Where have all the books gone?

Redliner

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BTW, if you don't suck at life, you'll pick up every single book that Chuck Palahniuk has written and read them a few times.
Who? I heard the name but don?t remember who he is...
/googles the name
Ah, sure! Fight Club(the movie) is a masterpiece! I have yet to read the book. Tomorrow I will look for his books.
 

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Last book I read was "Everything Bad Is Good For You" which explains how all those computer games and laptops aren't such a bad idea after all. Don't worry, the author doesn't say books are useless (else he wouldnt be writing one), just that computer games and the like are good in a different way.
 

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Have just re-read the Appendices of "Lord of the Rings" and I'm thinking of starting "The Hobbit", now that it seems Peter Jackson might finally be directing the adaptation. I have also finished "The Stars, my Destination" by Alfred Bester. Great classic SciFi, and I intend to re-read for the nth time "20000 Leagues Under the Sea", my favourite book by Jules Verne, which for some reason I tend to read every December, I don't know why. Last month I started reading "Temeraire", by Naomi Novik, which looked promising, but I haven't had much time to sit down and read (it's in electronic format, I'm afraid...)
 

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I read a lot when I was a child. The first book I read was "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss. Since that time, I have been an avid reader. All I did before the Nintendo came around was read books, I read through my small encyclopedia set numerous times. I just read a lot of things when I was very young, and most of the information has stayed with me. I am the type of person that knows a little bit about everything.

Having a 4-hour break 2 days a week has rekindled my passion for reading. I have gone through 3 lengthy books and am now going through "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins. I usually however read fiction novels, such as Tom Clancy novels and other novels in the same type of theme. I got through a Splinter Cell book during October and it was so good that I missed my class because I got so involved in it, it was that good!
 

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The first real book I ever read was Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. I was about 10 years old. Still one of my favorite books. Big Crichton fan because of it.
 

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i used to read a lot, but the last couple of years, not that much anymore, 2 books a year maybe

last one i read was "belgium for beginners", a big satire of how belgium works, i laughed my ass off
 

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I went through a time after college where I didn't read a lot, but I'm reading more now that I'm older.

Big Dean Koontz fan here. I just picked up his new one, Brother Odd. I'm eagerly awaiting for the third and final book of the Frankenstein trilogy, also.
 

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Reading is the way to go. It expands your imagination and helps you relax. People might say its boring or i don't have time, but you always feel a lot better after you finished reading a book. Even if it is that 1/2 hr before you go to sleep. I strongly recommend Jeremy Clarkson's books, they all made me laugh. If not, try Catch 22, a great World War 2 comedy.
 

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Tell me how the book is, I'm interested. :)
so far it's pretty interesting. i'm jumping around a lot, you don't really read it cover to cover, but some of the hacks are pretty cool and work well. I recommend a trip to the bookstore to browse it, if you see a few things that perk your interest buy it.
 

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so far it's pretty interesting. i'm jumping around a lot, you don't really read it cover to cover, but some of the hacks are pretty cool and work well. I recommend a trip to the bookstore to browse it, if you see a few things that perk your interest buy it.

I may just do that, I'm always down to read some tips and tricks to keep the ol' mind sharp.
 

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I just finished War of the Worlds. Very good. I can't believe it was writing in the 1800's. Best read next to the halo books.
 

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A few years ago I picked up a set of James Bond books from a garage sale. Since I saw the movie, I've been wondering how close Casino Royale is to the book. Looks like I've got some reading to do.
 

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Speaking of old-school books, I read The Count of Monte Cristo on my flight to China this summer. Phenomenal book, the 19th century DaVinci Code in terms of popularity and suspense. No wonder it's a classic.
 
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