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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm up to book 18 of 20 in the Master and Commander series, The Yellow Admiral, almost done with it, and then it'll be onto The Hundred Days, book 19 of 20.
Have you ever heard of the US only 21st book? I guess it's an unfinished copy that the publisher released posthumously.


I've gone over it once or twice. It's barely readable and it's only about a quarter of a story. Damn shame O'Brian passed away mid book, no one wanted to finish it more than he did.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Just started it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE DUKE wrote:
bkobow05 wrote:
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I'm up to book 18 of 20 in the Master and Commander series, The Yellow Admiral, almost done with it, and then it'll be onto The Hundred Days, book 19 of 20.
Have you ever heard of the US only 21st book? I guess it's an unfinished copy that the publisher released posthumously.


I've gone over it once or twice. It's barely readable and it's only about a quarter of a story. Damn shame O'Brian passed away mid book, no one wanted to finish it more than he did.
Gotta admire the guy. 20+ books over a 34 year period is spectacular. Looking forward to finally getting the chance to read the series. I've been waiting for a copy of Master and Commander to show up at my library. I completely forgot about their waiting list so it took a little longer than I planned.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Don't think I'll ever get a tablet of any kind. I like the feel of having a book in my hand(s) too much.


Same dude.

My wife asked me if I wanted one of those E readers for xmas. She thought it would be a great present. I told her not to get it for me for the reasons you just said. I have tried them and it just doesn't feel right.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hornbybrown wrote:
bkobow05 wrote:
Don't think I'll ever get a tablet of any kind. I like the feel of having a book in my hand(s) too much.


Same dude.

My wife asked me if I wanted one of those E readers for xmas. She thought it would be a great present. I told her not to get it for me for the reasons you just said. I have tried them and it just doesn't feel right.


Eh, I like a book on my hands, but I have no problem with an e-reader, I read quite a bit on my phone (Samsung Galaxy s3) as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently finished "Waiting For Godot", which I really enjoyed, the play itself is very funny, and Beckett gives you a lot to think about with it.

Currently reading "The Plague" by Albert Camus. After reading "The Stranger" on holiday and thinking it was brilliant I got a nice hardback collection ("The Plague", "The Fall", "Exile and the Kingdom" and a couple of essays.) and I'm really enjoying this one, not as good as The Stranger, but really, really good.

Also, from the collection of books in my University room and a few that I took out from the library on campus only four were published in my lifetime (August: Osage County by Tracy Letts, The Moor's Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie, The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, and Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace), what's been published in the last 18 or so years that's supposed to be great?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread is the biggest reason I'm excited to start my adult job next week. Finally have money to buy books and read for pleasure, not college.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the middle of The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon on my Kindle, and also a short story collection from Neil Gaiman.

Just picked up a few books at the bookstore yesterday:

The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace
The History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes
While Mortals Sleep by Kurt Vonnegut


I'm excited.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

titansNvolsR#1 wrote:
This thread is the biggest reason I'm excited to start my adult job next week. Finally have money to buy books and read for pleasure, not college.


Not many things I enjoy more than reading a great book.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hornbybrown wrote:
titansNvolsR#1 wrote:
This thread is the biggest reason I'm excited to start my adult job next week. Finally have money to buy books and read for pleasure, not college.


Not many things I enjoy more than reading a great book.

I miss reading for pleasure- just don't have the time to in college. Recently acquired a kindle to make it easier/more convenient to get my hands on reading material...I definitely prefer a physical book but the easiness of just downloading a book rather than making a trek to the library won out. We'll see how it works.

On my to read list:

Exit Papers from Paradise by Liam Card
Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis
The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hornbybrown wrote:
titansNvolsR#1 wrote:
This thread is the biggest reason I'm excited to start my adult job next week. Finally have money to buy books and read for pleasure, not college.


Not many things I enjoy more than reading a great book.


Same. Always have to fight to actually sit and read, but I know once I do I'll have to be there for 3 hours and then try to finish the book in 3 days. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, I'm still reading Mockingjay
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sadly, I'm still reading Mockingjay


I've heard it's really disappointing even for hardcore Hunger Games fans.

From what my girlfriend has told me, it sounds too outrageous for my tastes.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sandwhich wrote:
JaguarCrazy2832 wrote:
Sadly, I'm still reading Mockingjay


I've heard it's really disappointing even for hardcore Hunger Games fans.

From what my girlfriend has told me, it sounds too outrageous for my tastes.


I'm like 120 pages into it and its pretty interesting but there are way too many characters that i dont remember their role. I cant keep like 25 names straight, especially when most are just introduced in the last book, but I'm still enjoying it
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just started In the Garden of Beasts, pretty excited
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