What are you reading?

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  1. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Commodore Commodore

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    I absolutely love them!!!! Didn't you get my PM at Terran? I wish there was more. You really have a talent to give your characters credibility and life. They aren't as 2-dimensional as the characters of many other writers but are like real people, with little quirks and flaws, vices, talents and virtues.
     
  2. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    I'm pretty sure I once read a thread on the subject of reading order of Culture-novels, but right now the only similar thread i could find is this one.

    And I happened to run across this blogpost.
     
  3. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    So what did you think of it?
     
  4. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Why We Suck by Denis Leary
     
  5. Saga

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    i'm only about 200 pages into it so far. its alright. i'm just wondering if the pace will pick up any.
     
  6. Tora Ziyal

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    ^ Hmm, by now I don't remember what the pace was like. I thought it was a better than average mystery, good enough that I plan to read the next one in the series.
     
  7. Saga

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    i didn't know it was going to be a series. i read another hundred pages last night. it definitely has my attention. you know how some books you just have to suffer through? its not one of those those books.
     
  8. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    Today I started Un Lun Dun by China Mieville on my kindle. I reading it as part of a group read on Library Thing.

    I have also started listening to The Book Thief by Markus Zusak as I want to have 'read' it before I see the movie.
     
  9. Saga

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    The Book Thief is so great. its one of my favorite books ever.
     
  10. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I am about a third of the way through and loving it so far.
     
  11. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I finally got to start in on McDevitt's Starhawk, which is about Priscilla Hutchins at the start of her career. The terraforming of a planet is possibly going to cause mass extinctions and opponents are beginning to resort to terrorism to stop it.
     
  12. rhubarbodendron

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    At a charity auction I bought a Highlander paperback: Scimitar (signed by the author =) ) I'm half through the book and it's not bad at all. It ties in very tightly with the series but expands the episodes by explaining the background, the previous events and how they all are connected.
     
  13. SmoothieX

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    I picked up a couple of books here recently. The temp today with the wind chill never broke -15, so reading is a nice hobby.

    I got a Star Wars novel and a murder mystery, both from authors I like.

    Killing time until the series I'm really interested in involving a detective and his K9 partner prints out a new one.
     
  14. rhubarbodendron

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    -15 C or F? (both is highly unpleasant!)
    The forecast says we'll get a really mean blizzard tonight. Am planning to bake cookies and then read something that fits the weather: A Christmas Carol in Prose =)
     
  15. Saga

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    The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
     
  16. Spider

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    The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet by Robert M. Hazen

    Kindle Edition

    If you are interested in this sort of thing, this is an excellent read. It's not so much about man, but more on the evolution of the planet itself.
     
  17. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Commodore Commodore

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    sounds interesting! Thanks for the tip!
     
  18. Saga

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    The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
     
  19. Enterprise is Great

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    I'm reading the first Grimm tie in novel, The Icy Touch.
     
  20. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I finished Starhawk. I was thinking it was pretty nice. It was interesting to see Priscilla Hutchins as an inexperienced newbie, left out of the more interesting storyline in favor of her seasoned mentor. Then, suddenly, the storylines converged into quite a heartbreaking ending. McDevitt never fails to deliver a solid story.
     

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