What are you reading?

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  1. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I am currently reading the latest Karin Fossum book to be translated into English - I Can See in the Dark. I am four chapters in and it looks like her main character, Riktor, is going to equal some of her characters in previous books. Fossum is really good at creating disturbed and interesting characters.
     
  2. Ghost07

    Ghost07 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm re-reading the Dragonriders of Pern, by Anne MacCaffrey...it IS one of my favorites, but I STILL wish I had money for new books...:)
     
  3. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ I can send you a couple of Pern books. Which ones do you want?

    That's hilarious. :rommie:
     
  4. Ghost07

    Ghost07 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That's not what I meant...I have every Pern book ever written...I meant books in general; Sci-fi, fantasy...just NEW...:lol:
     
  5. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    My OU course book!
     
  6. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Commodore Commodore

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    I'm reading Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell and The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk. Cretinous, right? :lol:

    It's an improve-yourself-by-reading-works-that-challenge-your-opinions kind of thing. I read from Kirk in the mornings, with my coffee, and Sowell in the evenings, after supper.
     
  7. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ Reading stuff that challenges your opinions is the opposite of cretinous. If you don't allow your beliefs to be challenged, you haven't earned them.

    Ohhhh.....
     
  8. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Commodore Commodore

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    @ Ghostie and RJD: great minds!!! I have the complete series, too :)
    Splendid idea, actually - I haven't read them in years!
     
  9. miranda1972

    miranda1972 Cadet Newbie

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    H.P. Lovecraft is breathtaking - strange how most people I meet have never heard of him. I read and re-read his books since I was like 14... anyway, glad to see I'm not the only one!

    Miranda
    xoxo
     
  10. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Ghost Ship by Diane Carey - it was the first of the TNG novels.
     
  11. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Oh, you're not the only one. There are plenty of Lovecraft fans out there. Have you ever seen these guys? Check out their DVDs and CDs.
     
  12. O'Dib

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    Philip K. Dick's Valis
     
  13. Saga

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    The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
     
  14. Foxhot

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    Buzzkill's autobiography.
     
  15. Tora Ziyal

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    Just finished Nairobi Heat, by Mukuma wa Ngugi. Interesting crime novel. Takes place in the US and, mostly, Kenya.

    Am in the midst of Slow Burn, by Orrin de Forrest, about the CIA and the Vietnam War. Non-fiction. Or at least it's non-fiction to whatever degree one can trust a former CIA hotshot to write non-fiction. ;)
     
  16. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I am reading Bay of Fires by Poppy Gee. It is a murder mystery set in Tasmania.

    My main problem with the book is that the author has blatantly based her plot on two well-known events that occurred in Tasmania in the 1990s - the murder of Italian tourist Victoria Cafasso and the disappearance of German tourist Nancy Grunwaldt, both of which are unsolved to this day. The similarities between the novel and the true life stories are so great that I feel like I am being dragged out of the story and thinking of Nancy and Victoria rather than the characters of Chloe and Anja. This probably would not be a problem for non-Tasmanians.
     
  17. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks Ooohhhhhh, Navy Seals. Premium Member

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    I finished A Dance with Dragons last night. Now without any more A Song of Fire and Ice to read, I'm moving on to other things. So I'm going to read the Mike Piazza autobiography Long Shot, he is the retired catcher for the NY Mets. It will be my first 'real' book to read in a long time. For the last few years I have been reading everything on my iPad. However this was given to me as a birthday gift and I'm really looking forward to reading it. Mike Piazza was one of my favorite Mets.
     
  18. Enterprise is Great

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    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Brinkmanship
     
  19. TorontoTrekker

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    I finished Manifold: Time this morning, and have started on Manifold: Origin. I have to say, some of the scenes in this series read like what I imagine watching the last third of 2001 on LSD must be like. My brain hurts.
     
  20. Ghost07

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    All the Weyrs of Pern...again :D
     

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