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« on: 02/08/2008 00:27:08 »
Hi there!

Because Íīm a big fan of reading, I just wondered if you love to read to, and if so, what kind of books? Of course scientific books I think ;) ...but what else?
Besides my popular sciences books, I love all kinds of fantasy-books, especially horror and funny fantasy.


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« Reply #1 on: 02/08/2008 07:29:04 »
I don't read anymore. But my favorite books were the Harry Potter series. I've been told I look like him :) hah
 

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« Reply #2 on: 02/08/2008 07:33:26 »
I like time travel books and fantasy.. and fix it books and do it yourself books!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 02/08/2008 08:13:05 »
I read mainly science books, but I'm a big Sci-Fi fan too. Having said that, my favourite author is Terry Pratchett.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 02/08/2008 08:16:17 »
I don't know him.. what has he written!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 02/08/2008 08:29:37 »
The Discworld novels for example... wow, didnīt know that he wasnīt famous around the world  :o
His Books are what I would consider "funny fantasy"...love him...the best Discworld-novels are the ones, where DEAD plays a bigger role... love "Mort" for example.
And I liked "Maurice the cat and his amazinge rodents", even if this is not a typical Discworld story.
I also love "the hitchhikers guide" by Douglas Adams.. so funny!

I tryed to read Harry Potter e few times...but I think I just dont like it.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 02/08/2008 08:32:49 »
I don't even know what a disc world story is? But I too like the hitchiker's guide.. It was funny...
 

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« Reply #7 on: 02/08/2008 08:35:50 »
I like time travel books and fantasy.. and fix it books and do it yourself books!

TNS for Dumbies part II haaha
 

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« Reply #8 on: 02/08/2008 08:37:07 »
Part 2????
 

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« Reply #9 on: 02/08/2008 08:37:23 »
You have part 2??
 

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« Reply #10 on: 02/08/2008 08:38:37 »
haha no i was totaly jm karen
 

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« Reply #11 on: 02/08/2008 08:40:03 »
never heared of the Discworld, flat as a pancake an situated on the Back of 4 elephants, which are standing on the back of a giant turtle called AīTuin, that moves slowly through space  :o

http://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/discworld/
 

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« Reply #12 on: 02/08/2008 08:41:01 »
oh.... well... LOL.. You would pull my leg now wouldn't you?
 

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« Reply #13 on: 02/08/2008 08:41:40 »
never heared of the Discworld, flat as a pancake an situated on the Back of 4 elephants, which are standing on the back of a giant turtle called AīTuin, that moves slowly through space  :o

http://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/discworld/

Nope but that sound funny... I better look into it!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 02/08/2008 17:17:33 »
Not a good image, but you'll get the idea.

 

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« Reply #15 on: 02/08/2008 19:30:11 »
Just got a new book whilst on holiday, "Fantastic Freaks". All about people with four legs, joined at birth, tallest, shortest...and various freaky appearances...excellent use of 99p
 

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« Reply #16 on: 02/08/2008 22:09:12 »
Maurice the cat is a brilliant book.

My best books are "The wild swans","Carter beats the Devil" and "The life of pi."

The best science book is "The Dancing Wu Li masters." It helped me with my degree.

I like Sci-Fi but haven't found any books that have left me thinking "God that was good."
I like Douglas Adams but not Hitch hikers. He has done other stuff.

Some of the Torchwood books are OK but not all. 
 

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« Reply #17 on: 02/08/2008 22:18:04 »
My best science book is "Song of the Dodo" by David Quammen...just love this book, its like my personal bible ;-)

"the wild swans" is this farythale, where a girl has to weave cloth out of nettles for their 11 (?) brothers, which are swans...right?
Liked that story too...
 

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« Reply #18 on: 02/08/2008 22:28:11 »

I like Sci-Fi but haven't found any books that have left me thinking "God that was good."
 

Try "Forge Of God" by Greg Bear. I got the shivers reading it.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 02/08/2008 23:08:04 »
My best science book is "Song of the Dodo" by David Quammen...just love this book, its like my personal bible ;-)

"the wild swans" is this farythale, where a girl has to weave cloth out of nettles for their 11 (?) brothers, which are swans...right?
Liked that story too...

No it is about three generations of Chinese women from before during and after communism. It sound dull but is a real page turner.
 

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« Reply #20 on: 02/08/2008 23:09:54 »
My best science book is "Song of the Dodo" by David Quammen...just love this book, its like my personal bible ;-)

"the wild swans" is this farythale, where a girl has to weave cloth out of nettles for their 11 (?) brothers, which are swans...right?
Liked that story too...

No it is about three generations of Chinese women from before during and after communism. It sound dull but is a real page turner.

After communism? When did that happen?
 

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« Reply #21 on: 02/08/2008 23:12:03 »
haha...thought you meant this one
http://hca.gilead.org.il/wild_swa.html

.. do you even know it, as if its german in original?
 

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« Reply #22 on: 02/08/2008 23:14:24 »
When I say after communism, I meant after the rise of communism. Sorry, bit half cut tonight.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 02/08/2008 23:15:12 »
Sorry Atrox, fairy tales leave me cold.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 02/08/2008 23:29:42 »
When I say after communism, I meant after the rise of communism. Sorry, bit half cut tonight.

 

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