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Old 01-17-2013, 06:14 PM   #15316
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Hmm, I'm kind of glad I read Among Others without first reading that blurb. A lot of that information you infer quite slowly through filling in the blanks, and it seems a bit much to just plonk it all down there. On the other hand, I guess I wouldn't read a book without some idea of what it was about. (In this case, I read it because it was on last year's Hugo ballot.)
It's an odd book so far. But I look forward to getting into the meat of the story.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:18 PM   #15317
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I'm just about to begin a re-read of Homer's "Illiad." For some reason, the voice of 'Siri' on my phone makes me think of Helen...


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Old 01-17-2013, 06:19 PM   #15318
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Aughhh. I missed buying the previous one in the series. And that one's now $9.99. Bother, bother, bother, bother!

Well, I'll move on to How Dark the World Becomes by Frank Chadwick. This is a new author to me. One I wouldn't have bought except for it being in the February Bundle.
When did BAEN raise their prices?
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:21 PM   #15319
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I wouldn't dream of recommending "Finnegan's Wake" to anyone. It's completely unreadable. That's why I recommended "Ulysses", which is a lot more accessible.
Ulysses is an excellent book to try to read if you are having trouble sleeping.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:24 PM   #15320
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Next is 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Lots of you have said this is worth reading, so I am going to try it. It has been 20 years since I last read anything by SK.
Don't start 11/22/63 unless you have a lot of free time to read. It's that sort of book that once you start, you'll need the free time to just sit and read. It's very good.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:11 PM   #15321
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That's actually the specific reason that I recommended the Richard Lattimore translation to you. I've read numerous different translations, and the Lattimore one is by far the best in giving you the "feel" of the Greek verse. For people who can't read the Greek original, Lattimore is as close as you can get to the "experience" of doing so.

I'll have to pick up a copy and try it. It will be an interesting comparison. Thanks for the recommendation.


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Old 01-17-2013, 10:15 PM   #15322
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I've just started reading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides tonight while my daughter was roller skating. Her roller skating nights are my reading nights. So far it's very good.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:41 PM   #15323
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Don't start 11/22/63 unless you have a lot of free time to read. It's that sort of book that once you start, you'll need the free time to just sit and read. It's very good.
Too late.

I don't worry too much about having enough free time - the only times I can read are on the train to/from work and sometimes at lunch. I would like to read more, but with 2 little ones around it just doesn't work for me at home. The train is quieter.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:44 AM   #15324
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When did BAEN raise their prices?
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:26 AM   #15325
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Put about 200 pages into PC Hodgell's The Godslayer Chronicles before I put it down for now. It simply wasn't going anywhere.

Powered through JL Bourne's Day by Day Armageddon:Shattered Hourglass. Meh, one of the most horribly rushed endings to a trilogy I've ever seen.

About to start Cordelia's Honor by Bujold.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:47 AM   #15326
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I've just started reading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides tonight while my daughter was roller skating. Her roller skating nights are my reading nights. So far it's very good.
Great book. I liked his The Marriage Plot as well.
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I finished the second Poirot novel, The Murder on the Links, last night. I enjoyed it a lot. It feels so effortless.

I'm moving on to Hunting Party by Elizabeth Moon, the first Serrano book, for one of my sub-challenges. One of the few Baen ebooks I've actually paid for, and even then it was a massive $4 for the whole trilogy. I'm not sure how much it costs at post-amazon Baen.
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Put about 200 pages into PC Hodgell's The Godslayer Chronicles before I put it down for now. It simply wasn't going anywhere.
A slow start, but I enjoyed it. It gets a lot better towards the end.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:20 AM   #15329
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How Dark the World Becomes by Frank Chadwick. This is a new author to me. One I wouldn't have bought except for it being in the February Bundle.
A most enjoyable Crime/Mil SF story. I'd like to see more set in this universe, and I'll certainly keep an eye out for more by this author.

Next up: another from the February Baen bundle: Keeper of the King by P. N. Elrod
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Finished China Mieville's Kraken, good story spoiled by bad writing. Not a keeper.

Now onto Greg Bear's Forge of God. MUCH better!
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