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    Currently reading all of the art marketing books by Jack White. I love them. Nice easy reading style and he has a lot of good points for selling artwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Hoppes View Post
    Currently reading all of the art marketing books by Jack White. I love them. Nice easy reading style and he has a lot of good points for selling artwork.
    Glad I googled that first, I was thinking 'White Stripes' Jack White lol, would have looked a right wally. Thanks, I'm going to check that book out now, I really need marketing advice.


    littlebones That's what my Dad said, he read the first book when it came out and said he was meaning to read the second two but never got round to it. I have highly recommended reading all three to him and I would to you as well, you don't really understand the scope of the story until you get to the end of the third book then it all falls into place and it is really satisfying. Frank Herbert does write in a complicated way sometimes, very technical and a bit emotionless but maybe that was intentional, I found it easy enough to follow.

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    @Angel... if you have an iPad, I was able to get the books from the apple store at $10 per book. Also, you can download the sample so that you can get an idea of what's in the books (the download provides the first 50 pages or so).

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    The left hand of god by Paul Hoffman.
    It´s pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel Intheuk View Post
    littlebones That's what my Dad said, he read the first book when it came out and said he was meaning to read the second two but never got round to it. I have highly recommended reading all three to him and I would to you as well, you don't really understand the scope of the story until you get to the end of the third book then it all falls into place and it is really satisfying. Frank Herbert does write in a complicated way sometimes, very technical and a bit emotionless but maybe that was intentional, I found it easy enough to follow.
    Looks like I've got some of my autumn reading list planned out for me, then.

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    I just finished reading The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. You guys should read them, too.
    Totally did, really really loved them, and I don't usually read Young Adult fiction because 99% of the time it's, "16 Year Old Girl X wakes up in a post-apocalyptic civilization and she has TWO dreamy boys to choose from! Which dreamy boy will she choose?!" Whereas The Hunger Games is more like, "Katniss Everdeen lives in a post-apocalyptic civilization and has way more pressing shit to worry about than the TWO dreamy boys who get in the way of her feeding and defending her family! Which Hunger Games contestant will she shoot in the face with an arrow?!"

    Currently I'm reading Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell and ho-ho-hoooly shit, it's really good. I don't think that what he's going for could easily be pulled off by anybody else.


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    I just finished "The Naked Sun" by Asmiov. I'm usually a fantasy sort of girl, so I'm trying to expand my science-fiction repertoire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitjockey View Post
    I just finished "The Naked Sun" by Asmiov. I'm usually a fantasy sort of girl, so I'm trying to expand my science-fiction repertoire.
    You really need to read the early Asimov stuff first and then see how he brings two different tales into one. Love his stuff - so readable and logical.

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    My to read pile is currently a lot bigger than the pile I've read, mainly because I keep buying hoards of books from charity shops... currently I'm reading Jude The Obscure by Thomas Hardy. After studying extracts from it in my English Literature class, I had to hunt down the book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Spot View Post
    You really need to read the early Asimov stuff first and then see how he brings two different tales into one. Love his stuff - so readable and logical.
    I actually started with the Foundation stuff (years ago) because I got those as a gift. This time around I started with "I, Robot" and am working my way towards the newer stuff. So far, I'm loving every word. Have I missed anything I should stop and read before continuing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awynt View Post
    A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones). I am thoroughly enjoying it! It is long and detailed but gripping, IMO.
    Ditto. I started reading after the TV show (had to wait 'til after), rattled right through the next three volumes, and I've jumped into the first few chapters of A Feast for Crows. It's like literary crack. As an incurable LotR fanboy, I have to say ASIF is right up there with it.

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    Right now I'm reading Spook by Mary Roach. I now know more than I really wanted to about where spirit mediums used to hide cheesecloth and the theoretical mass of a dog's soul.

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    I recently started Great Gatsby, Tom is pretty funny.

    Today I picked up A Great Depression analysis by Micheal A. Bernstein.

    Unfortunately it's used and the last owner marked up parts of the book (I guess they were using it for a report or something) but it's got charts and stuff, so it's worth it. I'll read it soon.

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    I am currently reading The Tale of The Body Thief by Anne Rice. It's a part of the vampie chronicles, along with queen of the damned and interview with a vampire. I just recently bought all the books to this series, so my reading list for the near future is packed.

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    I'm re-reading Tolkein's The Hobbit to prep myself for the movies. I first read it when I was... I don't know, maybe 7 or 8? It's a lovely little book. I may re-read The Silmarillion too because supposedly a lot of that stuff will be in the movies.

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    Managed to get my hands on a copy of Norman Rockwell's My Adventures as an Illustrator.

    And I'm listening to the audiobook version of Deceived while I work.

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    Just Finished:
    Goliath, by Scott Westerfield (Book 3 of the Leviathan trilogy): YA alternate-history fantasy, World War 1 retold as a battle between "Clanker" nations (Germany, Austria, etc.) who favor dieselpunk machinery and the "Darwinists" (Britain, France, Russia, etc.) who use fabricated life-forms. A fun conclusion to a good series, with plenty of imagination and an old-school adventure flair.

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    Larklight, by Philip Reeve: YA alt-history fantasy, set in a Victorian Space Age. Wonderfully imaginative setting, but I'm finding the characters irritating. The ink illustrations are fun, at least.

    King Solomon's Mines, by H. Rider Haggard: Classic adventure tale, which was free for Kindle. Just started it, really, so I can't venture much of an opinion.

    I'm also rereading the Animorphs series (K. A. Applegate), because Scholastic's re-releasing them and I've been meaning to review the individual books on my book review website for ages. Just hit Book 24. They read fast, and they're fun.

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    Dark Tower. I'm currently on the last book, looking forward to the conclusion!

    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
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    I read three books at a time; one is a classic / well known book, one is a recommendation from a friend, teacher, relative, etc, the last one is my own choice for when I go to sleep :F
    Just finished:
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    Blood pact - Dan Abnett (cos I'm a nerd)
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    Ravenor - Dan Abnett (cos I'm still a nerd)

    My dad recommended Flashman and I'm glad he did, it's hilarious

    I'm also psyching myself up for another attempt at war and peace, but its difficult to start because the first 200 pages are just russian politics, I was on holiday when I last tried it and left it on some beach somewhere, jeez, I hate beaches.

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    Just finished American Gods and Ansansi Boys by Neil Gaiman...he's my new literary hero So witty and dark.

    I like this thread, I've a nice list of reading to keep me going til next year, especially Norman Rockwell's book!

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    I'm reading The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco !

    its a great book :B


    and I just finished Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

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    I generally tend to read so fast that I never get to post this thread, but currently I'm reading through both Mogworld by Yahtzee Croshaw and New Mutants Classics 1-6 which will take a day or two for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyBird View Post
    New Mutants Classics 1-6 which will take a day or two for me.
    I yapped about this on the Comics thread a bit, but man oh man X-Men is so convoluted and was so over-saturated in it's heyday that I can't even fathom where I could start.

    And this is coming from a guy who doesn't even get turned away from long continuity or just long comic series. I do read mainstream superhero comics from time to time. I read One Piece (it's starting to get really bleh right now, but it was a great ride up to that point) But the X-Men is a huge exception. SO many characters, SO many simultaneous stories, it breaks my own limits as to what I could stand. X-Men is a universe on it's own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotime View Post
    I yapped about this on the Comics thread a bit, but man oh man X-Men is so convoluted and was so over-saturated in it's heyday that I can't even fathom where I could start.
    This is probably why I like the New Mutants. Because there's fairly little anything X-Men related in the series outside couple recurring characters (like professor X) and few shared villains. And they're very neatly in their own collections.

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    I'm actually reading many books now that I think of it. My attention is currently stretched between Siddhartha, Catch-22, Kafka on the Shore, and Figure Drawing Design and Invention. I just switch between them a lot, I'm not some super reader or something.

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    Game of Thrones

    Anyone know good books that really flesh out a scifi world / setting? I'm obsessed with scifi worlds

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    Game of Thrones

    Anyone know good books that really flesh out a scifi world / setting? I'm obsessed with scifi worlds

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    I don't know if this is exactly what you're looking for. But the latest sci-fi book I read and loved was House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds. It deals with a load of interesting stuff like cloning, interstellar travel, eternal life and faster than light travel and so on. My only little issue with it is that I find the idea that humanity is the only (well, kinda, but I won't spoil it more than that... ) intelligent being in the universe kinda absurd. But then again I figure that idea is worth exploring as well. And since it takes place so far into the future there are lots of evolutionary branches that has taken off from humanity so there are a bunch of different interesting species in it as well. And yeah, the story itself is rather charming and well written as well.

    But if you're looking for more of a bigger world with lots of different alien species and secrets and mythologies etc. I'd recommend the Uplift books by David Brin. They're just really good adventure books and also contain some interesting conepts, mostly concerning evolution. The story is basically that all species in the galaxy were 'brought up' by a previous species, except for humanity, who somehow seem to have evolved into intelligence on their own. This causes a huge uproar among the other species of the galaxy because it's simply unthinkable. And the fact that humanity themselves have allready "uplifted" chimpanzees and dolphins without having achieved the status that allows them to do so just makes things worse.

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