Chic, IL What Book Are You Reading Right Now?

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  1. jps78 Force Ghost

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    Just picked up Dark Lord read about 1/3 of it so far and its bad AZZ:D
  2. DarthAstuart Jedi Master

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    i just started The Magician's Nephew, thinking I'd dive into Narnia and all that nonsense, but I'm learning now that it's not smart to start with this book, because although technically it's first on the timeline, it's a prequel, and so it's best to start with Lion/Witch/Wardrobe.

    any opinions from the peanut gallery? i may need to track down TLTWTW at target or something before Tgiving so i can have some reading for my trip.
  3. DrJawa Jedi Knight

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    Right now I'm reading both Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling and Dark Lord.

    So far about 1/3rd of the way through Dark Lord and I'm not liking it at all. I've still got 2/3rds of the book to go though, so we'll see.
  4. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    Buy the boxed set and read them all.
  5. DrJawa Jedi Knight

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    Just finished Dark Lord, my review, piece of crap. I can't wait to "discuss" it at the next book club.

    discuss = bash
  6. DarthAstuart Jedi Master

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    for those keeping score at home, someone on my LA SW board talked me out of the chronological approach to Narnia, and I'm now doing the in print order approach. got the collected volume at Target for $15 and i'm digging in on my flight to orlando for thanksgiving.
  7. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    Yes, the chronological approach is stupid. Like Star Wars, there's little nuances you get in the written (produced) order that make it much better.

    Currently reading: Jefferson's Demons, a bunch of crappy books with articles about philosophy and The Matrix.
  8. JodoKast74 Jedi Master

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    "The Day Lincoln Was Shot" by Jim Bishop
  9. shwanzi Jedi Knight

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    "Rebel Without a Crew... or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7000 Became a Hollywood Player" by Robert Rodriguez.

    Funny and informative.
  10. Mos_Eisleian_Radio Force Ghost

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    Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence by Paul Feig. Very amusing anecdotes from the creator of Freaks and Geeks.

    Phil
  11. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    Sep 6, 2001
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    Mathematics for 3D Game Programming and Computer Graphics
    Heavy heavy stuff...brain hurts.
  12. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Jun 17, 2002
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    Just finished the "Jedi Quest" series...and was a real insight into what a "piece of work" Anakin really was...

    Will be starting Jedi Trial next...then I am done with the Clone Wars....
  13. Fett402 Jedi Knight

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    May 3, 2005
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    Just started reading Driven from Within by Michael Jordan...So far its interesting...we'll see when I'm finished if I liked it or not.
  14. Lily_Wan Jedi Padawan

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    I am dragging myself through Balance Point. Why do I do this?
  15. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    lol....and Balance Point wasn't as bad as some of the others....
  16. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    The Chronic(what!)cles of Narnia - I seem to have lost the boxed set I had as a youth, so I went to B&N to pick up a new one. They wanted $45! I got them all bound in a single volume ("Now a major motion picture") for $18.
  17. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    ......ref....right now?

    United States of America
    Code of Federal Regulations
    TITLE-15 COMMERCE AND FOREIGN TRADE
    CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF THE CENSUS. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
    Part 30_ FOREIGN TRADE STATISTICS
    Subpart D_ Exemptions from the requirements for the Filing of Shipper's Export Declarations

    Sec. 30.56 Conditional exemptions.



    Ed

    ps, I am at work...yuck!
  18. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    Money, Money, Money by Ed McBain... it's one of his 87th Precinct novels. If you've never read them, think NYPD Blue or, for the older ones among us, Hill Street Blues.

    (See, I do like stuff that isn't sf/fantasy!)
  19. DrJawa Jedi Knight

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    El Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
  20. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    Oddly enough, I've read some of that very document. My company resells those federal documents to private companies. Yuck is right.
  21. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    "A Walk in the Woods" - Bill Bryson

    I decided to put aside Star Wars books and read a book that my restoration group has been raving about....

    This book is hysterical....and sometimes sad...

    If you have ever backpacked or hiked...this book is a true scream...I found myself laughing out loud (even in Borders Cafe)a lot. As someone who has slapped 40 pounds of gear on my back and headed out to the great unknown on several back pack trips...and hiked unknown miles all over this country....this was especially funny...but even if you never have done it...I think it would still be hilarious....
  22. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    Hopefully Magazines count a little on this book thread:)

    Currently reading my,
    Indiana University Alumni Magazine
    January/February 2006 issue.

    page 35 had New York Times food critic
    Williams Grimes

    In a Darth Vader mask.....

    It was indicated that this was done for anonymity
    (critcal for restaurant reviewers)
    but how did he ever eat the food threw that face grill:)

  23. lordstarscream Jedi Knight

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    i finished reading "the once and future king"

    now im starting to read "dark lord"
  24. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    Maybe you ought to try and read a book on grammar or as you would call it "grammer". Just thought a nub.
  25. Fett402 Jedi Knight

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    You crack me up Goat!!! I'm loving it!

    Anyways, I got done with Driven from Within...I liked it to a degree, but the book focuses alot on what the inspiration were for the Air Jordans...and then "Brand Jordan"...I got bored of alot of that quick...and thats more than 1/2 the book! Nice pictures though.

    I just started reading the last book in the Dark Nest trilogy...
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