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Old 02-22-2009, 05:23 AM
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the fountainhead: ayn rand
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:07 PM
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The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics

I used to read parts of this book when I was younger, I found it again and again started reading it. This is some good stuff, from 1896-1974.

Here is what it says at the beginning of the book:
I have enormous respect
for the comic strip as a
potential story and art
form, although far too few
of it's productions have
realized that potential.
If those few, however,
could be gathered into some
sort of complete collection,
the effect on those who
have scorned the comics as
a whole might well be
devastating. . . .


Edmund Wilson
from a letter to Bill Blackbeard
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:23 PM
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A fantasy antology (or whatever you call it) a collection of short stories by various authors from all the famous series, these stories are usually some sort of prequels -> Terry Goodkind, Stephan King, Robert Jordan, Tad Williams, Terry Pratchett, George R.R. Martin, Orson Scott Card...

I may only say - it's a fucking good read by some damn good authors.

Also, thanks to the old brainsturbator Library I'm reading "The Advertised Mind", good read.

And Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug. Been looking for something about information architecture but no success.

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Old 02-22-2009, 09:11 PM
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Food Of The Gods by Terence McKenna
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:32 AM
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Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:00 PM
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I actually went to Books-a-million last night and grabbed the book 'when you are engulfed in flames'' by David Sedaris,ha ha.

I am only half way through and have'nt stopped laughing, great book

thanks AnastaciaDarling

good recomendation
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:49 PM
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I'm reading a series of books on creation myths throughout the world.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:59 AM
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I'm reading a series of books on creation myths throughout the world.
Any good or the same old shit? What's the author's background? I have a few books of both for and against various religions and spirituality. Would be interested, if these are worthwhile.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:02 AM
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I'm currently reading the works of Elie Wiesel, comparing and contrasting older and new editions, it's remarkable how many times he has changed his story about the holocaust. It's clear he's lying.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:10 AM
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I'm currently reading the works of Elie Wiesel, comparing and contrasting older and new editions, it's remarkable how many times he has changed his story about the holocaust. It's clear he's lying.
Er...I think the word is 'fiction.'
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:15 AM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elie_Wiesel
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:44 AM
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Ive recently been reading books by prominent Christian apologists/theologians just for the hell of it.

But on the literary popcorn side of things, I'm rereading harry potter from the beginning. I just love all the adverby descriptions of everything.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:53 PM
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Reading through my ethnic and race relations textbook to see what I got wrong on the midterm.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:14 PM
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Working on "The Right Stuff" by Tom Wolfe.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:32 PM
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Would be interested, if these are worthwhile.
They're heavily illustrated with various works of cultural art, but I'd hesitate to say that they're worth a person's time.
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:44 PM
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I always read a few books at a time. At the moment, i'm reading (nearly finished all of them) Agent of evolution, about bill hicks, The God delusion, by Richard Dawkins, and God is not great, by Christopher Hitchens.

All very good books. I would definetly recomend them all. My personal favorite, is agent of evolution. but i'd only recomend that if you like hicks. i would definetly recomend the god delusion to anyone though.
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:19 PM
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i'm also reading Naked Lunch by burroughs. it takes a minute to get accustomed to the style, but burroughs is, as always, brilliant.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:00 AM
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ok stupid question, but is he related to augusten burroughs ive always been to embarresed to ask
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:01 PM
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Dark Tower Series : The Gunslinger.


I don't care what literary snobs say about King. I love him and I fucking love his books.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:48 PM
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Dark Tower Series : The Gunslinger.
I loved the Gunslinger.

I just started god is not Great, Christopher Hitchens.
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:25 AM
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The Kandy Koloured Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby

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Old 03-11-2009, 10:56 PM
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Got done with Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.

Now reading Contact by Carl Sagan.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:03 PM
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Finally picked up, On the Road Again by Jack Kerouac, but I would really have rather gotten Visions of Cody, oh well.

anyways, Contact is an amazing book.
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:51 PM
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I'm just finishing up "Predictably Irrational" by Dan Ariely. It's ok, I guess. It's somewhat pretentious and makes some loose connections of the causality of his experiments he does but other than that it's a good read.
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:00 PM
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choke, chuck palahniuk. he's definitely one of my favorite authors even if most of his books follow a similar formula
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:04 PM
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even if most of his books follow a similar formula
Why I stopped reading his books. They're all pretty much the same thing.

"Choke" was fun though, while it lasted. I hope you enjoy it, too.
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:01 PM
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notes from underground by dostoyevsky. it's great so far. literarily, i mean. it's depressing as hell.
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:03 PM
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im reading,(or at least trying to) the worst hard time by timothy egan.

it sucks and is boring. :[
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:24 PM
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I just started An Illustrated Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright. It's really good so far.
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:21 AM
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just finsihed the book, vagabonding by rolf potts.

now i'm thinking of the art of war. by sun tzu.
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:30 AM
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just finsihed the book, vagabonding by rolf potts.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:09 AM
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yeah, i thought it was really cool. can't wait to aplly most of it when i have a career.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:25 AM
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I just finished reading "The Husband" by Dean Koontz.

Meh...I gave it a 4 out of 10. And now I hear they're making it into a movie. Go figure...
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:32 AM
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yeah, i thought it was really cool. can't wait to aplly most of it when i have a career.
Haha. That'll be the hard part. I read the book about 2 years back and have been dreaming since.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:28 PM
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I just finished Misery, and yes I know many people dislike King but I have to say Misery was great, really great, so I think I at least picked one of his good ones.
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:06 PM
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Haha. That'll be the hard part. I read the book about 2 years back and have been dreaming since.
dreaming of doing what?> perhaps resources can be pulled?
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:55 PM
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Just re-re-read junky and naked lunch. Need to read some more Hunter S. Currently finishing "guns of the south" which is about people from our time helping the confederates with AK-47s in the civil war and then whutunfolds... pretty sweet!
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dreaming of doing what?> perhaps resources can be pulled?
Long term travel.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:31 PM
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I've just finished One Flew Over The Cuckoos' Nest, so I'm starting The Fountainhead, finally, as my not-by-choice book, and translating Voltaire's Candide from the original French text for leisure reading.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:36 PM
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Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
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