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Old November 18, 2009, 10:46 AM
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Chaitin's Meta Maths. Anyone knows any similar books?

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Not yet...Is it a Harlequin Romance? Is it on the books on tape yet? I don't read, I listened to romance books on tapes a lot!

Right now I am listening to a comic book on tape, pretty good, getting very intense and a fight just broke out....all I hear is,"dhaaai, Dhaam, Bhaam, Dhishoom" ! It's called "The battle of the Phantom and Mandrake and the African Man in the Puikehaptee jungle"!
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Old December 7, 2009, 10:25 PM
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Last night I started reading Nelson Mandela's autobiography- A long walk to freedom.
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Old December 8, 2009, 11:19 PM
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Storm Thief by Chris Wooding

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Old December 11, 2009, 04:58 PM
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The Great Gatsby for my English GCSE in 2011... can someone give me a summary, I can't focus on set reading material for some reason
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Old December 11, 2009, 05:07 PM
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Last night I started reading Nelson Mandela's autobiography- A long walk to freedom.
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BR, try searching google.. its anyones best friend
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Old December 11, 2009, 05:17 PM
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Cool. I will read tomorrow
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Old December 11, 2009, 05:26 PM
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^^ are you ok?? was it an insult or happy?? im lost totally here :|
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Old December 11, 2009, 05:43 PM
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I was happy, but then I decided to use as many smileys as possible from memory.
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Old December 18, 2009, 11:27 AM
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Reading the Lost Symbol...must say amidst the cheesy dialogues and stereotypical caricaturization of academia there IS however substance to the plot of the story. didnt disappoint me so far...
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Old December 18, 2009, 01:24 PM
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Legacy of Blood...


offf.... very interesting book.... will finish it by this weekend Inshallah.
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Old December 18, 2009, 03:04 PM
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reading "much ado about nothing", it is so boring but it is for english work
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Old December 18, 2009, 11:07 PM
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I'm reading ILMIHAL-The Essential Teachings of Islam. At like page 50 right now.
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reading "much ado about nothing", it is so boring but it is for english work
Watch the film mate. I hated Shakespeare but the film of that particular play really made it come alive for me. Easily my favourite Shakespearean film production.
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Old January 7, 2010, 11:48 AM
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Old January 9, 2010, 02:57 AM
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Not what I am reading now but I am about to is the book Solitude by Robert Kull about a modern day renaissance man who spent a whole year in the Patagonia for his phD dissertation.
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Old January 9, 2010, 05:11 AM
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Watch the film mate. I hated Shakespeare but the film of that particular play really made it come alive for me. Easily my favourite Shakespearean film production.
yhh..i will watch it, but dont seem to watch it because of the boring stroyline though
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Old January 17, 2010, 03:41 PM
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Bifocal by Deborah Ellis and Eric Walters. It seems pretty good so far




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I'll get my hands on "Game Changer" next week. Excited!
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Old January 18, 2010, 08:04 PM
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Since last update.

- "Lies My Teacher Told me" by James W. Loewen

Good read - if you enjoy history.

- "kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain

Excellent read. I enjoyed it mostly because I like the author's style of writing and having worked in a restaurant I could identify with most of what he was talking about. Don't expect to learn cooking from this book.

- "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams

As a proud geek, I am a bit ashamed that I waited this long to read this book. Loved it, nothing like the movie. Will soon read the rest of the series.

- "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins

Meh. Didn't like it that much. Mostly because Dawkins has a very "dry" style of writing and after reading this book I didn't feel like I learned something new I didn't know about earlier. I thought his other book "Selfish Gene", was more interesting.

- "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan

Excellent read. If I ever recommend anyone to read a single book. This would be it. Even if you are a seasoned astrophysicist of the highest level you will still enjoy this (that is if you haven't already read it). I will read his next book "Pale Blue Dot" soon.

Currently reading:

"Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious" by Prof. Timothy D. Wilson

This is my first take on psychology book, outside my college entry level 101 book I skimmed through almost ~10 years ago. Enjoying it so far.
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Old January 19, 2010, 09:21 AM
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Design of Light Aircraft by Richard Hiscocks
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Old January 24, 2010, 05:16 PM
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I FINALLY got my hands on "A thousand splendid suns- Khaled Hossaini"
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Old February 4, 2010, 01:40 AM
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Finished reading:

- "Physics of the Impossible" by Michua Kaku

Fun read. If you like Sci-fi and enjoy theoretical physics, you will like this. While you don't need to know any physics to enjoy this book - if you don't have any general idea of quantum physics and cosmology you might brush this book as mere wild speculations and made up stories. The best part is most of them are very reasonable scenario and well within the laws of physics.

My favorite quote from the book:

"Things that are impossible today violate the known laws of physics, but the laws of physics, as we know them, can change." - Michio kaku


- "Man's search for meaning" by Victor E. Frankl

Its a short read but a "heavy" book. Heavy in the sense that it asks some really tough question about the meaning of life from the perspective of someone who survived the concentration camp. The author is also a famous psychologist and the father of Logotherapy. I don't agree with some of his views, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the book. There are lot of really exciting quotes in the book. Some of my favs:

"We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."

Translation of Nietzsche's words (from German), 'He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.'

"An American woman once con- fronted me with the reproach, "How can you still write some of your books in German, Adolf Hitler's language?" In response, I asked her if she had knives in her kitchen, and when she answered that she did, I acted dismayed and shocked, exclaiming, "How can you still use knives after so many killers have used them to stab and murder their victims?" She stopped objecting to my writing books in German."

The last quote reminded me of vilification of the act of speaking other language in bangladesh under the argument "Freedom fighters died for our right to speak bangla, how can you speak urdu/hindi/english over bangla?"

How apt to use emotion to triumph reason.

Currently reading: "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley

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Old February 4, 2010, 01:45 AM
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This thread should be locked. :p

There is no way one can write what he is reading at the moment. For instance, I am reading this current line as I type, but after I typed it I am reading this, and as I read this I am typing this...and so on and on, ad absurdum.

Moot point.
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Old March 19, 2010, 05:36 PM
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just discovered Khaled Hosseini's (author of Kite Runner) A Thousand Splendid Suns.

a third of the way through and its quite a good read, easy, quick, and engaging. Hosseini displays flashes of genius at times, and is only the 2nd author to able to induce tears from my eyes (Irene Hunt being the other). of course, maybe its cuz i'm not that well read, haha.
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