Whatcha reading redux.

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Rich
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Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Rich » Thu May 05, 2011 3:10 pm

Received Ringo's Hot Gate yesterday, and in preparation have been rereading Live Free or Die (finished yesterday evening) and Citadel (started yesterday evening).

That is all.
A weak government usually remains a servant of citizens, while a strong government usually becomes the master of its subjects.
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Post by Steamforger » Thu May 05, 2011 3:14 pm

Still working through "The Diamond Age." My reading time is cut drastically short lately by making preps to move. I am, however, anxiously awaiting an E-ARC release of Monster Hunter Alpha. :twisted:

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Post by AZMARK » Thu May 05, 2011 3:24 pm

Finished Hard Magic yesterday evening.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by TheArmsman » Thu May 05, 2011 6:21 pm

Between my GF, (a long-haired, red-headed belly-dancer), work and back to college, have about zero time to read.

I have taken to getting the books on Audiobooks so I can listen while doing other stuff. Currently listening to the first part of Larry Correias Monster Hunter: Vendetta.
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Post by Darrell » Thu May 05, 2011 8:54 pm

Finishing up the biography of Richard Francis Burton. Next will be either Barzun's From Dawn to Decadence, or Field Guide to Meteorites by Norton. Er, if I don't pick up some trashy novel or something first. :P
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Post by Aglifter » Thu May 05, 2011 9:07 pm

Must be missing law school - back on egg head stuff...

Civil Disobedience is excellent.

Trying to still work my way through the introductions to "The Republic" and "Ethics"... Frankly, if "The Republic" is how the introducer makes it out, Plato was a juvenile, passive-aggressive idiot - need to wait until I actually read the Plato bits.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Denis » Thu May 05, 2011 9:12 pm

Just finished Carl Sagan's "Cosmos". A good read, especially since I never saw the TV series.

I will ask Mr Kindle what's next ... :)

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Post by staylor » Thu May 05, 2011 10:10 pm

Right now in the middle of A Mighty Fortress by Weber and Feet of Clay by Pratchet.
No non fiction at the moment.
"Tyranny like Hell is not easily conquered yet we have this consolation with us, the harder the conflict, the more glorius the triumph"
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by JAG2955 » Thu May 05, 2011 10:12 pm

I'm trying to read "Dune". I keep on starting it, and I've never made it the whole way through.

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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by staylor » Thu May 05, 2011 10:23 pm

JAG2955 wrote:I'm trying to read "Dune". I keep on starting it, and I've never made it the whole way through.
I know what you mean. Took me forever to finish the first book (and I am a fast reader) and the other books in the series I did not even finish. Quite frankly I don't get all the hooplah about the Dune books.
"Tyranny like Hell is not easily conquered yet we have this consolation with us, the harder the conflict, the more glorius the triumph"
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