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Liam 05-16-2010 03:30 PM

What are you reading currently?
 
I'm reading a book by Eckhart Tolle called The Power of Now. It's about harnessing the power of the present and forgetting about past and future. I've got a few more personal growth books lined up, and after that I'm going to read all of the original Dexter books :O

CO3 05-16-2010 06:02 PM

Re-reading The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass. I've got some non-fiction books that I'm planning on reading once I've gone through the DT series again. I'm thinking about World War II era stuff, biographies, stuff like that.

Kate 05-16-2010 06:27 PM

I'm about half way through Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk.. ehh.. not really impressed so far. I expected better by the way everyone goes on about him.

Eniisa 05-18-2010 08:00 AM

I've been re-reading The Hobbit to refresh my memory a little before the movie comes out later this year. It'll be definitely interesting to see 12 dwarves on the big screen, haha.

Jakub 05-25-2010 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Liam
I'm reading a book by Eckhart Tolle called The Power of Now. It's about harnessing the power of the present and forgetting about past and future. I've got a few more personal growth books lined up, and after that I'm going to read all of the original Dexter books :O

I've read that gave up about 3/4's through cause it became redundant.

Look into Remember Be Here Now, and also something that gave a nice spin on why we're here Seth Speaks.

Liam 05-26-2010 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Jakub
I've read that gave up about 3/4's through cause it became redundant.

Look into Remember Be Here Now, and also something that gave a nice spin on why we're here Seth Speaks.



oh man you've just completely described where I'm at. Also the end gets a bit silly.. I'm determined to stick it out though, I've just got to sit down and finish it. I'll look into that other title

tassietmaniac 06-17-2010 08:49 AM

Sandman by Neil Gaiman atm

Gearbox 06-27-2010 05:17 AM

Some random Starcraft-related novel
Also, The Alphabet of Manliness

Dragoon 07-01-2010 01:50 PM

Just finished the 7th book of the Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson. While waiting for some money so I can buy the next book, I've read Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card, and I'm now about half way through The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks.

Dragoon 07-10-2010 02:47 AM

Finished The Way of Shadows. It was good, but could have been better. The world building seemed lacking.

Quality picked up as it went, though, so I've got high hopes for the next 2 books in the trilogy.

breakfast 07-11-2010 08:30 PM

just read "shit my dad says" by justin halpern

Dragoon 09-02-2010 07:19 PM

Reading Shadow & Claw (The Shadow of the Torturer and The Claw of the Conciliator, the first two of four volumes of The Book of the New Sun) by Gene Wolfe.

Dragoon 11-28-2010 08:17 PM

Read the first two books of the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson, then Towers of Midnight by Brandon Sanderson/Robert Jordan (13th Wheel of Time book), and then finished the last Mistborn book. Pretty good. Going to get Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson next, I think.

Also read the 4th book of the Nightrunner series by Lynn Flewelling. Not excellent, but still entertaining enough that I'll probably get the 5th book after Way of Kings.

Haven't read them yet, but I bought The Darkness that Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker (first book of the Prince of Nothing series) and Shadowmarch by Tad Williams (first book of the Shadowmarch quadrology). I can't recall what I read about them, but they've been sitting in my Amazon wishlist for months and I noticed there were some cheap used copies available with free Prime shipping.

Biddykins 11-29-2010 10:48 AM

Almost finished The Book of Lost Things. Amazing book so far.

chipsaunders34 08-26-2011 12:57 PM

I'm about three quarters of the way through Mark Twain's, "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc."

Wonderful, wonderful book. Probably his best effort and he would agree with you.

"I like Joan of Arc best of all my books; and it is the best; I know it perfectly well. And besides, it furnished me seven times the pleasure afforded me by any of the others; twelve years of preparation, and two years of writing. The others needed no preparation and got none." --Mark Twain

TajWolfe 01-24-2012 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Biddykins
Almost finished The Book of Lost Things. Amazing book so far.

wow!!! dude you done it, i can't finished yet... :(

Ceci 02-05-2012 07:50 PM

beyond good and evil, nietzsche, ive got a third of the way in like 3 times since i've had it so im determined to actually read it all in one go ha. i find it really hard to get through a book..

Dragoon 02-06-2012 09:48 PM

Read A Dance with Dragons a few months back, it was good. Nice to finally see what's going on with the characters that got cut from the previous book. More Arya chapters would have been nice, and that one cliffhanger is going to bug the shit out of me until it's resolved in the next book. If you've read it, you know the one.

Also read The Magicians. It was good, and a surprisingly interesting take on a number of classic themes (most notably those of Harry Potter and Narnia). Going to start on the sequel soon.

Also need to read October Sky and Johnny Got His Gun for the post-reconstruction US history class I'm taking this semester.

Dragoon 05-09-2012 07:36 PM

Finished The Magician King, it was pretty good. Looking forward to the sequel (apparently the series is intended to be a trilogy). The Empire Strikes Back-esque downer ending was a nice touch.

Johnny Got His Gun was super depressing, but not a bad read (the author's refused to use commas though, no idea why.) It's the book on which Metallica's One was based.

October Sky was a much less depressing read, and actually pretty interesting.

Reading my way through Game Engine Architecture now. Gives a general overview of the components that make up a game engine, focusing mostly on breadth with some depth in certain areas, as well as primers on things like the mathematics involved (lots of matrices), the tools involved (Visual Studio, etc), the structure of a game development team, etc. Pretty excellent read for anyone interested in the industry.

.. 05-15-2012 08:00 PM

Reading A Feast For Crows now, anyone else besides Dragoon read the Ice and Fire novels? Good books, but I wish he would stick with some of the characters instead of bouncing around so much... I guess it just ads depth but I want more Bran.

Dragoon 11-20-2012 01:28 PM

Reading Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson, because it's been far too long since I read any sci-fi. I'm not very far in yet, but it's pretty good so far.

SnoringFrog 04-14-2013 04:50 PM

I just finished up How To Break A Terrorist by Matthew Alexander, which dealt with various non-violent and generally non-threatening methods of interrogation and how they were used to track down terrorists in Iraq. I stumbled upon the book at Goodwill and thought it sounded interesting, which it was. I'm not sure where/when else those interrogation methods have been used, but they seemed surprisingly effective. It was definitely a intriguing read that I'm glad I stumbled across.

Now I'm reading Joseph McCormick and Susan Fisher-Hoch's Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC. Thusfar, it's been focused on McCormick's experience with Ebola and Lassa in Africa, and has been pretty interesting. It's been a while since I've read about virology/epidemiology, which has always been a light interest of mine, so I've enjoyed getting back to it.


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