What are you reading right now?

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby avalonsguard » 11 February 2014, 22:16

The Walking Dead Compendium #2 :) it's so good, I'm almost through it - anyone else a fan?
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Lucas » 12 February 2014, 00:25

Einstein's Space & Van Gogh's Sky
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby calandal » 12 February 2014, 02:34

Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers. Finally. I've heard and read so much about this book that there isn't really much new information, but I like his writing style enough to finish it.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby CrownedClown » 12 February 2014, 03:53

Girl interrupted. I loved the movie, so I decided to read the book. It's quite different, but not at all unenjoyable thus far.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Welp » 12 February 2014, 05:53

c1ask0 wrote:Welp, that sounds like such an odd storyline. I don't often read books that are not well-known because I never know what to pick, but I might give that one a try.

Yeah, just finished it. I enjoyed it quite much, I recommend it, but it's certainly a bit out there. :D
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby 5fragments » 12 February 2014, 07:26

I'm actually currently not reading any books at the moment; which reminds me, that maybe I should! I won't post a picture, I'm so sorry about that; I'm on my phone, and it's kind of hard to do so. Anyways, I will post 3 books that I have read, of which I found amazing!

1) Ender's Game: Sci-Fi book, I read it back in High School, it was reccomended to me by a friend of mines, and I remember loving it! It grasps your attention, if you are the type of person that questions a lot, sort of like a strong thinker.
2) Twilight: (1st of the saga) I remember reading it, and falling in love with the characters, especially Edward! Vampire novel.
3) 13 reasons why: Plain and simple; one of those books that make you feel a bunch of emotions, and has you questioning page by page.

Hope my post helped! :D
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 12 February 2014, 07:36

"Much ado about nothing much" by Peter Beech from The Guardian. A piece on why Shakespeare is over-rated.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... mentpage=1
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Sullivan » 12 February 2014, 13:02

poolerboy0077 wrote:"Much ado about nothing much" by Peter Beech from The Guardian. A piece on why Shakespeare is over-rated.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... mentpage=1

For both his sake and our own, I'm happy that man didn't pursue an MA in history. He'd have found so much in that subject—virtually regardless of the time or place studied—not in alignment with his own modern, moral standards and Marxist tripe he'd have suffered a complete mental breakdown long ago.

And what would our world be like now without his riveting exposé boldly condemning the apparent backwardness of a man who lived 500 years before us?
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Iago » 13 February 2014, 01:13

You might go a bit further and wonder why it's morally permissible to enjoy tragedy in the first place. None of us would enjoy being in those circumstances, so how is it that we can take pleasure from imagining other people in them? The same goes for comedy: a lot of jokes (such as in slapstick) that make us laugh would instead make us feel pity if we saw them in person.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Mod » 13 February 2014, 01:33

Still plowing through The Luminaries. Rather enjoying how the characters interact through zodiac interaction. She's also changing the fidelity of her tale based on the movement if the sun.
As the book goes on the chapters grow shorter and we come to know our characters less with each page.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Stormwatcher » 17 February 2014, 04:04

calandal wrote:Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers. Finally. I've heard and read so much about this book that there isn't really much new information, but I like his writing style enough to finish it.

It's a fun read, but I remember feeling similarly. I've actually been meaning to get David and Goliath for a while, but haven't done so yet.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Joe » 26 February 2014, 15:04

Memoirs of a Geisha, for the millionth time.

One of my three favourite books.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Mod » 6 March 2014, 10:30

I'm reading Count Zero by William Gibson. It's not quite Neuromancer but it's great all the same.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Welp » 7 March 2014, 04:59

Ubik by Phillip K. Dick

Pretty good so far. It's dark, it's strange it's just smashing.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Mod » 26 March 2014, 05:23

I haven't read any of these but this list sounds promising.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Descuff » 26 March 2014, 15:33

I am Legend. It's interesting thus far.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Nam » 28 March 2014, 11:23

I am reading journals for my dissertation... "Patterns of drinking in the UK armed forces"...riveting stuff. Basically our soldiers can drink the Americans under the table.. hoo-raah
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Iago » 10 April 2014, 03:40

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Derek » 10 April 2014, 04:00

Iago wrote:No, not really.

God, you scared me.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Mod » 10 April 2014, 05:40

Derek wrote:
Iago wrote:No, not really.

God, you scared me.

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