Author Topic: Yawn (let's wake up, huh?)  (Read 10453 times)

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Yawn (let's wake up, huh?)
« on: July 24, 2006, 09:02:19 AM »
So, let's boost this section ladies and gents... what are you reading at the moment?
Any open book on your bedside table?  I guess I have about five books on it, waiting for me to end reading them.
I know I'll be distracted on my way: I just got a yummy package containing Dance Macabre by Laurell K. Hamilton, Irish Witchcraft & Demonology by John. D. Seymour, Devils and Demons and the Return of the Nephilim by John Klein and Adam Spears.

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Re: Yawn (let's wake up, huh?)
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2006, 09:07:23 AM »
Illusions, by Richard Bach.

 The first in the Duncton wood series.

 Begginner's Esperanto.
One who is all-powerful should fear everything

 "See how your thumb can cover your eye and prevent the entire night sky from being seen? So too, can a small mind hide the truth."

 Carpe Nocturnem

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Re: Yawn (let's wake up, huh?)
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2006, 09:10:49 AM »
Illusions, by Richard Bach.
 The first in the Duncton wood series.
 Begginnr's Esperanto.

First impressions, Shadowling? Very manly impressions, huh  0-)

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Re: Yawn (let's wake up, huh?)
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2006, 09:12:46 AM »
O.T.
Don't you find it creepy when you go to the "who's online" page and somebody's looking at your profile?
Hands off, guest, don't waste my corset.
There's nothing to look at!!!  :focus:

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Re: Yawn (let's wake up, huh?)
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2006, 09:16:15 AM »
Illusions, by Richard Bach.
 The first in the Duncton wood series.
 Begginnr's Esperanto.

First impressions, Shadowling? Very manly impressions, huh  0-)

  Do I detect sarcasm? Is there something not very manly about Esperanto?  :|
One who is all-powerful should fear everything

 "See how your thumb can cover your eye and prevent the entire night sky from being seen? So too, can a small mind hide the truth."

 Carpe Nocturnem

    -Shadowling

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Re: Yawn (let's wake up, huh?)
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2006, 09:18:45 AM »
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  Do I detect sarcasm? Is there something not very manly about Esperanto?  :|
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I swear, my sarcasm is completely focused on the "manly" comment, not Esperanto! So, yeah, the sarcasm was there, waiting for an ambush.

So far, what do you think about the books you are reading?  :crazy:

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Re: Yawn (let's wake up, huh?)
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2006, 09:23:14 AM »
I cannot pay attention to Duncton Wood. In the middle of a chapter I'll think, "Hmmm, I could do with a cappuchino...", and that's the end of that book for one day.

 Illusions, on the other hand, is genius. I'v read it thrice already. Richard Bach packs some amazingly good concepts into that one book, although it is infuriatingly short.

 Begginner's Esperanto? Well, its a textbook, what can I say? Its useful, but doesn't have much of a plot.

                               
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One who is all-powerful should fear everything

 "See how your thumb can cover your eye and prevent the entire night sky from being seen? So too, can a small mind hide the truth."

 Carpe Nocturnem

    -Shadowling

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Re: Yawn (let's wake up, huh?)
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2006, 09:23:59 AM »
The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White, I read slowly thats why I'm still reading the first stroy after a month.  [|:)

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Re: Yawn (let's wake up, huh?)
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2006, 12:33:56 PM »
Currently reading American Gods (obviously); flitting in and out of Stephen King's Danse Macabre (fantastic book which I have read 2 or 3 times every year since 1981), and about to finish Lynn Picknett's The Secret History of Lucifer (which has been a real struggle - I've had it for almost a year, but I keep snorting with derision and tossing it into a corner.)

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Re: Yawn (let's wake up, huh?)
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2006, 04:37:13 PM »
Romeo and Juliet, when time permits
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Re: Yawn (let's wake up, huh?)
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2006, 11:51:12 PM »
Currently reading American Gods (obviously); flitting in and out of Stephen King's Danse Macabre (fantastic book which I have read 2 or 3 times every year since 1981), and about to finish Lynn Picknett's The Secret History of Lucifer (which has been a real struggle - I've had it for almost a year, but I keep snorting with derision and tossing it into a corner.)

What is the struggle about?  What is the approach of The Secret History of Lucifer?
Thumb up for Dance Macabre, I love King's opinions and behind the scenes. But I only read it twice.
And I'm still deciding whether to buy Colorado Kid or not. Buick 8 left me so disappointed I don' want to change my mind on King.
One slip may be forgiven, two are a bad habit hard to break  :|

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Re: Yawn (let's wake up, huh?)
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2006, 04:49:39 AM »
She is one of those atrocious writers that takes an extremely vague reference, a paragraph later uses it to make an equally vague and tenuous link, later refers back to it as an established fact, and then bases a whole chapter around the "truth" subsequently imparted by it. They make for interesting reading if you can suspend your intellect, but are otherwise laughable.

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Re: Yawn (let's wake up, huh?)
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2006, 02:44:22 PM »
Just finished Sword in the Stone, now I'm reading the Queen of Air and Darkness.

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Re: Yawn (let's wake up, huh?)
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2006, 12:15:30 PM »
I've just begun "Life, a User's Manual" by Georges Perec.
Hope it's a fresh start on French literature after I followed an advice suggesting to read Michel Houellebecq, :| whose books really got me depressed.  :-o

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Re: Yawn (let's wake up, huh?)
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2006, 11:02:33 PM »
The lord of the rings, the two towers. I don't have to mention the author!  :wink: