The Bookworm

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  1. AnonymousOne

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    I hereby establish the book thread!

    Right so ... what are you reading? What have you bought recently? Have your literary adventures spawned thoughts? Feel free to analyze, review and recommend (or not). books here!
     
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    Let's get this started!
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    New books! I love used book stores! Yes I am a giant geek.
     
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    Does looking @ the pictures count A1?
    I'm afraid I haven't picked up a book in months!!

    ~Bella
     
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    Mine aren't nearly so cerebral. I just finished Halo: Contact Harvest by Joseph Staten.
     
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    How are those books? I LOOOVE Bungie and their storylines!

    Geek moment: I used to play bungie's original games for Macintosh back in the 90s called the Marathon series.
     
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    The Artist's Way Julia Cameron (Great gift from a friend, it is a volume for writers)
    As I Lay Dying Faulkner (Classic Lit; should not need an explanation)
    Henry & June Anais Nin (Erotic journals of her affair with playwright Henry Miller, mezmerizing stuff, and very thought-provoking. Not my normal genre)
    Basic Econ - A Common Sense Guide to the Economy Thomas Sowell (Duh, econ text, and not very advanced, but a good refresher)
     
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    Wait...wha? I didn't know there were any books aside from the first 3 that came out after the original game and the graphic novel...I have some catching up to do!
     
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    Meh, since I'm job searching I've read ... like 25 books since may.

    Read all of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time Series
    Several books by Robert Ludlum.
    Tom Clancy
    Dostoevsky
    Some Econ Books

    Etc. and so on.
     
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    There are four about the Spartans, ending with Ghosts of Onyx. The one I just read is a prequel about our first contact with the Covenant.
     
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    Word, need to add those to my pop/fun reading list.
     
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    They're great tweeners.
     
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    Yah...I've read First Strike, Fall of Reach, and The Flood. So Ghosts of Onyx takes place before those?
     
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    Yeah, I tend to try and read a lot of Econ stuff and DAMN ... trying to read portions of von Mises' Human Action are REALLY dense I need to take a break and read something else at times.
     
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    Recently I picked up two non-fiction books: Bill Bryson's "Short History of Nearly Everything" is pretty heavy reading. He begins by discussing the "big bang" and goes from there. Richard Dawkins,' "God Delusion" is something that I believe should be on every skeptic's bookshelf.

    However, I consider myself more of a pure skeptic than an atheist. In my quest to amass as much knowledge as possible during this lifetime, I try to resist all belief systems: religious, political, scientific, etc. I have a Bible on my bookshelf, but I also have the Satanic Bible. Hehe.

    For fun, I've recently started reading a Joanne Harris novel and a biography of Audrey Hepburn.
     
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    Wow, guys. I've not been around for a few days very much, and I find this when I return!

    Right now, I'm reading this sci-fi novel, Darwin's Children by Greg Bear, the second in the series. I'm also reading The Handweaver's Pattern Directory by Annie Dixon
     
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    No, Onyx is the fourth in the series, coming after The Flood. Contact Harvest takes place before those. In it, the main protagonist is Marine Avery Johnson who was in The Flood with the Master Chief. This is the story of our first contact with the Covenant.
     
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    I liked Bear's Eon. I also read a series that started, if I recall, with The Hammer of God, about the children trying to avenge the destruction of Earth. I don't remember if I've read any more Greg Bear or not.
     
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    Well, I've only read Darwin's Radio by him, because in high school, my AP Biology teacher told me to read it, because of all of the science stuff they talk about. I got it, read it, and really liked it. The second book is pretty good, also. I'll have to read the others you talked about.....I can always use a book suggestion.
     
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    Sophie's World ... it's a novel that doubles as an introduction to philosophy. Rather interesting and good read.
     
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    Ahh! Ok. Gonna have to pick those up :)