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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2012
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    Just started Alastair Reynold's BLUE REMEMBERED EARTH.
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      CommentAuthorMShades
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2012
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    Working my way through Hitchens' "Love, Poverty & War" on the advice of a friend of mine who's a Hitch devotee. So far it's interesting, but Churchill. Kipling, and Trotsky don't grab my interest too firmly...
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2012
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    Almost done with REAMDE. If REAMDE were a woman I would fly with her to Venice, sipping espresso, eating the finest foods, and making love until dehydration set in.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2012
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    Just finished. I'm taking that girl home.
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    I'm reading Dance of the Dragons before I go to sleep each night.

    And then during the day I'm reading Jesse Moynihan's insane comic Forming. And thumbing through the Al Columbia "Pim and Francie" book. Good times.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2012
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    Despite having so many books to read, seeing Julia Child's kitchen at the Smithsonian inspired me to pick up the book of letters between her and Avis DeVoto. SO GOOD.

    For those wondering, Julia Child fan worship is one of the few girly-geeky things I allow myself.
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2012
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    @Fauxhammer - now that you have finished REAMDE, listen to this!
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    Oh Julia Child... My DD1 is working her way through 'the art of' atm. Thankfully not having easy access to a car at the times that either of the 'proper' butchers are open currently curtails her plans to cook anything 'too' interesting. She did a daube over a campfire last weekend though 0-0

    The book 'Cooking in a Bedsitter' by Katherine Whitehorn is worth a read as well.

    (confession - I have a cookbook in the works, and own more than are probably healthy...)
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    10, 000th recomendation for The City & The City by Mr Miéville. I picked it up whilst I was in another town waiting for an interview late Wednesday afternoon having noted its name several times during last year's thread and quite liking the synopsis on the back cover. Finished it last night and cursed myself for not having picked up any of his other books when I had the chance (I live in a tiny town that is probably best described as a cultural black-hole- no bookshops here).

    Not sure what to read next, but considering making the long trip back to Preston just so I can pick up some more Miéville books... and maybe some Gibson, oh, also the last few Robert Rankin books... and I saw a nice copy of Grandville right next too [cut]
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2012
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    @oddbill--DOWNLOAD KOMMENCE
    • CommentAuthorltwill
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2012
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    finished "One dead Hen" yesterday. Starting Eco's "Prague Cemetary" when i get offline.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2012
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    @Mhengla: The City & The City is wonderful, but fairly tame compared to the baroque and strange settings of Mieville's other books.

    Start with Perdido Street Station.
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    @StefanJ Thanks for the tip. I was wondering where to start with the others as I recognised at least three titles from the threads here, but couldn't remember what had been said about any of them other than, The City & The City. I'll order it next time I get paid.
    • CommentAuthorAnanzitusq
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2012
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    have not posted in ages.

    currently gorging myself on The Shadow reprints from Sanctum Publishing.
    and about to read all six trades of Denny O'Neil's run on The Question.

    oh, "The Big Time" by Fritz Leiber blew my mind in that fun, squishy way.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2012
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    Still working my way through the wonderful Jack Vance tribute stories in "Songs of the Dying Earth."

    I just finished a hardcover comics collection, "Days Missing." I'm not sure if I'd buy volume 2, but I'd read it if I could borrow it.

    Also catching up on magazine reading. Hobby zines, MAKE.
    • CommentAuthorGordon
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2012
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    I'm chipping away at the 1100 pages of Neal Stephenson's 'Reamde'. Really enjoying this cyber thriller so far (real world and online crime clash), even if its plot revolves around some very big coincidences.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2012
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    Those coincidences were what I loved. Those batshit left-turns just worked.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2012 edited
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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2012
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    Robin, that book's in my amazon queue.
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2012
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    Blankets was finally published in my country (a major newspaper gave it 5stars and a 2 page article on their literature section) and it made me want to revisit it. I shouldn't be doing it because the book makes me gloomy in the end and i'm gloomy enough right now.
    I also have 2 volumes of Bórgia by Jodorowsky and Manara from the library waiting to be read.