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Its been a while and I like to get book ideas so I figured I'd start another "What R U Reading?" threads. It, like food, is one of the few things that we all can talk about without fighting.


Me, here's what I'm reading/have read/want to read:

Currently Reading:
1. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
2. Sailing to Sarantium
3. Noah's Curse (The Biblical Justification of American Slavery)

Read Recently:
1. Mistborn Trilogy (reread as I just got the books back from letting someone borrow them)
2. The Last Light of the Sun
3. New Spring
4. The Lions of Al-Rassan

Thinking About Reading:
1. Reread of KoD & TGS prior to new release
2. Fionavar Tapestry
3. That new BS book that just came out
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Currently Reading:
1. The Seamstress - Frances de Pontes Peebles

(I can only read one book at a time, spiced with magazine articles)

Read Recently:
1. 1421: The Year China Discovered the World Gavin Menzies (I want to talk to people about this one - it was fascinating!)
2. The Forgotten Garden Kate Morton (Really, really good.)
3. Harry Potter 1-7
4. The Lost City of Z David Grann (Also fascinating!!)

Thinking About Reading:
1. One Day - David Nicholls
2. I am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
3. Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and their Marriage of the Century - Sam Kashner and Nancy Shoenberger
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3. That new BS book that just came out
I just finished reading The Way of Kings this weekend.

Now, I am going back to my WoT re-read.
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Currently readin book 8 of the Malazan Book of the Fallen.
Read recently: books 1-7 of Malazan Book of the Fallen.
Before that, I was reading Diskworld books.
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Lessee:

Enhancing Sexuality: A Problem-Solving Approach to Treating Dysfunction
Sex, Sexuality and Therapeutic Practice
Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy
Pyscheye
The Neurobiology of We

And a whole bunch of journal articles.
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Enhancing Sexuality: A Problem-Solving Approach to Treating Dysfunction
Sex, Sexuality and Therapeutic Practice
Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy
Pyscheye
The Neurobiology of We

And a whole bunch of journal articles.
What are you, some kind of psycho pervert?


I have to remember what I've read recently...

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsen
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larsen
Dust of Dreams by Steven Erikson (several months past, now)

Before that, I can't remember the most recent. I mostly do rereads of sections of other books. For example, I am constantly and re-reading:

Indian Legends of the Pacific Northwest by Ella Clark
The Ultimate Encyclopedia Of Mythology by Arthur Cotterell & Rachel Storm
The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn and Hal Iggulden
The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea J. Buchanan, Miriam Peskowitz
Most of the Malazan books, though that's fallen off recently.
Various history books around the house, plus the Bible, Joseph Cambell, etc.

And that doesn't count all the kids books, though since the kids started reading on their own I don't do it nearly as much.
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Recently finished:
Way of Kings (Brandon's best so far... he's definitely growing as a writer)
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Zero History

currently reading:
Dance Dance (Murakami Haruki, for those of you who don't know his work, is like the Japanese Philip K. Dick. I highly recommend him)
Life of Pi
Dresden Files (don't judge, I liked the TV show)
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currently: doing a re-read of the Malazan books. just started so still on Gardens of the Moon.

recently: read Eye of the World again. was planning on keeping at WoT, but a friend borrowed tGS ages ago and can't get it back atm.

I could really use some tips for fantasy I haven't read. guess I should got for some BS books
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currently reading: TWOK (1st reread)

recently finished: First Law Trilogy and the stand-alone sequel by Joe Abercrombie (pretty good stuff)
Necroscope Trilogy by Bryan Lumley
The Magic of Recluse by L.E. Modessit
Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher (Codex Alera book 1)

queued up:
The Summer Tree by GGK
Necroscope subsequent volumes
Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher
Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks (recommended by Brandon, but not nearly as good as his writing)
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Well, I'd tell you what I'm reading, but it strikes me as sort of narcissistic.

From a review of recent threads I believe that's our new favourite word?
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Currently half way through Book 2 of the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks and currently 1/4 way through the Federalist Papers.

Recently read Codex Alera by Jim Butcher.

Thinking about reading Common Sense, Towers of Midnight (duh...), Chronicles of The Black Company.
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~jumpy claps!~

Yay for GGK!

SDog, didn't you read 1421?
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From a review of recent threads I believe that's our new favourite word?
Moral Narcissism. It has fallen to number two behind Political Racism though.
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Last few books read off the top of my head:

Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
Changes (Reread) by Jim Butcher
Spellcrash by Kelly McCullough
A Fistful of Sky (Reread) by Nina Kirki Hoffman
A Feast for Crows (Reread) by George R. R. Martin
Victorious by Jack Campbell

Huh. Two 'Urban Fantasy', one modern fantasy, one cyberfantasy, one high fantasy, and one military sci-fi. No trends there...

Oh, yes. Enjoyed them all.

DahLia, how many fantasy series you want recommended?
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Currently reading: In the Stormy Red Sky, by David Drake; book seven of the Royal Cinnabar Navy (RCN series.

Currently re-reading: Gust Front, by John Ringo, book Two of the Legacy of the Aldenata series. (part of a reread of the Claws That Catch (2008) Baen free library CD featuring all of John Ringo's books in digital format, plus others.)

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The Kildar Series by John Ringo, (from the Claws That Catch CD) (X-rated action adventure/Military SF. Begins with Ghost)

I'm currently on a Space Opera/Military SF binge.
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Yay for GGK!

SDog, didn't you read 1421?
I read 1491 by Charles C. Mann, but 1421 may just be next on my list.

I'd highly recommend 1491 (New Revelations of the Native Americans Before Columbus), though. I know I wanted to talk about it right after I read it, but I don't remember why I didn't.

How about if I get 1421 and we talk about it in a while. Is it a long read?
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@ UNO - are you rereading your own books and articles for fun?

@ ST - I think I like moral narcissism far more than what I think you will give as a definition of political racism.

@ Muttley - I've been halfway through 1421 for a year or so now
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Recently:
The Name of the Wind
Reagan's Revolution
Getting Real
The Future of the Internet
A Game of Thrones - never finished, put it down one day and just haven't cared to pick it back up.

Currently:
LotR - started a re-read a few weeks ago
Always picking through a WoT book

Looking forward to:
The Way of Kings
The Grand Design

Mostly I read children's books to my kids at night in hopes of fostering a love of reading. I think my wife and I have done well so far. I have "caught" my two and half year old sitting on the floor next to his one and half year old sisters crib "reading" to her when they are supposed to be sleeping.
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I own it but haven't read it...I keep meaning too but I havent been in the mood. I have a big stack of books in the queue other than the ones I listed.

I keep meaning to read 1421 too.
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