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Old Time Wesley
Posted: November 25th, 2003, 1:14am Report to Moderator
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What have you been reading lately? That is the question I will ask, it tells alot about a person who actually does read, mostly that they can read


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So I'll start out

Ok I myself have been reading alot and can't remember them all for this one post and will post the rest later on

For now I've been reading a great book based on a true story called Saved!, it deals with an incident between two boats

Sleepers a great book that also has a film for it that i have yet to pick up

The ways of darkness, the wanting and The Sending

All good books dealing with drama mostly

The Sending is a good book that I didn't put down until i finished reading it, it only took me two days tho

I hope others will participate


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Alan Holman
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I've been using this old computer, and dialing up to a text-based service called InfoTrac; it's an online database containing articles from hundreds of magazines, newspapers, and reference books.  I've been using it to research whatever topic I'm interested in at any particular moment.
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This condition in my left eye has put the kibosh on regular reading (which sucks)...

I'm reading The Cold 6000 (Ellroy) and I'm dabbling in THE NAME OF THE ROSE by Umbero Eco.


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I'm reading DEFYING GRAVITY by JENNIFER WYNNE WEBBER.  The main character of that novel is quite similar to its author whom I've met.  I'm taking the book slowly, and it's quite interesting.  It's the book equivalent to a "chick flick" and thus it's an acquired taste.
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I'm Reading SCREENPLAY By: Syd Field. This is a really good book. It teaches you tricks for writting and every thing. You can probably find it at a local book store cuase i did.


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SYD FIELDs book was interesting.  I've read it.  Whenever I find a book about screenwriting, I soak it up in a day or two.  I've read enough theory to teach a dozen courses, but that info's meaningless until I'm produced.
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Today, I began reading THE GREAT GATSBY; I'm half-way through it already, and it's a nice, tight little book.  So far, it's about this small town dude who moves near a big city and rents a shack for eighty dollars a month.  The shack's nearly invisible in his rich neighbourhood, and his upper-crust next-door neighbour is the mysterious Jay Gatsby who throws wild parties frequently.  Our main character subserviantly meets the care-free free-spirits of a social circle in a cozy rich New England macrocosm.  The main character floats like a sponge in a sea, picking up on how these people live their lives, and learning what he can from them.  At the end of chapter three, he's just met Gatsby.  So now I'm going to continue reading, to find out what's so great about this dude Gatsby.
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Mainly I read scripts, but as for books:

"The Regulators"
"Fight Club"
"A Clockwork Orange"
"Of Mice and Men"

I think I write more then I read though...
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Ok, I just finished a book called "kissing the Rain"  which was good but it's one of those books that end with out finishing the story.  I personally dont like that bexcause its like paying for something that isnt finished.  if Im out for breakfast I wouldnt pay for a quiche that hasnt breencooked, you know?  itwas pretty good though.


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Does it have to just be books? I will admit to reading through the librettos for Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung...again. Also read the Saga of the Volsungs. Just finished the Silmarillion by Tolkien. It was...informative if you like The Lord of the Rings.


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The title of the board does say books.


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Fair enough:
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The Saga of the Volsungs
The Silmarillion


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I've just finished a book called Flicker, which is like the Da Vinci code (secret cults, coded messages, church conspiracys) but good, and about films.
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I haven't been reading anything lately, I just don't want to finish some books because once they're done what's next? I guess i should getback to reading my DS9 novels and buy the rest of the series where the Defiant gets a new commander and than finally the last DS9 novel where Ben returns.


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I've recently finished re-reading the books 'Felidae' and 'Felidae On The Road' by Akif Pirincci.

These are two titles I mentioned in another thread. The are dark adult fantasy novels about a cat detective called Francis who solves the mysteries surrounding the murders of cats. Told from the point of view of Francis, who is a bit of a culture snob, it provides some very amusing moments when you have to kind of wonder 'if my cat can really think then what must it think of me?'

Am currently re-reading Screenplay: By Sid Field.


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Screenplay by Sid Field was one of the first screenwriting books I ever read, and it's definitely one of the better ones.

Felidae sounds interesting, I might just look it up.

I'm reading a collection of short stories by Franz Kafka that I picked up when I was in Prague. The stories are quite surreal, I can't decide whether I like them or not  
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I've never got around to reading any Kafka... I think my brother gave me one of his books but it's still on my rather large 'To Read' pile.


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Kafka comes highly recommended. Very surreal, very original. Good stuff.


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After a couple years of not reading it, I am finally finishing the Left Behind series. I actually have the whole series on my book shelf, and have had book 10 (where I left off) since shortly after it came out. The earlier books paint a really cool negative utopian world, which is probably what continues to hold my interest. The characters are well drawn and if you let yourself follow the "rules" of the world, it's a really good read.

Sure, it's a relation of one viewpoint of the Biblical book of Revelation, and it gets a little preachy in many places, but if you look past that point, it's actually quite good fiction.



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