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What are you reading?

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Jacques d'Orleans
#61 - 2016-10-01 07:03:12 UTC
Merchant Rova
Miata Waifu Club
#62 - 2016-10-06 16:03:21 UTC
Eleonora Crendraven
Global Communications AG
#63 - 2016-10-09 16:29:53 UTC
Jean Luc Clermont wrote:
erm...

at this very moment, i am reading the Eve-Online forums


Yes. But after that:

H. P.. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft ... but only after dark Blink

https://twitter.com/gcAG_EVE

http://eveboard.com/pilot/Eleonora_Crendraven

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Penthesilea Otomeya
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#64 - 2016-10-13 22:06:12 UTC
Just finished Remarque's Three Comrades: A Novel. Engaging, gut-wrenching, wonderful.

Just started Science and Religion: Are They Compatible?
Timmy Vortex
Infinite Point
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#65 - 2016-10-15 17:31:47 UTC
The Dispossessed ..pretty old but good sci-fi novel
Ian Morbius
Potomac Greeting Card Company
#66 - 2016-10-15 18:59:46 UTC
Gneeznow wrote:
Just finished Brave New World, now starting World War Z

A great Huxley novel.

“No social stability without individual stability.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#67 - 2016-10-15 23:20:52 UTC  |  Edited by: Jonah Gravenstein
Just started the last book in the Alistair Reynolds' Revelation Space trilogy, just finished Robert Mason's Chickenhawk.

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

New Player FAQ

Feyd's Survival Pack

Gneeznow
Ship spinners inc
#68 - 2016-10-22 13:55:16 UTC
Now reading Dale Carnegie's ''how to win friends and influence people'', the grand-daddy of self help books. It's really good so far, lots of sound advice
Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#69 - 2016-11-03 01:28:38 UTC
Penthesilea Otomeya wrote:
Just finished Remarque's Three Comrades: A Novel. Engaging, gut-wrenching, wonderful.

Just started Science and Religion: Are They Compatible?

I've read Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Fronttwice, with about 20 years in between. The second time I read it, the high points of the story seemed really different. Now I have to read it again to see what he changed this time.... What a great one.
Haile Korhal
Professional Amateurs
#70 - 2016-11-03 21:19:53 UTC
Previously finished Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett after the 7th read through, now starting Going Postal by him as well, 30% done and will probably start over by Sunday.

I've read about 38 of the 41 Discworld books an average of 30-40 times each, although a few I've only read a paltry 3 or 4 times where as some of my favourites are up closer towards a hundred. They're just so much fun. Started reading Pratchett in 2011 and I haven't really stopped except with random breaks for things like The Hunger Games series (about 20 times on average each), The Divergent series (about 20 times on average each again), and The Dark Tower series (about 10 times for Gunslinger alone and I still don't know what's going on in it).

Egregious Spreadsheet Services - For Spreadsheets as a Service to businesses, corporations, and higher, look no further!

voetius
Grundrisse
#71 - 2016-11-03 21:47:21 UTC

Nietzsche "The Will To Power", Kaufmann translator and editor, Vintage Books.

I also liked Dale Carnegie, I thought it would be just self-help / improvement waffle but was quite interesting.
Mortlake
Somalian Coast Guard Authority
#72 - 2016-11-04 09:27:11 UTC  |  Edited by: Mortlake
I'm reading Free Live Free by Gene Wolfe which has sat on my shelf for many years without being touched.

I'm a little apprehensive as I've been informed that the ending is a little flat, but I'm enjoying it so far.

I'll be reading Neverwhere again next. If any Gaiman fans are interested, BBC R4 has an adaptation of How the Marquis Got His Coat Back on later today.

Sometimes you hit the bar and sometimes the bar hits you...

Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#73 - 2016-11-09 11:35:24 UTC  |  Edited by: Nana Skalski
I havent read a book in a long time, so it was actually Patrick Stewart who had to appear before me in a dream. Sitting with me in a pub, at the table, he said - "You know that they dont teach people how to enjoy reading? Let me show you something, (he opened the book he had). Here you have a name of the author, (he spelled it, then paused for a while). See? This is what they teach you in school, they dont teach how to enjoy book, what it can bring to your life. They teach letters and few theories and then you are on your own"
Taishoku Mayaki
Feeling Cute Today
#74 - 2016-11-09 13:53:06 UTC
I've actually started reading Game of Thrones at last, on the third book. They are huge.... Big time investment this.

"Right-O, lets get undocked and see what falls off the ship"

Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#75 - 2016-11-10 01:02:02 UTC
Nana Skalski wrote:
I havent read a book in a long time, so it was actually Patrick Stewart who had to appear before me in a dream. Sitting with me in a pub, at the table, he said - "You know that they dont teach people how to enjoy reading? Let me show you something, (he opened the book he had). Here you have a name of the author, (he spelled it, then paused for a while). See? This is what they teach you in school, they dont teach how to enjoy book, what it can bring to your life. They teach letters and few theories and then you are on your own"


That's amazing. Yukihiro Takahashi (drummer and songwriter, most known for being a member of the old band YMO) once appeared in one of my dreams. He said something like, "If you want to create something, you don't do it by hoping some brilliant idea to pops into your head from out of nowhere. You do it deciding on your craft, setting a daily schedule for yourself, and working as hard as you can during that scheduled time every day, with no exceptions. You have to work to make yourself more perfect in your skill every day. You must be dedicated and professional, even after you've had some successes and made some money. What are you doing, wasting your time trying to do things as an amateur, when you have an idea and free time? You'll never get anything done that way, and years will pass and all of your ideas will be wasted."
Axure Abbacus
Pentex Subsidiaries Corp
Pentex Subsidiaries Corp Alliance
#76 - 2016-11-10 05:15:39 UTC
Seneca: On the shortness of life.

It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid.

Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#77 - 2016-11-10 21:52:02 UTC
Pod and Planet fiction contest entries Some EVE players are not bad writers at all!
LordOdysseus
HIgh Sec Care Bears
Brothers of Tangra
#78 - 2016-11-14 20:31:10 UTC
Silen Serine wrote:
Currently muddling through American Gods, though about the 70-page mark it hasn't grabbed me yet.

Need a fantasy author for my September reads, if there are any suggestions.


Better late than never: the late Sir Terry Pratchett.
Hetu Hegirin
Doomheim
#79 - 2016-11-15 06:13:12 UTC
Just started Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind, pretty daunting at 700 pages of first-person narrative. Should be illuminating from a writer's perspective.

Also working through The Art of Language Invention by David Peterson. Crash course in constructed languages is mushifying my brain.
Nina Hayes
Dark Horse RM
#80 - 2016-11-16 10:08:57 UTC
Reading "Old tractors and the men who love them". A fiery passionate trip through the mid-west. Quite a romp really with it's many twists and turns, a true technological love story. Man and machine, as one, they say no one understands them.

Old tractors and ya know...

Going to give this one a go after I'm done with the former, sounds like a shortcut though.

How to raise your IQ by eating...