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So many books, so little time


I realized this morning that I haven’t read a real book in a while, so I picked three novels off my TBR pile today:

 

The Skewed Throne by Joshua Palmatier aka  [info]jpsorrow  

 

Torchwood: Another Life by Peter Anghelides   


The Archer’s Tale
by Bernard Cornwell  



As usual, I can’t make up my mind which one to start with, but I haven’t read any fan fiction in a while, so I’m leaning towards Torchwood.

 

How about you? What book are you reading at the moment?


 



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will_couvillier
Aug. 26th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
I'm reading 'The Sun Destroyer', by Ross Rocklynne.

I have 'the Skewed Throne", as well as the other two in the trilogy. I would recommend reading them all. They make a very cohesive whole, read like that, and also illustrates the evolution of a writer from first book to polished pro.
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silverwerecat
Aug. 26th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
Hey, I'm reading the Skewed Throne as well! And it's a signed copy as well. ;)
jongibbs
Aug. 26th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Mine too. I commented on Josh's blog the other week and was randomly selected to win a copy :)

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ailsa_cf
Aug. 26th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
I haven't read any of the Torchwood books, but I was looking at them again in Forbidden Planet the other day. I think I'd like to read one sometime, to see how different they are from the show.
jongibbs
Aug. 26th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
Senior management bought me the Torchwood one for father's day. Since then I've seen Torchwood: Children of Earth, which makes me keen to read this one first :)
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jongibbs
Aug. 26th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
I'll have to read that one next :)
calendula_witch
Aug. 26th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
I haven't read the others, but I sure enjoyed The Skewed Throne.

Right now I am reading the ARC of Canticle, by Ken Scholes. It ROCKS!!!
lonfiction
Aug. 26th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
Right now I am sending daggers of jealousy at you. Hope your shield's up! :)
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temporus
Aug. 26th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
Just started reading Ragamuffin by Tobias Buckell last night. It's been sitting in my TBR pile for WAY too long, and I've been on a SF bender as of late.
jongibbs
Aug. 26th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
Isn't it strange how some books that we choose ourselves we just have to read the moment we get them, and others can wait for months, even years?
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mylefteye
Aug. 26th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
I recently discovered Neal Asher (although I'm sure he was there all along) and I'm currently enjoying The Skinner.
jongibbs
Aug. 26th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
Lol. There seem to be a lot of authors out there who I haven't discovered yet :)
lonfiction
Aug. 26th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
I'm reading Kindred by Octavia Butler, with occasional forays into Dark Horse's The Saga of Solomon Kane. (collects a couple dozen Marvel black and white tales from the old oversized mags of the '70s.)

And also a couple biographies as research.

The Cornwell you mention is pretty good. I read that trilogy a few years back and enjoyed the heck out of it.
jongibbs
Aug. 26th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
I liked Cornwell's King Alfred series. I read/listened to them earlier in the year :)
clarionj
Aug. 26th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
My current problem is in trying to read too many books at once, a habit I have to break because that takes months. So currently I'm reading two nonfiction books, Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy and Shockwaves on the atomic bomb, as well as a Rushdie novel (something children ... I'm terrible with titles), The Three Musketeers, and Luis Alberto Urrea's newest Into the Beautiful North. If I choose one, Urrea wins. He's one of my favorites.
jongibbs
Aug. 26th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
I can usually have two or three on the go, but any more than that and I get confused :(
serge_lj
Aug. 26th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
I'm reading Philip Reeve's Larklight, a YA steampunk novel.
jongibbs
Aug. 26th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
There's an excellent website for Larklight (www.larklight.com). They're making a movie of it, aren't they?
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maryjdal
Aug. 26th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall (non-fiction)
jongibbs
Aug. 26th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
Is that the one about how humans are built to do a lot more running than people think - as in marathons are childsplay to some tribes?
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rowanda380
Aug. 26th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
I am in the middle of The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus and Studies in Hysteria by Freud...I am taking extensive notes so it is taking me a while to get through them.
jongibbs
Aug. 26th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
Sounds like heavy reading :)
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karen_w_newton
Aug. 26th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
If you're up for some science fiction, I'm reading INFOQUAKE by David Louis Edelman. It's sort of William Gibson-ish. And I just finished CHANGELING, by Delia Sherman, a kid's fantasy set in New York City. The in-joke NYC references make it work for adults, too.

jongibbs
Aug. 26th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
Infoquake sounds interesting. I'll have to look into that one :)
dqg_neal
Aug. 26th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
Can I borrow the Torchwood one after you've read it? I keep thinking of picking them up, but haven't justified spending the money on a clamshell book when I have such a large TBR bookcase.
jongibbs
Aug. 26th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
Sure. Remind me nearer the time and I'll bring it along to the October GSHW meeting. I can't make September's (Senior Management will be across the pond for most of that month).
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jongibbs
Aug. 27th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
Excellent avatar! :)

The Van Helsing one sounds like a good read.
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