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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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    Huh. VadersLaMent, that sounds very, very interesting.
     
  2. New_York_Jedi

    New_York_Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The job I started a few weeks back has a much longer commute via public transport so I've been reading a lot more frequently. Recently finished Cat's Cradle by Vonnegut, Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami, and Ghostwritten by David Mitchell. I liked them in that order, basically.
     
  3. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Currently reading (for the thousandth time) Sharon Shinn's Dark Moon Defender.
     
  4. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I just finished the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and plan to start the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes tomorrow.
     
  5. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    About to start Star Wars: Scourge.

    Does anyone know where in the timeline it fits?
     
  6. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Just a few minutes ago I finished 1876 by Gore Vidal. Thought it was amazing.
     
  7. LAJ_FETT

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

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    According to the timeline in the recent X-wing book, Scourge takes place after The Hand of Thrawn duology and before Fool's Bargain and Survivor's Quest.

    I also liked the Dante Valentine series, but I'm not really into steampunk so I will probably pass on Saintcrow's new series.
     
  8. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Thanks, I couldn't find it at first in the timeline in the book. It was hiding!
     
  9. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I'm not a steampunk person either, this is my first go in the genre. The only steampunk thing has been a clockwork horse that pulls a carriage for a brief sentence. It's early yet but it appears she will treat the steampunk in this as she treated the future scifi in Valentine, as a backdrop and nothing more.

    I'm just a few chapters in and it is really good.
     
  10. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Finally bought and started reading The Unfinished Tales by J. R. R. Tolkien. :D
     
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  11. Adrian the Cool

    Adrian the Cool Jedi Knight star 3

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    I've finished John Ronald Reuel Tolkien's The Silmarillion today at 3:15 AM. Now I'll start reading Donald Duck Sonderheft 78.
     
  12. DDMAN26

    DDMAN26 Jedi Youngling

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    Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
     
  13. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

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    Exile by Aaron Allston -- Fourth book In the Legacy of the Force series.
     
  14. PRENNTACULAR

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Christians and the Cross by N.T. Wright
    Naked Now by Richard Rhor
    A Game of Thrones by J.R.R. Martin
    Travels with Charley by John Stienbeck

    I have reading ADD :-(
     
  15. New_York_Jedi

    New_York_Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. Its really good so far.
     
  16. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    [face_laugh] That happens with me too. Good luck!!
     
  17. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    Out of the East: Spices and the Medieval Imagination, by Peter Brown

    Ambivalent Conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1590

    The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England, by Ian Mortimer

    This is part of why I love being a history major. The required readings for my classes are actually fascinating.
     
  18. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That Out of the East book sounds like it could be really interesting. But it looks like its not by Brown, who I like.
     
  19. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    You're right, it's Freedman, not Brown. Brown just has a quote on the front :oops:
     
  20. LAJ_FETT

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

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    I enjoyed that book when I read it. There's a fairly new one by the same author, The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England. Amazon UK . It's currently in HC and I'm waiting for the paperback, due out next year.
     
  21. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm about to start on "The Blinding Knife" by Brent Weeks, having recently finished "The Black Prism" -- which I very much enjoyed. Though I frequently had trouble picturing some of the things he was describing in my mind's eye. I have a bad mind's eye. :(
     
  22. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    I've always enjoyed authors who can really put you in the context and mindset of a historical society. Philip Matyszak is great at doing this with early- to mid-principate Rome- his Legionary's Manual and Gladiator's Manual are excellent, and I've been meaning to pick up Rome on 5 Denarii a Day.
     
  23. Quixotic-Sith

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  24. J_Girl

    J_Girl Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The Light in August by William Faulkner
     
  25. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aldarion and Erendis is fantastic.