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Now Reading... posted 09 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by DarkMatter, Peralogue

What I'm reading: I just finished Aurian by Maggie Furey a very nice book I thought now I'm reareading The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (All five books in one), And I'm also rereading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (I'm reading it in English for the first time) both these books I love if not I wouldn't reread them. I'm also reading Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson. I loved Gardens of the Moon. and I'm reading Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay.

Well that's what I'm reading. view post


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

Just started reading Peter Crowther's latest story collection, SONGS OF LEAVING. A great publisher AND a talented writer...

-Neil view post


Now Reading... posted 12 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Taliesin, Peralogue

I'm planning to finish up Erikson's House of Chains in the next couple hours (late night, like usual) and then most likely move on to Midnight Tides which just arrived today (in the nick of time <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> ) thanks to Clarkesworld Books. Who knows what I'll read when I finish up this Erikson marathon... I have plenty awaiting me, but very little summer left, unfortunately. view post


Now Reading... posted 12 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by JustifiedHeretic, Peralogue

Currently I am reading - Hegonmy or Survival - Noam Chomsky and The Last King - Michael Curtis Ford.

Both are brilliant reads.

the first if you like sticking it to Pompoud americans, andt he second if you like ancient greek/roman history. view post


Now Reading... posted 12 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Alric, Auditor

Just started reading Ian MacLeod's The Light Ages. Also, yesterday I picked up Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman, which comes highly recommended by Larry, aka Aldarion. I look forward to getting into both as I've heard many good things.

Also, I'm hosting a discussion of Dan Simmon's Ilium on September 13 over on the wotmania.com site, so I'll be rereading that gem. Oh, feel free to prepare and stop by for that discussion. view post


Now Reading... posted 15 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by drosdelnoch, Subdidact

I quite enjoyed the light ages, starting to get stuck with reading stuff, considering starting In the Name of the Rose by Eco as I quite enjoyed the film, however reviews about it tend to say you need a dictionary to hand as your reading. view post


Now Reading... posted 16 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Alric, Auditor

In the Name of the Rose is a truly marvelous book. Eco's language is dense at times, but the stories are more than worth the effort. I truly enjoy both Rose and his Foucault's Pendulum. Now there is a book that'll have your head spinning every now and again. Still, Eco is truly talented when it comes to blending history, philosophy, myth, legend, mystery and suspense, along with bits of humor to create memorable works of literature. view post


Now Reading... posted 16 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Is it bad when I didn't need a dictionary or help to read the Latin passages in The Name of the Rose? And I second the Foucault's Pendulum suggestion as well.

As for what I just finished reading, I just did a re-read of TDTCB, TWP, and Zoran Zivkovic's the Book/the Writer, which was oddly good. I'll write a review sometime this week. view post


Now Reading... posted 17 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by drosdelnoch, Subdidact

I dont understand any latin other than the family motto, aut pax aux bellum. Quite a good one to have really (I may have the aut and aux the wrong way round though.) <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


Now Reading... posted 17 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Either peace or war? Interesting. My family is originally from County Carlow, Ireland, and our motto is: Cor unum, via uno - one heart, one way. view post


Now Reading... posted 18 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by drosdelnoch, Subdidact

Im currently reading Exiles Return and also Quicksilver Zenith. As to the family motto they were part of the Border Reavers (we invented words like Freelance and Blackmail) and originated from Scandinavia if you go far enough back. view post


Now Reading... posted 18 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Epitaphs, Candidate

I'm currently headed to start Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre. I was supposed to start it weeks ago, but I had to finish The Black Company by Cook. And then of course came TDTCB. view post


Now Reading... posted 18 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Joel, Commoner

Just finished The Ships of Air by Martha Wells. I'm not sure what to read next. Have to go to a bookstore soon. view post


Now Reading... posted 19 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by NorthernPlato, Candidate

I'm about halfway through GRRM's A Game of Thrones.

I was really enjoying it until I reached a spot regarding a certain young girl and a certain letter she writes....I almost through the book across the room while shouting "stupid girl!" <!-- s:x --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_mad.gif" alt=":x" title="Mad" /><!-- s:x --> But I opted to put the book down gently and walk calmly downstairs and see if my landlord was up for a game of Halo.

I'll probably finish the rest of aSoFaI after this book, if only because I hate starting something but not finishing it. But once that's done, I might have to start rereading some of my other books <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? --> If only Erikson and Scott could be persuaded to write more quickly <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> (these two have spoiled me as a reader. I think I expect too much now... <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> )

Actually, I'm thinking of picking up Altered Carbon next time I'm at the bookstore. I started reading one day and got sucked in....hehe, the lady putting some books away started to give me wierd looks when she thought I might just sit down on the floor and keep reading...

Fior Go Bas view post


Now Reading... posted 19 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Wil, Head Moderator

NP, GRRM is like that, all the time. Those books made me the maddest, happiest, saddest of enny that I have ever read. Keep at em, I think they may grow on you. view post


Now Reading... posted 20 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i finished TDTCB on my vacation and i must say it was one of the best books ive read. up there with the wheel of time.

i also read Disollution - War of The Spider Queen book 1

im ready Jennifer Fallon's Medalon right now. its alright... kinda boring but its slowly getting better. im about half way done and should be finished in a couple more days. view post


Now Reading... posted 20 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

I just finished Octavia Butler's Wild Seed, which just confirmed for me yet again that she is one of the best spec fic, check that, best damn writers still alive today.

Sean Stewart's Passion Play was also very excellent. Maybe when I have more time and less tiredness, I'll write out some short reviews of their books and more. view post


Now Reading... posted 20 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Replay, Auditor

Just finished the K-PAX trilogy and am now halfway through Wolfe's Book of the Long Sun series. view post


Now Reading... posted 21 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by drosdelnoch, Subdidact

About to have a China Mieville marathon, Perdido Street Station, The Scar and my copy of Iron Council finally turned up. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> WOOOHOOOO view post


Now Reading... posted 26 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by AjDeath, Didact

Now reading Book three of the Otori Trilogy, Brilliance of the Moon by Lian Hearn. He is a damn fine writer, very concise and at times very poetic. view post


Now Reading... posted 26 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

im reading some bass books and stuff. always trying to become a better bassist. view post


Now Reading... posted 26 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Just started re-reading Erikson's GotM for the third time a couple of days ago. Even more enjoyable this time around, considering all the events that have taken place in the five books to date.

Can't wait for April 2005 to get here - Bonehunters, here I come! <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


Now Reading... posted 26 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by NorthernPlato, Candidate

I just picked up A Clash of Kings last night and started reading it this morning over breakfast. view post


Now Reading... posted 26 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by drosdelnoch, Subdidact

You'll enjoy that NP, although you'll start running to get the others and start getting annoyed waiting for A Feast for Crows. lol

Still going through Mieville. lol view post


Now Reading... posted 27 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Your comment on Martin just gave me an idea for a new post - thanks! <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


Now Reading... posted 28 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I concur with Wil. They are totally worth the anguish. I have actually almost been brought to tears when trying to describe their amazing properties to others.

How many here have a family motto (obviously, I already know some of you do)? No families in the US do. view post


Now Reading... posted 28 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

Currently reading Steven Erikson's novella The Healthy Dead view post


Now Reading... posted 28 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by drosdelnoch, Subdidact

Now reading Ian Holm's Autobiography, quite slow and not particulally good if your going to read one would have to recommend Chris Lee's. view post


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

Currently reading Houdini's Last Illusion by Steve Savile

-neil view post


Now Reading... posted 02 September 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by AjDeath, Didact

Since I have heard so much about it, I am now reading Gardens of the Moon. view post


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