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Old 08-15-2012, 10:59 PM   #1141
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

So far behind. Have completed:

Wolves of the Calla
Song of Susannah
The Dark Tower

Thus bringing to a close the Dart Tower by Stephen King. He did some very good things and some what the hell things. Don't know how I feel about it. Loved the hell out of it up until Wolves. Then he just went... weird.

Confessor - ending the Sword of Truth series. Kind of a slow ending. Meh.

In the Riftwar Cycle: Krondor: Tear of the Gods, Honoured Enemy. Just more backstory and side tales. They're OK, but pretty shallow in the fantasy world.

Current main reading is the Eldarn Sequence by Robert Scott and Jay Gordon. Read book one The Hickory Staff and on to book two Lessek's Key. It's a pretty well written portal fanatsy, though it relies on one to many easy outs for my liking.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:14 AM   #1142
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Does a user manual count?

If it does then I read one xD
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:57 PM   #1143
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Been reading The Immortal Instruments Series Lately.
On the third novel called "City Of Glass", getting addicted to sci-fi, fantasy stuff lately.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:29 AM   #1144
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

I am 41% finished Joseph Heller's Catch-22, I highly recommend it to everyone.
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:03 PM   #1145
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

The Varieties of Scientific Experience - Carl Sagan
Your Brain: The Missing Manual - Matthew MacDonald
I Am That: Dialogues of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:10 PM   #1146
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

About halfway through my second reading of First Lord's Fury by Jim Butcher.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:01 PM   #1147
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:05 PM   #1148
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

That looks interesting, do share your impressions when you finish (the trilogy).

Anyways, I haven't started yet, but today or tomorrow I'm gonna start reading Dune
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Quotes for noobs (learn how to break up a quote)
Quote:
Originally Posted by minato uchiha View Post
Ok Stubborn donkey, how do you break it up please and if your not willingly to tell me, then please DONT offer me no advice in future
So you can post the second bit and i shouldnt be allowed to if i dont tell you? Why be so rude?

Anyways, here is a quotes for noobs guide


1. A basic quote

[*QUOTE][*/QUOTE]

(the * need to be removed for it to work, I put them in so you can see the text) is a basic quote that just wraps something in a quote without saying who quoted it who quoted so

[*QUOTE]this is a quote[*/QUOTE] without any * would look like
Quote:
this is a quote

Edit: there is a button for this, it looks like a speech bubble. If you select text and then press the button the selected text will automatically be wrapped with the quote tag


2. A quote that says who said it

[*QUOTE=who said it][*/QUOTE] this adds who said the post, manually putting that there can be useful when quoting something external. Example:

[*QUOTE=Mangastream]Remember all you sexy bastards out there, Naruto, Bleach, OP, FT, etc. all on break this week. Feel free to take your rage out on us[*/QUOTE] without any * would look like
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mangastream
Remember all you sexy bastards out there, Naruto, Bleach, OP, FT, etc. all on break this week. Feel free to take your rage out on us
3. A quote that says who said it and links to the post where it was said

[*QUOTE=who said it;X][*/QUOTE]

Where X is the post number.

For the post that i originally quoted it would look like this

[*QUOTE=minato uchiha;2118164]Ok Stubborn donkey, how do you break it up please and if your not willingly to tell me, then please DONT offer me no advice in future[*/QUOTE]

That is what you get when you press the quote button.

4. Breaking up a quote

Now that you know how quotes work it all boils down to preference, how you want it to look like and how you want to do it.

One way of doing it is copying the latter part of the original quote [*/QUOTE] and then pasting it after each section you break up, write your reply, choose the text you want then paste it after that portion, repeat till you finish the go back and copy then paste the first part of the text at the beginning of each portion of text. Of course you can immediately copy and paste both parts of a poste so that you dont forget one in the end.

The end result would be something like this

[*QUOTE=minato uchiha;2118164]Ok Stubborn donkey,[*/QUOTE]
My reply 1
[*QUOTE=minato uchiha;2118164] how do you break it up please[*/QUOTE]
my reply 2
[*QUOTE=minato uchiha;2118164]and if your not willingly to tell me, [*/QUOTE]
my reply 3
[*QUOTE=minato uchiha;2118164]then please DONT offer me no advice in future[*/QUOTE]
my reply 4



Which without any * would look like

Quote:
Originally Posted by minato uchiha View Post
Ok Stubborn donkey,
My reply 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by minato uchiha View Post
how do you break it up please
my reply 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by minato uchiha View Post
and if your not willingly to tell me,
my reply 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by minato uchiha View Post
then please DONT offer me no advice in future
my reply 4


Another way of doing it would be to cut and paste the second part of the quote tag after the first section of text you want to seperate then write your reply select the second part and hit he quote button (it looks like a text bubble),if you do that without anything else the end result would be

[*QUOTE=minato uchiha;2118164]Ok Stubborn donkey,[*/QUOTE]
My reply 1
[*QUOTE] how do you break it up please[*/QUOTE]
my reply 2
[*QUOTE]and if your not willingly to tell me, [*/QUOTE]
my reply 3
[*QUOTE]then please DONT offer me no advice in future[*/QUOTE]
my reply 4

Which would look like

Quote:
Originally Posted by minato uchiha View Post
Ok Stubborn donkey,
My reply 1
Quote:
how do you break it up please
my reply 2
Quote:
and if your not willingly to tell me,
my reply 3
Quote:
then please DONT offer me no advice in future
my reply 4

To make it like the previous example (which wpuld be preferred, though not necessary ) copy the part that says who posted with the link to the post and paste it accordingly to the proper part in each first half of each quote tag. In my I would copy =minato uchiha;2118164 and paste it where the # is
[*QUOTE#] to get [*QUOTE=minato uchiha;2118164] (of course with the * removed)


Of course you can use any other method you like to get to the end result, but now that you know what the end rwsult looks like I think there shouldnt be any problems
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:30 PM   #1149
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

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That looks interesting, do share your impressions when you finish (the trilogy).
I thoroughly enjoyed it. I bought it because I was curious about Sanderson's writing style after reading The Gathering Storm and was impressed with it.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:58 PM   #1150
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

His writing definitely better in his own work than the Jordan stuff. Mistborn has a very interesting premise and wonderful creativity. And that's only halfway through.
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For One More Day by Mitch Albom (basically reading for reading strategies class)
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:17 PM   #1152
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Finished reading:

Mistborn: The Well of Ascension by Sanderson
Jimmy the Hand, Book 3 of Legends of the Riftwar by Feist + someone else
The Wayfarer Redemption by Sarah Douglas.

Reading:

Enchanter, Book 2 of The Wayfarer Redemption

So to read:
Mistborn: Hero of Ages
Talon of the Silver Hawk, book 1 of Conclave of Shadows by Feist.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:07 PM   #1153
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Reading Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:22 PM   #1154
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

American Gods - Neil Gaiman.
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Re: What book are you currently reading?

Does a manual count?
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