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Post by GyrTaluk on Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:58 pm

So I've recently started to get back into reading more with a copy of Battle Royale. What books have you picked up lately?
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Tater on Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:39 pm

Most reasently, a friend sent me a book called "The Knight" by Gene Wolfe, its first person and so far written very well. I've also gotten the Night Angle Trilogy by Brent Weeks, a few months back.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Jkwaffle on Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:53 pm

Night Angel Trilogy is pretty dang great Zyph, I read it a few years ago, very enjoyable series.

Not really reading much right now, I've been off-and-on reading the A Song of Ice and Fire books, but I haven't made much progress lately.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Mad King James on Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:57 pm

I'm currently reading the last few books in the Honor Harrington series by David Weber:
-Storm From the Shadows, which is the second in one of the two spin-off series.
-A Rising Thunder, which I'll read after finishing the above.
-Shadow of Freedom, which was originally going to be part of A Rising Thunder but is really a continuation of the spin-off I mentioned before.

Here's a link to hopefully help what I'm talking about make sense:
http://honorverse.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Honorverse_material

I can't recommend this series enough, but it would definitely be for older audiences, since younger readers likely wouldn't be able to track everything as well.
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Post by Tater on Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:41 pm

cBm: Good to know!
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Post by The Not-so-Evil Overlord on Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:38 pm

I'm currently reading David Weber's Safehold series. Similarly to his Honor Harrington books which ARC mentioned, I wouldn't recommend for everyone. There's a good bit of profanity in them, along with some sexual scenes. (Which are fairly clean as such things go. There's nothing super explicate in them.)
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Post by GyrTaluk on Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:41 pm

@ARC, how long is one of those books, on average?
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Mad King James on Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:32 am

The Not-so-Evil Overlord wrote:I'm currently reading David Weber's Safehold series. Similarly to his Honor Harrington books which ARC mentioned, I wouldn't recommend for everyone. There's a good bit of profanity in them, along with some sexual scenes. (Which are fairly clean as such things go. There's nothing super explicate in them.)

Oh yeah, I've been meaning to pester my dad about that series, too. Not my favorite, but an interesting read.

GyrTaluk wrote:@ARC, how long is one of those books, on average?

The first book is about 450 pages, the more recent ones closer to 900 pages. They get longer as time goes on. The spin-offs are around...600-700, give or take. Given the whole main series, and all the spin-offs related to the main plot, I could read all of it (without any extra responsibilities) in a couple months at least, probably longer because it'd be harder for me to reread something that's already impacted me so much.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by MinifigDesigner on Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:44 pm

Well, currently, I'm reading A Dance With Dragons (GRR Martin) and A Vision of the Future (Timothy Zahn). I plan on also reading Lolita (I don't know the author) at some point too.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Roddy15 on Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:58 pm

Currently getting through the House of Cards trilogy (which is House Of Cards, Play The King, The Final Cut) also looking at a few books on American politics and politics in general.

Over summer I plan on getting through either the "With Malice Toward None" Lincoln biography, Steve Jobs or King Richard III.

In school this year we've done King Lear and we are about to start Wuthering Heights, obviously both of these are part of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level English course.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Ackbard on Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:27 pm

I finally got around the finishing the chronicles of narnia. For some reason, I hadn't read "The Last Battle" yet.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by MinifigDesigner on Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:28 pm

I'm reading The Silmarillion for the fourth time. So there's that. Razz

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Mad King James on Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:11 pm

I'm reading the third novel of Jack Campbell's spin-off The Lost Stars.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Ackbard on Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:39 pm

At the mountains of madness, for the first time.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Ackbard on Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:49 pm

Finally doing what ARC suggested maybe a year ago and reading Sun Tzu's art of war for the 21st century.
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Post by Rox in Sox on Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:56 am

What? He wrote a version specifically for the 21st century? Razz

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Post by Ackbard on Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:02 pm

Rox in Sox wrote:What? He wrote a version specifically for the 21st century? Razz

no, it's a different author who provides interpretations.
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Post by Rox in Sox on Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:46 am

But why would anyone have to interpret it? I think it's pretty understandable on its own. At least what I read so far. Razz

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by GyrTaluk on Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:19 am

Rox in Sox wrote:But why would anyone have to interpret it? I think it's pretty understandable on its own. At least what I read so far. Razz

I've read a bit of it. Most if it is either common sense or doesn't really apply to modern warfare.
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Post by Rox in Sox on Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:02 am

Ah, yeah, I guess it is a bit outdated when it comes to warfare. I don't know anything about modern warfare. Razz

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Ackbard on Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:36 pm

found a book that Im not sure any of you are going to recognize, it's called "Sims" by F. Paul Wilson. I swear it isnt about the video game. It's a really cool, interesting book.
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Post by GyrTaluk on Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:33 pm

That kinda rings a bell. What's it about?
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Ackbard on Sat May 23, 2015 9:09 pm

Gyrtaluk:

Scientists using genetic hybridization to create a servant race. essentially. And the consequences of it. It actually ends up being really well thought out.
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Post by GyrTaluk on Sun May 24, 2015 4:41 pm

That does sound really interesting. Reminds me of a movie I heard about recently that just focuses on these characters, and then you find out that they're all clones for organ harvesting (Not the book House of the Scorpion, but similar premise, I guesss).
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Ye Olde Magna473 on Sun May 31, 2015 6:52 pm

I'm addicted to Chuck Palahniuk books right now. Besides Pygmy, they're just written so inanely and the staggering amount of detail and attention to plot is just awesome. Haunted is a totally great book that might be the best (Fight Club and Invisible Monsters Remix are also up there) because of all the elements it contains. They're all satire in some kind of way, which occasionally gets a bit grating, but all the short stories in Haunted are so different and realistic you can't help but be entertained.

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