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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:08 pm

The 2014 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report. Not published yet - I'm editing it. Here's the 2012 version. And you won't want to miss out on the appendices.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby MourningStar » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:49 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:The 2014 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report. Not published yet - I'm editing it. ...


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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby bacon » Fri May 20, 2016 9:15 am

The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King - Re-reading this and hopefully will be catching up on the entire Dark Tower series. It's a slow go for me as it's hard to fit in fun reading material between work and school. I forgot how great this book was. Odetta - she's such a great character!
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Fri May 20, 2016 12:04 pm

Many emails, documents, and spreadsheets pertaining to a few ongoing discussions within the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Very proprietary, very confusing, and very boring.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Purple Lil » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:13 pm

Game Of Thrones

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Roy Hunter » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:07 pm

Terry Pratchett.

Until a couple of years ago, I had never read a Terry Pratchett book.

Now I am up to about book 20 in the Discworld series.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Purple Lil » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:49 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:Terry Pratchett.

Until a couple of years ago, I had never read a Terry Pratchett book.

Now I am up to about book 20 in the Discworld series.


Yay!! A fellow Pratchett fan!! :cool:

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:14 am

Just finished "Knife Creek" by Paul Doiron. Eighth in the Mike Bowditch mystery series. I really enjoy this series because they are set (mostly) in the woods of Maine, in the area that was my territory for the five years I worked for the Land Use Regulation Commission. He goes way out into the boondocks, and miles from nowhere he ends up in a place I recognize. Pretty cool. Gerry Boyle's Jack McMorrow mysteries take place right around here, too, though their settings are not quite as remote. I also recently read "The Stranger in the Woods." This is the true story of a man who lived alone as a hermit, burglarizing camps for his supplies for 27 years without contacting another human. It's super cool, because the guy lived in the woods approximately 8 miles from my house. My drive to work takes me within half a mile of his "place." They only caught him within the last couple of years. :lurk:
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby daftbeaker » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:23 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:Terry Pratchett.

Until a couple of years ago, I had never read a Terry Pratchett book.

Now I am up to about book 20 in the Discworld series.

Seriously? :confused: 20 is around the Hogfather / Jingo era?

Small Gods and Night Watch are two of my favourite books (and if they are kicking Tom Sharpe off the top spot they have to be good).

The Shepherd's Crown (his last Discworld book) is one of the few books I have read that moved me to tears. I think part of that was growing up with the Discworld - every time we went on holiday my parents would buy us a book at the airport to shut us up for the week. One time I chose the Colour of Magic (I'd have been about 11) and from then on every time we went on holiday or I had enough money a Discworld book was mine. Having an official 'This is over' in literary form was quite sad.

They are more 'children's' books but the Johnny and Gnomes series are worth reading as well. Oh, Terry's lecture on assisted dying is available in a tiny paperback and sums up a lot of the issues with euthanasia and it's really cheap

Edit - I am reading Embedded Formative Assessment by Dylan William - he knows what he is talking about but it is as mind-numbingly dull as you would expect.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:58 am

Finally getting around to finishing the Bible. Is it just me, or did anyone else particularly enjoy Revelation?

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