What are you reading?

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

  1. Kenbushway

    Kenbushway Captain Captain

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    Homework Helpers: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Author: Denise Szecsi
     
  2. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Just finished Existence by David Brin -- over long and I kept thinking that he was ripping off Stephen Baxter, especially the Manifold series. The ending was obvious if you'd read that.

    Next up -- The Prefect and Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds.
     
  3. kirk55555

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    I'm reading Princess of Wands by John Ringo. Its an interesting Fantasy book with a cool premise and main character. A soccer mom becomes a demon killer. The main character has a few annoyances, but overall she's interesting and so is the story.
     
  4. Snowlilly

    Snowlilly Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    haven't posted in a while either, finished "Before I go to Sleep" by SJ Watson, "The Bone Chamber" by Robin Burcell and currently reading "The Eye of the World: Book One of the "wheel of time" series.
     
  5. cooleddie74

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    Decided to start rereading the epic 1994 Trek hardcover novel Federation by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. One of the greatest Trek novels ever penned even if the 21st century details about Zefram Cochrane were rendered moot by the next theatrical film.
     
  6. Starkers

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    I read that years ago and remember it being excellent!
     
  7. trekkiebaggio

    trekkiebaggio Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That's been on my to-read list for ages but I completely forgot about it! Thanks for the reminder.

    I'm taking another break from Sherlock and reading The People of the Abyss by Jack London.
     
  8. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It is. One of the greatest Trek novels ever written. The last few chapters are better than entire episodes of the different live action series.
     
  9. Owain Taggart

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    Reading 'The Night Circus' by Erin Morgenstern, a rather charming and entrancing novel about magicians embroiled in a game of trying to one-up each other with more and more spectacular magic tricks.
     
  10. trekkiebaggio

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    Tender is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald
     
  11. TorontoTrekker

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    I finished Tanya Huff's The Wild Ways the other day (I found the first novel, The Enchantment Emporium, more satisfying but would definitely recommend both to any Huff fans, or indeed any fan of the urban fantasy subgenre).

    To follow that, I started The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi on Sunday. I'm finding it hard-going after having read two Tanya Huff books back-to-back - I'm about a third of the way through, and the main plot seems to have just started to kick in. There's a lot of world- and character-building in the first third of the book. But according to the Wikipedia page about the book, I'm not the only person to have found the first third to be extremely dense.

    I can definitely see the influence Charlie Stross' writing has had on Rajaniemi, from the first-person-present point-of-view to the overall cyberpunk/Singularity/posthuman feel of the plot and the characters. (Charlie's blurb, on the front cover, includes, "Hard to admit, but I think he's better at this stuff than I am." :lol:)

    And any book whose first line is, "As always, before the warmind and I shoot each other, I try to make small talk," is by definition needing to be read. :)
     
  12. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    The Night Circus is sitting on my To Be Read shelf.

    At the moment I am reading East of the West by Miroslav Penkov. It is collection of short stories ser in Bulgaria.
     
  13. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Nice opening. Sounds like vintage Harlan. :D
     
  14. Snowlilly

    Snowlilly Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    also reading Under the Dome by Stephen King
     
  15. trekkiebaggio

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    I didn't really like Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I love his prose but I can't seem to get emotionally invested in his stories.

    I just finished The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfield. It was a pretty good murder mystery, based around a trip Freud took to America in 1909. The strength was definitely the fiction part though and the characters the author created.
     
  16. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I have just strted reading The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan.
     
  17. Lowdarzz

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    The Crusades by Thomas Asbridge.

    He writes using both Christian and Muslim sources which is giving it a well rounded feel.
     
  18. Gul Re'jal

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    "Destination Brain" by Asimov.
     
  19. trekkiebaggio

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    Flow, My Tears, The Policeman Said - Philip K. Dick
     
  20. pigletsgiblets

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    Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson