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#76 EverKaia

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 01:41 PM

Started A Discovery of Witches over again, headed to the sequel (Shadow of Night) next. Looking forward to Book of Life (the last book)...not too thrilled that B&N doesn't have release day delivery like Amazon, but I was able to get an autographed copy, so...*shrugs*



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 05:47 PM

just finished memoirs of the addicted brain. it was surprisingly educational and fun to read. theres nothing more i like to read then a good book about drug addiction and crazy stories about getting high.



#78 Keil

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 05:59 PM

I'm starting The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I need to start reading again and now that I'm relatively free-er compared to the last few months, I need a good book.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:34 PM

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Lol good thing I'm starting now because that means that I can hopefully actually understand it by the time I die :p

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:34 PM

Right now I'm reading Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made A Nation by John Carlin. 

 

I'm thinking of reading On The Road by Jack Kerouac again and someone recommended Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand to me.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:58 PM

Game of Thrones by Geroge RR Martin!!!



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 04:03 AM

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#83 Mishelle

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:47 AM

I'm reading Flowers in the Attic. So far it's pretty boring.



#84 Nymh

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:03 AM

Finished the Uglies quartet a few weeks ago, read book seven of The Wheel of Time, now working through book eight.



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:09 AM

The obituaries



#86 redlion

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:11 AM

The obituaries

Funnily enough, that's usually my favorite part of The Economist.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:13 PM

Wrapped up Freakonomics about a week ago.  Haven't decided what's next.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:07 AM

I am turning an unfunny age soon, so I am reading Hermann Hesses Demian for the 4387345623st time, to comfort myself.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:32 AM

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Lol good thing I'm starting now because that means that I can hopefully actually understand it by the time I die :p

Jesus Christ

I read the first few pages as well as the last few pages, and "Anna Livia Plurablle" before, and even without much thought I could see several meanings to each word and sentence. The beginning/ending sentence in particular seems rather sexual in addition to the actual scene it's describing (so does Anna Livia). I can't even imagine actually sitting down, reading it, and trying to grasp every meaning behind what's written. It certainly is very dreamlike from the small bit I've read. Even the title could mean like "End as I wake (again)" or maybe "End, never again to wake"

Also, here's a link I bookmarked years ago. I don't know if anything ever came of it, but here it is anyway:
http://www.theguardi...-finnegans-wake

Good luck in reading it and coming away from it with any real information. I hope one day to read it, but it's incredibly daunting and I haven't done nearly enough acid/shrooms

 



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 05:21 PM

Jesus Christ

I read the first few pages as well as the last few pages, and "Anna Livia Plurablle" before, and even without much thought I could see several meanings to each word and sentence. The beginning/ending sentence in particular seems rather sexual in addition to the actual scene it's describing (so does Anna Livia). I can't even imagine actually sitting down, reading it, and trying to grasp every meaning behind what's written. It certainly is very dreamlike from the small bit I've read. Even the title could mean like "End as I wake (again)" or maybe "End, never again to wake"

Also, here's a link I bookmarked years ago. I don't know if anything ever came of it, but here it is anyway:
http://www.theguardi...-finnegans-wake

Good luck in reading it and coming away from it with any real information. I hope one day to read it, but it's incredibly daunting and I haven't done nearly enough acid/shrooms

 

Lol I can't get past the first page. Seriously, who could understand something like this:

riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.    

 

Sir Tristramvioler d'amores, fr'over the short sea, had passen- core rearrived from North Armorica on this side the scraggy isthmus of Europe Minor to wielderfight his penisolate war: nor had topsawyer's rocks by the stream Oconee exaggerated themselse to Laurens County's gorgios while they went doublin their mumper all the time: nor avoice from afire bellowsed mishe mishe to tauftauf thuartpeatrick: not yet, though venissoon after, had a kidscad buttended a bland old isaac: not yet, though all's fair in vanessy, were sosie sesthers wroth with twone nathandjoeRot a peck of pa's malt had Jhem or Shen brewed by arclight and rory end to the regginbrow was to be seen ringsome on the aquaface.     

 

The fall (bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonner- ronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthur- nuk!) of a once wallstrait oldparr is retaled early in bed and later on life down through all christian minstrelsy. The great fall of the offwall entailed at such short notice the pftjschute of Finnegan, erse solid man, that the humptyhillhead of humself prumptly sends an unquiring one well to the west in quest of his tumptytumtoes: and their upturnpikepointandplace is at the knock out in the park where oranges have been laid to rust upon the green since dev- linsfirst loved livvy

This excerpt of the first page is from the online guide to Finnegans Wake. Notice how one out of every three words need guidance :p


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 05:24 PM

Runaway Man by David Handler. It's a really easy mystery read but the dialogues are well done and worth noting.

#92 Mizk

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 12:31 AM

This excerpt of the first page is from the online guide to Finnegans Wake. Notice how one out of every three words need guidance :p

Oh, I'm aware. Like I said, I've read a couple pages before. Doesn't mean I understood them, but I did read a few pages

I dunno if you're heard it before, but here's Joyce reading the Anna Livia excerpt himself: http://www.geoffwilk...ments/Joyce.htm

I can't hear anything except vaguely sexual themes disguised as convoluted narrative



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 02:39 AM

right now im reading a book about microsoft excell so i can do my documents better.



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 05:49 AM

The Count of Monte Cristo makes me feel like:

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#95 Jakerz

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 05:50 AM

Currently reading Security Analysis by Ben Graham, though I haven't had a ton of extra time lately.



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Posted 10 September 2014 - 11:07 PM

I recently started The Legend of Huma from the Dragonlance series and i am quite enjoying it.



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 09:29 PM

I'm reading 1984 by George Orwell because I wanted something to read to pass the time when I was flying today. Now I'm hooked. 



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 07:25 AM

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 07:32 AM

I'm reading 1984 by George Orwell because I wanted something to read to pass the time when I was flying today. Now I'm hooked.


I read that during senior year of high school, and it was quite the read!

I'm still reading A Dance With Dragons by George Martin.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 08:53 AM

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Vol 1-4 ^_^




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