What are you reading?

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  1. Owain Taggart

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    Yeah, definitely. And it didn't get bogged down by a lot of detail and was actually quite an easy quick read for what it was. Gonna have to keep an eye on this author considering his first one is so good :) Wonder what else he has up his sleeve.
     
  2. mimic

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    The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes

    I'm reading this mostly to bone up on my history of the atom for work (I'm a chemistry teacher) but it's pretty interesting.
     
  3. Random_Spock

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    Skin Game (The Dresden Files) -- Jim Butcher

    Really like this installment :).
     
  4. Misfit Toy

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    Me too - can't wait to see what's coming next!
     
  5. Tora Ziyal

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    The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling). Disappointing. Not bad, just not as good as the first volume in the series. This one is imaginative and original, as one would expect from Rowling, and the protagonist is appealing. But it's very gruesome and longer than necessary. It was good enough that I didn't want to miss anything, so I didn't just skim, as I sometimes do when I get bored with a mystery. But I kept waiting for it to be over!
     
  6. Ashu

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    Rereading Flowers For Algernon by Daniel keyes
     
  7. T'Girl

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    Just starting Echo, by Jack McDevitt, bought it couple of weeks ago.

    I really like the universe he's built and am looking forward to this story.

    :)
     
  8. Miss Chicken

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    I am about 3/4 through listening to Unintended Consequences and I think it is really good story so far. Thanks for recommending it. I am not that keen on the narrator (Tanya Eby).
     
  9. sidious618

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    I just finished Pale Rider; Pale Horse for a grad class I'm taking and it was quite good. I'm also reading The Fever by Megan Abbott and that's quite good, too.
     
  10. Velocity

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    It was a great read! Definitely one of his best.
     
  11. Kelthaz

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    I just finished the Mistborn trilogy and I started reading the Dresden Files series.
     
  12. Miss Chicken

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    Continuing with my desire to read/listen to at least a dozen classic sci-fi books this year I have began on Way Station by Clifford D Simak, narrated by Eric Michael Summerer.

    I wouldn't mind suggestions for other good classic sci-fi. I tend to like sci-fi set on Earth or else dealing with the explorations of strange planets. I don't like the space battle sort of sci-fi. I don't need any suggestions of novels by Philip K Dick, Philip Jose Farmer, John Wyndham, Isaac Asimov or HG Wells as I have read those authors heavily in the past.
     
  13. KaineMorrison

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    I'm about halfway through Book 4 of A Song of Ice and Fire.
     
  14. Taylirious

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    A Playboy.
     
  15. Hunter X

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    Making my way through Humphrey Carpenter's biography of J.R.R. Tolkien.
     
  16. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I love Jack McDevitt, and I love both the Alex Benedict and Priscilla Hutchins series. He can't churn 'em out fast enough for me. :D

    How about Childhood's End by Arthur C Clarke? That's set on Earth, and you also get some strange planet stuff toward the end. Rendezvous With Rama by Clarke involves the exploration of a strange artificial world. Friday by Robert Heinlein is set on Earth, but it's a future Earth where society has changed rather dramatically. Job by Heinlein is set on Earth, but involves bouncing around to alternate Earths. William Gibson's novels (e.g. Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive)) are all set on Earth in a protoypical near-future Cyberpunk world. The above-mentioned Jack McDevitt's books often involve explorations on strange worlds, especially the Priscilla Hutchins novels.
     
  17. Ghost07

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    I'm glad you like it; and even happier you told me you tried it...:lol:
     
  18. Miss Chicken

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I have written them all down but some aren't available on Audible. Rendezvous with Rama was already on my wishlist and it will probably be my next sci-fi read.

    I have added Neuromancer to my wist list. Except for Stranger in a Strange Land I haven't enjoyed Heinlein all that much but I haven't read the two you suggested. I have added The Engine of God by McDevitt to my Audible wishlist.

    Childhood's End isn't on Audible which surprised me. I might try it as a Kindle book later on.
     
  19. Velocity

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    Hexed by Kevin Hearne. book 2 in the Iron Druid chronicles
     
  20. Smellincoffee

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    I just finished Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Snow. Awkward, for a modern mind, but more nuanced than I expected, and it made a very good use of Christian allusions.