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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:43 am

David wrote:
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 readme 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.

I've read Ender's Game (about 14 years ago), Speaker for the Dead and Ender's Shadow. Out of these three, I think I liked Speaker for the Dead the most. I will probably read Xenocide before I hit up Shadow of the Hegemon.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:30 pm

I'm reading "My Life as I See IT" written by my dad. He only made 50 copies but am so honored to have his book and have that special insight into his life as a rural farmer and then a pioneer of Alaska. We all have our story and his was amazing.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:39 pm

lvuman wrote:I'm reading "My Life as I See IT" written by my dad. He only made 50 copies but am so honored to have his book and have that special insight into his life as a rural farmer and then a pioneer of Alaska. We all have our story and his was amazing.

Neil Edward Sagerser... Seems legit, also wrote something called "The Ozark Tomato: A Cash Crop for Farmers"...

The information comes publicly from http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~modou ... 4-2006.pdf
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:19 am

I've been reading the Steve Jobs biography.
I always pictured Woz as sort of the hippie type with Jobs being the opposite, but turns out its really the inverse (except with the 'making money via what we build' perspective)
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:34 am

http://www.onintelligence.org/

... interesting book
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:05 pm

Just finished reading Matter and have started reading Surface Detail.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:13 pm

Re-reading _Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!_.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:51 pm

thegleek wrote:...reading Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child's Gideon's Corpse

finished this. awesome!!!

Now I am currently reading: The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:18 pm

For the second time I'm reading Valiant by Jack Campbell, 4th of the Lost Fleet. Excellent hard-SF series about honor, courage, and duty in the navy of a republic caught in a grueling war against a fascist-corporatist empire. And yes, it is also about formation battles fought in solar space at sublight speeds, with time-late information and tactical considerations and quite plausible logistics and personnel considerations.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:23 am

Just picked up a new mathy book by William J. Cook, called "In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesmen" (212 pages) --- after reading it, I'll post my thoughts.

link: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9531.html
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:21 pm

I'm going to start reading the Hunger Games trilogy since my wife already has it. The movie was fun.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:49 pm

Reading "The monk who sold is ferrari" as recommended by Pavel Datsyuk. Also reading Palahniuk's "Choke".
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:51 pm

thegleek wrote:
thegleek wrote:...reading Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child's Gideon's Corpse

finished this. awesome!!!

Now I am currently reading: The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf


I've been into weightlifting for a number of years and see this diet/lifestyle pop up all the time. I think it has a lot of good ideas but it's not a cheap or convenient lifestyle at all. I know I couldn't be strict about it, I love a lot of foods. I eat bacon and eggs everyday. Interested to know your thoughts afterwards.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:51 pm

steelcity_ballin wrote:Also reading Palahniuk's "Choke".

OMG was that ever a good read. in fact, anything that palahniuk upchucks is gold.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:54 pm

Just finished reading Ender's Game and The Speaker for the Dead... The first book, the Ender's Game, was somewhat boring, not sure how it got so many positive reviews, the second book was a little bit more interesting to read. Not sure if I'll want to read the third one (Xenocide). Guess I should've started reading this when I was much younger...
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:57 pm

steelcity_ballin wrote:
thegleek wrote:Now I am currently reading: The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf


I've been into weightlifting for a number of years and see this diet/lifestyle pop up all the time. I think it has a lot of good ideas but it's not a cheap or convenient lifestyle at all. I know I couldn't be strict about it, I love a lot of foods. I eat bacon and eggs everyday. Interested to know your thoughts afterwards.

I don't weightlift. Well, at Crossfit classes we kinda do, so I guess I do now, lol weird. Anyways --- You're 100% correct, while this diet DOES work and it is effective and does keep you healthy and takes off the weight, it's nearly IMPOSSIBLE to do unless your income bracket is 100-200k/yr. Eating premium grass-fed organic luxury meats is impossible to find going out, unless you wanna spend $30-60 per person on dinner. Purchasing that meat costs an arm & leg at the butcher shop or even if you wanna split up a cow.

I -HATE- eggs. With a passion. Most of this diet revolves around protein, eggs being the #1 source for it. Disgusting.

But I try. That's my happy medium. Where ever I go, whatever I eat, I try. For example, I always drink UNSWEETENED iced tea or water with LEMON over soda/pop any day of the week. That's my biggest win so far in life, cutting out those empty caloric sugary high fructose corn syrup drinks out of my diet. I can't stand anything artificial or diet either, so I just stick with water or unsweetened iced tea. After workouts, I'll partake in a pint of chocolate milk,1 banana, and 1 apple for a reward.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:12 pm

One Second After...it tells the story of a small town in the US and what would happen if EMP's ever detonated in the US. Pretty unnerving, most electronics would be rendered useless, communications would cease to function, society and its conventions would crumble with people turning against each other to survive.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:20 pm

Currently reading through The Acts Of The Apostles, having just finished reading the book of John and just before that Ecclesiastes, again.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:22 pm

WalkCMD wrote:One Second After...it tells the story of a small town in the US and what would happen if EMP's ever detonated in the US. Pretty unnerving, most electronics would be rendered useless, communications would cease to function, society and its conventions would crumble with people turning against each other to survive.

OVER the US you mean, not IN... anyways, read that book YEARS ago. so awesome. just don't go crazy after you finish it and buy survival items. lol

SPOOFE wrote:Currently reading through The Acts Of The Apostles, having just finished reading the book of John and just before that Ecclesiastes, again.

lol, seriously? pass.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:25 pm

thegleek wrote:I -HATE- eggs. With a passion. Most of this diet revolves around protein, eggs being the #1 source for it. Disgusting.

I eat at least 5 every day. I put them raw in my shakes. I love eggs. I feed them to my cat raw. EGGS FOR EVERYONE.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:18 pm

Just started "Under The Dome" by Stephen King - It's a THICK book, reminds me of The Stand. So far so good.

"One second after" sounds pretty interesting!
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:33 pm

FroBozz_Inc wrote:"One second after" sounds pretty interesting!

Indeed it is. Highly recommended!

FroBozz_Inc wrote:Just started "Under The Dome" by Stephen King - It's a THICK book, reminds me of The Stand. So far so good.

Yup. Finished that book, along with all his other recent releases:

Cell (2006)
Lisey's Story (2006)
Duma Key (2008)
Just After Sunset (2008)
Under the Dome (2009)
Blockade Billy (2010)
Full Dark, No Stars (2010)
11/22/63 (2011)

Not sure if I missed/skipped:

Blaze (2007) - as Richard Bachman
Mile 81 (2011) - oh this was an ebook only.

Coming soon:

The Dark Tower: The Wind Through The Keyhole (2012)
Dr. Sleep (2013) - sequel to The Shining
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:23 pm

lol, seriously? pass.

It's great brain exercise; parsing Bible text really makes ya have to work to put everything together, and if you want to get into a new headspace it works wonders. For extra kicks, read Revelations while picturing it as a '70s sci-fi flick.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:05 pm

Understanding Digital Signal Processing, authored by Richard Lyons. My job is in DSP stuff, and I only had one solid DSP class in college. This goes much farther than my class did, and it's pretty intense. Difficult, and it can be boring at times (what textbooks aren't?) but I still love it. Reading it between watching random lectures on MIT-OCW.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:48 pm

I have The Recursive Mind and The Very Hungry City going. I'd recommend The Recursive Mind to anybody interested in language — it's an easy read and has a buttload of references to spur further reading. You might also like Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes if you like linguistics and adventure and morality-talk. The Very Hungry City is fluffy but readable. You'd like it if you're into new urbanism, sustainability, critiques of consumerism, etc.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:44 pm

Slan and Slan Hunter - some decent golden era sci-fi.
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:56 pm

Looks like this thread hasn't been active in a while.

Anyway, I read "Daemon" by Daniel Suarez. Pretty good. Recommended. Now it turns out, it was actually a part 1 of a two-part book. Will pick up the second part (Freedom TM) soon :D
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:07 pm

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:39 pm

Finishing up the fictional Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell (based on true events)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpe_%28novel_series%29

Good stuff if your in to 19th century war and stuff.

Bernard Cornwell has also done series on civil war (Starbuck series) and the Anglo-Saxon period of England (The Saxon stories)
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Re: What are you READING right now?

Postposted on Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:55 pm

Robert Charles Wilson's Spin. Very, very good.
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