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Postby Yesmam » Fri Oct 26, 2001 12:12 pm

Why don't we talk about books here? (yes, I'm being sarcastic)

I've was at the thrift store today and picked up a book that has The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds by H.G.Wells. I have never read them, do you believe it??. Started The time Machine this morning.

What are you reading?
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Postby Robert_Browning » Fri Oct 26, 2001 12:24 pm

Lizzie and I are reading The Mists of Avalon to each other over the net. That's a kick! Just finished reading a couple of Brautigan novels to each other: "Trout Fishing In America" and "The Abortion". Just tonight I picked up "Song For The Basilisk" by Patricia McKillip, and "Dragonquest" by Anne McCaffrey, and "The Time Ships" by Stephen Baxter. Those are just some "light science fiction and fantasy" to keep me occupied while I recover from tomorrow's little "snipping".

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Postby Lizzie » Fri Oct 26, 2001 7:30 pm

The Time Machine is a kick..I did a paper comparing it to The Left Hand of Darkness by LeGuin for a course I took. There is a modern sequel to Well's Time Machine..name and author have escaped me this morning..but it was an interesting read and I'll get you the title if you'd like.
Just finished House Atreides by Frank's son Brian Herbert..I enjoyed it..I liked Dune and most of the sequels were pretty good too. Moving Mars by Greg Bear was also a good read. My criteria is that a book can be read in 25 minute increments on the subway..
Robert: Pern is a great series, rather sweet and I really enjoyed it so I bet you will too.
Good topic Yesmam!

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Postby monandy3 » Sat Oct 27, 2001 6:21 am

Yesmam: I read the Time Machine many moons ago in the future,great book,have you seen the film?
I've just finished reading "Masquerade" by Terry Pratchett.Very funny and chock full of wierd characters doing stupid things.Most enjoyable.
I don't get a lot of time to read these days but a few years ago I used to read a lot. I've read most of the Sherlock Holmes storys,James Herbert's horror novels also just about all the books written by Tom Sharpe.Who, by the way is also very very funny.<img src=pix/jestera.gif border=0 align=middle>
I can read most things and don't limit myself to any "kind" of book.
Fiction,Non Fiction I just don't care I'll read them all.[if I had the time]<img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby Yesmam » Sat Oct 27, 2001 8:24 am

I TRIED to read "Song for the Basilisk" and couldn't get into it. Still have it around here somewhere.

Robert I do hope you like Anne McCaffrey, I have the whole Pern series and find myself going back to them frome time to time, (have to get my Pern (fix).

I read most anything too, tho these days I pretty much confine myself to sci fi/fantasy. Went through the Stephen King period and Anne Rice,I just read "The Servant of the Bones" by her, I liked it.

Am about 1/2 way thru The Time Machine, and am enjoying it, I don't know why I never read it before.
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Postby Lizzie » Tue Oct 30, 2001 9:16 pm

So Yesmam: did you finish it? The style of writing is rather stilted but it still holds up doesn't it?
BTW way back when ...Robert aka John read his published work to a crowd..he shared the podium with McKillip and another writer.
There have been quite a few good writers here at AH..check out the inkwell and do go back a few pages. Robert is great but so are N2yes and Ydog.

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And I promise to love you forever

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Postby Yesmam » Fri Nov 02, 2001 1:02 pm

I'll do that, thanks Lizzie!
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