Amph What book are you reading right now?

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

  1. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Plagueis was pretty good. I liked it. I know I read the X-Wing book but it was some time ago.
  2. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    If we had to suffer through it so must you!
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  3. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    LOL, well it's a free book (public domain) from the 18th century by Charles Rollin.
  4. Grievousdude Jedi Master

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    Well I do think The Unseen Queen has a cool cover anyway.
  5. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  6. SWpants Force Ghost

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    I am reading two books:

    The Boy Who Shot the Sheriff: The Redemption of Herbert Niccolls Jr., by Nancy Bartley (appropriate to read at work)
    Wicked Intentions, by Elizabeth Hoyt (not appropriate to read at work)
  7. Ewok_Slayer Force Ghost

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    @SWpants666. Scoundrels is good so far. It is an Ocean's Eleven type of plot. I'm not too far along though, so it might take a bad turn. I think if you like Tim Zahn's books you will like Scoundrels.
  8. SWpants Force Ghost

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    *nods* I enjoyed it quite a bit. Because I knew it was an Ocean's Eleven-ish book going in, I found it more enjoyable than I think I might have not knowing it.

    Zahn is spectacular :)
  9. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    Scoundrels is still on my to-read list. It's sitting on my Kindle and everything, I just haven't gotten up to it yet.

    Currently I'm reading Les Miserables because I recently wrapped up some Dickens and decided I needed to torture myself some more with another master of verbosity. :p
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  10. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Done with the Dark Nest Trilogy. Thank god no more bugs until the end of FOTJ. Alema and Raynar by themselves in LOTF and FOTJ are amazing to read to read about.
  11. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    All the pretty horses. This is going to be the summer of Cormac, just cuz.
  12. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    THE IDEA FACTORY: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation by Jon Gertner. It is a tragedy.
  13. Havac Former Moderator

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    Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville. As a Frenchman traveling in the United States only about fifty years into its existence, Tocqueville was fascinated by American society, especially its trailblazing political arrangements, and wrote this massive work of political theory both to analyze democratic society in America and to draw broader lessons for application in Europe, especially France, where the French Revolution had turned into tragedy but society was continuing to liberalize. It gives him an absolutely fascinating perspective, and it's interesting to read his take on American politics, culture, and social order. His conception of the movement of history is a bit too Whiggish, and he's reduced to using a lot of generalization as he tries to draw out larger principles, but it's still a hugely valuable, insightful outsider commentary packed with a ton of really perceptive observations. As a whole, it's too big and dry for the general reader, but there are a couple chapters that everyone really ought to read.
  14. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    That's very depressing.
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  15. Debo Chosen One

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    Mary Blair, Disney heroine.
  16. Havac Former Moderator

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    The Comedy of Errors. I've read several of Shakespeare's plays, but nowhere near all of them, and I figured I'd go through his work. The Comedy of Errors is relatively light stuff, a silly mistaken-identity plot loaded with wordplay and slapstick. I'm always impressed with the density of wordplay in Shakespeare.
  17. SWpants Force Ghost

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    Wildflowers b Schledia Benefield
  18. emilsson Chosen One

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    C.S Friedman's A feast for souls, which is the first part of her Magister trilogy. So far it's a bit slow, but very interesting.
  19. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  20. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    Inferno by Dan Brown. I'm not that far into it, but its not bad so far. My only quibble with it is that there seems to be no character progression from one book to the next. I mean Langdon has gotten mixed up with the Vatican twice, along with the Louvre, CERN, the Knights Templar, the CIA, and the Freemasons. Shouldn't he have some contacts that he can call on when he gets into a jam. For the fourth time.
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  21. V-2 Force Ghost

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    I tried reading Dan Brown once.
  22. SWpants Force Ghost

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    Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void

    @Chancellor_Ewok Ugh that's how I felt with the last one. But still...Brown writes intriguing stories filled with the mysteries of the world.
  23. SkywalkerSquadron Jedi Grand Master

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    X-Wing: Wraith Squadron: Iron Fist.
  24. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    Yeah I keep coming back to Dan Brown's books because he's really good at dropping Robert Langdon into a random European city and then creating a puzzle for Langdon to solve, usually at gun point. I just don't think its too much to ask to see Langdon develop as a character from one book to the next.
  25. Champion of the Force Force Ghost

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    The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Castles, Palaces & Stately Houses of Britain & Ireland.

    My parents have just returned from the British Isles and got me the book whilst they were over there. Lovely pretty pictures. :)
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