MERRY "TALK LIKE A PIRATE" DAY! ARR!
Discussion in 'Community' started by Chancellor_Ewok, Jun 19, 2009.
Stardoc novel Eternity Row and a Lawrence Watt-Evans book The Blood Of A Dragon.
After dozens of used bookstores and a lot of wasted gas I broke down and used Amazon.com to buy Queen of the Demonweb pits.
I bought a bunch of books for my classes and wasted untold amounts of money.
Day of Infamy by Walter Lord. Looking forward to the account of bombing of Pearl Harbour, having just been there, by the author of the Titanic enthusiast's bible.
Player of Games by Iain M Banks. I was extremely impressed by Consider Phlebas. If Player of Games is even half as good, then I am a Culture fan.
I definitely recommend Lord's A Night to Remember if you haven't read it. I met him and some of the Titanic survivors at a Titanic Historical Society convention in Phildelphia back in the '80s.
Yeah, I have read ANTR. Why do you think I bought Day of Infamy.
PATTON: ORDEAL AND TRIUMPH
Dante's Divine Comedy and an abridged translation of Journey Into The West.
In a store - Andy McNab's Red Notice.
Amazon order - Martha Wells' SW: Razor's Edge.
The Children of Hurin, JRR Tolkien. I've resisted this one because Turin is such an angsty emo downer of a story, but I finally decided to read it because there are other characters beside Turin who are more likeable, and well, it's JRRT!
On Amazon last night: Rebel Stand and Traitor for my Kindle; two Magic Treehouse books for my son's Kindle.
Picked up The Exodus Towers and The Plague Forge by Jason M. Hough at the local Waterstones bookstore today They are the 2nd and 3rd books in his Dire Earth cycle. The first one, The Darwin Elevator, was really good.
I've always been interested in reading this. Let me know how it is.
I'm about two thirds through it now. It's not LotR or The Hobbit in style, still closer to The Silmarillion, but longer and more detailed. There have been a few new characters, and more dialog, and a little more character building. So far, I'd say it's worth reading, but I wouldn't rate it as high as JRRT's finished works. I haven't gotten to the climax yet, so the jury is still out.
i just bought shatterpoint, the cestus deception, and yoda dark rendezvous at half price books.
Tom Clancy's Endwar: The Missing by Peter Telep
Dark Light by Ken Macleod
Splinter Cell: Blacklist: Aftermath
Ghost Recon: Choke Point
Song of the Beast by Carol Berg.
Black Evening, a collection of David Morrell's short stories.
A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan, and Brandon Sanderson.
Put an Amazon UK order in on Saturday that includes the Death Star Technical Manual.
Implementing KMS a guide to Microsoft's key Management system
Picked up Peter James' Dead Man's Time at the supermarket this morning. It's just come out in paperback.