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Amph What book are you reading right now?

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

  1. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Finished Revan and now on to the last segment of Knght Errant, Red Harvest, Riptide or Les Miserables
     
  2. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If you choose Les Mis, you'll be reading it for a while :p

    Awesome, DMC!
     
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  3. Zapdos

    Zapdos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling
    Had to see what she would come up with, right? :) *HP-geek as well*
     
  4. Darth_Hydra

    Darth_Hydra Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    John Dies At the End
    Had not thought of the movie much until I read saw the newest edition of the book at B&N and being intrigued by the sparce details I gleamed from the back cover. I hope it turns out to be a good and fun read.
     
  5. LAJ_FETT

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

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    I thought it was pretty good. The second book - This Book is Full of Spiders - is good as well.
     
  6. King_of_Red_Lions

    King_of_Red_Lions Jedi Master star 3

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    The Ambassadors by Henry James


    The Path to the Spiders' Nests by Italo Calvino

    Calvino is one of my favorite authors.


    The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett

    The first Discworld novel for children.
     
  7. LAJ_FETT

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

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    About halfway through London Falling by Paul Cornell. It's a bit of a confusing start as you try to figure out the good guys and bad guys but gets better pretty fast. I'm enjoying it.
     
  8. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  9. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    been meaning to read calvino. was told to start with "invisible cities". supposed to rearrange the ol' frontal lobe geography a bit
     
  10. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Scoundrels :D
     
  11. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

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    Revelation by Karen Traviss
     
  12. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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  13. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Going to start Red Country by Joe Abercrombie some time tonight.

    Amazing.
     
  14. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    YOU HAVENT EVEN READ IT YET!! how could you know if its "amazing" or not? good god, man...
     
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  15. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Polybius The Histories IV
     
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  16. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    How is it?

    There is a very real possibility that I'm bothering everyone who reads historical nonfiction so I can get recommendations for books that I write down but never have time to read :p
     
  17. 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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    Just don't ever read Ammianus Marcillinus' Roman History. God, it's excruciating.
     
  18. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I love it but I'm very biased because I love me some Hannibal.
    I do think he has a poetic flair too...
     
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  19. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Jedi Master star 4

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    The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 by Rick Atkinson. So far it's pretty good, though Atkinson's prose can get a bit too flowery.
     
  20. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Almost finished with the 11th Dresden novel, Turn Coat. Excellent series.

    Slowly continuing my reread of Wheel of Time, currently on Path of Daggers. Can already tell how finishing A Memory of Light is affecting my thoughts on particular characters/events.

    Oh, and also slowly making my way back through the SW universe, currently about 2/3 of the way through TOR: Deceived.
     
  21. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    If all else fails, Livy's History of Rome- what survives of it at least- is a fantastic read, though the accuracy is suspect at times, particularly the Kingdom/Early Republic sections. But still, a fantastic read, and a fascinating insight into how the Roman upper class of the Late Republic/Early Principate mythologized their past.
     
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  22. LAJ_FETT

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

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    Reading SW: Scoundrels for fiction and Bird Sense by Tim Birkhead for non-fiction. The latter is definitely recommended if you are interested in birds.
     
  23. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm going to read a few small things next, before tackling "Memory of Light" (and THEN rereading the last 6 books of Wheel of Time):
    I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus.
     
  24. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The Hound of the Baskervilles. Enjoying it tremendously, fully deserves its standing as the best of the Sherlock Holmes stories.
     
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  25. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I particularly enjoy Livy, though as you noted, accuracy in the earlier portions is rather suspect. Still as good or better than anything else for the period, though.