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    Just finished Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Phillip K. D!ck. Both were excellent.

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    The last one I read was The Makeshift God, by Russell M. Griffin. Starts like your basic sci-fi novel about humans journeying to a distant planet to meet an alien life-form for the first time, but ends on quite a freaky note.

    I have now started Tower of Glass, by Robert Silverberg. Only a few chapters in, but I'm already finding it very interesting.

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    Currently I'm reading the last days of Marilyn Monroe. Its very good.
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    I just read the Deathgate Cycle by Margaret Weis and Tracey Hickman (finished last week). One of the best fantasy series I've ever read (and I've read a few). If you like Fantasy--you need to check this series out

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    Finished Tik-Tok of Oz today and now I'm taking a break from Oz and reading The Hobbit (I'm in a Hobbit kick at the moment).

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    "The Desert Spear" Peter V Brett and "Ready Player One"
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    I've read quite a bit the last week or two. Trying to remember what all I have read:

    Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
    Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming
    The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
    Red Hood and the Outlaws- Vol 1
    Zenoscope's The Jungle Book- Vol 1
    The Little Man by Chester Brown

    Probably some others but I'm having trouble remembering them right now.
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    I just received A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan (last book in the Wheel of Time series) last night and am reading that right now. When I opened the package, I almost got choked up because I have basically grown up with this series (first book was released in 1990) and it's finally coming to an end--just thinking of all the things that have changed in the world and my life since the first book came out is kindof humbling. The author also passed away back in 2007 and had to have another author finish the last 3 books (Brandon Sanderson), and the cover artist Darrel k Sweet who had done all of the covers for every book died last year as well and Michael Whelan did the last cover. Just was a very bittersweet moment to actually hold the book in my hands.

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    A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson. (I'm a little over halfway through the book now, and it's getting very interesting. Can't wait to see how it all ends.)
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    I've been reading through the stack of books my wife got me for Christmas:

    Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore
    Enemies & Allies by Kevin J. Anderson
    and currently reading Dodger by Terry Pratchett.
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    "Maohden" vol 1 by Hideyuki Kikuchi. Wanted that 80's "Wicked City" vibe, so I got what I came for.

    Currently reading ERB's "Thuvia : Mair of Mars".

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    Just finished re-reading Transformers: Hardwired by Scott Ciencin, Transformers: Annihilation & Transformers: Fusion by David Cian. The entire trilogy not only keeps you wondering what happens next, but it's one of those rare times when Optimus Prime and Megatron are at least civil around each other.
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    Wholy. CRAP!

    The Walking Dead: Rise Of The Governor

    OMGosh...Philp Blake is NOT who you thought he was...

    Awesome read!!!

    If you are a Walking Dead fan you MUST read this! Dont miss out on this back story...you almost understand what drives him to his evil ways...

    Not to mention finding out who he REALLY is!

    Time to read The Road To Woodbury!!!!

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    Just finished Battle Royale by Koushun Takami, and this is one book that anyone who is into The Hunger Games should read. The plot has so many twists and turns that I had to give myself a break from reading it for a few minutes each time.
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    That's great, Jack!

    I've been trying to read to my 1 month old. We've been reading lots of Berenstein Bears, Halloween kids books, and the old Masters books with some of the great Earl Norem covers!

    I just finished Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist. It's a really great "horror" novel. It's about the dead returning, but it isn't a terrifying book about zombies or flesh eaters. It's different and more about how people and society would really react to their loved ones returning.
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    I love how they tied these books into the comic!
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    Good for you, Barbecue! Imo, next to providing unconditional love, the greatest thing you can do for your children is to read to them. Throughout our children's earlier years, either Kim or I read to them -- and in our five-year old Max's case, we still read to him -- almost every single evening. In fact, throughout all the time all of my children were still in Kim's belly, almost every night I would read to them a wonderful Dr. Seuss book entitlted OH BABY, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO, which was designed to be read to children in utero, with Dad lying gently on Mom's belly, enabling the unborn angel to grow accustomed to Dad's voice prior to arrival.

    The joy of books and reading -- and my children have been told this over and over from a very young age -- is that books and reading allow children and adults to go on amazing journeys to the tallest mountains, to the deepest part of the sea, all around our Earth, into outer space and back and forth in time. They cultivate our imagination, while delighting our spirits and helping us to understand and appreciate much about our world.

    For parents, the unbound joy of books comes when we hear our child, cuddled in the crook of our arm, give a gasp at an exciting part, curl in closer when things get suspenseful and laugh out loud at that which they perceive as funny. In that, when we steel a sidelong glance at them, we get to be children all over again as we experience life through their eyes. Add in being able to help them grow and develop and books and reading are truly one of the greatest blessings in the lives of our children and in our own lives as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbecue17 View Post
    That's great, Jack!

    I've been trying to read to my 1 month old. We've been reading lots of Berenstein Bears, Halloween kids books, and the old Masters books with some of the great Earl Norem covers!

    I just finished Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist. It's a really great "horror" novel. It's about the dead returning, but it isn't a terrifying book about zombies or flesh eaters. It's different and more about how people and society would really react to their loved ones returning.
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    Finishing off the last novel in Karen Traviss' Star Wars Republic/Imperial Commando series. I'm really saddened that she stopped writing these novels and the fact that The Clone Wars series really screwed up Mandalore to contradict everything ever written before. The Duchess Satine and all that garbage really sucked. Traviss was such a better Star Wars writer than virtually all the writers on the cartoon series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post
    Good for you, Barbecue! Imo, next to providing unconditional love, the greatest thing you can do for your children is to read to them. Throughout our children's earlier years, either Kim or I read to them -- and in our five-year old Max's case, we still read to him -- almost every single evening. In fact, throughout all the time all of my children were still in Kim's belly, almost every night I would read to them a wonderful Dr. Seuss book entitlted OH BABY, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO, which was designed to be read to children in utero, with Dad lying gently on Mom's belly, enabling the unborn angel to grow accustomed to Dad's voice prior to arrival.

    The joy of books and reading -- and my children have been told this over and over from a very young age -- is that books and reading allow children and adults to go on amazing journeys to the tallest mountains, to the deepest part of the sea, all around our Earth, into outer space and back and forth in time. They cultivate our imagination, while delighting our spirits and helping us to understand and appreciate much about our world.

    For parents, the unbound joy of books comes when we hear our child, cuddled in the crook of our arm, give a gasp at an exciting part, curl in closer when things get suspenseful and laugh out loud at that which they perceive as funny. In that, when we steel a sidelong glance at them, we get to be children all over again as we experience life through their eyes. Add in being able to help them grow and develop and books and reading are truly one of the greatest blessings in the lives of our children and in our own lives as well.
    Seeing as I hang around on an action figure forum and collect toys it's tough to say that I've ever really lost contact with my childhood, but being able to read kids books again, even to a one month old, really does allow you to experience a different mindset. I love Halloween, so reading the kids Halloween books to her really gives me a glimpse of a different love and appreciation for aspects of the holiday I'd long since forgotten. The same with the childrens Bible books. While I'm involved multiple times with Bible studies a week for young people and adults, to read her a book from the simpler perspective of a child is a great exercise and actually adds a different perspective. She definitely has gotten to the point where she's tracking us (and our dogs) and will often turn her head if she hears either my voice or my wife's in another room, so we know that even if she can't understand the words, she's getting some great contact time with us from the experience.

    I do look forward to her actually understanding the stories, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbecue17 View Post
    Seeing as I hang around on an action figure forum and collect toys it's tough to say that I've ever really lost contact with my childhood, but being able to read kids books again, even to a one month old, really does allow you to experience a different mindset. I love Halloween, so reading the kids Halloween books to her really gives me a glimpse of a different love and appreciation for aspects of the holiday I'd long since forgotten. The same with the childrens Bible books. While I'm involved multiple times with Bible studies a week for young people and adults, to read her a book from the simpler perspective of a child is a great exercise and actually adds a different perspective. She definitely has gotten to the point where she's tracking us (and our dogs) and will often turn her head if she hears either my voice or my wife's in another room, so we know that even if she can't understand the words, she's getting some great contact time with us from the experience.

    I do look forward to her actually understanding the stories, though.

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    Currently reading "Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Ducky Dynasty's Favorite Uncle" by Si Robertson.
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    For my unconquerable soul.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
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    Finished reading Kenobi a couple days ago. It was decent, though I would have preferred a more expansive history of the 18 odd years he spent on Tatooine. This story basically deals with the first couple of weeks or so after he's turned Luke over to the Lars.




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