Amph What book are you reading right now?

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

  1. Jedi Master Kenobiwan Force Ghost

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    Star Wars: The Clone Wars Wild Space
  2. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    Generals South, Generals North. Alan Axelrod selects twelve generals from each side of the Civil War whom he considers the most important, and each chapter serves as a biography and evaluation of each general. Given the format, there's not a ton of depth, but it's a pretty good survey for the casual reader. Axelrod is clearly a Civil War enthusiast, which gives the book some energy, and isn't afraid to make judgments, without being overly biased. Moreover, the prose is often witty, which is a big plus.
  3. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    oh does he do nathan bedford forrest? i love nathan bedford forrest. i hope he wasnt to "biased" about him, either
  4. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    :cool:
  5. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    What's the list of generals?
  6. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    starting Revan, finished Lost Tribe
  7. New_York_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Just finished How to Lose Her by Junot Diaz. Technically a collection of short stories, but all but one feature Yunior, a sort of fictionalized version of Diaz, who appears in his previous stories. I liked it; its totally different from my life (white, American for generations, almost the complete opposite of a womanizer v. Dominican, Immigrant, serial cheater) but its still compelling. I also enjoyed the last story in it, "A Cheaters Guide to Love" for taking place in the Boston area and making gratuitous mention of area landmarks such as Central Squares dearly missed, and entirely inaccurately named, Enormous Room or referring to Mattapan as Murder Pan (technically quoted as "Murder-*******-Pan).

    Next detouring into nonfiction with Duflo and Bannerjee's Poor Economics.
  8. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    Beauregard, J.E. Johnston, Lee, Jackson, A.S. Johnston, Bragg, Morgan, Forrest, Stuart, Longstreet, Hood, Early, Scott, McClellan, Pope, Burnside, Halleck, Grant, Sherman, Hooker, Thomas, Hancock, Meade, Sheridan.
  9. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    oh wtf the one since the merge? I don't see it HERE.
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  10. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    guess I'll repost in here then...

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    Just started this a couple days ago. This is one of the Christmas presents Espy got me. It's great so far.
  11. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander.

    Amazing.
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  12. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    That version, my first time reading any Tolkien book. I have seen other covers but did not feel like hunting today. Blah reposted. I didn't even know we had two threads.
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  13. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn.

    My copy arrived in the mail from Amazon today.
  14. SWpants Force Ghost

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    Very exciting. :D
    Mine did too! I just have to finish a library book and then another book I'm on before reading it. I'm jealous of your book freedom :p
  15. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    A Dance With Dragons. Just started a few minutes ago.
  16. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I think of that every time I remember I'm having a hard time getting through WoT :p
  17. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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  18. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    The Templar Legion by Paul Christopher - number 5 in his Templar series. I like the series. I think the next one came out last year.

    I've got SW: Scoundrels en-route from Amazon US. Might get it later this week but it's more likely it will come next week. it will jump to the top of the reading list when it arrives.
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  19. emilsson Force Ghost

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    For the first time (I think) in ten years I am rereading A storm of swords :D.
  20. New_York_Jedi Force Ghost

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    I read that a few years ago. It was pretty good. I tried to work a class with the author in (he's a professor at UConn) but I couldn't swing it.

    I think you'll enjoy the whole thing.
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  21. Team Padme Jedi Grand Master

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  22. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    Taking a break from Wheel of Time Book 2 to start Malazan: Book of the Fallen.
  23. LifeInTechnicolor Jedi Master

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    I am reading "Wild Space" again.
  24. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    That great cover really pulls you in, doesn't it?
  25. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I started reading the last of my Christmas gifts tonight - Through the Eye of the Needle, by Peter Brown. I've been eagerly anticipating getting this one for a a while (I purchased it off of Amazon, and gave it to my grandma, who gave it to me as a gift), and I have high expectations. It's about wealth, the collapse of Rome, and Christianity, circa 350 550 AD, to paraphrase the subtitle. I've read Brown before, specifically his biography of Augustine of Hippo and The World of Late Antiquity, and think that he's a very good historian.