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Old 10-29-09, 06:46 AM
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Re: What are you reading? (October 09)

Just finished:

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Re: What are you reading? (October 09)

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Hikaru no Go volumes 1-23 (Complete) by Hotta Yumi & Obata Takeshi

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Re: What are you reading? (October 09)

Haven't laughed out loud reading a book in quite a while.

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Re: What are you reading? (October 09)

Finished reading The Girl Who Played with Fire. This keeps some of the elements of the previous book of the Millenium series while adding on several elements that makes this one different from its predecessor.

Now reading this:

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Re: What are you reading? (October 09)

Originally Posted by Mr. Plow
Did this get a reprint? I wanted to read it a year or so ago and I saw the prices for the novel were through the roof (>$100) so I passed.
Yeah. It got a hardcover reprint. You can get it for less than $17 on Amazon now.
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Re: What are you reading? (October 09)

Originally Posted by mike45
Day by Day Armageddon J. L. Bourne
I'm halfway through this now and enjoying it quite a bit.
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Re: What are you reading? (October 09)

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Just finished this. I thought it was just as good, if not better, than the first book. However, i've been following his blog for a long time and he recycled a lot of the material, which was really disappointing.
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Re: What are you reading? (October 09)

I finished it yesterday, and thought that it was interesting. I think that a few of the topics were covered by Malcolm Gladwell in previous books, but for the most part it was an interesting read. There's been a lot of controversy about the global warming chapter, so there is some additional reading if you want to get further into that.
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Re: What are you reading? (October 09)

I don't think there's a lot of controversy. The book was never meant to be taken seriously. It even says so in the introduction (same goes for the first book). It's just for fun ;P
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Re: What are you reading? (October 09)

I think that the authors and critics are taking it very seriously, especially since there seems to be some misquotes and mispresentations. Here's just a few sites about some of the discrepancies:

Why Everything in Superfreakonomics About Global Warming Is Wrong
Correspondence on Global Warming and Superfreakonomics
SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling (and some other stuff)?
Error Riddled Superfreakonomics
Superfreakonomics: Everything you know about Global Warming is wrong
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Re: What are you reading? (October 09)

Just started this book this afternoon. Very good so far.

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Re: What are you reading? (October 09)

Originally Posted by mlemmond
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An excellent book, you couldn't ask for a better haunted house story.
this is a good book so far, im reading it now

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