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Old 08-12-2001, 12:04 AM   #1
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What are you reading at the moment?

I'm reading "The Great Hunt" by Robert Jordan, the Wheel of Time series. The first book, "The Eye of the World", is soooooooooooo good, fantasy fans, this comes highly recommended by yours truly, and the wizard furby.
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Old 08-12-2001, 12:19 AM   #2
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I've heard some good things about Robert Jordan but haven't read any of his stuff yet.

I just started reading "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card, and it is already promising to be one of the best sci-fi novels I have ever read.

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Orson Scott Card in the introduction
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The Romance of the Colorado River by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh. When he was 17, Dellenbaugh went with JW Powell down the Colorado River in 1871. He wrote this book in 1902 about his trip and the other explorers before him who had gone down the Colorado.

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Funny you should mention that you're reading
the Wheel of Time series, I started that, currently on the 8th book now I think, but it's on hold until I can get back to it.

The book I'm actually reading now is The Two Towers, the 2nd book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.


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The book I'm actually reading now is The Two Towers, the 2nd book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.



I loooooooooooove Tolkien, one of my managers at work has read the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings 14+ times.
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Stephen King's "Dreamcatcher"

(At least that's the Dutch title translated into English - it's his latest book)
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I just read U2 at the End of the World again. And quite enjoyed it. It's an excellent book in many ways though some of it necessarily annoys me because it's about one of my less favourite U2 eras. I don't know what I'm going to read next. I have 50+ books sitting on my floor, eyeing me. But if I don't pick out something soon, I will start shaking and convulsing. I can't stay between books for long.



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At the moment, nothing.

Anyone have any non-U2 related suggestions?
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i have just finished reading "Glue" by Irving Welsh (the "Trainspotting" author).A very good book, very gritty. bit hard to get into at the start (as i find with most of his books, and im scottish!!) but once you get into it, it's very enjoyable.

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At this moment... I'm reading the line,"At this moment".

But seriously, I am reading yet another Max Lucado book. He is a gifted Christain writer.
If any of you out there are interested in Christianity, and Christian literature, besides the Bible of course, I encourage you to pick up one of his many books.
("He Chose The Nails", and "No Wonder They Called Him Saviour" are incredible!!!)

Anyway, I'm also gonna give "Me Talk Pretty One Day" a shot.
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At this moment... I'm reading the line,"At this moment".

But seriously, I am reading yet another Max Lucado book. He is a gifted Christain writer.
If any of you out there are interested in Christianity, and Christian literature, besides the Bible of course, I encourage you to pick up one of his many books.
("He Chose The Nails", and "No Wonder They Called Him Saviour" are incredible!!!)

Anyway, I'm also gonna give "Me Talk Pretty One Day" a shot.
I'm not a Christian, and I don't play one on TV, but I realy enjoy CS Lewis (not just Narnia). Is Max Lucado similar, or does he write more for the Evangelical/Born Again audience? Do you know what I mean?


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"The book of Irish Verse" by John Montague

There are soo many books i want to read, need to read, but little time to do it. I always seem to bring books home and never read em.
I end up just flipping through em,lol.

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At the moment, nothing.

Anyone have any non-U2 related suggestions?
Sure. Lots of em, actually. The one thats coming to mind right now is "She's just another Navy pilot" by Loree Draude Hirschman
Its a *very* interesting book, suitable for anyone to read, really.
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At the moment, nothing.

Anyone have any non-U2 related suggestions?
What genre(s) do you enjoy?
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I'm not a Christian, and I don't play one on TV, but I realy enjoy CS Lewis (not just Narnia). Is Max Lucado similar, or does he write more for the Evangelical/Born Again audience? Do you know what I mean?



Ummmm, Not sure. I have "Screwtape Letters". I've only gone through about a fourth of it ( I have a bad habit of "juggling" three or five books at once). I love his insight.

Max Lucado IS a Christian Minister out of San Antonio ( Church of Christ, I believe), so what he writes IS for the "believing Christian" ( Just as the Bible IS for the believer, and therefore is "nonsensical junk" to the non-believer)
He is hilarious! Warm! Kind! Loving! He is quite a poet, and I say this in that his writing are breathtaking to me. He brings the love and warmth, and message of Jesus Christ home.
I KNOW that one of his books IS for the "curious" or "just not sure" about Christianity.
It may be "No Wonder They Called Him Saviour". I would have to get back to you on it though.
I do know that "He Chose The Nails" starts off with a wonderfully clever story. And then it takes you through a wonderful ride of highs and lows of the Passion of Christ that reflects all of our lives.

Please, do yourself a favor... Go to your local Barnes and Noble; grab a cup o' joe; got to the Christian Inspiration section (It's OK!!! It won't bite!!!) and grab either of the two books I mentioned above.
Have a seat (The big sofas, if available), and read a chapter or two... or more.

Give it a shot.

If you choose.


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