What Are You Reading?

Created by eznark on March 15, 2012, 6:22 p.m.
  • Not so much reading, but really loving the photography.

    Brian Shul - Sled Driver and his second book The Untouchables.
    Both books about him and the gorgeous and phenomenal Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.

  • @Flibster: are you a clancy fan? Without Remorse is the last one I read. Great ambitions to start at the beginning of the Jack Ryan and read through. Red Rabbit is a bit plodding and I got distracted.

  • @tmee: I am. Without Remorse is probably my favourite of his books too. Although Debt of Honour and Executive Orders come pretty close, and can be read as one long book as well if you feel the urge.

    Without Remorse is also really the earliest of the Jack Ryan books *kinda* so it's a great place to start.

    Red Rabbit isn't that great. It's certainly one you can skip quite happily and not really miss out at all.

    But since Clancy started writing the Jack Ryan Jr books, they went downhill. Coincides with when he started writing with someone else unsurprisingly and when he died and the writing went solely to other authors, yeah... best not say much about them. But I've spent so much time reading about these characters that I keep buying the books just to keep up with their story.

    I'd love for someone to spend the money to create a full cast reading of the early books. I'm a sucker for those. The Godfather with a full cast is one of the very best audiobooks I've got.

  • Ender's Game and Speaker for the dead! Now its time for Xenocide.

  • Currently reading Armada by Ernest Cline.

  • Currently re-reading the Sword of Truth series. I am also thinking about re-reading the Lost Fleet series simply cause i got to book 4 and now there are like 13 books to the series.

  • Just finished Seveneves, I am now reading the Martian.

  • I'm now starting Aurora

  • Just finished Seveneves. Just starting Reamde.

  • I've just re-read The Martian and have now started Ready Player One.

    Not to spoil anything, but it's a bit of a bummer to start with. Maybe it hits a little too close to home in the sense that I could see things going the way they have in the start of the book.

  • I finished Ready player one a month ago. Solid story line I enjoyed it.

  • Just finished Chris Hadfield's An Astronauts's Guide to life on Earth. A very good read about what it takes to become an astronaut and what you can learn from that process.

  • Nearly finished Seveneaves and started the Yiddish Policemen's Union. What the hell is going on with the last third of Seveneaves?! The book had me staying up till midnight for the first two thirds. Now I'm struggling to pick it back up. The guy know how to write space but his vision of the far flung future sucks.
  • I just finished Priest & Thief written by Mathew Colville. both were great reads.

  • Currently reading, Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton.

    Science fiction murder mystery detective kinda thing. Only third of way through it, intrigued.

    May take some time, it's massive....