Now reading (The Book Thread)

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  1. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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  5. BenTheMan Dr. of Physics, Prof. of Love Valued Senior Member

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    "A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates"
    by Cpt. Charles Johnson (pulished first in 1780something).
     
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  7. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    sounds hard to read. Is it in old english?
     
  8. BenTheMan Dr. of Physics, Prof. of Love Valued Senior Member

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    It's not EASY to read, but it is pretty interesting.

    Basically, it is a series of short biographies of Pirates, as told by the condemned before they were executed.
     
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    Right now I'm reading GHOSTS/ALIENS by Trey Hamburger. Funniest book I ever read.

    It's by the same guy who wrote Real Ultimate Power: The Official Ninja Book
     
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  12. Xelios We're setting you adrift idiot Registered Senior Member

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    The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. Fun book, but the writing style is definitely unique and can be hard to follow sometimes.
     
  13. jessiej920 Shake them dice and roll 'em Valued Senior Member

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    I'm reading A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison. Gotta love me some horror/fantasy. I'm also reading Modern Magick (Second Addition): Eleven Lessons in the High Magickal Arts. Confusing as hell. I don't understand Hebrew, much less how to pronounce it.
     
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    My sisters keeper- jodi picoult
     
  15. jessiej920 Shake them dice and roll 'em Valued Senior Member

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    The Last Time I Was Me

    For A Few Demon's More

    Mastering Witchcraft
     
  16. orcot Valued Senior Member

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    the mouse trap by agatha christie (translated)

    Yust finished "de leeuw van vlaanderen" by hendrik conscience (this one was in old dutch)
     
  17. Killjoy Propelling The Farce!! Valued Senior Member

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    To Rule The Waves: How The British Navy Shaped The Modern World
    by Arthur Herman
     
  18. Absane Rocket Surgeon Valued Senior Member

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    I just finished reading 1984 by George Orwell... I don't know why I never read it before

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  19. superstring01 Moderator

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    The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. I'm halfway through and it's one of the best, most enlightening books I've ever picked up.

    ~String
     
  20. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Re-reading James Blish's "Cities In Flight" series - after a 30-year gap.
     
  21. SkinWalker Archaeology / Anthropology Moderator

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    I predict a trolling response to that enlightenment from someone who probably hasn't even read the book -but has a lot of irrational and uninformed comments regardless. Just a prediction. And it was a good book.
     
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    I never knew that Dawkins was so hysterical. He's actually one of the wittiest writers I've read in a long time. While it was very deep and accusatory, it was also somewhat lighthearted.

    ~String
     
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    I got a chuckle out of much of it, too. Ironically, it was some of his witty comments that drew criticism.
     

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