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    I'm reading 'The Heart of Darkness." by Joseph Conrad. It's really cool and morbid in a funny way. "Mistah Kurtz-he dead."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savendia View Post
    Hey, if anyone's into science - I'm reading The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene. It's about quantum physics and special relativity and other dimensions and superstring theory and all that cool stuff. It's crazy.

    For example: Time is relative. It passes faster or slower for you depending on how fast you are moving. Space is also relative. Things really do shrink or grow larger depending on movement.

    But here's the really cool part: Pretend you're driving really fast in a car on the highway, and you look at the dotted lines in the middle. You know how they look shorter than they do when you look at them while standing still? Not only are they shorter, but for the random pedestrian standing on the side of the road watching your car go by those lines, they are longer. Both points of view are correct at the same time.

    Anyone interested yet? The book explains it better, and without math. (A plus, as far as I'm concerned!)
    That's like re-reading my Year 12 Physics textbooks again!

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    You must have had a more interesting physics class than I do! All we learn about is Newtonian physics, and you can only take so much friction and linear motion before it kills you with boredom. This stuff is facinating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savendia View Post
    You must have had a more interesting physics class than I do! All we learn about is Newtonian physics, and you can only take so much friction and linear motion before it kills you with boredom. This stuff is facinating!
    Oh yeah, we did that stuff before we did the interesting things. I guess you've learnt about the consequences of relativity

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    I recently read Storm and Sea glass by Maria N snyder.
    its by the same author who wrote the yelena zaltana trilology
    poison study, magic study and fire study.
    they are all about magic, fantasy, forbidden love etc, for those who love adventure as well.

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    Any good book recomendations? I have a bookstore gift card thats just BEGGING to be used!

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    Just finished reading The Picture of Dorian Gray and am progressing onto Fahrenheit 451 - both are different genres from the Pellinor Series.

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    Excuse me while I break in with a minor fangirl freak out.

    OMFG PETER JACKSON MIGHT MAYBE POSSIBLY BE ADAPTING ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SERIES, MORTAL ENGINES.

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    ASFASLADS;FASDFADSF


    *Ahem*

    Seriously you guys, seriously, I think my brain just exploded. It's a pretty good series and you should read it.

    Soooooo, yeah. I am so eloquent .

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    But hes meant to be busy doing the productiony stuff for the damn Hobbit! GET WORKING JACKSON. I WANT THE HOBBIT NOW!

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    Oh, but he can do a million things at once, because he is amazing.

    He's supposed to also be making that TV show about dragons in the Napoleonic wars right now as well.

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    ooo the mods are fighting (gasp)
    May I add that's its also slightly off topic...

    LOL


    My money's on Bridie


    I'm reading To Kill a Mocking Bird at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini View Post
    Excuse me while I break in with a minor fangirl freak out.

    OMFG PETER JACKSON MIGHT MAYBE POSSIBLY BE ADAPTING ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SERIES, MORTAL ENGINES.

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


    Oh. My. God.

    Um. Can I join you in fangirl freaking out?

    AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Er. Sorry. But wow!

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    I've just reacently finished the Payne and Jone's series by Chris Kuzneski. They are really good.

    Who's Peter Jackson? And what's the Mortal Engine series like? I'm looking for new books to read. Anyone else got any suggestions?

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    I'm re-reading Abarat by Clive Barker. 'Tis wonderful, in a quirky sort of fashion.

    Also, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I never fail to be amazed by his inventiveness and originality, and I am quite taken by his writing style. Although, of his books, Neverwhere is still my favorite I think.

    And I too must confess curiosity about this Moral Engines series...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkness View Post
    I've just reacently finished the Payne and Jone's series by Chris Kuzneski. They are really good.

    Who's Peter Jackson? And what's the Mortal Engine series like? I'm looking for new books to read. Anyone else got any suggestions?
    WHOS PETER JACKSON?

    Only the hero of all fantasy movie lovers. he directed The Lord of The Rings!

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