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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby ~NoodleDemon~ » Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:18 pm

Ya that's why I thought he meant homophobic, because that is much closer to the esteemed O. S. Card than heterocentric, unless you are talking about the original meaning.

I do use Wikipedia, you know.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby ~NoodleDemon~ » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:22 pm

Double Posting is a Sin.

But I just read A Game of Thrones, and it was pretty damn good.

Way better than most epic fiction, I can tell you that.

I also read Airframe and a random Dune book.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby WelshRarePasta » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:58 pm

Yeah, I really like some of Card's books, but I'm really uneasy with his politics. What amazes me is that he is such a nutjob in real life, and yet it doesn't translate over into his books very much. I.e., he actually does talk about homosexuality in some of the Ender books, and in a fairly respectful manner (from what I remember). It was shocking to me when I found out as an adult that he subscribes to all the fumdamentalist Mormon nonsense with all of it's social and political implications.

Be that as it may, what I'm reading right at this moment (when not typing on these forums) are Making Money by Terry Pratchett and various stuff on the Ross Institute website http://www.rickross.com/, which is interesting reading on hate crime and cult organizations.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Phlebas » Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:03 am

I felt like something light last week so I read Wee Free Men again. God I love those little buggers. "Ach, see you, pussycat, scunner that y'are!" he yelled. "Here's a giftie from t' wee burdies, yah schemie!"
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby GreenRain22 » Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:51 am

O.o;; Wooow. I've been gone for a while. :D

I'm baaaack! ^-^

I'm reading currently

Animal Farm by George whatsit

The Client by John Grisham

The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Kaylee: Wash, tell me I'm pretty.
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Kaylee: 'Cause I'm pretty?
Wash: 'Cause your pretty.
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And I'm putting my heart out on display
There's no masquerade
Just a funeral march for love today
The band strikes up and they're playing a song
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Broken hearts parade
I've never been better then I am today


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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Capellini » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:52 am

~NoodleDemon~ wrote:Double Posting is a Sin.

But I just read A Game of Thrones, and it was pretty damn good.

Way better than most epic fiction, I can tell you that.

I also read Airframe and a random Dune book.

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You bet your ass it was good! Time for the next one, which is even BETTER!
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:47 am

Phlebas wrote:I felt like something light last week so I read Wee Free Men again. God I love those little buggers. "Ach, see you, pussycat, scunner that y'are!" he yelled. "Here's a giftie from t' wee burdies, yah schemie!"

"Ach, ye wee scunner!" "Git it by the heid!"
I love Wee Free Men, and also the sequels, Hat Full of Sky and Wintersmith. Not to mention EVERYTHING that Terry Pratchett has EVER written.
I was devastated when I heard he had Alzheimer's.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Phlebas » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:35 am

I didn't know that. Poor bastard. When I think of all the fun I've had reading his books, and the funny looks I've got from strangers as I turn pages and snigger quietly to myself,................ it just doesn't seem fair.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Capellini » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:07 am

Just started "Into the Wild".
True terror lies in the futility of human existence.

Malcolm Reynolds is my co-pilot.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Moral Minority » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:16 am

I am reading the weekly edition of 'The Economist.'

I will go buy 'Dude, Where's My Country' in the evening. Too hot to get now ATM.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:13 am

Phlebas wrote:I didn't know that. Poor bastard. When I think of all the fun I've had reading his books, and the funny looks I've got from strangers as I turn pages and snigger quietly to myself,................ it just doesn't seem fair.

He's working on another two books at the moment, and should have those done before his brain... degenerates.
Such a spark of wonderful humour is he, it's a crying shame to see his brain fade into the contents of one of Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler's 'meat' pies...
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby ~NoodleDemon~ » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:59 am

Shame about Pratchett.

Just read a Clash of Kings, am starting on a Storm of Swords.

Gripping yarn, really.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Capellini » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:00 am

~NoodleDemon~ wrote:Shame about Pratchett.

Just read a Clash of Kings, am starting on a Storm of Swords.

Gripping yarn, really.



Woo hoo, another convert! Let us know when you're done with all four and Rainswept and I will tell you all the stuff you missed!
True terror lies in the futility of human existence.

Malcolm Reynolds is my co-pilot.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Rainswept » Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:59 pm

Capellini wrote:Woo hoo, another convert! Let us know when you're done with all four and Rainswept and I will tell you all the stuff you missed!


And then you'll want to reread them all to confirm.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby ~NoodleDemon~ » Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:22 pm

I MISSED SOMETHING?

Okay, wait just a bit longer, 'till I finish a Feast for Crows (which supposedly is not quite as good as the others...)
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