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Postby Doc Sigma » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:25 pm

I started reading A Comfort of Cats by Doreen Tovey today, and I was rather upset to find out that she'd died recently.

"Sadly, Doreen Tovey died in 2008, aged nearly ninety. She had thousands of fans of all nationalities and was surrounded by good friends and of course her two cats, Rama and Tiah, who were with her almost to the end. Over fifty years since her first book was published, she has delighted genberations of owners of Siamese cats."
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Postby nickspoon » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:43 pm

Reading We by Yegevny Zamyatin - the original dystopian sci-fi novel. It was suppressed in Russia until 1988, sixty years after it was originally published in English in New York.
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Postby cougartiger » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:21 am

Reading "Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens". It contains: A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, and Cricket On The Hearth.

I've gotten to Cricket and so far, I'm not getting it. Still, I'm only a little ways into it so I hope it gets better. Chimes didn't get interesting untill halfway through.

ACC is my all time favorite novel. I read it every year and collect all the film versions I can. Favorite film version is the 1970 musical Scrooge starring Albert Finney (who won a Golden Globe for best actor in a musical or comedy for this role).
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Postby C.Cat » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:05 pm

Did you get that from Wikipedia? If so it MIGHT NOT BE TRUE!
No, it was written in the book itself.

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Postby Fritz » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:39 am

Got Freakonomics and The Picture of Dorian Gray today.

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Postby nickspoon » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:43 pm

The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Postby RocketGirl » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:56 pm

Sojourn, R.A. Salvatore

I used to be a big ol' Drizzt Do'Urden fan; started feeling nostalgic and picked up the Dark Elf Trilogy again... *pshrug*

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Postby Hyperion » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:31 am

Now reading The Urth of the New Sun.
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Postby Segovia » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:03 am

For my outside reading I decided to read Insomnia by Stephan King. It's thick as hell and I am bearly on the seventh page of the prolouge.
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Postby Rooster » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:10 am

I don't really read books, but I've recently got the latest two editions in the Warhammer 40,000 series "Gaunt's Ghosts"

First time I've spent money at Games Workshop in almost 5 years.

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Postby Æron » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:24 am

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture, Ruth Benedict
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Postby Dr. Sticks » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:09 am

for pleasure - Gods in a Vortex by David Houston
for english - Of Mice and Men
for pol-sci - The Great Unraveling by Paul Krugman
and the book I've since put on hold due to my other readings - Remix by Lawrence Lessig
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Postby Ibun » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:26 am

The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Postby Segovia » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:49 am

for english - Of Mice and Men
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Postby nickspoon » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:15 pm

Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange. It's a fantastic book, and also very strange in more than a few ways.
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