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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #840 on: December 03, 2015, 03:52:07 AM »
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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #841 on: December 03, 2015, 04:03:06 AM »
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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #842 on: December 21, 2015, 05:21:01 PM »
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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #843 on: December 21, 2015, 11:46:24 PM »
Ballads, lyrics, and hymns. (1866) By Alice Cary

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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #844 on: January 21, 2016, 07:21:13 AM »
Just finished "Olivier and Parrot in America" by Peter Carey and am now well into "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole.
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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #845 on: February 12, 2016, 01:29:29 AM »
The Warded Man by Peter Brett
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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #846 on: February 12, 2016, 10:41:39 AM »
The Warded Man by Peter Brett

I read that, and the sequel, and the next one. I even read the between short stories.

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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #847 on: February 26, 2016, 05:08:06 AM »
How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age 7th Edition

I am 1/10th of the into it but cannot wait to pick it up again.

A few small criticisms include font size.  I have 20/20 eyesight but this is just ridiculously small.
Also it is not a simple page turner, there are multiple additions that make it a little hard to follow if you do not pay attention to the different fonts.  this would not be so hard if the text was larger than 2.2mm for a capital.  (12pt is approximately 4.5mm or 3/16 so this is about half that size).

http://www.amazon.com/How-Think-About-Weird-Things/dp/0078038367
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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #848 on: February 27, 2016, 06:17:55 PM »
Ballads, lyrics, and hymns. (1866) By Alice Cary

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Still reading this. On page 116. I read a poem or two once a week.

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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #849 on: March 01, 2016, 10:19:59 PM »
one of my friends is suggesting a re-reading of The Dark Tower, in anticipation of the upcoming Gunslinger movie.  Not sure whether I'll do that yet...I'm currently on Book 2 of A Song of Ice And Fire.
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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #850 on: March 01, 2016, 11:28:12 PM »
Just looked that one up.  Any good?
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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #851 on: March 02, 2016, 03:35:16 PM »
Just looked that one up.  Any good?

I named two, so since I don't know which you're referring to...

Dark Tower--YES.   Highly recommended.  It's a really good blend of old west & magic & a smattering of horror (what King does best).  There are definite weirdnesses in it that I didn't buy into until I read it a second time (and i can't give away without major spoilers)

Song of Ice and Fire--so far, pretty good.  Decent characterization.  The HBO Game of Thrones (which is the name of the first book--technically "A Game Of Thrones") has been called "an excellent adaptation of a mediocre series" which I think is just a little harsh :-)
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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #852 on: March 02, 2016, 09:09:52 PM »
Game of thrones (TV series) is awesome.  One of 4 shows a year I watch.
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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #853 on: March 08, 2016, 01:29:25 AM »
The Warded Man by Peter Brett

Still this... hit a speed bump when I forgot it at a friend's house a couple weeks ago... but REALLY enjoying it!
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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #854 on: March 09, 2016, 05:35:16 PM »
Nuclear Iran by J Bernstein
A New Birth of Freedom by H V Jaffa
Traveling to Infinity J Hawking

started and set aside, and restarted (now at pg 303) A New Birth of Freedom by Harry V Jaffa -- highly recommend this book to AssyrianKey re slavery and insights highlighted in/of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln et al

finished recently In Defense of People by Richard Neuhaus, reread Help by Garrett Keizer, and more; continue to read obits and other articles of interest in The Economist

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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #855 on: March 09, 2016, 10:43:10 PM »
Hi Maritime
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."-the Amendment that ensures nobody is safe..

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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #856 on: March 29, 2016, 04:09:59 AM »
Go Set a Watchman. To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite book so I figured I'd read Lee's second novel.
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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #857 on: November 18, 2016, 06:29:13 PM »
Currently making my way through "Industrial Magic" by Kelley Armstrong

Need to go back to reading "Bitten" by the same author at some stage after reading this. I started reading that one before and then never finished it.

Plan to read "Jude the Obscure" by Thomas Hardy next after this.

After that, would really like to read "Great Expectations by Charles D**kens" and "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy, as find the sound of them interesting. It's likely I can get hold of a couple of cheap copies of them in the fairly near future.

Should keep me busy, reading wise, for a while.
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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #858 on: November 22, 2016, 03:07:40 AM »
Just getting ready to start "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #859 on: January 11, 2017, 02:05:17 PM »


My mam gave me the softback edition of this last Sunday. Might get a start on it this weekend!  ||minicat||
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Re: What are you reading now?
« Reply #860 on: January 11, 2017, 02:10:19 PM »
Listening to Eckhart Tolle read his book,  "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose."

Really good.
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