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And what are you reading now continued (again)?

Postby Billobob » Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:13 pm

I noticed the last thread was closed. So if you want you can post about what book you're reading right now on this thread. I'm reading Ranger's apprentice book 9 right now.
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Postby Old_Begonia » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:02 am

Just finished Girl at the End of the World by Elizabeth Esther. I bought a 2nd copy for my daughter. Its repercussions are echoing throughout the family.


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"And it is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance else that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen."

There is something profound about standing AT sea level.
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Postby Billobob » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:11 am

I'm reading Beyonders: chasing the prophecy book three.
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Postby RoseMorninStar » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:13 am

Old Begonia, that sounds interesting.

I'm currently reading 'Going Clear; Hollywood, Scientology and the Prison of Belief'. HBO did a documentary based on it but the book has a lot more detail/info. It's fascinating, in a horrific way. And sad.
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Postby Billobob » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:55 pm

Wow that book sounds good. My books are just fantasy and kind of lighthearted. But that's how I roll 8).


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Postby Old_Begonia » Sun May 03, 2015 9:00 am

I've also been picking my way through Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization,

"...or more than a millennium, Byzantium reigned as the glittering seat of Christian civilization." It is interesting, but hardly compelling.
"And it is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance else that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen."

There is something profound about standing AT sea level.
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Postby Laura_Lou28 » Sun May 03, 2015 10:14 am

Just finished Peter V Brett The Skull Throne which is book 4 of the series The Demon Cycle. Would really recommend this series, I've really enjoyed it. Currently looking for a new fantasy book/series to start :)
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Postby Billobob » Mon May 04, 2015 1:28 pm

Old_Begonia wrote:I've also been picking my way through Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization,

"...or more than a millennium, Byzantium reigned as the glittering seat of Christian civilization." It is interesting, but hardly compelling.



Well that sounds like a good book. I'm reading Ender's shadow.
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Postby The Nameless Thing » Mon May 04, 2015 2:22 pm

In 1967 I walked into aviation shop and written on the blackboard was "FRODO LIVES". I had no idea what that meant, but a friend of mine , author Jeff Duntemann had the same class and (seeing the same thing) during lunch he brought me up to speed and started me on 'the road that goes ever on'. From then on I read LOTR at least once a year until the movies came out. That's 33 times MINIMUM!

Well make that 34. I started it again over the weekend. Currently on 'Shadow of the Past' a key chapter in the trilogy. After starting I wondered what had taken me so long! :)
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Postby Billobob » Mon May 04, 2015 3:21 pm

The Nameless Thing wrote:In 1967 I walked into aviation shop and written on the blackboard was "FRODO LIVES". I had no idea what that meant, but a friend of mine , author Jeff Duntemann had the same class and (seeing the same thing) during lunch he brought me up to speed and started me on 'the road that goes ever on'. From then on I read LOTR at least once a year until the movies came out. That's 33 times MINIMUM!

Well make that 34. I started it again over the weekend. Currently on 'Shadow of the Past' a key chapter in the trilogy. After starting I wondered what had taken me so long! :)


Wow that's a really good story.
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Postby rpsantos » Thu May 07, 2015 3:00 am

Well, I started The Stand, by Stephen King. Quite interesting so far.

After this one, I'm thinking abou reading another book from him. Any suggestions?
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Postby Billobob » Thu May 07, 2015 9:02 am

Right now I'm reading the shadow of the hegemon.
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Postby TheGreenWizard » Sat May 09, 2015 9:13 am

rpsantos, let me know what your thoughts are after finishing The Stand! I enjoyed that book very much, though I do believe Stephen King could have cut the length a little bit with no harm done to the story itself. I do love King's writing though, and The Stand is one of my favorite's of his. You truly get the surreal feeling of being involved in that catastrophe while reading the story.
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Postby Billobob » Tue May 12, 2015 1:06 pm

Right now I'm reading Pride and Prejudice.
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Postby Mithfânion » Thu May 14, 2015 2:01 pm

'm reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb ( a new trilogy!!) and Nagasaki by Eric Foye ( not sure if I spelled that right, it's about an elderly and lonely Japanese man).
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Postby Billobob » Thu May 14, 2015 2:04 pm

Mithfânion wrote:'m reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb ( a new trilogy!!) and Nagasaki by Eric Foye ( not sure if I spelled that right, it's about an elderly and lonely Japanese man).


Huh Nagasaki that was one of the cities destroyed by a nuclear bomb. Is this story before or after this event?
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Postby Billobob » Tue May 19, 2015 8:52 am

Right nowI am reading Eragon:Eldest
I love this series.
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Postby Billobob » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:14 am

And now I'm reading Brisingr of the inheritance series I love how Eragon's sword turns on fire.

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Postby PatriotBlade » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:36 pm

Irish on the Inside by Tom Hayden. An interesting read and view on something I'm trying to find answers to. My mom refuses to admit that we're of Celtic decent, especially the Irish bit, so it's been hard to trace my roots.
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Postby Billobob » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:35 am

I have a little time to post right now so right now I'm reading Inheritance of the inheritance series.
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Postby Dunthule » Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:31 pm

Rebel Yell - about Stonewall Jackson and the US Civil War.
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Postby Celebrimbor32 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:59 am

Just finished Stoner by the late John Williams, probably the best novel I have read in a year or so.

Just started The Polish Officer by Alan Furst, a WWII spy novel.
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Postby PatriotBlade » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:59 pm

At my roommate's suggestion, I'm reading " Summers at Castle Auburn" by Sharon Shinn.
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Postby Quimrill_Renctar » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:55 am

A couple brain candy books at the moment. guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett and Ender's Game (for the 8th time) by Orson Scott Card
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Postby PatriotBlade » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:04 pm

Into the Green by Charles de Lint
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Postby siddharth » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:00 am

Have taken up 'War and Peace' and finished Part I.
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Postby LleuLlewGyffes » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:37 pm

I've recently been watching some youtube videos of Christopher Hitchens debates with religious apologists, so I decided to once more delve into his coruscating atheist tome "God is Not Great". It is a work of genius. How I miss the Hitch... :(

I'm also reading Susanna Clarke's "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell", and I am most impressed by her wonderful evocation of early 19th Century composition style. Very clever.

Finally, I've been learning German, so I have bought "Der Herr der Ringe" by some obscure author called Tolkien... What better way to learn a foreign language? :D
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Postby The Nameless Thing » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:24 pm

The Cunning Blood by Jeff Duntemann. Found it on Amazon for $2.99. So worth it! So far very good steam-punk.
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Postby portia » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:38 am

Still mysteries fr me.
I just finished a book by Tony Hillerman's daughter, using his characters, and filling in books I've missed of Margaret Maron.
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Postby PatriotBlade » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:15 pm

The Wishing Thread by Lisa Van Allen
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