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Old 07-20-2007, 03:52 PM   #61
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I've been in the middle of Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist by Tara Smith for several months now.

I'll probably re-read "The Dark is Rising" series since a movie's coming out.

After that it'll most likely be the "Harry Potter" series.

Of course, this is all contingent upon me finding the time.
Who is the author of "The Dark is Rising" series? I know I've heard of that before.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:53 PM   #62
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Don't act like you don't know, Rear Admiral Skidmark.
Even though we're in different branches, you will address me as "Sir." Understood, Captain?
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:55 PM   #63
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Why can she not be reading above her level? Both my daughter reads well above their grade level, and have been for YEARS
I was basing it on content and not readability. It has stuff in it that I wouldn’t want my daughter reading even if she could.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:56 PM   #64
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Who is the author of "The Dark is Rising" series? I know I've heard of that before.
Susan Cooper. I had to read The Dark Is Rising back in 7th or 8th grade, IIRC. Read all the others after that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Is_Rising
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:56 PM   #65
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Turn the Other Chick ed by Esther Friesner(Chicks in Chainmail series.
Shadow's Daughter by Shirley Meier(novels of the Fifth Millenium)
Angry Lead Skies by Glen Cook (Garrett PI fantasys)
Elminster's Daughter by Ed Greenwood (Forgotten Realms)
Monstrous Regiments by Terry Pratchett (light)
The War Gods Own By David Weber (first of series)
For all brides and wedding tales.. A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold (something for everyone, laugh and cry) Komarr worth reading first
Grantville Gazette lll
Ancient tombs : Robert A Heinlein : The Menace from Earth(juv)
Podkayne of Mars(juv)
The Star Beast(juv) Beethoven ad astra
Glory Road
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:57 PM   #66
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I was basing it on content and not readability. It has stuff in it that I wouldn’t want my daughter reading even if she could.
Is she privy to some of the stuff that you write on here?
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:01 PM   #67
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Is she privy to some of the stuff that you write on here?
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:17 PM   #68
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Even though we're in different branches, you will address me as "Sir." Understood, Captain?
I'm off duty. You're lucky I don't call you "Ol' Brown Eye" like everyone else when your back is turned.
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:17 PM   #69
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I was basing it on content and not readability. It has stuff in it that I wouldn’t want my daughter reading even if she could.
Ah, well in that case.
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:47 PM   #70
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I think you would enjoy The Four Agreements by ??? Ruiz(not sure if that is right). It is about the Toltec teachings.

I just ordered it, sounds like a good book. Thanks.
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Old 07-21-2007, 06:44 AM   #71
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I`m between books right now. May reread the Vonneguts, or look for a PKD I might have missed, and I think there`s one more Cormac McCarthy.
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:41 AM   #72
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Lately I've been reading something called FZ1OA. It's a collaborative work by a large number of authors, not unlike the Bible. There's no doubt that it's filled with some fantastic information, however it frequently reads as if there is no clear direction. I have no idea how it's going to end and it seems every time I cheat and look at the last page, it says something different.

As for the writing style, it can best be described as quirky. Sometimes it is written so well and is so easily read that you would think it was scribed by the world's greatest scholars. Other times, you would swear that it was authored by nothing but English class dropouts. The rules of grammar, capitalization, sentence structure, and spelling are broken so frequently that I worry for our future generations.

Certain passages are true gems and an absolute wealth of information. Others are full of so much misinformation, lies told as truth, and hate filled communication that it sometimes wears you out just to read it. A particular chapter called War Room is a pefect example of this and many readers choose to skip this chapter all together.

Luckily, a chapter full of mostly love, hugs, and mutual respect exists toward the middle of the book. This chapter is referred to by its fans as ATAN. Most believe this to stand for A Thread About Nothing and while some may jeer at its sugar sweet nature, they would probably agree that its existence is necessary to balance out other less savory chapters. Again, though, there are many who avoid this chapter as they are afraid of its close resemblance to cults.

Regardless of their like or dislike of certain chapters, most readers concentrate on a few key areas of the book where general FZ1 and other motorcycle information is delved into and a particular chapter that is so general in nature that you're likely to hear just about anything. Though less read, there are a number of other chapters dedicated to true gear heads, salesmen, bargain hunters, and entertainment buffs.

All in all, I would highly recommend the book, but be careful as it can suck you in and not let go. That is, if the mods and admins don't spit you out!
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:46 AM   #73
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I`m between books right now. May reread the Vonneguts, or look for a PKD I might have missed, and I think there`s one more Cormac McCarthy.
Yay PKD. More good taste on your part.
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Old 07-21-2007, 09:47 AM   #74
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PKD good stuff. Other sf acronym favs ACC, OSC, UKL.

Niven and Pohl. And the big guys. WTF, I'll read almost anything once
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:31 AM   #75
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I just ordered it, sounds like a good book. Thanks.
I want to know what you think when you finish it; good or bad.
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:34 AM   #76
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Lately I've been reading something called FZ1OA. It's a collaborative work by a large number of authors, not unlike the Bible. There's no doubt that it's filled with some fantastic information, however it frequently reads as if there is no clear direction. I have no idea how it's going to end and it seems every time I cheat and look at the last page, it says something different.

As for the writing style, it can best be described as quirky. Sometimes it is written so well and is so easily read that you would think it was scribed by the world's greatest scholars. Other times, you would swear that it was authored by nothing but English class dropouts. The rules of grammar, capitalization, sentence structure, and spelling are broken so frequently that I worry for our future generations.

Certain passages are true gems and an absolute wealth of information. Others are full of so much misinformation, lies told as truth, and hate filled communication that it sometimes wears you out just to read it. A particular chapter called War Room is a pefect example of this and many readers choose to skip this chapter all together.

Luckily, a chapter full of mostly love, hugs, and mutual respect exists toward the middle of the book. This chapter is referred to by its fans as ATAN. Most believe this to stand for A Thread About Nothing and while some may jeer at its sugar sweet nature, they would probably agree that its existence is necessary to balance out other less savory chapters. Again, though, there are many who avoid this chapter as they are afraid of its close resemblance to cults.

Regardless of their like or dislike of certain chapters, most readers concentrate on a few key areas of the book where general FZ1 and other motorcycle information is delved into and a particular chapter that is so general in nature that you're likely to hear just about anything. Though less read, there are a number of other chapters dedicated to true gear heads, salesmen, bargain hunters, and entertainment buffs.

All in all, I would highly recommend the book, but be careful as it can suck you in and not let go. That is, if the mods and admins don't spit you out!
One of my all time favorites!
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:49 AM   #77
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PKD good stuff. Other sf acronym favs ACC, OSC, UKL.

Niven and Pohl. And the big guys. WTF, I'll read almost anything once
All good stuff except Card. Not my type.

I had a very long run of loving the older sci fi stuff, from what I consider the "golden age" of sci fi. When all the big ideas were fresh.

I thought I liked cyberpunk for a while, but that got old when I got sucked into the biz.

I remember reading UKL's The Lathe of Heaven and Crichton's Andromeda Strain very young, as in early highschool and being captivated.

Didn't like the tall doc's later work except maybe Jurassic Park. Got to meet him once when he was talking to a company I worked for about a video game.

Biggest influence was probably 2001 then the Kubrick movie. Always loved Kubrick and was very sad he never made AI himself. For me and my peers 2001 was a bigger deal than even Star Wars turned out to be.
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:51 AM   #78
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Neal Stephenson was one of the early cyberpunkers, but back in `99 he wrote "Cryptonomicon", which really transcends genre. Great read.

Google some reviews or something, don`t listen to me, ok?
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Old 07-21-2007, 12:06 PM   #79
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Neal Stephenson was one of the early cyberpunkers, but back in `99 he wrote "Cryptonomicon", which really transcends genre. Great read.

Google some reviews or something, don`t listen to me, ok?
I did read Snow Crash. I'll give that one a peek.
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For me and my peers 2001 was a bigger deal than even Star Wars turned out to be.
That's completely understandable, and also why I own 2001 and none of Star Wars, although Empire Strike Back still remains a favorite.

Okay... back to books!

Holy SHIT, Cat's Cradle had a tremendous climax and ending! Plot summaries coming up in a day or two...
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