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Old 07-04-2011, 10:54 PM   #1756
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I've had this on my shelf for years but have nver gotten to it. Let me know what you think when you finish.
Will do. So far I'm really enjoying it.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:25 PM   #1757
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Great book. If younwere thinking of reading the 2nd book in the Enders Game series, Speaker for the Dead, I warn you it's very different from Enders game. It goes from intergalactic space battle in Enders Game to one long guilt trip redemtion for Ender by helping out some people on a far away planet who made contact with a third type of intelligent life form. There's not really any action but it was still a good book in my opinion.

Actually I just started that tonight. Ender's Game was GREAT! Loved it. I have a few nitpicks but nothing that won't stop me from reading it again sometime. As to Speaker of the Dead, I didn't get too far into it, thinking of starting something else instead then reading that next. I also finished Stephen Colbert's book today. Lots of insightful and funny stuff.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:57 PM   #1758
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Actually I just started that tonight. Ender's Game was GREAT! Loved it. I have a few nitpicks but nothing that won't stop me from reading it again sometime. As to Speaker of the Dead, I didn't get too far into it, thinking of starting something else instead then reading that next. I also finished Stephen Colbert's book today. Lots of insightful and funny stuff.

I'm not sure about putting Speaker for the Dead on hold, only because its so different from Ender's Game as far as setting and other areas of the story goes. I feel like if I were to have read something else between Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead that when I came back to Speaker for the Dead I would be like what the **** is this, this isn't what I remember it being like? That would probably throw the whole thing off for me. I would suggest reading it now while you still have the desire to know what happens to Ender after the first book. I know I'm making the books out to seem like they are 2 books from totally different stories but alot of the central themes that were focussed on in Ender's Game are relevant in Speaker For the Dead, such as isolation and relationships. Pretty much what I'm trying to say is you shouldn't expect the same from this book as what you experienced in Ender's Game, but it is still a good book.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:36 AM   #1759
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Fighting Spirit vol. 53 online manga:



After Robotech, my 2nd alltime favorite anime/manga series.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:21 PM   #1760
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I'm not sure about putting Speaker for the Dead on hold, only because its so different from Ender's Game as far as setting and other areas of the story goes. I feel like if I were to have read something else between Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead that when I came back to Speaker for the Dead I would be like what the **** is this, this isn't what I remember it being like? That would probably throw the whole thing off for me. I would suggest reading it now while you still have the desire to know what happens to Ender after the first book. I know I'm making the books out to seem like they are 2 books from totally different stories but alot of the central themes that were focussed on in Ender's Game are relevant in Speaker For the Dead, such as isolation and relationships. Pretty much what I'm trying to say is you shouldn't expect the same from this book as what you experienced in Ender's Game, but it is still a good book.

Got through the dramatization of Pet Sematary today. That shit is $344 on Amazon. It was cool though, with all the sound effects, music, voice actors, etc. I did get about two and a half hours into Speaker of the Dead though. Just finished Ender's Game yesterday so it's still fresh in my mind. Speaker of the Dead started off slowly but it has my attention now. I'm just past the part where the girl spends the night with the broken down boy after his father was killed by the Piggies.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:53 PM   #1761
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Just started this earlier on my new Kindle.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:56 PM   #1762
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I copped this a few weeks ago. Tis time I read it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:02 PM   #1763
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Goodreads is annoying the shit out of me lately since I started reading a lot again. They make it hard to change a book from "currently reading" to "have read" and vice versa. It should be RIGHT there, just one click away. Instead you have to navigate to another page and figure it out from there.

I almost Googled to figure out how to do it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:08 PM   #1764
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I've never had that problem.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:16 PM   #1765
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Well now that I know how to do it, It's easy. It f*cking stinks. I might delete my account, that's how much It's pissing me off.

Edit: Oh, I wasn't under "all" I see how easy it is now, never mind me
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:20 PM   #1766
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Do you use the mobile app? It is an easier process with that.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:23 PM   #1767
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No but I'll check it out right now.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:25 PM   #1768
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I have the app for my droid and it's great. Very clean and simple.

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Old 07-06-2011, 08:34 PM   #1769
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I have the app for my droid and it's great. Very clean and simple.

Yeah I just got it for my HTC and it is very, very clean and easy to use. I can change the status of a book faster on my phone than at my rig.

Good looks Dash!
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:49 PM   #1770
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any of yall read fiction novels? jus wondering. like that have a good story. I'm sure yall do I didnt go through every page of this thread but what're some good ones?

I've only read two non sports books in my life and loved them both. Both by the same author. Khaled Hosseini. "Kite Runner" and "Thousand Splendid Suns".

Started a lot but never finished. One is called "The Power of One", other is "Life of Pi", third is "Monte Cristo".
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