What do you read?

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What do you read?

Post by Fireblade » Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:35 pm

I read Star Trek.

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Post by Natas » Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:46 pm

Mainly fantacy.
Eddings, Terry Brooks, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Margit Sandemo and so on.
And Im a sucker for fairytales: Br. Grim, Asbjörnsen og Moe...
and history books.

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Post by browneyedgirl » Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:53 pm

Stephen King
Clive Barker
Some Classics(Wuthering Heights-my fav)
Books about Nutrition/Diets
Books about movies
I used to read Romance Novels but, thank God I outgrew that shit-its pure fantasy!
I also read controversial books like The Turner Diaries by Andrew McDonald(William Pierce)
Books about conspiracy theories, cults, and shit like that.
Biographies, unless it gossip-type crap.

Really, I'm not that picky---if it interests me, I read--if not, I don't.
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Post by Beast_Pete » Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:11 pm

Stephen King, Battle Angel Alita and the books, that my Hungarian teacher tells me to read. :)
I sometimes read books in English, but not the original books; books, that are written again, with less word. I like the upper intermediate books, as they contain about 3000 different word.
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Post by Beast_Pete » Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:54 pm

Who has read Stephen King's Dark Tower? I have read all the old four books, and I just can't wait to hold in my hand the next three.
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Post by streakchic » Wed Mar 31, 2004 12:27 am

I'm into the fantasy genere. I usually stick to reading Dragonlance though.
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Post by NordicStorm » Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:34 pm

I'm currently reading "Mystic River" by Dennis Lehane (the novel was also recently turned into a movie, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins etc).
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Post by Veripalttu » Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:54 pm

Right now : Civics and ethics by Viktor Railas.
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Post by Taim » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:14 pm

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Post by Norda » Thu Apr 01, 2004 7:18 pm

streakchic wrote:
I'm into the fantasy genere. I usually stick to reading Dragonlance though.
I am reading Dragonlance at the moment, too :D

Other books I like: Lord of the Rings, Wheel of Time, ElfQuest (well.. it's a comic.. hehe), DSA Books ("Das Schwarze Auge"), Wolfgang Hohlbein in general...
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Post by Rantanen » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:04 am

I read about 20 books a year. It's alright, but I hope to increase it to 30. I read mainly famous writers' books: Hermann Hesse, F. Dostojevski, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut to name a few. I'm not really into fantasy or science fiction, although Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is one of my favourites. My most recent reads have been Vonnegut's Deadeye Dick and Dostojevski's Notes From The House Of The Dead. Right now I am reading Hermann Hesse's Narcissus and Goldmund, or whatever the translation is, I'm reading the finnish translation. I write stuff too, mainly short essays, self-exploration, deep thinking, that sort of thing. I have written some short stories but they are not really that good, quite amateurish stuff. I think you have to be well read to be a well-rounded writer. I think I will develop as I get older, and hope to publish something in the future. Maybe a novel.

I spend a lot of time playing guitar and thinking about music and band projects and so on, so music in my life is maybe more prevalent than literature right now.
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Post by God Called In Sick T » Sun Apr 04, 2004 11:58 pm

I usually read philosophic books like Nietzsche's, Marx's, Plato's or Freud's ones. But I sometimes read humour books or sci-fi novels, horror stories, etc. I read almost everything except for romantic literature, Dragonlance shits (and these kind of books that are only written to sell) or other things I just can't (now) think of.

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I am currently reading Freud's "The Dream's Interpretation" (or something similar, I don't know how is it in English) and Nietzsche's "Ecce Homo". Excellent books, both of them.


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Post by MetalMusic » Wed Apr 21, 2004 2:28 am

I use to look for books to read but then I found my life in a struggle, I couldn't just get up and feel like I was fixed ... so I started reading Spiritual material ... from the Holy Bible to books about growth, strength and better direction ... I must add that in my whole life not one book as touched me like books with great meaning such as the Holy Bible and many more!

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Post by Fight4Freedom » Thu Apr 22, 2004 7:36 am

I'm all into Latin literature. Ancient poetry, epics, and prose. I'm translating Tacitus for my class this semester. Other than Latin, I read about politics and history.
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Re: What do you read?

Post by Thierry » Thu Apr 22, 2004 12:43 pm

I'm on some American postmodernist stuff like DeLillo or Pynchon at the moment....
I'm also preparing a research work on HP Lovecraft's works... :)

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Post by Rarsaqi » Wed May 05, 2004 10:20 am

etcetera.
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Post by Mormegil » Wed May 05, 2004 3:41 pm

I just finished the "five parted trilogy" of Douglas Adams and now I'm reading Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix. 8)

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Post by Twilightsymphony » Wed May 05, 2004 4:08 pm

Mormegil wrote:
I just finished the "five parted trilogy" of Douglas Adams
I finished it too, a week ago :D
Its mainly great :)

Now reading: The Edda (is it called so in englisch?) nordic mythology....
and i started Goethe´s "Faust" again, because i stopped in the second part last time =P
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Post by khamael » Wed May 05, 2004 5:00 pm

Tolkien, Lovecraft, Martin, Hesse, Le Guin,Kafka, Baudelaire, Poe, Wylde,King, Kalogridis, Bradley... esotheric books, theological books on every religion, angeology's books, synth's manuals, mangas...newspaper...

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Post by Nica » Wed May 05, 2004 6:12 pm

i read different things i guess.. don't stick to a specifig type...i love stephen king, anne rice, but also stuff by marian keyes and helen fielding. also more classic stuff like jane austen and shakespeare. harry potter i really enjoy and also some books by jostein gaarder.

right now i'm reading the tale of the body thief (a rice)
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Post by Lucid Faia » Wed May 05, 2004 7:43 pm

I don't read nearly as often as I used to. I make up for it with the volumes I read online and in other places. The last book I read was Mario Puzo's "The Godfather" several months ago. It's just as good as the movie.
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Post by Mormegil » Thu May 06, 2004 3:07 pm

Indeed. Funniest book I've ever read. I btw heard that they are making a movie of Hitchiker's Guide To Galaxy. :eek:
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Post by Twilightsymphony » Thu May 06, 2004 6:05 pm

Mormegil wrote:
Indeed. Funniest book I've ever read. I btw heard that they are making a movie of Hitchiker's Guide To Galaxy. :eek:
Yeah. I heard that too :buh:
Will be hard for them, i dont expect to much, because its mainly Adams writing style which makes it so funny. We´ll see...
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Post by Lucid Faia » Fri May 07, 2004 12:02 am

Mormegil wrote:
I btw heard that they are making a movie of Hitchiker's Guide To Galaxy. :eek:
ARE YOU SERIOUS?! AWESOME. :D
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Post by Mormegil » Fri May 07, 2004 1:23 pm

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Post by Twilightsymphony » Fri May 07, 2004 1:36 pm

Humma Kavula ... John Malkovich

I´ve read that Adams has written a new character for the movie. Some kind of priest or something like that.
Anyway, John Malkovich is funny :)
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Post by Mormegil » Fri May 07, 2004 2:02 pm

I wonder if they are turning all five books into movies, or just the first part.
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Post by Faxon » Fri May 07, 2004 6:27 pm

Ilkka Mattila, Suuri Suomalainen Juopottelukirja
Jone Nikula, Rauta-aika : suomimetallin historia 1988-2002

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Ilkka Mattila, The Great Finnish Book of Drinking
Jone Nikula, Iron-time : the history of finnish metal between 1988-2002
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