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Mastodon2
5/24/07 9:15:54AM
Im still on the Ultramarines Omnibus, currently on the second of the 3 books, "Warriors of Ultramar".

Fantastic books. The action scenarios just get bigger and badder, and the character development is ace for a sci fi novel!
Everett
5/24/07 10:09:33AM
Bruce Lee and Me by Brian Preston.

It's about martial arts. And it has Royce Gracie in it.

It's not bad.
pv3Hpv3p
5/24/07 5:12:03PM

Posted by Northrend

I'm reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring.



One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a classic... It's one of those books that I read every year or so... Kinda like Animal Farm, Ender's Game, Hitchhiker's Guide, and a couple others... Good choices though
DJDark41
5/24/07 9:59:39PM
"To Kill A Mockingbird." Its a good book, but it gets pretty boring. Kinda makes me wanna Its just about some kids growing up in Mississippi or something, and they learn to deal with people being racist and poor and stuff like that. Not very entertaining, but teaches a valuable lesson. I'm not quite sure what that lesson is, but its there somewhere.
ncordless
5/25/07 12:50:23AM
Ides of March by Thorton Wilder

A fantasia of journal entries and letters based upon the events surrounding the death of Julius Ceasar
Rush
5/25/07 2:27:54PM
I'm just finishing

Guns Germs and Steel by Jarad Diamond

and am starting

The Pig That Wants to be Eaten

and

Beyond Reason: Eight Great problems that reveal the limits of Science
madmarck
5/25/07 6:55:58PM
Swiss Family Robinson. And someother one about Russians using the weather to dominate the world.

Thats right Swiss Family. Ill admitit but that book kicks ass.
loller90278
8/2/07 12:37:48AM
just finished harry potter seven , i liked it
casey64
8/2/07 10:18:37AM
Does a magazine count.
hippysmacker
8/3/07 5:39:13AM
Reapers Gale- Book #7 of the malazan books of the fallen
BigEvil
8/3/07 12:46:13PM
I just finished "Star Dust" it's an adult fairy tale by Neil Gaiman which is actually going to be a movie in like 2 weeks or something. I also just started "The Brothers K" which is a by one of my favorite authors (David James Duncun). Its a book basically about 1 family and told over several generations, read "The River Why?" first and see if you like him.
Webbie
12/5/13 5:07:04PM
BUMP!

I just completed The Way of the Fight a couple of days ago. It took less than three full days for me to complete it, and that's saying a lot for me because I rarely read books (though I'm trying to change that).

I thought it was a great read, but my opinion is biased because I'm a big GSP fan.

Any of you guys read it? If so, what did you think?

Next I'll be reading Atlas Shrugged.
Pookie
12/7/13 2:23:01PM
Oh god, Ayn Rand drives me up the wall.

Im reading:
The art of seduction/ 40 Laws of power intermittedly.
Fight by Eugene Robinson was the last book i finished. Great read.
thevoodooninja
12/7/13 3:01:07PM
1984

it was written back in the 30's and i think the cat was on to something
Webbie
12/7/13 3:05:25PM

Posted by Pookie

Oh god, Ayn Rand drives me up the wall.



Care to explain?

I haven't read any of her books yet, but I'm told Atlas Shrugged is a must read.

Plus I'm a big fan of BioShock, and objectivism is a big theme in that game.
Chael_Sonnen
12/7/13 4:16:20PM

Posted by Webbie

BUMP!

I just completed The Way of the Fight a couple of days ago. It took less than three full days for me to complete it, and that's saying a lot for me because I rarely read books (though I'm trying to change that).

I thought it was a great read, but my opinion is biased because I'm a big GSP fan.

Any of you guys read it? If so, what did you think?

Next I'll be reading Atlas Shrugged.



Holy shit....you READ????

I'm reading my bank statement at the moment....it says $$$CHA-CHING$$$

Your WELCOME.
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Webbie
12/7/13 5:07:10PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen


Posted by Webbie

BUMP!

I just completed The Way of the Fight a couple of days ago. It took less than three full days for me to complete it, and that's saying a lot for me because I rarely read books (though I'm trying to change that).

I thought it was a great read, but my opinion is biased because I'm a big GSP fan.

Any of you guys read it? If so, what did you think?

Next I'll be reading Atlas Shrugged.



Holy shit....you READ????

I'm reading my bank statement at the moment....it says $$$CHA-CHING$$$

Your WELCOME.



What's your book about? How to get your ass kicked over and over and somehow remain relevant?



Also, it's "you're", not "your." Even the real Chael would know that.
Pookie
12/7/13 6:51:32PM

Posted by Webbie


Posted by Pookie

Oh god, Ayn Rand drives me up the wall.



Care to explain?

I haven't read any of her books yet, but I'm told Atlas Shrugged is a must read.

Plus I'm a big fan of BioShock, and objectivism is a big theme in that game.



She advocates a philosophy of individualism to the extent of sociopathic selfishness.

Granted Atlas Shrugged is a response to growing up in a corrupt socialist regime, and for that alone this makes for a valuable book. But what she stood for and firmly believed about how to make society better baffles me.
Webbie
12/7/13 7:04:10PM
Yeah, I've actually heard a lot of people say basically the same thing about her.

The book sounds great though. I've already got a copy of it but I'm not allowed to start reading it until Christmas
40ouncetofreedom
12/7/13 7:40:50PM
Read all the Song of ice and Fire books,...The game of thrones books if you will.

Currently reading Bobby the Brain Heenans' book...
Boo_Radley21
12/10/13 4:26:03AM
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut. Goin through his whole collection only like 6 books down though haha
airkerma
12/10/13 10:32:11AM
Anybody interested in giving my radiation physics paper a read? It's probs only going to be about 4-5 pages with pretty picutres
State_Champ
12/10/13 5:16:30PM

Posted by Boo_Radley21

Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut. Goin through his whole collection only like 6 books down though haha



Kurt Vonnegut is probably my favorite author. Props

Currently, I'm reading Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger . It's the first in his Dark Tower series. I'm about 25% through it, and I very much enjoy it.

The story is about a gunslinger (Roland) on a physical and metaphorical quest for "the dark tower" and combines elements from western, fantasy, and horror genres.
According to some websites King considers the series as his "magnum opus" which I did not know until I looked up the information for this here description.
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Webbie
12/10/13 6:07:43PM

Posted by airkerma

Anybody interested in giving my radiation physics paper a read? It's probs only going to be about 4-5 pages with pretty picutres



I'd be willing to give it a read, but I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed so I'm not sure how much help I'd be



Have any of you read this book? I've been thinking about buying it but I'd like a few opinions on it first.
Webbie
1/4/14 3:37:35PM

Posted by Webbie


Posted by airkerma

Anybody interested in giving my radiation physics paper a read? It's probs only going to be about 4-5 pages with pretty picutres



I'd be willing to give it a read, but I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed so I'm not sure how much help I'd be



Have any of you read this book? I've been thinking about buying it but I'd like a few opinions on it first.



So I ended up purchasing this book and I'm a little over 100 pages into it at the moment, and I already regret spending money on it. The author, Brian D'Souza, seems pretty biased towards certain people, and his writing reflects that. I don't have a problem with the man having his own opinions, but it just seems like he's doing his best to make certain people look terrible. I can understand and agree with some of it, but at times it seems like he's just trying to force his beliefs on the readers. It's a very disappointing read so far for me, but I paid money for it so I'll be finishing it ASAP so I can move onto something else.

Have any of you guys read it? I'd like to hear your opinions on it if you have.
Shawn91111
1/4/14 4:23:58PM
Decent read. I like the behind the scenes inner workings of teams.

Copenhagen
1/5/14 4:34:52PM
Vonnegut is the GOAT.
I'm pretty sure I've read everyone of his, even the short stories.
Cat's Cradle is probably my favorite book of all time.

Edit: Favorite fiction book I should've typed.

Currently reading a Confederacy of Dunces for the second time. Feels like the first time again since it's been so long though. Great book set in New Orleans.
infestructure
1/5/14 10:54:59PM
Just about finished reading World War Z.

Love zombie shit and it didn't let me down, I haven't seen the film but apparently they are completely different.
Lots of scenarios in which zombies are shown in many different lights; walking in herds on the sea floor, trapped for years in damaged office blocks, frozen during the winter months and thawing to attack when it heats back up.
Makes me want to take my guns and run to the hills, start a "community"
jay98107
1/6/14 7:02:38PM
Still plugging away at Infinite Jest. Most difficult/rewarding book I've ever picked up.
Webbie
1/6/14 10:40:49PM
I've got about 15 pages left in the book I mentioned before: Pound for Pound: The Modern Gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts.

My (slightly early) conclusion: Brian D'Souza isn't a very good author. While some of it is informative, a lot of it is just him trying to force his opinion on the readers, and it's very annoying.

Next up: Atlas Shrugged. I'm excited for this one.

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