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What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:52 pm

I didn't see this thread already, and thought we might have some fun.

I am reading
War and Peace
The Brothers Karamazov
Fireseeds from Korea to the World
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:08 pm

I know there is an old thread to this effect, but I can't find it right now.

To answer the OP, The Rising Tide by Jeff Shaara.
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:09 pm

Night Probe by Clive Cussler
A calculus textbook I printed off MIT's website.
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:13 pm

If I were to be compared to any of the disciples, I would be Thomas for seeing is believing...Don't just tell me the TRUTH, show me the PROOF...
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:16 pm

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin.
I'm down to the last 100 pages, I hope he announces the release date for Dance of Dragons soon!
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:21 pm

this /had to be done.

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Ummm, that's it that's even on my back burner :-? - unless you count the countless episodes of Dr. Seuss and similar for the g-kids...

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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:27 pm

fishmahn wrote:edit: D'oh! Beat by Semper and my slow typing...


Haha, great minds think alike?
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:28 pm

A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya.

I'm about half way through. Really interesting stuff. (that is, if you're into that stuff :wink: )
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:31 pm

Oh, I'm also finishing up the paper on Israel/AIPAC from the U of C guy and the Harvard guy.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:36 pm

tesmar wrote:I didn't see this thread already, and thought we might have some fun.

I am reading
War and Peace
The Brothers Karamazov
Fireseeds from Korea to the World
All right now? That brings a whole new meaning to the old "four eyes" insult ;)
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:46 pm

I am reading this thread.

I also just finished reading Starship Troopers. For the first time. Don't ask me how went to a military college, earned a BS in Political Science, and then served seven years on active duty in the Army without reading it...but I did. Anyway, it's fixed now. :)
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:48 pm

I've been reading a bunch of Isaac Asimov's stuff. Namely, the Foundation series. I'm on Foundation's Fear right now.
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:06 pm

titan wrote:I've been reading a bunch of Isaac Asimov's stuff. Namely, the Foundation series. I'm on Foundation's Fear right now.
Foundation's Fear? That must be one of his later books. I've read Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation, and the Robot novels that tie in with them. I may have to check those other Foundation books out.
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:21 pm

Vrock wrote:
titan wrote:I've been reading a bunch of Isaac Asimov's stuff. Namely, the Foundation series. I'm on Foundation's Fear right now.
Foundation's Fear? That must be one of his later books. I've read Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation, and the Robot novels that tie in with them. I may have to check those other Foundation books out.


They're part of the Second Foundation Trilogy. They aren't actually written by Asimov, but are based on Asimov's Foundation Series. There's also Foundation's Edge and Foundation and Earth that are the final books in the series written by Asimov. I believe Forward the Foundation is the last book Asimov wrote before his death. It was published posthumously.
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:22 pm

Oh, and check this <A HREF="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Foundation_Series#List_of_books">list</A>.
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:03 pm

A Quick and Dirty Guide to War by James Dunnigan and Austin Bay. A bit dated, but a good primer on the players and motivations behind every major conflict in the world.
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:18 pm

I'm currently hammering my way through Fear and Loathing in America by Hunter S. Thompson. I think I lost my copy one night while drunk at some expansive estate in the vicinity of Sylmar last month, so I might have to order a new one.
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:19 pm

School textbooks :-/ Haven't had anything fun to read since HP7 :-)
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:20 pm

Vrock wrote:
titan wrote:I've been reading a bunch of Isaac Asimov's stuff. Namely, the Foundation series. I'm on Foundation's Fear right now.
Foundation's Fear? That must be one of his later books. I've read Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation, and the Robot novels that tie in with them. I may have to check those other Foundation books out.


Don't bother Vrock I just read the first one, Foundation and it was *alright* but the sequels get progessively convoluted, and Asimov's caricatures are all ham-fisted actors.

Props for predicting the personal calculator, though (As described in Foundation, yet the book pre-dates the integrated circuit.)

Although I liked Foundation better than I liked Starship Troopers. My opinion of that book is... neutral... at best. Not a lot of action. Mostly about the future concept of Conscription, and Nationalism.
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:17 pm

I'm glad to see this thread finally. I'm a big reader. :)

Right now, I'm a bit behind, but here it is.

The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks, The Neutronium Alchemist by Pete Hamilton, and Programming The Universe by Seth Lloyd.

I just finished the first book of the 'His Dark Materials' series by Phil Pullman. It's The Golden Compass, or Northern Lights, depending on where you're at. It's an awesome book. I'm really looking forward to The Subtle Knife when I finish Alchemist.
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:38 pm

I'm reading the Black Magician trilogy by Trudi Canavan.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trudi_Canavan

I found them in a little book store in some random chinese town, I never find good stuff from Oz authors when I'm in Oz.
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Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:43 pm

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Postposted on Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:54 am

"The Truth" by Terry Pratchett
"Bondage of the Will" by Martin Luther
"The Invisible Heart" (god what aleftist book!)
"THe Selfish Gene" by Dawkins, although I'm hampered by his writing style; it puts me to lseep in 10 pages or less every time.
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Postposted on Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:13 am

Tech websites until the final novels in The Wheel of Time and The Sword of Truth make it to paperback. I'm not holding my breath, that's for sure.
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Postposted on Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:54 am

Book six in Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy.
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Postposted on Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:51 am

"Guards! Guards!" by Terry Pratchett
"Ghosts of Onyx" by Eric Nylund
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Postposted on Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:43 am

Mind Performance Hacks, Tips and Tools for Overclocking Your Brain

I just started this one, but the other one in the series... simply Mind Hacks was an incredible, interesting, page turner read.[/url]
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Postposted on Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:33 pm

zerohex wrote:"Guards! Guards!" by Terry Pratchett
I read that last Summer. My wife does not understand why I enjoy Pratchett so much. :D
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Postposted on Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:37 am

Sickness Unto Death by Soren Kierkegaard
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
rereading A Storm of Swords by George Martin.
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