What are you reading?

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  1. braaains

    braaains gubble gubble

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    Just finished Flow my Tears, The Policeman Said.

    Now I'm starting Blood Meridian.
  2. travisty08

    travisty08 Junior Member

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    i'm a scifi/fantasy guy...
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  3. Wedge_

    Wedge_ Rogue One

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    Unseen Academicals (Terry Pratchett) and Transition (Iain Banks)
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    Sparky ¿sdooɥʍ

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    Modern British novels and Sula. Meh.
  5. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

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    I just bought Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds. Havn't opened it, though.

    Right now I'm reading Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy.
  6. Lord Kain

    Lord Kain Keeper of the Timeline Staff Member

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    I'm a sci-fi / fantasy guy too, and sometimes I miss reading good stories, novels, etc.

    But shit, I read scientific journals (mostly organizational psychology and nursing journals)every other day.. so when I'm back home, I don't want to touch a book.
  7. Wedge_

    Wedge_ Rogue One

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    It's very good, make sure you get the rest of that series as well!
  8. travisty08

    travisty08 Junior Member

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    revelation space is a great novel, and the start of a great series. Reynolds does a great job combining extremely creative ideas with technology extrapolated from current theories about astrophysics- i good line between hard science and scifi.
  9. Mince

    Mince Never Dice, Always Mince!

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    Haven't read a book in a while...

    Although, a few weeks back while waiting for my friend to get ready I picked up a book she had lying around and read a few pages. It was called "Why Men Love Bitches" by Sherry Argov.

    Funny read if any girl is interested... also, a lot of truth in there.
  10. ajax

    ajax Junior Member

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    Just finished up some great stuff for school.

    Mason & dixon, Vineland, by Thomas Pynchon
    Snow by Orhan Pamuk
    Don Quixote, Cervantes
    a ton of theory

    Looking to move on to Gravity's Rainbow, Pynchon, farewell to arms, fear and loathing, and some of this murakami I keep hearing about. School swamps me but can't wait for the summer.
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  11. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    The Botany of Desire
    Salt

    I picked up some neat version of Hitchhikers Guide but haven't read it yet.
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  12. GiggidyGee

    GiggidyGee Nice bum, where ya from?

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    I like the enthusiasm I felt from that! :D


    Right now I'm reading Bag of Bones (g-ma gave it to me for my birthday and I've just finally started reading it....)
    I just finished this book a friend gave to me called The Condition written by Jennifer Haigh, definitely not the type of book I normally would read but once I start a book I have to finish it before I pick up another one. And before that book I read A Clockwork Orange, still haven't seen the movie but the book was really good, although I couldn't really follow it at first..
  13. demonizeZ

    demonizeZ Junior Member

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    I am not much of a reader. However a friend of mine gave me her Sony E reader, so i speed read one of the book a-bit. Its pretty good. She gave me a copy.

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  14. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    i dont think i'll be able to make it past the second chapter. weed has got my mind fucked, cant remember what i just read. a lady friend of mine let me read it.

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  15. Bear

    Bear Hoot!

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    Hey man, how's that Harry Potter book Crackpipe got you?
  16. jake

    jake Vagabond

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    Im liking them. Definately some of the best fantasy I have read. I really like the way the magic works in the series. The second book had alot of politics but still tons of good action and character development.

    I am super addicted to the Dresden series. I usually finish them a few days after they are released and have reread a few of them.
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    Enjoy being in time... that is if you don't kill yourself first.

    I just read stuff for school. That's about it...
  18. Dustin

    Dustin Junior Member

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    I loved The Tao of Pooh, really inspirational

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    Just started The Te of Piglet
  19. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    What did everyone read during 2010? Any new favourites? What are you working on now?

    Mostly I've been reading Elmore Leonard. Also went through the Harry Potter series for the first time. Now I see what all the fuss is about. Been watching the movie versions of everything I've read whenever possible.

    Here's the official list:

    Harry Potter Series - JK Rowling
    Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
    Under The Done - Stephen King
    Voyageur - Robert Twigger
    The Captives - Elmore Leonard
    3:10 to Yuma - Elmore Leonard
    The Moonshine War - Elmore Leonard
    Rum Punch - Elmore Leonard
    Hombre - Elmore Leonard
    The Big Bounce - Elmore Leonard
    Valdez is Coming - Elmore Leonard
    Cat Chaser - Elmore Leonard
    Boneshaker - Cherie Priest
    The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman
    The Lost City of Z - David Grann
    52 pickup - Elmore Leonard
    Stick - Elmore Leonard
    Out of Sight - Elmore Leonard
    Last Stand at Saber River - Elmore Leonard
    Touch - Elmore Leonard
    Island of the Sequined Love Nun - Christopher Moore

    Right now I'm into this and enjoying it very much:
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  20. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    I do mostly audio-books anymore. Right now I'm listening to "All the Devils Are Here" about the sub-prime crisis. It's nice to know we live in a society where if you rip off enough people fast enough to get really rich at it, you can buy your way out when the shit hits the fan (or buy enough insulation). Maybe you can become US Ambassador to the Netherlands.
  21. Jackalope

    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    I reaad way too much last year to even remember it all.

    Right now I'm re-re-re-reading the Illuminatus! Trilogy, and also reading One Dead in Attic by Chris Rose.
  22. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    I just tend to browse around in the Baen Free Library, nowadays, in the little time I'm not reading manga or webcomics. I had to re-do my library card, because it lapsed two years ago without me even knowing! ;)
  23. jake

    jake Vagabond

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    Novel - Moby Dick
    Comics - Fables
    Random - Philip K. Dicks random writings and short stories. I never realized how crazy he was before. Actually insane, he believed he was a man named Thomas who was persucuted by the Romans during the time of Jesus and that he is reliving a modern day Book of Acts.