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Old 03-11-2006, 09:37 PM  
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Ok for the high brow crowd what books you are reading

I'm reading The New American Revolution by tammy bruce. She is a great thinker and funny.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:16 PM   #1906
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:28 PM   #1907
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I was on an absolute tear reading in January and February, but Mass Effect 3 killed that dead in March. 3 books total this month so far. That's it.

Right now I'm doing a re-read of Adrian Tchaikovsky's Shadows of the Apt series (I read the first 5 or 6 early last year, have a couple more ready to go), and listening to various and sundry audiobooks (right now it's Larry Correia's Spellbound - I love his Grimnoir books).
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:45 PM   #1908
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:54 PM   #1909
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****. I'm so depressed that it takes me so long to read books.

I want to read so many, but the actual reading part is a bottle neck.

I hear about 10 books I want to read by the time I finish one.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:02 PM   #1910
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Getting ready to read Crucible of Gold the latest Temeraire book by Naomi Novak. They are not only good stories they are historically accurate (minus the dragons).
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:05 PM   #1911
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One of my favorite books is the Exorcist.

Anyone else read that book?
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:46 PM   #1912
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Getting ready to read Crucible of Gold the latest Temeraire book by Naomi Novak. They are not only good stories they are historically accurate (minus the dragons).
I read the first two or three of those, then I lost interest. I'll probably come back to it when the series is finished. I have a real problem maintaining interest with serial publication (I'm struggling with Song of Ice and Fire, which is one of my favorite series of all time). I want to know that I can sit down and read the complete body of work at a time and not have to wait 2 years for another series and get out of the groove.

I like series, I just want them to already be done when I start reading them. This has been a problem for me for The Dark Tower, Wheel of Time, and now Song of Ice and Fire.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:49 PM   #1913
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I read the first two or three of those, then I lost interest. I'll probably come back to it when the series is finished. I have a real problem maintaining interest with serial publication (I'm struggling with Song of Ice and Fire, which is one of my favorite series of all time). I want to know that I can sit down and read the complete body of work at a time and not have to wait 2 years for another series and get out of the groove.

I like series, I just want them to already be done when I start reading them. This has been a problem for me for The Dark Tower, Wheel of Time, and now Song of Ice and Fire.
Dark Tower took forever! Another series that took a long time was the Earth Children series by Jean Aul. The final one took forever to come out and IMO was a bit of a letdown.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:40 PM   #1914
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****. I'm so depressed that it takes me so long to read books.

I want to read so many, but the actual reading part is a bottle neck.

I hear about 10 books I want to read by the time I finish one.
Love audiobooks. I commute from Lawrence to Leawood every weekday. Audiobooks make the commute tolerable. I have audible.com at the ready to buy audiobooks, and you can borrow from the Kansas Public Library System. I have access to an audiobook sharing site as well, but I typically buy/legally borrow.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:43 PM   #1915
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Guys, I've made a book thread for specifically sci-fi and fantasy books in the Media Center. Please check it out if you like those genres.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=257566

Also Briancase, I've tried audio books. Just can't pay attention. Even when I'm driving.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:45 PM   #1916
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Guys, I've made a book thread for specifically sci-fi and fantasy books in the Media Center. Please check it out if you like those genres.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=257566

Also Briancase, I've tried audio books. Just can't pay attention. Even when I'm driving.
Sorry Buck, I'm part of the high brow crowd. Media Center, seriously? (j/k)
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A good audio book with headphones is a pretty cool experience.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:46 PM   #1918
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Sorry Buck, I'm part of the high brow crowd. Media Center, seriously? (j/k)
BOOKS ARE A FORM OF MEDIA!

Haha....but seriously, you had me within inches of just posting a smiley.

Stop making me laugh.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:12 PM   #1919
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Just began Confederacy of Dunces. I've had that book for a couple years, but lost it... then found it when I was packing shit from my old place and moving it into my new place.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:19 PM   #1920
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Love audiobooks. I commute from Lawrence to Leawood every weekday. Audiobooks make the commute tolerable. I have audible.com at the ready to buy audiobooks, and you can borrow from the Kansas Public Library System. I have access to an audiobook sharing site as well, but I typically buy/legally borrow.

I tried that several times, my problem is my mind will think about other things before i realize i haven't been paying attention.

So i read them and get much more out of it. Anyone else like that?
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