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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #316 on: March 31, 2012, 05:20:20 PM »

I'm reading Alongside Night...so far I'm enjoying it and finding it a very fast read.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #317 on: March 31, 2012, 05:23:44 PM »

Got the complete works of Lovecraft on Kindle for a buck and read The Nameless City. Now I'm reading Nietzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra.

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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #318 on: March 31, 2012, 09:11:51 PM »

Dagon

The story is not as good as the movie.

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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #319 on: April 01, 2012, 03:52:04 AM »

Non-fiction. 

 
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #321 on: April 01, 2012, 07:15:59 AM »

How We Decide, by Jonah Lehrer

Spellbound, by Larry Correia. Book 2 of Grimnoir Chronicles - Audiobook read by Bronson Pinchot.

A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck is the current 5th grade book club choice. I cannot say enough good things about it. If you have kids, read it with them. If you don't have kids, read it and recommend it to your friends who have kids. Each chapter is a summer trip of two city children to spend time with their grandmother in a small town during the depression. She's independent and guided by her own (very strong) moral compass, to the point of being criminal, but only because the laws are stupid. It's hilarious, and I'm having a blast reading it with DD.

4/5 of the way through a re-read of the Game of Thrones series.

Just finished A Few Degrees From Hell: The 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon (Stories from finishers and a few who didn't make it - holy crap! those people are amazingly tough.)
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #322 on: April 01, 2012, 11:54:44 AM »

"Lucifer's Hammer," by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Good end of the world yarn.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #323 on: July 17, 2012, 01:47:32 PM »

Just finished reading The History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russel. Its a thick, comprehensive book. Totally not a weekend reader. Its harder to digest than a Russian novel.

That said, it had its moments. The book was dripping with Russel's condescension.  It was very informative, and moderately thorough. Russel shows his biases pretty openly, and despite being a logician, some of his "insights" were kinda weak. It doesn't always stay on target either, and was largely written during WWII, which makes his views on capitalism, socialism, and fascism more interesting.

I don't know if I would recommend it. I guess its pretty good for an introduction to philosophy, but be forewarned, its not an easy read.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #324 on: July 17, 2012, 02:08:56 PM »

Just finished the Hunger Games trilogy. Now I can borrow another book using Prime.

I get the feeling that the author was really disillusioned with Obama on a number of issues, but particularly with his failure to deliver on expectations of being anti-war.

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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #325 on: July 17, 2012, 04:05:08 PM »

Jeneration X by Jen Lancaster.  Definitely not cerebral.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #326 on: July 17, 2012, 05:14:07 PM »

Dagon

The story is not as good as the movie.


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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #327 on: July 17, 2012, 06:13:57 PM »

Just finished the Hunger Games trilogy. Now I can borrow another book using Prime.

I get the feeling that the author was really disillusioned with Obama on a number of issues, but particularly with his failure to deliver on expectations of being anti-war.
Did she write the whole series that quick? Since the Obama administration started I mean.

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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #328 on: July 17, 2012, 07:58:15 PM »

I am currently reading a series from Orson Scott Card, the "Alvin Maker" series, I'm a huge fan of his work and have read most of his books. One of his most recent ones, Pathfinder, was one of my favorites.
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Re: Yet Another "What are you reading?" Thread
« Reply #329 on: July 21, 2012, 12:45:20 AM »

Ya amusing collection!!
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