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Posted: 10th October 2005 14:34

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I'm surprised that we haven't had a thread like this.

Sort of like the "what games are you playing?" thread, but with books. What are you reading right now, or plan to start in the near future?

I'm reading "Eragon" by Christopher Paolini. I'm near the end of it, and like it at the moment, but I found it had a slow, dull beginning. I didn't like the characters, there were a lot of cliches, etc. This is the first book of the trilogy, and I'm thinking of getting the next, called "Eldest."

For when I'm done with that, I have "Son of a Witch" by Gregory Maguire. This is the sequel to "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West", which is now also a popular musical. I couldn't put "Wicked" down, I hope SoaW is just as good.

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Posted: 10th October 2005 14:44
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I just finished "Eldest" by Christopher Paolini, a whole bunch of Star Wars novels, and the first three Artemis Fowl books. I no longer own a single book that I haven't read. I think I'm going to start over with the Miles Vorkosigan books by Lois McMaster Bujold soon, or, possibly, reread "A Room with a View" by E.M. Forrester.

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Posted: 10th October 2005 14:56

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I just finished Photo Art by Tory Worobiec and Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. I'm about to start on The Joy of Digital Photography by Jeff Wignall this week, and while I was home this past weekend I did a bit of rereading of Hitchhiker's just for the fun of it.

Elena, I'm planning on reading Wicked sometime soon myself. I might try to see the musical here in Chicago, too, because I'm guessing it'll be a bit cheaper than seeing it back home in NYC. But I bet not cheap enough. smile.gif

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Posted: 10th October 2005 14:57

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I have just finished reading Thud! which is one of the best books I have read. It's Terry Pratchett's latest Discworld novel. I love Discworld, I finished this in a few days and I recommend everyone to try it. It has some great humour, important messages and as usual for Terry pratchett, the characters and stories are brilliant. smile.gif

I am currently reading The Winter King, which is also very good. This is written by Bernard Cornwell. It has characters such as Merlin and so forth but they are combined with historical accuracy making it all the more interesting. thumbup.gif

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Posted: 10th October 2005 15:32

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Currently reading: Catcher in the Rye

This is for school and I absolutely HATE it. I don’t want to read a book about a guy bitchin about his problems to us.


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Posted: 10th October 2005 16:09

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Well, I really liked Catcher in the Rye, even if the book is admittedly just Holden Caulfield bitching. Any teenager with some amount of angst (which is all teenagers) can identify with at least one small part of it.

Right now I'm rereading A Storm of Swords for the first time, it's the third book in the excellent, excellent fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, and I'm prepping for getting the fourth book that comes out pretty soon (if it already hasn't come out - I haven't been bookshopping in a long while so I'm not sure).

Next on the list is Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card. I don't have it yet, but it's the fourth book in Bean's Shadow parallel to the Ender's Game series and I'll head over to Barnes and Noble sometime in the next few months to pick it up once I finish A Storm of Swords.

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Posted: 10th October 2005 16:10

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I'm reading book 4 of "The Wheel of Time" seris. It's a great seris, but it's loooong. I'm talking 15 books each one 1100+ pages.

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Posted: 10th October 2005 16:25

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I happened to enjoy "Catcher" very much.

Currently, I am reading The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata. It's an excellent book and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good book

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Posted: 10th October 2005 16:29
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I'm prolly gonna start up on Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy again. Read 'em all in high school, and just got hold of the dvd and some events have me all mixed up. Figure it's time I got it all straightened out.

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Posted: 10th October 2005 16:52

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Lasz- November. I can't wait either; it's been far too long since Storm of Swords came out.


Currently I'm bumming my way through Dante's "Divine Comedy," Machiavelli's
"The Prince," and Anthony Burgess' "Clockwork Orange." The proper version with 21 chapters.

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Posted: 10th October 2005 16:53

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By that, I don't think you mean "re-reading" but I'll say it anyway.
Re-Reading Heir to the Empire and its sequels by Timothy Zahn, as well as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (you have to read that twice tongue.gif ) and Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.
What I'm reading reading is Rakkety Tam by Brian Jacques-a Redwall book-and Dante's The Inferno. Nothing else I'm seriously reading.


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Posted: 10th October 2005 17:09

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Clive Barker's Weaveworld. So far, I'm enthralled with it.

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Posted: 10th October 2005 17:35

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Well, I was reading "So Along And Thanks For All The Fish" last from my Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy.

In other books: "Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh"

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Posted: 10th October 2005 17:50

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I actually really enjoyed Catcher In The Rye when I read it in Highschool. So much so, that I stole a copy from the school library and re-read it an extra three or four times over the course of that year.

At the moment, I'm reading "The Crow: Wicked Games". It's part of some massive series of seperate stories involving people recieving the "Crow"'s powers for vengeance and justice. So far, I've been addicted to the series, I especially like it because there's no one author writing the stories, it's a huge collaberation for each book.

Once I'm done that, I'm probably going to see if the next in the series is out yet, if not, I'm not quite sure what I'll pick up, but I have a strong urge to re-read Chuck Palahniuk's "Survivor", a truly brilliant story.

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Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder. It's a book on philosophy. It's complicated and i keep on getting lost. I haven't really got into it recently though, just read a couple of pages every day.

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Posted: 10th October 2005 19:54

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Just recently, I finished Fight Club and Survivor (Chuck Palahniuk), and Something Wicked this way Comes. ATM I'm reading anything with the Dragonlance symbol on it, as well as the first Dragonlance series by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (dragons of autumn twilight/winter night/spring dawning) (again, I've read it at least 6 times). If you can't tell, they are my favorite authors and its my favorite series

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Posted: 10th October 2005 20:06

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I'm near the ending of Swan Song by Robert McCammon, I gotta say it's one extremely good read. It has a kind of similar plot to Steven King's The Stand, but I figure he did a better job with it.

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Posted: 10th October 2005 20:11

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Quote (Elena99 @ 10th October 2005 09:34)
. This is the sequel to "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West",

Coincidentally, that's the book I'm working on right now. I really like it so far, but have been so bogged down with teaching I haven't had much time for it. Hopefully I get back into it soon. I want to get tickets for the musical, but haven't had a chance yet.

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Posted: 10th October 2005 20:20

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I am currently reading "Hidden Evidence:Forty true crimes and how forensic science help solve them".It is interesting to learn about forensic science,it even has the O.J. case in a more detailed form.Although it is quite short for forty crimes in a single book (240 pages),nevertheless,it is still a very good book happy.gif .

It may not be a book but I am also reading Garfield comics,the Fat Cat 3-Packs(Sixth,Seventh,and Ninth).I used to read "The Farside Gallery" but unfortunately I lost it sad.gif .

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Posted: 10th October 2005 22:41

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I'm glad someone finally started this thread. I was thinking of doing it for awhile but never got around to actually doing it. smile.gif

I like to be reading fiction and non-fiction at the same time, just so I can diversify. Right now, for non-fiction, I'm reading "The Hero With a Thousand Faces" by Joseph Campbell. For all you Star Wars fans out there, it's the book that inspired Lucas. It tries to explain the similarities in different mythologies and religions throughout history by linking them to desires of the human unconscious present in all human eras.

For fiction I'm reading "El Tunel" by Ernesto Sabato, an existentialist Argentine book. Really, it's because I'm out of practice with my Spanish, but the book is not that bad.
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Posted: 10th October 2005 22:45

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gosh, im reading so many books for school right now, its not even funny.....being a history major and all lol

"The Pity of It All" Amos Elon
"The Peasant War" Freidrich Engels
"The Alexiad" Anna Comnena
"Luther" Frederick Nohl
"Fourteen Byzantine Rulers" Michael Psellus

and the one i am actually reading for pleasure, "The Historian" Elizabeth Kostova

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Posted: 11th October 2005 03:07
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I am currently reading Beside the river Piedra I sat down and wept. I am almost done with it and next up I am planning to buy Angels and Demons.

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The last book I read was "The Da Vinci Code". Interesting read to say the least. I would still reccomend it despite its obvious half-truths and misinformation.

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Posted: 11th October 2005 14:46

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One of the things that I dislike about college is that it leaves me little time for reading for pleasure. However, when I can sneak in a few minutes, I'm reading Aristotle Detective by Margaret Doody.

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Athens, 332BC - an unhappy city under the rule of the Macedonian 'barbarian' Alexander the Great. In the midst of this unrest, Boutades, an eminent citizen, is found brutally murdered. Suspicion falls heavily on young Philemon, and, by Athenian law, his cousin Stephanos is elected to defend his name in court. In desperation, Stephanos seeks assistance from Aristotle, his former mentor - and Aristotle turns Detective. The young, inexperienced boy and the great philosopher form a classically uneven partnership. Their efforts culminate in the gripping trial scene when Stephanos uses all the powers of rhetoric and oratory instilled in him by Aristotle to clear his family's name of this bloody murder...


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Posted: 12th October 2005 00:29

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I'm reading anything with the Dragonlance symbol on it, as well as the first Dragonlance series by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (dragons of autumn twilight/winter night/spring dawning) (again, I've read it at least 6 times). If you can't tell, they are my favorite authors and its my favorite series


I prefer the Forgotten Realms. Although Dragonlance has its merits, it can't beat Forgotten Realms for divesity of stories.

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Posted: 12th October 2005 20:56

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I'm currently reading The Plague by Albert Camus on my own time, and reading a bunch of assorted poetry for my American Lit. course. My professor seems to have a thing for Theodore Roethke.

oh, and i haven't posted here in like 3 years. sup doods? thumbup.gif

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i am reading the lost tales of merlin; the seven songs of merlin book two of a seiries of three. i recomend reading this series.

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Posted: 15th October 2005 07:03

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I prefer the Forgotten Realms. Although Dragonlance has its merits, it can't beat Forgotten Realms for divesity of stories.

Hrm... I dunno about that, but then again we (me+family) don't even have half of the whole series of either one... I guess I make that judgement based on the fact I've read more Dragonlance than Forgotten Realms. (not being a dictator! don't hurt me!)
Though, I do believe that Drizz't Do'Urden (correct my spelling, haven't read it in awhile) is the best character between the two series. (total bad***)

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Posted: 15th October 2005 16:01

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Currently reading:

J.R.R. Tolkein's the Silmarillion
WarCraft: War of the Ancients Book One
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Hrm... I dunno about that, but then again we (me+family) don't even have half of the whole series of either one...  I guess I make that judgement based on the fact I've read more Dragonlance

I'll second that opinion. I loved Dragonlance growing up, especially the Weis & Hickman novels and Richard A. Knaak's "Legend of Huma." Dragonlance is a great series, especially for someone in their early-mid teens. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in fantasy (final or otherwise wink.gif).

Laszlow, how good is George R.R. Martin? I was hoping to jumpstart my old love of fantasy novels, and picked up his "Fevre Dream." I might make that the next fiction book I read, based on what you've said about A Song of Ice and Fire.
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