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What have you read lately?

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What books/graphic novels have you read lately? These are what I've read over the last couple of months:


Hellboy: Seed of Destruction (Mike Mignola)

Hellboy: Wake The Devil (Mike Mignola)

The Last Nazi (Stan Pottinger)

The Wal-Mart Effect (Charles Fishman)

Wizard of Earthsea (Ursula K. Le Guin)

The Tombs of Atuan (Ursula K. Le Guin)

The Farthest Shore (Ursula K. Le Guin)

Tehanu (Ursula K. Le Guin)

Tales From Earthsea (Ursula K. Le Guin)

The Other Wind (Ursula K. Le Guin)

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I've read:
Dune: The Butlerian Jihad
Dune: The Machine Crusade
Dune: The Battle of Corrin
Hunters of Dune
Sandworms of Dune

Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide
Children of the Mind
Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Shadow Puppets
Shadow of the Giant

Pattern Recognition
Spook Country (currently reading)

Getting Things Done (currently reading)

Sherlock Holmes series (4 novels, 56 short stories)

I've been busy reading :)

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A month or two ago, I had a sudden random urge to re-read a bunch of books I first (and last) read back in elementary school. So I did:

The Westing Game (Raskin)
Maniac Magee (Spinelli)
Secret Of Terror Castle (Arthur)
Skinnybones (Park)
Scared Stiff (Roberts)

To get to:

A Wrinkle In Time (L'Engle)
Trumpet Of The Swan (White)
Number The Stars (Lowry)

Of course, with school going now, the focus has shifted a bit:

Sociology In A Changing World (Kornblum)
The St. Martin's Guide To Writing (Axelrod / Cooper)
Basic Materials In Music Theory (Harder / Steinke)
Intermediate Algebra (Hall / Mercer) (Required BS)

...and various supplemental guides.

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I just finished Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams. Started reading The Lone Drow by R.A. Salvatore (*snore*). I was working on finishing The Complete Sherlock Holmes, but after half a year of reading it I was getting tired and wanted a change of pace. I also took a break a while back from it to read the 8 English-translated Slayers novels.

I also read a bunch of stuff earlier on in the past year, namely:

Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein
The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick
The Philip K. Dick Reader (guess what that is)
The New Dinosaurs, by Dougal Dixon
I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski - Life, The Big Lebowski, and What Have You

That was all late last year/early this year for the most part. I have a lot of stuff on my to-read list:

The Lone Drow, by R.A. Salvatore
The Two Swords, by R.A. Salvatore
Promise of the Witch King, by R.A. Salvatore
Road of the Patriarch, by R.A. Salvatore
The Annotated Dragonlance Legends, by Margret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Le Morte d'Arthur, by Sir Thomas Malory
Some Spiderwick books, just because they were co-authored by Tony DiTerlizzi, my favorite artist

Then I have a bunch of stuff I want to re-read:

Dune, by Frank Herbert
Children of Dune, by Frank Herbert
Dune Messiah, by Frank Herbert
The Hobbit, by Tolkien
Lord of the Rings, by Tolkien
All of Salvatores Forgotten Realms books (maybe)

So...busy schedule. :P

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Other than things I need to read in the course of my work, and sections of guidebooks (et al.) relevant to places I'm visiting, the two most recent books I have read are:

"Wonderful Life" by Stephen Jay Gould

"The Last Generation" by Fred Pearce (the American edition has the rather better title "With Speed and Violence")

Both can be recommended if the subjects are of interest.

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I began re-reading 'The Business' by Iain Rankin but have abandoned it and started on 'Nightmares and Dreamscapes' by Stephen King because I fancied something fresh (to me, at least).

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Shout (Beatles biography)
A Brief History of Time
Doom 3: Worlds on Fire
The God Delusion
Real Ultimate Power (hey, I needed something to bump me up to free shipping)

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Lately I've reread Matheson's "I Am Legend" and Forsyth's "The Day of the Jackal". I'm churning through Clavell's "Shogun" once again at the moment.

I haven't actually bought books in a few years..I've been rereading too much.

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Masters of Doom
The Official Zombie Survival Guide

well... I started reading them, I havent really continued reading them lately.

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Rather recently I've read (not exactly in this order):

  • All the Conan stories (Robert. E. Howard)
  • Ferdydurke (Witold Gombrowicz)
  • Literaturas Germánicas Medievales (J. L. Borges)
  • Lewis Carroll's Alice books
  • Medea (Euripides)
  • Back to the stone age (Edgard Rice Burroughs)
  • Danton's death (Georg Büchner)
  • Lord Jim (Joseph Conrad)
  • A few plays by Bertolt Brecht
  • A bunch of stories by Lord Dunsany

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I've been wanting to re-read through my Love Hina collection lately, but haven't started yet. I also have volume 2 of Ranma 1/2 to finish. But here's what I've read this past year:

Applied Cryptography by Bruce Schneier
Joel on Software by Joel Spolsky

And best of all: In the Beginning... was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson

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kristus said:

Heh, WTF?


From /b/


Heh. I don't know a thing about Myk's hoity-toity literature. However, I am still on top of current 4chan memes. I'm doing it wrong.

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Lets see:
My annual rereading of Watchmen

Batman year one, Dark Knight Returns and The killing Joke (yes, Dark Knight was a sweet movie).

The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z.

That about covers it.

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in the past 6 months I've read:

Fatal Revenant by Stephan R. Donaldson

Beowulf, Seamus Heaney translation

The Poetic Edda, Hollander Translation

Currently reading:

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

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Currently reading Uncovering Soviet Disasters: Exploring the Limits of Glasnost by James E. Oberg. Interesting read, as it was published in 1989 and thus the Soviets would not admit to any sort of accident that happened within their borders; thus the author tries to investigate purported events through numerous roundabout ways.

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I reread "The Inner Game of Music" by Barry Green this month. For those of you who aren't familar with Timothy Galloway's "The Inner Game of Tennis," it's an self-help book that deals with the mental obstacles of tennis (the physical and technical teachings would be the 'outer game') whether it's about stage fright, being distracted easily, over-analyzing yourself, etc., only the concepts are transferred by a professional bassist to help music majors like me.

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Creaphis said:

Heh. I don't know a thing about Myk's hoity-toity literature.

Whaddya mean "hoity-toity"? Euripides is kid's stuff, as Aristophanes pointed out. Aeschylus was DA MAN!

Another one I read recently (well, in the last year) was "One Thousand Days with Sirius: The Greenland Sledge Patrol" by Peter Schmidt Mikkelsen. It probably helps to have a little background knowledge about East Greenland and Danes in general, but it should be quite readable for just about anyone with an interest in these things.

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For graphic novels I've just read The Dark Knight Returns, and am re-reading Watchmen. As for books I'm reading a very boring Dark Tower book and have 1984 (a crime I haven't read it yet) next in line.

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sLydE said:

I've read:
Dune: The Butlerian Jihad
Dune: The Machine Crusade
Dune: The Battle of Corrin
Hunters of Dune
Sandworms of Dune

Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide
Children of the Mind
Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Shadow Puppets
Shadow of the Giant

I love you

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