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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #300 on: April 10, 2009, 08:48:30 PM »
Yep, quite distinctive, really, so I never figured out the whole tinfoil hat thing about the authorship.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #301 on: April 13, 2009, 05:45:01 PM »
For my money, I'd probably say Thief of Time and Soul Music were the two best Pratchett books for me. It's certain that Death is the best character, though (imo, of course).
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #302 on: April 13, 2009, 06:43:20 PM »
It's certain that Death is the best character, though (imo, of course).
Granny Weatherwax and Vimes are vying for that spot along with Death for me. Vimes rose to his position during the That Is Not My Cow incident.
The mind transcends the body.
It's also a little cold because of that.
Please get it a blanket.

I wish I could read your mind,
I can barely read mine.

"Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. At 2:15, it begins rolling up characters."

[spoiler]
"Just what do you think the moon up in the sky is? Everyone sees that big, round shiny thing and thinks there must be something round up there, right? That's just silly. The truth is much more awesome than that. You can almost never see the real Moon, and its appearance is death to humans. You can only see the Moon when it's reflected in things. And the things it reflects in, like water or glass, can all be broken, right? Since the moon you see in the sky is just being reflected in the heavens, if you tear open the heavens it's easy to break it~"
-Ibuki Suika, on overkill

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Hekatonkatis kai khiliakis astrapsato.
Khiliarkhou Astrape!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #303 on: April 13, 2009, 06:46:31 PM »
Vimes, Rincewind, and Death for me, in no particular order.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #304 on: April 14, 2009, 12:59:56 AM »
Granny Weatherwax, Vimes, Vetinari, Death, Lu Tze, Nanny Ogg, Carrot...

I'm actually not that fond of Rincewind anymore.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #305 on: April 25, 2009, 05:14:36 AM »
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #306 on: April 25, 2009, 02:30:52 PM »
For my money, I'd probably say Thief of Time and Soul Music were the two best Pratchett books for me. It's certain that Death is the best character, though (imo, of course).

Agreed on Thief of Time, it's my favorite of the Discworld books.  It sucks that Pratchett's got alzheimer's now, probably one of the worst things a writer could end up with.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #307 on: April 25, 2009, 03:01:32 PM »
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The mind transcends the body.
It's also a little cold because of that.
Please get it a blanket.

I wish I could read your mind,
I can barely read mine.

"Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. At 2:15, it begins rolling up characters."

[spoiler]
"Just what do you think the moon up in the sky is? Everyone sees that big, round shiny thing and thinks there must be something round up there, right? That's just silly. The truth is much more awesome than that. You can almost never see the real Moon, and its appearance is death to humans. You can only see the Moon when it's reflected in things. And the things it reflects in, like water or glass, can all be broken, right? Since the moon you see in the sky is just being reflected in the heavens, if you tear open the heavens it's easy to break it~"
-Ibuki Suika, on overkill

To sumbolaion diakoneto moi, basilisk ouranionon.
Epigenentheto, apoleia keraune hos timeis pteirei.
Hekatonkatis kai khiliakis astrapsato.
Khiliarkhou Astrape!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #308 on: April 26, 2009, 01:50:06 AM »
Death From Above:  The German FG42 Paratroop Rifle by Thomas B. Dugelby and R. Blake Stevens.

I've wanted this book for years, but the $500+ price tag of the original 1990 printing on the secondary market kept it out of my reach.  Fortunately, a few years ago Collector Grade reprinted it with about 50% more content (new research, documentation, photos, etc), and I got it for Christmas a while back. 

It's awesome.  So much technical, historical, and anecdotal information!  It's the most in-depth study of the FG-42 project I've ever seen.  Makes me really wish I could afford one of the rifles, but they're about $200,000 these days, so that's out unless I hit the lottery.

If you like historical weapons, this (like all Collector Grade books I've read so far) is a must-have.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #309 on: April 28, 2009, 03:17:23 AM »

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #310 on: April 28, 2009, 04:47:25 PM »
The White Gryphon - Mercedes Lackey
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #311 on: May 03, 2009, 01:33:42 AM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #312 on: May 04, 2009, 04:25:53 PM »
Sanctuary - Collection of short stories from three collected anthologies.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #313 on: May 04, 2009, 04:27:47 PM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #314 on: May 18, 2009, 02:07:42 PM »
Due to all the media hysteria revolving around H1N1, I've decided that now is the perfect time to re-read Stephen King's The Stand.   :p
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #315 on: May 20, 2009, 04:11:34 AM »
Due to all the media hysteria revolving around H1N1, I've decided that now is the perfect time to re-read Stephen King's The Stand.   :p

A lot of people said that the original, edited version was a lot better than the later, uncut version.  I've only read the latter, and while I found it slow at times, it was supposed to be an epic, so I wasn't all that annoyed.

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« Reply #316 on: May 20, 2009, 05:05:10 AM »
A lot of people said that the original, edited version was a lot better than the later, uncut version.  I've only read the latter, and while I found it slow at times, it was supposed to be an epic, so I wasn't all that annoyed.

I'm in the same boat, I never read the first released edition, I only bought this behemoth hardcover last year or thereabouts.  Probably my favourite part is the second section (the accidental deaths after the outbreak).  :p
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #317 on: May 20, 2009, 04:28:51 PM »
Never actually read the book, although I own it. Just seen the movie a few times. Managed to complete the entire Dark Tower series two years ago, though.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #318 on: May 22, 2009, 09:31:56 AM »
Siddhartha- Herman Hesse.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #319 on: May 22, 2009, 04:10:43 PM »
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