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Re: What are you reading/Have read recently?

Post by Dubane » November 14th, 2011, 11:19 pm

Does the Texas Family Code count?

Discworld books. Any and all of them. I can't get enough! Oh, and a buddy recommended The Gift of Fear, which is quite an interesting read for anyone whose been stalked or had a nutty SO/EX.


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Re: What are you reading/Have read recently?

Post by Shaddo » November 19th, 2011, 2:35 pm

Terry Pratchett's shrubicorn ace!
If you haven't read his collaboration w/ Neil Gaiman{Good Omens}, do. Grievous Bodily Harm!
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Re: What are you reading/Have read recently?

Post by verily » November 19th, 2011, 2:42 pm

Good Omens is amazing. I handed it around to all my friends after I read it. I really hope they bring it to movie form soon.
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Post by Dubane » November 19th, 2011, 6:00 pm

I've given so many copies of Good Omens to people that Terry Pratchett probably owes me a home visit. Nothing though beats Death standing in as the Hogfather. I'd love to see the Sci Fi channel do all of them, rather than some of the mediocre attempts which have been done thus far.


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Re: What are you reading/Have read recently?

Post by Rottencock » November 19th, 2011, 6:40 pm

I thought the BBC miniseries of Hogfather was really pretty good. I'll never trust the Sci fi channel again after what they did to Earthsea. How do you turn Ursula K Le Guinn into schlock?

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Re: What are you reading/Have read recently?

Post by LadyCelestine » November 22nd, 2011, 1:17 am

Hmm...I notice that no one has mentioned reading Pornucopia....

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Re: What are you reading/Have read recently?

Post by Dubane » November 22nd, 2011, 1:21 am

No one has mentioned the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy either!


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Post by LadyCelestine » November 22nd, 2011, 4:13 am

Ohhhhh... Good point! I think there's a lot of people in denial 'round here!

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Re: What are you reading/Have read recently?

Post by DarkCow » November 22nd, 2011, 12:43 pm

LadyCelestine wrote:I think there's a lot of people in denial 'round here!


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Re: What are you reading/Have read recently?

Post by Tauru » November 23rd, 2011, 12:32 am

On a more on topic note, I did pick up the first of the Baroque Cycle from Stephenson.
I have no idea where he is going with this, and chances are he will get lost because it is Stephenson but it does appear to be an interesting read.
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Re: What are you reading/Have read recently?

Post by Moltar » November 27th, 2011, 7:02 pm

I really need to read more stephenson.
If only i could get past this stuid world war z.
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Re: What are you reading/Have read recently?

Post by Netrok » November 28th, 2011, 11:52 am

Moltar wrote:I really need to read more stephenson.
If only i could get past this stuid world war z.

I finally finished REAMDE, very awesome IMHO.
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Post by Moltar » November 29th, 2011, 5:28 am

shrub book exchange?!!
i want to read that too
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Re: What are you reading/Have read recently?

Post by Netrok » November 29th, 2011, 2:30 pm

I got it through Audible. My brother keeps giving me crap for downloading audiobooks instead of buying physical copies but I can't read a book on the way to work. :P
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Re: What are you reading/Have read recently?

Post by Kesnit » November 30th, 2011, 4:15 pm

LadyCelestine wrote:I'd like to second Ender's Game.


The first 3 books of that series were good. I've tried to read "Children of the Mind" several times, but cannot get into it.

The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher


I tried to read the first one, but again, could not get into it. :"> A lot of my friends say they are wonderful, but not for me. I do want to read his Codex Alera series, though.

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton (later on the series gets *very* hard-R rated and most of the book covers aren't really appropriate for work)


No kidding. I read the first few books several years ago, but eventually it got to the point that I felt like I was reading porn novels. (Note: There is nothing wrong with porn. I just don't like porn in books where it isn't expected.)

Discworld series by Terry Pratchett


I am convinced that I am the only person in the world who does not like Discworld. :">

Incarnations of Immortaltiy series by Piers Anthony


Those are amazing!

I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein


I'm slowly working my way through his books. And by slowly, I mean I read "Starship Troopers" when the movie came out and still haven't read all the books.

Moltar wrote:I have read the first Twilight book,


I give you kudos for getting through it. I tried, but decided ripping my eyeballs out with a spoon would be a better use of my time.

I LOVE True Blood (the show), but have yet to read any of the books.


I read the books years ago and have been meaning to watch the show.


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If my abode were to catch aflame the order in which i react is this;
1: save the living things...i.e humans, cats, dogs and robots (someone has to have their backs)
2: start chucking books out the window...until i pass out from smoke inhalation. once rescued and revived...go back in for more books!


My fiancee and I solved this problem. We bought each other Kindles for Christmas. Now much of our library is kept in a compact, easy to grab item. (And the local library got a very large donation from all the books we no longer need paper copies of.)

LadyCelestine wrote:Dark Hunter/Dream Hunter series by Sherilynn Kenyon,


A friend of mine introduced me to those about 2 years ago. I read through them as fast as possible because they were amazing. Then I got to "Acheron" and got stopped. I had hoped reading the history would be great, but it just sort of-flopped. I haven't read any of her books since...

Tauru wrote:Currently reading: Kim Harrison "The Hollows" series


My fiancee loves that series.

Dubane wrote:Does the Texas Family Code count?


If I can count the Florida Criminal Code.


I have been on a Warhammer 40K kick for about a year. Read all the Space Wolves books. Am working my way through the Horus Heresy, Ultramarines, and Gaunt's Ghosts books. Picked up the Salamanders, Night Lords, and Space Marine Battles series from a sale Black Library is running, but have not started them yet.

I love Mercedes Lackey's Vergarth (Heralds of Valdemar) series, and the Altra series is pretty good. I cannot get into her other series, though.

After hearing about Anne McCaffrey's death, I have an urge to reread the Dragonriders of Pern and Brainship series.

I restarted James Patterson's Women's Murder Club books a few months ago. I read the first 4 several years ago, but never got past that. Now I'm determined to get through all of them. I tried reading his Alex Cross series, but just could not get into it.

I'm rereading Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli and Isles books.

I am about halfway through The Last Stromlord by Glenda Larke. It starts off a little slow, but just started picking up.

I've read the first two Iron Druid books by Kevin Hearn and will get the third shortly.

I have the Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft on my Kindle, and will sit down to read them at some point.

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