What are you reading?

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

  1. Owain Taggart

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    Finished The Son by Philip Meyer, and it was really good. Though I'm a bit disappointed that what ended up being my favourite part of the book wasn't longer than it was. The book basically boils down to life in Texas, especially early Texas.

    Currently reading Encounter with Tiber by Buzz Aldrin & John Barnes and really loving it. It's making me all giddy inside.
     
  2. RJDiogenes

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    ^^ I'm moving that toward the top of my list-- although the way things have been going for me, that could still be years away. :rommie:

    I think the only book that ever had that effect on me was Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys. It was an awkward attempt at adult sophistication by someone who clearly had no life experience-- sort of the nuBSG of the 1950s. :rommie:
     
  3. trekkiedane

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    ^Finished it last night. Not continuing reading the saga. (But I'd love to watch it, seems to me as if it was written as the script to a TV-series anyway.)

    Started Greg Egan's Quarantine this morning. I expect it to be a lot more fun to read :)



    ETA: Rogue Moon - After that introduction I just have to try it on for size :rommie:
     
  4. RJDiogenes

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    Don't say I didn't warn you. :rommie:
     
  5. An Officer

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    Today, I leafed through The mystery of the hanging garden of Babylon: An elusive world wonder traced - Stephanie Dalley.

    Looks great so far, I look forward to it.
     
  6. RJDiogenes

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    ^^ That sounds very interesting.
     
  7. kirsten187

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    My new Open University course books.
     
  8. An Officer

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    Hey, how's the grape doing, been a good season? :cool:
     
  9. RJDiogenes

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    ^^ Aside from an unexpected death in the family, which I am struggling with a bit, things have been going well for me. Thank you very much. Lots of projects going on and things happening for me. :)

    How have you been?
     
  10. An Officer

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    Oh, dear. My condolences... may your relative rest in peace. Grief can be a very stressful thing... but you'll get through it eventually, hang in there!

    Great news on the projects and happenings front! Things are okay with me, thank you for asking!
     
  11. Starkers

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    Finished The Testimony over the weekend. It is one of those books you just want to throw across the room when you've finished it. It's an interesting concept, and it'd be churlish to suggest that I like everything explained but I think he could have done more to at least intimate more possibilities for what caused it rather than leaving the whole thing hanging. Also given he writes from the perspective of 20+ people across the globe but they all practically talk the same way! Wants to be WWZ, doesnt come close.

    Now relaxing with an Jonathan Kellerman Alex Delaware mystery (one of those books you;'re probably not sure who's the author and who's the title character if you don't know!)
     
  12. RJDiogenes

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    Thank you. I appreciate that. :)

    That's good, I'm glad to hear it. :)
     
  13. cooleddie74

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    Condolences and best of wishes on the passing within your family, RJ. Hope you find great comfort and solace in other things in your life during this time. Hang in there!
     
  14. Tora Ziyal

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    RJ, my condolences.

    Reading a collection of short stories edited by Isaac Asimov.
     
  15. trekkiedane

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    Jusxt finished Quarantine by Greg Egan -What a rush! - It's actually quite hard SciFi -none of that epic space-opera-stuff I couldn't read without ranting about how bad I thought it written :rommie:
     
  16. Naira

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    I just finished The Last Black Cat. It is supposed to be a book for children, however, I think I'll never be old enough for one of Trivizas' books. In essence, it is a book about racism. Black cats start disappearing all over the place but the other cats do not seem to care, until it's kind of late...
     
  17. trekkiedane

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    Having read Quarantine I happened to stumble upon the author's Quantum Mechanics and Quarantine on-line.

    In the on-line article, Greg Egan highly recommends Richard Feynman's QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter, which I then bought... However, having only read the introduction, I realise it's not bed-time reading for me :lol: so, to have have some of that I started reading M. John Harrison's The Centauri Device.
     
  18. RJDiogenes

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    Thanks, pal, that's very kind of you. :)

    Thank you very much. :)

    That sounds good.

    Feynman is amazing. :mallory:
     
  19. Saga

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    Tarzan and the Golden Lion by Edgar Rice Burroughs
     
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