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What Are You Reading?

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    Registered Users Posts: 7,231 Fad


    Kinda curious as to what my demographic actually reads (if anything)

    I'm reading:

    All Families Are Psychotic-Douglas Coupland.

    and I have the following lined up:

    At Swim Two Birds-Flann O'Brien.
    Survivor-Chuck Palahnuik.

    and I have to scan through the "Bhagavad Gita" (Hare Krishna sacred text) for my religion project, which I really need to get done over Xmas


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  • Fad wrote: »
    Kinda curious as to what my demographic actually reads (if anything)

    I'm reading:

    All Families Are Psychotic-Douglas Coupland.

    and I have the following lined up:

    At Swim Two Birds-Flann O'Brien.
    Survivor-Chuck Palahnuik.

    and I have to scan through the "Bhagavad Gita" (Hare Krishna sacred text) for my religion project, which I really need to get done over Xmas
    i am reading your post :rolleyes:




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  • Piste wrote: »
    Just finished reading the last Harry Potter book


    As ashamed as I should be for reading them, I love those books :) Especially the last few. Read the last one less 24 hours after I got it :o




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  • Fad wrote: »
    As ashamed as I should be for reading them, I love those books :)

    Why should you be ashamed? It's a great series!


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  • Piste wrote: »
    Why should you be ashamed? It's a great series!

    Not so much ashamed but that I started reading them when I was nine, and while I enjoy the books, and theyre really well written, theres this weird feeling I just cant shake off while reading them:(




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  • bythewoods wrote: »
    Although I still read Harry Potter-esque things.

    Would you be referring to fantasy novels? xD

    Anyway I'm currently reading Tetrarch by Ian Irvine - second book in the set "The Well of Echoes", first book's called Geomancer. Really amazing books, unique and well thought out. Found afew similarities though between characters and Greek mythology but definitely recommended.

    Got Brisingr under the Christmas tree, though it's been months since I read Eldest, so I'll probably have to re-read it before hand..




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  • eVeNtInE wrote: »
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    Sadly when my eyes begin to seriously hurt from reading, its time to go asleep :p

    I take it you queued up too

    Nerds 4 Life




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  • Does boards count? :pac:




  • eVeNtInE wrote: »
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    I've queued for considerably longer lengths of time for something I cant mention here for fear of banning and shunning :p I'm sure you can guess (Dont post it though)

    I went to a repeat event in Belfast, in november of that year (That makes things even easier) however I shall decline to name it, but rest assured it was not a forbidden ever




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  • eVeNtInE wrote: »
    This post has been deleted.

    Not mindlessly complicated, just rules of Boards prevent me from mentioning it....

    Anyway best stay on topic, any Douglas Coupland fans here?




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