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What Are You Reading?

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  • Currently making my way through a heap load of Warhammer 40k books, spent 200 euro I'd say in the last two weeks in gamesworkshop on books alone. Just finished Titanius the other day and finished Galaxy in Flames book on the train over the weekend. I've about 12 more books to go through, 6 or so of the books are in Omnibus form. Its gotten to the point when looking for new books just saying to myself "Read that, read that, read that, read that..".

    Overall I've 20+ Warhammer 40k books.




  • Nothing, asked for Dune for Xmas, so that'll be the next thing I read. Never really read much Sci Fi before, so thought I'd try something different.

    Last book I read was Life of Pi, which was quite excellent, and before that Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which I was felt slightly underwhelmed by.




  • Yeah Life of Pi's a fantastic book!

    A week or two ago I reread Porno and The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs by Irvine Welsh- excellent books, the thick Scottish brogue is so much fun to read!




  • I'm reading a lot atm, some for college, some for the craic.

    On The Road-Jack Kerouac: A truly epic tale of hitchhiking, jazz and hookers all across 50s USA

    Now That's What I Call Jargon-John Murray: RTE broadcaster John Murray pointing how we use absurd jargon in everyday life, and how it has been adopted by those in power and business.

    Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?-Philip K. Dick: Some nice Science-Fiction escapism. It's the book that inspired "Blade Runner", but is a lot more humourous and fun




  • I am rwading catch 22.I am finding it har to get into it though.


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  • Reading List for the holidays:

    His Dark Materials trilogy
    Dubliners & Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    An tOileánach


    Will add more to this list tomorrow. I've a lot of catching up to do!




  • I have a strong tendency to read half book and forget about it. Currently lying half-read around my house are Bram Stoker's Dracula, Dante's Inferno and Upton Sinclair's Oil!. I rarely find time to read these days because I figure if I have time to read, why not make it a textbook and ease the study load. Still, I am determined to finish Oil! over the Xmas hols and get started on Les Miserables next year.




  • rhapsody! wrote: »
    Would you be referring to fantasy novels? xD

    No I mean like, children's books, as opposed to the complicated stuff I usually read. (Only because I like to feel important/ intelligent/ pretentious)

    I read Life of Pi recently actually! Borrowed it off a friend.. I really must give it back. As I know he's on boards and possibly stalking me- sorry about the delay! :P
    I only had to read it because I'm a Pi Enthusiast. Seriously, people like me do exist.




  • I am rwading catch 22.I am finding it har to get into it though.

    Be very patient. I hated it up until maybe half way through when I started to get it.

    Look up sparknotes or something, they've some good summaries. It's a fairly tough book to bother with, because it's deliberately obscure, but I enjoyed it in the end. ^^




  • An Fhile wrote: »
    Reading List for the holidays:

    His Dark Materials trilogy
    Dubliners & Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    An tOileánach


    Will add more to this list tomorrow. I've a lot of catching up to do!

    I have His Dark Materials. My opinion? I tried reading it, couldn't get into it at all. There';s a huge hype over it but I just couldn't get into it, and this is someone who has read so many fantasy books that it's impossible to remember them all...

    Has anyone read anything Jonathan Stroud?

    Authors I have to recommend:
    . Michelle Paver - Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. Very good books based BC about clans and ancient gods and everything like that. Exceptional reads.
    . Jostein Gaarder who wrote Sophie's World - an amazing book if you're into philosophy like myself.
    . Jonathan Stroud wrote The Bartimaeus Trilogy. I have yet to finish The Golem's Eye and Ptolemy's Gate though.
    . Ian Irvine - wrote The Well of Echoes, which is a set of books. I've read book one (Geomancer) and am currently reading Tetrarch (book two). Amazingly unique, also with reference to mythology imo. But still awesome.
    . Adele Geras wrote Apricots at Midnight. When I was young my sister got it for me and read it to me, and it's a really amazing book, even now. It's an amazing book. Don't laugh at me. xD

    There are so many others, when I think of them I'll reply again :)


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  • Currently over half way through the third volume of the Feynman Lectures on Physics. It's taken me nearly 6 months to read the previous two, so there'll be quite a bit of satisfaction to finish it. Next thing I'll be reading is Hamlet's Mill by Giorgio De Santillana and Hertha Von Dechend, extremely interesting book on the origins of myths and how they might be linked to ancient events.




  • I'm reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! Such a great book. I think I'll read the whole series again. If only i could find the first two books. :(




  • that's the best one^

    you can't find the first two?! like the ones you own, or you can't find them in shops. now that i think about it, it's not likely you were talking about the former.

    and this time last year, i got well stuck into the his dark materials books... not so keen on the last one, but hte first two are excellent, found them really easy to get into.

    actually, the first one forced me to impose a rule on myself that i wasnt allowed bring books to work, cos i just got so lost in them and stopped working to read it.




  • <<<< Doesn't read,other than magazines...




  • for abotu a year now, on and off, i've been reading Lady Gregory's collection of Irish Mythology. absolutely loving it, and getting closer to the end, but need to be in a certain frame of mind to read it, it's quite heavy going, i find.

    oh i have that
    found it horrifically boring.
    its like reading a maths text book,i prefer storys that engulf you.




  • the style of writing is a bit challenging alright, and the first few chapters didnt really engage me for a good bit, but by the time i'd started on the finn mac cumhail stuff, i was absolutely hooked. on cuchulainn now,a nd love love love it... actually, gonna have to pick that up again soon.




  • Armageddon by Max Hastings. All about the final year of WW2., although something about the book doesn't get me in the mood for Christmas, so also reading Bad Boys of Football at the moment aswell.




  • that's the best one^

    you can't find the first two?! like the ones you own, or you can't find them in shops. now that i think about it, it's not likely you were talking about the former.

    and this time last year, i got well stuck into the his dark materials books... not so keen on the last one, but hte first two are excellent, found them really easy to get into.

    actually, the first one forced me to impose a rule on myself that i wasnt allowed bring books to work, cos i just got so lost in them and stopped working to read it.

    I'm sure the first two are somewhere in my house. I'm just not entirely sure where... I think my sister may have nicked them!

    I know I've read His Dark Materials and I'm pretty sure I enjoyed them at the time but I can't remember anything about them at all. So weird...




  • Just finished The Fellowship of the Ring and A Clockwork Orange. Both were fantastic. Reading The Two Towers at the moment. What to read after LOTR I dunno though. There's a thread in the Leaving Cert forum with some really cool sounding books, so I think I'll take some of those. Also ones from here, Dante's Inferno, the Life of Pi. I'm sure there a hundred million others.

    Edit: The Iliad and The Oddyssey. I prolly won't finish them, but I wanna try at least.




  • A Clockwork Orange
    Phwoooooooooooooooar
    Book and a half right there.
    I always thought His Dark Materials was a bit mehhh personally.


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  • I always thought His Dark Materials was a bit mehhh personally.

    Yay someone agrees :D

    Btw whoever read Life of Pi, what exactly is it? I've seen it on the shelf somewhere and not sure whether it's the type of book I'd read.




  • It starts off with various musings on philosophy and religion until SUDDENLY STRANDED IN THE OCEAN WITH A TIGER! And then most of the rest of the book is about the boy in the boat with the tiger and him surviving.


    It's very good :)




  • Cool sounds confusing and twisted.
    I like the sound of it :P
    *grabs from shelf*




  • Jack Kerouac-On the road.. I got through the first 10 pages and now I'm too lazy to continue.. But I promised myself I would finish it till the new year's eve.




  • Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs.




  • I'm just finished Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, thought it was brilliant! I'm starting The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Kafka now.




  • I've just finished Neuromancer and Count Zero by William Gibson
    excellent cyberpunk...he even predicts some slag that we use on the net nowadays

    Tomorrow I start House of Chains by Steven Erikson (The Malazan Book of the Fallen)
    Awaiting moar Neil Gaiman as soon as possible



    Blue, who should be sleeping




  • victoriaa wrote: »
    Jack Kerouac-On the road.. I got through the first 10 pages and now I'm too lazy to continue.. But I promised myself I would finish it till the new year's eve.
    Give it time. I know its a bit slow and long-winded, but it really grew on me. After a while I just couldn't put it down.
    banjopaul wrote: »
    I'm starting The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Kafka now.
    Brilliant, that Kafka lad.




  • Currently reading "Chaos" by James Gleick.
    It's about Chaos Theory, which is a very interesting subject.


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  • I'll be starting Angela's Ashes in a few days time, got through the first 3 chapters of Northern Lights very quickly last night.


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