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What books are you reading?

Postby Egaladeist » Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:44 pm

I used to read books...not much now...

but when I did read it was usually westerns like from author louis l'amour or action books.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby keezel » Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:04 am

CCNA books.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby |3lack|ce » Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:46 am

Let's see....currently I'm rereading for the nth time:

The last two Harry Potter Novels for light reading, and Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land for detail.

I'm about to start the Twilight series on recommendation from a fiend...yes, a fiend, that's not a mistype, the fiend in question is the former Mrs|ce :P

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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Morganlefay » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:15 am

Lords of The Bow
Conn Iggulden

2nd in a series about Gengis Khan

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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Panama Red » Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:40 pm

Like |ce, for the nth time....I have picked up Eddings, The Belgariad series....also just finished Niven's Ringworld Engineers for the umpteenth time as well.... :breakfast:
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Dogbert » Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:38 pm

finished up The Killer Angels for the umpteenth time.

now starting on The Last Full Measure

Then have a few current topics books to go through a few by newt gingrich...
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Aspman » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:58 am

Morganlefay wrote:Lords of The Bow
Conn Iggulden

2nd in a series about Gengis Khan

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Top stuff both of those. Third due out in paperback soon.

I'm also rereading some Neal Asher SF - Brass Man right now. Nice and violent :mrgreen:
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Morganlefay » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:30 am

Yeah I really like the series so far...and already have the 3rd...

Actually I loved his Caesar series....am a fan of historical fiction and warfare

Human nature really hasnt changed much...although we would like to believe we have evolved somewhat...looking around at the world today ...we really havent...

the only thing that has changed is the technology

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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Aspman » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:51 pm

Morganlefay wrote:Actually I loved his Caesar series....am a fan of historical fiction and warfare


I can recommend Bernard Cornwell's Saxon series, starts with "The Last Kingdom". I do like that genre.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Morganlefay » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:58 pm

Thanks Asp

I did read Bernard Cornwalls Arthur series and really liked it...so I will definately try the Saxon series!

Jack Whyte has and excellent series on pre Arthur and the Romans in Britain...starting with Sky Stone..

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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Vorlin » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:31 pm

I just reread all of the Rain books by Barry Eisler, now about to start in on my class books with the first one being Radiation Protection.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Kwiep » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:44 pm

Aspman wrote:
Morganlefay wrote:Actually I loved his Caesar series....am a fan of historical fiction and warfare


I can recommend Bernard Cornwell's Saxon series, starts with "The Last Kingdom". I do like that genre.


Pretty much everything by Bernard Cornwell is good. He wrote like 4 little series about medieval england, picking several special periods, the saxon invasion, the viking invasion, etc. He also wrote the Sharpe series about an english rifleman fighting against napoleon. They made a movie series out of that with Sean Bean.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby cemetric » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:34 pm

If time permits I'm trying to finish "The shock doctrine" by Naomi Klein, pretty interesting stuff :)
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Aspman » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:55 am

Kwiep wrote:Pretty much everything by Bernard Cornwell is good. He wrote like 4 little series about medieval england, picking several special periods, the saxon invasion, the viking invasion, etc. He also wrote the Sharpe series about an english rifleman fighting against napoleon. They made a movie series out of that with Sean Bean.


Cornwell's books are never going to win prizes but they are so very readable. The characters between them are not all that different (Utred is much like Thomas of Hookton is much like Sharp etc etc) they've all got the comical yet stout hearted sidekick. He's got a good formula so I keep buying.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby outerlimit » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:04 pm

I'm reading The Cell by Stephen King...

A few months ago I read Prey by Michael Crichton, which was really good and I highly recommend it
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