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Amph What book are you reading right now?

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

  1. Teegirloo

    Teegirloo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Been stuck on Conviction for awhile trying to get thru it. :p
     
  2. Yoda_S

    Yoda_S Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Great Tales of Terror which is a collection of short stories written H.P. Lovecraft.
     
  3. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well....that was kind of boring.

    Flipping through Hypoethicals, which is a fun "If you had to choose..." set of questions by Matthew Forge & Andre Khury. Some of them are repetitious, others are funny; many are easy for me but others make me think.
     
  4. Jedi Master Kenobiwan

    Jedi Master Kenobiwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Star Wars The Cestus Deception
     
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  5. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli

    It's about a young girl in 1941 whose mother sends her away for safety reasons and she unravels her family history. I'm not there yet but it's very interesting and rich so far.
    There is a lot of racism because it covers pre-Civil war years and is based in the U.S. South.
     
  6. severian28

    severian28 Jedi Master star 5

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    It really is. Top shelf. Anyone read Diane Gabaldons Outlander stuff? Good?
     
  7. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I haven't read it, but I've heard it's good; it's on my list.
     
  8. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    So in reading Doyle's actual Sherlock I have a comment or two. It is actually really good. I was afraid I would not like it. I am not that far in, just a few chapters but it is written well and interesting. One criticism I might have is this idea that Holmes did not know the Earth circled the Sun and then after learning it he says he will forget it to be super duper extra efficient at deduction. His mind attic needs to be empty of useless stuff. Yet he learns the violin. ?

    I chalk it up to old timey writing and an author pushing a tad to hard to make a point of Holmes' mental efficiency. I could also make an argument for hyperbole on the part of Holmes'. Or it could be he reall ymeant Holmes to not know this and I ignore it as silly.

    Regardless, this is a fun read.
     
  9. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Learning the violin is useless. ?

    I always thought it helped him sort his thoughts while working a case.
     
  10. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I could make that case because music has a stimulation to the brain that helps with cognitive function. But I still chalk it up to sillyness or a mistake in writing in a n attempt to appeal to the reader as to the extent of the limits of the character. BUT, I could be just biased for a somewhat sane Holmes where at the moment in this reading if I take the mistake of knowledge about what revolves around what literally then Doyle's Holmes is quite frankly ridiculously insane.
     
  11. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Doyle's Holmes does happen to be the original - albeit ridiculously insane.
     
  12. Yo_Raja

    Yo_Raja Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Orhan Pamuk's The New Life. Can't wait to finish it to get back to Iain Banks.
     
  13. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Keys to the Demon Prison, last of the Fablehaven books.

    Amazing.
     
  14. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    The section of Appian's Civil Wars that deals with the Social Wars.
     
  15. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    The Hero With A Thousand Faces
     
  16. Point Given

    Point Given Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin. A look at the late Rehnquist to early Roberts court, mainly personal looks at the justices and how they reached the decisions they did. Basically Souter is awesome and Thomas is insane.
     
  17. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    My reading of Holmes is going well. Catching all the lines thrown into the film is cool. "Give me problems, give me work..." "You know my methods." Cocaine and morphine! RDJ's portrayal seems accurate to me minus the more comical take.
     
  18. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I finished Treasure Traitor by L.J. Popp this morning and started Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly. I liked what he did with "Killing Lincoln" and I hate history.
     
  19. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold
     
  20. epic

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    The New Capitalist Manifesto by Umair Haque.

    follow this guy on twitter and he's good, so interested in what he has to say beyond segments of 140 characters.
     
  21. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    About to start reading Star Wars: Allegiance
     
  22. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I am on to the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in the collected book. Just finished the first story in which Adler bests him. This is such fun to read. I have a couple of other books waiting but they will do just that. I've got 1,000 + pages to get through and I like it.
     
  23. AmazingB

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    I've decided to get back into EU after a fairly lengthy hiatus, starting with The Lost Tribe of the Sith.

    Amazing.
     
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  24. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Right, Antarctica is done, now it's on to the Dust Bowl with The Grapes of Wrath. First chapter was, needless to say, impressive, but I'm going to say it anyway.
     
  25. NYCitygurl

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    [face_laugh] I had to read that for school once. I don't think I got all the way through. I do remember an entire chapter dedicated to a turtle crossing the road. No joke.