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Post by Illusionary on Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:35 am

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Post by Damnagoras on Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:33 am

The latest thing I finished reading must have been the manual for the game [Prototype], which was some days ago.
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Post by LordRemington on Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:02 pm

I regularly read Philosophy: The little book of Big ideas, despite the fact I have read it half a dozen times. It seems every time I read it, I find something new that is relevant to me and my life at the time.

As for books I've only started reading. Gods, Graveyards and Scholars. It goes through ancient history, influential figures of the past and beliefs of old civilizations. I find ancient societies fascinating. Half the books I own are about ancient history.

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Post by flux on Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:52 pm

a little less high brow. Im reading the walking dead graphic novels Smile
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Post by OneDeadSlime on Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:30 pm

Ah, just yesterday I finished reading One Step Behind , an Inspector Wallander Mystery, author: Henning Mankell.
http://www.inspector-wallander.org/mysteries/one-step-behind/

The entire series is great - you may have seen the BBC adaptations of some of the books, but the books are so worth it, definitely a must.
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Post by Sakiara on Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:15 am

The book I recently read is Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran. It's when Augustus defeats Cleopatra and Mark Antony and takes their children back to Rome. Was a very good book, but I like that sort of stuff.

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Post by Illusionary on Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:58 pm

Well today, I discovered Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado. It was pretty intense, and I'm starting to become a fan of his writing.
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Post by sjhorm on Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:10 pm

lol, Ghost
When I first read that, I thought it said 'The Cast of Armadillo'
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Post by LordRemington on Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:45 am

Old Wives' Tales : Factor or Folklore? 100 Popular Myths Revealed and Explained

The title is fairly self explanatory. It just goes through 100 of the most common myths and Old Wives' and either proves or disproves them.

Definitely an interesting read

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Post by Andeavor on Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:20 am

Ghost wrote:Well today, I discovered Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado. It was pretty intense, and I'm starting to become a fan of his writing.
Apparently, the mystery person who would on every 19th of January (his birthday) leave half of a bottle of brandy and a rose on his grave each year didn't appear this time. Nobody knows what happend to the executors of this tradition, which had been going on for the past 60 years.

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Post by Illusionary on Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:06 am

That's a strange and interesting fact of the day. Smile
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Post by Jeff on Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:58 am

Just recently we got done reading a French play script by a Quebec author - Zone by Marcel Dubé (if that means anything to anyone here - not too likely).

Yes, I'm bilingual Razz - English being my first language, of course.

@Andeavor: Interesting fact. You win an internet, thereby making your grand total 18.
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Post by Icedmask on Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:46 pm

I recently read a little novel called Genesis. It was definitely my best reading experience of 2010, and also one of the best novels Ive ever read.

I read A LOT actually, I love good novels Very Happy
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Post by Shardna on Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:59 am

I have finished reading Eragon which was way better then the movie. I'm now currently onto the second book to it called Eldest. These books are a must have for fantasy readers. ^^
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Post by Icedmask on Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:52 am

Shardna wrote:I have finished reading Eragon which was way better then the movie. I'm now currently onto the second book to it called Eldest. These books are a must have for fantasy readers. ^^

I got trough number one, but gave up cause a new HP novel was out Cool
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Post by MetalStarTech on Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:26 pm

just completed legend of Sleapy Hollow by Washington Irving
a short classic hasnt mutch carichter substance but it isnt ment to have its more like reading a camp fire horor tale but hay well worth a look if u got a Kinddle its free

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Post by LordRemington on Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:52 am

I read a manual poorly translated from italian to english that goes to the fancy over/stove top we have. has the most complicated system for turning it off and on and changing the temperature.

I understand the need to be all fancy and complicated, but a simple on/off button rather than a 14 step process to turn off a stove top would be good IHateItPlz

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Post by TheEmilion on Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:31 am

War of the Worlds is now complete.

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Post by LoD on Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:14 am

The Nutrition Facts on the back of the Coke bottle. Smile
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Post by TyrannoFan on Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:56 am

The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan. Good horror author.
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Post by LordRemington on Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:57 pm

Reading 101 Old Wives tales. A book of old myths and superstitions being analyzed and debunked. Good book

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