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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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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby gameboy1091 » 4 March 2022, 09:31

The Vanishing Half.

It’s a story about twins. The one twin has a daughter who dates a trans person.
I’m only a third of the way through it but so far it is really good.

Some of my favorite books:
The Giver, Giovanni’s Room, Naked, Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby rogonandi » 4 March 2022, 09:48

I was reading an article on the Huffington Post about why there is very little successful conservative comedy. It’s apparently because it’s hard to make fun of people who aren’t as well off as you and not come off as an asshole. Imagine that. ;)
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Keepit_smooth » 9 March 2022, 02:49

Right now I’m in a huge lack of love phase that I tried to replace with some gay romance novels. The Jock by Tal Bauer has definitely filled me up with some good “sugar-sweet” moments. I recommend it to everyone who is into gay love stories. It is an incredibly sweet romance, but also a novel about the world of football and its own vision regarding homosexuality. The story is about Wes and Justin. The first is a college football star and the second is an open gay guy. The two meet each other for the first time in Paris for a summer school trip and they fall in love. But when they return home, Wes has to face the pressures of being a football star and so in order to proceed with his career he decides to break up with Justin. But destiny wants they find each other at the same college and living in the same neighborhood. Then I’m not gonna say no more, just in case someone is curious and wants to read the book.
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Also at the moment I’ve been reading the entire “Summer Like” series written by Jay Bell. That sure is another great series of gay romance. So far I read the first two books of the series, “Something Like Summer”, “Something Like Winter” and the last chapter, “Something Like Forever”. All three books follow the stories of Ben Bentley, who is an open gay boy and Tim Wyman, who is a school jock that falls in love with Ben. The series shows Ben and Tim’s life through the years, revealing their love story and the years spent apart from each other. Very, very sweet and romantic. It made my heart throb to every page. Also the author wrote the same story as a graphic novel and I’ve been reading that too. I love to see the characters of the book taking real form and shape and seeing what their story looks like with images. Here’s I attached one of the images of the graphic novel.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 18 March 2022, 18:36

Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay on friendship, entitled Friendship. Yesterday I read a chapter from Emerson's book, The Conduct of Life.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 31 March 2022, 03:36

Brenden wrote: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.


Did you ever finish it? And by 'it' I take it you'll know what I mean, unless you know me far less than I'd think likely.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Brenden » 31 March 2022, 08:57

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Brenden wrote:Occasionally I've also been listening to The Silmarillion.

Did you ever finish it? And by 'it' I take it you'll know what I mean, unless you know me far less than I'd think likely.

No, I got lost a bit and don't know where to go back to. With fiction I feel like I really need to actively listen, as opposed to nonfiction where the information seems to just soak into my passive brain.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby Brenden » 31 March 2022, 09:00

I've just finished The Obesity Code by Dr Jason Fung, and now I'm beginning The Cancer Code.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 31 March 2022, 09:00

Brenden wrote:
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Brenden wrote:Occasionally I've also been listening to The Silmarillion.

Did you ever finish it? And by 'it' I take it you'll know what I mean, unless you know me far less than I'd think likely.

No, I got lost a bit and don't know where to go back to. With fiction I feel like I really need to actively listen, as opposed to nonfiction where the information seems to just soak into my passive brain.


That's when you start all over! It's difficult enough material that I'd recommend anyone who's reading for the first time read it two or three times anyway. Otherwise I don't know how one could really appreciate it, or completely understand what's going on.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 6 June 2022, 04:23

Well yesterday I read Robert Bolt's play, A Man for All Seasons, as it was assigned for one of my courses. I liked it quite a bit more than I was expecting I would. When I sat down to start it my aim was just to read the first act, since I didn't need to look at the rest for about week; but to my shock and delight, I found it sufficiently pleasing and stimulating that I eventually lost myself in it, so that I ended up reading the whole thing straight through.
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