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#1 2011-02-25 06:22:11

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

Hi folks,

starting a new Topic by asking you, what books are you reading, if your hardware is offline?

I'm beginning with the german book: Franz Josef Wagner, "Brief an Deutschland", the next "reading project" will be the three books from Stieg Larsson in the german translation  "Verblendung / Verdammnis / Vergebung".

Have a nice day, and a beautiful evening with a good book, sitting by the fireside!

Regards

PS: Maybe a bottle of fine whiskey on your table?

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#2 2011-02-25 09:30:24

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

I'm alway reading multiple books at the same time (well, not _really_ at the same time as having 3 books open and reading them simultaneously)

currently it's
- Jan Willem van de Wetering: Grijpstra en de Gier - De Ratelrat (dutch crimenovel)
- Richard Dawkins: The blind watchmaker
- Terry Pratchett: Nation
- Arthur C. Clarke: Rendezvous with Rama / Rama II / The Garden of Rama / Rama Revealed
... and I've got some more Terry Pratchett's I haven't read yet.

The Arthur C. Clarkes are an ongoing project, the first book is not that thick, but it's getting lengthier and lengthier tongue


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#3 2011-02-25 09:40:42

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

What! You say my hardware is off? All of it? How could this be?

But just supposing one occasionally stopped reading on a screen, I lately read a crime novel by one Lawrence Block, a passable specimen of the genre. The title, *Everybody Dies*. Sad but true. At the beginning an epigraph from a poet, Swinburne.

From too much joy of living
From hope and fear set free
We thank with brief thanksgiving
Whatever gods may be
That no life lasts forever
That dead men rise up never
That even the weariest river
Winds somewhere safe to sea.

Or maybe the Encylopaedia Britannica article on the history of Egypt, such a lot of history but all just a moment in terms of the long age of the universe.

No fire here, it's too darned hot in the antipodes just now. A chilled glass of wine hits the spot

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#4 2011-02-25 12:33:37

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

gnomic wrote:

What! You say my hardware is off? All of it? How could this be?

Well, yesterday in the early morning we had 10° Celsius below Zero, maybe 14° Fahrenheit. After a long day in front of my Screen or Laptop I went home and

Take some pieces of wood to fire the fireplace

Read a book

Take my scetchbook and do some fine arts: Drawing, Painting, Cartoons, Comics

I'm to old to stay the hole day and evening with my hardware-stuff - I need recreation... cool

Have a nice day!

Regards


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#5 2011-02-25 13:23:26

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

My hardware is, in fact, never offline. But I do read. The last Amazon package put the following books on my list:

James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel - Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology
Dieter Münch - Kognitionswissenschaft: Grundlagen, Probleme, Perspektiven
Francisco J. Varela - Kognitionswissenschaft - Kognitionstechnik: Eine Skizze aktueller Perspektiven
Max Urchs von Klostermann - Maschine, Körper, Geist: Eine Einführung in die Kognitionswissenschaft
Wiliam Gibson - Idoru


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#6 2011-02-25 16:01:29

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

Like most of you I often start more than one book at a time, I started Crime and Punishment about 3 years ago am only about half way roll
Here is what I have bookmarked:
Zen Training - Katsuki Sekida
Krazy Kat 1931-1932 - George Herriman
Gravity's Rainbow - Pynchon
and the current issue of the Wire magazine.

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#7 2011-02-25 16:04:27

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

..textbooks. lol
Actually, I'm just finishing the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer, which i started a long time ago and forgot about.


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#8 2011-02-25 16:39:15

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

cchhrriiss121212 wrote:

Like most of you I often start more than one book at a time, I started Crime and Punishment about 3 years ago am only about half way roll

I finished "Deep Blues" by Robert Palmer a couple of weeks ago after 1 year "reading". I thought this was a long time for one book. roll

Having said that the last book I red was "The Man Who Watched Trains Go By" by Georges Simenon and this took only one day. A crimenovel without much crime but a good story.
Currently I'm reading "Papillon" by Henri Charrière.
Next one will be "Tödliche Pralinen" (mortal pralines ?) by Leo Malet. A crimenovel about a detective in Paris and chocolate. smile

Unfortunatly I have no fireside to sit down at and read. hmm

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#9 2011-02-25 20:28:39

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

I'm currently reading Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic "Dune", and as I'm generally a lot into classics right now JRR Tokien's "Silmarillion" will follow soon. Besides that I'm digging myself through two books on functional programming and scala, and I also got another small pile of books on software engineering and - architectures from the library...

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#10 2011-02-25 22:04:52

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

Web of Debt, The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free by Ellen Hodgson Brown.


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#11 2011-02-25 22:31:59

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

I also start 2-3 books at the same time..... I' m reading ( again ) all of The Wheel of Time from Robert Jordan,  El Hijo del Cónsul from Santiago Posteguillo  and  the wonderful art of Alan Lee ( the sketchbook of LOTR ).

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#12 2011-02-26 15:23:03

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

The last two books of the Hitchhiker's Guide series and Gonzo, a biography on Hunter S. Thompson.


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#13 2011-02-26 18:02:44

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

philipp k dick did some awesome scifi books.
i like graphic novels too. the last one I loved was "good-bye, chunky rice" by craig thompson.

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#14 2011-02-26 18:50:59

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

The trial by Franz Kafka

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#15 2011-02-26 19:19:34

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

I finished "The Trial" some weeks ago. Really disturbing book, nevertheless quite interesting. Kafka must have had such a sick mind...


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#16 2011-02-26 20:15:37

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

Currently finishing up re-reading the Wheel of Time series, my wife just got me book 12 and i've got up to book 10 big_smile
So that would be "Crossroads at Twilight" unless i'm much mistaken (has been known to happen)

Also on my list is "The Count of Monte Cristo" & "Buddhism is not what you think" by Steve Hagen

All depends on the mood, though i'll usually go for whatever's easiest to read on the bus wink

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#17 2011-02-26 21:01:06

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

moq wrote:

I finished "The Trial" some weeks ago. Really disturbing book, nevertheless quite interesting. Kafka must have had such a sick mind...

Exactly, one of my favourite writers smile

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#18 2011-03-03 01:18:19

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

I read mostly fantasy novels, just finished "the shield of weeping ghosts" by James P. Davis 30 minutes ago actually. But I read a LOT of them, and most of them are small so I finish them in two days or less, so what I currently read doesn't really matter.

I'm thinking of starting the wheel of time series too sometime soon. But first I want to read the "Ice and fire" series by George R.R. Martin.

Books are fun smile


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#19 2011-03-03 01:29:02

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

I'm trying really hard to finish the last volume of One Thousand and One Nights. I'll try to find the catcher in the rye once I'm done with it.

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#20 2011-03-03 11:47:39

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

Any book by Moritz Thomsen is worth reading. Not a famous name, but worth discovering.

Henry Miller wrote a book called _The Books in My Life_. Worth a read if you enjoy reading. It seems to be freely available online now.

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#21 2011-03-03 18:12:51

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

I just picked up:

Parrrot and Olivier in America - Peter Carey

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#22 2011-03-03 19:07:55

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


"Sometimes I wish I hadn't taken the red pill" -Me

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#23 2011-03-05 09:08:48

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

Just finished:
The Stonehenge Legacy
Sam Christer

Now reading:
Conquest
Stewart Binns

Also reading this on my android kindle:
William Walker's First Year of Marriage
Matt Rudd

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#24 2011-03-05 09:16:31

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

right now I'm reading "The Stand" by Stephen King. and what's really weird (for the people that have read it themselves) is that the rest of my family is sick right now. lol well not really, sad if the book is true then we're all gonna die soon.


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#25 2011-03-09 13:02:30

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

Andy Kirkpatrick, "Psycho Vertical"

http://andy-kirkpatrick.com/shop/product/psychovertical

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