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.
* 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)
- The Self-Publishers' Guide – David Poynter
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Wicked: The Life and Time of the Wickerd Witch of the West. Gregory Maguire.
Game of Thrones. George R R Martin
[PS2] Fatal Frame II
[Xbox]Soul Calibur II,
[GC] Eternal Darkness (again)
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles
The Heart of Red Sox Nation
* The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan.
* Blood & Iron: From Bismarck to Hitler the Von Moltke Family's Impact on German History by Otto Friedrich
* 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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My DVD Collection
GGOOTP, Boston Red Sox.
GG Newbie League, Co-Commissioner, Boston Dockworkers.
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)
Warhorse by Timothy Zahn
Phule Me Twice by Robert Asprin and Peter Heck
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
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Shadows of God by Greg Keyes
The Briar King by Greg Keyes
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson
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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545 Accident-free miles and counting!
2004 YTD: 600 Long: 47 2003 Total: 1500
Hail To The King
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 (***)
Icewind Dale Trilogy - R.A. Salvatore
Lord of Chaos - Robert Jordan
Post Captain - Patrick O'Brian
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I insult Dutch people so that YOU don't have to!
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (Doctorow) - nice little sci-fi book with some really interesting ideas.
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.
PC: RS: Athena Sword, UT 2004
Gamecube: Mario Golf
Board: SAN JUAN, Ticket to Ride
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
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The Da Vinci Code (Brown)
Atlas Shrugged (Rand) [Read many times before]
Keep Australia on your Left (can't remember)
New Spring (Jordan) [Probably waiting for paperback]
The New Buffetology (Buffet) [Re-read]
It is just an internet forum people. Relax.
GoneGold Madden League Commish
There is NO Tag
Let Freedom Ring (Hannity)
King of Torts (Grisham)
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
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
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
Born in Tibet by Chogyam Trungpa
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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)
Fool's Errand - Robin Hobb
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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The Seventh Scroll by Wilbur Smith
The Norm It's a serious world, someone has to make fun of it.
X-Box Live Tag: Jancelot
The Lord is my sheperd. I shall not want for nothing. He makes me lie down in the green pastures. He greases up my head with oil. He gives me kung-fu in the face of my enemies. Amen.
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
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb
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You're fit but my gosh don't you know it.
Bargain Huntin' Thrilla
1. Coyote Moon(Miller)
Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract
Ok, I'll play along, though I really don't get a lot of reading time anymore (except after the kids go to bed).
* 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
* 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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Reviews Manager, Stratos Group
Hide your women
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]
"I hope a society of 'educated' human beings doesn't end up to be a society of b.s. english majors, that would be irritating." -SuperHiro
* Game of Thrones - George RR Martin
* 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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2 Samuel 12:21-23 His servants asked him, "Why are you acting this way? While the child was alive, you fasted and wept, but now that the child is dead, you get up and eat!"
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
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!
Sierns of Titan - Vonnegut (school)
Good Omens - Pratchett, Gaiman (eventually)
Great Expectations - Dickens (school)
Gone Gold IRC : #gonegold on FEFnet, Password: brutesquad
"A person that is an idiot or a moron does NOT become President of the United States." -msduncan
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
God Emperor of Dune by Frank Hebert
Next in line:
Heretics of Dune by Frank Hebert
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XBox Live Gamertag: Pr0ner
The Nature Boy
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...
Top 10 books 1 & 2 (graphic novels) very highly recommended.
Return of the King, JRR Tolkien
American Gods by Neil Gamian
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
"I am angry that so many of the sons of the powerful and well-placed... managed to wangle slots in Reserve and National Guard units...Of the many tragedies of Vietnam, this raw class discrimination strikes me as the most damaging to the ideal that all Americans are created equal and owe equal allegiance to their country."
-Colin Powell in his autobiography
Proud owner of the GGOOTP Rockies
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
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Long Live Napoleon!