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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #340 on: June 17, 2009, 03:03:53 AM »
if any book series could come close to hitchhikers... dirk does it.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #341 on: June 18, 2009, 03:19:45 AM »
Reading Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes  by Stephen Jay Gould.  It's a collection of his essays on evolutionary theory and natural history.  An excellent read, Gould makes even the most difficult concepts accessible and entertaining...I'd already torn through two previous collections of his essays, The Panda's Thumb and Ever Since Darwin

Finished reading the first five Earthsea books and got into a car accident on my way to buy the sixth, so I'll be holding off on that one for a little bit.  :mad

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #342 on: June 18, 2009, 03:49:56 AM »
Reading wikipedia's entries on Hindu Mythology...
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #343 on: June 29, 2009, 04:28:07 AM »
The Dune Series.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #344 on: June 29, 2009, 05:09:57 AM »
Empowered volume 5.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #345 on: June 30, 2009, 05:51:40 AM »
Weird War II:  Blood on the Rhine

It's d20 + WWII + Wehrwolves (yes, I spelled that correctly for the game :) ).  What's not to like?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #346 on: June 30, 2009, 06:01:25 AM »
Weird War II:  Blood on the Rhine

It's d20 + WWII + Wehrwolves (yes, I spelled that correctly for the game :) ).  What's not to like?

Sounds interesting!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #347 on: June 30, 2009, 02:56:09 PM »
Weird War II:  Blood on the Rhine

It's d20 + WWII + Wehrwolves (yes, I spelled that correctly for the game :) ).  What's not to like?

Sounds interesting!

Unfortunately, it's a few years out of print, and the later sourcebooks are horribly error-riddled. But the core book and the first few supplements (Afrika Korpse, Hell Freezes Over, Hell in the Hedgerows) are excellent.  I'm prepping a one-off game for my secondary gaming group using some house-rules I developed and have been wanting to try for some time.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #348 on: July 09, 2009, 05:44:53 PM »
I was finally able to re-start and then finish my Terry Pratchet book: Reaper Man. I read it in like, the span of 3 days. God, I love vacations. Anyway, the book was hilarious. Things happened at such a fast pace that my brain felt like it was on crack. But I was giggling every other page. And the ending...[spoiler]WAS SO CUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!!!!!!![/spoiler]

I'm halfway through a book that my sister gave me: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. According to the Washington Post, this book, "Confirms McKinley as an important writer of modern heroic fantasy, a genre whose giants include C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Lloyd Alexander."

I say the Washington Post is full of crap. I've read the first two authors, and their works were amazing. This book? Not so much. But that's just my opinion. Perhaps it's just the writing style. I feel like the author has dumbed down the text so that a 6 year old could read the story. And the story isn't all that captivating, IMO. Things just happen too easily. There's hardly any planning involved, and then BAM! Mission accomplished. Who knows, maybe I'll like the ending.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #349 on: July 09, 2009, 08:18:16 PM »
I was finally able to re-start and then finish my Terry Pratchet book: Reaper Man. I read it in like, the span of 3 days. God, I love vacations. Anyway, the book was hilarious. Things happened at such a fast pace that my brain felt like it was on crack. But I was giggling every other page. And the ending...[spoiler]WAS SO CUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!!!!!!![/spoiler]

I love Discworld...Well, pretty much anything by Terry Pratchett, really.

On topic: I just finished Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five and Cat's Cradle, so now I'm going to move on to...well, I don't know. Bookstore trip? I think so!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #350 on: July 10, 2009, 05:13:45 AM »
Just finished up the mistborn trilogy this week, I do have a question though, does it still count as unplugged snobbery if I read it on a kindle?(that is also probably the reason I finished the trilogy in a week...new tech can do some weird things to a man/boy whatever I'm considered)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #351 on: July 10, 2009, 05:19:43 AM »
On topic: I just finished Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five and Cat's Cradle, so now I'm going to move on to...well, I don't know. Bookstore trip? I think so!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #352 on: July 13, 2009, 12:11:48 AM »
Children of Dune.

This story keeps getting more and more convulted and twisted. Feints within feints within feints.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #353 on: July 13, 2009, 01:36:10 AM »
Finished reading Clan of the Cave Bear a little while ago, now I'm reading The Valley of Horses.  I like it so far, but that might just be because I've got this weird thing for the ice age.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #354 on: July 13, 2009, 01:52:55 AM »
Orson Scott Card, Maps in the Mirrors.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #355 on: July 13, 2009, 10:09:20 PM »
Finished reading Clan of the Cave Bear a little while ago, now I'm reading The Valley of Horses.  I like it so far, but that might just be because I've got this weird thing for the ice age.

I liked those books as a teenage, then re-read them and discovered that they're full of sex and the main character comes up with every significant technological advancement of early man.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #356 on: July 13, 2009, 10:19:37 PM »
Finished reading Clan of the Cave Bear a little while ago, now I'm reading The Valley of Horses.  I like it so far, but that might just be because I've got this weird thing for the ice age.

I liked those books as a teenage, then re-read them and discovered that they're full of sex and the main character comes up with every significant technological advancement of early man.

What kind of teenager could miss this... were you reading them in a closet?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #357 on: July 13, 2009, 10:26:49 PM »
I wasn't a sex crazed teenager, sue me.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #358 on: July 13, 2009, 11:18:05 PM »
Finished reading Clan of the Cave Bear a little while ago, now I'm reading The Valley of Horses.  I like it so far, but that might just be because I've got this weird thing for the ice age.

I liked those books as a teenage, then re-read them and discovered that they're full of sex and the main character comes up with every significant technological advancement of early man.

Yeah, I remember my mom had those books, and I asked if I could read them and she flat-out told me no.  To be fair, I must've been like...11-12 (I read a lot of books).
And it does irritate me that she seems to come up with everything.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #359 on: July 13, 2009, 11:30:17 PM »
Finished reading Clan of the Cave Bear a little while ago, now I'm reading The Valley of Horses.  I like it so far, but that might just be because I've got this weird thing for the ice age.

I liked those books as a teenage, then re-read them and discovered that they're full of sex and the main character comes up with every significant technological advancement of early man.

Yeah, I remember my mom had those books, and I asked if I could read them and she flat-out told me no.  To be fair, I must've been like...11-12 (I read a lot of books).
And it does irritate me that she seems to come up with everything.
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A player once asked me if there was any way to make a Tarrasque more evil... 3 sessions later he was stoned with D20s as the PC led an exidus out of the path of a Dire Tarrasque of Legendary Wonder.

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