What have you been reading lately?

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AuthorTopic: What have you been reading lately?
Warrior
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I'm reading Foundation by Issac Asimov. It's very intresting with a good Sci-Fi plot.

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Lifecrafter
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yup its a philosophy textbook. nothing else would be so painful.

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Agent
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I thought for a moment you were describing Foundation as a philosophy textbook; then I realised you were talking about Atlas Shrugged.

I last responded to this topic in July. Surprising it's still going. Since then I have read a few things, including but not limited to:
  • Harlan Coben, Drop Shot
  • Peter F Hamilton, Mindstar Rising, A Quantum Murder & The Nano Flower
  • Conn Iggulden, Emperor: The Gods of War
  • Jonathan Kellerman, Twisted
  • Peter Robinson, Playing with Fire
  • David Weber, The Honor of the Queen


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Shaper
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The Watchmen. I'm not really a comic book fan but this must be the best one ever written.

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Councilor
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Dikiyoba just finished rereading Silverwing and Sunwing by Kenneth Oppel.

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Agent
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I rather like comic books. If you want to read something truly fantastic, read Larry Gonick's Cartoon History of the Universe-- a humorous coverage of history from the big bang through ancient Greece. I also really enjoyed Frank Miller's 300 which is going to be made into a film. It is about the hot gates, Thermopylae.

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Infiltrator
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Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett. Great writer, good humor.

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Law Bringer
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Saints of the Sword by John Marco.

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Just attempted to read Empire by Orson Scott Card, unlike his other novels this was really really awful, it was unreadable after the first two chapters.

I just got Transgalactic by A.E. Van Vogt, it includes Empire of the Atom, the Wizard of Linn, Mission to the Stars, and two short stories. I read Empire of the Atom, but couldn't find the Wizard of Linn until now. It should be very entertaining. Slan is an excellent novel, so is The Voyage of The Space Beagle. A.E. Van Vogt's writing is very crisp.

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Suzanna Clarke.
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Agent
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I am reading Bioshelters, Ocean Arks, City Farming, Ecology as the Basis of Design by Nancy Jack Todd and John Todd. I find this to be fairly interesting, John Todd is the father of creating artificial wetlands, as well as "living machines" for phytoremediation and wastewater treatment. I tried to read Arcology: The City As the Image of Man but it was incomprehensible full of things that looked like they were created by a stoned hippy and made you hallucinate if you just looked at the pictures. A truly strange and inspiring book about megacity ecologies.

I also read the Ecolitan Enigma by L.E. Modesitti Jr., a rather interesting science fiction story about a secessionist colony with a bioscience base. The Ecolitan series is an interesting series.

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Lifecrafter
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Currently plowing through The Science of Discworld, by Terry Prachett and two other guys. Jeez, this book is dense.

[ Thursday, December 28, 2006 14:31: Message edited by: Robinator is a Beefcake ]

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Shaper
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Someone bought me the Thrawn Trilogy for Christmas. Even though I already know the story out of necessity (Star Wars nerd) it's still a pretty good series. Sorely lacking the Palpatine factor, however.

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Apprentice
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I just finisheed reading the War of the lance,souls & The twins trilogy,and the second generation All Dragon Lance books by margret ......
and tracy.... ^_^

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Shock Trooper
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I always enjoy a good story from the Bible and various other books from the Sword of the Lord! :D :cool:

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Guardian
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By E.T.
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Someone bought me the Thrawn Trilogy for Christmas. Even though I already know the story out of necessity (Star Wars nerd) it's still a pretty good series. Sorely lacking the Palpatine factor, however.
I never once missed the absence of Pulpy in the Zahn books. In my limited exposure to the Star Wars universe, Thrawn is the best villain out there.

Hmmm... Zahn written seven books since The Green and the Gray. Time to get my rear end in gear.

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Agent
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I have a very nice copy of the Holy Bible Illustrated and Designed by Barry Moser with very nice woodcuts. It is huge and very readable.

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Wasting your time and mine looking for a good laugh.

Star Bright, Star Light, Oh I Wish I May, I Wish Might, Wish For One Star Tonight.

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Apprentice
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I stole a holtel bible,It's not like it said "don't take me i'm not free" I also took the coffe packs and the soap Every thing not bolted to the floor is free at a hotel ^_^

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Law Bringer
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Originally written by Robinator is a Beefcake:

Currently plowing through The Science of Discworld, by Terry Prachett and two other guys. Jeez, this book is dense.
But it's so good! I really wish I could find the two sequels...

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Originally written by Exiled N5cromancer:

I stole a holtel bible,It's not like it said "don't take me i'm not free" I also took the coffe packs and the soap Every thing not bolted to the floor is free at a hotel ^_^
This may be one of the most depressing things I've read on these forums.

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Guardian
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I stole a holtel bible,It's not like it said "don't take me i'm not free" I also took the coffe packs and the soap Every thing not bolted to the floor is free at a hotel ^_^
You are one of the reasons why rates are so high at hotels.

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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Exiled N5cromancer:

I stole a holtel bible,It's not like it said "don't take me i'm not free" I also took the coffe packs and the soap Every thing not bolted to the floor is free at a hotel ^_^
You shouldn't carry over all your gaming attitudes into the real world. After all hotels raise prices unlike game worlds.
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Councilor
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Originally by Exiled Necromancer:

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I stole a holtel bible,It's not like it said "don't take me i'm not free" I also took the coffe packs and the soap Every thing not bolted to the floor is free at a hotel ^_^
This explains why the last hotel Dikiyoba stayed in had warnings not to take the bathrobe displayed about twelve times more prominently than the fire evacuation route.

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So far I've read the Silmarillion and A Midsummer Night's Dream on my trip, and just started reading The Taming of the Shrew. It's the first time I've read Shakespeare that wasn't for a school assignment, it's been more enjoyable than I expected.

I can also report that the only thing I've taken from my hotels over the last week are some bars of soap, some of those little shampoo bottles, and a towel (trust me, they owed me that towel!)

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Warrior
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Stealing things from hotels does not raise hotel rates. The hotel just charges your credit card for the stolen items.

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Infiltrator
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Reading the CoDominium books by Jerry Pournelle/Larry Niven. Especially the Falkenberg books.

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