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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by TechDawgMc View Post
    Just thought about a series to recommend. Dennis Taylor is the author. The first book is We Are Legion (We Are Bob). Semi-comedy SF. Tells a cool story. Was a trilogy. Just noticed there's now a fourth one. The trilogy is a well contained story, though.

    As far as I can tell, only available through Amazon. I listened on Audible. I have never seen the paperbacks in a store.
    i came really close to getting that on audible when i had free credits to use. i think i wound up going with crime and punishment instead. i still may pick it up and give it a listen if i get some free credits again (or start travelling a lot again).

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dawg View Post
    Yes lol I'm aware. Quite a brave step.

    Unpopular opinion: rather read those 10 than the Wheel of Time again.
    I've never been able to make myself try Wheel of Time. I don't like stories where the author clearly doesn't have a plan of how to end it. And that's always been my impression of Jordan, and to a lesser extent--Brooks.

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by TechDawgMc View Post
    I've never been able to make myself try Wheel of Time. I don't like stories where the author clearly doesn't have a plan of how to end it. And that's always been my impression of Jordan, and to a lesser extent--Brooks.
    i did try. slogged through the first chapter and decided paint drying on the wall was much more interesting. a day later i did not even remember a single detail of what i had just read.

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by arkansasbob View Post
    i did try. slogged through the first chapter and decided paint drying on the wall was much more interesting. a day later i did not even remember a single detail of what i had just read.
    Sounds a lot like WBB.
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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by arkansasbob View Post
    i did try. slogged through the first chapter and decided paint drying on the wall was much more interesting. a day later i did not even remember a single detail of what i had just read.
    I probably say this every time they have come up on this thread, but I really liked the first couple and then slogged down for good somewhere around 4, 5, or 6 and never picked it back up. Even that far back (when the plan for was a shorter set) it was pretty clearly getting padded.

    I think I still have those first few, and I've always considered trying to start over and get through the whole set - but so far it's just not ever seemed worth it.

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by inudesu View Post
    I happen to follow Sanders on twitter and noticed that you can hear him on this podcast talking about the Trinity, might save you the trouble of reading his book.
    maybe a little off topic, but i follow sanders on twitter partly for the interesting theological insight, but mostly because he's really good a twitter. and i think i like him as a person. there are very few public people that i think i would like to get to know personally. he is one of them.

    as an example of the type of thing that endears me to him, here is one footnote he placed in a serious book about a serious theological subject: "have you ever stopped to ask, what if there were no hypothetical questions?" an actual footnote. the footnote just prior to that referenced simon chan's spiritual theology: a systematic study of the christian life.

    you may roll your eyes, but sanders is my dad joke hero.

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    My Jefferson book is at my office, so this weekend I started reading Flexner’s The Indispensable Man about George Washington. Pretty crazy how inept he was in his first “military” command. Committed, essentially, an act of War that could’ve set France and England at it had cooler heads not prevailed.

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnylightnin View Post
    My Jefferson book is at my office, so this weekend I started reading Flexner’s The Indispensable Man about George Washington. Pretty crazy how inept he was in his first “military” command. Committed, essentially, an act of War that could’ve set France and England at it had cooler heads not prevailed.
    Allegedly.


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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by arkansasbob View Post
    maybe a little off topic, but i follow sanders on twitter partly for the interesting theological insight, but mostly because he's really good a twitter. and i think i like him as a person. there are very few public people that i think i would like to get to know personally. he is one of them.

    as an example of the type of thing that endears me to him, here is one footnote he placed in a serious book about a serious theological subject: "have you ever stopped to ask, what if there were no hypothetical questions?" an actual footnote. the footnote just prior to that referenced simon chan's spiritual theology: a systematic study of the christian life.

    you may roll your eyes, but sanders is my dad joke hero.
    This thread was fantastic.

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by TechDawgMc View Post

    If you want to go anti-Star Trek, a very downer view of the galaxy but an intriguing story, try Cixin Liu's trilogy that starts with The Three Body Problem.
    Started the Three-Body Problem over the weekend.

    Finished the Phantom Tollbooth and I'm almost there on The Deep.

    The bedside stack o'books to be read next is getting out of hand (darn you online card catalogue and library curb-side pick-up!). Since I've been reading a lot of SFF genre stuff, might work on The Shipping News or Song of Solomon along with The Three-Body Problem (instead of another Pratchett).

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by inudesu View Post
    This thread was fantastic.
    love it!

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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    Quote Originally Posted by inudesu View Post
    might work on The Shipping News
    Finished The Shipping News. It was fine, I see why it won so many awards, didn't necessarily knock me off my feet.

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