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Amph What book are you reading right now?

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

  1. severian28

    severian28 Jedi Master star 5

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    Re reading Enders Game. I haven't read it in twenty years. Chilling.
     
  2. Mortimer Snerd

    Mortimer Snerd Jedi Master star 4

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    "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.
     
  3. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    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.
     
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  4. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    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.
     
  5. Mortimer Snerd

    Mortimer Snerd Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh yes, it'll be fortified. I also wanna get a duck just because ducks are awesome.
     
  6. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Halfway through my third time reading Children of Dune, and about to start Deathtroopers.
     
  7. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm reading an ARC of Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder by Lisa Verge Higgins
     
  8. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    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.
     
  9. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary, the fourth Fablehaven book.

    Amazing.
     
  10. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
     
  11. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I really want to make a Friends joke right now :p

    AmazingB what are those about?
     
  12. King_of_Red_Lions

    King_of_Red_Lions Jedi Master star 3

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    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
     
  13. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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.

    Amazing.
     
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  14. LifeInTechnicolor

    LifeInTechnicolor Jedi Knight star 3

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    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.
     
  15. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    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).
     
  16. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    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
     
  17. Merlin_Ambrosius69

    Merlin_Ambrosius69 Jedi Master star 5

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    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.)
     
  18. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    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?
     
  19. King_of_Red_Lions

    King_of_Red_Lions Jedi Master star 3

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    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.
     
  20. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Time to take the plunge.

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  21. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Darth Plagueis
     
  22. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Chronicles of Prydain is pretty freaking fantastic.
     
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  23. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    so is it "amazing" or just "pretty good"?
     
  24. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm actually on page 145 of that now starting "A Scandal in Bohemia"
     
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  25. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I will be on page 1 in an hour or so. :p
     
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