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    I'm reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts, which is hilarious and insane.

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    The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz. It's about 1300 pages in total.

    ...followed by All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren after I'm done with aforementioned book. That's close to 700 pages.

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    I haven't read a book for pleasure since I was forced to read the Grapes of Wrath in tenth grade. I'm thinking of getting back into reading; anyone have any recommendations for science fiction?




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    I'm reading "The Boy Who Harrnessed the Wind" for school. It's alright so far, kinda comical.

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    Rereading Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan.

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    Re-Reading the leviathan trilogy, still on book atm, but its still as epic as i remember it.
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    Borrowed The Kill Order from the library, enjoying it so far
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    I'm onto the second book in the Gemma Doyle Trilogy: Rebel Angels by Libba Bray.



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    Recently I've been reading Romeo and Juliet for school. I can't explain it but it both interests me and bores me to hell.

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    hmmm.....The last book I read was The Particle at the End of The Universe. It is an intelligent depiction of the past few decades of research and the penultimate discovery of a particle that resembles the Higgs Boson. And yes, I read it for fun.
    Before that, I read The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and The Deep Laws of The Cosmos. I LOVED this book. It is about the Multiverse theories and their implications all the way from detail dimensions to alien life. It is an amazing read. And obviously this one was also read for fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent_Vibrava View Post
    I haven't read a book for pleasure since I was forced to read the Grapes of Wrath in tenth grade. I'm thinking of getting back into reading; anyone have any recommendations for science fiction?
    In your local library's catalogue, search the author H.G. Wells. If he sounds too dusty for you, search the author Eoin Colfer (although from him you might get more science fantasy than science fiction). Let us know what you settle upon!

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    hmmm.....The last book I read was The Particle at the End of The Universe. It is an intelligent depiction of the past few decades of research and the penultimate discovery of a particle that resembles the Higgs Boson. And yes, I read it for fun.
    Before that, I read The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and The Deep Laws of The Cosmos. I LOVED this book. It is about the Multiverse theories and their implications all the way from detail dimensions to alien life. It is an amazing read. And obviously this one was also read for fun.
    Fun? Hard to believe. More like curiosity or intrigue. By the way, what does that second one say about the justification for multiverse theories? I struggle to keep a lot of physics details in memory, so the most I've got left from my last foray in the field was that the hypothesis is a possible (likely?) prediction from the math cosmologists like to do, but I'm not sure I understood how all too well. And of course there's the contention that multiverse theory isn't amenable to empirical verification or testing like traditional science tends to be, but of course there are other kinds of research that can be done without physical experiments...

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    I've recently been reading the Halo novel The Flood which is based on the events of Halo combat evolved


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    Finally picked up The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Princess. Also somehow reading A Game of Thrones and Nevermore at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Profesco View Post
    In your local library's catalogue, search the author H.G. Wells. If he sounds too dusty for you, search the author Eoin Colfer (although from him you might get more science fantasy than science fiction). Let us know what you settle upon!



    Fun? Hard to believe. More like curiosity or intrigue. By the way, what does that second one say about the justification for multiverse theories? I struggle to keep a lot of physics details in memory, so the most I've got left from my last foray in the field was that the hypothesis is a possible (likely?) prediction from the math cosmologists like to do, but I'm not sure I understood how all too well. And of course there's the contention that multiverse theory isn't amenable to empirical verification or testing like traditional science tends to be, but of course there are other kinds of research that can be done without physical experiments...
    I cannot thoroughly explain the hypotheses described in the book in a single forum post, but I can say that mathematicians and physicists have been collaborating for over several decades to discover the intricacies of the Multiverse Theories. This book ranges from possibilities of near-exact copies of Earth existing not only in our own universe (Quilted Theory) to floating just nearby, albeit invisible and intangible (Inflationary Theory). It utilizes "detail dimensions" and Calabi-Yau shapes, along with inversions and multi-branes and their perception not only to the observer, but their implications throughout all of science. This book was so overreaching, that to quote some critic that wrote a review about it, "If aliens were to land on Earth and asked when the human mind was able to accomplish, we could do worse then to hand them a copy of this book." (I do not remember this quote exactly, but the meaning is there).
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    Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Storyby Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is surprisingly an extremely good read.

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    Just finished Black Beauty by Anna Sewell today. Onto The Fire Chronicle: The Books of Beginning by John Stephens, and attempting to get into The Glimpse by Claire Merle (for the third time)

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    i'm currently reading Inheritance by Christopher Paolini, i bought it when it came out being a fan of the rest of the series but i just didn't read it for some reason.

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    I am reading many books right now, including:

    Pokémon Adventures: Book Five (I am in love with the series so far!)

    Warriors: Fire and Ice (book 2) - Man, this series is just EPIC... (imo)

    Dragons in our Midst: Raising Dragons - Just started reading this book yesterday, and it is AMAZING!!! Wonderfully written Christian fantasy... it is awesome!
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    Feed by M.T Anderson

    Interesting futuristic book that I have to read by summer's end. Book reports make me enjoy these books less.


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    I just finished Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell, it's an absolutely amazing book, especially if you love animals. I'm now alternating between Lord of the Flies and The Railway Children, both of which I'm enjoying a lot. I like reading two genres of book at the same time due to being able to contrast them, so if one of the genres doesn't suit your current mood or whatever you can read the other one, about nine times out of ten your mood will suit one if not both of the books. In my opinion it allows me to enjoy both books a lot more. Alternatively if I'm reading a book for school I read another one of my own choice in case I don't enjoy the former.

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    I just finished Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. A fascinating read about the historical Jesus, and the state of Palestine in the 1st Century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    I just finished Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. A fascinating read about the historical Jesus, and the state of Palestine in the 1st Century.
    I'd read the book with a bit of mindfulness about the historicity of his Jesus. Apparently, there are ample criticisms by bona fide religious and historical scholars of Aslan's claims to historical authority/credentials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Profesco
    I'd heard about that. In his 'About the Author' bit, he doesn't go into the 'scholar of religions' spiel; instead, he simply lists himself as what the article says. Perhaps he just felt the need to increase his credentials after being challenged during that Fox News interview, or perhaps was just flustered by the asinine questions.

    Regardless, and even if he does breeze over areas of contention, I imagine it's an eye-opener for believers. Certainly the political turbulence of the time is interesting enough to elicit a read. It, apparently, was not nearly as calm as we have been taught.

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    Retreading The Lost Hero, while crossing my fingers and thinking;

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    I am reading Watership Down and the Warriors series ( New prophecy, Dawn) now. Awesome series, but the dutch versions had so much spelling mistakes ( can't. bear. them) that i had to switch to english. Now i'm really confused with the names lol

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