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#1 Unread post by roscowgo » Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:30 am

Ok nerds. fess up. What you reading?


I'm starting to scrape the bottom of the list of my e-library.

Latest have been
have space suit, will travel
space cadet
tunnel in the sky
dune
Belgariad
Mote in the eye of god


Methinks its time to ransack the local library again. hrmmmmm

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#2 Unread post by asiantay » Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:39 pm

A History of Ancient Egypt - Nicolas Grimal
Mesopotamia: The Invention of the City - Gwendolyn Leick
The Epic of Gilgamesh - Maureen Kovacs
You Just Don't Understand - Deborah Tannen
The Ancient Near East - William Dunstan
Taking Sides - Alison Alexander
Chemistry at UCLA: Chemical Principles, the Quest for Insight - Peter Atkins & Loretta Jones
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#3 Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:49 pm

Dan Brown - all books
Neal Stephenson - Everything but the baroque cycle. Cryptonomicon is still one of my all time favs.
30 some od books based off starwars, all taking place after the original trilogy (including the 5-6 gap filler, name escapes me)
Every redwall book pre 2004
every wheel of time novel, at least once
MOST of Terry Goodkinds books
A lot of dragon lance novels
a few Forgotten Realms books
The Green Rider + 2nd book

this is mearly the things i can remember off the top of my head. My book collection is up over 100 books, easily. Currently taking a break from reading, i've run out of things that i want to read, for now. I have a goodkind book that i havnt finished somewhere, i may pick that up sometime soon.
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#4 Unread post by camthepyro » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:07 pm

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#5 Unread post by dr_bar » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:51 pm

roscowgo wrote:Mote in the eye of god
I'll assume you mean the Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven with Jerry Pournelle. , the sequel (The Gripping Hand) wasn't as good but still worth a read.

Some of my latest books not in any particular order:
  • The Davinci Code - Dan Brown
  • Angels & Demons - Dan Brown

  • Hunters of Dune - Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

    Preceded by a re-read of;

  • Dune
  • Dune Messiah
  • Children of Dune
  • God Emperor of Dune
  • Heritics of Dune
  • Chapterhouse: Dune, all by Frank Herbert.

    Also recently read;

  • Dune: House Atreides
  • Dune: House Harkonnen
  • Dune: House Corrino
  • Dune: The Butlerian Jihad
  • Dune: The Machine Crusade
  • Dune: The Battle of Corrin, all by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

    As well as;

  • Gardens of the Moon
  • Deadhouse Gates
  • Memories of Ice
  • House of Chains
  • Midnight Tides
  • The Bonehunters, all in the "Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen" series by Steven Erikson
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#6 Unread post by sv-wolf » Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:06 pm

I've got all these currently on the go. Never been good at just doing one thing at a time.


Haruki Murakami: Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
- [Murakami has got to be the most gobsmackingly amazing writer I've ever read.]
John Pilger: The New Rulers of the World
- [Grim Stuff]
William Buck: Ramayana
- [A very loose retelling of the original - but great writing - I dip into this all the time]
Stephen Mitchell (Trans.): Gilgamesh
- [Snap! Asiantay]
Robert Reed: The Well of Stars
- [good gutsy space opera]
Nick Sanders: Journey Beyond Reason (fastest man around the world)
- [on an R1. Sanders is a complete nutcase and works hard to convince you of that fact]
An Atlas of English Dialects
- [A 'Wow! that's amazing, I would never have imagined that!' kind of book.]
Haruki Murakami: A Wild Sheep Chase
- [Ditto above]
Mikhail Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita
- [fourth time round - I love this book]
Haynes Motorcycle Basics Techbook.
- [What can I say!]
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roscowgo wrote:Mote in the eye of god
I'll assume you mean the Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven with Jerry Pournelle. , the sequel (The Gripping Hand) wasn't as good but still worth a read.
Mote is a great book. Didn't know there was a sequel. Thanks for the tip, Doc.
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#7 Unread post by Shiv » Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:29 pm

Recently, as in the last 6 months or so:

A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Clash of Swords
A Feast for Crows

And when he publishes it, A Dance with Dragons

All by George RR Martin.


Also read Legacies by Margarett Weis and found out I didn't like that story line. I did however like the Darksword Trilogy.

Also read The Magic of Recluse and thought it sucked.
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#8 Unread post by mgdavis » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:49 pm

Ah, a fellow Heinlein fan. I'm just finishing Farnum's Freehold myself. The next one up is DaVinci Code, saw the movie and had to read the book. I love Job: A Comedy of Justice, I also enjoy Stranger in a Strange Land. I've been trying to find Citizen of the Galaxy to reread, I haven't read it since 7th grade or so and would love to read it again.
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#9 Unread post by dr_bar » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:59 pm

mgdavis wrote:Ah, a fellow Heinlein fan.
I read "Have Spacesuit Will Travel" when I was in first grade, been stuck on the genre ever since. I've read all of Heinlein and one of my favs is "Time Enough For Love" Quite the history novel... :lol:
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#10 Unread post by sv-wolf » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:39 am

mgdavis wrote:Ah, a fellow Heinlein fan.
+1

Looks like we've got enough Heinlen nuts here for a new site!!! :)

I read Stranger in a Strange Land and Farnham's Freehold when I was sixteen and just kept on reading. The last Heinlen I read was about six years ago when I got hold of an old copy of Starship Troopers. Great stuff!
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#11 Unread post by roscowgo » Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:33 am

Dr_Bar, yep. i have about a 15% success rate with remembering book titles. I actually rescued a couple of copies from my hometown library. Has dads and uncles names in the little sleeve in the back from the late 60's early 70's. Thats pretty nifty.

sv, oh yes, big heinlien fan. Think stranger was my first offering by him too. and starship troopers was an awesome book. And if the book had never been made...the movie wouldnt have been too horrible.

I re-did all the dune stuff a few months back. Thats a gigantic world he created.

Theres one i read years ago that i have never been able to get out of my head, I *Think* it was called the Citadel. weird post-apocalyptic thing where this gigantic army of intelligent dogs surrounds the last human city.... was just a really strange book. Read it when i was a kid and can't for the life of me remember exact title or author.

Been thinking of re-browsing through my Destroyer books. Gotta love remo williams eh?
maybe a spattering of xanxth
those just feel like fillers at the moment. I think one of those big honkin 3k page novels is in order..... maybe raptor or aztec by gary jennings.
And if i can find my copy, Brave men by david hackworth

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#12 Unread post by anarchy » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:54 am

currently reading zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance by robert persig...

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#13 Unread post by blues2cruise » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:58 am

The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer

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#14 Unread post by roscowgo » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:21 am

blues2cruise wrote:The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer
I'm almost sure i've read that one at some point. Brain isn't in remember mode today at all.

the zen thing reminds me of another favorite, Shike pt 1&2.
ohhh and shogun.



i've got that go huddle in a corner and devour some words itch.

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#15 Unread post by Candy750 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:15 pm

I rarely read any more. I used to read everything!! Now, the last book I read cover to cover was "Total Control" by Lee Parks.

Maybe if I had better lighting in my house...
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#16 Unread post by mgdavis » Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:29 pm

The first time I read Heinlein I was in fourth grade. I found "To Sail Beyond The Sunset" in a box of books my Dad had given me. I've been obsesed with the author ever since. His writings have actually made an impact on my life, "Job: A Comedy Of Justice" started my falling away from religion. I also took to heart the wisdom of Lazarus Long: "Always place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark"

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#17 Unread post by Rydr » Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:24 pm

Presently I'm reading;

THE TRIUMPH OF THE SUN - by - WILBUR SMITH

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#18 Unread post by roscowgo » Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:19 pm

Rydr wrote:Presently I'm reading;

THE TRIUMPH OF THE SUN - by - WILBUR SMITH
Wilbur smith....didn't he write the River God, book? and another with the slave charachter too?

decent read if its as good as that one :)

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#19 Unread post by zed » Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:52 pm

Presently
The Last Days of Pompei - Lytton

Previous to that
Waiting for the Barbarians - Coatzee
Riddley Walker - Hoban
The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky - Tulchinsky
A Canticle for Leibowitz - Miller
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#20 Unread post by dr_bar » Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:08 pm

zed wrote:A Canticle for Leibowitz - Miller
Also the sequel Leibowitz and the Wild Horsewoman, or something like that...

Not as good as the first but still a good read. I believe it actually takes place between the second and third parts of the original story.

The first part being, "Fiat milk (Let There Be Man)",
the second, "Fiat Lux (Let There Be Light)",
and the third, "Fiat Voluntas Tua (Thy Will Be Done)
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