Amph What book are you reading right now?

Discussion in 'Community' started by droideka27, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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    I know a lot of JCCers are constant readers and read many fascinating things. SO i thought it'd be neat to have a thread like the "what dvd are you watching" or "What cd are you listening to" threads... with a little more depth. Ideally, I'd like to see people post a brief description of the book you are reading, along with the title and how you are liking it so far.

    So what are you reading now? What is it about? How is it so far? I'd love to get some new ideas of books to read :)
  2. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    For reference, there's a similar thread in the Ampitheater.

    Currently, I'm reading Serenity, the movie novelization.

    I'm also working on finishing Singularity Sky, by Charles Stross, a book on Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt and a couple other random ones.
  3. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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    I just finished reading Anvil of Stars by Greg Bear, and it was awesome. really interesting ideas... i love that in sci-fi, but it also included a lot of human interaction stuff... including how alien races perceive humans and deal with how violent we are.

    I just started reading Eldest, the sequel to Eragon. Just some fun light reading :)
  4. sidious618 Force Ghost

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    Dead Romance by Lawrence Miles(almost done)

    and

    Napalm and Silly Putty by George Carlin
  5. Jedi_Master_Ryokono Jedi Master

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    this weird book called "Blink."

    it's kinda weird but it's not bad.
  6. Darth-Lutgerous Force Ghost

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    I am reading One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch. It is the story of one day of a man's life in a Soviet labor camp and it's very interesting.
  7. YodaJeff Manager Emeritus

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    I am reading The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham.
  8. Kessel Runner Manager Emeritus

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    Vol 2 of the Baroque Cycle, The Confusion by Neal Stephenson. IMHO the greatest piece of literature written in the past 20 years.
  9. JakkUtt-PokkUtt Jedi Master

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    I'm working on finishing On the Road by Jack Kerouac. That's where I got my secondary sig. I figured it relates more than not to some people I imagine that post here. lol
  10. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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    i'm reading "screenplay" by syd field, "a people's history of the united states" by howard zinn, and "the people's music" by ian macdonald. just finished another by macdonald, "revolution in the head - the beatles' records and the sixties", which i would give my very highest recommendation.
  11. Balrog_Paradox Force Ghost

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    Eye of the World. Suckin me in, man.
  12. WynssaStarflare Jedi Master

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    I'm reading the Beauty Myth. I just started it. I hope it will hold me over until Unseen Queen and A Feast for Crows come out.
    --Wynssa
  13. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    At the moment Seabiscut

    After that it'll be The Hand of God by Michael Reagan.
  14. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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    I hope it will hold me over until Unseen Queen and A Feast for Crows come out.

    oh man, feast for crows. i am DYING to read that book. i think i will reread all the first three right before i get feast :)
  15. Jjanda_Solo Force Ghost

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    I'm reading Wizard's First Rule, the first Sword of Truth book, by Terry Goodkind, for the second time. So I'm going fairly slowly, reading it in odd bits of free time.

    I'm also reading (in other bits of free time) The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz. It's more of a spiritual/inspirational book, rather than a novel, that a friend recommended to me. It's about four "agreements", things to do, to generally improve life. It's fairly short and easy reading, so I'm not sure the book is really required, but the four agreements don't seem like bad ideas (in fact I would almost dare say they seem like common sense or things I've thought of, if not in exactly those words). They are:
    1. Be impeccable with your word.
    2. Don't take anything personally.
    3. Don't make assumptions.
    4. Always do your best.
  16. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    Right now I'm re-reading the XWing Series and the Thrawn Triology.
  17. AcklayComeHome Force Ghost

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    In the Company of Heroes by Michael Durant(the black hawk down dude)
  18. Thanat0s Force Ghost

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    The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide

    im almost done with The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, then its onto Life, the Universe and Everything
  19. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Planet Simpson by Chris Turner.
  20. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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    I'm reading Wizard's First Rule, the first Sword of Truth book, by Terry Goodkind, for the second time. So I'm going fairly slowly, reading it in odd bits of free time.

    ooh i have and have read all of those. a few of them i devoured in a single day apiece. They were no masterpieces, but i got really into the world/characters. pretty cool books :)
  21. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

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    Harry Potter, The Half Blood Prince. Just now getting to it, as Joiner King came out around that time and it was first.
  22. Darth-Kevin-Thomas Force Ghost

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    Airframe from Micael Crichton

    dkt
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  23. Andalite-Bandit Jedi Master

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    I have been busy with school stuffs so I did not get to read much recently but soon I am going to read The Traveller and then I am going to start the Dune series!
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  24. Im_just_guessing Jedi Grand Master

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    How to make friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Its a classic, everyone should read it.
  25. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I read all the time.

    Currently working on:

    The Complete Letters of Vicent Van Gogh, Vol. 2 by Vincent Van Gogh. Very interesting reading, if pretty slow. The first volume, which, like this one, is around six hundred pages took me a couple of weeks, which is slow for me. Very dense book.