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126 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:20 am

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Bowen wrote:Yup.
We had a couple Borders around here; they both had a very good selection. They were proper stores. I read that they went bankrupt last year.

Gorgro wrote:Louis Paul Boon and Hendrik Conscience are the only ones I can think of right now. (Okay, they're Belgians, but language-wise this is a valid answer)
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127 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:56 am

Around here, the largest chain bookstore is Barnes and Noble's, they only have one location, but it's a good place to find books. There's also a big Hasting's with a good music collection as well as a good-sized book and video game section, but I much prefer the local used bookstores. My favorite is cavernous, ancient, and crammed with books. There's one I never go in because my dad won't take me(it's got a porn section in the back), and there's one I've never been to because it's out-of-the-way.

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128 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:41 am

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I just buy Kindle books...sometimes while using the free Wi-Fi at Barnes & Noble...[]

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129 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:09 pm

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The problem I have with bookshops is that, as a rule, I just don't want to pay £8 for a book regardless of how long it'll take to read or how much I'll enjoy it. I'm a pretty fast reader.

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130 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:49 pm

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Yeah Kindle books are much cheaper. []

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131 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:57 pm

Jonny wrote:The problem I have with bookshops is that, as a rule, I just don't want to pay £8 for a book regardless of how long it'll take to read or how much I'll enjoy it. I'm a pretty fast reader.

That's me, too. I realy hate paying for things that will only entertain me once. It's why I don't buy DVDs, and very rarely buy Non-Sandbox video games.

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132 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:38 am

You can read books more than once!

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133 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:45 am

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Lady Stardust wrote:You can read books more than once!
Thank you!

I totally read books more than once. I also just like having my books in book form. I can't focus as well when reading on a screen.

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134 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:47 am

I love having actual books. After I read them, they go on my shelves. Then later I will read them again.
It's a delicious cycle.

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135 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:49 am

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Lady Stardust wrote:You can read books more than once!



WHAT SORCERY IS THIS

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136 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:02 pm

Sure, I guess. But why would you want to do that?

Literally the only thing books have going for them is their story. Once you know the story, there's no point in reading it again.

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137 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:08 pm

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I might know the broad strokes, but I like the details. There's a difference between reading the book and getting immersed in the story and just recalling who wins and who dies.

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138 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:09 pm

They need a multiplayer aspect to survive today.

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139 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:22 pm

Gorgro wrote:I might know the broad strokes, but I like the details. There's a difference between reading the book and getting immersed in the story and just recalling who wins and who dies.


I just immerse myself in it the first time.

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140 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:15 am

Top Hat Cube wrote:They need a multiplayer aspect to survive today.

I know bro. And right now, I can't afford XBoox Live. It sucks.

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141 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:48 am

If I'm enjoying a story or reading a biography I tend to skim over some of the passages to see what's going to happen. I like to go back and read 'em later, and maybe giggle some at any turns-of-phrase I've missed.

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142 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:06 pm

Adams famously created The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which he began as just a radio play, then was adapted into a TV miniseries, then into a book series, then the third book was adapted into another radio series, there was a movie in there somewhere, a text based adventure game appeared at some point, a short story muddled through somewhere, and it all became a big mess which eventually was set “straight, or at least firmly crooked” in his The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a collection of the “five book trilogy,” as he called it.

Hows that for a summary of Adams?

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143 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:16 pm

It doesn't cover any of the books' content, but it's a good summary of what it is, at least in the physical plane.

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144 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:20 pm

But does it convey his sense of humor?

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145 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:36 pm

I'd say, except the part about 'a big mess' leaves a bit to be desired.

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146 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:54 pm

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CIAPHAS CAIN
HERO OF THE IMPERIUM

HERO
OF MY HEART

FIRST BOOK WAS GREAT
SECOND BOOK WAS PRETTY GOOD
THIRD BOOK WAS FANTASTIC

FUCK HERETICS
FUCK XENOS
FUCK MUTANTS

FUCK YEAH
HUMANITY

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147 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:51 pm

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Currently reading Geekomancy. It's good. Read it; you'll like it. []

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148 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:41 pm

I've been re-reading the Hobbit, I forgot how delightful it is. <3

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149 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:48 am

Gorgro

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I've acquired this: (not my picture)



Now I can finally get around to summoning those indescribable horrors from beyond I've wanted!

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150 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:59 am

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Currently reading This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously, dude, don't touch it, the sequel to John Dies at the End. Yep. []

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