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FuSoYa

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What are you currently reading?
« on: September 09, 2008, 06:14:50 PM »
It's a spin-off of the 'What are you listening to?' thread! 

So, that being said... it'd be cool if you post what you are reading and your thoughts on it.

John Irving's "The Hotel New Hampshire" - Wow, it's just simply badass.  This is the kind of book I long to read.  Why is it that every badass book focusing on a family touches on incest at some point?  Read it.

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Desertman

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 06:20:57 PM »
One of the Star War's books.

Honestly, I dont remember the title and the book is at home.

Its the second book in the series that follows Han Solo's life from childhood up until the movies.

He just got captured by Boba Fett, man, its exciting.
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Yam

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 06:22:05 PM »
One of the Star War's books.

Honestly, I dont remember the title and the book is at home.

Its the second book in the series that follows Han Solo's life from childhood up until the movies.

He just got captured by Boba Fett, man, its exciting.

I really liked that series. It made me bawwwwwww.

Gimfalisette

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 06:23:46 PM »
John Irving's "The Hotel New Hampshire" - Wow, it's just simply badass.  This is the kind of book I long to read.  Why is it that every badass book focusing on a family touches on incest at some point?  Read it.

His other books are good too. They don't all involve incest, IIRC.

I'm not really reading at the moment. ARM takes up all my leisure time when I'm playing it.

However, over the summer, while not ARMing, I read:

In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan. It's really good. Well-written, interesting, and succintly addresses the question, "What should I eat?" The short answer: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." The long answer is the content of the book.
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FuSoYa

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 06:26:30 PM »
His other books are good too. They don't all involve incest, IIRC.

I'm not really reading at the moment. ARM takes up all my leisure time when I'm playing it.

Yes, I plan on getting another of his once I finish this one and the next book I have.  Fortunately for me I can read at work when there is downtime and as much as my job can drain me at least I have that.

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FantasyWriter

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 06:27:53 PM »
Star Wars:
Dark Nest 1
by Troy Denning (I think)

Cool so far.  It is nice to have a little peace and quiet (relatively speaking, of course) to start off with after then end of the Yuzzhan Vong War.
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Bogre

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008, 06:30:29 PM »
Lehninger: Principles of Biochemistry

Kuby: Immunology

McEwan: Saturday

Goffman's The History of the Ottoman Empire and Colin Imber's The Ottoman Empire.

A few books on Caribbean revolutionary history and premodern chinese history.




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Desertman

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008, 06:35:18 PM »
Lehninger: Principles of Biochemistry

Kuby: Immunology

McEwan: Saturday

Goffman's The History of the Ottoman Empire and Colin Imber's The Ottoman Empire.

A few books on Caribbean revolutionary history and premodern chinese history.


Man, that makes me feel like such an ass for just reading Star Wars.

 :-[
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2008, 06:36:20 PM »
Bogre and I are reading almost the same things.

Minus Goffman's text and the Caribbean stuff.

a strange shadow

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2008, 06:39:39 PM »
Last of the Mohicans.

Just finished reading Snow Crash.

Desertman

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2008, 06:57:39 PM »
Last of the Mohicans.

Just finished reading Snow Crash.

Last of the Mohicans ROCKED.

You will love that book if you just give it a chance.

I know I know, it starts out rather slow and what not, but just give the characters time to progress in your mind, you will love it.

(The movie wasnt bad either, but I recommend the book first.)
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Barzalene

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2008, 07:49:00 PM »
John Irving's "The Hotel New Hampshire" - Wow, it's just simply badass.  This is the kind of book I long to read.  Why is it that every badass book focusing on a family touches on incest at some point?  Read it.

His other books are good too. They don't all involve incest, IIRC.

I think they do all involve bears though.

I'm reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Only about a hundred pages in. Really enjoying it.
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Zoltan

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2008, 08:03:05 PM »
A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin. Pure awesome.

Just finished The Quincunx by Charles Palliser. That was also awesome. Weird reading a book that feels like it was written in the 19th century, even though it was written in the 1980s.
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Marauder Moe

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2008, 08:26:20 PM »
Just finished The Ghost Brigade by John Scalzi.

Up next is the Sandworms of Dune.

Zoltan

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2008, 08:52:34 PM »
Up next is the Sandworms of Dune.

I'm so sorry, dude.  :'(
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2008, 08:55:49 PM »
"The Pickup" N. Gordimer

"Vigilante" H. Romare (Swedish book)

And I've gone back to dig through some of the Cthulu-mythos Lovecraft stories I love, I have a Cthulu-mythos encycolpedia.. So going to read through that and then go back and try to identify every clue and snippet.
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Bogre

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2008, 09:17:01 PM »
Bogre and I are reading almost the same things.

Minus Goffman's text and the Caribbean stuff.

Properties of Histidine, go. :P

But thats pretty ironic, hah.
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Marauder Moe

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2008, 09:21:55 PM »
Up next is the Sandworms of Dune.

I'm so sorry, dude.  :'(


Oh please.  I've read the rest of them.  They're not as good as the first few of the original series, but I like Anderson and I want to find out how the saga ends (as was written out in Frank Herbert's notes).

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2008, 09:46:14 PM »
The Manhattan Hunt Club was an alright book.
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Zoltan

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2008, 09:51:56 PM »
Oh please.  I've read the rest of them.  They're not as good as the first few of the original series, but I like Anderson and I want to find out how the saga ends (as was written out in Frank Herbert's notes).

I've read them all, too. I thought the House series wasn't too bad.

Most of the plot points in the "last" two books didn't get my panties in a bunch; it was the lack of real character development and "thoughtfullness" of found in FH's work. And Herbert's notes... well, that's a whole 'nother can of worms there.

Well, enjoy. I didn't think it was a total waste of my time reading it, and it was fun getting some closure, I guess. And in fact, I liked the very end!
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WarriorPoet

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2008, 10:03:21 PM »
Bernard Cornwell's Warlord Trilogy. I can't reccomend these books enough, people. The tale of King Arthur in the dark ages. No knights in shining armor or high-chivalry. It's gritty, bloody war against Saxon invaders, with a touch of dark wizardry. Very armish. This guy's writing is badass all around, but this series is the best of his work. The Merlin character would -thrive- on Zalanthas. Go buy the first one, The Winter King, and improve your life.

Also picking at Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States. Stirring, but not good bedtime reading. Still, I reccomend.

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IntuitiveApathy

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2008, 10:16:52 PM »
Spook Country - William Gibson

I'm not sure about this one yet.. seems like he's drifting.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2008, 10:25:12 PM »
Odalisque   N. Stephenson  Surprised that this series (Baroque Cycle) doesn't appeal more to this crowd.

Federalist Papers     Because someone linked it in a political debate.  Wife says I have to stop, It angries  up the blood.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2008, 10:28:47 PM »

Federalist Papers     Because someone linked it in a political debate.  Wife says I have to stop, It angries  up the blood.





That explains a lot. Some of those things will make you crazier than the Book of the Dead. A few aren't too bad though. I liked Hamilton's.