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sakasiru
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Another pointless thread to get to know your fellow forumers better...

Postby sakasiru » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:44 pm

Question: What's the title of the nearest fiction book (so no dictionaries or specialized books here) from where you sit right now? It doesn't need to be yours, it just needs to be near you ;)

Me: A.C. Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles. Right next to my keybord. There because I wanted to read it again, but didn't start yet.

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Postby abana » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:49 pm

Valley of the Horses by Jean Auel

I have worn out several copies of most of the books in the Earth Children series.

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Postby Zeal » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:56 pm

the nearest works of fiction? most the ones I'd read on my own are in a large bookshelf on the other side of a wall (in another room) all equal in distance from me

closer to me is an old X-men Evolution Comic book which is in one of the drawers inside an antique armoire (inside this room) and on top a nearby night stand are "The Secret Garden" and "The Little Princess"
I've been reading them to my niece every night she sleeps at my house.

Normally I'd have some books from the "American Girl" series too but I think she took them home with her. :eek:

Edit: I just looked through the armoire and found "Children of Dune" inside. lol
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Postby Agamemnus » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:21 pm

Company, by Max Barry.

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Postby Tinkerbell » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:50 pm

Do strategy guides count?

:D

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Postby AshokaTheGreat » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:02 am

Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan... before that I had Immortal alchemist by Michael Scott and before that I had Song of Ice and Fire by George R Martin :-p ...

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Postby Aushun » Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:45 am

The Mysterious Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie :)

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Postby CatMajik » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:47 am

Lifeguard, by James Patterson

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Postby sakasiru » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:44 pm

"Tinkerbell" wrote:Do strategy guides count?

:D


No :p

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Postby Amrine » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:47 pm

The Mirror by Marlys Millhiser


Twilight and New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (daughter's been badgering me to read them)

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Postby Tinkerbell » Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:50 pm

"sakasiru" wrote:No :p


Uh oh

...lookin fer dat udder fiction...gots ta be sumthin round here...

EDIT: Found it!

How about a paper on string theory?

...11 dimensional manifolds make me scream...
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Postby DustysMomma » Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:05 pm

No fiction in my office, just manuals about accounting, mold, water, smoke, and fire.

I do have a Steve Berry book in my car though...The Venitian Betrayal. I've been reading this series, when I have time, the last few months.

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Postby PantherX » Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:39 am

Jules Verne 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Only because I am reading it for the first time and it is on my iPhone right here on the desk.

Closest paper book would be Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game, I re-read it about once every two years.
:cool:

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Postby Azeem » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:25 pm

Not sure if it counts as fiction since it's technically folktales and myths, but a translated copy of the Samguk Yusa. [I'm such a nerd... :cool: ]

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Postby tomnobles » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:17 pm

Classical Chinese can't be fiction. Good grief you are a nerd. :D

Just joking!


How about a new fiction Star Trek Titan: Over a Torrent Sea by Christopher L. Bennett

Actually that is the second one I just finished Star Trek Vanguard and before that, New Frontier. All were written this year....well, published.

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Postby Amun Nefer » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:20 pm

Book of Mormon and World War Z ( :D ). :p

Also, no such thing as a useless threda by you, saka. :)

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Postby Novicia » Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:15 pm

Nefertiti by Nick Drake

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Postby CharleyK1 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:54 pm

The Eternity Artifact be L. E. Modesitt Jr. (Next to that, two series, also by the same author: The Corean Chronicles - 6 books; series complete AND The Saga of Recluse - 14 books and counting) Do I like sci-fi/fantasy? Yes! :D

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Postby Karter » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:55 am

Ummmmm, let me move my playboy and playgirl mags
oh yes here it is

Image

quite a stimulating read

:)
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Postby PantherX » Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:36 am

"Karter" wrote:Ummmmm, let me move my playboy and playgirl mags
oh yes here it is

--snipped Image---

quite a stimulating read

:)


lmao

The little boy and girl in that picture looked exactly like my older brother and sister. We used to tell the neighborhood kids that they modeled for the painting. Was a fun joke to pull on people back when I was a kid.

:cool:


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