Whatcha reading redux.

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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Netpackrat » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:58 am

Siege arrived today, but I am going to try to save it for when I am traveling next week.
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Post by Weetabix » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:41 am

Understanding Radio, 1951 edition
Note to self: start reading sig lines. They're actually quite amusing. :D

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Post by evan price » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:48 am

Craig Wilson "Longmire" series
The tv show was great.
The books are better.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Johnnyreb » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:04 pm

When I got out of bed and headed off to the royal throne this morning I didn't feel like taking 3 whole steps back toward the bed to grab my book. So I grabbed the next in line since it was closer. Lawdog's book, I bought the paper one. I had to stop at page 50 and do something about breakfast. Suicide by 6 foot chickens. This stuff ought to be a movie, its hilarious.

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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Rich » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:46 pm

Johnnyreb wrote:When I got out of bed and headed off to the royal throne this morning I didn't feel like taking 3 whole steps back toward the bed to grab my book. So I grabbed the next in line since it was closer. Lawdog's book, I bought the paper one. I had to stop at page 50 and do something about breakfast. Suicide by 6 foot chickens. This stuff ought to be a movie, its hilarious.
Got the African tales delivered to my Kindle last week. It's even better than Vol.1. :D
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by randy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:56 pm

Just finished African Tales last night. The only problem with his books is that they are too short!
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Post by Rich Jordan » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:06 am

Jerry Pournelle passed away today (Friday) according to a post from his son at his site.

I've been a paying member there for a couple of years but had been just too busy to keep up. I grew up with his books, both fiction and non, and read his every Chaos Manor column in Byte magazine. I still think about what a different, and better place this world would be if his 'survival with style' guidelines had been followed even partway.

Rest in peace, sir, and thank you for all the great stories

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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:32 pm

Sad news about Dr. Pournelle. It was ironic that I just read an article (can't recall where) a day or so ago, talking about Project Thor (aka Rods from God) as if it were back under consideration.

On the book front, just finished Silas Marner and C.S. Lewis's Out of the Silent Planet.
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Post by Weetabix » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:22 pm

Recently reread the first three Monster Hunter books. Bought Monster Hunter Legion and Monster Hunter Nemesis. Damn that Correia. I read Legion one night after work. Went to bed verrrry late. Skipped a night and told myself I could limit myself. Read Nemesis after work. Went to bed verrry late again.

The books are engaging. I like the backstory on Franks. Some of the fights went over long for me, so I skimmed a bit. I'll read them again later and hope I can restrain myself to reasonable sittings.
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Post by MiddleAgedKen » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:00 am

Just started Monster Hunter Alpha (recently read Nemesis) and C.S. Lewis's That Hideous Strength (recently finished Perelandra), and also just finished Nick Cole's Soda Pop Soldier (that and CTRL-ALT-REVOLT! are both very good).
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