Discussion in 'Community' started by droideka27, Aug 31, 2005.
Re reading Enders Game. I haven't read it in twenty years. Chilling.
"Keeping Chickens with Ashley English" by Ashley English.
I'm building a coop this year and some chickens to put in it. Then I shall have free eggs.
Well, I read most of Mary Beard's "The Roman Triumph" for my capstone. I'm now combing through Kathryn Lomas' "Roman Italy 338BC-AD200: A Sourcebook" for quotes from Livy, Cicero, Dionysius, and various inscriptions on how the Romans treated their allies prior to the Social War. Also perusing a book called "Zapotec Civilization" for a short paper for my Archaeo class.
Lady I used to work with had chickens. She used to give out extra eggs at work. They were great! However make sure your coop is as fox-proof as you can get it otherwise the chickens won't last long.
Oh yes, it'll be fortified. I also wanna get a duck just because ducks are awesome.
Halfway through my third time reading Children of Dune, and about to start Deathtroopers.
I'm reading an ARC of Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder by Lisa Verge Higgins
I've started reading a book based on a true story of love and murder on a tiny island in the Pacific 1000 miles south of Hawaii "And The Sea Will Tell." It was a very famous murder case and was made into a movie for TV starring Rachel Ward, of Thorn Birds fame and Bruce Dern, Laura Dern's dad, as the lovers, I think in the late 80's or early 90's. The murder took place in 1974 or '75.
The book is far more detailed than the movie and is well written and so far very interesting, even tho I know the outcome.
Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary, the fourth Fablehaven book.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
I really want to make a Friends joke right now
@AmazingB what are those about?
Fate Of The Jedi: Ascension by Christie Golden
It's been almost one year since I read Conviction. Allston's first and Denning's two entries were great but four clunkers diminished my interest in the series.
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
A couple of kids learn that their grandparents are the caretakers of a secret preserve of mythical creatures, while a secret group is trying to destroy it. It's a five-book YA series, each has its own plot with an overall plot tying them all together. Not exactly deep reading, but it's pretty good, each book better than the last so far.
I'm reading the first Wicked by Gregory Maguire.It is extremely good.You have to have read the Wizard if Oz series to understand some things like Ozma and Winkies which I have.
Antarctica, by Kim Stanley Robinson. On the negative side, I don't think KSR is capable of constructing a sentence of less than six hundred words unless it's "The End." On the negative negative side, the novel seems to be rather all TOUCH NOT THE ENVIRONMENT HEATHENS, SMART PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO DO THIS BETTER THAN YOU DO, NOW GO AWAY AND MAKE MONEY SOMEWHERE ELSE. On the plus side, he seems to be hitting the mark beautifully introducing Feng Shui into the story; it's gotten me interested in that branch of superstition/common sense/knowledge (delete where applicable).
That was an amazing book. It comes out in March and I'd suggest any woman pick it up.
Now reading A History of the Present Illness by Louise Aronson
Currently reading, out loud and with voices and accents to my appreciative wife, The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander. She's never read them (though she is an ardent fantasist) and I grew up immersed in them (they were my first literary love, and remain so), so the process is nothing short of wonderful.
Seeing my wife's responses to the plot turns has been delicious. Discovering that her favorite character is Gurgi fills my heart with joy and my eyes with unbidden tears. We're currently on the third book, The Castle of Llyr, and while it's my least favorite episode, wifey is loving it and I love her for loving it. I even do the female voices with something approaching realism and am considering a career in voice acting, because as it happens I'm awesome at it.
(These are the books that Disney based their great 1985 animated failure, The Black Cauldron, upon. That movie has its fans, mostly people who have never read the books, because the filmmakers tragically butchered the source material. They have since admitted doing so, and I have forgiven them in hopes that a film series will one day be forthcoming, as the Mouse still owns the rights.)
I'm reading that too! I'm about 100 pages in. Where are you at in it and what do you think of it so far?
I'm 70 pages in. I thought the prologue was brilliant. Chapters 1 and 2 are self-contained episodes and a good introduction to the character.
Time to take the plunge.
Chronicles of Prydain is pretty freaking fantastic.
so is it "amazing" or just "pretty good"?
I'm actually on page 145 of that now starting "A Scandal in Bohemia"
I will be on page 1 in an hour or so.