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#2431 eldergamer

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:25 PM

I've enjoyed almost everything I've read by Alastair Reynolds. The books are usually confusing as hell and filled with science way over my head, but...

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#2432 naiku

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:30 PM

Finished: The Meaning of It all - Feynman

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#2433 Msut77

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:08 PM

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre.

If it is possible for something to be both brutal and elegant this is it.

#2434 Maklershed

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 07:08 PM

Just started up Under the Dome

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#2435 Mr Unoriginal

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 07:58 PM

Reading the Guardians on Ga'Hoole series. Nothing really special, but just enough to keep me coming back. A little bit of a Harry Potter clone, but the owl gimmick so far is okay. I'm 5 books in, there are 15 in total. Not sure I'll make it to the end, but enjoying it alright. It helps that each book only takes about 2 days to read.

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#2436 gbpackers94

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:12 AM

Just started Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
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#2437 Cantatus

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:51 AM

The City & The City by China Mieville

It was a little hard to get into at the beginning, but I'm enjoying it now that I have gotten far enough to have a better understanding of the world.

#2438 SneakyPenguin

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 04:24 AM

Neal Stephenson - The Diamond Age

Finally got around to finishing it and what do you know, another unsatisfying Stephenson ending. Oh well.

Now it's on to The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. Been looking forward to this one since I finished The Name of The Wind last year.

By four o'clock I've discounted suicide in favor of killing everyone else in the entire world instead.


#2439 Lonedragon87

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 04:43 AM

just finished hobbit and LOTR recently trying to tackle the Simirrilion now that book is a beast

#2440 bmachine

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 05:11 AM

The City & The City by China Mieville

It was a little hard to get into at the beginning, but I'm enjoying it now that I have gotten far enough to have a better understanding of the world.


I read The Kraken last year by China Mieville and really enjoyed it. I should dig in to more of his stuff.

#2441 eldergamer

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 03:52 PM

This. Probably about the 4th or 5th Ross MacDonald/Lew Archer novel I've read. They're all good if you like cynical detective tracking down missing girls. Although the investigation is all "What was his name? Okay I'll go talk to them." Which leads to a new person, and repeat.
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#2442 gbpackers94

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 11:33 PM

Just finished reading Ender's Game, it was phenomenal. I'm kind of confused where to go now, should I read all of Enders Saga and then move onto Shadows Series or vice versa?

#2443 Mr Unoriginal

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 12:23 AM

Just finished reading Ender's Game, it was phenomenal. I'm kind of confused where to go now, should I read all of Enders Saga and then move onto Shadows Series or vice versa?


I think Ender's Saga sucked horribly and would skip it if I were you. If you wanted a book that was any more different than Ender's Game, then read Speaker for the Dead. If you want more Ender's Game goodness then just move on to the Shadow's Series, which is great as well.

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#2444 dmaul1114

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 03:41 PM

Finished A Feast for Crows. Not nearly as good as the first 3 books. Not a fan of the new point of views since the series already had a bit too many POVs to keep track of. Still a very good series though, and have the 4th book preordered on Kindle already--as much as I hate paying $14.99 for an e-book.

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A little skeptical as I thought the movie looked terrible. But the book came highly recommended by a couple of friends who assure it's not a sappy romance etc. Plus it was on $4.17. Read the prologue and first two chapters, and I'm enjoying it so far.

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#2445 Maklershed

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:29 PM

^ I dug it

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#2446 MattJ1991

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:22 PM

A little skeptical as I thought the movie looked terrible. But the book came highly recommended by a couple of friends who assure it's not a sappy romance etc. Plus it was on $4.17. Read the prologue and first two chapters, and I'm enjoying it so far.


I read that, very very good. Not a romance at all really.

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#2447 crunchb3rry

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 01:30 AM

Yeah, I might have to spring for George's book on Kindle. Otherwise I'd have to wait a while to read it, I probably won't get a hardcover. Would rather read a library copy or something.

Kinda pissed they changed the paperback designs again. They put out a nice matching set, then change it again. ::rolls eyes::

#2448 gbpackers94

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 01:33 AM

Just started Fight Club.

#2449 eldergamer

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 06:22 PM

finished another Lou Archer novel by Ross MacDonald.

Started and finished Sourcery by Terry Pratchet in one slow night at work.

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#2450 BannedEpisode

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:24 AM

Is the kindle worth it?

I have been playing with the idea for some time and the price feels right but I need functionally sound newpaper support. How does it handle newspaper subscription services?
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#2451 dmaul1114

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:18 PM

Is the kindle worth it?

I have been playing with the idea for some time and the price feels right but I need functionally sound newpaper support. How does it handle newspaper subscription services?


I love my Kindle for reading novels. I've not tried the newspaper stuff though--I read those on my iPad.

People say the Kindle is fine for Newspapers as long as you don't mind a simple format--i.e. list of headline links to scroll through and click on to go to the story, no color photos etc.

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#2452 dmaul1114

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:19 PM

Finished Water for Elephants. It was actually pretty damn good.

Haven't decided what to read next yet.

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#2453 dastly75

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:26 PM

I forget if I posted but I finished Dead Space Martyr. I consider myself fairly well read on the series fiction but most of the book covers lots of interesting bits of the lead up to the disaster. It also characterizes the insanity of people really well as it switches between viewpoints. Highly recommended if you have any remote interest in the Dead Space saga.

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#2454 naiku

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:39 PM

Finished: Cosmo by Carl Sagan

Starting: Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus by James Loewen
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#2455 eldergamer

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:52 PM

Started reading this last night. First book of his that I've read. I'd pick up more in this universe. Seems like standard military sci-fi so far though. (Which I usually don't care for. Weber, Ringo, Stirling, et al)
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#2456 paulina7m

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:43 PM

Now I'm reading Game of Thrones.
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#2457 kill3r7

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 02:08 AM

Finally finished A Wise Man's Fear. Just as compelling and beautifully written as the Name of the Wind but it left me with more questions than answers. IMO there is too much story left to be told to fit in one last book.
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#2458 dmaul1114

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:14 PM

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:46 PM

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#2460 cindersphere

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:13 AM

Been busy but I am currently reading The Arabian Nights.
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