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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #140 on: November 01, 2008, 09:11:05 PM »
Re-reading "A brief history of time" by Stephen Hawking.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #141 on: November 03, 2008, 08:40:06 PM »
I finished the final Eddings book a while ago... now I'm moving onto Kushiel's Dart. I've been told it'll turn me on hardcore. I'm excited.  :D

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #142 on: November 03, 2008, 10:08:51 PM »
finished all the sookie books... she should have stopped at one... anywho on to discworld... equal rights is halfway done..
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #143 on: November 06, 2008, 04:21:25 PM »
Neil Gaimans Graveyard book. cheating on it, its an audio book..

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #144 on: November 07, 2008, 04:24:06 PM »
Graveyard, as kids books go was pretty good..

moving on to Neal Stephenson's Anathem, also cheating.. another audio book..

this puts me @ 10 - 15 books in about a month.. havent read so much since the 90s...

im digging the MS lit reader... (there is another pc reader i like better but i cant recall its name..)


scratch Anathem, its not holding my attention.. back to discworld..

Equal Rights was cute..
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #145 on: November 08, 2008, 01:06:05 AM »
The Summoner by Gail Z. Martin. An extremely stereotypical fantasy novel rife with cliches and stock characters and author/divine intervention. Recently, it seems like it took a huge page from D&D with spell levels and whatnot. I keep expecting to see stuff like "Tris studied the spell carefully, learning each motion and gesture of the Fireball spell." But I don't. I wouldn't have even bothered with this book if it didn't have a cool cover (I'm a sucker) and it didn't involve necromancy and undead pretty heavily. Those are about it's only redeeming qualities.

What I should be reading: The Blade Itself (Joe Ambercrombie). Or The Book of the New Sun (Gene Wolfe) or maybe The Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss, who has one of the most brutal beards I've seen in a long while).
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #146 on: November 08, 2008, 07:26:47 AM »
Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual

Haven't looked through this thing in ages!   :D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #147 on: November 08, 2008, 07:36:21 AM »
Everyone: Read The Name of the Wind.

*requests it from the library* That does look good. Thanks for the recommendation.  :D

I finished up The Hunger Games and it was surprisingly good for YA fiction. Very quick read. Back to re-reading The Dragon Reborn and Ender's Game.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #148 on: November 08, 2008, 07:57:05 AM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #149 on: November 08, 2008, 02:17:08 PM »
Anyone here read the Lensmen series before?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #150 on: November 12, 2008, 11:47:00 PM »
I just read Tao of Pooh (it was for a class). I actually really liked it. I recommend it to everyone... it really helps you, to quote my teacher, "chill out."


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #151 on: November 12, 2008, 11:48:03 PM »
Path of the Fury - David Weber. Fun book.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #152 on: November 12, 2008, 11:56:19 PM »
pooh changed me life...

piglet was good also..

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #153 on: November 13, 2008, 05:27:35 AM »
I just read Tao of Pooh (it was for a class). I actually really liked it. I recommend it to everyone... it really helps you, to quote my teacher, "chill out."

That was my old roommate's favourite book!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #154 on: November 13, 2008, 04:04:07 PM »
It's a pretty amazing book. I'm glad that I had to read it. It's really full of profound insight that I would've been too BUSY to notice before.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #155 on: November 14, 2008, 05:47:14 PM »
Has anyone ever read "A Short History of Nearly Everything"?

I read it a couple years ago, IIRC it was pretty informative.  Takes you from the Big Bang to the Nuclear Age.  Too bad all I really remember is some Baron that liked to collect rocks, inadvertantly helping to found Geology.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #156 on: November 14, 2008, 07:23:22 PM »
i had it as an audio book... very interesting..

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #157 on: November 14, 2008, 08:12:10 PM »
Not reading these yet, but I ordered George Carlin's Napalm and putty and When will Jesus bring the pork chops. They ought to be awesome.

And I read A short history of nearly everything in August, I really liked it.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #158 on: November 16, 2008, 12:36:25 AM »
Fahrenheit 451

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #159 on: November 16, 2008, 03:52:14 AM »
I just finished reading Jennifer Government. *winks at Tshern*

The plot was pretty good but the characterization was subpar at times. Still, a nice read - especially for the NationStates crowd.
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