Amph What book are you reading right now?

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

  1. Sarge Chosen One

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    Never heard of that one. What's it about? I loved Moby Dick.
  2. V-2 Force Ghost

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    You're on to a winner there, Chew is fantastic. Those panels where he gets the readings... So intense and clever. And the writing... Such a vivid universe and such memorable characters... How far in are you? Are you doing it with the individual comics or the little tpbs or the big hardbacks?
  3. Krusty the Clone Jedi Knight

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    Deceiving Hitler by Terry Crowdy
  4. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    May pickup some Cormac McCarthy literature soon.
  5. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    im in the late 20s of issues now
  6. V-2 Force Ghost

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    Wow okay you've nearly caught up with me! I hope you have access to Secret Agent **** (not sure if I should spoiler that or not).
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  7. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    Finished 'Dallas: 1963' which is amazing. Talk about psycho conservative HQ. Kennedy shouldn't have driven through Dallas in anything other than a Sherman tank.

    Inspired by that I am now actually reading H.L. Hunt's utopian novel, "Alpaca"
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  8. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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  9. darth-calvin Force Ghost

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    Just started A Spell for Chameleon - Not a huge fantasy fan, but it was suggested I give it a shot. Tolkien is the only thing that has ever been able to hold my interest in the genre so I'm not expecting to be on this long. The map of Florida (cesspool of all that is awful and unholy) initially turned me off, but I've been able to get past it.
  10. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    I once heard an amazing public radio segment/show (This American Life probably) involving Piers Anthony and, tangentially, his books.
    Plus I grew up in FL so that's been on my list forever.
  11. darth-calvin Force Ghost

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    Just a personal preference - its the antithesis of my preferred environment, and far too crowded for me. I've never been to the northern part though so I guess I shouldn't lump it all in together ;-)
  12. Skywalker8921 Jedi Grand Master

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    To Hold the Crown: A Novel of the Tudors by Jean Plaidy (1/3 through and it's kind of meh. Her writing style is clunky. Wasn't too impressed with her The Queen's Secret: Catherine of Valois either).

    The King, The Queen, and the Mistress: A Novelization of Season One of The Tudors (not very far in, but it's not holding my interest very well because of the constant jumping around and switching POVs.)

    Still need to finish Republic Commando: Hard Contact and Lost Tribe: Pandemonium and start on Knight Errant and Fatal Alliance so I can give those two back to my friend.
  13. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    just read it actually. it was cute
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  14. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Finished TOR Annihilation. Not sure what to read next.
  15. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    A non-Star Wars book?
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  16. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    I still have to finish my LOTF/MF/FOTJ read through, Les Miserables, a Bantam era read through, the original clone Wars books, the SW Marvel Omnibuses and not even sure what other unread non-Star Wars books I have to read.
  17. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    Psst....there's a whole library full of non-Star Wars books!
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  18. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Touche, but I meant at my house. I have both collections separate. Can't wait to get a giant bookcase and can combine everything.
  19. Skywalker8921 Jedi Grand Master

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    Next year (hard to believe 2013 is almost over), I'm going to be doing a big reading project of my top favorite non Star Wars books at the rate of a book a day (or what I can manage to get read in a day; some of those suckers are pretty long, so they'll take me a while to finish.) Here's the list, so brace yourselves:

    January:

    The Autobiography of Henry VIII
    The Offical Guide to Narnia
    Call of the Wild
    Chronicles of Downton Abbey
    Clash of the Titans (novelization of 1981 film)
    Covered With Glory
    Count of Monte Cristo
    Dragonheart (novelization of 1996 film)
    Greater Good
    History of the American Presidency
    The Hunley
    Kingdom of Heaven (script)
    Mists of Avalon
    Visual History of the World
    Oliver Twist
    One Nation: America Remembers September 11th
    Prince of Egypt
    The Romanovs
    The Romanov Prophecy
    Treasure Island
    White Fang
    Annals of the World Vols. I & II
    The Edge on the Sword
    Far Traveler
    The Hero and the Crown
    The Blue Sword
    The Dark Knight Trilogy (scripts)
    The Last Lion Vol. I

    February

    The Last Lion Vols. II & III
    The Arthurian Saga Vols. I - IV
    The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings
    Chronicles of Prydain Vols. I - V
    Chronicles of Narnia Vols. I - VII
    Michael Vey Vols I - VI *

    March

    Michael Vey Vol. VII *
    Abby: South Seas Adventures Vols. I - VIII
    The Kent Chronicles Vols. I - VIII
    Alex Rider Vols. I - IX
    Left Behind The Kids Vols. I - V

    April

    Left Behind The Kids Vols. VI - XXXV

    May

    Left Behind The Kids Vols. XXXVI - XL
    Nancy Drew Vols. I - XXVI

    June

    Nancy Drew Vols. XXVII - LVI

    July

    Hardy Boys Vols. I - XXXI

    August

    Hardy Boys Vols. XXXII - LVIII
    Sherlock Holmes I - IV

    September

    Sherlock Holmes V - XXXIV

    October

    Sherlock Holmes XXXV - LX
    Holy Bible: Genesis - Deuteronomy

    November

    Holy Bible: Joshua - Habakkuk

    December

    Holy Bible: Zephaniah - Revelation

    * = Michael Vey is currently ongoing and won't be finshed for several years, but the autor has said he intends to do seven books.
    Last edited by Skywalker8921, Dec 6, 2013
  20. darth-calvin Force Ghost

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    Coming from an OCD expert, you might want to lighten up on the planning. Cut loose, mix it up a little.

    :) :) :)
  21. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    i know its a while off but be sure to give amos a close look when you get to it, eh?
  22. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    No graphic novels in that list? Shame.
  23. tal0nkarrde Force Ghost

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    Just finished The Kite Runner (excellent book btw) and have moved on to Star Wars Knight Errant.
  24. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    holy **** @V-2... i just read chew 30...
  25. V-2 Force Ghost

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    That's as far as I'm up to (reading the hardcovers). Kind of a bleak ending isn't it? But all those predictions have to come to something...