YOU MUST TELL ME ... What else are you reading?

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« on: May 04, 2013, 06:57:07 am »
I imagine that many forumers manage to read other stuff in between obsessive reads of TSA.

Just picked up Planesrunner by Ian McDonald.  Looks fun.  Interdimensional airships!
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2013, 12:01:29 pm »
I'm still on the Malazan slog; I'm nearly finished with House of Chains now.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2013, 03:00:58 pm »
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. Depression, weed, tennis, wheelchair assassins, the human condition, beauty, dysfunctional families, life and death, meaning and meaningless, the value of entertainment, AA, suicide, Metro Boston, and more drugs. This book's got it all.

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2013, 05:30:55 pm »
In my backpack at the moment:

Louder Than Words - Benjamin K. Bergen
Reading in the Brain - Stanislas Dehaene (second reading)

And a textbook for spring semester:

Drugs, Brain, & Behaviour

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2013, 08:49:15 pm »
third volume of delbruck's history of the art of war at the moment.  i imagine its principles will be useful in reading RSB's battles, incidentally, and generating inferences from them.

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2013, 11:09:01 pm »
The City and the City, China Mieville. Not normally a fan of the genere but I rather enjoyed Perdido Street Station, so I'm giving this one a whirl.
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013, 03:30:16 am »
I've been meaning to read some Mieville, but haven't gotten around to it.

The Kingkiller books by Patrick Rothfuss have been recent re-reads, and a re-read of Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Shadow of the Wind, and The Angel's Game.


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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2013, 05:20:25 pm »
I just finished Warrior Prophet.

For whatever reason, reading the What has Come Before in TTT killed most of my interest in reading TTT right away.  dunno why.

So I started reading The Republic last night, I'm completely shocked it's so easy to read, and that it's sort of narrative-esque.

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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2013, 07:41:52 pm »
LOL - I find most philosophy easy-reads. It's the goddamn thicket of proper interpretation, even of dissent, that confounds most.

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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2013, 11:04:27 pm »
I found out about Bakker when looking for more writers who have dark without being dark for the sake of it, and avoid alot of the tropes and crappy dialogue in alot of novels I've read.

I do love me some flighty quick reads, but I'd like to find more meaty novels like The Aspect-Emperor series.

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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2013, 03:12:02 am »
I got a bad habit of multiple book reading...

An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy by Gunnar Myrdal

Crucible of War by Fred Anderson

Civil War and Reconstruction by James Randall

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2013, 11:57:25 am »
I'm on Midnight Tides now. Ugggh, too much Edur.
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013, 12:01:14 pm »
That's where I stopped, Meyna. Never made it past Midnight Tides. Despite Deadhouse Gates being one of my favorite books ever... Duiker really got to me.

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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2013, 12:39:35 pm »
I'll make it through; I'm too invested in the awesomeness of certain characters to stop. Tattersail, Quick Ben, and Cotillion, for example.
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2013, 04:48:49 pm »
Socrates is the original troll.  which illustrates that forum behavior hasn't changed an iota in online forums from what it was in ancient greece physical forums.

What a dick.  The worst kind of troll, the kind that keeps backsliding and protesting he's not actually trolling, and who never contributes an original thought.