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Shaggy
05-03-2009, 10:05 PM
I hate reading, just wanted to see if any of you liked it :)

theholycow
05-04-2009, 12:16 AM
I used to read a lot. My favorite genre was sci-fi, and my favorite authors were Robert Heinlein and Douglas Adams.

Shaggy
05-04-2009, 12:53 AM
I used to read a lot. My favorite genre was sci-fi, and my favorite authors were Robert Heinlein and Douglas Adams.

As a kid I read here and there. I don't think I have a read an entire book for at least 20 years. :)

Renegade Pope
05-04-2009, 01:52 AM
Honestly i never read alot of books until i started working in jail. Now that i have 8 hours of absolutely nothing to do i started just fucking with books and found out that i like those fantasy type books. I never thought i would like that sort of shit and always considered it kinda gay, but it keeps my interest while i am at work and makes the day go by faster.

Cez★
05-04-2009, 04:10 AM
I read manga :) thats japanese comics

Renegade Pope
05-04-2009, 04:59 AM
Isnt that japenese comics with titties and shit?

Corey
05-04-2009, 05:09 AM
Just finished reading these two books

http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/bookcover.jpg
http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/
This was an awesome book, and I plan on ordering the other two here soon.



http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41lfnKIHLmL._SL500_AA240_.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/King-Sting-Amazing-Modern-American/dp/1602392498/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241406561&sr=8-1
this book was good as well, and is suppose to be based on true events

Shaggy
05-04-2009, 08:35 AM
Just finished reading these two books

http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/bookcover.jpg
http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/
This was an awesome book, and I plan on ordering the other two here soon.



http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41lfnKIHLmL._SL500_AA240_.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/King-Sting-Amazing-Modern-American/dp/1602392498/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241406561&sr=8-1
this book was good as well, and is suppose to be based on true events

So I take it your into the documentary books. :)

Cez★
05-04-2009, 07:44 PM
Isnt that japenese comics with titties and shit?

haha no, i think those are doujins(sp?) manga comics are actually comics, like superman and spiderman

Renegade Pope
05-04-2009, 10:59 PM
Doujins right gotta remember that.

Cez★
05-04-2009, 11:59 PM
ill remind ya if you forget lol

stonehenge
05-05-2009, 07:26 PM
Every now and then I get into a book but I tend to get busy and stop then never get back to it, there are like 3 I need to finish right now :rofl2:

Honestly i never read alot of books until i started working in jail. Now that i have 8 hours of absolutely nothing to do i started just fucking with books and found out that i like those fantasy type books. I never thought i would like that sort of shit and always considered it kinda gay, but it keeps my interest while i am at work and makes the day go by faster.

Try out Stephen King imo, he has some good shit. You can get one of his short story compilations and read a couple to see if you like how he writes, then move on to his big ones. The Dark Tower is an awesome series and is fantasy based imo

Cez★
05-05-2009, 08:25 PM
last book i read was the Last patriot, it was pretty good although I only read about half of it before i had to turn it into the library, I havent tried to go and check it out again lol

theholycow
05-06-2009, 04:04 AM
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card is one of my favorite books ever. If you're bothered by sci-fi then you won't like it. If you don't care for sci-fi but are not bothered by it, it might fit you. It's about a gifted child who is a second-class citizen, abused by his psychotic brother, and protected by his sane sister. He gets drafted, struggles through school as an outcast nerd, and winds up in charge, leading the military defending society against the worst attack ever.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ender's_Game
http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/storage/endersgame.jpg

theholycow
05-06-2009, 04:11 AM
On the other end of the sci-fi spectrum: Camelot 30K by Robert L Forward. This is a book about intelligent life found on an extremely cold sub-planet-sized body. They are very small, a couple inches in length or height or whatever. The chemistry and biology of how they could live is pretty thoroughly explored, and there is a major surprise ending.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camelot_30K

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n1/n9088.jpg

Shaggy
05-07-2009, 05:59 AM
How sci-fi are those books? Just beyond startrekie??

theholycow
05-07-2009, 01:10 PM
Ender's Game uses Sci-Fi as its premise and setting, but the story itself isn't really Sci-Fi. It's less Sci-Fi than Star Trek. You could probably use a computer to search-and-replace all the sci-fi stuff with stuff from present-day America or ancient Egypt and it would almost all still make sense.

Camelot 30K is hard Sci-Fi, too much for a pedestrian Star Trek watcher. You probably need to have some interest in real science to fully enjoy it, though the plot would be enjoyable enough without understanding all the details.

Renegade Pope
05-08-2009, 02:05 AM
Dam i am gonna go look at some books tomorrow now Fuckers. I heard the Dark Tower series was an awesome series but i forgot all about it. Is it really worth getting?

stonehenge
05-08-2009, 05:33 AM
Dam i am gonna go look at some books tomorrow now Fuckers. I heard the Dark Tower series was an awesome series but i forgot all about it. Is it really worth getting?

IMO definitely worth getting. Plus if you like it, there is also a comic book version put out by Marvel.

Renegade Pope
05-08-2009, 11:49 PM
Dually Noted. i dont know exactley when to say that but i always wanted to say it. so there.

Shaggy
05-09-2009, 08:13 PM
Dually Noted. i dont know exactley when to say that but i always wanted to say it. so there.

Finally off your chest. Good for you. Go out and get it and let us all know how it is ;)

zach54880
05-10-2009, 07:12 AM
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card is one of my favorite books ever. If you're bothered by sci-fi then you won't like it. If you don't care for sci-fi but are not bothered by it, it might fit you. It's about a gifted child who is a second-class citizen, abused by his psychotic brother, and protected by his sane sister. He gets drafted, struggles through school as an outcast nerd, and winds up in charge, leading the military defending society against the worst attack ever.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ender's_Game
http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/storage/endersgame.jpg

Fucking AWESOME book. Sci-fi bores me, but the Ender series of books kick serious amounts of ass!

Renegade Pope
05-10-2009, 11:01 PM
Looks like Tron

Vicious Pope
05-11-2009, 12:37 AM
Honestly i never read alot of books until i started working in jail. Now that i have 8 hours of absolutely nothing to do i started just fucking with books and found out that i like those fantasy type books. I never thought i would like that sort of shit and always considered it kinda gay, but it keeps my interest while i am at work and makes the day go by faster.


Oh God, so gay...

Renegade Pope
05-11-2009, 03:16 AM
True, but i cant stay on a computer 8 hours a day either so gotta find something to do.

Vicious Pope
05-11-2009, 03:23 AM
Watch inmates?...

Chance
05-11-2009, 05:49 AM
wats a book

Shaggy
05-12-2009, 02:18 AM
wats a book

I figured you would have issues trying to figure that out.

This is what a book is

http://www.whartonnetimpact.org/b2b/pics/Book.jpg

Don't think you could read this one as its for advanced learners. which I think you are not :bowroflwerd6:

Renegade Pope
05-12-2009, 02:39 AM
Can you read me one\?

theholycow
05-12-2009, 02:49 AM
I figured you would have issues trying to figure that out.

This is what a book is

http://www.whartonnetimpact.org/b2b/pics/Book.jpg

Don't think you could read this one as its for advanced learners. which I think you are not :bowroflwerd6:

http://bradleycain.com/images/hotlink-fail.jpe

Shazam!

Chance
05-12-2009, 06:54 AM
Lol @ fail

stonehenge
05-12-2009, 09:13 AM
Shaggly fail

Renegade Pope
05-14-2009, 11:50 PM
I have those underwears

Cez★
05-25-2009, 11:21 PM
anyone read 20000 leagues under the sea? how bout moby dick? Ive read both both were badass

$hithead
05-26-2009, 05:30 PM
Honestly i never read alot of books until i started working in jail. Now that i have 8 hours of absolutely nothing to do i started just fucking with books and found out that i like those fantasy type books. I never thought i would like that sort of shit and always considered it kinda gay, but it keeps my interest while i am at work and makes the day go by faster.

nothing gay about that. i've read more than my fair share of books anything from fantasy to romance, sci-fi, religion, documentaries. god knows i'll read almost anything. if you don't mind a good triumphs over evil theme, Ted Dekker is the way to go. Yes, he's a christian author, but he's not the kind to throw it in your face. it's simply, good triumphs over evil with a little bit of religion thrown in. if you're not quite for that, Tom Clancy is another great author... specifically his book Without Remorse. absolutely captivating. yes tom clancy is most known for splinter cell and ghost recon, but his novels are beyond compare.

anyone read 20000 leagues under the sea? how bout moby dick? Ive read both both were badass

omg yes. both are definately badass. i prefer 20000 leagues but moby dick is cool as shit.

stonehenge
05-26-2009, 07:59 PM
I need to get an ebook reader on my Blackberry. I have points in the day where i can read but I never remember to bring a book. If it was on my phone i'd probably be a reading beast...

Cez★
05-26-2009, 08:49 PM
nothing gay about that. i've read more than my fair share of books anything from fantasy to romance, sci-fi, religion, documentaries. god knows i'll read almost anything. if you don't mind a good triumphs over evil theme, Ted Dekker is the way to go. Yes, he's a christian author, but he's not the kind to throw it in your face. it's simply, good triumphs over evil with a little bit of religion thrown in. if you're not quite for that, Tom Clancy is another great author... specifically his book Without Remorse. absolutely captivating. yes tom clancy is most known for splinter cell and ghost recon, but his novels are beyond compare.



omg yes. both are definately badass. i prefer 20000 leagues but moby dick is cool as shit.

yea I liked 20000 leagues more as well

Cez★
05-26-2009, 08:50 PM
I need to get an ebook reader on my Blackberry. I have points in the day where i can read but I never remember to bring a book. If it was on my phone i'd probably be a reading beast...

they have those? cool. Ive been looking for a place online where I can read books, kinda like a e-library so far not so good :(

theholycow
05-26-2009, 10:19 PM
I imagine that reading a book on a Blackberry would suck, just like reading a book on any other electronic device sucks.

Can the Blackberry display any kind of local files? You can get ebooks in plain text, PDF, Microsoft Word, HTML, and dozens of other formats. Classics are easily found at Project Gutenberg (not in all of those formats, though you can convert).
http://www.gutenberg.org

Here's "A Tale Of Two Cities" in plain text:
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/98/98.txt

Cez★
05-26-2009, 10:50 PM
I imagine that reading a book on a Blackberry would suck, just like reading a book on any other electronic device sucks.

Can the Blackberry display any kind of local files? You can get ebooks in plain text, PDF, Microsoft Word, HTML, and dozens of other formats. Classics are easily found at Project Gutenberg (not in all of those formats, though you can convert).
http://www.gutenberg.org

Here's "A Tale Of Two Cities" in plain text:
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/98/98.txt

awesome thanks, Im about to start reading it today

stonehenge
05-27-2009, 02:27 AM
My BB can open plain text and word documents but I'm in the process of looking for a PDF reader since PDFs are usually organized a lot nicer. I actually got a shitload of stephen king pdfs today :rofl2: Unfortunately I might have to buy the pdf viewer for my BB :(

Edit: and the screen on my new Storm is fairly large and the resolution is great, I can comfortably read the screen. I might also get a reader for my iPod touch instead and it will be my portable library lol