August 9th, 2005, 08:02 PM #291
Here's what I read in the last 2 weeks while on vacation.
Illium-Dan Simmons (Sci-fi)
Iron Sunrise-Charles Stross (Sci-fi)
The Wilding-C.S. Friedman (Sci-fi) This is the sequel to In Conquest Born released about 15 yrs ago.
White Death-Clive Cussler & Paul Kemprecos. (Fic)
Furies of Calderon: Book one of the Codex Alera-Jim Butcher (Fan)
Hammered-Elizabeth Bear (Sci-fi)
Scardown-Elizabeth Bear (Sci-fi) Sequel to Hammered
Bio-Rescue-S.L Viehl (Sci-fi)
Radiant-James Alan Gardner (Sci-fi)
The Treasured One: Book Two of The Dreamers-David & Leigh Eddings (Fan)
Wind Riders Oath: David Weber (fan)
The Highwayman-R.A. Salvatore (Fan)
The Thousand Orcs: The Hunters Blade Trilogy Book 1-R.A. Salvatore (Fan)
The Lone Drow: The Hunters Blade Trilogy Book 2-R.A. Salvatore (Fan)
The Icewind Dale Trilogy:Omnibus Ed.-R.A. Salvatore (Fan)
Currently finishing off
The Dark Elf Trilogy:Omnibus Ed.-R.A. Salvatore (Fan)
August 14th, 2005, 08:18 PM #292
Damn! The last thing I read was was this msg board----As far as books????
Robots of dawn---or Practice Effect---maybe even Hitchhikers Guide or Jurassic Park---*****, I'm lazy lately!!!!
August 14th, 2005, 11:07 PM #293
August 14th, 2005, 11:42 PM #294
The Devil in Massachusettes by Starkey
August 15th, 2005, 10:36 PM #295
I teach, so summer gives me time to read a vaguely embarrassing number of books, hurrah!
These were the best of the best:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon - a quirky "murder mystery" told from the POV of an autistic boy. A really quick read, a unique narrative voice, and an interesting glimpse into the way autism can color your whole world.
Fever Pitch, by Nick Hornby - I've owned this book for years, but only just got around to reading it because I'd heard it was very dry. But don't expect a standard novel and you'll do fine. Hornby uses specific games as jumping-off points for his essays, which makes perfect sense to me, as I mark time by seasons, too (don't you?) An incredibly relatable book for die-hard fans of anything about how silly we must look to the outside world and how deeply we feel every win, every loss, every trade, and every championship...oh, wait, I can't speak to that last one!butters:
Of Sound Mind, by Jean Ferris - technically, a young adult (YA) novel, but I can enjoy those without shame on account of the teaching thing. About a boy whose parents and brother are deaf, so it's dealing with having to walk the line between the hearing/nonhearing worlds, and also your standard coming of age novel...plus some huge obstacles.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince...of course.
An Assembly Such As This: Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman: Book 1, by Pamela Aidan - My one very girly pick, so bear with me. Amazon.com kept recommending it *constantly,* so I finally gave in and bought it. Well: this reads like Pride & Prejudice: Behind the Music. Makes my giddy-girly heart swoon. Best thing to happen to Brit-Lit since Colin Firth. (P.S. I've heard the 2nd book in the series blows.) Now, to toughen up for the hockey season!
Great idea to have a book thread--I'll keep looking here for my next picks!
August 16th, 2005, 07:10 PM #296
My next batch of reading material
The Knight-Gene Wolfe
The Exiles of Boq'urain: Storms of Destiny-A.C. Crispin
Paths of Darkness Omnibus Ed.-R.A. Salvatore
The Legacy of the Drow Omnibus Ed.-R.A. Salvatore
House of Reeds-Thomas Harlan Sequel to Wastelands of Flint.
Fitzpatrick's War-Theodore Judson
Lost City-Clive Cussler & Paul Kemprecos $10!? For a ****ing paperback...last time I buy this kind of ****...ridiculous.
August 16th, 2005, 07:22 PM #297
I recently finished The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I can't recommend it highly enough. Easily one of the best novels I have ever read.
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August 22nd, 2005, 09:15 AM #298
Here is my new list:
Scar Tissue- Anthony Kiedis
The Dirt- Motley Crue
August 22nd, 2005, 12:10 PM #299
August 23rd, 2005, 01:10 AM #300
Weapons of Choice by John Birmingham. If you like alternative history,( It goes 10 steps futher than the movie "The Final Countdown") this is a good read.