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Now Reading... posted 08 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Shipped on the 21st... supposed to arrive between July 5 and 15, though the last order I did there came long before the estimate... I guess I just wait, and hope it isn't lost somewhere. view post


Now Reading... posted 08 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Was there a tracking number? Usually if a book gets lost, you can demand a refund or a reshipment from Amazon US. Amazon CA probably has a similar policy. view post


Now Reading... posted 09 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Grantaire, Moderator

I'm currently reading The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant, Otherland by Tad Williams, and The Best Short Stories of Dostoevsky. Yes, I read more than one thing at once <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> view post


Now Reading... posted 09 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by MagnanimousOne, Candidate

I'm just about finished reading A Good Walk Spoiled by John Feinstein.

It's a good look inside the PGA tour and a few of it's players' struggles. It also gives the reader some insight into the game and the way it can take hold of people. BTW&gt; the title is based on a famous quote by Mark Twain. view post


Now Reading... posted 10 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Loof, Peralogue

Just started Glen Cooks "Bleak Seasons" the first part of his glittering stone series. Haven't gotten very far and its going a little slow since this book mostly retells "Dreams of Steal" from another viewpoint.
But all in all I enjoy Cooks Black company books, although thats partly because its fun to see where Erikson got some of his inspiration. But I also like how he uses diferent prose for diferent narators, but still keeps it plain and to the point which fits the mercenarys that are suposed to be writeing the story. view post


Now Reading... posted 11 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Currently reading Mortal Love by Elizabeth Hand.

Secret Life by Jeff Vandermeer is excellent. Enjoy!

-Neil view post


Now Reading... posted 11 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Quote: &quot;Clarkesworld Books&quot;:3jzzrwv4
Currently reading Mortal Love by Elizabeth Hand.

Secret Life by Jeff Vandermeer is excellent. Enjoy!

-Neil[/quote:3jzzrwv4]

I agree wholeheartedly. It was one of the best collections I've read in quite some time. On par with Wolfe's latest and that's high praise coming from this Wolfe fan <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


Now Reading... posted 12 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Jernau Morat Gurgeh, Candidate

Fiction: Just finished 'This Alien Shore" by C.S. Friedman. I really enjoyed this book, though I thought the ending didn't do the rest justice. Recommended though.

Non-Fiction: "House of Bush, House of Saud" by Craig Unger

Not sure what's next, until my copy of TDTCB arrives. view post


Now Reading... posted 12 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by MagnanimousOne, Candidate

Gates of Fire by Pressfield. Historical fiction about how 300 Spartans died defending Thermopolae against the 2 million strong Persian army of Xerxes.

Its the current Book Club selection at the malazan.com forum. Feel free to join the discussion there. view post


Now Reading... posted 13 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Just read The Little Country by Charles de Lint, which I ended up really enjoying, staying up very late to finish it, though it was slow going at first. It's a pretty typical de Lint novel in that it takes place in the real world - Cornwall in this case - and then brings in a lot of myth and folklore to tell a very magical story in a magical version of the real world. This book was interesting, though, as it was also a book-within-a-book, so there were two stories going on at once, somewhat related. A fun read, though it is at times disconcerting with the melding of the magical elements and the modern world.

Currently reading Falls the Shadow by Sharon Kay Penman, the second in her Wales trilogy. It has started out with a bunch of deaths, but I always enjoy a good historical novel, especially one set in England/Wales, anglophile that I am.... view post


Now Reading... posted 16 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Jernau Morat Gurgeh, Candidate

Just started The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross. Lots of fun so far.

Also reading short stories in Innocents Aboard by Gene Wolfe. Incredible. view post


Now Reading... posted 16 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by drosdelnoch, Subdidact

Currently reading The Briar King by Greg Keyes but have quite a few others to read including Shadow Warrior and The Druid King, not sure what order to read those two in <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Now Reading... posted 24 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Just finished Gardens of the Moon, at last. Have to say, wow.... I now have the next three on order, and am going to read Camus's The Stranger before finally getting into The Darkness that Comes Before. view post


Now Reading... posted 25 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by drosdelnoch, Subdidact

Now reading Alexander by Pressfield, cant say that Im too impressed with his writing at the moment, will have to see what else arrives in the post to see if theres anything to tempt me. view post


Now Reading... posted 28 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Currently reading The Cat's Pajama's and Other Stories by James Morrow. I've enjoyed each story that I've read so far.

Next up is Iron Council.

-Neil view post


Now Reading... posted 28 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Two hundred pages in, Iron Council is excellent. I'll say more when I finish reading it sometime tonight/tomorrow morning. view post


Now Reading... posted 28 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Grantaire, Moderator

*wants Iron Council very badly* <!-- s:cry: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cry.gif" alt=":cry:" title="Crying or Very sad" /><!-- s:cry: -->

Oh well, I have too many books to read already <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


Now Reading... posted 03 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by steve, Peralogue

just finished gardens of the moon, it was great. Now I'm reading darkness that comes before view post


Now Reading... posted 03 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Cool, Steve - those are the two I just read. Now, I'm reading Deadhouse Gates view post


Now Reading... posted 04 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Alric, Auditor

I'm working my way through, for the first time, Robinson's Mars Trilogy. So far, I'm nearly done with Red Mars, which I've greatly enjoyed. Also, I plan on reading Ian MacLeod's The Light Ages and China Mieville's Iron Council. I just recently got both from Amazon and am excited to get started. view post


Now Reading... posted 04 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Ooh, I need to pick up The Light Ages sometime - that one looks really good. If only I didn't have to go back to school, so I could spend all my time reading all these books I want to read... except that I am also so pumped up for everything I'm studying this year..... view post


Now Reading... posted 04 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Alric, Auditor

I've heard good things about it, and I'll definitely post a review when I get done reading it. Ah, school does put a damper on book buying. Well, so does a whole bunch of other things. At least, you've got interesting classes to look forward to. view post


Now Reading... posted 04 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

I still think everyone needs a job like mine, where I basically get paid to read.

And so concludes this installment of Larry Rubs It in on Everyone Else <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> view post


Now Reading... posted 04 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

Jerk! <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->

Once I get out of college, I need to work on my aunt's plan - finding a patron who'll pay for me to spend my time reading books. Seems you've already done that, in a way, Larry!

Ah well, I make time when I can, basically by sleeping too little. view post


Now Reading... posted 04 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

And don't forget getting to read dozens of classics for free because my grandmother bought them back in the day <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


Now Reading... posted 05 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

What exactly is it that you do Larry? view post


Now Reading... posted 06 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Well, I used to be a teacher (and there's a slight possibility that I might go back to that profession soon), but for the past few months, I've worked as a residential counselor at a 24-hour supervised residential treatment center for boys aged 8-18 (youngest current is 10, though) that have emotional disorders, including premature sexual acting out. I work the 11PM-7AM shift Wed-Sunday nights and most of the time, the residents are asleep and we just stand/sit at our stations and read between the times we rotate or walk the hallways monitoring the residents. My second job, a part-time one, is working with a few individuals with mental disabilities. When I work there (as a sub of sorts), it's from 3-11 PM and I do things like help them get dressed, bathed, administer medications (I'm licensed to dispense meds in Tennessee), as well as cooking and cleaning. I only work there maybe 3-5 times a month, but it's enjoyable for the most part.

So with all that work and little activity to do, I just have plenty of time to read, thus the joke about me getting paid to read.

But I might be changing duties soon. I just learned that at the residential treatment center, there seems to be a need for an extra teacher or two. I'm tempted by the money (double my current salary), but I don't know if I'm ready to go back into teaching, if at all. I do want to go back to grad school and earn a second MA, this time in rehabilitative counseling. view post


Now Reading... posted 06 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Interesting. Sounds like you have a very positive impact in the community. view post


Now Reading... posted 06 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Replay, Auditor

Just reread Midnight Tides, and am currently waiting for the K-Pax trilogy to be sent from Amazon (its taking weeks for some reason). Saw the film of this which was pretty good (with Kevin Spacey), and the books are supposed to be even better. view post


Now Reading... posted 09 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by drosdelnoch, Subdidact

Im waiting for my latest selections to arrive, I know that Parcelforce have a package for me to sign for but the damn people that work for them are chimps, they claimed that they tried to deliver today but said I was out, If I was out I'd like to know where as Ive been in all day. Will have to camp in the garden if its nice tomorrow and keep an eye out. view post


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