• Books v2
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Just ordered a copy of Mere by Robert Reed. :dance: [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/xkAMk.jpg[/IMG] I love Reed's previous books - they're a weird combination of hard science-fiction with soft science-fiction.
Recently re-read this. I might look into some of the books posted here for my next book. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a6/Mostly_Harmless_Harmony_front.jpg/235px-Mostly_Harmless_Harmony_front.jpg[/img]
[img]http://www.hbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/fault_stars.jpg[/img] This author is practically made of awesome. He wrote [i]Looking For Alaska[/i], too. [url=http://youngmelonworld.blogspot.com/2012/02/fault-in-our-stars-review-and-thoughts.html]My Review of and Thoughts About The Fault in Our Stars[/url]
[QUOTE=Ruski v2.0;34531655]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...[/QUOTE] I have a kindle 5 and I really like it. I don't think the upgrade to the one with the keyboard is worth it if you have regular access to wifi though. I would ignore the kindle fire, it looks more like a tablet than an eReader, they are just using the kindle name for recognition but it won't have any of the benefits that a regular kindle has. Long battery life, easy to read screen etc.
Lan is cool, but he's generally boring to me. My favorite male character is probably Mat, and Rand second. I never really liked Perrin, even though he reminds me most of myself. I guess I don't like myself, derp.
[QUOTE=BlkDucky;34511024][B]We talk about books here. Books are good for you. Read some. [B]RULES: 1) Talk about books and only books. No posts that don't have to do with books please. 2) DO NOT SPOIL BOOKS 3) When introducing a book, include a picture, breif summary, and personal thoughts on the book. 4) Do not flame others for their book tastes. Not even 'Twilight' [/B][/B] Other thread was just autolocked, I think. Also I'm reading Eragon again just because. [IMG]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hnGyVba6CMA/Ti1VHXx2paI/AAAAAAAACgw/c7innm86F0o/s1600/Read-Books-Eragon-Online-Free.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] I love those books. It's like chocolate, I really know I shouldn't, but I do.
[QUOTE=Ruski v2.0;34531655]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...[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Zezibesh;34531915]I kinda want something that's good for both books and manga. Not sure on the screen size yet, but full colour seems redundant.[/QUOTE] So far I'm loving it, if you don't mind not owning physical copies of books anymore you'll be quite satisfied, it's easier to hold than books, doesn't hurt your eyes, easy to get books from the internet, a nice easy and fast to use dictionary for various languages, note taking and underlining (people say it's tedious doing this with only the 5button one, but I think it's just a matter of getting used to). Probably couple more, but I just woke up and I'm not fully functional yet. The only drawback is not all books are on ebook format which sucks. You can still try to find the pdf for them and get them in the Kindle. About mangas, I don't know, it can render images but the quality isn't that good, I don't know how it would fare with mangas.
[QUOTE=gnisasas;34539624]So far I'm loving it, if you don't mind not owning physical copies of books anymore you'll be quite satisfied, it's easier to hold than books, doesn't hurt your eyes, easy to get books from the internet, a nice easy and fast to use dictionary for various languages, note taking and underlining (people say it's tedious doing this with only the 5button one, but I think it's just a matter of getting used to). Probably couple more, but I just woke up and I'm not fully functional yet. The only drawback is not all books are on ebook format which sucks. You can still try to find the pdf for them and get them in the Kindle. About mangas, I don't know, it can render images but the quality isn't that good, I don't know how it would fare with mangas.[/QUOTE] Isn't it the kindle that has a permanent and free internet connection or something?
Right now I'm reading Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut.
I've tried to reading game of thrones and wheel of time before but i could never get my claws sunk into the story line and I don't like many books that start off really slowly. My favorite series' would have to be: Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind The Dark Towers series By Stephen King The Inheritance quadrilogy By Christopher Paolini Artemis Fowl series by Eon Colfer The Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordon Finnaly, The Captain Underpants Saga by Dav Pikey :v:
[QUOTE=Parja;34540770]Isn't it the kindle that has a permanent and free internet connection or something?[/QUOTE] Aye, you can connect to the internet (you need access to some wifi net first) and browse stuff, but don't expect it to be working well, it's still experimental and it doesn't really work that well, for example LMAO pics will crash it, on facebook you can't check notifications, etc. As long as they're not 'complex' sites it won't have any problem.
[QUOTE=Parja;34540770]Isn't it the kindle that has a permanent and free internet connection or something?[/QUOTE] Certain models have free 3G, yeah. Only really useful for downloading books though, since the browser is terrible.
[img]http://www.sffaudio.com/images09/librivoxdeathworld500.jpg[/img] Really neat science-fiction book, recommend it to everyone who is into it.
[QUOTE=Kefirman;34545582][img]http://www.sffaudio.com/images09/librivoxdeathworld500.jpg[/img] Really neat science-fiction book, recommend it to everyone who is into it.[/QUOTE] A friend of mine recommended this to me just last night.
[QUOTE=WubWubWompWomp;34539594]I love those books. It's like chocolate, I really know I shouldn't, but I do.[/QUOTE] The first one was ok, but the second was pretty bad. I blame the annoying, self righteous elves.
I'm currently reading the last books of the wheel of time, on... i think the second or third to last one now. [sp] I'm extremely worried for rand after his SECOND brush with semirhage. His touching of the dark ones power may ruin him[/sp]
Just got done reading Embedded. [img]http://angryrobotbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Embedded-new-72dpi-198x300.jpg[/img] Dan Abnett is a really good writer, I've also read Gaunt's Ghosts, which was also awesome. I am now reading Battle Of the Fang. [img]http://www.blacklibrary.com/Images/Product/DefaultBL/xlarge/Battle-of-Fang.jpg[/img]
[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1d/Twilightbook.jpg/250px-Twilightbook.jpg[/img] Amazing Book, 11/10
[QUOTE=Reserved Parkin;34552308][img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1d/Twilightbook.jpg/250px-Twilightbook.jpg[/img] Amazing Book, 11/10[/QUOTE] Indeed. Burns very well, keeps me warm at night. Would recommend to anyone.
[QUOTE=JesterUK;34552323]Indeed. Burns very well, keeps me warm at night. Would recommend to anyone.[/QUOTE] I recommend obtaining the whole set, can keep you warm for a few hours. Make sure to pack with on camping excursions.
Just gone done reading this: [img]http://0.tqn.com/d/bestsellers/1/0/J/7/-/-/prey.jpg[/img] It was great, really interesting plot that, although pretty predictable at some parts, managed to be pretty surprising and suspenseful in some other areas. I am now currently reading this: [img]http://img2.imagesbn.com/images/102450000/102454430.jpg[/img] More specifically A Study In Scarlet. I read most of them years ago and loved them, there's a few I haven't read so I picked up the whole set to re-read what I already read and then read the new stuff.
Currently reading The Waste Lands by Stephen King, it's still a great series even though it adds a weird angle. [img]http://thedarktower.info/wastelandscover.jpg[/img] [QUOTE=JesterUK;34552323]Indeed. Burns very well, keeps me warm at night. Would recommend to anyone.[/QUOTE] "As for literary criticism in general: I have long felt that any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel or a play or a poem is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae or a banana split." I don't like Twilight either but really. It's a book.
Diving into the Great Game with Burnaby's book: [img]http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/4734/2274ridekhivathumb.jpg[/img]
[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/719SBA98RVL._SS500_.gif[/img] [img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41A3FHCA37L._SS400_.jpg[/img] [img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qJ4ob90lL._SS500_.jpg[/img] Got all of these a few weeks ago Already read 1000pages of Holmes and have 600 left after which starting The Hobbit Also, the LOTR boxset covers look absolutely amazing
The Hobbit is my favourite book of all times. It's amazing.
[QUOTE=MrJazzy;34557357]The Hobbit is my favourite book of all times. It's amazing.[/QUOTE] How many times have you been to?
[QUOTE=Patriarch;34557877]How many times have you been to?[/QUOTE] What?
[QUOTE=Cittidel;34552642]"As for literary criticism in general: I have long felt that any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel or a play or a poem is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae or a banana split." I don't like Twilight either but really. It's a book.[/QUOTE] he wasn't really expressing rage or loathing though, just making a joke at its expense
[img]http://bibliojunkie.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/norwegian-wood2.jpg[/img] Favourite. I like most of Murakami's books though.
[QUOTE=pikkapi;34560064][img]http://bibliojunkie.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/norwegian-wood2.jpg[/img] Favourite. I like most of Murakami's books though.[/QUOTE] Not sure why but the name made me giggle
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