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Re: What are you reading these days?
« 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.
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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.