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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #120 on: July 23, 2012, 09:26:21 pm »
I have become addicted to the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.  Damn you, woman, and your sexy time-traveling Scots!

... David Tennant and Karen Gillan?

I'm currently reading Death and the Dolce Vita, which is about murder and corruption in post-war Italy.  Fascinating :D

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #121 on: July 23, 2012, 10:20:36 pm »
Still Reading Godel Escher Bach by Hofstadter. I highly recommend it to anyone that wants a mindfuck
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #122 on: July 29, 2012, 10:11:37 am »
Currently on book 4.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #123 on: August 06, 2012, 12:36:11 pm »
Still reading Les Miserables, just started Volume II. I won't mention every time I finish a book, but I will post here every time I finish a volume. Volume II has eight books, and book first has nineteen chapters. This should keep me busy for a while.


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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #124 on: August 06, 2012, 04:52:22 pm »
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #125 on: August 06, 2012, 04:56:43 pm »
Bout to finish up another run through the world of Pern before going back to the Velgarth and Valdemar as I start the Mage Winds series.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #126 on: August 06, 2012, 05:22:23 pm »
Bought "The Omen Machine" by Terry Goodkind a couple days ago.  :) Will start it soon.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #127 on: August 07, 2012, 12:19:32 pm »
The Pope Who Quit

That sounds rather intriguing. I hadn't heard of it.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #128 on: August 07, 2012, 03:00:51 pm »
The Pope Who Quit

That sounds rather intriguing. I hadn't heard of it.

I don't know about that book particularly, but especially after the Reformation got rolling Papal legitimacy was so badly damaged that leaving the role without dying in it was practically unthinkable. Before the Reformation of course, Popes were 2 legit 2 quit.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #129 on: August 07, 2012, 06:08:12 pm »
The Pope Who Quit

That sounds rather intriguing. I hadn't heard of it.

I don't know about that book particularly, but especially after the Reformation got rolling Papal legitimacy was so badly damaged that leaving the role without dying in it was practically unthinkable. Before the Reformation of course, Popes were 2 legit 2 quit.

I'm pretty sure 1294 qualifies as "before the Reformation."
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #130 on: August 07, 2012, 06:37:04 pm »
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #131 on: August 07, 2012, 11:14:54 pm »
The Pope Who Quit

That sounds rather intriguing. I hadn't heard of it.

I don't know about that book particularly, but especially after the Reformation got rolling Papal legitimacy was so badly damaged that leaving the role without dying in it was practically unthinkable. Before the Reformation of course, Popes were 2 legit 2 quit.

I'm pretty sure 1294 qualifies as "before the Reformation."

Guess that depends on how reformist one considers Lollardy, let alone the Cathars. Good old 13th century.

No that was certainly not just a setup to make a "2 legit 2 quit" joke, perish the thought.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #132 on: August 13, 2012, 08:23:23 am »
Finished Godel, Escher, Bach by Hofstadter!

GET IT. GET THAT BOOK AND FUCKIN READ IT. ITS ORGASMIC.

*ahem*

Now onto Resurrection by Tolstoy. (btw, I'm up to page 70, and Tolstoy seems to be obsessed with Maslova's boobs, 4 different occasions where he talk about her "bosum")
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #133 on: August 13, 2012, 11:10:25 am »
"Can you survive the zombie apocolypse?"

Sort of a Choose your own adventure book with zombies.

Thus far, I've;

-joined a stripper who was slashing zombies with her sword.  We ended up at a baseball game (her bf is on the Yankees), and we escaped by helicopter.

-got in a cab, got stuck on a bridge, got out and ran to a construction site where 3 workers had a plan to bust a water pipe and escape via the sewers.  I followed them and drowned, so I tried again and ran in the opposite direction.  I got eaten.

-joined a Zombie Walk, ran when my friend tripped, and I got eaten.

-stayed in my apt building, killed some neo-nazi who shot the landlady, met up with some guy whose apt was packed with videogames, beer, and pot.  We made a, "HELP" sign with beercans on the building roof and got rescued.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #134 on: August 14, 2012, 09:15:44 am »
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