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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #540 on: December 04, 2010, 06:53:15 PM »
I'm working my way through a collection of Clark Ashton Smith stories and my girlfriend is bugging me to read The Book of Lost Things. I'm also conidering reading The Road to see if the book is anywhere near as depressing as the movie-- my girlfriend says it is a very hopefully story, while grandpa says it's, and I quote, "depressing as shit"

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #541 on: December 05, 2010, 06:31:45 AM »
finished Towers of Midnight, top 5 in the series, 13 down 1 to go. woot woot
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #542 on: December 05, 2010, 03:17:31 PM »
Just read The Ghost King. Last book in the Drz'zt series so far.

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Holy crap! What the hell was WotC thinking??? They just killed everyone! All the cool characters are all dead. Not satisfied with killing Midnight, Eilistraee and half the Sisters, turning Elminster into a quivering wreck, and both the Simbul and Alustriel losing their kingdoms, they have now killed Catti-brie, Wulfgar, Bruenor and Regis. Just when you thought that there might be a silver lining after the events of the orc invasion and a ton of good guys (but bit players, including Delly Curtie) dying.

The only one left is Drz'zt. Way to go WotC!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #543 on: December 05, 2010, 07:10:29 PM »
Finished Towers of Midnight, currently reading the two new Dark Sun rulebooks.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #544 on: December 05, 2010, 09:12:21 PM »
Picked up thee newest book in the fate of the Jedi series vortex
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #545 on: December 06, 2010, 10:08:47 AM »
finished Towers of Midnight, top 5 in the series, 13 down 1 to go. woot woot
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #546 on: December 11, 2010, 08:41:53 AM »
so far that top 5 is the first three and the last two, i (an i assume everyone else) have so much invested in that last book, it better be It.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #547 on: December 14, 2010, 05:02:34 AM »
Went to the libaray tonight and got a number of books, I finally picked up The PRincess BRide,lol
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #548 on: December 19, 2010, 02:16:54 PM »
Finally found the time to start reading The Foundation (Asimov, of course). Been meaning to do that for a few years now
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #549 on: December 19, 2010, 09:24:36 PM »
World War Z
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #550 on: December 21, 2010, 07:14:29 PM »
Found Shelley's Frankenstein from a discount bin and I am about to start that. Thank god for vacations, they give me time to lick my wounds and just relax. And drink, obviously.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #551 on: December 22, 2010, 10:20:46 AM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #552 on: January 17, 2011, 04:26:16 PM »
Just finished Sanderson's The Way of Kings.

It was a damn good book and I highly recommend it.  It was 1000 pages of great reading.  I'm very much looking forward to the next in the planned 10 book series.  Too bad probably won't get it 'til '12.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #553 on: January 17, 2011, 10:06:32 PM »
Currently reading The Art of War.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #554 on: January 17, 2011, 10:54:39 PM »
I'd like to be reading Changes from the Dresden Files. Except the bookstore here doesn't have it. Guess I'll have to order it online.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #555 on: January 18, 2011, 12:12:52 AM »
" " order " " it online
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #556 on: January 18, 2011, 02:43:50 AM »
Currently reading The Art of War.

which edition?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #557 on: January 18, 2011, 03:06:46 AM »
There's only one edition by the translator I'm using.  Then again, it's been translated and published by a looooooooooot of people.   :P
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #558 on: January 18, 2011, 05:30:54 AM »
There's only one edition by the translator I'm using.  Then again, it's been translated and published by a looooooooooot of people.   :P

Lol, I have the edition that's black has a slip cover and has The Prince and Frederick the great's orders to his general
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #559 on: January 18, 2011, 08:09:34 AM »
Recently finished reading Machiavelli's The Prince. Machiavelli was surely a very intelligent man, and he pointed out a lot of truths that remain true even today, but I take issue with the fact that his treatise on how to be a good ruler mostly translates to "how to stay in charge", surely at least in part due to the time it was written in.
Still, altpersona might want to give it a read, lest the "nobles" of the forum usurp him... ;)

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