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Title: What Are You Reading
Post by: Solaufein on December 21, 2005, 05:31:09 AM
Lets start a nice happy thread shall we? What are you reading right now?

I have finally got along and started to read the poetry of John Milton. Right now I am at book 3 of Paradise Lost. Seeing that this was written in the 1600's it uses archaic English, which takes some time to understand since I am not used to seeing it.
Title: What Are You Reading
Post by: Mistress Elysia on December 21, 2005, 05:47:45 AM
I'm reading Clive Barker's 'Sacrament'. I read Weaveworld and fell in love with it, so I decided to give another one of his books a go... so far so good! :nod:

I've not read Paradise Lost... is it worth it?
Title: What Are You Reading
Post by: Solaufein on December 21, 2005, 05:52:49 AM
It just gets some getting used to word wise. Old English is not in my everyday vocabulary. Not being a fan of religion, the poem is about events in the Bible, god and satan. There are ten "books" to it and I am only on the third one. It must have been released as 10 books at one time, but it and his other poetry are in a paperback that I am reading.
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Post by: Dead_Ghost on December 21, 2005, 06:09:22 AM
I'm currently trying to read Faust, from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
I'll just say that I really have to finish reading all these classics. :lol:
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Post by: Lyr on December 21, 2005, 06:10:14 AM
im readn' the seventh son saga by Orson Scott Card. And kitchen confidential+snippin on some Poe in between :-D
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Post by: Dragon Lord on December 21, 2005, 07:18:37 AM
I love fantasy books in a Series. I'm currently re-reading the Wheel of Time books (again), The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey, and, as always, the Forgotten Realms books.
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Post by: Undertaker on December 21, 2005, 08:53:39 AM
Now, "Bored of the Rings" by Henry N.Beard and Douglas C.Kenney. Extremly funny parody of LotR  :lol:
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Post by: Xenshail on December 21, 2005, 10:54:46 AM
I am currently reading the forum here.

Also reading Obsidian Trilogy, Dragonlance, and Chronicles of Narnia.
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Post by: Grog on December 21, 2005, 11:02:14 AM
"House Corrino" - Brian Herber & Kevin J. Anderson

on deck:

"Labyrinth of Evil" - James Luceno
"Feast of Crows" - George R. R. Martin
"The Butlerian Jihad" - Brian Herber & Kevin J. Anderson
and
"The Machine Crusade" - Brian Herber & Kevin J. Anderson
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Post by: Fantasy on December 21, 2005, 11:07:52 AM
Nothing. :cry: :cry: :cry:

I'm so busy with work, and school, and work, and writing, and work, that I don't even have time to read anymore. :cry: Me... not reading... *sigh*
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Post by: Raven on December 21, 2005, 04:26:11 PM
Interview with a Vampire for the second time. I read it a long time ago, so I thought I would refresh my memory of it.
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Post by: Sharyntyr on December 21, 2005, 06:33:39 PM
Naked Empire by Terry Goodkind
Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart by Jane Lindskold
Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares (Somehow this book jumped into my hands and it's actually not bad even though I don't normally read this kind of book)
Sadly I'm not really reading them that much cuz I'm so busy with school and the christmas season. But I find a little bit of time every once in a while.
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Post by: Lord Ernie on December 21, 2005, 06:38:33 PM
I just finished 1984 by Georg Orwell -> great book
reading Hogfather by Terry Pratchett right now
coming up: Good Omens, and eh... another Pratchett
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Post by: H. Hiis on December 21, 2005, 09:32:19 PM
"Of Jewish Mysticism" by Uku Masing

Excellent author, if very difficult to read.
Title: What Are You Reading
Post by: Raven_Song on December 22, 2005, 02:12:11 AM
Amongst other things

 Judith Butler's Gender Trouble, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's Epistemology of the Closet and re-reading all of Ursula Le Guin's "Hainish" back catalogue
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Post by: Silmarien on December 22, 2005, 04:51:43 AM
Just finished Guy Gavriel Kay's Tigana and The Lions of Al-Rassan, which are great. Now starting on a collection of Zelazny's Amber Chronicles.

I think I've got Paradise Lost lurking around somewhere... will have to hunt it up.

Grog:

You have AFfC? Now I'm jealous  :D  A friend promised to lend it to me but so far I haven't heard anything from him. Gotta go nag him some more.
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Post by: Simon Darkshade on December 22, 2005, 07:23:59 AM
Currently alternating A Pilgrims Progress and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.
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Post by: Grog on December 22, 2005, 07:38:24 AM
Quote from: "Silmarien"
Grog:

You have AFfC? Now I'm jealous  :D  A friend promised to lend it to me but so far I haven't heard anything from him. Gotta go nag him some more.


Mine's a borrowed copy as well :)
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Post by: Raven on January 05, 2006, 06:22:58 PM
A collection of Erotic Poems.
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Post by: theacefes on January 05, 2006, 06:27:56 PM
The Icewind Dale Trilogy...I'm on the first book. I like it so far :D
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Post by: Raven on January 05, 2006, 06:33:46 PM
Quote from: "theacefes"
The Icewind Dale Trilogy...I'm on the first book. I like it so far :D
Ah the Drizzt books.
Title: What Are You Reading
Post by: theacefes on January 05, 2006, 06:51:29 PM
I was always a bit iffy about drizzt, but the author writes well.
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Post by: Solaufein on January 06, 2006, 05:02:38 AM
Drizzt! I'll let you read it than I'll talk.
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Post by: Scathach on January 06, 2006, 05:28:12 AM
Quote from: "Lord Ernie"
I just finished 1984 by Georg Orwell -> great book
reading Hogfather by Terry Pratchett right now
coming up: Good Omens, and eh... another Pratchett


'Good Omens' is certainly one of the best Pratchett books around - enjoy!  :-D

I'd love to read something right now, but there are exams coming up in January and February, so no time at all for anything apart from law books...  :-(

There are still three of the seven 'Death Gate Cycle' volumes ahead of me, and that wonderfully illustrated copy of the 'Silmarillion'... I am reading nothing of this for the first time, but never mind. Some books just have to be read several times.
I just realise that I haven't read a book that was written in German for ages, all that stuff I'm reading is English. Strange.  :shock:
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Post by: Cervantes de Leon on January 06, 2006, 06:00:58 AM
Nothing serious atm. Terry Pratchett's "Gods, honor and Ankh-Morporkh" - his books make people look at me strangely when I laugh while in subway :D
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Post by: Simon Darkshade on January 07, 2006, 02:05:20 PM
Revisiting 'Darkwalker on Moonshae'. The first FR novel I read, back in the late 1980s.
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Post by: Amy on January 07, 2006, 08:34:29 PM
Elaine Chunningham's Evermeet Island of the Elves.
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Post by: Sorrow on January 08, 2006, 05:45:26 PM
Just finished reading "The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents" by Terry Pratchett and "Kushiel's Chosen" by Jacqueline Carrey.
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Post by: Miko on January 09, 2006, 08:54:42 AM
Trying to read Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh and I'm finding it difficult to read junkie language. Anyone else read it? Can you learn something from it or am I just wasting my time trying to comprehend whatever it is they're saying?
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Post by: Amy on January 14, 2006, 07:37:09 PM
Shadowdale The beginning of the Avatar triology.
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Post by: MyFinalHeaven on January 15, 2006, 09:58:04 PM
I'm finishing up after you'd gone by Maggie O'Farrell. Absolutely heartbreaking.
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Post by: Ishel on January 16, 2006, 07:12:45 AM
Just finished:
The man who mistook his wife for a hat - Oliver Sacks
(Short 'stories' about the odd neuroligical diseases Sacks has encountered during his work and research. Funny and interesting, but he becomes repetitive sometimes)

Foundation - Isaac Asimov
(the first science fiction novel that I actually enjoyed. Brilliant. It's about the creation of an all-encompassing encyclopedia that is supposed to save the galaxy from a 10 000 years long dark age)

Wheel of Time V, Fires of Heaven - Robert Jordan
(not that good, but the characters kinda grow on you)

Sandman: World's End -Neil Gaiman
(Sandman, the best comic in history. Read it)

Reading now:
Anansy Boys - Neil Gaiman
(hey, it's Gaiman. Can't go wrong there)

Life of Pi - Yann Martel
(I only just started, but it seems interesting enough. Nicely written!)

Aping Language - Joel Wallman
(only reading this because one of my teachers said something I strongly disagreed with, and he claimed that Wallman explained his (the teacher's) point perfectly. And he was right, I disagree with quite some things in this book as well  :D . The disagreement was NOT about the question if apes knew or could learn language, by the way)

Bleach 4 - Tite Kubo
(Yay! Manga!)

Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
(BRILLIANT. I've been reading it for almost a year now though, for some reason I can't read more than a few pages a day. The book is a cynical bitch, you'll love it)

Yeah, I read a lot of books simultaneously. I hate it, but I can't help it  :-)

To read:
Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
(reread, technically)

Evolution - Carl Zimmer
(just DON'T discuss evolution without having read this book. Also a reread, btw)
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Post by: Cervantes de Leon on January 21, 2006, 07:35:10 AM
Recently finished:
Neil Gaiman's American Gods - pretty good actually. Just way too long but still good.
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YAY! Post No. 200! I'm soo proud of myself :D
Title: What Are You Reading
Post by: Ishel on January 21, 2006, 07:39:39 AM
Quote from: "Cervantes de Leon"
Recently finished:
Neil Gaiman's American Gods - pretty good actually. Just way too long but still good.


<nods> agreed. Gaiman excells in short stories, and this was just a bit too long.
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Post by: Eternal Fire on January 21, 2006, 07:25:02 PM
Just finished:

High Druid of Shannara: Straken - Terry Brooks- no matter who tries to
convince me otherwise, Sword of Shannara is tons better than Lord of the Rings, even though it is a LotR clone

Homeward Bound - Harry Turtledove - Alternate history is awesome, and no one does it better than Turtledove

Diablo: Moon of the Spider - Richard A. Knaak - awesome

Reading:

Star Wars: Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen - Don't know why I still read Star Wars, there hasn't been a good book since they killed Anakin Solo. Except for Aaron Allston's Rebel Dream and Rebel Stand.

Dune: The Battle of Corrin - yes I'm reading more than one book right now.

College Textbooks

Writing: Science Fiction, poker articles for website, 1 piece of Harry Potter fanfiction, dialogue for a mod that may be finished in the next 10 years.
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Post by: Cervantes de Leon on January 22, 2006, 10:55:29 AM
Oh, right before American Gods I've finally managed to finish whole Dragonlance series... though without all those 'side-stories', just 7 'basic' parts.

 Started today: J.V. Jones - 'A Cavern of Black Ice'
I wonder what it is... :)
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Post by: Stargazer on January 25, 2006, 04:34:58 PM
I'm in a "no sci-fi / fantasy" period.

Right now, re-reading Jean Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea".
First time I read it, must have been around '85, I didn't think much of it, maybe because I HAD to
read it ( University ), probably because I was too young to understand what tragedy really is.
Destiny. Doom. Fatum, as Romans would see it.

Funny when you're 20 and you think you're so smart and you can understand everything.

Now I'm not smarter, but I'm older. Some things you can understand only through personnal feelings,
and some feelings you won't have until you've lived long enough.

I used to hate that kind of "I'm old and I know better" talk when I was 20, but maybe they were right
after all...
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Post by: Simon Darkshade on February 14, 2006, 10:11:32 PM
Empire of the Sun - J.G. Ballard

I concur with the interpretation of Wide Sargasso Sea. It takes time, thought and several readings to really appreciate it.
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Post by: theacefes on February 15, 2006, 12:37:16 AM
I'm reading this thread. :-D
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Post by: Cervantes de Leon on February 20, 2006, 01:46:35 AM
I'm starting David Weber's 'Honor Harrington' series again. It'll keep me busy for a couple of days...
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Post by: Kulyok on February 20, 2006, 02:18:13 AM
Lukyanenko - "Cold shores"
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Post by: D.A.R.E. on March 16, 2006, 09:11:01 PM
I'm reading the Enders series Atm.  I have read all of R.A. Salvatores books all the Wheel of Times books almost all the Dragonlance books All the Starcraft books all the Diablo2 books the Soveriegn Stone Trilogy and the Eragon and Eldest books.  I've read lots of other ones but I can't remeber them.
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Post by: Neferit on March 16, 2006, 11:55:21 PM
I'm reading Liberty's Crusade by Jeff Grubb. Excellent book. :-D
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Post by: Dead_Ghost on March 25, 2006, 01:56:21 AM
I'm currently reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. :D
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Post by: chilly_2012 on November 07, 2006, 06:11:25 AM
I've just got The Alchemist from Paulo Coelho on my hands.
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Post by: Solaufein on November 12, 2013, 11:52:11 PM
Shadowdale part one of the Avatar Trilogy.