What are you reading?

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  1. Kai "the spy"

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    Finished Dan Simmons' Endymion yesterday, started with the new Atlan today.

    Also, I ordered my first issue of The Shadow (the pulp novel reprint series, not the comic books). I've always been a fan of the character, but I've never read one of the novels before. Still got to wait till the end of April for its release (it's issue #71, "House of Silence" and "Spoils of the Shadow").
     
  2. Saga

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    The Lost City of Z by David Grann
     
  3. trekkiebaggio

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    Breezed through A Study in Scarlet, now onto The Sign of the Four.
     
  4. bbailey861

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    I certainly hope he does. I truly enjoyed rereading "The Trouble with Tribbles" and frankly, it got me rearranging my bookshelf to bring some of the older non-fiction books up front. I am going to start skimming through them again to see if any others grab me. I don't know if I enjoyed it so much because of the topic or because it took me back in time for a while. Perhaps a bit of both.

    Okay, David, start typing - just be careful of your font size.
     
  5. cooleddie74

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    Because of the recent debates and arguments over in the TNZ Troll thread, a few good online articles about the history of the Cold War and the NATO-Warsaw Pact showdown in Europe. I'm a history and politics geek so this kind of material goes down easy and I love it.
     
  6. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    I'm reading Article 5 by Kristen Simmons.
     
  7. lurok

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    F.Scott Fitzgerald short stories. Very evocative (well, maybe for a Brit :)). Curious how Fitzgerald is regarded in US lit pantheon by book fans here.
     
  8. trekkiebaggio

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    ^He came up in conversation with one of my American friends the other day. She said she thought The Great Gatsby was overrated. I found that there's a collection of all his works available on Kindle for £1.29 I think so I'm going to download that.

    I'm almost finished with The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes so I'll be moving onto The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes soon. Also finished Nausea today, so I'm either going to read The Epic of Gilgamesh or a James Dean biography too.
     
  9. Starkers

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    I'm currently reading the fading by christopher ransom, but even though I have other stuff waiting I think once I finish it I'm gonna dig out a James Herbert novel or two.
     
  10. RJDiogenes

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    Oh, yes, The Great Gatsby is very overrated.
     
  11. Kai "the spy"

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  12. RJDiogenes

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    Peanuts, on the other hand, is a classic. :mallory:
     
  13. TorontoTrekker

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    So, eight days ago I started Triggers by Robert J. Sawyer - and I finished it this afternoon. Very gripping, though I felt that the story just... stopped. Don't get me wrong - the ending made sense - but it just felt like there could have been another chapter or two.

    I was on my way to a meeting for the convention I'm working on when I finished it, so I just put it away in my bag, pulled out The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff, and started that. I'm about 80 pages in so far. (It was a two-hour trip each way.)

    I don't read a lot of fantasy apart from Jim Butcher and Terry Pratchett (I've read one Brandon Sanderson novel, one or two Charlaine Harris novels, and a small smattering of horror), but I'm enjoying this one so far. It's reminiscent of the Discworld novels that have Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax as their central characters - the plot involves a young woman who is one of a family of, for lack of a better word, witches. She inherits a junk shop in Calgary from her grandmother and, upon arriving to take it over, discovers that her grandmother's main clientele were the fey community. Also, yoyos are a big seller. (Tanya can be warped sometimes...)
     
  14. cooleddie74

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    TV Guide. Yeah, I know. Aim high. But I have an acclaimed book on the Cold War nuclear standoff that I'm getting ready to begin and I wanted to start off with something fluffy and light.
     
  15. Tora Ziyal

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    Recently finished John Sandford's Mad River. Pretty good.

    Am about to start Dana Stabenow's Bad Blood. I've read and enjoyed most of her suspense novels. I understand she's written three science fiction books, too. Anyone read them?
     
  16. bbailey861

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    "Star Trek TOS: Devil's Bargain" - Tony Daniel
     
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    At least i can see whatever his first name Batchan in an american movie soon.
     
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    Airships of Businessman Liljeroos by Arto Paasilinna
     
  19. Enterprise is Great

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    Star Trek: The Weight of Worlds
     
  20. Stormdoodle

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    Mockingjay, after reading The Hunger Games and Catching Fire in the last week. Should be done with this one by the end of the Easter weekend.

    Then I may start on 'A Song of Ice and Fire' again