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#51 2011-03-30 13:19:45

hinto
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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

@z3r0_k00l75
Just finished it (Ender's Shadow), and I think it was actually better than Ender's Game, though Ender's Game was excellent.
I usually read about 2-3 books at a time.  1) during the day 2) a "classic" with my family and 3) one at night.

I'm currently reading (since I finished Ender's Shadow) and I'm reading 1) Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep 2) Chronicles of Narnia and 3) Black Hawk Down.

As far as Star Trek goes, I've picked up the movie to novel  versions of most of the ST movies.  They are surprisingly good. (In contrast to the Star Wars novels from the movies)
-Hinto


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#52 2011-03-30 14:50:31

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

@hinto
  I had a friend who donated a big box of the classic Star Trek novels from the 60's and 70's to my collection. Haven't had time to really peruse them though. I hope they aren't as horrible as almost every movie to novel book I have ever read. But speaking of, they have been talking of making a movie of Ender's Game for years. I have never been able to decide if I am excited to maybe see it on the big screen one day, or shudder in horror over the mess they might make out of it. I still have the occasional nightmare over what they did to Battlefield Earth. And by the way, thanks for bringing this series back to mind. I have had a copy of Shadow of The Giant on my bookshelf for over a year, forgotten and collecting dust.  Now seems a good time to revisit Bean and Petra big_smile


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#53 2011-06-02 15:50:25

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Lets get this thread back to life, as reading a good book is awesome smile

Currently I am enjoying Daniel Suarez - Daemon


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And then Buffy staked Edward... The end.

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#54 2011-06-02 15:55:59

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

"Old Man's War" and "The Ghost Brigades" -Scalzi
-H

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#55 2011-06-02 16:53:05

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Currently reading "The Dragon Reborn" by Robert Jordan, it is the 3rd book in the "Wheel of time" series.

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#56 2011-06-02 17:20:17

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

I've been on a big Haruki Murakami kick, lately - currently reading A Wild Sheep Chase.


i wonder if i missed the warning
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#57 2011-06-02 17:41:41

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

I do not wait for my hardware to go off-line!, I simply turn it off and try to quite my mind a bit.

I recently finished reading 'The Demon' by Hubert Selby Jr. & currently reading 'Lolita' by Vladimir Nabokov; waiting list includes ('The Master and Margarita' by Mikhail Bulgakov, 'Dune' by Frank Herbert, 'American Psycho' by Bret Easton Ellis)

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#58 2011-06-02 18:25:10

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

qmemo wrote:

currently reading 'Lolita' by Vladimir Nabokov

I love Nabokov!


i wonder if i missed the warning
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#59 2011-06-02 19:08:08

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

safetycopy wrote:
qmemo wrote:

currently reading 'Lolita' by Vladimir Nabokov

I love Nabokov!

Can you verify his other works to be as good as 'Lolita' ?

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#60 2011-06-03 12:44:24

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

qmemo wrote:

Can you verify his other works to be as good as 'Lolita' ?

I think some of them are actually better - maybe give 'Laughter in the Dark' a go next?


i wonder if i missed the warning
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#61 2011-06-03 12:46:32

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

safetycopy wrote:
qmemo wrote:

Can you verify his other works to be as good as 'Lolita' ?

I think some of them are actually better - maybe give 'Laughter in the Dark' a go next?


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#62 2011-06-04 02:40:27

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Currently reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Typically I read the classics.

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#63 2011-06-04 03:34:19

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Sunshine the Werewolf wrote:

Currently reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Typically I read the classics.

If it's a classic, I usually download an read it from gutenberg.org... H. G. Wells rocks.


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#64 2011-06-04 19:14:18

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

merelyjim wrote:
Sunshine the Werewolf wrote:

Currently reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Typically I read the classics.

If it's a classic, I usually download an read it from gutenberg.org... H. G. Wells rocks.

Thanks for the heads up on the site. Now I just need to get an e-reader or something. Mostly I just read actual books.

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#65 2011-06-14 11:54:10

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Heinrich Böll: "Irisches Tagebuch"


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#66 2011-06-14 16:15:50

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Just started 'The Raw Shark Texts' by Steve Hall.


i wonder if i missed the warning
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#67 2011-06-14 16:45:31

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Tunafish wrote:

Haruki Murakami - 1q84 (Book 1)   I love Murakami, he writes proza with the feeling of poetry.

i've read everything by Haruki Murakami, really, really love his work. i read some bad reviews on 1q84 and haven't read it yet... can you give me some insight as to how it relates to his previous works? i'll probably buy it anyway though...

just finished 'Dimitri Verhulst - De Helaasheid Der Dingen' ('The Regrettability of Things' Belgian novel), great book.
before that, i read Moby Dick, as an e-book on my phone. really cool book as well.
now, i have Ayn Rand - The Fountainhead laying on my bedside table, it was recommended to me somewhere (around here?)

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#68 2011-06-14 18:32:46

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Interesting to see a few other Murakami fans here! smile I can't wait for 1Q84 - seems like ages since I had some new Murakami to read!

Incidentally, what language are you reading @Tunafish? I didn't think the English version was out for a while...


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#69 2011-06-15 10:32:17

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

i'm actually doing some weird classics:

C.M. Wieland "Aristipp"
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J.K. Wezel "Belphegor"


We are a nice, friendly community here and I hope we stay that way.

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#70 2011-06-15 10:40:05

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Currently i'm reading this, borrowed from my friend. smile
John Grisham - The Pelican Brief

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#71 2011-06-15 15:16:57

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

I am reading Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett. A long time ago I read the german translation, now I am rereading my early discworld reads and still love them, even more in the original language.

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#72 2011-08-01 07:52:51

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

Picked up a Nook Color e-reader, never going back to paper if I can help it! Details at http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic … ernatives/

Got the first four books of R. R. Martin's Game of Throwns last night...


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#73 2011-08-01 12:03:37

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

@merelyjim
Thanks for bumping this thread, there is a lot of inspiration for my Amazon list here.

I am currently reading Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon. It is the best science fiction novel I have ever read. It was first published in 1937 and it is clear to me that Stapledon has been a massive inspiration to a lot of sci-fi writers, including Philip K. Dick, Frank Herbert, Arthur C. Clarke, and Douglas Adams. My next read is definitely going to be his first novel, Last And First Men

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#74 2011-08-03 19:46:04

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

I'm reading the William Gibson's Sprawl Trilogy (Neuromancer, Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive) for the fourth time. Just finished Neuromancer yesterday. Really better than the Matrix movies.

I'm reading (trying to) "Code Complete 2" too.

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#75 2011-08-03 20:12:45

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Re: Readers's Post: What BOOKS are you reading, if your hardware is OFF?

^ Brilliant books! You should read The Bridge trilogy, too.


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