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It certainly has been a crazy year, hasn’t it?  Well, thankfully, a new year is upon us and here at the Gang of Five forum we have a new year of showcases, prompts, and themes to get the new year started in the right way.  We wish you all a happy new year, and we look forward to what you have in store for us this year!

For the month of January we have a new character showcase.  Please warmly welcome Littlefoot's Mother! :)littlefoot The character showcase topic for this month can be found here.

Also keep in mind that the December and January prompts for the fanfic prompt challenge is now open.  We are doing things a bit differently this season and allowing for people to either fulfill a monthly prompt or a suggested prompt during each month.  I look forward to seeing what you all come up with! :)  The fanfic prompt rules and list of monthly prompts can be found here.

What are you reading?

LeventeII

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I have begun to read "Jurassic Park" by Michael Crichton recently. I'm especially curious about the differences between film and book, which are said to be quite large. It's amazing what treasures you can find in rarely used cabinets!  :)



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Just started to read Halo: The Fall of Reach by Eric Nylund. It is such a great book.  :)



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Listening to Brave New World. Not too exciting yet.


Anagnos

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And now that I'm finished with TFoR, I can begin reading the next book in the series; Halo: The Flood by William C. Dietz.  :D



''Let your heart guide you. It whispers so listen carefully.''  :MomCompassion


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Got 2 books that I'm currently "reading" (a very loose description as I don't read them too often haha). One is Beyond Weird by Philip Ball, basically a book talking about Quantum Mechanics in a very non math way. The other is the first in the series of Legend of the Galactic Heroes by Yoshiki Tanaka that I'm borrowing from my roommate. It follows the story of 2 characters on opposing sides in a galactic war. One side is a dictatorship with the character trying to overthrow the empire and create a more idealistic rule and the other is stuck fighting in the army of a corrupt democracy and wants to retire haha. Pretty interesting.


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I got myself a lot of interesting books, which I would like to read now one after the other. At the moment I'm reading "The Lost World", the sequel of Michael Crichton's "Jurassic Park". This book reads just as well as its prequel!  :yes



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Yesterday I started to read another Halo novel, First Strike by Eric Nylund. This one is definitely one of my favorite Halo novels. Such a good book, imo. :)



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Now that I finished Jurassic Park and The Lost World, I decided to go deeper into fantasy. I bought Eragon a few months ago and now I am able to read it. I think I will be reading it for the next few months.  :)



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Started reading The Golden Compass this weekend. Enjoyable so far :)


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I have been on a bit of a sociology and military history kick lately, which has shown up in my recent reads.

"Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness" by Kenneth M. Pollack

"Stalingrad" by Antony Beevor

"Berlin: The Downfall 1945" by Antony Beevor

"Caesar: Life of a Colossus" by Adrian Goldsworthy

"Augustus: First Emperor of Rome" by Adrian Goldsworthy

"A History of Fascism, 1914-1945" by Stanley G. Payne

"The Death of Democracy: Hitler's Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic" by Benjamin Carter Hett

"Broken Faith: Inside the Word of Faith Fellowship, One of America's Most Dangerous Cults" by Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr

"The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture" by Roger J. Davies and Osamu Ikeno


Go ahead and check out my fanfictions, The Seven Hunters, Songs of the Hunters, and Menders Tale.


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I just finished reading A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, about an Afghan woman's experience living as a "bastard" in the last half of the 20th century, and have moved on to My Father’s Century by Geert Mak, about the 20th century in the Netherlands and its political and social developments.