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usacomp2k3

I'm an avid reader. Last year we converted our dining room into a library, currently at 8 full-size bookcases in there (plus the NES). Some of my favorite authors are Clancy & Crichton. I'm currently on a Asimov kick right now, halfway through 2nd foundation. I also enjoy the non-fiction stuff, currently have on my nightstand, "Who Moved My Cheese" and "40 Days to the work you Love" and "No More Mondays".

Just saw a new book that I pre-ordered this morning Zero Day by Mark Russinovich (of Microsoft's Sysinternals fame). Looks fascinating.

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kermi

I'm an avid reader. Last year we converted our dining room into a library, currently at 8 full-size bookcases in there (plus the NES). Some of my favorite authors are Clancy & Crichton. I'm currently on a Asimov kick right now, halfway through 2nd foundation. I also enjoy the non-fiction stuff, currently have on my nightstand, "Who Moved My Cheese" and "40 Days to the work you Love" and "No More Mondays".

Just saw a new book that I pre-ordered this morning Zero Day by Mark Russinovich (of Microsoft's Sysinternals fame). Looks fascinating.

 

If you like sci-fi, you should introduce yourself to the works of Timohty Zahn. Peter F. Hamilton is okay-ish too, he only lacks in the endings of his books. But everything leading upto it is solid stuff.

Also, Dan Simmons writes amazingly good stuff, although i've yet to fully figure out the Olympos-series of his. But Hyperion-series rocks.

 

There's one down side to my reading habits.. If it's under a thousand pages, it's bit short :D.

I propably should start ordering books online, since my local book store doesn't have much of a collection on english sci-fi. Really makes me miss my visit in Toronto, and the 'effing HUGE bookstore...

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usacomp2k3

There's a library sale twice a year up in Gainesville that we go to. Books are anywhere from $2 down to $0.10. It's a cheap addiction to feed. We're very spoiled that way. The only book that I've paid retail for is Harry Potter book 7.

 

Thanks for the suggestion on other authors. I'll have to check them out. We have some of Zahn's stuff but I haven't read them myself. Quite a large chunk of our library was brought into the marriage by my wife, specifically most of the Sci Fi and all of the SF.

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axoid

If you like sci-fi, you should introduce yourself to the works of Timohty Zahn.

I second the support for Timothy Zahn. I would also check out Elizabeth Moon. W. Micheal Gear's sci-fi works are very good and if you like books with a more military twist, try David Drake.

 

I'm currently a little over 100 pages into the original Dune novel.

 

Bill

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usacomp2k3

Has anyone read the Stainless Steel Rat series? I read them when I was young because my dad had them, but have't seen them anywhere else. Fairly short stories, but very clever SciFi.

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jam3ohio

Here's my current read:

 

Mussolini's Italy

Excellent history of the rise of socialism and facism in Italy and the story of how Mussolini took control of Italy. Having spent considerable time in Milan for work, the topic is of great interest to me. Anyone looking for insight into this time period in Italian history would enjoy this book.

 

Jim

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dvn

I second the support for Timothy Zahn. I would also check out Elizabeth Moon. W. Micheal Gear's sci-fi works are very good and if you like books with a more military twist, try David Drake.

 

I'm currently a little over 100 pages into the original Dune novel.

 

Bill

Suggest a couple Zahn titles. Likewise with the others.

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dvn
Just saw a new book that I pre-ordered this morning Zero Day by Mark Russinovich (of Microsoft's Sysinternals fame). Looks fascinating.

Just ordered mine. And yes, it does look good.

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cskenney

If it's not Dr. Suess, a Disney story or anything from the scholastic book club it pretty much doesn't get looked at in my house right now. With 2 kids ages 6 and 4 my reading is almost always to them (or listening to my daughter read to me).

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usacomp2k3

If it's not Dr. Suess, a Disney story or anything from the scholastic book club it pretty much doesn't get looked at in my house right now. With 2 kids ages 6 and 4 my reading is almost always to them (or listening to my daughter read to me).

What about Richard Scarry? We've got a pretty decent collection of Golden Books going too.

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