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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Dalton » 2012-08-02 03:31pm

Oh wow, this site also has the rest of the Posleen series and a bunch of other stuff, and it IS completely legit. Great find.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby phongn » 2012-08-03 11:10am

Dalton wrote:Oh wow, this site also has the rest of the Posleen series and a bunch of other stuff, and it IS completely legit. Great find.

Yeah, Baen is pretty awesome in that they have ultra-liberal licensing for ebooks (aka "go ahead and share"). It's too bad they're such a terrible publisher these days.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Action Avenue » 2012-08-03 02:12pm

Star Trek TNG: Dark Mirror

I am up to chapter 5 and it's an entertaining novel so far.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby InnerBrat » 2012-08-03 02:15pm

Working through the Brubaker run on Daredevil as part of my induction into the world of Marvel.

Not that this counts as a conversion from DC or anything.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Action Avenue » 2012-08-03 02:25pm

InnerBrat wrote:Working through the Brubaker run on Daredevil as part of my induction into the world of Marvel.

Not that this counts as a conversion from DC or anything.


We actually have more room for new fans over at Marvel, so welcome aboard! :P Actually, I've always been a fan of both DC & Marvel and their stable of superheroes.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby InnerBrat » 2012-08-03 02:30pm

Action Avenue wrote:We actually have more room for new fans over at Marvel, so welcome aboard! :P Actually, I've always been a fan of both DC & Marvel and their stable of superheroes.
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If I catch up with this enough to put it on my pull list, it will be the 3rd Marvel title, with Punisher and Captain Marvel. I'm picking up Marvel titles as quickly as I'm dropping DC ones.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby His Divine Shadow » 2012-08-13 02:56am

Reading up on Dawkins, only ever read The God Delusion before. Finished the Selfish Gene recently and now I am listening to an audiobook version of "On the origin of species" by Darwin, read by Dawkins. I particularly enjoy audiobooks for listening to while driving from and to work.
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Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2012-08-13 03:24am

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby The Grim Squeaker » 2012-08-13 04:15am

Re-reading "Ilium" by Dan Simmons. In retrospect, it really is inferior to Lord of Light, the discussions of Shakespere and Proust are just auto skips as far as i'm concerned (worse than speeches in Ayn Rand's books).
. Hoping to get started on Steven Pinker after that.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Crazedwraith » 2012-08-13 04:57am

Post-Captain by Patrick O'Brien. For a swashbucking naval adventure, Aubrey and Maturin have spend most of the first three or four chapters on the shore playing pride and prejudice...

Hornblower never spent this much time ashore. :(
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby InnerBrat » 2012-08-13 06:33am

Just finished Shadowland and about to start on Daredevil: Reborn in my marathoning of Daredevil that really only started to impress a girl.

Meanwhile I was at friends' last week and one of them had boxes filled with books ready to go to Goodwill, in which I found a bunch of Greg Ruckas, including the complete Atticus Kodiak books. So I'm reading Keeper, with all the weird disconnect that comes from reading a book written and set in the 90s. What is a "pay phone" or a "pager?" Why are people having to go to such extraordinary lengths to stay in contact with each other? It's strange.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Raesene » 2012-08-14 02:18am

Crazedwraith wrote:Post-Captain by Patrick O'Brien. For a swashbucking naval adventure, Aubrey and Maturin have spend most of the first three or four chapters on the shore playing pride and prejudice...

Hornblower never spent this much time ashore. :(


Carry on reading - they do manage to get back to sea in this book :-)

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Terralthra » 2012-08-14 02:45am

Schild's Ladder by Greg Egan. I love Egan's writing so much, and this is no exception. Hard scifi, with an extra-large helping of MATHS.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Dalton » 2012-08-14 02:49pm

Reading "The Honour of the Knights" by Stephen J. Sweeney. Dude needs a better editor.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Crazedwraith » 2012-08-14 03:12pm

Raesene wrote:
Crazedwraith wrote:Post-Captain by Patrick O'Brien. For a swashbucking naval adventure, Aubrey and Maturin have spend most of the first three or four chapters on the shore playing pride and prejudice...

Hornblower never spent this much time ashore. :(


Carry on reading - they do manage to get back to sea in this book :-)

Yep and then they are captured by privateers. Not having a good time. Is this book aslo serious suggesting people cannot tell the difference between a live bear and Aubrey dressed in a bear hide?
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Revy » 2012-08-16 01:29pm

Reading the final Artemis Fowl book. You know, I love that series, but the last few books have gone steadily downhill, and this one is hands down the worst. It has the main villain killing her past self in the present (time travel crap), which causes her to explode like a nuclear bomb, which she then survives through willpower and anti-radiation foam, and then manages to will herself back together, but with quantum magical powers.

... and that's not even the worst part. He's honestly just making shit up as he goes along (as he has been doing for the last two books). It's pretty obvious that he's fed up with the series, so it's probably a good thing this is the last one. It's a shame though, because I really did love the earlier books.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Pelranius » 2012-08-16 02:26pm

Reading the Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln (it's an alternate history novel by Stephen Carter).

Funny how the idea of a black woman wanting to be a lawyer seems more plausible in the 1860s compared to the 1920s, at least IMHO.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Ahriman238 » 2012-08-18 05:46pm

Finally got the Kindle I got as a Christmas present working. Bummed a free copy of Triplanetary, so maybe I'll see what all the fuss is about.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Frank Hipper » 2012-08-29 02:49pm

Hate to do it, but this thread is HUEG.

Too huge.

So, totally without prejudice and with reluctance, THREAD LOCKED.

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