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Minichan

Topic: Let's discuss the books we're reading!

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE started this discussion 3.7 years ago #10,977

I have just started reading St. Michael's Scales, by Neil Connelly. I haven't gotten very far, but the writing style is interesting and the character development seems interesting and complex. What books are you reading, Minichan?

[I must request that you not respond just to tell us that you don't read books. That's your decision, but that's not the purpose of this topic.]

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Killer Lettuce !!iNo3FkiZx joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 2 minutes later[^] [v] #196,151

Just started Wuthering Heights for college. It's a bit slow, but apparently really picks up further in.

Broseph !!fxnDb+Ve4 joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 31 seconds later, 2 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,152

I'm reading the Qur'an.

Anonymous D joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 3 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,156

The Daemon, it's pretty cool

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LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 4 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,158

@196,151 (Killer Lettuce !!iNo3FkiZx)
> Wuthering Heights written by legendary author Emily Bronte is widely considered to be one of the top books of all time.

Heh. I've never even heard of it, but it probably belongs on a "to read" list if its Amazon description starts with that.

@196,152 (Broseph !!fxnDb+Ve4)
Really? Not that it's a bad thing, just not an answer I was expecting. Are you Islamic, or...?

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) double-posted this 3.7 years ago, 2 minutes later, 7 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,159

@196,156 (D)
> Freedomâ„¢

That is an awesome book name that pretty much requires me to read the first in the series, now.

Broseph !!fxnDb+Ve4 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 9 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,161

@196,158 (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
I think you mean "Are you Muslim?" The answer is no. I'm reading it because I'm studying Afghanistan's culture, and since their religion is central to it, I'm familiarizing myself with the religious texts. It's actually very short compared to other religious texts. It's a pretty good read as well. Most people don't know anything about Islam other than what they hear from rednecks and the media. I think everyone should read it.

Anonymous D replied with this 3.7 years ago, 15 seconds later, 9 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,163

@196,159 (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
Both of the books are pretty cool if you like sci-fi and know anything about technology. It's scary how plausible-ish it all is.

SQUARED :3 !L.....AlN. joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 2 minutes later, 11 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,165

@196,151 (Killer Lettuce !!iNo3FkiZx)
> Just started Wuthering Heights for college. It's a bit slow, but apparently really picks up further in.
I read that in school. It isn't very good.

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 2 minutes later, 14 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,168

@196,161 (Broseph !!fxnDb+Ve4)
> I think you mean "Are you Muslim?"
My apologies.

@196,163 (D)
Well, now I need to read it just to see how they make
> When a designer of computer games dies, he leaves behind a program that unravels the Internet's interconnected world. It corrupts, kills, and runs independent of human control. It's up to Detective Peter Sebeck to wrest the world from the malevolent virtual enemy before its ultimate purpose is realized: to destroy civilization...
plausible.

Killer Lettuce !!iNo3FkiZx replied with this 3.7 years ago, 15 seconds later, 14 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,169

@196,158 (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
I hadn't heard of it either until my English teacher told me to go read it. I can see why it's considered a classic though.

Anonymous F joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 2 minutes later, 17 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,170

Child of God by Cormac McCarthy.

Anonymous D replied with this 3.7 years ago, 15 seconds later, 17 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,171

@196,168 (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
Lol. Yeah that description is bad. Though accurate. Read it!

Triptych !LightPenis joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 9 seconds later, 17 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,172

Just starting volume 2 of the Gulag Archipelago, and also The Scarlet Letter. :3

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 2 seconds later, 17 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,173

@196,170 (F)
What do you think about it?

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) double-posted this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 18 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,176

@196,172 (Triptych !LightPenis)
Are they required reading for anything, or you're reading them of your own volition?

Anonymous F replied with this 3.7 years ago, 2 minutes later, 21 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,177

@196,173 (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
I just started reading it last night, so I couldn't really tell you quite yet. Sorry.

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 29 seconds later, 21 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,178

@previous (F)
Well, what got you interested in it?

swamplights !!V3J448+/B joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 6 minutes later, 28 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,181

I'm reading a few books. One is called "The Devil's Picnic" and it's about various confections which are banned throughout the world.

!VoCaLoNunI joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 2 minutes later, 31 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,184

@previous (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
Tell me more.

*I'm reading some required shit called Monster, it's not very well written, and it's incredibly stereotypical.

Anonymous F replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 32 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,185

@196,178 (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
Hm, good question. Well, I guess you could say I'm a fan of the dark and twisted, so when I came across an article about the novel, I pretty much immediately knew that I'd have to read it (partly for the sake of reading something so fucked up, and also because I'm fascinated by things that are considered taboo).

Ks !KansasxqvM joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 29 seconds later, 32 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,187

@196,169 (Killer Lettuce !!iNo3FkiZx)
Is that the one that starts 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times'?

@OP
I'm reading 'The Brethren' by John Grisham, its my first Grisham book, thought I'd give him a try and I'm rather glad I did, it's quite enjoyable so far. I only hope the ending is satisfying, I hate ambiguous or just shitty endings, it can ruin the whole book for me, no matter how much I enjoyed it.

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 28 seconds later, 33 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,190

@196,181 (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
That sounds interesting, actually. I double the "tell me more" sentiment.

@196,184 (!VoCaLoNunI)
This one? http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Coretta-Scott-King-Honor/dp/0060280778/

!VoCaLoNunI replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 35 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,194

@previous (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
Yep.

Also, I visited the page, it reloaded a good 15 times before the page itself actually visibly loaded. Amazon's broken.

Killer Lettuce !!iNo3FkiZx replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 36 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,197

@196,187 (Ks !KansasxqvM)
No, that's A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickins.

Triptych !LightPenis replied with this 3.7 years ago, 6 seconds later, 36 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,199

@196,176 (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
Lol. I'm just reading them. I haven't been in school for over half a year. ;_;

Ks !KansasxqvM replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 38 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,202

@196,181 (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)

> One is called "The Devil's Picnic" and it's about various confections which are banned throughout the world.

You read the craziest shit! I love it lol. I'd like to make a three course dinner consisting of nothing but illegal food, and consume it whils't drinking an illegal beverage in a place where its illegal to be. I am serious.

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 2 minutes later, 41 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,204

@196,185 (F)
> In this taut, chilling novel, Lester Ballard-a violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape-haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail. While telling his story, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance.

Oh, hey, that sounds pretty...

> Child of God must be the most sympathetic portrayal of necrophilia in all of literature.

o_O What the hell, Amazon?

@196,187 (Ks !KansasxqvM)
Report back here what the ending is like when you finish it. :D It sounds interesting to me, but I'd hate to invest the time into a novel like that if you're right about the ending.

@196,199 (Triptych !LightPenis)
Aw. Most people would be happy about that!

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Triptych !LightPenis replied with this 3.7 years ago, 3 minutes later, 44 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,206

@previous (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
Yeah, but I gotta finish high school or I'm fucked for life. ;-;

What's one of your favorite books ever?

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 6 minutes later, 50 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,215

@previous (Triptych !LightPenis)
My all-time favorite novel is Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher. For all of my love of big, sweeping science fiction or fantasy epics, I love how... unambitious? the book's scope is. It takes place over one night, analyzing why one teenage girl killed herself, interspersed with commentary by a likeable protagonist. I'm probably describing it in a poor way. Anyone interested should check out the synopsis. What's yours?

Also, if I may ask, why have you been out of HS for so long?

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 2 minutes later, 52 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,221

@196,184 (!VoCaLoNunI)
I found out that Poppy seeds are banned in Singapore even in foods. The British store Marks &Spencer was raided multiple times because they carried savoury poppy seed biscuits.

http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Picnic-Around-Pursuit-Forbidden/dp/1582344299

swamplights !!V3J448+/B double-posted this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 54 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,227

@196,202 (Ks !KansasxqvM)
I'll send you a menu! I have several hundred books after giving away at least six hundred.

Ks !KansasxqvM replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 55 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,229

@previous (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
Do you still have my email?

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 56 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,238

@previous (Ks !KansasxqvM)
Nope.

Triptych !LightPenis replied with this 3.7 years ago, 52 seconds later, 57 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,243

@196,215 (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
That actually looks pretty interesting. I'll see if I can find it at the library.
I dunno. The Other Hand is definitely up there. A Nigerian teenage girl seeking refuge in the UK, and a white journalist with a young son and a missing finger. It's...amazing.

I was suspended for 5 days in early February, my mom kept me out of school since then. I'm not enrolled in anything except 2 unfinished online courses this semester. :P

Ks !KansasxqvM replied with this 3.7 years ago, 19 seconds later, 58 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,245

@196,238 (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
What is yours?

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 59 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #196,247

@previous (Ks !KansasxqvM)
[email protected]

RelevantVisualPun !gU4NFwCPKQ (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 6 minutes later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #196,252

@196,243 (Triptych !LightPenis)
> WE DON'T WANT TO TELL YOU TOO MUCH ABOUT THIS BOOK.

> It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it.

> Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this:

> It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific.

> The story starts there, but the book doesn't.

> And it's what happens afterward that is most important.

> Once you have read it, you'll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.

I can't decide if that is the best or worst novel synopsis of all time. I desperately want to read it now, though. I'll buy it when I have spare money.

> I was suspended for 5 days in early February, my mom kept me out of school since then.
Context?

Triptych !LightPenis replied with this 3.7 years ago, 3 minutes later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #196,262

@previous (RelevantVisualPun !gU4NFwCPKQ)
> I can't decide if that is the best or worst novel synopsis of all time. I desperately want to read it now, though. I'll buy it when I have spare money.

It can be both~ And I think it'll be worth your money. Assuming you're American, it's called Little Bee in North America.

> Context?
Of what?

RelevantVisualPun !gU4NFwCPKQ (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 53 seconds later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #196,263

@previous (Triptych !LightPenis)
> Of what?

Why would your mother keep you out of school because you got suspended for a week?
Edit: if you don't mind answering. I'm not trying to come off as... demanding, as I seem to be.

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Triptych !LightPenis replied with this 3.7 years ago, 2 minutes later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #196,268

@previous (RelevantVisualPun !gU4NFwCPKQ)
...I dunno. She seemed to think the suspension was bullshit and refused to send me back to that school board. Or apparently any other school board. In mid...May, I believe it was, I was enrolled in two courses in an online school. Didn't finish them.

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 3 minutes later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #196,274

@196,263 (RelevantVisualPun !gU4NFwCPKQ)
Eep. Took me until just now to realize I never switched my tripcode back from that. :( Well, that fucks up the illusion.

@previous (Triptych !LightPenis)
I'm sorry. :( I hope everything gets back together in your life soon. <3

Triptych !LightPenis replied with this 3.7 years ago, 2 minutes later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #196,278

@previous (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
Haha. If you want to have two names/trips without confusing them at some point, use different UIDs for them. :P

D'aw. Thanks. <3

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #196,280

@previous (Triptych !LightPenis)
> Haha. If you want to have two names/trips without confusing them at some point, use different UIDs for them. :P

SHUT YOUR MOUTH, HEATHEN. LOGIC HAS NO PLACE HERE.

Triptych !LightPenis replied with this 3.7 years ago, 2 minutes later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #196,289

@previous (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
Two different browsers makes it easier.

OH YAY. SUNSHINE, LOLLIPOPS AND, RAINBOWS, EVERYTHING THAT'S WONDERFUL~

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 35 minutes later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #196,418

Currently:
New Testament
Great Gatsby

On hiatus:
Poisonwood Bible

Read first 30 pages at bookstore; plan on buying:
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Death of a Salesman

To read:
Ham on Rye
Grapes of Wrath
Catch-22
Brave New World (so long as it isn't too preachy, which might be too much to ask from dystopian novels)

Fuck this book:
Fahrenheit 451

Triptych !LightPenis replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,426

@previous (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)
Death of a Salesman and Brave New World are both pretty fucking good, imo.

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 42 seconds later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,427

@previous (Triptych !LightPenis)
> that feel when you are Biff Loman

Triptych !LightPenis replied with this 3.7 years ago, 33 seconds later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,428

@previous (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)
How so?

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,433

@196,418 (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)
Doesn't Ayn Rand write preachy distopian novels?

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 4 minutes later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,447

@previous (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
How is she relevant? And, in a sense, yes, but her worlds are less grandiose. There's also some Objectivist utopian thing in Atlas Shrugged I believe.

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,450

@196,418 (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)
That is an impressive list. :D

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 52 seconds later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,453

@196,428 (Triptych !LightPenis)
You as in the collective of Minichan, to be clear. We're all disappointments to our fathers

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 3 minutes later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,460

@196,447 (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)
I thought that you really liked her books?

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 4 minutes later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,468

@previous (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
Nah, that's mainly a running gag I use. I do have respect for her work though; I don't agree with it but I have to admit that the metaphors she uses are rather intriguing. Defining your philosophical approach in a +1000 page book about the train industry takes a lot of thought.

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,471

@previous (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)
Do you fake being pretentious?

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,474

@previous (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
Sometimes

Triptych !LightPenis replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 hour later, 3 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,579

@196,453 (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)
Not everyone.

Anonymous L joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 19 minutes later, 4 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,587

@196,151 (Killer Lettuce !!iNo3FkiZx)
It's a good book.

Anonymous L double-posted this 3.7 years ago, 7 minutes later, 4 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,594

now: A Dance with Dragons.
next: I am Legend
After: who knows?

cat !COOOOOLbus joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 14 hours later, 19 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,816

i'm reading a few star wars books i got from a thrift store. currently Star Wars: The Unifying Force

bil joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 12 minutes later, 19 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,831

Finnegans Wake. Come at me, bro.

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 hour later, 20 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,927

@196,816 (cat !COOOOOLbus)
Tie-in novels are awesome when they're done right. I love the Mass Effect books and comics. I just wish they came in hardcover... paperback books suck.

@previous (bil)
Why is that a bad thing? From the description, it doesn't sound too bad. Do you like it?

Anonymous O joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 6 minutes later, 20 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,934

Image went missing@previous (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)

Nothing can describe this.

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 5 minutes later, 21 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,936

@previous (O)
... Is... is...

Is that Finnegan's Wake?

cat !COOOOOLbus replied with this 3.7 years ago, 29 minutes later, 21 hours after the original post[^] [v] #196,972

@196,934 (O)

wtfamireading.jpg

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 2 hours later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,176

Image went missing@196,579 (Triptych !LightPenis)
Yes everyone

bitch just try me

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 double-posted this 3.7 years ago, 58 seconds later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,177

@196,934 (O)
That's kind of like House of Leaves, which is a pretty good book

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,178

@previous (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)
I've never read House of Leaves, but that's not good advertisement for either.

Fox !FXYGNx1XR. joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 59 seconds later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,179

Alan Wake.
it's like the game.
nothing else to say.

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 5 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,183

@197,178 (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
What, you don't like a challenge?

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,184

@previous (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)
Not in fiction. Not if the "challenge" is "figure out how to read this random gibberish."

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hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 2 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,186

@previous (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
Fair enough. I like the sense of accomplishment from understanding literature written in dialects and such

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 5 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,192

@previous (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)
That is perfectly understandable. Aside from House of Leaves and the book in that screenshot, are there any others you've enjoyed?

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 3 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,194

@previous (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
Hm, books written in "old" English (real old English is basically German/Dutch) like the Bible (it really is interesting) and Antigone

Triptych !LightPenis replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 hour later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,348

@197,176 (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)
o k ;-;

@197,178 (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
House of Leaves is rather good.

cccuuunnttt !nIGga.SL0w joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 7 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,366

Just started Titan by Ron Chernow, though I'm not sure I'll finish it anytime soon. It's a biography of John D. Rockefeller -- as all of Chernow's books, very good (so far).

I would also recommend The House of Morgan and Washington by the same author (about J.P. Morgan and his son, and George Washington, respectively). One of the best biographers out there.

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 hour later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,562

@197,348 (Triptych !LightPenis)
Eh... I'm still not sold on how it's presented, but if you like it enough to mention it in at least two threads now, I'll check it out later.

@previous (cccuuunnttt !nIGga.SL0w)
> though I'm not sure I'll finish it anytime soon.
Is it particularly long, or are you rather busy lately?

Fuchs !!4KU9PSdLG joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 9 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,571

Mostly various excepts about the Middle Ages. It's all right.

cccuuunnttt !nIGga.SL0w replied with this 3.7 years ago, 23 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,589

@197,562 (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
I'm busy. It's long too.

Anonymous O replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 hour later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,632

Image went missing@197,184 (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
Finnegans Wake isn't gibberish, it's just overstuffed with meaning. Here's a website dedicated to picking apart the allusions and puns word-by-word: http://www.fweet.org/cgi-bin/fw_grep.cgi?r=1&b=1&i=1&s=^003 (the first page)

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Anonymous S joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 4 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,633

Image went missingHex in the city by simon green is alright, its basically a paranomal film noir shit, also, dat cover.

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 10 hours later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,741

@previous (S)
That is one amazing cover.

@197,632 (O)
My faith in sapient life has just plummeted. Thanks a lot.

ltamake !!onnLC5KY8 joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 12 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,750

WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War On Secrecy.

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 4 hours later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,884

Image went missing

Anonymous U joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 30 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #197,903

The Turner Diaries

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 2 hours later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #198,081

@197,884 (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)
Does that actually work?

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 28 minutes later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #198,098

@previous (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
Haven't tried it yet. It was on sale for 99 cents so I figured y not

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 18 hours later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #198,627

I'm now reading the Poisonwood Bible,a vegetable gardeners encyclopedia, and Around the world in Six Glasses which is about the history of beer, wine, tea, coffee, liquor, and soda.

LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 57 minutes later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #198,662

@previous (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
Are you a vegetable gardener? Otherwise, that's a rather random book to pick up for recreation. :P

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 4 minutes later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #198,666

@previous (LatestDude !fdNXKPsJjE)
I am actually planning on growing and canning my own produce. But, I do tend to read books that have nothing to do with my life. Once, I came back from the Goodwill bookstore will a lot of self help titles that dealt with drunken and toxic parents and abusive relationships. Coworkers tried to stage an intervention until I told them that I'm just weird, not dysfunctional.

swamplights !!V3J448+/B double-posted this 3.7 years ago, 27 seconds later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #198,667

(Citing a deleted or non-existent reply.)
It does surprise me. Why don't you read?

swamplights !!V3J448+/B triple-posted this 3.7 years ago, 9 minutes later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #198,678

(Citing a deleted or non-existent reply.)
Do you read in other ways? Like magazines, newspapers, or on the internet?

Anonymous W joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #198,683

I read random sections of 'Jurassic Park' while I take dumps.

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 12 minutes later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #198,691

@previous (W)
That's a good book. How are you liking it?

Anonymous W replied with this 3.7 years ago, 5 minutes later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #198,697

@previous (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
I like it!

Someday I will read it cover to cover, but it is great just reading parts of it.
I pretty much know the story from having seen the movie anyway, but the more of the book I check out the more I want to read all of it.

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #198,698

@previous (W)
I even liked the sequels. Which type of book do you normally read?

Anonymous W replied with this 3.7 years ago, 12 minutes later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #198,716

@previous (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
Postmodern mindfucks.

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #198,719

@previous (W)
Such as? I'm not familiar with that genre.

LatestDude !!nEftABMoF (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 52 minutes later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #198,758

@198,666 (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
That's a very interesting habit. It reminds me of an article on Rock Paper Shotgun by a guy who liked to play inane, boring games precisely because they weren't fun: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/07/08/street-cleanin-man-street-cleaning-simulator/

@198,716 (W)
Best genre name ever. Even though I have no idea what books it'd actually be referring to.

Also, testing a secure tripcode for the hell of it.

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 5 minutes later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #198,762

@previous (LatestDude !!nEftABMoF)
I'm reading it now. I really liked the games Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing if that is in any way similar.

swamplights !!V3J448+/B double-posted this 3.7 years ago, 1 hour later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #198,848

(Citing a deleted or non-existent reply.)
What types of things interest you?

TrollBuster3000 joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 53 minutes later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #198,882

i have to read some book on christian leadership... blergh. after that i want to read a book about the school of salamanca

Anonymous W replied with this 3.7 years ago, 4 hours later, 3 days after the original post[^] [v] #199,200

@198,719 (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
@198,758 (LatestDude !!nEftABMoF)
Almost any Philip K Dick book.

LatestDude !!nEftABMoF (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 58 minutes later, 3 days after the original post[^] [v] #199,257

@previous (W)
Reading through his bibliography, he's a very prolific science fiction author, but I'm not sure what you mean by "postmodern mindfuck." Can you elaborate on the concept for me, please?

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 9 hours later, 3 days after the original post[^] [v] #199,621

@199,200 (W)
I've actually read a lot of his work, but still don;t understand the meaning of that genre.

swamplights !!V3J448+/B double-posted this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 3 days after the original post[^] [v] #199,622

@198,882 (TrollBuster3000)
Maybe you should read Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists by Dan Barker and try and think outside of the box.

(Edited 44 seconds later.)

StatistSocialist3000 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 12 hours later, 4 days after the original post[^] [v] #200,353

@previous (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)

what box?

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 17 hours later, 4 days after the original post[^] [v] #200,863

@previous (StatistSocialist3000)
Buy "outside of the box" I meant that you don't read texts that are critical of Christianity or even the sacred texts of other religions. You've told me so yourself.

StatistSocialist3000 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 9 hours later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #201,513

@previous (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)

> mfw I've told you no such thing

Just because I haven't read the Book of Mormon... I have read the Bhagavad Gita, the Eipc of Gilgamesh, several of Plato's works. I have a Quran that I will read soon and probably try to do some assignments on it in the themes of logic and liberty in Christianity and Islam. I have read Darwin's Origin of Species.

I am not in a box.

Breakfast of Champions !!snnYcROO9 joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 51 minutes later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #201,536

@200,863 (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
> "buy" instead of "by"
typical woman

LatestDude !!nEftABMoF (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #201,537

@previous (Breakfast of Champions !!snnYcROO9)
> first letter in the sentence lowercase instead of uppercase
> no ending punctuation mark
Typical man.

Breakfast of Champions !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 6 minutes later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #201,541

@previous (LatestDude !!nEftABMoF)
> pussy-whipped man coming to the defense of a dumb broad
All according to plan

LatestDude !!nEftABMoF (OP) replied with this 3.7 years ago, 6 minutes later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #201,547

@previous (Breakfast of Champions !!snnYcROO9)
http://minichan.org/topic/11204#reply_201546

The Pony !.PonyTzEbE joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 2 hours later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #201,584

I've been reading The Book of Honorius lately.

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 9 hours later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #201,949

@previous (The Pony !.PonyTzEbE)
Please tell us about it.

The Pony !.PonyTzEbE replied with this 3.7 years ago, 14 minutes later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #201,970

@previous (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)

It's interesting and informative. There are many chapters and the topics vary. It has detailed instructions on demonic summoning and how to control them for your own benefit.

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 2 minutes later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #201,977

Image went missingcool and edgi xD

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 8 minutes later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #201,982

@previous (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)
I thought that you hated that book?

The Pony !.PonyTzEbE replied with this 3.7 years ago, 12 minutes later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #201,992

@previous (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)

Maybe he got it so he could have a book burning. I hope not.

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 4 minutes later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #201,995

@201,982 (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
My mom made me buy it

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 8 seconds later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #201,996

@201,584 (The Pony !.PonyTzEbE)
Strange. What got you interested in such a odd subject?

swamplights !!V3J448+/B double-posted this 3.7 years ago, 18 seconds later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #201,997

@201,995 (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)
Why?

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #201,998

@previous (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
Summer reading. I told her I can reread it as a PDF but she had to get all fussy

The Pony !.PonyTzEbE replied with this 3.7 years ago, 30 seconds later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #201,999

@201,996 (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)

It seemed interesting. I've had some success with ritual summoning and am convinced that there is something to it.

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 37 seconds later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #202,001

@201,998 (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)
Why would she care about how you read, instead of just what you read?

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 35 seconds later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #202,002

@previous (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
You ask her

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 22 seconds later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #202,003

@previous (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)
You didn't ask her?

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #202,005

@previous (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
My mom's just difficult sometimes, okay

swamplights !!V3J448+/B replied with this 3.7 years ago, 6 minutes later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #202,010

@previous (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)
Do you fight with her often?

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #202,012

@previous (swamplights !!V3J448+/B)
No

The Pony !.PonyTzEbE replied with this 3.7 years ago, 37 seconds later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #202,016

Why does your mother want you to read Fahrenheit 451?

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 4 minutes later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #202,022

@previous (The Pony !.PonyTzEbE)
its summer reading for school but since i wasnt there last year i get a month to finish summer reading (grapes of wrath and fahrenheit 451)

The Pony !.PonyTzEbE replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #202,026

@previous (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)

Well that was silly of you to leave it this late. Why don't you download the cliff notes and memorise those?

hamfist !!snnYcROO9 replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 minute later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #202,028

Image went missing@previous (The Pony !.PonyTzEbE)
> cliffnotes for fahrenheit 451
yeah, maybe if i was in fifth grade

The Pony !.PonyTzEbE replied with this 3.7 years ago, 19 minutes later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #202,072

@previous (hamfist !!snnYcROO9)

Calm down dear, it's just a commercial.

Born this Way !dLadyGAgAA joined in and replied with this 3.7 years ago, 1 hour later, 5 days after the original post[^] [v] #202,141

Principles of Economics textbook

Anonymous D replied with this 3.6 years ago, 2 weeks later, 3 weeks after the original post[^] [v] #213,783

bump

Fake anon !ZkUt8arUCU joined in and replied with this 3.6 years ago, 4 minutes later, 3 weeks after the original post[^] [v] #213,785

r04rabuse

Ks !KansasxqvM replied with this 3.6 years ago, 1 minute later, 3 weeks after the original post[^] [v] #213,786

@202,141 (Born this Way !dLadyGAgAA)
Sounds enthralling!


I'm currently reading 'The Scarecrow'. I'm trying to read at least two books a month...

cat !COOOOOLbus replied with this 3.6 years ago, 9 minutes later, 3 weeks after the original post[^] [v] #213,797

@213,785 (Fake anon !ZkUt8arUCU)
i asked for it
thanks r04r

@OP
currently i'm reading Ben Franklin's Autobiography. pretty interesting

Flonne !jEsTERxAng joined in and replied with this 3.6 years ago, 13 minutes later, 3 weeks after the original post[^] [v] #213,813

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