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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Savannah » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:42 pm

Re-reading Agatha Christie's Murder with Mirrors, which I probably haven't touched since I was a teenager. Agatha Christie is excellent comfort reading. If you wait long enough, there's a chance you'll forget whodunit.

Although . . . not with all of them. :shock:
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby SquirrelHead » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:17 pm

I am currently on Song of Ice and Fire.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Foxfur » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:19 pm

Lazerfox: THANK YOU!
The tip on Day by Day Armageddon was spot on. I finished it and the sequel in 2 days. At the end of the sequel I was REALLY pissed to find out there's a forthcoming threequel...
I wanna know NOW!

I've read too many books since last check in but they've all been by John Ringo. Two more books and I'll have (re)read all that he's published. First read them about a year ago...
Love that guy.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Eric » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:16 am

Right now I'm reading Mycophilia by Eugenia Bone, all about fungi (and mushrooms). Really fascinating, and it's written very casually while giving lots of good solid information.

Also reading a new (to me) book on stone-setting for more jewelry inspiration, and have about another 9 books in the pile waiting to be read (history, geography, chemistry, italian food, more history...)



God I love books. We really need to get the four bookshelves still in boxes assembled so we can get some off the floor & out of boxes...
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby lazerfox » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:19 am

Foxfur: You are most welcome!! Glad you liked them. And I totally know what you are feeling. I've been waiting on the new book for almost a year now. He needs to hurry it up. :)

Eric: you've reminded me that I am reading/browsing through an entire pile of sewing and craft books simultaneous. I'm really starting to gear up some serious BM project making and will be a sewing fool by the end of summer.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby gyre » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:27 am

I lost most of my books with my house, but I have some extras I was given right now, if anyone would think they're worth shipping.
Most hardbound and mint, Grisham, mysteries, ???, crochet etc, even traveling pants.

I can post a list if there's any interest.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Foxfur » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:56 am

gyre wrote:I lost most of my books with my house, but I have some extras I was given right now, if anyone would think they're worth shipping.
Most hardbound and mint, Grisham, mysteries, ???, crochet etc, even traveling pants.

I can post a list if there's any interest.

Do you read eBooks? If so I have many free (legally) that I can share.

Feedbooks.com has many, many wonderful and free eBooks to offer, lots of which are by new and promising authors.

Smashwords.com has lotsa freebies as well, many are not free but I believe most of the price goes to the authors.

Baen books (a major fiction / fantasy / sci-fi publisher) has an immense free library that offers an incredible variety of known authors who have released major titles to the citizens of the interwebs.

Corey Doctorow believes in freedom of literature and offers ALL of his works for free at Craphound.com.

Before I had a Kindle I never thought I'd be able to do without tangible physical paper books. I haven't bought a paper book (except for locksmithing, gunsmithing, and electronics reference tomes) since...
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby gyre » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:02 am

What hurts is most of them were technical, many over a hundred apiece.
Most of the info is never online, unfortunately.
Every time I do anything now, I'm missing a tool or book I already owned.
Knowledge is power sometimes.

I appreciate it though.
I may have time to read for pleasure again eventually.
Just found out I'm moving again, abruptly.
Burn's probably out now.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby gyre » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:25 am

Can you do ebooks on a computer?
I don't have any of the newfangled gizmos.
I've only read some of the photographic versions online, except for some excerpts in text.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby lazerfox » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:29 am

Gyre - sorry to hear about the move & the burn :(
I can suggest downloading the amazon kindle for PC and then just searching their free books for download. I also do not have a kindle or nook or etc...but this has worked for me to use my PC.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Foxfur » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:48 am

gyre wrote:Can you do ebooks on a computer?
I don't have any of the newfangled gizmos.
I've only read some of the photographic versions online, except for some excerpts in text.

YES!
Though I have Kindle for PC, I find it to be rather buggy and slow to respond to commands.
I use Calibre exclusively now. It is an eBook library manager, format conversion, and eReader program. I appreciate the comprehensive library function (have 5,000+ eBooks) and the format conversion is invaluable.

[url]calibre-ebook.com/[/url]
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby gyre » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:52 am

Thanks
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:36 am

Just finished Alistair Reynolds' Terminal World. Reynolds puzzles me. I'm not always sure I know what's going on a few layers down. Like the angel's in this book. Most of them are a menace about which little is known. Then the viewpoint character is also an angel. In disguise. So, I end up a little confused. But it was good. I enjoy him, even if I do end up puzzled...
I don't know what's next...
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Box Burner » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:44 pm

"The Ship Who Sang" by Anne McCaffrey

One of her best works. IMO
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby briarmoonfrog » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:52 pm

Soul Retrieval by Sandra Ingerman...

Extraordinary and instructional book from a gifted and seasoned Shaman who explains the process and how to journey into the nether dimensions on a search to return parts of your Soul that have taken flight throughout your life. Highly recommend!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby lucky420 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:40 pm

AAAAARGGGHHH

just finished reading book 5 Game of Thrones. I was all geared for book 6...HA it's not out yet.


so started Gone Girl: A Novel
Oh my god, it's HUGE!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Ranger Genius » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:01 am

Cat's Cradle, By Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Aloud. Into a microphone. For you.

There's one mistake I need to edit out of Ch. 36 still, but I might get to it before you do. Each block is ~30 min and typically around 10 chapters.

I posted this on an email list and invited people to forward it. Consequently, I met a total stranger at BM to whom I was reading Cat's Cradle. It was awesome.

Casting around for what to read next.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby MacGlenver » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:10 am

A friend gave me a copy of the book about a murder mystery set at Burning Man. Havent cracked it open yet. Forget the title, but it may be "The Burning Man".
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby justfred » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:17 am

(The book about the murder is "The Man Burns Tonight".)

I'm reading "The Case for Mars" by Robert Zubrin. 'Cause Mars is, you know, pretty much exactly like Burning Man, except for the costumes and the thumpa-thumpa music.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:20 am

Salt.

There is a certain amount of stuff about electrolites.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby unjonharley » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:46 am

The Whale

In Search of the Giants of the Sea..

Movie for tonight Silent Running w/ Bruce Dern.. 1971 classic..

He is the lone character ...
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby pizzamancer » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:31 pm

Re-reading Snow Crash. It gets better every time I read it.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby gyre » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:30 pm

Ranger Genius wrote:
Casting around for what to read next.

I know it has to be something you're enthusiastic about, but i suggest something not otherwise available.

Does the Internet Library post audio?

You're doing a great thing for many people, if it gets out there.
I have two friends that can no longer read, and it was painful for years for me.
Somewhat better now.

Have you considered Meetings With Remarkable Men?

There are lots of great books not on audio yet anyway.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby RedHeaven » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:14 pm

The eplaya mostly

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby gyre » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:16 pm

lol
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby maryanimal » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:10 am

I'm reading Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne W. Dyer. An excellent. Book. Im learning a lot.
Sometimes I'm confused by what I think is really obvious. But what I think is really obvious obviously isn't obvious.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Eric » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:15 am

Russia, a 1,000-year Chronicle of the Wild East: Martin Sixsmith
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:54 pm

I read that earlier this year, I think...
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Jax Dee » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:21 pm

I've been re-reading Augusten Burroughs and Anne McCaffrey a lot, two of my faves. Just started "How To Be A Woman" by Caitlin Moran, hysterical, spot on, funny and feminist reading.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Box Burner » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:28 pm

eplaya :shock: :P :lol: :mrgreen:
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