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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu May 12, 2011 7:20 pm

Just finished John Scalzi's new _Fuzzy Nation_, a retelling of Piper's _Little Fuzzy_. It was very well done, and in some ways exceeded old Beam's work. You should read it!
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu May 12, 2011 8:40 pm

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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri May 13, 2011 8:18 am

I've started re-reading the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. Been reading these as ebooks on my iPad.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri May 13, 2011 8:48 am

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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri May 13, 2011 11:41 am

bthylafh wrote:Just finished John Scalzi's new _Fuzzy Nation_, a retelling of Piper's _Little Fuzzy_. It was very well done, and in some ways exceeded old Beam's work. You should read it!

Sounds intriguing. I recently finished Scalzi's "Ghost Brigades," which is the second in the "Old Man's War" series. I really enjoy his style.

Currently I am reading "Building Harlequin's Moon" by Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper. Really interesting colonization concept.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:38 pm

The 12th Wheel of Time book.

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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:18 am

Just finished the the Thrawn Trilogy and now have no new books to read :evil:

Back to the re-reads.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:33 am

Queen Of The Damned.

I read The Witching Hour in junior high around 15 years ago and recently decided to re-read it.. and followed through with the rest of the series. Then I realized some of the characters are also in Anne Rice's vampire books, so I decided to take that on... this is a somewhat intimidating task for me as I'm not a quick or studious reader. The Vampire Lestat seemed a little boring, then halfway through things got real interesting... looking forward to what this book has to offer.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:04 am

I'm headed back to school in a couple of days. There, I will resume riding an indoor bike 10 or more hours a week, which is boring. Unlike the outdoor bicycle, however, you can read without dying. Last year I read through every narrative nonfiction book I could find (things like Richard Preston, Michael Pollan). Any recommendations for me in that genre?

Failing at finding much of that, I'm thinking of starting A Song of Ice and Fire, unless somebody has a better idea.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:38 am

MJZ82 wrote:Queen Of The Damned.


I thought this was pretty weak. Tale of the Body Thief was better IMO, but I didn't bother reading any after that.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:24 pm

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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:02 pm

Just finished Chronicles of the Black Company, compiling books 1-3 of the series. Writing and prose are unremarkable, but the narrative style and some of the concepts are quite interesting. It's refreshing to read a fantasy series where the protagonists are on the side of the BBEG (albeit not always willingly) for a change.

Currently reading World War Z by Max Brooks, it's a follow up to The Zombie Survival Guide, and far surpasses the overrated prequel, IMHO. The "narrative" is very well done - it's told as disjointed accounts of the zombie outbreak by unrelated interviewees, and the reader has to piece together a map of the sequence of events and the world of the narrative as one reads it. The research is also quite in-depth and adds a layer of believability to the world.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:56 am

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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:24 am

Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers (Book Four)

I saw the movies first and this is my first time actually reading through the books. I'm not a very active reader but I really enjoyed the movies and am thoroughly enjoying the book so far.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:04 am

Anyone else interested in Card's new book in the Shadow series? Name escapes me at the moment... Releasing in January I think.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:10 am

StefanVonS wrote:Anyone else interested in Card's new book in the Shadow series? Name escapes me at the moment... Releasing in January I think.


Shadows in Flight?

I'll wait for a price drop or sale, but will probably pick it up sometime.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:21 am

I'm reading "The Worst Hard Time" about the Dust Bowl events of the 1930's.

http://www.amazon.com/Worst-Hard-Time-S ... 996&sr=1-1
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:28 am

The Book of Enoch

It is free in the Android Market. I think aliens may be real now :o .
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:47 pm

I just finished Kevin Miknik's Ghost in the Wires. Very good book, he definitely had to wait for statutes of limitations to run out before releasing it, let's of new nformation!

I admit I am reading the Steve Jobs bio right now. When I found out it wouldn't be all fluff and out through the reality distortion field, it interested me. There is a on of good stuff, my favorite is about Joan Baez and the dress :)

dos anyone know of a book about Kevin Poulson?
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:52 pm

Don't get to do much reading but picked up Ender's Game the other week and just finished it. Was a great read.. why so late? I wasn't into sci-fi when I was younger... I see that the movie may come out in 2013, should be interesting if Hollywood doesn't change it too much...

Is Ender's Shadow good?
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:01 pm

About 4/5s done with A Dance of Dragons. Hopefully he wont kick it before finishing the last 2 books.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:47 pm

Currently re-reading "The Paths of the Dead" by Steven Brust
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:49 pm

krazyboi wrote: Is Ender's Shadow good?

It was decent. I wouldn't say it was as good as Ender's Game but still very readable. I didn't really get the same WOW factor from any of his other Ender Wiggin books that I did from Ender's Game, which far and away is his finest work IMO.

Hard to say if he'll ever finish his Tales of Alvin Maker series either.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:37 pm

thegleek wrote:reamde

finished this. awesome!!!

Also finished Stephen King's latest, 11/22/63, awesome effin' amazing!!!

Now I am currently reading Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child's Gideon's Corpse ...
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:50 pm

Aubrey/Marturin series by Patrick O'brian
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:53 pm

Aloeus wrote:Aubrey/Marturin series by Patrick O'brian

All 20+ books in that series? Insane!
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:19 pm

Just did the Hunger Games trilogy, now getting back to Shelby Foote's history of the Civil War.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:24 pm

thegleek wrote:
Aloeus wrote:Aubrey/Marturin series by Patrick O'brian

All 20+ books in that series? Insane!

lol not yet, but as soon as i can get my hands on them im reading them, went through 4 in 5 days of vacation
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:03 pm

krazyboi wrote:Is Ender's Shadow good?


The next book in the Ender series is actually Speaker for the Dead. Ender's Shadow is part of the parallel "Shadow" series that follows Bean instead of Ender. Speaker for the Dead is very good, by the way. I liked it almost as much as Ender's Game.

I'm reading Black Prism by Brent Weeks and The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.

I plan on getting reamde tomorrow, and I'll probably put the others on hold until I'm done with it.

Playing SW:TOR and halfheartedly studying for CompTIA have kept my recreational reading to a minimum.

edit: Oh craps! It's "reamde" not "readme".
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:51 am

Matter by Iain M. Banks.
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