Whatcha reading redux.

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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by randy » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:52 pm

So, you haven't done Saints yet? :twisted:

I'm re-working my way back through the main series after reading MHI: Guardian. Up to Nemesis.
...even before I read MHI, my response to seeing a poster for the stars of the latest Twilight movies was "I see 2 targets and a collaborator".

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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Netpackrat » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:23 pm

I read Saints last week and I am partly through Guardian.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Weetabix » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:33 pm

randy wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:52 pm
So, you haven't done Saints yet? :twisted:

I'm re-working my way back through the main series after reading MHI: Guardian. Up to Nemesis.
I need to dig through my books to find out whether I have it. That room, unfortunately, became a dumping ground during a recent remodel of another room. I also didn't see the original MHI, so maybe Saints is hanging out with it.

I'll get Guardian when it goes to mass paperback.

ETA: just checked my Amazon orders. Don't see Saints. So I ordered it. Should be here tomorrow, if Amazon is telling the truth.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by randy » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:01 pm

I have them all as ebooks. I buy the leather bound editions for Christmas and BD presents for Darlin' Daughter . Makes her happy, saves me time, effort and money (compared say, to a new Hi Power or even AR or Glock)
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Langenator » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:58 am

I actually keep a list of the books I read. For 2019, I totalled 46 books, which is down from the well above the norm 79 I managed in 2018.

Of those 46, 11 were non-fiction, 35 fiction. Austin Bay was the only non-fiction author to make the list twice. On the fiction side, David Weber had 7 books, Christopher Nutall had 6, and Orson Scott Card 5.

I ended the year with 5 non-fiction works partially read, along with 3 on the fiction side. Back to work on finishing them...
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by TheArmsman » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:13 am

Freehold Resistance, by Mike Z. Williams. Glad to see he is letting others play in his sandbox.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Netpackrat » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:11 am

TheArmsman wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:13 am
Freehold Resistance, by Mike Z. Williams. Glad to see he is letting others play in his sandbox.
Ditto.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Weetabix » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:59 pm

I've been doing easy reading lately - MHI series and associated books. I'll get Guardian when it comes out in paperback.

Lots of Nero Wolfe. Archie Goodwin cracks me up. And the other day, I read Nero Wolfe asking a young lady something like, "Is Mr. X enjoying the usufructs of gallantry with you?" What a card! :lol:

I'm thinking I need to explore Richard Feynman. Has anyone read any of his stuff?
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:39 am

From late fall and winter: Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita and The White Guard; two collections of short stories by Isaac Babel, Red Cavalry and (currently reading) You Must Know Everything ; just finished a good hard sci-fi novel called Frozen Orbit by Patrick Chiles; a couple chapters to go in Hughes and Girrier's Fleet Tactics and Naval Operations (third edition; I also have the first edition).

All highly recommended.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by HTRN » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:19 pm

I've been reading the latest story in HuntedTribes - basically, a nubsg/battletech fusion fic. Lets just say the Cavils didnt take too well to the idea of a galaxy with 4 trillion humans in it, and their perferred form of warfare is 12 meter tall hundred ton war machines.

The latest crosse with another popular fan setting in batlletech : Kowloon. All you need to know is go google "Elbar toothpicks" :shock:

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