Book Club

Severon V

03-05-2009 21:07:22

Looking on the fact that Krath like books, I feel that we should start a book club. You know, tell others what your reading and what you would like to read and some of your favorite books. So to start this off:

What I am reading now:
King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild
In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz by Michela Wrong
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

I am reading up on colonial African history and it is incredibly interesting.

What I would like to read:
The Heir to the Empire series by Timothy Zahn (again)

My favorite books:
To name a few,
Eregon by Christopher Paolini
The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Republic Commando Series by Karen Traviss


04-05-2009 10:08:55

Okay, I'll bite. :)

I'm currently reading through George R Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" series - I'm up to part two of book three: A Storm of Swords.

As for books I'd like to read, I'm pretty keen on the remainder of the series.

As for my favorite books;

This is a bit of a cop-out (because it's a poem) - but I adore Homer's Iliad.
And because my brain is locked on this sci-fi/fantasy tangent, I'd like to recommend Dan Simmons two novels
'Ilium' and 'Olympos'

Kalak Ragnose

04-05-2009 11:26:47

My family is lucky enough to own a private library, so I've been brought up on books.

What I'm reading at the moment:

Madam Prime Minister: A Biography of Margaret Thatcher (who I admire)

The God Delusion

I'd like to read the rest of the books written by Valerio massimo Manfredi

My favourite books:

Empire of Dragons - Valerios Massimo Manfred

The book of general ignorance - based on "QI"

Darth Bane duology (soon to be trilogy)

Many others, which i can't choose between

(Nice topic)

Severon V

04-05-2009 13:51:25

I'm glad that you enjoy the topic Kalak. Also Chaser, I also like Homer's epics.

Draco Maligo

04-05-2009 17:20:30

My favorite novel of all time is the Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum. I am currently working my way through The Two Towers, and Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.


04-05-2009 22:06:31

The Belgariad and The Malloreon series by David Eddings and some random Dragonlance novels. Looking at acquiring some more Star Wars books, not sure which ones I have as they're in boxes.

Severon V

07-05-2009 20:11:11

It would be nice if all of you that responded would tell your Krath allies to post. It would be great to get this thing really soaring.


08-05-2009 13:07:50

I'll take you up on that.

I don't have much time anymore for reading what I want to read but I try.

With school done for the year I'm going to finish "The Histories" by Herodotus. When that's finished it'll be back to working on my Master's thesis.

Other books I've read and enjoyed recently:

War and Peace
Brothers Karamazov
Paradise Lost

Severon V

08-05-2009 17:56:03

Hmm... sounds like you need to read up Kschamehellan.

Selika Roh

09-05-2009 12:24:06

I've always been a Krath at heart, so I'm posting too! So nya!

I'm currently working my way through the Saga of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. So, i'm currently reading book four, The Order War, and my "Would Like To Read" list would be the next 11 books in the series.

As far as my favorites, I'd have to put many a Heinlein novel on that list. Picking one, I'd go with The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. It took me a few pages to get used to the main character's speech patterns and vernacular (and since it's written as first person, that's the whole book, cobber), but after I did I stopped noticing it and it became second nature. Stranger in a Strange Land is good, but Moon is truly stellar.

Severon V

12-05-2009 14:19:04

That is great Solus.
Here is what I will be reading this summer:

The Civil War by Bruce Catton

If any of you have read this book let me know what you thought. I am very interested.

Draco Maligo

12-05-2009 17:43:19

If you want a really great book about the U.S. Civil War, read Shelby Foote's three volume set. I loved it.

Severon V

12-05-2009 20:17:36

I know about that series. It is great. I am reading Bruce Catton's book for a competition and was wondering if any of you had read it.


18-05-2009 16:47:07

I read when I can, and I have to say I have read a majority of both L.E. Modesitt's and David Eddings' books (which two other posters here mentioned). I love DE, but his most recent fantasy series really stunk. It felt like a re-hash of the Belgariad along with his other series, the Tamuli. And L.E.'s books are just great, especially from the description end.

I am an avid Harry Potter fan... I've read all the books several times. Not the biggest fan of the first two movies, but I rather enjoy all the rest and I am looking forward to Movie 6 in July.

My reading interests are all over the place, but aside from fantasy novels, I enjoy historical novels (both fiction and non) and research publications in regards to psychology and the human resources industry. Among my favorites:

The Powers That Be (I was forced to read this Freshman year in college... rather interesting book, if a bit tough to get through)
Roosevelt and Churchill (GREAT book about the friendship of FDR and Winston Churchill, two men I admire.)
A Treasury of Deception (all about famous con men throughout history).

Severon V

18-05-2009 17:40:38

That is great.

Kalak Ragnose

26-05-2009 14:05:19

I'd recommend C.J Sansons "Dissolution", a fantastic murder mystery, set during the time of Henry VIII. Well worth the read.

Severon V

26-05-2009 14:35:15

Remarkably, I've actually read that book. Another read for recommendation is the Shannara books by Terry Brooks. These works are great and their pretty easy reads.

Draco Maligo

26-05-2009 17:58:07

I just started Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind. So far I like it.

Severon V

26-05-2009 23:03:44

I can't say that I've heard of that one, but now I'll be looking for it ;)


02-06-2009 15:36:42

Draco, is that the book the Legend of the Seeker television series is based on, or am I mistaken?

I just finished a book called God's Demon by Wayne Barlowe, which was a tougher read but I enjoyed it. The best series I read recently...probably the Jason Wander series by Robert Buettner. I recommend those.

Draco Maligo

02-06-2009 17:48:05

Yes, Legs, that book inspired the TV series.


02-06-2009 21:19:38

Ah, cool. I've seen a few episodes, but unfortunately haven't been able to watch it regularly. Is it a good book/series?

Draco Maligo

03-06-2009 17:53:13

I haven't seen the TV show, but I'm 2/3 done with the novel, and it is very good. A few minor quibbles, but I won't ruin it in case you decide to read it.

Koryn Thraagus

03-06-2009 20:44:46

Ok, I'm finally going to get involved in this thread.

Currently I'm reading:

King Solomon's Mines by H Ryder Haggard (which I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys classic fiction)

Practical DV Filmmaking by Russell Evans <--- I know this doesn't sound particularly exciting, but it is very interesting and will help me greatly when I start university. So :P

My wish list:

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K [Expletive Deleted] (ok, seems like I can't mention this guys last name <_<)

The Sicilian by Mario Puzo

Great topic, by the way Sev.

Draco Maligo

13-08-2009 17:34:03

I just finished two novels I liked by Devon Monk: Magic to the Bone, and Magic in the Blood. It has normal people using magic, but no witches, demons, vampires or any other supernatural creatures.

Severon V

14-08-2009 14:37:47

I am reading newer books as well.

Kalak Ragnose

18-08-2009 04:33:16

I finished Memoirs of a Geisha the other day. Pretty good. I've purchased 'The Lost Army' by Valerio Massimo Manfredi, that looks like a pretty good read.

BTW, we Krath are using our order forum more than the Sith and the Obelisk. Lets keep it up :P


07-09-2009 16:57:37

Eh, I'm an Obelisk, but I still enjoy books. Non-star wars books I have read recently is Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. Pretty good novel. But I am currently reading The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle, A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking, Utopia by Thmas Moore, Star Trek and Ethics by someone I forgot, and the lastest GameInformer lol

Severon V

10-09-2009 15:51:24

Hey guys, the Obelisk read too. I love that. Great work Scyrone.

Kalak Ragnose

16-09-2009 18:08:08

I've recently started to reread Machiavelli's "The Prince". He's a very interesting writer. I'd welcome any reviews of Discourses on Livy, also by Machiavelli, as it's something I'd look into buying.

Kaira Rohana

20-09-2009 11:18:50

I saw this and thougth maybe I should say something as books are a treaure to be shared.

Right at the moment I am just reading some romance noval that my mother gave me to read. I have not been to the book store lately to get anything better.

How ever books I have read in the last few months would be the Twilight saga. Although I am not sure how many here would enjoy them. Not because they arent good books but because they are a love story.

I have also read all the Lord of the Kings books loved them. As well as the hobbit. If you are looking for some good books I would tell you if you have not already read these books.

Chroinals of Narina are very good books. read them a few times.

Harry Potter is good but I have to say after reading htem a few times I have put them down for a while.

The Left behind books are very good but they are christen books so if you aren't some one that wants to read about that I would not tell youto read them but they are good.

my favorite book that I have ever read how ever would be Little Woman. It was the first reall book my mother could get me to read.

I have read a number of star wars books and liked almost all of them. I cant even name a favorite because i liked a lot of them.

books I wouldnt mind reading would have to be Pride and Prejedis and the Wicked books that the musical wicked is based form.

my goodness as I think back over all the books I have read the list is so long other books that I have read that I found to enjoy are.

Alice though the looking glass
Huckleberry Finn
To kill a mocking bird
Ellen Tibbits
The Black stallion
the boxcar children

McBeth (I know a play but still I liked that shakspere play.)

poets that I liek would be Egar Allen Poe and Shel Sliversten

I like a wide veriryed of things yet I find it is the books that I can read over and over that I enjoy most.

those would be books like:
Little woman
Harry potter
Chronals of Narina
Ellen Tibbies
Left behind

I have read those books at least twice if not more then that. When I get wrapped up in a store I like to read it over again. This post is getting really long but there are so many good books out there it is hard to just pick out one or two.

a number of books I listed I did see in other posts so I see that there is a bit commen thred here is Lord of the rings and Star wars. to figur. Any way I just thought I would share a few of the books that I love and hope you mind find one or two on the list that you might like as well.

Kalak Ragnose

20-09-2009 11:32:06

To kill a mocking bird is good, as are Eragon and the rest of that series. I'm not that keen on Macbeth, but I did enjoy an Inspector calls, by Priestly (apart from the big socialist bit where we'll all burn in hell)

Amon Leratt

21-09-2009 16:57:01

Iron Coffin is a very good book. It is about a German U-boot captains expierence in WW2. There are some crazy good white knuckle moments in there.


25-09-2009 22:36:40

I finished "Musicophilia" by Oliver Sacks. It's great if your interests include neurology and classical music.

I've reread "Dune" by Frank Herbert.

Kalak Ragnose

21-02-2010 14:52:31

I've recently read:

I, Claudius by Robert Graves which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Augustus by Allan Massie, a very good novel

Caligula, by the above, another novel.

Tea time for the traditionally built, by Alexander Mcall Smith, one of the No. 1 ladies detective agency stories set in Botswana. Excellent

Nero, a biography by Gerard Walter

Tiberius, a biography by Robin Seager.

On my list to read is a biography of Hadrian, and House of Cards, a british political thriller about an MP's evil schemes to become leader of the conservative party, and prime minister.

Draco Maligo

26-03-2010 09:03:57

I just finished Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor. It was very good. Stover has a new sentient being in the book, cleverly written, and a new Force Cult follower as a bad guy. Now that it's out in paperback, I recommend it. Of course despite the fact that Luke saves the day, and still acts like a weinie.


12-12-2010 23:11:02

Recently finished:
Book 1 of the Black Fleet Crisis
The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs
Vampire Hunter by Michael Romkey

I'm currently reading:

Book 2 of the Black Fleet Crisis
Roma by Steven Saylor

Things I'd like to read:
Everything on my bookshelf. @_@

Sanarai Iridana

16-04-2011 17:00:30

What I am reading now:
The Legacy of the Force
War and Peace
Vector Prime

What I would like to read:
Jane Eyre
The Force Unleashed
Star Wars and Philosophy

My favorite books:
LOTR Trilogy
The Inheritance Trilogy
His Dark Materials