What are you currently reading?

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  1. beenz

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    What are you currently reading?

    I'm reading the first book in the Gears of War series. I started reading it in preparation for the new Gears of War video game that comes out next year. I'm a little sad since I realized last week that it is glorified fan fiction, though :(
     

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  2. Podivin

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    I jumped back 120 years or so and I'm reading a book of Sherlock Holmes short stories (I was ready for some real light weight stuff). Not sure what book I'll read next, I'm thinking it's either going to be one of Clive Cussler's books, or something out of the Anita Blake series. I'll decide that at the last second... :)
     
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  3. eyebeam

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    Mind Over Ship, the sequel to Counting Heads by David Marusek. Not a very well known SF author (yet) but very, very good.

    WWW: Watch by Robert J. Sawyer or Saturn's Children by Charles Stross is up next.
     
  4. reading Wicked in my downtime. Trying to pick up a new Sci-fi/fantasy series akin to say LOTR, Shannara, Forgotten Realms.
     
  5. Bob Maxey

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    I am reading a first edition "Tale of Two Cities." Think I bought a real gem and so I am enjoying it more, now that I know I was fairly teated by the seller.

    Before that, I read Erskine Caldwell, "Tobacco Road." Before that, "Fifty Acres and a Poodle."

    Next, I'll proof read and suffer through a book I wrote. My fear is I'll be correct in my assumption that it is crap.

    Cheers,

    Bob Maxey
     
  6. Bob, if you dont mind uploading the book up here, or at least some parts, im sure some of us would help proof read, and its always good to get an outside opinion (i cant read my own writing or eat my own food i only find flaws)
     
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  7. eyebeam

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    An excellent idea, gallendof. Why not upload a chapter or two and get some feedback? Seems like a fairly intelligent, well read group here.
     
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    Cobra series - Timothy Zahn, Different kinda space adventure than i used to... Very interesting read though so far
     
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    Le Colonel Chabert by Balzan
     
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  11. Aiyan

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    Fire Strike 7/9 by Sgt Paul "Bommer" Grahame & Damien Lewis.

    Book about strike team from the British government in Afghan.
     
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    I mean to read that too :)

    So how easy going is it? Some older books can be a little archaic with their language.
     
  13. TozyJay

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    Getting back into some Sci-Fi :)

    Currently reading "Old Man's War" by John Scalzi.
     
  14. eyebeam

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    I really, really liked that one and it's sequels. Highly recommended. Looking forward to more from Scalzi.
     
  15. Podivin

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    Not a problem. The occasional 'britishism' (no offense to our brothers from Britain) but it's not full of thees and thous or nonsense like that. If I didn't KNOW that it was written 100 plus years ago, I'd think it was far more current and written about the past.
     
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    "very interesting" - is that the same as "good"? :)
    I've downloaded the series, but haven't started it yet.
     
  17. Xyro

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    I say old chap, nothing wrong with a few Birtishisms :D

    Just skimmed the first few pages - any book where characters can shout "By Jove!" and "What the deuce?" is fine by me :p
     
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    Trickle Up Poverty. By Dr. Michael Savage
     
  19. NightAngel79

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    Yes and no... It is written in a different style than i am used to. First book spans like 40 years, was hard to get used to at first, still really enjoyable book though
     
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  22. Bob Maxey

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    I can't do it because of contract issues and corporate disclosure policies. Rather dry technical stuff, I'm afraid. No big secrets, but I must follow rules. I am, however, working on a book about plastics. Perhaps there are some lovers of Celluloid Nitrate and Casein that might find my work helpful.

    This one is a real page turner due to threats of lawsuits and the disruption of the handmade fountain pen industry. A true potboiler. Let me just say, the Acrylic Acetate did it in the wood shop with a candlestick.

    I am also writing an article about Dupont Paint and their development of a certain paint was nothing short of revolutionary in the market place. Painters these days have it easy.

    Any takers?

    Should I write a book geared towards the mass market, I just might elude to it on the list. I am finishing a project for a well known craft supplier and perhaps I'll put it on my web site with a link in my sig.

    Bob
     
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    And Dames . . . You need lots and lots, and lots of Dames. By Jove, Pip Pip, and all that Rot.

    Bob Maxey
     
  24. eyebeam

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    Hmmm... I may pass on that one. :) With the subject matter being a little, um, dry, you're going to want a title that'll really grab someone's attention - what do you think of Through the Plexiglass.
     
  25. NightAngel79

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    How's the dorian gray? his story always intrigued me
     

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