Macyn's Public Library

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Macyn's Public Library

Post by MacynSnow » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:04 pm

All the talk about Anne Of Green Gables recently got me back into my 'classic' book reading hobby.So,i thought i'd share what i'm currently going through and would like hear what the rest of you book nerds/geeks are reading.Only rule is that it has to be an actual book(Comic Books and Trade Paperbacks have their own section,durn it!).

Currently i've started re-reading my Edgar Rice Burrogh Tarzan books,starting with Tarzan of The Apes.There not that large(i only own the paperback version's),but their really good reads,with the characters ciming across as actual human being's.Tarzan himself is a bit of a tool when he first meets Jane's Father,Jane herself is a Grade-A Biatch when you first meet her on the boat and part of me wants to punch Tarzan's cousin Cecil for being such an Idiot....

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Post by Nunya B » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:42 am

Currently rereading Good Luck Yukikaze by Chohei Kambayashi. I dearly love the way the book highlights and explores the issues of communication between mutually alien existences and does so in a remarkably neutral light. It's not made to be a matter of good or bad, just a matter of different and of friend or enemy. I am very disappointed that they never translated the third book in the trilogy.

After this I plan to read The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors. It's a book about my favorite ship and I somehow haven't gotten around to reading the copy I have.

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Post by Batgirl III » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:03 am

Currently trying the steal enough hours in the day to finish Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. I’m a little over halfway through but am stymied by work and family commitments. Ward Farnsworth’s The Practicing Stoic: A Philosophical User’s Manual is next in the stack.

For anyone looking for lighter fare, I highly recommend the Honor Harrington series of novels by David Weber. Top notch military sci-fi that manages the rare feat of telling a story of space opera scope within a strictly hard science fiction milieu. As a bonus incentive to you, let me also point out that Weber and his publisher Baen Books make them all available for free online.
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Post by Woodclaw » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:01 am

Batgirl III wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:03 am
Currently trying the steal enough hours in the day to finish Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. I’m a little over halfway through but am stymied by work and family commitments. Ward Farnsworth’s The Practicing Stoic: A Philosophical User’s Manual is next in the stack.

For anyone looking for lighter fare, I highly recommend the Honor Harrington series of novels by David Weber. Top notch military sci-fi that manages the rare feat of telling a story of space opera scope within a strictly hard science fiction milieu. As a bonus incentive to you, let me also point out that Weber and his publisher Baen Books make them all available for free online.
You got me into reading Honor Harrington's novel years ago when you posted your first build of her (it was still 2e I believe). While I enjoyed most of them, I think there are a few problems that must be addressed. True to the tradition of maritime novels that inspired Weber (e.g. the Captain Hornblower series), the main character is extremely, almost supernaturally, skilled. This has, of course led, to many accusations of marysue-ism, which are not completely undeserved but, for once, it's not a bad thing. Honor does a number of completely crazy things over the years and she pays the price, although sometimes it feels like she bounce back way too easy from some of them.
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Post by Batgirl III » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:06 am

Yeah, I feel the series kinda lost steam in the later books... especially once she’s promoted to such high rank she’s a full two pay grades above God Almighty. But the first half-dozen or so are a thrilling ride.

And, hey, they’re free.
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