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Lishy

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PostPosted: 07 Apr 2007 6:38 pm    Post subject: What's on your nightstand? Or coffee table? Or ... Reply with quote

I was kind of surprised that this isn't here yet. Surprise
What I'm talking about is books (get out of the gutters) Laughing

So, who's reading what? I'm going to guess that at least a few of the victims, er puzzlers, here enjoy reading.

Currently, I'm skipping among a few different books, which are:

"The Labyrinth Key" by Howard V. Hendrix,
"Revelation Space" by Alastair Reynolds, and
"Interesting Times" by Terry Pratchett (which is a re-read)

So, what're you reading right now?
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PostPosted: 07 Apr 2007 6:45 pm    Post subject: Re: What's on your nightstand? Or coffee table? Or ... Reply with quote

Lishy wrote:
So, what're you reading right now?

Your post Very Happy
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PostPosted: 08 Apr 2007 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL @ sparkplug Laughing

I'm currently reading Jasper Fforde's 'The Well of Lost Plots' - third in the Thursday Next series.
Terry Pratchett's Science of Discworld III
And a bit of non-fiction, Dr Bernsteins Guide to normalising Blood Sugars...

I'm a total book-o-holic...


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theandygrant

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PostPosted: 08 Apr 2007 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm re-reading Magician, and rather enjoying it.

Bewitched, bothered and bewildered...
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PostPosted: 08 Apr 2007 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow I just finished re-reading Magician/Silverthorn/The Darkness at Sethanon too. Although I have to say that the Empire series was better.

I'm currently re-reading Good Omens (lots of Terry Pratchett in this thread already)

And I have ready and waiting Garth Nix's Mister Monday, Grim Tuesday, Drounded Wednesday, Sir Thursday and Lady Friday (which I've been waiting to read for a while but my parents bought me the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of this series for Christmas Confused and I only just got round to buying the first so I could start)

All of these are far more tempting than the books on Piaget's Theorems on Education that are sat there but I can't honestly claim to be reading. Sad

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PostPosted: 08 Apr 2007 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not reading anything, I'm geeking online, anything Shakespeare related or film related.

However on my bedside table is the serenity prayer plaque, two jewellery boxes, two candles, an fcuk giftset, some diprosalic solution and an alarm clock and two books.

Thomas and friends: James' new coat, and chicken soup for the mothers soul.

And a whistle...

The last time I had the chance to read a book ( too many kids spoil the literature) it was Forgotten Voices of the Holocaust.

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Lishy

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PostPosted: 11 Apr 2007 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing at SP


theandygrant wrote:
I'm re-reading Magician, and rather enjoying it.


Who wrote that? I don't think I've read it, but it catches my eye...

Wstfgl?
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ASA

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PostPosted: 11 Apr 2007 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keeping with Terry Pratchett- I am reading the Rincewind Trilogy.

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PostPosted: 11 Apr 2007 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lishy wrote:
Who wrote that? I don't think I've read it, but it catches my eye...


Raymond E. Feist

Magician is the first novel in his Riftwar Saga. (Along with the other two I mentioned)

He also co-wrote the Empire Trilogy with Janny Wurts, which is kind of a parrallel story with cross over characters.

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PostPosted: 13 Apr 2007 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and it's (I think) the only "unheard of" fantasy novel (ie. not tolkein, Harry Potter or Philip Pulman) to make it into the BBC's 100 greatest novels poll.

It works very well as a stand-alone novel. When I first got it out of the school library back in the eighties, the sequels hadn't been written yet.

Bewitched, bothered and bewildered...
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Lishy

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PostPosted: 17 Apr 2007 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if there's any kind of connection between the affinity for Pratchett and for puzzles... i.e. if one appeals, then more than likely so will the other...

Wstfgl?
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timcat

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PostPosted: 31 Mar 2009 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might assume (were I to assume) that Pratchett = puzzling minds. But you know...

At any rate, I have a HUGE pile of books waiting to be read, but working on "The Fall of Hyperion" because the first book made me so angry I put it in a public lending library. This one's kinda nice actually, and reasonably salvages the first. Kinda. I'm actually looking forward to the rest of the series...I think...

Other books in the pile include some Mercedes Lackey, a bunch of authors I've forgotten, Roger Zelazny (naturally), and a bunch of Forgotten Realms stuff so that I can hopefully someday contribute to a DnD campain. Yes, it's really that sad. *sigh*
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