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  • #103711
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Just realized this thread was started 6 years ago.

    :O

    #103712
    rus
    rus
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    Walker wrote >>
    Just realized this thread was started 6 years ago.
    :O

    Still reading Bill Clinton’s ‘My Life’?

    ;-)

    #103713

    DavidF
    Participant

    The Art of War. Sun Tzu

    I have to do some serious reading in between trashy sci fi books.

    Reading this on my new kindle and I have to say, for someone who wasn’t really feeling the love for readers, I’m digging the Kindle a whole lot.

    #103714
    rus
    rus
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    For a more serious mention ( I know, right? ) if you like weird geeky dark humor, you might like Charles Stross’s The Fuller Memorandum.

    Yes, it’s book three of a very odd series. Take Dilbert and HP Lovecraft, mate them in a John le Carré / Len Deighton world and this is the love child.

    Fun read, though.

    #103715

    DavidF
    Participant

    rus wrote >>
    For a more serious mention ( I know, right? ) if you like weird geeky dark humor, you might like Charles Stross’s The Fuller Memorandum.

    Yes, it’s book three of a very odd series. Take Dilbert and HP Lovecraft, mate them in a John le Carré / Len Deighton world and this is the love child.
    Fun read, though.

    Just finished that one. I liked it gonna read the other too, but I also just started another strosser book called Halting State. It’s about a virtual bank robbery. The premise seems pretty interesting.

    #103716

    pez
    Participant

    Just got started.

    #103717

    kcrissinger
    Member

    The nurseries are starting their annual mailings of catalogs to drive us nuts. A different one arrives every week detailing the newest and coolest plants for 2011. Spring can’t come soon enough.

    I guess that is what I’m reading.

    #103718
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    DavidF wrote >>

    rus wrote >>
    For a more serious mention ( I know, right? ) if you like weird geeky dark humor, you might like Charles Stross’s The Fuller Memorandum.

    Yes, it’s book three of a very odd series. Take Dilbert and HP Lovecraft, mate them in a John le Carré / Len Deighton world and this is the love child.
    Fun read, though.

    Just finished that one. I liked it gonna read the other too, but I also just started another strosser book called Halting State. It’s about a virtual bank robbery. The premise seems pretty interesting.

    Really liked the Atrocity Archives. Jennifer Morgue not so much… not bad, but seemed… off.

    Bit late for Christmas this year, but have you seen this?

    http://www.tor.com/stories/2010/12/encore-presentation-overtime

    #103719

    BCNation
    Participant

    The 2010 Columbus Business First Book of Lists

    edit: This thread is now going into its third Ohio governor…6 years…

    #103720
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    rus wrote >>

    Walker wrote >>
    Just realized this thread was started 6 years ago.
    :O

    Still reading Bill Clinton’s ‘My Life’?
    ;-)

    Heh. Never started it. I’m terrible about reading/finishing books, yet I probably read ten million words a day in various news articles and websites. ;)

    #103721

    catnfiddle
    Participant

    Reread Watership Down and 1984 since I teach them and like to keep my memory fresh. I’ve been putting off rereading A Tale of Two Cities. Heaven help me, but I am not a Dickens fan.

    #103722

    joev
    Participant

    catnfiddle wrote >>
    I’ve been putting off rereading A Tale of Two Cities. Heaven help me, but I am not a Dickens fan.

    There’s a delightful episode of Wishbone that give you the jist of a Tale of Two Cities.

    One of my New Year’s resolutions has been to finish one book every week for the year. So far, so good – I had some time off around the holidays, and read a lot of great books. Four Fish was enlightening – about four species of fish and the way human kind has hunted and farmed them.

    I’ve also been reading Love in the Time of Cholera for about six months. Marquez is breathtaking, but that book is so heavy I can’t get through more than five pages at a time.

    #103723

    cc
    Member

    1984 = english socailism, I remember writing a paper on this in the 8th grade in the early 90’s. I am surprised they are still teaching this stuff. I would think there are a slew of more contemporary writers they could choose from.

    #103724
    lazyfish
    lazyfish
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    kcrissinger wrote >>
    The nurseries are starting their annual mailings of catalogs to drive us nuts. A different one arrives every week detailing the newest and coolest plants for 2011. Spring can’t come soon enough.
    I guess that is what I’m reading.

    +1000 lots of flower porn in the mail these days. Just finished At Play in the Fields of the Lord. Really enjoy almost everything written by Matthiessen. Spent Christmas break digesting WG Sebald. Read the Emigrants, Rings of Saturn, Vertigo and Austerlitz his 4 fiction/memoir/travel novels. I’m still having strange dreams from the exercise. Read the short essays On the natural history of destruction also by WG Sebald. Really a great writer, a bit dense at times, but haunting and beautiful.

    #103725

    GreatOutdoors
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    Finishing up “Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality”

    Really good read — it makes one see humanity in quite a different light.

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