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Zimmy

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So at any given time I am reading 3 or 4 books and listening to one in the car. Usually in the car I am listening to some sort of hard science fiction or at the minimum fiction. At the moment I am listening to Book 3 in the Games of Throne series.

As for actual reading I usually have 1 Fiction, 1 History, and one related in some way to the space program.

At the moment my history is "the Fall of the Third Republic" by William L. Shirer. I highly recommend any of his histories. "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" is a must read. but I am looking.

For my space science related I am reading a book Nic gave me for my birthday last year, "Packing For Mars," by Mary Roach. It is not bad.

For my fiction I am reading the new Danial Silva novel "The Heist." So for not the best in the series, but it is early yet.
 
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I am Reading "Dick Kinzel: Rollercoaster King Of Cedar Point"by Tim O'Brien. Which I think is actually a pretty good and interesting biography if you like rollercoasters.
 
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I am Reading "Dick Kinzel: Rollercoaster King Of Cedar Point"by Tim O'Brien.
 What a blast from the past!  Many, many years ago Tim O'Brien took my wedding pictures.
 
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i am reading the Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) Maggie Stiefvater its an awesome book to red with a great story https://lifeundersky.com/
 
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If anyone here is looking for something to read I thought maybe I'd just put forward that I'm an author and you guys might enjoy some of my stuff, especially House of Angels. It has a sort of Six Feet Under/Angels in America kind of feel to it. Just... with angels. Anywho, just in case someone was looking for their next book to read!

Also, about this time last year I read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I'm not a fan of second person writing styles but I do think this book was very clever and fun.
 

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Just a quick note. Obviously, Merboy's post could be construed as self-promotion. Since he reached out to us and asked permission, however, we granted an exception. I just didn't want anyone to think that we weren't enforcing the rules.
 
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Zimmy

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anyone read anything good recently??
I have.  I really like hard science fiction.  The better and more accurate the physics the better.  The more esoteric the theories get the happier I am.  I also really groove on your standard space operas/ cowboys in space.  Basically the farther I get from magic and dragons and to space travel and a unified theory the more I typically enjoy a book.

I am a bit...  addicted, yes that is the word, addicted to unabridged books from Audible.  I have close to 1000 titles in my library.  Mostly hard sci/fi but also a great deal of Cold War history, Space and space related history, and of course a a metric ton of WWII histories, including my  favorite, the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.  I have been downloading books from Audible since 2004.  So how is this haywire you ask...  Well I'm getting there.  You know I like to weave a tale!!

So I listen in the car, while I'm working, in my shop, and most recently while jogging.  Frankly last summer I had grown tired of "Lone wolf captain goes rouge and saves the galaxy!"  or "an Unlikely Misfit Ragtag Group from Different Backgrounds and Planets Band Together to Fight For the Little Guy In a Galaxy Gone Wrong!"  I needed something new.  I love Steampunk and lately I have become increasingly interested in the science and culture of the Victorian era.  So I started looking for the sci/fi sub genre of of Steam Punk.  I came across what turns out to be one of the most charming and delightful reads I have had the pleasure to listen to in years.  The Sculpted Ship by K. M. O'Brien

It has a very light Steampunk feel to it, so it is not really overwhelming.  There is not a great deal of violence, but there is a great deal of action.

Really worth the read of listen.
 

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i just read a book called The Cruel Prince that is about a girl who lives among fey creatures and get wrapped up into the corruption of the fey kingdom's royal family. i love fantasy novels, so if anyone has any good fantasy suggestions please message them to me!!:)
 
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I LOVE audible. I've listened to countless books the same way, in my car, etc, and I LOVE it. It's like having the book acted out while still stimulating the listener's imagination the same way a book does. Oh I love love love it.

I also read one of Holly Black's books several years ago. I think it was Tithe. It was neat take on the fairy genre. Plus there was a character who was into yaoi. You might like The Night Circus if you're into fantasy stuff. It's definitely a stylistic modern fairy tale kind of thing, centering around magicians and the most interesting circus I've ever read about.
 
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