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Author Topic: Book Thread. What are you reading?  (Read 3461 times)

Bobby McConway

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #60 on: May 24, 2015, 11:48:22 am »
Reading Sonic Fan fiction.  It's quite the story.
It better not be shipping fanfiction...

Uh... get with the program, dork.  Shadow/Sonic

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #61 on: May 24, 2015, 11:48:58 am »
Reading Sonic Fan fiction.  It's quite the story.
It better not be shipping fanfiction...

Uh... get with the program, dork.  Shadow/Sonic
Are you in your basement, alone?

Bobby McConway

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #62 on: May 24, 2015, 11:50:40 am »
Reading Sonic Fan fiction.  It's quite the story.
It better not be shipping fanfiction...

Uh... get with the program, dork.  Shadow/Sonic
Are you in your basement, alone?

Nuh-uh.  Believe it or not.  I'm in church.

Jack Sloane

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #63 on: May 24, 2015, 11:51:21 am »
Reading Sonic Fan fiction.  It's quite the story.
It better not be shipping fanfiction...

Uh... get with the program, dork.  Shadow/Sonic
Are you in your basement, alone?

Nuh-uh.  Believe it or not.  I'm in church.
What? You fap to shipping fanfiction in a church?

Bobby McConway

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #64 on: May 24, 2015, 11:53:37 am »
Reading Sonic Fan fiction.  It's quite the story.
It better not be shipping fanfiction...

Uh... get with the program, dork.  Shadow/Sonic
Are you in your basement, alone?

Nuh-uh.  Believe it or not.  I'm in church.
What? You fap to shipping fanfiction in a church?

There's a thing called the bathroom.

Jack Sloane

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #65 on: May 24, 2015, 11:54:39 am »
Reading Sonic Fan fiction.  It's quite the story.
It better not be shipping fanfiction...

Uh... get with the program, dork.  Shadow/Sonic
Are you in your basement, alone?

Nuh-uh.  Believe it or not.  I'm in church.
What? You fap to shipping fanfiction in a church?

There's a thing called the bathroom.
Don't forget to flush the toilet...

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #66 on: May 24, 2015, 04:06:25 pm »
The Crossing- Cormac McCarthy
The Crossing- Cormac McCarthy

Had you read the first book already? All the Pretty Horses?


Yeah, I read All the Pretty Horses. Really liked it.

Andrew Milito

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #67 on: June 13, 2015, 01:46:51 pm »
Gotta bump this thread. I started reading Paper Towns on the way to Orlando yesterday. I must say, I'm impressed so far. It has far and away one of the most relatable protagonists (for me, at least) I've seen in a good while. Loving the back and forth between the two main characters during their exploits. Makes me curious to see how the second half will play out.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #68 on: June 15, 2015, 02:09:06 pm »
During my hiatus, I read the Inheritance Cycle (2700+ pages in less than two weeks, I was pretty proud) and now I'm reading A Game of Thrones, which is decent so far.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #69 on: June 15, 2015, 03:24:36 pm »
I'm gonna reread The Silmarillion over the next few weeks. I'm considering doing a fancast and maybe even a screenplay for it.

Andrew Milito

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #70 on: June 16, 2015, 09:26:56 pm »
Finished the majority of Paper Towns. Overall, I liked it a good bit. Like I said before, the protagonist was endlessly relatable for me, as were the interactions with his friends and a lot of the themes (it takes place during senior year, which hits home hard for me). John Green has a fun writing style that's very easy to get lost in (hence why I read basically the last 2/3 of the book all day today).

As for the twist... I'm gonna try my best to say this without spoiling anything: you guys won't like it (Tatum, for example) but I thought it worked with the rest of the book. That's all I'll say.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #71 on: June 16, 2015, 10:14:41 pm »
Finished the majority of Paper Towns. Overall, I liked it a good bit. Like I said before, the protagonist was endlessly relatable for me, as were the interactions with his friends and a lot of the themes (it takes place during senior year, which hits home hard for me). John Green has a fun writing style that's very easy to get lost in (hence why I read basically the last 2/3 of the book all day today).

As for the twist... I'm gonna try my best to say this without spoiling anything: you guys won't like it (Tatum, for example) but I thought it worked with the rest of the book. That's all I'll say.

Well, I guess I'll avoid this one. May be more difficult than anticipated though, as one of my friends has expressed interest in it.

Andrew Milito

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #72 on: June 16, 2015, 10:29:59 pm »
Finished the majority of Paper Towns. Overall, I liked it a good bit. Like I said before, the protagonist was endlessly relatable for me, as were the interactions with his friends and a lot of the themes (it takes place during senior year, which hits home hard for me). John Green has a fun writing style that's very easy to get lost in (hence why I read basically the last 2/3 of the book all day today).

As for the twist... I'm gonna try my best to say this without spoiling anything: you guys won't like it (Tatum, for example) but I thought it worked with the rest of the book. That's all I'll say.

Well, I guess I'll avoid this one. May be more difficult than anticipated though, as one of my friends has expressed interest in it.
I wouldn't say to avoid it entirely, but I can't guarantee you'll like the third act. First two acts are very fun though, I bet you'd like that aspect of it.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #73 on: July 14, 2015, 09:59:36 pm »
Currently reading Blumhouse Book of Nightmares.

This morning, I read the first story: Hellhole, written by Christopher Denham.

It involves a recovering alcoholic and his family who move into a new house in Crown Heights, NY. Then, what do you know it, weird things start happening. There's this doll made of sticks that the father destroys but turns up again completely fine, the family dog starts barking at a symbol (circles within circles, drawn in blood), and there's black tar coming out of the faucets. He thinks something evil and sinister is happening, while everyone else thinks he's crazy (typical horror stuff). He then finds out from a gypsy (an old Romanian man in a wheelchair) that a witch (who put the old guy in the wheelchair) wants her home back (the one the protagonist and his family moved into) and put a curse on it (the symbol, which turns out to be a gateway to hell). So the only way to reverse the curse is to put it on her, and the guy has to save his family from the witch and all the strange, evil sh*t that's happening in his house.

It's a well-written and creepy short story with an intriguing plot and some nice eerie scenes. One part I really liked in particular was one where black tar emerges from the protagonist's laptop's USB ports, then locusts come flying out of the keyboard. The screen becomes a black hole and the guy goes in to break the barrier and when he gets out, the laptop bursts into flames.

Overall, the book is off to a promising start. 16 more stories to go.
Everything is terrible.

Bobby McConway

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #74 on: July 14, 2015, 10:02:12 pm »
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Bloody Fingers is brilliant.

Andrew Milito

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #75 on: July 14, 2015, 10:07:16 pm »
Not a "book" per se, but but all these DC trailers are tempting me to start reading The Dark Knight Returns again. I made it about halfway through before I stopped.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #76 on: July 14, 2015, 10:08:32 pm »
Not a "book" per se, but but all these DC trailers are tempting me to start reading The Dark Knight Returns again. I made it about halfway through before I stopped.
Ah, back when Frank Miller was good.
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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #77 on: July 14, 2015, 10:13:41 pm »
Recently read Freakonomics, which was fascinating.

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #78 on: July 14, 2015, 10:17:12 pm »
OMG!  Lovecraft sale!

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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #79 on: July 15, 2015, 02:50:18 am »
Gotta bump this thread.

Ok, now I have to ask this. I'm too used to "bump" being a form of spamming on IMDb. What's the Trollfighters definition of bump?

 

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