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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:20 pm

Rainswept wrote:Actually, I think some of the comics are already out. I wouldn't hold my breath on the movie, however. He'd already been trying for years when I asked him about it in 1999.

Wait. You asked him about it? That's pretty cool. Is he as geeky as he seems?

Apparently the film was due for release some time this year. I don't think it'll happen for at least a few years, as casting hasn't been done.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Rainswept » Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:41 pm

I was just at a book signing, not like I got to know him. He teaches at a college in Greensboro, NC last I checked.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:31 am

Greensboro... Greensboro... I know someone from there...

Anywho, I'm reading Shadow of the Hegemon now.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:07 am

Roy Hunter wrote:
Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:Greensboro... Greensboro... I know someone from there...

I barely survived a plane landing in Greensboro back in 2000. After the screaming died down, the captain came on the speakers and said "I'd like to thank you for flying United, and we sure are sorry about that landing there but the plane is kinda heavy today, and the runway in Greesboro... heh heh... it's REAL short". This was before 9/11 when restrictions were non-existent, and people had taken on as hand luggage skis, guitars, bottles of booze, all sorts, and it all came flying out of the overhead lockers and knocked people silly.

This post has got nothing to do with a book, by the way. I'll shut up now.

Heh, sounds like a flight my mother would most certainly not enjoy.

Still reading Shadow of the Hegemon, for ontopic purposes.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Andrey Kurtenkov » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:34 am

Blue Planet - Not Green by the President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus.
(He is a famous eurosceptic and opponent of the Lisbon Reform Treaty.)
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Dan (dat haole dude) » Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:22 pm

The Archimedes Codex-How a Medieval Prayer Book is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist-Reviel Netz & William Noel
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Edd » Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:37 am

Dan (dat haole dude) wrote:The Archimedes Codex-How a Medieval Prayer Book is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist-Reviel Netz & William Noel

Sounds interesting. When discussing it, may I just refer to it as AC-HMPBRTGAGS?
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby S'presso » Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:05 pm

Mrs Dalloway - Virgina woolf
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Dan (dat haole dude) » Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:55 pm

Edd wrote:
Dan (dat haole dude) wrote:The Archimedes Codex-How a Medieval Prayer Book is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist-Reviel Netz & William Noel

Sounds interesting. When discussing it, may I just refer to it as AC-HMPBRTGAGS?


But, of course! &, oddly enough, the book is dedicated to A.C. (Austin Charles) Humpbertgags..a 17th C. English mathematicall mysticke who proved that word problems were the "Original Sin" mentioned in Biblical texts.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby S'presso » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:35 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:
S'presso wrote:Mrs Dalloway - Virgina woolf
delving into the classics

Does being afraid of Virginia Woolf constitute a phobia? Is it irrational?


Perhaps. I may have developed a fear of virginia woolf. I'll just crawl back to my Dickens now.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Cricket » Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:17 pm

Dickens doesn't help - Miss Havesham gives me nightmares.

I'm reading "Gods, Graves, and Scholars, The Story of Archaeology", by C.W. Ceram. Pretty fascinating.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Capellini » Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:36 pm

Up to Goblet of Fire in my Potteresque odyssey. Should go much faster now that my reading for the semester is over.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Phlebas » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:07 am

Strangely enough I'm reading Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks.

I particularly like the story line about the death cult blindly following the prophesy and doing themselves irreparable damage in the process. Gold.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Dan (dat haole dude) » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:57 am

Gordon H. Bane-The Lesser Light (exposition on Biblical geocentricity)
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby farfalla » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:19 am

my own palm - not looking good
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