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Now Reading... posted 17 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Scilvenas, Auditor

Od Magic by Patricia McKillip view post


Now Reading... posted 18 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling. view post


Now Reading... posted 19 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Scilvenas, Auditor

Never heard of it. view post


Now Reading... posted 19 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Rich the Great, Candidate

'Mein Kampf' by Hitler. view post


Now Reading... posted 19 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Deerow, Auditor

That sounds like fun...or...something. view post


Now Reading... posted 20 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Rich the Great, Candidate

Not really, but I was curious about what it would be like. view post


Now Reading... posted 23 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by H, Auditor

Finished Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe, now reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. I'm taking Sword & Citadel, Ironfire, and A Short History of Byzantium on this week long camping trip i'm going on, so we'll see how much reading i'll get done... view post


Now Reading... posted 23 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Murrin, Peralogue

Finished The Warrior-Prophet, starting No Present Like Time. view post


Now Reading... posted 24 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by AjDeath, Didact

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World - Jack Weatherford. view post


Now Reading... posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Timeline by Michael Crichton. view post


Now Reading... posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Murrin, Peralogue

Finished No Present Like Time (great book), started the Gormenghast trilogy. view post


Now Reading... posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Lucimay, Subdidact

just at the end of Darkness That Comes Before, then on to Warrior Prophet.

prior to PoN:

Slow River Griffith
King Rat Mieville
Pattern Recognition Gibson
All the Flowers Are Dying Block
all the Outlander series (for the fifth time) Gabaldon
Left Hand of Darkness (for the third time) Leguin
The Telling (for the 2nd time) Leguin
Gunslinger and Drawing of the Three (for the 4th time) King (i didn't feel like continuing on to Blain the Pain!)
The Forgotten Man Crais


yes...i'm going through the stuff I own since my mate has just about had it with my ability to spend money on books!!!! hahahahahaha!
got both darkness and warrior prophet (which i HAD NOT read before!) for free by purging some crap from my shelves and trading at Green Apple Books! view post


Now Reading... posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Alric, Auditor

at the moment...

Caitlin Sweet's The Silences of Home

after that... Peace by Gene Wolfe view post


Now Reading... posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by target, Auditor

Currently The Warrior Prophet

Then: The Cathars by Sean Martin
Then: Battle Royale by Koushun Takami view post


Now Reading... posted 27 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Regulus, Commoner

Just Finished: The Warrior-Prophet by Mr. Bakker
Next Up: not sure

How are the Gene Wolfe Books?


Recently Read Good Books:

The Darkness That Comes Before by Mr. Bakker
47 Ronin by Allyn (True Story)
Gates of Fire by Pressfield (Historical Fiction)
Coldfire Trilogy by Friedman

All Time Favorites:
LOTR Series by Tolkien
Malloreon Series by Eddings
Belgariad Series by Eddings
Battlefield Earth by Hubbard view post


Now Reading... posted 28 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by *42*, Commoner

Currently: The Warrior Prophet

Next:Mad Merlin by J. Robert King

Then: Next two in series,(Lancelot du Lethe, and Le Morte D'Avalon)

as long as first is any good? view post


Now Reading... posted 28 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Rich the Great, Candidate

Lord of Chaos, by RJ.

Have to pass the time somehow until The Warrior-Prophet arrives. view post


Now Reading... posted 29 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Da-krul, Auditor

Nothing


Any suggestions? and NOT dragonlance or other series that has 100 books <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


Now Reading... posted 31 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by H, Auditor

Quote: &quot;Da-krul&quot;:12akpsz4
Nothing


Any suggestions? and NOT dragonlance or other series that has 100 books <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->[/quote:12akpsz4]

I enjoyed Blood Merridian. If your looking for some history, Caesar's Legion is a good one i recently read. If you haven't read it yet, The Book of the New Sun is also pretty good.

Currently getting started on Ironfire. view post


Now Reading... posted 12 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

Idlewild by Nick Sagan view post


Now Reading... posted 13 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

The Monk by... lemme get the book... hummmm.... William H. Hallanah view post


Now Reading... posted 13 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by AjDeath, Didact

In The Wake Of The Plague - Norman F. Cantor view post


Now Reading... posted 15 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Lucimay, Subdidact

starting gardens of the moon...
also started a memoir by margaret diehl yesterday...
also restarting TDTCB again so i can keep up with some of the conversations here and contribute to RPG discussion so i'm doing a bit of highlighting on my trade paperback copy and will have to buy a hardback to replace it and to match my hardback WP and the soon to come TTT!!
man...i'm throwing a lot of dough your way this month mr. bakker!!! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->

splitting my attention between these books and a new PC RPG. classes start on thrusday...this is my last shot at some summer entertainment reading!!! view post


Now Reading... posted 16 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tattooed Hand, Auditor

I just finished up The Persian Boy by Mary Renault. I don't know if anyone would like this as much as I did. It's about the last 7 years of Alexander the Great's life as told by the Persian eunuch who was his "beloved" (actually referred to this way in the Greek sources. It's a perfect rendition of a "Persian" love story with the lover as the slave of the beloved who lives out most of his life in abject separation from the beloved. It's historical fiction, but the love story really moved me, which is sort of shocking given how jaded and sardonic I am about those sorts of things.

Am also in the middle of reading Midnight Tides for the second time - man those books make so much sense the second time around. I must have been seized with narrative lust the first time around that I missed alot.

Also nosing lazily through White Mughals by William Dalrymple. It's sort of history lite about British in India. English Company man elopes with upper class "native" lady, converts to (gasp) Islam to do so (the author assumes we will all be shocked about this). The funny thing is that the woman is from an Iranian family and he never does deal with this. The background history is atrocious, partly because he is depending on secondary sources with little idea as to their quality and he clearly speaks no Persian or South Asian language. Still, my dissertation is on Iranians in India and Burma and this particular Iranian family was kind enough to leave lots of written records behind!

And lots of boring British colonial documents about anti-Indian riots in Burma in the 1930s. For a paper. view post


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

Immortality inc. by Robert Scheckley view post


Now Reading... posted 19 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

The Iron Council by China MiƩville.

Once I finish it off I am going to have to re-read The Darkness That Comes Before so that I can finally start reading The Warrior Prophet. view post


Now Reading... posted 06 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Kalief, Candidate

The Stars My Destination, (or Tiger! Tiger!) by Alfred Bester.

Small stack of sci-fi waiting to be read after that; A Fire Upon the Deep, Pandora's Star, Hidden Empire, Eye in the Sky, and Polystom view post


Now Reading... posted 07 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Murrin, Peralogue

The Worm Ouroboros, by ER Eddison. view post


Now Reading... posted 08 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by AjDeath, Didact

Freethinker: A History OF American Secularism - Susan Jacoby.

I am in one of those periods where I hate all fiction. I just hate it. Especially fantasy ever since the New Harry Potter came out. I can't stomach it. And no, I didn't read it, and I never want to or will. view post


Now Reading... posted 08 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by White Lord, Subdidact

Quote: &quot;AjDeath&quot;:11t7ag45
[...] since the New Harry Potter came out. I can't stomach it. And no, I didn't read it, and I never want to or will.[/quote:11t7ag45]

With you on this one.. Never have, never will . . . <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


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