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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by gillyflower on Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:24 pm

TaoJewGirl wrote:Currently, "Tactics of Mistake" by Gordon R Dickson, "The Best Works of H.P. Lovecraft", and "The Man-Kzin Wars" by Niven.

I read Tactics of Mistake by Dickson long ago and enjoyed it very much.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by wmdkitty on Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:20 pm

"Dark Embrace" by Brenda Joyce
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Genocon on Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:57 pm

I just finished Self Made Man by Norah Vincent. She spends a year living, working, socializing and dating disguised as a man.

It's enlightening, to say the least.
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Post by wmdkitty on Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:58 pm

Neat!

*makes library plans*
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Post by Genocon on Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:04 pm

Yeah, her second book is about her time in a mental hospital she checks herself into as a result of her experiment. Shocked
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by wmdkitty on Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:05 pm

Wow, now -that- takes some balls to do!
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Beribee on Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:14 pm

I'm currently reading Feast of the Roses by Indu Sundaresan, which is the sequel to The Twentieth Wife. Both of them are awesome books...I highly recommend them!

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by sacrificialgoddess on Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:15 pm

Genocon wrote:I just finished Self Made Man by Norah Vincent. She spends a year living, working, socializing and dating disguised as a man.

It's enlightening, to say the least.

Have to admit, I want to read that.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Genocon on Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:18 pm

sacrificialgoddess wrote:
Genocon wrote:I just finished Self Made Man by Norah Vincent. She spends a year living, working, socializing and dating disguised as a man.

It's enlightening, to say the least.

Have to admit, I want to read that.

Do it. It totally made me rethink my assumptions about men and their behavior.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Beribee on Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:29 pm

My brother had me read Iron John by Robert Bly. It really explained a lot about men that I had never understood, too. I'll have to add Self Made Man to my list!

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by sacrificialgoddess on Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:41 pm

I know I could use some insight into that mysterious place that is my husband's brain!
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Beribee on Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:52 pm

sacrificialgoddess wrote:I know I could use some insight into that mysterious place that is my husband's brain!

Unfortunately, I think it's gonna take a little more than a couple of books! Laughing

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Genocon on Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:13 am

Beribee wrote:My brother had me read Iron John by Robert Bly. It really explained a lot about men that I had never understood, too. I'll have to add Self Made Man to my list!

Yes, Iron John gets a few mentions in the book. Very Happy
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by wmdkitty on Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:46 am

I just got "Breaking Dawn". I need to finish "Dark Embrace" first, though, or I'll never finish it.

-Then- I can has moar Twilight!
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by hexpainter on Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:31 pm

ell... it's been awhile since I last checked in...
Long enough to have my wife get me started on the Laurell K. Hamilton / Anita Blake series.
I started them in May and I am starting book 7. "Burnt Offerings".

They are rather inspiring:


"Zombies Amuck Hex #2"
inspired by "The Laughing Corpse"

and for you Lovecraft fans:


"Call of Cthulhu Hex"


And Jean Claud inspired:


"Vampire Lace Hex #2"

Sorry for taking up a lot of space. There should be a gallery section to post art work... then I wouldn't feel so much like a space hog... 'Embarassed'
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by sacrificialgoddess on Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:39 pm

So have you gotten to the porn bits yet?

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by hexpainter on Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:47 pm

Well... Um... I was going to do one from "The Killing Dance"

Werewolf, Vampire, Necromancer, ménage à trois.


Twisted Evil


Whip2


Cold Shower
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by sacrificialgoddess on Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:20 pm

That's not the porn bits. Narcissus In Chains, now that is where the porn bits are.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by costrel on Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:02 am

Right now I'm reading Henry Thoreau's The Dispersion of Seeds, which is the most-complete and the most-polished of the four books he was working on when he died. It is a Darwinian scientific treatise on, well, seed dispersal, and very different from his mystical, Transcendental Walden. Had he lived to publish his book, he would have been the first person to prove that all wild plants come from seeds rather than spontaneously from the gestation of the fertile earth itself, and that they are dispersed by a variety of agents, including the wind, water, birds, and mammals. I'm also reading the medieval religious poem, Pearl, about a father whose daughter dies, and how he meets her in heaven while he has a visionary dream. I'm cheating, though, as I'm not reading the original Middle English version, but the modernization by J.R.R. Tolkien.

"Alas! I lost her in garden near:
Through grass to the ground from me it shot;
I pine now oppressed by love-wound drear
For that pearl, mine own, without a spot."
-- Pearl, lines 9-12
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Davelaw on Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:42 am

I Just finished The Secret Man-Woodward's account of his relationship with Deepthroat am re-reading the last in The time of troubles-Videssos cycle out of boredom while waiting for more volumes in the 1632 Universe, the Dies the Fire Universe and the In'Shallah universe also recently finished Scalzi's Last Colony and Zoe's Tale, Haldeman's Accidental Time Machine, Niven's fresh look at his puppeteers and Niven / Pournelle's sequel to their version of Inferno which means my Dante is out here as well-though its much harder to get into having lost my scholarly bent years ago.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Willowcreek70633 on Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:39 pm

Smile While @ the library the other day, picked up Suzie Ormans "Women & Money". Watched her on PBS about 2 months ago talking about it.
Love to get a couple Wayne Dyer books, (also PBS fundraiser). I'll have to really search them out @ our small town (everything Christian) Public Library! Rolling Eyes
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by DotNotInOz on Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:51 pm

If you don't find what you're wanting, Willow, quite a lot of states have a state library which will mail books to you. Check the state gov listings online, and I bet you'll find one for the central library for LA. An inquiry should get you the info you need on whether or not you can have books sent to you from there.

Even though we had a rather good public library in my childhood hometown, I borrowed a couple of books that I needed for my senior English research paper from the state library. They even sent a postpaid return sticker so sending them back didn't cost me anything. (Of course, that was 40 years ago when public resources weren't as scarce as they may be these days.)
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Post by Willowcreek70633 on Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:36 pm

Wink Yes, I forgot about that. Thank you! We can get books sent from all over the state through the library system!
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by DotNotInOz on Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:13 am

It's a damn shame that so many small town libraries can't afford a professional librarian. That's why they often have collections that are obviously biased.

While I didn't find it easy by any means to add books that I personally objected to to the school's collection when I was a high school librarian, I did it in order to provide a range of views.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by gillyflower on Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:47 am

Eh, small town libraries.... It is and isn't that they can't afford "real" librarians. Many can't and then again many are given the money by the state to pay the wages of a professional librarian and choose to spend that money on materials instead. Or they belong to a regional group that chooses to centralize the professional librarians who are supposed to buy for and train and help the small libraries.

The librarian's job in a small town or county is usually considered rather a plum local job and while the pay may be small the perceived power and consequence is large. Often the library is the hub of the gossip network and the librarian is well respected - or at least she is treated that way. Often the local genealogy and historical buffs take over a section of it and certain segments of the community feel heavily invested in the library and so they feel that their opinions are more important.

But Dot put her finger on the real problem. Some of the librarians are good and strive for a balanced collection. Others will only cater to the people they want to and then you get, for example, Christian collections, at least around here. They totally ignore everyone else. It is really sad when that happens.

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