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What are you reading and what is on your book stack to read?

Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

It's been sometime since we've had a thread on what everyone is reading or has on their list.

I am now halfway through book 2 of the The Ware Tetralogy. An interesting mix of made up language, old-tech-ideas-that-were-futuristic, and drugs. Sort of like a Richard Farina meshed with some robots. Definitely not for everyone, but an interesting read.

A month back I finished up the first three books (as I was told these three are the only good three) of Glen Cook's Chronicles of the Black Company (#1-3). A solid series and well worth the time. They follow a company of mercenaries in a pseudo high magic realm.. Croaker's development (one of the main characters) was stellar.

After this current four-book series I may dip back into a few biography-ish books. Kevin Smith's Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good is at the top of that list as well as Jeff Bridge's The Dude and the Zen Master.

Though I have been hearing good things about Ready Player One so that may jump up the list. Ohh... I see 'Mixtape for the Apocalypse' finally made it to be a nook-book. About damn time;I can get that off my list.

All that being said - what has been on your plate, is on your plate, or in your future eyeball'n pleasure to read?

Doe anyone know if they are they still doing 'humble ebook bundles'?

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http://www.dreaminco...re-you-reading/

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:55 PM

Just started reading "Don Quixote" last night. My girlfriend left it on the back of my toilet (she knows that's where I do a lot of reading)... I think it was meant as a surprise, we were recently discussing the book.

A buddy of mine is supposed to be mailing me a book to read. I don't remember what it is though... I guess I'll have to be surprised. He's sending it in exchange for "Life of Pi". Which reminds me, I have to put "Life of Pi" in the mail.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

Unfortunately, IT Strategy and Wrox's ASP.NET MVC 4 are the only books in my reading queue for the foreseeable future. I enjoy learning the stuff, but it makes me a little sad when "fun" reading gets pushed aside.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

Right now I'm reading through Practical Object Oriented Design in Ruby, by Sandi Metz. It's been a great resource so far, an eye opening "I'm not sure what kind of code I was writing before, but this is object-oriented code." sort of experience. I may pick up Principles of Enterprise Application Architecture after I finish this.

On the fun reading side, I've got Monster Hunter by Larry Correia, and David Weber's How Firm a Foundation. I started The Alloy of Law, by Brandon Sanderson but got busy and put it down, so I may start it up again from the beginning. I've also got my eye on some of Felix Gilman's works after reading The Rise of Ransom City.

I'm somewhere in Godel, Escher, Bach, but that's thick reading so I've been taking it a chunk at a time.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

Trying to read a book on Scala. Don't understand anything. Dont't like the syntax of the language.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

Currently reading the scribblings I made on a roll of toilet paper when I went a bit insane the other day. Just crazy rants talking about conspiracies, why broccoli is out to get me, how the voices in my head telling me to kill sounds a bit like NeoTifa and why the plot behind the Canadian Government no longer making pennies is just to drive up the cost of copper. It provides an interesting read.


But other than that I have a stack of programming books I need to get to and the current one is regarding Android development. That is proving to be less than thrilling at the moment.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:27 PM

Currently reading The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil
Up next...
The Pragmatic Programmer
Outliers and Blink by Malcom Gladwell (again)
How to Create a Mind by Ray Kurzweil
Naked Economics (maybe - I bought it, but finished the econ project it was for)
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:07 PM

Rereading the Harry Potter series. Im on book 4.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:19 PM

Currently reading:


Waiting in the wings:

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:36 PM

after finishing the Foundation and Robots trilogies from Asimov, Im now at the first volume of the Jin Ping Mei.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:28 AM

I'm reading The Infernal City and currently have it's sequel, Lord of Souls waiting.


After these I'm probably gonna start reading some more Warhammer 40k books.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:50 AM

I have finally picked up the Wheel of Time series on Audio book. I figure the 1 - 1.5 hour commute will allow me to actually get through them.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:01 AM

Oh my gosh, Ready Player one was a fantastic read, but the contest is over.

Currently, I am reading Ender's Exile, and Relic master. I am on book 3 three of RM, and I cannot wait to read book four.

In Line are: Relic Master : Book 4, Ender's Shadow, Shadowcry, Incarceron, Saphique, and some book on Organization my mom wants me to read.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:43 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 06 February 2013 - 04:52 PM, said:

Ohh... I see 'Mixtape for the Apocalypse' finally made it to be a nook-book. About damn time;I can get that off my list.


Jemiah will be pleased.

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All that being said - what has been on your plate, is on your plate, or in your future eyeball'n pleasure to read?


Haven't been doing as much pleasure reading lately, but I recently finished "The Flanders Panel" - I'd come across reference to Arturo Perez Reverte in Saramago's journals, and when I came across one of his books I figured I'd give it a whack. It was pretty good - sort of a lighter Umberto Eco, a thriller with chess and art history. A little disappointed by the end, but whatever, it was good up until then.

Right now I'm somewhere in the middle of Oliva Manning's Balkan Trilogy. I'd never heard of her, but I saw this NYRB Press reissue, and it looked interesting, so I picked it up. Turns out to be pretty good, it's about life in a sort of English colony in Bucharest in the run-up to and the early stages of the second World War.

Also some assorted history and tech stuff, blah, blah.

I'm not sure what's next - there's one from John Banville that I'm looking forward to, but there's a few others as well. I'll decide when I get there: the pile of stuff to read has plenty of options.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:50 AM

started reading the 4 hour chef, pretty cool stuff. want to read 100 years of solitude after that.
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