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True Flight

The One

Since: 08-21-04

Since last post: 2033 days
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Posted on 06-05-06 09:19 PM Link | Quote
I have no clue where to make this. I was wondering. If you read this forum as much as you do a day... do you read books?


I can vouch and say yes I do actually, and I have decided to step off of my CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien fandom to read Douglas Coupland's JPod... I just don't know whether I should pay my library fines to check it out or pay less to buy it. Because I owe like $30 dollars to the library....

Not so much dead.

Since: 12-11-04
From: Someday, Somewhere, Over the Rainbow

Since last post: 5744 days
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Posted on 06-05-06 09:35 PM Link | Quote
Hm... I decree that a BOOKSHELF forum should be made... er... well, maybe not, sicne this is the first thread about books we've seen in a long time.

Well... my favorite authors are Kurt Vonnegut and Jack Kerouac. Favorite books... Cat's Cradle by Vonnegut and On the Road by Kerouac. I also like James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and Arthur Conan Doyle. Then there's Charle's Bukowski, who's friggin' amazing and in his own league of awesomeness. Anyone else read any of those guys' stuff?

I've got a collection of poetry too... a lot of it was my brothers originally though. Allen Ginsburg, Dylan Thomas, those are names I can say my brother introduced me to. It's been a while but they're all still pretty rockin' the fourth or fifth read through.

Roy Koopa
Holy crap, it is the RoboCoonie!

Since: 08-20-04
From: California

Since last post: 65 days
Last activity: 65 days
Posted on 06-05-06 11:33 PM Link | Quote
I read and I write. My house is filled with books ... and DVDs ... but mostly books. And, there are folders filled with my works. Both digital and hard copies.

Is back!

Since: 10-01-04
From: Stafford, UK

Since last post: 3775 days
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Posted on 06-06-06 01:43 AM Link | Quote
There have only ever been 13 books that have interested me enough to read until the end:

Grant Naylor (Who is actually two people :O)
Red Dwarf
Red Dwarf: Better Than Life
Red Dwarf: Backwards
James Patterson
When The Wind Blows
The Lake House
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

Two of these Point Horror books that have 13 short stories in.
These five books that all begin with "Un", like Undone, Unbearable, Unbelievable, Forgotten the other two.

There's 13.


Since: 01-29-05
From: New Zealand

Since last post: 3496 days
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Posted on 06-06-06 11:25 AM Link | Quote
I read... and read and read and read... etc...

I've lived in this house for six months and I've alredy got an overflowing bookshelf. There's another overflowing bookshelf of my books at my mom's house. There's 100+ books on that one.

If you're reading this... You are the Resistance

Since: 08-17-04

Since last post: 34 days
Last activity: 14 days
Posted on 06-06-06 12:18 PM Link | Quote
I read.

Truth be told, I tend to read more comics and manga than novels. I actually quite recently started setting about to change that and requested of my friends to recommend their favorite novels so I can ween myself off of only reading comics, graphic novels, manga, periodicals, the backs of cereal boxes and so on.

Anyway, my latest reading has been philosophy books and not novels at all.

My favorite fiction novels I've read recently have been Geek Love, Ender's Game and American Gods.

I write as well, but I don't glorify that aspect, published or not.

Most of my fiction is in my head and probably will never be articulated. It's much more beautiful as such since there's no way I could possibly write it all out without fucking it up somehow. Otherwise, I write non-fiction articles, features, interviews, and whatnot from whoever I'm working for.

Lord Vulkas Mormonus

High Xeodent of Xeomerica.

Since: 10-29-04
From: North Carolina, United States. World, Sol System, milky way

Since last post: 1653 days
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Posted on 06-06-06 12:23 PM Link | Quote
Number of full size bookshelves in my house: 6.

Number of boxes full of books: a number so high, I dare not count it.

Overall conclusion: Yea, I read just a bit, considering that I also usually get a ton of books whenever I go to the library.

I'll have to say that my favorite author is ither Michael Crichton, or Timothy Zahn. Crichton I can read for hours, he's scientifically accurate, ect. Zahn on the toher hand writes great stories, ones which make me enjoy the characters, and nearly care about them.

But yes, I enjoy the classical writers, Tolken, Lewis, Asimov, ect.
True Flight

The One

Since: 08-21-04

Since last post: 2033 days
Last activity: 2018 days
Posted on 06-06-06 06:11 PM Link | Quote
LOL I love all of your answers. I just wanted to know if JPod was a good idea to buy and read or just check out of the library, BUT in order to do that I have to pay double with my fines and all.

Roy Koopa
Holy crap, it is the RoboCoonie!

Since: 08-20-04
From: California

Since last post: 65 days
Last activity: 65 days
Posted on 06-06-06 06:16 PM Link | Quote
And, I just started writing a new one based on my time at Activision:
Will Not Fix

Zombie Marco

Since: 03-24-06

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Posted on 06-16-06 04:47 PM Link | Quote
I just finished reading the seventh book in the Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale (, i recently finished Digital Fortress, by Dan Brown (Its better than DaVinci Code, actually all of his books are better than the DaVinci Code, its his worst book) and I have to reccomend for anyone with kids in grade school (i dont know the age group here) the Animorphs series, my dad used to read those to me wen i was a kid, they are great.

Originally posted by Teundusia

Red Dwarf

Did they make a tv show of that?
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