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« on: February 23, 2003, 06:04:25 pm »
I've finally gotten to a point in my life where I can catch up on my reading. I wanna know what others are reading and recommend to each other.

Icewind Dale Trilogy -- Drizzt Do'Urden rocks :)
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2003, 06:05:10 pm »
Drizzt does indeed rock :)

Currently reading The Deed of Paksenarrion, by Elizabeth Moon
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2003, 06:06:44 pm »
I'm reading Rebuilding Coventry - Sue Townsend

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2003, 06:36:48 pm »
I'm currently reading- The complete idiots guide to Amazing sex and the narnia chronicles.

I just finished Beloved by Toni Morrison, and I absolutly loved that book.
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2003, 07:04:04 pm »
A Clash of Kings - George R.R. Martin

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2003, 07:04:13 pm »
I am reading "windows 2000 active directory services"

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2003, 09:23:11 pm »
CLEP: US History I

I don't recommend it, I really wish I would have taken the class AP back in high school. Now I'm trying to rush CLEP out of at least one US history so I can order my ring (and slack off my senior year).

Plus I've got Crossroads of Twilight sitting untouched on my guitar amp so I can't recommend that one either.

One book I can recommend, Principles of Corporate Finance by Brealey and Myers, is quite good, if you go for that sort of stuff.

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2003, 09:26:08 pm »
Crisis Four by Andy McNab... Kind of Tom Clancy like...

And Drizz't has some ass kicking hardware, but he himself... I dunnow...
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2003, 09:51:16 pm »
Currently reading Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams.
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2003, 10:43:12 pm »
Just finished 'Storm of the Century' by Stephen King.
I'm in a King state of being these days, and Im planning to re-read all his DT related books. :)
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2003, 11:41:28 pm »
Currently reading Pratchett's Thief of Time.



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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2003, 05:23:59 am »
Just finished: Jack Vance - Madouc (Lyonesse Triology)
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2003, 12:17:14 pm »
Selected Poems 1947-1995: Allen Ginsberg

Soft Machine, William S. Burroughs
But when a stranger rushes up and hugs you tight,
You have to hug him back--it seems only polite,
You can't keep him at arm's length, you must play the game,
And if he swears you're his best friend, you do the same.

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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2003, 01:23:37 pm »
Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card.
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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2003, 08:25:28 pm »
Cannery Row--John Steinbeck

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« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2003, 09:19:04 pm »
"Eye of the World" for me. I'm doing a re-read. The odd thing is, it's still good. Maybe I'll try and find where it starts going downhill.

Oh, and "The Cardinal of the Kremlin".
Now I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?

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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2003, 09:54:31 pm »
LoL Croi, I'm reading Dragonbone Chair as well.

Just finished "Golden Fool", the newest book by Robin Hobb.  Excellent, can't wait for the next.  Heh...really have a connection with Fitz; he has as bad a time with women as I do.

Trailing into the last chapter or so of Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson), and about to start up on Dragons of a Fallen Sun.  My brother said it's pretty good, so I figure what the hell.

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« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2003, 11:38:43 pm »
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"Eye of the World" for me. I'm doing a re-read. The odd thing is, it's still good. Maybe I'll try and find where it starts going downhill.


I place it around Book 4/5.

But I've read "Eye of the World" nine times and each time its just as good as the first. Same goes for a few of the first books. The only ones I haven't read 6+ times were Path of Daggers, Winters Heart and of course Crossroads of Twilight.


Oh I did start COT yesterday though.

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« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2003, 11:49:33 pm »
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Tracy- The storm that wiped out Darwin on Christmas Day 1974.. Gary McKay


I believe they made a TV movie of that cyclone... I really loved that movie, although thinking back on it, I think it had a very high level of corniness. But of course I was very young back then.
'Cyclone Tracy' the movie was called. :)
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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2003, 01:24:48 am »
International Electrical Engineers Review. I'm surpised it's actually quite interesting :P

Anyway.

Return of the King :) woe is me that I took so long to plow through the first two books.  :oops:
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« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2003, 06:18:22 pm »
Just started Galilee, by Clive Barker.
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« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2003, 02:34:47 am »
AIU:  Just how long did it take you to read them?

RTJ:  Cryptonomicon is such an awesome book...I've read it a few times, and I can just pick a section and read my favorite parts again...course, then I get stuck for hours...

Currently reading:  Once an Eagle - Anton Myrer  (war, soldiers, and leaders)

On the side:  CoT (have to be in the right mood)
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« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2003, 11:46:36 am »
Hehe....I'd have to say that the Galvanick Lucifer has to be one of the absolutely funniest scenes I've ever read.  I think I laughed harder at that than I have at some of Douglas Adams' stuff.  And Stephenson keeps you intrigued, as well as entertained.  I picked up The Diamond Age, but haven't gotten around to getting his other stuff.  Was looking at a paperback copy of Crypto (debated buying it to give to a friend, get her hooked on the book) and noticed a preview for another of his called Quicksilver.  Seems that it features Enoch the Red in a medieval setting.  Could be interesting. :D

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« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2003, 03:11:31 pm »
Yeah, I've heard he's got another one coming out - I can't wait.  I thought the Diamond Age was decent, but I loved Snow Crash just as much as Cryptonomicon.  Great stuff.

“This meeting essentially becomes a venue within which the organist, Mr. Drkh, can vent his opinions on the sneakiness of the Japanese, why the invention of the well-tempered tuning system was a bad idea and how all music written since has been a shabby compromise, the sterling qualities of the General, the numerological significance of the lengths of various organ pipes, how the excessive libido of American troops might be controlled with certain dietary supplements, how the hauntingly beautiful modes of traditional Qwghlmian music are particularly ill-suited to the well-tempered tuning system, how the king’s dodgy Germanic relatives are plotting to take over the Empire and turn it over to Hitler, and first and foremost, that Johann Sebastian Bach was a bad musician, a worse composer, an evil man, a philanderer, and the figurehead of a worldwide conspiracy, headquartered in Germany, that has been slowly taking over the world for the last several hundred years, using the well-tempered tuning system as a sort of carrier frequency on which its ideas (which originate with the Bavarian illuminati) can be broadcast into the minds of everyone who listens to music – especially the music of Bach.  And – by the way – how this conspiracy may best be fought off by playing and listening to traditional Qwghlmian music, which, in case Mr. Drkh didn’t make this perfectly clear, is wholly incompatible with well-tempered tuning because of its haunting and beautiful, but numerologically perfect, scale.”  Waterhouse, Cryptonomicon

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« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2003, 03:10:00 pm »
The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle and Long John Silver by Björn Larsson are my active reading projects. I bought a book with a few Icelandic tales yesterday, but I haven't even opened it yet, I'm looking forward reading it though.