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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Lucas » 17 May 2016, 21:05

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby EleniDoSorto66 » 19 May 2016, 00:53

Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
"'You're critical of everyone,' observes Iris.
'Oh, not everyone,' says Clara in an offhand manner. 'Only everybody who's alive as well as most people who are dead. I feel quite neutral about anybody not yet born.'"
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Agent47 » 19 May 2016, 04:32

Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite

Pretty damn good so far. Essentially it's like reads like an eighties-tinged road trip movie with bisexual vampires as the leads. Sort of like taking the movies The Hunger, River's Edge and Wild at Heart and making something of the three of them.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby EleniDoSorto66 » 20 May 2016, 03:35

Agent47 wrote:Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite

Pretty damn good so far. Essentially it's like reads like an eighties-tinged road trip movie with bisexual vampires as the leads. Sort of like taking the movies The Hunger, River's Edge and Wild at Heart and making something of the three of them.


Oh, really? That sounds so interesting!
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Re: What are you reading right now?

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Brenden » 29 July 2016, 09:43

A Most Incomprehensible Thing by Peter Collier

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A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Saul » 30 July 2016, 06:06

Stealing America by Dinesh D'Souza
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby bubbling_over » 30 July 2016, 08:12

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby xyz72 » 30 July 2016, 09:05

Brenden wrote:A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

I read this a while ago, it's quite good.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Brenden » 30 July 2016, 10:36

xyz72 wrote:
Brenden wrote:A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

I read this a while ago, it's quite good.

It's entertaining and enjoyable. Although, I've spotted a few tidbits that are on this list, so I'm taking everything said with a grain of salt. I like how it highlights a lot of lesser-known scientists who had the limelight stolen by the big names.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby xyz72 » 30 July 2016, 10:51

Brenden wrote:
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Brenden wrote:A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

I read this a while ago, it's quite good.

It's entertaining and enjoyable. Although, I've spotted a few tidbits that are on this list, so I'm taking everything said with a grain of salt. I like how it highlights a lot of lesser-known scientists who had the limelight stolen by the big names.

I didn't realize Wikipedia had a list like that. Interesting. I'm surprised how much on there I was aware of already. It's interesting how many "medieval" items turned out to either be fakes or from a later period (iron maiden, chastity belt, that spikey ball staff thingy)
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Books ATM

Unread postby The Bastard Bourbon » 16 August 2016, 04:48

The subject says it all. What books are you reading right now? I have three I'm reading now.

1. Opium for the masses
2. Life Love Joy
3. Beginning programming with Python for dummies

Your turn, list what you're reading.
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Re: Books ATM

Unread postby Sherri » 16 August 2016, 04:57

Gaiman! I've heard of him (of course) but hadn't ever read anything of his, so I picked up Neverwhere while ago and just didn't get into it in the first 20 pages. I was recently on vacation and saw American Gods at a bookstore and thought, hey, why not?

Loooooved it. Then I found out it's going to be a TV show. The cast list is looking exquisite!

I then finished Neverwhere. It was very different. As a main character, Richard Mayhew does not have the same sort of dirty gravitas that Shadow does.

Next on my list is Anansi Boys.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 18 August 2016, 10:51

Reading Dabiq 15 right now (the magazine of ISIS). The quality of the production is superb. That's very unsettling.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby The Bastard Bourbon » 19 August 2016, 04:27

poolerboy0077 wrote:Reading Dabiq 15 right now (the magazine of ISIS). The quality of the production is superb. That's very unsettling.

I see the funding from the illicit sale of Syrian oil is being put to good use.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby xyz72 » 19 August 2016, 06:19

War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War

I've been spending far too long on this. Roughly 40% in after over a week. It's a fantastic exploration of the different ways the US dealt with Germany and Japan in WW2 though, simulatenously treating one of them as an inferior race and the other as a good people with a crazy leadership.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Brenden » 22 August 2016, 22:23

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was a thoroughly underwhelming read, though I could imagine a performance potentially being an enjoyable spectacle. It came across like a fanfic.
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What's the last book you read?

Unread postby _Isaac_ » 16 December 2016, 21:33

I just finished reading the memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon, a courtier from the reign of Louis XIV & XV. What did you last read? What are you reading now?
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Re: What's the last book you read?

Unread postby TheDude01 » 16 December 2016, 21:35

Hard Choices- Hillary Clinton :3
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Re: What's the last book you read?

Unread postby Lucas » 16 December 2016, 22:09

Just finished The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene, one of my favorite authors. I'm now reading Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche.

_Isaac_ wrote:I just finished reading the memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon, a courtier from the reign of Louis XIV & XV. What did you last read? What are you reading now?


Nice! I'd be especially interested in his insight into Louis XIV.
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