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IWantFroyo
May 13th, 2013, 01:22 AM
We need a Ubuntu Reading Club. Leave what you're reading, and find your next book.
Extra points if you leave a review of the book once you're done reading it.

Rules:
- If you're reading a religious text, please keep it to yourself. See CoC.
- Same with political books.

I'll start off. Either/Or by Kierkegaard, and Kортик by Анатолий Рыбаков (Dirk by Anatolii Ribakov).

pqwoerituytrueiwoq
May 13th, 2013, 02:22 AM
~$ man books
No manual entry for books
~$ man book
No manual entry for book
books have been obsoleted by tablets and pdf files

Buntu Bunny
May 13th, 2013, 02:31 AM
books have been obsoleted by tablets and pdf files

Not true. Many of us still prefer and read print books. Sorry, but I find tablets and e-books annoying to read. I hate staring at a screen for hours on end, and I like the feel of a book in my hands. http://readtheprintedword.org/ (http://readtheprintedword.org/)

Currently reading Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, an historical novel about the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium.

Linuxratty
May 13th, 2013, 02:47 AM
I also prefer reading books made of paper and use the local library monthly. I found this book at the library and had to comment on it.
I just finished The Good Thief..Hannah Tinti.

Ren,who is missing his left hand, is adopted from an orphanage and is introduced to the criminal
under world big time. The author takes the reader on a real roller coaster ride. I found this to be a real page turner with interesting characters one could identify with and enough plot twists to keep you begging for more.


http://www.amazon.com/Good-Thief-Hannah-Tinti/dp/B002QGSY40

drawkcab
May 13th, 2013, 04:32 AM
Either/Or v1 is a treat although I've never made it to the second volume. Went straight to Fear and Trembling.

iamkuriouspurpleoranj
May 13th, 2013, 06:04 AM
Victor Hugo - Ninety-Three
Mark Sobell - A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Face Enterprise Linux

PJs Ronin
May 13th, 2013, 06:04 AM
There is a story going round on Facebook that when given a real book, a pre-teen girl said it was a broken iPad.

cariboo
May 13th, 2013, 06:15 AM
There is a story going round on Facebook that when given a real book, a pre-teen girl said it was a broken iPad.

This is probably what they are talking about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vXyx_qG6mQ

Elfy
May 13th, 2013, 07:35 AM
The Hydrogen Sonata - likely to be the last Iain M Banks Culture novel.

slickymaster
May 13th, 2013, 12:00 PM
Not true. Many of us still prefer and read print books. Sorry, but I find tablets and e-books annoying to read. I hate staring at a screen for hours on end, and I like the feel of a book in my hands. http://readtheprintedword.org/ (http://readtheprintedword.org/)

A big and solid + 1 on that.
There is nothing like the feeling of opening a book after you bought it and the image of the inked words printed on its pages.

Thomas de Quincey's "Confessions of an English Opium Eater" and H. P. Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness"

mreq
May 13th, 2013, 12:14 PM
Lecture notes and textbooks. Yay for uni finals!

IWantFroyo
May 13th, 2013, 08:15 PM
Good luck, mreq!

I found "Кортик" to be too violent for my tastes... Going to read "Артур" by Люк Бессон.

Old_Grey_Wolf
May 13th, 2013, 08:53 PM
"Trading for a Living" by Dr. Alexander Elder. It is a book about the technical analysis of stocks and the psychology of stock trading.

Edit: I have both ebooks and paper books.

goldshirt9
May 13th, 2013, 09:07 PM
I swore by books until i obtained firstly a kobo then a kindle.
Don't get me wrong, I still think books are best for certain subjects but for a novel I love the kindle.
ATm i am trying to read the Smiley novels by John le Carré.

layers
May 13th, 2013, 09:57 PM
Halfway through Earth's Children.
Also, a complete survival guide by the US Army

AllRadioisDead
May 14th, 2013, 01:38 AM
Learning Python the hard way and A byte of Python.

buzzingrobot
May 14th, 2013, 09:13 PM
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas, Jules Verne: Read this years ago. Wasn't impressed on rereading it. Three men captured on Captain Nemo's submarine (only the 4 of them have speaking parts in the book) spend months debating a possible escape attempt while seeing many strange things; Nemo seems to hate the world, but Verne offers few clues explaining why he is as he is. Finally, the trio escapes and the sub is pulled under in a giant whirlpool. Calling it a "novel" seems a stretch. More like a bad J.J. Abrams movie (if that's not redundant) One noisy, shiny episode after another.

epikvision
May 14th, 2013, 09:28 PM
The Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison. I just finished it for English class two days ago. Incredible book.

drugsanonymous
May 14th, 2013, 09:51 PM
I'm trying to get into Game of Thrones but I'm having trouble keeping interest.

IWantFroyo
May 15th, 2013, 05:27 AM
I'm trying to get into Game of Thrones but I'm having trouble keeping interest.

Ah, Game of Thrones.

It starts off pretty boring, but it's worth it.

aezakmi
May 15th, 2013, 12:36 PM
~$ man books
No manual entry for books
~$ man book
No manual entry for book
books have been obsoleted by tablets and pdf files

You're right :lolflag:

cortman
May 15th, 2013, 09:52 PM
Currently reading several:

Linux From Scratch 7.3 by Gerard Beekmans
Classic Shell Scripting by Arnold Robbins
Genji Monogatari by Murasaki Shikibu
The Night The Bear Ate Goombaw by Patrick F. McManus

:)

PS Good to see you back, IWantFroyo.