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Reply #2375 on: November 25, 2013, 04:38:08 AM
Pattern Recognition - William Gibson

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Reply #2376 on: November 29, 2013, 07:27:35 AM
I just finished the Harry Potter series for the first time in my life. Took me about a year. Now catching on on some non-fiction stuff, then off to a second reading of Neil Gaiman's Sandman (and this time the complete series, the first time I only had access to TPBs 1-7 or something).



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Reply #2377 on: November 29, 2013, 01:53:03 PM
Reading Ship of Destiny book 3 of Liveship Traders series and Past & Present:Favorite Moments in Decorative Arts History and 24 Modern DIY Projects Inspired by Them.

There is a project making a terrarium coffee table based on using old windows that looks really cool.  Now to try to find some old windows.


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Reply #2378 on: November 30, 2013, 01:29:09 AM
Just started "Storm Angel" the first novel in a series called "The Darkside Codex." 

I'm hoping to write for this series, so it counts as both fun and professional reading.

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Reply #2379 on: December 06, 2013, 04:25:39 PM
The Land Across, by Gene Wolfe

Last Call, by Daniel Okrent. A non-fiction book about Prohibition in America


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Reply #2380 on: December 06, 2013, 04:49:46 PM
I finished listening to The Lies Of Locke Lamora last night and will start Ancillary Justice as soon as I listen to a few podcasts that have built up...



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Reply #2381 on: December 17, 2013, 03:37:42 AM
Just started Dr. Sleep.


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Reply #2382 on: December 17, 2013, 04:27:25 AM
The new Hobbit movie has inspired me to reread the books and I'm starting with the Hobbit. It's been about 5 years since my last reread. :) (wow, I sound like I'm at a Tolkien Anonymous meeting!)



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Reply #2383 on: December 17, 2013, 11:18:00 AM
Started "SquirrelTerror" by Lilith Saintcrow and "The Sunset Prophecy" by P.J. Day.



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Reply #2384 on: December 17, 2013, 08:10:14 PM
"The Clockwork Scarab" by Colleen Gleason

Interesting, but way too much focus on how Victorian-steampunk-hot the guys are.

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Reply #2385 on: December 19, 2013, 02:34:59 PM
About 3/4 of the way through The Half-Made World by Felix Gilman. I'm willing to say it's great and I don't even know how it ends!



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Reply #2386 on: December 19, 2013, 03:14:22 PM
About 3/4 of the way through The Half-Made World by Felix Gilman. I'm willing to say it's great and I don't even know how it ends!

Man, I've been eying that book for ages. I think I really need to check it out.

I'm listening to Tim Powers Hide Me Among the Graves, which is pretty wicked - and something of a sequel to The Stress of Her Regard, which might be my favorite vampire novel.


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Reply #2387 on: December 19, 2013, 06:45:14 PM
About 3/4 of the way through The Half-Made World by Felix Gilman. I'm willing to say it's great and I don't even know how it ends!

Ah! I'm reading "Thunderer" by Felix Gilman right now.  There are some things I am really enjoying about this book, I love exploring strange cities in books.



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Reply #2388 on: December 19, 2013, 11:03:01 PM
I, too, remember putting The Half-Made World on a list when it first came out, buying the book itself probably over a year ago, and only now I'm just getting around to reading it.  For what it's worth, I don't read a lot of steampunk or wild/weird west stuff.  But this novel seems to upend, maybe even invert, a lot of the cliches and gear-obsession that seem to go along with the genre.  Which maybe is why it appeals to me the way it does.  Really strong, complex characters as well, and a couple good strong shakes of Lovecraft.



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Reply #2389 on: December 20, 2013, 01:26:07 AM
Pattern Recognition - William Gibson

"Happiness consists of getting enough sleep." Robert A. Heinlein
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Reply #2390 on: December 25, 2013, 04:13:09 AM

Last Call, by Daniel Okrent. A non-fiction book about Prohibition in America


I heard an author interview with Daniel Okrent on that book.  He said he considered calling it "How the Hell Did That Happen" because in the course of his research, he was stunned by how unlikely a development Prohibition was in American History.

"My whole job is in the space between 'should be' and 'is.' It's a big space."


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Reply #2391 on: December 26, 2013, 12:44:36 AM
K, so I'm not revealing this to any family or friends quite yet, but right now I am reading "Expecting Better" by Emily Oster.

Why?

Because after a year and a half, finally got a positive pregnancy test!

Going in for blood work tomorrow to be sure, but pretty sure a bright blue line and what I assume to be morning sickness (hello lunch, good to see you again) is a good sign.


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Reply #2392 on: December 26, 2013, 12:57:41 AM
Because after a year and a half, finally got a positive pregnancy test!

Congratulations!  Great news!  And, let's all take a moment to be glad you're not a character in a lazy science fiction, fantasy, or horror novel, where this would be the beginning of a downward spiral into who-knows-what unspeakable clichés.



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Reply #2393 on: December 27, 2013, 01:22:47 AM
Because after a year and a half, finally got a positive pregnancy test!

Congratulations!  Great news!  And, let's all take a moment to be glad you're not a character in a lazy science fiction, fantasy, or horror novel, where this would be the beginning of a downward spiral into who-knows-what unspeakable clichés.

Probably shouldn't have watched Rosemary's Baby last night.


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Reply #2394 on: December 27, 2013, 03:44:31 AM
Because after a year and a half, finally got a positive pregnancy test!

Congratulations! ;D



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Reply #2395 on: January 07, 2014, 09:32:55 PM

Last Call, by Daniel Okrent. A non-fiction book about Prohibition in America


I heard an author interview with Daniel Okrent on that book.  He said he considered calling it "How the Hell Did That Happen" because in the course of his research, he was stunned by how unlikely a development Prohibition was in American History.

Ha. Yeah, the prologue was pretty much him saying as much. And explaining in great deal (probably similar to the interview you heard) why it was so ridiculous from several different angles, but also the long history of the movement behind it. I will say that while I still think Prohibition was an idiotic idea, I can understand a little bit better now why some people got behind it.

I stalled out on it, but not because it's a bad book. I'm gonna go back to it soon, I expect.
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Reply #2396 on: January 07, 2014, 09:35:03 PM
K, so I'm not revealing this to any family or friends quite yet, but right now I am reading "Expecting Better" by Emily Oster.

Why?

Because after a year and a half, finally got a positive pregnancy test!

Going in for blood work tomorrow to be sure, but pretty sure a bright blue line and what I assume to be morning sickness (hello lunch, good to see you again) is a good sign.

AHHHHHHH!!!! Congratulations!!! Let us know how it goes :)


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Reply #2397 on: January 08, 2014, 03:27:26 AM
Under the Dome by Stephen King


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Reply #2398 on: January 08, 2014, 04:00:20 AM
Because after a year and a half, finally got a positive pregnancy test!

Congratulations!  Great news!  And, let's all take a moment to be glad you're not a character in a lazy science fiction, fantasy, or horror novel, where this would be the beginning of a downward spiral into who-knows-what unspeakable clichés.

Probably shouldn't have watched Rosemary's Baby last night.

Think of it as just "toughening up" for all the stories people will feel compelled to tell you once the news gets out.  When my wife was pregnant, people felt compelled to tell both of us all their pregnancy horror stories -- protracted labor, months of bed-rest, delivery-room disasters, etc.  Not to mention all the stuff that happens after the baby gets home.  I don't know why people do that, but it seems to be a surprisingly common experience.

Oh, and before I forget: Congratulations!

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Reply #2399 on: January 08, 2014, 01:09:42 PM
Under the Dome by Stephen King

That one did NOT go the way I was expecting. But it was still good.

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