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what are you reading?

Postby user42 » Thu Jul 9, 20:03 2015

This is a perpetual topic. It won't ever be locked and you can reply to it even if it hasn't had replies in a while.

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Postby spacefem » Thu Jul 9, 20:06 2015

Oh thanks for starting this up, new robot. What a nice idea for an ongoing topic.

I just finished "True Grit" because I like reading classic novels during the summer. It's about a very frank 14 year old girl who runs off to shoot criminals in the 1870s and it's awesome.
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Postby rowan » Fri Jul 10, 17:15 2015

I'm reading Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, which is fiction and magic in the late 1800s, and Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon which is pretty eye-opening. There's a movie I guess but everyone I discuss with says you really need the book.
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Postby Gnarlbanya » Fri Jul 10, 22:11 2015

spacefem wrote:I just finished "True Grit" because I like reading classic novels during the summer. It's about a very frank 14 year old girl who runs off to shoot criminals in the 1870s and it's awesome.


I had no idea True Grit was a novel, although I do know both film versions. It sounds awesome, will have to get hold of it.

I am reading 'I am Malala' at the moment. I don't usually read much non-fiction, but it's really interesting so far.

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Postby Nachos » Sun Jul 12, 4:59 2015

I am reading Galactic North by Alastair Reynolds. I've finished the rest of his Revelation Space series and these are short stories that fit in nicely. I love it!
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Postby Enigma » Mon Jul 13, 15:35 2015

I'm currently reading Cub which was recommended to me by my library. But its kinda bad. I've read better written fanfic and it's kinda porny which makes reading it on the train awkward. I might give up on it. Before that I read Kate Mulgrew's memoir Born with Teeth and it was really interesting! Turns out I'm still a total Janeway nerd.
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Postby DarkOne » Mon Jul 13, 15:57 2015

I won't count the generic childbirth books on my nightstand right now, so the last book I'm not embarrassed to admit to reading was Ready Player One, on a friend's recommendation. He was spot on with his assessment: it was an amusing read (who can resist a decent scavenger hunt?), though the ending was a bit lame.
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Postby rowan » Mon Jul 13, 16:05 2015

Night Circus was really great. Definitely worth reading! I loved the changes in voice and the story really pulled me in.
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Postby Zeph » Mon Jul 13, 16:43 2015

I'm reading two books: Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl and Water for Elephants, which my mom liked enough to buy me a copy.

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Postby Enigma » Wed Jul 15, 19:03 2015

Just started reading Wild because my mom lent it to me. Its actually quite good.
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Postby Sonic# » Wed Jul 15, 19:06 2015

I read a book on the Wars of the Roses, and I'm currently working on a book about William Caxton's printing by Lotte Helinga. It has pictures. :D

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Postby cwbyrvr » Wed Jul 15, 20:42 2015

Dykes to Watch Out For. I should have finished it ages ago but I seem to only read a few strips at a time then forget about it for a while until I read a few more.
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Postby Veggie » Thu Jul 16, 6:17 2015

I just finished Cherie Curie's autobiography Neon Angel, and I''m about to either start reading Go Set a Watchmen because I'm really curious or I'm going to read Under The Dome because I'm trying to read all the Stephen King novels, except Cell. I'm not reading that because there is no way that it's any good. Since I can't decide yet, I'm just going to keep reading reddit no sleep.
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Postby Nachos » Thu Jul 16, 10:37 2015

Just finished Sophie Kinsella - Can you keep a secret? One of those easy and nice to read books with a happy (if predictable) ending. Managed it in one day.
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Postby Enigma » Tue Jul 28, 19:53 2015

I just finished The Perfect Order of Things by David Gilmour and it was pretty bad. The writing was decent but the main character was such a horrendous example of straight white man is oblivious that I couldn't take it seriously.
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Postby rowan » Tue Jul 28, 20:49 2015

Oh, I read Ancillary Justice. I liked it, again interesting voice throughout. My husband thought it was a little impersonal but I thought it was more of
a struggle for voice. Which makes sense given the storyline.
Sci fi book for sure.

(still reading slavery by another name, hard book. also I'm reading a journal article about feminist theory applied to physics education research)
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Postby ladyhawk » Tue Jul 28, 20:57 2015

I'm reading The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore, which is a sequel to Fool, in which Christopher Moore turns Shakespeare's King Lear into a comedy.

Christopher Moore is brilliant. One of my favorite books by him, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal is just amazing, and pretty much what it sounds like.

He wrote another one called The Stupidest Angel that I highly recommend if you're into a comical read about Christmas zombies.

Also, you guys even read more eloquent books than I do.
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Postby Nachos » Tue Aug 4, 5:37 2015

Started reading The Mammoth Hunters last night by Jean M. Auel. I read Valley of Horses a loooooong time ago and had never read the prequel or the sequels. Now I have a kindle so am reading my way through the series :)
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Postby melsbells » Thu Aug 6, 15:11 2015

I just finished The Courage to Be by Paul Tillich a few days ago and then The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski today. The Tillich was better than I could have hoped. I've been meaning to read it for years and I suppose I was expecting something closer to Kierkegaard's style Christianity and it definitely surpassed. Next in line for me is a language text book I want to get through before my class starts at the end of this month.

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Re: what are you reading?

Postby rowan » Fri Aug 7, 20:28 2015

I blew through The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. Might read to the kid with a ... uh brief editing of the sex scene. Which isn't so much a scene like it's not described, but still. It's the prequel to The Blue Sword.
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Re: what are you reading?

Postby Zeph » Sat Aug 8, 9:20 2015

I should be finishing Go Set a Watchman today, by Harper Lee.

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Postby ladyhawk » Sat Aug 8, 18:00 2015

I'm now in the middle of The Island of Doctor Moreau.

It's pretty fucked up, but still hard to put down.
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Postby rowan » Sat Aug 8, 20:10 2015

Zeph wrote:I should be finishing Go Set a Watchman today, by Harper Lee.

What'd you think?
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Postby Rainbow Dolphins » Fri Aug 14, 3:19 2015

I just finished The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, it wasn't bad. Reading the sequel and it is super not as good. I have also been reading some books on molecular gastronomy that my boss lent me. Super interesting stuff! I just finished Immersed by Philip Preston, which is just about sous vide cooking, and I have just started Molecular Gastronomy: Scientific Cuisine Demystified by Jose Sanchez, which is much more in-depth and covers a wider variety of topics.
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Postby Sonic# » Fri Aug 14, 4:54 2015

I just finished Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make us Better and How they Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal. It is a very optimistic book, focusing on how games can provide incentives, rules, goals, and fun that help us focus on pressing problems, whether personal or global.

Now I'm reading Monopoly: The World's Most Famous Game-- and how it Got that Way. It's a history with some great details on things like the actual creator of Monopoly, an anti-monopolist named Elizabeth J. Magie Phillips, and how her patented but homebrew game knocked around until an unemployed plumber redesigned it and sent it to the publisher Parker Brothers. It's a fun book, though the author sometimes goes political, as he does in describing the necessity of World War II.


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