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    What are you reading?

    Give a link to an article, or book that you recommend. Extra credit: append a quote that you like.

    Odd blood

    A fourth very cool woman; some straight men don’t meet this many in their entire lives. With the work I’ve done in a pharmacy, I take immediately to Doctor XX, and the way, fresh from med school, she rattles off abbreviations and testing protocols and drug classes: plain and nuclear and nonnuclear reverse transcriptase inhibitors, CD4 counts, viral load. She at first tells us that, with a line of prescriptions at the ready, that Chad is on death’s door, his white blood cell count is so drastically low; she leaves the room for a moment. Chad won’t look at me.

    She returns. Profuse apology. Upon further study of the chart, that was a percentile, not an absolute value. He’s actually at quite a manageable level.

    Atripla, she decides. Emtricitabine/tenofovir/efavirenz. One pill, once a day, every day, no matter what. Only 2,000 dollars for a one-month supply.
    Swimming on the "hot side"

    “Well, my husband has kind of a weird job,” she said. “He’d rather not live around other people.”

    I sat up in the chair. “What does he do?”

    “He’s a nuclear diver.”

    “A what?”

    “A diver who works in radiated water at nuclear power plants.”

    I turned around to look at her. “Near the reactors?”

    “The reactors, fuel pools, pretty much anywhere he’s needed.”

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    Song of Ice and Fire.
    Second book.

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    About to start Raymond E. Fesit - Silverthorn

    Just finished Magician after it was recommended here on FHC. Was a different kind of writing style to what I was used to, but still enjoyed it, especially the last 200 pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krugerrand View Post
    About to start Raymond E. Fesit - Silverthorn

    Just finished Magician after it was recommended here on FHC. Was a different kind of writing style to what I was used to, but still enjoyed it, especially the last 200 pages.
    Fesit is the best.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamsnake

    About 1/3 of the way through my journey to read all Nebula award winners chronologically

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krugerrand View Post
    About to start Raymond E. Fesit - Silverthorn

    Just finished Magician after it was recommended here on FHC. Was a different kind of writing style to what I was used to, but still enjoyed it, especially the last 200 pages.
    I am literally doing the same thing :V

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    Frank Herbert's dune, I am about 2/3 through the book by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devec View Post
    Frank Herbert's dune, I am about 2/3 through the book by now.
    Does it live up to the hype?

    I have a book of HP Lovecraft that I randomly crack open every now and then. Re-animator, stuff like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takon Orlani View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Devec View Post
    Frank Herbert's dune, I am about 2/3 through the book by now.
    Does it live up to the hype? I have a book of HP Lovecraft that I randomly crack open every now and then. Re-animator, stuff like that.
    The story is fairly solid, I love the world in which it is set in though. Most of the characters are quite good. It might not be ground breaking if published today, but seeing as how it's from the sixties it definitely does it right. Still I am completely apathetic towards this Jessica character, something about her character doesn't appeal to me at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hels View Post
    Song of Ice and Fire.
    Second book.
    I expect there's a few of us reading this series atm. I just started A Feast For Crows the other day.

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    any thing with sam vimes in it

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    The Defence of The Realm. (History of MI5)

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    Dubliners by joyce
    GULAG by anne applebaum
    and Susan sontag on photography

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    Re-reading the Ciaphas Cain novels.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciaphas_Cain

    Then on to the Dark Tower series. I had read the first couple books then got distracted so im starting over and finishing the series this time.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_(series)

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    Been reading Pattern Recognition by William Gibson off and on for a while now between school readings. Having read a lot of Neal Stephenson I can see a Gibson's influence/style in those books now.

    Need to get back to Song of Fire and Ice soon, finished the first one ages ago, have the next three sitting around somewhere...

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    Just got my copy back of How do you kill 11 million people.

    Going to do the challenge at the back, that should be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XenosisReaper View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Krugerrand View Post
    About to start Raymond E. Fesit - Silverthorn

    Just finished Magician after it was recommended here on FHC. Was a different kind of writing style to what I was used to, but still enjoyed it, especially the last 200 pages.
    I am literally doing the same thing :V
    We must have a psychic link or something



    Quote Originally Posted by cullnean View Post
    any thing with sam vimes in it
    One of my favourite characters and series. Still got a couple of them left to read (and plenty more Discworld generally, taking a break and branching out to different authors recently).

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    Halfway through Water Sleeps and to be followed by Soldiers Live

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