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    Does anyone still read anymore (Books! I mean BOOKS!)

    Didn't see a "Reading List" thread, or if there was one, it's long since died.

    Just curious what people here like to read (I'm an avid reader of lots of different types of books).

    My current favorite authors are:

    William D. Arand / Randi Darren (EVERYTHING)
    John Conroe (Demon Accords, Zone Wars)
    Nathan Lowell (Traders Tales, Smugglers Tales)
    Larry Correia (Monster Hunters International)
    David Webber (Select works)

    Lots of other one-offs
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    Sadly I don’t read hardly anything anymore except here on T.A.

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    I've been reading science fiction since I was around 10.
    My first book I purchased for myself was 'Triad" by A. E. Van Vogt in hard cover.
    I still have that book. I can see it on the shelf from where I'm sitting.
    I have a modest collection of maybe 500 first editions by authors I like.
    I read Clarke, Asimov, Bear, Scalzi, Van Vogt, Herbert, Lovecraft.....too many others to mention.
    Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, I now have to use Kindle to read as my eyes can
    no longer tolerate the minuscule typeset they use in the new paperbacks.
    The backlight on the Kindle 'Paperwhite' has been a Godsend for me.
    I have about 420 books packed into that little thing and have a great time reading and relaxing each day.
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    I am an avid reader of books. There are 3 on my desk that will be next. A bio of Andrew Jackson, A history of the SS, and one of O'reilly's books 'Killing Hitler.' One of the walls in my study is completely covered with shelves and full of books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickenbacher39 View Post
    I've been reading science fiction since I was around 10.
    My first book was 'Triad" by A. E. Van Vogt in hard cover.
    I still have that book. I can see it on the shelf from where I'm sitting.
    I have a modest collection of maybe 500 first editions by authors I like.
    I read Clarke, Asimov, Bear, Scalzi, Van Vogt, Herbert, Lovecraft.....too many others to mention.
    Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, I now have to use Kindle to read as my eyes can
    no longer tolerate the minuscule typeset they use in the new paperbacks.
    The backlight on the Kindle 'Paperwhite' has been a Godsend for me.
    I have about 420 books packed into that little thing and have a great time reading and relaxing each day.
    If you like Sci-fi, check out David Weber (I'd recommend the Excalibur Alternative as a one-off to see if you like his style) and definitely John Conroe's Zone Wars series (Part 2 is coming out this month). Nathan Lowell is also great Sci-fi and oddly compelling even though there isn't much in the way of action - just following the lives of crew on Solar Clipper cargo ships hopping around the Western Annex...

    All of these are on Kindle, btw...
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    Lots. Bradbury, Clarke, Asimov, Axler, Johnstone, etc., etc.....

    Also use Audible, but if not driving, the audio generally puts me to sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickenbacher39 View Post
    I've been reading science fiction since I was around 10.
    My first book was 'Triad" by A. E. Van Vogt in hard cover.
    I still have that book. I can see it on the shelf from where I'm sitting.
    The fact that that book is not a pile of dust by now....well, it's a miracle.
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    I read most if not all the Tom Clancy stuff, but the last book I read in 2009 was "Touching History," by Lynn Spencer. A must read!
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    The Bible (most days)
    Everything Nelson DeMille has ever written.
    Everything Stuart Woods has ever written.
    James Patterson (a lot, but I don't have enough years left to read all his stuff).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyC2639 View Post
    The fact that that book is not a pile of dust by now....well, it's a miracle.
    It's not really that old.
    It was published in 1959.
    I purchased it about that time with lawn mowing money.
    I found another copy about 15 years ago in a book store for $9.
    They both still have their paper dust jackets in good condition.
    The stories in it are: SLAN. The World of Null A and The Voyage of the Space Beagle.
    The Voyage of the Space Beagle: probably the dumbest title ever had me enthralled as a kid.
    Good memories.
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