What are you reading?

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

  1. Wereghost

    Wereghost Part-time poltergeist Rear Admiral

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    The Long War by Baxter and Pratchett. Should finish it tomorrow. Then for August I'll probably return to Finnegans Wake and alternate it with another book.
     
  2. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    Silver Shadows: A Bloodlines Novel by Richelle Mead. I got it yesterday and am about 1/3 of the way finished.
     
  3. Miss Chicken

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    I finished the previously mentioned The Untold History of Potato. Very good book, I never realised spuds could be so interesting.

    After that I listened to The Epic of Gilgamesh, adapted by Sebastian Lockwood who also did the narration. The adaption was quite good but the narration left much to be desired.

    I am now listening to Hundred in the Hand by Joseph M Marshall who also narrates it. It is a novel that tells the story of the Fetterman Massacre from the Indian point of view.
     
  4. trekkiedane

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    Just finished my second reading of Iain M. Banks' The Algebraist, still love it!

    Plus I've been reading a lot of Gengoroh Tagame's comics over the past week or so. (those are NSFW - just in case you might google his name ;) )
     
  5. Ashu

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    Just finished putins russia by politkovskaya.

    Just started notes from undergound by dostoevsky
     
  6. Miss Chicken

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    I am listening to The Final Confession of Mabel Stark, by Robert Hough, narrated by Betty Bobbitt. It is a very much fictional aurobiography, of the real-life Mabel Stark, who was the most famous female tiger trainer in history. Extremely funny so far.
     
  7. Saga

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    James Madison: A Life Reconsidered by Lynne Cheney
     
  8. Velocity

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    Lost Library by Kate Baray
     
  9. kirk55555

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    Reading Jedi Twilight by Michael Reaves.
     
  10. RJDonner&Blitzen

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    They fight sparkly Sith?
     
  11. Alienesse

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    Tolkien, The Children of Hurin. Loving it!
     
  12. Velocity

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    Shaman Rises by C.E. Murphy, the conclusion to the Walker Papers
     
  13. Asbo Zaprudder

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    Reading Proxima by Stephen Baxter and rereading Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
     
  14. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I am listening to The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms by Amy Stewart, narrated by Heather Henderson. i am discovery that earthworm are almost as interesting as potatoes.
     
  15. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Commodore Commodore

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  16. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I am now listening to The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien, narrated by Jim Norton. This is the book Desmond has in the TV series "Lost".

    A rather strange book so far.
     
  17. trekkiedane

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    Feersum Endjinn.


    Kinda looks impossible to read, right?

    But after a minute or two of it, it becomes second (english) language to ya'!


     
  18. Velocity

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  19. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I am now listening to Blasphemy by Douglas Preston, narrated by Scott Sowers. It is the second book in the Wyman Ford series.
     
  20. Starkers

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    Currently reading The Secret Speech, by Tom Rob Smith, the follow up to Child 44, also slowly reading Dracula via the kindle app on my phone whilst commuting.