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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby daftbeaker » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:25 pm

^ :lech: Notty. Banned.

Maths for Chemists, a fascinating book. I lie, it's dull as shite. Partial integration and differentiation by the product rule bore the arse off me.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:11 pm

I just finished Death From the Skies! by Phil Plait. An amusing book about the many ways the universe could kill us.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Roy Hunter » Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:05 am

Tales of the City, Armistead Maupin. I've read a couple of his books before, but I can see why this one made his name.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Wawizzle » Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:44 am

daftbeaker wrote: Partial integration and differentiation by the product rule bore the arse off me.


Then you're doing it wrong! Math is supposed to be fun. :love:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Helene Potier » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:00 am

daftbeaker wrote:^ :lech: Notty. Banned.

Maths for Chemists, a fascinating book. I lie, it's dull as shite. Partial integration and differentiation by the product rule bore the arse off me.



Sure. differentiation by the product rule. of course. i understood all that. *cough*....

I'm reading a book called "The Other Hand", i forget the name of the author. something Cleave. In the blurb at the back it basically goes, we're not telling you what happens, because it will spoil it. Intriguing! i just had to read it.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby daftbeaker » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:54 am

Wawizzle wrote:
daftbeaker wrote: Partial integration and differentiation by the product rule bore the arse off me.


Then you're doing it wrong! Math is supposed to be fun. :love:

And healthy food is supposed to taste good but it doesn't :moon:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Roy Hunter » Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:05 pm

I'm reading daftbeaker's new sig:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Grey » Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:38 pm

daftbeaker wrote:
Wawizzle wrote:
daftbeaker wrote: Partial integration and differentiation by the product rule bore the arse off me.


Then you're doing it wrong! Math is supposed to be fun. :love:

And healthy food is supposed to taste good but it doesn't :moon:

I think you must be eating the wrong kind of healthy food because I have yet to run across something healthy that I didn't like, excluding things I have never liked anyway (tofu, protein powder, mushrooms, eggplant).

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:30 pm

Wawizzle wrote:I began reading "Nickeled and Dimed", a sort of "Minimum-wage Like Me" book where a reporter lives in different U.S. cities and tries to make enough money working minimum wage to afford rent and food.

I'm really loving this book and it's opening my eyes to a lot.


What class is it? Just curious because i had to read it for an Organizational Psychology class.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby tris » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:45 pm

daftbeaker wrote:^ :lech: Notty. Banned.

Does that mean you didnt like my new version of the song??
Does "Notty" hava a double meaning of “not” and “naughty”???
I doey Notty really understanddy...

PS to stay on the theme, I jsut finished reading
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:33 pm

Reading what?
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Ubi Dubium » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:14 pm

Maybe he's finished with reading, and isn't going to do it anymore.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:33 pm

Maybe he read

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and just gave up on reading altogether?
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby tris » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:10 pm

Ubi Dubium wrote:Maybe he's finished with reading, and isn't going to do it anymore.
Scott the Pirate wrote:Maybe he read
"I, Weapon" by Charles W Runyon
and just gave up on reading altogether?

There's some interesting speculation on my literary inclinations going on there... but in fact I don't intend to give up reading... and maybe should steer clear of "I, Weapon." by Charles W Runyon in order to keep up this intention!
I looked it up on amazon where I saw it described as "This is a dire piece of drek. It combines everything that was bad about the New Wave, made the sex and violence both utterly gratuitious and utterly uninteresting, and makes blunders about biology, physics, and computers on nearly every page."
The synopsis says:
To create the man named Raki, Earth had broken its most rigid taboos against interbreeding. His grandparents were a four-foot tall female genius; a rapacious, blue-skinned space brigand; an enormous superstud gladiator with long, silky fur; and a bland telepathic huntress. His parents were the most gifted creatures ever to walk the Earth-until Raki was born to surpass even them.

Actually tho' I was gonna say "I just finished reading 1000 splendid suns by Khaled Hosseini... should be obligatory reading in schools I'd say... most women in afghanistan (and I suppose many other Muslim countries too) were (are) basically born into a sort of lifelong prison made of constrictions, psychological oppression and physical repression just because of their sex... it's obscene...."
I just didnt get a chance to continue cos the site access froze up on me after I prematurely sent the post by mistake! So there you are... mystery solved!
Now i'm reading short stories by HG Wells... they're a lot of fun!
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:13 pm

I posted that bit over in "Worst book ever written" some time ago.
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