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#1 Sep 03 2009 at 5:18 AM Rating: Good
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Threads about anime can be boring sometimes, and I don't watch tv. So here's a thread about books.

What book is everyone(who reads books that aren't mangas) reading or about to read at the moment.

I'm just finishing Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer. I'm thinking of reading Fascist Italy by Alan Cassels. I'm just kind of on a Early 1900s/WWII history kick.
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#2 Sep 03 2009 at 6:46 AM Rating: Excellent
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Currently reading Spook, by Mary Roach. I think it's the weakest of the three of hers that I've read thus far, but she's amusing.

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#3 Sep 03 2009 at 8:27 AM Rating: Good
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I just finished up The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. ****, and I think I'm going to start on Neal Stephenson's Anathem later today. Though, the PKD book I picked up has four of his novels in it, and I kind of want to read Ubik next.
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#4 Sep 03 2009 at 8:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm currently re-reading the Star Wars: X-Wing series. I'm on book 4 of 9.
I love how the authors provide a mix of character development, humor, and action.

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#5 Sep 03 2009 at 8:46 AM Rating: Good
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Sir Kirby wrote:
I'm currently re-reading the Star Wars: X-Wing series. I'm on book 4 of 9.
I love how the authors provide a mix of character development, humor, and action.

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Edited, Sep 3rd 2009 10:40am by Kirby
I think I have most of that series somewhere. It's pretty decent, though I think Kevin J. Anderson is my favorite Star Wars author.
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#6 Sep 03 2009 at 8:51 AM Rating: Good
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I've only read Star Wars books by: Michael A. Stackpole, Aaron Allston, Karen Traviss, and Timothy Zahn.
I'd get more books, but I'm kinda on a tight budget this year. Got a summer job too late, and stuff.
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#7 Sep 03 2009 at 9:04 AM Rating: Good
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If you go on eBay, you can usually find large lots of books for super cheap. I think I paid $12.50 for a box of 20 Stephen King books once.
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#8 Sep 03 2009 at 9:09 AM Rating: Good
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Nice. I'll have to give that a look on the weekend.
Mostly 'cuz I'm lazy right now, and procrastinating until my 1pm class.
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#9 Sep 05 2009 at 11:41 AM Rating: Decent
I recently finished the first three books of the Kushiel Series by Jacqueline Carey. I can't afford to buy the next three just yet, so I'm reading Gulliver's Travels out of one of my Norton Anthology of English Literature books.
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#10 Sep 05 2009 at 1:29 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm about to take a step slightly out of my genre of scifi/fantasy and read a demi-romance..../scifi called "The Time Traveler's Wife" which has a movie based on it of the same title presently in theaters. Saw a trailer for the movie, did some research and it seems like it has a true depth that'll be interesting to read and am most definitely curious as to how "time travel" plays a part in the progressing story.

After that... probably pick up a DragonLance trilogy or reread Anne Rice's "Blackwood Farm" and "Blood Canticle".

And yes, it is a refreshing change for something non-anime related here. :)
#11 Sep 05 2009 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, Zahn represents a turning point in the Starwars EU, as he wrote the last series before Chewbacca got a moon dropped on him.
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#12 Sep 06 2009 at 7:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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though I think Kevin J. Anderson is my favorite Star Wars author.


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#13 Sep 07 2009 at 8:29 AM Rating: Decent
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I haven't finished a book in almost a year now, I think my last attempt was Stephen King's "Just after Sunset", but I'm all set to start with his "Under the Dome" when it's released in November.

I was hoping a long absence would reboost my interest, but so far no luck.

I blame George RR Martin ofcourse, with him taking so long to release the next book in the series.
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#14 Sep 07 2009 at 4:15 PM Rating: Good
I'm in the beginning of Innocent Man. I enjoy reading books like these the most.. True stories of murders. This one is losing my interest and I'm only on Chapter 4. I picked this up for the story about who murdered the girl and how it was done, not about his baseball career. The first four chapters are all about his failure of baseball. Don't get me wrong, I also am a major Cubs fan and I will never miss a game, yet I don't want to read about it, expecially for someone I don't know and who isn't a Cubs player.

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At this moment, I do not recommend this book. I hate to start something and not finish so I'm going to push myself a little further into the book before I actually give up.
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#15 Sep 07 2009 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm finally reading Ender's Game. I'm now disappointing that I waited so long. It's such a great book. I can't wait to read the rest of Card's stuff.

My dad also told me about a great book by Cormac McCarthy called The Road. I'll be reading that soon, as well.
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#16 Sep 07 2009 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Working through the most recent addition to the bourne series (The Bourne Sanction). Also just finished The Afghan. Both interesting.
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#17 Sep 08 2009 at 4:11 AM Rating: Good
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I just finished reading Christopher Moore's "A Dirty Job." I really enjoyed it. I think I liked "Lamb" from him better, but this was hilarious anyway. His writing style is fantastic, and I actually found his points on the "Beta Male" very interesting and accurate. I'll be trying to find more Moore in a library nearby; unfortunately I can't keep shelling out $13.95 for a book that I devour in a day or two!
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#18 Sep 09 2009 at 9:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Not reading anything currently. I plan to get Star Wars: Melinnium Falcon when it comes out in paperback in November. I own and have read every Star Wars novel that covers events after Episode VI. Every one. Including JJK/YJK and even the much hated NJO (which I actually liked).
#19 Sep 09 2009 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I just finished Fascist Italy by Alan Cassels. Then I read The Scourge Of God by S.M. Stirling over a period of 8 hours while at work.


Fascist Italy was boring, but The Scourge Of God was quite good.

Tonight I'll start reading The Worlds Most Evil Dictators by Diane Law.
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