What are you reading atm?

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Nov 27, 2009

What are you reading atm? by Opium at 1:48 AM (2,031 Views / 0 Likes) 19 replies

  1. Opium
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    I'm about halfway through 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak. It's a fictional story about a little girl adopted by a family in Germany during Hitler's rise and World War 2. What's intriguing about the book is that it is narrated by Death, so you see everything from his point of view. It's quite imaginative but it's dragging a little in the middle, I hope it picks up pace towards the end.

    So what is everyone else reading?
     
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    Well I just finished The Stand (Full un-cut version, 1100-some pages) by Stephan King on Tuesday.. I've been reading it since mid July, but I took a break for 3 months due to school work. [​IMG]

    Right now, I'm reading 'My Lobotomy,' which is about some guy who got lobotomized (gasp?) and is basically writing his biography.
     
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    Catcher in the Rye. Honestly it's a terrible book. Holden Caulfied is the biggest asshole I've ever encountered. All he does is complain about his good life and constantly bitch and moan and try to act like a cool kid. Sad thing is, his physical description matches me almost word for word. 6'2", white hairs, etc. That's me.

    The last book I read for myself (sinec Catcher is required school reading) is I Am America (And So Can You!). That book is hilarious.
     
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    Currently reading the Odyssey for english. I haven't read any books myself in awhile, only books for english. Fahreheit 451 was the last book I read for english, and I think the last pendragon was the last one I read on my own.
     
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    I am reading the Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks right now.
     
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    I was reading Don Quixote by Cervantes until school work caught up and I lost the chance to lesiurely read. I was surprised by how accessible this book was despite it's age. I've found that most literary 'classics' are hopelessly inaccessible to anyone who is not interested in books from an academic perspective and thus tend to feel more like work than pleasure. This was a book that genuinely made me laugh and it was pretty solid up to the point I was forced to stopped. I think I'm going to do some more reading tonight.

    Next book on my list:
    Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson - Recommended to me by a friend.
     
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    Rereading WYRM (by Mark Fabi). I love this book, campy cybershit story by some author I don't really know who the fuck is. But it's awesome.
     
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    I'm reading a Book on Cognative Behavorial Therapy and general mindfulness and meditation.
     
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    thanks for the heads up, just started reading it and it's pretty good [​IMG]
     
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    I have to read "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston for my literature class. I can't understand one lick of it :'(
     
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    I was just flipping through a Popular Science magazine, pretty interesting material going on in this issue (most recent one).
     
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    In the middle of the new Wheel of Time book (#12) formerly by the lateRobert Jordan and currently by Brandon Sanderson. It's called The Gathering Storm.
     
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    The Lost Symbol right now too. Very good book. I think it's his best. I liked Angels and Demons but it was still too faith wavering being a Christian.
    Also reading The Secrets of the Code by Dan Burnstein. Nice book. Explains a lot about The Da Vinci Code.
    Also, PharaohsVizier, The Secrets of the Code has a ton references fitting your request. As in there are a ton of books I have never heard of in my life there.
     
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    i'm reading lost symbol too.i think i'll check secret of the code next
     
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    Temple of the Winds - Terry Goodkind so far a decent book.
     
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    And Another Thing...

    The sixth book of the Hitchhiker trilogy. It's good.
     
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    New Moon [​IMG]

    Actually, I'm reading: NOTHING [​IMG]
     
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    Currently rereading the Temeraire series [​IMG]
    Dragons + Napoleonic Wars =
     
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    I'm rereading my Robert Rankin collection (Snuff Fiction at the moment). It's probably about time I got some new books.
     
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    Nah, i don't like reading books [​IMG]
     

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