What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Snowlilly, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Gul Re'jal

    Gul Re'jal Commodore Commodore

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    "It" by Stephen King.
     
  2. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I am currently reading 3 books


    1) Swamplandia - Karen Russell
    2) Ned Wynkoop and the Lonely Road from Sand Creek - Louis Kraft
    3) Sum: Tales from the Afterlives - David Eagleman (on my iPad - reading in bed at night)
     
  3. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    In between reading short stories from Cryptic by Jack McDevitt, I am working my way through a Clark Ashton Smith anthology on my Kindle and I've just started the short Kolchak novel The Lost World.
     
  4. trekkiebaggio

    trekkiebaggio Vice Admiral Admiral

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  5. rhubarbodendron

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    James and the Gigant Peach =)
     
  6. lurok

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    The Restaurant of Love Regained by Ito Ogawa.

    Gave up on Rand. Too dull and stodgy. May revisit at later date.
     
  7. mari

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    I finished an Amazon freebie, Prison Nation, on my tablet last night. Pretty good near-future dystopian story. Going back to The Eugenics Wars, Vol. 1 tonight. After that I need to find a trashy romance novel for genre balance. :)
     
  8. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

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    Got Fight? - Forrest Griffin
     
  9. TremblingBluStar

    TremblingBluStar Vice Admiral Admiral

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    This thread.

    Oh, and The Demon Prices by Jack Vance.
     
  10. Stiletto

    Stiletto Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Finally! The Last Wheel Of Time Book! A Memory Of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. It's been great, so far, I'm over half way through.
     
  11. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I have finished Sum: Tales from the Afterlives - David Eagleman. 40 vignettes of possible afterlives, some of them quite interesting but few, perhaps none, that I would like to endure. 4/5

    Half through Swamplandia. If I wasn't reading it as a group read on LibraryThing I would probably have given up on it.

    I have only read a couple of chapters of Ned Wynkoop and the Lonely Road from Sand Creek by Louis Kraft . Good so far and I think it will be even better when he meets the Cheyenne.

    I have started reading Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand. It is about a day in the life of a young Untouchable man in India.
     
  12. Bigjoe

    Bigjoe Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    First post for me. :)

    After seeing the new Hobbit movie I've decided to read the book again. Think I last read it when I was around 10 years of age. How time fly's by.
     
  13. trekkiedane

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    Welcome Bigjoe!
    (Do introduce yourself in the Stalkin' my peeps-thread stickied right here in Misc!)

    I never read that as a kid and when my (little) sister found out she threw her copy at me and made me read it -I was thirty at the time and had great trouble trying to understand what the big deal was!
     
  14. Felidae

    Felidae Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Oh bollocks, I think I missed this thread but posted all my reading thingies in the sci-fi/fantasy book thread, been wondering why there was only a thread like that and not for general reading. Or maybe I posted here but forgot hee hee.

    Anyway,I just finished 2001: A Space Odyssey yesterday, LOVED it.
    Currently I am reading Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass (not that it's a very difficult book but less captivating than some others) and Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that changed America. Haven't read more of those in two days though, mainly because I've been busy and tired and when I'm like that I need a very easy book to read as well . So am thinking about starting a third book and leaving the other 2 for when I am not so tired.
     
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  15. Starkers

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    Currently reading David Mitchell's autobiography which is quite amusing, and a nice light change from some of the heavier stuff I've been reading of late.
     
  16. T'Preea

    T'Preea Commander Red Shirt

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    I've just recently started re-reading the Hobbit. Read it years ago and decided to catch up, sort of.
     
  17. KimMH

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    Welcome! Great reading selection, too!
     
  18. Alienesse

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    What do you know, I'm currently re-reading Hobbit, too!:p

    Last night I finished the section where Gandalf artfully brings the entire dwarf company into Beorn's house. I can't wait to see that on film. :lol:
     
  19. Tom Hendricks

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    I'm re-reading 2001: A Space Odyssey, started last night. I haven't read it in over 20 years, so its almost like reading it for the first time.
     
  20. cooleddie74

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    I've begun rereading The Making of the President 1960 since I'm on a bit of an electoral politics kick at the moment. The Kennedy-Nixon race is infinitely more interesting than the one we just went through.