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Old 09-16-2009, 09:44 PM   #121 (permalink)
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anybody read Dan Brown's new book? i'm not a big book reader but i might pick it up at chapters over the weekend
Haven't read it yet-plan to though. Been reading mostly good reviews so far. If your a fan of Dan Brown's I suggest you read Angels & Demons, IMO by far his best novel. Also Deception Point (same author) is a good read.
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:28 PM   #122 (permalink)
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Heh, I know some on here won't approve of this, but I've been reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and I like how they've managed to merge the original story with a horror story.

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Old 09-19-2009, 07:14 PM   #123 (permalink)
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Heh, I know some on here won't approve of this, but I've been reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and I like how they've managed to merge the original story with a horror story.

This is a serious book thread. I don't appreciate that at all! Pride and Prejudice is a classic that should not be tarnished with mediocre humour!























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Ahhh man, almost had myself believing that...like the cover haha
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:11 PM   #124 (permalink)
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picked up headhunter and heart of darkness at chapters today for an english assignment, anybody read either of the books and are they good? these were the few books left on the list made by the teacher, they sounded interesting.
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:16 PM   #125 (permalink)
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never read headhunter, but heart of darkness is fantastic.
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:23 PM   #126 (permalink)
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I have to read The Basketball Diares for an English ISU. So far so good
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:54 PM   #127 (permalink)
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never read headhunter, but heart of darkness is fantastic.
cool apparently the books are related.
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:58 PM   #128 (permalink)
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Patrick Roy's biography. Pretty amazing stuff in there. Like a couple hours before the NHL draft, Patrick found a lucky number machine. He put some coins in. His lucky number was 51. Later on in the day, Patrick was chosen 51st overall. Crazy stuff right there.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:11 PM   #129 (permalink)
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Heart of Darkness is absolutely fantastic. Not a terribly long read but the amount of imagery thrown the readers way really forces you to read and re-read the material.
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:49 PM   #130 (permalink)
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anybody read Dan Brown's new book? i'm not a big book reader but i might pick it up at chapters over the weekend
I read it. Blah. Not that great.

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Heh, I know some on here won't approve of this, but I've been reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and I like how they've managed to merge the original story with a horror story.

I loved this one. I also read Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters but that wasn't as good.

The one I am reading next (currently finishing Mark Haddon's A Spot of Bother) is this one:

'Nightlight,' a 'Twilight' Parody: Exclusive Excerpt | Books | EW.com

Can't wait!
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:15 PM   #131 (permalink)
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I'm reading Pride and Prejudice right now but I'm taking a break cuz' I need to finish reading Marion Bridge for my Scene Study class.

Books that I recommend:

The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pick-Up Artists by Neil Strauss
A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks
Three Weeks With My Brother by Nicholas Sparks
My Sister's Keepers by Jodi Picoult
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:13 PM   #132 (permalink)
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2 awesome book series I would highly recommend:

The Earth's Children series by Jean M. Auel.
The first book in the series is titled The Clan of the Cave Bear and follows the life of a human girl raised by Neanderthals (meaning the extinct branch of Homo sapiens, not stupid people).

The A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin.
The first book is titled A Game of Thrones. My absolute favorite book series ever. Wonderfully complex and interesting characters that you may love, despise or be confused by. Anything that can go wrong in the lives of these characters often will go wrong, they all suffer from some sort of deep personal tragedy. Awesome plotline set in a fictional universe that makes Middle Earth look like preschool.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:32 PM   #133 (permalink)
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So I need some advice right now.

I want some materials to read but I'm at a complete loss of what to read. I need suggestions.

Anyone?
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:43 PM   #134 (permalink)
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So I need some advice right now.

I want some materials to read but I'm at a complete loss of what to read. I need suggestions.

Anyone?
What are you feeling CG?

I always need to be reading something I'm feeling in that moment or timeframe, which is why I'm usually reading several books at a time...
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:51 PM   #135 (permalink)
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i'm reading 'a heartbreaking work of staggering genius' by david eggars. apart from the awesome title, it is an interesting book (ture story) about a guy that lost both of his parents to cancer a few weeks apart and raised his younger brother with help from his sister.

well written and very introspective. i would recommend it. not the best book i've ever read, but different and original, even when the themes are most definitely not so.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:53 PM   #136 (permalink)
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I'm reading a book called What Happy People Know. It's kinda about the science behind happiness & depression. Cuts it down to the parts of our brains that are hardwired to be fearful, and evolution has not and will not change 'em. Interesting stuff, to me.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:54 PM   #137 (permalink)
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What are you feeling CG?

I always need to be reading something I'm feeling in that moment or timeframe, which is why I'm usually reading several books at a time...
See that's the thing not really sure right now what I'm looking for. Just anything to get me thinking.
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:09 PM   #138 (permalink)
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ah, I didn't realize this thread exists. I am going to have to go through it.

I'm not a big fan of fiction.

Edit - haha 'trane started this thread. I'm shocked!
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:10 PM   #139 (permalink)
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have you ever read Blink? "the power of thinking without thinking."

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very, very cool book. you seem like a deep-thinking cat, i think this book will be right down your alley.
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:47 PM   #140 (permalink)
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I'm reading a book called What Happy People Know. It's kinda about the science behind happiness & depression. Cuts it down to the parts of our brains that are hardwired to be fearful, and evolution has not and will not change 'em. Interesting stuff, to me.
Yeah, it does sound interesting, and I think that's located in the same section as the last book I purchased from Chapters. I recently picked up a copy of How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer. As the title indicates, it breaks down the decision making processes. In order to do so, it touches on some of those "hardwired" obstacles we face (amongst other relevant variables). Lehrer uses some interesting examples to illustrate his points, including a few from the world of sports. I don't accept all of the examples he uses, though. Some of them seem poorly chosen.
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