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Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2017, 07:31 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic by Terry Jones
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2016, 10:41 AM
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Re: What are you reading?

I'm reading several things on the kindle but thought that some here might be interested in my latest e-book selection. It is by one of my colleagues here at Portland State, Melanie Mitchell...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2015, 09:59 AM
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Re: What are you reading?

The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
I'm on the last book. Nice light reading but the 4th book could use some polish
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 02:27 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

Just finished book 1 of the soulkeepers series. Liked it enough to buy the other five from amazon (kindle)
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2013, 12:01 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

I decided to jump in to the Malazan Book of the Fallen series as well. I'm about half way through the first book. My strategy is to let the many characters wash over me and only track 3-4 as I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2012, 12:06 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

I'm taking all the Terry Pratchett books on my kindle while on vacation for the nest 9 days. I've read 4 so far and the list is big.
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2012, 11:02 AM
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Re: What are you reading?

Reading Pratchett's "Small Gods".
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2012, 09:27 AM
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Re: What are you reading?

I'm reading Jumper by Stephen Gould. It's a good read and there is a second book as well, Jumper: Griffin's Story.

It really bears little resemblance to the movie in other than name and the first...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2012, 06:27 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

Stumbled across this one. The writing is good and so is the story so far.

The Last Ringbearer

Think of it as the story of Tolkien's trilogy and after as told by the other side. In fact,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2011, 12:27 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

My usual weirdness in the reading department is:

Children of the Mist
FIPS Pub 46 - Data Encryption Standard
Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0

The first one has the best plot.
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2010, 04:50 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

ETSI EN 300 175-{1-6} V2.x.x (2010-06)
Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT)
Common Interface (CI)
Parts 1-6

No fun time reading for me for a while.
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2010, 04:19 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

SSL and TLS
Theory and Practice
by Rolf Opplinger
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2010, 12:01 AM
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Re: What are you reading?

okay, I'm strange and will admit it.

"A Course in Number Theory and Cryptography" by Neal Koblitz, Second Edition. Springer Verlag "Graduate Texts in Mathematics" Series.

I'm designing a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2010, 03:29 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

Fermat's Enigma by Simon Singh

I'm pretty sure that I've read it before, but don't recall, so off I go
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2010, 08:12 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2010, 05:12 PM
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Journey by Michener
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_%28novel%29

A very small book for a Michener work
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2009, 10:25 PM
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Posted By markem
Re: What are you reading?

If you want to read specifically about Cathars, then I recommend "The Yellow Cross" by Rene Weis. There is also "The Cathars" by Sean Martin. There are many "gossip" books about this period, some...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2009, 08:25 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

I've decided to reread "Heresies of the High Middle Ages" as a prelude to trying (again) to work through the records of western civilization series (http://cup.columbia.edu/series/127) which contains...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2009, 05:58 PM
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Re: What are you reading?

The Universal History of Numbers
The World's First Number Systems
by Georges Ifrah

I'm on the section about Elamite and Sumerian counting systems and the invention of the balance sheet
...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2009, 10:13 PM
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Posted By markem
Re: What are you reading?

Just about through Baudolino by Umberto Eco. Nice story.
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