• Books v2
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Looks like the Greyjoys. Don't think any other house has a kraken/squid/octopus/general cephalopod as their coat of arms
[QUOTE=Ruski v2.0;34519060]links to purchase those please finishing my own BOOKE soon.[/QUOTE] Never read a booke before. Anywho, here they are on Amazon. They seem to be UK only, lucky for us :P [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0007441428/harpercollins-21&from=HC-UK[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0007456344/harpercollins-21&from=HC-UK[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0007456352/harpercollins-21&from=HC-UK[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0007456360/harpercollins-21&from=HC-UK[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0007456379/harpercollins-21&from=HC-UK[/url] Fuck, those took a while to find.
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Ww4Hm.jpg[/IMG] after reading [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/TKAxn.jpg[/IMG] and [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/323WX.jpg[/IMG] All surprisingly hard to find as far as books go.
[img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NqL3Jlan_8k/TlPkye2YZFI/AAAAAAAABAY/fijJhUYvmwo/s1600/americanonpurpose.jpg[/img] Really interesting autobiography. He was drunk most of the time.
[img]http://i.imgur.com/M339D.jpg[/img] I've already read the entire prequel series, I don't know why I didn't read this first.
[QUOTE=timmah638;34512733][IMG]http://blogs.desales.edu/library/files/2010/08/possessed.jpg[/IMG] Starting "The Possessed" very soon. I realized that Dostoevsky was awesome after reading Crime and Punishment for school. Fun and useless fact: It was "It" that got me into reading in the first place. Edit: I just realized how it looks when I'm discussing Russian literature posted from a Mac. It's ok, I kind of hate me too.[/QUOTE] let me know what you think of it, I'm still on The Brothers Karamazov
[QUOTE=Arkei;34520031][img]http://i.imgur.com/M339D.jpg[/img] I've already read the entire prequel series, I don't know why I didn't read this first.[/QUOTE] because someone removed your brain All the Brian Herbert books are shit and Frank Herbert is a god.
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/9jQjL.jpg[/IMG] It's mostly an autobiography of Kevin Mitnick, one of the great early hackers. I finished it a few weeks ago and loved it. It's a really fun read and the technical language isn't too dumbed down, though you're not completely left in the dark if you're not too knowledgeable about some of the terms. Since I never finished The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, I'm currently reading that too. If anyone knows of some inexpensive-but-awesome kindle books, I'd be glad to hear some recommendations.
[QUOTE=Teal Moose;34520098]let me know what you think of it, I'm still on The Brothers Karamazov[/QUOTE] I will. How is The Brothers Karamazov? I've heard great things.
Ha, came in to post that I just started A Game of Thrones. I'm a bit late to that party. I don't really know anything about the series, just that it's popular and apparently very good indeed. I'm also working my way through the [url=http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dresden]Dresden Files[/url] series at the moment. In short, a combination of detective fiction and fantasy, set in modern day Chicago. I just finished the fifth in the series, and there are currently 13 or so books. Up to the fifth, the writing has been getting progressively better, but I'm suspicious about how the momentum will keep up over so many books. Honestly, they're not the best or most memorable books, but they're a lot of fun. Good, light reading.
[img]http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/images/page/cover_277.jpg[/img] This is the fucking shit. The best part is the "dis looks shopped" cover.
[QUOTE=GetOutOfBox;34521652][img]http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/images/page/cover_277.jpg[/img] This is the fucking shit. The best part is the "dis looks shopped" cover.[/QUOTE] That cover is shopped. I've seen that tree scene in it's own image.
[QUOTE=myalt22;34521812]That cover is shopped. I've seen that tree scene in it's own image.[/QUOTE] That's actually a legit book, however, when it was first released it probably made use of a combo of stock photos, since the author was not well known or famous before it. "The Name of the Wind" was what made Patrick Rothfuss famous.
[t]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9qEcObYKqeU/TkZqx8x4jZI/AAAAAAAAAI8/on8ei-DfzQU/s1600/kingdom_keepers020.jpg[/t] The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark is the first book in The Kingdom Keepers series set inside the [quote]Walt Disney World Resort, written by Ridley Pearson and published by Disney Book Group. It is set inside the Magic Kingdom. It features five young protagonists battling against villains known as the Overtakers for control of the parks.[/quote] It's a pretty good book series so far, I'm currently reading the second book, Disney At Dawn. Excellent read if you have the time.
Just got Dune for my reading assignment this semester
[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/04/Buick8.jpg/200px-Buick8.jpg[/img] I just started reading this book and I'm about halfway through it. I thought it would be like christine by the same author, but fuck, this is weird as hell. I have no idea if i like it yet
The 10 O'clock people or whatever it was called was awesome.
[IMG]http://img.newkadia.com/Covers/L/D/Donald%20Duck%201940%20series/donaldduck1940series307.jpg[/IMG] You know, the good ol' stuff.
I'm reading the Darkness Series by Harry Turtledove. Stopping by the book store to buy the next book: [t]http://i43.tower.com/images/mm100690006/through-darkness-harry-turtledove-paperback-cover-art.jpg[/t] I highly suggest it to those that like history. It's essentially a believable fantasy sci-fi book, based on WWII with guns replaced with blaze wands and bombs replaced with dragon eggs. The entire series is quite interesting, and I read half of the second book in a day or two. Once I'm done with this series, it'll be off over to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged just to see what the buzz is about. I got the cheap paper back version, so microscopic text on 1200 pages.
I like Dick [img]http://covers.openlibrary.org/w/id/380292-L.jpg[/img] read Do Androids... and Ubik so far, they are good.
[img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_bMgwKBBp0JE/S6vRp85ucTI/AAAAAAAACts/C3zd9yu4X2I/s1600/legion.jpg[/img] Just started reading this in English with my recently bought Kindle. As not a native English speaker, there's some words I don't quite understand, but thank God for the built-in Kindle dictionary which is easy as hell to use and makes it all much faster. Even thought there's some words it doesn't catch, I can tell by the context and I can understand the reading. The bad thing is I go at a slow pace but hopefully I'll get used to reading in English, I'd really like to improve it. I'll have time to read in spanish when I read some spanish book.
Which Kindle did you get?
[QUOTE=JohnnyMo1;34520118]because someone removed your brain All the Brian Herbert books are shit and Frank Herbert is a god.[/QUOTE] Dune really didn't grab me when I first read it. I should probably give it another go. It's still sitting in my to read pile
[QUOTE=Parja;34512002]Reading a novel called "Dance Dance Dance" by Haruki Murakami, it's brilliant, as is everything that man craps out. He could spit on a piece of used toilet paper, and it would still be book of the year.[/QUOTE] I have a [I]feel[/I] that this book could[I] burn[/I] me if I'm not careful. Also, Gimmethechocolate.
[QUOTE=Parja;34512002]Reading a novel called "Dance Dance Dance" by Haruki Murakami, it's brilliant, as is everything that man craps out. He could spit on a piece of used toilet paper, and it would still be book of the year.[/QUOTE] Murakami's pretty good. I haven't read Dance Dance Dance but I read Kafka on the Shore and Wild Sheep Chase pretty recently. They were good, but I've kinda had enough of him for now so I'm going to wait a while before reading anything else by him.
Just finished Ready Player One and it's pretty good. The story's OK and the characters are interesting, though I noticed quite a lot of unnecessary pandering to 80's geek culture. Some pandering's OK but it was just too much. All in all a pretty good book though.
[QUOTE=Zezibesh;34528908]Which Kindle did you get?[/QUOTE] A normal Kindle 5, the one with the 5pad
I was thinking of buying a kindle 5, what are your opinions on it? I was going to get it for christmas but the talk of the kindle fire being released in January kept me from buying...
I kinda want something that's good for both books and manga. Not sure on the screen size yet, but full colour seems redundant.
Reading this: [img]http://gearpatrol.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/storm_of_steel.jpg[/img] Amazing book by an amazing man. [editline]3rd February 2012[/editline] It shames me that it's lesser known than works of pure fiction like [I]All Quiet.[/I]
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