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« on: October 10, 2004, 03:40:59 PM »

In case anyone wants it reassembled.  Sorry for the long posts.  I'm pulling a cached page at a time.  If this violates any rules about post size I'll happily yank it.  I'm also trying to clean the formatting as I go.

What I'd suggest: Start a new thread.  Find your post from here, cut and paste it to the new thread.  Update, as these caches are not current to  say the least.

This is page 1.

Godzilla Blitz
Along the lines of the "Games Completed in 2004", this is a "Books Read in 2004" thread. Claim a spot and list up the books you finish in 2004. Be sure to update your list when you finish a new book.

The thread is now open for general discussion, questions, comments on reader lists, impressions on books newly completed, etc.

If you missed the initial listing period and would still like to add a list of books, by all means feel free.

This isn't really a competition to see who reads the most books in a year, but rather as a way to learn a bit more about other GG'ers, as a way to spark discussion about books, and as a resource for GG'ers to find books they might be interested in reading.

It's up to each GG'er to decide on their own what constitutes "reading a book". For me, I have two very little kids, so I probably read a dozen books a day, none of which is longer than 100 words. I won't be counting those. However, I will be counting some easy Japanese novels that I work through occasionally; I feel like I've "read a book" after I finish one of those.

Lastly, I'm very much making all this up as I go along. If anyone has any suggestions on how to improve things, please feel free to post them here or email me.

Happy reading!

My list:

    * Shadow of the Hegemon - Orson Scott Card (1/19) (B-)
    * Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J. K. Rowling (1/21) (A+)
    * Equal Rites - Terry Pratchett (1/24) (B)
    * Guilty Pleasures - L.K. Hamilton (2/15) (B)
    * D-Day - Stephen Ambrose (3/8) (B+)
    * Stars Shine Down - Sidney Sheldon (3/9) (C)
    * Angels & Demons - Dan Brown (3/13) (A+)
    * Reversible Errors - Scott Turow (3/17) (B)
    * The Lost World – Michael Crichton (3/22) (A)
    * Seabiscuit – Laura Hillenbrand (3/25) (A+)
    * Guide to Rational Living – Albert Ellis & Robert Harper (3/28) (B+)
    * Hominids – Robert J. Sawyer (4/1)(A-)
    * Futebol: Soccer, The Brazilian Way – Alex Bellos (4/5)(C+)
    * Damn, Why Didn’t I Write That! – Marc McCutcheon (4/8) (B)


Currently reading:
  • The Self-Publishers' Guide – David Poynter

On deck:
Shadow Puppets?

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Mark
Gone Golder

Currently reading:

Wicked: The Life and Time of the Wickerd Witch of the West. Gregory Maguire.
Game of Thrones. George R R Martin

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Now Playing.
[PS2] Fatal Frame II
[Xbox]Soul Calibur II,
[PC}
[GC] Eternal Darkness (again)
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles

Kelric Varchilde
Gone Golder
The Heart of Red Sox Nation

   Currently Reading:

    * The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan.



Unfinished:

    * Blood & Iron: From Bismarck to Hitler the Von Moltke Family's Impact on German History by Otto Friedrich



Finished Reading:

    * The Eye Of The World by Robert Jordan.
    * The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan.
    * The Dragon Rebortn by Robert Jordan.
    * The Cuckoo's Egg by Cliff Stoll.
    * The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams.



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GGOOTP, Boston Red Sox.
GG Newbie League, Co-Commissioner, Boston Dockworkers.

Lyno
Pronounced: Lee-no

Finished the following:

Redliners by David Drake 2/12/04 (3 stars)
Lt. Leary, Commanding by David Drake 2/7/04 (3 stars)
Ring of Fire edited and created by Eric Flint 1/28/04 (3 stars)
Thief of Lies by Barb and J. C. Hendee 1/11/04 (3 stars)
There Will Be Dragons by John Ringo 1/4/04 (3 stars)

Currently reading:
Warhorse by Timothy Zahn
Phule Me Twice by Robert Asprin and Peter Heck

-Lyno!

Note: Rating system is out of 4 stars possible.
4 stars - great book, read it now!
3 stars - good book, definitely worth reading
2 stars - okay book, read when bored
1 star - lousy book, don't bother

[ 02-13-2004, 04:32 AM: Message edited by: Lyno ]
kmgrey
Gone Golder

Finished:
Shadows of God by Greg Keyes
The Briar King by Greg Keyes
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

Currently Reading:
Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson
Jeff Vitous
Gone Golder

 Finished:
Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
Post Captain by Patrick O'Brian
HMS Surprise by Patrick O'Brian
The Mauritius Command by Patrick O'Brian
Desolation Island by Patrick O'Brian
Russia Besieged (Time-Life)
German Secret Weapons of the Second World War by Ian Hogg
Gladiatrix by Amy Zoll

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YellowKing
Gone Golder
Hail To The King

4-star ratings.

Finished:

Lost - Gregory Maguire (**)
The Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King (***1/2)
Master & Commander - Patrick O'Brian (****)
The Music of the Spheres - Elizabeth Redfern (***)
The Red Church - Scott Nicholson (**)
Crocodile on the Sandbank - Elizabeth Peters (***)
Devil in the White City - Erik Larson (****)
Sharpe's Tiger - Bernard Cornwell (****)
Band of Brothers - Stephen Ambrose (****)
The Church of Dead Girls - Stephen Dobyns (***)
Gangs of New York - Herbert Asbury (***)

Currently reading:

Icewind Dale Trilogy - R.A. Salvatore
Lord of Chaos - Robert Jordan
Post Captain - Patrick O'Brian

YK

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cc_TheToph
Gone Golder

Finished:

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (Doctorow) - nice little sci-fi book with some really interesting ideas.

Reading:

The DaVinci Code (Can't remember - it's in the car.)
Wonder Boys (Chabon)

Don't like the writing of DaVinci, but it's an interesting concept. Love the style of Wonder Boys but I am not romanced by the story. So, I read a little of each each day.

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PC: RS: Athena Sword, UT 2004
X-Box: Nada
Gamecube: Mario Golf
Board: SAN JUAN, Ticket to Ride

Jolor
Gone Golder

Finished:
The Gunslinger - Stephen King
The Mystic Rose - Stephen Lawhead
The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
The Waste Lands - Stephen King
Wizard and Glass - Stephen King

Reading:

[ 03-19-2004, 02:45 PM: Message edited by: Jolor ]
aussie77
Gone Golder

Finished:
The Da Vinci Code (Brown)
Legend (Gemmel)

Currently Reading:
Cryptonomicron (Nealson)
Atlas Shrugged (Rand) [Read many times before]
Keep Australia on your Left (can't remember)

Waiting List:
New Spring (Jordan) [Probably waiting for paperback]
The New Buffetology (Buffet) [Re-read]

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Eco-Logic
Gone Golder
There is NO Tag

 Finished:

Let Freedom Ring (Hannity)
King of Torts (Grisham)

Currently Reading:
The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy: by Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko

Perdido Street Station (Mievlle)

Next on list: The Da Vinci Code (Brown) & Cabinet Curiosities (Preston)

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Now Playing: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (Xbox), Beyond Good & Evil Xbox), Unreal Tournament 2004 Demo
Anticipating: BC (Xbox), UT2004

wanderingoutlaw
Gone Golder

Finished:

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Poirot Loses a Client by Agatha Christie
Dialogues of the Dead by Reginald Hill
The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie
Put on by Cunning by Ruth Rendell
Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
Magician: Apprentice by Raymond Feist
Curtain by Agatha Christie
Magician: Master by Raymond Feist
Silverthorn by Raymond Feist
Meditation in Action by Chogyam Trungpa
A Darkness at Sethanon by Raymond Feist
If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O by Sharyn McCrumb
Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter by Sharyn McCrumb
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

Currently Reading:

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
Born in Tibet by Chogyam Trungpa

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Juntei
Gone Golder

 Finished:
The Knight - Gene Wolfe
The King of Foxes - Raymond E. Feist
Prentice Alvin - Orson Scott Card
Alvin Journeyman - Orson Scott Card
Heartfire - Orson Scott Card
The Crystal City - Orson Scott Card
Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb (reread)
Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb (reread)
Assassin's Quest - Robin Hobb (reread)

Currently reading:
Fool's Errand - Robin Hobb

Queued:
Golden Fool - Robin Hobb
Fool's Fate - Robin Hobb
The Outstretched Shadow - Mercedes Lackey/James Mallory
Lord of Snow and Shadow - Sarah Ash

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Jancelot
Gone Golder

 Finished:

Reading:
The Seventh Scroll by Wilbur Smith

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-Tom Cullen

T-Dub
Gone Golder

Finished:

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan
Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan
A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan
The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan
Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan
Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan
The Miocene Arrow by Sean McMullen
Eyes of the Calculor by Sean McMullen
Dreams of the Sea by Élisabeth Vonarburg
Voyage of the Shadowmoon by Sean McMullen
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
1610: A Sundial in a Grave by Mary Gentle
The Briar King by Greg Keyes

Reading:

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Queued:

The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb

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Reading List

JMDiller
Gone Golder
Bargain Huntin' Thrilla

 Finished:

1. Coyote Moon(Miller)


Reading:
Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract
Gunpowder Empire(Turtledove)
Blackhawk
Golden Moderator
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Ok, I'll play along, though I really don't get a lot of reading time anymore (except after the kids go to bed).


Finished:

    * A Clear and Present Danger - Tom Clancy
    * Starship Troopers - Robert Heinlin
    * Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Rowling
    * Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Rowling
    * Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Rowling
    * Arrows of the Queen - Mercedes Lackey
    * Arrow's Flight - Mercedes Lackey
    * Arrow's Fall - Mercedes Lackey



In Progress:

    * The Sum of all Fears - Tom Clancy


Well, I just finished Prisoner of Azkaban.

I was pleased - not just with the book, but with the series. I was afraid, after the first two, that the author was going to become too formulaic, but she really stepped into a different line with Prisoner. There was more depth, she actually pulled off the bad guy/good guy switch that she futzed with in the last two, and she added story elements that will tie the series together. It looks like it won't just be seven unrelated adventures with the same characters, but an actual continuing story arc - fantastic!

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Ironrod1
Gone Golder
Hide your women

Finished:

The Fat White Vampire Blues Mildly entertaining, not strongly recommended.

About to start:

Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey Into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism. Recommended and lent by a coworker and fellow dope fiend. [Smile]

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Gerber
Gone Golder

Finished:

    * Game of Thrones - George RR Martin


Reading:

    * Clash of Kings - George RR Martin
    * What Went Wrong? : The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East - Bernard Lewis (Slowly)



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22 He answered, "While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept. I thought, 'Who knows? The LORD may be gracious to me and let the child live.' 23 But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me." Homepage

ChaoZ
Gone Golder

Reading:
A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy (School)
The Time Machine - H.G. Wells (School)

Micellaneous school readings - ARGH!

Upcoming:
Sierns of Titan - Vonnegut (school)
Good Omens - Pratchett, Gaiman (eventually)
Great Expectations - Dickens (school)

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pr0ner
Gone Golder

 Finished:

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Endymion by Dan Simmons
Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons
Dune by Frank Hebert
Dune Messiah by Frank Hebert
Children of Dune by Frank Hebert

Currently Reading:

God Emperor of Dune by Frank Hebert

Next in line:

Heretics of Dune by Frank Hebert

Mike

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The Nature Boy
Gone Golder
Owner of a Bleeding Heart

Sadly, I find that I have real trouble reading more than one book at a time these days, so my reading is pretty slow now...

Finished:

Top 10 books 1 & 2 (graphic novels) very highly recommended.
Return of the King, JRR Tolkien

Reading:

American Gods by Neil Gamian

On Tap:

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth by Joe Conason

Agatha Christie Reader in German & English

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-Colin Powell in his autobiography

Proud owner of the GGOOTP Rockies

CSL
Gone Golder
Suicidal Sectoid

Finished: 100 Decisive Battles: From Ancient Times to Present

Working on: World War One by John Keegan

Up Next: Paris, 1919 by Margaret MacMillan
An Army At Dawn by Rick Atkinson

[ 01-26-2004, 03:47 PM: Message edited by: CSL ]

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2004, 03:48:27 PM »

This is page 3.  Looking for page 2.

quote:Originally posted by Jeff Vitous:
quote:Originally posted by Gebeker:
I'm currently reading "Broca's Brain", by Carl Sagan. It's an oldie, but it's well worth the read if you have any interest in popular science books. That is one of my all-time faves. If you haven't already, also check out "Dragons of Eden" and "Demon Haunted World."
If you ask me what book made the biggest impression on me, "Demon Haunted World" might be it. I would highly recommend that one to anyone. "Dragons of Eden" is next on my list of books to read.

[ 02-07-2004, 07:45 AM: Message edited by: Gebeker ]

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Juntei
Gone Golder

I seem to have the slight problem of acquiring books faster than I read them [Frown]
Godzilla Blitz
Gone Golder

   Icon 1 posted      Profile for Godzilla Blitz   Email Godzilla Blitz         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote      IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator quote:Originally posted by Lyno:
On another note... this thread doesn't get moved to the top of the forums if we only edit our post, making it tough to figure out when someone updates their list. Perhaps we should add a new post with a short blurb of the book we just finished everytime we update our book list?I think this is a great idea for those who are so inclined. I'll probably add some ratings to my list and maybe write a short blurb about worthwhile books when I finish them, but if people would like to write impressions about every book they finish, that's wonderful as well. If the thread hits too many pages, we can start a new one and move our lists over.

Magic Boy: Do the Pratchett books get better as the series progresses? I was told that they do. I've read the first three books and keep feeling like something is lacking. Not sure what it is, but I'm debating whether to buy "Mort", the fourth book, or just give up.

I'd also add my recommendation to Sagan's Demon Haunted World. Insightful book.
sjsharks
Gone Golder

Finished:

The Sword of Shannara(Brooks) [third or forth time] - I have a thing where I collect several books by the same author and once I get enough new books by them I work my way through all of their work starting at the begining each time.

The Elfstones of Shannara(Brooks) - This is taking forever, I think I have finally burned myself out on Fantasy.

Dungeons and Dreamers - The Rise of Computer Game Culture From Geek to Chic (King & Borland) - Reading books like this and Kent's The Ultimate History of Video Games is like taking a ride down memory lane. Both books mentioned were very good trips.

Angels & Demons (Brown) - I think it was triggercut who tried this and didn't like it. I put it off for a long time but finally read it. I loved it, finished it in just 3 days reading on breaks and lunch at work. I even sat in my car after work to finish one section and ended up finishing the rest at 5 AM once I got home. Looking forwared to the Da Vinci Code now.

Reading:

The Sandman - Preludes & Nocturnes(Gaiman) - So far this really isn't my cup of tea. I liked American Gods and wanted to see what the whole graphic novel thing was about so I chose Gaimans Sandman series. I doubt I will go any farther into the series after reading the first collection.

On Tap:

The rest of the Shannara books and Brook's third Knight of the Word book once I find it.

Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin books numbers 13-20

Still Life With Crows (Preston & Child)

Darwins Radio (Bear)

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derek_hutch
Gone Golder

Only question about adding posts, what happens when this eventually reaches page 10 and gets locked? Would we have to start over with a new thread?

Gryndyl
Gone Golder

Finished:

Guns, Germs and Steel-very interesting but a bit dry

In a Sunburnt Country-Very entertaining book about Australia

A Short History of Nearly Everything-Fascinating and funny history of...well...everything and the processes by which we came to understand it.

Game of Thrones (4th time)-book one of the official gonegold fantasy series

From a Buick 8-mediocre Stephen King book that doesn't really get interesting until the end.

Mount Dragon-Bio terror novel; ok, but not one of D Preston and L Child's better efforts

The Laughing Corpse
Lunatic Cafe
Guilty Pleasures
Circus of the Damned-The first four books of the Anita Blake vampire hunter series. Cheesy B novels that are almost impossible to put down. Highly entertaining but have a few too many descriptions of men's nipples.
The next 6 of the series-drawing a blank on the titles at the moment

A Clash of Kings (2nd time)-Book 2 of the official gonegold fantasy series

Blackbox-A gimmick book that has about 800 chapeters in about 200 pages. The gimmick wears thin fast and I barely remember what this one was about. Airplanes, mainly.

A Storm of Swords (2nd time)

Guardian of the Horizon (Amelia Peabody Mystery)

Golden Fool-book 2 of the Tawny Man series

Kingdom Come-Graphic Novel

[ 04-08-2004, 03:25 PM: Message edited by: Gryndyl ]

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Godzilla Blitz
Gone Golder

 quote:Originally posted by derek_hutch:
Only question about adding posts, what happens when this eventually reaches page 10 and gets locked? Would we have to start over with a new thread? At the time I opened the thread up for discussion, I was unaware that threads longer than ten pages get locked (I'm still kind of new here). However, threads just fly off the general discussion page, so I didn't think this thread would live unless people could add posts to bump it up.

We'll have to start a new thread when this one gets locked. We'll give people a week or so to copy/paste their lists from this thread. I'm guessing it shouldn't be a problem if we move three of four times during the year, and moving every once in a while will help clear out the inactive posters. We can link all the threads for those that want to read through the whole thing.

Kaigen
Gone Golder
Jerkass

Finished:
The Man in the High Castle
Nightside of the Long Sun

Currently reading: Lake of the Long Sun

[ 02-25-2004, 08:47 PM: Message edited by: Kaigen ]

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Force Monkeys
Stratos Group
Planet Deus Ex

NoxiousDog
Gone Golder

 Finished:
Fiction
A Storm of Swords - George R. R. Martin - **** 1/2


Non-Fiction
How to Brew - John Palmer - *** - Good reference book to have around, but the info isn't anything you can't get on the internet.

The Sudbury Valley Experience - *** - This book has essays describing The Sudbury Valley School. Like the previous book, much of it can be found on the internet, but it's nice to carry around. It does offer a good analysis of the philisophical issues facing the current education system.

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John Walker - The human capacity to ignore inconvenient facts and avoid unpleasantness is immense.

Juntei
Gone Golder

So far I must admit that I have thoroughly enjoyed the Tales of Alvin Maker series by Orson Scott Card.

Lyno
Pronounced: Lee-no

 Redliners by David Drake is a novel about soldiers suffering combat fatigue. The powers that be decide that the best way to cure them is to have them safeguard colonists on a planet with hostile flora and fauna. The action is non-stop with great characters. There isn't much of a plot, but that's like going to watch an action movie and expecting a drama.

Final score: 3 stars - fast moving action and great characters make for entertaining reading.

-Lyno!
aussie77
Gone Golder

Cryptonomicon - **** stars

Quite an entertaining and interesting read. Stephenson has accomplished quite a lot in this book, which was surprisingly good.

Stephenson has an extremely odd writing style. Somehow he manages to both harm his storytelling and help it, all at the same time. His use of present tense is disorienting, particularly when he jumps back and forth in time eras with little or no demarcation to warn the reader this has taken place. This, plus the surprising topic of WWII Cryptography combined with modern day data havens, makes for a slow-starting book that is hard to get into.

And yet even when I got into it, I found myself frequently putting it down. It certainly was NOT one of those "Must read the entire thing in one night" novels. Indeed I never once even had the inclination to do so. But every time I put it down, I'd pick it back up again. It took me a month to soldier through, but somehow by the end of the book I didn't feel particularly as though I was soldiering anymore. Somewhere along the way it turned into a pleasant read.

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Grievous Angel
Gone Golder

 Finally finished Fellowship of the Ring. I may get killed for this, but I gotta tell ya, I ended up liking the movie better. Tolkien created an absolutely amazing living world, but the book has some pacing issues for me. This is a march to destroy the most dangerous item in creation, not a stroll through Middle Earth. And I'm not thrilled with Sarumon only making an appearance via a re-told dialogue. It's hard to believe him as a dangerous foe when he doesn't even show up. Maybe if I had read the book before seeing the movie, I would feel differently. Still, a good read, and I'm happy to plunge into the Two Towers.

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Godzilla Blitz
Gone Golder

quote:Originally posted by Grievous Angel:
Finally finished Fellowship of the Ring. I may get killed for this, but I gotta tell ya, I ended up liking the movie better. Tolkien created an absolutely amazing living world, but the book has some pacing issues for me. This is a march to destroy the most dangerous item in creation, not a stroll through Middle Earth. And I'm not thrilled with Sarumon only making an appearance via a re-told dialogue. It's hard to believe him as a dangerous foe when he doesn't even show up. Maybe if I had read the book before seeing the movie, I would feel differently. Still, a good read, and I'm happy to plunge into the Two Towers. I'm with you. Actually, I've never finished the book, despite making it a couple hundred pages or so into the thing on three separate attmepts. I always get stuck in that damn forest. It seems like it goes on forever, and there's all those damn poems. Ugh. At some point I'll go back to it and try again, but I just haven't had it click yet.
QP
Gone Golder

 An Oblique Approach - David Drake - SF - Aliens invade ancient earth yet again [Wink] This is actually part one of a series (didn't realized it at the time), and things are set up for a great epic adventure I think. Heh DD just loves great commanders with companion crystals/rings/helmets giving advice [Wink]

The Starfarers - Poul Anderson - SF - Was a really great read and interesting stuff. Covers an epic level span of time, has some great ideas in it. All in all a great hard SciFi read. (well at least I think it's hard SF!)

The Shores of Tommorrow - Roger MacBride Allen - SF - (part 3 of the Ocean of Years) - awesome trilogy with a great ending. Some really great ideas in there as well. Great stuff!

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PaulBot
Gone Golder

 bumping since editing doesn't move this to the top of the heap.

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Grievous Angel
Gone Golder

 Paulbot, you suck. I concede.

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PaulBot
Gone Golder

quote:Paulbot, you suck. I concede.I wasn't trying to beat you, I was hoping to spur you on! [Big Grin]

Yeah, right.... [Big Grin]

I've really enjoyed reading the Trilogy, and hate putting it down, so I've been reading it a lot. I will be hard to beat. [Big Grin]

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I polished off Crossroads of Twilight last night so I'm up to speed on the Wheel of Time after not touching the series for four or five years. I know it's hip to bitch about how nothing happens in the latter books of the series but I didn't really find that to be true. Sure, Jordan isn't quite working at the level of Steven Erikson or George R.R. Martin but who is?

Next up: The Miocene Arrow by Sean McMullen.

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Finished:
"The DaVinci Code" by Dan Brown
By Patrick O'Brian:
..."Master and Commander"
..."Post Captain"
..."H.M.S. Surprise"
..."The Mauritius Command"
..."Desolation Island"
..."The Fortune of War"
..."The Surgeon's Mate"
..."The Ionian Mission"
..."Treason's Harbor"
..."The Far Side of the World"
..."The Reverse of the Medal"
..."The Letter of Marque"

"The Man Who Was Thursday" by G.K. Chesterton

Currently reading:
Patrick O'Brian's "The Thirteen Gun Salute"

In queue (love that word - look at all those vowels together!):
book 14 in the Aubrey/Maturin series

I'm with Kelric. I can only read one fiction book at a time. And like Gumps, I'm not getting much computer gaming time in.

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Finished:
GRRM: A Rretrospective by George R. R. Martin
Dangerous Visions edited by Harlan Ellison
Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
The Thackeray T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases edited by Jeff VanderMeer and Mark Roberts
The Steampunk Trilogy by Paul Di Filippo
Blood Meridian (Or the Evening Redness in the West) by Cormac McCarthy
The Dark Country by Dennis Etchison
Lies & Ugliness by Brian Hodge

Currently reading:
Ghost Music and Other Tales by Thomas Tessier

On deck:
Album Zutique #1 edited by Jeff VanderMeer
Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
Ghosts of Yesterday by Jack Cady
Reave the Just and Other Tales by Stephen R. Donaldson

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T-Dub
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quote:Originally posted by koanicriddle:
The Thackeray T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases edited by Jeff VanderMeer and Mark RobertsQuite possibly the coolest book released last year.

koani, you familiar with Fantastic Metropolis? It's one of my favourite sf sites on the 'net. Very la-dee-da.

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 Smoove Reading List: 2004

Bad Medicine : Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Distance Healing to Vitamin O
The Mists of Avalon
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul
The Salmon of Doubt
The Logic of Failure
The Da Vinci Code
The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2004, 03:52:11 PM »

This is page 4.  Still Looking for Page 2.

Baron Of Hell
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just finished
The wonderful wizard of oz amd Dune

Moving on to
The Last of the Mohicans basicly for the same reason I was reading Oz. It came with my palm.

And I'll also be reading something else but I'm not sure what.

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Bad_Demographic
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I have completed G.K. Chesterton's "The Man Who Was Thursday". Has anybody else here read it? I'm still trying to figure it out.
Rumpy
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Just finished Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age. Kind of weird.

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Blackw0lf
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Reading: A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide

Stephanie Power won the Pulitzer at age 32 for her chilling book on how America and the World have ignored genocide throughout the 20th century. From the Armenian slaughter in WW1, to the holocaust, Pol Pot's slaugher of 2 million cambodians, Saddam's attempt to exterminate the Kurds, up through the Rwanda massacre, she paints a picture where America's interests always superceded humanitarian need. It is a book that will fill you with outrage, yet she does a masterful job of presenting all sides. You understand why the U.S. officials ignored the genocide, and one of the tragedies is that it's sometimes difficult to say they were wrong. It'd be easy to feel more comfortable if the situation was more black and white. But it isn't, and that is what is worrying for future incidents of genocide.

This book is an absolutely riveting book, and for such a grim subject is often vastly entertaining. Oftentimes it reads like a thriller, although you know the bad guys are going to win. And even in the midst of despair this book is also uplifting, as it shows those few individuals who were truly able to make a difference. The heart of the novel is Raphael Lemkin, the Polish jew who saw the holocaust was going to happen before most of the world did, and tried and failed to get the message out, and through his constant perserverance, was able after the war to get the World community to realize the threat of genocide and to make it against the law. He was also the one who fasihoned the word. His story is moving and uplifting. But there are other heroes in the story as well, but I'll leave it up to you to discover them

This is one of the most important books in the past decade at least, and deserves all the acclaim and adoration it has received. It is a book that can have the power to change policy, and to change hearts. I highly recommend everybody pick this book up

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 quote:Originally posted by Baron Of Hell:
just finished
The wonderful wizard of oz amd Dune

Moving on to
The Last of the Mohicans basicly for the same reason I was reading Oz. It came with my palm.

And I'll also be reading something else but I'm not sure what. Baron - if you can find them, the other OZ books are a lot of fun too (dunno if they have them for your palm tho). I think they get even more interesting after the focus shifts from Dorothy's adventures (bk 2 & 3, I think involve dorothy as a primary character, and she comes back briefly in the last book -13 or 14 as I recall)... the OZ books written by other writers weren't as good tho.

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I was looking for a good book to send my teenage daughter so the last two books I read were "The earth, by butt and other big round things." and "Sisterhood of the traveling pants".

It's sad I know. I feel so 13 year old girly that im gonna have to buy a couple hot rod magazines to get my manliness back.

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T-Dub
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 I just finished up Dreams of the Sea by Élisabeth Vonarburg. Awesome book. Highly, highly recommended for fans of Ursula K. LeGuin, Gene Wolfe, and other literary sf types!

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And there's not much of page 4. Sigh.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2004, 03:59:59 PM »

This is page 2.  I didn't realize I could just cut and paste the url, change the page number, and google would bring me right to the cache.

There is no page 5.  These pages don't contain edits entered after May.


moghedian
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Finished

    * Asylum Patrick McGrath
    * The Club Dumas Arturo Perez-Reverte
    * House Rules G. C. Scott
    * Still Life With Crows by Lincoln Child (Author), Douglas Preston
    * The Cabinet of Curiosities by L. Douglas/Child Preston (Author)
    * The Holy Road by Michael Blake
    * The Codex by Douglas J. Preston
    * Hadrians Wall by William Dietrich
    * Mount Dragon by Douglas J. Preston (Author), Lincoln Child (Author)


Reading

    * Relic by Lincoln Child (Author), Douglas J. Preston (Author)

The funny thing with this....the title is not "THE Relic" it's "Relic" but it seems to always be referred to as "THE Relic". Just an observation....

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FINISHED

Marathon Man - William Goldman
Brothers - William Goldman
Magic - William Goldman
I, Robot - Isaac Asimov
Caves of Steel - Isaac Asimov
The Naked Sun - Isaac Asimov


NOW READING
The Robots of Dawn - Isaac Asimov

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Finished
The Jester: James Patterson
Assassin: Lehaye & Jenkins
Da Vinci Code: Dan Brown
Comedy Film: Voytila

Working on:
Odd Thomas: Koontz
Knights Templar: ???

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I'll play too:

Finished:

Guns of August: Barbra Tuchman
Forge of Mars: Steven Balfour
Earthrise: William C. Deitz
Side Show: Rick Shelley
Darwins Radio: Greg Bear

Currently reading:
Tolkien and the Great War, The Threshold of Middle-earth: John Garth
The Peloponnesian War: Donald Kagan
Lucieffers hammer: Pournelle and Niven
Evil: Inside Human Cruelty and Violence: Roy F. Baumeister

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Rookie1549
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Finished:

The Dragon Queen
The Book Of Virtues
Walk On : The Spiritual Journey Of U2

Now Reading:

The Eight Mindful Steps To Happiness

On Deck :

The Tao Of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
The Te Of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff
The Adventure Of Being Human by Basil Sharp
Charlie Wilsons War
Fighter Combat by Robert Shaw

(I'll fill in the authors later, Gotta go to work [Frown] )

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 Finished:
A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin

Currently Reading:
A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin

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Finished:
Tehanu, by Ursula Le Guin (GREAT BOOK)
Dude, Where's My Country, by Michael Moore (not too good of a book, too liberal for me)
Goodbye Chunky Rice, by Craig Johnson (150 pages of comic genius! It made me cry. [Frown] )
The Fixer, by Joe Sacco (comic about Sarejavo during and after the war. Very interesting read.)

Currently Reading:
Writing Down the Bones, by Natalie Goldburg
The Other Wind, by Ursula Le Guin

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Jeremy
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Finished:
The Chronoliths: Robert Charles Wilson 1-25-04
Dance Band on the Titanic: Jack L. Chalker 2-03-04
Humans: Robert J. Sawyer 2-13-04

Reading:
A Place So Foreign and Eight More: Cory Doctorow

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 Finished

The Street Lawyer - John Grisham 3/4
Timeline - Michael Crichton 2/4
LOTR Two Towers - J.R.R. Tolkien 2.5/4
LOTR Return of the King - J.R.R. Tolkien 3/4
Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them) A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right - Al Franken 3/4

ReReading

The Cat From Outer Space - Ted Key :-) lol, I dunno when I bought this 1978 copyrighted book based on a Disney movie that I never saw. . .

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 Finished:

I, CLAUDIUS - Robert Graves
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX - J.K.Rawlings
UNRELIABLE MEMOIRS - Clive James
CLAUDIUS THE GOD - Robert Graves
HIGH SOCIETY - Ben Elton
ENDER's GAME - Orson Scott Card (I was bored on Sunday)
THE ART OF CRICKET - Sir Donald Bradman
RUN OUT - Graham Halbish
THE LOVE SONG OF J. EDGAR HOOVER - Kinky Friedman

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I don't see how you people can read more than one book at a time. I do the plain old pattern of read one, finish it, read another, finish it, so on and so forth.

Mark, what do you think of A Song Of Ice And Fire so far?

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 I'm currently reading "Broca's Brain", by Carl Sagan. It's an oldie, but it's well worth the read if you have any interest in popular science books.

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The Underground History Of American Education by John Taylor Gatto (read the book online at the link)Whoa.


Oh, and currently reading:
A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan.

Next Up? Guess.

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Roman
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Just finished:
Dan Brown - the Davinci Code
Ken Follett - The Pillars of the Earth

Reading:
Dan Brown - Digital Fortress.

Roman

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Rumpy
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 Finished: Timeline - Micheal Crighton

Reading: The Diamond Age - Neal Stephenson.

Btw aussie77, you mean Neal Stephenson, not Nealson [Wink]

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quote:Originally posted by Gebeker:
I'm currently reading "Broca's Brain", by Carl Sagan. It's an oldie, but it's well worth the read if you have any interest in popular science books. That is one of my all-time faves. If you haven't already, also check out "Dragons of Eden" and "Demon Haunted World."

I always found it hard to reconcile his "Mr. Rogers"-like TV persona with his writings. He was an excellent scientist -- as much as he wanted to believe that UFOs exist and that aliens are anal probing us daily, he presents the most lucid argument descibing the impossible odds that any such thing ever occured, or likely will occur anytime soon. He also does a great job debunking creationist nonsense; I adopted many of his arguments in to my own debates with the minions of Jeebus.

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Currently Reading:

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass - Stephen King
Kushiel's Avatar - Jacqueline Carey
Quicksilver - Neal Stephenson

Finished:
The Dark Tower: The Wastelands - Stephen King
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger - Stephen King
The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King
Bitter Instinct - Robert W. Walker
The Partner - John Grisham
Red Rabbit - Tom Clancy
The Summons - John Grisham
King of Torts - John Grisham

Getting ready to read:
Havana - Stephen Hunter

Then it's bookstore time to see what's next.

Other than the following fantasy series, I'm looking for sci-fi/fantasy series to take on cruise. Any recommendations

Leaning towards picking up as many of the Terry Prtatchett books as I can, but those go so fast I'm looking for something more than just that.

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quote: Other than the following fantasy series, I'm looking for sci-fi/fantasy series to take on cruise. Any recommendations
By cruise do you mean deployment or "a cruise?" If its the former I would recommend ordering all of Steve Erikson's Malazan Books of the Fallen from Amazon UK. He is generally considered to be the equal of George RR Martin on many boards. He isn't published in the US yet (first book comes out here in June) but he has four books available in England and Canada:

1) Gardens of the Moon
2) Deadhouse Gates
3) Memories of Ice
4) House of Chains

Gardens is the shortest at 700 pages. The rest are approx 1000 pages. Should be perfect reading for an underway. The series sets new standards for "epic" and each book does a good job at telling a somewhat standalone story while progressing the series as a whole.

Also, I noticed you don't have Robin Hobb's third series listed (Tawny Man trilogy). You may want to look at picking those up.
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 theohall: I'll second kmgrey's Steven Erikson nod. I'd rank him ahead of Martin but that might just be foolish Canadian pride. For sf, you might wanna check out The Golden Age (although I know the China Mi&eacuteville praise in the review won't draw you in [Wink] ) and The Phoenix Exultant by John C. Wright. Very cool, far, far future sf. Another sf recommendation I like to throw out is Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan. Graphic, ultraviolent sf noir: tastes as good as it sounds!

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 Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, it's a deployment following the 6 month of workups during which we'll only see port for around 80 days, then cruise for 6 months.

Added all to the text file of books to acquire, except The Golden Age. Read an excerpt and that's not my kind of thing, just like Mieville wasn't my cup of tea either.

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Theo- just curious, what ship are you on?
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   Icon 1 posted      Profile for Godzilla Blitz   Email Godzilla Blitz         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote      IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator Theohall: If you like "gritty" fantasy series, you might like the Book of Words trilogy by J.V. Jones. Here's a link to the first book in the series:
The Baker's Boy

Generic titles aside, I found the trilogy solid reading.

I also read her book "The Barbed Coil" but found it tedious in many places.

Raug
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Finished:

The Elric Saga: Part III - Michael Moorcock
The High House - James Stoddard
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
Shogun - James Clavell
Gardens of the Moon - Steven Erikson
Deadhouse Gates - Steven Erikson

Currently reading:

Memories of Ice - Steven Erikson

Up next:

House of Chains - Steven Erikson
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Books read since December 2003:
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2004, 04:00:20 PM »

How in the heck did you get the pages beyond the first?  I was only able to access page one of multi-page threads.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2004, 04:02:11 PM »

Cut and paste the URL of the page you're searching for into the google search bar.  Change the page number in the search bar.  You'll be brought right to the cache.
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2004, 04:35:23 PM »

Heh my list has certainly been improved upon since the first page of that.  :lol:
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2004, 04:36:03 PM »

Aha.  I was able to do that for a couple of threads.  Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the threads I want have been cached past the first page.

Good job on the books list, though!
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2004, 06:06:07 PM »

This is cool - I definetly want to participate in the 2005 version of this.
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2004, 06:55:57 PM »

Well, as my post wasn't made until page 6 of that thread, it's not going to be found (until GG comes back up again, of course) so I've gone through my books and recreated it.  I think I actually managed to list them all- The fact that almost half of what I read so far this year was by Stephen King made doing this a lot easier...

By Stephen King:
Wolves of the Calla (Dark Tower 5)
Hearts in Atlantis
Bag of Bones
On Writing
Song of Susanna (Dark Tower 6)
From a Buick 8
Everything's Eventual
Regulators (as Richard Bachman)
Black House (with Peter Straub)
The Gunslinger (revised)
Dreamcatcher
Dark Tower Book 7

By others:
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
1984 - George Orwell
I, Robot - Isaac Asimov
Watchmen  - Alan Moore
Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
The Bad Beginning (SUE1) - Lemony Snicket
The Reptile Room (SUE2) - Lemony Snicket
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Mother Night - Kurt Vonnegut
Shopgirl - Steve Martin
Pale Fire - Vladimir Nabokov
Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron - Daniel Clowes

Current:


Backlog:
Slapstick - Kurt Vonnegut
Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace (for when I start feeling real ambitious)

Also, Light - M. John Harrison, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke, Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov and Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut are all on my list as possible future reads.
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2004, 03:22:39 AM »

Odd, I can't find my post, which was on page one. Oh well, so much for that. I think I'd managed to plow through 7-8 books, which is a pretty good year for me.
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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2004, 03:44:55 AM »

::UPDATED!!!::

Read:

100 Decisive Battles: From Ancient Times to Present(***)
Paris, 1919 by Margaret MacMillan(***)
World War One by John Keegan(*****)
An Army At Dawn by Rick Atkinson(*****)
The Count of Monte Cristo by Andre Dumas(*****)
Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy(****)
The Bear and The Dragon by Tom Clancy(***)
No Logo by Naomi Watt(*****)
Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond(****)
Marching as To War: Canada's Turbulant Years by Pierre Burton(****)
Krakatoa by Simon Winchester(***)
A Brief History of the Crusades by Geoffory Hindley(***)
The Columbian Exchange by Alfred Crosby(****)

Reading:

Moby Dick by Hermin Melville
The Greek Achievement: The Foundation of the Western World by Charles Freeman

Need to Finish:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom by Conrad Black
The British Isles by Norman Davis

Coming Up:

Nuremburg by Joseph Persico
The Hapsburg Monarchy by Robin Okey
The Three Muskateers by Andre Dumas

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And its only October, school has definetly put a crimp on my reading though.
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2004, 02:19:22 PM »

Last week while I was in San Francisco for a day, I managed to re-read "Good Omens." It's a hell of a lot funnier now than it was back in the day, mainly because I'm old enough to actually get a lot of the humor. The slams at life in London cracked me up, but I was amazed at home un-funny it gets right around the 3/4 mark once the witchfinders show up.
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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2004, 02:23:27 PM »

Quote from: "Grievous Angel"
Odd, I can't find my post, which was on page one. Oh well, so much for that. I think I'd managed to plow through 7-8 books, which is a pretty good year for me.


That's because I hate you Grievous Angel.

Actually the cache for some reason didn't pick up the text of the last post on each page.  The same thing happened to Paulbot on another page.

I could have left your name in but that would have implied you don't read books.
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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2004, 05:14:00 PM »

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Fixed.  biggrin
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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2004, 07:26:06 PM »

Tareeq's idea to start a new thread is a good one, so...

New thread started:
http://www.consolegold.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1321

Move quickly to claim prime first page real estate.

And thanks, Tareeq, for rescuing as much of the old thread as you could!
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