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Re: What are you reading right now?

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The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni, one of the classics of nineteenth century Italy. Here's the basic plot:

In seventeenth century Italy, Lorenzo and Lucia are about to get married, but local bigwig Don Rodrigo wants the girl, too. He sends his goons to cow the parish priest into refusing to perform the wedding, and Lorenzo and Lucia are left in a tight spot. When both the young couple and Don Rodrigo decide to take more drastic measures, events develop in ways none of them could have foreseen. Famines, plagues, wars, riots, saints, and sinners all get involved before things are finally resolved.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

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I am currently finishing "The Terminal State" by Jeff Somners.

Its just a fun read. Its the fourth book in a series of distopic gunslinging action sci-fi kinda novels. They're great fun.
If you're at all curious, you should check out the first book "The Electric Church." It has gunslinging, hacking, cyborgs, government conspiracies, the whole works. The characters are pretty well written and there's plenty of black comedy.

Sorry if someone has posted about one of these books, 64 pages is a lot to keep track of.
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Maximum Ride by James Patterson
My friend recommended it to me. Not sure if I like it.
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I'm currently reading 'Chosen' from the House of Night Series by P.C Cast. I'm really liking this series following Zoey Redbird. Highly recommend this to people who like vampires stories. :lol2:
I'm also reading this 'thesis' http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/image/essay/1
This is bound to give anyone a smile or shock if the reader was very logical. :)
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Re: What are you reading right now?

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Ice cream & sadness
^ comic book
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Rereading the Ender serieses. Wishing the new one would come out so we can tie these loose threads.
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Colouredbox wrote:Ice cream & sadness
^ comic book

Cyanide and Happiness book?
F:tGJ, Saurian Campaign
The Southern Chains, a fanfic
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Hulavuta wrote:
Colouredbox wrote:Ice cream & sadness
^ comic book

Cyanide and Happiness book?
Yes

It also got interactivities for kids and slow adults!
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Spoiler:
Edit: To stay on topic, I just finished "The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less", by Barry Schwartz. The studies backing up his argument are fascinating.
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Alarantalara wrote:
Spoiler:
Edit: To stay on topic, I just finished "The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less", by Barry Schwartz. The studies backing up his argument are fascinating.
So I guess you're a kid or slow adult. :P


Just read "The Best American Comics", I think it was made in 2008. It gathers different kind of comics from american comicmakers. The fact that my english sucks kinda made it a little hard to read as the english used in it seems to be a mix of smack and internet slang :lol2: . Anyway good comics for comiclovers.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

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In no particular order, over the last week or so, I have read:

Markus Heitz - The War of the Dwarves. Good book. Solid fantasy, though perhaps a little more predictable and less interesting than the first in the series.
Iain Banks - The Business. Very good book, but then I would expect such things from him.
China Miéville - The Scar. Seriously good book, but again, something I have come to expect from this author.

Maybe more later when it's not half past midnight.
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xkcd.
A webcomic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language.


Image


EDIT: oopsie, almost double posted. anyway, now reading Walking on Glass by Iain Banks.
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Just finished North American Indian Wars by Richard H. Dilson. An interesting read if you're interested in the tactics employed by the native americans which allowed them to hold their own on many occasions or have an appreciation for savagry as there was certainly plenty of that to go around and the book takes the time to detail more than just the notable occurances of it.
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Just finished Perdido Street Station. On a China Mieville kick at the moment, which is good for me. Currently reading The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson. Good, but only a short way in so not really sure yet where it's going.
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Yet another Stephen King. I just love this guy! ^_^
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