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Old 02-10-2009, 04:31 PM   #1
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Books You're Ignoring

Anything by ANY Russian and/or Polish (that's you, Joseph Conrad) author.

ANY Sci-Fi of ANY stripe.

Jane Austen (Emma can really just go ---- herself)
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:48 PM   #2
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Oh god.

I am a compulsive book purchaser, and as a result I have somewhere between 50 and 70 books on/near my bedside tables, all of which got there because I was "about to" read them.
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:46 PM   #3
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ANY Sci-Fi of ANY stripe.
If you don't read Ender's Game, we can't be friends anymore.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:12 PM   #4
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If you don't read Ender's Game, we can't be friends anymore.
well, shoot. OK.. I'll read it. It better not suck.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:14 PM   #5
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I've managed to avoid anything to do with little kids running around in otherworlds.

Twilight, or any of its derivatives, ignored.

I've been bad about reading lately, though, and have 4 books waiting...

This darn internet.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:16 PM   #6
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well, shoot. OK.. I'll read it. It better not suck.
jinx even liked it. and she HATES sci fi
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:20 PM   #7
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I've managed to avoid anything to do with little kids running around in otherworlds.
Get a copy of Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
Actually it isn't kids...

I'm sure there is something I'm ignoring... must be doing a good job.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:22 PM   #8
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If you don't read Ender's Game, we can't be friends anymore.
I just finished it a few weeks ago. OK, I'm a little behind on my reading.

I highly recommend it.

I also found a very short Ender series book and read it last year - it was spectacularly good. Oh - A War Of Gifts.

The guy just knows how to write.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:51 PM   #9
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I have a Julian May book called "Perseus Spur" that I started back before the baby was born and haven't touched since. At this point, I'm intentionally ignoring it until I forget the last few details I can remember, and then I can just start at the beginning again.
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:13 PM   #10
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jinx even liked it. and she HATES sci fi
my wife was the same way with Ender's Game.

That book is fantastic.
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:51 PM   #11
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Get a copy of Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
Actually it isn't kids...
excellent book....and he narrates it himself on audio book. (he won audible.com's award for best author/narrator) also liked American Gods and Anansi Boys by him

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I also found a very short Ender series book and read it last year - it was spectacularly good. Oh - A War Of Gifts.

The guy just knows how to write.
yep...quick but good. I'll read anything by Orson Scott Card
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:09 PM   #12
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Emma can really just go ---- herself
Yeah, I have some videos of that if you want to see. (Or, I dunno, maybe she was using a stage name.

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well, shoot. OK.. I'll read it. It better not suck.
There's a paperback edition floating around that has a preface by Card. I recommend you try to get hold of it if you can--or maybe the preface is posted somewhere separately.

Most of Card's other stuff that I've read I considered boring, creepy, or both.

What books am I ignoring? I'll have to think about. (For me "ignoring" goes beyond "they're lying around and I'm not reading them." It has to be something I'm willfully not reading that I feel I ought to.)
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:32 PM   #13
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I have willfully ignored Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for about the past ten years. Many people have told me that I MUST read the series because I will LOVE the books. The minute someone tells me I MUST read a book, listen to a song, or watch a movie, it's pretty much guaranteed I will have nothing to do with it for at least a year.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:33 PM   #14
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:17 PM   #15
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I have a certain book that I WISH I could ignore.

Unfortunately, we're having a test on it next week.

Probably the only books that I refuse to read, without even considering them, are those fluffy series romances. Not that I don't enjoy a good romance novel, but those are almost always so poorly written I just cringe.
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