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Which book are you reading currently? #6

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by dmc, Jan 2, 2007.

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  1. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    I'm going to start Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson... after reading Elantris, I'm very excited to see his second offering.
     
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    Chandos the Red This Wheel's on Fire

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    Forest Mage by Robin Hobb - first book of the new year.
     
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    Having finished 'Memories of Ice' on monday I started with 'House of Chains' yesterday.
    'Midnight Tides' and 'The Bonehunters' are already waiting on my bookshelf :)
    Since having discovered Steven Erikson's Malazan series last month I can't stop reading it.
     
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    Bout to start the city watch trilogy by Terry Pratchett
     
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    The Warcraft Omnibus. (for all your reading needs)
     
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    Re-reading Homer's Iliad, then moving on to the Odyssey!

    Concurrently reading Will Durant's "The Story of Philosophy." I highly recommend anything by Durant, but especially his "Story of Civilization" series (11 books in all).
     
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    Reading Bhagavad Gita again, and Tao Te Ching again...and the ToEE manual when I'm on the loo...
     
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    Actually, it's a good read in preparation for The Bush Betrayal by the same author. :hahaerr:
     
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    Kjartan says:
    Ditto. Old but good.
     
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    "A Brief History of the Anglo Saxons" (can't remember the author at the moment).

    "With the Old Breed on Peleliu and Okinawa" by Eugene B. Sledge. I've read this one a few times but keep coming back to it. This book is one of the very best first hand accounts of the war ever written.
     
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    Dinsdale said,
    My father was on Peleliu - served in a combat field hospital as surgical assistant. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll try to find it.
     
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    I'm reading Peter Kay's autobiography, it's very interesting finding out about all the jobs he's had and the stuff he got upto at school. I find myself laughing out loud whilst reading it which is a rarity in a book. If your a fan of Peter Kay I'd highly recommend it.
     
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    Moby-Dick.

    It's surprisingly catchy.
     
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    Reread Greg Bear's Moving Mars, liked it a lot (had forgotten, well, everything), now rereading his Slant
     
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    I hope you find the book, revmaf. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Peleliu was quite the hellish battle. It was a lot like Iwo Jima in character but ended up being practically forgotten.
     
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    Finishing The Amber Spyglass , third book in Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy.

    I also read Stardust by Neil Gaiman, and now I'm wondering how well the motion picture version will turn out.
     
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    Some of the data in Durant's well-thought of series is outdated. But there is a core of accuaracy still in his books, and his writing is excellent. He approaches his subject matter with a degree of warmth and sensitivity, which is rare in the "revisionist" mode that is popular with many currrent historians.
     
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    I loved that book. All three in the series in fact.
     
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    Just finished Orhan Pamuk's "My Name is Red". Starting another book by him. We're very successful at marking our good authors as "traitor", even the first Nobel winner Turk... A shame of our country. Oh, sorry we aren't in AoLS. :shake:
     
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