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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:31 AM

I've just started into 'This Is Your Brain On Music'. The idea of a scientist/musician explaining music scares me, but I am going in anyway.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:00 PM

View PostFoxhound 87, on 22 October 2013 - 12:17 AM, said:

I think Ill have to start over. I have forgotten where I was. I have a lot of Stephen King books of my own to get through but my priority is this House of Leaves however complicated, I MUST FINISH

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oo what King tales??

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 12:52 PM

The Wolf Sea by Robert Low

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:45 AM

I am reding Carrie by Stephen King

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:28 AM

Doktor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. I picked it up from a stall where they were selling second hand books in aid of the roof. So far it seems to be coming along nicely.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:58 AM

Every October, in honor of Halloween, I read Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and a selection of E.A. Poe's short stories. This year, as a run up to the WWI centennial beginning in 2014, I'm reading The Sleepwakers which goes into painful detail about the roots of the war in Balkan intrigue and general European myopia.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 04:01 AM

Currently reading Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu for Halloween. A Scholastic Books edition of Carmilla. Think about that if you're familiar with the book and it's reputation.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 02:05 AM

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. The book has begun with a bang then about 20 some pages in King has once again begun to introduce fantastical elements that has turned me off from his recent works. I will finish this because I have too much investment in Daniel Torrance.

Unit 731: Japan's Secret Biological Warfare In World War II by Peter Williams and David Wallace. Just 50 pages into this harrowing account of Japan's atrocities during WWII when they researched biological weapons on live human guinea pigs with other abominable acts such as investigating forced frostbite from exposure from -20-50 below zero temperatures (in preparation for Russia), the effects of forced malnutrition (for the Japanese army), the effects of pressure chambers (for the Japanese Air Force), and performing vivisection, all on live patients without anaesthetics, etc. Due to the wide spectrum of experiments performed at the Manchurian village of Pingfan by the Japanese, Japan actually made solid gains on the rest of the world in the field of microbiology, In a number of areas of medical research it is claimed she had taken the lead. Perhaps ahand of the United States by several years in the mass-production of penicillin, it is also said Unit 731 led the world in research on vitamins, especially the "B" complex, and nutrition. Between 1935 to 1945, Japanese soldier-scientists carried out biological weapons, freezing, ballistics, and vivisection experiments on "enemies" - Russian, Chinese, American, British, and Australian prisoners of war. Unlike Josef Mengele, they were never prosecuted by the victorious Allied forces for their crimes of experimentation on human beings. No accusation against Emperor Hirohito or the soldier-scientists in the course of the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal.

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:00 PM

Death written by Dr. Asra Rasheed


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:49 PM

View PostGoSC, on 24 November 2013 - 02:05 AM, said:

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. The book has begun with a bang then about 20 some pages in King has once again begun to introduce fantastical elements that has turned me off from his recent works. I will finish this because I have too much investment in Daniel Torrance.

I'm looking forward to this one since King barely ever does sequels and The Shining was a stone cold classic. The premise seems a little TOO fantastical for the original since it was so entrenched in the psychology of the family and the setting was absolutely crucial in exploring those deep tangents, I wouldn't want King to smear the depths of those roots with Danny though it's compelling how he'll present the adult version. The 'helping people who are about to die' description is so vague that I don't know what to make of it. Let me know how ya find it :)

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 02:56 AM

The Rise of Ransom City by Stephen Gilman. Awesome book.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 06:18 AM

View Postbeelzebufo, on 28 November 2013 - 02:56 AM, said:

The Rise of Ransom City by Stephen Gilman. Awesome book.

Meant to say Felix Gilman. Not sure where Stephen came from.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 06:24 AM

Bandette, a comic (!!) with just the loveliest art that i've seen in a while. it's also good fun.


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:31 PM

About to finish the third book in the Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant. Feed, Deadline, and Blackout are the titles. Good zombie related fun that takes place twenty years after The Rising.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 02:49 PM

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.  Just started it last night.





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