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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #135 on: January 13, 2005, 10:41 AM »


Just finished Children of Dune.  Yeah...Sci-Fi at its finest, a true masterwork.  Again, instead of reading the latest EU book, pick up a cheap copy of Dune at the used bookstore. 

Last night started A Clash of Kings



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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #136 on: January 13, 2005, 10:49 AM »
Last night started A Clash of Kings



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Oooh... you will like it! 

Now we can finally resume our discussions on the happenings of the Stark Family.

Me?  I'm about 200 pages into this one:



I've had less time to read thanks to the busy Christmas season, but I've started up again in the last week...

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #137 on: January 13, 2005, 10:54 AM »
Cool beans, I'll let you know in about 4 weeks what I think.  I won't be getting to Storm of Swords for a while, lots of stuff on the book backlog pile

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #138 on: January 13, 2005, 03:07 PM »
I posted this at the BHC as well, but I recommend:

"A Complicated Kindness" by Miriam Toews.   A super book about a Lou Reed-loving Mennonite girl growing up in a small religious town in Manitoba.
"The Corporation" by Joel Bakan.  A damning portrait of corporate shenanigans and control in our society.   This is no Michael Mooore-style pop propoganda,  instead it is serious, intellectual examination.  Highly recommended.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #139 on: January 13, 2005, 09:51 PM »
'Stupid White Men' by Michael Moore. It's kind of dated now, not to mention outright propoganda. I do find myself getting angrier as I read it, but the US government's likely been run this way since the Founding Fathers (depending on who you ask), and the country's still here.  :-\

Next, I'm going to read 'Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs' by Chuck Klostermann.
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #140 on: January 13, 2005, 10:37 PM »
I just finished Grendel by John Gardner, which is truly fantastic.  I highly recommend it.  Also some poetry, the Joss Whedon X-Men trade paperback (great) and now both a book about Mary Magdalene and #9 Dream by David Mitchell.

I'm also reading with much pleasure the novel of a friend of mine, and other fiction by other friends.  As for my own writing, it's always waiting, waiting, waiting.  Sigh.  Things are looking up though.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #141 on: April 14, 2005, 03:13 PM »
Nothing right now, due to total lack of any free time whatsoever.  Meanwhile, my wife charges through about 3 books a week (some work, some play).

So, what's everyone else reading these days?

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #142 on: April 14, 2005, 04:32 PM »
Star Wars The Cetus Deception

I just started reading it on the can, last night.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #143 on: April 14, 2005, 05:22 PM »
I picked up the Episode 3 novel last week and it's been sitting here just daring me to read it. I just might have to. Soon.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #144 on: April 14, 2005, 06:01 PM »
Just started ROTS novel... so far, very good.

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #145 on: April 14, 2005, 08:38 PM »
Currently reading Firestarter by Stephen King, also received my copy of ROTS novel today.



And of course i couldnt take it any longer so I started reading ROTS as well.


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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #146 on: April 14, 2005, 10:32 PM »
I just finished "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and I'm now reading "I, Jedi"- but I'm not very far into it, and it's not grabbing me yet...
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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #147 on: April 14, 2005, 10:35 PM »
I just finished "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and I'm now reading "I, Jedi"- but I'm not very far into it, and it's not grabbing me yet...


Stick with it, it was like that for me in the begining, but it gets really good. :)

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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #148 on: April 15, 2005, 11:22 PM »
Over the last two weeks I have finished A Clash of Kings (as stated in the Fire and Ice thread) as well as the ROTS Novelization

I should probably talk about the ROTS Novel in the movie or book thread because there were some points I was actually a little surprised to see that there was little to no mention of compared to what the trailers are showing.  Its weird actually

So, I just started Asimov's Foundation which is another source from which it is said SW was taken from.  I can see some of that, especially the city/planet capital and The Empire/Empire  I'm only a little way in to say more, but so far, its really good.  In fact I'm on quite a lucky streak for books lately, I have loved almost everything I have picked out (especially the Dune books at the Fire and Ice stuff)


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Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« Reply #149 on: April 16, 2005, 03:04 AM »
I just started reading it on the can, last night.

Kevin

I like your style.  :)

As for me, I'm reading On The Road by Jack Kerouac.
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