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Old November 6 2013, 07:49 AM   #2896
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Took some time out of "serious" reading to tackle David Mack's wonderful A Ceremony of Losses last week.

Am roughly two-thirds of the way through Socialism: Past and Future by the late Michael Harrington, founder of the Democratic Socialists of America. It's a really eye-opening book, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

From there, I'm going to read The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, at the urging of my girlfriend.

From there, I think I'm going to re-read/finish A People's History of the United States.

And, of course, I'm gonna keep taking time out to read the rest of the Star Trek: The Fall installments as they come out.
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Old November 6 2013, 11:53 AM   #2897
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Since the third book's out, and I've heard good things, decided to ry the Lie of Locke Lamora. Only a third in, but it's not quite working for me. Keeps introducing new interesting elements, only for them to be tugged away again...

Eyeing up the Doctor Who 50th short stories too. I already sort of was interested, and now Gaiman's been announced as the writer of Eleven it might just be the tipping point.
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Old November 6 2013, 04:10 PM   #2898
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I am currently reading Robert Greenberger's The Romulan Stratagem.
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Old November 6 2013, 05:56 PM   #2899
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I finished read the TNG novel Contamination by John Vornholt a really interesting scifi mystery novel.I really liked the mystery in this novel. Nice to see Data wa sin this novel. I'm now reading Destiny Book 1 Gods of night by David Mack.
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Old November 7 2013, 01:51 AM   #2900
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I just posted my latest review, which just happens to be my 100th! I review the fifth S.C.E. story, Interphase, Part 2 by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore.
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Old November 7 2013, 02:28 AM   #2901
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Just got Ceremony of Loses from Amazon. Gonna make my way through that before I get back to Vanguard.
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Old November 7 2013, 07:59 PM   #2902
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I finished reading Avatar, Book Two. The DS9 relaunch is starting off well. I'm pausing to read Terry Pratchett's latest, Raising Steam, then continuing DS9 with Abyss.
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Old November 8 2013, 02:16 AM   #2903
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Currently reading the TNG Section 31 novel Rogue. I enjoyed how the book picks up immediately after First Contact. Surprised to see the total death toll from the FC Borg encounter listed at 194. Had no idea the losses were that high.
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Old November 8 2013, 05:37 AM   #2904
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Yesterday I finished Leverage: The Bestseller Job by Greg Cox. I really enjoyed it and wish there were more novels based on the show (I've already read all three).

I then read the H.P. Lovecraft story "Polaris".

I'm now reading Star Trek: The Fall: Revelation and Dust by David R. George III.
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Old November 8 2013, 11:28 PM   #2905
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Posted my review of S.C.E. #6: Cold Fusion by Keith R.A. DeCandido.

Planning on reading Looking for Alaska by John Green this weekend.
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Old November 9 2013, 04:49 AM   #2906
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I recently re-read A Soldier's Duty by Jean Johnson and then read the sequel An Officer's Duty.
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Old November 9 2013, 03:13 PM   #2907
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My wife and I are both trying to read the same copy of Frank Tallis's The Sleep Room, so who knows how long that will take, depending on who's grabbed it at the time...
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Old November 9 2013, 04:03 PM   #2908
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I'm reading Tribulation by Phillip W. Simpson.
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Old November 10 2013, 01:27 AM   #2909
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I'm on the third book of The Lost Fleet series, and I'm really enjoying the series so far.

Also, I got a lot of books today. Every month the public library has a sale of all the books it gets donated, which helps support the library. They get so much that there is a section where, near the end of a sale, they will let you fill a plastic bag for 50 cents (or a big bag/box for $1). So, I got 16 books for 50 cents, most of them sci fi and all of them in fairly good condition. Here's the list of what I got (I got 16 books in total)

Foundation by Issac Asimov
Foundation and Empire by Issac Asimov
Second Foundation by Issac Asimov
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
Underworld: Blood Enemy by Greg Cox
Sten by Allan Cole and Chris Bunch
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The last eight books are all from the generally awesome Dragonlance series

Dragonlance Chronicles: Dragons of Autum Twilight Weis & Hickman - I've read this one, but I don't own it. Its very good, and its the only one I bought today that I've read
Dragonlance: Preludes Volume 1 by Thompson & Carter
Dragonlance: Preludes Volume 2 by Kirchoff and Niles
Dragonlance: Defenders of Magic Volume 1 by Mary Kirchoff
Dragonlance: The Elven Nation Volume 1 by Thompson & Carter
Dragonlance: HEROES Volume 3 by Michael Williams
Dragonlance: HEROES II Volume 1 by Richard Knnak
Dragonlance: Dragons of a New Age Volume 3 by Jean Rabe

I'm a bit unsure about the Foundation books and Martian chronicles, because I'm not a huge fan of old Sci Fi, but at around 3 cents a piece it was worth it. I also know that the Dragonlance books not written by Weis & Hickman tend to get mixed reviews, but I like the series and at the price I had to get them. I've heard of the Andromeda Strain, so I figured I'd try it out. Sten and Treasure Island I just grabbed to fill space in the bag, although I'll definitely try them.
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Old November 10 2013, 02:21 AM   #2910
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kirk55555 wrote: View Post
I'm on the third book of The Lost Fleet series, and I'm really enjoying the series so far.

Also, I got a lot of books today. Every month the public library has a sale of all the books it gets donated, which helps support the library. They get so much that there is a section where, near the end of a sale, they will let you fill a plastic bag for 50 cents (or a big bag/box for $1). So, I got 16 books for 50 cents, most of them sci fi and all of them in fairly good condition. Here's the list of what I got (I got 16 books in total)

Foundation by Issac Asimov
Foundation and Empire by Issac Asimov
Second Foundation by Issac Asimov
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
Underworld: Blood Enemy by Greg Cox
Sten by Allan Cole and Chris Bunch
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The last eight books are all from the generally awesome Dragonlance series

Dragonlance Chronicles: Dragons of Autum Twilight Weis & Hickman - I've read this one, but I don't own it. Its very good, and its the only one I bought today that I've read
Dragonlance: Preludes Volume 1 by Thompson & Carter
Dragonlance: Preludes Volume 2 by Kirchoff and Niles
Dragonlance: Defenders of Magic Volume 1 by Mary Kirchoff
Dragonlance: The Elven Nation Volume 1 by Thompson & Carter
Dragonlance: HEROES Volume 3 by Michael Williams
Dragonlance: HEROES II Volume 1 by Richard Knnak
Dragonlance: Dragons of a New Age Volume 3 by Jean Rabe

I'm a bit unsure about the Foundation books and Martian chronicles, because I'm not a huge fan of old Sci Fi, but at around 3 cents a piece it was worth it. I also know that the Dragonlance books not written by Weis & Hickman tend to get mixed reviews, but I like the series and at the price I had to get them. I've heard of the Andromeda Strain, so I figured I'd try it out. Sten and Treasure Island I just grabbed to fill space in the bag, although I'll definitely try them.
You definitely got your money's worth! My local library sells its surplus books via a seller online, so opportunities like you've described sound incredible to me.

FWIW, the Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury is wonderful.
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