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TajWolfe 01-24-2012 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Biddykins
Almost finished The Book of Lost Things. Amazing book so far.

wow!!! dude you done it, i can't finished yet... :(

Ceci 02-05-2012 07:50 PM

beyond good and evil, nietzsche, ive got a third of the way in like 3 times since i've had it so im determined to actually read it all in one go ha. i find it really hard to get through a book..

Dragoon 02-06-2012 09:48 PM

Read A Dance with Dragons a few months back, it was good. Nice to finally see what's going on with the characters that got cut from the previous book. More Arya chapters would have been nice, and that one cliffhanger is going to bug the shit out of me until it's resolved in the next book. If you've read it, you know the one.

Also read The Magicians. It was good, and a surprisingly interesting take on a number of classic themes (most notably those of Harry Potter and Narnia). Going to start on the sequel soon.

Also need to read October Sky and Johnny Got His Gun for the post-reconstruction US history class I'm taking this semester.

Dragoon 05-09-2012 07:36 PM

Finished The Magician King, it was pretty good. Looking forward to the sequel (apparently the series is intended to be a trilogy). The Empire Strikes Back-esque downer ending was a nice touch.

Johnny Got His Gun was super depressing, but not a bad read (the author's refused to use commas though, no idea why.) It's the book on which Metallica's One was based.

October Sky was a much less depressing read, and actually pretty interesting.

Reading my way through Game Engine Architecture now. Gives a general overview of the components that make up a game engine, focusing mostly on breadth with some depth in certain areas, as well as primers on things like the mathematics involved (lots of matrices), the tools involved (Visual Studio, etc), the structure of a game development team, etc. Pretty excellent read for anyone interested in the industry.

.. 05-15-2012 08:00 PM

Reading A Feast For Crows now, anyone else besides Dragoon read the Ice and Fire novels? Good books, but I wish he would stick with some of the characters instead of bouncing around so much... I guess it just ads depth but I want more Bran.

Dragoon 11-20-2012 01:28 PM

Reading Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson, because it's been far too long since I read any sci-fi. I'm not very far in yet, but it's pretty good so far.

SnoringFrog 04-14-2013 04:50 PM

I just finished up How To Break A Terrorist by Matthew Alexander, which dealt with various non-violent and generally non-threatening methods of interrogation and how they were used to track down terrorists in Iraq. I stumbled upon the book at Goodwill and thought it sounded interesting, which it was. I'm not sure where/when else those interrogation methods have been used, but they seemed surprisingly effective. It was definitely a intriguing read that I'm glad I stumbled across.

Now I'm reading Joseph McCormick and Susan Fisher-Hoch's Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC. Thusfar, it's been focused on McCormick's experience with Ebola and Lassa in Africa, and has been pretty interesting. It's been a while since I've read about virology/epidemiology, which has always been a light interest of mine, so I've enjoyed getting back to it.


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