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Old 03-21-2017, 06:25 AM   #16176
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Re: Books: What are you reading tonight?

The transition to e-book felt weird at first, but now that I've made it, I would have a hard time going back to physical books for more than the occasional one-off.
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:35 PM   #16177
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Re: Books: What are you reading tonight?

I read more stuff on my Kindle than physical copies, but I still read physical copies, specially books from the library. I love going to the library, used book sales, bookstores in general, so I end up buying more books than I read.
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Old 03-21-2017, 03:04 PM   #16178
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I've found my kindle doesn't respond as well to me making notes in pencil.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:21 PM   #16179
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I'm reading Michael Connelly's latest Bosch book, The Wrong Side of Goodbye. It's positively Boschilicious!

Is there anyone grumpier than Bosch btw? Smile a little, Harry! You're not in Nam anymore, bro.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:58 PM   #16180
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trying to read perdido street station on the recommendation of my gf. just finished first act but not really feeling it. i don't think i'm very good at reading or appreciating fiction books and prose or whatever. just the way i read is sort of pseudo speed reading and my eyes really glaze over the details a lot. i enjoyed hyperion and the first two books of the kingkiller chronicles a lot but other than that can't remember the last fiction books i read that i finished

in non fiction i just finished the plantagenets by dan jones and am almost done with his war of the roses book. i really enjoyed them as i don't know **** about english history. i still get really confused with all the damn edwards and henrys and richards and **** it is rather annoying. learning history in school must have been hard for english people. bout to start napoleans wars because i also don't know **** about french history or napoleon. slowly making my way through chernow's biography of george washington too but i liked the hamilton one slightly more thusfar. a flame of pure fire a book about jack dempsey and the roaring 20s was quite good that i just finished a couple weeks ago. worth a read even if you are not a boxing fan
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:13 AM   #16181
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The biggest pita about actual books is storing them. I have several bookshelves filled to the gills with books I will never read again.
Just put them in your house man. Bookshelves are classy af.
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I asked the local library if they wanted them and they said no
Google for book donations dropoffs. Lots of places will take pretty much anything.
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Old 03-22-2017, 04:46 PM   #16182
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I like to read physical books at home, but I like having the same books on my kindle/iphone to read on the go.
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Old 03-22-2017, 04:55 PM   #16183
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Library and kindle for first readings, buy hardcovers of favorites for bookshelf.


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Old 03-23-2017, 01:26 AM   #16184
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Reading in Catalina Eddy by Daniel Pyne. Not bad, interesting and very noirish which raises the issue of frigidity. We'll see.
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Old 03-23-2017, 02:23 AM   #16185
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I ran into this article about Pyne and Catalina Eddy. I was unaware of his Bosch association.

http://ew.com/tv/2017/03/08/daniel-pyne-catalina-eddy/
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:40 AM   #16186
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Just started Peter Hamilton's Pandora's Star and I'm liking it a lot so far. If it pans out well it could be one helluva space opera.
Finished this one today. Very epic space opera, reminded me of Niven on an even grander scale. So many storylines and generally thin characters that it was hard to keep track -- I'd be half way through the book wondering who the hell is this guy again? A little too much politicking for my taste also.

That being said, I did still like it. It's set 300 years from now when humans have attained wormhole technology and life-rejuvenation. An astronomer witnesses a pair of stars blinking out, shielded by twin Dyson spheres, so of course we go to investigate and weird **** happens.

It's most assuredly at least a two-part book, and I'm planning on continuing.
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:34 PM   #16187
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Finished The Big Empty (134 pp.), the first of three novellas in Catalina Eddy: A Novel in Three Decades by Daniel Pyne. It's noir to the max and sometimes crosses the line of being more concerned about being noir than having concern for the humanity of the characters, but it was entertaining to read and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good noir novella.
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:59 PM   #16188
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I bought an e-reader 5 or 6 years ago but nothing beats a physical book imo. I haven't touched the kindle in years. I buy books, receive books as gifts, and check out physical copies of books from the library (doing this a lot more recently)
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Old 03-23-2017, 01:02 PM   #16189
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In between my chess studies and taking care of my new puppy (much harder than I expected) and keeping up with Netflix I am trying to read The Gunslinger by Stephen King. It's my first King book and I am having problems with his writing style. I am really enjoying the story, but I can't seem to get into a rhythm and I am not reading it nearly as fast as I normally would.
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Old 03-23-2017, 01:51 PM   #16190
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Gunslinger's not his best, IMO. At least it's short. If you make it through that, Drawing of the Three is great and Waste Lands is even better. Last three books in the series are take-em or leave-em, though, YMMV.
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:57 PM   #16191
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I was a huge fan of King's thru the early 90s with the huge exception of those Gunslinger books, had zero use for them.
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Tommy Angelo needs some paragraphs
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Old Yesterday, 09:12 AM   #16193
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Dammit, another cliffhanger ending with Philip Jose Farmer's To Your Scattered Bodies Go. The story runs off the premise that Sir Richard Burton, sans moustache, wakes up along with all humanity in the afterlife. It's got a bit of a Lord of the Flies vibe, only with adults. It wasn't terrible but I found the plot mostly boring and predictable, and most of the characters were insipid.
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Old Today, 09:36 AM   #16194
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In between my chess studies and taking care of my new puppy (much harder than I expected) and keeping up with Netflix I am trying to read The Gunslinger by Stephen King. It's my first King book and I am having problems with his writing style. I am really enjoying the story, but I can't seem to get into a rhythm and I am not reading it nearly as fast as I normally would.
Once you fight through The Gunslinger the next books really take off. Continue on, you won't regret it.
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I've only read the first two but am very glad I didn't quit after the first. I do plan to read more at some point but it got put on indefinite hold in favor of other fantasy books.
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Dammit, another cliffhanger ending with Philip Jose Farmer's To Your Scattered Bodies Go. The story runs off the premise that Sir Richard Burton, sans moustache, wakes up along with all humanity in the afterlife. It's got a bit of a Lord of the Flies vibe, only with adults. It wasn't terrible but I found the plot mostly boring and predictable, and most of the characters were insipid.
Read the series years ago when it was first published and enjoyed it. Except for China Mieville, I don't read much SF or fantasy anymore.

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