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Old 01-19-05, 07:17 PM
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About halfway through Lattimore's translation of the Iliad (for the umpteenth time).
Just starting Yoshikawa's "Musashi."
Also off and on reading the essays in the first volume of "The Film Noir Reader."
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Old 01-20-05, 12:57 PM
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Just finished State of Fear. Now I'm reading Walden...again.
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Old 01-21-05, 01:29 PM
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Chester Himes, Yesterday Will Make You Cry
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Old 01-21-05, 02:33 PM
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Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson



The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting and bloody confrontations with the formidable Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen's rule remains absolute, enforced by her dread Claw assassins.

For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, surviving cadre mage of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, yet holds out. It is to this ancient citadel that Laseen turns her predatory gaze.

However, it would appear that the Empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister, shadowbound forces are gathering as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand...

Conceived and written on a panoramic scale, Gardens of the Moon is epic fantasy of the highest order--an enthralling adventure by an outstanding new voice.

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At age 58 John Steinbeck and his venerable standard poodle, Charley, set out on a journey across America in a camper. For three months these companions traveled the nation, meeting friends, strangers, relatives and immersing themselves in the fabric of the country as it was at that time. Gary Sinise does a grand job giving life to Steinbeck's words. While his regional accents don't always hit the mark, the listener is happy to forgive because of the love and respect Sinise accords the Steinbeck story. Eight hours is a lot of listening time, but it passes all too quickly with this wonderful version of an American treasure. S.G.
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I'm personally on the third book of Robinson's Mars Trilogy.
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Old 01-23-05, 09:12 AM
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With so many novels and series still sitting unread on my bookshelves (see past thread on that particular topic!) I shouldn't really be re-reading anything!

However, as of yesterday, I am now re-reading Philip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle".

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Old 01-24-05, 09:55 PM
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I just finished Stephen King's The Waste Lands - The Dark Tower III.

Next up is Michael Connelly's The Concrete Blonde.
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Just finished Pillars of the Eart - it rocked.

Now am starting to reread the Dark Tower series so I can read the last 3 books.
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With so many novels and series still sitting unread on my bookshelves (see past thread on that particular topic!) I shouldn't really be re-reading anything!

However, as of yesterday, I am now re-reading Philip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle".
</small>Well.... it looks as if that is going to be my weekend book because early thkis week I started carting around my all-in-one set of Stephen Donaldson's first Illearth trilogy. I decided that I'd like to re-read/finish the first two trilogies before embarking on the final set that is being published 25 years or more after he first started.
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Tales to Astonish by Ronin Ro, which basically makes the claim that Jack Kirby single-handedly created and developed every Marvel Comics book in the Sixties.
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Tales to Astonish by Ronin Ro, which basically makes the claim that Jack Kirby single-handedly created and developed every Marvel Comics book in the Sixties.
I read this book a few months ago. It was a good behind the scenes look at the comic book industry. I grew up reading DC and Marvel when I was a kid and really enjoyed it.
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Just finished Dan Brown's Angels & Demons

Now up Jeff Shaara's Rise to Rebellion
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It's medieval month for me. I'm reading The Canterbury Tales straight through (not just the famous ones), The Book of Margery Kempe, and The Shewings of Julian of Norwich. I also just read 8 books of literary criticism on Margery Kempe for an annotated bibliography. Ask me anything about Margery Kempe and if I don't know it, I've got it in a book somewhere.

For non-school reading, I'm rereading Cordelia's Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold, the first book in my favorite scifi adventure series.
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Guns Germs and Steel for me. I also picked up a copy of Collapse, why some civilizations ceased to exist. I caught Jared Diamond on PBS and was very interested.
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al bundy, I almost hate to bring this up but......why bump?
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