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Old 12-31-2010, 03:16 PM   #1
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Your 2011 Reading List

Here's a place to catalog what you've read this year. For those who made resolutions to read more (like I did) or just want to see how much you read in a year, this'll be a lot of fun for you.

Be sure to post a list of what you read last year in your first post so that we can see what we accomplished in 2010.

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Old 01-01-2011, 01:23 PM   #2
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Okay, might as well get started. I'm going to put mine into prose novels, short stories and essay collection and then a separate one for GNs and Trades.

Books Currently Reading:
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
After Dark by Haruki Murakami
The Elements of Style by EB White & William Strunk, Jr.

GNs/Trades Currently Reading:
Emitown by Emi Lenox

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Books Currently Reading:
The Dark Tower 4: Wizard and Glass

Graphic Novels:
Infinite Crisis (finished)
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The Grand Design
The Harry Potter series

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Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

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Currently reading:
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

On the pile:
Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg
The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
Goldfinger by Ian Fleming
And the continued read through of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle which I usually go back to read a short between books.

I'm aiming to read more actual books this year so I hope to do well.

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Old 01-02-2011, 07:03 PM   #8
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Currently reading:
Misson Earth II: Black Genesis by L. Ron Hubbard

On the pile:
The High King of Montival by SM Stirling
Crusade by Taylor Anderson
Maelstrom by Taylor Anderson
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
The Sorcerer of the North by John Flanagan


I'm aiming to read more actual books this year so I hope to do well.

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Old 01-02-2011, 08:25 PM   #9
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Nice. I'm hoping to get those at some point, need to stop putting it off.

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I got the first two box sets of the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind for Christmas this year, and I'll be working on those. I've already started the first one and quite enjoying it so far.

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Nice. I'm hoping to get those at some point, need to stop putting it off.
yeah, i picked up the first book of that series (THIS ONE), and it not only kicked off a reading frenzy, but it really got me on a sci-fi kick. The man in the high castle is a pretty solid story. the three stigmata of palmer eldritch blew my effing mind! i cant wait to read that again! do androids dream of electric sheep was very good, but i liked the blade runner movie better. and Ubik was amazing. im currently reading a collection of short stories from philip k. dick, but i cant wait to dive back into his novels.

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Completed:
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

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i wanna read that. i read enders game last year.

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Old 01-04-2011, 12:06 AM   #14
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Should be starting Winter Moon sometime this week.

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yeah, i picked up the first book of that series (THIS ONE), and it not only kicked off a reading frenzy, but it really got me on a sci-fi kick. The man in the high castle is a pretty solid story. the three stigmata of palmer eldritch blew my effing mind! i cant wait to read that again! do androids dream of electric sheep was very good, but i liked the blade runner movie better. and Ubik was amazing. im currently reading a collection of short stories from philip k. dick, but i cant wait to dive back into his novels.
i just found this on youtube last night, it's a short speech by pkd at a sci-fi convention in '77, where he proposes that we are living in a reality not unlike 'The Matrix' movie. It's pretty funny, even just to look at the sci-fi writers and fans in the audience who are looking at him like he is a nut, but who knows, maybe he was onto something:



There is a documentary on youtube too, there are two actually, but the one I have watched(which is the 'Arena' documentary from the BBC) is one of the best docs I have ever seen full stop, you should watch it, lots of great pkd stories.

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Time to continue off where I started last year!

Finished:

The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons - 5/5

-Excellent read. The story is epic, continues off where Hyperion left off masterfully, and I love how the arcs all came together. Great book!

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God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert
Endymion by Dan Simmons

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i just found this on youtube last night, it's a short speech by pkd at a sci-fi convention in '77, where he proposes that we are living in a reality not unlike 'The Matrix' movie. It's pretty funny, even just to look at the sci-fi writers and fans in the audience who are looking at him like he is a nut, but who knows, maybe he was onto something:



There is a documentary on youtube too, there are two actually, but the one I have watched(which is the 'Arena' documentary from the BBC) is one of the best docs I have ever seen full stop, you should watch it, lots of great pkd stories.
I saw that that in a documentary that I got Netflix from. Later on he wrote in his personal journal (he had a name for it, but I forget what it was) he wasn't as sure of that as he once was, but definitely still seem to feel a degree of simulation was in life as we knew it.

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i just found this on youtube last night, it's a short speech by pkd at a sci-fi convention in '77, where he proposes that we are living in a reality not unlike 'The Matrix' movie. It's pretty funny, even just to look at the sci-fi writers and fans in the audience who are looking at him like he is a nut, but who knows, maybe he was onto something:



There is a documentary on youtube too, there are two actually, but the one I have watched(which is the 'Arena' documentary from the BBC) is one of the best docs I have ever seen full stop, you should watch it, lots of great pkd stories.
ha ha, awesome. im gonna have to check out that arena doc. im a total greenhorne when it comes to PKD, but im loving what i've experienced so far.

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I've never done one of these before. Might as well start this year.

Conan of Cimmeria by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter


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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Books Currently Reading:
After Dark by Haruki Murakami
The Elements of Style by EB White & William Strunk, Jr.

GNs/Trades Currently Reading:
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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

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Books Currently Reading:
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Graphic Novels:
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Completed: With The Old Breed by E.B. Sledge - The best autobiographical take on warfare. It was brilliant, and comes highly recommended.

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I've started Soon I will be Invincible by Austin Grossman. Anyone read it?

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