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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby ThatNomad » 15 December 2021, 00:02

René wrote:
ThatNomad wrote:Just finished Dune Messiah, now moving into Children of Dune

Nice! I read those a few years ago (listened to them on Audible to be more precise), and then God Emperor of Dune and Heretics of Dune. Now taking a break, reading some non-fiction before continuing the series. :)


I honestly gave up on them while in the midst of God Emperor. I didn't like the idea of supporting someone who was homophobic towards his own child and then let it influence the fiction he was writing. It didn't sit well with me at all.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby BraxtonBoiToi » 16 December 2021, 02:23

Reading through the Sword of Truth series again. I love Terry Goodkind's writing. His books are about the only books I ever read.

R.I.P. Terry
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby ThatNomad » 16 December 2021, 02:29

BraxtonBoiToi wrote:Reading through the Sword of Truth series again. I love Terry Goodkind's writing. His books are about the only books I ever read.

R.I.P. Terry


I've heard of them, but not read them. My fav fantasy series is Wheel of Time. I need to go back and reread it again. It's been a few months since I finished it lol.

Just finished Altered Carbon last night. Currently reading It, by King. Always loved this story. Also reading a book called Bewilderment by Richard Powers. I honestly have no idea what it's actually about. Got it from the library. Love his writing style, and so far it's been pretty entertaining.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Cymro93 » 30 December 2021, 06:47

I have Altered Carbon to read. It looks great. Really need a cool new sci fi book.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby emmatil » 13 January 2022, 19:17

Anthem, by Noah Hawley
In Anthem, it's the apocalypse, and no one but teens can see the higher perspective. This epic artistic spine chiller is set in an imminent future, where the country is miserably separated, the political framework is broken, and the environment is barreling toward unalterable calamity. (Recognizable, right?) Crippled with nervousness about the saddened world they remain to acquire, high schoolers react with an upsetting dissent development: mass self destruction, "a demonstration of aggregate acquiescence." Three impossible youthful legends oppose the development and excursion into the American West, where rapidly spreading fires rage through the redwoods and local psychological oppressors stir up deadly brutality. :)
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby PopTart » 13 January 2022, 20:48

The latest Brandon Sanderson book, Rythm of war. I know Sanderson again, but truth is, I haven't read fiction in well over a year. I've read alot of factual or informative books but not had time, or made time for any fiction.

And boy did I need this. I've been feeling dissatisfied with tv/movies and gaming hasn't scratched that solo entertainment itch for a while.

After finishing the first chapter, I felt this pressure lifting as I remembered how great it feels to be excited to read the next chapter, to lay on my bed and think... just another half hour, while furtively glancing at the clock, knowing that I have work in the morning.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Brenden » 13 January 2022, 23:07

The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World by Iain McGilchrist is what I've been reading most often recently; it's a fascinating analysis of Western philosophy and history in the context of a convincing hypothesis about the lateralisation of the brain.

I've also been trudging through Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy, the latter half of Francis Fukuyama's Political Order series.

Occasionally I've also been listening to The Silmarillion.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 14 January 2022, 12:54

Over the past few days I’ve been rereading The Fall of Gondolin with the notes by Christopher Tolkien.
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