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#41 drwscc

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 03:36 PM

So, since I finished the Odd Thomas series, I read a book of short stories by Tad Williams (very good) short stories by Brian Lumley (also very good) The first in the Necroscope series by Brian Lumley (re-read, and always good) and now I'm reading both book 4 in George RR Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series and Stephen King\Richard Bachman's Blaze. So far both are excellent.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:24 PM

Parallel Worlds by Michio Kaku. It's stuff like quantum, string and M theory plus origins of the universe etc etc for people lacking a background in the subject. Even still, parts of it are somewhat over my head. I'll probably read this book again for good measure.




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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:28 PM

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Cell was great...didn't like the end...but in my opinion a great book.

I read that too. Pretty good book. I didn't really care for the ending either though.

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#44 Rob the Badger

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:06 AM

I'm reading "Perspectives" right now to help me draw more dynamic pictures. I'm trying to get a more interesting look to my drawings.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 10:22 AM

Im reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and A Midsummers Night Dream, along with about four other school books. blah!
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 11:29 AM

Right now I'm reading Dirty Sally, by Michael Simon and The Dangerous Book For Boys by Conn and Hal Iggulden.

Dirty Sally is a detective story much like something James Ellroy would write. Grisly murders, corrupt cops, power brokers, hookers, drugs, etc. I'm a big fan of Ellroy and so far, Dirty Sally is a good read. Plus, it takes place in Austin so there's plenty of references to places I know.

The Dangerous Book For Boys is basically a cross between a boy scout manual and a history book. There's chapters on how to build a tree house, make a battery, famous battles in history, the Navajo alphabet and all sorts of random stuff. I was hoping it would be a little more "dangerous," maybe how to build a potato gun and things of that variety, but it's an entertaining book.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 12:44 PM

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 12:47 PM

I am reading Rebel League which is about the rise and fall of the WHA. I am also reading a crap load of text books, 17 credits is a *****.

QUOTE(BlakChamber @ September 6, 2007 - 12:29PM) View Post

Right now I'm reading Dirty Sally, by Michael Simon and The Dangerous Book For Boys by Conn and Hal Iggulden.

Dirty Sally is a detective story much like something James Ellroy would write. Grisly murders, corrupt cops, power brokers, hookers, drugs, etc. I'm a big fan of Ellroy and so far, Dirty Sally is a good read. Plus, it takes place in Austin so there's plenty of references to places I know.

The Dangerous Book For Boys is basically a cross between a boy scout manual and a history book. There's chapters on how to build a tree house, make a battery, famous battles in history, the Navajo alphabet and all sorts of random stuff. I was hoping it would be a little more "dangerous," maybe how to build a potato gun and things of that variety, but it's an entertaining book.


Dangerous Book for Boys was fun to read. I bought it just before I left at the begining of last summer to work at a summer camp.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:42 PM

Not many LGW readers, huh?

After I finished Deathly Hallows, I started the series over, I'm on Goblet of Fire cause it hasn't really been my main focus.

I just started Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, like interminded. I read 'Everything Is Illuminated,' also by Jonathan Safran Foer, and then I had to read more by him.

I started reading this book called A Short History of Tractors in Ukraine, which is very funny, very charming, and not at all about tractors. It's almost life changing, not Everything Is Illuminated changing, but it's not a pure entetainment/no message type of book.

Finally, I'm in the middle of Grendel, which is Beowulf through the eye's of the monster, and it was written in the 70s, so it's an easier read.


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Posted 08 September 2007 - 07:26 PM

How did I not see this thread before?

I finally finished Middlesex, a compelling read that somehow took me two years to finish. I know it came out forever ago, and I swear that I bought it before it became popular. It's also full of Detroit references (as it's set in the city), so that made the read all the more enjoyable. But I kept picking up other stuff and always had to shelve it. Finally sat through a sick weekend and went from start to finish.

Up next are Love in the Time of Cholera (it's been a slow start) and Best Friends.

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 07:32 PM

Right now I am reading Wide Sargasso Sea for a class at school. It's all right so far. Some of the dialogue is sometimes hard to understand though.

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 12:19 AM

I'm reading The Other Woman by Jane Green and Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. I'm also reading 'Tis by Frank McCourt. I get to see him in January! tongue.gif
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Posted 09 September 2007 - 03:06 PM

Im actually quite ashamed. Cause I havent read a full book(a book not assigned by a prof.) in probably almost 2 years. Im definitely gonna get back into it soon. I heard "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is an amazing read. I think that's my next book.
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Posted 09 September 2007 - 03:47 PM

Right now, it's Scott Turow's "Ordinary Heroes", set during World War II. My tastes are pretty eclectic, and the next one up is John Grisham's "A Painted House".
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 12:15 PM

QUOTE(Kira @ September 9, 2007 - 04:47PM) View Post

Right now, it's Scott Turow's "Ordinary Heroes", set during World War II. My tastes are pretty eclectic, and the next one up is John Grisham's "A Painted House".


Kira, "A Painted House" by John Grisham is good, very different from his usually crime/ law thrillers. I read it a few years ago . . .

I just finished "QBQ: The Question Behind the Question" by John Miller- great book about eliminating blame and procrastination (also, it a quick read 115 pg!).

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 02:12 PM

Just started up school again so im rather swamped with course readings, but i'd have to recommend John Krakauer's "Into the Wild" to everyone. Its an amazing book. Trust me, it wont let you down. I read the book about two years ago and it still haunts me.


P.S. the movie is coming out in 2 weeks starring Emile Hirsch and produced by Sean Penn. READ THE BOOK FIRST!
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Posted 12 September 2007 - 06:13 PM

Update on A Short History of Tractors In Ukraine:

It makes me feel helpless biologically as a man.

It has a lot of great parallels, so if you pick up on subtle symbolism, this one is fun to pick through.

It's almost like a mystery, too, and it has kept me wondering.

#58 Rob the Badger

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 07:27 AM

"TCP/IP" by Parker. It's a reference book for networking. I'm still working on my N+ cert.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 08:38 AM

What am I reading right now?

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 08:38 AM

I picked up Irvine Welsh's new book, If You Liked School, You'll Love Work. It's a collection of four stories and novella. The first two stories were ok. Entertaining, but nothing special.

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