Discussion in 'Chicago, IL' started by Bosh_Talk, Jun 24, 2003.
Just picked up Dark Lord read about 1/3 of it so far and its bad AZZ
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.
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.
Buy the boxed set and read them all.
Just finished Dark Lord, my review, piece of crap. I can't wait to "discuss" it at the next book club.
discuss = bash
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.
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.
"The Day Lincoln Was Shot" by Jim Bishop
"Rebel Without a Crew... or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7000 Became a Hollywood Player" by Robert Rodriguez.
Funny and informative.
Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence by Paul Feig. Very amusing anecdotes from the creator of Freaks and Geeks.
Mathematics for 3D Game Programming and Computer Graphics
Heavy heavy stuff...brain hurts.
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....
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.
I am dragging myself through Balance Point. Why do I do this?
lol....and Balance Point wasn't as bad as some of the others....
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.
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.
ps, I am at work...yuck!
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!)
El Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
Oddly enough, I've read some of that very document. My company resells those federal documents to private companies. Yuck is right.
"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....
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
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
i finished reading "the once and future king"
now im starting to read "dark lord"
Maybe you ought to try and read a book on grammar or as you would call it "grammer". Just thought a nub.
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...