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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #225: December 24, 2011, 06:42:32 PM »
I'm into nonfiction now- I'm reading Extra Virginity about olive oil; I highly reccomend it, before that A Walk in the Woods, also a very good read

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #226: December 24, 2011, 08:28:54 PM »
How is "A Walk in the Woods"?  I haven't read any of Brysons work but have wanted to for a while.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #227: December 24, 2011, 09:37:34 PM »
How is "A Walk in the Woods"?  I haven't read any of Brysons work but have wanted to for a while.

Really good. It's a fast read and pretty funny

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #228: December 24, 2011, 11:56:05 PM »
Bryson might be the most popular author on this site.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #229: December 25, 2011, 12:41:47 AM »
How is "A Walk in the Woods"?  I haven't read any of Brysons work but have wanted to for a while.

Bryson is a funny, funny man.

His masterpiece imho is still The Lost Continent.

The opening sentences: "I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to. When you come from Des Moines you either accept the fact without question and settle down with a local girl named Bobbi and get a job at the Firestone factory and live there forever and ever, or you spend your adolescence moaning about what a dump it is and how you can't wait to get out, and then you settle down with a local girl named Bobbi and get a job at the Firestone factory and live there forever and ever."

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #230: December 25, 2011, 09:26:56 AM »
If you're feeling old walk in the woods is more relevant - under current is an old guy trying to recapture what he did in his youth (lost continent)

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #231: December 25, 2011, 12:49:53 PM »
My sister got me Crime and Punishment for Christmas - my favorite present... can't wait to start it.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #232: December 25, 2011, 03:27:12 PM »
If you're feeling old walk in the woods is more relevant - under current is an old guy trying to recapture what he did in his youth (lost continent)

Plus, his slob friend is hilarious.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #233: December 25, 2011, 05:16:43 PM »
Well, I read the first 23 chapters of The Wishsong of Shannara, might as well finish it now.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #234: December 25, 2011, 05:37:05 PM »
Plus, his slob friend is hilarious.

I hope he's very embellished, otherwise I feel really bad for the guy

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #235: December 25, 2011, 06:47:56 PM »
Welp, thanks a lot PA.  Now I'm pissed off because Allanon is dead.  WTF are Brin and Rone supposed to do now!?

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #236: December 25, 2011, 10:32:16 PM »
Welp, thanks a lot PA.  Now I'm pissed off because Allanon is dead.  WTF are Brin and Rone supposed to do now!?
More importantly, how can brooks maintain continuity tor 100 more books. You also have to start Running with the demon. Trust me on that one.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #237: December 25, 2011, 10:33:09 PM »
Comixology had made me likeckmics and now I will spend way too much money.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #238: December 25, 2011, 10:33:11 PM »
More importantly, how can brooks maintain continuity tor 100 more books. You also have to start Running with the demon. Trust me on that one.


What is Running with the demon and why won't this Rone Leah freaker quit yelling "Leah!  Leah!" every god damn time he does something.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #239: December 25, 2011, 10:36:38 PM »
What is Running with the demon and why won't this Rone Leah freaker quit yelling "Leah!  Leah!" every god damn time he does something.

That comes from lotr. The hobbits yell "the shire" which sounds even dumber

Running w the demon is another series which turns out yo be shannara prequels[/spoiler

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #240: December 25, 2011, 10:39:30 PM »
Anyone else on here a fan of graphic novels?

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #241: December 25, 2011, 10:39:33 PM »
Having trouble editing posts on my fire but running takes place in the 80's

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #242: December 25, 2011, 10:40:57 PM »
Are there really 100 more books?  That seems like way too many.  Also, I'm pissed because Allanon died and he was my favorite character.  These Ohmsford people are dumb as freak.

Like right now, Brin has decided that she'd going to leave Rone and go alone 'cause she's all freaked out about killing a spider gnome.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #243: December 25, 2011, 10:44:01 PM »
Are there really 100 more books?  That seems like way too many.  Also, I'm pissed because Allanon died and he was my favorite character.  These Ohmsford people are dumb as freak.

Like right now, Brin has decided that she'd going to leave Rone and go alone 'cause she's all freaked out about killing a spider gnome.

Elfstones is the best followed by Armageddons children. J don't know how many thee are in total but usually a new one comes out every teat.


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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #244: December 25, 2011, 10:44:41 PM »
Ok that was an incredible autocorrect

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #245: December 25, 2011, 10:44:58 PM »
:lmao:

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #246: December 25, 2011, 11:01:30 PM »
That comes from lotr. The hobbits yell "the shire" which sounds even dumber

You better shut your whore mouth! :evil:

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #247: December 26, 2011, 07:51:00 PM »
Damn, e'ry one dying up in this nag.  I'm about finished.  PA, you say Armageddon is the best to follow?

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #248: December 26, 2011, 10:05:33 PM »
I hope he's very embellished, otherwise I feel really bad for the guy

Yeah, I don't know how they're still friends if the book is true and the other guy read it.

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #249: December 26, 2011, 11:28:41 PM »
Damn, e'ry one dying up in this nag.  I'm about finished.  PA, you say Armageddon is the best to follow?

Read the samples the the Word & Void book 1 and the Genesis book 1.  But Terry Brooks sez Heritage should be next for new readers (other than a short story and a graphic novel I'm not keen on buying), so I got the sample of that now.  All 4 books are available in Kindle edition for $18.99 and that should last me at least 2 weeks, if I end up liking it and buying it.

Word & Void seemed kind of meh from the sample IMO.