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PostPosted: 23 Aug 2014, 21:26 
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For any FWers who like sci-fi and/or short stories, I have really been enjoying The Time Traveler's Almanac.
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Some great stories, well-chosen. I'd recommend it highly.

Oh, like you're gonna pretend there's just one book you're reading.

:D One that's good enough that I'd recommend it here.


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Mazer wrote:
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For any FWers who like sci-fi and/or short stories, I have really been enjoying The Time Traveler's Almanac.
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Some great stories, well-chosen. I'd recommend it highly.

Oh, like you're gonna pretend there's just one book you're reading.

:D One that's good enough that I'd recommend it here.


Perfect. Shall order it now. I'm reading 'what you make it' a collection of short stories from Michael Marshall Smith. Sci if and mixture of dark humour and just dark.

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Just finished The Wolf of Wall Street. Never has a book annoyed me so much. Don't get me wrong, 99.9% of the book is amazing, and makes the film look like Sesame Street, but that 0.1% just makes me want to scream!!!

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I received these books for Christmas:

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The former is an easy 5 minute read that any parent of young kids can identify with. It uses filthy language and perfectly sums up the way it can often feel trying to get your kids to eat.

The latter is mediocre for Palahniuk which still makes it superior to just about every other author's work. I haven't read any of those 50 Shade books, but to me it felt as if this was his answer to those. I would imagine the female reader would enjoy it even more than I did, as the majority of the book is about the female orgasm (which everyone knows is a myth, duh.) At just over 200 pages, this goes down pretty easily, too.

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I received these books for Christmas:

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The former is an easy 5 minute read that any parent of young kids can identify with. It uses filthy language and perfectly sums up the way it can often feel trying to get your kids to eat.

The latter is mediocre for Palahniuk which still makes it superior to just about every other author's work. I haven't read any of those 50 Shade books, but to me it felt as if this was his answer to those. I would imagine the female reader would enjoy it even more than I did, as the majority of the book is about the female orgasm (which everyone knows is a myth, duh.) At just over 200 pages, this goes down pretty easily, too.

A² is one of the great underrated writers of our time. WD.

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Steel Frog wrote:
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I received these books for Christmas:

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The former is an easy 5 minute read that any parent of young kids can identify with. It uses filthy language and perfectly sums up the way it can often feel trying to get your kids to eat.

The latter is mediocre for Palahniuk which still makes it superior to just about every other author's work. I haven't read any of those 50 Shade books, but to me it felt as if this was his answer to those. I would imagine the female reader would enjoy it even more than I did, as the majority of the book is about the female orgasm (which everyone knows is a myth, duh.) At just over 200 pages, this goes down pretty easily, too.

A² is one of the great underrated writers of our time. WD.

:green: So, did you learn anything about this so called female orgasm? ;)


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The latter is mediocre for Palahniuk which still makes it superior to just about every other author's work. I haven't read any of those 50 Shade books, but to me it felt as if this was his answer to those. I would imagine the female reader would enjoy it even more than I did, as the majority of the book is about the female orgasm (which everyone knows is a myth, duh.) At just over 200 pages, this goes down pretty easily, too.


I see what you did there


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:green: So, did you learn anything about this so called female orgasm? ;)

I'm coming along, but I think much more research is in order

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The latter is mediocre for Palahniuk which still makes it superior to just about every other author's work. I haven't read any of those 50 Shade books, but to me it felt as if this was his answer to those. I would imagine the female reader would enjoy it even more than I did, as the majority of the book is about the female orgasm (which everyone knows is a myth, duh.) At just over 200 pages, this goes down pretty easily, too.


I see what you did there

I was definitely inspired when I wrote that

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:green: So, did you learn anything about this so called female orgasm? ;)

I'm coming along, but I think much more research is in order

pretty sure it's a myth

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:green: So, did you learn anything about this so called female orgasm? ;)

I'm coming along, but I think much more research is in order

pretty sure it's a myth

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B/B- Very quick read and kinda fun, but left me a little wanting. Obviously written with sequel in mind. So lame.

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C/C+ Novel about an Irish woman who has turned a long obsession with finding things gone missing into a P.I. business, only to find the magical land where all things missing turn up. Might be a cathartic read for those who obsess over lost items and lost people and there is more than one teary reunion, but doesn't mask a flimsy plot.

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About to start reading this, heard good things and my kind of geeky

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About to start reading this, heard good things and my kind of geeky

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I just recently finished it... I got a hell of a kick outta it.
I hope that they are able to get all the licensing needed to make the movie geeky fun too.
I was proud that I only had to look up about 4 of the geeky things cuz I did not already know them. 8)

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About to start reading this, heard good things and my kind of geeky

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I just recently finished it... I got a hell of a kick outta it.
I hope that they are able to get all the licensing needed to make the movie geeky fun too.
I was proud that I only had to look up about 4 of the geeky things cuz I did not already know them. 8)

Fabulous book! I've read it twice already.


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Was indeed awesome. Ok, next to read is this
1: funniest book cover in a while
2: the line - hes fuhrious


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2: the line - hes fuhrious

Might be worth a read for that line alone

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2: the line - hes fuhrious

Might be worth a read for that line alone

on a related note:


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2: the line - hes fuhrious

Might be worth a read for that line alone

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That is quite possibly the coolest thing I have ever seen

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Ok, have to be careful about this. Could be a very dangerous book depending on how you take the jokes. Is the book a reflection on how the media treats celebrity or is it a very sly way of preaching facist propaganda. It is definitely the first one but I could see the masses shaking heads and wanting a book burning.

From the Independant: Adolf Hitler wakes up in Berlin in 2011. Thanks to his uncanny resemblance to himself, he soon lands a spot on a television satire show. Before the Führer seals the deal, however, executive producer Frau Bellini needs to be sure on one topic that might sink the project. “We're all agreed that the Jews are no laughing matter,” she suggests. “You are absolutely right,” he replies, “almost relieved”.

This is the first book to literally make me lol on the train, although for the first few journeys I was too nervous for people to even see the cover. Luckily you readers on this forum have a brain, so you can look past the fact hitler is being used as entertainment as there is an even bigger threat in the 21st century in the form of social media.

Great read, important even!

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Mazer wrote:
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About to start reading this, heard good things and my kind of geeky

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I just recently finished it... I got a hell of a kick outta it.
I hope that they are able to get all the licensing needed to make the movie geeky fun too.
I was proud that I only had to look up about 4 of the geeky things cuz I did not already know them. 8)

Fabulous book! I've read it twice already.


Good Book, went through it in no time. What do you think about Steven Spielberg set to direct this? I was thinking edgar wright would have been a better fit

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About to start reading this, heard good things and my kind of geeky

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I just recently finished it... I got a hell of a kick outta it.
I hope that they are able to get all the licensing needed to make the movie geeky fun too.
I was proud that I only had to look up about 4 of the geeky things cuz I did not already know them. 8)

Fabulous book! I've read it twice already.


Good Book, went through it in no time. What do you think about Steven Spielberg set to direct this? I was thinking edgar wright would have been a better fit

I prefer Speilberg just for the clout. With a name like that many people will basically donate their rights to the film and they could get far more properties in there I would bet. Not to mention the budget Hollywood would allow when he's set to direct.

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Odd Todd wrote:
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About to start reading this, heard good things and my kind of geeky

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I just recently finished it... I got a hell of a kick outta it.
I hope that they are able to get all the licensing needed to make the movie geeky fun too.
I was proud that I only had to look up about 4 of the geeky things cuz I did not already know them. 8)

Fabulous book! I've read it twice already.


Good Book, went through it in no time. What do you think about Steven Spielberg set to direct this? I was thinking edgar wright would have been a better fit

I prefer Speilberg just for the clout. With a name like that many people will basically donate their rights to the film and they could get far more properties in there I would bet. Not to mention the budget Hollywood would allow when he's set to direct.


Edgar also has Scott Pilgrim so probably wants something a little different. Each 'Pilgrim' viewing and I notice a little more. An Ocarina of time segment as example.

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Mazer wrote:
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About to start reading this, heard good things and my kind of geeky

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I just recently finished it... I got a hell of a kick outta it.
I hope that they are able to get all the licensing needed to make the movie geeky fun too.
I was proud that I only had to look up about 4 of the geeky things cuz I did not already know them. 8)

Fabulous book! I've read it twice already.

Why didn't anyone tell me to read this earlier?

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