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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Ember » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:53 pm

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Ember wrote:In the past month I've read approximately 22 books.

Goodness! I think I can maaaaybe do a book a month. Reading tends to put me to sleep, so I usually end up just reading a chapter or two before bed. Heck, I've been doing audiobooks so I can actually make progress.



Anyways, I'm between books. Recently finished Sir Conan Doyle's The Lost World (which was less about dinosaurs than I thought it'd be), gotta find the next read somewhere...


I'm working on this current book a lot more slowly since both my jobs have picked up. So I'm only able to read a few chapters before bed as well.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:56 am

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I've been hooked on Stephen King for the past few months, and just started reading Nightmares & Dreamscapes, a collection of short stories.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:22 am

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Starting Vicious tonight. Oh boy been looking forward to this since the first recommendation. :KREMZEEK:
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby WreckerJack » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:51 am

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Vicious looks awesome.

Which reminds me I really do enjoy true crime books. I actually got to meet Anne Rule before she passed away. She was an amazing woman who worked with the Seattle police and she wrote several books on the cases she was involved in. Crime books are so shocking, gripping and the most amazing thing about them is how good people can be so smart to catch the bad guys.

I have an autograph that Anne Rule signed for me which I will post at some point. I am still trying to fix this blasted sleep cycle so I am trying not to go rooting through my apartment at this moment.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:31 pm

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Finished the Fifth Season on the plane over - oh my gosh it is amazing writing.
Think post-apocalyptic ATLA but only with Earth bending and all the post-colonial issues you might want bucketfuls of. Truly excellent, excited for the sequel on the way back!

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Zeek99g » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:52 am

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Just finished We are Legion by Dennis E. Taylor. It is a really good book about space probes, aliens, and AI's. I highly recommend it.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:11 am

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The Obelisk Gate was even stronger than Fifth Season. Eep.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby WreckerJack » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:03 am

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I am reading Breaking Blue by Timothy Egan. It is about corrupt cops in the great depression. I am about 16% into it according to my kindle. Going to go do some bedtime reading!
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby thanatos0320 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:18 pm

Currently 2 books, Fooled by Randomness, and A Random Walk Down Wall Street.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Emerje » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:07 pm

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I read a lot of Japanese light novels (in English of course). Just finished Accel World vol. 6, currently reading Spice and Wolf vol. 18, next up is Sword Art Online vol. 11, and after that will either be Accel World vol. 7 or Wolf and Parchment 1.

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:49 am

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Currently I'm in the middle of Clive Cussler's Golden Buddha, and I am also re-reading MTMTE.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby WreckerJack » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:10 pm

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I'm reading Fahrenheit 451 right now and I have to say it has good ideas but the book is very awkward. There are no transitions, characters seem to move from location to location without any prompting and the writing makes it hard to tell what is actually happening. It has an overall good message but I feel like it could have been easily written better. Thank goodness there is an audiobook on youtube or I would be complaining my whole way through this one.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Madeus Prime » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:00 pm

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WreckerJack wrote:I'm reading Fahrenheit 451 right now and I have to say it has good ideas but the book is very awkward. There are no transitions, characters seem to move from location to location without any prompting and the writing makes it hard to tell what is actually happening. It has an overall good message but I feel like it could have been easily written better. Thank goodness there is an audiobook on youtube or I would be complaining my whole way through this one.

I read this last year, personally, I really enjoyed it, in spite of the stilted progression. If you want a laugh, watch the movie of it.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:59 pm

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I'm currently in the middle of a Stephen King collection of short stories, titled The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. Up next is either the novelization of Marvel's Secret Wars by Alex Irvine, or the sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep by Stephen King.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Fires_Of_Inferno » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:48 pm

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby WreckerJack » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:45 am

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Ok so this is not necessarily what I'm reading but a funny story that fellow readers might find funny.

So to preface this, my Aunt has been one of the people in my life responsible for my love of reading. She would always buy me books as a kid and take me to the Harry Potter movies when they were in theaters. She supports my love of books so much she has even bought comics for me because it would get me reading.

Anyways I thought up the perfect gift for her - a book off her wishlist and a snuggie (Don't laugh, I got one as a gift a year or two ago and it is great for keeping my arms warm when I read or game with a controller) so I find the perfect book to buy her called The Boat Runner, it's about a Dutch sailor who smuggles people out of occupied places in Europe during WWII. Considering my family is from Holland and we both enjoy historical fiction I thought it would be a wonderful gift.

Now I am all smug in my choice of book for her, and I tease her that I got her this great gift and I know what it is and she doesn't. A few weeks pass and I go to visit her and see how she's doing. Lo and behold she just started reading The Boat Runner from the library. I guess its a good thing I got a gift receipt but at least my taste was spot on.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Zeek99g » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:49 am

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Finished reading a few books, Dark Sky by Mike Brooks, The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley, and The World Walker by Ian W. Sainsbury.

I’m now reading Neuromancer by William Gibson.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby WreckerJack » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:55 pm

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I finished Farenheit 451. Gotta say I didn't like the writing style but it had a good message and made me think. Too many metaphors and characters changing location without prompt. I'd still say it's a book everyone should read because of the message though.

Anyways, I started reading Ravnica which is part of the magic the gathering books. I started playing magic back when the original Ravnica block was going on but I didn't get to read the book because at the time school had ruined my love of reading.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby WreckerJack » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:40 pm

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Finished Ravnica. It was okay, left a lot to be desired. Not sure if I will finish the series or not but maybe.

My local library has a challenge where they want you to read 10 books to match 10 different categories so that is what I plan to do this year. (You get a neat button for doing so, but I just wanted to do it to branch out and as a bonding activity for my an my Aunt - the person who got me reading in the first place.) Needless to say, prepare yourself for me using this thread to ramble about books more than usual because I am pumped!

I am starting with Ready Player One today, I am 2 chapters in and I like it so far. I have a feeling I will finish it quickly which is good because it goes towards the "book made into a movie or TV show" category. I also want to finish it before it goes to the theater with time to let my Aunt borrow it.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Va'al » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:11 am

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I was given two more books yesterday, one by Gianrico Carofiglio, one by Dacia Maraini. Not sure which one I'll start first!
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:10 am

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Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn. Gotta wash out the taste of Last Jedi.

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Deruji » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:49 am

I'm currently catching up on my backlog of comics (Spider-Man: Clone Saga) and Japanese books (Vampire Hunter D and the Morbito series).

I just finished the 12th silver volume of the German science-fiction series Perry Rhodan. It was quite interesting to see how it compares to the other types I've read such as those from Asimov and Heinlein.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby WreckerJack » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:36 am

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Finished Ready Player One. It was definitely a fun read.

I am going to start The Lost Hero by Rick Rordan as it was gifted to me by a friend of mine. Might start that tomorrow morning so I don't pull a 'how long have I been reading for? it's 5am and the birds are singing' when I have things to do tomorrow morning.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Chibi Starscream » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:24 pm

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Transformers: Autocracy. Man it is frekkin good. I got Rage Against the Machine stuck in my head now. A lot of their songs go with the setting and stuff.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby WreckerJack » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:34 pm

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Chibi Starscream wrote:Transformers: Autocracy. Man it is frekkin good. I got Rage Against the Machine stuck in my head now. A lot of their songs go with the setting and stuff.


I have been meaning to check that one out. Looks like a good one.
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