Whatcha reading? (359)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2005-12-06 18:55 ID:SuCel/Q1

Okay folks, let's get this party started.

What book(s) are you reading right now, and what do you think of it?

301 Name: Bookworm : 2008-03-19 02:45 ID:c1G8c0/B

Suddenly shifted my focus from rich historic cultural experience to intricate magic related fantasy. Peril's Gate, by Janny Wurts.

302 Name: Bookworm : 2008-03-19 20:39 ID:ICvydws/

I'm reading the dream cycle of H. P. Lovecraft right now. I was expecting stories of horror and death, but was pleasantly suprised at how beautifully detailed and extensive Lovecraft's dream world is.

303 Name: Bookworm : 2008-03-25 01:03 ID:UVrXhn0n

I finished reading Le Rouge et le Noir (Translated into English), by Stendhal. Somewhat humorous, all in all.

304 Name: Bookworm : 2008-03-25 07:20 ID:jBFN1eT+

I'm going through Discworld again.
Most recently Night Watch, possibly the best book in the series.

305 Name: Bookworm : 2008-03-26 00:00 ID:Heaven

Bilingualism and the Latin Language by J.N. Adams. It's a text on the various intersections of language in the Roman world.
A New Introduction to Greek by Chase & Phillips. Your basic ancient Greek primer.
Selected Poems of Jorge Luis Borges, edited by Alexander Coleman, translators various. Of what I've read, the poem Amorosa anticipación has really touched me.
NIV Bible. lol

I'm really not reading as much as I should, it's just spread out over different things.

306 Name: Bookworm of College Park,MD : 2008-03-26 14:54 ID:EjMyaIwp


307 Name: Bookworm : 2008-03-26 16:24 ID:Heaven

The Survivors of the Chancellor

308 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-05 18:21 ID:rmkYXpOT

Starship Troopers.

In reading Heinleins other books I always feel he places to much of himself in them, or even creates a character for himself to speak through. But this book just feels like Heinlein's personal military masturbation fantasy. I kept hoping it would get better but I think I'll stop now and find something else to read.

309 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-07 22:41 ID:asuL31sR

Currently reading Sabriel. Not sure what to make of it yet considering I just started (chapter 3).

310 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-08 19:01 ID:IYURzVoL

Sputnik Sweetheart, my first Murakami

311 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-09 21:18 ID:Heaven

I've been trying to track down a copy of The Wind-up Bird Chronicle at my local bookstore to no success. I may simply have to order it on amazon.

I recently completed Choke by Chuck Palahniuk. I'm not certain it had the same insight and energy as Fight Club, but it was still a very entertaining read. I liked the few medical references and the nods to all those famous urban sex legends. The ending was sufficiently twist-y and ambiguous. I wonder how the upcoming movie will do? Also who was surprised that Palahniuk is gay? *does not raise hand*

Now I'm on to Pyramids by Terry Pratchett and it's the same old funny-ish Pratchett wordplay with a bit more engrossing of a story than the last Discworld book I read, Wyrd Sisters. It's a nice change of pace for both the story of the past and the present to be told at the same time rather than just constantly flipping channels between key characters. I'm not very far into the book yet, just maybe the first 50 pages are done so far.

To be honest I should get around to reading Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. I bought a copy a few years back, found it inscrutable, and stopped reading it. I hope I'll have better luck this time.

312 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-11 16:13 ID:1YAZNRHI

I liked that book. I, in fact, have ruined my eyes by reading the whole book via LCD in 2 days. I actually was interested in their whole philosophy of government.

313 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-13 06:57 ID:HOvsUooT


unrelated note: I really need to find a copy of I, Robot again. =|

314 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-13 11:10 ID:snGMmdSW

I'm going to read 'The Alchemist' soon. I've heard good things.

315 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-13 18:05 ID:Heaven

The one by Paulo Cohelo?

316 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-13 20:35 ID:Heaven

bilingualism and the latin language by j.n. adams

317 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-14 04:43 ID:Heaven

my mom bought me a book on water resources engineering today, so, that

318 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-14 22:20 ID:snGMmdSW


319 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-15 07:40 ID:Heaven

Naked Lunch

320 Name: Bookworm : 2008-04-28 02:35 ID:jBFN1eT+

1632 by Eric Flint

you can read it online for free here: http://www.baen.com/library/0671319728/0671319728_toc.htm

321 Name: Bookworm : 2008-05-21 05:04 ID:Z0ol1KyL

the devils by dostoyevsky...pretty much a masterpiece theater with guns, but since you're imagining it instead of watching it...it gets rid of all the gayness of masterpiece theater

322 Name: bookmark : 2008-05-21 14:18 ID:Mul335d6

I'm going between Innocent Mage by Karen Miller and Lost Horizon by James Hilton

323 Name: Bookworm : 2008-05-22 00:03 ID:123MNAca

Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein.

324 Name: Bookworm : 2008-05-22 06:33 ID:Heaven

The History Man by Malcolm Bradbury, hilarious satire of leftist university life and hypocrisy.

325 Name: Bookworm : 2008-05-29 17:56 ID:Pqa0KuTD

Currently reading Perdido Street Station by China Mieville after it I´ll start Starship Troopers

326 Name: Bookworm : 2008-05-29 17:56 ID:Pqa0KuTD

Currently reading Perdido Street Station by China Mieville after it I´ll start Starship Troopers

327 Name: Bookworm : 2008-05-31 16:49 ID:+f+8cChP

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

328 Name: Bookworm : 2008-06-02 03:33 ID:NlhXgVD7


329 Name: Bookworm : 2008-06-02 19:02 ID:RfyD5ZoM

shadow at evening by Chirs Walley

330 Name: Bookworm : 2008-06-08 18:57 ID:+f+8cChP

Cannery Row

331 Name: Bookworm : 2008-09-10 02:56 ID:aR5CkdUn

monstrous regiment by terry pratchett
just finished his going postal, so...

332 Name: Bookworm : 2008-09-12 09:01 ID:YQ9ZT3Ii

just finished reading The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfeild
one of the best and involving novels i have ever read!!

now i am rereading The Crysalids by John Wyndham
it amused me in high school so i bought it.
a good light post apocalyptic sci-fi

333 Name: Bookworm : 2008-09-12 09:04 ID:YQ9ZT3Ii

was a good novel, the second one was also good
just waiting for the special order i put out for the third one to come in

334 Name: Bookworm : 2008-09-14 16:09 ID:123MNAca

Currently reading Lolita.

335 Name: Bookworm : 2008-09-19 13:42 ID:dzUsJErK

Currently reading Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

336 Name: Bookworm : 2008-09-22 20:07 ID:Xwj1kGke

Les Miserables

337 Name: Bookworm : 2008-09-23 14:56 ID:juLW0N/Q

Altered Carbon

338 Name: Bookworm : 2008-09-24 03:23 ID:oFC3APGm

Harry Potter

339 Name: Bookworm : 2008-10-03 18:29 ID:X+qPhtM1

Diamond Age: or a young lady's illustrated primer.

340 Name: Bookworm : 2008-10-05 03:45 ID:tz9BFZbg

Recently finished Edward Abbey's book The Monkey Wrench Gang

341 Name: Bookworm : 2008-10-06 00:59 ID:U48ziicS

1) Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

2) Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

1 is awesome; 2 quite the opposite.

342 Name: Bookworm : 2008-10-07 17:48 ID:VnG0Y2Ak

A compilation of Lovecraft tales named "The Intruder". Third volume of of 4.

Next, Abarat, by Clive Barker.

343 Name: Bookworm : 2008-10-08 13:00 ID:+kJlbToF

The Great Gatsby

344 Name: Bookworm : 2008-10-08 15:05 ID:zgq5Bom/

The Other Boleyn Girl
The Dragonlance Saga
The Old Kingdom Series

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346 Name: Bookworm : 2008-10-10 16:16 ID:9MVw0t28

Currently reading Villa Incognito, by Tom Robbins. Finding it highly amusing, but not really as good as Still life with Woodpecker.

347 Name: Bookworm : 2008-10-16 19:09 ID:zFuULllq

Stahlfront part 2, you won't know it , it isn't brought out in america because it is not politicly correct enough

348 Name: Bookworm : 2008-10-23 19:54 ID:10RiCvzS

I've been reading my way through Discworld, and just finished the latest of the Harry Dresden novels by Jim Butcher.

349 Name: Bookworm : 2008-10-24 05:43 ID:4//nrZzD

I've finished Discworld 1 - The Colors of Magic! What a great novel!

350 Name: Bookworm : 2008-11-18 21:11 ID:C8exeoqi

I'm reading mostly stuff in Spanish. Finished a book called Los Mártires del Freeway (not very good). I'm currently reading Norwegian Wood and Albina y los Hombres Perro. Crime and Punishment on hold for an indefinite time.

351 Name: Bookworm : 2008-11-20 15:52 ID:nJQ96NhS

herodotos' histories

352 Name: Bookworm : 2008-11-20 16:53 ID:aQyf/jpI

Some crap of Kant's. It sure is crap, and I mean that in the affectionate way.

353 Name: Bookworm : 2008-11-21 02:14 ID:fKi2Nm4v

the Thin Man one-book

354 Name: Bookworm : 2008-11-22 04:43 ID:sVz/uy/R

classical binge
adelphi by terrence
history by herodotos
greater hippias by plato

355 Name: Bookworm : 2008-11-30 18:34 ID:olhREJ0r

I'm not reading anything because i can't even afford bus fare to get to the library.

356 Name: Bookworm : 2008-12-01 21:01 ID:afqgpRkq

Yet you're posting on the Internet.
Also, e-books. And you have two legs, why don't you use them?

357 Name: Bookworm : 2008-12-12 02:49 ID:n2AhpadJ

im reading The Complete Works of Lewis Carol (sp) im at the start, Alice in Wonderland is good, though Alice herself is pissing me off....dumb bitch

I plan on reading Plato's Republic, and Mein Komph...

yeah..I cant spell, nor do i have good grammer....

358 Name: Bookworm : 2008-12-14 20:28 ID:KXcFlMEv

do you mean "mein kampf" by Adolf Hitler?

359 Name: Bookworm : 2008-12-20 09:29 ID:bJHWVmrw

Jonathan Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I picked it up off a sale rack outside a bookstore a couple days ago.

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