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24 Jan 2007, 8:58 pm

Recently finished:

The Social History of the Machine Gun by John Ellis
The Gods were Neutral by Robert Crisp

Currently Reading
Thud! by Terry Pratchett
Armory from White Wolf's World of Darkness


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26 Jan 2007, 8:48 pm

you mean what am i reading right now?

"stork naked" by piers anthony. you know,one of those xanth novels. they have kind of become all about the puns lately but i still read them.



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18 Feb 2007, 7:33 pm

Reading: "The Light of Other Days" by Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter
"Glenn Gould A Life and Variations" by Otto Friedrich



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18 Feb 2007, 7:50 pm

First Into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War by George and Anthony Weller. It's the dispatches George Weller wrote when he snuck into Nagasaki.


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18 Feb 2007, 7:54 pm

Autism And Aspergers Syndrome-Preparing for Adulthood by Patricia Howlin.



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18 Feb 2007, 8:11 pm

Einstein: The Life and Times


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19 Feb 2007, 12:03 am

animal farm - george orwell



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19 Feb 2007, 12:28 am

Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel. I can't believe I hadn't discovered it before.


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19 Feb 2007, 11:53 am

I read Prozac Nation when it first came out. Have you ever read the Culture of Narcissm? It's by Christopher Lasch. I bought that in 1979 when it first came out.

I'm reading The Hacienda by Lisa St. Aubin de Teran, Failed States by Chomsky and The Great Transformation.



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19 Feb 2007, 6:48 pm

the Books I have lying around me in my room (read unless indicated):
Deceptions of World War II by William B. Breuer
The Numbers Game: Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics by Alan Schwartz
The Federalist Papers by Hamilton, Jefferson, and Jay (partly read)
Power Quotes edited by Daniel B. Baker
The Book of Military Quotations edited by Peter G. Tsouras
For Want of a Nail: If Borgoryne had Won at Saratoga by Robert Sobel
Animal Farm by Orwell
Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore
The Heritage Guide to The Constitution edited by by Meese, Spalding and Forte
Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld
The Patriot's History of the United States by Larry Scheikart and Michael Allen
Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre (haven't read)
Destructive Generation: Second Thoughts about the '60s by Peter Collier and David Horowitz
History in Quotations: Reflecting 5000 Years in World History edited by M.J. Cohen and John Major
The Peloponnesian Warp by Thucydides (slightly read)
The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents by William A. DeGregorio
Parliament of Whores by P.J. O'Rourke
No More Vietnams by Richard Nixon
Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation by Richard Norton Smith
Which President Killed a Man? by James Humes (the answer is Andrew Jackson -Jim)
The True Stella Awards "awarded" by Randy Cassingham
The Twelve Caesars by Michael Grant
The Roman Emperors by Michael Grant
The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia by Richard Overy
Star Trek: Mirror Universe, Glass Empires an anthology (almost 2/3 finished)
Great Expectations: The Troubled Lives of Political Families by Nicole Emery
Consent to Kill by Vince Flynn (haven't read)

The majority of my books and in three big boxes in my closet and spread outside it (underneath some things so I can't see them right now). Also some are in the addict and under my bed, and probably in some other places :roll: .



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20 Feb 2007, 12:11 pm

You've got some interesting books there jimservo. Animal Farm is one of my favourites, and Orwell's 1984.

I'm reading:-

Ka ~ Roberto Calasso a book about Hindu mythology
Bill the Galactic Hero ~ Harry Harrison
The Golden Bough ~ Sir James Frazer



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23 Feb 2007, 12:11 am

I haven't looked at The Golden Bough in many years, but it was fascinating. Frazer was a wild and crazy guy by the standards of his day. Maybe any day, now that I think about it.

At the moment I'm reading the following, in bits and pieces (which is the only way I read anything at all these days):

Principles of Art, R. G. Collingwood
The Crooked Inheritance, Marge Piercy
The Brief History of the Dead, Kevin Brockmeier

I haven't started in on The Haraway Reader by Donna Haraway yet, but it's in the pile. I also want to get my hands on Loren Eiseley's All the Strange Hours. Also every poetry book ever written by Kay Ryan, as soon as possible.



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23 Feb 2007, 1:07 am

Books I own
The Blind Watchmaker By Richard Dawkins
The Necessity of Atheism by Percy Bysshe Shelley and Thomas Jefferson
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? By George Carlin
The Demon Haunted World By Carl Sagan (Best Book I Have)
Beyond Good and Evil by Frederich Nietzsche
1984 By George Orwell
Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist By Dan Barker
Dark Tower series by Stephen King
Just about every Discworld novel
Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury
Who's Who in Hell by Warren Allen Smith
Celebrities in Hell by Warren Allen Smith

I have more but these are the best I have.


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23 Feb 2007, 8:59 am

"First Light" (The search for the edge of the universe) by Richard Preston.
"Dogs of Truth" by Kit Reed.
"The Belly of the Bow" (pt2 of the Fencer Trilogy) by K. J. Parker.
"The Mind Made Flesh" (Frontiers of Psychology and Evolution) by Nicholas Humphrey.
"The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" by Oliver Sacks.
"Out of this World" (An Examination of Modern Physics an Cosmology) by Hyman Frankel.

I haven't actually started that last one yet, and even then, it's all of four years out of date!
Most are library books, and I have to finish BotB soon, because I've already borrowed the final part, and that has to go back next week (someone has irritatingly reserved it!).



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03 Mar 2007, 7:21 pm

I am now reading "Rama II" by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee.