What are you currently reading?

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Andrew Fryer » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:39 am

Forum Game - Let's write a story... 5 words only

Currently I'm on page 328.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Evocacion » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:23 pm

Andrew Fryer wrote:Forum Game - Let's write a story... 5 words only

Currently I'm on page 328.
That way lies madness...

You would be better off reading the dictionary. The plot is more obscure, but the vocabulary is exemplary.

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Post by martinardo » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:23 pm

The plot is more obscure, but the vocabulary is exemplary.
The "plot" in LWAS-5 is clear ?

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Lawler » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:09 pm

I'm reading the US Constitution. It's beautifully poetic besides being practical.

Sometimes I think that we're smarter now than people were in the 1700s. This reminds me that we're not. Please don't respond to this post in a way that changes it into a political issue that will be deleted.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by zupfgeiger » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:16 pm

Seems like a lot of US citizens reading the Constitution these days.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by gitgeezer » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:00 pm

Andrew Fryer wrote:Forum Game - Let's write a story... 5 words only

Currently I'm on page 328.
Better finish it quickly while it's free. When it's published, you'll have to pay for it.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Andrew Fryer » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:26 pm

gitgeezer wrote:
Andrew Fryer wrote:Forum Game - Let's write a story... 5 words only

Currently I'm on page 328.
Better finish it quickly while it's free. When it's published, you'll have to pay for it.
I'll make an illegal download of the audio-book.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Sandaun » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:00 am

What am I currently reading? Steven King's Dark Towers series.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by gm66 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:41 am

My current book is called the "Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953", by David Bronstein. The tournament was held to determine a challenger for the world title and was in the era when chess was becoming "modern"; ie new openings were being played and the game was becoming highly competitive and better understood.

Even though I don't play now I am still a spectator of the game, and I find this book conveys the beauty and passion chess can evoke and how much the game has changed since then, especially now with computers being as strong as any human player.

PS. A nice quote relevant to this forum - a leading player of the 19th century, Siegbert Tarrasch, once said : Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Pat Hargan » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:40 pm

'The Zinn Reader' by Howard Zinn.
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Post by doug » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:28 pm

The instruction manual that came with a trailcam. I watched a very interesting program on public TV a couple of weeks ago, about a research study of animal behavior and population in North Carolina......www.nccandidcritters.org. The researchers are asking for volunteers to set up trail cameras across the state of North Carolina. Each camera will be positioned according to exact GPS coordinates for periods of two to three weeks, and the photos are to be downloaded to the research website, to help the researchers compile statistical data about animal population and behavior. I decided to participate, so I bought a trail camera. .....now I've got to learn to use it!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:44 am

Brian May's Red Special, the guitar that rocked Queen and the World. It's a very interesting book about a very interesting man and guitar. I have two red specials, one a very high end, luthier built instrument. I plan on building my own replica one day, and plan to use re-puposed/ recycled materials wherever possible.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Andrew Fryer » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:59 pm

Just finished Horace's satires. Will probably next be reading Tacitus' Annals and Catullus and then Horace's satires again.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by kirolak » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:14 pm

"The Speed of Dark" by Elizabeth Moon . . . .a surprising;y deep, futuristic novel, from the point of view of an an autistic man who has the opportunity to be made "normal". . . he is concerned about the speed of dark, as corollary to the speed of light. I am very impressed with this writer! Not at all what I would have expected...... I started reading this book almost unwillingly, but was soon caught up in the world view of someone not -that-alien to myself :)

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Erik Zurcher » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:16 pm

Rereading 'The name of the rose' by Umberto Eco: a true masterpiece!
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