What Do You Read

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Your favorite genre....

Fantasy
0
No votes
Sci-Fi
1
25%
Historical Fiction
1
25%
Non-Fiction
1
25%
Horror
0
No votes
Search Warrants
0
No votes
Bathroom Walls
0
No votes
Religious
0
No votes
Obscure Latin or Japanese
1
25%
 
Total votes: 4

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Post by MayorOfLongview » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:38 am

Assuming you read....what do you enjoy most?
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Post by Bnielsen » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:49 pm

For some odd reason I can't vote lol

I like Historical/Technothriller Fiction, especially anything from Crichton, Cussler, Clancy, etc.

Anything about WWII or the Cold War is tops =)
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Post by FredProgGH » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:52 pm

Had to go with non-fiction because I've been reading mainly science essays recently. That and I have been going through a year of Wired back issues I never bothered to open.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:40 pm

Lol, Steve! I think I'm going with "obscure Japanese or Latin" and really meaning "theology and philosophy, hopefully some day in the original".

So at the moment I have only enough academic energy to get through what I have to do without worrying about extracurricular philosophy time, but those are the books I always drool over at the book stores. "Ooh! Kierkegard! I still need to read Kierkegard!! Hey look! Being in Time!!! Heidegger's really important!! Oooh! Ooh!! Von Balthasar!!"

I mean, the really intense stuff like Kant is tough to get through without external motivation. But the concepts themselves are fascinating. It's probably more exciting to me as a linguistics (+wannabe philosophy) major, since it's generally the other side of the fence, and I prefer talking about things like knowledge and being rather than diphthongs and stress patterns.

I also got a copy of "Regulus", The Little Prince in Latin. I'm intending to work through that when I get the time, but I'm a little rusty on my subjunctive.

As for fiction - I keep trying to come back to it from time to time, but I haven't found much stuff that's really caught my eye outside of Tolkien.
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Post by theHermit » Sun May 25, 2008 9:13 pm

These days, mostly science fiction and fantasy, with a smattering of contemporary fiction. When I was younger and an English major, it was mostly classical lit and poetry. Also lots of theology in my twenties.
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Post by FredProgGH » Sun May 25, 2008 10:51 pm

My used book purchases from last week:


Betrayers of the Truth: Fraud and Deceit in the Halls of Science

Hit and Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber Took Sony For a Ride in Hollywood

Teach Yourself C+ in 24 Hours

Cranks, Quarks and the Cosmos: Writings on Science by Jeremy Bernstein

Your Movie Sucks (Roger Ebert)

Voodoo Science: The Road From Foolishness To Fraud


Fun stuff! :D
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Post by esteban » Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:03 pm

FredProgGH wrote:My used book purchases from last week:
Teach Yourself C+ in 24 Hours
Fun stuff! :D
Why, oh, why?

You need to read the essay "Teach yourself to program in 10 years" by Peter Norvig as an antedote ;^) Currently listed #4 of the top dozen links at norvig.com.
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