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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #60 on: October 10, 2008, 06:59:23 PM »

Wha?  Ringworld was great. 

Well we don't share that opinion now do we?
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #61 on: October 10, 2008, 07:56:32 PM »

I'm trying to read Speaker for the Dead... but it's like snail racing fun in principle and fine when there's nothing else, but otherwise it's just not gonna happen.

I loved that book. But I've always been a fan of heady sci-fi.

I hope you read Ender's Game first.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #62 on: October 10, 2008, 08:16:04 PM »

I'm trying to read Speaker for the Dead... but it's like snail racing fun in principle and fine when there's nothing else, but otherwise it's just not gonna happen.

I loved that book. But I've always been a fan of heady sci-fi.

I hope you read Ender's Game first.

Yeah, I really liked Ender's Game, which is why I picked speaker of the dead up. It just feels tedious to read in parts.

I read Xenocide first, so maybe that's why I liked Speaker so much - it explained things. Xenocide is a damn good story, even though it's not as action-packed as Ender's Game.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #63 on: October 10, 2008, 11:50:01 PM »

Recently finished reading Wind in the Willows with my son. Didn't know that story was 100 years old.. we loved it.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #64 on: October 11, 2008, 05:13:41 AM »

Well we don't share that opinion now do we?

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« Reply #65 on: October 11, 2008, 07:23:23 PM »

Well we don't share that opinion now do we?

Then we shall meet on the Field of Honour!  Bring a strong second, we fight to the death.

We'll have a holmgang.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #66 on: October 11, 2008, 07:23:54 PM »

I'm reading the Cryptonomicon

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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #67 on: October 11, 2008, 08:40:30 PM »

Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series at the moment.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #68 on: October 12, 2008, 12:48:16 AM »

Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series at the moment.

I'm a raving fan of Sanderson's work.  Have you read Elantris?

I just finished Brisingr this morning on my "lunch" break (I've been on overnights again).
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #69 on: October 12, 2008, 04:31:04 PM »

Damn, no one uses Goodreads?

This is what I'm currently reading: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1377645

If you're on there, add me as a friend.

Here are Mark and Val's profiles:

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1092029
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1376447

Something libertarians should like: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/217.Banned_Books
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #70 on: October 12, 2008, 05:04:20 PM »

Damn, no one uses Goodreads?

This is what I'm currently reading: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1377645

If you're on there, add me as a friend.

That is really neat. I've not seen that site before. Thanks!

BTW, you'll like Storm Front. Since it was Butcher's first book, it's pretty neat to following his development as a writer while reading the next books in the series. I handed Storm Front to Mr. Joy about five weeks ago, and he's followed it up with Fool Moon, Grave Peril, and just started Summer Knight. Normally doesn't read so fast, or as much fiction, but he had a couple weeks of little sleep right around the accident and installation of metal plates in arm.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #71 on: October 12, 2008, 06:36:23 PM »

Damn, no one uses Goodreads?

It looks like an awesome website. I haven't heard of it before. Thanks for the link.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #72 on: October 13, 2008, 05:49:40 AM »

Just finished Boy's Life...fucking amazing story.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #73 on: October 13, 2008, 09:36:13 AM »

Just finished Boy's Life...fucking amazing story.

I have that, but I didn't read it yet.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #74 on: October 13, 2008, 09:42:03 AM »

Has anyone on here read "Naked Lunch"? I've seen the movie and it was amazing. Disturbing, powerful and fucked with my head in ways few movies have been able.
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