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#1 Monkeydog

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:49 PM

I'm not really reading anything at the moment, but my art book The Sky has kept me busy, it's so awesome.

 

Me and Bee went on a Kubrick kick recently, and I see Lolita sitting on my bookshelf seducing me to touch it. So I think I'll start rereading that soon, when I get a moment of quiet. 


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:20 AM

I actually haven't been reading anything, and it feels kinda weird. I'm still about 2/5 into The Shadow Rising, but I haven't touched it for a while now. I did buy a couple things recently while employees got an extra discount at B&N, most notably Howl's Moving Castle.


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 04:58 AM

/> I actually haven't been reading anything, and it feels kinda weird. I'm still about 2/5 into The Shadow Rising, but I haven't touched it for a while now. I did buy a couple things recently while employees got an extra discount at B&N, most notably Howl's Moving Castle.

I have that on my Kindle just a waiting for me to read it. I probably will early next year.
 
I've been trying to power through The Name of the Wind, hoping to have it finished by the end of the year. It's an audiobook, brilliant, and long... Plus I don't have any more days off until January 3rd... But I'm close! so, so close...

Edit
I just learned that the narrator of this book lives in the same city as I do. Huh.
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Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:45 PM

Just finished MLP volume 3. I think it's my favorite one so far.

EDIT: And I spotted another Observer pony.
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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:13 AM

Just started Casino Royale by Ian Fleming. I'd like to get as much light reading in as I can before school starts.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:02 AM

Stopped reading Thus Spoke Zarathustra because all I was getting from it was Nietzcheism and that's just not very useful to me nor is it very entertaining. I've started reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and I am looooving it!  :D:  :<3:  :<3:  :<3:  :<3:


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:45 PM

Now I won't be the only person here to have read that..
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:56 AM

Just finished reading The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

I have to say I quite enjoyed it. I'm not one for reading, but my interest in the Sherlock Holmes television series has sparked my curiosity. Honestly I wanted to see the difference between the show and the book.

What surprised me most was how Sherlock was depicted. I had bias of him from the show, but Benedict Cumberbatch plays a fairly accurate Sherlock impression. His mannerisms, his way of speaking, and even his analytical way of getting his facts. Hell even Watson's character is fairly on spot.

There are differences enough. The verbiage, from the show, is modernised for the masses and Sherlock's drug habit is downplayed in the show as well.

The book wasn't lengthy, which kept me going. The writing didn't suffer. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys mystery or even the Sherlock TV series.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:24 AM

The Sign of Four was my favorite Sherlock novel when I was in to it in High School. 

 

If you haven't read it, The Hound of the Baskervilles is also very excellent. Now I feel like reading them again.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:17 AM

I have a nearly complete set of Holmes stories, but I've only read the first two books. I should fix that.
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:21 AM

 The Hound of the Baskervilles

 

They actually made this one into an episode. I would still love to read the book to see the similarities.

 

I'm not one for reading, but when a book is good it keeps my attention.

 

Now I shall go looking for the rest.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:41 AM

Well, the semester has begun so:
Chapter 1 of Electricity and Magnetism text
Chapter 12 of Chemistry text (for General Chem 2)
Chapter 1.1 of Linear Algebra text
Chapter 1 of Modern Physics text
Electronics Lab 1 Manual

Let the games begin.

And while I'm thinking of it, wouldn't college be more fun if exams were more like the battle arena from The Hunger Games?
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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:10 PM

I just finished Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian." Very violent and nihilistic. Loved it.

 

School started up again. So far, I've been going through Huck Finn, The Illiad and Frankenstein. 


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:56 AM

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 08:54 PM

A bunch of stuff.

 

I recently started back into the Wheel of Time books. I left off not quite halfway through The Shadow Rising, and now I'm...about halfway through. xp

It's a long book. What do you want from me?

 

Started reading Attack on Titan at Monkey's recommendation. I've finished 7 volumes, and it's still going strong. There aren't many clear cut stopping points, so I just ended up reading all of that in one go.

 

Finally, I got Pony Tales vol. 2 in the mail today, and I'm about to read that. It collects a number of comics featuring the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Princess Celestia, Spike, and Princess Luna, in that order. The first volume (featuring each of the mane 6 in their own stories) was pretty entertaining, so I expect good things from this one.

 

EDIT: Luna's story was easily the best. It was gloriously hilarious.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:41 PM

Started reading Human Action by Mises through audiobook. Holy crap. This is fairly dense.

I'm also still reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 03:27 PM

I'm listening to the audio book of Divergent. I wanted one for my 7-hour drive home (which passed by in a flash thanks to this book!). I'm on chapter 21 or or so :)


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:40 PM

I finished up the Wool omnibus today. Most excellent dystopian future story.
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:06 PM

The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. It's... Long.
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:10 PM

This month's issue of Game Informer? >_>

 

I'm not much of a reader.


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