What book are you currently reading?

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  1. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Currently working my way through the first four volumes of Marvel's 'Silver Surfer' by Dan Slott and Mike Allred. They're very good, some people might take issue with Allred's art, it's been described as very "pop art", but I've always loved his style.

    Story wise, you've got time loops, a bit Galactus (obviously), but ultimately it's a love story being Norrin Radd (the surfer) and an Earth girl named Dawn. Its very "Doctor Who-y" as they travel space (and time) getting into scrapes...
  2. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Just finished

    1) Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide
    2) Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado

    Currently Re-Reading

    1) Traditional Chinese Therapeutic Exercises - Standing Pole by Wang Xuanjie
    2) Li Tianji's The Skill of Xingyiquan - Translated by Andrea Falk
  3. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    Every time I look into this thread, I feel dumb :eek:
    I'm reading: "Star Wars: The Old Republic - Revan" by Drew Karpyshyn.
  4. Rand86

    Rand86 likes to butt heads

    Read through The First Law trilogy, now I'm tucking into the standalones.

    The trilogy was lots of (bleak, horrifying, depressing) fun, but so far I'd say "Best Served Cold" is better.
  5. 23rdwave

    23rdwave Valued Member

  6. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    LOL, I'm almost done with the Percy Jackson "Apollo" book. Probably finish it tonight. :D
  7. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    Best Served Cold is really good, but the nihilistic rashomon effect twist ending is pretty gut wrenching. The Heroes is superb. I also strongly recommend his "half" trilogy.
  8. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    Re-reading The Dragon Bone Chair by Tad Williams.
  9. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Working towards my PhD, so currently reading "Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine" by David Stoller. Would rather be reading Jack Reacher :p
  10. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    I borrowed the first one from of our Judo-kids a while back and was surprised on how much I liked it.
    I really need to read the following boos as well :D
  11. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Should also add, and I know you are all going to be jealous and likely run right out and buy a copy of this for yourself to read.

    MCSA, Windows 10, Study Guide
  12. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    Alas, they're not published yet, so in the meantime you should read (assuming that you haven't) the Greek series and then the Roman series, in that order. The "Apollo" book does a very good job standing alone, but of course it's better when you know why Zeus was so angry with Apollo that he banished him, and why everyone is making a fuss over Leo Valdez in the closing chapter. :)
  13. Giovanni

    Giovanni Well-Known Member Supporter

    is this for work? or you're just interested in it?
  14. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    I checked the prices of the Olympian books; between 6-8Euros... :thinking:

    I also stumbled over The Ranger's Apprentice series, which might be interesting as well.

  15. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    Library. :D
  16. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    Aside from libraries being too expensive for my liking (especially compared to how much I would use them), I prefer to read books from English-writing authors in English.
    More fun that way.
    And most libraries don't have English books, unless crime, thriller or popular ones.
  17. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    Oh, right, I forgot that English is not your first language (because your posts are perfect). Sorry.

    Over here, though, libraries are free. Well, the city pays for them out of our taxes, of course, but I mean there is no fee to borrow a book. So nice. :love:
  18. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    Reading Chinese Martial Arts: A Historical Outline by occasional MAPper David Ross, certainly starts strongly.
  19. matveimediaarts

    matveimediaarts Underappreciated genius

    "Labanotation" by Ann Hutchinson. It's technically schoolwork this semester, but I enjoy it. All martial artists-especially those who do a lot of kata-would probably benefit from learning how to analyze and notate motion with Laban method, IMO. :)
  20. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    Read the 2000AD strip Bad Company II which I haven't read for well over two decades. I'd forgotten what good SciFi it is.

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