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What books are you currently reading?

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    juffur Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    What books are you currently reading?

    I just started "The Grand Design" by Stephen Hawking.
     
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    Currently reading Be Different by John Elder Robison, which just came out a couple of weeks ago. Pretty good so far.
     
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    I'm wanting to read that one next. I've only just started this book, but it seems pretty good so far.

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    Recently got two Michio Kaku books- Parallel Worlds and Physics of the Impossible...
    Wish I could tell you how they are, but I haven't started them yet : )
     
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    I was gonna start reading George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series but I want to read a few classic fantasy books/series before starting such a long series; it would take me over a month to finish reading that while in the same amount of time I could finish reading tons of other stuff.

    Ironically, most of the stuff I'll be reading is stuff by authors who're key influences on George R. R. Martin. I'll be reading Tolkien, Zelazny, Vance, etc.

    Anyway, right now I'm reading the Cugel books from The Dying Earth by Vance in their entirety:

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    Eyes of the Overworld summary:

    Cugel's Saga summary:

    I've read parts of Eyes of the Overworld in the past only to put it down simply because I wasn't in the mood for fantasy; it's a shame as it's a great book.
     
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    I like Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, suggested by an AC member
     
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    I am reading The Lincoln Lawyer by: Michael Connelly :p I think my edition is a signed one, but I am not too sure. :S I'll take a photo of it later...
     
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    Reading some book on a clan
     
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    Nerd. :geek:
     
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    Excited to be starting the Tschai (AKA Planet of Adventure) tetralogy by Jack Vance right away:

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    I've a feeling I'll prefer this to Jack Vance's most popular sci-fi series The Demon Princes. These books have aliens in them while The Demon Princes never had aliens! All sci-fi books must have aliens in them! :p
     
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    OK let's see:
    I still didn't finish "David Copperfield" ...just a few pages left... sorta... why did I started reading it again? :)
    still trying to get through speech therapy book "More than words" you shouldn't really read it, it's more of a work book
    "Engaging Autism" - good book
    "Hypnotic writing" - tons of useful tips
    "30-minute social media marketing" just started
    "We are the angels" - insane but surprisingly powerful technique is described in this book
    I still haven't finished the " The complete Golden Dawn system of magic" - fascinating :)

    no wonder I have hard time finishing stuff, I'm trying to do so many things at once :) eh well, still work in progress
     
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    I'm currently in the midst of reading "Prophet Without Honour", which is a book based on the MMORPG Anarchy Online. Yes, I am a bit of a dork for reading fiction based on games, but I love AO and it's actually a little thrill to be reading about people interacting with game areas.
     
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    ..:: CONTENTS

    + ‘Prima Belladonna’ (1956)
    + ‘Escapement’ (1956)
    + ‘The Concentration City’ (1957)
    + ‘Venus Smiles’ (1957)
    + ‘Manhole 69′ (1957)
    + ‘Track 12′ (1958)
    + ‘The Waiting Grounds’ (1959)
    + ‘Now: Zero’ (1959)
    + ‘The Sound-Sweep’ (1960)
    + ‘Zone of Terror’ (1960)
    + ‘Chronopolis’ (1960)
    + ‘The Voices of Time’ (1960)
    + ‘The Last World of Mr Goddard’ (1960)
    + ‘Studio 5, The Stars’ (1961)
    + ‘Deep End’ (1961)
    + ‘The Overloaded Man’ (1961)
    + ‘Mr F. is Mr F. (1961)
    + ‘Billennium’ (1961)
    + ‘The Gentle Assassin’ (1961)
    + ‘The Insane Ones’ (1962)
    + ‘The Garden of Time’ (1962)
    + ‘The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista’ (1962)
    + ‘Thirteen to Centaurus’ (1962)
    + ‘Passport to Eternity’ (1962)
    + ‘The Cage of Sand’ (1962)
    + ‘The Watch-Towers’ (1962)
    + ‘The Singing Statues’ (1962)
    + ‘The Man on the 99th Floor’ (1962)
    + ‘The Subliminal Man’ 63 (1962)
    + ‘The Reptile Enclosure’ (1962)
    + ‘A Question of Re-Entry’ (1962)
    + ‘The Time-Tombs’ (1962)
    + ‘Now Wakes the Sea’ (1962)
    + ‘The Venus Hunters’ (1962)
    + ‘End-Game’ (1962)
    + ‘Minus One’ (1962)
    + ‘The Sudden Afternoon’ (1962)
    + ‘The Screen Game’ (1962)
    + ‘Time of Passage’ (1964)
    + ‘Prisoner of the Coral Deep’ (1964)
    + ‘The Lost Leonardo’ (1964)
    + ‘The Terminal Beach’ (1964)
    + ‘The Illuminated Man’ (1964)
    + ‘The Delta at Sunset’ (1964)
    + ‘The Drowned Giant’ (1964)
    + ‘The Gioconda of the Twilight Noon’ (1964)
    + ‘The Volcano Dances’ (1964)
    + ‘The Beach Murders’ (1966)
    + ‘The Day of Forever’ (1966)
    + ‘The Impossible Man’ (1966)
    + ‘Storm-Bird, Storm-Dreamer’ (1966)
    + ‘Tomorrow is a Million Years’ (1966)
    + ‘The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Considered as a Downhill Motor Race’ (1966)
    + ‘Cry Hope, Cry Fury!’ (1967)
    + ‘The Recognition’ (1967)
    + ‘The Cloud-Sculptors of Coral D’ (1967)
    + ‘Why I Want to **** Ronald Reagan’ (1968)
    + ‘The Dead Astronaut’ (1968)
    + ‘The Comsat Angels’ (1968)
    + ‘The Killing Ground’ (1969)
    + ‘A Place and a Time to Die’ (1969)
    + ‘Say Goodbye to the Wind’ (1970)
    + ‘The Greatest Television Show on Earth’ (1972)
    + ‘My Dream of Flying to Wake Island’ (1974)
    + ‘The Air Disaster’ (1975)
    + ‘Low-Flying Aircraft’ (1975)
    + ‘The Life and Death of God’ (1976)
    + ‘Notes Towards a Mental Breakdown’ (1976)
    + ‘The 60 Minute Zoom’ (1976)
    + ‘The Smile’ (1976)
    + ‘The Ultimate City’ (1976)
    + ‘The Dead Time’ (1977)
    + ‘The Index’ (1977)
    + ‘The Intensive Care Unit’ (1977)
    + ‘Theatre of War’ (1977)
    + ‘Having A Wonderful Time’ (1978)
    + ‘One Afternoon at Utah Beach’ (1978)
    + ‘Zodiac 2000′ (1978)
    + ‘Motel Architecture’ (1978)
    + ‘A Host of Furious Fancies’ (1980)
    + ‘News from the Sun’ (1981)
    + ‘Memories of the Space Age’ (1982)
    + ‘Myths of the Near Future’ (1982)
    + ‘Report on An Unidentified Space Station’ (1982)
    + ‘The Object of the Attack’ (1984)
    + ‘Answers to a Questionnaire’ (1985)
    + ‘The Man Who Walked on the Moon’ (1985)
    + ‘The Secret History of World War 3′ (1988)
    + ‘Love in a Colder Climate’ (1989)
    + ‘The Enormous Space’ (1989)
    + ‘The Largest Theme Park in the World’ (1989)
    + ‘War Fever’ (1989)
    + ‘Dream Cargoes’ (1990)
    + ‘A Guide to Virtual Death’ (1992)
    + ‘The Message from Mars’ (1992)
    + ‘Report from an Obscure Planet’ (1992)
     
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    On the Order of Chaos: social anthropology and the science of chaos!
     
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    But I'm going through it really, really slow because I rarely have the motivation to read anything at the moment. But I'm somewhat halfway through in a week.
     
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