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Posted : 6 years ago at Apr 1 18:13 -
This is for Books, no Manga or Comics. Save those for another thread.

Enlighten us on what reading material you are indulging yourself with at the moment.

I am just finishing up John Wyndham's Day of the Triffids. I have an obsession with End of the Civilised World novels so it was a must, plus my Pop always goes on about it. Its quite average but the message is quite clear. 'dont go blind lol' Nah, but I'll go into it further when I review it.

On my way home I was browsing in Books etc. for my next conquest. I had hoped to find Watership Down but I had to settle with The Picture of Dorian Gray. :(

I miss Boilermakers.

So tell me.
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Posted : 6 years ago at Apr 1 18:22 -
I'm in the middle of The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks. It's about a woman whose home is taken over and used as a hospital for wounded soldiers after one of the civil war battles.
Not really that great - probably why it was in the bargain bin but I can't resist historical fiction novels.
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Posted : 6 years ago at Apr 1 18:43 -
I finally go around to buying and starting to read Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
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Posted : 6 years ago at Apr 1 19:57 -
Monster by Frank Peretti. I've been on it for like, 2 months. It's too boring.

I'm trying to start I Am Legend, but I want to finish monster first. *sigh*

I just thought a suggestion maybe...it would be nice to filter your collections by "Reading/Read/Unread" (almost typed "Undead"...) I'm just so forgetful. Like now, I just went to my books, and there were 2 that I had marked "reading" that I finished months ago.
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Posted : 6 years ago at Apr 2 2:07 -
I bought the Princess Bride a few years ago but I only got to reading it recently. I've been finding it an engrossing read and I can see where the movie gets lots of its cleverness.

When I try to look smart I've been reading bits and pieces of the Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain. I'm always reading a book full of short stories for variety. It eases the pain of the longer engrossing novel. And when it gets tiresome I switch to the longer stories.
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Posted : 6 years ago at Apr 2 3:19 -
I'm about a quarter through American Gods by Neil Gaiman. The jury is still out on whether I like it or not, though.

I'm planning to read Les Miserables (which has been sitting in my 'to read' pile for a month) and reread Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman during my airplane/airport escapades next week.
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Posted : 6 years ago at Apr 2 3:59 -
Married to a Beduin. It's actually really interesting
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Posted : 6 years ago at Apr 2 8:25 -
I'm reading Treason Keep by Jennifer Fallon. I'm really enjoying it but I think it's too soon to say if it's as good as the first one in the series.
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Posted : 6 years ago at Apr 2 11:19 -
I have that series by Fallon sitting on my shelf for a while now. Won't be getting to it anytime soon though.

I am currently reading "The Good Fairies of New York" by Martin Millar.

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Posted : 6 years ago at Apr 2 14:48 -
Technically, it's not. Based on the assumption that it is this thread you are referring too.
http://www.listal.com/groups/viewthread/286/
Since that's only the three you books you just finished reading. This is for discussion of what you are currently reading.
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Posted : 6 years ago at Apr 2 14:59 -
Actually, I was thinking of this one:
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And really, the one you point out isn't strictly a dup, but it would seem odd if I posted in here about the book I am reading... then went to that thread when I am finished. They could become two different threads with the same info. (Though I guess the last would include more info on whether one liked it or not).
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Posted : 6 years ago at Apr 2 15:26 -
Ahh. I didn't see that one.
Well it's too late to migrate everyone to that thread now. And while technically it isn't since for all we know with your moderator powers you can delete this one and force everyone to that one but... I digress.

And 'sides in the thread I was referring to you put down the book you were currently reading anyway.
Currently reading "Choke" by Chuck Palahniuk. Ugh, this man is a genius!
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Posted : 6 years ago at Apr 2 15:53 -
Which only goes to show that I apparently don't distinguish between "currently" and "previously" :P ...
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Posted : 6 years ago at Apr 2 19:29 -
I just thought a suggestion maybe...it would be nice to filter your collections by "Reading/Read/Unread" (almost typed "Undead"...) I'm just so forgetful. Like now, I just went to my books, and there were 2 that I had marked "reading" that I finished months ago.


Click on the show filtering options next to the sort menu. Click on the "Watched" menu and set it to your preference - "Unread" or "reading".
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Posted : 6 years ago at Apr 2 22:59 -
the book i'm currently reading is Metallica and Philosophy: a crash course into bain surgery. its a pretty good book so far.
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Posted : 5 years, 11 months ago at May 1 15:34 -
im reading a book called DARKNESS
its about this girl and boy who where born a given up to the dark man as a gift to become like him it is so wicked
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Posted : 5 years, 11 months ago at May 1 18:15 -
I'm reading The Illuminatus! Trilogy

It runs rampage with your intellect, that's for sure!
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Posted : 5 years, 11 months ago at May 1 18:17 -
im reading the oddesa file
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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 21 9:53 -
I've just started Spartan by Valerio Massimo Manfredi and am trying to read Faust as well but am having a hard time getting into it.
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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 21 12:11 -
Not read Spartan but thoroughly enjoyed The Last Legion.

Anyhow I am currently reading two books ..

Crossfire by Andy McNab. The 10th of the Nick Stone series of novels and My Five Cambridge Friends by Yuri Modin. A very interesting first hand account of the KGB 5 spy ring written by their KGB overseer.
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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 21 18:30 -
Right now I'm in between two books.
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The End by Lemony Snicket.
And the other is kind of a childs book that I'm reading to my younger siblings, but I enjoy it.
It's a Goosebumps book called Ghost Camp by R.L. Stine.

Edit:
I take that back, it's not Ghost Camp. I am planning on reading that book with the kids but right now, I'm reading Welcome to Camp Nightmare.
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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 21 19:33 -
if your intrested..probaly not
the perks of being a wallflower
im not sure if this is spelled correctly but the bartiumes trilogy is a excelet book ive stumbled into
also the twilight series is just quite fantastic also if your into more gory fiction books and go pic up the demonota series im currently waiting for the next books of a few of these so i gues technically im reading them XP
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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 23 8:37 -
I just finished reading Eragon and Eldest back to back. I was really impressed with the writing and story line. I'm looking forward to the next book.
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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 23 20:01 -
The Dark Tower 1 - the Gunslinger

read the whole series twice and this is my third time. great stuff.
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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 23 22:09 -
Cell, by Stephen King. I started it while ago, but got distracted by other things about halfway through, so have only recently dipped back into it. I am liking it, though.
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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 24 6:25 -
I finished Mick Foley's The Hardcore Diaries and just started Rodney Mullen's The Mutt.
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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 25 6:19 -
as of now... am collecting dean koontz's books

am reading one of his odd thomas novel(forever odd).
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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 25 6:19 -
dean koontz
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jun 26 19:35 -
currently I'm reading Cognitive behaivoural therapy basics
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jun 26 20:41 -
deth note
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jun 29 8:25 -
Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert.
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jun 30 23:58 -
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 1 7:08 -
the wheel of time
omg if you into reading like gicantic books oh its so great
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 1 23:35 -
South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami. Murakami tends to be hit or miss with me, so I'm crossing fingers and hoping for the best.

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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 2 14:53 -
Right now I'm reading the short stories in The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde.

So far I liked The Canterville Ghost and Lord Arthur Savile's Crime.
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 2 15:30 -
I was about to start reading The call of the Icemark, but it seems odd for some reason... (I read the descript, it seems odd to me)

I also found the book I had started but never finished... called Montgomery I think

And I am trying to locate a copy of The Loop, because I have only read about 100 pages of it, and it is interesting
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 2 21:31 -
I just started Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson. I'm also slowly working through my high school first-year Spanish textbook, trying to recover some of what I've lost of it over the intervening years.
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 4 15:11 -
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot. Its on my reading list for next term, and since I have no internet in my flat yet I'm managing to get through quite a few books...
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 5 23:12 -
Sitting on the tube today I got to read another chunk of 'Day of the Triffids'.

I've always been put off by its dull sounding title but its proving to be a pretty near perfect Post-Apocalyptic novel.

The descriptions perfectly and with ease paint 1960/70's stylised film imagery within my head.(Which is nice even if no-one else shares this view.)

The book is filled with scientific/social/moral and practical explanations supplied just as the brain begins to wonder.
This so far has covered all of the pitfalls and grey areas that could have made the book seem improbable and the plot flawed.

The result has been a spine chilling, plausible and richly visual account of what may lie ahead when the end of man dawns.
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 7 10:02 -
Terry Pratchett's 'The Fifth Elephant" & Ewan Morrison's 'Swung'
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 7 18:29 -
Just finished "Duma Key" by Stephen King
Also reading "Wolves of the Calla" , book 5 of the Dark Tower series by Stephen King...have read the series many times already, but working through it again.

Also reading "Born on a Blue Day"
Also reading "Stalemate" by Iris Johansen

I LOVE to read...though I how I find time for my books AND my 10 movies a week from work beats me!!
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 8 14:36 -
Post Office (Charles Bukowski) and La Peste (Albert Camus).
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 8 18:38 -
I'm reading the bedroom secrets of the master chefs, by Irvine Welsh and Diary by Chuck Palahniuk.
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 9 9:21 -
I am reading Cell by Stephen King. Its kind of like The Stand except that this story revolves around cell phones. It has been a good read so far.
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Posted : 5 years, 7 months ago at Sep 20 10:28 -
Just finished Geek Mafia which, to my surprise, turned out to be a pretty good book.
Next up... 1984?
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Posted : 5 years, 7 months ago at Sep 20 10:51 -
reading daniel ford's flying tigers: the revised edition on and off.
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Posted : 5 years, 6 months ago at Oct 1 21:48 -
I've really enjoyed Less than zero, Rules of Attraction and American Psycho from Bret Easton Ellis. Next up Glamorama from the same fellow. I hope I won't be dissapointed
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Posted : 5 years, 6 months ago at Oct 1 22:02 -
im currently reading the book eclipce. i got it today and im already half way through it, 600 some-odd-up pages. yeah. its really good, other people should read it too.
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