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Re: What are you reading?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat May 05, 2012 8:13 pm

About to start Prague Fatale.
Still on The Whisperers. (Subtitle indicates it's a social history of hte soviet union)
and Sir Apropos of Nothing. (which is not quite my thing.)
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby PurplMyst » Sat May 05, 2012 8:36 pm

Currently re-reading the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. First book came out in 1990 and the 15th and final book will come out Jan 2013. It's been an awesome journey.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby lucky420 » Sat May 05, 2012 8:59 pm

Game of Thrones
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Savannah » Sat May 05, 2012 9:00 pm

After a fun conversation at a birthday party Friday, I've realized how much I want to re-read some of L. Frank Baum's "Oz" books. Books 2 through 6 in particular. Now I gotta figure out where I put them . . .
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby ygmir » Sat May 05, 2012 9:24 pm

PurplMyst wrote:Currently re-reading the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. First book came out in 1990 and the 15th and final book will come out Jan 2013. It's been an awesome journey.


I love those, too!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby gyre » Sat May 05, 2012 11:27 pm

Savannah wrote:After a fun conversation at a birthday party Friday, I've realized how much I want to re-read some of L. Frank Baum's "Oz" books. Books 2 through 6 in particular. Now I gotta figure out where I put them . . .

Have you seen any of the early Oz films?

I like them.
Not as grandiose as the 1939 remake, but more fun.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Savannah » Sun May 06, 2012 2:09 pm

I have seen only the classic 1939 film and 1985's Return to Oz, which sort of combines books 2 and 3. (Worth seeing. Also, interestingly creepy.) Interesting to know there are other earlier films out there.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby tamarakay » Sun May 06, 2012 2:48 pm

Just got around to reading the Hunger Games trilogy. I'd resisted, but I do like to read the book before I see a movie based on it. I was prepared for something along the lines of the twilight series, but was pleasantly surprised. I really like her main character, and they are an easy read so you can blow threw them in a weekend.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby ygmir » Sun May 06, 2012 2:50 pm

I'm trying to find the "Amber" series (10 books) be Roger Zelazney......but, as individual books.
I have "The Great Book of Amber", but, it's huge.

just in case anyone runs across them.

Amazon, from time to time, will have one or two.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby lucky420 » Sun May 06, 2012 7:42 pm

YAY TK! I was too really liked the Hunger Games trilogy. I too thought it would something like the Twilight books (which I haven't read) so I resisted reading them for quite a while.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby lazerfox » Fri May 11, 2012 1:29 pm

On a friend's recommendation I picked up a book called "Ready Player One." It was really quite fun to read. I'm a bit (of a BIG) nerd and it has lots of fun 80s nostalgia.
Totally recommend it as a fun read.

More recently a friend lent me "Hunger Games" and I read it while on vacation. It was a fun read.

Now 2 friends have given me: "The Conundrum" & "50 Shades of Grey."
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Thecatman » Fri May 11, 2012 8:49 pm

Reading again "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Stephendragonfly » Fri May 11, 2012 10:29 pm

Currently reading Stephen R Donaldson's latest, Against All Things Ending.
After this I will need to read something nice and light like anything by Terry Pratchett.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby pizzamancer » Sat May 12, 2012 11:35 pm

I just finished Prelude to Foundation. Not sure what is up next, but if you are looking for ideas, take a look at The Mushroom Shift, but Joe Clifford Faust. I was my first real proofing job, and the kindle version is free this week on Amazon.

It is the story of the night shift of a small town sheriff's office and the politics of that office.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Drucifer303 » Sun May 13, 2012 1:04 am

i am on the second to last book in a monster of a series "The Malazan Book of the Fallen" by Steven Erickson. Each book is about 800 pages, and there 10 books in the series. It is hands down the most awesome and epic series i have ever read. Blows Lord of the Rings, Wheel of Time and Game of Thrones out of the water in terms of depth and scope. Strongly recommend it.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby shroom » Tue May 15, 2012 6:50 am

The Game of Thrones series. I'm on book 3. The tv series made me want to read it so kudos to HBO. Really great reading!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Drawingablank » Tue May 15, 2012 8:32 am

I've been reading Nova, Adventures in science (based on the PBS tv series). Mainly because it's fun to see what the experts in 1983 and before predicted for the future now that 30 years have passed.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Foxfur » Wed May 16, 2012 12:13 pm

John Ringo's Posleen War series, book 3 - When The Devil Dances
There's something irresistible about US Army artillery wiping out evil aliens. For anyone who has been in the armed services, you'll appreciate the accuracy of his realistic military portrayal.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby lazerfox » Wed May 16, 2012 12:22 pm

Foxfur wrote:John Ringo's Posleen War series, book 3 - When The Devil Dances
There's something irresistible about US Army artillery wiping out evil aliens. For anyone who has been in the armed services, you'll appreciate the accuracy of his realistic military portrayal.

have you ever read the zombie story "Day by Day Armageddon"? It is from the POV of an Air Force officer and I found most of the military portrayal to also be pretty accurate. (The author is an active duty officer so I think that helped!)
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Foxfur » Wed May 16, 2012 8:37 pm

lazerfox wrote:
Foxfur wrote:John Ringo's Posleen War series, book 3 - When The Devil Dances
There's something irresistible about US Army artillery wiping out evil aliens. For anyone who has been in the armed services, you'll appreciate the accuracy of his realistic military portrayal.

have you ever read the zombie story "Day by Day Armageddon"? It is from the POV of an Air Force officer and I found most of the military portrayal to also be pretty accurate. (The author is an active duty officer so I think that helped!)

Ok, just got it on Amazon. Thanks for the recommendation :D Can't wait to start it!
(Also got a book about Richard Feynman, having trouble choosing which one first...)
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Fufa » Wed May 16, 2012 10:26 pm

Just finished book 1 of the Abarat series, and trying to slow down so I don't burn through books 2 and 3 too fast... though I already know I'll be done both by the end of the month.

It was a 7 year gap between books 2 and 3, and I can already feel the agonizing wait for the fourth and fifth ones to be released. I can't imagine it taking up to 14 more years to finish the series. :cry:


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Re: What are you reading?

Postby gyre » Wed May 16, 2012 10:37 pm

FF, you may like Cultural History of Physics.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Gonzo Frothwood » Tue May 22, 2012 5:27 pm

Lords and Ladies by Sir Terry Pratchett.
Second time thru the series. Have been using the same bookmark.
Once read Lord of the Rings 19 times in a row. That was when I was in my 20's.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby FIGJAM » Tue May 22, 2012 5:46 pm

Gonzo Frothwood wrote:Lords and Ladies by Sir Terry Pratchett.
Second time thru the series. Have been using the same bookmark.
Once read Lord of the Rings 19 times in a row. That was when I was in my 20's.

Feel better now.




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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Gonzo Frothwood » Tue May 22, 2012 5:50 pm

I've read Unseen Academicals, and saving Snuff until I read the series again.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:11 am

Terminal World! (Oh, how Apok...) By Aliester Reynolds.

Anyway, it's summer, maybe people have time for "beach reading". Maybe people have recommendations...
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby knowmad » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:30 am

Under the Banner of Heaven,

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby lucky420 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:36 am

Game of Thrones Book V
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:40 am

I liked that Knowmad, and Song of Ice and Fire, too.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby AntiM » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:09 pm

knowmad wrote:Under the Banner of Heaven,

uggggg.


I read that a few years ago. Oh my heck, huh?
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