I might read The Liberty Amendments by Mark Levin.

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#83 Posted by JennyCheerCheer (8 posts) -

I am reading A Wizard from Earthsea.

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#84 Posted by benleslie5 (8732 posts) -

The Book of Hidden Things by Francesco Dimitri

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#85 Posted by theone86 (22239 posts) -

Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein.

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#86 Posted by HEATHEN75 (449 posts) -

About to start book 3 of the Broken Empire.

Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence. Damn good series about one boy's (now a man) quest for vengeance. Not often that the hero of a story is just as much of a bastard as the villains. Don't know if this book even has a true hero in it.

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#87 Posted by Peasly (216 posts) -

The Twilight Watch by Sergey Lukyanenko

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#88 Posted by kingkilla3 (17181 posts) -

I'm reading "Europe: A History" by Norman Davies, a ridiculously heavy book about European history, of course. Currently no fiction for me, but I've got a few ideas for what's next. Last I read was "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" by Shirley Jackson, a darkly amusing story.

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#89 Posted by Ele (6 posts) -

Mouthing the Words by Camilla Gibb, a bit dark but super interesting.

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#90 Edited by EpicWolfie435 (1 posts) -

What's a book? (read with sarcasm)