What are you reading?

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

  1. Saga

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    just finished The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory: Myths versus Reality by Sheldon Stern. currently reading Who Was Dracula? Bram Stoker's Trail of Blood by Jim Steinmeyer.
     
  2. RJDonner&Blitzen

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    Sidney Poitier has written an SF novel? I'll have to check that out.
     
  3. Retu

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    I finished Game of Thrones and started reading a Clash of Kings.
     
  4. trekkiebaggio

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    The Song of Achilles.
     
  5. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks See where the sky meets the sea, It calls me Premium Member

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    I finished A Feast for Crows last night, I am so addicted to these books. Now the decision is, do I continue on to A Dance with Dragons or do I put it off? Knowing how I feel right now, I know I'm gonna continue on to A Dance with Dragons. The other stuff will just have to wait. How much longer till the next book? I don't know if I can wait six years like everyone else did.
     
  6. USS Fardell

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    The History of Middle Earth, volume IX.
     
  7. trekkiedane

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    Looked it up a couple of places, but I think this review was the clincher:

    Linky.

    I've got to read that one, was my first thought -the next ones were the process of having it delivered to my Kindle* :rommie:


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    Just to say that I'm really happy with my e-book reader :)
     
  8. Tora Ziyal

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    I'll be interested in hearing what you think of it.

    I found that it got too preachy towards the end, and some of the dialog was very stiff, but overall it was a fun read.

    Of course, the author's photo on the back cover doesn't hurt the experience either. ;)
     
  9. Enterprise is Great

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    Just about to start Star Trek: The Shock of Adversity
     
  10. Wereghost

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    Finished the audiobook version of NOS4R2 by Joe Hill yesterday. The author has his dad's talent for brevity and the book arguably requests a little too much suspension of disbelief as regards its basic premise, but it's an engaging narrative and features a well fleshed-out villain in Charlie Manx. Geek references abound, indicating in no uncertain terms that Hill is "one of us". Kate Mulgrew does justice to the characters, adding a ton of pathos and giving each a distinctive voice (not to mention giving this reader a mini-flashback every time she says "coffee").
     
  11. RJDonner&Blitzen

    RJDonner&Blitzen Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Sidney Poitier is a god, by any standard. :mallory:
     
  12. Tora Ziyal

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    ^ Indeed he is. :adore:
     
  13. trekkiebaggio

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    Kindles are amazing!

    But yeah, a few people were gushing about it over on Goodreads so I thought I'd check it out seeing as I love Greek mythology. It's okay, I wouldn't say it's amazing. Sometimes the dialogue feels too contemporary, and there are a couple of things which I'm not sure fit in that well with The Iliad.
     
  14. Saga

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    i'm about 120 some pages into Inferno by Dan Brown.
     
  15. SeerSGB

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    ARRL Exam Study Guide For Tech Class Ham license.

    As you can tell from from the title, it's a real page turner.
     
  16. HaventGotALife

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    Just picked up Memoirs of a Geisha from the public library. So I have three books I'm trying to get done by the beginning of August. I will be spending a lot of time with my head in a book. Got to win this reading contest at the library. :)
     
  17. kirsten187

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    The World According To Bob
     
  18. TorontoTrekker

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    So I finished Stephen Baxter's Manifold: Space last night and picked up what I thought was the next book in the trilogy... only to discover that I'd read the second book first.

    *facepalm*

    So now I'm reading Manifold: Time... which is the one I'd actually tried to read several times in the past and been unable to get into. Hopefully, having read the second book first and enjoyed it, I'll be able to successfully read the first book this time.
     
  19. Starkers

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    Currently reading The Sleep Room by F. R. Tallis, it's quite interesting, a ghost story set in 1955 in a remote Psychiatric hospital in Norfolk. It's very much in the style of The Woman in Black and is certainly engrossing, although the author does do that thing I hate of ending a chapter with a spoiler. You know the... "Of course I didn't know then that I'd never see XXX again..." kind of thing. Even Stephen King does it but it bloody annoys me!
     
  20. RJDonner&Blitzen

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