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Amph What book are you reading right now?

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

  1. emilsson

    emilsson Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Finally I've begun Brandon Sanderson's The Alloy of Law.
     
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  2. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm rereading LOTR and reading Inverting the Pyramid by Jonathan Wilson (about the evolution of football/soccer tactics), plus throwing in a short story from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes from time to time.

    I also read to my daughters every night, amongst others, we're reading this
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    My Mom had gotten the Heidi books (the original story was published in two books, btw), as a gift from an aunt in mid-30s. Pain in the butt to read, though, as the typeface is "Fraktur", the archaic font set you see on the cover. Trying to distinguish lower case "f" and "s" is nearly impossible
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  3. LAJ_FETT

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

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    I'm getting a headache just looking at that.
     
  4. Arwen Sith

    Arwen Sith Jedi Master star 4

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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for the nth time.
     
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  5. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I hate reading books where "f" and "s" looks alike. Good luck getting through the books, yankee8255 !

    I'm rereading Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets.
     
  6. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    I've started Carthage Must Be Destroyed, by Richard Miles. It's pretty interesting so far. One of the most interesting tidbits is that the tales of Carthaginians sacrificing children are actually supported by the archaeological record, and not just Roman and Greek propaganda.

    And yes, I'm very bad having 4 or 5 books going at the same time.
     
  7. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Hm, gonna have to add that to my list and yes they really did that.

    In fact the biblical story of Abraham being asked to kill his son and then not having to relates to this as it was a repudiation of that type of sacrifice, which was carried on by the Hebrew's neighbors to the north, the Phoenicians (Caananites), who founded Carthage.

    I'm finally reading Game Change. Hope to finish on the plane to Italy tomorrow.
     
  8. Darth McClain

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

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    Yes, the Carthaginians did. I've been to one of the archaeology sites related to it in Tunisia. I've been debating whether to get that book, and I probably will at some point.
     
  9. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    As a history major who plans to become a professor and specialize in the ancient Mediterranean (though particularly Late Republican to Mid Principate Rome), I envy you.
     
  10. Darth McClain

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

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    Yeah, that was a fun trip. That's a subject that's long fascinated me, but I haven't had time to do much reading about it recently. I'd lean more towards Late Antiquity, though, and not Roman Republic.
     
  11. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nonfiction, I assume? This sounds right up my alley; I was a history major, too (though I specialized in the middle ages).

    Currently re-reading (for the dozenth time :p ) Sharon Shinn's "Reader and Raelynx."
     
  12. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    Yep, it's nonfiction. Basically a chronological overview of Carthaginian history, culture, and interactions with neighboring cultures.
     
  13. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Scott Lynch news, I suppose, of a kind, got this from Amazon today:

    There is but one response!

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    ARSE! ARSE! ARRRSSSSSEEEEE!!!

    :_|
     
  14. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I am without a new book to read. :_| I finished Saintcrow, fun book, a little over the top at the end, but good and looking forward to more.

    I shalt hunt B&N tomorrow after Dredd 3D. I has me eye on Spin the Sky, but we shall see.
     
  15. Valyn

    Valyn Jedi Master star 8

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    The second book in Brent Weeks' Lightbringer series, The Blinding Knife.

    Still not anywhere as good as the Way of Shadows books, sadly. Too much explanation of how this world's magic system works (ie. too many tedious and dull parts).
     
  16. Lando Carmello

    Lando Carmello Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Mark Kurlansky: 1968
     
  17. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
     
  18. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [face_laugh] If you need any recs, come here--I'm sure we have plenty :p

    Pants, I used to love that series! I probably read the first ten or so. I need to get back into it.

    RC, definitely adding it to The List :D
     
  19. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    FelsGoddess read them all and Sirius/XM's book radio's snippet of one of them intrigued me. So much fun! Definitely great when you need some mindless humour :D

    (Also, hi! It's great to be back, among familiar faces :))
     
  20. King_of_Red_Lions

    King_of_Red_Lions Jedi Master star 3

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    Vineland by Thomas Pynchon

    The Last Of The Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
     
  21. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    I've just started "Caesar's Women" the fourth part of Colleen McCullough's Master of Rome series. I actually read the three first parts last year when I was in Tunisia, and Carthage. She is great in building atmosphere, and it's obvious that she's done a lot of research to make as much as possible historically correct. My main problem is that she's turned Caesar into a real Marty Sue. He's so perfect that I get sick of him, that's the main reason why it took me so long between finishing the third book and starting the fourth. I'm hoping to get through this book though so that I can come to the next part, which is more about the war in Gaul and the reason why I started the series in the first part. I have a soft spot for anything about the Roman conquest there.
     
  22. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Rereading "Life of Pi." Just saw the movie trailer.
     
  23. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes it is :D Have you seen the movie? (That's what really made me want to reread them, actually 8-} )

    Obi Anne, that series sounds interesting ... another for my list!
     
  24. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    It is really good if you want to get an insight in Roman life, and the two first parts where Marius and Sulla are the main characters are great.
     
  25. Jedi Master Kenobiwan

    Jedi Master Kenobiwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Right now I'm reading The 4th Parallel Aeon Paradox. It's a serie with 4 books, and I'm reading the 3rd one. It's about a girl, her name is Emma Thomas, who can that can travel through parallels. It's a perfect book for those that loves science and fantasy.