So, What Are You Reading?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Ted Heiks, Jul 27, 2013.

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  1. 03310151

    03310151 Active Member

    Well, not knowing what kind of guy you are or what kind of childhood you had, I'm not sure of its impact. But if you believe(d) in magic, had great friends and many adventures growing up...then the book is for you.
     
  2. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    I get to read Krause's Food & the Nutrition Care Process, and it's only 1200 pages long. Ha Ha. Who has time?
     
  3. ryoder

    ryoder New Member

    I am reading:
    The Research Methods Knowledge Base
    The Psychology Research Handbook

    I would like to read Killing Lincoln
     
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Wow, and it's amazing how many of the reviews on Amazon speak about this book similarly to the way that you do. It's like reading reviews for the three wolves shirt, except people really mean it. Anyway, you sold me, I'm going to get it.
     
  5. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

    I am reading Game Design with Actionscript 3.0 by Van der Spuy. "Reading" might not be the best word for what I am doing. I am crawling through it inch by inch, doing my best to master each concept before I move to the next. Tedious, but it's moving me toward a goal of writing some educational software I have in mind.
     
  6. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Looking for suggestions for something light and fictional. Anyone?
     
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    A bit snarky and off color: The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar.

    Wholesome yet delightful: My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

    Fairly short, sort of historical but with obvious unreal elements, reads like a fairy tale or a dream: Passarola Rising by Azhar Abidi
     
  8. ryoder

    ryoder New Member

    Surf, I hate to burst your bubble but Flash is dead and gone. I have done ActionScript dev and used to work at a game company as an intern. There are much better alternatives out there. Find something that lets you build a game once and run it on a variety of platforms. JavaScript and HTML5 is one option but its still not good enough for 3d or fast paced highly visual games. For basic edutainment it is fine. If you want hardcore you need to go to a game engine like unity3d or havok's new free engine. I have never tried unity3d but it is the leader in cross platform game dev.

    Flash is dead.


     
  9. RichC.

    RichC. Member

    Finally started A Dance with Dragons.
     
  10. 03310151

    03310151 Active Member

    Magic is the key. It lets you believe again...I could use some right now. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the book, let us know what you think.
     
  11. Occafepam

    Occafepam New Member

    Hi all!

    Hello all. This forum the best!I am very pleased with the.
     
  12. Koolcypher

    Koolcypher Member

    Hi, we are glad that you like the.
     
  13. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Ah, but don't forget the.
     
  14. 03310151

    03310151 Active Member

    Am I miss.
     
  15. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    I actually didn't finish reading the Civil War women's diaries until the end of the first week of May. Since then, I have also read Josie Underwood, The Civil War Diary of Josie Underwood, Harriet E. Wilson, Our Nig: Sketches in the Life of a Free Black, and Louise Wigfall Wright, A Southern Girl in '61.
     
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  16. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    I actually finished reading my books on Reconstruction Texas by the end of the second week in August.
     
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  17. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    I started reading my books on the Civil War and Reconstruction in Arkansas in mid-August. Thus far, I have read William Baxter, Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove and Mark K. Christ, All Cut to Pieces and Gone to Hell. I am about half-way through with Powell Clayton, The Aftermath of the Civil War in Arkansas.
     
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  18. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish reading the Great Historians of the Western World by the end of the year, but then again, this reading project has no set time limit. Anyhow, I have finished reading Tacitus, The Annals and The Histories (both about Roman history). I am currently about half-way done with Plutarch, The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans.
     
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  19. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    In October, I will be reading My Life In Deth, by David Ellefson. He is the bassist for Megadeth. He is also working on his Masters degree in Divinity by distance. :)
     
  20. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Just finished reading Bill O'Reilly, Killing Lincoln the other day.
     

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