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  • Fantasy

    3 25.00%
  • Romance

    0 0%
  • Science-Fiction

    3 25.00%
  • Drama

    0 0%
  • Vampire/Werewolf

    0 0%
  • Teen-Fiction

    0 0%
  • Biography

    0 0%
  • Philosofy

    0 0%
  • Thriller

    0 0%
  • Whodunnit

    1 8.33%
  • Non-Fiction (like Papillon)

    5 41.67%
  • Westerns

    0 0%
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    Thumbs up Books Books Books.

    What kind of books do you like?
    Give me your:
    - Genre
    - Title of the book you're currently reading
    - Literature/Lecture, which do you prefer?
    - Title of your favorite book.
    - Book(s) you would like to read.

    You can also explain why, but you don't have to.

    Genre:
    I like science fiction with a tinge of fantasy and philosophy. But I also like books about science.
    Title of the book you're currently reading:
    Cloud Atlas
    Literature/Lecture, which do you prefer? :
    Literature
    Title of your favorite book:
    Cloud Atlas (:P new favorite since last week)
    Book(s) you would like to read:
    The next book of Unika. But actually I just randomly pick a good sci-fi/fant book, which is told to be a gooden.
    That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet~~ Shakespeare W.
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    - Genre: Non-fiction.
    - Title of the book you're currently reading:None (got some big tests coming)
    - Literature/Lecture, which do you prefer? Literature.
    - Title of your favorite book. Kane and Abel.
    - Book(s) you would like to read. My wishlist contains these ones as a priority: 'Thinking, Fast and Slow' ; 'The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't' ; 'You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself'
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    Genre:
    Fantasy - Usually like some combination of action and romance in general

    Title of the book you're currently reading:
    Captain Vorpatril's Alliance

    Literature/Lecture, which do you prefer? :
    Lecture

    Title of your favorite book:
    Mistborn - Branden Sanderson

    Book(s) you would like to read:
    Game of Thrones

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    Genre:
    Agnsty, existential realism?

    Currently reading:
    Brothers karamazov

    Literature

    Favorite book:
    Catch 22

    Would like to read:

    War and peace

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    Genre:
    Biography, Thriller, Mystery, sci fi, and True Crime

    Currently Reading:
    Gangster Squad

    mix of literature and lecture

    favorite book:

    The Time Machine

    Would like to Read:

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    Give me your:
    - Genre
    Broadly speaking, trash. Not just trash, but I read a lot of paranormal romance. I also love urban fantasy and epic fantasy. I will honestly read just about any kind of novel if it's not the mostly horrid stuff they make you read in school. Now that my kids are having to read some of that stuff it makes me wonder if they are purposely trying to make kids hate reading.
    - Title of the book you're currently reading
    The Mane Squeeze by Shelly Laurenston. Yes, it's as awful as it sounds. It can't really be classified as anything other than mommy porn. I won't say more because it really is pretty awful. Not the worst, but still . . .
    House Rules by Chloe Niel. It's urban fantasy with vampires, werewolves, elves, and magic-people. Not the best series ever, but entertaining.
    Blood Trade by Faith Hunter. Urban fantasy.
    Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. YA urban fantasy. This one will probably take me awhile because there is a lot of sweet mommy porn coming out this month and last.
    - Literature/Lecture, which do you prefer? Lit, pls. Wait, I think. What does that mean?
    - Title of your favorite book. It's more than one book, but LOTR
    - Book(s) you would like to read. The next Outlander book, the next Dresden Files book, the next Game of Thrones book, the next Kate Daniels book for starters.

    I consume a lot of novels, partially because I listen to a lot of them and would have bluetooth headphones surgically implanted if I could.

    I treat reading like a lot of Americans treat watching TV. It's entertainment. It's an escape. I like PNR/UR because it's fantasy, but usually shorter and less dense than epic fantasy and it's fun to think about the reality I know not really being the reality that is. Also, a lot of epic fantasy is very male-centered. PNR/UF has many issues including all kinds of screwed up relationship and sexual attitudes, etc but more often than not, women are real people instead of the prize at the end of the fight.
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
    ~ John Rogers

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    - Literature/Lecture, which do you prefer? Lit, pls. Wait, I think. What does that mean?
    Lecture is like magazines and all that sh*t :P
    Literature are well written books. Not 'trash' like lecture :P

    Special taste in books - I must say... =3

    P.S. For those who like lecture - sorry guys
    That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet~~ Shakespeare W.
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    Reading is like meeting a new world, or even better: the world that is supposed to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EEW View Post
    Lecture is like magazines and all that sh*t :P
    Literature are well written books. Not 'trash' like lecture :P

    Special taste in books - I must say... =3

    P.S. For those who like lecture - sorry guys
    So can fiction be lecture and non-fiction be lit?
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
    ~ John Rogers

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    So can fiction be lecture and non-fiction be lit?
    Well, fiction are mostly books, so it would be strange if fiction would be lecture. Non-fiction can either be lecture or literature. Books like papillon are literature, but a magazine is lecture.

    On Wikipedia:

    Literature (from Latin litterae (plural); letter) is the art of written work and can, in some circumstances, refer exclusively to published sources. The word literature literally means "things made from letters" and the pars pro toto term "letters" is sometimes used to signify "literature," as in the figures of speech "arts and letters" and "man of letters."Literature is commonly classified as having two major forms—fiction and non-fiction—and two major techniques—poetry and prose.

    Literature may consist of texts based on factual information (journalistic or non-fiction), as well as on original imagination, such as polemical works as well as autobiography, and reflective essays as well as belles-lettres. Literature can be classified according to historical periods, genres, and political influences. The concept of genre, which earlier was limited, has broadened over the centuries. A genre consists of artistic works which fall within a certain central theme, and examples of genre include romance, mystery, crime, fantasy, erotica, and adventure, among others. Important historical periods in English literature include Old English, Middle English, the Renaissance, the 17th Century Shakespearean and Elizabethan times, the 18th Century Restoration, 19th Century Victorian, and 20th Century Modernism. Important intellectual movements that have influenced the study of literature include feminism, post-colonialism, psychoanalysis, post-structuralism, post-modernism, romanticism, and Marxism.
    That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet~~ Shakespeare W.
    Pi is the number of my life, forever and ending.
    Reading is like meeting a new world, or even better: the world that is supposed to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EEW View Post
    Well, fiction are mostly books, so it would be strange if fiction would be lecture. Non-fiction can either be lecture or literature. Books like papillon are literature, but a magazine is lecture.

    On Wikipedia:
    So what is lecture in this context?
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
    ~ John Rogers

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