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    What book are you reading at the moment? It could have been a "YES RIGHT NOW!" thread, but books take a little longer to get through than songs, so you should only really need to post in this thread once a week (or longer).

    I'm reading "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, and I was meant to have finished it by last September. I have an exam (mock GCSE) on it on January 9th, so I need to finish it soon.

    EDIT: This thread is also so I can see what books might be worth buying, so feel free to post some info about the book, or make recommendations.
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    "Can Cows walk down stars" by various scientists

    a great book answering all of life's little questions, like the one in the title
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    "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami

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    War and Peace by good old Leo
    When ignorance reigns life is lost.

    War is norm, Fight the War, Screw the norm!

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    space odessey 2061 bu auther c clarke brilliant book
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColdKnight
    War and Peace by good old Leo
    That would've been the best book ever written if Anna Karenina didn't exist. Is this your first time through W&P?

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    'The Letter of Marque' by Patrock O'Brian.

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    Clancey: Rainbow Six. Just finished re-reading Taiko and Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa.
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    I'm reading Bertrand Russell's Power.

    It is an intense analysis of power is all its forms.

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    Here be dragons by Sharon Penman. Historical fiction about King John and the welsh Prince Lewellyn (or something like that) and it is basically about medieval England and Wales centered around John's bastard daughter who is wed to the Prince of Gwynned.
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    I was reading Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, but am now between books. By the way The Things They Carried is an extremely good book which is centered around the Vietnam War and things related to it like draft-dodging and readjusting to civilian life.
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    Couple of different things-Ranulph Fiennes's biography of Captain Scott, as well as Focault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco.
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    Critique of Pure Reason, Kant; and A New Essay concerning Human Understanding by Leibniz -- a pt. by pt. refutation of Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (actually just reading the bit on innatism).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proletariat
    That would've been the best book ever written if Anna Karenina didn't exist. Is this your first time through W&P?
    Yeah first reading of it. Why so?
    When ignorance reigns life is lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TogakureOjonin
    Just finished re-reading Taiko and Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa.
    I'm about 130 pages into Musashi. It is very good so far.
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    I'm reading "Osprey Essential Histories: Rome at War - Caesar and His Legacy". I just got it today, and it is very good so far. I'm in the Gallic Wars part
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    Roman Warfare by Adrian Goldsworthy

    Great book...a must get...


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    Fever pitch (nick hornby)...crazy english people.

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    Just starting on The Plot Against America by Philip Roth. Fail to see how
    Amazon UK could class it as the 'perfect partner' for Bob Dylan's Chronicles,
    of all things. Don't intend to read through the latter to find out.
    it's the **** that happens while you're waiting for moments that never come

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    The Arms of Krupp, for the second time. Excellent book on the development of artillery from the 1800s onward and gives incredible insights on German history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColdKnight
    Yeah first reading of it. Why so?
    Simply curious. I loved the depiction of what an anachronistic curmudgeon was like during the 1850's Russia. The Bolkonski Father is definitely my favorite Tolstoy character.

    Are you enjoying the book?

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    Cien Ańos de Soledad, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. For those of you who don't trust your Spanish, you can pick up a copy by the title of A Hundred Years of Solitude-- I have heard that the translation is quite good. An incredible book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del Arroyo
    Cien Ańos de Soledad, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. For those of you who don't trust your Spanish, you can pick up a copy by the title of A Hundred Years of Solitude-- I have heard that the translation is quite good. An incredible book.
    Yup. In my opinion a Hispanic equivalent of War and Peace; I read the translation, though. Don't know Spanish.

    Both are glorious books -- "world class."

    Right now? Ha! My intellectual self is soundly in hybernation ("half dead"). Might go and buy some books the day after tomorrow if I could. I need to look for some "serious literature."

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    Just finished both Black like me and Anthem, and will start re-reading The Prince again soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiochusIII
    Might go and buy some books the day after tomorrow if I could.
    You could pick up a copy of Memoria de Mis Putas Tristes, in English under the title Memories of my Melancholy Whores or something like that-- Gabriel Garcia Marquez's latest. A very good book, and short (yay!). I've heard nothing about the translation, but I suspect it may be good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big King Sanctaphrax
    Focault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco.
    Cool.

    I'm reading Celts: History and Civilization by Venceslas Kruta. It's less of a text and more like a photo-documentary.

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    I'm re-reading Stephen and Matilda: the Civil War 1139-54 by Jim Bradbury (some of you may guess why), I just finished Enemy of God by good old Cornwell and reading bits of On War. I would also be reading the Pale Horseman by Cornwell again, but I forgot it at home. I'm supposed to read l'Ingenu by Voltaire, but I just forgot about. Philosophy and me do not mix.
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    For school I have required reading (To Kill A Mockingbird) But in my spare time im currently reading The Enemy Within and Liberalism is a Mental Disorder (I love that title.)
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    eh, not reading but writing

    Hungarian Chronicles
    The rise and fall of a nation

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    Der Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse, and Ides of March by Thornton Wilder. Also sporadically reading Caesar's Civil War.
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