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What's everyone reading right now? =)
« on: February 19, 2013, 05:21:31 PM »

Since I got my Kindle, I seem to always be reading two books, one real and one digital.
Right now I'm reading House of Many Ways by Diane Wynne Jones (the sequel to Howl's Moving Castle) and Vampires; In Their Own Words by Michelle Bellanger (a book of essays by psi and sang vampires on all sorts of topics).
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Re: What's everyone reading right now? =)
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 06:04:17 PM »

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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Re: What's everyone reading right now? =)
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 07:34:50 PM »

Song of Fire and Ice is amazing. I finished Clash of Kings (Is that it? The second book) a few books back. I want to make them last, so I decided to read a few other books before I start the third.
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Re: What's everyone reading right now? =)
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 08:36:43 PM »

Cool! I'm liking the book so far but unfortunately I watched some episodes from the HBO series first so now I have the looks of those characters stuck in my head and have a hard time thinking up imagery for characters I did not see on the episodes.  :rolleye:
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Re: What's everyone reading right now? =)
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 10:02:29 PM »

Just cheat and google them. :rolleye: I'm holding off on each season until after I finish the book, but I have gotten a little too curious and done this a couple of times.
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Re: What's everyone reading right now? =)
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 10:05:27 PM »

Rereading River Marked by Patricia Briggs, in anticipation of the next book in the series that comes out next month. I'm also in a much better mental place to read it than I was when it first came out, because a lot of it deals with the relationship between the main characters. I was actually able to read it without wanting to rip the book to shreds in a fit of bitter anger.
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Re: What's everyone reading right now? =)
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013, 10:47:58 PM »

I don't know I read several books a week sometimes. I just enjoyed a Kim Harrison collection of short stories.
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Re: What's everyone reading right now? =)
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013, 11:11:39 PM »

I just finished Claudia Christian's "Babylon Confidential" which is a real eye opener and really highlights the problems with traditional treatments of alcoholism. Like the fact that it has a ludicrously low success rate versus "The Sinclair Method" which has an 80% success rate AND allows the alcoholic to feel normal in society.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Method

I'm working on John DeChance's "Starrigger Trilogy" and I am halfway through "Starrigger" at the moment.

http://www.amazon.com/Starrigger-John-DeChancie/dp/0759232520

The other two in order are "Red Limit Freeway" and "Paradox Alley"
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Re: What's everyone reading right now? =)
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2013, 07:18:52 AM »

My Kindle has only spurred my book addiction.  I'm on book number 55 or something so far this year.  I think I'm heading into unusual territory where I'm needing to find some new authors because I've read all the material for my favorite ones so far.  :whistle:
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Re: What's everyone reading right now? =)
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2013, 08:23:08 AM »

Check out PixelOfInk.com Fox, they offer like 6 or 8 free Kindle books a day. A lot of them are romance novels that you can just tell are going to be awful, but there's usually at least one that looks good every day.
That is my biggest problem. I work so much and read so slowly, and I keep finding so many good-looking free books that I'm drowning under my backlog.
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Re: What's everyone reading right now? =)
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2013, 02:55:06 PM »

I've been reading some sci-fi actually; the Culture series by Iain M. Banks. Right now I'm reading "The Player of Games" for the second time, which I highly recommend if you're unfamiliar with the series.
By the way, DisreputableMog, I am in love with your name lol. The Old Kingdom was such a great series too.
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Re: What's everyone reading right now? =)
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2013, 03:26:30 AM »

I'm getting ready to start 'The Night Circus' by Erin Morgensteen
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Re: What's everyone reading right now? =)
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2013, 11:22:51 AM »

"In the Pleasure Groove", John Taylor's autobiography. Surprisingly good read!
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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2013, 12:38:30 PM »

"The Vikings - A History" by Robert Ferguson.  It is fascinating.
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2013, 10:33:55 PM »

I know it probably sounds silly but I'm re-reading all of Tamora Pierce's books right now. Before that it was a stats textbook and before that it was a book on the history of indigo. I kinda read whatever I get my paws on.
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Re: What's everyone reading right now? =)
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2013, 10:35:38 PM »

All Quiet on the Western Front.

I had read it as a boy, and I had forgotten how good it is.
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2013, 10:57:05 PM »

Did the movie follow it pretty closely, or no?
I still want to read it, books always have more going on than the movie versions.

All I'm reading ATM is a new translation of a German book on card reading. http://www.amazon.com/The-Parlor-of-Sibyll-ebook/dp/B00D23MBA4
I need a classic old book I can get lost in for a few days.
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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2013, 10:58:13 PM »

Did the movie follow it pretty closely, or no?
I still want to read it, books always have more going on than the movie versions.

All I'm reading ATM is a new translation of a German book on card reading. http://www.amazon.com/The-Parlor-of-Sibyll-ebook/dp/B00D23MBA4
I need a classic old book I can get lost in for a few days.

It has been many years since I've seen the movie, but as far as I can recall, it was very faithful to the book.  It is also, next to Johnny Got His Gun, the finest example of the futility and waste of war.
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Re: What's everyone reading right now? =)
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2013, 11:06:33 PM »

Yeah, they could tackle that subject in the 20's and 30's.

Haven't seen anything of that quality that was written or filmed since.
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Re: What's everyone reading right now? =)
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2013, 08:25:16 AM »

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

I've actually got a collection of Lewis Carroll's works in one big book, so will eventually be getting through the whole thing. Next will be Through the Looking Glass, of course :)
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« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2013, 10:34:28 AM »

I just started reading "Haunted" by Chuck Palahniuk.

It's REALLY disturbing.
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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2013, 01:31:06 PM »

A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold. My biology professor gave it to me as a gift during graduation. Pretty much one of the first books written in the theme of conservation (which is the field I hope to get into).
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« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2013, 09:34:47 PM »

All Quiet on the Western Front.

I had read it as a boy, and I had forgotten how good it is.

That IS a good book, I've got a copy lying around somewhere.

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« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2013, 02:35:40 PM »

HI!

I've just had a friend give me a stack of old Lavay satanism books. It's not really my thing, but I think it's important to see all the ways paganism got interpreted. Has anyonre read these? Am I wasting time? Some of it is kind of icky.
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« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2013, 02:47:11 PM »

HI!

I've just had a friend give me a stack of old Lavay satanism books. It's not really my thing, but I think it's important to see all the ways paganism got interpreted. Has anyonre read these? Am I wasting time? Some of it is kind of icky.

I haven't read any myself but I've received mixed reviews from those who have. Those who follow the Rede are somewhat put off but everyone else, even if they don't agree with LaVey, seems to think he's a pretty charismatic writer. But that's just my limited experience. And, as I said, I haven't read them myself. I'd be interesting in doing so, if I had copies.

Unfortunately, my library's copies are always checked out.
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