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What'cha Reading?

Hands Mechanical

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For class: just finished Fyodor Sologub's The Petty Demon and am midway through Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

I'm looking for free time to read Spook Country by William Gibson.
 

Ill-eagle

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I'm running to the library shortly to pick up Frank Herbert's Children of Dune.
The second one started getting a little ridiculous (scifi? ridiculous?!), and I imagine it may continue downhill from here, but for some reason I've got to keep going.

'm also reading a book I borrowed my ISTP friend, The Critique of Pure Reason by Kant.

Children of Dune is almost as great as the first one. I read Dune Messiah in one day.

Right now I'm reading Notes From the Underground.
 

Litvyak

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G.K. Chesterton: The Man Who Was Thursday

Best. book. ever :drool:



A cloud was on the mind of men, and wailing went the weather,
Yea, a sick cloud upon the soul when we were boys together.
Science announced nonentity and art admired decay;
The world was old and ended: but you and I were gay;
Round us in antic order their crippled vices came—
Lust that had lost its laughter, fear that had lost its shame.
Like the white lock of Whistler, that lit our aimless gloom,
Men showed their own white feather as proudly as a plume.
Life was a fly that faded, and death a drone that stung;
The world was very old indeed when you and I were young.
They twisted even decent sin to shapes not to be named:
Men were ashamed of honour; but we were not ashamed.
Weak if we were and foolish, not thus we failed, not thus;
When that black Baal blocked the heavens he had no hymns from us
Children we were—our forts of sand were even as weak as eve,
High as they went we piled them up to break that bitter sea.
Fools as we were in motley, all jangling and absurd,
When all church bells were silent our cap and beds were heard.

Not all unhelped we held the fort, our tiny flags unfurled;
Some giants laboured in that cloud to lift it from the world. [...]
Yea, cool and clear and sudden as a bird sings in the grey,
Dunedin to Samoa spoke, and darkness unto day.
But we were young; we lived to see God break their bitter charms.
God and the good Republic come riding back in arms:
We have seen the City of Mansoul, even as it rocked, relieved—
Blessed are they who did not see, but being blind, believed.

This is a tale of those old fears, even of those emptied hells,
And none but you shall understand the true thing that it tells—
Of what colossal gods of shame could cow men and yet crash,
Of what huge devils hid the stars, yet fell at a pistol flash.
The doubts that were so plain to chase, so dreadful to withstand—
Oh, who shall understand but you; yea, who shall understand?
The doubts that drove us through the night as we two talked amain,
And day had broken on the streets e'er it broke upon the brain.
Between us, by the peace of God, such truth can now be told;
Yea, there is strength in striking root and good in growing old.
We have found common things at last and marriage and a creed,
And I may safely write it now, and you may safely read.
 

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This topic. MUAHAUAHUAHAHAHAAA
 

SillySapienne

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I am stuck here in Boringland and I forgot to bring a book!!!!

Damn me to the great depths of burning flesh helllllll!!!!!!
 

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Dream Catcher, Stephen King. Well, I haven't actually STARTED it yet, much like the other seven books that I am 'reading' :p
 

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Dream Catcher, Stephen King. Well, I haven't actually STARTED it yet, much like the other seven books that I am 'reading' :p

I saw the movie, was really good.
 

LEGERdeMAIN

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do you actually read multiple books in one sitting or do you read multiple books over the course of, say, a week?
 

prplchknz

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Religion of Star Trek

It's interesting, and I'm glad to read it, but its also boring at times but then again its sort of dry, not bad I mean it's good enough to keep reading, but I know lot of people who would be bored silly reading it.
 
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