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Old March 7 2014, 10:18 PM   #1051
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Re: What are you reading?

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon. The man can write, I tell you what.
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Old March 8 2014, 04:28 AM   #1052
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Daily Life in Anglo-Saxon England, Sally Crawford.

Old English was such a fun language.
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Old March 8 2014, 06:06 AM   #1053
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I just finished the first book in the Mistborn trilogy and I like to take a break between books in a series, so I'll be starting The Book of Jhereg next. A friend lent the book to me, so it's a blind read. I hope it's good.
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Old March 8 2014, 07:03 AM   #1054
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Re: What are you reading?

Is anyone a fan of Terry Brooks and the Shannara series?

He's been writing them forever... even has a "preferred reading order" out.

I started out with "The Sword of Shannara" in the 1980's and have been hooked ever since!
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Old March 8 2014, 01:55 PM   #1055
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Is anyone a fan of Terry Brooks and the Shannara series?

He's been writing them forever... even has a "preferred reading order" out.

I started out with "The Sword of Shannara" in the 1980's and have been hooked ever since!
I have (had?) a Shannara box set, but I honestly can't remember reading any of it. My best friends are all into fantasy far more than I am - I like to say that Sonja is elves, Melissa is dragons, Lori is anime, and I'm starships and 'splosions.

The Greegs book is starting off pretty slow. No plot yet, although the author warns of that in the first few pages. I also downloaded "Looking Backward" (Bellamy) which I read at least once in high school, so I might just go ahead and re-read that instead of slogging through this strange, verbiose, plot-less mess.
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Old March 10 2014, 07:16 AM   #1056
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Currently reading 'The Running Man' by Richard Bachman....

Has anyone heard of that author? (He kinda looks like Stephen King).

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Old March 10 2014, 09:51 AM   #1057
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Joel_Kirk wrote: View Post
Currently reading 'The Running Man' by Richard Bachman....

Has anyone heard of that author? (He kinda looks like Stephen King).

Ah Running Man. If I remember correctly King wrote it in something daft like three days, and it shows, really fast paced if quite rough around the edges.

Actually I just checked and apparently it took a week to write!
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Old March 10 2014, 11:09 PM   #1058
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Right now, I'm reading the March April 2014 issue of New Scientist
http://www.americanscientist.org/iss....107/past.aspx
Nice whale shark cover.

Inside was a bit on pebble bed reactors, and on page 84 we see letters on data preservation..ahot button issue with libraries under attack. I once heard Penn of Penna nd Teller attack the institution of public libraries BTW.

Earthquake Lights are dealt with on page 88:
http://srl.geoscienceworld.org/content/85/1/159.full

According to this brief bit the lights are real--but there is still a part of me that thinks a buried cable may be at fault. Night tornadoes are often given away by transformers flashing around the base of the otherwise invisible funnel.

Henry Petroski's article "Impossible Points, Erroneous Walks" shows how badly art can botch up depictions of everyday items.

What really captured my attention were self folding sheets of interconnecting tiles...laser machining and pop-up assembly

The most stunning photograph is of a tiny 1:900 size model of the 1903 Wright flyer with a wingspan of only 14 millimeters.

"The whole biplane form emerged from a nearly flat machined structure."
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Old March 11 2014, 12:24 AM   #1059
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I started House of Secrets by Tracie Peterson yesterday. I finished Nineteen Minutes by Jodie Picoult the other day.
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Old March 11 2014, 12:48 AM   #1060
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Starkers wrote: View Post
Joel_Kirk wrote: View Post
Currently reading 'The Running Man' by Richard Bachman....

Has anyone heard of that author? (He kinda looks like Stephen King).

Ah Running Man. If I remember correctly King wrote it in something daft like three days, and it shows, really fast paced if quite rough around the edges.

Actually I just checked and apparently it took a week to write!
I do agree it's a bit rough around the edges...
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Old March 11 2014, 04:45 AM   #1061
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Almost finished The Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It is the 8th book in the Pendergast series and I am reading it despite saying I wouldn't read another Pendergast book until April.
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Old March 11 2014, 01:55 PM   #1062
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"Speaker for the Dead" by Orson Scott Card
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Old March 11 2014, 02:42 PM   #1063
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Voyager - Protectors
Typhon Pact - Brinkmanship
Star Wars - Darth Plagueis
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Old March 11 2014, 03:24 PM   #1064
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The Last Herald-Mage, by Mercedes Lackey
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Old March 11 2014, 06:33 PM   #1065
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The Pale Horseman - Bernard Cornwell
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