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  1. ROTSAnakin Jedi Knight

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    Probably not found in Oprah's book club list...
  2. senator__padme Jedi Knight

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    haha, true.. what about On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God? ;) All of those books are teenage-girl-type books anyway. They're kind of like Bridget Jones's Diary for 15 year-olds.
  3. ROTSAnakin Jedi Knight

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    That too but I can't take all the low roads otherwise there is a mutual friend who will groan me to death. Besides the angus made it stand out. Who rights about angus? Sex an easy subject to garner a reaction. But if you can make a type meat interesting...

    But to stop the highjacknig... I read recently:

    All the Harry Potter books minus this latest one.
  4. senator__padme Jedi Knight

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    haha.. I know what it's like to be groaned to death. ;)

    Oh, and Angus is a cat. ;)

    Congrats on Harry Potter! When are you starting book six?? I brought all of them to school with me--hopefully I'll have time to read them [again].
  5. ROTSAnakin Jedi Knight

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    I'm in the middle of Star Wars Dark Nest 1: The Joiner King... there is a connection that draws direct dialogue from ep II in there. Please someone here tell me they've read the NJO books so I can discuss this sequel with them.
  6. padmeamidala55 Jedi Master

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    I am almost done reading Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince
  7. senator__padme Jedi Knight

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    I recently finished Hollywood vs. America (Michael Medved) and A Lost Lady (Willa Cather.) Yeah, they were school books, but they were both really good.. I hope to re-read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets soon, but that probably won't happen for a while. Why can't UT offer a Harry Potter class like Notre Dame???
  8. obi-TN Jedi Knight

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    Now reading: Star Wars Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen
    The book picks up a year after the events of Dark Nest I. In just the first few chapters, we already have the true origins of the Dark Nest explained as well as seeing the scene from Episode III between Anakin and Padme after Obi-Wan had visited her.

    The book also contains a preview of Outbound Flight by Timothy Zahn.

    I just finished listening to Treason by Ann Coulter which I got to listen to on the trip to DragonCon. She goes a little too far in a couple of analogies, but otherwise it was a tremendous education in how the liberals/democrats had let Soviet spies into high government positions in the 40s and 50s and instead of being concerned with removing them, attacked one of the people who was responsible for exposing the spies, Sen. Joe McCarthy. Recently de-classified documents have revealed that everyone accused of being a spy by McCarthy, actually was a spy. The government kept evidence secret because they didn't want to reveal to the Soviets that they had broken their code. It also talks about how Reagan won the Cold War and how liberals/democrats refuse to give him credit.
  9. ROTSAnakin Jedi Knight

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    Dark Nest 2 is already out? Damn it I'm behind now. I'm still jonesin for The rise of Darth Vader too.
  10. obi-TN Jedi Knight

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    Star Wars Novel release dates:
    Dark Nest II came out yesterday, Sept. 27
    Outbound Flight has been delayed from October to January 31, 2006.
    Dark Lord : The Rise of Darth Vader is out Nov. 22
    Dark Nest III isn't until Dec. 27

    There is a huge list in the Literature Thread that includes comic books, reference books, trade paperbacks, and young fiction.
  11. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

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    I just finished Dark Nest II. Now what to read? Probably The Stand again. :p
  12. obi-TN Jedi Knight

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    I finished Dark Nest II as well. This book was a little easier to follow than the first as there were no big battles in confusing locations (0-g cave, asteroid field, etc.). Of course, it also seemed like more of a filler book between the first and third book than any real substantial story.
  13. TK-6873 Jedi Knight

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    I like listening to and reading Anne Coulter. Sometimes she does push the envelope, but I've found that her points are hard for the libs to argue.
    If you like her books, try these:

    The Real America by Glenn Beck
    The Enemy Within by Mike Savage
    Will by G. Gordon Liddy
    When I Was A Kid, It Was A Free Country by G.Gordon Liddy
    Deliver Us From Evil by Sean Hannity
    Complete Gentleman by Brad Miner

    I've read all these and just finished The Boys of '98, the story of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders.
    I'm starting a one now called, Sleuthing the Alamo, Davy Crockett's Last Stand and other mysteries of the Texas Revolution.
  14. senator__padme Jedi Knight

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    I just finished my first Hemingway book ever--The Sun Also Rises. It was.. interesting. Definitely an experience.. There are a ton of books I want to get from Amazon.. has anybody read any of these?

    - Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter by Steven Johnson
    - Brainwashed : How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth by Ben Shapiro
    - Welcome to the Ivory Tower of Babel: Confessions of a Conservative College Professor by Mike S. Adams

    I need to find some time so I can finish Star Wars and Philosophy... school and reading for fun just doesn't go together. :(
  15. obi-TN Jedi Knight

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    I was at Great Escape Saturday for their big sidewalk sale. The only SW item I got was the Star Wars Action Figure Archive. I did notice that they had a used copy of the Revenge of the Sith novel for under $10 (might have been 8 or 9). There is a lot of new non-fiction Star Wars out: Poster book, companion to the exhibit in Boston (Where Science Meets Imagination), and Inside the Worlds of ROTS were the most notable.
  16. ROTSAnakin Jedi Knight

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    I bought and read teh Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen today. I have to disagree I think there was a story I just didn't care for the ending. It shared the probelm quite a few of the later NJO books had there was no defined ending ti sorta traield off in a kinda anti-climatic to be continued sort of way. But I loved the character development in the extended Skywalker/Solo family. Especialyl with one of my favorite characters Jacen Solo. I won't ruin it for anyone who might be inclinedto read it but I've folled this character and his sister and their friends since the his birth, through the Jedi Academy Trilogy, into Young Jedi Knight series, all through the NJO series, and now onward.
  17. Doc_Savage Jedi Knight

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    I'm currently reading
    Wind Rider?s Oath by David Weber

    On the list to be read:
    Richard Blade: Liberator of Jedd by Jeffrey Lord
    Who Goes There by John W. Campbell
    At All Costs by David Weber
    Black Destroyer by A. E. van Vogt
    New Spring by Robert Jordan
    Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan
    Wolf Time by Lars Walker

    Here's a list of what I've recently read:
    The War God?s Own by David Weber
    Oath of Swords by David Weber
    Stranglehold by Christopher Anvil
    Revolt! by Christopher Anvil
    Star Tiger by Christopher Anvil
    The Hunch by Christopher Anvil
    Experts in the Field by Christopher Anvil
    Compound Interest by Christopher Anvil
    Test Ultimate by Christopher Anvil
    Basic by Christopher Anvil
    The Nitrocellulose Doormat by Christopher Anvil
    The Royal Road by Christopher Anvil
    The King?s Legions by Christopher Anvil
    The Dukes of Desire by Christopher Anvil
    Strangers to Paradise by Christopher Anvil
    Richard Blade: Slave of Sarma by Jeffrey Lord
    Richard Blade: The Bronze Axe by Jeffrey Lord
    Stars Over Stars by Kathy D. Wentworth
    Black on Black by Kathy D. Wentworth
    Fallen Angles by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, & Michael Flynn
    The Armageddon Inheritance by David Weber
    Gust Front by John Ringo
    A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo
    We Few by David Weber and John Ringo
    Mutineer's Moon by David Weber
    The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Morgwar by Terry Brooks
    March to The Stars by David Weber and John Ringo.
    March to The Sea by David Weber and John Ringo
    March Upcountry by David Weber and John Ringo
    The Apocalypse Troll by David Weber
    Isaac Asimov's Mysteries by Isaac Asimov
    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Man of Bronze by James Alan Gardner
    The Ginger Star by Leigh Brackett.
    Father to the Stars by Philip Jose Farmer
    The Stone God Awakens by Philip Jose Farmer
    VALIS by Philip K. Dick
    Dare by Philip Jose Farmer
    The Blind Geometer by Kim Stanley Robinson
    The New Atlantis by Ursula K. Le Guin
    The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philp Jose Farmer
    Expanded Universe by Robert A. Heinlein
    Richard Blade: Gladiators of Hapanu by Jeffrey Lord
    Space Cadet by Robert A. Heinlein (read it many times)
    King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
    The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Antrax by Terry Brooks
  18. Scruff Jedi Master

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    I'm nearly finished with the novelization of "Doom" and I've also started on the novelization of "ROTS."

    I'm planning to obtain a copy of "Politically Incorrect Guide to American History" very soon.

    Recently completed "Labrynth of Evil."
  19. Doc_Savage Jedi Knight

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    I'm currently reading
    The Technicolor Time Machine by Harry Harrison

    On the list to be read:
    Richard Blade: Liberator of Jedd by Jeffrey Lord
    Who Goes There by John W. Campbell
    At All Costs by David Weber
    Black Destroyer by A. E. van Vogt
    Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan
    Wolf Time by Lars Walker

    Here's a list of what I've recently read:
    Into the Looking Glass by John Ringo
    The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
    The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
    New Spring by Robert Jordan
    Wind Rider?s Oath by David Weber
    The War God?s Own by David Weber
    Oath of Swords by David Weber
    Stranglehold by Christopher Anvil
    Revolt! by Christopher Anvil
    Star Tiger by Christopher Anvil
    The Hunch by Christopher Anvil
    Experts in the Field by Christopher Anvil
    Compound Interest by Christopher Anvil
    Test Ultimate by Christopher Anvil
    Basic by Christopher Anvil
    The Nitrocellulose Doormat by Christopher Anvil
    The Royal Road by Christopher Anvil
    The King?s Legions by Christopher Anvil
    The Dukes of Desire by Christopher Anvil
    Strangers to Paradise by Christopher Anvil
    Richard Blade: Slave of Sarma by Jeffrey Lord
    Richard Blade: The Bronze Axe by Jeffrey Lord
    Stars Over Stars by Kathy D. Wentworth
    Black on Black by Kathy D. Wentworth
    Fallen Angles by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, & Michael Flynn
    The Armageddon Inheritance by David Weber
    Gust Front by John Ringo
    A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo
    We Few by David Weber and John Ringo
    Mutineer's Moon by David Weber
    The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Morgwar by Terry Brooks
    March to The Stars by David Weber and John Ringo.
    March to The Sea by David Weber and John Ringo
    March Upcountry by David Weber and John Ringo
    The Apocalypse Troll by David Weber
    Isaac Asimov's Mysteries by Isaac Asimov
    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Man of Bronze by James Alan Gardner
    The Ginger Star by Leigh Brackett.
    Father to the Stars by Philip Jose Farmer
    The Stone God Awakens by Philip Jose Farmer
    VALIS by Philip K. Dick
    Dare by Philip Jose Farmer
    The Blind Geometer by Kim Stanley Robinson
    The New Atlantis by Ursula K. Le Guin
    The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philp Jose Farmer
    Expanded Universe by Robert A. Heinlein
    Richard Blade: Gladiators of Hapanu by Jeffrey Lord
    Space Cadet by Robert A. Heinlein (read it many times)
    King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
    The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Antrax by Terry Brooks
  20. obi-TN Jedi Knight

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    Well, I'm currently reading Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader. I got it for Hanukkah, so I waited and read Dark Nest III: The Swarm War first. I had previously re-read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, so now I understand why so many people, e.g. ROTSAnakin, were upset with the movie and I agree with them.
  21. Scruff Jedi Master

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    The Politically Incorrect Guide to US History is the most noatable book I've read int he past few weeks. I highly recommend it.
  22. Hama Retired GSA, Retired RSA

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    I recently read Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader as well as The Da Vinci Code. Had to read the latter before the movie comes out.
  23. senator__padme Jedi Knight

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    I loved The Da Vinci Code... Angels and Demons, the prequel, is really good too. I just hate Tom Hanks as Langdon though...

    I recently started Everything Bad is Good For You, but since school starts in two days I know I probably won't finish it anytime soon. :(
  24. dwrd Jedi Padawan

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    Sep 25, 2005
    I just started reading Memoirs of a Geisha. I have heard that it is good, so I figure that I should read it before seeing the movie.
  25. SaberSpanker Jedi Knight

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    Sep 25, 2005
    Ok.

    Currently reading Horse and his Boy, the second book in the Chronicles of Narnia.

    Just finished The Archers Tale by Bernard Cornwell. Awesome medieval historical fiction. It's actualyl part of a series. Those are next after the Narnia books.
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