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Discussion in 'The STAGE48 Lobby' started by Tatami Mats, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. kimunlimited

    kimunlimited Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    I just bought this....
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    Tokyo Underground

    I'll be reading this in-between my classes; waiting is boring.
     
  2. kimunlimited

    kimunlimited Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Something I learn from the book above is that in postwar Japan the criminal system believes that you are guilty until proven innocent, otherwise why would the police arrest you, they can keep you in jail for 23 days. That's something very inverse from a western point of view. [hehe]

    What I'm reading right now is this,
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    The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, is a freakingly thick tome, it has 1200 pages. :yikes:

    This will take long!
     
  3. MeruShige

    MeruShige Kenkyuusei

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    I am reading and awesome book titled "a Street Car Named Desire" and Shakespheres "Richard The Third", how can anyone not love that book it is a classic and so interesting lol

    :hmm: Even though Richard the third is so... something...
     
  4. 48wotamania

    48wotamania Kenkyuusei

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    Right now I'm reading "360 Degrees Leader" by John Maxwell. Recommended !!
     
  5. devikitsu

    devikitsu Kenkyuusei

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    I'm a big fan of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, so right now, I'm reading "Thud!". Ankh-Morpork City Watch is there, so it's a really enjoyable book.
     
  6. miruss87

    miruss87 Kenkyuusei

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    The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz.
    very good read for someone like me, :)
    I never take my life seriously and having low-esteem is like a curse to me..
     
  7. Reveen

    Reveen Upcoming Girls

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    I read that recently too, good book.

    Currently I'm reading this, its a fascinating book about the how music is recorded, past and present

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  8. digital clone

    digital clone Kenkyuusei

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    I reading Star Wars: Rebel Dream from the New Jedi Order series.
     
  9. KyuketsuNyanNyan

    KyuketsuNyanNyan Kenkyuusei

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    World War Z - Max Brooks

    Never gets old :awesome:
     
  10. Andi Ilham

    Andi Ilham Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Just Reading some encyclopedia about Nature :inlove:
     
  11. Buddy P. Sokarijo

    Buddy P. Sokarijo Kenkyuusei

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    Crying love from the center of the world... yes the book that the movie and drama was based on.
     
  12. rka

    rka Upcoming Girls Stage48 Donor

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    Currently, on my way to become more japanese than actual japanese, i just started Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami. Seriously, there is a major hype about this book in Germany, so i gave it try.

    Other stuff i am currently reading:

    Game of Thrones (well, i decided to read it once again along other stuff, it is still amazing)
    Skyrim - Official Game guide (yup, it has 748 pages or so)

    And in general, i highly recommend you to read John Niven, my favourite writer. His novels are usually obscene and ruthless (especially his debute "Kill your friends"), but among the funniest stuff i have ever read. If you like Irvine Welsh, then John Niven might be there for you.
    He has just published 5 novels by now, so its easy to keep track.
    His topics so far:
    A self-centered, cycnical, cocaine abusing music A+R on his way to the top ("Kill your friends"),
    the worst amateur golf player and IRL-loser ever becoming a golf superstar after being hit in the head by a golf ball (and also acquiring tourette syndrome at the same time) ("The Amateurs"),
    God coming back from his fishing holidays, finding earth in big trouble, and sending Jesus back to Earth of 2010 ("The second coming"),
    and the history of Bob Dylan`s backing group "The Band" ("Music from the big Pink").

    There is a fifth one, a crime story, but i haven´t read it yet. Critics say its not that great though.
     
  13. Silenka

    Silenka Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    I finished Embassytown a few days ago.
    It is an amazing book. I am not sure how to describe it. In genre, it's a little bit sci-fi, but it also deals with linguistics. It is full of drama, intrigue and complex metaphor. There are a lot of ideas and thoughts in the book which are advanced and high-concept, but I didn't find it a difficult read. Rather, it was quite gripping and interesting.

    I would definitely give this book a go if you are interested in sci-fi themes or linguistics. I know that's a strange combination but it's a very strange book with a strange setting. :D
     
  14. Szilverberg

    Szilverberg Kenkyuusei

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    just finished reading this book...

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  15. Arara

    Arara Kenkyuusei

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    Just finished this.

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    oh I read the tetralogy a long time ago lol exaggerating. have you watch the movie based on the first book? I wonder if they're gonna make the second movie or no. but I guess it'd end up like Eragon/Inkheart/The Golden Compass movies :|
     
  16. PineappleCrunch

    PineappleCrunch Kenkyuusei

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    I have just read the Tunnel and Deepers series... TT__________TT I hope Freefall is still on sale in Gramedia...
     
  17. Szilverberg

    Szilverberg Kenkyuusei

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    ah I've read it but only books 1 and 2, could not find a sequel even after trying to order... about the film is very good in my opinion though fairly short time and a different plot with the original novel... but I still expect a sequel of the movie with more time and more adventure [blush]
     
  18. Arara

    Arara Kenkyuusei

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    for better wallet condition, there's Mizan bookfair online, get freefall and closer for only IDR 20k/each :awesome:

    it's soooo tempting to buy the books on the list :XD:


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    @Szilverberg : I read the pdf version. I found it on the internet since it's hard to find the printed books on the store [hehe]
     
  19. Szilverberg

    Szilverberg Kenkyuusei

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    eh can gimme the link for the book? please [sweat]
     
  20. Arara

    Arara Kenkyuusei

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    ^ sent it by pm.
     

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