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rjblue
06-03-2010, 03:27 AM
Sundiver (http://www.amazon.com/Sundiver-Uplift-Saga-Book-1/dp/0553269828/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275486367&sr=8-1)is the first part of an SF series that I picked up ages ago and never got around to reading. So far it's a little clunky, so I'm not sure if I'm going to bother reading the other 2 parts. We'll see. I first read David Brin when his short story "The Postman" was published, and it was a really well written story. I've been disappointed in what I've read of his since.

Buzz
06-03-2010, 12:14 PM
Leningrad: State Of Seige - Michael Jones,
At the start of the seige the city had a population of around 2.5 million peole, by it's end about 900 days later it had around 700,000 inhabitants. Some were evacuatedbyt not all. According to this book, incompetence by the Soviet authorities made things worse than they need be.

Buzz
06-04-2010, 01:58 AM
In honor of the World Cup of Football which is just a week away, (soccer to N.Americans) here is a reading list of books about the bueatiful game. I have already read these books quite some long time ago, but plan on re-reading them soon. :)

1) The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer - David Goldblatt
2) How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization by Franklin Foer
3) Futebol: The Brazilian Way - Alex Bellos
4) Pele: The Autobiography by Orlando Duarte and Alex Bellos
5) Football: The First Hundred Years: The Untold Story by Adrian Harvey

Evilynn
06-04-2010, 03:37 PM
I first read David Brin when his short story "The Postman" was published, and it was a really well written story. I've been disappointed in what I've read of his since.

80 pages into Sundiver and it's very Tell not Show. :/ I countered it by reading Macbeth. :lol:

MikiAndoFan#1
06-05-2010, 06:49 PM
Today I bought 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King. Going to start reading right now!

:cheer:

immoimeme
06-05-2010, 10:35 PM
I'm deep into Hornet's Nest and have again a strong craving for coffee! coffee! more coffee NOW! :lol:

IceAlisa
06-05-2010, 10:40 PM
Has anyone read Norman Mailer's Harlot's Ghost? It sorta caught my eye.

Prancer
06-06-2010, 06:09 AM
Paging PrincessLeppard!

Have you ever read The Adoration of Jenna Fox (http://www.amazon.com/Adoration-Jenna-Fox-Mary-Pearson/dp/0805076689)? It sounds like your sort of YA book.

genevieve
06-06-2010, 06:21 AM
I'm deep into Hornet's Nest and have again a strong craving for coffee! coffee! more coffee NOW! :lol:
Finally started mine this morning, and if the 2nd book is anything to go by, I'll be up verrry late tonight.

IceAlisa
06-06-2010, 06:24 AM
Finally started mine this morning, and if the 2nd book is anything to go by, I'll be up verrry late tonight.

Yes, you will be. I was carrying my copy around with me for a week. :lol: Thank goodness for oversized bags.

PrincessLeppard
06-06-2010, 03:01 PM
Paging PrincessLeppard!

Have you ever read The Adoration of Jenna Fox (http://www.amazon.com/Adoration-Jenna-Fox-Mary-Pearson/dp/0805076689)? It sounds like your sort of YA book.

Great. Now I have to go to Borders and get it. ;)

Thanks for the recommendation.

I'm currently reading Susan Beth Pfeffer's Life as We Knew It. Is the third one out yet? I need to get that, too.

Prancer
06-06-2010, 03:07 PM
Great. Now I have to go to Borders and get it. ;)

Thanks for the recommendation.

Er, actually, I was hoping for a recommendation. Or not.

I'm buying books for my kids for this summer. They get most of their own reading material these days, but I still like to slide a few in there.


I'm currently reading Susan Beth Pfeffer's Life as We Knew It. Is the third one out yet? I need to get that, too.

I believe it is. I think it continues with the story of the one you are reading now.

shells
06-06-2010, 04:26 PM
I had to go pick some stuff up at a Starbucks that's inside one of the bookstores here in town the other day. On my way through I discovered that the latest book in one of the teen series I read came out on Tuesday. However, I can't read it because I'm in the middle of TGWKTHN. It's sitting on my shelf taunting me. I could probably have it read in two hours and go back to the other but I will not do that. I still have the latest in The House of Night series to read too.

I curse the girl who got me hooked on teen books on a regular basis! (there are several I'm waiting to come into paperback because I don't want to buy them in hardcover)

PrincessLeppard
06-06-2010, 08:30 PM
Er, actually, I was hoping for a recommendation. Or not.


I figured you were. But you knew I'd be sucked in by plot and have to go buy it, right? :drama:

Prancer
06-06-2010, 11:29 PM
I curse the girl who got me hooked on teen books on a regular basis!

I've been reading some of my kids' books that sound interesting; there's some really good YA fiction out there.


I figured you were. But you knew I'd be sucked in by plot and have to go buy it, right? :drama:

Well, it DID cross my mind that you might need some fresh material for your next dystopian lit class, and if you hadn't come across that one yet, it might be a possibility :shuffle:.

My son just finished reading Lord of the Flies for class and loathed every second of it. I thought of you every time he complained.:lol: