What are you reading?

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

  1. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    The man who Whiticker points the finger at is dead and the accuser is the man's son. Though some of the evidence Whiticker gives is compelling the police have recently dismissed the man as a suspect. I am not really convinced either way and I would like to see the police look into it some more including thorough searches of the houses and a factory owned by the man named.

    I have started to read Death by Black Hole and other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil DeGrasse Tyson (on my iPad) and I am also reading Hyena by Mikita Brottman which is about the hyena from both a biological and a historical/cultural perspective.
     
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  2. BennieGamali

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    I'm reading books about database modeling and java..
    But i sneak read Karin Fossum "I can see in the dark" on the buss.
     
  3. Ghost07

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    I'm re-reading Arrows of the Queen


    sigh...I really need some new books
     
  4. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ Send me some names, I'll see what I can do. :)
     
  5. Ghost07

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    ^^ the list was long, so I sent you a pm...:D
     
  6. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    Can I have that list too?
     
  7. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    A My Little Pony fanfic called "Nyx's Family." It's terrific. :D
     
  8. Ghost07

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    ok...look for a pm right here...:techman:
     
  9. Saga

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    just started Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World by Evan Thomas
     
  10. Captain Kathryn

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    Onto the 4th VOY relaunch novel. "Spirit Walk: Enemy of My Enemy".

    So far I am enjoying the relaunch novels (at least, finally reading them in-sequence instead of skipping to the end like I did before :p), but some aspects of them are becoming a bit too predictable. At least in "Homecoming", you don't know exactly who the "bad guy (erm, girl)" is until the end (even though the two "Homecoming" books just made Starfleet look absolutely incompetent). With the "Spirit Walk" books, you know very quickly. But, I like that it goes more in-depth into the new cast of characters that we didn't get to see on the show like Dr. Kaz and some others. For a Chakotay-centered couple of reads, they aren't too bad IMO. To be honest, when I read the titles, I was expecting worse. Pleasantly surprised that they aren't too bad.

    I'm a little bit surprised that all of the main characters (besides Neelix, obviously) has a new character arc in the relaunch novels except for Tuvok. He's almost never there and we NEVER get to hear what he is thinking. He doesn't seem involved in much of anything to do with the main story. It just surprised me considering he is one of the main characters on the actual show. I've read the last 2 books in the series before all of the others and don't recall him having a large role in those novels either. I guess I'll wait and see. Still have a few more to read.
     
  11. Ghost07

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    Ahhhh...I'm reading Rendezvous with Rama...:D
     
  12. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Aaaaand loving it. :mallory:
     
  13. cooleddie74

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    The Killing of a President by Robert Groden.
     
  14. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    Aha! - the good Rama-book :p

    I've been trying to get into The Saga of Seven Suns, a quarter into the first volume by now, and about to give up on the whole thing.

    I'll try reading a bit more, but unless it stops being so repetitive (a constant déjà vu / what's wrong with my Kindle?-feeling isn't what I expected, and it gives off an air of a magazine serial published as a book) I don't think I'll be able to keep up interest. :sigh:

    Maybe I'm just too old for it.
     
  15. Ghost07

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    Now I'm also reading Foundation...:D
     
  16. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Now, now. The sequels aren't bad, just different. ;)
     
  17. Kira's Mom

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    I'm re-reading Alas, Babylon...and I'm suddenly terrified. I forgot that in the novel, World War Three started after the Americans bomb the crap out of a base in Syria. Oh, we are FUCKED...:lol: :eek:
     
  18. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Uh oh....
     
  19. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I am still working my way through Death by Black Hole by Neil DeGrasse Tyson (on my iPad at night) but I have just started Time Gifts by Zoran Zivkovic as my day read. It is a very short book so, barring too many distractions, I should finish it by the end of today.
     
  20. trekkiedane

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    Last night I read a bit more of Hidden Empire (first volume in the Seven Suns series) but several times I got so infuriated by the endless repetitions that I had to get out of bed and pace the floor swearing and shaking my fists...

    Well, maybe not, but I still had to take a deeep breath and count to ten a few times to be able to suppress my anger over the bad writing.

    I may not be able to continue reading...