What are you reading?

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

  1. teacake

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    Other than being sensitive to people's discomfort I'm not embarrassed about anything. I've somehow managed to develop a reputation for brash and/or weirdness which I'm not particularly, and it all stems from liking what I like and not caring whether it's deemed worthy by others.
     
  2. sidious618

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    I just finished This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald and am rereading Yellow by Janni Visman. Not sure what I'll head to next.
     
  3. thestrangequark

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    I'd suggest High Fidelity. I found it an awesome contrast to This Side of Paradise. They're actually very similar novels in many ways, each capturing the pop-culture of their respective eras and weaving them into their stories beautifully.
     
  4. Gil T.Azell

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    Star Trek Enterprise; The Romulan War; Beneath the Raptor's Wing,.

    The Clapton Bio.
     
  5. auntiehill

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    I read a few hundred papers today about poetry in the Middle Ages. GAH. My brain is fried. :crazy:
     
  6. Enterprise is Great

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  7. cooleddie74

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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.
     
  8. Coloratura

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    Well, I own it so it's usually fresh in my memory (I just watched it this past week).

    I can understand that, and yes, some of Dawkins' arguments I find too simplistic, eschewing religious context out of hand without weighing it against itself. Still, in my case, I was already over the agnostic line, Dawkins' book just gave me a more firm landing when I made the jump.

    Firstly, I like your friend. Secondly, I agree about poorly written erotica. Hell, poorly written anything gets my goat. I'm usually quite lax in standards, but for the love of all that is holy, at least spell pussy correctly. I say this from personal experience, from whence I got a headache reading a particularly bad fiction.

    You're welcome! :D
     
  9. Snowlilly

    Snowlilly Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Thank you for all those recommendations, I will definitely look some of thos up. I also plan on continuing my Game of Thrones series as I just finished the first book. Also plan on getting the sequel to The Passage which I really enjoyed reading and look forward to. :)
     
  10. lurok

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    Seconded :techman: And I love, love, love my tech but can't get used to kindle. I need the sensual, visceral feel of a book in my hands.
     
  11. RandyS

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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.
     
  12. thestrangequark

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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. :)
     
  13. Gary7

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    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.
     
  14. cooleddie74

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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.
     
  15. Tora Ziyal

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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.
     
  16. RandyS

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    Oh. Right. I guess I should have realized that.:bolian:

    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.
     
  17. TorontoTrekker

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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 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.
     
  18. Hugh Mann

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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.
     
  19. cooleddie74

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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.
     
  20. thestrangequark

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    But what if I like the arguing? :(

    ;)