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What are you reading?
« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2011, 10:39:56 PM »
It's really cheap on Amazon ;)

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What are you reading?
« Reply #61 on: January 26, 2011, 11:59:55 PM »
I just finished "The Owl Killers" by Karen Maitland. Excellent novel, set in the fictional village of Ulewic in 1321 England, where pagan superstitions and leaders still rule beneath the Christian facade. It follows the struggles of a group of religious women from Flanders attempting to set up a beguinage (define:beguinage) in the village and the obstacles they face from both pagan and church alike.

It's a very good tale, with a great historical backdrop, featuring the struggles of common people in the 14th century, faith and the lack of it, and a touch of horror. I recommend it.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #62 on: October 27, 2012, 03:19:15 PM »
I just finished rereading The Art of War (written by Sun Tzu) and The Book of Five Rings (by Musashi Miyamoto). I've also been reading (on and off) On the Origin of the Species since about April. I'm about to start The Prince and The Art of War, both by Niccolo Machiavelli.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #63 on: October 27, 2012, 03:22:45 PM »
I've read The Art of War, it's an interesting book.

I've got the Prince on my bookshelf, but it keeps getting neglected in favour of riveting titles like Bruce Campbell's "English Seigniorial Agriculture 1250-1450"  :P
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #64 on: October 28, 2012, 12:44:07 AM »
Read the Prince its fascinating

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #65 on: October 31, 2012, 02:14:27 AM »
I've tried starting "The Girl of the Dragon Tattoo"... but failed horribly. Time seems to run by so quickly, it makes me feel really old, and I'm supposed to be in the prime of my life.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #66 on: October 31, 2012, 09:03:16 PM »
I feel exactly the same. It's like my days are constantly getting shorter and shorter.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #67 on: October 31, 2012, 10:05:38 PM »
Might be because the nights are drawing in up in the northern hemisphere... :P
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #68 on: November 02, 2012, 12:15:31 AM »
Whereas, here, in the southern hemisphere, longer daytime causes the illusion that ones has more time in the day... I'm still surprised to find that it's sunset at 9 o'clock, as I still think that it should be at 7 o'clock (and technically deducting two hours of my day)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #69 on: December 06, 2012, 12:32:18 AM »
Death of Kings, Bernard Cornwell. Bunch of Saxons and Danes stabbing each other == a good evening.  ;D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #70 on: December 06, 2012, 01:55:53 AM »
Woha! Finally an author I have a mild knowledge about. Doesn't feel right to know him only because of his most famous series, no matter how awesome those books are.

I'm going to give the tattoed girl another try, starting it again tonight! ;D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #71 on: April 25, 2013, 10:52:43 PM »
Recently finished the Hunger Games trilogy, now I have made the grave mistake of starting reading A Song Of Ice and Fire just before my exams. Why, oh why did I choose now to start reading an addictive series?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #72 on: July 15, 2013, 10:29:25 PM »
I have just bought and will start reading soon a book called Atlas Shrugged. Why? Because Bioshock is awesome and I wanted to understand better the philosophy behind Rapture without actually reading a book on objectivism.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #73 on: July 15, 2013, 10:53:35 PM »
Eww, Ayn Rand. I mean, I ought to read it too at some point, but still ew Ayn Rand.  :P
Let me know what you think/whether I should read it too :)

I've just finished Wolf Hall, the first of two big historical novels on Thomas Cromwell, and am now reading some classic Pratchett (though not discworld, The Dark Side of the Sun, it's sci-fi stuff :) )
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #74 on: July 15, 2013, 11:54:11 PM »
What's wrong with Ayn Rand? She seems delightful, if slightly sociopathic.

I heard good things about the Cromwell novels, they're good I take it? It shames me to admit this, but I've never been able to read more than a chapter or two of Pratchett :(
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