Amph What book are you reading right now?

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

  1. The Man Who Sold the Moon Jedi Padawan

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    The biography of Mayer Amschel Rothschild.
  2. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Downloaded Lawrence Wright's Going Clear on the Kindle. Hope it doesn't keep me up all night.

    From the NYT review:

    Haggis is quoted advising Tom Cruise to have a sense of humor about himself, “something that is often lacking in Scientology,” Wright says dryly, in one of the few passages where he shows his cards. That is certainly true, and possibly a problem, but if so it is among the least of them. When people are running something akin to a private gulag across the United States and, to a lesser extent, the entire world, who cares whether they get the joke? And what is the joke, exactly?
  3. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Paused briefly in reading The Dragon Reborn to get back into Foolishly Forgotten Americans (or something along those lines) by Michael Farquhar, which I started this summer (the library wants to back now :p ). It's not as good as his book about crazy royals, mostly because foolishly forgotten Americans aren't as interesting as crazy royals :p
  4. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    Just started reading Infinite Jest last night. It might be a long while before I post another title in this thread.
  5. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    Finished Hounds have moved on to more modern crime novels, in this case Henning Mankel's Murderers Without Faces, the first Wallender novel.

    @Obi Anne, how many murders are there in Sweden every year? Going by Mankel and Stieg Larsson, you'd think Sweden was 1970s New York.
  6. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Thankfully Sweden is a lot safer than if you go by the books, but yes crime novels are really big here, and abroad too. It feels as if 90% of the book market at the moment are just crime novels, and then you get the bad TV adaptions. *shudders*
  7. SWpants Force Ghost

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    I decided to not wait to reread the last 6 WoT books and just start Memory of Light. It'll be my 'home' book since I can't really lug the thing to work. It'll take a while, but skipping then going back will be totally worth it. :D
  8. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  9. tal0nkarrde Force Ghost

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    Just finished an awesome nonfiction book - Wild Swans by Jung Chang, about three generations of women before, during and after Mao's reign in China - and have moved on to the final book in the Star Wars: Coruscant Nights trilogy.
  10. Yoda_S Force Ghost

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    I just started Stranger in a Strange land by Robert Heinlein.
  11. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Almost finished with "Going Clear." L.Ron Hubbard had an affair with Heinlein's wife. Another spoiler: in all things, Hubbard was a giant ******.
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  12. SuperWatto Manager Emeritus

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  13. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    otoh heinlein was pretty obviously impotent and/or gay if you read his writing
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  14. New_York_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Probably. True story- I live almost on the grounds of the fake Enfield Tennis Academy. Except there is no Tennis Academy...or Enfield...so its not exactly clear.
  15. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I'm still trying to get through them -- and I'm still on #3 8-}
  16. heels1785 Jedi Draft and Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    Jack Kennedy by Chris Matthews
  17. SWpants Force Ghost

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    Crazy lady. I couldn't wait! I kept spoiling myself and I read the end. I figure that anything I forget, I'll remember as I read along. And then I'll just pick up when I go back to the previous 6 again.
  18. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    [face_laugh] I'm definitely crazy--crazy to try to do this and crazy to have not started for real months ago 8-} My copy of AMoL is almost at the library (that is to say, the library's copy that I requested), so I have a little more than three weeks to finish The Dragon Reborn, read the next ten, and then get to AMoL. No pressure or anything :p

    I don't think I can bring myself to read the end before I get there.
  19. SWpants Force Ghost

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    yipes! No, that's a lot of reading hahaha.
    At least you've read the series before :D 'Cause then it's okay to just jump to AMoL.
  20. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Haha true, if I need to.
  21. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I didn't come close to finishing my reread in time, so I went ahead and read AMoL, am now continuing the reread (up to Winter's Heart now) and will read AMoL again when I get there.

    I'm really looking forward to my next complete reread, actually, whenever that may be, because then I'll be able to look back on it as a whole so much easier.
  22. SWpants Force Ghost

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    I won't reread AMoL when I complete my initial reread. But reading it now does bring some things back. And for others, I had to look up.

    @Rogue...Jedi, where were you when you left off with the reread?
  23. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I was through book 7, just before starting book 8.
  24. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Finally on Part 2 Cosette in the Les Miserables novel.
  25. SWpants Force Ghost

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    OK that's actually where I was/am too.
    (I was just curious)