Hey!! Let's get some action going! What are we reading?
#11  yvanleterrible 03-22-2007, 12:34 PM
Say! There are many threads popping up that cater to the same, exact subject. We should have a permanent book forum in the Frontpage dedicated to that.

#12  NatCh 03-22-2007, 12:44 PM
Like this one? Or do you have something else in mind?

#13  Liviu_5 03-22-2007, 01:03 PM
e-books: Russian-Amerika by S. Compton, Melusine by S. Monette
p-books: Before They Are Hanged by J. Abercrombie, Bone Song by J. Meaney

#14  Strether 03-22-2007, 02:05 PM
Yvan, are the rest of those Asimov books available for download somewhere? I bought the first three in a bundle from the Sony Connect store, but haven't seen the rest of them anywhere.


#15  yvanleterrible 03-22-2007, 02:09 PM
Quote NatCh
Like this one? Or do you have something else in mind?
That's good but it does not prevent repetition. Our presence here is case in point. I'd like to see it in the blue menu bar, between Forums and Control Panel.
But that's only my two bits.

#16  Leaping Gnome 03-22-2007, 06:01 PM
Quote simple dave
I'm currently reading Lies of Locke Lamora, but I find it hard to get into.
Give it a chance, it definitely speeds up about 1/4 to 1/3rd of the way through.

I'm currently on book 5 of the Honor Harrington series from David Weber, so far so good, I'm interested to see where it goes in the next five books.

#17  igorsk 03-22-2007, 08:48 PM
If you're wondering (like I was) when it's better to read Honor anthologies and side stories, check the suggested reading order.

#18  nekokami 03-23-2007, 10:19 AM
@NatCh - Just doing my bit to reduce the opacity of the market.

@yvan - I'm a big C.J. Cherryh fan, though I like her "Compact" books (e.g. The Pride of Chanur) better than her "Company Wars" books. The Company Wars books would probably be more like Asimov's Foundation books, though. Books in the Company Wars set that I did particularly like include Finity's End, Cyteen, Rimrunners, and Cuckoo's Egg. I guess I usually prefer a strong focus on a few characters, rather than a story told from many points of view where you don't get to know any of the characters as well, though I should say that I do find her other books interesting as well. You might also try her fantasy, e.g. The Dreaming Tree. Or, for something really different (if you can find a copy), Wave Without a Shore.

#19  Alexander Turcic 03-23-2007, 10:29 AM
My current read: Innocent in Death by JD Robb. Publishers' Weekly says:

Once again Lt. Eve Dallas shows why she's "New York City's top murder cop" in Roberts's 24th thriller under her Robb pseudonym set half a century into the future (after 2006's Born in Death). Dallas tries to close a case at the exclusive Sarah Child Academy, where two bright 10-year-old girls discover the body of Craig Foster, a popular history teacher who proves to have been poisoned by ricin-laced cocoa. Dallas wonders if another staff member or a parent might be involved, but after the prime suspect, a promiscuous teacher who's been harassing another employee, turns up dead, the investigation takes a shocking turn. Besides a provocative puzzler, Robb provides an intense relationship update on Dallas and Roarke, her Irish power broker hubby, whose dark past--in the form of a crooked ex-girlfriend--returns to cause trouble. This prolific author, a recent Quills romance winner, is still at the top of her game.

#20  yvanleterrible 03-23-2007, 11:22 AM
@ Nekokami

CJ's an extraordinary writer. Did you read the Foreigner series? I started with the second by ignorance that is was from a series. When I found out I read the rest. I loved the humanness of it. I now plan to read the rest of her work, that's why I'm going back to 'Company wars. I also read 'Cyteen' and the second 'Chanur'. I'm not a big fan of fantasy but since it's CJ, I will read it.

I'm in to scifi because of futurology. It is the biggest source of new ideas for designs, concepts and living experiences. Many of today's things we use, including the computer, the ebook and I pass, were born from fiction. As a conceptor of furniture, I tend to listen to every idea in setting up the brain storm necessary to my creation. I believe that todays designers don't do much of that anymore. The dreams we get from a good book are the basis of creation and solution. Is it why we read so much?

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