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    My reading list:

    1- Detection of DNA polymorphisms within the genus Cattleya (Orchidaceae).
    2-Polyploidy and aneuploidy inOphrys, Orchis, andAnacamptis (Orchidaceae)
    3-Phylogenetics of the slipper orchids (Cypripedioideae, Orchidaceae): Nuclear rDNA ITS sequences
    4-Induction and identification of polyploids in Cattleya intermedia Lindl. (orchidaceae) by in vitro techniques
    5- Luther's comments on the Magnificat
    6- St John's oof the Cross comments on the Song of Songs and on the Names of Jesus.
    7-The City of G_d.

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    Do you read anything written in English?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiosuper
    1- Detection of DNA polymorphisms within the genus Cattleya (Orchidaceae).
    2-Polyploidy and aneuploidy inOphrys, Orchis, andAnacamptis (Orchidaceae)
    3-Phylogenetics of the slipper orchids (Cypripedioideae, Orchidaceae): Nuclear rDNA ITS sequences
    4-Induction and identification of polyploids in Cattleya intermedia Lindl. (orchidaceae) by in vitro techniques
    5- Luther's comments on the Magnificat
    6- St John's oof the Cross comments on the Song of Songs and on the Names of Jesus.
    7-The City of G_d.
    Sounds like you're another version of me, except without having to deal with a screwy brain. I have frequent petit mal seizures which make it difficult to learn complex things. Frequent meaning many an hour.

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    Man, if you ask around people will tell you about my screwy brain .

    Given the 30+ years of my addiction to orchids , the orchid related stuff is relatively easy.

    As to the theological stuff (with the exception of the City of G-d) , it seems that I may need a mystic experience to understand how to do sieving ( Aside to Moose: I will email you soon) .

    As to reading stuff in English , Alas all but the writings of St John of the Cross will be in English. Drat I remember my youngling days, when i was able to read stuff in Latin and Biblical Hebrew.

    Yes , I read mostly boring stuff. Long gone are the days when I wrote research projects that involved content analysis of porn and Mexican Political Cartoons or mappings of arrest locations with codings for gender , race and age of both the prostitutes and johns processed in Prostitution Court ( that quaint institution existed in Chicago for Years.)

    Ah to carry the cases of punched card thorugh the campus of Loyola University of Chicago Lake Shore Campus and latter Kent State University in Ohio in the middle of Winter. ( Yes, I am old: I punched cards to enter data.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiosuper
    Ah to carry the cases of punched card thorugh the campus of Loyola University of Chicago Lake Shore Campus and latter Kent State University in Ohio in the middle of Winter. ( Yes, I am old: I punched cards to enter data.)
    Ah - Chicago - center of the punch card universe. lots of those machines there.

    I got started in tech working on that stuff - everything from tube-type chassis keypunches to the biggest accounting machines with - get this - an electronic storage register using a sonic delay line. A big coil that got vibrated and the data "bits" moved along the length of the suspended coil. Weird!

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    Man that is old!!!!!!!
    I remember the computer on my Dads lab with all the on and of switches and the red and green lights that served to indicate the out put .

    Oh man: I better go back to my reading...I have aged about 30 years!!!!

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    Well,

    I just finished Voice of the Gods by Trudi Canavan 5 days before it's released in the US

    Fantastic stuff! I'm just a little sad that it was the last in the trilogy. I kind of guessed what was happening but it didn't stop it from being enthralling.

    Now I'm reading up on Oracle Portal and prototyping it. Got a 20 day study to see how we can incorporate all of our web stuff at work into this utilizing single-sign-on..

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    Whoever started this thread - Very Cool! Ya learn stuff about yer buds by seeing what books they're into. Neat stuff.

    Anyway, since the last time I posted... Nah, too many.

    Just finishing "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan & about to start "Pale Blue Dot", ditto. Very highly recommended!
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    I finished reading the second book in the Inheritence trilogy (Eragon was the first); Eldest. It's a pretty good story, throws some plot twists in it. Unfortunately, these books aren't for kids. I had to stop about every other page to look up some stupid word that is too advanced for the story...

    I started reading Leviathan, but quickly bored of it. So now, for the time being, I'm reading some FoxTrot and Dilbert comics...

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    I am currently reading "The Financier" by Theodore Dreiser. It is pretty good so far.

    From amazon:
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    Based on the life of flamboyant financier C.T. Yerkes, Dreiser's portrayal of the unscrupulous magnate Cowperwood embodies the idea that behind every great fortune there is a crime. You don't read Dreiser for literary finesse, but his great intensity and keen journalistic eye give this portrait a powerful reality

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    Definitely a nice thread! I'm afraid time constraints have led my serious reading astray. I'm being forced into the more humorous like of:

    Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
    Radical Marketing
    Entrepreneurial FInance
    Capital Acquisition and Cash Flow Management

    I have NO idea why I decided to return to University at my age. Let's just say I can remember punch cards and the early sorting sensation of the "knitting needle."

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    Currently I'm at the end of Diplomatic Immunity from Vorkosigan Saga. After that I plan to read Ethan of Athos also from Vorkosigan Saga. And after that I have only 3 more books from this SF series that I didn't read. I'm in this series almost for a year now, and I already know I will miss good old Miles once I complete them all. Fortunately, there is a news that Bujold work on a new book from this series.
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    alpha,

    did you read The Tawny Man trilogy from Robin Hobb? I'm on the 3rd one of that. Very good, basically follows on almost directly from the Farseer trilogy. If anything I think the characterizations are even better in this one..

    Did your g/f finish the Magician's Guild ? Next one, The Novice gets better and the third one is just awesome..

    What to read next....

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    I've actually just started Fool's Errand in the last few days and I'm liking what I'm reading so far. Glad to hear it hasn't been a let down for you and I'm hoping it is as good as I want it to be. I've been saving it for when I was finished with a couple of games, otherwise I knew it wouldn't get my full attention.

    My gf did finish Magician's Guild (in a matter of days) and was eager to buy the next ones straight away but we've been on a bit of a budget since then so they are being saved for her birthday in June. Thanks for such a good recommendation!

    As for a counter-recommendation, there is a fantasy quartet by Marc Alexander called The Wells of Ythan which I found to be very easy reading a few years ago (not sure how it would hold up these days).

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    Cool.

    PM me with your mailing address and I'll sort out some of the books for you...

    Least I can do for all the enjoyment of the Robin Hobb books

    And thanks for the tip, I'll look into those other books

    Bok

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    The Map Book
    360 large pages of beautiful maps with commentary, organized by date. If you are an enthusiast of either world history or just maps in general, you'll appreciate this one.



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    Currently I'm reading The Mutiny of the Elsinore by Jack London.

    Amazon Listing

    So far it has been pretty good~

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    Re-reading 'Three Men In A Boat' by Jerome K. Jerome. A classic that still makes me laugh out loud.

    If you use ebooks you can get a free copy at http://www.ebooktakeaway.com/three_m...erome_k_jerome

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    Got three books lined up when the glasses arrive. Seems old age has started playing tricks on the old eyes.

    1. The ABC's of Reloading 7th edition

    2. Lyman 48th edition Reloading Handbook

    3. Some book on Quantum Theory.
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    Finally, I've finished Robin Hobb's Tawny Man trilogy. Wow! I read the last book in about two weeks (quick for me) because it was so incredibly eventful and irresistable. I really loved the setting and the images it created in my mind. Awesome stuff.

    I never got around to reading Terry Pratchett's Thud!, so I just started it last night. A bit all over the place so far but if it gets better soon then I'll stick with it.

    I've had Margaret Weis & Tracey Hickman - Forging the Darksword sitting on my shelf for ages, and after reading the reviews on Amazon I've decided that I'll probably read that next (and the rest of the trilogy, if it is good).

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    Glad you finally finished the trilogy alpha !

    Tell Hollie that I'm up to 'Chainfire' in the Sword of Truth series..

    I've just read Just a Geek - a sort of Autobiography by Wil Wheaton from Star Trek the Next Generation. Though I read it in an hour or two, it is quite an interesting read

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    Currently reading Outlaw School by Rebecca Ore. Highly recommended if dystopian sci-fi appeals at all.

    Just finished The Shooters by W.E.B. Griffin. Very good "pulp" adventure/thriller. Good 4th novel in the Presidential Agent series. Not high literature, but very enjoyable.

    Also still reading Code by Charles Petzold. It's my bedtime book, so even though it's fairly short (just shy of 400 pages) I haven't finished it yet. Another one that I highly recommend. I plan on using parts of it for home-school science projects. Entertaining and interesting, and you'll probably learn something too!

    Update: Finished Code this afternoon.
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    This thread needs resurrecting..

    I've just read all four of the Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer (movie is out right now of the first one, though I haven't seen it).

    I wanted something easy to read, but I actually enjoyed them immensely. Very easy to read, characters that you can care about. Great stuff

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    "Bleu Blanc Rouge" from Max Gallo, 3 volumes.
    Then "The Dragon King Trilogy" from Stephen Lawhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by em99010pepe View Post
    "Bleu Blanc Rouge" from Max Gallo, 3 volumes.
    Then "The Dragon King Trilogy" from Stephen Lawhead.
    Those are finished. I also read:

    The Confessor, Daniel Silva
    The Third Secret, Steve Berry
    A novel about Afonso Henriques and another one about Ginga (Christmas gifts)

    Started the "The Song of Albion" trilogy from Stephen Lawhead, yesterday I finished the first volume.

    Here the books are so expensive when they are not in budget. Pocket books version are now slowly appearing in Portugal. What I usually do is to buy them in Spain when I go there on purpose. All the Stephen Lawhead books were about 7 euros each because the editor is selling them very cheap, end of collection. The usual price here is about 15-30 Euros (average 18 euros).

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    Currently Reading the latest Kinsey Milhone T is for Trespass, gripping as ever with it's usual twists and turns..
    Word of note if you often read books end to end do not pick up any of these as they will grip you and hmm say good bye to the weekend etc, thankfully I can pick this one up and put it down again after reading a chapter or 2..
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    Currently reading The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner. If you like the suspense, thriller, mystery, get into the minds of the killer, edge of your seat book, she writes them. Good stuff. I've read two others of hers and wasn't disappointed.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Moogie View Post
    Currently reading The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner. If you like the suspense, thriller, mystery, get into the minds of the killer, edge of your seat book, she writes them. Good stuff. I've read two others of hers and wasn't disappointed.

    You mean such a thing exists a "Perfect Husband" what does Mr Moogie think of that
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    Quote Originally Posted by gopher_yarrowzoo View Post
    You mean such a thing exists a "Perfect Husband" what does Mr Moogie think of that
    No worries on our side G. Besides, that's just the title and not what the book is about.





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    I'm reading the Forums, does that count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronBits View Post
    I'm reading the Forums, does that count?
    Yep. ANY reading counts.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Moogie View Post
    Yep. ANY reading counts.
    I read nutrition labels. Apparently, I consume 50% more than my recommended caloric intake. And I consume enough salt for 3 people of my recommended weight to STILL consume too much salt if they were supplied with the same amount I consume in a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasong View Post
    I read nutrition labels. Apparently, I consume 50% more than my recommended caloric intake. And I consume enough salt for 3 people of my recommended weight to STILL consume too much salt if they were supplied with the same amount I consume in a day.
    Your reading too much in to that Sorry Jason couldn't resist that one..
    Everyone is different, require different calorific intake, salt intake at 3x is an issue but as long as you take in enough water to flush it out your system you should be fine as long as your kidneys can handle it.
    It all depends on how much you take in, in 1 go.
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    just finished Stephenson

    cryptonomicon, interface, barocco cycle, diamond age.

    AWESOME!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by em99010pepe View Post
    Started the "The Song of Albion" trilogy from Stephen Lawhead, yesterday I finished the first volume.
    Those are done.
    I read "The Eternal Reich" from Jerome M. Knopp and "San Andreas" from Alistair MacLean.
    Now reading "Devil's Juggler" from Murray Smith.

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    Jasper Fforde: Have read the Jane Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, and now have to track done the next few novels. Am planning to read the Thursday Next series first, then try the Nursery Crime series.

    Oh, and lotsa stuff on star-commuting local homeomorphisms and classification of k-graphs. Still.

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    IB that don't count it has to be published material :P
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    Dean Koontz: Your Heart Belongs to Me.

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