What are you reading?

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

  1. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    So, I finished Encounter with Tiber by Buzz Aldrin and John Barnes last night. Wow! I enjoyed it all the way through and felt it was one of the most compelling sci-fi stories I've read, and I've read a lot. This one easily became one of my all-time favourites. I haven't felt this moved by a sci-fi story in some time.
     
  2. Ashu

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    I just started Ulysses by James Joyce
     
  3. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    That always reminds me of "Camp Granada." :rommie:
     
  4. Saga

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    The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin
     
  5. Starkers

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    Now reading Horns by Joe Hill
     
  6. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I am halfway throug Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.
     
  7. selina

    selina Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm reading "Look Who's Back" by Timur Vermes. The story is about Hitler, who wakes up in the year 2011 in Berlin - no Eva Braun, no Nazi party and the country is run by a woman. This is, of course, a major shock for Hitler. But this doesn't stop him and he gets his own tv show soon.

    It's a funny and interesting satire. The story is told in the first person perspective, which makes it tiring to read sometimes, but on the other hand we get Hitler's unique point of view.
     
  8. Halmirdax

    Halmirdax Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Reading all kinds, Batman:The Killing Joke, The Holy Wild-Marck Buchanan.
     
  9. HaventGotALife

    HaventGotALife Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    That's on my list to read! I can't wait!
     
  10. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I'm halfway through Anathem. This is a tome-and-a-half, man. :rommie:
     
  11. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well, I did warn you... ;)
     
  12. Saga

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    its pretty good. :bolian:
     
  13. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    True. :rommie: It's a great ride so far, though. :bolian:
     
  14. mari

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    I've been picking away at This I Believe again, which I've been reading off and on since August. It's my college's Common Read for the year, at least for the freshmen, and one of them left his or her book behind at orientation so... free book! Last night's selections included Jackie Robinson and Margaret Sanger, although I find I enjoy the non-famous people's essays more.

    Next up is The Giver, which my sister insists I need to read. I think by Lois Lowry? It's YA, which is mainly what she reads, but she says it's utopia/dystopia, so I should be able to get through it. Once I'm done, it goes to her boyfriend, who she also insists needs to read it.

    After that... probably Wool. I read part of it when it was a free Amazon download ages ago, and was reminded I want to read the rest when my best friend finished it and posted about it on Facebook. The author also recently wrote a piece for Slate about fan fiction, and how he is absolutely in favor of it, and in favor of fans making money off of it. I'm sure his publisher feels differently. :)
     
  15. Sophronisba

    Sophronisba Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    The Giver is actually pretty good. (I read it a few years ago at the insistence of my kids.) I wouldn't bother with the sequels, though.
     
  16. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Just finished J.A. Jance's latest J.P. Beaumont mystery, Second Watch.

    Am working on Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust, by Gay Block and Malka Drucker. Very moving (to put it mildly).

    And am listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in the car.
     
  17. Kirby

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    I'll be starting Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos this weekend.
     
  18. HaventGotALife

    HaventGotALife Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I just finished The Art of Falling and it was FANTASTIC! I definitely suggest it to anyone looking for a good fiction read.

    Now, it's on to Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela! It's only 410 pages, so I should be done in 2 weeks or so. :)
     
  19. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    Monsters: The Ashes Trilogy by Illsa J. Bick.
     
  20. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    In the last few days I have started and finished the Diogenes trilogy (books 5, 6 and 7 in the Pendergast series) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I have decided not to read any more of the books in the series before April as I am getting through the series too quickly.
     

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