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Old 01-16-2013, 10:23 PM   #15286
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I've not read Gap, but thanks for the info/suggestion.

full disclosure I have the book club editions of the first trilogy and the publisher hardbacks of the second

I've not read the 'last chronicles' but I guess that 4th book in that set is coming out this year.
I've read the 1st book in the 3rd series. It was interesting and in spots a bit slow. But as a whole, it has the potential to pick up. I do have the 2nd book. It's on my 650 to be read as the first book I start in February.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:25 PM   #15287
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Try something like Joyce's "Ulysses", or Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse". But I warn you - they're hard going. They weren't written to be light reading. They were written for you to appreciate the "cleverness" of the author.
I like the idea of Nyssa trying to read Finnegan's Wake. Maybe the most unreadable book of all time.
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The Wisdom of Psychopaths.
Is that the book you are reading, or a comment on the recommendations above?
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:45 PM   #15289
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Yes, I fixed it already. But there is a book called '50 shades of chicken" maybe if the gray is boring I switch to this one
50 Shades of Gray IS BORING. So when are you reading about the perverted chicken?

There is also one that perverts a classic tale, 50 Shades of Alice in Wonderland. You could try that if the perverted chicken is not all that good.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:17 AM   #15290
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I am currently reading Into Thin Air.
Excellent book. Makes me certain I never want to climb Everest! But a fascinating story.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:43 AM   #15291
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And so, how many stars?

What did you think? It's on my list but....
I really liked it. It got my vote, and won the Hugo. It was one of the best books I read last year, maybe even the best.

(Among Others by Jo Walton)
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:39 AM   #15292
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I think time for something I'm sure to enjoy. It's been a while since I've read it, and so since it's this month's book club book, I'll read Persuasion.
And I did enjoy it, but not as much as Sense and Sensibility or Pride and Prejudice. I'll leave detailed discussion to the book club thread.

Next is one from Baen's February Bundle (no longer available as a bundle). I'm going to read through my purchases being going on to backlog. So: Necessity's Child by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:56 AM   #15293
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I just discovered this place and I love the recommendations.
I am currently reading 'The Historian' by Elizabeth Kostova and I am slowly being pulled into the plot.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:08 AM   #15294
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I really liked it. It got my vote, and won the Hugo. It was one of the best books I read last year, maybe even the best.

(Among Others by Jo Walton)
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:08 AM   #15295
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I just discovered this place and I love the recommendations.
I am currently reading 'The Historian' by Elizabeth Kostova and I am slowly being pulled into the plot.
Welcome! Have some Karma.
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I am currently reading 'The Historian' by Elizabeth Kostova and I am slowly being pulled into the plot.
It was a good read, and scared the bejeezus out of my wife.

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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, 07:12 AM   #15298
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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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Which translation are you going to read? I'd strongly recommend the Richard Latimore one.
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Which translation are you going to read? I'd strongly recommend the Richard Latimore one.
Alexander Pope. It's from the Project Gutenberg collection.


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Alexander Pope. It's from the Project Gutenberg collection.


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God, rather you than me . It's all in rhyming couplets. There's only so much of that that I can stand. Honestly, if you want to read the Iliad, there really are MUCH better translations available.
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