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Now Reading... posted 23 April 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Andrew, Peralogue

currently reading: "the House of the Dead" - Dostoeyevsky; "The 911 Commission Report" - 911 commission; "Anarchy, State, Utopia" - Nozick; "When she's gone" - steve lundin (steven erikson); "Knowing the Face of God" - tim stafford; collected letters of C.S. Lewis (vol 1.)

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Now Reading... posted 25 April 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

Currently I am reading Second foundation. Slow going so far, I am still in hangover mode from TWP were no other books can seem to hold my interest plus I am just physically exhausted constantly. view post


Now Reading... posted 08 May 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by DarkMatter, Peralogue

I'm reading Wild Magic by Jude Fisher atm. view post


Now Reading... posted 10 May 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Kalief, Candidate

After a dry period caused by lack of funds and everlasting exams...

Shadow and Claw, by Gene Wolfe

With the second collection already waiting to be read afterwards on the shelf :) view post


Now Reading... posted 11 May 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

QuickSilver by Neal Stephenson

A good book, but it's very slow paced.

Anyway, I'm almost two thirds done, and I recommand it to anyone interested in Renaissance, alchemy and the beginning of science as we know it. view post


Now Reading... posted 11 May 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Jassur'i'àn, Commoner

Just finished TWP. I'm about to read Quicksilver and Siege of Mithila by Ashok Banker. Banker's books are new renditions of the Ramayana. The first book, Prince of Ayodhya wasn't as good as I hoped, but was still an interesting read.

Also just finished reading The Soul Weaver by Carol Berg. The first two in this trilogy were good, but this one was a bit disappointing. view post


Now Reading... posted 16 May 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by AjDeath, Didact

Quote: "Tol h'Eddes":2ysrqc13
QuickSilver by Neal Stephenson

A good book, but it's very slow paced.

Anyway, I'm almost two thirds done, and I recommand it to anyone interested in Renaissance, alchemy and the beginning of science as we know it.[/quote:2ysrqc13]You haven't read this series yet? It only gets better and better until you think he cannot top himself, then he does. Fantastic. view post


Now Reading... posted 16 May 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Quote: "AjDeath":2tsbs4tr
You haven't read this series yet? It only gets better and better until you think he cannot top himself, then he does. Fantastic.[/quote:2tsbs4tr]

Noooo, I'm still on the first book.
But as soon as I'm done with it, I'm jumping to The Confusion. view post


Now Reading... posted 21 May 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

Just finished the Palidin of souls by lois mcmaster bujold great little novel top tier fantasy. I would recomend bujold just behind Martin, Bakker and Hobb.
Right now I am reading wolfskin by marriler, the secret history of the sword by somebody armitage, and the selfish gene by richard dawkins. view post


Now Reading... posted 22 May 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by SEF, Candidate

"The Darkness that Comes Before" by Bakker and "Dungeon, Fire, & Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades" by John J. Robinson.

The latter is written in terse but throrough blow by blow narration. Found the volume at my local Barnes & Noble megastore at a bargain price of under $10.00 HC. Kingdom of Heaven sparked an interest in the Crusades and the Templar Knights and Hospitallers. Ridley Scott bent history into a Sir Walter Scott romantic vision including a portrayal of the brave Templars as sinister villains. They were amongst the most courageous warriors representing the Christendom, from their inception in the 12th century shortly after the First Crusade to their persecution, trial and torture by the inquisition, and disbandment in the 14th century. Excellent, exciting read and a title consistantly included in lists of books to be read concerning this historical subject. view post


Now Reading... posted 29 May 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Murrin, Peralogue

I'm almost finished reading Volume 1 of The Book of the New Sun (Shadow of the Torturer and Claw of the Conciliator) - found it a little odd in the first book, but am beginning to get used to the style and finding it a good read.
I have the next volume to hand, and after that I'll have to choose which one out of Mieville's King Rat, Martin's Fevre Dream, and TH White's The Once and Future King I will read first. view post


Now Reading... posted 06 June 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by SymeonHaecceity, Peralogue

Currently reading the Fagles translation of the "Iliad". If you think PON contains a great deal of sex and violent supermen hacking their way thru the world, read the Iliad.

Compare Cniaur to Achilles - esp. in regards to losing his "prize" to a superior. view post


Now Reading... posted 06 June 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Murrin, Peralogue

I'm reading Miéville's King Rat. view post


Now Reading... posted 06 June 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Deerow, Auditor

I still have to finish the Dark Tower series by Stephen King (last 2 books) and I'm re-reading The Darkness That comes Before...just because. view post


Now Reading... posted 07 June 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by AjDeath, Didact

Tai-Pan. view post


Now Reading... posted 13 June 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Murrin, Peralogue

I finished Martin's Fevre Dream, and have now begun reading TH White's The Once and Future King. view post


Now Reading... posted 14 June 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Began reading Le Santerrian, a French Canadian fantasy novel some days ago.

So far, the story and the world are interesting. The author has a good style for describing peoples, events, surrounding, etc.

Bu his skills at conversation is truly lacking. Every time a character speaks, and I mean every time, it's as if what he says is the most important thing in the world. Even for just a "Hello, how are you?" The language is perfect. From the low-borns to the King, everyone speaks in a flawless language...

Anyway, so far, I'm a little disappointed. But well, I paid it, I'll read it. sigh view post


Now Reading... posted 14 June 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by diarmuid, Peralogue

love that that once and future king book

will have my niece on that and others in the coming year

so exciting view post


Now Reading... posted 14 June 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Da-krul, Auditor

Re-reading The Darkness that came before view post


Now Reading... posted 14 June 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Esmi, Candidate

I've been waiting months to read TWP but it hasen't come out yet <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( --> in Australia. Does anyone know when it will? view post


Now Reading... posted 14 June 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Echoex, Auditor

The World According to Garp, John Irving. view post


Now Reading... posted 14 June 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by White Lord, Subdidact

Just finishing Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. view post


Now Reading... posted 14 June 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Quinthane, Candidate

Still working through

"Dunyain for Dummies" by Bill Bryson

then it's on to

"Hello NoGod. It's Me, Cnaiur urs Skiotha" by Anna Moe N. August view post


Now Reading... posted 14 June 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Quote: &quot;Quinthane&quot;:2g8ujvbc
"Hello NoGod. It's me, Cnaiur Skiotha" by Anna Moe N. August[/quote:2g8ujvbc]

I know, that doesn't belong here, but...

Very Funny <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> I like the Moe N. August <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Now Reading... posted 09 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Exile's Return By Raymond E. Feist view post


Now Reading... posted 09 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Deerow, Auditor

Haunted: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk. view post


Now Reading... posted 16 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Murrin, Peralogue

I've finally started The Warrior Prophet. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Now Reading... posted 16 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Deerow, Auditor

Finished Haunted and moving on to A Game of Thrones (yeah, I haven't read any of that series yet...sad). view post


Now Reading... posted 16 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

The Year of Our War by Steph Swainton view post


Now Reading... posted 17 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Replay by Ken Grimwood view post


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