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Old 05-12-10, 12:32 PM
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Re: What are you reading? (May 2010)

After reading a bunch of Conan books by Robert Jordan am now reading this:

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Re: What are you reading? (May 2010)

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Re: What are you reading? (May 2010)

I've killed the last two nights with pretty light reading. I pulled out some Sin City (Family Values, The Babe Wore Red and Other Stories, Sex & Violence and Just Another Saturday Night) two nights ago, and read Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - The Screenplay last night. I was really excited when I found that at Half Price Books recently, since that's still my favorite of the Trek movies.

Headed out to Barnes & Noble later to pick up Doctor Zhivago on Blu-ray, so I might find something more substantive to read; I just haven't been able to talk myself into reading any of the unread books in my library lately for some reason.
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This is a pretty beefy book, I'll see everybody in November...
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Re: What are you reading? (May 2010)

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This is a pretty beefy book, I'll see everybody in November...
Just a tip -- any time you see "Chalcedon" or "Chalcedonian," start skimming. The guy spends more time on the debates about the nature of the Trinity at Chalcedon than he does on the Crusades.
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Re: What are you reading? (May 2010)

Not the cover of the book that I have, but regardless:

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Re: What are you reading? (May 2010)

Just got back from the library!

Crewe, Ivor, and Anthony King. 1995. SDP: The Birth, Life and Death of the Social Democratic Party. Oxford University Press.

Fielding, Stephen. 2003. The Labour Party: Continuity and Change in the Making of `New' Labour. Palgrave MacMillan.

Thorpe, Andrew. 2001. A History of the British Labour Party. Palgrave MacMillan.
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Re: What are you reading? (May 2010)

Thursday night, I started this:



I'm little more than halfway through it, and so far I've found it amusing. Being a textbook parody was definitely the way to go; I think any other structure would have exposed the material as being weak.
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Re: What are you reading? (May 2010)

Loved America the book. Need to read through it again.
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Re: What are you reading? (May 2010)

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Loved America the book. Need to read through it again.
I doubt I'll ever read it a second time, but that's not quite fair since I just about never re-read a book. Not sure why that is. I learned earlier today while looking for an image to link to in this thread that they've got a follow-up, Earth, scheduled to be published in September.
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Re: What are you reading? (May 2010)

I'm nearly done with Dan Simmons' Hyperion (recommended for fans of the genre) and found out today he lives about 20 minutes from my house.



Kind of strange, because I read this earlier this year



and apparently she lives about 45 minutes from my house. I guess it's unintentional local author month.
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I just got in today dante alighieri divine comedy
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And this:
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Currently reading The Great Book Of Amber by Roger Zelazny. -kd5-
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Just finished:

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Re: What are you reading? (May 2010)

I just finished Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon. Despite the raves, this book for me was a REAL chore to get through and I almost quit in the middle.

Next up:



Only read the prologue last night, and that was strange.
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The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K Dick
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Re: What are you reading? (May 2010)

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Just finished:

I'll never forget when that came out. I was talking with a friend of mine who had been reading that series the next day and I jokingly told him that I had thumbed through a copy and jumped to the end. I tried to tell him it ends with Harry Potter eating onion rings, but he uncharacteristically took me at face value and thought I was actually going to spoil the end of the last book for him and kept talking over me.
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I just finished this:



I enjoyed it, but not as much as Gold's other book, Carter Beats the Devil. As you might surmise from that cover and (if you're a true afficianado) from the title, it's largely about Charlie Chaplin circa 1918-1919, although it's about a lot of other people and things too.

I think I'm probably going to reread Stephen King's It next. I haven't read that in 15-20 years.

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Just started Hide and Seek by Ian Rankin.

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