What are you reading?

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

  1. sidious618

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    Just finished A Long Line of Dead Men by Lawrence Block which was surprisingly excellent and I'm now reading This Town Will Never Let Us Go by Lawrence Miles.
     
  2. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    Believe it or not, I picked up my copy of Voyager: The Eternal Tide and read some this morning. I've had it since it came out, read about half, and set it down. I sat and read three or four chapters.
     
  3. mimic

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    Just finished Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (not so keen on the ending) and on to Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood by Oliver Sacks
     
  4. Kitty

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    I'm reading The Light Between Oceans and enjoying it.
     
  5. Wereghost

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    Ulysses gets good at about 3/4 of the way through.

    Currently on extended sabbatical from Joyce's Finnegan's Wake, a book that's as impenetrable as it is funny. Makes Ulysses look positively linear, so far (three chapters).
     
  6. Ashu

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    Yeah Ulysses I keep coming back to. Mind you I tend to read more than one book at a time anyways
     
  7. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ Don't worry. Ulysses comes back to you.

    And I'm back to Fate Of Worlds, after being too busy to read for a few days. I suspect I should have read other "Fleet of Worlds" books first.
     
  8. rhubarbodendron

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    am I the only one who is tempeted to answer the topic question with "this thread"? :D
    Curent bedside read: Frankenstein. I'll host a discussion with a few medics and non-medics about the ethical and medical aspects of this story and though I've seen several movie adaptations I never quite got around to reading the book. So it's about time I started my preparations.
     
  9. Ashu

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    Yeah i think it's just because I'm attempting it immediately after reading Crime & Punishment by Dostoevsky and while i'm still reading Kafka.
     
  10. Tora Ziyal

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    I read maybe a third (at most) of Lisa Scottoline's Keep Quiet and gave up. Her old suspense novels were really good, but this was... well, I thought I was reading a Jodi Picoult book.
     
  11. Kirby

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    The Android's Dream by Jon Scalzi.
    I counted last night and I have 11 books that I have started and not finished. My goal is to get them all finished by the end of the summer.
     
  12. Kitty

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    No, you're not alone! :D
     
  13. Destructor

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    Just finished reading 'The Circle' by Dave Eggers. Now moved on to 'NOS4A2' by Joe Hill.
     
  14. Random_Spock

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    The Shining... been reading it, but rl keeps on butting in :D.

    @ Destructor: I was trying to read that book by Joe Hill, but sadly I had to return it to my local library :(.
     
  15. rhubarbodendron

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    Heehee, great minds... :D

    current read: Sacred Trust, a Highlander (series) fanfiction. Too many too detailed torture and sex scenes imho but some really great funny moments and the characters are very plausible. With a few expurgations it'd propably be a bestseller and re-written to PG13 it might have made a pretty good episode in the series.
     
  16. RJDiogenes

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    Throw in Moby Dick and your head will explode for sure.
     
  17. rhubarbodendron

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    Have you ever tried the original unabridges version of Robinson Crusoe? Sentences that stretch over more than 1 page, extremely longwinded phrases. A beautiful language, but requires more concentration to read than your average human can muster. I surrendered after about 100 pages.
     
  18. Ashu

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    I haven't gotten to either of those books yet but when im done with Kafka (which should be by the end of the week) im thinking of adding in Tolstoy
     
  19. Miss Chicken

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    I am listening to the novel Hamlet: Prince of Denmarkby A.J. Hartley and David Hewson, narrated by Richard Armitage.

    My Kindle read is The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle.
     
  20. rhubarbodendron

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    oooh! I must get that one as well! Richard Armitage has such a wonderful voice!