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Old 07-09-2011, 06:36 AM
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Ahh, I feel ya. I think I built some muscles carrying that thing home from the library

And THAT my friend is why ebooks are wonderful!

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Originally Posted by kennyc View Post
And THAT my friend is why ebooks are wonderful!
You simply can't improve on paper and ink! Plus, now I'm buff

As for what I'm reading:
Inside the FBI
Digital+Classic Photography
The Encyclopedia of Mythology (Greek, Norse, and Celtic, but I'm skipping Greek; too many obese naked people)
The God Delusion
Dawn Light
Celtic Traditions
Zen and Zen Classics
and Eats, Shoots, and Leaves. (I'm mad someone else wrote this first. I wanted to )
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Oh, and "You Don't Have To Be Thin To Win". My friend got it for me from the free shelf in the library. I hate him
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:05 AM
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I just clicked to download (free) from my library to my ebook and read.

On Topic, Reading a variety of things:

Years Best SF 27th edition - Dozois
Collected Stories - Faulkner
Rabbit Run - Updike
Reading like a Writer - Prose
The Making of a Story - LaPlante
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Originally Posted by Night Wanderer View Post
Ahh, I feel ya. I think I built some muscles carrying that thing home from the library
At least it's incredibly fantastic, though I feel it's somewhat slow at times. I think that's because I have the uncut version. It's pretty wordy even for King.
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Almost done reading The Stand. I think after I'll go raid the book store and see what other horror novels intrigue me.
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Behemoth, by Scott Westerfeld. Awesome book, loving the series. Very creative steampunk type fantasy and he pulls it off really well.
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Behemoth, by Scott Westerfeld. Awesome book, loving the series. Very creative steampunk type fantasy and he pulls it off really well.
Ohhh... sounds interesting. If you find the time, send me a PM please and kinda give me a brief synopsis. It sounds like something I'd write, and I'm always looking for inspiration.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:08 PM
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I'll be reading A Dance with Dragons as of tomorrow!!!
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:41 PM
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The Stand is fantastic and all... but I can't wait to read Deadhouse Gates, book two of Steven Erikson's Malazan series.
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Deadhouse Gates is fantastic. As is the entire series. When its all done, I'm going to go away for six months to read it all through again, from start to finish. (I wish.)
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Just started reading Bad Moon Rising by Jonathan Maberry. Looks like a good read =].
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Finished Stand On Zanzibar by John Brunner. Brilliant book. Took me a while to get into, to but amazing once I did. Then I read The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester. Another great book. Currently reading the Dispossessed by Ursula le Guin
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OMG it's been ages since I read Zanzibar ... one of my favorites....I should re-read it!

Also Loved "Up the Line" by Brunner
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Really a great book.

I came across a book today, in my bookshelf, that I had no idea was there. It's "In Pursuit of Valis; Selections From The Exegesis". It's basically excerpts from an 8000 page diary that Philip K. Dick wrote as he slowly went insane from weird, religious hallucinations. I am really excited to read it. I adore Philip K. Dick, so this should be a good one.
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Finished Years Best SF - 27. Some great stories!

Finished Reading Like a Writer - Highly recommended

Still reading on
Collected Stories - Faulkner
Rabbit Run - Updike
The Making of a Story - LaPlante

From the Faulkner read - Two Soldiers and Shall Not Perish.... OMG! What wonderful work. I found myself reading the last couple of pages of Shall Not Perish out loud it is so poetic!
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I just finished re-reading the 7th Harry Potter book. In a few weeks I plan to start The Help.
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Finished the Dispossessed. Moved onto the Lord of Light by Zelazny.
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And what did you think of the Dispossessed?
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Originally Posted by kennyc View Post
And what did you think of the Dispossessed?
Oh, it was very good. The whole thing was believable. Even the physics side of the story seemed plausible. And the way it was told, alternating between Shevek's current situation and his entire life leading up to it, gave it such depth. A+
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Oh, it was very good. The whole thing was believable. Even the physics side of the story seemed plausible. And the way it was told, alternating between Shevek's current situation and his entire life leading up to it, gave it such depth. A+
Thanks for your thoughts. I need to put it on my tbrr (to be re-read) list.
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Thanks for your thoughts. I need to put it on my tbrr (to be re-read) list.
I've been on such a sci-fi binge lately. Any recommendations?
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Not sure what you've read, but The Handmaids Tale by Atwooe is a classic.

Foundation Trilogy - Asimov
Dhalgren - Delany

City - Simak
Dune - Herbert
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Not sure what you've read, but The Handmaids Tale by Atwooe is a classic.

Foundation Trilogy - Asimov
Dhalgren - Delany

City - Simak
Dune - Herbert
I'll add to the list. I've got some backlog of books at the moment. After Lord of Light, I've got Dune Messiah, The Sirens of Titan, Consider Phlebas, Surface Detail, Selections from the Exegesis, Game of Thrones, Year of the Flood, Handmaid's Tale and The Hare with Amber Eyes. If I buy no more books for a few months I might be up to speed with myself.
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Rick, it's a YA Sci-Fi, but I really like City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. I'm not done with it, but there's a movie, and I know the story - I really enjoy it.
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Originally Posted by Rick Deckard View Post
I've got Dune Messiah,
Do yourself a big favour and don't read it.

It's not a bad book but the further you get through the interminable series, the worse they get. By volume 3 the story's falling apart, but by that time the publishers were addicted to making money and all forms of quality control went out the window. They didn't even care when Herbert died, the books kept coming. Sad. Stop at Dune and you can be satisfied that you've read one of the best SF novels ever written. Read past the 4th and you'll forget that, and just wish you'd never set eyes on them.
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