What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Snowlilly, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Commodore Commodore

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    I recently finished Bernard Cornwell's utterly magnificent King Arthur trilogy. Now I'm preparing to read The High Cost of Free Parking by Donald Shoup.
     
  2. Bumbles861

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    This sounds good. What is it called?
     
  3. Enterprise is Great

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    Star Wars Fate of the Jedi Vortex
     
  4. SantaEddie74

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    Best of the Britcoms: From Fawlty Towers to The Office.
     
  5. RJDonner&Blitzen

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    I just re-read Against The Fall Of Night and then read for the first time The Lion Of Comarre, both by Arthur C Clarke.
     
  6. rahullak

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    Currently reading Star Trek Typhon Pact: The Persistence of Memory.
     
  7. John Mason

    John Mason Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The Field, by Lynne McTaggart.
    Fascinating stuff...:vulcan:
     
  8. stj

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    Age has dulled my powers of concentration, so I flip from one to another. Trying Scott's Old Mortality, an anthology of preSocratic Greek philosophers, a Father Brown collection, Susan Isaacs' Goldberg Variations. But if the library comes through I'll get into Stonemouth by Iain Banks and/or Bowl of Heaven by Benford & Niven.
     
  9. Tora Ziyal

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    I'm in the midst of Where White Men Fear to Tread, Russell Means's autobiography -- very interesting -- and a silly mystery called A Manx McCatty Adventure: The Big Scratch, by Christopher Reed. I think it's meant for kids and was supposed to be the start of a series, but the next one was never published. I can see why. It's clever but kind of tedious. But the friend who lent it to me will never forgive me if I don't finish it, so... :lol:
     
  10. RJDonner&Blitzen

    RJDonner&Blitzen Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    That sounds pretty interesting.
     
  11. stj

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    ^^^Yes, but I'm a bad typist.:)

    That's Sir Walter Scott's novel Old Mortality (about Covenanters and Montrose,) and an anthology (titled Early Greek Philosophy) of of the fragments left of dudes like Parmenides, Heraclitus, Empedocles and Democritus. Old Mortality, the anthology of Greek philosophers edited by someone named Scott, actually does sound fascinating. By modern standards about the irrelevance of mundane fact, someone could go ahead and write that sucker. He or she would at leas get internet kudos.:techman:
     
  12. Valin

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  13. RJDonner&Blitzen

    RJDonner&Blitzen Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Heh. Well, I found Old Mortality on Gutenberg. Now I guess I need to look for the Early Greek Philosophy book. :rommie:
     
  14. Bumbles861

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    Thank you, kindly.

    Yesterday, I started "True Grit" by Charles Portis.
     
  15. rhubarbodendron

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    I love reading foreign childrens books. Apart from being entertaining, they give you the moral values and ideals of a people in a nutshell, and you get an idea of how people think in that country.
    That doesn't necessarily mean I'd copy said behaviour, though. I'd rather not eat green eggs and ham, for example. As a general rule, they won't agree with you once they turned that particular colour.
     
  16. RJDonner&Blitzen

    RJDonner&Blitzen Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ Wrong kind. You have to start off with green chickens and green pigs....
     
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    The Fall of Reach by Eric Nylund. Long overdue...
     
  19. Bamarren

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    Just finished Moby Dick at the weekend there, not read it in years, still a brilliant read, probably better the more you read it.

    About to start Steven Barnes' Far Beyond the Stars, from probably the best DS9 episode there was.
     
  20. thestrangequark

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    In that case, I'd recommend pretty much everything by Roald Dahl, his kids' books, and grown ups' books!

    If you want a good kids' book by an American author I'd suggest The Giver, by Lois Lowry.