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Postby EvilSporkofDoom » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:35 am

Spirit_Wolf8356 wrote:I'm in the middle of The Vampire Lestat. I'm really liking it, but it's a little weird. ^_^


eee... I love that book, it's one of my favourites ^___^


I'm currently reading The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
-Hebrews 11:6

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Postby uc pseudonym » Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:41 am

Considering that it's by Douglas Adams (and he's shown he's a decent writer in a few other books), I'm curious about that. What is it about?
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Postby Kesshin » Sat Apr 24, 2004 3:36 pm

I'm reading a collection of Robert Burns poems, and a science fiction book entitled "the House of the Scorpion." The latter is good, but creepy.
"Consider the lilies of the field. They neither sew nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed as one of these. If God so clothes the grass, which is in the field one day and cast into the oven the next, how much more will he clothe you, o ye of little faith?
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Postby Staci » Sun Apr 25, 2004 8:51 am

I've moved on from The Black Unicorn and into Wizard At Large by Terry Brooks, still within the Magic Kingdom for Sale: SOLD! series. It's so delish! *drools and flips to the next page in anticipation*
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Postby thalia » Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:36 am

I have to read Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" for my English IV AP class. I just finished "Cry, the Beloved Country," and it was awesome!
Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow

For Thine is the Kingdom

Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow

Life is very long

Between the desire
And the spasm
Between the potency
And the existence
Between the essence
And the descent
Falls the Shadow

For Thine is the Kingdom

For Thine is
Life is
For Thine is the

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but with a whimper.


-from T. S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men"
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Postby uc pseudonym » Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:53 pm

Staci wrote:
I've moved on from The Black Unicorn and into Wizard At Large by Terry Brooks, still within the Magic Kingdom for Sale: SOLD! series. It's so delish! *drools and flips to the next page in anticipation*


Decent book, good series. It's been a while since I read it, but I do remember finding the entire outlook rather refreshing.
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Postby Staci » Sun Apr 25, 2004 2:20 pm

uc pseudonym wrote:Decent book, good series. It's been a while since I read it, but I do remember finding the entire outlook rather refreshing.
This has been a walk down memory lane for me, personally. The Magic Kingdom for Sale: SOLD! is the first fantasy series I ever read. Furthermore, Ben Holiday is the first book character I ever developed a crush on. *blushes a bit* I find it very funny that I will be marrying a strapping young man named Benjamin this September 12th. Heeheehee, weird, yes? :sweat:



[size=84]And I agree with you, uc - Terry Brooks' Magic Kingdom series is incredibly refreshing. It mixes modern-day stuff and the fantasy realm and has a lesson taught in each book. ^_^ Not too bloody, no gratuitous anything]
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Postby Shao Feng-Li » Sun Apr 25, 2004 3:27 pm

Anwers to Catholic Claims, James R. White and This Present Darkness, Frank Perreti.
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Postby Technomancer » Mon Apr 26, 2004 6:52 pm

Charlie Johnson in The Flames- Michael Ignatieff
The scientific method," Thomas Henry Huxley once wrote, "is nothing but the normal working of the human mind." That is to say, when the mind is working; that is to say further, when it is engaged in corrrecting its mistakes. Taking this point of view, we may conclude that science is not physics, biology, or chemistry—is not even a "subject"—but a moral imperative drawn from a larger narrative whose purpose is to give perspective, balance, and humility to learning.

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Postby PotBelliedCow » Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:15 pm

Rereading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley...good book :thumb:

My friend's been nagging me to read The Cannery by John Steinbeck as well; problem is, I lost the book hehe :sweat:
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Postby Madeline » Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:32 pm

Right now I'm reading "The Screwtape Letters", by C.S. Lewis.
Wow. It's a classic, and yet every time it's read it's a complete shocker.
It's interesting how when you stop trying to be eloquent, the most helpful things that God has prepared for you and the people around you come out. :)
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Postby Sieg9986 » Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:40 pm

I'm working my way through Something Wicked This Way Comes, it's really strange, but very detailed, and very poetic. Bradbury is not only a good twilight zone script writer, but an awesome author.

I am also working on The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand. Though i don't really agree one hundred percent with her views, she does present an interesting story at the very least
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Postby Shinsei » Thu Apr 29, 2004 11:27 am

I am reading Robin Hobb's Liveship series, and once I'm done with that I'm reading some Dragonlance (chronicles, I think, good D&D novels), some Raymond E. Feist (He's great, nice and easy to read, good story), some Magic:The Gathering (Ice Age cycle), and some Mercedes Lackey (Heralds of Valdemar, I dunno about that series - theres some homosexuality and lots of promiscuity, I might stop reading it), and of course once the next Robert Jordan and George RR Martin novels FINALLY come out I will drop everything to read them. Gee, all the books I listed are fantasy...huh, I guess I'm a one-genre reader.
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Postby SwordSkill » Sat May 01, 2004 6:26 am

Dan Brown's Angels and Demons.
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Postby Zedian » Sun May 02, 2004 10:29 pm

I still finishing up Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code".
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Postby kirakira » Mon May 03, 2004 6:45 pm

I'm in the middle ot 'the Eye of the World' by Robert Jordan. And today I just started 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' for school.
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Postby Technomancer » Mon May 03, 2004 7:13 pm

I'm starting "The Club Dumas" by Artruo Perez-Reverte.
The scientific method," Thomas Henry Huxley once wrote, "is nothing but the normal working of the human mind." That is to say, when the mind is working; that is to say further, when it is engaged in corrrecting its mistakes. Taking this point of view, we may conclude that science is not physics, biology, or chemistry—is not even a "subject"—but a moral imperative drawn from a larger narrative whose purpose is to give perspective, balance, and humility to learning.

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Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge

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Postby SwordSkill » Tue May 04, 2004 7:47 am

Simone Zelitch's Louisa.
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Postby blkmage » Tue May 04, 2004 2:33 pm

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!

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Postby madphilb » Tue May 04, 2004 9:05 pm

"Get a Life" by William Shatner
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Postby uc pseudonym » Wed May 05, 2004 5:09 am

"What is 5 x 7?"

I love that entire series.

At the moment I'm involved in a vicious debate about homosexuality, so my current reading reflects this:

"To Continue the Dialogue: Biblical Interpretation and Homosexuality" by Norman Kraus
"Caught in the Crossfire" by Geis and Messer
"Homosexuality: Biblical Interpretation and Moral Discernment" by Willard Swartley

The last is a very good discussion of the subject, though I'd appreciate more Greek.
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Postby cbwing0 » Wed May 05, 2004 6:53 am

I am currently reading G.K. Chesterton's "Orthodoxy." I am also reading "Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview" by J.P. Moreland and William Lane Craig, although progress has been slow lately due to finals. :sweat:
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Postby Mave » Wed May 05, 2004 7:58 am

Just finished Lee Strobel's "Case for Faith"

Half way though C.S. Lewis' "Mere Chrisitianity"

Starting Lee Strobel's "In the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Sally"

Almost started John Grisham's "The King of Torts" (^^;;;;; ) I'll have to look around to see whether I can borrow it.

Plan to read Dallas Willard's "The Divine Conspiracy."

Yeah summer's here!
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Postby SwordSkill » Thu May 06, 2004 8:21 pm

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. D I C K

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Postby thalia » Fri May 07, 2004 7:31 am

I just finished Chopin's "The Awakening," and now I'm reading "Pride and Prejudice!" (which is a really good book!)
Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow

For Thine is the Kingdom

Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow

Life is very long

Between the desire
And the spasm
Between the potency
And the existence
Between the essence
And the descent
Falls the Shadow

For Thine is the Kingdom

For Thine is
Life is
For Thine is the

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but with a whimper.


-from T. S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men"
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Postby uc pseudonym » Fri May 07, 2004 10:19 am

Ah, yes, I had forgotten to mention "The Great Gatsby" which I am reading on the side. For the age it was written in, I am quite impressed by the author's actual humor and wit.
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Postby Locke » Sat May 08, 2004 10:23 pm

ALIAS

The Lovely Bones (really good)

California Pizza Kitchens cookbook

an some random manga thrown in

EDIT: also i am readin the Purpose Driven Life for Teens
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Postby Twilly Spree » Sun May 09, 2004 10:45 am

Angels and Demon by Dan Brown....gotta love the mystery/thrillers
Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives? Perhaps if we never veered off course, we wouldn't fall in love, or have babies, or be who we are. After all, seasons change. So do cities. People come into your life and people go. But it's comforting to know the ones you love are always in your heart. And if you're very lucky, a plane ride away.
-Sex in the City
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Postby cbwing0 » Mon May 10, 2004 3:29 pm

I'm reading the 2004-2005 Games Workshop Complete Catalog And Hobby Reference.

Thank kaji for that one...he mentioned Warhammer 40,000 in his bio, and now I'm hooked again. Not that that's a bad thing, but it is expensive. :P
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Postby DragonSlayer » Tue May 11, 2004 10:46 am

Salvatore all the way,
Dont ever doubt God. He can help when thing even are impossible for a Human to work out.God can help us with everything, no matter how long it takes, how much it may seem he's not doing, never doubt God.
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