Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
In the bookstore. For Toger.
Avatar
Spike
Memphis
Member
Members
April 17, 2010 - 7:46 pm
Member Since: April 16, 2009
Forum Posts: 1187
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Wandering around in the bookstore.  I finally get to the "New in Fiction" section.  My eyes fall on this book.  I thought of Toger.  I figured that any book with this statement on the front cover would be right up her alley:  "A Novel of Vampires, Werewolves, and Dirigibles)   I love the cover.

Changeless by Gail Carriger.

s=books&qid=1271547687&sr=1-1

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

Avatar
Toger
Somewhere, out there...
Moderator
Staff
April 17, 2010 - 8:48 pm
Member Since: April 10, 2009
Forum Posts: 1488
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

What an... odd book! I'm not sure what to make of the "paranormal romance" tag that Amazon's provided. I'll have to check the book in person (perhaps the local fantasy/sci fi bookshop around the corner has it). Thanks Spike!

Currently, I'm reading Max Brooks' World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. It's very good! It's a serious AAR of the  Zombie Apocalypse.

Next up is Joe Abercrombie's Before They are Hanged (book 2 of the First Law triology) What's really interesting is that the first of the series has the same name as a certain Sakey's book!

Powered by PMS ™

Avatar
Spike
Memphis
Member
Members
April 17, 2010 - 10:40 pm
Member Since: April 16, 2009
Forum Posts: 1187
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

What's AAR?  My best guess would be alternative reality something or another.

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

Avatar
Toger
Somewhere, out there...
Moderator
Staff
April 17, 2010 - 10:51 pm
Member Since: April 10, 2009
Forum Posts: 1488
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

After Action Report. The Zombie War is at an end, so it's told from the view of survivors' accounts of the initial outbreak; the panic; the blame (who knew what when), etc.

Powered by PMS ™

Avatar
xtal
planet
Moderator
Staff
April 18, 2010 - 9:54 am
Member Since: April 19, 2009
Forum Posts: 1683
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I have considered picking up World War Z for a long time; it looks amazing.

If being wrong's a crime I'm serving forever

Avatar
Steerpike
Subtropical Southeastern Michigan
Admin
April 18, 2010 - 11:34 am
Member Since: April 10, 2009
Forum Posts: 3307
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

WWZ is really a brilliant book, xtal. I mean it, it's not just a cool, slightly amusing adventurey sort of thing, it's an actual honest to god political commentary. It's about people and how they tend to be rational individually but stupid in groups. It satirizes the government (of the time it was written) excellently. Totally worth your money or a visit to the library.

Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

Avatar
Spike
Memphis
Member
Members
April 18, 2010 - 3:43 pm
Member Since: April 16, 2009
Forum Posts: 1187
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Steerpike said:

 It's about people and how they tend to be rational individually but stupid in groups.


 

I had the thought myself as I read yet one more story about the Tea Party-ers.  Sheep, but worse than that, sheep with $$ and the vote.  (With all apologies to real sheep, who aren't as dumb as they look.)

If we really want to get rid of much of the Stupid in our society we need to start teaching logic and critical thinking at a very early age.  In school, geared toward the age of the students, from pre-school forward, and yep, paid for with our tax $$$.

It's always fun to hijack a thread as long as it's unintentional and flows logically or train-of-thought from the original topic.  But I think it is even more fun to hijack one's own thread.  But then I don't guess there's much of a leap from Zombies to Tea Party-ers, is there?

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

Avatar
Spike
Memphis
Member
Members
April 18, 2010 - 3:48 pm
Member Since: April 16, 2009
Forum Posts: 1187
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Toger said:

After Action Report. The Zombie War is at an end, so it's told from the view of survivors' accounts of the initial outbreak; the panic; the blame (who knew what when), etc.


 

I see.  That's exactly what the real-world military types do after the fact.  Too bad they rarely take what they've learned and used it for prevention/avoidance purposes instead of just Monday morning quarterbacking.

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

Avatar
Spike
Memphis
Member
Members
April 18, 2010 - 3:51 pm
Member Since: April 16, 2009
Forum Posts: 1187
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

This post was a mistake and I can't undo it.  Oh, well.  Hi, y'all.

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

Forum Timezone: America/Detroit

Most Users Ever Online: 186

Currently Online:
6 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Spike: 1187

Pokey: 894

Jarrod: 607

Finkbug: 468

Armand: 318

kaythomas: 307

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 9

Members: 14370

Moderators: 18

Admins: 6

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 4

Topics: 810

Posts: 18506

Newest Members:

Heddle_test, sportgympro, suporttehniccomho, Kevintonyt, Amyetest, PavloDag

Moderators: Cheeta: 0, Jen: 631, Orb: 0, Scout: 1205, Toger: 1488, Yapette: 836, Dobralov: 17, xtal: 1683, Meho: 82, Tap-Repeatedly: 0, geggis: 1425, Lewis B: 214, Mat: 245, AJLange: 200, Dix: 483, LewisB: 0, Amy Louise: 12, l0vetemper: 3

Administrators: admin: 2, MrLipid: 31, Steerpike: 3307, Helmut: 795, Synonamess Botch: 1108, heddhunter: 27