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What are you reading these days?
« on: January 22, 2014, 08:39:29 AM »
I've decided to go back to the start of marvel's silver age so these days it's SM,FF,DD,IM,Thor,Avengers and Hulk in reading order. Daunting but fun. in the early 70's now. Will soon have to add SSM to the list. Still deciding if I should include The Defenders

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 04:56:34 PM »
Biology and Philosophy.  Some Faust, (more for learning German, it's got English and German versions of every page of the book.  On each page are explanations, I love the book) and books on children.  Know any?

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 05:05:44 PM »
Other than Doctor Spock no

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 12:17:26 AM »
Biology and Philosophy.  Some Faust, (more for learning German, it's got English and German versions of every page of the book.  On each page are explanations, I love the book) and books on children.  Know any?

Just this one.

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2014, 03:38:42 PM »
the Game of Thrones books, sometimes it's tempting to just watch the tv series  ;D

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 12:10:36 AM »
 ;D

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2014, 06:57:31 AM »
I refuse to play (read or watch) until GRRM finishes the damned series.

I'm worried that he may do a Jordan and die on us.
That is a very real possibility.

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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2014, 07:24:37 AM »
I figured that about Stephen King and the Dark Tower series.  Then he knocks out the last 3 in record time...and made me wish he had died instead.
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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2014, 07:31:08 AM »
I figured that about Stephen King and the Dark Tower series.  Then he knocks out the last 3 in record time...and made me wish he had died instead.
I know exactly what you mean. Worst conclusion ever

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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2014, 04:12:22 PM »
Hehe, I enjoy Haven as well.  I attribute the decline in his writing to his becoming sober.  Good for him, yes, but, IMO, his writing took a hit.
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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2014, 08:20:51 AM »
At the moment
lone survivor Marcus Luttrell.
Fancied a easy read.


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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2014, 12:31:40 AM »
Two things:
Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy
and Elizabeth George, Careless in Red (an Inspector Lynley novel).   The latter is pretty disappointing so far.  Machiavelli, however, is certainly worth a read.

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2014, 01:17:04 AM »
Colm Toibin - Nora Webster

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2014, 01:28:51 PM »
Discovery of Middle Earth by Graham Robb

Not Tolkien; it's about the Celtic world.
[From the link below] His engaging new book, “The Discovery of Middle Earth,” which combines travelogue and historical detective story, is the work of a man to whom the past is vividly present. As he was planning a cycling trip in southern France, he tells us, he began hearing “the comprehensible whisperings of a vanished civilization.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/books/review/graham-robbs-discovery-of-middle-earth.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


Oh, yeah. I am also reading the History of Middle-earth, ed, C. Tolkien.  ;)
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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2015, 12:51:29 AM »
Interesting Harper Lee to publish a follow up to
To Kill a  Mocking Bird  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31118355

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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2015, 05:01:52 AM »
The Science and Fiction of Autism by Laura Schreibman

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2938932/
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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2015, 10:56:47 AM »
Reading Charlotte's Web to my daughter.
Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can put off until the day after.

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2015, 01:11:58 AM »
Still plodding on through the Anthony Riches Empire books. Ok a easy read

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2015, 02:58:40 AM »
Robert Fitzgerald's translation of Vergil's Aeneid.

It's pretty compelling.  Road trip.  Trojan War from the perspective of the losers.  Bad, bad Greeks!

Whoops.  Not exactly a comic book, but then again, you don't know my imagination.

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2015, 10:21:13 AM »
Keane's Company - Napoleonic romp

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2024, 07:41:20 AM »
Jack lark book book 11, A tad bored of it but I will finish it.
Have the "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang" next

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2024, 10:01:01 AM »
Ovid's Metamorphoses
It's kind of a history of the world, including a big flood, and then a series of mythological stories, like Jupiter and Juno's constant marital problems due to his incessant infidelities and the havoc this wreaks on mortals and other demigods.  Poor Io, the nymph, that got turned into a cow, and Argus, the hundred eyed sentinel who had to watch over her.  Neither one had a great time of it.  Then there's the scallywag mortal child of Apollo (Phoebus), Phaeton, who asks Dad if he can borrow the car.  Things go downhill from there.  It's a series of short episodes -- so rather easy and entertaining.  Many myths that I'd heard in passing are laid out in greater detail here, so it's pretty fun.