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3 years ago#1
I realized there haven't been any recent general discussion threads about what we're all reading, so I decided to make one!

Anyway, I'm reading two books right now. The first is Old Man's War by John Scalzi. I picked it up from the library because I heard good things about it. Now I'm a little over 100 pages in and it's pretty good so far. It takes place on Earth at some unspecified point in the near future, and lots of people join the intergalactic army at age 75. The army is appealing to the elderly because it's known that the army gives some sort of surgical procedure that lets elderly recruits able to fight well, and when you're that old anything that takes away from the aging process is a welcome thought.

The other is a book called Space Chronicles. It's a collection of articles by scientist Neil DeGrasse Tyson about...space! (Betcha wouldn't have guessed that from the title, huh? :p) I recently decided that from now on I always want to be reading a nonfiction book alongside all the fiction I already read, and I decided to start with this because I've heard of the scientist before, I saw it sitting in the new release section at Barnes and Noble, and I really like learning about space. It's been really interesting so far.
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3 years ago#2
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
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3 years ago#3
After years of hearing about it and the TV show coming out, I finally decided to read ASoIaF this year and am on the last book right now.
Reading: A Dance With Dragons - George R. R. Martin
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3 years ago#4
I'm reading A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin. I'm about a quarter of the way through it. It's about a young, poor, handsome WWII vet who's always used his looks to get ahead in life. He plans on marrying a rich socialite to set hmself up for life, but gets her pregnant before she can introduce him to her family and he can ask her to marry him. Fearing that her conservative father will disown her when he finds out she's pregnant before the wedding, he kills her and makes it look like a suicide. I'm not there yet but he's going to try the same thing on her sister.
3 years ago#5
The Rommel Papers by B.H, Liddell-Hart
Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
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3 years ago#6
The Iliad
The Great Gatsby (for school)
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3 years ago#7
Professing Literature: An Institutional History by Gerald Graff

Really interesting stuff, if you're interested in how English departments came to be and how and why they developed into what they are.
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3 years ago#8
The Fires of Heaven
First Law Trilogy
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3 years ago#9
Dune.
3 years ago#10
Mort, Terry Pratchett
"If A is success in life, then A = x + y + z. Work is x, play is y and z is keeping your mouth shut."
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