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Re: Everything about Books

Postby destawaits » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:23 am

I used to read A LOT. Now that we have technology and stuff, I don't read as much anymore. I still enjoy reading, though.

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Re: Everything about Books

Postby RetralMega » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:35 am

destawaits wrote:I used to read A LOT. Now that we have technology and stuff, I don't read as much anymore. I still enjoy reading, though.

How old are you exactly?
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Re: Everything about Books

Postby destawaits » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:40 am

RetralMega wrote:
destawaits wrote:I used to read A LOT. Now that we have technology and stuff, I don't read as much anymore. I still enjoy reading, though.

How old are you exactly?

Exactly what my profile states.

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Re: Everything about Books

Postby RetralMega » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:49 am

destawaits wrote:
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destawaits wrote:I used to read A LOT. Now that we have technology and stuff, I don't read as much anymore. I still enjoy reading, though.

How old are you exactly?

Exactly what my profile states.

So why did you say what I bolded?
That made no sense.
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Re: Everything about Books

Postby destawaits » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:57 am

RetralMega wrote:
destawaits wrote:
RetralMega wrote:
destawaits wrote:I used to read A LOT. Now that we have technology and stuff, I don't read as much anymore. I still enjoy reading, though.

How old are you exactly?

Exactly what my profile states.

So why did you say what I bolded?
That made no sense.

Yeah...
Back then all I had was a Windows XP desktop. I didn't get to use it much. Now I go to school with a MacBook Pro because it is a requirement to bring an MacBook to school.

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Re: Everything about Books

Postby RetralMega » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:01 am

destawaits wrote:
RetralMega wrote:
destawaits wrote:
RetralMega wrote:
destawaits wrote:I used to read A LOT. Now that we have technology and stuff, I don't read as much anymore. I still enjoy reading, though.

How old are you exactly?

Exactly what my profile states.

So why did you say what I bolded?
That made no sense.

Yeah...
Back then all I had was a Windows XP desktop. I didn't get to use it much. Now I go to school with a MacBook Pro because it is a requirement to bring an MacBook to school.

Specifically a MacBook? What a shit school. Windows is way better.
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Re: Everything about Books

Postby destawaits » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:14 am

We are currently reading Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress in class; I high recommend this novel. The story is set during the peak of the Cultural Revolution in China. The protagonists are sent to a village in a rural part of China to be "re-educated", but while they lived in the village, they discover a hidden stash full of translated novels by French author and playwright Honere de Balzac, hence the title of the novel. During the Cultural Revolution, anything secular and considered to be bourgeois are banned (including all books except for Mao's Little Red Book), so to the protagonists, the novels were very valuable. While living in the village, they also meet a girl known as the little Chinese seamstress. Together, they dive into the world of Balzac...

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Re: Everything about Books

Postby Damafaud » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:04 pm

Why everyone is reading less...

Currently on a marathon to finish all books by Agatha Christie.
So far, Crooked House, Mysterious Mr. Quin, and The Circular Staircase is my favourite.
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Re: Everything about Books

Postby NDM » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:28 pm

I have read this last two months, I think 4 fictions twice, two non fictions. One and two in that order. I would read more if my books were where I could get them.
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Re: Everything about Books

Postby VucubCaquix » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:40 pm

Arckas wrote:I used to enjoy reading books, but through my use of internet and gaming I've lost the patience of sitting down and reading something without thinking about other things.

Anyone else in the same boat?


Yes definitely. Plus with college I don't really have much time, and whatever free time I have goes to games and music. Maybe I'll get back into it? Been meaning to read the Dune series.

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I read a lot less, so kinda. I do a bit of online reading if that counts. :]

Reading Catch-22. Anyone not into books? If you understand the irony, the humor keeps you hooked.


Great book. If you like that you'll probably like Vonnegut books. Catch-22 really reminded me of those...

Damafaud wrote:Currently on a marathon to finish all books by Agatha Christie.


Some good ones in there. I was gonna do the same but I found a lot of them got boring. Hard to top And Then There Were None.
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Re: Everything About Books

Postby PrincessHonoka » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:19 pm

I knew there had to be book lovers on here. Town of Salem is a reader-based game So yeah.

Sadly the only new book I finished in 2016 was The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Macker. It's about a girl who gains access to her Facebook page fifteen years in the future from 1996, and how she responds to it.

I did start David Lubar's new book Character Driven but the foul language slowed me down a bit. They should replace all curse words with Town of Salem versions of them.

Anyway I'm a big reader for the most part, have something like 900 books in my personal collection.
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Re: Everything about Books

Postby Damafaud » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:48 am

VucubCaquix wrote:
Damafaud wrote:Currently on a marathon to finish all books by Agatha Christie.


Some good ones in there. I was gonna do the same but I found a lot of them got boring. Hard to top And Then There Were None.


Really? I'll get to it later. But I like Crooked House best, because Spoiler: Josaphine is the murderess .
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Re: Everything about Books

Postby Alicitzen » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:59 am

Damafaud wrote:
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Damafaud wrote:Currently on a marathon to finish all books by Agatha Christie.


Some good ones in there. I was gonna do the same but I found a lot of them got boring. Hard to top And Then There Were None.


Really? I'll get to it later. But I like Crooked House best, because Josaphine is the murderess.

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Re: Everything About Books

Postby oliy » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:31 am

Finished reading Station 11 for class. Was pretty decent, characters can get boring at times though.
Watching the new movie Arrival somewhat reminded me of it, so if you like one, you probably will like the other.

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Re: Everything About Books

Postby dkassasin1 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:28 pm

"A Deserter's tale" is an amazing read, but not one for the weak of heart.

Basically about a soldier who deserted the Iraq war. It has why he did it, how he did it and what caused him to snap.

Definite recommend 10/10
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Re: Everything About Books

Postby Damafaud » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:05 am

So I borrowed a book from a friend called The 100 Years Old Man Who Get Out of His Window and Disappear.

It was so good. The story is fresh and new, the depth of the personality of the characters making the story quite intense.

Also, an elephant is involved.
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Re: Everything About Books

Postby destawaits » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:50 am

I just finished "The Morality Doctrine" trilogy by James Dashner, who wrote "The Maze Runner" series. I recommend it for young adults.

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Re: Everything about Books

Postby WindBlqde » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:08 pm

destawaits wrote:
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Cerilium wrote:I once had a book.

I was about 5 and it was the very hungry caterpillar.


I remember reading that book when I was little. Good times.

Same. I enjoyed that book.

I recently read this copy of The Giving Tree I found. It was nice. Reminded me of the youth we all lost.

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Re: Everything about Books

Postby destawaits » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:19 pm

WindBlqde wrote:HEY! I'M A PERSON TOO, Y'KNOW?

What does this have to do with anything?

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Re: Everything About Books

Postby dkassasin1 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:30 pm

Stephen Colbert's "I am America (And so can you)" Is a really good satirical comedy read. (What else can you expect from Colbert)
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Re: Everything About Books

Postby numberFTW » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:07 pm

Anyone red The Three Body Problem?
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Re: Everything About Books

Postby destawaits » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:14 am

You know, every time I get to the end of a story, it feels like as if time had stopped. I try to imagine what would happen next, but nothing beats reading. Instead, I resort to reading fanfics, but often there are only a few fanfics I consider worthy of reading.

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Re: Everything About Books

Postby thebestestshadow » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:36 am

The Crucible is a good read, and based on our favourite town!! (Salem)

also I own every single pony pals book, it's a lifestyle 10/10 would recommend
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Re: Everything About Books

Postby Alicitzen » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:40 am

destawaits wrote:You know, every time I get to the end of a story, it feels like as if time had stopped. I try to imagine what would happen next, but nothing beats reading. Instead, I resort to reading fanfics, but often there are only a few fanfics I consider worthy of reading.

Good fanfics are always a blast to read.
Most suck or are indefinitely hiatused though.
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Re: Everything About Books

Postby destawaits » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:58 am

I have decided to revive this. I love books.

We are currently doing a unit on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in English class. Have any of you read it?

Besides the above play, I have also read Romeo and Juliet and the Merchant of Venice. Shakespeare is interesting once you understand its meanings.

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