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Old August 22 2012, 04:56 PM   #31
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Re: What are you reading?

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^I honestly can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not.
I wasn't. I use a wheelchair part time and can't drive. I only get out when my girlfriend or friends aren't working.
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Old August 22 2012, 06:49 PM   #32
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^I honestly can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not.
I wasn't. I use a wheelchair part time and can't drive. I only get out when my girlfriend or friends aren't working.
Oh, the layers of misinterpretation! I thought you might be being sarcastic, because taking out of the context of the previous post it did sound like a stupid question. The funny thing is that by "venture out" I meant I don't venture out of misc much -- I've never read the Trek Lit thread.
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Old August 22 2012, 08:37 PM   #33
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Currently reading a volume on the nation's Presidents. It's a fairly recent book that includes Barack Obama so with the exception of events like the 2010 midterms and the killing of bin Laden it's pretty current and up to speed.
When you're done with that, start reading Gore Vidal's books. He has written quite a number of historical novels that are highly respected. He died recently and as a consequence I finally came to know more about him. I plan to start with his 1973 novel on Aaron Burr soon.
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Old August 22 2012, 09:03 PM   #34
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I read his Lincoln book a long time ago. Excellent. Never picked up his Aaron Burr one, though. Thanks for the recommendation. Given his recent death I've been thinking a little more about Vidal than I usually do so now might be a pretty good time to start reading Burr.
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Old August 22 2012, 11:34 PM   #35
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I recently picked up a couple old Trek novels at my favorite used bookstore. Mindshadow (J.M. Dillard) turned out to be so dull that I put it down after 75 pages. The Tears of the Singers (Melinda Snodgrass) was corny but fun.
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Old August 23 2012, 01:15 AM   #36
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^I honestly can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not.
I wasn't. I use a wheelchair part time and can't drive. I only get out when my girlfriend or friends aren't working.
Oh, the layers of misinterpretation! I thought you might be being sarcastic, because taking out of the context of the previous post it did sound like a stupid question. The funny thing is that by "venture out" I meant I don't venture out of misc much -- I've never read the Trek Lit thread.
Oh. Right. I guess I should have realized that.

And for what it's worth, I recommend spending more time there. It's more enjoyable that this forum. Less arguing. No much, but a little.
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Old August 23 2012, 06:45 AM   #37
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Re: What are you reading?

I just finished Changes, by Jim Butcher - it's the second-last Dresden Files book to date. (I just picked up the most recent, Ghost Story, last weekend.) I'm currently reading Building Harlequin's Moon, by Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper.

I have about 50 or so books I've bought over the last year and haven't read yet, so I have no idea what I'm going to move on to next, though I also bought Search Engine Optimization Secrets last weekend - I may pack that to read on the trip to and from Dragon*Con, when I want a break from fiction.
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Old August 23 2012, 06:55 AM   #38
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I just finished reading "Into Thin Air" by Jon Krakauer, about a climbing expedition on Mount Everest in which several people died. It's a decent read, though quite slow in places, and the first death doesn't occur until more than halfway through the book. I'm about to start reading "The Sentimentalists" by Johanna Skibsrud.
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Old August 23 2012, 06:58 AM   #39
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If anyone hasn't read it yet, I heartily recommend the Pulitzer Prize-winning tome on Harry Truman by David McCullough(Truman). I imagine many of you have already read this over the course of the last few years or so, but it's arguably the best bio of an American President that's been written in the last quarter-century and a must-read for anybody who likes political biographies. Even if you've already completed it it's worth repeated readings.
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Old August 23 2012, 01:58 PM   #40
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I wasn't. I use a wheelchair part time and can't drive. I only get out when my girlfriend or friends aren't working.
Oh, the layers of misinterpretation! I thought you might be being sarcastic, because taking out of the context of the previous post it did sound like a stupid question. The funny thing is that by "venture out" I meant I don't venture out of misc much -- I've never read the Trek Lit thread.
Oh. Right. I guess I should have realized that.

And for what it's worth, I recommend spending more time there. It's more enjoyable that this forum. Less arguing. No much, but a little.
But what if I like the arguing?

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Old August 23 2012, 02:00 PM   #41
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Oh, the layers of misinterpretation! I thought you might be being sarcastic, because taking out of the context of the previous post it did sound like a stupid question. The funny thing is that by "venture out" I meant I don't venture out of misc much -- I've never read the Trek Lit thread.
Oh. Right. I guess I should have realized that.

And for what it's worth, I recommend spending more time there. It's more enjoyable that this forum. Less arguing. No much, but a little.
But what if I like the arguing?

In that case, have fun!
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Old August 23 2012, 02:59 PM   #42
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I'm currently reading All Hell Let Loose, a history of WW2 by Max Hastings.
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Old August 23 2012, 03:03 PM   #43
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Joy Redefined: Loving You by Joyce Meyer. Started it last night and I'm sure I'll finish this morning.

Very short and simple. But hey, I don't have time for much reading these days.
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Old August 23 2012, 05:24 PM   #44
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Currently reading Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco. It's a interesting look at Filipino culture (particularly the diaspora), something I know next to nothing about.
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Old August 23 2012, 07:22 PM   #45
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I just finished Changes, by Jim Butcher - it's the second-last Dresden Files book to date. (I just picked up the most recent, Ghost Story, last weekend.) I'm currently reading Building Harlequin's Moon, by Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper.

I have been wondering how those books are. I have not read them but watched a few of the episodes. I take it the books are better than the show?
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