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Amph What book are you reading right now?

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

  1. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Oh geez, DarthMane2. You definitely deserve a breather!
     
  2. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Rereading Goblet of Fire.
     
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  3. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    That's the Plagueis novel you're thinking of. :p
     
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  4. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    How are they? I've had the first Malazan book for half a dozen years and haven't gotten around to reading it yet.
     
  5. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Finally rereading WOT 8: Path of Daggers
     
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  6. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    It's pretty good, so far. The series takes a little while to pick up- the author is very much a fan of showing you the lore, rather than just telling it to you outright. As such, I'm starting book three and I only have a basic understanding of the Malazan universe. Great stories, though. If you have ever played any of the Elder Scrolls games, the deities in Malazan remind me a bit of the Daedric Princes.
     
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  7. NYCitygurl

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    I have not. Maybe I'll give Malazan a try next year (after I get through WoT and Recluse :p )
     
  8. Ezio Skywalker

    Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    I just finished reading Mistborn: The Final Empire, by Brandon Sand--something.

    Incredibly great read. As a terribly picky reader, I was surprised by how eager I was to keep turning the page. The last few chapters were really amazing.

    I'm now starting the second book.
     
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  9. VadersLaMent

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  10. -G-O-A-T-

    -G-O-A-T- Jedi Master star 3

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    Star Trek Memories by William Shatner
     
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  11. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I LOVE Brandson Sanderson. He's amazing. Excellent choice :D
     
  12. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    'Hitler's Pope'. Essentially arguing that Pius XII was a fellow traveler of fascism and was more interested in preserving papal power and prestige than taking a moral stance against Nazism and the Holocaust. It is violently condemnatory of Pius as a person but also of the Catholic Church during this time. I don't know if the book's hypothesis is 100% accurate but I do think actual history falls somewhere in between this and the story we get from the Church and papal apologists today . It is a fascinating debate.
     
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  13. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Secret Chambers: the inside story of cells and complex life by Martin Brasier. Good popular science insight into the earliest life on Earth and endosymbiosis in a combo with the anecdotes and the history of science.
     
  14. NYCitygurl

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    That does sound fascinating! How much of a role does Mussolini play in the book?
     
  15. emilsson

    emilsson Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Two graves by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, which is the latest book about Agent Pendergast.
     
  16. LAJ_FETT

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

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    Just started City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris. I liked her first book so I picked this up awhile back.
     
  17. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Angelguard by Ian Acheson.

    It's pretty decent so far. I love the message and how fast-paced it is, but the writing falls short IMO.
     
  18. LAJ_FETT

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

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    I just started that last night - pretty good so far. I like the Pendergast books.
     
  19. emilsson

    emilsson Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I need to reread their The Cabinet of Curiosities as a lot of stuff from that book is important for the plot in Two Graves.

    Anyway, ending the Spring holiday with some history by reading David Baldwin's Robin Hood: The English Outlaw unmasked.
     
  20. LAJ_FETT

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

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    Also just started The Ancestor's Tale by Richard Dawkins today as my nonfiction read. Found it for £1 in a charity book display at the local corner store this morning. It looks pretty interesting.
     
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  21. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I looked it up. Not what I'd normally read but it does sound very interesting.


    I'm going to be starting We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo today
     
  22. LAJ_FETT

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    I'm not that far into it but what I've read is pretty good. It's long (just under 700 pages for the paperback) so it will keep me busy for awhile.
     
  23. V-2

    V-2 Jedi Master star 4

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    I think it's beautiful! It's easily Dawkins' best pop-science book.
     
  24. Ramza

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    Marvel Comics: The Untold Story - I was still hungry for more comics history after polishing off Men of Tomorrow, and this was available in free audiobook form via gratuitous abuse of creative implementation of Audible's free trial period, so it seemed like a logical choice. It's pretty well-written - periodically it dwells a bit too much on the actual comics themselves, rather than the creators and employees, but as even the text version had no pictures to speak of, I suppose that's a necessary evil for sampling purposes. Mostly, it's intriguing in that it cuts through a lot of the rumor BS that always swirls around comic history, and endeavors to paint as neutral a picture as it can manage (Jim Shooter still comes out looking like a king-sized jerk, which might be more Shooter's fault than the author's). Obligatory recommendation to "Marvel fans, comic fans, or pop culture history buffs," as they like to say for these things.
     
  25. I Are The Internets

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    Obasan by Joy Kogawa for my Race and Ethnic Diversity in U.S. Lit class.