Poll: My thoughts on books are:
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I'd marry them if I could (bloody laws).
73 59%
I'm indifferent.
39 31%
They deserve to be used to wipe sweaty bums.
6 5%
reedins fur steers n queers
6 5%
Voters: 124.
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#1
Just a thread about books in general. Aren't they lovely?

I've just bought a load of books with vouchers I was given at Christmas and I'm looking forward to reading them all.

I think that books are still generally better than information found on the internet and I certainly prefer to have a physical copy to a file saved on a computer.

Books stimulate my mind more than television does, and more even than music.

Books have taught me more than any person (alright, my family taught me how to speak, but they haven't taught me physics, chemistry, biology, maths, psychology, European history, natural history, jokes, stories and whatever else I've read since I was four years old).

I'd probably make love to books if it weren't for the risk of paper cuts.

How about you?
#6
I'm reading the Godfather book right now. It's quite good. Up next is a Johnny Cash autobiography.
#10
Actually I have to catch up on my reading. I'm on a nonfiction book about organised crime.
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#11

Darren Shan=Greatest and best author of all time.


w00p! Well maybe not the greatest (Philip Pullman) but still. Have you read Bec? Just finished it a few days ago.
#12
I just got into the works of T.C. Boyle after I read "Greasy Lake" in my AP english textbook.

The Road to Wellville is badass.
#13
I only like to read when the book is really interesting and starts off fast.

Any book with a slow start will get its ass kicked by me, because I don't like being bored for 150 pages and then mildly excited for 50 or 60 pages before the book starts to get boring again.
#14
I just finished reading The Da Vinci Code.

My favourite book would have to be Mortal Engines, and the rest of the series.
#15
Books rule. I just read Catch-22 a couple weeks ago, and it was one of the best things I've ever read.
#16
i got loads for xmas and i love them all

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#17
Quote by Saintsatan
Darren Shan=Greatest and best author of all time.


I've met him, what a great day that was Used to be one of my favourite authors, but my taste in books has evolved past him. Too simple a writing style.

I love books, I'm the only one out of my friends that reads, so it gets boring if I can't discuss an interesting read with someone. I'm currently fighting through Return of the Native, it's one of the worst books I've ever read but I want to get it over with so I don't have to read it again later on for an exam. I keep saying how much I hate it, but it's the same with any book I read, once I've been reading it long enough I'll want to know what happens.

I'm very picky with what books I read, I hate buying a book for a tenner only to discover it's a load of crap. I got some James Herbert and Terry Pratchet (sp?) for Christmas though, along with a Marlon Brando biography. I've never read biographies or Terry Pratchet before, so that I'm looking forward to. I just have to finish Return of the Native though >.<
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#19
has anyone read "Hitler and his God" by Georges Van Vrekhem??
Its the best book ive ever read. ever.

I love a good book now and again.


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#20
I love His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, it's gotta be my favourite series of novels ever, it just works on so many levels to people of all ages adn backgrounds. Right now I'm reading Battle Royale by Koushun Takami and The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Anyone got any recommendations for when I finish these?
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#21
I love books. I used to read 10 books a week, but I don't have time for it anymore, and I didn't like it. When I was 12, children's books were too childish, but the other books were still too hard for me.
I love Dutch writers like Arnon Grunberg (he lives in New York now, I think) and Karel Glastra-van Loon. Don't know of their books are translated in english, I think De Passievrucht by van Loon is, it's called.. A father's affair? I'm not sure.. but that one is really good.
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Quote by Dinkydaisy
I've met him, what a great day that was Used to be one of my favourite authors, but my taste in books has evolved past him. Too simple a writing style.

I love books, I'm the only one out of my friends that reads, so it gets boring if I can't discuss an interesting read with someone. I'm currently fighting through Return of the Native, it's one of the worst books I've ever read but I want to get it over with so I don't have to read it again later on for an exam. I keep saying how much I hate it, but it's the same with any book I read, once I've been reading it long enough I'll want to know what happens.

I'm very picky with what books I read, I hate buying a book for a tenner only to discover it's a load of crap. I got some James Herbert and Terry Pratchet (sp?) for Christmas though, along with a Marlon Brando biography. I've never read biographies or Terry Pratchet before, so that I'm looking forward to. I just have to finish Return of the Native though >.<

I'm envious.
#23
books are wonderful
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I've just read Chuck Palahniuks 'Choke'. What an incredibly strange, yet brilliant story.


I've read his Fight Club and Invisible Monsters. How does it compare to those?
#25
Quote by Saintsatan
I'm envious.



I even got him to sign Allies of the Night and got a photo of me and him. Hah hah, sucker.
The will to neither strive nor cry,
The power to feel with others give.
Calm, calm me more; nor let me die
Before I have begun to live.

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#26
Anyone remember reading 'The EDGE Chronicles'?

I absolutely loved that series when I was a bit younger. I think it's still going; but I've stopped reading. I have some of the books in chronological order, with that little 'Cloud Wolf' book first, up to 'Last Of The Skypirates'.

I better not be the only one who has read these.
#27

I've met him, what a great day that was Used to be one of my favourite authors, but my taste in books has evolved past him. Too simple a writing style.


Gah! But if you want a good horror, try The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. Vampirey, and very good.
#28
Quote by Eilidh
Gah! But if you want a good horror, try The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. Vampirey, and very good.



I'm not an overall fan of horror, I think the worst I get is James Herbert and Stephen King. I'm more into fantasy and Olden Times, with heros and swords and dragons. You know the type.
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The power to feel with others give.
Calm, calm me more; nor let me die
Before I have begun to live.

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#29
Quote by robmarsden01
I love His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, it's gotta be my favourite series of novels ever, it just works on so many levels to people of all ages adn backgrounds. Right now I'm reading Battle Royale by Koushun Takami and The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Anyone got any recommendations for when I finish these?



Yea, the dark materials trillogy(sp?) ruled.

Best author imo is Jeffry Deaver.
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#30
Quote by _Mayday_
Anyone remember reading 'The EDGE Chronicles'?

I absolutely loved that series when I was a bit younger. I think it's still going; but I've stopped reading. I have some of the books in chronological order, with that little 'Cloud Wolf' book first, up to 'Last Of The Skypirates'.

I better not be the only one who has read these.



they were great books, even better that they had pics aswell
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#31
The two books that I absolutely love are "Alas, Babylon" and "the Hobbit" other than that, I'm indifferent.

Does anyone else hate Dan Brown's writing style?
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#32
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I'm reading the Godfather book right now. It's quite good. Up next is a Johnny Cash autobiography.



One of the best books ever IMO
So much details that you won't see in the movies
#33
Quote by Dinkydaisy
I keep saying how much I hate it, but it's the same with any book I read, once I've been reading it long enough I'll want to know what happens.

I'm very picky with what books I read, I hate buying a book for a tenner only to discover it's a load of crap. I got some James Herbert and Terry Pratchet (sp?) for Christmas though

Yeah, same. It makes it really hard to get into new books. I hope you enjoy Terry Pratchett, I love him

Anyone else read Gormenghast? I've just started it, and I've been looking forward to it for ages.
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#34
I can't bring myself to read them.

I have to read A Tale of Two Cities by Monday, and I'm only on page 61.
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#35
Just finished reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Wow.

Hunter S. Thompson ftw!
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#36
I love reading, I wish I had more time to do more of it. Unfortunately school has ruined most of the classics for me due to the fact that they force us to overanalyze everything.

I'm currently reading from an E.A. Poe anthology as well as a book on dimensions and physics (and that's my leisure reading, lol).

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I can't bring myself to read them.

I have to read A Tale of Two Cities by Monday, and I'm only on page 61.


I've tried 3 times to read that book, but for whatever reason I can't get past a couple pages. The first paragraph is cool but for some reason the rest bores me.
#37
Quote by Izz
One of the best books ever IMO
So much details that you won't see in the movies


Yeah, it's great. I think I prefer the films though; as the writing style annoys me sometimes.

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Just finished reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Wow.

Hunter S. Thompson ftw!


Another great book. I want to read 'Fear and Loathing on The Campain Trail' - or something along those lines.
#38
Anyone else read any James Bond books? I have the first four and I recommend them all to those who haven't read them before. Bond is a completely different person from how he's portrayed in the films.
#39
I'm a lazy reader. Fiction books just don't grasp my attention. No matter how exciting or well written the book is, I just don't see it and get bored. Reading literature is a chore to me.

When I was young (2nd to 5th grade), my teachers always complained that I only read factual books. I kept saying "I wanna learn something!", and they were like "Fictional books improve your imagination!"

I've got more imagination than most people I know that read, thank you very much.

Non-fiction for me. Preferably with diagrams.
#40
I love a good book, SF and fantasy are probably my favorit(and informatic stuff, I got loads of books about guitar brands and their heritage, old effects and other stuff).
we should put up a poll about the favorite kinda books.
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