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#26 OFFLINE   Temmu

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:42 AM

amenditman, i resemble that! i read the entire foundation series...
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:59 AM

I wouldn't want to read a lot of Dickens stuff together but actually did read the Foundation series all together. I sometimes binge on authors. Might have started when I would borrow books from my grandmother, she always put them in sets of 6-8 covered in plastic so I would borrow them like that.
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:01 AM

View PostWebb, on 20 January 2014 - 11:35 PM, said:

You could alternate reading a Dickens novel, then a Vonnegut novel, then a Dickens novel, then a Vonnegut novel ...

Now your cooking with gas. :whistling:
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#29 OFFLINE   LilBambi

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:14 AM

I love all the books that abarbarian disliked! As well as those he liked....I just have a passion for books and reading!
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:32 AM

View Postrolanaj, on 21 January 2014 - 07:59 AM, said:

I wouldn't want to read a lot of Dickens stuff together but actually did read the Foundation series all together. I sometimes binge on authors. Might have started when I would borrow books from my grandmother, she always put them in sets of 6-8 covered in plastic so I would borrow them like that.

Me too! I have read the Robot Novels so many times! They are like old friends! And the rest of the Foundation Series a few times over the years. I love them!

But I really do binge at times on authors and I have so many authors I love!
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:32 AM

View PostLilBambi, on 21 January 2014 - 08:14 AM, said:

I love all the books that abarbarian disliked! As well as those he liked....I just have a passion for books and reading!

Not averse to Dickens just that I prefer to watch the movies. We have tons of versions of the same Dickens stories over here. :shifty:
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:25 PM

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I know I know these are not books in the conventional sense. I have read a couple of them in dead wood form though.
An it is a barnstormingly good eclectic deal. :breakfast:
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#33 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:17 PM

Yes, there has been some absolutely fantastic Dickens adapted to the big and little screen. :yes:

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 06:22 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 16 January 2014 - 12:26 PM, said:

Hmm... may have to have a looksee at that Alchemist fellow. :yes:

OK... just put it on a hold at my local library. I'm 3rd on the list with 3 available copies in the system; shouldn't have to wait too long.

Picked up The Alchemist this morning from the library. Took a while to get the darned thing. I can't believe that the system has 4 or 5 editions and they're all booked solid 5 and 6 Holds each. I'm lucky that it only took me just under a month to get a copy.

I'll be starting it (and finishing it) later this evening. It's a little book. If it's as good as everyone says, I'm going to be wishing it were bigger. :yes:

Off to go watch the wonderful news on TV now. Joy!

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:35 AM

Better to simply read the book. :D

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:47 AM

I did get the latest Audiobook Humble Bundle and have 'read' two of them so far and they were very good! Can't wait till I can get the rest. Cursed bandwidth limitations!!!!! A couple are over 1GB and others close to it. :wacko:
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:58 PM

I finished The Alchemist earlier this morning. I'll use the author's own words from the Prologue to describe it...

"'A lovely story', the alchemist thought."

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 09:18 PM

Cool!
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 11:41 PM

It was just a bit too religious/self-help oriented for my tastes, but it was a "lovely story." :yes: Don't let this comment of mine here stop you from reading it, though. There are some tid-bits of wisdom in the pages, regardless of one's beliefs.





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