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176 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:37 am

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Rolling Like A Bigshot wrote:With e-readers, or electronic libraries. You can download stories (You buy Ebooks from Amazon and Ebook specific websites) onto your tablet or computer and read books electronically. Want me to send you the link of the one I use?
Yes please.

MobiPocket. I don't know if there are better ones out there but this one is one of the easiest to use without all the extra frills. You'd have to buy or download books separately, finding websites to legally download free ebooks is pretty simple though.

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177 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:54 am

I can't read literature on a screen. I have to have a paper copy. I'm just weird like that.

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178 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:44 am

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My mum asked me if I wanted a Kindle once, but I politely declined on the grounds I had more than enough paper books to get through.

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179 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Tue May 14, 2013 11:38 am

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Finished Eye of the World, really liked it. Very classic fantasy with a distinct LotR feel of grandioseness in the storytelling and the evil 'Imprisoned Dark Lord' antagonist, but it really fits in the genre rather than feeling like a rip-off. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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180 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:41 pm

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Rare wrote:I'm trying to find a copy of House of Leaves - I had a copy on my computer but the file got corrupted. I heard it's really good, too, and it's often mentioned in Slenderman forums suc as 'books that slenderman reminds you of'.
Did you ever find a copy of this? I've got 6 of those .jpg/.rar files and 5 of them are corrupt and the other one extracted some sort of weird Asian punishment porn flash.

Just about to start reading A Song Of Ice And Fire or maybe the Barsoom books ohhh decisions

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181 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:12 am

i'm reading discworld
i think its best if you read "the color of magic" and "the light fantastic" first mostly because if discworld had a main character, it would be rincewind. and i'm pretty certain that although you can read the books in whatever order you like, those two books occur before all the others.
other than that the order really doesn't matter, rincewind doesn't appear in many of the other books. and he's not a main character anymore. but he appears sort of like stan lee in a marvel movie, he's there he says a few lines, and the worst wizard in the history of time itself gets fanservice. lol

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182 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:20 am

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I found a chart about what the discworld book order is a while ago:

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183 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:46 am

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SQUIGGLES wrote:
Rare wrote:I'm trying to find a copy of House of Leaves
Did you ever find a copy of this?

I haven't, buuuuuuut if you have a working file you could email me...

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184 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:09 pm

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Gorgro wrote:I found a chart about what the discworld book order is a while ago:
Hey thanks for this
turns out I pirated the whole set
I'll probably never read them
but it's nice to have in case I do

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185 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:30 pm

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Got a quite comprehensive Lovecraft compilation on Kindle for $2.99 over the weekend...have now read The Call of Cthulhu, The Dunwich Horror, The Thing on the Doorstep, and am about two-thirds through At the Mountains of Madness. [ ]

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186 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:26 am

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What's the name of the very short unfinished one of the one guy in the room? Azathoth?
That one was always my favourite

And the one of the man who changes realms every time he sleeps

Guys I need to read all his stuff again ohhh

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187 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:30 pm

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i am posting in here
so that i can shame myself into finishing Atlas Shrugged
because it has been six months and i have read like 12 pages

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188 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:06 am

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You'll want to skim near the end, but keep at it...worth it. [ ]

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189 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:21 pm

Augh no Ayn Rand. Bluh.

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190 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:28 pm

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The book explores a dystopian United States where many of society's most productive citizens refuse to be exploited by increasing taxation and government regulations and disappear, shutting down their vital industries. The disappearances evoke the imagery of what would happen if the mythological Atlas refused to continue to hold up the sky
It sounds soooo good
I really want it to be good
But majority has voiced it otherwise?
If anyone has read any portion of it can they explain why it gets panned so much?

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191 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:29 pm

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It espouses libertarian/right-wing views. Also, Ayn Rand gets REALLY preachy and long-winded at times. [    ]



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192 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:29 pm

I think it's mostly because not a lot of people agree with Ayn Rand and the whole Objectivism thing.

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193 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:34 pm

Hollyღ

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Most books on controversial topics get that treatment yeah
I guess what I'm asking is was it well written and thought out
Or was it just an angry woman preaching her ideas and calling everyone else sheeple

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194 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:37 pm

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I mean it is the kind of book where you get wrapped up in the plot. The characters are a bit idealized, but I think that was the intent. They're not characters in their own right so much as ideas, archetypes. But yes, there are long segments that you just want to skim over because it's a lot of expounding. [ ]

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195 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:40 pm

Isn't the example trope for Author Self-filibuster on TVTropes a quote from the end of Atlas Shrugged?

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196 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:45 pm

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No, it's the entire last third of Atlas Shrugged. [ ]

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197 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:32 pm

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What's the default voice you guys read in?

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198 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:42 pm

Gilbert Gottfried.

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199 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:54 pm

Hollyღ

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Book Thread moved to Serious as par request

SQUIGGLES wrote:What's the default voice you guys read in?
Default the best can describe is this young roguish type guy who is very sure of himself as he reads. If I can form some voice for the characters in my book I will pen that voice to them though, and when I'm not concentrating or am simply tired it will just be my normal voice.

And when reading forum posts, if I heard the user talk before, I will always read their posts in their voice.

Does anyone know or have a guess at what forms inner reading voices like that? As in what determines what our (made up)  inner monologue voices sound like.

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200 Re: Book Thread, v2...[] on Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:16 am

My reading voice is always a slightly older British man, like he's reading it to me. Maybe Stephen Fry? Maybe Sir Ian Mckellen? Sir Patrick Stewart? Or some random voice? I think it's a combination of several voices, it's not really a defined one. The narrator's voice is that in any case, when someone else is talking in the book, I just read it how I imagine they'd sound like.

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