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Old 05-05-2014, 11:29 PM   #9571
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I am currently trying to get the old 70's print of the Foundation series, I think I found a good buy for $12 all hardcovers in Good condition. I have always wanted to read them but could never find them.

Have you ever read any of Ursula K. Le Guin's novels? I have The Left Hand Of Darkness and I really would love to get The Lathe of Heaven first print, but it's pretty rare. She's a great author too. So is Robert Heinlein and Larry Niven.
No, I haven't read any Le Guin. My gf is a big Heinlein fan and thinks Niven is pretty good as well. I'll get around to Heinlein sooner or later for sure.
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where the hell is Haz and HighandDriving at ? I need some good novel recs.
I would recommend

The Idiot ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Fahrenheit 451 ~ Ray Bradbury *

I can give you more if you like.

*I should say, makes a lot more sense than reading Orwell. I live in the world that Orwell imagined so I don't see any need to read his book. Fahrenheit 451 is just the less popular cousin of 1984.
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I would recommend

The Idiot ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Fahrenheit 451 ~ Ray Bradbury *

I can give you more if you like.

*I should say, makes a lot more sense than reading Orwell. I live in the world that Orwell imagined so I don't see any need to read his book. Fahrenheit 451 is just the less popular cousin of 1984.
thanks bros
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:39 PM   #9576
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get on goodreads.com and you can search for books by authors and ratings etc
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:20 PM   #9577
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get on goodreads.com and you can search for books by authors and ratings etc



I used to go to that site a lot more than I do now, unfortunately it's starting to turn into IMDb; a lot of fluke reviews and the like. I have discovered some great reads on that site though and I go there on occassion.



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thanks bros


I don't know what your genre of choice is but if you happen to like science fiction/fantasy I can recommend a few more favorites from my collection. I have been whoring out Snow Crash to everyone and I just got Hothouse leather bound easton press edition on eBay for $17! I may need to get a bigger bookcase soon...


Hothouse - Brian Aldiss
Dreamsnake - Vonda McIntyre
The Mote in God's Eye - Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress - Robert Heinlein
To Your Scattered Bodies Go - Philip Josť Farmer
Dragon's Egg - Robert Forward
The Dispossessed - Ursula k. Le Guin
Lord of Light - Roger Zelazny
Earth Abides - George R. Stewart
Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke
Hyperion - Dan Simmons
Ringworld - Larry Niven
A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter M. Miller
The Giver - Lois Lowrey
EON - Greg Bear
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by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt

Reading this now and an unpublished essay by David Hume, On the Immortality of the Soul, to be followed by On Suicide. I almost finished the first essay last night but eventually had too much stimuli and had to stop because I could no longer manage the elements.
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:13 AM   #9579
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ugh neal stephenson is terrible

just ugh

if i see you reading it outside i will make a little disapproving kind of noise probably
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:15 AM   #9580
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I once tried to read that one in 8th grade. Isn't it a collection of several stories or something?
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:54 PM   #9581
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Hi

the last two books i have read were for school number one was the hunger games by Suzanne Collins and the second book was Miss Peregrine's house for Peculiar children by Ransom Riggs and I'm planning on reading A Pale Horse by Wendy Alec I love her books and i have all of them.
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Wow...just wow.
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I so wanted a bigger picture.

Thank God I finished it when I did. 410 pages and I think I have arthritis in my right thumb for all the hours I spent cradling this book but especially I was getting burned out around 370.

It's a part of my mind readings. I'm tying it back in with education now, the failing American schools. My research always overlaps, whatever I'm doing at one time extends to everything else.

Szasz --> Locke --> Descartes --> Breggin --> American education -->

It's been an interesting progression. And it's all related if you think about it.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:56 PM   #9585
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I, Robot - Asimov - 8/10

I really enjoyed most of the stories (favourites were Liar! and Evidence). A couple were sort of anti-climactic (Catch That Rabbit and Little Lost Robot). Great read.

About halfway through Foundation and loving it.
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:06 AM   #9587
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Finished Dune. Onto Messiah
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:41 PM   #9589
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Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell in and out of Love With Vladimir Putin - Ben Judah

While I agree with his main points, this was a pretty poorly written book that was way longer than it needed to be.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:25 PM   #9590
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It took me a month of intense reading, but I've finally finished Tolstoy's War and Peace.

For those wondering if it's worth reading, it is.
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:23 AM   #9591
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Finished the Foundation Trilogy a few weeks ago and loved it start to finish. Pretty epic story. Sad to have finished it. I think I'll read the preludes soonish..

Currently reading The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng and also loving that.
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Mario Livio ~ The Golden Ratio



Thomas Szasz ~ Ceremonial Chemistry



Charles Murray ~ Real Education
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:04 PM   #9593
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A Farewell To Arms and Deliverance were the last books I finished.

I'm currently reading East of Eden and enjoying it so far. I'm about 3/4 through it.
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:19 PM   #9594
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The last book i read was Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkin. One of the best books I've read
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:37 PM   #9595
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No, I haven't read any Le Guin. My gf is a big Heinlein fan and thinks Niven is pretty good as well. I'll get around to Heinlein sooner or later for sure.
your girlfriend likes robert heinlein?

is she fat?
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:39 PM   #9596
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Finished Dune. Onto Messiah
fair warning - it just gets worse and worse from there
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Old 07-20-2014, 03:00 AM   #9597
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your girlfriend likes robert heinlein?

is she fat?
More importantly, is she a self-hating woman?
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:05 PM   #9598
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naw, she's fit as fuck bud. self-hating? idk, she's into some kinky shit so prob.



9/10 - Fucking awesome historical fiction. Mostly takes place during the Japanese occupation of Malaysia during WW2. Really great characters. If you're into martial arts or history or Eastern philosophy, read it now. Currently reading his other book.

7/10 - And The Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini - Pretty good. Not nearly as good as his first couple novels. A lot of the stories felt unfinished, but it does end well and the writing is good.

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