Books I've read lately

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Books I've read lately

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I've finally read Farenheit 451, never read it before... it was pretty good, but there's much better corrupt/controlling government books *cough* 1984 *cough*

Also I read Freakonomics, it was a fun read... not exactly something you can read twice though...
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I'm currently in the process of reading this gem:

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed Second Edition.

It's pretty informative. I have some books that aren't computer related on my amazon wish list, it's just the point of buying them and having time to read. :(
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I need to read...
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Does reading webpages count?
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Only if there are pictures!





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I just finished The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, and I had noooooooo idea he was such a good writer. Really amazing stuff. I`m now reading Fight Club by Chuck P. (I can`t spell his last name.)

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Fight Club is a GREAT BOOK!!! I stole it from one of my ex-girlfriends a while back, and then when I finished it, i lent it to my friend Beth (whom also happens to be another ex girlfriend) and she never gave it back! :) it's a damn good book though!





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do textbooks count...i hate school.

i just got done (Finally) with the screwtape letters by cs lewis i think i may go read abolition of man next.
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"the screwtape letters" ?? by the name, it sounds like the grammar would suck.. doesn't sound like a good book..? am i wrong?

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I'm trying to resist the obligatory "you spelled grammar wrong Mr. Nit-pick" post.

Anyways, I don't think the grammar in the title is bad... How is it any different than something like "The Lewinski Interviews"? It's a collection of interviews with Lewinski. This is a collection of letters that fit into the screwtape moniker (whatever screwtape is - never read the book).

It's a fantasy book anyways, so there's lots of leeway for making up words anyways... but the grammar sounds fine.
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I'm reading Manifold: Space by Stephen Baxter. He has really big ideas, and he knows how to grab your interest at the beginning of his books, but he starts to wander ... and wander ... until you stop being as interested. By that point, though, he has you in his grasp, so you go ahead and finish the book.

Looking forward to picking up Stephen Brust's latest Vlad Taltos book, as well as Feist's latest.
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I like how funny Fight Club is in a super sarcastic way.

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I finished the book Serenity based on the movie. I love the movie and series, so I wanted to read it. It was a quick read, but I didn't like the style the author wrote in at all.
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I finished Fight Club, and the ending was kinda ho-hum. It was nice reading a more modern novel though, as the authors I usually read died a long long time ago. Chuck P lives in Portland so maybe I should pound on his door and ask him to autograph my book. =D

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Deathstryke wrote:I finished Fight Club, and the ending was kinda ho-hum. It was nice reading a more modern novel though, as the authors I usually read died a long long time ago. Chuck P lives in Portland so maybe I should pound on his door and ask him to autograph my book. =D


Most people I've talked to said that Fight Club was one of the rare cases where the movie was better than the book. Do you agree?

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Deathstryke wrote:I finished Fight Club, and the ending was kinda ho-hum. It was nice reading a more modern novel though, as the authors I usually read died a long long time ago. Chuck P lives in Portland so maybe I should pound on his door and ask him to autograph my book. =D


Most people I've talked to said that Fight Club was one of the rare cases where the movie was better than the book. Do you agree?


Myself I'd agree with it. I was suprised how short the book was. Usually you get a 400 page book condensed into an hour and a half of film. With this you get a short book (forget exactly how long - 150 pages?) in a 2 and a half hour movie.

I did enjoy the end of the book though, it was nice to get a (somewhat) different ending.
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Yeah, I actually liked the book a little more just because of the more-in-depth you got with the psychological meaning of the story..

But it is very odd, to read a book that was only like 150 pages (and had semi-larger print than normal books) to be made into an over 2 hr movie..

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I am currently reading

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Not Even Wrong: The Failure of String Theory And the Search for Unity in Physical Law


It's kinda technical.. no equations, but it gets pretty deep into quantum field theory. I'm liking it though.

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