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Old 07-26-2010, 06:48 PM   #751
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Since the beginning of the year I`ve been working my way through R.A Salvatores work with Drizzt. One of the characters, Wulfgar, presses a 300 pound man and then throws him out a door. Bad ***.
Good series but I think it went downhill after 'Spine of the World.'
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:16 PM   #752
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I'm reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:13 AM   #753
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I'm reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
I just read all three of these within the past two weeks, including staying up until 4AM on Sunday morning to finish the 3rd one. These are excellent for some riveting light reading.

I'm currently working my way through "On Food & Cooking: The Science & Lore of the Kitchen" by Harold McGee. Excellent for a couple of pages on some topic regarding food chemistry before bed. Pre bed-time reading also includes Mark Twain's Collected Essays, Stories, etc., Vol II, through 1910.

Also just finished Vonnegut's Sirens of Titan.

As a wedding present, yesterday my wife gave me a first edition Mark Twain (The Innocents Abroad, 1869) in really good condition. I'm definitely not reading this one while eating eggs & coffee in the morning! I just wanted to include this tasty bit for fellow bibliophiles.

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Old 07-27-2010, 11:22 AM   #754
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Re: What are you reading?

Mark Twain has some of my favorite quotes.
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:02 PM   #755
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Heck, it was a MONSTER book
But I loved the book and got totally swept up in the characters and story line.
Me too.
I thought more than a couple of the characters were just genius.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:47 PM   #756
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Re: What are you reading?

Currently - Airman Leadership Manuals 1-3
Fire Instructor Handbook
1984 by George Orwell
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:59 AM   #757
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Re: What are you reading?

Well my girlfriend snuck off to California with my copy of Pollan, and I just finished World War Z (during an unauthorized "lunch" break, I was so into the ending I had to finish it off). Any recommendations on some good horror? I really like Lovecraft, so I am tempted to read Derleth, but I am afraid of the possibility of a campy feeling creeping into the mythos. I think I read a few King books in middle school and remember them boring me to tears, but I don't know which ones or 100% if they were actually King books or there was just a blurb from him on the back of the book, etc.
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:36 AM   #758
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Re: What are you reading?

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Well my girlfriend snuck off to California with my copy of Pollan, and I just finished World War Z (during an unauthorized "lunch" break, I was so into the ending I had to finish it off). Any recommendations on some good horror? I really like Lovecraft, so I am tempted to read Derleth, but I am afraid of the possibility of a campy feeling creeping into the mythos. I think I read a few King books in middle school and remember them boring me to tears, but I don't know which ones or 100% if they were actually King books or there was just a blurb from him on the back of the book, etc.
Allen, give Scott Sigler a try. He's a new up-and-comer who got his start podcasting his stuff.

He does "science-based" horror (no sparkling vampires) just g-mod mammalian ancestors (Ancestor), and a nasty, nasty itch (Infected, Contagious).

http://www.scottsigler.com (60% WFS - may have some language in the blog/comments, language/horror in audio/video postings)

He's also got an awesome football meets star wars meets the godfather series in The Rookie and The Starter (coming soon).

The podcast versions of his stories (as read by the author) are free, and available at his website and/or http://www.podiobooks.com (podiobooks is wfs, not all podcasts available there are, though)

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Old 07-31-2010, 03:01 AM   #759
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Re: What are you reading?

Currently reading Domain by Steve Alten its weird, about the end of the world, 21st of December 2012, and all that but im enjoying it a lot.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:34 AM   #760
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Why does E=mc˛ (and why should we care?)

Really good book. It makes physics much more accessible to the masses. It's disconcerting how you travel between feeling a little patronised (but understanding why) and then confused and out of your depth. It's all worth it when everything starts coming together though.
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