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My book list is really long and I have 2,400 pages of American Revolution Historical Time Traveler books to read before I can get to the rest.
What the hell are you queerbaits readings?
Also who else hyped for HBOs American Gods and Netflix's Watership Down?


I still need to finish all those Discworld books I got a while back.

>Netflix's Watership Down

First I'm hearing of this, sounds neat though.


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Somewhere down my stack is my semi reread and finishing of the Tiffany Aching books so theres a good chance I'll read through the rest of my little Discworld collection after that. There are a good deal of his books I've yet to read.


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I tried to order the anniversary addition of a Terry Pratchett novel, after a week of having it on a preorder purchase they said it wasn't coming into stock.

No book.


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Which one?


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Finished The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov recently.

Don't know what to read now.


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I've read all Death related Pratchett books.


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>Army of ants
>Cat assassin
>Over a thousand years
>Eradication of humans

Woah woah woah, I need some weed for this.


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'Moving Pictures', I haven't read it in a long time and would love to get a fresh take on it. Read 'Men At Arms' recently and it was a lot more enjoyable with a larger grasp on the referential jokes.


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I have Moving Pictures but it is not a good copy as I got it from a library sale 9 years ago
I've actually never read it.


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Last I read it it was alright. But I figure with knowledge of classic Hollywood it'll be better.


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Um, yes, they… Added it to their anniversary…


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Nice save.


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Wordsmith, baby.


Who has not read starship troopers?


Like half of the people who watched the movie.


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I havnt even seen the movie


CS Lewis was a devout Christian though and it heavily influenced his writing.


Yes. And Pullman was antiCatholic. I don't see your point.


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Horus Heresy. For some reason.


I've got it in my Amazon book thing…


It seems like the maker of this comic doesn't understand the authors and want to just be an atheist dickhead


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All the comic is doing is making a joke out of the fact that some grumpy parents get mad at His Dark Materials for using a childrens joke to "push an agenda" but dont get mad at Lewis for doing the same thing on the opposite spectrum. Plus a little extra joke about some of those said parents thinking Harry Potter promotes witchcraft


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Ordered a copy of 'Moving Pictures' and 'Feet of Clay'. Reread and new read for me. Excite. Maybe this time I'll actually get it!


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Only 2,300 pages left

You know what, I havnt read any of the City Watch books
I should correct that sometime next year


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They're pretty great. They seem a lot more grounded in reality than the other books, or rather I should say the comedy is. The whole cop theme makes it a lot more amusing social commentary. Such as:


'Men At Arms' is a pretty great murder mystery with a lot of interesting twists. Been a while since I read 'Guards! Guards!' but that one too is terribly amusing. One of the notable characters is a dragon breeder who breeds the most pathetic of all dragons: Swamp Dragons. Who when frightened, angry, horny, excited, hungry, happy, or curious or any thing at all, really; will try to huff fire which will instantly detonate them.

City Watch books are great. They're like the witches with slightly less unrelenting logic and a lot more jokes. And naughty jokes! Eeee! To its credit 'Men At Arms' is set upon the age-old bugbear of racism and still makes it seem funny and uncontroversial.


And just because it amuses me to show some snippets from 'Men At Arms':

“Have - have you got an appointment?' he said.
'I don't know,' said Carrot. 'Have we got an appointment?'
'I've got an iron ball with spikes on,' Nobby volunteered.
'That's a morningstar, Nobby.'
'Is it?'
'Yes,' said Carrot. 'An appointment is an engagement to see someone, while a morningstar is a large lump of metal used for viciously crushing skulls. It is important not to confuse the two, isn't it, Mr-?' He raised his eyebrows.
'Boffo, sir. But-'
'So if you could perhaps run along and tell Dr Whiteface we're here with an iron ball with spi- What am I saying? I mean, without an appointment to see him? Please? Thank you.”

Captain "Mayonnaise" Quirke was the Captain of the Day Watch, before the two Watches were combined to form the City Watch. He was called 'Mayonnaise' because he is thick, rich and oily, and smells faintly of eggs - he doesn't have the imagination to be a bad man, but instead deals in the type of generalised unpleasantness that slightly tarnishes the soul of all who come into contact with it: rather like British Rail.

Even in a world where speciesism is more likely than racism, he is described as the sort of man who will always pronounce the word "negro" with an extra "g."

“He's bound to have done something,” Nobby repeated.

In this he was echoing the Patrician's view of crime and punishment. If there was crime, there should be punishment. If the specific criminal should be involved in the punishment process then this was a happy accident, but if not then any criminal would do, and since everyone was undoubtedly guilty of something, the net result was that, in general terms, justice was done.”


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This is my list by the way(subject to change):
An Echo in The Bone - Diana Gabaldon
Written in My Hearts Own Blood - Diana Gabaldon
An Ember in the Ashes- Sabaa Tahir
Culdesac - Robert Repino
The Unicorn Chronicles - Bruce Coville
A Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas
Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
Mistress of the Art of Death - Ariana Franklin
The Tiffany Aching Books - Terry Pratchett
Johnathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
After that I'm a bit more open. Might read more Discworld, might read this book I bought last summer, might read the third book my friend bought me, right reread some stuff I've been meaning to


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Well, a backlog's there for a reason.


The artist fails to realize the significance of christanity in western culture and the reasons why parents would prefer Lewis. Lewis was also a highly intelligent theologian and frequently wrote and spoke on morality and the existence of God. But I guess being positive about ones own culture is an agenda now and is bad


Maybe the author is tired of over protective parents shunning a wonderful book trilogy written by an equally intelligent author. But hell what do I know its not like I haven't read the damn trilogy like 5 times.


Maybe I'm also tired of half wit web comic artists thinking they're clever by disparaging Christianity.


But I doubt its even disparaging Christianity. A lot of Pullman fans still like CS Lewis. Its just making a joke about the series staples at a busstop running into the kind of parent who bans certain books from their kids. The comic is disparaging book banning if anything.


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Most web comic artists are stupid kids.
It's socially acceptable to mock Christianity because they grew up with it. It's not socially acceptable to mock other religions because of stupid liberal dogmas.

It's ass dicking at it's finest. Like this >>378606 stupid homo.


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comedians will be the downfall of society.
people literally listen to stephen colbert and john leibowitz to get the Right Opinion.


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*Idiots will be the downfall of humanity

Get it right, nerd.



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Because the attention will make them lose money somehow.

Like how Chic-fil-a made money when people boycotted them.

Fucking shocker.


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I read a book once


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Is a funny statement incorrect?


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If it's an opinion, then it can be.


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He's blaming the comedians who supply an incorrect opinion as fact for a joke. He's accusing them for the people who believe this incorrect opinion as true as actually believing it to be anything more than entertainment.

Also, sleep.


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Today I learned I cant post a comic without derailing a book thread

Back on books, I went into Barns and Noble to buy Culdesac today and found out they still havnt released a Collectable edition of Catch 22 but they now have one for Dr Who. So I'm fairly sure they are fucking with me now.


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The Swoly Bible, thoughts?


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>From the muscle god who launched the YouTube channel
>Youtube channel


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I've met a few doggos that look like his dogs.
One of them loves to hump, but loves attention more


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Grey fluffos are a pretty cool doggo, but they always look really sad.

Also derailed your thread with book discussion. Who's the criminal now?


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Time to lock me up in book prision


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You're going to a prison where books and animals are not allowed, but they'll constantly set up dates and places you have to be otherwise they scold you just to make your anxieties worse.


Most prisons have libraries.
You just gotta be a good boy to get the privilege.


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>Good boy to get access to libraries
You must be American for that to even be an exaggeration. Civilised countries give prisoners access to literature as default. Even in isolation.

The joke is Falcon loves books and animals and has anxiety disorder so I'd put her in a place where it'd suck.


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Not gonna lie that actually sounds like my own personal hell


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That was the plan!


Who would want to read starship troopers together? Perhaps the first chapter and we talk about it the next day?


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Book club shit? I'm down.


Unless a group decision for a list of books would be preferable


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1,400 pages left!


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About 5 good chuckles had in 40 pages of Moving Pictures. It's good.


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Good. I will make sure I keep it until I read it.


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"I just call it banged grains."
-Peavie the Popcorn maker

I have an issue though, they introduce the new archchancellor of the university and there's a joke:
"He orders beer for his breakfast.
He tells jokes."

And then not 10 pages later the very same character scowls at his paper pusher for making a joke saying he doesn't like those things.



This was a post-mortem print. I was miserable reading the introduction.


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Maybe the first guy was being sarcastic?


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No, it was 'The Bursar' who thought it with disdain as a narrator. Pratchett doesn't ever do anything but "perspectives" with that… Uh… Perspective. The Archchancellor then later accuses the Bursar for making a joke and the Bursar playfully avoids it.
Unless I have misread it all three times I read it and it is the Bursar who drinks beer and makes jokes, which I doubt. But I'll check and mention it if it is.


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when exams are over i'm gonna read osamu dazai and chug buckwheat tea


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Somewhere in Asia right now sits a westaboo who is excited for the end of his exam so he can read 'Cowboy Factory: Broadsword' while drinking a big pint of ale.


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First born unicorn

Hard core soft porn



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Time to read books again~
Apparently even books I emailed to my last Kindle show up on this one. That's cool. It's like I never lost it at all.
Reading The Colour of Magic right now to get a base understanding for the more interesting Discworld novels. It's getting better the deeper I go, but none of it is as good as the rest of the series.


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I think it's a great honor to recieve books and blessings from christians.


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>A thoughtful, caring, cheesy, sentiment



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That would be so romantic.


>That picture

Literally the gayest thing I've ever read in my life


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Many exciting gateways.


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I'm gonna be the last person in the world of my age group to get a Kindle.
I like reading to get away from screens. The only one I could get used to using is the older model with the weird screen.


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If by "older model with the weird screen" you mean e-ink display, which is used for every single Kindle model except the Kindle Fire Tablet, then… just get anything except that.

I also read to avoid screens, and Kindle dominates this concept. Kindle screens are a material that mimics paper in every meaningful way; no glare, no backlight, just an off-white smooth surface. And yet they also manage to let you read in the dark using hidden, paper-thin side-lights - again, not backlights, so there's no eye strain. Technology is bloody insane these days.


Everyone always gets a fire so I just assumed that was the standard model these days. That's good to here.


fire is just a low end android tablet with the kindle brand slapped on it, to my understanding. an actual kindle is basically a very advanced etch a sketch rather than a small LCD monitor


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Last book
700 pages left.
Gonna be petty bittersweet when I finish


I like reading mangoes on my Kindle. One Paunch Man packs quite the whollop.


Also that's a completely meaningless and misleading description of what an e-ink display is, lol.


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Halfway through 'Moving Pictures', less funny than I'd expect it to be. Though there is an amusing comment on there not being people on the Holy Wood's hill. A little bit too sappy for me, deals with too much of a thought experiment.


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Alderaan's not far away.


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Eh I'll still read it one day eventually since I own it.


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Bumping this thread because I havnt in a while.
Since I finished Outlander I've been pretty productive on my book list.
The Good:
Ember in the Ashes/A Torch in the Night- I wasnt sure because popular teen fantasies can always go either way but this is actually a very good series about complete despair and the small hopes that keep us alive. Eagerly awaking the third book.
The ok:
The Last Unicorn- The movie was better but its still a classic and I'm glad I read it
The bad:
A Throne of Glass- It was really fucking bad and I ranted about how much I hated it for like two days. A good example of why I always worry before I open a popular teen fantasy book

Currently I'm on my Tiffany Aching Discworld read/reread which has turned into the whole of the Discworld witches read/reread
I'm on Wintersmith now but after this one I'm going back to before Wee Free Men before I read the last two because I consider the last two Aching books to be kinda the conclusion to Pratchetts witches in general.





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I have read bout 15 philosophical texts since last time. I am no closer on finishing Moving Pictures. But if you want to talk about Plato' s Forms you got the right robotic cat.


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Was so bored at work so I decided to reread Dante's Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. I occurred to me after reading… is this mankind's most embraced fanfiction?


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Pretty much.



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So basically the first actual novel of the Witcher is pretty alright but also really weird.

Like at one point Ciri, one of the main characters, gets caught up in a battle between a royal caravan and the Scoia'tael and she has to choose if she should listen to Geralt and stay neutral or join the fight.

Then there's this plot about trying to find the man who's hunting down what's left of Cintra's royalty.

But that plot just suddenly halts near the end of the book and you get 100 pages of Ciri having her first period and fucking with the thirstiest church boy to ever live.

Like, I guess the plot continues in the next book, but that shit was just kind of. Oh, okay, guess we're doing this now.


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Fantasy writers fantasise a lot, it's to be expected.


isn't any writing fanfiction if you stretch that definition enough?


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Right, so, I moved some of my writing onto a digital format. It's sloppy right now as a draft but I'm wondering if Tracer or Falcon wants to read it since they're my only fans.


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I got a few memoirs on WW2 from the Wehrmacht side and also got a study book for EMT.


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Anybody know some good books with a Lemony Narrator?

TL;DR a narrator who is a unique personality and takes frequent opportunities to do silly things with the narrative, such as explain his side of it, focus on details he personally finds interesting when we clearly want to see something else, tell us directly to skip a part, not read the book at all, references the previous books in the series as actual books via title, etc.

The best authors for this I already enjoy reading are Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams, and of course, Lemony Snicket. I'll soon have finished All The Wrong Questions, so I'm looking for something to fill that void.


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If you dont mind going into the YA spectrum I'd suggest the Bartimaeus Trilogy.
Technically one of the main characters is the narrator but he usually narrates from an outside and very biased perspective.


oh hey i remember those, they were p dope


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I read a ton of YA so that isn't a problem. I'll check it out.


Who is that character


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He's from the book I mentioned.
He's a demon and his favorite form is an Egyptian boy he knew a long time ago who was pretty much the only human he ever considered a friend


Nim probably likes him



I don't like little boys or shitskins you siberian turkish bitch weasel.





My textbooks are the only books I read


I'm reading Mort by Terry Pratchett.
It's pretty good. I'm almost done with it though.


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I have now begun reading my basic EMT beginner book. Gotta learn all I can, starting from zero.


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The ending is a real twist.


>starting from zero


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Good choice.


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I only know basic shit from the Navy. But once I go into shore duty, I'm going to take the EMT classes that the Navy offers so that way when I get out all I have to do is take the state EMT exam for cert and then just go to the fire academy.


It was a weebshit pun you wannabe rice nigger


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I don't wanna be asian, unless it I could become a qt japanese high school girl.


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What about a qt japanese elementary school girl?



That is a bloody perfect book.


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so I'm having a look through Understanding Comics

it's pretty neat

i should probably read more but fuck it


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People still read paper books?


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Shut up, Mercer.


Who specified paper?
We could all be reading via kindle.
I know I am.


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I dont like staring at screens all the time and I enjoy the feeling of a real book and the satisfaction of seeing the page go by.
Plus I can take a book anywhere and the batteries will never run ut

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