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  1. Mereel's Avatar
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    Jul 30, 2009, 9:28 AM - What book are you currently reading? #1

    The title of the thread's pretty self-explanatory. I figure this might evolve into a pretty decent thing here, so here goes nothing.


    Right now I'm reading the third book in the X-Wing series, "The Krytos Trap" by Micheal A. Stackpole. I'm pretty sure I've read this book in the past, because it's pretty well worn. So it's been a while and I'm reading it again because I finally have the complete series and I'm reading it the whole way through. The series so far is really good, well written, and the action is very compelling. Good read so far, which is why I stay glued to the books and it only takes me about a day and a half to complete.


    Just to clear things up, this thread is not limited to just Star Wars related books, you can post about any book you're reading at the moment. It's just that I'm going to be reading a lot of Star Wars books for a while to come, seeing as I've been able to purchase quite a few recently. So feel free to post about any book, I look forward to seeing what you guys are reading.
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    Jul 30, 2009, 9:42 AM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #2

    I am currently reading -

    "Theres a Shark in the Park"and "When I grow up"

    can any1 tell I have young kids yet? man I long for the day when I can do reading for pleasure again!!

    Micheal A. Stackpole - yeesh I remember him, used to read his BattleTech stuff.
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    Jul 30, 2009, 9:42 AM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #3

    This is an amazing book. I have read it 3 times already. Reading it again just in time for Dragon Con. but sadly, no Dragon Con for me this year.





    Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here obedient to their laws we lie.

    Thus reads an ancient stone at Thermopylae in northern Greece, the site of one of the world's greatest battles for freedom. Here, in 480 B.C., on a narrow mountain pass above the crystalline Aegean, 300 Spartan knights and their allies faced the massive forces of Xerxes, King of Persia. From the start, there was no question but that the Spartans would perish. In Gates of Fire, however, Steven Pressfield makes their courageous defense--and eventual extinction--unbearably suspenseful. In the tradition of Mary Renault, this historical novel unfolds in flashback. Xeo, the sole Spartan survivor of Thermopylae, has been captured by the Persians, and Xerxes himself presses his young captive to reveal how his tiny cohort kept more than 100,000 Persians at bay for a week. Xeo, however, begins at the beginning, when his childhood home in northern Greece was overrun and he escaped to Sparta. There he is drafted into the elite Spartan guard and rigorously schooled in the art of war--an education brutal enough to destroy half the students, but (oddly enough) not without humor: "The more miserable the conditions, the more convulsing the jokes became, or at least that's how it seems," Xeo recalls. His companions in arms are Alexandros, a gentle boy who turns out to be the most courageous of all, and Rooster, an angry, half-Messenian youth.

    Thousands of years ago, Herodotus and Plutarch immortalized Spartan society in their histories; but today, little is left of the ancient city or the social structure of this momentous culture. One of the few antiquarian marks of the civilization that has survived lies scores of miles away from Sparta, at a narrow Greek mountain pass called Thermopylae. It was here that three hundred of Sparta's finest warriors held back the invading millions of the Persian empire and valiantly gave their lives in the selfless service of democracy and freedom. A simple engraved stone marks their burial ground. Narrated by the sole survivor of the epic battle - a squire in the Spartan heavy infantry - Gates of Fire is a depiction of one man's indoctrination into the Spartan way of life and death, and of the legendary men and women who gave the culture an immortal gravity. Culminating in the electrifying and horrifying epic battle, Gates of Fire weaves history, mystery, and heartbreaking romance into a literary page-turner that brings the Homeric tradition into the 21st century.
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    Jul 30, 2009, 10:20 AM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #4

    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Star Wars: Omen

    I've read Harry already and am just reading it because I saw the movie. I'm not too crazy about the Star Wars book. Its slow I feel.
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    Jul 30, 2009, 10:27 AM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #5

    Rarely, and I mean RARELY do I read SW EU stuff, the only one I have read was Tale of the Bounty Hunters, but I just happened to be sent this while I was in Iraq...



    And began to pick it back up and read it again, quite an interesting read to say the least
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    Jul 30, 2009, 10:35 AM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #6

    Reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman

    Awesome book!
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    Jul 30, 2009, 10:40 AM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #7

    I bought Jedi Twilight a while ago in Wal-Mart, but I've yet to read it. When it comes to Star Wars books, when I know that they are part of a series, I refrain from reading them until I own all of the books in that particular series. Gates of Fire really looks like a good read, I might have to pick that one up. Along with my love for Star Wars, I also really like history and the like, and the Battle at Thermopylae is one that I'm really interested in (even before the movie 300).
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    Jul 30, 2009, 12:03 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #8

    Quote SEEKER said: View Post
    This is an amazing book. I have read it 3 times already.
    (Gates of Fire).

    Seeker, that is a truly amazing book, the Spartans were the Mandos of old.

    I am reading "Clone Wars" by Karen Traviss, "Pull up a Sandbag" by Jonathon Smiles (a collection of humourous short tales from the British Military) and "The Corps" - Battlecorps anthology Vol 1.

    What can I say? I'm a consumate reader.
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    Jul 30, 2009, 12:09 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #9

    Do yourself a favor, and buy this years best book:

    "Too Fat to Fish" by Artie Lange

    Whether you're a Howard Stern Fan( as I am) or not, this book is amazing.
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    Jul 30, 2009, 12:35 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #10

    currently reading: Road of the Patriarch, part three of the Sell Sords trilogy by R.A Salvatore (author of the Drizzt series). its about bad people jusing good means for a bad goal set in the universe of the forgotten realms (which you all know from the Baldur's Gate series.. right..??)
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    Jul 30, 2009, 2:05 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #11

    I read Too Fat To Fish in June... Man was it dark. Gotta love Artie!
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    Jul 30, 2009, 2:13 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #12

    I just finished the Mortal Instruments series. City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass. They were pretty good.
  13. Jul 30, 2009, 2:22 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #13

    Reading Rogue Warrior by Richard Marcinko for the 6th time, and I never get tired of reading it.
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    Jul 30, 2009, 2:25 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #14

    G.A. Henty's "A March on London" and Tolkien's "The Hobbit"

    (Both for the millionth time, but hey, a good book never gets old. )
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    Jul 30, 2009, 2:39 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #15

    I am reading Fate of the Jedi: Abyss.
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    Jul 30, 2009, 2:47 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #16

    Quote A'den Kyramud said: View Post
    G...... and Tolkien's "The Hobbit"

    (Both for the millionth time, but hey, a good book never gets old. )

    I read that at least once a year. FANTASTIC book.
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    Jul 30, 2009, 3:09 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #17

    Quote A'den Kyramud said: View Post
    G.A. Henty's "A March on London" and Tolkien's "The Hobbit"

    (Both for the millionth time, but hey, a good book never gets old. )
    Oh My Gosh!!!!!
    I LOVE Henty!!!
    Ihave like almost 150 of his books!!! HE IS THE BOMB!!!
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    Jul 30, 2009, 3:55 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #18

    I like the Coruscant Nights books... the Star Wars detective story idea works for me.

    I'm reading Book 7 of the Dark Tower series by Stephen King. The last one, after all these years...

    And I'm getting angrier at him by the minute!
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    Jul 30, 2009, 4:28 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #19

    I'm reading The Pirate King. By R.A. Salvatore.
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    Jul 30, 2009, 6:54 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #20

    I've been wanting to read to fat to fish. I am a big artie fan. I went to a show awhile back and was able to get an autograph.
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    Jul 30, 2009, 7:15 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #21

    I'm currently at work on a boat in the gulf of mexico, we're not really working that much though, so i have a ton of down time. In order not to watch all the movies i brought on my portable hard drive i have a small zombie filled library with me. Here's the list:

    Zombie survival Guide
    WWZ
    How to survive 2012
    How to survive a Robot Uprising
    50 reasons people give for believing in god

    now that i reread it, it sounds kinda morbid. I might be too scared to get off the boat!
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    Jul 30, 2009, 7:59 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #22

    If any of you guys are interested, I would really recommend the fantasy series called 'A Song of Fire And Ice', by George R. R. Martin. It's a really well written series, and truly epic in scale. I have read all four books that are currently in the series, and with every other follower of the series, is currently waiting for the fifth title to be released. A good read folks, check it out.
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    Jul 30, 2009, 8:12 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #23

    a book on hynosis inductions as related to therapy
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    Jul 31, 2009, 10:38 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #24

    Just finished "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss. Now reading Karen Traviss' "Revalation"; I'm working through the Legacy of the Force for the first time.
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    Jul 31, 2009, 11:09 PM - Re: What book are you currently reading? #25

    I see alot of Salvatore fans...love his work. I can also highly recommend Gates of Fire and Rogue Warrior.

    I just finished Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and now I'm reading Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose.

    After 2 non-fiction books I get to read some trashy sci-fi book...probably something from Forgotten Realms.

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